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Steven Downes has a controversial solution to the problem of drugs on our streets

Government figures reveal a third of all properties bought in north Norfolk in 2017-18 were second homes. JESSICA FRANK-KEYES looks into the effect this rise has had on the area’s coastal communities

Urban birder David Lindo shares his tips on how to spot migrating birds this Autumn

A woman who has suffered six miscarriages is using her own experiences and her running shoes to help other women and their partners who find themselves in the same situation.

Recently returned to Norfolk from London, the newest member of Savills’ residential sales team, Polly Hughes, focuses on the powerful pull of life in and around Norwich.

Staff at a Norfolk prison have been awarded top national honours for their bravery in dealing with an inmate who slit another prisoner’s throat.

A respected music magazine has been told to “eat its words” after it handed Norwich duo Let’s Eat Grandma a prestigious award - a few months after branding the city “unfashionable”.

Detectives investigating the shooting of a man in Norwich in the summer have arrested a fourth suspect.

From its offices in a small market town in rural East Anglian an international charity is at the forefront of the fight to save irreplaceable wildlife habitat around the world from destruction. Sheena Grant meets the founder of the World Land Trust and hears about its latest appeal.

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.

A former Norwich Theatre Royal arts course student will take on the title role in a new American TV series based on the DC comics character.

Wymondham kick off a new era for the club on Saturday with the official opening of their new clubhouse, followed by the first game to be staged at Barnard Fields.

A Norfolk garage owner was asked if he could help arrange the theft of a Range Rover, a court heard.

North Walsham return to action in London 1N tomorrow after a weekend off when they travel to Luton.

An army veteran who smothered his girlfriend with a duvet after an argument claimed he was ‘wiping away her tears’.

As the registration for events gets earlier and earlier Imogen Lees has a few ideas to ensure runners can run more of the races they want to

Tap and Tipple hopes to bring rural communities together over a glass of wine.

Norfolk has outstripped its county neighbours for digital start-ups in the past five years, according to new figures.

The tragic story of a Norfolk man who became a convict banished to Norfolk Island will be revealed in a special talk.

Drug crime is behind almost 40pc of all cases at Norwich Crown Court as the number of dealers caught soars.

Your home in Norfolk went up in value in August - with areas of Breckland going up by the most, and by the least in the west of the county, new figures show.

As mydentist in East Harling prepares to close down, people continue to suffer a shortage of places at dentists. Here are some experiences of Diss residents.

Ahead of tomorrow’s landmark of 25 years since Norwich City’s famous victory in Bayern Munich, Canaries fans have been sharing their memories of that great night.

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.

Elisabeth Frink was one of East Anglia’s leading artists, who died in 1993 at the young age of 62. The Sainsbury Centre in Norwich has put together an extensive retrospective of her work. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at the work on display.

Scottish singer Barbara Dickson OBE chats to Louisa Baldwin about her new full band tour and love of the Norfolk coast.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has given top marks to one of the smallest schools in Suffolk during a visit – boosting its hopes of expanding in the future.

The leaders of Norfolk and Suffolk’s further education colleges have called on their MPs to push for greater funding for the sector in a week-long campaign.

Introducing the finalists in the Breaking Boundaries category of the Norfolk Business Awards 2018, sponsored by Lovewell Blake – and what our judges thought of them.

Rail services on Greater Anglia have effectively received an £80m subsidy over the last year - from Dutch taxpayers.

Ever since Anglia Square opened in 1970 we have been waiting for the development to be completed. The site is an eyesore on the main approach to the city centre and is a wasted asset at a time when we desperately need more housing.

A Norfolk garage owner supplied false number plates for a “prolific” regional gang who burgled more than 200 homes, Norwich Crown Court heard.

It was 60 years ago, on October 16 2018, that Blue Peter first arrived on our screens. People in East Anglia have been sharing their memories of the iconic children’s show.

A gun made for a former Duke of Edinburgh is being auctioned in Norfolk and auctioneers expect it to reach £15,000.

A Norwich primary school has joined the ranks of a growing local academy trust.

A large 26-bedroom country retreat on the North Norfolk coast and a small bed and breakfast in the South Norfolk countryside were amongst 100 winners at the fourth annual ROSE Awards at the Independent Hotel Show in London.

James Marston speculates about Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and her absence from the Royal Wedding. What does it tell us about her position at the Palace now?

A Norwich artist has been named as a prizewinner in an international contemporary art contest.

Celebrity chef and Norwich City majority stake holder Delia Smith will miss her team’s next match in order to join a march calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal.

Two men have been charged following a police crackdown on drug crimes in Great Yarmouth.

A group of Norwich students learned some tips of the book trade during a visit by a best-selling author.

With summer swiftly fading and October well on its way, thoughts are turning to this year’s bonfire night, and where to see the region’s top firework displays.

Fancy footwork was at the fore in the grounds of a north Norfolk school as a Bollywood dancer hosted a workshop.

A Norfolk woman is following in her father’s cycle tracks following his cancer diagnosis.

A week of action to crackdown on drug gangs operating in the county led to 22 arrests in just two days.

Two university students from Norwich have delivered first aid training for a major car maker after setting up their own business.

A family-run foundry in Norfolk was approached by Selfridges to create new bronze signs for their flagship store in London.

He was one of the most eccentric, mysterious and talented artists ever to have worked in East Anglia...and now a campaign has been launched to restore one of his landmark murals. Derek James takes up the story.

This is the moment a 25-year-old man tackled and held to the ground a bike thief he caught red-handed in Norwich city centre.

Scores of Dachshund owners barking mad for their four-legged friends flocked to Southwold for a sponsored walk to support sausage dogs in crisis.

Perhaps it’s better if Leeds do finally get their longed-for promotion back to the top flight this season, after the comments of their owner sparked worries for supporters of Championship clubs this week.

The education secretary has reiterated his faith in a programme which hopes to help children in deprived parts of Norwich achieve better educational outcomes.

From zombies to demogorgons, poltergeists to killer clowns, demon headmasters to devilish technology, there’s a scary TV show to suit all levels of daring in our list of shows to get you into the Halloween spirit. Do not watch alone.

Concerns that progress to improve the A47 is in danger of falling behind prompted a Conservative councillor to launch a blistering attack on Highways England.

The history of Norwich City Football Club has been captured in a unique piece of art.

Patisserie Valerie has been saved from collapsing into administration thanks to a £20m loan offering from the company’s major stakeholder.

A Norfolk firm is celebrating its 10th anniversary by professionally cleaning three Norfolk War memorials.

One of the county’s best-loved arts venues has pledged to “bring the world to Norwich and Norfolk” after generating tens of millions for the region’s economy.

As I have said many times before, running is now so very diverse with people enjoying the sport and pastime in so many differing ways.

The new owners of a boarded-up pub in Thorpe St Andrew remain tight-lipped over its future.

With the BBC children’s show about to celebrate its birthday, Steven Russell gets misty-eyed as he meets one of his childhood heroes: ex-presenter Peter Purves

A successful north Norfolk landscape painter has abandoned art for music, and forged a new career building precision-made electric guitars.

The option of playing towards the deep end or the shallow end will be a thing of the past when Wymondham RFC’s new £4.5m home on the outskirts of town is officially opened on Saturday week.

East Anglia is rightly proud of its many assets.

A bomb blast changed Dan Majid’s life for ever. Now he is ready to represent his country again.

A team member from a Norfolk care home is in the running for a prestigious national award.

Author Carl Gorham is renowned for his book The Owl at the Window, a moving and uplifting story of surviving grief after the death of his wife. Now, he talks of the next chapter in his life as he is selling his beloved Norfolk home. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit him at Highfield House, Lower Bodham, near Holt.

Take a first look at Norwich’s Roger Nsengiyumva’s starring role in new BBC One primetime drama Informer which starts on Tuesday.

Almost a third of young people are not drinking alcohol in what has become a mainstream shift in drinking habits across the region, a BMC Public Health journal report has revealed.

An actor who grew up in Norwich after fleeing from the Rwandan genocides is to star in the new BBC One thriller Informer.

Even lukewarm royalists enjoyed the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, earlier this year but as a waverer when it comes to the further reaches of the Royal Family , Lynne Mortimer wonders if Princess Eugenie’s big day will the attract the same enthusiasm.

Video: Nashville music star praises Norfolk pub

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A Norfolk pub has seen its already burgeoning reputation for live music given a further boost with fast rising American country music star Canaan Cox singing its praises.

Achieving greater gender parity in Norfolk’s boardrooms will be a key goal for the new president of the county’s biggest business organisation.

It started as a hobby but posting beauty tutorials has turned into a lucrative career choice for home-grown social media star Georgie Aldous.

A nationally renowned street artist is set to create a series of spectacular wildlife murals as part of a new trail that will run throughout Lowestoft.

Police are on the search for a man in his 70s with links to Great Yarmouth.

A well-known Cromer artist and photographer pair are hoping their latest exhibition will - quite literally – raise the roof.

Harleston Magpies hammered visitors Letchworth 5-0 to record their first win of the season in Premier A.

Youngsters from Great Yarmouth have been shortlisted for an award after learning new skills working on heritage projects around the world.

New signs have been installed in Norwich city centre urging pedestrians and cyclists to watch out for each other - after more streets were opened up for cycling.

A Norwich teenager has been named one of the best young poets in the world, beating almost 6,000 others to claim the title.

Do you know how much land is used for new housing in the UK or how much Green Belt is protected from development? Edward Parker, managing director at Bennett Homes, gives us 10 points about building new homes you may not know.

A Great Yarmouth woman died of “severe emaciation”, an inquest opening has heard.

A chef is returning to his city roots after three years in London gaining valuable experience in two top restaurant kitchens.

A pageant master from Norfolk has co-ordinated an international tribute to the First World War fallen, 100 years after the bloody conflict ended.

Nostalgia: Tortoise-loving Peter Eade did so much for Norwich

Sunday, October 7, 2018

It was written: “A more honourable man and patriotic citizen of Norwich it would be impossible to find.” Derek James tells the story of the extraordinary Sir Peter Eade.

Two men who travelled from London to Norwich to pickpocket people on a night out were caught red-handed by door staff.

Television chef and Norwich 
City majority shareholder Delia Smith claims political leaders have made a “dog’s dinner” 
out of Brexit.

Doctor Who returns this weekend and it’s all change. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what makes this most British of programmes so special

Sam Barker is a Suffolk based entrepreneur, who helped launch Sliide, a Mobile Technology start-up in 2013, with two friends Corbyn Munnik (CEO) and Frankie Kearney (COO), straight from University. Last year, Sliide won “Most Innovative App in the World” at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is dubbed the ‘Oscars of Mobile’. He spoke to Gina Long, who also happens to be his mother.

Sharlene Teo wrote the first 20,000 words of her debut novel, Ponti, while living and studying in Norwich.

Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners Club opened its annual charity event at Sandringham up as a general classic car show and attracted nearly 100 cars.

Ad Feature: Financial planning: how to avoid mistakes

Friday, October 5, 2018

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey says a building disaster in Bulgaria and HS2 are good metaphors for avoiding bad financial plans

Colman’s Mustard maker Unilever has scrapped plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Netherlands following pressure from shareholders.

It will be a poignant occasion for everyone connected with Wymondham Rugby Club on Saturday when the first team host Thurston in London Three Eastern Counties.

North Walsham will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season when they entertain Old Priorians in London 1N on Saturday.

Norwich hit the road on Saturday to take on Cantabrigian looking to get their Division 2NE campaign back on track after losing three games on the trot.

An independent clothing company is bucking the trend on the high street as it celebrates 35 years of business.

See how your postcode area fared in terms of the number of houses sold from February-July and whether they went for more or less money than a year ago in a new report which gives a new picture of the local housing market.

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