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A Norfolk man who lay ill in bed for a year when he was a teenager was inspired by a gift from his twin brother to travel the world.

It was a once in a lifetime adventure that solidified their friendship - but, at the same time, tore them apart.

A popular and treasured verger at a Norfolk church has retired after eight years of faithful service.

Norfolk sports car manufacturer Lotus Cars has posted its strongest sales results in seven years.

Shakespeare meets 1980s classic Ghost Busters.

A new version of an old sport is coming to Norwich.

A Norfolk-made teddy bear has been flown all over the world in memory of the late rock star and Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt.

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.

Norwich-born author Philip Pullman said he was “very surprised and honoured” after being awarded a knighthood.

Many war video games glory in violence – but the game created by 25-year-old Henry Driver is based on a relative’s real-life wartime tragedy

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

As we look ahead to 2019’s TV treats, let’s pause for a moment to look back at the last year’s biggest hits on the small screen - from Royal Weddings to bodyguards, heartbreaking football matches to battling chimpanzees, TV writer Cory Varney picks his top 10.

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

Opinion The 10 people who had it worse than us in 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Liz Nice on the 10 people of 2018 who have made us all feel better about our own lives because they had it worse than us!

George Vestey Suffolk High Sheriff talks to Gina Long MBE about the things he loves (and hates) about East Anglia and the worst moment of his life - at Lords cricket ground

It started off as a childhood dream following several unhappy Christmases, now as a 69-year-old, a man from Norfolk has created the ultimate Christmas city display.

Norwich-based subsea services company Acteon Group has bought corrosion specialist Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc.

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

Beyond the Christmas tree, decorations and pudding, do you have any special customs unique to your family? Here’s a look at some weird and wonderful festive traditions.

They were discovered beneath a field on the Norfolk-Suffolk border now treasures from the Hoxne Hoard have gone on display in Australia.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb suffered a narrow defeat on a bill calling for the legalisation of cannabis, ahead of an emergency debate on the delay to the vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Wow, that was some 40th birthday party!

What do Humphrey Bogart and Annie Lennox have in common? They were both born on Christmas Day. David Clayton has sympathies if you too have a birthday near Christmas

Julie Henson, Long Stratton’s international fencer, saw her year’s efforts rewarded when she secured a bronze medal in the Senior Women’s Epee at the Commonwealth Championships in Canberra, Australia.

From starring in classic TV sitcom Hi-de-Hi! to stepping out on stage in Calendar Girls The Musical, acting legend Ruth Madoc has had a ball in her 60 years in show business.

A new project to tackle loneliness and isolation has been launched for men in north Norfolk.

It is an “extraordinary story” that started in the wartime skies over Lowestoft and “has now come full circle.”

Bruce Foxton, legendary bassist of The Jam talks about the legacy of the band and what the future holds ahead of From The Jam’s All Mod Cons 40th Anniversary Tour.

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong discusses why competitive running standards appear to be in decline

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

A woman who travelled from down under to Suffolk to trace her family history discovered she is related to Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Holt had won their previous seven games and started as the clear favourites against a team enjoying a mixed season.

He patrols the shoreline as part of a team of life-savers and passes on vital water safety information.

The Prince of Wales’ official website has revealed 70 facts about the heir to the British throne ahead of his 70th birthday on Wednesday.

A firm which claims to be Norwich’s longest established independent travel agents, will be celebrating 30 years on Hellesdon high street this month.

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

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.

A special proclamation to commemorate the end of the First World War and written by Newmarket Town Crier Brenda Willison is set to be performed across the world on Armistice Day.

Robin Pickett was always determined to follow his dreams; little did he know where they would end up taking him.

Southwold got back to winning ways in impressive fashion as they turned on the style to cruise past Wanstead.

After a week of inspiring performances and incredible stories from the Invictus Games, one woman from Norfolk is heading home after scooping a string of medals.

A Wroxham resident has relieved memories from his service in the Royal Air Force on a trip organised by his care home.

Walcott Church and many supporters have created a very special display for Remembrance Sunday – The 11th day of the 11th month 2018, to commemorate the centenary of the Great War and others who lost their lives in other wars, with a magnificent display of over 4000 poppies. The whole display was created by 45 people, some from Australia.

A Norfolk brewery which closed its city site more than 50 years ago has unveiled plans for a new Norfolk base - on land still owned by its founding family.

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.

The tragic story of a Norfolk man who became a convict banished to Norfolk Island will be revealed in a special talk.

A new Irish pub behind a butcher shop promises ‘craic and crackling’ as it prepares to open in the city.

When Naomi Adie was medically discharged from the Royal Air Force (RAF) she had no idea what direction her life would take.

How far can you expect a jar to travel by sea from the end of Southwold Pier? To the heart of the German industrial area – via Calais.

There are secrets hidden in every corner of Norfolk, even in the least expected places: what today forms part of a modern shopping mall was once the place where city people went to have curses removed and good luck restored.

A bomb blast changed Dan Majid’s life for ever. Now he is ready to represent his country again.

Author Carl Gorham is renowned for his book The Owl at the Window, a moving and uplifting story of surviving grief after the death of his wife. Now, he talks of the next chapter in his life as he is selling his beloved Norfolk home. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit him at Highfield House, Lower Bodham, near Holt.

Prostate cancer rates are set to double in the next 15 years, according to the forthcoming Movember campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. But two celebrities with links to this region have played a key role in getting more men to seek help. Sheena Grant reports.

Raise a pint of Guinness as a new pub is bringing the luck of Irish to the city.

City of Norwich athlete Dani Nimmock helped England to a bronze medal at the inaugural Commonwealth Games Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff.

The manager of the Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls has bid an emotional farewell after 25 years of being the face of the tournament.

A Norfolk company will be “making good” on its long-term expansion plans, as it strengthens its stance on the global stage by doubling the size of its head office and recruiting 20 new staff.

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey says a building disaster in Bulgaria and HS2 are good metaphors for avoiding bad financial plans

A weekend visit to France is a mother and daughter bonding session

Loyal customers and friends have been wishing Icarus Hines all the best on his final day (Saturday, September 29) as a butcher after a 33-year career.

A South Norfolk business that used money originally set aside for the sponsorship of a Christmas tree to fund the digging of a bore well in India has helped to fund a second through donations of antiques.

A first-of-its-kind project to encourage foreign tourists to enjoy more “experiences” in rural England is finding success in the Norfolk Broads.

The 125th anniversary of Royal Norwich Golf Club was marked by a week-long series of events.

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

While countries including the US are quibbling with China over trade, one Norfolk toy maker is having unprecedented success in Asia’s biggest market.

Norwich will help keep the world in balance this month when it takes part in a global Mexican wave.

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

Chicken wings, chocolate milkshake and a holiday in the sun – the tell-tale signs of success for Billy Bird.

Bricklaying robots which can build a house a day could be the answer to the skills shortage which is holding back East Anglia’s construction industry, according to a new survey.

Wetherspoon is to stop selling Jagerbombs after the company announced it will no longer be stocking the German herbal liqueur used to make the popular drink.

Derek James takes a look back at Empire Day, the special school event that he believes should not go forgotten.

A Norfolk charity for bereaved children has been shortlisted for a national award for their smartphone app.

He took on many tough tests during his professional boxing career including facing a young Amir Khan, who went on to become a world champion.

Here are some events and attractions to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend in the Great Yarmouth area

His name might not evoke the fondest of memories for City fans.

Norfolk skipper Ashley Watson wants his side to rise to the occasion tomorrow when they compete in the Minor Counties Twenty20 Finals Day at Wormsley.

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.

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

The biggest outdoor open bowling event in the country will be return to Great Yarmouth’s seafront this weekend

A boatbuilder and repairer is looking to create a “one-stop shop” for boating in north Norfolk after moving to new premises.

A Norfolk man and his travelling buddy have officially set the world record for the fastest male pair to travel around the world by tandem bicycle.

A Great Yarmouth man was one of at least four patients who may have died when the NHS continued using syringe drivers over which safety concerns had been raised.

Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus Summer Spectacular is an absolute delight, whatever the weather. Roll up, roll up for a show that you’ll remember forever.

A judge has described “open gang warfare” in Norwich prison as he jailed a phone smuggler for four months.

He left Lowestoft brimming with enthusiasm for the adventure of a lifetime and ended his days in the corner of a foreign field, his bravery in the theatre of war saving the lives of at least two others as he made the ultimate sacrifice. Recorded in France as an Australian, Claude Castleton’s story is incredible.

Homebase has confirmed the 42 stores it wants to close as part of a restructure that puts 1,500 jobs at risk - and it includes the Ipswich branch.

Ask for help, be ready to change direction and love what you do, says Lisa Angel, as she lays out 11 pieces of key advice for aspiring start-ups.

The day the BBC’s cameras filmed a Test match for the first time was a memorable occasion for a young batsman just out of Norfolk, says Tony Wenham

UK workers are among the most stressed in the world, according to a new survey. Sheena Grant finds out about an initiative to try and redress the balance.

The clothes are great. Sadly, I have the body of Shrek...

One, two, three, four - are you ready for the thumb wars?

Where is he?

The region’s ambulance trust has floated the idea of asking volunteers to drive ambulances to help cope with winter pressures, it can be revealed.

Seven thousand runners are scheduled to be on the Run Norwich start line on Sunday - do you feel ready?

Studies have shown that taking part in your local parkrun has both physical and mental benefits.

The hot weather is proving a godsend for the unusual and exotic planting at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk.

Are you struggling to come up with fun ways to keep the kids entertained during the long summer break?

Today’s extreme weather conditions could become normal over time, according to a University of East Anglia expert.

Sophie McKinna has had her place in the Great Britain squad for the European Athletics Championships confirmed.

No idea what Love Island is all about? It might be too late to immerse yourself in the latest series, but you can definitely prepare yourself for the next - or at the very least be able to hold a semi-lucid conversation with your offspring about where they’ve been disappearing to at 9pm every night.

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