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Less than a year after opening a concession in Jarrold, The Plant Den has now branched out into their own shop.

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.

It's been almost 75 years since Allied forces landed on Normandy's beaches and began to push Hitler's army back to Germany. But for D-Day veterans in Norfolk, the fight goes on to return to the beaches where history was made.

It was a wartime escape immortalised by Hollywood. But for one Norfolk-based airman turned 'great escaper' misfortune turned out to be the most astonishing stroke of good fortune in a wartime career crammed with incident. Seventy-five years on from the most remarkable mass prisoner of war breakout of the Second World War, Steve Snelling charts a saga of survival that all but beggars belief

A 'no-deal' Brexit will cause a huge headache for UK organic growers as their crop values plummet, an organic farmers' leader based at Bury St Edmunds has warned.

Yasmin Hempstead of Muddy Footprints shares her 'East Anglian heaven and hell' and reveals how adversity can actually be the route to what you really want in life.

Bosses of big tourist attractions in East Anglia fear Brexit will have a huge impact if they can no longer import and export live animals and birds.

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.

A Tornado fighter jet will fly over the funeral of a former Wing Commander to honour the veteran Lancaster Bomber co-pilot.

What's on in Cromer in 2019?

Fifty years ago today, on March 2 1969, Concorde made its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. Nick Richards and Judy Rimmer salute the fantastic white plane.

Remarkable form in front of goal has lifted Norwich City to the top of English football's goal-scoring charts, with just three Premier League giants ahead of Daniel Farke's exciting team so far this season.

Lewis Beales takes his regular look at the world of motorsport, this week looking at Norfolk's very own Alex Brundle and his return to a former team

A Norfolk school has joined others around the world in warning parents about the dangers of the internet 'suicide game' Momo.

A RAF navigator has become the first man to fly more than 6,000 hours in the soon-to-be-retired Tornado fighter jet.

I could do without one souvenir from our holiday, writes Jo Malone

A group of 10 student nurses from the University of East Anglia are preparing to travel to Calais to give medical care to refugees.

It has been quite a week for young Norfolk rugby player Jack van Poortvliet.

The former Mayoress of Norwich has died.

The gorgeous man is looking at me as if I'm mad.

Angling Direct, the largest specialist fishing tackle and equipment retailer in the UK, is expecting full year revenue to soar to £42m.

This month it's 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston.

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

January 2019 was very much a month of two halves, the initial sixteen days being generally mild, with only a single air frost.

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

Two new bundles of fluff are ready to greet the world at Africa Alive!

Our columnist reveals some of the strangest relationships of all time - can you compete with any of these?

We speak to an expert about how to compose a cheese selection to be proud of.

Sample simple French fare including a 'roulette' board of over 10 cheeses here.

Love Wymondham saw a new venture launched that benefits both the environment and a cancer charity.

A royal guest joined the congregation at a memorial service for the respected Norwich bishop who married him.

Like a considerably less ostenatious phoenix rising from the ashes of a burnt-out career, the Partridge is set to fly again as Alan scores a brand new series with the channel he vowed to never work for again (until they offered him a job).

A globe trotting nurse with a thirst for adventure and mysterious celebrity neighbours has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Norfolk care home.

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis on things to remember before travelling out of Brexit Britain.

As a major new exhibition arrives at Norwich Castle we find out about the legacy the Vikings left in our language, landscape and legends

Set up almost 20 years ago, RoughCast is set to kick off another busy year with a tour of evergreen boot shop-set comedy Hobson's Choice.

Top class music, special screenings and films will be showcased at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft in the the week ahead.

A French-inspired bakery, whose fans include celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, will cease trading on Norwich Market today (Saturday, February 2).

Mobile phones should be banned from classrooms, with pupils to be lectured about the dangers of device dependency, the schools minister has said.

Remember when cars seemed to be part of the family, and even had nicknames? Here are memories from around the area of the vehicles our mums, dads and grandparents drove when we were young.

A D-Day veteran who told of his anguish after being refused a place in a care home will now get the support he wants following a council u-turn.

James Marston says Brexit has to be sorted and we might have to accept that none of us will be happy

Ten years ago, in April 2009, Lynne Mortimer visited the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, where humanity towards those who were enslaved or killed stopped at the gate.

One changed a nation with a sword, the other with a pen. ANDREW TULLETT looks at the two towering figures on Thetford's town sign

The ambitious vision of trams one day shuttling through the city centre is to be discussed by city councillors next week.

Norfolk-born Olivia Colman stars as Queen Anne in The Favourite but she isn't the only county link to the Oscar-nominated film.

As MPs prepare to thrash out the details of Brexit in parliament once again, our reporters took to the streets of Great Yarmouth, Cromer, King's Lynn, and Norwich to find out what people thought of progress, how they voted in 2016 , and if they would vote differently now.

The Circus of Horrors are arriving to the Hippodrome Great Yarmouth on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 8pm with their new show Psycho Asylum.

A 94-year-old Normandy veteran claims he is being "treated like muck" after being refused funding by the council to partially pay for care home fees.

A missing plane containing a Premier League striker is not owned by a Bungay company - despite reports in the national media.

French midfielder William Hondermarck has described his move to Norwich City as 'amazing', after going straight into under-23 action.

Opinion Mourning a revolutionary food hero behind the camera

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Keith Floyd and Rick Stein changed the way cookery programmes were shown on TV. Much of that is because of a late director and producer as Andy Newman explains

An exhibition on the life and work of The Tiger Who Came to Tea author and illustrator Judith Kerr has opened at the National Trust's Blickling Estate.

When Swaffham Rotary Club was founded by a group of like-minded local people in 1969, it had just a handful of members, with local bank manager Ken Reeve appointed president.

Former Norwich City academy defender Adel Gafaiti has earned himself a contract with League Two side Yeovil until the end of the season.

Romantic, enchanting, passionate and charismatic, Russian ballet holds a special magic that continues to captivate.

An online service designed to enhance people's shopping experience on Great Yarmouth's historic market has not worked according to traders.

A rare visitor is attracting birdwatchers to a north-east Norfolk beauty spot.

From The Walks in King's Lynn to the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow via the Rat Verlegh Stadion in the Netherlands, meet the Norfolk football fan who's New Year's resolution in 2018 was to visit as many stadiums as possible.

There don't seem to be many positives as far as Brexit is concerned - well, maybe it'll make us all think about growing our own food

As one year ends and another begins Derek James climbs aboard the time machine and slaps it in reverse gear to discover what was making the news in days gone by.

... my true love sent to me, three French hens. Day four, colly birds.

It will be a time to remember...when thousands of soldiers were killed, wounded or missing in action, so we can enjoy the freedom we have today.

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

The Queen has an outstanding chance of taking the honours in Fakenham's feature race this afternoon on a six-race card which champion jockey Richard Johnson and trainer Olly Murphy could dominate.

He has had it in his possession for three decades - but now wants to return it to the descendants of its original owner.

Seven goals in his last eight games has continued a fantastic 2018 for Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki - putting him on par with some of Europe's top goal-scorers.

A photographer who has secured the front cover of a re-release of Stephen King's 'Dreamcatcher' has used art to overcome her mental health struggles.

Labour's MEP for the east of England who was in Strasbourg during the suspected terror attack in the French city last night has expressed her sorrow following the incident.

Stansted Airport is bracing itself for what is expected to be its busiest ever festive season.

The mayor of Eye has died after a short illness.

Chris Reeve's writing is powered by the passion of his mum, whose love of words pulled her through sleepless nights and the tedium of housework

Cabinet minister and Norfolk MP Liz Truss was overheard attacking Theresa May, according to claims on social media.

Trainer Olly Murphy and Norfolk-based jockey Fergus Gregory look set for a big day this afternoon at Fakenham as the Stratford-based handler targets more glory at the north Norfolk course.

It's been a year of growth and success for Gnaw Chocolate, which has won a major national award. Mark Shields caught up with the company founder.

A campaign is underway to see a memorial dedicated to 97 soldiers killed in an infamous massacre created in Norfolk.

A Norwich academic has been chosen to lead a committee set up by French president Emmanuel Macron.

A memorial to remember 97 British soldiers who died in an infamous Second World War massacre could soon be a reality as a campaign is launched for a fitting tribute in Norfolk.

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

Characters from a century ago are being brought back to life by Norfolk enthusiasts whose hobby has transformed them into military experts

Hundreds of letters written from the Western Front by a Norfolk soldier during the entire duration of the First World War are to be sold at auction, just weeks after the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which brought an end to the conflict.

Norwich City defender Timm Klose could be coming up against England next summer in the Uefa Nations League finals.

Former Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani has revealed how he once snubbed a move to Liverpool.

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

The sight of Norwich City footballers of different nationalities linking arms before last Saturday's match against Millwall, was the perfect symbol of remembrance, says Nick Conrad

A soldier from Fakenham who died during the First World War has been honoured in a special ceremony in France.

The Kessingland community turned out to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, which ended the First World War on the Western Front.

Cinema City in Norwich is stepping into Christmas in style with 12 films guaranteed to get you in the festive mood.

From tribute acts to a craft fair, you're spoilt for choice with a jam-packed calendar of events taking place over the next week in Norfolk.

Norfolk celebrated peace a century ago with flags, parades, bells and even impromptu flypasts and a commandeered fire engine.

A century on from the end of the First World War, animals continue to be innocent victims of conflict around the world.

Remembering some of the former Norwich City footballers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in the First World War, with the help of the Norwich City Historical Trust, who traced those who played for the Canaries and died in the conflict

Arthur Bantick recalled his memories of serving as an infantryman with the 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment in World War I, Sabrina Johnson reports

A tapestry featuring the names of the men lost in the First World War to residents of the mid-Norfolk village of Brisley will be going on show this weekend, as part of an exhibition dedicated to all those who fought in the conflict.

The family of a Great Yarmouth soldier killed in the final days of the First World War have shared poignant personal items to mark the centenary of the conflict.

As Vanessa Redgrave visits East Anglia for the 2018 Norwich Film Festival this Sunday, Nicky Barrell finds out more about her drive to shine a spotlight on the international refugee crisis.

Academy leaders have come under fire as new figures reveal seven trusts with schools in Suffolk pay salaries in excess of £150,000.

They were the couple for whom it is Christmas every day. Now Mr and Mrs Christmas, who shared their seasonal surname for 74 years, have been parted after she died just five days before she would have celebrated her 100th birthday.

Birthday cards for 102-year-olds are quite hard to come by, so Ruth Walford had to create her own for partner Jack Bennett.

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