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The North: The use of the word 'till' reflects Norse influence. (Picture: PA)

Outside intu Chapelfield in Norwich there’s a sign saying that the Mall is open ’til 7pm. This is an interesting spelling – the normal way of writing ’til is till. So why would it occur to anybody to write it with only one l, and with an apostrophe before the t?

Get ready to make some changes! (Picture: Getty)

Today it’s never felt easier to eat bigger portions and eat the ‘wrong’ things. Then we get to the end of the day and realise we’ve been sat down for most of it, which all adds up to putting on the pounds.

Swaffham Buttercross. (Picture: Archant library)

Just how well do you know Norfolk and Waveney? Let’s find out...

Sophie Leney using the One You NHS Couch to 5K app to get back into running. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Technology may have made our lives easier, but it also gets part of the blame for making us less active.

Adam Gettrick (Derek Riddell) probably isn't hunting deer with this rifle. Picture BBC/NEW PICTURES

I know television is not real life (kind of) but in 2016, we’ve all been in need of the kind of sanctuary only a good murder, period drama or shirtless Cornishman can provide. Here’s my round up of the very best distractions of the year.

EDP Weddings

Close up photo of wedding bouquet. Photo: SbytovaNM/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, you want it to be a memorable occasion but how far would you go to make it really stand out? Here’s a look at some of the quirkiest venues across the county where you can tie the knot:

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

“New road designs are shortly to be unveiled for the “Heritage Triangle” area of Diss, including St Nicholas Street, Market Hill, and the section of Market Place that connects them.

A major project to make Diss pedestrian-friendly and attract more visitors to the town will start in April, it has been revealed.

Durrants Auction Rooms are set to auction off five uinique longcase clocks.
Bev Baker from Durrants with the clocks.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

On the face of it, a clock is just something that tells the time. But these ones are special - and time is running out if you want to buy one.

Gravedigger William King, from Dereham, in Pentney church yard where he found the six Anglo Saxon brooches.

More details have emerged about one of Norfolk’s most intriguing archaeological finds.

Cromer Pier: An East Anglian treasure.

Ian Collins tells the story of much-loved Cromer Pier.

The King's Head Hotel building in Bungay. Picture: Archant.

Officers from the Heritage Lottery Fund have visited Bungay to find out more about the ambitious King’s Head Hotel and castle project.

Travel

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres above sea level. Photo by MHGALLERY

The breathless summit of Kilimanjaro beckons for a fund-raising expedition leaving Norfolk this week. EDP journalist CHRIS HILL is among the 12-strong team climbing Africa’s highest mountain to raise money for an East Anglian charity which helps the continent’s endangered animals.

8 stunning Norfolk campsites to visit in 2017. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Carry on camping into the new year with 8 stunning campsites for the perfect Norfolk staycation.

The Cary Arms, Babbacombe Bay, Devon.

The Cary Arms may be a small inn but it offers huge views of the expanse of sea and sky on its doorstep.


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!

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