Lord Mayor's Celebrations See all

The 2012 Bernard Matthews Youth Awards at the Open Youth Venue. Dancers from the Garage. Picture: Denise Bradley

Photo gallery: The Garage celebrates 10 years of championing performing arts in Norwich

Norwich arts venue The Garage has come a long way since it first opened its doors in 2004.

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Royal Norfolk Show 2011 See all

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, president at the Royal Norfolk Show wearing the RNAA tie. Photo: Bill Smith

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward to visit Norwich Cathedral and education centres

The Earl of Wessex will meet youngsters honing their archery skills and flying down zip wires at an activity centre on his return to Norfolk.

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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

UKIP's Douglas Carswell delivers his speech during the UKIP annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in South Yorkshire. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

UKIP MP Douglas Carswell backs former Norwich MP Ian Gibson over expenses scandal

Former Norwich MP Ian Gibson would have kept his seat during the expenses scandal if there had been a proper recall mechanism in place, the UK Independence Party’s newest MP has claimed.

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Council elections See all

Norfolk County Council elections.
The Great Yarmouth election count at the town hall.
UKIP winners, Rex Parkinson-Hare, Matthew Smith, Alan Grey and Colin Aldred.

Picture: James Bass

Former Tory and local businessman looks set to fight key Great Yarmouth seat for the UK Independence Party

A former Conservative councillor looks poised to become the UK Independence Party’s candidate in its key target seat of Great Yarmouth.

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Budget 2011 See all

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

The College of West Anglia is running a scheme with Freebridge to have foreign apprentices. Pictured are (L) Norweigan 3rd year carpentry apprentice David Stensland and first year apprentice joiner Shane Denton. Picture: Ian Burt

East Anglia employers back 76 new apprenticeships

Scores of new apprenticeships in jobs ranging from boatbuilding to policing are to be designed by employers, the government has announced.

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Royal wedding See all

Anmer Hall, Anmer. Picture: Ian Burt

Prince William’s ‘birthday barbecue’ at Sandringham

Like most of us, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been making the most of the recent warm weather and are said to have held a family barbecue at the Sandringham Estate last Saturday (June 21).

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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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