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With over 125 miles of Norfolk waterways, wide expanses of coast and plenty of things to see and do, it’s safe to say that our beautiful county is a holiday hot spot. But did you know that holiday home rental site, HomeAway, can help you turn your home into a private holiday let – and earn you extra income?

Daryl Long of Norfolk Record Offices reveals the vast former estate of Bullard’s Brewery and how pubs from its heyday were named and used.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, we’ve created a short quiz of questions about some of the most important women in history. How many correct answers can you get?

“Daddy,” asks your child, during a stroll. “What’s that tree called?” “Ah,” you fib shamelessly, “that’s rowan.” (Or magnolia. Or London plane. Or another tree picked at random.)

Struggling to get back to the gym? We speak to Alice Ladbrooke from UEA’s Sportspark to find out why a group fitness class might hold the key.

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to sew, knit, crochet, paint, weave, quilt, draw or felt? The Norfolk Makers’ Festival at The Forum might be able to help.

Wednesday is National Nothing Day, a day of celebrating nothing in particular or, as Stacia Briggs suggests, perhaps taking stock that January isn’t actually that bad

These days, more and more people are ditching the smartphone and turning to old-fashioned methods – from 35mm film cameras to good old paper and pen. The bullet journal method is one such trend, a productivity toolkit taking our region by storm.

Placards at the women’s vote centenary celebrations read: “Let’s finish what the Suffragettes started”, and there is certainly plenty of progress still to be made in the ongoing fight for women’s equality. Fortunately, there are plenty of brave and inspiring women leading the way.

It’s a worrying truth that the planet is in trouble. But by making small green choices everyday, householders are making a difference.

It’s a worrying truth that the planet is in trouble. But by making small green choices everyday, householders are making a difference.

Livi John is Sorting Out Suffolk, as she launches her new business to help us reclaim our own space. Lynne Mortimer meets the ace de-clutterer

From elephants to gnomes and fashion to food, friends Theresa Cossey and Gaye Youngman have been raising money for Norfolk charities for more than 50 years.

The 70s may be responsible for bell bottoms and tie-dye, but all is forgiven as it also gave us macramé. It’s the latest crafting craze, so if you’re looking for a hand-made gift this Christmas, why not give it a go?

Kate Cooper from Norwich-based fashion activism group, We Wear The Trousers, shares her top tips on how we can reduce waste this Christmas.

From food waste to recycling and plastics to packaging, Christmas can have a real impact on the environment. But this year Norfolk County Council is encouraging us to get green for Christmas – find out how you can help.

A project training barbers how to listen if clients want to talk about mental health is expanding.

Gifts can arrive in a too-large cardboard box from a warehouse far, far away or with a flourish from a local artisan. We unwrap a selection box of delights

Black Friday is one of the newest arrivals on our shores. Where did it come from and why... and is it the best time to shop?

As Vanessa Redgrave visits East Anglia for the 2018 Norwich Film Festival this Sunday, Nicky Barrell finds out more about her drive to shine a spotlight on the international refugee crisis.

A mum of two says she was able to return to her pre-baby weight by joining her local slimming group and following healthy meal plans.

With the recent media frenzy surrounding the flurry of royal weddings, tours and babies, it seems that the British fascination with the family is higher than ever. Katie Crowson asks if we have fallen back in love with the royals?

Urban birder David Lindo shares his tips on how to spot migrating birds this Autumn

Breast cancer affects one in eight women – but would knowing if you were at risk of the disease help or hinder?

Holidays are getting more selfie than sexy as Millennials turn their backs on Club 18-30 - are those days of sun. sex and sangria at an end?

A decade ago record shops were on their last legs but now they’re reappearing on the high street. Nick Richards spoke to author Graham Jones about how we fell in love with vinyl again.

Sam Howard from Norfolk-based wine specialists HarperWells has some suggestions for celebration drinks, including a crowd-pleasing alternative to Champagne.

How well do you know your Shakespeare?

“Everyone is their own kind of beautiful” says 25-year-old Shannon Hyne who is setting up a support group and fashion shoots to build confidence of fellow alopecia sufferers in Norfolk.

Gina Long talks to East Anglian singer Laura Wright about her loves and hates in East Anglia

Tim James of Blackstar Dog Training explains how feeding time provides the ideal opportunity to teach your dog some basic obedience…

Ipswich Horse Society has raised more than £100,000 for charity with its sponsored rides, and its 45-year history is marked by a fantastically loyal committee of people, many of whom have been organising events for decades. Lynne Mortimer went to meet them.

Skipper shares memories of Mik Godfrey, and working for the Dereham and Fakenham Times in the 60s.

From Red Rum to Frankel, there’s no shortage of contenders when it comes to the title of greatest race horse of all time. Sheena Grant looks at the line-up...

Who has been on the radio show for 65 years? Which famous author was a scriptwriter on the show? Where is Ambridge? If you don’t know, you can find out here

If your horse puts back his ears, opens his mouth or bucks while being ridden he’s definitely trying to tell you something. But it may not be what you think. Sheena Grant reports on a pioneering study being carried out in this region.

We’ve enjoyed stunning weather this summer but if it’s a sign of things to come as the climate warms there could be unexpected, and deadly - consequences. Sheena Grant reports on why horse owners are being advised to learn about African Horse Sickness.

Tim James of Blackstar Dog Training offers his expert advice on reducing unwanted barking.

According to a recent study, just 4pc of the children’s books published last year featured a black, asian, or minority ethnic character – what does this mean for young readers?

Jarrold’s Minnie Moll loves Hellman’s Mayonnaise, Some Like It Hot and her tractor. She talks to Gina Long about East Anglia

Roadside carver Arnie Barton can tell a story with his chainsaw, giving old wood a new purpose and helping keeping a piece of history alive. Andy Russell finds out how he carved out a simpler life.

Houseplants have increasingly become a fresh and trendy necessity in a well decorated home, adding a feeling of warmth and vitality wherever they are. If you want to catch up on this exciting trend or just expand your collection, then look no further as we list some of the best places they can be found in Norwich.

Improve your concentration and focus with these seven helpful tips from nutritionist Amy Morris.

A summer holiday is the perfect time to catch up on the horsey reading you may not have had time for during the rest of the year. Sheena Grant suggests some books to try, along with a few suggestions aimed at younger fiction fans.

It was Jackie, then Cosmopolitan, followed, until its demise, by Punch. Teen mags, women’s issues... and then anything for a laugh

Tired of the same old hacking routes - why not sample what else East Anglia has to offer? Sheena Grant looks at five of the best riding trails.

Neil Watts had four consecutive outstanding Ofsted inspections whilst headteacher of Northgate High School in Ipswich. Now the founding member of the Board of both Ofqual and the Complaints Committee of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), he tells Gina Long what he loves most about East Anglia

Mind you, would we really fancy going to a place where the temperature falls regularly to -92C? Ooh!

The Little Vintage Lover Fair returns to Heydon this Sunday, August 5. But what inspired the first event 10 years ago?

A seven-fold increase in applications for citizenship EU countries has panicked Lynne Mortimer into looking for lost ancestry

You could have seen or spoken to a slave today. Modern slavery isn’t a problem limited to urban Britain, its here in Suffolk and Norfolk. JAMES MARSTON reports.

In her latest column on parenting issues VICKI COCKERILL, from Dereham, talks about what is really at the heart of a child’s birthday.

Can yoga be a form of form of therapy as well as exercise? Sheena Grant reports. We all know yoga is good for the body and mind but how many us realise it can also help heal emotional trauma and empower women?

In light of Q Magazine labelling Norwich as ‘unfashionable’, Amy Newbery offers 10 reasons as to why that’s completely untrue.

Picnics are not just for teddy bears. Lynne Mortimer reviews the modern history of picnics.

Justen and Lynne Karlsson left East Anglia for a new life abroad – and eight years later are finally settled and keen to reconnect

If you love bagging yourself a bargain, you’ll definitely enjoy browsing stalls at these brilliant boot sales.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not yet headed off on honeymoon, so if they haven’t booked year, why not come to East Anglia

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out De Kempervennen in The Netherlands.

This weekend will see thousands of people across the country celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

As the weather gets warmer and Pimm’s o’clock rolls around, why not head to one of these Norwich pubs to soak up the sun in their great beer gardens.

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