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Motoring editor Andy Russell gets a hack's eye view of the Citroen's C3's camera. Picture: ConnectedCAM Citroen

Ever wished you could capture a magic moment on a memorable drive? Now you can with a clever car camera from Citroen. Motoring editor Andy Russell gets in the picture.

‘There’s a lot of it about’: Paul Barnes finds the phrase a cold comfort...

Robin: Three of the birds gave a happy conclusion to Aidan's musings.

‘I must write that down’: How many of us have said that - and haven’t? Aidan Semmens certainly has...

Feta and sweet potato tacos in Lust & Liquor, St Benedict's Street. Photo by Emily Revell

While the menu offers burgers, burritos and little plates for snacking and sharing, the choice of 15 different taco fillings make them the main attraction at Lust & Liquor on St Benedict’s Street in Norwich.

Jonny Howson takes the applause after his incredible goal to open the scoring at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Valentine’s Day falling on a Tuesday was never going to be good news for football fans.

Sunset on the River Ant in Norfolk.

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, love is in the air and people everywhere find their thoughts turning to romance. But where is the best place to woo your partner on this special day for l’amour?

The cheese board at The Wallow in Norwich with an order of bread and oil. Photograph by Emily Revell

The Wallow is an ideal place to indulge in great food and wine in the heart of the city.

New Ford Fiesta range moves upmarket. Picture: Ford

Looking to change your car this year? There are some spectacular new model launches for big-selling, favourites lined up for 2017. Motoring editor Andy Russell picks out a dozen models that will be driving desirability.

This group of people from our archives in this 1957 photograph were clearly having plenty of fun. But for others....

So 1957 was the year we were happiest, say researchers at the University of Warwick. The very year, in fact, when prime minister Harold MacMillan was telling us “You’ve never had it so good.”

Chinese New Year celebrations at Riverside, Norwich. 

Jimmy Pun with the Chinese dragons

Photo: Nick Butcher

From what animal is being celebrated to where in Norwich you can join in the festivities, here’s your guide to the Spring Festival:

Terenia Morrison, telephone befriending co-ordinator at Age UK Norfolk

To the lonely – frequently older people who live alone – a welcome voice on the end of a telephone is often a much- needed lifeline. Age UK Norfolk is well aware of this and its Telephone Befriending service is highly valued among its members.

Finger on the lips. sign for silence. Photo: VladimirFloyd/GettyImages/iStockphoto

I don’t know who the average East Anglian is – not me, I hope – but he or she only experiences less than an hour of peace and quiet each day.

Cycling on the pavement in Magdalen Street, Norwich, right in front of the No Cycling sign.  Photo: Bill Smith

Police in Primrose Hill are going to be more lenient with cyclists caught riding on pavement as they crackdown on road safety, do you think a similar operation should be implemented in Norfolk?

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.

get ready for change

Taking more exercise, drinking less alcohol, eating more fruit and vegetables – we all know what we’re supposed to do to look after ourselves.

People enjoy skating at the Norwich Ice Rink at Castle Mall Gardens in 2015. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Norwich ice rink officially opens today, but before you grab your skates, here are a few helpful tidbits that might make your first experience on the ice a little easier.

Elgood's Brewery, Wisbech. Pictured is head brewer Alan Pateman. Picture: Ian Burt

Fancy a pint? Fancy two million pints? Fancy several hundred million pints? The EDP visits Elgood’s Brewery in Wisbech brewery which has been making beer on the same site for more than 220 years.

A new bike can be a great gift for both adults and children.

SPONSORED: A bike can be a great Christmas present for both adults and children, but if you’re worried about the hassle or don’t know which bike to pick, Wilco can help.

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.

The cast from Full Monty at the Theatre Royal. From left, Anthony Lewis, Chris Fountain, Kai Owen, Gary Lucy, Louis Emerick, and Andrew Dunn. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It is a show that has set pulses racing – and caused a few nerves for its cast of familiar faces from our TV screens.

People are being encouraged to give up alcohol this month to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Picture: Paul Harding/PA

The idea of the ‘charity month’ has become so popular that it feels like 12 months are not going to be enough to squeeze them all in.

Which of these closed Norwich clubs do you miss the most?

The last few years have seen many Norwich nightlife hotspots turned into bars, restaurants and even trampoline parks. But are you jumping for joy at their replacements? Vote for the club you miss the most below.

On May Bank Holiday Monday morning, took this photo of the Market Cross in North Walsham. Hardly anyone about - everyone must have gone to the seaside!

It’s a gateway to North Norfolk that was founded in Anglo-Saxon times and was once a centre for weaving that created a prosperous, thriving town. Boasting a famous face who spent his schooldays in the town and a magical kingdom filled with curiosities, there are many reasons to visit North Walsham, but here are our top 10.

File photo dated 24/07/07 of bottles of water. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday June 15, 2008. A campaign urging consumers to stop buying bottled water and return to the tap is to be launched. See PA story CONSUMER Water. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Down by the boathouse was always a good place. It was where visitors picnicked. Once they’d eaten their sandwiches, thrown the crusts to the ducks and packed up the Thermos, they couldn’t be bothered with the empty pop bottles, so would leave them under the trees. And the local urchins would swoop.

People celebrate during the opening ceremony of the 183rd Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Photo: Matthias Schrader

After visiting Munich for Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, Steven Downes reveals why he thinks we could learn so much from our European friends.

Unique Airbnb properties in Norfolk: LDF1  in Spooner Row and Winnie in Swanton Morely.

As accommodation giant Airbnb bids to break into the Norfolk tourism industry, we take a look at some of the most unique properties across the county that are currently listed on the website.

Toyah Wilcox will be appearing at the Great Yarmouth Film Festival this week. Photo: Mike Lyas

The cinema heritage and music of the 1970s will be celebrated at Great Yarmouth Film Festival this week - with a special appearance by singer/actor Toyah Wilcox.

Pride and Prejudice by Regent's Park Theatre. The Bennet Family. Photo: Johan Persson

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of the best-loved novels of all time. So it’s another truth universally acknowledged that anyone who adapts the book for stage has a lot of responsibility resting on their shoulders.

Blossoms. Photo: Danny North

The Stockport sensations stopped off in Norwich last night as part of their biggest UK tour to date, much to the joy of local fans who simply couldn’t get enough.

Chalk Hill brewery beers on display at the Coach and Horses, Thorpe Road, Norwich  Photo: Steve Adams

As the weekend rolls around you might be thinking of heading into the city for a drink with friends, but where can you go that won’t break the bank? Here’s a look at some of the different pubs and bars you might not have thought to visit.

Felicity Montagu as Mrs Bennet. Photo: Simon Turtle and Feast Creative

Ah Ha! Best known as Alan Partridge’s long-suffering sidekick Lynn, Felicity Montagu is set to see her career come full circle when she stars in Pride and Prejudice at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Beth Orton

On Saturday, Beth Orton, the Norfolk-born singer whose dreamy voice has captured the attention of so many, returns to her home county following the release of her latest album, Kidsticks.

Top tips to survive student life

So the car is packed up, you’ve said goodbye to the dog and now it’s time to start your journey as a UEA student, here are some top tips to survive as a fresher.

I moved to Norfolk from Hampshire three years ago, when I started my degree at the University of East Anglia and have stayed to work. Moving east from the M3 corridor to the middle of nowhere was a real culture shock. Here are the things I learnt when I moved to Nelson’s county, 165 miles from home…

Itteringham village shop owner Mike Hemsley struggling to get phone signal. 

Many areas in the county are renowned for being incredibly futile when it comes to phone signal, 3G and 4G. Often residents find themselves on the verge of a breakdown as they find themselves unable to make a call, send a text or get online with the limited resources at their fingertips. Here’s a look at the 10 stages we’ve all gone through when struggling to find a phone signal in our barren region.

Going out in Norwich: You've got a friend at Norwich Playhouse, celebrating the music of Carole King and Jame sTaylor, and The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will be performing The Mikado at Theatre Royal.

Are you heading into Norwich this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the quirkiest events that will be taking place in the city tonight.

Norwich/Norfolk gifts: Norwich Lanes colouring book, Norfolk dumplings recipe mug and Artwork by David Jones

From colouring books to retro Canaries garden gnomes, here’s a look at some of the great Norwich/Norfolk themed items you can buy for your loved ones in gift shops across the city.

knitted wire magpie by Nic Gibson, photograph Charles Sharpe

An garden, rich in plants, wildlife and history, is the venue and inspiration for a new flowering of traditional crafts, writes Rowan Mantell

Playing tennis at Heigham Park.  Photo: Bill Smith

Wimbledon fortnight is when tennis fever hits the nation and people reach for their racquet and dust off their backhands. Here are some of the best places in Norwich to try your hand at the game.

Black-winged Stilt” by Paul Richards’ “

North Norfolk Photographic Society held the second of its annual competitions this month.

Facts and figures about bicycle safety and accidents in the UK

Make sure you and your cycling friends are as safe as you can be on the roads

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To the rest of the world, these sayings probably won’t make much sense, but residents of Norfolk should be all too familiar with them.

People enjoying themselves at a festival held at the Green Dragon in Wymondham

Many a glass was raised in celebration at the Green Dragon pub in Wymondham at the bank holiday 

Wilco's cool two-minute animated video explains how to check your bike is safe.

Sponsored: Wilco’s cool two-minute animated video explains how to check your bike’s safety.

Pictured: Wells beach. Picture: Stephen Mole Photos

From struggling with tourists to learning to cope with extreme weather conditions, here are eleven things you’ve probably experienced if you live on the North Norfolk Coast.

Wilco can help put your on the right road when it comes to choosing the right bike for your needs.

SPONSORED: Thinking of buying a bike? Make sure you get the type that suits your needs.

Where is the best beer garden in Norwich? The city boasts some top spots for al fresco drinking

From riverside gastropubs and city bars to real ale pubs, Norwich boasts some great spots for al fresco drinking - we pick the best places to sip a pint in the sun.

Stadia, Norwich. Photo: Chris Harvey

We’ve gone inside some of the city’s hot spots to see who’s been out and about.

Domestic cat with prey

Had enough of cats fouling the flower beds, pestering the birds and generally being a nuisance? Whether it’s your own cat or a neighbour’s creating the problem, try these tips...

Cyclists on the Holkham Estate, taking part in the 'Pedal Norfolk' weekend. Picture Ian Burt.

They could have changed its name to Ride Blue Skies, as perfect cycling weather greeted the first two days of Norfolk’s premier bike-fest.

Planet Earth. Photo: PA/PA Wire

Today the world celebrates Earth Day 2016 and pledges to help protect the planet. Here are six simple ways you can get involved and make a difference from the comfort of your own home.

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