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There are secrets hidden in every corner of Norfolk, even in the least expected places: what today forms part of a modern shopping mall was once the place where city people went to have curses removed and good luck restored.

Wands, spells, Hogwarts - all words that spring to mind when someone mentions the word magic, but Jamie Raven didn’t need any extra props to prove that magic is real.

Opinion: Rebecca Humphries: The true star of Strictly

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rachel Moore awards Rebecca Humphries the perfect score for giving Seann Walsh the last tango.

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

Holidays are getting more selfie than sexy as Millennials turn their backs on Club 18-30 - are those days of sun. sex and sangria at an end?

Moritz Leitner has thanked Norwich City fans for their show of support following a first defeat in nine games.

The strangest stories are hidden in plain sight behind buildings which look as unremarkable as any other, but which harbour secrets which are passed down through the years by wide-eyed witnesses who have spotted something unusual about their workplace.

Prepare for boardroom battles as The Apprentice returns for a 14th series. Meet Lord Sugar’s new apprentices, including the man who claims “Google is my middle name”. It’s not, though, is it?

Teenagers across the country are heading off to university but how do the parents they leave behind fill their empty nest? Sheena Grant gets some tips from therapist, coach and author Paula Meir.

A backpack is for everyone - and that includes a woman in her 70s, says hands-free Sharon Griffiths

It’s the highest Norman motte in England although no trace remains of the castle built in turbulent times which it housed: but today’s tale regards the hill, not what topped it.

Are you one of the budding David Baileys? Andy Newman hates you in a restaurant. And as for those people with annoying children? Go away!

Despite tough times for many on the high street, for Norfolk’s beauty sector, business is looking good – thanks to the rise of Instagram and a growing appetite for everyday luxury.

Let’s weave a Weird Norfolk Fairytale of our own: pull up a chair, huddle closer to the fire and let me begin with the curious tale of King Gurgunt and the Frozen Bear.

As This Morning prepares to celebrate its 30th birthday, I cast my mind back to the good old days when it was filmed in Liverpool meaning that if you just walked past the studio during transmission you could be on TV. Ah, happy days.

How do I get my dog to sit...and stay?

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tim James of Blackstar Dog Training offers advice on how to take your dog’s staying power to the next level.

Presenting a keynote speech to a room full of Norfolk’s brightest business leaders is a daunting task for any entrepreneur.

Jamie Brown explains how Digital Decoded can help SMEs navigate the mire of marketing products.

The Circle is Channel 4’s brand new reality TV show based on our collective obsession with social media. Described as “the ultimate personality test” one of the contestants on the show is a 22-year-old bar supervisor from Norfolk. Let’s meet him...

Former eating disorder sufferer talks about the battle against social media.

I was chatting to a barber the other day while he was sculpting and oiling my beard.

It’s the little-known story of a Phantom of the Office that haunts one of Norwich’s most ancient streets.

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden arrived in style to the TV presenter’s star-studded birthday bash.

Remember the so-called Millennial Bug which we were told would bring the world grinding to a standstill and lead to technological apocalypse?

In 1980, Norfolk staged its own Y2K trial run.

A former Norwich cartoonist now based in Tokyo has been so inspired by the GoGoHares trail he’s posting his own quirky cartoon designs on social media.

They’re known for being a staple of Starbucks’ Autumn menu - however you can now buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte for nearly £1 cheaper at Greggs.

A new aeroplane dining theatre experience has arrived in the city, taking you on a journey through the flavours of the world.

It is an area of natural beauty which spans across areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.

A Norwich restaurant will be among those listed in a soon-to-be-published guide celebrating the best eateries in the country.

Nine years, eleven concerts, and a million wishes but finally the wait was over for one Olly Murs superfan after the singer made an appearance in her home town.

Timm Klose is still expecting to join up with Switzerland, despite coming off at half-time of Norwich City’s derby draw at Ipswich Town following a blow to the head.

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo is one of the 10 famous faces in the new series of Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

Sea frets have often blurred the lines between this world and the next – and one such creature to appear from the mist is the Old Man of Hopton, who stalks the A47 in front of terrified drivers, some of whom claim to have driven straight through him.

Thanks to the scorchingly hot summer, the bars and pubs in Norwich have been filled with drinkers sharing their sun-drenched afternoons on social media.

Estate agent Chana Bush has been named a regional finalist in Specsavers’ annual search for its Spectacle Wearer of the Year and could win £10,000.

As ghostly goings-on go, North Walsham can boast a host of hauntings.

Shakespeare counselled that one should neither a borrower nor a lender be and in Burgh St Peter, a deal was struck that led to this phrase quite literally haunting the pair who made it.

When Georgia Millan invited a Hollywood dancer to her family dance school in Norwich, she wasn’t expecting a response.

The campaign to raise £200,000 for Billy Clayton has gained support from Little Mix singer Jade Thirwall.

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.

Well this is a rarity: a remake of a funny comedy which is just as good (if not better) than the original. Stephen Mangan’s remake of Lisa ‘Friends’ Kudrow’s Web Therapy is a foul-mouthed joy to behold.

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

The clothes are great. Sadly, I have the body of Shrek...

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?

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.

It’s the first time he’s been back since leaving the villa

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’.

No idea what Love Island is all about? It might be too late to immerse yourself in the latest series, but you can definitely prepare yourself for the next - or at the very least be able to hold a semi-lucid conversation with your offspring about where they’ve been disappearing to at 9pm every night.

If you’re trying to create interiors that have that ‘insta’ success, be inspired by this mid terrace in Norwich for sale for offers in excess of £375,000 that has been renovated and given a make-over, turning it from drab to dramatic.

A Norwich schoolgirl who was the victim of a cruel ‘ugly-or-not’ Instagram poll has hit back at the bullies who taunted her on national television.

A heartbroken mum has revealed how she has had to place her 10-year-old daughter on suicide watch after the schoolgirl discovered an ugly-or-not poll launched by cyber bullies.

Schools and children can showcase their favourite places to read through a special Norfolk Day contest.

While on their pre-season tour in Germany, Canaries players had money stolen from their hotel.

Today, it’s in the heart of the city – but in 1823, Rampant Horse Street was at the heart of a deeply distressing tale of bodysnatching from five Norwich churches.

Like the very best ghost stories of all, this one was discovered by chance, pasted in the back of an old magazine dated 1736 and titled ‘A Strange Occurrence’.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is urging people to “s’hare” its baby GoGoHares on social media to show their support for people living with mental health conditions.

Norwich crafters have been asked to ready their needles in preparation for a fundraiser with a twist.

Norwich City are reportedly ready to step up their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer, despite head coach Daniel Farke suggesting he is happy with his midfield mix in recent days.

Visitors to South Norfolk on Show could be in with a chance of winning a GoPro camera worth £200.

HQ is a popular mobile trivia game that allows you to win actual cash prizes. Amy Newbery looks at why students like the ones at UEA are finding it so appealing.

Long before The Giant in Twin Peaks told Agent Dale Cooper, Norfolk knew that the owls were not as they seem. For more than a century, there have been reports of glowing owls streaking across county skies in the dark of night, luminous birds that appear like flying spectres, feathered ghosts causing those that see them to believe they had seen something truly other-worldly.

Norwich-based gym owner Sam Bird entered the Love Island villa tonight...but what do we need to know about him?

Sam Bird, who owns a high-energy disco-gym in Norwich, will join the cast of Love Island tonight.

A snapshot
of good photography

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Here’s looking at you...Mike Rix of Savills’ Norwich residential team offers a snapshotof the importance of good photography.

When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion, the witching time of night is when the spectral woman appears, clad in red and seemingly tethered to the remains of a cross-stone which once towered over this lonely patch of Norfolk.

There aren’t too many nine-year-olds who can say they are one of the country’s leading competitors in their sport. But for talented gymnast Aaliyah Manning, it seems the sky is the limit.

Read this - to help you through tantrums, tiredness, trolling, the toddler years, the teen years and all parenting points in between.

In her latest column on parenting issues VICKI COCKERILL, from Dereham, explains why she set up a social club to get parents supporting each other...

He set out from rural Norfolk with the aim of raising £60,000 to support unpaid carers.

Avid readers will remember last week’s story of the ghost who made a guest appearance on Anglia Television and a promise to tell the tale of the Mad Monk of Morley Hall in more detail and his link to Binham Priory.

Schools and community groups gathered to see the launch of the new GoGoCreate learning project.

People are being invited to tuck into a haunted pub dinner hosted by Norwich’s resident ghost storyteller next week.

It was set to be a televised example of how a ghost hunter worked and proved to be so effective that a ghost actually appeared to make a guest appearance.

Moritz Leitner’s initially encouraging loan spell at Norwich City was disrupted by a month-long injury. David Freezer assesses the German midfielder’s impact in the latest of our summer report cards.

Thousands of shops could close as the retail sector lurches deeper into “crisis”, claims a new report which offers suggestions for how the high street should evolve.

A field close to Weybourne Hope – which has always been considered to be England’s Achilles’ Heel in terms of enemy invaders – hid a dark secret until it crumbled into the sea.

From the grand opening spectacle to all the fun of the Adnams Spiegeltent - artist Owen Mathers has been capturing highlights of this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival with his pen and paint.

If you love macarons and ice cream you won’t want to miss out on a new sweet treat launching in Norwich this week.

Standing as a signpost to a village that longer bustles, in a rhododendron clearing in the woods, Mark Goldsworthy’s timber carving shows the curious tale of the brave Bishop Beaver of Babingley.

Musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins and Comedian Tim FitzHigham provide a charming homage to two of the greats in musical comedy.

A family hoping for a holiday packed with sun, sea and sandcastles in Great Yarmouth were surprised to find a guest had already taken up residence in the caravan they had been renting for four days – an invisible entity which made it perfectly clear it wanted them to leave.

Maternal Mental Health Week inspired Wymondham mum-of-two and blogger Sally White to share some tips

Norwich City star James Maddison has vowed to return ‘better than ever’ after being told his knee ligament injury will prevent him from training for around eight weeks.

Instagram-loving MP Liz Truss has defended her use of social media and revealed it was her much-ridiculed cheese speech that prompted her take the plunge online.

Well done Cannes Film Festival for striking a blow against the selfish selfie addiction, says Rachel Moore.

The ice cream burrito is the latest in a series of food fads to hit the city.

Moritz Leitner has said it was an ‘absolute pleasure’ to be involved at Norwich City, as he sent supporters a farewell message.

1954 was the year that a series of Unidentified Flying Objects were seen in the skies above Norfolk, just a year after the term ‘UFO’ had been coined by the United States Air Force.

A picture perfect Instagram food trend has launched in Norwich.

The Love Island host and Celebrity Big Brother star are engaged after just three months of dating.

Thousands of us pass over it every day without a passing thought for the role it played in Norwich’s dark past.

WOW Norwich is set to celebrate women from all walks of life this weekend with a two-day festival packed full of debate, discussion and performance. Arts correspondent Emma Knights meets four of the speakers who will be making their voices heard.

He’s mates with Stormzy, had superstar Drake quote his catchphrases, and is getting his own Channel 4 show, now online sketch comedy sensation Mo Gilligan is heading to Norwich for two shows.

A teaching assistant from Norwich has found social media success after sharing his slimming journey with the people of Instagram.

The latest member of the Cambridge family could provide a baby bump for the Norfolk and Suffolk economy thanks to celebratory spending.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to the hospital after going into labour with her third child.

The road name tells a story – one of a terrible crime from years past, a woman’s death immortalised forever in two words: “Cutthroat Lane”.

Norfolk MP Liz Truss has flouted parliamentary rules by snapping selfies on the parliamentary estate.

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