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They used to be a predictable mix of dough and dried fruits but now hot cross buns come in all sizes, all flavours and all seasons

Do we still have far to travel when it comes to understanding what makes an environmentally-friendly holiday? In a way no, as the answer is right on your doorstep. Taking your break in East Anglia can be a trip in tune with the planet.

East Anglia is as attractive to readers as it is to writers, with a busy calendar of literary events, many drawing in big name authors and guest speakers. Here’s our pick of this year’s events.

Norfolk and Suffolk are two of the most important bird watching counties in the UK – and there’s plenty to see year-round. Here is our top 10 of places to explore a region brimming with birds.

World Book Day is a time to celebrate stories, authors and illustrators and the occasion is marked around the globe in more than 100 countries.

Wardrobe worries are over for Norfolk teenagers who want to go to their school prom this summer with a cut price outfit sale which is raising cash for charity too.

Make a nest box, seek dragons and mermaids, watch a Viking ship burn, try competitive puddle jumping, eat pancakes this February half term in Norfolk and Suffolk

As a Norfolk Inn pops up on our screens on Four in a Bed, we take a look back at some of the other B&Bs and hotels which have had their five minutes of fame on the popular Channel 4 show.

A huge host of big name stars are flocking to the region this summer for outdoor concerts and events. Here’s a look at the top 10 shows you simply won’t want to miss...

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, with rates set to rise due to the increase use of sun beds and increased availability of travel to sunny destinations. Even though one in five people will develop the disease at some point, no NHS screening is available; however, the good news is the earlier skin cancer is found, the easier it is to treat.

Former Anglia TV presenter Christine Webber, brings us her new novel It’s Who We Are, a tale of five people, long separated childhood friends, whose lives are destined to change forever.

Here’s a look at some of the exhibits, shows and events taking place across Norfolk next week.

There is nothing better on a crisp winter day then enjoying a nice walk with your four-legged friend before heading to find somewhere to eat. Here is a list of some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s best dog-friendly pubs.

Behind Gymfinity Colchester’s fun playground for budding ninjas and gymnasts is a serious effort to build fitness, mobility and agility in our young generation.

The author Francesca Armour-Chelu talks about her freewheeling Suffolk childhood, the strangeness of East Anglia and why she is thrilled her books have got more boys reading.

Suffolk children’s author and stand-up comic James Campbell loves to share his writing skills with schoolchildren in East Anglia and he’s not sure who gets most out of it - them or him - as his new book, The Funny Life Of Pets, is full of their stories.

There’s nothing better than stopping off for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink after a walk with your four-legged friend. Here’s a look at some of Norwich’s top dog-friendly pubs.

East Anglia went crazy for colour 50 years ago, though manufacturers couldn’t keep pace with demand

If one of your resolutions for the New Year was to kickstart an exercise regime, but the thought of soullessly plodding away the miles on a treadmill next to someone doing the same fills you with dread, Mark Edwards has some ideas that put the fun back into fitness in 2018

A woman from Norwich has started her own slimming group after losing five stone and regaining control of her mental health.

What is Veganuary and for those signed up, where and what can you eat throughout the month?

Find a new hobby, or rekindle an old one, this New Year with one of East Anglia’s most exciting and quirky clubs.

Fancy yourself as an arts aficionado? Mark Edwards has put together a quiz that will put that claim to the test.

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?

‘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.

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