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Why does Leap Day happen - and how can you spend your extra bonus day in Norfolk? Here are some ideas.

Kate Stephenson's account of how travel and connecting with nature in Saint Lucia helped her to manage mental health issues during pregnancy, has won the trip many can only dream of.

Many areas of the country have been hit by flooding in the last week, with parts of the north west experiencing more than a month's rain in 24 hours. With these sorts of extreme weather events predicted to become more frequent, here are some steps you can take to protect your home.

Sport England's #ThisGirlCan campaign aims to break down the barriers which might discourage women and girls from exercising and enjoying those feelgood endorphins. From Clubbercise to climbing, here are some fun local ideas for getting active.

What happens after you say 'I do'? It's the question journalists Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson, AKA Mother Pukka and Papa Pukka, ask in their new book Where's My Happy Ending? We caught up with the Instagram stars as they discussed what they discovered with a sell-out audience at Jarrold in Norwich.

Oliver Boon, owner of Benoli in Norwich, tells us why he was always destined to cook Italian food.

Online daters can be seen as a pool of misfits that have been shunned by society and are attempting their 'last shot' at finding love. Well, not anymore.

It's Valentine's Day on February 14 and the festival of love has to be the ideal chance to share 14 reasons to love Norwich

The immersive show, inspired by the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, will be at the Holiday Inn Norwich North on February 28 and 29.

The bread, cakes and pastries at its three Suffolk bakeries have won it countless foodie fans. Now Two Magpies has spread its wings and opened its first shop and cafe in the former Timberhill Bakery premises in Norwich.

With sweeping beaches, restless seas, star-studded skies and countryside alive with birds and bees, this is a landscape for love. Four romantic writers reveal their passion for Norfolk

Inspired by a trip to New York, MasterChef finalist and patissier Tim Kinnaird spent seven months perfecting his doughnut recipe - and they're taking over the internet.

Anne was a founding funeral director of Rosedale Funeral Home which has won three Archant Business Awards for its environmental ethos, family values and corporate and social responsibility. She is one of the most highly qualified funeral directors in the country and is also a trustee of local children's bereavement charity Nelson's Journey and a mental health first aid instructor for MHFA England. Anne lives in Scole with her husband Simon and their two youngest children along with their dog, ponies, chickens and cats. Here she talks to Gina Long.

What better way to celebrate the Oscars than with the Friday pub quiz?

A businesswoman's plans for expansion were marred by her father's terminal illness. Now she aims to repay his carers and the local community with a series of special fundraising events in his honour. Tony Wenham reports.

East Anglia's towns and cities are changing ... and Britain's favourite past-time is to blame.

The eatery is based at a popular tourist destination near the coast.

Lucid dreaming is said to be a powerful tool for wellbeing, which can help improve everything from your health to relationships - but what is it and how does it work? We find out more from Norwich-based therapist Leah Larwood.

A Norfolk artist is encouraging people to celebrate the healing power of the arts by helping to decorate a metal ship at the Norfolk Makers Festival at The Forum in Norwich from February 8-23.

Rocking Foxes' Sharon Wentworth is bringing her lively, jiving spirit to village halls across Norfolk, encouraging others to embrace the 'life-changing' power of dance - whatever their age.

Forty knitters and a death metal band are part of a sound-and-picture art piece on show at Norwich Castle

The February issue of Norfolk magazine celebrates its 250th edition with 250 reasons why Norfolk is wonderful

A pop-up fashion boutique at a Norwich hotel aims to raise funds for a campaign which supports women with gynaecological cancers.

From February 8-23, Norfolk Makers Festival sees The Forum in Norwich transformed for 16 days of inspiring exhibitions, creative activities, workshops, demonstrations, talks and crafty conversation.

Here's a taster of what you can see and do…

With the rise of digital technology, the spread of smart phones, podcasts have become one of the defining entertainment success stories of the 21st century. We take a look at some of our favourite shows 'on the net'

With Valentine's Day approaching, love is most definitely in the air. If you're planning a wedding or civil partnership ceremony, Norwich has a wide range of venues to offer, from romantic and historic to quirky.

As Lou Lou's Vintage Fair returns to St Andrew's Hall in Norwich on January 25, vintage clothing specialist Susie Pritchard shares some tips for what to look out for.

A working fairground made entirely of stained glass is to go on show when Norfolk Makers Festival returns to Norwich from February 8-23.

Fill your evenings and weekends with a fun activity that will get your children off the sofa and bring the family together. Norwich-based entertainment centre, Superbowl UK can help.

New joint headline sponsors The Norfolk Hub, Norfolk Cottages and Woodfordes Brewery are joining forces with Proudly Norfolk to celebrate the county's diverse food and drink industry.

Chef turned cheesemaker Blake Bowden is holding a community lunch at Farmyard in Norwich on Sunday January 26 to raise funds for the Australian bushfire relief effort.

The county has become a haven for famous folk, who love East Anglia's rural appeal. Who will you spot when you're out and about?

Around 500 people will be defeating dragons, defending the world, and bringing dice-throwing, card-wielding heroics to Hunstanton later this month.

The key to good business advice is 'working with someone you can connect with and who understands your business' according to Aston Shaw, an accountancy firm dedicated to developing close, friendly relationships with its clients to deliver straightforward, first-class accountancy and advisory services. has revealed the winners of its 2019 camping and glamping awards, with five sites in Norfolk among them.

If cutting your plastic footprint is one of your resolutions for 2020, here are some places in Norwich which can help.

As many of us mark the start of 2020 by joining a gym, changing our diets and vowing to live life to the full, a bell-ringer from Norfolk explains how a new hobby has helped her to feel 10 years younger.

It's been a rollercoaster year for comic Ben Langley that ended with him performing in a circus ring a stone's throw from an actual rollercoaster.

Following a report that almost one in 10 pupils miss school for unauthorised holidays, we asked whether you would risk a fine to take your children out of school without permission. Here's what you told us.

Encouraged by his mum, in December 2018 Daniel Fitzsimmons joined Slimming World - and a year on he has dropped a third of his body weight.

From songwriting to baking sourdough, if your resolution for the new year is a new hobby, here are 11 courses and workshops in Norwich to get you started.

On the brink of a new decade we look back through 10 years of triumph, tragedy, some significant changes and some things that might never change in Norfolk.

Whether you're in the mood for coffee and cake or fine dining, you'll find it in the Norwich Lanes. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Jamie Oliver recently admitted he lets his youngest child use electronics at the table, but our food and drink editor says it's time we put a stop to pandering to our kids and teach them how to be responsible diners.

The hit musical with a message will be staged at the Theatre Royal until February 1.

On December 25 dedicated volunteers across Norfolk will be working hard to ensure that anyone alone or in need can have a Christmas lunch.

From Hovells to Woolies here are just some of the retailers which have disappeared from the city we'd like to see make a comeback.

Carol Robinson quit a hectic life in London to design kooky, unique jewellery in Norfolk.

Pupils at a Norwich school for children with complex needs have enjoyed a Christmas outing with a difference courtesy of East Midlands Railway.

A south Norfolk dog sitting service has launched a Christmas recruitment drive for new hosts.

Amanda Maundrell tells Tony Wenham about the feat, and how the challenge helped her cope with her grief.

The small screen adaptation of Emma Healey's award-winning debut novel Elizabeth is Missing airs on BBC1 on Sunday, starring Glenda Jackson. Here's all you need to know.

A breakthough gel 'treatment' is currently on trial across the world - but will it liberate women, or become another thing to worry about?

He shouldn't have been a man of the cloth...probably a farmer, perhaps a builder. He was an Aves and that's what they did. Farm and build across Suffolk.

It may be dark outside but with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights and a giant shining bauble at intu Chapelfield, you'll feel festive and ready to start your Christmas shopping.

A group of green-fingered volunteers, aged 60 plus, are transforming Thetford's public spaces - and improving their physical and mental health at the same time.

Binge-buying gifts leaves us with mountains of debt (and single-use plastic). Our reporter asks, is it time to stop piling up boxes by the tree?

When "bootiful" is far from beautiful, your idea of a dual carriageway is the one at Ashmanhaugh, and you liked to go "up Norwich", you must have grown up in Norfolk. Here are 15 dead giveaways.

Pizza One Pancakes Too, Peppermint Park and the high board at St Augstine's swimming pool - a few of the things you'll remember if you grew up in the fine city in a certain era.

Viewers have been gripped by the broadcaster's new four-part series Cold Call. But it might strike too close to home for some.

The National Lottery turns 25 this week. The chance of winning the jackpot is one in 45 million - but if you're lucky enough to have your numbers picked, what would you do with the money? Here are some suggestions to start your spending spree.

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