We’re always here for you… now please help support our journalism

PUBLISHED: 10:50 22 April 2020 | UPDATED: 09:52 17 August 2020

150 years of the EDP.  Pictured: Front page - Foot and Mouth

150 years of the EDP. Pictured: Front page - Foot and Mouth

Editor David Powles on our efforts to ask you to continue to support the work we do.



DATED 1953


Since 1870, the Eastern Daily Press has been there with you.

Right now we reach more of you in print and via digital than we ever have before.

But now more than ever before, our work to inform and entertain you is in danger - and we need your help to build a sustainable future for our title.

Over the years we’ll have made you think, made you smile, made you angry, made you proud of our region.


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We were there in 2001 when foot-and-mouth closed down East Anglia’s countryside and devastated our rural communities.

We were there when Norwich City famously conquered Bayern Munich in 1993. THAT iconic Jeremy Goss photo in the Olympic Stadium was captured by our photographer and is now recognised the world over.

We led the coverage of the tragic 1953 floods, in which 307 people died on the east coast, including many in our towns and villages. When large floods returned in 2013 we raised thousands to help our communities recover.

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We have kept you entertained with arts and culture – no more so than when The Beatles played at the Norwich Grosvenor Rooms in the 1960s.

And we continue to celebrate our local heroes, from the part-time runner raising thousands for their local charity to the community-minded school doing their bit for others.

Today, with journalism already under pressure and coronavirus making finances even tighter, more and more communities are no longer represented by a local newspaper. Corruption goes unpunished. Bad decisions go unchecked. Fake news spreads uncorrected on social media.

To stop that happening in our region, we are inviting readers of our websites to give their financial support to our work. You can contribute any amount you like, as a one-off or a recurring contribution

I believe that accurate, useful, honest, local journalism is vital to our future and I know you believe that too.

That’s why I hope you will help us. Every single gesture of support will keep us fighting for you and our region.

Thank you

David Powles, Editor

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