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As mum-of-two Melanie Gilson watched her daughter Isla getting reading for her first day of school, she couldn’t help but reflect.

Fans of the girl band Little Mix will today be hoping to snap up tickets for their Norwich gig later this year.

A former prisoner has gone from jail to spreading awareness about mental health after rediscovering his talent for the ancient art of origami while inside.

Thousands of people across East Anglia have donned a red nose today to raise money for Comic Relief.

A family dairy business which fell victim to the milk crisis has found a new lease of life – by filling its redundant cattle sheds with pigs.

A community concerned about drainage and flooding issues have raised their fears with Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.

A world-leading centre of plant science and microbiology is celebrating 50 years of food, farming and health innovations since its move to Norwich. Here are ten of its most significant global breakthroughs:

Two 51-seater coaches will be departing Norwich on Saturday to join the March for Europe, which is set to take place on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome.

“Earlham Park is a venue that is synonymous with fantastic outdoor concerts”

These were the words of Peter Taylor, director of promoters Cuffe and Taylor, which is behind a gig at the park announced this week by multiple chart-toppers Little Mix.

Coming straight outta Newport, British rap favourites Goldie Lookin’ Chain are set to bring the house down at the Aquarium, in Lowestoft, with a night of noughties musical nostalgia.

Holiday giant Hoseasons has underlined its commitment to Lowestoft once more as they look to recruit talented youngsters from the area.

Steven Naismith admits time is running out to fulfil his dream with Scotland.

Aussie Brendon Burns comes to the unusual venue of Thrigby Wildlife Gardens, Acaster returns to complete his “Trelogy” of award-winning stand up shows, plus Terry Alderton, Paul Eastwood and Arthur Smith.

I said a couple of weeks ago after two very poor performances and results away at Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City that the play-off position was now beyond Norwich City.

Wheat from last summer’s East Anglian harvest continues to flow to mainland Europe as end-users seek alternatives to poor-quality French supplies, according to one of the region’s grain traders.

A buyer has been found for a Norfolk carmaker which went into administration - but it has been confirmed that 25 jobs have been lost in the process.

A restauranteur is hoping to get a bigger slice of the £9bn veggie food market by launching a vegan pizza brand.

Nigel Farage’s barnstorming victory speech the day after the European Union referendum result will seem like a long time ago for many UK Independence Party members.

He has taken the literary world by storm, with his children’s books selling over 9.5 million copies in the UK alone.

One of the region’s UK Independence Party MEPs has said he feels “very bereft” by the resignation of the party’s group leader on Norfolk County Council.

Jacob Murphy will be hoping tonight to join a select band of Norwich City players who have pulled on an England shirt.

A new video shows how Norwich Castle will be transformed following a major project to return the keep back to its former glory as a medieval palace.

Sir Cliff Richard is to return to the region this summer on his Just Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll tour.

Take That’s new album Wonderland is released today ahead of their UK tour which will see the band come to Norwich for the first time.

A steam engine making its way to the North Norfolk Railway travelled through the region on Thursday.

A record number of buildings in the East of England have been shortlisted for awards in this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards.

Jobs will change rather than disappear over the next decade as robots are increasingly used in the world of work, a study says.

The terrorist who carried out the Westminster attack served time in a Norfolk prison and had a string of criminal convictions.

A £105,000 fund to support community groups across Norfolk and Suffolk has been announced today.

An agreement to move forward work to improve rail capacity through the Ely area has taken a significant step forward thanks to funding from two local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).

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