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It’s become a phenomenon among writers all over the globe. DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP looks at why writing a novel in 30 days is more than just words on the page.

The Hewett Academy clock. 

Here are some of our region’s best-known clocks - but how many do you recognise?

Autumn in Lynford Arboretum and Thetford Forest.
Photo:Sonya Duncan
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The leaves are transforming our woodlands into a blaze of red, gold and orange, fungi are springing up overnight, wildlife is on the move and there are some spirited events planned to mark All Hallow’s Eve. STACIA BRIGGS finds 10 ways to make the most of Norfolk in the autumn.

Staff at The Green Room hair salon celebrating its 25th anniversary. Left to right, Anna Bartram, Julia Kitt, Claire Pye, Richard Sawyer, Nicci Manning, Nicky Dinler.

There are no other ‘shops’ like them... and when you find one you like you tend to become a regular customer. Those working there become friends. You trust them. They are people you feel at ease with. They make you look and feel good.

Derek James called in the Lady Mole Catchers after the tell tale mounds started appearing in the garden of his Norwich home. Photo : Steve Adams

Walking in Norfolk with her dog Buddy, former teacher Louise Chapman noticed little mounds of earth all over the place and got to thinking about something most of us ignore... mole hills.

EDP Weddings

Most brides and grooms would not imagine spending their special day at a vintage agricultural vehicle show.

Prizes for the most memorable entries include an overnight stay, golf lesson, spa day and afternoon tea vouchers for QHotels.

Crafting the perfect wedding speech is no easy task - as any best man will tell you.

The EDP Wedding Show at the Ivy House Country Hotel on April 12 hopes to take some of the planning worries away by showcasing everything a couple needs to make their day unforgettable.

The wedding season can be a stressful time for couples preparing to make their vows.

Unusual  colour combinations are going to be popular for romantic brides . Pic Daisy Alley

Pale yellow with grey is a new and sophisticated look for weddings this year; creating a fresh twist to the pastel theme taking over from the purple and navy of the past few years.

Enjoy the two day EDP wedding show at the Norfolk Showground.

Picture: James Bass

A wedding date isn’t the only date happy couples are putting on the calendar – they won’t want to miss the EDP’s two day wedding show and its biggest ever wedding competition.


The demolition of one of the final two gas holders still standing in Norwich has sparked so much interest that a special booklet is to be compiled to preserve memories of the structures.

Thomas Eggett has a painting of the old Cut Bridge in West Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Customers of a village post office would often pass comment on this painting hanging on the wall.

Santa sets off in his sleigh for Aylsham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: Karen Bethell

The countdown to Christmas has begun in Aylsham as the lights were switched on across the town.
The market and Red Lion Street were closed as around 2,000 people headed to the town centre to see Santa and get into the festive spirit last night.

Rev Graham Steel and John Clarke at Fleggburgh Church that has recieved support for a herritage lottery funded project to re-thatch the church roof and undertake other improvements.

A historic village church has received a boost with initial backing to fund a £270,000 project for redevelopment.

A painting of the Battle of Copenhagen.

It was granted to Admiral Lord Nelson as a gesture of gratitude following his stunning victory at the Battle of Copenhagen.


Sabah Meddings visits a corner of Italy which simply oozes character, history, beauty...and great food.

Golf at the Sports Club of Lisbon - one of the many top courses in Cascais. Picture: Richard Batson

Think Portugal. Think golfing holiday. Think the Algarve? Think again.

The  Center Parcs business in the UK has been sold.

Britain’s five Center Parcs resorts, including Elveden Forest in Suffolk, have been sold to a Canadian investment firm in a deal thought to be worth more than £2.4billion.

Scarborough south bay beach

It’s affectionately known as ‘God’s Own Country’. But when considering a visit to Yorkshire most people will look no further than the Dales, Harrogate and York as their destinations of choice. But, as DAVID POWLES found out, there’s another part of the county that deserves your attention.

Quantum of the Seas

It’s the third largest cruise ship in the world - but proudly claims to be the most high-tech. But there’s much more to Quantum of the Seas than futuristic gimmicks, writes David Powles.

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