I’m going to use my column this week to set you a little challenge.

If you were asked to recommend your top 10 towns, villages, or city in Norfolk to visit, what would they be?


I’m not sure words can do justice to quite how much of a treat Mercury Rev at the Norwich Arts Centre on Tuesday night were - but I’ll give it a go.

Imagine for a moment being asked to think about where you’d like your life to be in 2040 - and more importantly what you need to do to make sure you get there.

It’s hard isn’t it?

This isn’t something I’m proud to admit to thousands of readers, but for the first time ever I took part in a council consultation this week.

They’re one of the most hotly tipped bands around. David Powles sees what all the fuss is about as Goat Girl come to Norwich.

It’s Tuesday night in Norwich - but that didn’t stop three hotly-tipped bands coming to the city for what turned out to be a cracking night of new music.

On World Mental Health Day David Powles asks whether progress in tackling the issue is moving fast enough.

Six years after their last full release electronic dance duo Orbital have returned with their latest (and fantastic) new album Monsters Exist. As they prepare for their latest tour, which takes in East Anglia, Paul Hartnoll spoke to us about retro, raving and being absolutely raging about Brexit.

These are the reasons why the contaminated blood public inquiry is long overdue.

Regular readers of this paper or our website will know the problem of drugs and drug dealing in Norwich is one we’ve given extensive coverage to over the past two years.

Derek James takes a look back at Empire Day, the special school event that he believes should not go forgotten.

Mercury Music Prize award winners Gomez return to Norwich for the 20th anniversary of the album.

Guest running columnist David Powles recommends four of his favourite Norfolk running races.

Having worked in local media for almost two decades now (I know, looking at me you’d swear I was much older), I spend a lot of time thinking about our role in the community and how that impacts our coverage.

Eastern Daily Press editor David Powles explains the story behind the first ever Norfolk Day.

What do you think about life in Norfolk? What makes you happy, or unhappy, to live here? What do you think could and should be improved?

‘What is going on in our city?’

To my right a brass band are playing the theme tune from Game of Thrones, to my left a crowd of people are already tucking into what appear to be gin and tonics, despite the fact it isn’t yet noon.

A weekend of celebrations at Norwich Airport as part of the centenary of the Royal Air Force has begun with a flypast of two Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham.

Every now and then common sense does prevail.

I’m sure everyone reading this will be aware of the many changes to the layout of Norwich, in particular the city centre, we have witnessed over the last couple of years.

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