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Farmers and rural business leaders have welcomed the prime minister’s Brexit breakthrough – and urged MPs to “think very carefully before voting this deal down”.

A team of cyclists who took on a marathon challenge to raise money for a toddler fighting cancer have raised more than £10,000.

A team of cyclists are taking on a marathon challenge to raise money for a toddler fighting cancer.

Theresa May is battling to stay in power as MPs seek to seize control of parliamentary business in a bid to secure a softer Brexit.

It’s been another tough week for Theresa May - Iain Dale says she’s now turned the country into a complete joke

Norfolk MPs are receiving hundreds of letters and emails a day over Brexit, it can be revealed.

A divided cabinet, a “mounting feud” in the Labour Party, and a public unclear about the arguments on both sides.

In case you have missed it, this week is National Butchers’ Week, which aims to ‘highlight the great 
work being done by butchers from around the UK that sets them apart from the competition’.

Stacia Briggs says meditation is a really great way to improve your wellbeing, heart health and blood pressure. It’s also a lovely chunk of time to spend feeling furious, anxious, uncomfortable or hungry without distraction

There’s general acceptance that good old Norfolk squit is simply nonsense, light-hearted banter, an unlikely story. It sums up Brexit perfectly, says Keith Skipper

Iain Dale says things are looking up for Theresa May this week, but there’s a long way to go to see if a good Brexit deal will define her time at 10 Downing Street

The RSPCA are hoping to rehome a kitten that was recovered from a cardboard box towards the end of last year.

Follow along with political correspondent Geraldine Scott in Westminster on what is being dubbed Brexit’s Super Tuesday showdown in the Commons.

The RSPCA East Norfolk are hoping to rehome a street cat with a tough past.

The prime minister suffered the worst defeat in the House of Commons in more than 100 years on Tuesday as MPs categorically rejected her plan on how to take the UK out of the European Union.

MPs have rejected Theresa May’s Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202 in a historic vote which has thrown the future of her administration and the nature of the UK’s EU withdrawal into doubt.

Theresa May will put her Brexit deal to the Commons on Tuesday, with defeat almost guaranteed.

A Norfolk MP is amongst 20 Tory rebels to vote against the government and back an amendment designed to limit ministers’ tax raising powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Sceptic Skip, self-styled Cromer seer, is back to pass on the only authentic home-grown crop of prognostications untainted by prejudice or pressures dressed up as promises.

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we certainly don’t want to be Grinches! But just a few things can get annoying. Here is a selection of people’s lighthearted festive gripes.

With just over three months ago until the UK is due to leave the European Union, how will we cope with Brexit over Christmas?

A Norfolk farmer and member of European parliament has told how he was embroiled in a major terrorist attack for the second time in two years.

An East Anglian farmers’ leader is cautioning against creating a post-Brexit divide between those able to afford food reared and grown to a high standard in the UK and those who can’t.

Opinion Is this a chink of light for Mrs May?

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Well, that was all a big waste of time wasn’t it? Perhaps not.

Kettle Chips is celebrating the festive season with a giveaway that could shake up the flavour of your Christmas turkey.

Enough Conservative MPs have requested a vote of confidence in Theresa May to trigger a contest, chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady has announced.

Galton Blackiston, of Morston Hall, shares some of his best festive memories and tips.

The men and women behind the miraculous marshland rescue of a stranded, half-submerged pensioner have told their remarkable tale.

Political commentators are often expected to make predictions – but none of the Westminster commentariat have managed to call the fall out from Brexit correctly.

The continuing uncertainly over life outside the European Union led to the birth of a “living document” assessing its potential impact in Norfolk’s biggest Brexit stronghold.

Our food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out this year’s Christmas crisps and snacks.

With the government in turmoil and the prime minister teetering on the edge, political editor RICHARD PORRITT asks ‘what now for Brexit?’

The Brexit endgame is in sight – perhaps.

A Belgian Air Force spokesman whose helicopter crew spotted two fishermen in the sea off the Norfolk coast and came to their rescue, said they were the “luckiest” people in the world.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has announced that he will not be seeking re-election when his term ends in 2020.

Sharon Griffiths says she got married in a Portcabin and it didn’t do their marriage any harm

A Norwich student has hit out at Argos after a delivery driver left a package in the outdoor bin.

Tory MPs are looking to chancellor Philip Hammond to raise party morale as he delivers what’s expected to be his final budget before the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

Norfolk hospitals depend on the European Union for more than one in 10 doctors, new figures revealed, as uncertainty over Brexit threatens to worsen the crisis in the NHS.

Pub landlords, beer writers and tourism bosses from eight cities across the UK shared their knowledge on beer tourism during a forum in Norwich.

Timm Klose has retained his place in the Switzerland squad, as Norwich City’s international contingent scatters around Europe during the break from Championship action.

Conservative party conference is going to be blockbuster stuff – and the message from the East’s MPs is clear: “Hold your nerve.”

How closely have you been paying attention to this week in business? Put your memory to the test as we round up some of the biggest and best stories which may have slipped under your radar.

The unique relationship between East Anglian food and drink producers and Dutch consumers could bring benefits to both after Brexit.

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

Brexit will define the United Kingdom for many years to come – but exactly how, it is too early to tell.

Scared passengers endured an hour of uncertainty when their flight was forced to circle around Norfolk following a birdstrike.

A passenger on a Norwich Airport flight to Turkey that was diverted to Brussels has described the “scary” experience after it reportedly hit a bird.

Her books are based on her own magical East Anglian childhood. Now Sheridan Winn is watching them come to life on a film set

Jeremy Hunt’s short jaunt to Europe this week marks a Brexit turning point.

Norfolk MP Brandon Lewis has been accused of reneging on an agreement not to take part in key votes over Brexit.

Britain will have a new Brexit secretary after David Davis stepped down late last night.

David Davis has quit his role as Brexit secretary less than two years after his appointment.

It appears we might be heading for a third-way Brexit.

A Norfolk tourism business is helping farmers diversify their businesses through agriculture-themed accommodation.

Teenage page-turner

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

When pupils complained no-one wrote books about children like them, teacher Hayley Long turned novelist. Now she is a full-time, award-winning writer, living in Norfolk with her next two books set in Suffolk

It’s a practice that is said to be damaging the ocean, depleting fish stocks and destroying jobs.

Theresa May has become the master of the fudge.

Theresa May has avoided an embarrassing defeat by striking a last-minute deal with Conservative rebels.

Vandals have left pupils at a Dereham high school “disappointed and heartbroken”.

It is still too early to say exactly what impact Brexit will have on jobs, business and personal finances.

Do you remember those glorious, simpler times in politics? They were not actually that long ago.

There was yet another thud on the doormat of Number 10, Downing Street earlier this week.

The government has suffered its first defeat in the Lords on Brexit.

Norfolk independent record shops among the 240 taking part nationally, stocking limited edition releases ranging from David Bowie to ABBA, an early ‘Stone Roses’ demo, and folk, jazz, country and African rarities.

The agreement of a near two-year transition period after Brexit has provided some relief for East Anglia’s small businesses – but many feel more clarity is still needed on how leaving the European Union will impact them.

The government has become “distracted” by Brexit and failed to stimulate economic growth in the UK, the head of the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has said.

After a long, hard 2017 season racing on the continent while based at home in Great Yarmouth, young roadman Zak Coleman has earned help from the Dave Rayner Fund and is setting out to live in Belgium and race on the roads of Flanders and beyond in 2018

Experts from the world’s first Brexit research centre will visit Great Yarmouth Town Hall to get the views of local residents, businesses and politicians on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

The internationally acclaimed group will team up with the chorus to perform music of Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria in concert at the St Nicholas’ Chapel.

Efforts to improve aircraft reliability have hit to bottom line at a regional flight operator.

The Erasure composer on how Trump, Brexit and LGBT rights inspired them to speak out, how The Graduate opened his eyes musically and how they’ve given songs a classical makeover for new album World Beyond.

A fisherman dedicated to restoring his hometown back to its former glory has seen his lobbying rewarded after a groundbreaking vote in the European Parliament.

How Harry and Meghan should conduct themselves until their Big Day in May... advice from Michael Cole, the former BBC royal correspondent whose PR agency now advises famous people and leading corporations on their public image

Norfolk has proved itself to be a rich and varied county of culture over the last 12 months. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at just some of the arts highlights during 2017

Most of the shops will be shut for one day, maybe two... so why do I have two fridges groaning under the weight of food and drink plus a cool box full of veg including a great stalk of Brussels sprouts?

The faces on either sides of the chamber told the story.

From potato peelings and uneaten Brussels sprouts, to piles of torn off wrapping paper and toy packaging, Christmas is a season that creates a lot of extra waste.

In this week’s column, Chris Moncrieff argues that sorting out the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland border issues doesn’t have to be as daunting as some are making out.

East Anglia’s farmers have “breathed a sigh of relief” after the world’s most widely-used weedkiller was finally re-licensed after a long-running EU debate over its safety.

The mystery of what happened to a missing Magritte painting has led art experts from New York to Stockholm to Norwich. And now, the final part of the jigsaw has been found in Brussels, arts correspondent Emma Knights reports.

Opinion: Is Boris Johnson accidentally helping to strengthen Theresa May’s position? Political Editor Richard Porritt wonders if the law of unintended consequences is applying once again...

Opinion: The Government’s Brexit team is far too amiable in its dealings with the flinty Eurocrats, says Chris Moncrieff.

Business leaders are calling for a Brexit transition deal to be agreed “as soon as possible” as firms are preparing to make “serious decisions” with consequences for jobs and investment.

Not many people believed Theresa May would still be the leader of the Conservatives by the time annual conference came around.

Britain must ensure that European delicacies like Parmesan cheese, Parma ham and Champagne continue to have protected status after Brexit, a Brussels negotiating document states.

Measures to tackle red tape and improve imports need to be put in place before Brexit to stop food price rises, a business lobbying body has warned.

Boredom can hit at any time... even while playing a match at Wimbledon, we hear. In anti-boredom month Lynne Mortimer endeavours to stay awake.

Farmers will need to earn their subsidy payments after Brexit by delivering benefits for nature rather than relying on EU handouts for the amount of land they farm.

A Norfolk MP has declared Boris Johnson is wrong and Britain must pay its Brexit divorce bill.

A Magritte masterpiece at the centre of an international art mystery has returned to Norwich Castle after being in shows in Paris and Frankfurt. Arts correspondent Emma Knights reports.

The Government is withdrawing the UK from an arrangement that allows foreign countries to fish in British waters, it has announced.

Two cyclists hoping to raise thousands for a children’s hospital department set off from the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital (NNUH).

A father is set to cycle over 1,000 miles in seven days to raise money for the hospital that saved his son’s life.

Theresa May’s snap election gamble has backfired spectacularly leaving her position on a knife edge and the UK facing a hung parliament.

The prospect of a hung Parliament would throw serious doubt over Brexit negotiations, due to begin in earnest in just 11 days.

Theresa May’s gamble on a snap election looks set to cost her overall control of the House of Commons, according to an exit poll released after the June 8 general election.

Voters will go to the polls today after one of the strangest General Election campaigns of modern times.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were forced to defend their records as they faced a live TV grilling from a studio audience and presenter Jeremy Paxman.

Opinion: Why both Labour and the Tories should be having jangling nerves, says Chris Moncrieff.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has conceded the General Election is a “foregone conclusion” but called on voters in East Anglia not to hand Theresa May a “colossal landslide”.

Nobody believed Ian Odgers when he told friends and family he was going to run the London Marathon.

This week I say farewell to the Eastern Daily Press and the East Anglian Daily Times.

Scientists and experts from overseas must be allowed to continue to come to the UK after Brexit, MPs have said.

In these times of rising nationalism, one small Norfolk community has a heartening tale to tell.

We promised people in Norfolk and Suffolk that we’d respect their vote to leave the European Union.

Nick Clegg has claimed there will be an “industrial scale blame game” if Brexit “curdles and goes belly up”.

Donald Tusk has warned there is nothing to win in Breixt telling a press conference he would not pretend it was a happy day.

Manufacturers from across Europe have issued a warning that failure to achieve a deal on the UK’s departure from the European Union will be “highly damaging” for industry in both Britain and the rest of the continent.

The prime minister will issue a call for unity as she starts the countdown to Britain’s exit from the European Union today.

A cyclist whose young son got “exemplary care” will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime this June to raise funds for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital charity to say thank you.

A dedicated volunteer is celebrating after supporting thousands of runners at Catton Parkrun on 100 separate occasions.

East Anglia has few regrets about leaving the European Union days before Theresa May wants to formally gives Brussels notice of Britain’s departure, our major new poll reveals.

Workers in North Norfolk could be the hardest hit by the chancellor’s controversial National Insurance Contribution revenue raiser.

Liberal Democrat peers will attempt to force the government to set out its strategy on local funding and economic growth post-Brexit.

The European Union has funnelled an average of £135.7m to Norfolk and Suffolk each year since 2007, a new report by the region’s business and political leaders has found.

North Norfolk enthusiast Calvert Churchill joins his team-mates in the Belgian amateur team United Cycling tomorrow – and by Sunday he will be racing with them for the first time at Sint Joris Weert, east of Brussels.

Geat Yarmouth’s seafront air show has been cancelled this year because of the cost of counter-terrorism measures. It’s a great shame as many of us hoped this event would boost the local economy – but have we, inadvertently, made ourselves the ‘victims’ of terrorism? Are we in danger of stopping events because of our worst fears? Could it be argued that the threat of terrorism is being taken too seriously?

Tiny snails holding up an Acle Straight upgrade must still be protected even if Britain no longer has to follow Brussels biodiversity rules post-Brexit, the transport secretary has said.

MPs will seek assurances they will be given a say over Brexit negotiation details after Supreme Court judges ruled parliament must give the green light to Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Clive Lewis is in Brussels meeting the European trade union leaders and MEPs today to discuss workers and consumer rights post-Brexit.

Almost exactly four years ago to the day David Cameron threw down the gauntlet to European Union leaders in his historic Bloomberg speech.

The full text of Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech

Britain is willing walk away from the European Union without out a deal, Theresa May warned today in a speech setting out her plans for extricating Britain from Brussels.

Red tape, 6ft funding billboards and the “ridiculous” three-crop rule should all be ditched to help farmers become more productive outside the constraints of the European Union, said Defra minister Andrea Leadsom.

Concerns and opportunities arising from the Brexit vote will continue to dominate East Anglia’s rural business landscape in 2017, according to a senior landowners’ spokesman.

It was a good year for having a punt on an outsider. Political editor Annabelle Dickson looks back at the political outcomes very few would have predicted in 2016.

Politics was a banned subject in our household over Christmas.

The NHS is gearing up for delivering nearly 400,000 Christmas lunches - and 1,800 Christmas babies.

Before we begin, let’s make it absolutely clear that Yorkshire Puddings DO NOT belong on a Christmas Dinner plate (some of you probably have beef with that, literally.) Now we’ve got that out the way; from trifle to turkey, parsnips to pigs in blankets here’s the definitive list of Christmas foods ranked from worst to best.

Turkeys, Brussels sprouts and mince pies are set to fly off supermarket shelves on “Frenzied Friday” as shoppers buy their groceries for Christmas.

Europe’s newest MEP Alex Mayer on arriving in the parliament as Britain heads for the exit door.

A joke about the lack of Brussels sprouts in post-Brexit Christmas dinners has been revealed as the funniest gag in a competition to write the best modern festive cracker joke.

They have divided opinions around countless Christmas dinner tables – but those who love their Brussels fear a festive shortfall after the damage done by a summer invasion of sprout-loving caterpillars.

Cambridgeshire’s elected mayoral contest is due to take place in May next year. 
Bookmaker Ladbrokes has opened a book on who might take the powerful new job. Heidi Allen, who was the first Conservative to put her name forward, has the shortest odds as things stand.

Has the UK Independence Party’s summer of infighting come to an end?

Local politicians have hailed Theresa May’s £2bn science funding pledge as she promised a “modern, ambitious industrial strategy”.

New “greener support” policies for the long-term benefit of the Broads could help to secure vital funding for the agricultural industry, farmers were told.

This year’s US election, dubbed the “unpopularity contest”, will come to a conclusion next week. Political editor Annabelle Dickson looks at an extraordinary contest

Euro MP Richard Howitt apologised to the European Parliament for Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as he ended a 22 year career in Brussels and Strasbourg.

Quitting the European customs union risks causing a 4.5% fall in GDP by 2030, Cabinet ministers have reportedly been warned.

Nigel Farage set out his three tests for whether Brexit means Brexit in a farewell speech to his party faithful which received rapturous applause at today’s UK Independent Party conference in Bournemouth where Diane James was elected as the new party leader.

Prime Minister Theresa May has set her face firmly against a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, telling Cabinet colleagues that “Brexit means Brexit” and there will be no attempt to stay in the EU “by the back door”.

It travelled more than 120 miles, as the crow flies, from Belgium and fulfilled one woman’s dream.

Eurostar rail workers will launch a four-day strike today in a dispute over work/life balance.

East Anglian farmers have defended their industry against “unfair” claims of a countryside ravaged by decades of intensive agriculture, funded by a “broken” subsidy system.

Michael Gove has announced he will seek the Tory leadership after concluding Boris Johnson “cannot provide the leadership or build the team for the task ahead”.

Following the upheaval and arguments of the EU referendum, farming leaders said it was time for a unified approach to ensure the future prosperity of one of East Anglia’s key industries.

Elizabeth Truss will today back Boris Johnson to the next prime minister, saying he can bring the country together.

The most deprived areas of Norfolk and Suffolk must continue to benefit from the level of funding which currently comes from the European Union, local leaders have said as Conservatives jostled for who would be the next prime minister.

Nigel Farage told fellow MEPs “you’re not laughing now” as he was barracked and booed at an emergency meeting of the European Parliament to discuss Brexit.

Industry leaders have stepped up their calls for the government to make sure the economy remains stable in the wake of the referendum result.

An emergency budget to deal with the fallout from the referendum vote to leave the EU looks unlikely to take place until the autumn, as Chancellor George Osborne said it was better to delay action to shore up the public finances until a new prime minister is in place.

Nigel Farage has appeared to declare victory in the European Union referendum and said a vote to Leave had been won “without a single bullet being fired”.

A minute’s silence was held at the Eastern regional count to honour MP Jo Cox who died last week after being shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery.

East Anglia looks set to say no to our continued membership of the European Union in Thursday’s once-in-a-generation referendum – but the latest national polls suggest Britain will vote to remain.

Nigel Farage has defended a Ukip poster showing a huge queue of non-white migrants on the borders of the European Union after it was branded “disgusting”.

“We don’t quit”, our readers were told by the prime minister in an impassioned finale to a half hour exchange in Norwich.

Labour supporters have “most to gain” from keeping Britain in the EU, Gordon Brown will say as he spearheads a referendum charm offensive.

Sir James Dyson has rubbished claims British international trade would suffer outside the EU as he backed the campaign to leave Europe.

The impact of the European Union common fisheries policy (CFP) on the UK fishing industry is set to play a huge part in the EU referendum debate, particularly in hard hit coastal towns such as Lowestoft. Kathryn Bradley looks at the issue.

A self-confessed “dyed-in-the-wool” eurosceptic has given his last-ditch backing to the remain campaign claiming the Britain has carved out a special position in the EU.

I was a little surprised to see a map published last week suggesting Romania and Albania are two of the safest places in which to holiday.

I am European. As Europeans we generally share common values, a common religion, heritage, culture and history. We have common treaties, which, in the case of Portugal, go back to the Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of 1373.

This year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival drew to a close with a sunny and chilled out weekend in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens and an array of performances across the city.

From the moment they burst onto the Adnams Spiegeltent stage La Chiva Gantiva had everyone up on their feet and dancing.

Pensioners could lose “dramatic sums of money” if Britain remains in the EU, Iain Duncan Smith claimed as he dismissed Government assurances it had seen off the threat of potentially damaging Brussels regulations.

His journey along the American railroad took him from Chicago to Los Angeles and inspired the latest offering from the Bard of Barking before he arrives in Great Yarmouth. Songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg talks to DOMINIC GILBERT ahead of his appearance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

As the prime minister and chancellor set out a Treasury analysis suggesting a vote for a Brexit could prompt huge job losses and a recession, political editor Annabelle Dickson looks at the issue of the European Union and the economy in the first of the EDP in-depth European Union series.

All you need to know about the EU referendum - through A to Z.

A Police Federation branch chairman has claimed rural officers fear they would be “sitting ducks” in the event of an armed terrorist attack.

East Anglia is increasingly resolved to vote to cut Britain’s ties with Brussels, with the “leave” campaign stretching its local lead to nine points, our new poll shows.

Brexit is on the minds of politicians in Brussels. POLITICAL EDITOR ANNABELLE DICKSON visited the European Parliament to test the mood ahead of June 23.

A vote to leave the European Union could tip the British economy back into recession, David Cameron has warned.

Support for remaining in the EU has fallen among business leaders, dropping from 60pc to 54.1pc, according to a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce.

Who is Norfolk’s new Police and Crime Commissioner? Lorne Green is a 70-year-old former Canadian diplomat. He married in Snettisham 46 years ago, and has lived in Norfolk for the last 17 years.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the fight in the wards of Town Close, University and Wensum.

Cyclists riding through red lights – is it time to make it legal to keep traffic moving asks motoring editor Andy Russell.

Brexit campaigners have promised to slash red tape imposed by Brussels which they claim costs as much as £125bn a year.

US president Barack Obama has been branded an irrelevant “lame duck” by leading Leave campaigners furious at his warning Britain would be at “the back of the queue” for American trade deals if it backed Brexit.

Quitting the European Union would leave households £4,300 a year worse off, George Osborne warned as he prepared to release in-depth Treasury analysis on the cost of Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn insisted there was “nothing half-hearted” about Labour’s pro-EU campaign as he made his first major speech of the referendum battle.

After months of anticipation for craft beer lovers the BrewDog bar in Norwich has announced it will open its doors to the public this Friday; with an a few treats up their sleeves.

With the EU referendum taking place on June 23, we asked two young people to outline opposing views on UK’s relationship with the EU. Here, Joe Hamilton puts forward the case for voting to leave the EU.

Alex Neil is challenging Dieumerci Mbokani to fire Norwich to Premier League safety and earn himself a Carrow Road summer move.

An East Anglian agricultural college is hosting a pioneering trial to measure the effectiveness of growing willow trees as an alternative energy crop.

The international future of Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani looks to be in doubt, with media reports claiming the powerful front-man will no longer represent the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Anyone who still thinks Norwich City are a soft touch is deluded insisted Alex Neil after the Canaries’ staged a stirring comeback to sink Newcastle 3-2 in their Premier League relegation shoot-out.

We’ve chosen our Norwich City Man of the Match against Newcastle - now it’s time for you to vote for yours.

Alex Neil is confident he can count on Dieumerci Mbokani for Norwich City’s Premier League survival battle after the on-loan striker’s frightening involvement in the Brussels terror attacks.

Farmers across East Anglia are being encouraged to make their voices heard in the debate about Britain’s future in Europe, by joining a series of regional meetings.

Thomson and First Choice owner TUI has said UK holidaymakers are returning to old favourites including Spain and the Canaries in the wake of recent terror attacks around the world.

I have three friends back home in Britain. One of them is planning to vote to stay in the European Union referendum. One is voting leave. The other is tormented by doubt.

Armed police have been on patrol at Norwich International Airport to offer “reassurance” following the deadly attacks in Belgium, it has emerged.

Norwich has shown its solidarity with the people of Brussels by lighting City Hall with the colours of the Belgian flag.

One of two brothers who carried out suicide bomb attacks in Brussels leaving at least 34 people dead and scores injured, including four Britons, left a note in a bin.

There is an understandable rush to respond to, and desire to make sense of, unfolding events as they happen in a 24-hour news media environment.

Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city’s Metro stations on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats.

East of England MEP Richard Howitt has said the explosions this morning in Brussels are a “deliberate attack” on the European Union.

Norwich International Airport has heightened security following the deadly explosions at Brussels Zaventem Airport this morning.

The Brussels terrorist attacks are not a surprise, a member of the intelligence services watchdog has said.

What causes trade? Could we use the cash we give to the European Union better if we chose how to spend it ourselves? How will we control our own borders if we stay in the EU? Why is our Parliament one of the most famous buildings in the world? And what does this say about how we should be governed? These questions should be at the centre of the debate about the European Union and whether Britain should remain or leave.

One of the region’s MEPs has revealed he was in the Brussels underground station shortly before it was rocked by an explosion.

With the issue of soil health becoming one of the hot topics in agricultural forums in recent months, a pioneering East Anglian project is aiming to give farmers improved data on the complex ecosystem which supports their crops.

The Government is to formally drop its cuts to disabled benefits after Iain Duncan Smith’s dramatic resignation.

The continuing milk price crisis has forced a Norfolk farm to make the difficult decision to sell its dairy herd – ending four generations of family tradition.

A Eurosceptic Cabinet minister has accused David Cameron and pro-EU campaigners of displaying “a low opinion of the British people” by downplaying the UK’s prospects outside the EU.

Broadland MP Keith Simpson joined the prime minister in goading the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in the House of Commons European Union referendum debate on Monday.

A date has been set for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. Here we look at who will play leading roles in the campaign in the run-up to the vote on June 23.

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will be held on Thursday, June 23, David Cameron has announced.

Downing Street described wrangling over the new deal in Brussels as “hard going” - but David Cameron emerged with a positive message and claimed his graft will earn Britain “special status” in Europe. What does the agreement include?

More than half of business leaders in the East would vote to remain in the European Union, according to a new report.

East Anglia’s coastal towns and rural heartlands are the most eurosceptic places, our extensive survey of views revealed.

East Anglia’s electorate would opt to take Britain out of the European Union if a vote were held tomorrow, our exclusive poll reveals.

The brilliant Danish scientist and wit Piet Hein summed it up beautifully in verse:

As the blueprint for a new deal between the UK and the European Union is published, has Political Editor Annabelle Dickson looks at what it is and gauges the reaction

A draft deal aimed at meeting David Cameron’s European Union reform demands has been unveiled.

A day of “intensive” negotiations over EU reforms is getting under way as David Cameron battles with Brussels to secure a reform package in time for an early in/out referendum.

Here are some of the best reader letters we have seen so far this week, you can join the discussion by commenting below

Regional business leaders will launch a campaign today for Britain to leave the European Union in a sign that the debate over the nation’s relationship with Europe was ramping up across the east.

The boss of Toyota has hinted the car manufacturer will keep its UK plants even if Britain votes to leave the EU.

David Cameron has insisted a deal on Britain’s EU renegotiation demands can be finalised by February despite warnings from fellow leaders that his proposals could be “unacceptable”.

A Normandy veteran who “got through the war without a scratch” has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest decoration, for his part in liberating dozens of towns and villages from German occupation during the Second World War.

As French officials named the alleged ringleader behind the Paris attacks and an international manhunt continues for Salah Abdeslam, more information has emerged about those behind Friday’s massacres that left 129 dead.

Gallery Gorleston geometric art strikes a chord

Monday, November 16, 2015

Using a curious combination of lines and colours a Norfolk artist has captured dozens of striking industrial and seaside scenes.

A former Ipswich schoolboy has spoken of the horrifying moments Paris came under siege by terrorists as he watched a football match in the French capital.

Even the most diligent advocates of countryside stewardship can find themselves frustrated by the red tape of government subsidy structures, says an award-winning conservation farmer.

A food waste reduction initiative run by a major Fenland vegetable grower has received industry recognition from one of the supermarkets which it supplies.

It’s been a long wait for recognition from the French government to reflect the immediate thankfulness of the French people in June 1944. Normandy veteran Len Fox has been awarded France’s highest honour for the part he played in the liberation of Europe. STACIA BRIGGS celebrates the achievements of a quiet hero.

Businesses across the region have been urged to help influence the government’s agenda as it negotiates concessions ahead of the EU referendum.

Here’s what each Euro MP had to say about their roles and our findings.

They have their say on important decisions impacting the whole of Europe. But, as David Powles reveals, finding out MEPs’ claims and allowances is not easy.

A new play looking at the bravery of tragic First World War nurse Edith Cavell is being staged in North Walsham this month. Edith Cavell – Facing The Silence is being toured by the Broad Horizons Theatre Company at the Atrium on Friday September 25.

A £1.6m autumn promotional campaign for beef and lamb meat is set to be launched next month, after finally winning approval from ministers.

She was a Norfolk heroine executed by the Germans 100 years ago for helping 200 Allied troops reach safety from behind enemy lines.

Failures to properly administer the system of EU farm payments have cost the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) more than £600m in fines, the Whitehall spending watchdog has disclosed.

Conservationists across Europe have united in a fight to prevent EU wildlife and landscape protection laws being watered down.

David Cameron is hoping to kick-start formal talks on reform of Britain’s membership of the European Union, as he addresses leaders of the 28-nation bloc at a summit in Brussels.

The disruption at Calais looks set to enter a second day as migrants continue to target lorries in a bid to cross into the UK.

Property editor Caroline Culot had a fascinating tour of Colney Hall, Norwich, for sale for £1.95 million with Sowerbys on 01603 558153.

Deutsche Bank is to consider whether to relocate some of its UK operations if Britain leaves the EU, according to reports.

Britain should leave the EU unless it reforms, a boss at JCB has said, as the building equipment firm reported earnings above £300 million for the fourth year in a row.

Last week, East Anglian farmers told us their demands from the incoming government after the General Election. In an exclusive interview following Elizabeth Truss’ reappointment as environment secretary, CHRIS HILL asked for her responses to those issues.

Weird and wonderful antics and surreal sights are set to entertain audiences and surprise passers by throughout the city this weekend as the Norfolk and Norwich Festival gets under way.

The government has appointed four new members to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with effect from April 1.

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