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Mark Edwards talks award-winning Suffolk filmmaker Tom Shrapnel about family Christmases with his grandmother, screen legend Deborah Kerr.

Indulge on the best local produce at Deepdale Christmas Market this weekend.

Steven Russell asks staff at Redwings Horse Sanctuary how they keep going when some cases are such tear-jerkers

Emily Cotton enjoys Sunday brunch at The Boarding House Dining Rooms in Halesworth.

Valencia could well be one of the best family city break destinations in Europe, says Charlotte Smith-Jarvis.

On World Kindness Day we have the chance to make a difference to someone’s life − a stranger, a friend, a loved one. Seize the day.

It’s time we talked about the facts of life, says Peter Sharkey

Why are so many middle-aged men donning lycra and taking up cycling? Diss Cycling Club member Neil Collins admits to being one of them and says while they might look a little daft, the benefits of their sport certainly aren’t.

Cromer is full of exciting attractions and various entertainment that is sure to delight the whole family. We’ve summarised the coastal town’s top things to do according to locals and visitors. Can you think of any more?

Club La Santa, Lanzarote is an on-the-go volcanic-isle fitness oasis for those who are after a holiday that’s not all about lying on a beach and soaking up the sun.

‘If someone says “Can you do me a pink leather bag with sequins on it?” I have to say that’s not really what my strengths are‘ − Mark Papworth of White Buffalo Crafts

As the days get darker and the temperature begins to drop, here’s a look at some of the great places where you can make the most of the last few weeks of Autumn.

Take a look at the winning creation for the Norfolk Bake-Off.

Farming is intrinsically linked to family life. It has to be. For anyone brought up on a farm it becomes part of you, and even if you step away there is always that pull to come home. Certainly that was the case for Fiona Siddall.

A farmhouse barn nestled in the ruins of a 900-year-old Norfolk priory is to be transformed into a brewery its owners hope will become a pull for beer-lovers around the world.

To celebrate National Bookshop Day, here’s a look at some of the brilliant bookshops you can visit across the county:

October sees the start of that wonderfully cosy season, and what’s a better way to kick off Autumn than with a cup of coffee and a good old-fashioned book?

Babies might be tiny and adorable, but the costs that come with them can be huge - here’s what one Norfolk mum found

A new series being broadcast (streamed) on Netflix (whatever that might be) follows comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, as they holiday in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Every special occasion deserves a proper celebration, but throwing a party at home can seem like too much hard work, and you’ve been to that posh restaurant on the corner one too many times. Nonetheless, it’s important to gather everyone together during a happy time.

In her latest monthly column, Gina Long focuses on more Norfolk charity fundraisers - and looks forward 
to a very special year for Break.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis’ school shop for her two children was up to £500 this year. What did you spend?

Take our 20 question quiz to see how much of an expert you are on global cuisine.

With summer underway, and the weather looking promising (at least for another week) it is prime time to pitch up at a pub, find a table outside and spend hours enjoying a drink (or three), good food and the company of family and friends. Here’s a list to make finding the perfect spot in Norfolk that little bit easier.

Strawberries, meringue, ice cream and white chocolate feature in our tempting Wimbledon themed dessert - ideal to serve up for the finals this weekend!

We love a bit of live music in Norwich and this weekend there’s going to be plenty of it. Here’s a look at the various stages set up across the city for the Lord Mayor’s Celebration...

Discover East Anglia’s history and heritage with these top 25 historic sites.

With warmer weather (hopefully) here to stay, tuck into these six top food trends set to make it big this summer.

East Anglian touring theatre company The Pantaloons are bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a venue near you.

Visit some of the best views in Norfolk and Suffolk and enjoy the beautiful sights that are on offer this side of the country.

From rolling hills to sandy beaches, salt marshes to city skylines, East Anglia has some of the most picturesque landscapes, and therefore some of the best scenic views. These are our 25 favourites.

Put away those slippers, for one Norwich resident 60 is the new 20.

Aren’t many men reluctant to look after their health! Steven Russell press-ganged a friend to try a How Are You? quiz. Is he fighting fit or in trouble?

Lynne Mortimer looks at the history and changing nature of the picnic over the last 50 years... with special reference to meat paste and prosecco

It’s almost show time! As the biggest event on the Norfolk calendar approaches, we challenge you to put your knowledge of the show past and present to the test, with this quiz.

This week I would love to talk to you all about Norwich Market as it is as iconic to the city as Norwich Cathedral and the castle.

She’s revered as the founder of modern nursing but it seems Florence Nightingale was way ahead of her time in other ways too.

During a decade working as a nurse, Holly Boardman saw first-hand how the stress of everyday life contributed to ill health. She’s now re-trained as a yoga teacher, travelling in a campervan from her home near Norwich to offer classes to groups and individuals in a variety of locations. She told Sheena Grant why she thinks more of us should be doing yoga...

It’s June - which means it’s officially summer. And if you fancy something a little different from the usual trips to the beach, here’s 20 outdoors events to get you out of the house and into the sunshine.

In North London Skydiving Centre’s 20 years, more than 75,000 brave thrill-seekers have taken the jump - and on Friday Ben Jolley experienced what it’s like to freefall from 10,000 feet for himself.

A dad-of-three, and children’s nurse, could help parents and carers save lives with his new business

Robin Herne, who runs the religious studies and ethics degree at the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College, solves your dilemmas.

Gina Long begins a new monthly look at Norfolk’s charity fundraisers.

If your children (or you) think walking is boring, here’s how to turn pedestrian foot-dragging to passionate foot-first fun.

Several of these walks are part of the 10th Suffolk Walking Festival, plus events and ideas from Norfolk through late May and early June

Garden centres with animals are ideal for families without gardens, or pets. And actual Norfolk visitor attraction gardens can make surprisingly wild days out too.

Grief and its far-reaching effects have been in the news lately with footballer Rio Ferdinand and princes William and Harry speaking about their own experiences of bereavement. It’s also an issue Norfolk author Jon Lawrence explores in his latest novel. Sheena Grant reports.

Taking dogs to the zoo is helping a new Norfolk-based organisation thwart rhino poachers in Africa

An open mic night led by students. A trip to the gents in an old-fashioned boozer. The smell of the gents in an old-fashioned boozer! None of these prospects exactly hold universal appeal but trust me, there’s somewhere in Norwich where all of the above can genuinely be enjoyed.

The splendour of Norwich’s medieval churches, and their churchyards and street settings, are being celebrated across the city this weekend

Wondering what to dip your brekkie into this weekend? Read our table sauce taste test.

As Norwich celebrates its world-beating collection of medieval churches in the first festival of its kind this weekend we find out how families can make the most of Flintspiration

May Day is marked around Britain by maypole and Morris dancing, the crowning of May queens, and village fetes celebrating fertility and fun. Enjoy!

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis and family leave the tech at home and enjoy a leisurely weekend boating on the Norfolk Broads.

Great British Menu veteren judge and chef patron of Benedicts Restaurant in Norwich, Richard Bainbridge, shares his love of strawberries and a recipe close to his heart.

Reports from America say people are getting addicted to Botox. Sheena Grant finds out about a natural, holistic alternative that benefits health too...

This month, our culinary explorer wrangles with a traditional pastry dish - steak and kidney pie.

From Tudor mansions to Georgian palaces, East Anglia is blessed with some of the country’s best stately homes. Take a stroll into the past and peek into the lives of those who made thier home in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

1 An Easter trail around Whitlingham Country Park, near Norwich, finishes with the chance to make a gift-box for your mini egg prize.

A civil or commercial dispute doesn’t have to end up in the courts. Mediation could save you time, money and stress - and get you a more satisfying result to boot.

Unless you are a die-hard Trekker, you may have missed First Contact Day. Assuming she is not unexpectedly beamed up by Scotty, Lynne Mortimer pays tribute to the phenomenon that is Star Trek.

Jo Reynolds’ remarkable story of burning passion and determination, and lives saved and lost

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