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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Christmas card features a photo of them in the grounds of their Norfolk home this year.

A series of free marketing events in Norwich are bringing professionals together to share ideas and prepare for the future. Susie Kelly found out why such events are becoming important for the business community.

Sky-high fares, an unreliable service, and cheaper alternative transport options are all being blamed for a significant drop in rail passengers in Great Yarmouth over the last five years.

What is life like at theological college? What subjects do vicars need to study? 
Our columnist and trainee priest James Marston reports on his progress.

Eight charities in East Anglia have shared a £10,000 windfall thanks to Norwich-based financial advisers Almary Green.

Greater Anglia has just posted its worst ever results for punctuality and reliability, but boss Jamie Burles is upbeat.

An investigation is underway after two people were killed following a crash near Newmarket.

Take a look at what has been happening in Norfolk courts this week.

Police say they are “confident” a man captured on CCTV and believed by the mother of Corrie Mckeague to be her son was not the missing airman.

More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia’s rail network as repeated pledges to improve services fall flat.

A teenager has been jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools, including in Norfolk and Suffolk, and sparking an airport security scare.

It’s been a busy week in the Norfolk business world, with companies ramping up the energy in time for Christmas.

The owner of a new city centre sushi bar is hoping to bring something new to the Norwich food scene.

When a two-year-old girl was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2017 her entire family’s lives were turned upside down.

A handful of Norfolk’s most promising tech companies have taken to the road to promote and forge new partnerships with like-minded businesses and investors in Cambridge.

Members of an organised crime gang involved in more than 200 burglaries across the East of England have today been jailed for a total of more than 70 years.

The managing director of Norfolk County Council has discussed how the organisation is working with developers and investors to bring quality homes and enterprise zones to the region.

A woman’s “idyllic” home was turned into a “part-dream, part-nightmare” after a crime gang had committed a burglary there, a court has heard.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found themselves in a snowball fight as they paid a heartfelt tribute to RAF families separated from loved ones over Christmas.

The Beccles community have come together to raise funds for skin tumour research after a well-loved member of the community died after an 19 year battle with cancer.

A Norwich man who killed a “fun-loving” father-to-be in a crash before fleeing the scene in his van and telling bosses he had hit a deer has been jailed.

Internationally-acclaimed author Emma Healey has opened Amnesty International’s new bookshop in Norwich’s Golden Triangle.

Norwich is in danger of losing business investment because of a shortage of good quality commercial premises and an increasing number of road closures.

Buses will replace trains on transport routes across Norfolk today (Sunday).

Dance music legends Orbital’s first album in six years dropped a few months back. We spoke to Paul Hartnoll about it, their new tour and how he and brother Phil are getting on.

Darren Honour has shown himself to be one of Norfolk most improved runners in recent years as Mark Armstrong catches up with the GP series winner

A Suffolk software entrepreneur has been charged with fraud in the US.

Being at the helm of one of the giants of the UK’s pubs and brewing industry has been “a great journey and an adventure” said its chief as he enters his final few months in post.

The demand for digital skills has pushed up wages for software developers in the past year, new research shows.

Connor Rumbles was the early leader in the Diss Cycling Club cyclo-cross but Kieran Jarvis eventually made it a local win in the senior men’s race.

Charges of gross negligence manslaughter could be brought against two Suffolk Police officers and one former officer after a man died following his arrest at a holiday park.

Drivers of miniature race cars from across the UK took part in the annual Presto Park Slot Car Club classic event on the weekend.

A large area of land stretching between King’s Lynn and Cambridge will be destroyed as rising seas levels flood 1.7 million homes and devastate coastal communities, a chastening Met Office report has concluded.

The fairy godmother rose into the night sky above the festive crowds to act out scenes at the launch of a world first interactive game that is part of Christmas celebrations in King’s Lynn.

The Tilting Sky (aka Craig Hill), is set to return to the Norwich music scene with Morganway headlining Norwich Arts Centre on November 30.

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Sector leaders have their say on Theresa May’s Brexit deal

The Duke of Cambridge has opened up about his own experiences of feeling “very sad and very down” while working for the air ambulance service.

A community has rallied round a family after their baby was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

A group of Norfolk’s most exciting tech companies will be travelling to Cambridge’s famous Bradfield Centre this month and pitching at a new investor event.

Singer-songwriter Tom Adams admitted to feeling nervous the last time he played The Birdcage in Norwich. A lot has happened in the five years since then.

Sharon Griffiths says seeing some of the Royal Family recycling clothes by wearing outfits from years ago is refreshing and something they have in common with her

A “unique” fried chicken shop which already has branches in Chinatown and Camden has opened its doors in Norwich.

The first new Swiss-built train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region – but it won’t be travelling under its own steam just yet.

Norfolk police have seized almost 30pc more drugs this year than in the previous 12 months as the force’s Operation Gravity crackdown continues.

Thousands of businesses across Norfolk could benefit from much faster broadband speeds - if a bid for up to £20m to the government succeeds.

​Next week, Norwich Research Park will receive the Outstanding Achievement award at the Norfolk Business Awards. EDP business editor Mark Shields spoke to the park’s executive chairman David Parfrey.

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

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

Fears have been raised that a Norfolk hospital could become a “second-rate service” if cancer surgery is moved to Norwich and a ward closed.

While Norfolk cyclists took in the news that the National Road Championships are to be held here in 2019, the pleasures of club life continue to light up the shortening days.

Students were given a “great insight” into what it takes to get into a top university during a recent fact finding trip.

A 22-year-old woman killed in a car crash on the A12 was the front-seat passenger in a car involved in the accident, an inquest has heard.

An eight-year-old boy has raised more than £1,000 for a charity that helped his family when his new-born sister Ellie required six weeks of life-saving treatment.

As the Prince of Wales turns 70 on November 14, people across East Anglia will be recalling their meetings with him over the years. Here we look back at his links with the region.

A mother whose son suffered life-changing injuries after his girlfriend crashed their car into a tree has launched a bid for compensation for his care.

Network Rail is to spend £2.2bn maintaining and replacing infrastructure in East Anglia – but there is still no commitment to the improvements needed to bring the main line to London into the 21st century.

Burglars stole jewellery - including an engagement ring - belonging to a pensioner’s late wife just months after her death.

With more university students writing their exams on lap tops, will the barely legible handwritten paper become a thing of the past? Lynne Mortimer hopes not.

Artist studios, hot-desking, incubator units and creative spaces are just some of the buildings that could be available if King’s Lynn had a creative hub.

Jubilant music will be showcased as an exciting concert takes centre stage.

A Norwich-created business is looking to double its size and turnover to £2.5m in the coming year, having opened new offices in Thetford to serve the growing demand for its services there.

A century on from the First World War it is almost impossible to imagine the sheer scale of the sacrifice. More than 15,000 Norfolk men died. Many more were left permanently disabled. Here are just a few stories of individuals, families and communities changed for ever by war.

It is one of Norfolk’s true icons, and now a series of stunning images of Happisburgh Lighthouse have been captured by an aerial drone photographer.

The Prince of Wales used to take his sons litter picking during their school holidays spent in Norfolk, the Duke of Cambridge has revealed.

The family of a woman who was hit and killed by a police van responding to a 999 call to find her are considering civil action.

Two members of a gang who were behind more than 200 break-ins across the region, including 96 in Norfolk, had only just been released from prison after being jailed for a series of ram raids across the county, it can be revealed.

A vision for a new 6,500-home village with direct access onto the A11 has been floated as three councils look to shape the future of the county.

A driver has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after a two car crash in Merton, near Watton.

An active reality adventure story is coming to west Norfolk this Christmas - in what is claimed to be a world first.

Norwich has a healthier high street than its nearest rival Ipswich, a new national survey has revealed.

Harleston Magpies Ladies will be bidding to maintain their promising start to the East Conference season on Saturday when they welcome Ipswich for an attractive derby match (1.30pm).

This Grade II listed house, which dates in part as far back as the early 1500s, is architecturally exceptional but it has been given a complete make-over by the current vendors who have improved it and dressed it with the most beautiful interiors. Property editor Caroline Culot enjoyed a visit to see Knapton Old Hall, for sale for £1.35 million.

Trains are being cancelled between Ipswich and Stowmarket after a person was hit by a train on the main line to London.

TV racing presenter and a former jockey, Emma Spencer is selling her palatial Newmarket home. EDP property editor Caroline Culot went to visit The Courtyard, Balaton Place, for sale for a guide price of £3.5 million.

A former King’s Lynn restaurant owner is nearing the £1m turnover milestone after launching his own food delivery app to compete with national rivals.

A busy week of events will be showcased at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

Norfolk is set to get no new investment from the Budget because it is a “basket case” in the eyes of the Treasury, it has been claimed.

A mother has criticised a Norfolk hospital over failures she claims led to her baby son being critically ill, hooked up to machines, and needing surgery to help him breathe.

Tractors could be banned from major A-roads – including parts of Norfolk’s A47 – under future plans to improve safety by removing slow-moving vehicles from the fastest routes.

Great Northern trains are putting on an extra early service from King’s Lynn on Remembrance Sunday, so veterans can attend the ceremony at London’s Cenotaph.

Organisations working with care leavers in Norfolk have cautiously welcomed a new government scheme which aims to raise their career aspirations and life chances.

What once was an office block on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich is now a plush apartment development brought to the city by Regency Residential and more than half way to being completely sold out. So what do these one, two and three bedroom homes at Grosvenor House, ranging in price from £154,375 to £284,950, have to offer?

Marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Nicola Barrell discovers how best to break the news of a cancer diagnosis to teenage children

A man, who runs a business buying and selling precious metals, denied he knowingly had dealings with any burglary gang and said he would not buy anything he thought was stolen.

Cannabis grown legally in Norfolk could soon be available on prescription in the UK.

An architect, an air traffic controller and an IT manager are rafting more than 30km down the Zambezi River in the name of charity.

Traffic congestion and lack of access to centres of employment are critical factors in why plans for a proposed 10,000-home in mid-Norfolk should not go ahead, according to Dereham Town Council (DTC).

From frequent late trains to reliable services, Norfolk’s worst and best stations for delayed train journeys have been revealed by analysis of punctuality figures.

Tributes have been paid to a “kind, sweet and funny” young woman who was killed in a serious road accident earlier this week.

The 22-year-old woman killed in a fatal crash on the A12 at Frostenden has been named by police.

Two call handlers have been criticised by a police watchdog for the roles they played prior to a fatal crash where a missing woman was struck by officers who had been looking for her.

A woman has died in a serious crash in north Suffolk – the second road fatality in the county during the past week.

Norfolk has outstripped its county neighbours for digital start-ups in the past five years, according to new figures.

An investigation into a crash which saw a police van hit a missing woman has found the driver of the van did not have enough time or distance to react and avoid a collision.

The family of 24-year-old Bradley Raper, who died after being involved in a car accident near Thetford, are raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance in his memory.

A police officer has recalled the moment a constabulary van struck a missing woman they were searching for, at an inquest into her death.

A mother-of-three who was flown to hospital by the Duke of Cambridge on his final shift as an air ambulance pilot died of a brain injury after she was struck by a police van that was searching for her, an inquest has heard.

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