A new budget supermarket on the outskirts of Norwich, first touted two years ago, could open by the end of the year.

It was a pirate’s life for a team of swashbucklers at an opening event on the North Norfolk coast.

Future generations will be able to enjoy a new garden for adults with learning disabilities in Fakenham.

An academy trust is recruiting for the headteacher who will oversee the opening of a new primary school near Norwich.

Homelessness charity Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme to put towards its Allotment Spade to Kitchen Fork garden project.

A fitness fanatic has been banned from driving after he was spotted on CCTV “snorting something off his dashboard”.

A charity which supports visually impaired people in Norfolk has received a funding boost of more than £1,400 following a series of collections across the county.

Staff at Sheringham Leisure Centre, Splash are marking Drowning Prevention Week by organising a string of events aimed at showing youngsters and adults how to be safe, and have fun, near water.

An independent report commissioned by supermarket giant Tesco suggests it makes an economic contribution of nearly £4.4bn to the East of England over a 12 month period.

Pubs are struggling and a different major retailer seems to be announcing store closures each week. A supermarket boss has pointed the finger at business rates – but have changes made last year really had a destructive impact? Doug Faulkner reports.

It seems you ‘live well for more, not less’ if your house is situated close to a top supermarket - with the likes of Sainsburys, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer adding on average more than £21,000 to the price of a property, new research shows.

One reader has some suggestions for these upcoming Norwich traffic schemes. What do you think?

An empty concrete yard is being transformed into a sensory garden to help those in a community with dementia.

Community groups and projects across Norfolk are being encouraged to apply for funding through the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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Beccles Lido will be reopening with a splash as a new fundraising challenge is launched.

Calls have been made for improvements at a busy junction as a second person died following a crash near Norwich almost four months ago.

The boss of an East Anglian retail chain has hailed Tesco’s new food waste initiative, with similar goals to its own, as a positive step.

Work on a retirement homes complex on a former abattoir site next to Tesco in Stalham, which has lain dormant for a decade, will start later this year.

An East Anglian retail chain boss has hailed Tesco’s new food waste initiative, with similar goals to its own, as a “really positive step”.

Marks & Spencer staff across the UK are bracing themselves for news on store closures this week, as the retailer announces its annual results amid tough times for UK high streets.

Marks & Spencer is expected to unveil another troubling set of annual figures next week as the high street giant’s food arm comes under intense pressure.

A rapist who assaulted a vulnerable woman in her own home was finally jailed today - after years of court delays.

A town council has re-elected its mayor and current leader to serve another year in office.

Adults with learning disabilities are being given the opportunity to travel independently with the help of a training scheme.

Volunteers at St John Ambulance’s Lowestoft unit are celebrating after they received a funding boost.

Police have released CCTV images of two women following a baby milk theft at a Tesco store.

Children from a village in mid Norfolk enjoyed an activity filled day learning the history of a bone mill as part of their local history studies.

I always knew football fans take the sport seriously - but this week we found out just how much.

Consumers are being warned to stay vigilant when after a card cloning device was spotted on a cash machine in south Norfolk.

One of north Norfolk’s favourite community shops is due to undergo a transformation which aims to bring low supermarket prices into the heart of the community.

A businesswoman has put out a rallying call to bring the community together in order to revamp a popular park and protect it for future generations.

The great outdoors has become even more exciting for youngsters at a Beccles nursery.

Justice has caught up with a Norfolk man who taunted police on Facebook after officers appealed to trace him.

Neighbours have spoken of watching a dramatic rescue from a block of flats in Sheringham, which is being treated as arson.

A woman who suffered serious life-threatening injuries has prompted a community hub to highlight the importance of having basic first aid and vital equipment on hand.

The full impact of the £12bn mega-merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda may not be known for some time.

The fate of thousands of supermarket jobs is in doubt after details of Sainsbury’s shock £12bn merger with Asda appeared.

There was one particular headline which caught my eye this week - and for once I have to admit it wasn’t one of our own.

Your briefing on all the big questions thrown up by the Asda-Sainsbury’s mega-merger.

A foodbank operating across mid-Norfolk has defied national figures by seeing a decrease in use but they fear the good news could be short lived due to changes to the benefits system.

The finishing touches are being put on a new football stand built in memory of a club stalwart.

Plans for an industrial estate on the outskirts of the city which attracted opposition from two Norfolk household names have received council approval - by the narrowest of margins.

Unsung heroes and those who go above and beyond for their community were recognised at an awards ceremony.

A supermarket security guard led two parents and their two children to safety after running into block of flats when he saw thick black smoke coming from inside.

I had to have a chuckle at this week’s furore surrounding Breckland Council.

The dedication of a team of parents has helped transform a cramped school library into a new learning environment.

A decision over a proposed industrial site on the edge of Norwich will be made next week, with officers recommending it gets the go-ahead despite opposition.

Plans to build a new discount supermarket in Beccles have been approved – despite last minute objections from nearby Tesco.

An award ceremony is being held to recognise the unsung heroes who go above and beyond in Brandon.

Horn Hill in Lowestoft was the worst street for reported crime in the whole of Waveney in the last year.

Norfolk money-saving influencer doesn’t let Asperger’s stand in the way of hunting down bargains and helping others via tv

More than 100 cannabis plants have been discovered at a house in Sprowston.

Charities and community groups in Norwich are being invited to sign up to receive surplus food from their local Tesco store.

People with dementia and their carers will have a chance to help shape future health and care services, at a focus day being held at Sheringham’s Lighthouse Church on Saturday.

A Norfolk charity has received more than £1,000 from collections made by supermarkets and centres across the county last month.

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced it is closing down all of its social media accounts for its 900 pubs and head office due to concerns about online trolling and the misuse of personal data.

Peter Sharkey on REIT investments and why he doesn’t have a satnav

A major fire broke out last night at one of East Anglia’s biggest commercial waste and recycling companies.

A council which has launched a scheme to protect local business has been told it ought to practice what it is preaching, as it has been revealed it heavily relies on major brands itself.

Lowestoft may not have the foodie renown of its seaside neighbour Southwold, but there are tasty treats to be found in the town and its surrounding villages. Here’s our selection of places to go.

Beleaguered Mothercare has cheered a much-needed resurgence in online sales as the struggling retailer remains locked in talks with lenders over a refinancing deal.

Computer tuition will be provided to give homeless and vulnerable people the skills to apply for work following a charity film fundraiser.

Shoppers in a Norwich supermarket were treated to a spontaneous performance when a flash mob of zumba dancers appeared with the aim of raising breast cancer awareness.

Work costing £32,000 to re-surface a busy South Norfolk carriageway could cause delays for commuters.

A supermarket in Great Yarmouth has closed due to a water leak.

Two shoppers came to the aid of a man suffering convulsions at the Tesco store in Dereham.

Here’s a GCSE-style question designed to exercise those suitably rested, post-Easter holiday brain cells.

A staggering 21,000 jobs have been axed in the first three months of the year as retail store closures, company restructurings and Carillion’s collapse resulted in a bleak quarter.

This year Easter weekend is from Friday March 30 to Monday April 2.

A Scout group in Beccles is appealing for votes which could see them receive up to £4,000 in grants from Tesco.

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital by air ambulance after falling and banging his head at the Tesco store in Dereham.

Dozens of decorated Easter eggs will go on show at the Caister Lifeboat Experience this weekend.

Here’s a look at some of the things you’ll only know if you live in Diss or grew up in the town...

So is Norwich ‘A Fine City’ for people from outside the county? Swiss exchange student Quynh Trang Do gives her verdict.

A controversial bid to build four small shops, a car wash and tyre change service at the expense of 75 town centre parking spaces has been rejected after vehement opposition.

Dozens of decorated Easter Eggs made by local schoolchildren will go on display at the Caister Lifeboat Experience this weekend.

A controversial plan for retail units to be built in the car park of a town centre supermarket could get the go ahead tomorrow.

They used to be a predictable mix of dough and dried fruits but now hot cross buns come in all sizes, all flavours and all seasons

Hemsby Lifeboat has offered its sincere thanks to all the agencies, local businesses and the community for their support during the Marrams erosion crisis.

Till receipts could become a thing of the past for most shoppers at East of England Co-op stores as the society tries to battle against paper waste.

A four-year-old who has down syndrome is to become a poster boy for a charity event at Tesco in Stalham this week.

The Hemsby community has been praised for its efforts to support those affected by this weekend’s coastal erosion.

The history of one of north Norfolk’s oldest settlements is now the subject of a new website for the district’s youngest residents.

There are delays in Great Yarmouth following a crash involving three vehicles.

A Norfolk charity has received almost £1,000 this month in collections made by supermarkets across the county.

The Beast from the East is still causing havoc on public transport networks across the region.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

A Norfolk author who gets ideas from customers at the supermarket check-out where he works has raised more than £400 for the Marie Curie charity, which supports people living with any terminal illness, and their families.

A Sea Cadet unit in Wells is bidding for a major cash boost from Tesco’s community funding scheme.

Television presenter Jake Humphrey is among objectors looking to block a revived bid for an industrial site on farmland on the edge of Norwich.

A military charity which helps bereaved children to brighten on breaks by the seaside is looking for more support.

Funds will be raised for charity as a special quiz night is held.

Video: Troubled Hellesdon pub could soon reopen

Monday, February 19, 2018

It has been closed for the past year but a troubled Hellesdon pub could soon be about to reopen.

There’s a great deal of power in an act of kindness.

Tesco has launched an investigation into the conduct of two members of staff after a video of them engaging in a sex act in a Norfolk store went viral.

Daniel Farke insists the pressure is all on Ipswich Town ahead of Sunday’s Championship derby at Carrow Road.

As public consciousness of health and wellbeing grows, more and more people are choosing to cut down on or shun alcohol. But what is driving this trend away from drink? Bethany Whymark reports.

Bosses at a craft brewery say they will redouble efforts to build a local customer base after losing a contract to supply Tesco.

Norwich was once said to have a different pub for every day of the year. But as your paper has highlighted, through its “Love Your Local” campaign, if you don’t use pubs, you will lose them.

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