In just a few days it will be Christmas and a lot of new stuff will be coming into your life whether you want it or not, so it’s a good idea to have a bit of a de-clutter ahead of the day.

With Christmas almost upon us a Norwich security firm is gearing up for its annual festive celebration. Derek James shares the details.

A prison officer with more than 30 years’ service has been fined and banned from driving after being caught at twice the legal alcohol limit.

A Norfolk student is hoping hot drinks and sausage rolls can warm the hearts of the needy this Christmas, with a pastry-wrapped charity gesture.

Norwich folk-punk rockers Ducking Punches finished their European tour perfectly on Sunday night on home soil with The Waterfront Studio in full party mode as Dan Allen and his band were joined by fellow tour mates Spanish Love Songs and We Bless This Mess.

Reports in the national press have highlighted a slow-down in the housing market during these uncertain times. However, demand for new homes in East Anglia remains strong. Edward Parker, from Bennett Homes, discusses.

This reader would like to see the roundabouts on Norwich’s NDR illuminated for safety reasons.

Uncle Sam hit Norwich big time on Saturday by way of the Norwich Phil’s ‘American Night’ - a shindig like no other which not only packed them in at St Andrew’s Hall but opened in a blaze of glory with a blistering rendering of Leonard Bernstein’s fiery overture to ‘Candide’.

This reader thinks a monorail in Norwich would be a good fit for the city.

In the article “South Norfolk becomes first rural district with 100pc fast broadband” (December 1) it was stated that £900,000 has been spent to provide faster broadband to rural areas.

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss described Theresa May’s Brexit proposal as the “best deal” for British food producers - as she visited a butchery that produces black pudding.

Maddermarket’s youth theatre group Madder Red performed the production Remote - a tale of teenage desperation that explores what happens as we begin to understand our place in the world.

A former Olympic showjumper who used pig’s blood to daub lewd messages on the “love nest” of a Tory peer has admitted ignoring her court sentence.

December is here which means its time to deck the halls. We’ve scouted out this season’s top deals on real and artificial Christmas trees in the Norwich area.

A group of care homes in Norfolk is offering free Christmas lunches to elderly people who are alone.

A vibrant mix of work from local and international artists has gone on show at an art fair in Norwich.

It seems that as soon as Remembrance Day is over, the great countdown to Christmas begins.

Critically acclaimed punk outfit Shame paid their first visit to Norwich this evening, riding a wave of five star reviews and social media adulation since the launch of their debut album ‘Songs of Praise’ in January. Some say Idles are currently the UK’s most animated, anarchic touring live act. I’d say after tonight’s brilliant performance the Bristolians have very strong competition for that accolade.

Three Odes to Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music, comprised the programme for the King’s Consort, on Sunday 25 November at The Norwich Theatre Royal.

In ‘Edith in the Dark’, Baroque Theatre Company’s latest production, Children’s author Edith Nesbit’s life is dramatized - contrasting her biography with her earliest works, dark horror stories with vignettes of her life.

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