John Hegley is best known for writing poems about dogs, glasses and potatoes but the bespectacled bard showed a far greater range as he entertained fans at Norwich Arts Centre with songs and poems old and new.

James Marston visited Aberfan, 52 years after the tragedy that claimed so many lives

Martin Luther King was assassinated, Manchester United won the European Cup for the first time with George Best weaving his magic, and the Kray Twins were arrested.

Those who have lived in Norwich for two decades or more will remember that before Next was there, a different store dominated the top of Hay Hill.

Norwich chocolate company Gnaw was the big winner at the regional British Chamber of Commerce awards, after a year in which it has invested heavily to keep up with demand abroad.

On the face of it, Ernest Seaman was an unlikely war hero. Quiet, mild-mannered and a little on the plump side, he was the very antithesis of the popular image of the rough, tough fighting man.

A First World War hero will be honoured in Norwich to mark 100 years since he was awarded the highest military decoration.

Motoring editor Andy Russell is back from an exhausting 294-mile, four-day cycle ride from London to Paris. And he was just driving a van to support his wife who was one of the ‘Four de France’ charity riders.

Over the years, many weird and wondeful ideas and schemes have been announced but never came to pass. In the first of a new series, Norfolk’s Pipe Dreams, DAN GRIMMER looks at when there were hopes Eurostar could come to Norwich.

A Suffolk dairy farmer said he was “really chuffed” after his cheese-making story provided the inspiration for a plot in the popular BBC Radio 4 soap, The Archers.

As an EastEnders superfan, seriously I haven’t missed an episode since I was eight years old and I’m now 23, when I heard Sid Owen had been cast as Hook I was more excited than Phil Mitchell in a brewery.

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A north Norfolk woman is relaunching a dieting support group for residents in a coastal village.

Vanity Fair is one of the greatest novels about Waterloo: and this week the ITV series reached 1815 and the battle where Napoleon met his final defeat. But how much do you know about East Anglia’s link to the day that decided Europe’s fate?

An East Anglian pig farmer has called for a cull of wild pigs to help defend the UK herd against a devastating disease which has broken out in continental Europe.

UK pig farmers are being warned to be on the alert following an “extremely concerning” outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in wild boar in Belgium.

An international festival has exploded into life in a coastal town.

Why are the Liberal Democrats doing so badly?

Two men are journeying off the beaten track in a beaten car to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.

Booker Prize winner John Banville on alter-ego Benjamin Black, why he hates summer, the beauty of a dishwasher manual and Norwich’s one-way systems

This is what to expect as Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts returns to Norfolk.

Youngsters growing up in a seaside town during the First World War find themselves with a battle of their own in an exciting musical heading to Sheringham Little Theatre.

After witnessing a touching tribute overseas made to the lives lost in the First World War, one man decided to create his own in Norfolk.

They almost certainly did not all storm into battle wearing horned helmets, but something the Vikings definitely did do was to shape every aspect of life in Britain, including in Norfolk.

Christian group Lightlife has marked its 151st anniversary with a week of activities for children around Cromer.

Stuart ‘Mac’ Macpherson was a biker through and through.

Lovers of Great Yarmouth’s historic marketplace can now browse and purchase their favourite items 24 hours a day.

Ashley Watson led a determined Norfolk fightback on the opening day of their final Minor Counties Championship match of the season against Bedfordshire at Luton.

The sea off Norfolk was the scene of tragedy last weekend and a reminder to Nick Conrad of the day it nearly claimed his own life too

Restaurants across East Anglia are gearing up for price hikes and menu shake-ups, as the poor yields resulting from extreme weather conditions start to bite an already fragile industry.

A Norfolk adventurer is taking a well earn breather after pedalling 2,500 miles on an epic cycle ride from John O’Groats to Gibraltar.

The Gwalia Male Voice Choir is giving a charity concert at Chapelfield Road Methodist Church.

Are you a lover of online shopping? Or simply too busy to visit Great Yarmouth’s historic market?

Fancy buying part of the heritage of Great Yarmouth? A rare chance to buy a detached house in the grounds of the former Royal Naval Hospital, South Denes, has arisen.

Guest reviewing for us throughout The Great British Bake Off is chef Richard Hughes who enjoys a surreal week in which contestants made Mount Fuji, Bristol, the London Marathon, Kilimanjaro and Las Vegas out of...biscuit.

Are you ready, get set, BAKE! Or rather, “WATCH PEOPLE BAKE!” The Great British Bake Off is back for 2018 with a host of new bakers and a (buttery) biscuit based beginning. Before you settle down to watch the tent-based action, meet this year’s bakers.

The song says Love is a Battlefield. And lyrics came to life at one of the strangest blind dates ever seen.

Come rain or shine, there is a whole host of thing to do in mid-Norfolk this bank holiday weekend, here are eight of our top picks.

Norfolk skipper Ashley Watson wants his side to rise to the occasion tomorrow when they compete in the Minor Counties Twenty20 Finals Day at Wormsley.

Photographer Owen Clarke enjoys painting with light as he creates colourful images which capture the majesty of the East Anglian landscape. Arts editor Andrew Clarke meets him on a field trip to Felixstowe Ferry

An event previously dubbed “Tory Glastonbury” is returning this year – but this time it has some very impressive backers.

Work by one of the country’s top wildlife artists will be on show alongside nature–inspired sculptures, in an exhibition at Bircham Gallery, Holt.

A Norfolk man and his travelling buddy have officially set the world record for the fastest male pair to travel around the world by tandem bicycle.

Norfolk recovered from an unpromising start to take the upper hand on the first day of their Minor Counties Championship clash against Cambridgeshire at Manor Park on Sunday.

A Norfolk village plans to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by adding the names of two men to its war memorial.

The hotly anticipated Ivy Brasserie is about to open its doors, so we took a sneak peak inside to find out what you can expect.

He left Lowestoft brimming with enthusiasm for the adventure of a lifetime and ended his days in the corner of a foreign field, his bravery in the theatre of war saving the lives of at least two others as he made the ultimate sacrifice. Recorded in France as an Australian, Claude Castleton’s story is incredible.

Norfolk’s match against Hertfordshire was cut short for the second day running - but there was still time for a little bit of history to be made at Manor Park.

Fears that the Armistice Day parade would not go-ahead in Cromer this year, due to a lack of Royal British Legion members, have been dispelled.

Norfolk failed to make full use of an excellent start to a weather-affected first day of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Hertfordshire at Manor Park on Sunday.

The descendents of a man who died on the battlefields of Europe in the First World War are preparing to travel to France to mark the centenary of his death.

She was a force to be reckoned with, a rarity amongst D-Day veterans, a woman who spent her time on Normandy beaches saving, rather than taking, lives. Margaret Dickinson of Cromer has died.

A Suffolk biotech start-up has secured £400,000 as it launches a range of products to help combat the spread of TB in cattle.

The fall-out from a row at the Royal British Legion in Cromer continues to rumble on, with a town councillor resigning over what has happened.

A former soldier is joining thousands of Armed Forces veterans from across the world to pay tribute at a historic pilgrimage of remembrance.

Two friends will race through eight countries in just four days as part of a rally fundraiser - in a bright orange 1968 Ford Mustang.

A wine bar which brought a little piece of France to Norwich has announced it is to merge with another independent cafe in the city.

Margaret Chadd spent her life caring for others.

Community groups gathered to give members of Sheringham’s Royal British Legion branch a send-off ahead of their trip to the First World War battlefields.

Artists, galleries and art dealers are being invited to get involved in one of the region’s biggest contemporary art fairs which will take place in Norwich later this year.

East Anglia is known for its rich comic heritage, stretching from the Singing Postman right through to current alternative comedians like John Kearns. Here is a look at 20 comedy stars with links to the region.

A seven-fold increase in applications for citizenship EU countries has panicked Lynne Mortimer into looking for lost ancestry

Norfolk appear to be heading towards defeat in their Minor Counties Championship derby match with Suffolk after two tough days at Copdock.

Parents in Norfolk have been warned to keep their children’s vaccinations up to date after outbreaks of measles in Europe.

A former matron of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital who once went ice skating with John F Kennedy and nursed Winston Churchill back to health has died age 96.

Hundreds of rock n roll enthusiasts descended on town for a popular annual festival.

Joe Skipper is targeting a top-10 place on the world stage after winning Ironman UK for the first time – despite a back injury sustained earlier this year.

An intrepid student will brave notoriously hazardous elements and one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes to raise money for charity.

EasyJet is to join rivals in launching a legal complaint against the European Commission over air traffic control strikes which have so far cost it more than £25m.

A Norfolk adventurer is dodging sunburn, punctures and saddle sore on a 2,500 mile epic cycle ride from John O’Groats to Gibraltar.

Four decades of friendship have been celebrated as visitors from France returned to Lowestoft.

A Cure for World Cup Fever

It was the first large military road run in the county and featured vintage vehicles from across Norfolk and north Suffolk.

It’s been a rather eventful seven days covering the World Cup for our regular Norwich City photographer Paul Chesterton, who witnessed England’s semi-final heartbreak – and veered off the beaten path.

England might not be bringing home the trophy but one Norwich pub is still asking fans to make some noise and help it secure the title of King of Pubs.

A pensioner fears he will have to give up his flock of 50 racing pigeons after a housing association said he can not move them to his new home.

Can anyone tell me the point of the World Cup third-placed play-off?

Join us from pubs across Norfolk and Waveney as England take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.

Croatia had only just been formed in the same year that England last reached a World Cup semi-final in 1990.

Passionate England fan Gary Wharf will be leading the songs tonight as he bangs his drum dressed in a St George’s outfit and with the cross painted on his face.

England will try to win just their second ever World Cup semi-final when they take on Croatia tonight, here is how the Eastern Daily Press reported on the first: a 2-1 win over Portugal at Wembley on July 26, 1966.

A Norwich City fan has been caught up in a “terrifying” stampede which broke out in Nice last night amid France’s win over Belgium in the World Cup semi-final.

A pair of resolute swimmers have successfully conquered one of the sternest tests of human endurance.

Football: it’s 22 overgrown, overpaid man-children chasing a bag of air around a field.

Investment in new warehouses and IT systems have put online grocer Ocado into the red for the first half of the year.

With the summer sparkling wine season in full swing, Jeremy Dunn, chief wine tutor at Norfolk Wine School, explains why sparkling wine is more versatile than you might think and recommends a fizz for every occasion.

England are in dreamland after making it through to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli against stoic Sweden.

We really are starting to believe the World Cup is coming home.

Pubs and beer gardens the length and breadth of the county erupted in celebrations as England took one step closer to a place in the World Cup final today.

Steve Downes talks football, Brexit and national pride.

In part three of his World Cup diary our Norwich City photographer Paul Chesterton re-lives what it was like to witness England’s shootout win in Russia

Norfolk professional Andrew Marshall warmed up for a crack at the Open Championship with a win in France - but was unable to build on it in final qualifying.

Fears of summer travel chaos at EasyJet are mounting after it revealed it cancelled nearly 1,300 flights last month – with no end in sight to air traffic control (ATC) strike action.

It appears we might be heading for a third-way Brexit.

He’s been hailed as the future of Borussia Dortmund so how has Felix Passlack found himself arriving at Norwich City at the age of 20?

A poignant event in the 1920s will be recreated as part of commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

It was a day that was just made for batsmen - but that didn’t stop Ben France from turning on the style with the ball to help Vauxhall Mallards to their third successive win.

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