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With international matches apparently/allegedly occupying the minds of football supporters, it’s perhaps time to look at the effect on the local football scene.

With the new West Suffolk Council just days away from hitting the ground running, Local Democracy Reporter Jason Noble finds out what the changes mean on a practical level for homes in the west of the county.

Dereham Town will look to move further away from the relegation zone and get an early start on their rivals when they entertain Bury on Friday night (7.45pm).

East Anglia is wonderful, of course - but is there an aspect of life in the area which you would consign to Room 101?

Sometimes it feels good to say what you really think, says Nick Richards, even if it is verbally abusing an OAP

The latest wave of acts heading to Latitude Festival for its 14th year this summer have been announced.

The situation facing Suffolk and Norfolk’s struggling mental health trust has been dubbed “scandalous” after it emerged patients in crisis are still being sent hundreds of miles away for treatment.

Time capsules are set to be buried at locations across Suffolk next week as part of “an exciting new chapter in Suffolk’s history.”

DJ and IT engineer David Bradbury met the presenter when she came to East Anglia to record a radio programme for the BBC. He tells our reporter what she was like, and where they travelled together.

Businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk looking to gain greater insight into physical and digital marketing are being offered a free information session, courtesy of Archant.

Iris Button’s first novel was published in 2003. After marrying her husband David in 1959, they needed bigger premises for their business, so they moved from Surrey to Bury St Edmunds, which they called home for 50 years. After having two daughters and a son, they are now great grandparents, retired in Barbados. Iris has written 17 books. She talks to Gina Long MBE

Time to get your race diary filled up with our running calendar featuring races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Norwich City have confirmed former Derby and Coventry defender Paul Williams as the club’s new under-18 head coach ahead of tomorrow night’s FA Youth Cup game at Preston.

Norwich City Under-18s have the prize of a home FA Youth Cup tie to play for when they travel to Preston in the fourth round later this month.

King’s Lynn Town have signed highly-rated defender Jake Kerins to bolster their promotion bid.

The first weekend of the year means one thing, the third round of the FA Cup.

Parts of the A11 will close overnight throughout next week as work improving vehicle message signs is undertaken.

Dereham are in for another tough test when Bowers & Pitsea visit Aldiss Park.

A distraught mother has described Suffolk’s mental health service as “farcical” and claims it is failing families after her daughter attempted to take her own life – but was not sectioned.

Millers fan Steve Exley is in the hot seat as he takes a look at Rotherham’s game at Carrow Road

Regular game time in League Two has toughened up Norwich City youngster Tristan Abrahams and now the striker wants to improve his goal return at Exeter.

Former Norwich City defender Leon Barnett has retired from football due to a heart condition.

Weird and wonderful ghost stories abound in many corners of East Anglia, with sights and sounds that just can’t be explained. Here are 23 of the most haunted places in the region.

Dereham’s finest further cement their reputation as one of the best acts around, says ADAM AIKEN.

Sam Barker is a Suffolk based entrepreneur, who helped launch Sliide, a Mobile Technology start-up in 2013, with two friends Corbyn Munnik (CEO) and Frankie Kearney (COO), straight from University. Last year, Sliide won “Most Innovative App in the World” at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is dubbed the ‘Oscars of Mobile’. He spoke to Gina Long, who also happens to be his mother.

As the two-year anniversary of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance approaches, his mother opens up about theories, potential new searches and her first grandchild.

Swardeston suffered a heartbreaking near miss in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League on Saturday as their rivals got the victory they needed to finish top.

Fakenham face one of their biggest matches for a number of years on Sunday - but they still don’t know who it will be against!

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says new information has come to light that “changes everything” in the search for her son.

Joe Gatting played a spectacular captain’s knock as Swardeston beat leaders Sudbury by 57 runs to keep their EAPL titles hopes very much alive.

It was a day to forget for Norwich as they suffered a painful home defeat to slide deep into the relegation mire in the East Anglian Premier League.

Will Rogers scored a superb unbeaten century as Horsford took a giant step towards East Anglian Premier League safety - while piling more pressure on their hosts Norwich.

Yanic Wildschut made a memorable start to his loan at Bolton Wanderers, scoring the winning goal at West Brom on the opening weekend of the Championship season.

A campaign group has hit out against potential plans to charge visitors to exhibitions at the new home for Suffolk Archives which would include records from Lowestoft.

Swardeston’s attempts to rekindle a title chase continue with a Norfolk derby when they host Norwich tomorrow.

The disappearance of a woman has prompted police to appeal to the public for help in finding her.

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has been impressed by the rapid progress of former Norwich City academy winger Glenn Middleton.

Derby and Stoke look to have moved ahead of Norwich City in the race to sign highly-rated Liverpool talent Harry Wilson, with Jurgen Klopp admitting a loan move is imminent.

Second place is within reach for in-form Great Witchingham, if they can avoid a banana skin at Bury St Edmunds.

Up to around 50 jobs could be lost at brewer Greene King’s Bury St Edmunds headquarters as a financial squeeze hits the sector.

Great Witchingham could have two major landmarks to celebrate for club stalwarts this weekend.

We asked our staff and readers to tell as a little bit about what makes their dads special.

A new McDonald’s and Marks and Spencer are to be built alongside a BP petrol station and cafe close to a small village – despite objections from nearby residents.

The FA has revealed the provisional make-up of the Eastern Counties Leagues.

From gaming to fireworks and painting pebbles to borrowing kites - here’s how to have family fun for free this half term

New skipper Joe Gatting saw Swardeston home to their first win of the season on Saturday - but there were more than a few scares along the way.

East Anglian West End star Kerry Ellis is celebrating 20 years in show business with a tour that takes audiences on a trip down memory lane. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her to talk about life in the spotlight

Once you start to think about blue plaques, you find yourself spotting them everywhere. Many towns and villages in East Anglia have a fascinating selection of plaques in memory of interesting individuals, long-lost landmarks or important local events.

There were a host of Norwich City connections on either side as Rangers beat Hearts 2-1 at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

Rugby players returned home with more than they bargained for following a trip to France.

It’s fair to say Norfolk teams have enjoyed better seasons in the Eastern Counties League.

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham wants his side to start making the most of the chances when they return to Thurlow Nunn Premier Division action on Saturday.

Nestled on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, Diss Emporium is a new business hoping to attract antiques dealers and collectors from far and wide.

A goal by Liam Harvey-Cooper was enough to earn Kirkley & Pakefield all three points in their east coast clash against Great Yarmouth Town.

Dereham remain in the play-off places despite losing by a solitary goal at fellow promotion hopefuls Potters Bar.

Prospects look good for the East Anglian Point-To-Point season to get back under way after a five-week hiatus with the running of the seven-race Suffolk fixture at Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday.

His loan experience at Cambridge United may not be quite going to plan but Adam Phillips is still learning plenty from his limited game-time at the League Two club.

Matt Jarvis is set to make his injury return at Carrow Road this evening when Norwich City Under-23s take on Fulham in Premier League Two.

Missed chances in the first half proved pivotal for Norwich City U18s at a snow-bound Carrow Road this evening, costing an FA Youth Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea.

Heavy snow and a late red card were not enough to deny Norwich City Under-23s victory over Bury in the Premier League Cup at a bitterly cold Colney this afternoon.

Norwich City Under-23s are in action at Colney this afternoon, knowing they will probably need a win to qualify for the Premier League Cup knockout stage.

Gorleston came from behind to net two late goals and take victory at home to Stanway Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Thetford manager Danny White is aiming for a top-10 Premier Division finish.

The Bury Festival is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk’s cultural calendar. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to festival director Nick Wells and takes a look at the treats in store during this year’s 10 day extravaganza.

Carrow Road will host Norwich City’s FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Birmingham on Tuesday, February 27.

Greek midfielder Savvas Mourgos reminded Norwich U23s boss Matt Gill of City legend Wes Hoolahan during his match-winning display at West Brom.

A litter pick event is set to take place on Barnham Cross Common in Thetford.

Dancing, twirling and plenty of poise was on display as judges were put in a spin at a popular regional contest.

Payton Swatman’s superb first half strike gave Wroxham all three points at home to Ely City in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Norwich City will host Birmingham City in the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals.

Dynamic duo Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro are coming to Norwich on their ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me’ tour to headline Norwich Arts Centre on February 20.

Time to get your race diary filled up with our running calendar featuring races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Wroxham were heavily beaten by high-flying Coggeshall at West Street in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Norwich United first team captain Andrew Eastaugh is set to make his 200th appearance today as the Planters travel to Witham Town hoping to arrest a run of three consecutive league defeats.

Another chance to shine at Carrow Road has the Norwich City Under-18 squad eagerly waiting to find out who their next FA Youth Cup opponent will be.

Edging a seven-goal thriller took a ‘tremendous’ effort to keep Norwich City’s FA Youth Cup adventure alive.

Norwich City Under-18s booked a place in the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals with a 4-3 win over Newcastle after extra-time at Carrow Road this evening – and we were there to bring you full updates.

Getting off to a strong start will be one of the focuses for Norwich City Under-18s as they continue their pursuit of FA Youth Cup glory at Carrow Road on Wednesday night.

Another Carrow Road tie will be the prize for Norwich City Under-18s if they can beat Newcastle to continue their FA Youth Cup adventure on Wednesday night.

Adam Mason described Great Yarmouth Town’s win away to runaway leaders Felixstowe & Walton United as the best since he and Martyn Sinclair took over at the Wellesley.

Glitz and glamour is something the folk at Potters Resort do very well, and the entertainment that preceded Sunday’s Just World Indoor Singles final on the portable rink was something to behold - as was the smile on the face of Mark Dawes, who beat Rob Paxton in a memorable encounter.

Sometimes one word can sum up a sporting contest and when describing the final of the Just World Indoor Singles championship, in which Mark Dawes defeated Rob Paxton 8-7, 6-8, 2-0 at Potters Resort yesterday, gruelling, cagey or even attritional could be applied.

Time to get your race diary filled up with our running calendar featuring races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Carrow Road hosted under-23s football this evening as Norwich City beat Bournemouth 1-0 in the Premier League Cup group stages – and you can re-live all the action right here.

Ahead of tonight’s FA Cup third round tie at Stamford Bridge, David Freezer looks back on Norwich City’s lengthy history of replays in the famous competition.

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Hopes of a play-off push are growing for Norwich City Under-23s after Matt Gill’s side’s good form continued to stretch their unbeaten run to four matches.

Find a new hobby, or rekindle an old one, this New Year with one of East Anglia’s most exciting and quirky clubs.

Take That musical The Band and revival of Miss Saigon are amongst the hot tickets, alongside political satire This House, an adaptation of The Kite Runner and local themes including a revival of Norfolk folk ballad opera The Transports.

Master of mind-control Derren Brown returns, Cirque Berserk! start celebrations of the 250th anniversary of circus, there is an evening with Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli and Grumpy Old Women offer up more grump.

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella offers fairytale magic relocated to the Second World War Blitz, international contemporary dance masters Hofesh Shechter and Acosta Danza visit and there are local performers too.

From Phileas Fogg’s journey Around the World in 80 Days to Peppa Pig and Shrek and a show packed with disgusting songs for revolting children, there is plenty to take to family to in the coming year.

A electrician has spoken of his anger and frustration after he was left waiting more than three hours for an ambulance following a car accident.

Local footballers resume hostilities on Boxing Day after bypassing the festive feasts in pursuit of glory.

From The Communards to communion, the Reverend Richard Coles has a unique vicar style. As he prepares for a busy Christmas, he talks Strictly, festive music, East Anglia and why he will relax by watching The Walking Dead.

A free festival of winter walks, from December 23 to January 7, has been put together by the Ramblers. Here are 10 to try in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The efforts of a young Norwich City Under-23 side to draw away at Brighton impressed coach Matt Gill.

The pantomime season is upon us once again – oh yes it is. We dons our best dame outfit to cast an eye over this year’s best family festive pantos taking place in Norfolk.

Jamal Lewis is the latest Canaries youngster to put himself in the frame for a place in Daniel Farke’s first team.

Norwich City are now six points behind leaders Harleston Magpies II in Division One North after sharing the spoils for the third weekend in succession.

Flavour and fragrance ingredients group Treatt has reported a 46% jump in profits for a year in which it achieved its strategic financial goals for 2020 three years early.

Remi Matthews kept his fourth clean sheet in six games for loan club Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday evening, as the League One side’s injury crisis reached laughable proportions.

November 20 is St Edmund’s Day, the feast day of the ‘last king of East Anglia’ and – some would say – England’s proper patron saint. But where do his bones lie? Trevor Heaton explores the twists and turns of a centuries-old mystery.

A speed camera installed on a main road in Thetford is set to be activated.

Dean Wright has been appointed Norwich City’s new assistant academy manager.

Norwich United were denied all three points at Bury Town by an injury-time equaliser, Joe White rising at the near post to head home from a corner.

Norwich United manager Steve Eastaugh is hoping to name an unchanged side for the first time this season when the Planters travel to sixth place Bury Town tonight.

Connor Ingram enjoyed a dream debut personally as he scored two against Brantham Athletic – but it wasn’t enough to stop the Yachtsmen slipping to a home defeat against the Suffolk side.

Wroxham have signed teenage striker Connor Ingram from Gorleston.

Wroxham were put to the sword by Saffron Walden in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division as they were hammered 5-1 at Saffron Walden Town.

Great Yarmouth Town welcome Long Melford to The Wellesley and will be looking to get back among the goals after a 0-0 Premier Division draw at FC Clacton.

American southern rock group The Cadillac Three are playing a headline show at The LCR in Norwich on November 15 with support from Brothers Osborne.

Making sure children recognise kingfishers, conkers and catkins as well as Pokemon

We take a look at the finalists in the Enviro-Technologies category of the EDP Business Awards 2017.

They are a beautiful and intriguing part of virtually every community across Norfolk.

Fakenham Town – struggling at the bottom of the Premier Division table and without a manager – were one of the few local teams to emerge from the weekend’s matches with any pride.

Investigations are continuing in Bury St Edmunds following a blaze at the Cycle King on Friday night.

The 80s are having a bit of a moment right now and with shows like Stranger Things and the Dynasty reboot taking over our television screens, it’s not very hard to see why.

Having faced top-of-the-table AFC Hornchurch a week ago, Norwich United travel to second-placed Bowers & Pitsea on Saturday still looking for their first win of the season and rooted to the bottom of the table.

A cyclist suffered serious head injuries after a collision with a van on a busy rural road.

Dereham Town will be looking to bounce back from their FA Cup exit when they travel to Canvey Island in Bostik League Division One North this evening.

All eyes will be fixed skywards in Sudbury tomorrow as the East Anglian Premier League title decider bids to beat the weather.

Two men have been injured, one seriously, in a road accident near Diss.

Great Yarmouth Town’s match against Fakenham Town on Tuesday night has been postponed.

Manager Steve Eastaugh has called up defenders Josh Carus and Marley Flute as he looks to halt Norwich United’s disappointing start to the season when they host Bury Town on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Chinto Karate Group in Great Yarmouth is celebrating a medal haul at a regional championships.

A community will come together to plant 9,000 flowers in their town - one for each resident - thanks a funding boost.

The title race has come down to the final day of the season in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

More than 100 people put their racing shoes on for the Thetford Iceni Marathon and Half Marathon.

This weekend the Thetford Iceni Marathon and Half Marathon will celebrate its third anniversary.

Norwich City were the busiest Championship club during the summer transfer window. DAVID FREEZER put the challenge facing the new-look Canaries into context during the international break.

Wroxham look to be getting used to life in a new division after victory at Long Melford.

Leading lady of West End and Broadway musicals Kerry Ellis and X Factor winner Matt Cardle are to appear on stage together for the first time in a homecoming show in Bury St Edmunds.

It’s fair to say Carrow Road hasn’t been a particularly happy hunting ground for James Vaughan and Lewis Grabban.

Norwich United open their second season at step four with a home game against last season’s play-off contenders Haringey Borough.

Ahead of tomorrow’s Carrow Road clash, we spoke to Sunderland fan RokerReport.com writer Michael Graham, who is unsure what to expect from the Black Cats this season

Norwich City will host League One side Charlton Athletic in the second round of the Carabao Cup – but only after a shambolic televised draw caused great confusion.

Norwich City will find out who their opponents in the second round of the Carabao Cup will be when a regionalised draw is made tonight.

Key players Wes Hoolahan and Ivo Pinto have the chance to step up their returns to fitness as they return to Norwich City’s starting line-up for this evening’s Carabao Cup first round clash with Swindon Town.

A speed camera is set to be installed on a busy Thetford road after traffic surveys caught an “unacceptably high” number of drivers speeding.

The investigation into the disappearance of Corrie McKeague is increasingly focused on waste from a few bins behind a row of shops in Bury St Edmunds.

Nottingham Forest and Sunderland are reportedly keen to sign experienced striker Cameron Jerome from Norwich City.

Norwich United will start their Bostik League Division One North season at home to Haringey Borough.

A family of fundraisers, inspired by the death of a loved one, have pitched in together to raise nearly £9,000 for St Nicholas Hospice.

It is described as an unforgettable experience as the summer night falls.

Swardeston recovered from a disastrous start to record an emphatic win at Mildenhall – and set the scene perfectly for a showdown with the one side above them in the table.

There’s an important match at the foot of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian League tomorrow, with the bottom two coming face to face at the Victory Ground.

Swindon will be bringing their strongest team to Carrow Road for their Carabao Cup first round clash with Norwich City, manager David Flitcroft has pledged.

Forming part of the Bury Festival this new, re-formed or maybe even re-incarnated group of the 80s certainly provided a most stunning performance. Their style of swing and original songs came across in a most casual and definitely laid-back manner.

Clare Teal and her nine-piece Mini Big Band pack a formidable punch with a pulsating performance that simply grows on you the more you hear.

Norwich United have announced that their newly-formed U21 side will be playing in the First Division of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Will Harrold made a rare start on the Europro Tour last weekend - and made it count by finishing tied sixth.

Flavour and fragrance ingredients group Treatt has hailed a “great” first half to its current financial year, with a series of new business wins driving strong double-digit growth in sales and profits.

Two companies have gone on trial today charged with safety offences after four Suffolk men were crushed to death six years ago.

Forget the king under the car park, Bury St Edmunds could be about to find out if Saxon king and town namesake Saint Edmund is buried under a tennis court.

Sam Arthurton has made a flying start to the new season - and so have his club Great Witchingham.

Four of Norfolk’s teams are at home in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League tomorrow.

The 21st century brass band bring their mix of beast and brass to Great Yarmouth, while fresh from being sampled on the new Kendrick Lamar album, Rat Boy is in Norwich. Plus Roving Crows, Peatbog Faeries and a Bowie tribute.

It was glorious at Great Thurlow for the CC Hackney road races, but it was tough climbing out of the Stour Valley – and the men had to do that 11 times in their 54-mile race.

In the months since RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds, very little information has come to light.

Any thoughts Vauxhall Mallards might have had of easing their way into the new East Anglian Premier League season quickly disappeared on Saturday.

Battle resumes in the East Anglian Premier League tomorrow, with champions Swardeston hosting Norfolk rivals on the opening day.

Independent chartered accountants and business advisers Whiting & Partners has expanded further with its second merger in six months.

Crusaders rounded off an encouraging season in style with an emphatic win over a side who had beaten them on the opening day.

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence were two of the biggest stars in Britain. The team bringing their artistic love affair back to life at Bury Theatre Royal tells us more.

Easter school holidays are here and there are plenty of family shows for all the family — from pantos to fairytales, ballet to circus, pirates and some really scary creatures.

Only one potential witness seen on CCTV in Bury St Edmunds on the night Corrie McKeague disappeared remains unidentified.

I’m sort of relieved that Mother’s Day is over and I appear to have avoided any of the usual faux pas.

Dereham turned in their best display of the season in their final Division 1N game to win 2-1 at champions Cambridge City II.

Gorleston saw their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title hopes suffer a huge dent as a late equaliser denied them all three points at home to Stanway Rovers.

Norwich Dragons claimed the derby honours in the Premier Division when they won 3-0 at relegated Norwich City.

Oklahoma was a game-changer. Christian Jenner, director of a new production at Bury Theatre Royal, talks about the appeal of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

An iconic grand design is set to be built in Suffolk as a “fitting and lasting” tribute to the talented young architect behind the plans, who died suddenly in his home four months ago.

It’s as you were at the top of the Premier Division – it now seems to be a question of who blinks first among the leading pack.

Matthew Gardner maintained his strong start to the season by winning the Norfolk PGA pro-am at Great Yarmouth & Caister.

Great Yarmouth and Thetford had to settle for a share of the spoils after a 1-1 draw at Mundford Road last night.

Prolific winners abound among the entries for the two Open Races at the Suffolk Point-To-Point meeting at Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday.

A shortage of volunteers to dispense justice in Suffolk has led to an appeal for help, with the number of magistrates declining after courts in Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft were closed.

Drone footage has emerged of the painstaking search of a landfill site in Cambridgeshire as police continue their hunt for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague.

Matthew Gardner missed an opportunity to end his term as Norfolk PGA captain on a high note as a new season of competitions got under way at Hunstanton.

Tribute has been paid to a well-regarded livestock haulage contractor who has died at the age of 80.

With their play-off hopes taking a severe dent in the last two games Norwich United will be looking to bounce back when they entertain Phoenix Sports at Plantation Park.

As their latest project heads to Netflix, see six of the iconic film collaborations between the director and actor on the big screen in Norwich and Bury St Edmunds.

We have created a world-class homegrown beet sugar industry in the UK; an industry that many people here in Bury St Edmunds continue to play an important part in developing.

One day, the people of an East Anglian market town were enjoying a glorious country fete. The next – along with the rest of Britain – ‘they were plunged into the deadliest war in history’.

About 25,000 homes across East Anglia remain without power overnight due to Storm Doris - and some may not be restored until Friday afternoon.

Flavour and fragrance solutions company Treatt today signalled that profits for its current financial year are now likely to come in “substantially” ahead of previous expectations.

A company and a director have admitted health and safety offences more than six years after the deaths of four men in Norfolk.

Olivier-winning farce Hysteria about the meeting of Sigmund Freud and surreal artist Salvador Dali in Hampstead in 1938 is being staged at Bury Theatre Royal as part of a nationwide tour.

The latest public search for RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague has now concluded at Barton Mills.

The stars weren’t always stars, and our region has played its part in shaping the careers of some of the most famous performers in this country and internationally. Take a look at your second helping of stars who began their road to fame in East Anglia.

Question: Name the four sides we have not met in a competitive game?

The former Bury St Edmunds school teacher, club president, chairman and player has been described as “a friend to all” after he died from a long illness on February 9.

A vast area of landfill in Cambridgeshire will be searched for any sign of Corrie McKeague, who went missing more than four months ago from Bury St Edmunds.

Wroxham’s Ryman League Division One North clash at Brentwood Town on Tuesday evening has been postponed.

Jack Garrod was the hero for Gorleston as the Greens claimed three crucial points at Stanway Rovers.

Christy Finch showed his prowess as a top-class finisher with a superb hat-trick to help Norwich United show their play-off credentials against fellow contenders Bury Town.

Being asked to write a top 25 best restaurants in Norfolk and Suffolk was a daunting task. As you can imagine, I have friends and colleagues all over the place, and, of course, if you own your own restaurant you want to put yours at the top of the list but I have been thorough with my decision.

Norwich United travel to play-off chasers Bury Town knowing three points would put them level on points with the Suffolk side.

Hopes of a positive second half of the season are high at Fakenham Town as the Ghosts prepare to host Thetford at Clipbush Park in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division today.

Resurfacing works will cause the closure of roads in Thetford town centre next month.

The mother of missing RAF Honington gunner Corrie McKeague has told “vile” haters to leave her son’s girlfriend and private life alone.

From dramas to musicals, family shows and dance, there are plenty of hot tickets for theatrical treats in 2017.

There was a certain irony that the most positive week Norwich City have enjoyed in several months was cemented by a stoppage-time equaliser in front of the lowest FA Cup crowd at Carrow Road in 20 years.

Gorleston preserved their unbeaten run in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division thanks to a 2-1 win at home to Felixstowe & Walton.

Bury Town’s second half fightback left Dereham Town pointless despite a spirited display at Ram Meadow, writes Rene Kendal.

Ricci Butler has told his Gorleston team to aim for new milestones in 2017.

Play-off chasing Bury knocked Wroxham back down to earth with an emphatic thrashing last night.

Bury Theatre Royal’s Beauty and the Beast star Eamonn Fleming is a great believer that it’s never too late to learn a new skill, including being a panto dame.

Former Norwich City player Albert Bennett has died. He was 72.

The panto season is upon us once again and there is no shortage of festive shows for all the family over the festive period. Behind you!

A spectator who died of a suspected cardiac arrest at a football match in Gorleston has been named.

Flavour and fragrance ingredients specialist Treatt has reported another year of strong profits growth as its strategy to move further up the value chain continues to bear fruit.

Corrie McKeague’s mother says it is “outrageous” more Government money has not been spent on the search for an active British serviceman

The mother of the missing RAf Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague has appealed for any West Suffolk College students who may know something that may help find her son to come forward.

Leatherhead boss Jimmy Bullard shouldn’t expect any favours from his Lowestoft Town counterpart Ady Gallagher this afternoon.

A driver who may have seen missing airman Corrie McKeague has come forward to police.

The father of missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague has made a desperate plea for anyone with information that could help find his son to get in touch.

Things are looking up at Wroxham after two wins belatedly got their season up and running.

A fine performance by the Planters saw them sweep aside second-placed Bury Town at Plantation Park.

Severe traffic delays on the A143 Bury Road in Stanton were caused by an overturned lorry.

A dog team involved in several high-profile search operations, including the hunt for one of Ipswich serial killer Steve Wright’s victims, has joined the search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague.

Record-breaking Gorleston leapfrogged Thetford Town to move into third place in the Thurlow Nunn Premier table.

Gorleston head to Brantham looking to defend the Premier Division’s last remaining unbeaten record today – but will be without top scorer Connor Ingram, who is set for a trial at Ipswich Town.

RAF and police search teams are currently walking the A11 Newmarket-bound carriageway near to Barton Mills as the hunt for Corrie McKeague continues.

The phone of missing Corrie McKeague has not been found following a search of a bin lorry seized by police.

The search for missing serviceman Corrie McKeague has now entered its second full week – here is how the situation has unfolded over the past 10 days.

RAF personnel have joined the search for a missing Honington serviceman who has not been seen since the early hours of Saturday.

Two people will be questioned today after being arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a man in Bury St Edmunds.

Gorleston made comfortable progress through to the second qualifying round of the Vase where March Town Utd will be the visitors.

Dereham have given themselves a platform to build on ahead of the visit of Bowers & Pitsea.

In-form coastal rivals Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Town turn their attentions to the FA Vase this weekend.

Former Trawlerboy Robert Eagle came back to haunt Lowestoft Town with a 95th-minute equaliser as AFC Sudbury grabbed a share of the spoils at Crown Meadow.

Ten-man Dereham went down to a late winner in Essex.

A major investment in Newmarket horseracing has been unveiled as a five-year project gets closer to the finishing post.

Swardeston can seal a fifth successive East Anglian Premier League title next weekend after securing a hard-fought derby win over Great Witchingham on Saturday.

Bury Saints have secured promotion to the BAFA National League after a 42-13 win over Sandwell Steelers at Thetford RFC.

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler refused to rip into his players after their FA Cup mauling.

Striker John Sands’ impressive weekend cameo appears to have secured him a first King’s Lynn Town start of the season.

Norwich City travel to Lancashire on Saturday to face Blackburn at Ewood Park in their first match of the season. Here is our guide for Canaries fans on travel, food and drink.

Vauxhall Mallards were indebted to a brave 10th wicket partnership between Brett Stolworthy and Paul Bradshaw as they clinched a dramatic win over Sudbury – after appearing to have thrown away their chance of victory.

Declan Rudd is ready to knuckle down in his quest to help Charlton Athletic regain their Championship status.

Swardeston will aim to use an East Anglian Premier League springboard to propel them towards national glory.

This week’s archive theme ranges over local hostelries, coaching inns and watering holes in our region over the decades.

Great Witchingham finally recorded their first win of the season at the 12th attempt to move off the bottom of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League table.

Here are the locations of police mobile speed cameras in Norfolk and Suffolk today.

The formbook was turned on its head as leaders Swardeston suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of a Horsford side who went into the weekend without a win to their name.

A Thurston teenager died after being shot in the side of the neck with an airgun pellet, an inquest has heard.

Prolific goal-machine Matt Blake admits he’s ‘gutted’ to end his remarkable three-season stay with Norwich United – but is relishing the challenges which lie ahead.

Reader James Cutler captured this footage on his dashcam on Tuesday of a very wet drive to work.

The father of Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble has died following a road crash.

A domestic abuse story line on radio show The Archers has led to a surge of callers seeking help from women’s refuges in Suffolk, it has emerged.

Flavours and fragrances specialist Treatt has reported improved first-half profits as its strategic move towards value-added products continues to gain ground.

Swardeston kept their nerve in a tense Norfolk derby encounter at Halvergate to move up to fourth place in the early Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League table.

Great Yarmouth Town are drawing inspiration from their local rivals after putting themselves back on the map, writes Gavin Caney.

Mitchell Todd played key roles with both bat and ball as Vauxhall Mallards maintained their promising start to the new Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League season.

Fakenham Town completed a great escape on the final day as their 1-0 win at Walsham-le-Willows saw the Ghosts climb out of the Premier Division relegation zone, writes Mark Armstrong.

Great Yarmouth Town will be hoping to take the first step towards joining East Anglia’s footballing elite this afternoon.

Norwich United tasted defeat for just the third time this season, although it meant little to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division champions.

Fakenham Town and Swaffham Town look determined to ensure the race to escape Premier Division relegation goes right to the wire.

It is an event which has combined a celebration of Thetford’s hidden gardens and support for a hospice that has helped countless families in tough times.

Jake Kean’s Swindon loan spell may have got off to a losing start but the Norwich City keeper is relishing the chance to play.

Norwich City back-up keeper Jake Kean has joined League One side Swindon Town on an initial seven-day emergency loan deal.

Thetford Town can suck their fiercest rivals into the Premier Division relegation zone with a victory in Suffolk.

Lowestoft Town will be able to hold their nerve in their battle to avoid National League North relegation, insists manager Ady Gallagher.

Lowestoft controversially edged past ten-man Bury Town in extra-time to progress to the final of the Suffolk Premier Cup at Needham Market.

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher will give his squad players some much-needed game time this evening in the Blues’ Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final against Bury Town at Needham Market’s ground, Bloomfields.

Striker John Sands admits Gary Setchell’s persistence paid off after finally being tempted to The Walks.

King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell has finally got his man – well for the next five weeks at least.

Two affordable housing schemes which had hit problems look to be back on track after a district council pledged to help them out with more than £180,000.

James Maddison scored his first Coventry goal since rejoining his boyhood club on loan from Norwich City.

A prosecution arising from the deaths of four men on a construction site will be heard before a crown court judge.

A director and three companies have been charged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with safety offences over the deaths of four Suffolk men who were killed when a steel structure collapsed on them in Great Yarmouth.

A doctor who bombarded female care workers with 20 “lewd” drunken phone calls in just over an hour could be given a restraining order.

A 57-year-old man from Lowestoft has been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images following a raid carried out as part of a crackdown on criminals across Suffolk.

An ‘I’ on the environment

Monday, January 18, 2016

Car manufacturers are developing electric cars like it’s the turn-of-the-century rush to the North Pole; everyone’s doing it in their own unique way and always with exciting results.

Alex Neil has managed to achieve so many feats in his first year in charge.

A ride-on mower has been stolen from a shed in Bury Road in Market Weston, near Diss.

A 29-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area has died after he became unwell whilst in police custody and an independent investigation has been launched.

His epic football career saw him turn out more than 1,100 times for his club, in three decades, never once picking up a booking or - perhaps more amazingly - an injury.

Lowestoft Town remain on course to retain the Suffolk Premier Cup after a 4-2 win at Haverhill Rovers saw the Blues progress to the semi-finals.

As Norwich City learn Manchester City are their FA Cup opponents, we look back at City’s recent highs and lows in the competition.

Suffolk-based flavour and fragrance ingredients company Treatt today announced increased annual sales profits.

Norwich United’s seemingly inevitable charge to the Premier Division title took a severe dent as they were beaten 3-0 at Godmanchester.

Two new regimes are preparing for derby battle this afternoon as Swaffham make the short trip to Thetford.

Norwich City are keeping tabs on Sheffield Wednesday’s highly-rated centre-back Tom Lees ahead of the January transfer window.

Video ‘I now pronounce you Shrek and Fiona’

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Many brides to be dream of their fairytale wedding, and many more might admit to feeling a little green on the big day, but one Suffolk couple took this to an altogether different level.

Surviving a worrying health scare has led to an early managerial debut for new Thetford Town boss Danny White.

Emergency services were called to Bury Road in Thetford today after a Range Rover Discovery collided with a Peugeot 206.

Wes Hoolahan’s electric form has come as no surprise to one of the men to benefit most from the Irishman’s eye for a pass.

Dereham Town will aim to continue their unbeaten month by adding to their points tally in Essex.

An injury-time penalty from Luke Tuttle earned Dereham Town a point against an unbeaten Bury side.

Thousands of people lined the streets of Norfolk and Suffolk as the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour of Britain raced through our region.

The roadsides will be lined, the bunting will be proudly hung and decorative bicycles will be placed along the route this Saturday as Norfolk celebrates the return of the Tour of Britain to our region.

Pubs and brewing group Greene King today reported a successful start to its new financial year, with like-for-like sales growth across all key categories.

Witham Town 2 Wroxham 1

Monday, September 7, 2015

Wroxham left Essex wondering what might have been as they slipped to their third away league defeat of the season.

A place in the history books awaits for Swardeston, as they attempt to wrap up their fourth consecutive East Anglian Premier League title today.

Thetford Town’s interim management team got off to a losing start in what will surely go down as one of the most bizarre games in this season’s FA Cup.

Matt Blake struck a late equaliser to keep Norwich United in the FA Cup last night.

Long-serving Thetford Town manager Mark Scott has been shown the door after a poor start to the season.

Swardeston suffered a shock defeat at the hands of relegation threatened Bury St Edmunds – but remain 37 points clear at the top of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League table with just three matches left to play.

Swardeston are closing in on a fourth successive Gibbs Denley East Anglian League title after moving 41 points clear at the top of the table with just four matches left to play.

British Sugar has announced the start dates for the 2015/16 sugar beet campaign, following discussions with the National Farmers’ Union.

Norwich United started the new season in fine – and familiar – style as they began the defence of their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title with a win.

Police have arrested three people after a man was shot in the stomach in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday evening.

Four men and a teenage boy have been charged in relation to an incident of hare coursing in Barnham.

The 50th anniversary of the community-led re-opening of Bury Theatre Royal is marked in new musical A Labour of Love, plus music, concerts, sounds and sights from the 1920s and exhibitions. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Police have named a woman whose death after a collision in Pakenham last night took the amount of people to die on Suffolk’s roads up to 14.

Excitement is building in Suffolk ahead of the Aviva Women’s Tour which starts in Bury St Edmunds today.

Alan Ayckbourn’s sharp comedy Absent Friends is the anniversary production of London Classic Theatre, plus Boom Bap Festival, comedy, classical and jazz, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Five people are in hospital this morning following suspected drug overdoses in Bury St Edmunds last night.

A motorcyclist who died after his bike was involved in a collision with a tractor’s trailer had “failed to correctly identify the hazard”, an inquest has heard.

Greene King’s takeover of the Spirit Pub Company raises no “major concerns”, the Competition and Markets Authority has ruled.

Vauxhall Mallards’ new recruit Devon Conway maintained his superb start to the season on Saturday – but another brilliant knock wasn’t enough to secure victory.

Norwich United have won the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division after a 1-0 over FC Clacton.

The Premier Division’s joint top scorer Matt Blake scored the vital goal for leaders Norwich United in a 1-0 win at Hadleigh United.

Norwich United took a huge step towards the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title thanks to a 2-1 victory over nearest rivals Godmanchester Rovers.

Norwich United will take a big step towards the Premier Division title if they emerge victorious from this afternoon’s top-of-the-table clash with Godmanchester.

Five players from Norfolk clubs are set to start for Eastern Counties Under-17s against Middlesex on Sunday, with a further two on the bench.

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