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The Springwatch star is appearing online with Jarrold this month, talking about her new book – A Year of Living Simply.

This week Gina Long meets Guy Nicholls, owner of Tru7 Group.

Uncover treasures from furniture to upcycle, to jewellery and film memorabilia at these local antiques centres.

The team from Horrible Histories return with more spooky silliness for adults.

Hand-rolled truffles, meaty pies, delectable ice creams and more have been named amongst the best of the best in the region this year

The Norwich department store is ready to help you look and feel better about yourself with its socially-distanced service.

Moving into retirement accommodation can offer so much more than simply a place to live, explains Ben James Smith, director of White & Sterling Retirement Living.

This week Gina Long meets Suffolk-based potter Jonathan Keep.

Buddy and Lola products are formulated to help pets with anxiety, upset tummies, itchy skin and more.

Local chefs say they are crying out for staff as diners return to restaurants.

From secret dungeons and pyramids to fossil hunting, it’s time to explore the ‘hidden’ side of the county.

What were you doing when you were 22? You probably weren’t reaching an audience of thousands by talking about football, charity work and mental health like Ellis Platten

Foster carers are desperately needed for Norfolk teenagers who are in care, explains Julie Brooks, manager of the Enhanced Fostering Team at Norfolk County Council.

Remembering Jimi Hendrix, the world’s greatest guitarist, 50 years after his untimely death. We take a look at an amazing career that lasted for just four short years but spawned a legacy that will last forever

These designers are putting East Anglia on the fashion map.

Entrepreneur Loui Blake shares his Heaven and Hell with Gina Long MBE.

Norwich vintage stylist Susie Pritchard shares her tips.

Today, September 8, is UNESCO International Literacy Day and to mark the event the National Centre for Writing in Norwich has created a free, digital resource packed with fun ideas designed to help parents, carers and youngsters share the joy of storytelling. Why not have a go at some of them with the little people in your life?

Headteacher at City Academy Norwich, Paul Collin, explains what to look for when considering a secondary school and why attending ‘as many open days as possible’ is a must.

Suffolk singer songwriter Ashton Jones shares his East Anglian Heaven and Hell with Gina Long.

Attica Locke, Sophie Hannah and Oyinkan Braithwaite will be taking part in Noirwich Crime Writing Festival which returns online from September 10-13.

This week we meet Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk, Tim Passmore.

Kirsty Pitcher, interim chief operating officer of The Benjamin Foundation, shares her East Anglian Heaven and Hell with Gina Long.

Contemporary painter Jelly Green shares her East Anglian Heaven and Hell with Gina Long.

The legacy of Covid-19 will be with us for some time, according to a survivor who is also a palliative care nurse. She spoke to Tony Wenham.

There has been much discussion around CBD oil in recent times and the potential benefits the natural compound, which is found in the cannabis plant, might have to different users.

Adoption Service Buddy Ken Mason from Norfolk County Council says adopting a child can be both a rewarding and a challenging experience.

We spoke to a member of the LetNCC team to find out about their private sector leasing scheme and how private landlords can earn guaranteed monthly rent.

Our columnist Christine Webber explores ways in which to age well.

Gina Long meets Jon Norman, senior pastor of Soul Church Norwich

Suffolk resident Joe Edwards-Gill and has been metal detecting for two years – and has uncovered a number of treasures from years gone by.

We meet fundraiser Michelle Anastasiadis, founder and owner of Elle & Tyne Events, whose charity dinners and tournaments attract a host of stars from the world of sport.

It’s hotting up nicely this week, so take your pick of Norfolk’s best beaches to soak up a slice of summer sun

Gina Long MBE meets Andy King, chairman of Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue.

‘Tackling climate change is something that we must all take responsibility for’ says Councillor Richard Rout

Gina Long talks to the region’s BID (Business Improvement Districts) about their post-COVID-19 recovery programmes, hoping to attract more investment and more visitors

Gina Long chats with the charity fundraisers and co-founders of Wild Play

There’s nothing more precious than time spent with your family and what better way to make the most of it, than with your own holiday home by the Broads.

Gina Long talks to mum-of-two Ali Stearn. She’s former Grand National winner Bob Champion’s stepdaughter and her love of horses has seen her devote hours of her time to raising funds for dementia with the help of her own four-legged friend

Submissions for the 2020 East Anglian Book Awards, which celebrate the outstanding literary culture of our region, are now open.

Gina Long meets Craig and Julie Jarvis, owners of Ravenwood Hall Hotel in Suffolk.

Are staycations the new normal? As the hospitality and holiday industry re-opens from today, Gina Long talks to Hannah and Jeff Hibbs, from Forest Lodge Holidays.

North Norfolk hotelier and restaurateur Eric Snaith adapted his fish and chip shops to offer click and collect to customers during lockdown and is due to welcome back guests to Titchwell Manor from July 4. And later this month he plans to open a new pizza restaurant too.

We spoke to Jack – former retail worker and now a full-time care assistant – and Danielle – manager at Black Swan care home Laurel Lodge – to understand why they love working in care and the opportunities available.

Actor and theatre producer Matthew Townshend tells Gina Long about how technology is playing its part in enabling Southwold Summer Theatre’s rep season to go ahead.

Phillip Bazley from Gordon Dean Solicitors explains why now is the right time to plan your Will and how a solicitor can help to secure your family’s financial future.

Liz Quigley has been a real tonic for residents of Cromer by helping with their shopping during lockdown, says Keith Skipper.

Chef Richard Bainbridge shares how he’s adapted his busines during the coronavirus outbreak

With holidays to far-away hotspots on hold until further notice, there’s never been a better time to enjoy our own outdoor spaces and give them some TLC.

A firm which makes equestrian equipment is feeling buoyant as sales and leads pick up in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.

From June 21-September 21, Slow Fashion Season aims to encourage people to make more conscious and sustainable fashion choices. We find out more from one of the campaign’s ambassadors, Norwich fashion stylist Karen James-Welton, aka Fabulous Miss K.

Gina Long talks to Infusions Group co-founder, award-winning chef John Jackaman and Sarah Stamp, director of operations about how they’ve re-emerged from the ashes, against all odds following the Covid-19 pandemic and a devastating fire

From a chocolate hamper to a pub in a box, here are some local ideas for treats for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21.

Holidays are going to look very different this summer. With lockdown measures slowly easing and hopes that some accommodation providers might be able to re-open from the beginning of July, internet searches for glamping are on the rise. We discover how sites in Norfolk are provisionally planning to welcome back guests.

Ruth Redford, who lives at Loddon, has worked in children’s publishing for almost 20 years. Her debut picture book, That’s My Daddy, is out now, in time for Father’s Day.

John and Carole Wilson are looking forward to celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends when coronavirus social distancing measures allow.

During social distancing, many of us have reported having more vivid dreams than usual. Charlie Morley explains why.

Gina Long finds out how a couple’s company look to the future, anticipate the ‘new norm’ for events and come up with a solution which also provides Covid-19 resistant shades

Dr. Antoinette Savvas is a GP practicing in the Fens, living in Newmarket with her family and her mother who has been shielding up until this week. Antoinette, speaks about the challenges trying to juggle taking care of her three daughters and supporting her mother, whilst working, along with the need to keep the usual household chores and homeschooling going. Here she talks to Gina Long

Parks and Recreation and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are among the stateside sitcoms you should add to your watchlist.

Kieren O’Connor’s passionate approach has seen his London-based business, Growth Stream, successfully transform sales teams into high performers, earning more than £10 million in additional sales revenue for its clients.

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