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It is a £28m Norfolk business which makes 120 tons of pasta a day – and now the boss wants to take on the Italians. CAROLINE CULOT met Gordon Chetwood, managing director of Pasta Foods.

Preserve maker from Loddon takes home one Gold and two Silver awards from the 14th World’s Original Marmalade Awards.

A brave grandmother from Norfolk has described the moment a split-second decision changed her life forever, causing burns over more than half of her body.

Folk East continues to grow in size and sature as one of the most eclectic folk festivals in the country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year’s tempting bill of fare

To get women into tech roles, it takes more than a boardroom discussing the theory of its importance. And at big companies, implementing real turnaround can be more difficult than in smaller teams. We sat down with Aviva’s Women In Tech program manager, Freya MacLachlan, to find out what practical steps the big players can take, to get more women at the tech table.

Norwich’s Aviva has published its latest set of results, revealing an £100m investment in Brexit reserves as the company battens down the hatches ahead of March 29.

The former head of the British Army has said the Home Office is making a serious mistake by attempting to strip Shamima Begum of her citizenship.

Have you ever wanted to destroy a television with a baseball bat?

The East of England economy would suffer a multi-million pound blow in the event of a no deal Brexit, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed.

Find out about Joe’s many achievements, from working on the Spitfire to hand-printing books.

For 100 years they have been on the other side of the Atlantic.

Music, stories and fun for all the family will be showcased at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield.

UK farmers bracing themselves for Brexit are facing similar turmoil to the American agricultural sector under Trump, a US farming leader says.

They certainly cannot be accused of being fairweather fans.

HMV is to shut 27 unprofitable stores with immediate effect, resulting in 455 redundancies.

A group of former pupils are using the power of social media to track down their old class mates and recreate a school photo taken 40 years ago.

She was a key figure in one of the most notorious crimes in British history, with a past rooted in a quiet Norfolk town.

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

Leading acoustic musicians from across the UK will be hitting the east coast for a special event – and you could join them on stage.

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

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

With the Norwich Ice Rink now open, would you like to know more about the facts and figures behind the scenes?

A woman admitted racially aggravated assault after she spat at and kicked a house-mate, who was sat on a wall, after she returned to the property while she was drunk.

Do you have a creative spark that just needs unleashing? Or simply a huge passion for urban arts?

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

Small in stature but big in laughs, Tanyalee Davis will be the star at a new comedy night coming to Great Yarmouth.

An author from mid-Norfolk has written a book about a Vikings after being inspired by “fake news”.

Senior Norfolk representatives travelled to Canada to accept the “huge honour” of bringing the Commonwealth Agriculture Conference to Norwich.

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

Few places nationwide voted more in favour of leaving the European Union than Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk’s former international star Jayne Roylance has died. She was 71.

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

Soapstar Rik Makarem chats to Louisa Baldwin as he gets ready to hop on the magic carpet in this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime.

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

Norwich folk singer-songwriter Jess Morgan is putting on a special show at St Mary’s Works, also known as the Shoe Factory Social Club, with Canadian friend Ben Kunder. And it’s set to include a few interesting twists...

A woman from Costessey who spent the Second World War helping evacuees has marked her 105th birthday.

The roar of aircraft engines will be heard over Cromer during next year’s carnival even if, as feared, the Red Arrows will not be able to make it.

The Red Arrows are likely to miss next year’s Cromer Carnival due to a nine-week tour of north America.

Introducing the finalists in the Knowledge Pioneer category of the Norfolk Business Awards 2018, sponsored by UEA – and what our judges thought of them.

A former soldier who served in Iraq and Bosnia and who is now a recognised expert on 20th century conflicts is to give a talk marking the centenary of the First World War armistice.

The impact of alcohol-related liver disease on the health service in Norfolk has been revealed in newly released figures.

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

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

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

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

On the face of it, Ernest Seaman was an unlikely war hero. Quiet, mild-mannered and a little on the plump side, he was the very antithesis of the popular image of the rough, tough fighting man.

A First World War hero will be honoured in Norwich to mark 100 years since he was awarded the highest military decoration.

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

She’s gone but she’s still everywhere

Thursday, September 20, 2018

All those parents who have waved children off to school or uni, I know how you feel.

No chance of fancy triangles in our house

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

It’s not you number one, it’s me - and your stuff, writes Jo Malone

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

When turnaround expert Steve Magnall joined Suffolk brewery St Peter’s in 2015, the business was going through a tough time.

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

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

Beers and ales brewed in East Anglia will be filling up supermarket shelves in China, thanks to a deal between a Suffolk brewery and a Chinese importer.

North Norfolk is leading the way in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Apple record label being formed, and the anniversary of the group’s White Album.

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

With the increasing liberalisation of cannabis laws gathering pace around the world, a company in Essex is keen to take advantage of the opportunities.

Seven men lost their lives when two planes collided 50 years ago. The night is still rememembered by the people of Holt, and in the landscape itself

“We are not just about knots and knitting.”

A Suffolk biotech start-up has secured £400,000 as it launches a range of products to help combat the spread of TB in cattle.

The latest celebrity names to join the cast of Aladdin at the Theatre Royal have been revealed.

A Norfolk veteran has returned from a dig at the Battle of Waterloo site as part of a scheme to help veterans living with disabilities.

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

The Beast from the East took a bite out of insurer Aviva’s profits as bad weather, divestments and poor performance from its Canadian motor insurance division weighed on results.

East Anglia is known for its rich comic heritage, stretching from the Singing Postman right through to current alternative comedians like John Kearns. Here is a look at 20 comedy stars with links to the region.

A comedy night will be lightening the mood next month.

A Norwich comedian who was forced to move her mobility scooter from a disabled space on a train has spoken of another “rough day” on public transport.

I haven’t quite quoted Herman Melville correctly in the headline, but his words from Moby Dick will surely resonate with true anglers everywhere.

One reader thinks circumstances have complicated since the original vote. What do you think?

Investment in new warehouses and IT systems have put online grocer Ocado into the red for the first half of the year.

A packed Epic Studios witnessed the curiously wonderful Let’s Eat Grandma play a homecoming gig last night in Norwich with support from Billy Clayton and Maya Law.

Veterans from across the country are making their way to the Battle of Waterloo battlefield on the hunt for Napoleon relics.

As the NHS marks its 70th anniversary, a King’s Lynn woman has just celebrated a health service milestone of her own – 50 years as a nurse.

All concessions owned by Calvetron Brands, including Jacques Vert and Precis, are to close – leading to the loss of around 840 jobs.

A Suffolk biotech start-up is set to expand after attracting international interest in its animal disease testing technology.

Two wounded Norfolk veterans amassed an impressive haul of medals at a sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

Mary Dorrell of Norfolk WI visits the world’s largest reminder of the bravery of Edith Cavell... a mountain.

Many Norwich City fans may well have made Shrewsbury Town their second team last season but there was another club with even more Canaries links.

A major remembrance service will take place overseas to remember one of the 45 Norfolk village men who lost their lives in the First World War.

For many men, living with prostate cancer is an experience they never fully share with their loved ones or friends.

A Cromer-based publishing company has been saved by the kindness of book lovers across the world.

Diving into the sea from a 20m high cliff is not something that comes naturally to most of us.

We can work it out. She’s finally touched down, but there’s no rest for this big sister.

While many businesses are bemoaning the trade barriers which Brexit could cause, a logistics company off the A11 has found a silver lining.

There’s still a fair way to go – but bosses at the new-look Royal Norwich Golf Club say they are on course to deliver one of Norfolk’s most ambitious new sporting venues.

Norfolk students have celebrated the world’s first day dedicated to bees by turning an area of their college into a “bee friendly” garden.

Aircraft limbo, a Hawker Hurricane joining the Spitfire and Mustang, a cheeky rabbit, tank rides and a bombed Normandy Barn are adding to the massive in-air and on-ground action at Old Buckenham Airshow.

Two north Norfolk residents have made it their mission to keep a rare breed of animal safe in the north Norfolk District.

Do hornets sting? I’m not staying still enough to find out, writes Jo Malone

A basketball player from Great Yarmouth has written a book designed to inspire children to “dream big”.

They’re the viral hits with a difference, TV shows which have you reaching for the hand sanitiser as you watch deadly viruses gripping the world and destroying most of the population. You could almost say that enthusiasm for TV shows that feature pandemics is, ahem, infectious (bows).

With pressure mounting on finite land supplies, a Norfolk firm is changing the game for potato production – speeding growth by giving growers complete environmental control inside aeroponic “pods”. BETHANY WHYMARK reports.

I know we’re busy but I’m sure we can fit in some running.

It’s bright and breezy and it’s the official song recorded as “the official song of Great Yarmouth as authorised by the corporation.”

Just one year after losing his leg in a scooter accident Jordan Greenwood is preparing to climb Mount Snowdon to raise money for an amputee charity.

An international competition in a sport you’ve probably never heard of has been taking place this week... in St Andrew’s Hall Norwich.

A day of top class acoustic music is to come to Beccles this weekend.

Opinion Taking steps to help vulnerable women

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mary Dorrell of Norfolk WI tells how members will be striding out on Sunday to help women in need.

News that around one third of millennials could still be renting by the time they retire is likely to have triggered a wave of understandable despondency amongst 20 - and 30-somethings, the cohort for whom property ownership may, at the moment, appear a distant dream.

The Dead South, with support from Del Suelo, brought a top class show to a sold out OPEN in Norwich last night [April 19].

Two North Norfolk radio presenters are aiming to put the region on the map in the US by providing a new British music podcast/broadcast in New York.

A childhood spent amid Norfolk creeks and salt marshes inspired Jeremy Page’s acclaimed novel Salt. Now it has been turned into a stage play by theatre company fEAST, who specialise in local stories, opening in Norwich and touring venues across the county.

Is she nearly here yet?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Time flies, unless you’re nine and waiting for someone, writes 
Jo Malone

Thorpe St Andrew has become twinned with St Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada.

The birthplace of a soldier made famous by a Steven Spielberg film for making the ultimate sacrifice for his country has unveiled a commemorative stone in his honour at a moving ceremony.

Four years on from missing a Commonwealth Games medal on countback, Dereham’s Chris Baker will accept nothing less than gold on the Gold Coast.

Softly spoken Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell has had an album in the UK charts every year for the last 30 years, yet is the most unlikely pop star. He tells us about his remarkable career, his fiercely loyal fans and why he was actually a music rebel.

Together with the arrival of small bunches of daffodils, early spring also yields a flurry of government spending reviews, growth forecasts and other estimates of future economic activity, many of which will be ‘amended’ (such a helpful euphemism) before the end of the year.

A Norfolk commercial photographer will be showcasing how his career has become his passion during an exhibition in his home county.

One is a picturesque town along the River Yare, while the other hugs the coastline of eastern Canada - more than 3,000 miles away.

The man who spearheaded the organisation of Bungay’s Christmas lights scheme has died at the age of 70.

A keen bird watcher and his wife were on a peaceful stroll when they spotted an incredibly rare sight.

The mum who captured the ‘perfect’ picture of Royal Family members at Christmas has met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Holkham beach in Norfolk was the location for filming Annihilation, one of the most anticipated sci-fi films of 2018. But in the highest profile example yet in a revolution in the way films are being released, you won’t get to see it in the cinema.

Becoming a “simpler, stronger” group will allow Aviva to give more back to its shareholders this year, according to new figures.

While most of the UK was battening down the hatches waiting for the Beast from the East to do its worst, Sheringham-based artist Kate Munro was heading off to Sweden, where temperatures hit as low as minus 35, and snowdrifts reached up to eight feet high.

A retired teacher has turned her life around after joining a popular slimming group.

They were the tartan-trimmed boy band of the 1970s – with a string of chart successes and hordes of swooning, screaming girl fans.

Canadian Live at the Apollo comic Tanyalee Davis now calls Norwich home. She tells us about challenging public perceptions of her dwarfism, why she loves Norfolk and how a local anti-bullying project is as rewarding as stand-up.

International safety experts have given the thumbs up to Sizewell B nuclear power station following a three week review.

Need a holiday? Me too. It was an early morning visit to the dentist last Friday which prompted the thought.

He was one half of a sensational, superstar husband and wife double act who turned the world on to ballroom dancing. Steve Snelling salutes the Norwich-born entertainer who conquered America before making the final sacrifice for ‘King and Country’ 100 years ago.

The future of Toys R Us’ UK arm has been thrown into doubt again weeks after a deal was secured to save it.

Independent Venue Week, which aims to highlight the important contribution independent venues make to the music scene, will see the Norwich venue, which has been graced by everyone from Nirvana to Coldplay, stage two gigs.

It’s a railroad journey which is strangely bereft of trains (in the first episode, at any rate). Michael Portillo gives us a guided tour of Boston and goes searching for an absolutely massive organ. Ooer.

A love of the stage sparked by childhood trips to Norwich Theatre Royal led to an award-winning international career for producer Richard Jordan. Arts correspondent Emma Knights speaks to him about growing up in Norfolk, his career highlights to date, and his views on the county’s cultural scene.

Tributes have been paid to a gifted psychiatrist who dedicated much of his life to the field of medicine.

Mike Hicks tells the story of Lloyd Loom.

From the outer reaches of the Wild West to the execution grounds of China and from tropical jungles to frozen Siberia, John Sheepshanks was a man who travelled the world before heading for Norwich Cathedral. Derek James remembers an extraordinary man.

A Bradwell woman who helped to put Great Yarmouth on the tourism map has died at the age of 63.

A Suffolk farmer is calling on the government to do more to combat bovine TB and adopt a better test for detecting it to prevent its spread.

A Bradwell woman who helped to put Great Yarmouth on the tourism map has died at the age of 63.

Norfolk poet and musician Kevan Taplin will return to Dereham Library for another performance in February.

A short film by a director from Norwich has garnered an impressive accolade at an international film festival.

The name of Colman’s of Norwich could live on if enough support gets behind a bid to make it a co-operative, writes journalist Mark Seddon.

Tension is mounting at Potters Resort as the Just World Indoor Championships get underway this morning.

The mum who took the ‘perfect’ picture of Royal Family members which has graced the covers of newspapers and magazines around the world has said the whole experience has been quite bizarre.

One in a hundred people has a stammer. There is no cure but there is hope.

Shortly before Christmas, supermoto racer Lewis Cornish set off from his Hopton home to Singapore hoping to consolidate his lead in the 2017 FIM Asia Championships.

An ex-serviceman with vision impairment has been invited to spend Christmas with a group of people who are in a similar position to himself.

For most of her life Paula Meir has lived with the knowledge that she could have inherited a fatal disease for which there is no cure.

Opera singer Stephen Godward has played Figaro and sung parts in La Boheme, Aida, Turandot, Carmen and all 13 of Gilbert and Sullivan operas, but this Christmas he is taking on a very different challenge in the Norwich pantomime.

If horses and farming were his life, then art was his passion.

A Norwich man has claimed his life has been ruined after he was prescribed a controversial antibiotic for what he says was a simple complaint.

A wounded war veteran from Norfolk is on a journey to compete on the greatest sporting stage – next year’s Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.

After last week’s column caused a big reaction on social media, I think it is only right to say there is a place for everyone when it comes to running, whatever the standard or ability.

The borough council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and its consultants are working on a new South Quay riverfront scheme in King’s Lynn, and have decided amongst themselves to call it Nelson Quay.

Breckland councillors showed their support for the campaign to end violence against women as they raised a red and white flag outside the council offices in Dereham.

It was a day that the guns fell silent after more than four years of bloodshed in the trenches.

Keith Skipper remembers the man behind Norfolk’s much-loved carved wooden signs.

Attempts to “level the playing field” for new mums and dads with shared parental leave have been hindered by a lack of awareness and low uptake.

Meet some of the fabulously diverse men from Norfolk and Suffolk. They include a man with a Canadian city named after him, a four-time Olympic gold rower, a pig farmer and the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

A regional insurance giant is “levelling the playing field” for new mums – and dads – by offering equal paid leave.

A look at our transatlantic links as America celebrates Thanksgiving

An East Anglian cider-making operation which began as home-brewing is now blazing a trail in top-end tipples.

Once a mummy, always a mummy - whether they’re with you or not, writes Jo Malone

Pat Watts was a 17-year-old nursing assistant when her eyes first met those of handsome young sailor Allan Simpson.

James Maddison has thanked Norwich boss Daniel Farke for the role he has played in helping him earn his first England Under-21s call-up.

We caught up with The Cadillac Three’s lap-steel player Kelby Ray ahead of their headline show at the UEA on November 15.

Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor at UEA, says our universities must be properly funded to give everyone the best chance for a full education

The world’s most famous locomotive, the Flying Scotsman is to visit East Anglia this week. The locomotive is expected in Norwich from Wednesday and is due to depart on Saturday. Andrew Stone looks at 10 interesting facts about it.

One man’s love of animals will turn him into Santa for a day as he donates more than 100 packages to animals at a rescue centre.

Norwich city centre will be turned pink for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.

More than twenty former pupils of the Technical High School in Great Yarmouth have gathered to celebrate a shared land mark birthday.

Almost 20 years after he nearly died in a motorcycle crash, a Norfolk man has moved closer to achieving his dream of competing at the Paralympics after winning Great Britain’s first medal at the Invictus Games.

From the big skies of Norfolk to the mountains of the Scottish Highlands, dramatic landscapes near and far inspire the work of artist Garry Pereira. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

Deanna Tilston’s new brand, Tosier, is a range of four luxurious, single origin chocolate bars, made in East Anglia from scratch.

Four months ago Jordan Greenwood’s life changed when the scooter he was driving was involved in a collision with a car.

It was once a major spectacle, attracting tens of thousands of keen enthusiasts and competitors from across the world.

A memorial service was held in remembrance of the those who fought in the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War.

Toys’R’Us stores will remain open despite the business filing for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada ahead of the crucial festive season amid mammoth debts and increasing online competition.

Retail giant Toys’R’Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada after struggling amid mammoth debts and online competition.

One of the West End’s best-loved musicals, running for 24 years, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers remains every bit as engaging as it was at its humble beginnings in Liverpool, as one of the stars Sean Jones explains as it returns to Norwich Theatre Royal.

A musician who travels the world as an international student examiner had his car torched when he left it parked outside a church hall in Wisbech after enjoying a meal out with family.

The Battle of Britain Spitfire flypast over Norwich’s City Hall has been cancelled because of the weather.

Sunny and the remote control

Thursday, September 7, 2017

When a student daughter flies the nest, flies the Atlantic, and still retains control of the television

Barenaked Ladies, the band that brought you The Big Bang Theory theme song (plus numerous other hits), are heading to Norwich.

Suddenly a day that felt ages away has arrived and I’m struggling

A Norwich teacher proved a class act after striking gold at the World Baton Twirling Federation’s International Cup competition in Croatia.

Trucks galore will be entertaining the crowds at the Norfolk Showground this weekend at the two-day Truckfest East extravaganza.

A couple who emigrated to Canada more than 45 years ago have returned to Norwich to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary with two of their oldest friends.

Speaking with the marketing director of a well-known financial adviser recently, the subject of happiness and how we define it was discussed at length. You might think the sole focus of those who advise us on wealth-related matters is how to make their clients’ money and investments work harder, but there is another, equally important, part to this equation, namely the why or purpose.

Expanding insurance technology firm Validus has signalled its plans to grow by taking new Norwich offices in a deal said to be the biggest in the city this year.

Aviva has reported a sharp rise in first-half profits after it was boosted by its general and life insurance divisions.

The chief executive director of Norwich-based TaxAssist Accountants has been recognised for his contribution to the industry.

A Suffolk brewer is raising a glass after securing a deal to sell its beers in Canada.

The RAF victory in The Battle for Britain is a tale well known across every generation.

A grocer and florist has attracted blue chip clients after finding a fruitful way to diversify her business.

Building on repeat revenue and large contract wins, an offshore engineering firm has bucked the downward trend in the oil and gas industry to expand its facilities.

Ed Sheeran is known for popping up at Latitude for surprise performances - will he do it again this year?

After a remarkable year in his blossoming career Alfie Hewett admits his success still hasn’t quite sunk in.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been awarded more than £75,000 for a project to continue the history of a Suffolk community that began almost 50 years ago.

A man with disabilities from East Tuddenham who was nearly killed in a motorcycle accident has moved closer to achieving his dream of competing at the Paralympics after being called up to represent Team GB in the Invictus Games.

A north Norfolk primary school teacher will be jetting off to Jamaica with a team of fellow Guide leaders in a few weeks, to help brighten the lives of youngsters rescued from poverty, neglect, abandonment and abuse.

When Alan Hall bought his first car on stormy night it coloured his judgment and also left him feeling blue!

The number of nurses coming to work in our region from the European Union has fallen, hospital leaders have said.

Men who are facing mental health difficulties such as PTSD will soon be able to take part in an innovative form of therapy as the international expert who developed the initiative visits the UK to share his knowledge with local mental health staff.

They worked hard and knew how to enjoy themselves...Norwich shoemakers were a breed apart and there were thousands of them.

Only three other places – London, Northampton and Leicester – produced more shoes than Norwich, where there were at least 30 factories turning out millions of pairs, mostly for ladies and children.

A Cypriot nurse who was working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has been suspended from the profession after she failed to pass English tests.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix Review.

A Lowestoft primary school played host to a former Barnardo’s orphan as part of their Victorian Day.

The effects of the UK’s gin boom are starting to trickle down to the Treasury.

Steven Naismith admits he could leave Norwich City before the start of next season but the Scottish forward also admits a summer exit is far from certain.

A Canadian woman killed in the London terror attack would have had “no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death”, her family said as they paid tribute to her.

Community leaders across Norfolk have reacted to the shock news of the terrorist attack in London.

Goodbyes had been said, possessions packed and a new job and life were waiting in Canada. But with 24 hours to go until Jordan Greenwood crossed the Atlantic, tragedy struck.

One of Norwich’s largest venues has been captured in a virtual reality tour which can help people with disabilities and anxiety understand the building before arriving.

Robin Herne, who runs the religious studies and ethics degree at the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College, solves your dilemmas.

They may no longer have to address her as Miss, but there’s still plenty of respect for former PE teacher Jane Williams among her old pupils.

For seventy years its members have proudly shown off their collections of rare and colourful stamps with many an admiring glance at first covers and bulging albums.

I am told on very good authority that on one of our rivers, the chub and roach are congregating on the gravels preparing to spawn.

In towns across Norfolk and Waveney there is a wealth of visually-stunning, occasionally-controversial and often heart-warming works of public art.

Did you attend Hellesdon Secondary Modern School between 1960 and 1965?

Classmates have travelled from around the country to reunite in Costessey after leaving school 54 years ago.

Hundreds have gathered for an emotional vigil in memory of the popular photographer Harvey Lewis Truswell.

A new picture of Princess Charlotte enjoying the outdoors has been released to celebrate her second birthday.

Two Brewers from East Anglia have decided to celebrate all things beer by opening a stall on Norwich Market.

A Norwich Army officer has been recognised for life saving work in the Sinai as part of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) group monitoring peace in the peninsula, when it came under threat of Da’esh terrorists.

Eight F-35A Lightning IIs, the “most sophisticated aircraft in history”, are on a training deployment to RAF Lakenheath to reinforce NATO allegiances and to prepare the base for when it welcomes the warplanes permanently.

A Norfolk woman left in a wheelchair after what she was told was a routine operation has spoken out about her ordeal on national television.

Shereford teenager William Feneley has been handpicked to follow in the footsteps of Olympic champions Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah after being fast-tracked on to a sporting excellence scheme.

Norfolk’s radio amateurs will attempt to contact other hams around the world to chime with a global event.

The first man in space

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today the world celebrates Yuri’s Night, marking the day Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin went into space and orbited Earth.

A perception of low support from a supervisor can boost workplace happiness if a worker tackles exhaustion themselves, research has found.

An Attleborough couple with a lifelong passion for travel have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

The Ministry of Defence has insisted the UK will benefit from servicing RAF Marham’s F-35 jets in Turkey after concerns about security were raised by a Scottish MP.

All dogs should be compulsorily licensed, claims the RSPCA - because micro-chipping isn’t working.

Google has announced its latest UK tax payment after coming under fire from the government last year for not paying its fair share to the exchequer.

Holy Holy which includes long-time Bowie producer Tony Visconti and original Spiders from Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey will perform the iconic album in full.

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

Steven Naismith will return to Norwich City buoyed by Scotland’s World Cup revival.

Steven Naismith admits time is running out to fulfil his dream with Scotland.

Former CNS students from the Class of 1979 are heading back from half-way across the world for a reunion on May 28 at the Unthank Arms at 6pm.

Steven Naismith scored on his return to the Scotland starting line-up this evening.

International action begins for two Norwich City players tonight when Scotland take on Canada in Edinburgh.

Two English teachers from Norfolk have decided to address the problem of language gaps between pupils from differing economic backgrounds by developing a ground breaking classroom resource.

When the nation’s favourite motoring show asked to trial one of their machines for a segment in its new series, agricultural engineers GT Bunning & Sons jumped at the chance.

An Attleborough couple with a lifelong passion for travel are preparing to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin and Steven Naismith are in the Scotland squad for upcoming games against Canada and Slovenia, with club mate Wes Hoolahan in the Republic of Ireland’s provisional squad.

A country vet in the heart of Norfolk, John Wood, who has died aged 95, built up a widely-respected practice over almost half a century.

Many people are so keen to trace their family history that they are prepared to go the extra mile.

The Sheffield perpetually hopeful music wannabe brings his trusty Yamaha keyboard and latest show My Last Will and Tasty Mint, the straight-talking comedian tackles mindfulness, plus Tom Stade, Rob Beckett and Simon Munnery.

A teacher who set up her own music lessons business for young children in the Great Yarmouth area is looking to franchise out her company model.

A dance school is celebrating after its members achieved success in two sets of exams.

On a Greek island paradise, a story of love and friendship told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Mamma Mia! has been a global stage and Hollywood movie success, but only now arrives at Norwich Theatre Royal as part of its first UK tour.

Yoga teachers from across Europe will be offering a series of classes at a peaceful north Norfolk retreat.

Is this the most political awards season yet? Perhaps.

They were two titans of the sport who didn’t pull their punches, inside or outside of the ring.

Tributes have been paid to a former Spitfire fighter pilot, who died just days before his 101st birthday.

People got the opportunity to find out more about Islam when a Norwich mosque opened its doors to the community.

In 2012 Jane Maufe set out on a boat trip with her old friend David. But what a trip – and what a friend. Trevor Heaton hears the story of their 22,000-mile voyage through the fabled Northwest Passage, which has now inspired a book.

Mamma Mia! Thousands flocking to Cromer and this summer are set to get All Shook Up at two orchestral concerts devoted to Abba and Elvis.

It was 150 years ago when a baby was born in Norwich and he grew up to be one of our greatest citizens of recent times with a story which could never be repeated today... from the treadmill to the chief citizen.

A photographic society, which has been running for 47 years, has held its first open day to encourage new members to join and to offer advice.

Britain has retained its 10th place ranking in Transparency International’s corruption table, but the organisation warned that its reputation would take a hit if standards are weakened after Brexit.

A Norwich cheerleading squad is celebrating receiving a £1,000 funding boost to help its members compete in competitions across the country.

Insurance company Aviva has unveiled a restructure of its senior management as it enters what it called the “growth phase” of its turnaround.

The full text of Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech

A sixth form student from north Norfolk is flying high after being selected to represent his country on the rifle range.

Outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse has notched up record Christmas trading, driven by a sharp rise in international sales, and said there are “no signs” of consumer confidence dropping.

Milestone for Honda

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Having started building automobiles in 1963, Honda Motor Company has now hit the 100-million milestone.

STEVE SNELLING tells the story of Jack Osborn’s astonishing bravery to protect the lives of his comrades.

Emotional indie hit-makers return to Norwich this weekend promising greatest hits and some new material.

The thought of sending a Christmas card may not have crossed your mind yet, but the final posting dates for the festive season are fast approaching. To help you remember, Royal Mail is launching a special postmark. Here’s everything you need to know:

A man who lost his son aged just 18 months old following complications with heart surgery has joined the board of trustees at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

His booming cry and bell-ringing has been heard throughout Norwich for more than three decades but now David Bullock has decided to hang up his tricorn hat and step down from his role as city crier.

Far-right writer and Holocaust denier David Irving has blamed a mix-up for including Norwich on his speaking tour of Britain.

Alfie Hewett’s magnificent year is set to conclude with Cantley’s Rio Paralympics silver medallist unexpectedly making his debut at next week’s NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London.

It’s a holiday that gets given little thought in the UK, so we’ve enlisted the help of a friend from across the pond to explain what it’s all about and how you can celebrate in Norwich.

An East Anglian land agent has opened a new office in Romania to unlock investment opportunities in farmland markets which the firm believes could be the most lucrative of the next decade.

Donald Trump has promised to revive the American dream after pulling off an extraordinary victory in the race for the White House.

One in five farms and businesses connected to the pig industry would struggle to survive without migrant labour, according to an industry survey.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is ready to serve his full eight year term defying pro-Brexit campaigners demanding his resignation, it has been reported.

The team at Norwich in Bloom have received international success, thanks to their long-standing hard work keeping Norwich bloom-tiful.

A circus company in Norwich is set to open the doors of its Oak Circus Centre next month to professionals and beginners, giving them a chance to learn new skills from leading performers.

Royal Dutch Shell has announced it will sell off some of its Canadian oil and gas assets for more than $1bn (£815m).

Norwich band Let’s Eat Grandma performed on BBC Two’s Later... with Jools Holland and the internet didn’t quite seem to know what to make of them.

Relatives of First World War flight commander Cecil Tidswell will travel from around the world to unite at the French village of Etricourt to mark the centenary of his death.

At just 17 years of age, they’ve taken the music world by storm.

Fashion chain Ted Baker shrugged off tough trading on the high street to hike half-year profits by more than a fifth, but cautioned conditions remain “challenging”.

For some it’s football stickers, for others rare coins, but for one Hempnall man his passion lies with number plates – and he now has a collection of nearly 200.

Southwold, Ontario in Canada is a place described by it’s Mayor, Grant Jones as, “ A nice place to raise a family, come home to after work, or to retire to”, you might think it sounds strikingly similar to it’s namesake, a little further east in Suffolk.

It began as a way to inspire his science class, then launching rockets became a passion.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children have arrived in Canada for a highly anticipated eight-day tour.

Village after village the banners screamed, “Go Melissa Go” and posters of Melissa in action adorned shop windows for miles. By the end of my summer holiday in eastern Canada I knew all about athlete Melissa Bishop.

Norwich wheelchair basketball star Amy Conroy is set to begin her second Paralympic Games today.

Business supplies firm and outsourcer Bunzl has notched up a rise in profits for the first half of the year and announced a trio of acquisitions.

When investing in a business, one of the key drivers of the company’s performance can be the market in which it operates.

Lesser mortals would have abandoned ship – but not the undaunted men of the Coastal Rowing Association Blakeney (Crab).

Insurance giant Aviva lifted its dividend by 10% after underscoring its faith in the UK and assuring it would not be affected by a cut in interest rates.

Some gardeners try to grow tall sunflowers, others giant marrows, but this novice gardener has unwittingly grown a dandelion measuring nearly 7ft tall.

It is a new initiative combining two of Norfolk’s finest points – pubs and the Broads. But a new canoe trail has sparked safety fears for some.

A headteacher with 35 years of the experience in Norfolk classrooms is set to retire.

A young dog trainer has returned home to Diss with two trophies after representing Great Britain at a European competition.

Promotion ambitions are already a driving ambition for Norwich City players, as they grind through the physical demands of pre-season training.

After another tumultuous week in politics, we have a new prime minister and a new cabinet to negotiate the terms of Britain’s post-EU era. We asked East Anglian farmers what ministers’ policy priorities should be for agriculture.

A Banham man has returned from a mission to Canada to help pick up the pieces after devastating wildfires.

In 1990 the new small 5p pieces were an extra headache for the volunteers because the machines had not been adapted to count them - they had to be done by hand.

Military-level security protects the sensitive information housed at Migsolv data centre near Norwich.

One in 10 jobseekers looking for a new start on a recruitment website is looking for a job abroad.

Experts, service users and charities gathered to hear an alternative vision for mental health services in Norfolk at their second conference in Norwich. DOMINIC GILBERT heard lead speaker Peter Beresford condemn the existing system.

With waggy tails and wet noses, dozens of greyhounds, whippets and lurchers will take part in a walk this month to raise awareness of the breeds and highlight their suitability as family pets.

Dwindling funding has threatened the future of Norwich’s Puppet Theatre, prompting a campaign to support the venue. Sam Russell reports.

A New Zealander is going home a lottery millionaire, after taking part in a EuroMillions draw for the first time, while staying with a friend in west Norfolk.

Seaside cliffs and coastal hills are a far cry from their usual beat.

Oil prices have risen above 50 US dollars a barrel for the first time in nearly seven months as the cost of crude continues to bounce back.

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett defeated world number six Gustavo Fernandez as Great Britain reached the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Japan.

Tributes have today been paid to the founder of a DIY store which became one of the most renowned home improvement names in the region.

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.

When Sara Preston suffered from anorexia as a teenager little did she know - years later - she would get paid to carry out vital research work on eating disorders in USA.

A passenger plane travelling from Paris to Cairo with 66 people including a Briton on board has crashed near the Greek Mediterranean island of Karpathos, according to reports.

Foreign companies that own property in the UK will be forced to make public who really owns them, David Cameron announced as he admitted corruption affects Britain.

When the sun comes out so do the classic cars. John Pitchers is looking forward to local events with his rare Toyota Sports 800. Here he tells of the labour of love to restore it.

The new Conservative police and crime tsar pledged to bring the police and people closer together under his watch after a dramatic election which saw him oust incumbent independent Stephen Bett.

One of the last surviving members of Norwich City’s famous team that reached the 1959 FA Cup semi-final has paid tribute to former team-mate Errol Crossan after he died aged 85.

Errol Crossan, who played a key role in Norwich City’s famous FA Cup run of 1958-59, has died at the age of 85.

Here’s a look at the 10 of best moments of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s five years of marriage as they celebrate their anniversary on Friday.

Princess Elizabeth’s birth was front page news in the EDP and Norwich Evening News in 1926.

A Norwich couple are strapping on their rucksacks to walk the longest hiking trail in the world.

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.

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, Charlotte Wilson puts forward the case for voting to remain in the EU.

She has only been training in dog agility for two-and-a-half years but Sammy Pegg will be representing Great Britain at a European competition.

Remi Matthews endured a difficult loan debut for Doncaster Rovers in a loss to League One relegation rivals Colchester United.

Norwich City boss Alex Neil will have been a relieved man as three of his players came through unscathed from an international friendly against Switzerland.

At 110 years of age Vi Malin still talks animatedly about her favourite football team, Sheffield Wednesday.

Here are four of the highest-salaried jobs being advertised in Norfolk at the moment.

A special tree has been planted to mark a landmark anniversary for Norwich’s horticultural heroes and the launch of the city’s entry into an international campaign.

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.

Norwich City talent James Maddison is celebrating after moving a step closer to making his international debut.

Some still fly the Union Jack and bear the Queen on their coins, and today a collection of countries which span the entire globe will be recognised for Commonwealth Day.

It is a rare phenomenon that occurs only 14 times every century.

Grace Reynolds, wife of the late Leonard Reynolds and company secretary to one of the Great Yarmouth borough’s longest established businesses, Reynolds Coaches of Caister, has died at the age of 95.

People travelled from the other side of the world to become Freemen of Norwich.

One of Dragons’ Den’s most successful entrepreneurs is returning to the small screen to tell his tale of “pitches to riches”.

Here are four of the highest-salaried jobs currently being advertised in Norfolk at the moment. You can find hundreds of local jobs on jobs24.co.uk.

Distinguished guests from across the country gathered to celebrate the remarkable life of a former Spitfire pilot to mark his 100th birthday.

Shocked members of a family have today described how the moment a car ploughed through the fence and into the wall of their home felt like “an earthquake”.

Norfolk-grown wheat is being delivered directly to an artisan baker as part of a project to produce a truly “local loaf” – and bridge the gap between farmers and their consumers.

Beautiful bright coloured clouds, known as mother-of-pearl clouds, appeared across our region this morning and some of our readers captured the rare sight.

A music competition hunting for up-and-coming stars around our region has whittled down more than 100 acts down to its final seven.

Here are four of the highest-salaried jobs currently being advertised in Norfolk at the moment.

The Temperance Movement’s previous tours have seen them labelled by many as the latest Next Big Thing. Now, though, they have secured a spot at the forefront of the UK’s rock scene.

A butchery business in north Suffolk is developing trade links abroad as it looks to break into new export markets.

A sport with an interesting concept – and an even more interesting name – is taking off in the region.

For nearing three decades they have kept our fine city looking bright and beautiful, and next year Norwich’s award-winning horticultural champions hope to toast their group’s 30th anniversary with international success.

A potential infection threat to the region’s pig herds will be re-classified as a “lightweight notifiable” disease in a bid to identify outbreaks quickly and prevent them spreading.

While lamb prices are in the doldrums as supply outstrips demand there is one meat which butchers can’t get enough of. KATHRYN CROSS spoke to some Boer goat farmers to find out why their industry is on the rise.

It may have taken three years of research, but the efforts and hard work have proved worthwhile for a brewery historian.

Two of her cousins reached the same great age and now a much-loved auntie to 11 nephews and nieces has celebrated her 100 year milestone.

Britain will buy a new fleet of maritime patrol aircraft and create two new rapid-reaction “strike brigades” in a bid to ensure the armed forces are adequately equipped for the next five years, David Cameron will announce.

It was an incident that brought a bitter taste of Second World War tragedy to a quiet north Norfolk village.

She has had anorexia, anxiety, and depression, but now 22-year old Katie Davis is determined to help others with mental health problems.

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.

A super-fit Norfolk actor who collapsed and “died” on the finish line of the Toronto marathon is recovering well and looking forward to coming home.

The leader of the Conservative group at Norfolk County Council has insisted he was not being racist when he expressed disappointed his party had chosen a “foreigner” to run as police and crime commissioner.

Returning to the United States has worked out for former Norwich City striker Kei Kamara – who finished the regular season with more goals than star forwards including David Villa and Robbie Keane.

When she was 21 years old, Abby Warne had everything going for her, having left her Ringsfield home to live her dream and work abroad for the ski seasons in France and Canada.

She dresses in art deco fashions, lives surrounded by art deco furniture and furnishings and seeks out art deco architecture across the world. Now Norfolk’s Art Deco Traveller has created a guidebook to the era she loves, and lives, writes ROWAN MANTELL

A great-great grandmother celebrated a century of life with a party in her community.

Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled a 6.1 billion US dollar (£4 billion) loss in the third quarter as a result of cancelled projects and lower oil and gas prices.

A Norwich-based accountancy firm is eyeing a record year after it announced expansion plans in Australia.

It’s not your usual set of ‘wheels’ at auction but bidders can secure their very own Second World War tank when a ‘Grizzly’ Sherman model comes up for auction later this month.

Aussie Brian Antuar is out-Englishing the English with his morris dancing skills.

It was from the balcony of City Hall that Adolf Hitler had hoped to address the people of Norwich after what he thought would be a successful invasion.

Dozens of white balloons drifted over Vancouver’s harbour to honour the young Syrian boys whose deaths at sea sparked worldwide outrage about the refugee crisis.

Tributes have been paid to a lifelong gardening enthusiast who inspired others with his passion for plants.

A new world record, set by a team of Dereham drummers, could feature in a television documentary on the Discovery Channel.

Britain will take “thousands more” refugees from camps on the borders of war-torn Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

Martial arts competitors of all ages have been in Norwich fighting it out for World Martial Arts Games glory.

WWF-UK, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal have joined forces to launch a legal challenge after accusing Defra and the Environment Agency of failing to protect our “most precious rivers” from agricultural pollution.

A student from Wymondham will be tackling a series of high-adrenaline challenges in memory of a Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine.

The boss of a Suffolk brewer has revealed bold plans to put the business on a firmer financial footing after it mounted bigger losses.

Rugby-mad youngster Jack Broughton has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will see him take to the international sports stage.

The creator of cartoon handyman Bob the Builder has admitted that a newly-announced revamp of the show was a big risk. But Keith Chapman told reporter SAM RUSSELL that the remix was needed to appeal to today’s “sophisticated” pre-schoolers.

BMX riders will join the wife and two-year-old daughter of one of Norwich’s greatest riders as they form a guard of honour for his funeral procession on Monday.

An esteemed Second World War airman and respected community champion, described as a “true gentleman” by his friends, has died aged 95.

A nurse will swap treatment for tae kwon do as she targets two gold medals in the upcoming World Martial Arts Games on home territory.

A group of Norwich schoolgirls have been reflecting on their part in an amazing summer for women’s football.

She was undoubtedly a guest of honour to remember.

A Canadian fundraiser will visit Diss on Friday, July 31 as part of a round the world challenge.

The golden age of the river could be returning to Norwich as a ferry will once again serve the city centre.

Norwich’s Amy Conroy is on top of the world after leading Great Britain’s young wheelchair basketballers to gold in China.

Tropical storm Bill is expected to hit the country over the next two days, but it should weaken by the time it arrives.

The government must invest in manufacturing and support access to non-EU markets to bolster the region’s export potential, according to exporters in Norfolk.

This column is fast turning into my confessional. This week, I’d like to confess that I have long held an outdated, downright sexist, view of women’s football.

Soldier, fuel company director, hotelier and fund-raising daredevil pensioner Bill Blackiston has died aged 87.

Fifa has suspended the 2026 World Cup bidding process amid a widening corruption scandal implicating previous bid contests.

A Norwich man, who died at his home in West Pottergate, lost his wife to cancer only weeks earlier.

One lucky dragon hunter could win a pair of free international flights by spotting all the GoGoDragons! around the city.

A family reunion in Ilketshall St Andrew saw 40 people from across Norfolk and Canada meeting to discuss and celebrate their family history.