It’s like The Darling Buds of May do Corfu but that’s a good thing. Escaping to Greece for an hour every Sunday night makes Monday feel far further away than it really is

A popular Norwich pizza business is expanding and opening a second restaurant in Norfolk.

More than 300 people attended the funeral of former Cromer mayor Tony Nash, and his widow Michele (Shay) greeted everyone of them as they left the parish church.

Opera impresario Ellen Kent is a phenomenon. An energy-packed dynamo she has been producing lavish productions starring international performers for 30 years. As her two 2018 productions arrive at Norwich Theatre Royal we find out more.

Ashmanhaugh and Barton Wanderers have pulled off something of a coup by clinching the services of former county cricketer Robbie Joseph.

An offshore supply vessel at the centre of a legal row has been moved to a new berth in Great Yarmouth.

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.

The Chinese takeaway is the latest food to meet the wrath of food lobbyists - but they are missing the point, says Andy Newman.

A Norwich-based company is spending the week in South Africa to help improve the lives of mothers living in developing countries.

A customer feedback specialist in Norwich is using International Women’s Day to mark its efforts to help women thousands of miles away.

Karate kid Lexie McLellan is aiming for Olympic success in Tokyo after she successfully qualified for the European Martial Arts Games in Schaan, Liechtenstein.

Artist Juliet Goodden’s latest exhibition is packed full of colourful art with an important meassage - It’s Better When We Listen.

Youngsters from a Downham Market school swapped their pens for sitars during a fun workshop to learn more about Indian culture.

A pensioner labelled the “Michael Palin of Gorleston” will be giving two illustrated talks on his epic journeys.

Another north Norfolk eatery has been branded with a zero food hygiene rating.

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.

A Cromer crabber is making headlines as he fronts a global campaign for Britain’s national tourism agency.

Youngsters at Sheringham Primary School had a chance to learn about the customs and cultures of far-flung countries ranging from India to Australia, during a fun-packed programme of activities organised as part of an annual multi-cultural week.

A UK banking giant has banned credit card customers from buying bitcoin amid fears they could be left in debt as the cryptocurrency’s value drops.

Centuries ago, Norfolk was renowned for its shoe-making​. But while much of that world has vanished, one brand has endured. Mark Shields reports.

Thousands of vacancies for registered nursing and midwifery posts in the east of England are not being filled, new NHS figures show.

Some of Norwich’s most popular restaurants close their kitchens on a Monday. However we’ve managed to track down where is still open to feed your grumbling bellies.

A celebratory event has marked the 150th birthday of a prince who dedicated much of his life to preserving the heritage of Norfolk and Suffolk.

A nursing leader has painted a bleak picture of the conditions nurses in East Anglia are working under, as it was revealed one in 10 leave the profession every year.

A South Norfolk business has used money originally set aside for the sponsorship of a Christmas tree to fund the digging of a bore well in India.

Adventure story fanatics will be setting their sights firmly on Norfolk later this month when the first ever book about fictional fighter pilot Biggles is to go under the hammer.

The name of Colman’s of Norwich could live on if enough support gets behind a bid to make it a co-operative, writes journalist Mark Seddon.

As the owner of recently closed restaurant Woolf & Bird warns people to support independent businesses for fear Norwich could become “beige”, we take a look at some of the brilliant independent eateries that help keep the city colourful.

Norwich has a thriving food scene and with so many restaurants and cafes to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming.

Folk legends Blowzabella celebrate 40 years, Portico Quartet perform their latest album, The Young’uns tell The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff and there is a return of international stars Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Working with sport governing bodies to increase participation as well as continuing its growth in the US and India will be key to an education and fitness group’s expansion in 2018.

Less household waste is being recycled in Norwich and North Norfolk than it was five years ago, new figures reveal.

The new colour passport will be a colour of shame for a narrow-minded view of the world, says Steven Downes.

It’s time we ‘joined the dots’ with Nature, says Simon Barnes.

The foreign crew of a ship who were not paid for six months have been able fly home in time for Christmas.

Some of the foreign crew of a ship who were not paid for six months have been able fly home in time for Christmas.

Bullards launches its new version of one of Norwich’s favourite beers.

Jobs are in doubt at a professional services firm after it confirmed it was restructuring its Norwich base.

The captain of an offshore supply vessel which has been stranded in Great Yarmouth since June 2016 has told how he and his crew have not received any wages in six months.

Video: TV Guide: What’s on this week?

Saturday, December 2, 2017

From The Grand Tour to The Crown, The X Factor Final to True Detective, there’s a feast of TV fancies on this week

Waste paper collected from Norfolk households is being shipped 13,000 miles away to China for recycling – rather than being processed here.

Opinion: Red Wednesday on November 22 is our chance to remember persecuted Christians. And there are lot of them in the world, says Sister Penelope Martin.

A Norwich couple who tied the knot in the same year as the Queen and Prince Philip have been given a one-of-a-kind medal as part of the royal wedding anniversary celebrations.

When Holt-based photographer Howard Denner was given his first camera at the age of ten, it kick-started a lifelong passion that led to him snapping rock stars ranging from Diana Ross and Debbie Harry, to James Brown and Madonna.

A centenarian army veteran was among those marking Armistice Day at North Walsham War Memorial Hospital.

What to watch tonight

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday’s best TV: Extreme Wives with Kate Humble, International Football England v Germany, Travel Man: 48 Hours in Stockholm

What to watch tonight

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday’s best TV: Big Life Fix, The Truth About Slim People, Doc Martin

Take a trip down memory lane with our fabulous photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at the market town of Thetford, situated 28 miles south west of Norwich.

It was 160 years when one of the first schools of its kind in the world opened in a small room above a carpenter’s shop in King Street, Norwich, with 53 young scholars. Derek James tells the story of the Carrow School.

The sharing of ideas and skills is at the heart of many creative businesses which is why fears have been raised over limits to free movement.

A brand new festival will hit Lowestoft next week – bringing three days of music, theatre, art, dance and literature to the town.

Third quarter sales were hit at consumer goods giant Unilever by hurricanes in the US and poor weather in Europe.

We take a look at the finalists in the Knowledge Catalyst category of the EDP Business Awards 2017.

Ed Sheeran has cancelled gigs, saying his cycling accident means he will not be able to perform live concerts for the immediate future.

Last week, I was having a bother of a time down on the River Wye.

Businesses are reaping the benefits of changing exchange rates when it comes to exports but feeling the pinch at home.

A north Norfolk mum-of-five was left distraught after a school bus driver left two of her children stranded two miles from home because of a road diversion.

It’s National Curry Week, so there’s no better time to get yourself down to one of the brilliant curry houses the county has to offer. Here’s a look at some of the best, according to TripAdvisor ratings.

A Norfolk artisan coffee roaster is supporting people with dementia, by donating a percentage of the proceeds from sales of a special Colombian espresso blend to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Two members of staff from a cat protection centre in Dereham are setting off on an adventure in the Himalayas as part of a major push to raise money for new cat shelters.

I could have been a professional footballer or cricketer.

Experts Beer&Co share their top beers you’ve really got to sample.

It seems success is in the genes for one Lowestoft family after both father and son took gold at the World Martial Arts Games in Orlando.

Opinion: Tackling the epidemic of sea-borne plastics is becoming an urgent issue, says Nick Conrad.

A musician who travels the world as an international student examiner had his car torched when he left it parked outside a church hall in Wisbech after enjoying a meal out with family.

Twenty years after Judi Dench captured the aching loneliness and dignity of Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown she effortlessly slips back into the regal garb of Queen Victoria for Stephen Frears’ heart-warming drama about an unlikely friendship with a young Indian.

A micro-brewery has collected a clutch of medals for the taste of its beers at an international competition.

A Norfolk company leading the way in sports education has scored a deal with a US group to get American youngsters using football to improve their health.

Make-up brand Kiko Milano is set to open its first store in Norwich.

One of the most recognised voices in England and beyond won’t be heard on Test Match Special any more as Henry Blofeld signs off for the last time. He spoke with us about his life in cricket.

To celebrate Heritage Open Days 2017, a range of events and exhibitions are taking place across Norfolk. Here’s our pick of the bunch...

India and its authentic rainbow of colours and tastes will emanate from the Acle Straight on Sunday amid the windmills and grazing animals.

Kathryn Bigelow’s film is a big sweeping, multi-character recreation of events surrounding the murder of three black men by police officers during the chaos of the third day of rioting in Detroit in 1967.

British imperialism is taking a bashing as the events at Indian independence 70 years ago are recalled. But are we getting the full story?

It was a tumultuous event that saw millions of people forced to leave their homes amid countless atrocities that claimed the lives of men, women and children of different religions.

A Norwich beauty is getting ready to take part in her first big international pageant.

East Anglian manufacturers are continuing navigate the choppy waters of international trade – but have warned they will have to hand on price rises.

A former teacher who spent 30 years in classrooms in the Great Yarmouth area has died after a two-year battle with cancer.

A producer of the award-winning Planet Earth II documentary said he was “utterly charmed” by Norfolk’s sweeping landscapes and beer gardens during the filming of a part of the documentary in the county.

One of Norwich’s oldest residents and oldest living former England women’s cricketer Eileen Ash has rung the bell to open play at the ICC Women’s World Cup Final at Lord’s.

India is a traveller’s paradise: filled with exotic sights and sounds, and a wealth of colours and flavours to satisfy all but the most discerning adventurer.

Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s annual Tamil Two pilgrimage in Walsingham on Sunday, July 9, police have warned.

Playing the saxophone, learning to fly and taking an advanced driving test are all achievements in themselves.

With Henry Blofeld anouncing his retirement, we look back at some of his finest moments in the commentary box.

A man who has been a church warden and publicity officer at Wymondham Abbey and a renowned harpist have been charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy.

Food fanatics won’t want to miss out on these local goodies at the Norwich Food & Drink Festival on Sunday, June 18.

When she was born 100 years ago, travelling by horse was one of the main ways of getting about.

And for her 100th birthday Lily Simpson took a step back in time with a trip around a town centre in a horse-drawn carriage, just as people used to do all those years ago.

We asked the general election candidates in Norfolk and Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them today. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

Chess and boxing may not be two sports that usually share the same bill but a hybrid version of the games is coming to Norwich.

A super-fit yoga teacher who suffered a stroke at the age of just 35 is hoping her experience will raise awareness of the condition - and make more people realise that it doesn’t just affect the elderly.

DON TOPLEY takes a look at the ICC Champions Trophy in his latest On the Boundary cricket column.

A “significant number of customers” are still without their luggage after a British Airways IT failure that caused global flight disruption.

The magic of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s treasured childhood novel is brought to life in performances from acclaimed Spinning Wheel Theatre.

A group of teenage scouts is off to Ghana next year to carry out voluntary work at a run-down school in the African country.

It’s 70 years since Indian independence.

They say football is more than a game – and two entrepreneurs hope the same can be said for fantasy football as they launch a print magazine.

Mollie Patterson was one of England’s best performers at the Spanish Youth Open.

Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.

Expansion and acquisition across the country will strengthen the position of Hoseasons’ staff in Lowestoft rather than weaken it, says the firm’s boss.

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