Lord Mayor's Celebrations See all

Spider made by Airtech Inflatables hanging outside the Forum in Norwich

What is this giant tarantula doing hanging from the Forum in Norwich?

As the city gears up for some Halloween celebrations, there is a frightening sight in Millennium Plain.

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Royal Norfolk Show 2011 See all

Agri-Tech Week seminar at Norwich Research Park. Panellists L-R: Poul Hovesen, Robert Salmon, Anna Hill, Dr Rachel Wells and Dr Paul Nicholson

Agri-Tech Week seminar seeks to re-build links between farmers and scientists

Farmers and researchers gathered to discuss the tricky question of “what has science done for us?” – and, more importantly, “what do we need it to do next?”

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Port in a storm See all

VISION: Plans for what the waterfront development in south Lowestoft may look like.

Waterfront vision in the spotlight with residents’ meeting to be held

Major plans for up to 850 homes, a new primary school, marina, retail developments and a new spine road have been resubmitted as part of an ambitious vision for south Lowestoft.

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Norfolk's Burning Issue See all

The site at King's Lynn where Cory Wheelabrator had wanted to build an incinerator. Picture: Ian Burt.

Incinerator saga reignited after refusal to rule one out in Norfolk

The possibility that an incinerator could be built in Norfolk has been reignited, after councillors blocked a bid to rule one out in the future.

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Council elections See all

Mark Reckless, UKIP Candidate for Rochester and Strood is greeted by supporters, as he arrives at the UKIP campaign office in Rochester.

UKIP hopes to benefit from more defections in the future

UKIP could secure another MP at the Rochester by-election. And, in Norfolk, the party is celebrating a high-profile defection.

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Budget 2011 See all

Chancellor George Osborne visits the construction work at the Postwick Hub interchange. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Chancellor says recent focus on northern powerhouse does not come at the expense of other regions

It is not just London and the North that should thrive, the chancellor has said ahead of his autumn statement. Political editor ANNABELLE DICKSON reports

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State of the High Street See all

Shoppers at Mere Street, Diss.

Call to bring our shopping high streets back to life

More needs to be done to breathe fresh life into Norfolk’s high streets – that’s the overwhelming result of a new survey revealing that ever more shoppers are turning to supermarkets and out-of-town destinations to buy their food and goods.

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RAF Marham See all

Raf Marham tornados fly home after the last tour in Afghanistan - Squadron leader Gareth Prendergast smiles and runs to his family. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Photo gallery: Hugs and happiness as RAF Marham Tornado crews return home from Afghanistan for Christmas

They were waiting by the runway as the jets came to a halt and their engines fell silent – the loved ones who had longed for this moment for so long.

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Royal wedding See all

Little Plumstead Primary School children wave flags as the Earl of Wessex leaves. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Photo gallery: Excited crowds of children welcome Prince Edward to Norfolk

Excited youngsters waved Union Flags as Prince Edward visited their school on a tour to highlight the church’s role in education.

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Royal Anglians in Kenya See all

The 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment training in Kenya. Local residents in a makeshift village used as part ofExercise Askari Thunder.

Photo Gallery: Royal Anglian soldiers describe their experiences in Kenya

Troops from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment are training in a desolate area of the Kenyan bush. In his final special report from the Vikings’ isolated camps, CHRIS HILL hears of the soldiers’ experiences in Africa and their messages to loved ones back home.

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Census 2011 See all

Chedgrave parish councillor Matt Hubbard is leading plans to create a war memorial lych gate. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Norfolk villages missing a war memorial

They are in different parts of the county, but the villages of Chedgrave and Mattishall have one unusual characteristic in common that distinguishes them from most other Norfolk communities – neither has a war memorial to honour their dead lost in the two world wars.

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GCSE results See all

Girls taking part in a computer programming challenge at City Academy School. From left, Isobel Betts, 13, and Lilyjayne Metcalfe, 13, from City Academy, and Lydia Fish, 13, and Tamson Myhill, 13, from Fakenham Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Schoolgirls from across Norfolk try to crack the code

Fifty youngsters from across Norfolk have been taking part in a worldwide coding competition that is designed to encourage more young women to take up computer programming.

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