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In a week of highs and lows for the retail world, Norfolk has weathered the storm with some positive stories coming out of the county’s business community.

Norwich return to London 2NE action after a week off with what is likely to be their toughest game so far, away at leaders Woodford.

Insurance firm Aviva has offered reassurance that setting up an Irish subsidiary will not impact on jobs or customers in the UK.

A new Irish pub behind a butcher shop promises ‘craic and crackling’ as it prepares to open in the city.

It was described by a number of keen onlookers as “the strongest fleet of Laser sailors assembled this year.”

They are still in their teens. But today Norwich band Let’s Eat Grandma are in the company of rock music royalty after winning a coveted award.

Adam Idah’s strong start to the season continued as the Norwich City starlet was on target again for the Republic of Ireland U19s.

Rita Simons, best known for playing Roxy in EastEnders, will return to the Theatre Royal stage in 2019.

Teemu Pukki just loves playing in the Uefa Nations League – after scoring his third consecutive winner for Finland in the new competition.

As Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress design is unveiled, Nicola Barrell takes a look at Royal wedding gowns through the ages

Will Varley, with support from I Said Goodbye and Ailbhe Reddy, delivered a raw and honest performance to a sizeable crowd last night at Epic Studios in Norwich.

Olympic hopefuls will be among 100 of the UK’s best young sailors who are expected to descend on Lowestoft this weekend.

Raise a pint of Guinness as a new pub is bringing the luck of Irish to the city.

Daniel Farke is pleased to see Norwich City’s young guns continue to receive international recognition – but remains wary of too much game-time.

Pro-life campaigners from across the country descended on a small Norfolk village this weekend in an annual pilgrimage.

A Norfolk company will be “making good” on its long-term expansion plans, as it strengthens its stance on the global stage by doubling the size of its head office and recruiting 20 new staff.

Tesco is starting to see a pay-off from its takeover of wholesaler Booker with a rise in half-year sales and profits.

Prepare to be amazed as Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Jamie Raven comes to the city with his latest show.

Essex-born pop star Anne-Marie has announced the dates of her 2019 tour.

Aldi will open 130 new stores in the UK over the next two years, after sales hit a record high in 2017.

Motoring editor Andy Russell visits a mind-bogglingly vast warehouse, which could house 20 football pitches, which is a logistical labyrinth stocking parts for keeping Fords on the road for the whole of the UK and Ireland.

Viewers from around the world will soon be able to see the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham feature in the popular BBC television drama series Bodyguard, with Netflix acquiring the rights to broadcast the series to viewers outside the UK and Ireland.

Norfolk will be spared the worst of Storm Ali today (September 19), as it sweeps in this afternoon across the UK.

A weather warning has been issued for parts of Norfolk as the remnants of Storm Helene move across the country.

Teemu Pukki’s cheeky finish sunk Middlesbrough 1-0 in Norwich City’s best display of the season.

Norwich City legend Wes Hoolahan has signed for West Brom on a free transfer, after persuading manager Darren Moore that his 36-year-old legs could still produce some Championship magic.

It is a simple brown cardboard box, filled to the brim with everything from plant seeds to a book of crosswords.

West Brom boss Darren Moore will make a decision on whether to offer former Norwich City duo Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin contracts “in the next seven days”.

The summer of 1980 and I’m still a teenager. With room to spare. I don’t bop in public (lack of rhythm, self-conscious, feet with minds of their own) but in a parallel world I’m a lithesome Nureyev, swaying to a post-disco beat.

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

International breaks have always been something of a bother for me - an unwanted respite from what I consider to be “proper football”.

Ashley Grote, master of music and organist at Norwich Cathedral is playing Organ Spectacular at St Nicholas Church in Dereham on Saturday September 15, 7.30pm.

Find out which storm is expected first this winter - could it be your name?

Sight, Memory, Making, and Prayer, is the latest exhibition at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry.

The 2018 St Leger, the last of the five classic races of the season, is run this week. But which ever horse wins, they have no chance of matching the achievements of the 1970 winner, Nijinsky. Sheena Grant looks back at his historic victory.

Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki maintained his good start to the season with a fine winning goal for Finland at the weekend.

International action gets under way for Norwich City’s on-duty players on Saturday afternoon.

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.

Wes Hoolahan could be coming up against Norwich City later this season with West Brom interested in signing the former Republic of Ireland international.

An East Anglian branch of Homebase is among more than 40 stores which will close under a rescue plan agreed by creditors.

Two women who have smashed their weight loss targets have been named ‘Woman of the Year’ by their respective Norwich Slimming World group.

A north Norfolk town has welcomed two new businesses into its community.

Anthony Spyrou’s late winner has kick-started Norwich City Under-23s’ season, sealing a comeback from 2-0 down to beat Reading 3-2 at Colney.

A Norfolk slimmer has seen her life-changing 4 stone 5lb weight loss lead to her representing her local club in a nationwide competition.

Last year Pete Sparrow set a new bench mark for 24 Hour race victories by leading Team Lion to victory in the 2CV day night event at Snetterton to record an amazing 10th win.

A 56-year-old man who was arrested in Romania almost three years after fleeing a Crown Court trial, has been returned to the United Kingdom and also charged with 11 additional offences.

More than 30 members of the 14th Lowestoft scout group have just returned from their annual summer camp.

A paedophile law lecturer who went on the run as he battled to evade justice has been arrested in Romania.

A summer holiday is the perfect time to catch up on the horsey reading you may not have had time for during the rest of the year. Sheena Grant suggests some books to try, along with a few suggestions aimed at younger fiction fans.

The House of Fraser name was once a jewel of high streets across the country – a department store steeped in history, which typified style and variety.

The BBC’s soon-to-be-aired thriller Bodyguard is the latest in a long line of TV shows to be filmed in Norfolk. We take a look at 10 others, from reality shows to comedies, dramas to thrillers, to feature the county, including Swaffham-on-Sea.

Sunday’s Run Norwich 10k saw many people relatively new to running complete the challenge of taking part and finishing a 10k run for the first time.

The year 2018 has been a difficult one for the retail sector, with a succession of big names falling.

Scores of people from our region who were due to be jetting off from Stansted Airport today will be affected by pilot strikes being held by Ryanair pilots.

A weight-loss expert has been thanked for her exceptional work supporting people with losing those extra stones across Waveney and Great Yarmouth.

Highly-rated Shamrock Rovers keeper Gavin Bazunu is attracting interest from England - with the Canaries reportedly rebuffed in a move for the teenage prodigy.

The transition from winger to striker is continuing to go rather well for Norwich City youngster Anthony Spyrou.

Where is he?

Stoke City and Middlesbrough are favourites for promotion from the Championship this season, according to the reporters who cover the division’s 24 clubs across the country.

The future of the Foulsham Guides is at risk if they cannot find a new leader to take over the Rainbow and Brownie groups.

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

Soft drinks giant Britvic says the carbon dioxide crisis which hit Britain last month left it unable to make the most of surging demand in the summer heatwave.

Remember the threats of widespread hooliganism at the World Cup? Never happened.

These images show how the new foyer will look at the James Paget University Hospital with the installation of a Marks & Spencer food store.

Young strikers Adam Idah and Anthony Spyrou were the stars of the show as Norwich City Under-23s thrashed their Borussia Dortmund counterparts 6-0 in a friendly in Germany.

For more than a century, a mid-Norfolk organisation has been transforming lives and helping to make change for the better.

Opinion: Question the NHS and face the backlash

Saturday, July 14, 2018

“I assume if any members of the EDP team are ever in need of medical attention then you won’t call for an ambulance or use the NHS.”

Three Norfolk MPs are calling for a change of leadership at the East of England Ambulance Service.

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.

Love had the world in motion, the Berlin Wall had fallen, Norwich City had finished fourth in the old First Division and the Simpsons had never been screened on British television.

You would think that a little musical accompaniment at a car boot sale would go down well. But one singer/guitarist has been banned from performing at several sites following complaints.

Norwich City legend Wes Hoolahan is a target for Wigan Athletic, according to reports in Ireland.

Love had the world in motion, the Berlin Wall had fallen, Norwich City had finished fourth in the old First Division and the Simpsons had never been screened on British television.

You might have heard by now, but word has it that football’s coming home.

They are the latest big name set to perform in the city

Britain will have a new Brexit secretary after David Davis stepped down late last night.

Superdrug’s tie-up with Love Island has helped drive a 16% profits leap as fans of the hit TV show snapped up bronzer, make-up and hair products.

Norwich City have announced three signings for their under-23 squad, alongside confirmations of professional deals for five other young hopefuls.

Film director Danny Boyle has hailed Gorleston beach as “one of the great secrets of England.”

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

After the Norwich City foreign legion was bolstered by a German contingent last season, O is for overseas players as David Freezer continues our alternative A-Z series.

Norwich City are tracking Cork City attacking midfielder Kieran Sadlier as the former West Ham trainee continues to impress for the Irish champions.

Paul Hurst is excited to get an early crack at ending Ipswich Town’s poor record against rivals Norwich City.

The window shopping is in full swing and the bargain hunters are out in force.

They might not be remembered as the very best to ever pull on the shirt at Carrow Road. But they will never be forgotten. Paddy Davitt looks at G in our alternative Canaries’ A to Z alphabet... for the Ginger Pele.

It’s a practice that is said to be damaging the ocean, depleting fish stocks and destroying jobs.

David Platt’s late winner against Belgium saw England advance to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup, but how much do you remember about the match?

One reader thinks it’s a shame when people lose their Norfolk accent. What do you think?

Tens of millions will be gambled on the outcome of the World Cup, from the outright winners to the number of times Neymar spits during a game, but who do you think will lift the trophy?

A nurse at the James Paget University Hospital has published a report which aims to help hospitals develop research and midwifery teams.

House of Fraser has announced plans to shut 31 of its 59 stores across the UK and Ireland as part of a rescue deal, impacting around 6,000 jobs.

As Argentinian attacker Emi Buendia looks set to join Norwich City, we’ve taken a look at the foreign imports who have made the most appearances for the Canaries.

Verity Smith’s business started out as making healthy botanical mixes for friends – but now her products can be found in high street shops across the UK.

Glenn Middleton admits he was “shocked” at the way his Norwich City exit was handled.

Legend of Western films John Wayne was born on May 26 in 1907. Now, 111 years on, he is undoubtedly one of the most iconic Hollywood stars of all time, despite controversy over his political views.

Reviving an old tradition, Norwich Cathedral Choir under Ashley Grote joined with its counterparts from Ely and Peterborough in a concert marking the centenary of the death of Hubert Parry.

Winston Churchill remains a towering political figure not only in Britain but also far beyond these shores.

There is lots more weird and wonderful fun for audiences to enjoy in the final four days of this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at some highlights

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.

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