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Stars from The X Factor and America’s Got Talent are among the acts performing at holiday parks in Norfolk and Suffolk this summer.

If you haven’t got an invite, the only way to be at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is to take up a prime position on the sofa in front of the TV. Here’s the full run-down of coverage for the big day (and where you’ll find the FA Cup Final, too).

A touching final season finale for New Girl has aired in America but how long have British viewers got until they find out whether Jess, Nick, Schmidt and Winston get to live happily ever after? CONTAINS SPOILERS

A Thetford man is preparing to take on a 152 mile cycle challenge to help raise money for medical treatment for his uncle.

A Norfolk MP has slammed the US president for his decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Sandwiches don’t have to be boring - try one of our recipes.

A Norfolk-based gifts and grooming firm has grown from a bedroom business to span the globe – caring for beards in Dubai and moustaches in Japan.

Stigma and taboo mean governments can still “get away with” cutting mental health funding, according to former Labour communications director Alastair Campbell.

A football education scheme has benefitted from a cash boost from Dereham’s newest high street building society.

Researchers in Norwich will use underwater robots as part of a £20m project to explore how quickly a large Antarctic glacier could collapse.

Once you start to think about blue plaques, you find yourself spotting them everywhere. Many towns and villages in East Anglia have a fascinating selection of plaques in memory of interesting individuals, long-lost landmarks or important local events.

We all have our favourite depictions of Sherlock - for Lynne Mortimer, it’s Jeremy Brett

Wes Hoolahan’s next adventure could take him to the other side of the world as he prepares for an emotional Norwich City swansong.

More than 150 years ago a photographic revolution swept through our towns and cities. Trevor Heaton opens the shutter on a world of top hats, crinolines and cartes-de-visite which is explored in a new local book.

Two North Norfolk radio presenters are aiming to put the region on the map in the US by providing a new British music podcast/broadcast in New York.

We have less than 10 years to save the iconic Suffolk Punch horse - as experts predict the critically endangered breed could become extinct by 2027.

Royalty, authors, pop stars, suffragettes, mayors and eccentrics. All these characters and many more are remembered by blue plaques across the region, often installed on their birthplace, home, or somewhere else closely connected with their life.

More than 70 children and teenagers joined in battles, dance routines, singalongs, comedy and cops and robbers chases in Bugsy at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Frank Cliff enjoys an exuberant and polished performance by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

Bombing Syria was in Britain’s national interest, Theresa May will insist as she tells Parliament why she ordered the attack.

Scores of people joined forces in Norwich city centre to protest against the UK’s involvement in air strikes against Syria.

A series of missile strikes were launched on Syria at 2am UK time today by the US, UK and France in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in the country.

With the anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 15, Trevor Heaton reflects on the poignant Norfolk connections that link his birth – and his death.

A Norfolk cattle farmer will swap her wellies and overalls for something more glamorous after receiving a surprise invitation to the Royal wedding.

Ten years ago today, Lee Hannant was fighting for his life after being seriously injured in a horror road crash.

The weakened pound has helped a food processing equipment manufacturer to drive growth at its Norfolk factory.

The team at Enlight has some bright ideas about how smart lighting could revolutionise our urban areas. Bethany Whymark went to find out more about their innovative technologies.

The future of a thriving north Norfolk town could depend on tracking down a woman in America and getting her to sign a contract to release land for a car park.

Gender quotas are pointless, says Sharon Griffiths. What we need is equality of opportunity.

Kensington Palace have announced that Prince Harry has become the patron of a Norfolk charity’s latest expedition.

The award-winning comic, who last year performed in the unlikely setting of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, will headline the latest Red Card Comedy night in Norwich.

When Dominic Marriott found himself unemployed he decided to roll the dice.

News that divers hope to find the wreckage of a Suffolk military plane has Michael Cole remembering the events of 1969, and hoping the mystery might finally be solved

Softly spoken Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell has had an album in the UK charts every year for the last 30 years, yet is the most unlikely pop star. He tells us about his remarkable career, his fiercely loyal fans and why he was actually a music rebel.

Iona Lake runs in the Commonwealth Games 3,000 steeplechase on Wednesday morning... she’s come a long way from the girl that ran along the Bure Valley line to go and see her Nan for a cup of tea, as she told Mark Armstrong before heading out to Australia.

Mind-reader Alex McAleer began his magic career on stage in Suffolk before developing successful cabaret shows in Norwich. Now he has found international success as part of hit show Champions of Magic.

Netflix’s reboot of the makeover show blends gay rights with moisturiser, police brutality with scatter cushions and racism with guacamole - it shouldn’t work, but it absolutely does. Queer Eye is an antidote to almost every horrible thing. Here’s why you have to watch it.

Martine McCutcheon is still remembered as Tiff off EastEnders, but she’s also had a number one single, won an Olivier for My Fair Lady and starred in Love Actually. Ahead of her show in Hunstanton, she tells us how her love of music has helped her overcome debilitating illness.

An autograph card signed by The Beatles when they played at Great Yarmouth in 1963 has sold for more than £3,300 at an auction.

Teenage multi-instrumentalists Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, whose critically acclaimed debut that saw them tour America and play Later...With Jools Holland, release I’m All Ears in June, preceded by new track Falling Into Me.

As the original voice of The Rubettes visits Norwich for a night of musical nostalgia, Paul Da Vinci tells how he lent his strikingly-high falsetto to their catchy hit even though he wasn’t in the band or on Top of the Pops.

The deadline is looming for people donate to an online fundraiser to showcase a unique Norwich landmark.

It started off with 13 pioneers in a west London park but in the space of a few short years has become an international phenomenon, with almost three million participants in 17 countries, stretching from the UK to Singapore, South Africa, Australia and America.

He has wowed audiences around the world with his incredible skill of reading people’s mind and now Alex McAleer is looking forward to returning home to perform at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Punk survivors The Stranglers have been on the road for more than four decades. As yet another UK tour brings them to Norwich, JJ Burnel talks about the band’s longevity, how Norfolk helped the band get their mojo back and the “sterile” music of 2018.

Americana meets The Beatles’ White Album as the roots-rock eight-piece release Something Wicked This Way Comes, which gives sounds of the USA a very British twist.

The man who spearheaded the organisation of Bungay’s Christmas lights scheme has died at the age of 70.

Five decades after Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli last performed together at the London Palladium, the two icons of stage and screen will be brought to life again as part of Judy & Liza, a new production written by West End performer Emma Dears.

The mum who captured the ‘perfect’ picture of Royal Family members at Christmas has met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

A Lowestoft man has been given a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to travel to the USA to research a global issue.

Fresh from being ravaged by hunger and sand-flies on Channel 4’s Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, comedian Shazia Mirza returns with a show about lies and truth - or are they the same thing these days?

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.

A historian of international reputation will be speaking to students at Wymondham College.

Gang warfare waged with custard pies is about to break out in Sheringham, as young actors practice their parts for a fun musical show.

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Credo Asset Finance’s Simon Gray reflects that, in this age of increasing complexity, it’s old-fashioned, simple values that still make the difference.

More than 400 schools have been closed because of snow across Norfolk and Suffolk - but one closure announcement stood out from the rest.

I see it everywhere, on the town community board, in the waiting room and even on the bus.

Five world-class illusionists are heading to Norwich with a show that will wow audiences.

Mike Hicks tells the sad story of an elephant

Big band leader Jonathan Wyatt is celebrating 30 years of performing. He tells Simon Parkin about getting the music bug in Sprowston, his big break at Norwich Theatre Royal and his love of the north Norfolk coast.

The Royal Air Force was founded on April 1 1918 and it has played a leading role in East Anglian life ever since... but there have also been some fine films made in the region featuring the fliers. Derek James reports

The fast-rising singer, tipped as the next big star of UK soul and jazz and who has alreday collaborated with everyone from Drake to Stormzy, will be at the UEA LCR in October as part of her biggest tour to date.

After seven years together, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have announced their separation.

In 1986 Norwich-born Steve Hopwood lost two of his limbs and almost his life in a motorcycle accident in Cambridge.

Some Latitude Festival favourites are returning to Henham Park this year. We spoke to Gus Unger-Hamilton of alt-J and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai.

He was one half of a sensational, superstar husband and wife double act who turned the world on to ballroom dancing. Steve Snelling salutes the Norwich-born entertainer who conquered America before making the final sacrifice for ‘King and Country’ 100 years ago.

We’ll soon find out if Netflix’s Everything Sucks! can become the latest in a line of cracking TV shows to nail the teenage experience and muscle its way onto a ‘best of’ list. In the meantime, here’s a list of our 10 favourite teen dramas that got it right

A grieving woman has claimed controversial roadworks around the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston led to her being denied a chance to say a final farewell to her dying uncle.

The Erasure composer on how Trump, Brexit and LGBT rights inspired them to speak out, how The Graduate opened his eyes musically and how they’ve given songs a classical makeover for new album World Beyond.

A woman from west Norfolk died from injuries sustained during a road traffic collision in America, an inquest has heard.

Young Norfolk golfer Amy Taylor is living the dream in the United States after earning a prized scholarship.

The Blackpool-born veteran actor who played Frasier Crane’s father in the beloved sitcom from 1993 to 2004 has died - we remember 10 of Martin’s best lines from the show. Hope you’re resting easy in that horrible chair, Martin.

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love has won his High Court appeal against extradition to the US.

Norfolk restaurateur Richard Hughes mourns the passing of French cuisine’s greatest name.

There’s nothing quite like the experience of getting into a new TV show.

Daniel Day-Lewis wears success like an impeccably tailored suit as he delivers his final screen performance as a perfectionist dressmaker in Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama, which is set in the salons of 1950s London.

Owner Jonny Crickmore had to block “hundreds of vegans” who left abusive messages and reviews, including death threats directed at the family-owned farm.

Take a sneak peek at the top must-watch movies coming to Norfolk’s cinemas this February, including The Shape of Water, Phantom Thread, Fifty Shades Freed, Black Panther and Lady Bird.

The future of Toys R Us’ UK arm has been thrown into doubt again weeks after a deal was secured to save it.

Featuring characters with mental health issues in dramas and soaps can have a positive impact on people recognising illness or seeking help. But TV can also get it badly wrong. On Time to Talk day, we open up the issue of mental health as seen on the small screen.

As Lionel Richie prepares to bring his All The Hits tour to Holkham this summer, we take a look back at the last time the crooner performed in the county.

A talk about Thomas Paine’s life before he emigrated to America is set to be held in Thetford.

A haunting tale of friendship, family and one man’s journey to find redemption is heading to Norwich Theatre Royal. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more about The Kite Runner.

We have not got it and we have never had it. After all this time I don’t think that we ever will. Believe me, I admit this with no feeling of pride. We have put ourselves, by our neglect, not only beyond the pale, but into an entrenched position from which it is impossible to retreat. The whole situation has slyly crawled up on us and turned itself into a matter of principle. We have become all too like the politicians who state publicly and categorically eighteen times that they are dead against something and then find it expedient to be for it. On second thoughts, this would not trouble many politicians at all.

It’s a railroad journey which is strangely bereft of trains (in the first episode, at any rate). Michael Portillo gives us a guided tour of Boston and goes searching for an absolutely massive organ. Ooer.

A globetrotting couple with a spirit of adventure took the idea of a trip around the world to the next level when they built their own plane to travel in.

A love of the stage sparked by childhood trips to Norwich Theatre Royal led to an award-winning international career for producer Richard Jordan. Arts correspondent Emma Knights speaks to him about growing up in Norfolk, his career highlights to date, and his views on the county’s cultural scene.

It’s An Interview with Four Vampires: the hilarious What We Do in the Shadows has just been picked up by TV channel FX for a pilot episode. Find all about the original, the film sequel and the TV series - one to read during your next coffin break.

From a Turner painting being sent to Japan to a 6th century jewellery hoard being borrowed by the British Library, Norfolk Museums Service’s collections contribute to exhibitions across the country and wider world. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

We had a chat with Don Broco frontman Rob Damiani about the new album, the upcoming tour and more ahead of their headline show at The Nick Rayns LCR in Norwich.

Mike Hicks tells the story of Lloyd Loom.

From the outer reaches of the Wild West to the execution grounds of China and from tropical jungles to frozen Siberia, John Sheepshanks was a man who travelled the world before heading for Norwich Cathedral. Derek James remembers an extraordinary man.

James Blunt and Plan B have joined this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

Tears of sadness have been replaced with tears of joy after hundreds of messages of support, jokes and special memories have helped to boost the spirits of a well-known comedy character who was diagnosed with cancer.

Black Mirror is a razor-sharp examination of modern society which may well make you wish you could live without your technology and social media accounts (for an hour or two, at least). We discover the reasons why we should be watching.

A Bradwell woman who helped to put Great Yarmouth on the tourism map has died at the age of 63.

Disney Pixar’s coming-of-age adventure amid Mexican Day of the Dead culture has little of the humour or visual wonder you’d associate with the usually inventive studio.

A Bradwell woman who helped to put Great Yarmouth on the tourism map has died at the age of 63.

How Harry and Meghan should conduct themselves until their Big Day in May... advice from Michael Cole, the former BBC royal correspondent whose PR agency now advises famous people and leading corporations on their public image

RSPB volunteer Diane Church talks about her favourite garden bird - the blackbird.

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