Steven Downes Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. News editor email@example.com @stevedownes1973 Opinion Schools: give parents a break and stop the annual Comic Relief and World Book Day costume drama Friday, March 8, 2019 Steven Downes I have a friend who is bringing up two daughters on her own, while also working, shopping, and dealing with all of the daily dramas of family life. Poll Is Darren Huckerby right? Rate his 2003/4 title winners and this season’s Norwich City squad Thursday, March 7, 2019 Steven Downes Darren Huckerby reckons the title-winning class of 2003/4 would have beaten this season’s Norwich City vintage. Alan Partridge re-enacted it - but what was the Battle of North Walsham? Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Steven Downes The Battle of North Walsham: it sounds like something that Steve Coogan’s creation Alan Partridge has made up. Opinion Louella was the unlucky one - Why those selling drugs should have ‘death dealer’ on forehead Friday, March 1, 2019 Steve Downes Louella Fletcher-Michie was the unlucky one. Opinion What about inviting Islamic State teenager Shamima to live in Norwich? Thursday, February 21, 2019 Steven Downes I’m not sure what has been worse for Shamima Begum - hanging out with the misogynistic psychopaths of Islamic State or being all over the UK’s media in recent days. Disruption for thousands in Norwich as UK Power Networks replaces miles of faulty cables Saturday, February 9, 2019 Steven Downes Thousands of people in Norwich are facing disruption as a power firm replaces miles of underground cables that have caused recent electricity faults. Marriages fail, so a £1 engagement ring is a wise investment Saturday, February 9, 2019 Steven Downes There are certain things that you should never buy on the cheap. The Wiches: What is the dark magic of Norwich City v Ipswich Town? Monday, February 4, 2019 Steven Downes If you have children or grandchildren under the age of 16, turn off all devices, dim the lights, gather them round and tell them a story. Opinion Should we boo Paul Lambert when he brings Ipswich to Carrow Road? Friday, February 1, 2019 Steven Downes Former Norwich manager Paul Lambert will bring his struggling Ipswich side to Carrow Road next weekend. Steven Downes says Norwich fans shouldn’t hold back in giving him a hostile reception Opinion Changing CD or drinking coffee is as bad as using a mobile at the wheel Friday, January 25, 2019 Steven Downes We all know how dangerous it is to use mobiles while driving, but what about other things we do while driving? Steven Downes has a hitlist of driving no-nos Opinion Haughty, contemptuous, high-handed: Prince Philip must say sorry for the sake of the Royals Monday, January 21, 2019 Steven Downes As public relations challenges go, the aftermath of the crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh at Sandringham was as easy as ABC. Opinion Was I right to ask an Ipswich fan to stop swearing on a crowded train? Saturday, January 19, 2019 Steven Downes I love a good swear. It can feel so cathartic: an outlet for all the rage and frustration that’s ulcerating your insides. Opinion We’re not there to ogle: why gyms should never be women-only Friday, January 11, 2019 Steven Downes Why create a women-only gym? Surely having one that both sexes feel comfortable in is more apt in 2019, argues Steven Downes Opinion Norwich - beautiful, big league. Canterbury - not good, sad Saturday, January 5, 2019 Steve Downes It’s easy to take for granted the place where you live. Woman rescued from Norfolk marshes after dramatic blue-light search Sunday, December 30, 2018 Steven Downes Coastguards used their blue lights as part of a dramatic search in the dark for a disorientated woman who was lost on the north-west Norfolk marshes. Video Norwich City fans use mobile phones to light up Carrow Road after floodlight failure Saturday, December 29, 2018 Steven Downes Norwich City fans tried to light up Carrow Road with their mobile phones this evening as a failed floodlight caused the suspension of the match against Derby County. Opinion What’s so great about seals anyway? They’re just boring lumps of blubber Saturday, December 29, 2018 Steven Downes Christmas has gone, so it’s time to find some things to do on the days of anticlimax. Opinion £86.7m to rebuild Albert Square? Stuff that, just axe EastEnders Friday, December 14, 2018 Steven Downes The BBC is under immense pressure. Quiz Which Christmas character are you? Take this quiz to find out Sunday, December 9, 2018 Steven Downes Are you obsessed with Christmas and everything it has to offer? Or are you more ‘Bah, Humbug’ when it comes to the festive season? Take this quiz to find out which famous Christmas character is your spirit animal. Video Why ‘Four Weddings’ is in my 10 most overrated movies ever Saturday, December 8, 2018 Steven Downes Four Weddings and a Funeral has got so much to answer for. And today’s Google Doodle is...a Norfolk hero Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Steven Downes She was a woman who never sought fame and died a martyr’s death after risking her life to save others.