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 Coronavirus: Jacob, 7, is comic-book hero who surprised bin collectors Sunday, March 29, 2020 Steven Downes A seven-year-old boy is planning some more drawings after his Captain Underpants comic put smiles on the faces of refuse workers on their rounds in Norwich. READER LETTER: Have they got more than one backside? Saturday, March 28, 2020 Steven Downes Ron Green Opinion Is coronavirus making us spies and snitches? Thursday, March 26, 2020 Steven Downes Is it just me, or am I being watched? Cult heroes: Linighan the legend and the goal that changed the course of City’s history Thursday, March 26, 2020 Steven Downes In the latest in our Norwich City Cult Heroes series, Steven Downes looks at the man who scored a vital goal for the Canaries... but with a twist to the plot. Opinion Panic buying is wrong, but can you really blame people? Saturday, March 21, 2020 Steven Downes Last orders!” It’s a call that triggers drinks being downed and people scurrying to the bar to get a final pint in. All schools to close indefinitely on Friday afternoon due to coronavirus Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Steven Downes All schools will close from Friday afternoon for an indefinite period, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. It’s not ‘Blitz spirit’ to ignore coronavirus rules - it’s idiotic Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Steven Downes A crisis either brings out the best or the worst in people. Opinion Seven things you can do on this sport-free weekend Saturday, March 14, 2020 Steven Downes There are probably a few strange people out there who have no interest in sport. Video Storm Ciara: Football club’s stand is blown down Sunday, February 9, 2020 Steven Downes Non-league club Wisbech Town have felt the full force of Storm Ciara after a stand at their Fenland Stadium collapsed. Opinion It’s time to drop the name Golden Triangle Saturday, February 8, 2020 Steven Downes Am I the only person who is tired of hearing about the Golden Triangle in Norwich? New podcast takes sideways look at Norfolk news Friday, February 7, 2020 Steven Downes Have you ever wondered what is Norfolk’s greatest playground, or why China can build a hospital more quickly than Norwich can construct a traffic island? Opinion Why no self-respecting parent would give a seven-year-old a mobile phone Saturday, February 1, 2020 Steven Downes If it’s true that half of children own a mobile phone by the age of seven, is it also true that half of parents are useless? Electric scooter riders get police warnings in town crackdown Friday, January 31, 2020 Steven Downes A clutch of people illegally riding electric scooters on the road on housing estates have been given police warnings. Busy roads to close for one month for safety work Thursday, January 30, 2020 Steven Downes Two Norwich roads will be sealed off for more than a month as work is done to install pedestrian crossings at a busy junction. Opinion I received that NHS email - and here’s why I forwarded it Friday, January 24, 2020 Steven Downes I was wasting time, checking my work emails as I waited for a wrist operation at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Police linking two city arson attacks Saturday, January 11, 2020 Steven Downes Two early morning fires in Norwich are being linked by police - and treated as arson. Opinion Why would anyone live on Prince of Wales Road? Saturday, January 11, 2020 Steven Downes Prince of Wales Road is blighted. Opinion Time to engage your brain - Norwich Cathedral Jesus relics aren’t real Friday, January 3, 2020 Steven Downes When I think of church relics, I’m transported back to medieval times, when people were easily led by controlling priests - and happy to believe anything that relieved the daily grind of life. Opinion Banning packed lunches is pointless and will undermine parents’ respect for teachers Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Steven Downes Teachers go to university and are then trained to be experts at...teaching. Opinion Snobbish, patronising Remainers got what they deserved Friday, December 13, 2019 Steven Downes I hate to say I told you so. Opinion People who buy ‘golden circle’ tickets are not superfans, they are silly Saturday, December 7, 2019 Steven Downes I’m more Metallica than Michael Bublé, so I’m not involved in the desperate clamour to get tickets for his Blickling Hall concert.