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Fresh from his stint in I’m a Celebrity, star of stage and screen John Barrowman is bringing his new tour to the city in 2019.

The prospect of unearthing hidden artefacts is luring metal detecting tourists from America to pay thousands of pounds to join treasure hunting tours of Norfolk.

The Rock has revealed the reason why he made upcoming film Fighting with My Family based on a wrestling family from Norwich.

Norwich’s most famous family took a break from wrestling to tackle questions from the press ahead of the film release.

Sex, scandal and sensational headlines have always proved a potent combination to storytellers both in print and on film. We take a look at Hugh Jackman’s new film The Front Runner and find unexpected links with the John Profumo movie Scandal

Born 160 years ago he was a man described so well by our own Ralph Potter as “nature’s gentleman.” His name was William Cullum who became Billy Bluelight.

Laurel and Hardy remain one of the standard bearers of timeless comedy. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at what makes them so great.

Taking up running is a rare New Year’s resolution that many people manage to keep. But why is running so popular, and how has it changed over the decades?

Don’t call the Foreign Office unless you’ve got a real emergency- which does not include asking what the plot of Braveheart is!

It has taken three years of fund-raising, 14 hours of surgery and weeks of gruelling training.

It looks like there’s going to be lots of reasons to stay tethered to the sofa in 2019 as a whole host of new and returning drama hits the small screen. From Game of Thrones to Les Miserables, Line of Duty to Peaky Blinders, The Crown to Stranger Things, it’s going to be a great TV year.

From Ed Sheeran coming to Chantry Park in Ipswich to former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher headlining Sunday Sessions in Earlham Park in Norwich, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to the new year.

A Norwich market stall has helped spread festive cheer by providing 50 organic fruit and vegetable boxes to the city’s foodbank.

A special song continuing the memory of a much loved young woman is set to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Butterflies come into being through a remarkable transformation from caterpillars. That sense of emerging into a new life is something that Norfolk taxidermist, entomologist and artist Jenna Lingwood can identify with and butterflies were her starting point.

A special red dress and a celebration with family and friends are at the heart of a 100-year-old’s birthday plans in north Norfolk.

We caught up with Chris Miller and Matt Barnes from You Me At Six a few hours before their headline show at The Nick Rayns LCR on Saturday to chat about the show and their recent album release.

Two teams from Drayton completed a 24-hour dartathon to help fund a life-changing operation for a two-year-old 
girl.

Taco Bell has opened its doors in Great Yarmouth for the first time after a surprise early opening, much to the delight of fans of the Tex-Mex fast food chain.

From a Christmas market to panto, there is plenty to keep you busy over the next seven days in Norfolk - oh yes there is!

Identity, belonging and connection are explored with tenderness in this promising debut novel by Fatima Farheen Mirza – the first to be commissioned for Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint with Hogarth Press.

Get ready to snuggle up under the stars as Christmas drive-in cinema is coming to Norfolk and it’s bound to make you feel festive.

It is going to be a supersonic Sunday in Earlham Park next year as an Oasis star is set to headline a popular festival.

His career sent him spinning from pirate pop presenter through television personality to destitute drunk. Now another near-death experience has spurred Tom Edwards to write his memoirs.

Ben Craske’s first car, a sun-bleached 1996 Toyota Corolla, wasn’t a looker but it took him the equivalent of 2.5 times around the world, only letting him down once.

A warning has been issued over scam letters which have been sent to Norfolk addresses claiming to be from the ‘International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery’.

Hundreds of soldiers from across our region have returned to Afghanistan to help train the Afghan army.

For many young people in Norfolk, this Christmas will be one spent alone in an unfamiliar flat – perhaps without even the budget to turn on the heating.

One of Norfolk’s fastest-growing tech start-ups is readying itself to go global, as it launches its service to 30 million new US customers next month.

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A Norfolk softball player is setting her sights on achieving her dream of representing Great Britain in the Olympics in two years time.

Roger Law, the co-creator of Spitting Image, has revealed the outrageous satirical puppets may be set for a television return - in America.

A Norwich band has organised a charity gig to raise funds for a 21-year-old battling a rare and aggressive bone cancer.

We look back over past John Lewis’s previous Christmas television advertisements and give you the chance to vote for your own favourite. Will Sir Elton get your vote or is your heart melted by Buster the Boxer?

Norfolk author Jim Wilson – who appears in a Channel Five programme Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain – has written a series of books on the Cold War and speculates on what could have happened to the region if the Cold War had turned ‘hot’.

Warm weather breaks have become common place in modern football but Norwich City will be breaking new ground when they head to the USA for the approaching international break.

Anthony Ogogo admits he is in the “last chance saloon” in his bid to salvage his boxing career.

Former boxer Jackson Williams has had to throw in the towel during his latest epic charity challenge of jogging across Australia.

The life of ‘Mr Diss’ was celebrated as the town said goodbye to one its most well known figures on Friday.

Early on Tuesday morning, just as my five alarm clocks started howling (my five huskies), the sound was also met by the ringing of my mobile phone.

The funeral of one of the most well-known characters in Diss is to be held at the church of the town he loved.

Norwich Philharmonic Society has announced its 2018-19 season with a jam-packed programme, ranging from a tribute to the Armistice centenary to the romantic music of Tchaikovsky.

I was never allowed to go trick-or-treating as a child – my mum called it “begging with menaces” and every evening on October 31 she would take the battery out the doorbell.

The music industry and Hollywood have always enjoyed a very close relationship. The movies have always provided the launch pad for a star’s quest for the big time. Here, Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at some of the more successful collaborations between the music charts and the movie box office

From the stage adaptation of hit thriller The Girl on the Train to sing-along The Greatest Showman, there is something for everyone at Norwich Theatre Royal in 2019.

Most of us have had horrific railway journeys - significantly less of us have been accosted in a dark train carriage by a psychopath with a chainsaw (I am prepared to be corrected).

A ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ lot of classic cars and bikes was sold for nearly £300,000 at auction.

We caught up with Jason Perry, the frontman from A, who is headlining The Waterfront on November 19 with support from Wheatus and InMe.

He was born 75 years ago in New York City, he grew up to become the leader of the of the biggest acts of the swinging 60s, but there was a time when he lived in a house overlooking the common in a peaceful Norfolk village. Derek James reports.

The family of a little boy with a genetic disorder so rare even doctors had to Google hope to set up a foundation to help other parents and push for advances in treatment.

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

City of Norwich AC athlete Nick Earl once again produced a super performance when finishing in fourth place in the Melbourne Marathon, recording a time of 2-18:52.

From PrimEvil to a family rave, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained over half term week.

A teenager from Norwich has been selected as one of 21 youngsters to work with Disney on a female empowerment campaign.

There was Caledonian heart and soul in Norwich this week as The Proclaimers brought a tight, harmony-filled set to a sold-out audience at Norwich Theatre Royal and brought tears to the eyes of this cynical old hack.

Join an explosion of blues in Norwich and Norfolk this month as the fifth Fine City Blues Festival gets underway.

Veterans returned to their wartime headquarters in Lowestoft for a poignant annual event.

A Norwich father took to two wheels for the first time in 10 years last week to help fund a life-changing operation for his two-year-old daughter.

It was back in 1965 when the speedway stadium at King’s Lynn came into being, with a 400-yard shale track constructed as the Stars took on the mantle of Norfolk’s only speedway team from the defunct Norwich Stars.

Pedal power is helping to boost pupils’ performance and encourage youngsters to lead a more active lifestyle.

An American filmmaker is on a mission to document as many Second World War veterans as possible before they die.

After an SSE Women’s FA Cup fixture last weekend, it was back to league action this week at home against Stevenage, at Plantation Park.

British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh’s rematch against Isaac Lowe in Manchester next month is off.

As the witching hour draws closer, for many of us, thoughts turn to things that go bump in the night. Whether you’re looking for a ghoulish way to celebrate Halloween or suitably PG-friendly things to do with your tinies, here are 10 ways to celebrate the spookiest time of year in Norfolk.

From Einstein to one of the world’s biggest computers, and from the discovery of oxygen to the birth of radio, radar and ready-meals - meet the people and marvel at the discoveries that have put our region at the forefront of science

Tickets have officially sold out for one of Ed Sheeran’s open air gigs at Chantry Park, Ipswich - the finale to his 2019 European tour.

Suffolk racer Gareth Burnett claimed the prestigious honours in the Seaman & Flockhart vintage race at Snetterton after recovering from a poor start.

Quality not quantity is what counts.

Visitors from around the world rolled up to Norwich this weekend for a circus convention.

Pilots taking to the skies in the RAF’s new stealth fighter are flying in a trail blazed by the legendary Dambusters.

A fitness writer from just outside Norwich has found success with a book born from turbulent times.

Six books on the shortlist. Here’s all the gen about who, what why, where, when and how

How old do you think Olivia Newton-John will be next week? We look at her life and career: from East Anglia to Eurovision and Grease, and her fight with cancer

A media frenzy surrounded the sneak preview of Tesco’s new value supermarket, Jack’s, when it opened for journalists in Chatteris, a day ahead of the public launch tomorrow.

The Emmy awards, America’s TV Oscars, rewarded a lot of British talent this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how Britain has become a major player, not only in Hollywood but in US TV as well.

The American love affair with British TV and its stars shows no sign of abating after another batch of gongs were handed out to homegrown talent at the Emmys. But why do our friends across the pond love our drama so much?

He was one of just eight people from East Anglia to have been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship this year.

American swindler posing as Chief White Elk acted like Robin Hood and gave away millions of dollars that weren’t his

The summer of 1980 and I’m still a teenager. With room to spare. I don’t bop in public (lack of rhythm, self-conscious, feet with minds of their own) but in a parallel world I’m a lithesome Nureyev, swaying to a post-disco beat.

Booker Prize winner John Banville on alter-ego Benjamin Black, why he hates summer, the beauty of a dishwasher manual and Norwich’s one-way systems

The Oulton Park Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious trophies in British motorsport and has been won by some of the greatest racing drivers, including Stirling Moss and Jim Clark, with Norfolk’s Dan Eagling having added his name to the long list of winners.

A shop worker has told of her relief that a dangerous robber who has targeted people and shops in Norwich since the 1990s has been “taken off the streets”.

‘I wanted to go when people wanted more, rather than starting to get a bit bored’ says East Anglian-bound author

Time can be cruel. Some of our biggest stars can disappear from our memories in what apears to be little more than a blink of an eye. But, for some, their appeal is timeless. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what turns a star into an icon

Is it on-the-move Chris Evans? Or Sara Cox? Or maybe that bloke from Kiss? Do let us know who puts a spring in your step

It was cutting edge in its day, now the exploits of a Norfolk airship that made history is to be told with some modern day hi-tech technology.

Are you ready for the freight of your life this Halloween?

Britannia Theatre said it will not be rescheduling the cancelled Peter Andre show this year.

The first volume of Little Women was published 150 years ago. Lynne Mortimer looks back at the family tale that has captivated generations of young women with a quick re-cap and a fun quiz

Can we live without olive oil and sprouts at Christmas? Of course we can.

More than 15,500 Norfolk men and women will be represented in the display of handmade poppies to commemorate the end of the First World War 100 years ago.

He’s been in five different Miss Saigon productions across the world and is celebrating his 10th year anniversary in the Cameron Mackintosh blockbuster by playing the role of The Engineer. Currently appearing in Norwich, Christian Rey Marbella tells us about winning the role of a lifetime.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class really rises to the challenge of being the premium compact car benchmark with big-car quality, technology, comfort and safety. Motor editor Andy Russell enjoys the wow factor.

Aretha Franklin has left a huge legacy of great songs - but also a reminder that she was a keen civil rights campaigner

A film partly shot in South Norfolk and telling the story of the friendly invasion of US airmen during the Second World War is to receive its world premiere at IWM Duxford.

It’s National Burger Day and you’ve had your say on the best places in the county to indulge. These are some of the restaurants and burger joints that you said serve the best burgers.

Could Norwich City legend Wes Hoolahan be on his way back to football?

When getting ready to propose to a partner, it isn’t unusual to call in the help of friends and family.

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