It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to Christmas gifts. But if they’ve enough socks, sweaters, bubble bath and general stuff, maybe they’d love a treat or an adventure. If you want to do different, we’ve some top Norfolk ideas – and none of them require wrapping!

This year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime is a homecoming for Joe Tracini. The TV and stage star is set to play Buttons in the county where he was born over the festive season 2019/20, he tells John Bultitude.

Discover how Norfolk research could help your 
health, if social media is bad for teenagers, how to tempt people who find food doesn’t taste of anything - and much more in the Norwich Science Festival, October 18-26.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Would you climb inside a giant nose and find out what’s in snot? Discover if a rhino would win a fight with a T.Rex? Find out if a beefburger grown in the lab and not on legs could really be tasty? All this and more, much much more, for intrigued children and their families at the Norwich Science Festival 2019, landing in the city soon.

A move from schools inspectorate Ofsted to value music could mean even more children get the chance to learn an instrument and play in an orchestra.

Worried about your child being back at school? From making friends to bullying, Cathy Cookson of The Green Room Therapy answers some of your concerns.

Need to make adaptations for easier living but don’t want white plastic grab rails cluttering up your home? We look at adjustments that can be stylish as well as genuinely useful.

In the next few weeks, we’ll start deadheading the final roses of summer and clearing out the window boxes – but here’s what to plant now to ensure your garden stays full of colour this winter.

Tiger, rhino, hedgehog, adder, blue-eyed black lemur, little tern, Norfolk hawker, hazel dormouse, turtle dove… what would you save from extinction?

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