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The Duchess of Cambridge has written a moving letter in support of children’s hospices.

A rare silver butter dish and spoon set from Norfolk has fetched a surprising amount at a fine art sale after it went under the hammer at auction.

A team of hairdressers from Fakenham have rallied together to help raise vital cash for the Stroke Association.

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).

There have been a lot of Royal stories around this week ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Italian food chain Carluccio’s has unveiled a restructuring plan that will likely lead to 34 restaurant closures.

Meghan Markle’s father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry, the American star has confirmed.

Join In: Grow your own royal wedding bouquet

Thursday, May 17, 2018

With some of the floral elements of Meghan Markle’s wedding bouquet revealed, why not re-create it in your garden.

One of the country’s top Polish folk dance troupes is performing in Norwich this weekend.

A man who was left with “half a skull” after a one-punch attack on a night out has taken part in an exhibition showing the impact a brain injury can have on a whole family.

A national luggage and handbag retailer with a branch in Norwich has gone into liquidation, with all staff being made redundant.

A North Walsham boy with leukaemia is recovering after undergoing a bone marrow transplant at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Testing has started on the first of Greater Anglia’s new regional trains that are due to transform services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

A female cyclist has suffered serious injuries after she was involved in a crash with a car in the village of Rollesby this morning.

Former Norwich City youth coach “Kit” Carson is to stand trial accused of the historical sexual abuse of boys aged under 16.

Video: New titles for royal couple

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

After their wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will likely become a Duke and Duchess... but of where? Here’s a look at the options

Six months after ground was first broken for a major new children’s hospice the £10m building is starting to take shape.

Norwich Cathedral are to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by screening it on a big screen.

Chelsea Garrett struck a late winner to give Norwich City Ladies a 3-2 victory against Cambridge United Women at Plantation Park.

After an appearance with Michael Portillo on the BBC Two series Great British Railway Journeys, and a highly successful sell-out concert in Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk Wherry Brass has announced details of its spring concert.

A wedding is a major cost for any family - but just how much will it cost when royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle step down the aisle?

A grand document has been signed by the Queen, allowing the royal wedding to go ahead on May 19.

A back bench revolt could derail ambitious plans for Fenland Council to join forces with King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to create an economic powerhouse that is already worth £5bn a year.

Apartments in the city where you can’t hear your neighbours, where your air has been filtered, and which are 10 per cent bigger than the average. Oh, and also painted in Farrow & Ball. Sounds like London? No, Conisford Court in Norwich has just launched for the buyer who ‘likes the best of everything’ - but priced from £170,000. Property editor Caroline Culot went to take a look.

A war-time hangar which was transformed into Norwich’s International Aviation Academy has won an award for its ‘outstanding’ design

Representatives from Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk – the three counties the A47 runs through – stand united in calling for the government to fully dual the road between Peterborough and Lowestoft, a meeting heard today.

A mother with a tragic past died a month after undergoing cardiac surgery, an inquest heard.

It’s hard to think anyone could see a future for this rather unattractive, purpose-built grain store. But one developer with a great imagination worked his magic to transform it into a stunning home.

Key services are being moved out of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to free up space in a bid to avoid a repeat of the winter capacity crisis.

Running columnist Mark Armstrong asks an uncomfortable question: Is running really good for your health?

Business chiefs say the future prosperity of businesses in Norfolk require “fit for purpose” transport links as figures show crippling low average journey speeds between the county’s towns.

For prospective organ donor Mia McKean her only wish was for her sister to have an illness-free future thanks to the kidney she is willing to give.

More than 150 people gathered to remember an inspirational teenager as a charity football match was hailed as a success.

Grammy winning country folk star Mary Chapin Carpenter is coming to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival for the first time. Simon Parkin caught up with her as she looks back on 30 years of making music.

An epilepsy suffer died after a fall, Norfolk Coroner’s Court heard.

He has been described as a “special little man with a big heart.”

Car ownership can’t keep on increasing - for all our sakes, says Rachel Moore.

Its products are already improving lives around the world – but further international expansion is on the cards for a Norfolk medical devices manufacturer.

Seb Herrod (Strada Sport) scored an outstanding lone win the CC London 51-mile road race near Saffron Walden.

Comedian Hal Cruttenden brings his latest show to several East Anglian theatres this year.

A Morris dancing side has marked its 10th anniversary with a day of traditional music and dance.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed the name of their third child.

Six men were taken to hospital after a high-speed police chase, which started in Norfolk and ended with a crash in Cambridgeshire.

Witnesses have described the moment a group of men attempted to smash their way through the front and back door of a Norwich home.

A Norfolk grandfather cannot wait to go on holiday again, so he can play the organ in the local church.

Poets from Lowestoft’s New Words: Fresh Voices will be among those taking part in the fifth Festival of Suffolk Poetry.

The fiancée of a cyclist killed while riding his bike in Norwich has labelled those who vandalised his memorial as “heartless and cruel”.

It was no accident that the Duchess of Cambridge looked immaculate as she cradled her newborn this week, says Rachel Moore.

In our latest feature to celebrate The Square Box at the Hill exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum, Trevor Heaton looks at a ‘battle’ two centuries ago - not between armies... but architects.

A group of friends are cycling 350 miles to Torquay in five days to raise money for a cancer charity.

Hundreds of works of art have been created over the years to celebrate the legend of Saint George and the Dragon - including a quirky piece of graffiti found in a Norfolk church.

There were a host of Norwich City connections on either side as Rangers beat Hearts 2-1 at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to the hospital after going into labour with her third child.

Great Witchingham’s well established opening pair of James Spelman and Sam Arthurton made a flying start to the new East Anglian Premier League season to help their side to derby success.

An East Anglian security company has sealed a contract to work with one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

A trade body for one of Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest industries is seeking feedback on its proposals to advance the sector’s development.

Norwich Cathedral is one of the city’s finest landmarks and one of its greatest treasures is its music. On the day BBC Radio 3 visits to broadcast Evensong live from Norwich, arts correspondent Emma Knights speaks to Norwich Cathedral’s master of music Ashley Grote.

Some of Britain’s top chess players will be crossing swords with local talent at the Great Yarmouth Chess Congress over the weekend of April 28 and 29.

King’s Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve has moved to quell rumours that manager Ian Culverhouse is leaving for League Two side Cambridge United.

King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse is a wanted man – and you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to wonder why, as CHRIS LAKEY reports

Former Norwich City youth coach “Kit” Carson has appeared in court charged with the sexual abuse of 11 boys under the age of 16 between 1978 and 2009.

Neolithic pottery, Bronze Age settlements, an important iron industry, and the remains of an American P-51D Mustang – excavation work along the Broadland Northway has revealed much about the fascinating history of the area. Tom Phillips, senior project manager at Oxford Archaeology East, which carried out the excavations, explains.

Marco Stiepermann proved the difference for Norwich City Under-23s as he made his injury comeback.

The ruins are spectacular and hint at a majesty long since claimed by time – but the broken walls of Bromholm Priory hide an even bigger secret: they once housed a holy relic said to be so powerful it could raise the dead.

The top young photographers across the country have been celebrated in a new photography competition led by Norwich University of the Arts.

A person has been killed after being hit by a train on the Cambridge to Ely line.

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.

Two Norwich teams travelled to Corby Smash Table Tennis Centre to represent the city in the Wilmott Cup.

Five branches of Waitrose in East Anglia will be among the first to do away with disposable coffee cups.

From leaving school with no qualifications to working in Burger King, Adam Frisby has had an unusual journey for a fashion mogul.

Waitrose has announced a pilot to remove disposable coffee cups from nine stores - including in Norwich and Wymondham - as part of efforts to reduce plastics and packaging.

An inquest has opened into the death of a cyclist who was involved in a crash on Aylsham Road.

A cyclist who died following a crash on Aylsham Road in Norwich this week has been named.

No one knows why Old Hunch has returned from the grave to haunt the streets of Long Stratton but his effigy in the parish is a constant reminder of a soul that is yet to find peace.

Fresh from his retirement from international cricket commentary, Henry Blofeld isn’t just yet declare just yet and is returning to the region on his farewell tour, looking back at 50 years behind the Test Match Special microphone.

A BBC Look East journalist’s appeal against an employment tribunal decision to strike out her claim after she spoke to a reporter has been dismissed.

The Ink Festival, East Anglia’s latest new writing festival, has gone from a wistful ‘what if?’ pipedream to a fully fledged, ambitious success story.

A new mother is praising the charity which supported her through “an incredibly traumatic” time after her baby almost died.

Ben Godfrey helped Shrewsbury return to the automatic promotion places in League One, ahead of the Shropshire side’s trip to Wembley.

At least three people will have their lives improved or saved thanks to a caring Filby woman who has died suddenly.

The walking football section of Beccles Town FC has been successful in the People’s FA Cup, qualifying for the national finals.

Calls for local justice to return to the town were among the suggestions put forward by people who responded to the news that Lowestoft Magistrates’ Court is up for sale.

When I set out a few goals at the start of the year, one of the main priorities was to get my half marathon personal best down.

Updated: Delays as train hits car at level crossing

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A train has hit a car at a level crossing, causing delays to rail services between Norwich and Cambridge.

The region’s air ambulance has been given a glowing report by inspectors, with four areas highlighted as outstanding.

A motorcyclist remains in a “critical condition” after suffering a serious head injury during a three vehicle crash in Suffolk yesterday.

Sportspark in Norwich was the venue for the East of England Sportshall athletics championships.

Denver rider Daniel Bloy now, at 40, officially a veteran time trialist, won the Wisbech Wheelers 10 outright.

The mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague has said police handed the investigation into her son’s disappearance to a cold case squad prematurely.

The Norwich junior team for a paralympic sport have been able to play their first friendly tournament, thanks to a cash award.

The Rev Tim Yau recalls a meeting with the late Professor Stephen Hawking.

The inquiry into the disappearance of RAF gunner Corrie McKeague will be stood down and passed to a cold case team, according to reports.

The site of the former Lowestoft Magistrates’ Court is up for sale after standing empty for two years.

Cambridge boss Joe Dunne has no doubt about the talent of Norwich City midfielder Adam Phillips but admits the youngster faces a touch task to force his way back into their team.

The ongoing mental battle is just as important as the physical one, says columnist Mark Armstrong

The expansion of a major employment site which has the potential to employ hundreds of people can now go ahead following a £2.65m funding award.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been given the green light to increase the number of medical student places at Norwich Medical School to create more opportunities for people to train as doctors.

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.

High school pupils have been discovering Norfolk history in an archeological dig run by the University of Cambridge.

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