The world’s biggest girl band Little Mix is returning to Norwich this year with Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock performing at Earlham Park on their Summer Hits tour.

He is one of Britain’s most successful musical exports, and now Leo Sayer is headlining the Holt Festival. STUART ANDERSON spoke to him ahead of the show.

Circus spectacle galore is entertaining the crowds this week in a big top that has sprung up in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens to celebrate the 250th anniversary of circus.

Strewth, mate! Scientists from Norwich have linked up with colleagues Down Under on work which could save one of the world’s favourite animals: the koala.

As Beijing-based Ofo announces it is withdrawing its bike sharing service from Norwich, here is all you need to know behind the company which brought bright yellow bikes to the city.

Put a bit of Australian sunshine into your weekend with one of these sweet and colourful Antipodean recipes.

A group of runners have raised more than £1,500 in memory of a much loved woman who died earlier this year.

Great Yarmouth is set to be the centre of a nationwide celebration of circus this summer as the Hippodrome Circus stars in the six cities of circus event.

As the NHS marks its 70th anniversary, a King’s Lynn woman has just celebrated a health service milestone of her own – 50 years as a nurse.

Honking horns, jubilant cheers and chants of “football’s coming home” echoed throughout the county and beyond as England celebrated its latest victory in the World Cup.

Chris Baker says he is ‘over the moon’ to be crowned British men’s high jump champion.

The sun shone even brighter for Hellesdon triathlete Sophie Alden when she touched down in Spain after the biggest senior victory of her career so far.

Are you daring to dream yet? David Clayton - who remembers watching the 1966 World Cup final - is tempted...

Norfolk actor Kevin Yates speaks to arts correspondent Emma Knights about playing everything from Papa Bear to the dragon in Shrek The Musical.

The World Cup is offering a window to the Premier League past for Norwich City fans this summer, as David Freezer reviews in our alternative A-Z series, with N for the Canaries nearly boys.

Two wounded Norfolk veterans amassed an impressive haul of medals at a sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

A jungle paradise hidden in the depths of East Anglia is set to play host to a wedding for the very first time.

Justen and Lynne Karlsson left East Anglia for a new life abroad – and eight years later are finally settled and keen to reconnect

A man with Parkinson’s disease is hoping to help those with limited mobility thanks to the help of his new invention.

Stand aside England versus Australia in the Ashes and the speed and power of the Indian Premier League, a softer version of cricket is coming to Southwold later this month.

As the rest of the world prepares for the biggest football tournament of the year, one Norwich pie shop is ready to take on your taste buds

What would you do if you won millions on the lottery?

Jeremy Dunn, chief wine tutor at Norfolk Wine School, explains which wines work well chilled, and shares his favourite red wines for summer.

Most football fans will not know who all the singers are in the official Russia 2018 song, how to find Nizhny Novgorod or what formation Iran will use against Morocco, but there is one thing we can be sure of: there will be controVARsy.

King’s Lynn racer Robert Lambert has continued his sizzling form – this time in one of the biggest competitions in the world.

In their twentieth year the Creakes Drama Group has broken with tradition.

Now that he has joined the ranks of school break holidaymakers, Nick Conrad is appreciating the delights of these islands.

A Cromer-based publishing company has been saved by the kindness of book lovers across the world.

Football and cricket were his two great sporting passions and songs representing both were played at a service of celebration for the life of John Cushion.

Long Stratton fencer Julie Henson has been selected to represent England in the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Canberra, Australia, in November.

It’s three years since Norwich City beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley, a day never to be forgotten. But where are they now? CHRIS LAKEY takes a trip down memory lane...

Jeremy Dunn, chief wine tutor at Norfolk Wine School shares his favourite English bottles.

While many businesses are bemoaning the trade barriers which Brexit could cause, a logistics company off the A11 has found a silver lining.

It breeds and breaks in champion race horses from its studs across Norfolk and Suffolk but there is a lot more to the Shadwell Estate.

Visitors to this year’s Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International can look forward to an unusual blend of world class sport - set against a backdrop of modern art.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not yet headed off on honeymoon, so if they haven’t booked year, why not come to East Anglia

A system to rescue crew members who fall overboard – designed to help people who suffer cardiac arrests – has been developed by a boat builder.

With the deadline looming for the 2018-19 cohort, DAVID FREEZER finds out more about the Norfolk Sports Academy and the athletes who have benefited from the project since its launch two years ago.

A Royal wedding only happens once in a decade, and for many it is a day not to miss.

For 75 years a grave in Lowestoft Cemetery had been marked “Ein Deutscher Soldat”.

The presenting teams have been revealed for football’s greatest tournament as the best players across the globe prepaer to descend on Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018. But which channel will kick off the action for England?

The wife of Norfolk rugby star Tom Youngs has been given the fantastic news that her illness is now ‘in remission’, 12 months on from being given a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Fans have flown in from as far as Chicago to witness their hero in action as he played a live set in a Norwich music store.

An East Anglian fashion brand which counts Hollywood A-listers among its customers has boosted its exports by 10% since launching online sales - and now has the Asian market in its sights.

With a whopping four guitars on stage complete with expert drums and crisp vocals, the depth of sound during DMA’s Waterfront gig is something that will be hard to beat.

Her first novel was an international bestseller, now Emma Healey has a new book out which transforms a mother’s tense relationship with her teenage daughter into a must-read mystery.

Norwich chef joins forces with award-winning bakery.

One of Norfolk’s favourite comedians will be taking his unique show to the bright lights of London this year, to the delight of critics who have already given him five star reviews.

Deliveroo has avoided classifying its self-employed workers as staff with the introduction of free accident insurance for 35,000 riders.

The witty words and silly songs of comedy duo Flanders and Swann are soon to be brought back to life on a north Norfolk stage.

A north Norfolk community is set to remember the men who died during the First World War with a floral tribute and a brief history of their military careers.

Darren Huckerby feels Wes Hoolahan is leaving Norwich City at the right time but has warned the MLS would not be an easy place for the Irishman to wind down his career.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop is returning to where it all started as Rossis in North Walsham celebrates 40 years of squash.

Birmingham City are reportedly interested in giving Wes Hoolahan another Championship chance when his contract expires at Norwich City this summer.

A group of pupils were given the chance to rocket into space and take a trip down under from the comfort of their own classroom.

News that around one third of millennials could still be renting by the time they retire is likely to have triggered a wave of understandable despondency amongst 20 - and 30-somethings, the cohort for whom property ownership may, at the moment, appear a distant dream.

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.

Swardeston will have a big point to prove when the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier season finally gets under way on Saturday.

For many of us the sun finally making an appearance in East Anglia has symbolised the start of summer, and the portable barbecues and bat and ball sets are now out in force.

A Great Yarmouth man has expressed his pride at seeing his nephew and niece reach the finals of the boxing at the Commonwealth Games.

A wine seller has revealed £24m investment plans as it aims to drive growth across its business and break the half a billion pound barrier.

In the second it took Helen Housby to net the winning goal for the England Roses in the Commonwealth Games final, netball and women’s sport was changed forever.

Recent cricket-related shenanigans have reminded Keith Skipper of his early sporting days.

A farmer who allowed 56 cattle to die in “disgusting” conditions on his farm has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay fines and costs of nearly £30,000.

England blew a golden chance at bowls glory in the men’s fours – and west Norfolk’s Jamie Chestney admitted there would be some regrets at the manner of their semi-final defeat to Scotland.

Sophie McKinna is throwing angry, and it is clearly working as the Great Yarmouth thrower stormed into the shot put final at the Commonwealth Games.

Iona Lake finished eighth in the Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase in Australia.

The Commonwealth’s newly-minted squash champion is set to return to the Norfolk leisure centre where he first picked up a racquet.

Football fans will hold a minute’s applause to remember a popular roofer and keen sportsman.

Akala is headlining The Waterfront in Norwich on April 25 as he embarks on a 10-date UK tour based around his ‘Visions’ Comic Book EP.

A former soldier who beat cancer is hoping to complete a globetrotting physical challenge to raise money and awareness for others facing the disease.

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.

The future for arthritis care and the NHS as a whole were chewed over along with the birthday cake when the Rheumatoid in Norfolk Group (RiNG) celebrated its 10th anniversary.

A by-election is to be held after a Great Yarmouth councillor resigned her seat.

A fundraising campaign to help start an brand new artists’ residency which takes advantage of the Suffolk coast has been launched.

The boss of a Norfolk firm of independent financial advisers has flown Down Under to volunteer at the Commonwealth Games.

Having both suffered the pain of losing a Commonwealth Games final four years ago, King’s Lynn husband and wife bowlers Jamie and Natalie Chestney are determined to go one better at the Gold Coast.

Dereham have received a triple boost ahead of their Easter weekend programme.

Husband and wife team, Tim and Pauline Ash, talk to Run Anglia editor, Mark Armstrong, about how they continue to find talent on the Norfolk running circuit

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.

Just three weeks ago Sophie McKinna was not going to the Commonwealth Games – but today she is in Australia and preparing to face a legend.

There was much to celebrate at the Athletics Norfolk awards evening.

An inaugural river swim is set to be held in Beccles at the gateway to the southern Broads.

It’s an essential part of Sunday morning for tens of thousands of local people. Paul Hayes of BBC Radio Norfolk celebrates ten years of Treasure Quest.

Follwing the success of events in Chapelfield Gardens and the Reload Festival, award-winning family rave phenomenon Big Fish Little Fish are back to stage their first indoor rave for under-eights and their parents.

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to unveil a new strategy for the financial technology (or fintech) sector.

Together with the arrival of small bunches of daffodils, early spring also yields a flurry of government spending reviews, growth forecasts and other estimates of future economic activity, many of which will be ‘amended’ (such a helpful euphemism) before the end of the year.

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.

Will Gluck’s family-friendly adventure based on Beatrix Potter’s eponymous floppy-eared creation is well animated and has some good jokes, but with a woefully miscast James Corden ends up trashing the thing it is supposed to celebrate.

A north Norfolk optician will be swapping spectacles for sports kit, when he lines up at the start of the London Marathon in a few weeks time.

A Great Yarmouth born and bred consultant who has travelled the world and had a diverse career has been appointed as new medical director at the James Paget University Hospital.

A model of the railways around King’s Lynn has helped a man in Australia get his life back on track after suffering a brain tumour.

An athlete who is competing in the Australian Commonwealth Games next month has received a £1,000 grant from the council.

Were you to bundle them together in a single day’s publication, the week’s assorted headlines would supply you with a ready-made mixture of amusement, anger, happiness, frustration, laughter and a host of other reactions besides.

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

Great Yarmouth’s Sophie McKinna is going to the Commnwealth Games.

As the countdown begins for this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, a new leader is at the helm of the organisation behind the colourful May arts extravaganza.

Norfolk’s oldest woman has died aged 109.

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