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The complex of former Eastern Electricity buildings on Duke Street in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Fresh light could be shed on a lost 16th century palace which once graced the centre of Norwich, when archaeologists get a rare chance to dig in the heart of the city.

Two Tawny Owls in the chimney of Charlotte Godden in her Swafield home. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It is traditionally seen as a magical route into homes for Father Christmas.

Fakenham firefighters, who are setting off on a 400-mile charity challenge.

Firefighters from Fakenham are setting off on a 400-mile charity challenge to mark the first anniversary of the biggest blaze the town has ever seen.

Norwich & Norfolk branch of CAMRA City Pub of the Year,
The Beehive Pub on Leopold Road, Norwich. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A traditional Eaton drinking spot with a really positive buzz around it has been named Norwich and Norfolk CAMRA pub of the year.

Michael Farnham with his book about extraordinary people from Downham Market. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A selection of people from the town and surrounding areas honoured in the title

A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Detectives investigating a bomb threat in Great Yarmouth have released audio from a phone call made by a man prior to the incident.

Mark Bee, leader of Suffolk County Council, who is to step down.

Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee is to step down after four years in the role.

Una Crown.

A coroner has passed comment on the killing of Una Crown, 86, describing initial handling of the murder by Cambridgeshire police as “unfortunate”.

Fire crews were called to a house blaze in Clarke Road, Norwich.

A couple and their baby were lucky to escape with their lives after their home was destroyed in a fire.

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A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Detectives investigating a bomb threat in Great Yarmouth have released audio from a phone call made by a man prior to the incident.

Health

Work has begun to transform the grounds of Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich, with the creation of a new garden room and sensory garden.

Work has begun to transform the grounds of a specialist palliative care unit.

Business

Left to right: David Bussey (Busseys), Tessa Haskey (Howes Percival), Paul Bussey (Busseys), Andrew Barnes (Howes Percival), James Allen (Roche), Mark Nolan (Chaplin Farrant), Lee Wymer (Morgan Sindall), Stephen Brown (REAL Consulting).

A city law firm has announced plans to move into a £3m modern office close to Norwich Cathedral.

Education

Steve Emmens, UKIP PPC for Norwich South

UKIP members have suggested turning the Hewett into a grammar school or a state-run boarding school.

Politics

Fomer Labour MP Ian Gibson  Photo: Denise Bradley

Former Labour MP Ian Gibson has accused the party of hypocrisy over its accusations that the Conservatives will privatise the NHS.

Environment

The tree that was brought down in the winds on Sunday afternoon crashing onto a car parked in Church Avenue, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Spring may have officially begun but that didn’t stop the region from being hit by a heavy storm and wind speeds of up to 55mph.

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Photograph: Erwin Van Maanen

A plan to reintroduce lynx to Thetford Forest has drawn criticism from a national group representing sheep farmers.

Elsie Keeton-Powell (8) is re-united with her soft toy 'Floppy' after dropping it outside Lowestoft Cinema. Stacey Cree and her son Mark (6) found the teddy and posted a message on facebook.

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Michael Bartlett of Starston, with the moving letter he wrote to his mother Doris in 2006 when her dementia had worsened, which he recently uncovered. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Letters are normally written to be sent to someone, but Michael Bartlett’s letter to his mother was never intended to be delivered.

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Police have released shocking footage of a motorcyclist reaching 148mph while carrying a passenger on a busy motorway.

Annabelle Dickson with the EDP election team car in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The region’s MPs will cease to hold their title today as the race for Number 10 officially starts with the dissolution of parliament.

Comedian and writer Karl Minns back in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Fresh from two sell-out stints at the Theatre Royal, Norwich, and the Norwich Playhouse alongside comedy partner Owen Evans, Karl Minns from the Nimmo Twins is back in the city with his new one-man show. STACIA BRIGGS asked Karl about appearing on stage without any back-up, a boy who can set the bed on fire using the power of his dreams and the difficulties of rehearsing on your own.