Are they real?” I asked, like Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess of Grantham, as three twentysomething men sat in a line, wearing what looked like fancy dress beards.

It must be so tough for the pensioners escaping the freezing months in Tenerife or Florida deciding in which restaurants and when to blow their winter fuel allowance.

A man using an iPhone outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 28, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The rules: six whole days without telly, iPad or internet for the whole family. Screens for texts, phone calls, work or school are permitted, but only during designated hours. A life unplugged – how would it be?

Action from the under 14's NCFC FA Girls Centre of Excellence matches against Arsenal at the Open Academy.

Whenever a major sporting event comes around – and we fail miserably as we have in the last two football World Cups – questions are asked about our ability to consistently produce top athletes and players.

Alex Green a learning officer at the National Trust in Blakeney has released a geocaching travel bug which allows people to pick up items at set locations and record their visit around the county as part of the Neptune Campaign. 

Photo by Mark Bullimore

Geocaching has more than six million people around the world hooked but what is it and how do you do it?

TARA GREAVES finds out more about this often-secret hobby and enjoys a modern day treasure hunt – with a surprising conclusion.

EDP Weddings

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.

Norfolk and Suffolk Bride 2015 cover

An essential guide for anyone planning a wedding – or expecting to attend a wedding – in Norfolk and Suffolk, it is packed full of ideas, tips and trends.

The EDP today launches its biggest ever wedding competition, with prizes totalling more than £25,000. It’s a must-enter competition for anyone planning their wedding and will be held at the two-day EDP Wedding Show in February. Get your tickets now!


Norwich is to be featured in an upcoming BBC documentary series recounting the history of German bombs being dropped on British soil.

Worstead Weavers weekend open weekend with demonstrations of how to weave wool and have a go at spinning. Tim Martins on a upright weaving frame.


It is one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world which brought wealth to parts of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust.
Hathors relaunch and 110th anniversary celebrations at How Hill.
Five wherries sailing along the River Ant at How Hill.

Picture: James Bass

As the huge white sails were seen approaching in the distance, there was no doubt in any spectators’ minds that this was one of the most special sights on the Broads.

Village signs. Pictured: Wimbotsham village sign. Date: June 1979. Picture: EDP Library

Another batch of town and village signs from the 1960s and 70s is unveiled today, featuring newly carved signs and those that had been freshly restored. Many of the signs shown here are from West Norfolk and were paid for by community fundraising, in which local Women’s Institutes played a key role.

The Angel Road, Steel Band practicing ahead of this year's Lord Mayors Procession.

The sounds of carnival are in the air as preparations are well under way at one school for the city’s biggest street party.


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.

A Greater Anglia train. Photo: Bill Smith

There is disruption on rail services to Peterborough after a man was hit it by a train

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