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Family-run eye and ear care specialist Cecil Amey was only able to offer emergency care during lockdown

People rarely asked DNA scientist Karim Gharbi about the complexities of his work. That is until a global pandemic came along – now everybody wants to talk about COVID-19 testing. Here, the Earlham Institute-based scientist tells us what’s changed.

Take a closer look at the bugs in your back garden, and you might be surprised - and delighted - by what you find, says insect expert Darrell Bean.

Many people let their properties via platforms like Airbnb without proper insurance. Louise Birritteri, founder and chief executive at Pikl, explains how she got the insurance industry to move with the times.

Right now, cutting-edge driver safety technology is prohibitively expensive – but a Cambridge startup is working to make it accessible to everybody. In the latest in The Disruptors series, Hao Zheng, co-founder and chief executive at RoboK, explains all.

40pc of us will suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee – a painful disease treated with burdensome operations that don’t always work. Surely there’s a better option for helping our ageing population? Consultant radiologist Dr Tom Turmezei thinks so, and he’s spent years testing his theory.

Those with complex healthcare needs are used to taking multiple pills every day. But what if you could combine these drugs into a bespoke 3D printed alternative? In the latest The Disruptors video, Sheng Qi explains how her team at the University of East Anglia is working towards the solution.

It’s Saturday night and the trees are thrashing about as Storm Ciara makes her way across the county. Bitterly cold, and with the temptation to stay indoors with Netflix strong, it’s certainly not a night for straying far from home. So then, a neighbourhood pub beckons.

It takes unique determination to launch a business while studying for a degree. But for Coral Eyewear’s George Bailey, distress over plastic pollution in our oceans was a catalyst for change.

Faced with the huge task of modernising a newspaper archive, chatbot builder ubisend had to teach robots how to read the news – and sound like humans. The latest in The Disruptors series, chief technology officer Joe Dixon explains how they did it.

AI chatbots are revolutionising customer service, with an easy solution that bypasses pesky out-of-hours hotlines. The latest in The Disruptors series, Dean Withey, CEO of chatbot builder Ubisend, tells us more.

“Everything we do [is about] challenging norms,” says Russell Carr, head of design at Lotus — and the electric hypercar Evija sums up that philosophy.

But does it sound like a Lotus? The latest in The Disruptors video series, meet the man whose job it is to know.

In a new video, Matt Windle, executive director of sports car engineering at Lotus, discusses what it takes to keep the automotive industry on its toes.

Scientists are racing to stop plant diseases that could devastate staple crops like wheat, corn and potato – resulting in food shortages around the world. Biologist Dr Peter van Esse of The Sainsbury Laboratory is one of them.

The secret to designing the perfect Olympic track bike? “Pushing regulations to the limit,” says Richard Hill, the Lotus engineer hoping to help Team GB clinch cycling gold this summer.

From the Formula 1 Type 49 to the new Evija electric hypercar, Lotus’ design director reflects on the brand’s innovation legacy in the latest video in The Disruptors series.

It’s the latest campaign as part of the rescue pony-turned local celebrity’s ongoing fundraising work.

How to minimise the stress of large family holidays and gatherings? Keep it local and luxurious - you won’t regret it.

With the big day just around the corner, be sure to add these Norfolk gifts to your basket

Norwich Turkish restaurant The Mediterranean is serving up authentic fare at refreshingly affordable prices.

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