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General view of Norwich city centre by light. 
Photo: Jerry Daws

A study of the UK’s 40 most-visited tourist destinations has revealed that Norwich is the eighth most entertaining city to live in. Courtney Pochin looks at some of the reasons why it’s such a fun place to be

Isaac Prewer, 15, taking part in the stacking cups for the 'Stack Up' Guiness world record attempt at the Open. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A young people’s charity in Norwich city centre has attempted to break a Guinness World Record.

Photograph Simon Parker

Bosses at the region’s ambulance service have said there is no excuse for violence against ambulance staff, as East of England Ambulance Trust has experienced a 19pc increase in reported violence in the last year.

(left to right) Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen of Take That pose for a photograph. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

You might need to ‘Have A Little Patience’ this morning. Why? Because the clamour for Carrow Road Take That tickets gets under way today.

The Full Monty

Andrew Dunn is back in Norwich this week as part of the cast of The Full Monty, which runs at the Theatre Royal until Saturday (Oct 15). No stranger to the city, he has made two previous visits there as part of the Dinnerladies cast and one with a previous tour of The Full Monty, and he is delighted to be back.

EDP Weddings

EDP Wedding Show at Dunston Hall 2016. Photo : Lee Blanchflower

For any Norfolk bride-to-be who has always imagined their perfect wedding day, the EDP Wedding Show is making dreams come true.

Wonderful wedding cakes, Showstoppers by Little Millie's, Sassa's Bespoke Cakes and Buns of Fun (L-R)

When planning your big day there are so many crucial details to get right, from choosing the best venue to selecting the perfect dress - but when it comes to the cake, these Norfolk bakers have got you covered.

Karl Hayward with his fiancee, Kirsty Hadley, after Karl proposed to Kirsty by a message over the tannoy at a Norwich City and Chelsea football match. Picture: Denise Bradley

February 29th is the day when, according to tradition, women can pop the question to their significant other. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of five of the most unusual wedding proposals in Norfolk.

Dont forget to pick up todays paper your 24-page EDP Wedding Guide. Photo by Matt Brasnett

Here are our top ten trends to help keep things fresh and fun when planning a wedding.

Heritage

Snails were the inspiration for the former name of a street in Norwich (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

Many readers will know where Calvert Street is in Norwich: it runs from Colegate northwards to the inner link road. Before that monstrosity was built, cutting Norwich-over-the-water into two, Calvert street used to stretch somewhat further north than that.

Paul Simon at the Jacquard Club, Mischief Tavern, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, on August 24 1965.

Trevor Heaton tells the story of the night a young Paul Simon played a Norfolk pub - and gave his lucky audience a preview of musical greatness.

S&G Sergent Old Costessey, 1958. Picture: EDP Library

Communities in their own right and yet part of the greater Norwich conurbation, four villages on the city’s northern rim form my archive feature this week.

The organ at St Peter & St Pauls church in Fressingfield has received £50,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Picture: SUBMITTED

A magnificent church organ commissioned by Queen Victoria has been thrown a lifeline by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Oliver Allen, sales organiser at the Diss Auction Rooms, with a 'Del-Boy' mask from a collection of Only Fools and Horses merchandise and memorabilia which was up for auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

He wore a flat cap and gaudy chain, carried a fake cigar and he was out to sell, sell, sell.

Travel

Holt V Holt

The much loved Norfolk town of Holt has many charming features, that make it a great place for people to visit. Whilst its distinctive character can not easily be replicated, we take a look at its namesake, Holt, Michigan in America to see if the two are alike not just in name, but in nature.

Doughnuts in GY, UK and Yarmouth, Maine.

Despite sharing a name, (Great) Yarmouth in Norfolk is a world apart from Yarmouth in the northeasternmost US state, Maine. Despite the 14 hour transatlantic flight between them they are both coastal towns, but only one is home to Pleasure Beach!

Cathedral

Take a look across the pond at the UK city’s American counterpart. Norwich, Connecticut, known as ‘The Rose of New England’ is located 3379 miles from Norwich, UK and is a 13 hour flight. Yet, pictures of key landmarks reveal the two cities are more similar than you think.

Monet's Garden at Giverny. Photo: Fondation Claude Monet.

Normandy’s stunning landscapes and landmarks have enchanted the paintbrushes of Monet and many other painters. Arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS finds out more about the region’s role in the famous Impressionism art movement.

Wilco's eight tips to keep your car just like new.

SPONSORED: Just bought a new car? Loving that ‘new car smell’ and want to keep it looking like new? Well, Wilco knows how - and they have everything you need to keep your vehicle looking beautiful and driving perfectly!

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