A parking enforcement company insists one of its car parks has not become free to use - despite a nearby business telling customers otherwise.

A coastal hotel manager has apologised after a planned balloon release to help celebrate his birthday was cancelled following social media concerns over the environmental impact.

News that work to replace signs to read A47 on the old A12 between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth cost almost £750,000 was met with a mixed reaction on Facebook.

A woman from Sprowston has raised £620 for children’s charity Nelson’s Journey by shaving her head.

Football, rugby and tennis may still be popular choices of sport for young people in Norfolk, but those taking part in Breckland Council’s Kids Multi Sport Summer Camps have been able to try their hand at something slightly different.

Steam trains are running again on the North Norfolk Railway after being temporarily suspended.

House of Fraser has apologised to customers after cancelling all orders placed online.

Gin Temple in Norwich’s Pottergate has had its T stolen.

Mother of two, Victoria Bailey, is shaving off her hair to raise money for Nelson’s Journey.

A Norwich band has secured a support slot with a group who have sold more than a million records worldwide.

Journey down the rabbit hole at Norwich in Wonderland this weekend.

The former deputy leader of a district council has said the Conservative party are “running around a barrel looking for a corner” in relation to its handling of the row surrounding Boris Johnson’s remarks about the burqa.

Parent, teacher and blogger Sally White has tips to help you start the new school year at the top of the class

Cromer saw the return of the hot weather for the highlight of carnival week, as 10,000 people were thought to have attended the event.

There has been a mixed reaction to our story which revealed speed limits of 20mph could be introduced on more than 300 further roads in Norwich.

The highlight of carnival week is finally here.

The way in which businesses operate has dramatically changed.

A proposed new law that would see cyclists who kill pedestrians face potential life sentences has sparked plenty of debate among our readers.

The owner of a dog that went missing on a Norfolk beach more than four months ago has issued a heartfelt message to people who have supported the search for her pointer.

Chess players are celebrating after a Norfolk club received a national accolade.

Little Simon Meanwell has the adorable smile of a seriously chilled out baby.

A once-popular pub has come under fire amid concerns it is a blight on one of north Norfolk’s most picturesque villages - ahead of plans to reopen.

The family of a man who went missing from a Norfolk care home have praised the public, emergency services and rescue teams involved in the search for him.

A national nightclub chain is set to open a new bar on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich.

An Aldi customer was left “hungry and angry” after finding just one cheese curl inside his packet of crisps.

It was Norfolk and Suffolk’s unexplained humming noise which fed suspicions of an alien invasion or UFO activity and which could only be heard…by women.

Running away to join the circus is a dream for some, but two talented Norfolk aerialists did just that and became a huge hit with audiences. Alan Ayres caught up with them in Cromer.

Two teenage moped thieves in Great Yarmouth have been given a second chance by the man that caught them, who is hoping boxing will set them on the straight and narrow.

They’re a highlight wherever they visit, prompting looks of joy and amazement as they scream overhead.

A new gym which allows 24 hour access will open in a town’s leisure complex.

A revolving metal cube installed in a courtyard in Holt for the town’s annual arts festival has been destroyed, apparently by accident.

Hundreds of years ago, Dereham Market would serve local residents with important items from cattle to other traditional goods.

Fire crews are still on scene following a large-scale forestry fire close to an industrial estate, which is believed to have been started by a campfire.

Norwich City fans flocked to a Canaries shop in Norwich to greet two new additions to the club roster, as well as one young up and comer.

One of Lowestoft’s finest art galleries will host its fifth annual postcard auction, with funds once again going to charity.

A pothole deep enough to fit a man’s head that formed in the middle of a road has been filled in by workmen.

This week’s interactive Norwich City fanzine The PinkUn Show LIVE from The Woolpack and on Facebook discusses all the big Canaries talking points.

It is a condition which often prevents children, adults and families enjoying everyday activities and days out.

Could you be in with a chance of winning the ultimate gesture of love?

More than 3,400 bicycles have been recorded as stolen in Norfolk since 2016.

The record-breaking heatwave is today being blamed for ushering in an invasion of wasps.

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Searches are taking place for a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing from home.

A councillor has resigned from the Conservative party following the expulsion of Waveney District Council’s deputy leader over an alleged Islamophobic comment.

A man who went out to Thailand to kill himself has today thanked the friends who came to his rescue - but has called on others to do more to help 
those in need.

A father has put out an appeal on social media after his 12-year-old son has gone missing.

Wildfire risks may have put a dampener on tonight’s Sheringham Carnival’s grand firework finale, but, determined to make sure families and holidaymakers don’t miss out, committee members have come up with plans for a fun-packed programme of replacement events.

A woman’s crusade to install public access defibrillators across Norfolk and Suffolk has seen the 75th lifesaving device installed.

Could that slight chill in an upstairs corridor, that shimmer of shifting light on the staircase, those footsteps fading into silence be one of our county’s most intriguing apparitions?

Swimming in shark infested waters is a phenomenon usually seen on the big screen, however swimmers were left paddling for shore when a shark appeared of the Norfolk coast.

Sheringham Carnival will be without its traditional grand firework finale on Sunday, after committee members took the decision to cancel the event because of wildfire danger.

A foodbank has urged people to check if they can donate urgently-needed goods as demand for food for children spikes during the summer holidays.

Grosvenor Fish Bar in Norwich has introduced a new addition to their menu.

Gorleston pub The Dock Tavern is holding its ninth annual charity music day on Sunday, August 5.

A district and county councillor who allegedly said it was “unbelievable” Sadiq Khan had been elected mayor of London has been expelled from the Conservative party.

Norfolk firefighters have warned the brief spell of wet weather will not be enough to dampen the dry conditions which sparked a string of fires.

Dani Nimmock speaks to Mark Armstrong about how she hopes to use Run Norwich as a springboard for more success after gaining international selection

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague has vowed to keep fighting for answers.

The father of RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague claims he now knows what happened to his son – who went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds.

Fears have been raised for the future of a river after reports of dead fish being found.

With pre-season finished and the opening day looming, Canaries correspondent David Freezer was answering the questions in our latest Norwich City Debate.

Following the conclusion of Norwich City’s pre-season with a 1-0 loss to Charlton, Canaries correspondent David Freezer looks at some of the key talking points.

The organisers of a Northern Soul music night in Cromer have joined the fight to help a little boy living with a life-threatening illness.

The coastguard helped a woman who had fallen and hurt herself on Gorleston beach.

He was the feral child who became a human pet at the grandest household in Georgian England, a boy said to have been raised by wolves who swapped finery for a cell when he visited Norwich.

A “mini tornado” and golf ball-sized hail stones wreaked havoc across parts of Norfolk yesterday afternoon.

A new community initiative is set to launch next month, with the aim of bringing people together to have a chat over a free cuppa.

The county’s first Norfolk Day is making a splash in north Norfolk.

Golden tickets have been hidden around a Norfolk town as it prepares to host a new music festival.

After an upturn in severe violent crime in Lowestoft and years of police cuts, Conor Matchett learned how local people are fearing the town is changing for the worst.

Businesses, charities, communities and individuals have pulled together to back the special day which takes place on Friday, July 27.

Images capturing musical therapy, intergenerational fun and a special anniversary garden party are winners of a photo competition celebrating community life.

Running columnist Mark Armstrong wants a PB at Run Norwich 2018 but knows it might not be possible

Forget the World Cup, this is the final you’ve been waiting for

Kind-hearted Mercury readers have helped a nine-year-old girl from Gorleston become reunited with a birthday present she thought she would never see again.

A proposal to charge visitors to Norwich £1 per night has been branded as “ridiculous” and “a great way to discourage tourists”.

The end of the Magdalen Street Celebration has been confirmed this morning as the event is now being formally wound up.

Club members of Norwich’s Bannatyne Health Club and Spa have taken to social media to complain that the conditions are too hot to work out in.

A north Norfolk coast watch group is calling for volunteers.

This weekend Simon Kindleysides took on the challenge of walking up and down Gas Hill in his home city.

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A teenager was resuscitated after they were one of three people rescued after getting caught in a riptide off the Norfolk coast.

A homeless woman has been by praised by a community for an act of kindness towards a stranger.

Our exclusive story which revealed plans to be build a new town the size of Thetford in Norfolk has been met with mix reaction on social media.

A mid-Norfolk market town is awash with colour today ahead of its annual carnival.

Will o’ the Wisp, or Lantern Man, has led Norfolk travellers a merry dance for hundreds of years. Stacia Briggs and Siofra Connor go in search of this elusive, mysterious ‘cold fire’.

The world’s biggest girl band Little Mix is returning to Norwich this year with Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock performing at Earlham Park on their Summer Hits tour.

Firefighters have thanked people in Norfolk after they were given bacon sandwiches and cold drinks while battling a fire.

A Great Yarmouth bin has proven so popular that an appreciation group has been made in its honour.

A military veteran is showing his support for a friend and former colleague who has been battling mental health issues for more than 10 years.

Do you know someone who is constantly fundraising for charity or is driven and passionate about helping their town?

Meet the newest recruit to Norfolk Constabulary.

A group of women that daubed graffiti on sea walls at a Norfolk beach have been shamed on social media.

A popular fete has been cancelled following a dispute between the organisers and the parish council.

Top images representing community life in action have been selected as part of a photographic competition.

A Conservative councillor who was suspended from the party after allegedly posting Islamphobic comments on Facebook has apologised.

A city choir will be performing special songs in two historic buildings to celebrate Norfolk Day and a landmark anniversary.

No bouncy castles and slides will be at the Gorleston Clifftop Festival as a mark of respect to the family of Ava-May Littleboy.

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