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Ever-rising amounts of traffic mean there is an “urgent and pressing need” for improvements to the A12 along the Suffolk coast, MP Dan Poulter has warned.

Britain’s history should be taught “warts and all”, education leaders in Suffolk have said - amid fresh debate on whether the nation’s colonial past gets enough attention in schools.

Plans to begin improving cycle routes across Suffolk have been given the green light, with work to begin on detailed proposals for 20 priority routes.

A former financial adviser from Ipswich has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to acts of fraud of more than £300,000.

A decision on the revamp of children’s centre services in Suffolk should not be made while the coronavirus crisis continues, a trade union has warned.

Dedicated home-schooling activities have been produced to help children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Suffolk during the coronavirus lockdown.

Steps are in place for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to be admitted to new schools in Suffolk as planned this September - despite construction delays caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Suffolk’s archive service has launched a project to capture life under coronavirus lockdown to be preserved for future generations.

Bus services in Suffolk are the latest to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as reduced timetables are being rolled out.

Completion work for the new archive office in Ipswich has been pushed back to May after delays at the start of the year – and coronavirus means the formal opening could be much later.

A cheque for billions of pounds, poised finely on a bridge spanning a lake in Lowestoft – as much at risk of staying put as falling into the water.

A six figure sum has been earmarked to help continue youth employment projects in Suffolk following the closure of MyGo.

Greater Anglia’s new trains caused yet more woe for commuters this morning as two main commuter services on the East Suffolk Line were cancelled due to faults.

Councils in Suffolk are preparing for a busy 2020. Suffolk local democracy reporter Jason Noble takes a look at the big issues that are coming up.

The first 10 new specialist units under £45 million plans to boost special educational needs in Suffolk have been announced.

The Suffolk superstar has taken to Instagram to share a picture of a derby grudge match where he is wearing a full Ipswich Town kit.

Parents have been warned not to give their babies a type of baby food amid fears rubber may be found in some jars of the product.

A well-known footwear brand is set to reappear on the Norwich high street two years after it shut at intu Chapelfield.

Schools in Norfolk are washing pupils’ uniforms and giving them hair cuts to ease pressures on parents left struggling after welfare cuts.

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations this morning due to a train fault.

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

He was a Norwich-born man of the church who preached to the people of Ipswich and he created a last resting place like no other. Derek James remembers a remarkable man

Rail passengers will finally be able to travel between Norwich and London in just 90 minutes this spring.

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.

Norfolk commuters will hope new trains being rolled out on the regional network keep time with the same precision as Swiss-made watches, as Greater Anglia tests the first of its new long electric trains made in the Alpine country.

Rail passengers faced delays and cancellations because a broken-down freight train blocked lines between Norwich and London.

Train travellers between Norwich and London are facing disruption because of a train fault.

At Carrow Road in early December, City made a meal of beating Bolton, surrendering a two-goal lead and only claiming the points through a Teemu Pukki strike late in injury time.

Morgan Sindall Construction which has offices in Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich, has contributed to record preliminary results for the year ended December 2018 for its parent group.

With every fixture that gets ticked off, there’s an increasing feeling that Norwich City are about to approach the home straight of this nine-month marathon.

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

Can Norwich City get back in the Championship groove at relegation-threatened Bolton Wanderers? Get in the mood with video, quotes, betting odds, predicted line-ups and squad news.

How soon the perspective can change on a promotion push, putting the pressure on Norwich City before they take on lowly Bolton this afternoon.

Trains between Norwich and Ipswich are being disrupted after a vehicle struck a bridge.

A grand building more used to customers asking for bank withdrawals than margaritas has been transformed into a restaurant.

There was a steel in the eye and a determination in the words of Paul Lambert as he set his sights on upsetting Norwich City – but there was also a sense that the Ipswich boss was having to hold back his true feelings.

Norwich City versus Ipswich Town is top versus bottom in the Championship at Carrow Road on Sunday. Here’s everything you need to know about the big game.

Extra trains are being put on for fans heading to the East Anglian derby on Sunday.

The East Anglian derby is the biggest game of the year for Norwich and Ipswich fans but it is also a family affair for a Norwich pub landlord and his son.

Ballet and opera lovers will be digging out their beloved recordings this week as they celebrate World Ballet Day and Opera Day.

Rail bosses have outlined a bold new vision for the East Anglian network over the next 25 years at a major transport conference in Ipswich.

The intensity of Norwich City’s bruising battle with Sheffield United was the ideal warm-up for crunch clashes with Leeds and Ipswich, according to defender Christoph Zimmermann.

Jake Nicholls began riding a motorbike at just three years old, taking part in his first race on his 6th birthday, which he went on to win. Up until the age of 16, Jake raced Junior Motocross Bikes before turning professional. He was just 17 when he competed in his first World Championship. Sadly, an injury caused Jake to retire from the World Championship Scene in 2017. His highlights were being placed 4th in the World Championship 2012 and reaching the podium at the British Grand Prix. Last year Jake joined his father, Suffolk businessman Guy Nicholls, at Tru7 Group, where he is Operations Manager. Jake competes in the British Motocross Championship and loves living in Suffolk. He talks to Gina Long MBE

A charity supporting Great Yarmouth women who have had their children taken into care will run for another two years after securing funding of more than £100,000.

An independent Ipswich venue which champions East Anglian bands is set to provide professional audio and video performances for up-and-coming acts after securing arts council funding.

Those of you who dare to venture beyond the sports pages will (hopefully) know that in my day job, I’m a local democracy reporter.

Testing of Greater Anglia’s new trains is set to take place in daylight on more routes in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex from later this month.

People searching for Diss on Google Maps could be forgiven for being confused after being presented with a main image that shows mountains, a wide river and a suspension bridge.

Video West Brom v Norwich City: The Lowdown

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Can Norwich City lay down a huge marker? Get in the mood with video, quotes, team news and expected formations.

Taking up running is a rare New Year’s resolution that many people manage to keep. But why is running so popular, and how has it changed over the decades?

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Friday, January 11, 2019

2019 could be the year to move, says Edward Parker, managing director of award-winning building company Bennett Homes.

Lowestoft Town have received a helping hand from the region’s two top clubs as they attempt to move away from the Evostik Southern Central relegation zone.

The East of England Co-op’s former Darsham Hamper store has been snapped up by an ex-brewery boss.

How do we solve the problem of access to East Anglia being cut off by roadworks? Iain Dale thinks he has the answer

A person has died after being hit by a train in Essex.

Some of the oldest trains on the Greater Anglia network are set to be rebuilt with revolutionary hydrogen power when they are replaced by new electric units over the next two years.

Almost a year on from the announcement that the historic archives from Lowestoft Record Office were to be moved, historians, heritage authors and campaigners remain united in opposing the proposals.

A link up between the Ipswich-based St Elizabeth Hospice and East Coast Community Healthcare to help improve adult community services and specialist palliative care across Great Yarmouth and Waveney has been developed.

Commuters travelling to and from Lowestoft this afternoon have been hit by disruption after a signal failure.

A person has died after being struck by a train on the line between Norwich and London.

A number of bus and train services in Norfolk are not running today.

If Greater Anglia’s promises come true, 2019 should be a very good year for the region’s rail passengers – the first new trains will start to be introduced and Network Rail should finish its long-term upgrade work between Shenfield and London.

Administrators are working to secure the future of HMV after the struggling chain’s collapse.

Many will be taking to East Anglia’s roads and the railways for a festive getaway – here’s what you need to know.

Parking payment changes are coming into force at Diss train station with the launch of cameras that recognise number plates and allow for swifter payment.

Construction could begin next year on three new roundabouts within a 15 mile stretch of the A140 after plans were submitted for a second scheme on the main Norwich to Ipswich road.

The region’s train operator is to scrap most of its first class trains to make room for more standard seating.

This is an exciting time for every Norwich City fan, but for our Fan Zone writer Lee Payne it’s extra special.

Katherine Jenkins OBE is Britain’s best-selling classic artist of the last 25 years and is set to bring her new tour to Ipswich in 2019.

Greater Anglia’s first new “bimode” diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region’s rail network for the first time.

A man has sustained injuries and another was arrested following an alleged road rage incident between two lorry drivers.

Two leading figures in Norfolk and Suffolk’s tourism and hospitality scene have been appointed to head up a body promoting the region on the national and international stage.

Motorists have experienced long traffic delays following a crash on the A140 at Long Stratton.

Rail lines were blocked after a points failure at Lowestoft train station this morning.

Two town councils have expressed concerns over the removal of historic archives from Lowestoft Record Office and changes to the service.

Trains from Lowestoft to Ipswich and Norwich were cancelled after a trespass incident.

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.

A review into the current state of the National Cycle Network has found nearly half of routes around the country are unsafe for 12-year-olds.

We return to league football, but our 1-0 win over Brentford a week ago was sadly overshadowed by events off the pitch.

Norwich travel to Romford and Gidea Park on Saturday for what is sure to be a very tough encounter.

Train passengers are facing disruption because engineering work has over-run.

As many as half of a cycling retail chain’s stores could close, putting hundreds of jobs under threat.

The new 26-30 Railcard could save festival-goers money on train fares to Chelmsford’s RiZe Festival or a night out in Norwich.

Norwich City and Ipswich Town supporters put a lot of effort into arguing about their differences so it’s always amusing when something happens that proves how much they have in common.

It was all about the confidence in Norwich this weekend as TV fashionista Gok Wan brought his One Size Fits All tour to the city.

Children in Norfolk have some of the worst opportunities and educational outcomes of any area in England, according to a new report.

Gina Long talks about former East Anglian Daily Times editor Terry Hunt about the things he loves - and hates - about East Anglia

An inquest has opened into the death of a 54-year-old man who died when his car was struck by a train on the Norwich to Ipswich and London mainline.

James Marston says Britain has become Dickensian again. And it’s time to stop turning our heads away from this scourge of modern times

Sam Claflin has been announced as one of the new stars of the Bafta award-winning drama series Peaky Blinders.

The family of a little boy with a genetic disorder so rare even doctors had to Google hope to set up a foundation to help other parents and push for advances in treatment.

What do bank clerks, supermarket check out staff and accountants all have in common? They’re all job roles that are gradually diminishing, thanks to advances in automation and AI technology.

It was a plan to transform Suffolk into the winter sports capital of Britain.

A large-scale investigation has been launched into an Ipswich-based financial company

A crash involving three vehicles near Long Stratton closed the A140 main Norwich to Ipswich road during rush hour.

Temporary traffic lights have left rush hour motorists heading into Norwich on the A140 facing tailbacks of five miles less than a month after similar delays.

The education secretary has reiterated his faith in a programme which hopes to help children in deprived parts of Norwich achieve better educational outcomes.

With the BBC children’s show about to celebrate its birthday, Steven Russell gets misty-eyed as he meets one of his childhood heroes: ex-presenter Peter Purves

More than five acres of railway sidings are up for grabs with Network Rail looking for new leaseholders for a site in Lowestoft.

WH Smith will be closing its Cardmarket store in Norwich as the group announced an overhaul following sliding profits.

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Children’s variety show Crackerjack was a highlight of the TV week, entertaining children and families for 29 years. Lynne Mortimer talks to Suffolk author Alan Stafford about the inside story of the teatime TV classic

An East Anglian farmer has hit out at his MP for ‘failing’ to hold a meeting to discuss the implications of Brexit with his constituents.

Members from a local cancer support charity are “delighted” after helping disadvantaged young people worldwide set up and run their own micro businesses.

Train services between Ipswich and Norwich were disrupted in the summer after a train hit engineering equipment left on the line by team employed by Network Rail, it has emerged.

A decade ago record shops were on their last legs but now they’re reappearing on the high street. Nick Richards spoke to author Graham Jones about how we fell in love with vinyl again.

A Norwich comedian has succeeded in improving conditions for disabled rail passengers after footage of her being forced to move her mobility scooter from a disabled space went viral.

Is Brexit uncertainty making companies in the east of England less inclined to hire new staff?

Fans of Ed Sheeran will have their eyes on the clock this morning as tickets for his much-anticipated Chantry Park concerts go on sale.

New book highlights 50 fascinating stories from our past

Labour has declared war on the East’s holiday homeowners in a bid to raise hundreds of millions to fight the region’s homelessness crisis.

Temporary traffic lights have left rush hour motorists heading into and out of Norwich facing five mile tailbacks on the A140.

Suffolk’s global superstar Ed Sheeran will be returning to his home county next summer for two huge concerts.

My Nan is my main inspiration for raising money, says Kate Filby, who’s one of hundreds of people ready for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

As New Anglia LEP prepares for its annual general meeting today, its chairman Doug Field still feels he has unfinished business, he told business editor Mark Shields.

Sight, Memory, Making, and Prayer, is the latest exhibition at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry.

A regional accountancy and business advice firm has welcomed its newest cohort of trainees.

Five fans were told to leave the first East Anglian derby of the season this afternoon as Ipswich Town held rivals Norwich City to a 1-1 draw.

Olive Boar, who grew up in Ipswich and was living in Felixstowe at the time of her death, was officially the country’s oldest resident.

Nicholas Parsons has had many starring roles during his long career. He spoke about not giving in to old age, always learning and a little quiz show broadcast from Norwich.

Extra train services are being run to transport football fans to Ipswich for the big East Anglian derby this weekend.

Sky Sports have made a late announcement that Sunday’s East Anglian derby will be available to watch for their customers, having previously stated they would not be showing the game.

Accounting firm Grant Thornton has been fined £3m by the industry watchdog for misconduct over its audits of Vimto-maker Nichols and the University of Salford.

Some football fans are calling for the East Anglian derby to be moved back to a normal kick off time after a pub was granted a licence to serve alcohol from 6am.

An East Anglian wealth management company with £250m of funds in its portfolio has been bought up by its managing director.

Members of property agency Savills’ rural teams in the East of England turned to pedal power for a fundraising challenge.

Norwich City have confirmed they will screen next month’s East Anglian derby at Carrow Road – after tickets for the Portman Road game sold out.

Goodgym combines the ideas of a running club and a volunteering group allowing people in towns and cities across the country to make a positive impact in their communities.

The clutch went the day after Nigel Garbett paid £160 for his 1960 Ford Anglia 105E but it went on to give good service until rust got hold.

Manfred Mann frontman Paul Jones talks about why he was happy to hang up his Radio 2 Blues Show mic, why he turned down the Rolling Stones and touring again.

A toy shop in a Norfolk town where generations of children have spent their pocket money is set to close becoming the latest casualty on the high street.

Stoke City and Middlesbrough are favourites for promotion from the Championship this season, according to the reporters who cover the division’s 24 clubs across the country.

Matthew Peek, head of SME Anglia at Future50 partner Barclays, talks about the crucial importance of future-proofing your business.

Death defying stunts, breath-taking tricks, cars from some of your favourite films - Festival of Wheels roars into Ipswich for the first time next weekend.

All trains out of Lowestoft are being cancelled, delayed or revised due to a signalling fault at Oulton Broad North.

A dedicated panel which holds Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner to account has expressed “serious concerns” over plans to axe half of the county’s PCSOs.

Goals Soccer Centres shares have slumped after the firm said its sales were knocked by the Beast from the East.

A textile artist’s quilt which was inspired by the painted door on a fisherman’s hut has led her to be shortlisted in an international competition.

Poundworld in Norwich is set to close its doors on Sunday.

Demand for property in the East of England’s retail sector is continuing to fall, new research shows.

Hotel Chocolat has seen double-digit sales growth and new store openings during a tough time for rival retailers.

Both the present and the future are looking bright for our region, as a new report shows that East Anglia is home to three out of five of the fastest growing city economies in the UK.

Companies in Norfolk and Suffolk have been named and shamed by HMRC for “deliberately” defaulting on thousands of pounds in tax.

Careers education is getting a boost in East Anglia after the area received a share of a £5m fund to establish a new “hub”.

The decline of the British pub has been headline news for years – but new figures suggest some entrepreneurial establishments are reversing the trend.

We’ve come to the end of our alternative Norwich City A to Z, and it is time to look at some of the players whose name was always last on the school register, as well as a ‘W’ that got away... CHRIS LAKEY completes the set.

Companies working with electric vehicle technology in East Anglia have welcomed moves by the government to bring it into the mainstream.

Two long-serving nurses from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) attended a ceremony at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.

Summer is truly upon us, and East Anglia continues to bask in sunshine and high temperatures. But what does it mean for companies? With a trusty dictionary and a little poetic licence, our reporters have compiled a selective A to Z tour through the summer season in business.

Lie-ins after matches and office viewings are among the ways Norfolk businesses are coping with World Cup fever.

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

The leader of Suffolk County Council set out his priorities for Waveney at an event in the centre of Lowestoft.

Multiple train journeys between Norwich and London will be badly affected today because of a “major track fault”.

A person has died after being hit by a train on the Norwich to Ipswich line.

A celebration of veganism is coming to Norwich next weekend. Reporter Sophie Wyllie reports on how the city is becoming a popular spot for the increasing numbers of vegans - and why many believe the food movement will only get bigger.

The East Anglian boating community is hoping the demise of one of the country’s biggest boat shows could provide fair winds for local events.

... or at least not complaining too much because there are disgusting diseases, wildlife, treasure hunts or hundreds of dogs involved in these walks in Norfolk and Suffolk over the next few weeks

Norwich’s technology sector is performing strongly, say leaders, but needs to break down barriers to other industries to reach the next level.

Business chiefs say the future prosperity of businesses in Norfolk require “fit for purpose” transport links as figures show crippling low average journey speeds between the county’s towns.

James Maddison’s worrying injury is the main talking point for Norwich City fans this afternoon, despite a dreadful 5-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the Championship season.

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.

Spud’s teaser: Which unwanted record does Wes Hoolahan hold that no other Norwich City player in history has held?

An East Anglian accountancy firm has continued its expansion across the region after buying a West Norfolk practice.

As the Wes Hoolahan era draws to a close, we’ve taken a look at some of the mercurial Irishman’s key statistics during a decade as a Norwich City player.

Norwich City have revealed what was perhaps inevitable news, that Wes Hoolahan is leaving the club, Chris Lakey looks back at the great man’s Carrow Road career.

The Greater Anglia East Customer Panel that provides feedback to the train operator is looking for new members.

An energy company responsible for maintaining gas networks in East Anglia is being investigated by the industry watchdog.

The battle to halt the closure of Lowestoft Record Office was brought to the forefront of Suffolk County Council at their full council meeting.

Five branches of Waitrose in East Anglia will be among the first to do away with disposable coffee cups.

The technology and digital sector is on the rise in East Anglia as shown by last year’s TechNation report which showed it supports more than 17,000 jobs in Norwich and Ipswich alone.

The excellent performance of Josh Murphy was the main topic of conversation for Norwich City supporters following today’s surprise 3-1 victory over Aston Villa.

Work costing £32,000 to re-surface a busy South Norfolk carriageway could cause delays for commuters.

As tempers calm after a poor 4-1 defeat at QPR on Easter Monday, David Freezer assesses whether Norwich City would be best to start with three central defenders again when they host Aston Villa.

Two late goals gave Thetford a point against Brantham Athletic in a dress rehearsal for the Thurlow Nunn League Cup final next month.

From cars made of plants to a transport app which knows how you take your coffee, East Anglian companies are pushing the boundaries of transport – both public and private – to reform it for the coming decades. Bethany Whymark looks at innovative companies driving change in the industry.

Local councillors and business leaders gathered to celebrate the “topping out” of a new free school being built at Oulton.

Right, hands up if you would have stayed at home in the warm on Saturday if you hadn’t got a season ticket or not bought your seat for the game a while back.

Amid competition from social media, how do you keep businesspeople interested in meeting each other face to face? Bethany Whymark reports on the new trends in networking.

East Anglia’s main land-based college has elevated its interim principal into the role permanently so she can continue to drive improvements and restore its Ofsted rating.

Eighties trailblazer Kim Wilde is back with a new album and her first full UK tour for 30 years. She talks about trying to give her kids music advice and how having a family was more important than her pop career.

The region’s mental health trust will hold a free half-day conference for anyone interested in mental, physical and spiritual health.

Toys R Us stores could begin closing and staff could be made redundant as soon as next week, as hopes of finding a buyer for the stricken chain fade.

Last week the region was hit with freezing temperatures and heavy snow, causing a news focus to be put on road closures, transport cancellations, schools and weather reports.

The Beast from the East may have passed and the snow may have mostly melted, but the white stuff still needed to be cleared to allow the trains to run.

Public transport is still struggling to get back up to full working order, but the disruption is less severe than the last couple of days.

A new roundabout could replace a series of staggered crossroads which have become an accident blackspot on a major road between Norwich and Ipswich.

High street retailer Toys R Us has collapsed into administration.

It is understood administrator Moorfields is waiting in the wings as the toy seller attempts to find a buyer before hitting the payment deadline on a hefty VAT bill.

Another home draw has left Norwich City fans frustrated but many are still hopeful that progress is being made under head coach Daniel Farke.

A newly-opened branch of a family-run coffee shop chain has opened to give passengers a place to rest their feet at a railway station.

Adapting overnight from an OnForm team training camp in Spain to Norfolk in February, Kieran Jarvis broke away from a leading group to win the 90-minute mountain bike race on Shouldham Warren.

After Ofsted inspectors criticised failures at East Anglia’s main land-based college last summer, its acting principal says her turnaround plan is showing positive signs for the future. Agricultural editor CHRIS HILL reports.

Touching tributes have been paid to a well known photographer and former speedway star.

More doubt has been cast over the future of high street retailer Toys R Us after reports emerged of an outstanding tax bill.

Sunday’s Carrow Road showdown between Norwich City and Ipswich Town is not the only big derby match to look forward to this weekend.

Train operator Greater Anglia says it has received “positive feedback” from customers after giving out free Valentine’s cupcakes to commuters.

Network Rail has shared plans for how it will spend more than £2 billion to improve train services in East Anglia between 2019 and 2024.

Norfolk Police said plans were in place to ensure this weekend’s much anticipated derby between Norwich and Ipswich at Carrow Road went ahead without a hitch.

The number of companies in the eastern region continued to grow during 2017 but the rate of new formations relative to the population lagged behind the national average, according to new figures.

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

The actor, who grew up in Norwich, plays Captain Stanhope in a new film version of R.C. Sherriff’s 1923 play, directed by UEA graduate Saul Dibb. They tell Simon Parkin about a film that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Challenging trading conditions relating to the Brexit vote and last summer’s impromptu general election contributed to the collapse of an East Anglian furniture chain, a new report reveals.

David Clayton gets a preview of what East Anglian trains might look like - one day...

A Norfolk MP is “trapped” on a train as travellers face disruption on the railways.

Trains between Norwich and Ipswich are likely to be suspended for the rest of the day, Greater Anglia said.

Trains to Norwich are running as normal after a problem with a freight train this morning.

There’s a problem when it comes to men and mental health. It’s not that men’s mental health is any worse than women’s mental health. It’s just that men are not so good in talking about it and, crucially, seeking help. That could be one of the reasons behind the shocking statistic that three out of every four suicides are men.

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Despite a rocky Christmas for the UK’s high streets East Anglia escaped relatively unscathed, according to retail experts.

The factory and head office of failed furniture retailer Multiyork has attracted interest from a consortium which claims it wants to continue production and secure jobs at the site.

If one of your resolutions for the New Year was to kickstart an exercise regime, but the thought of soullessly plodding away the miles on a treadmill next to someone doing the same fills you with dread, Mark Edwards has some ideas that put the fun back into fitness in 2018

Internationally acclaimed poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah, dubbed the people’s laureate, explains why he’s not mellowing with age; quite the opposite in fact.

The proposed “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups has met with a luke-warm reaction among East Anglian coffee suppliers, who feel money would be better spent on finding viable recyclable alternatives.

Speakers from leading East Anglian businesses will be sharing their thoughts and stories at a technology conference.

New sector groups encompassing businesses and researchers are tipped to help to three of East Anglia’s most important emerging sectors to prosperity in 2018.

Protesters held a demonstration at Norwich Station this morning after average rail ticket prices rose by 3.4pc, making it the biggest increase to fares since 2013.

The outlook for Norwich’s economy in 2018 is bright, experts say, as figures predict a bumper year.

While not a chef, he’s spent 20 years supplying London’s best restaurants and hotels and has fronted countless TV shows about food. So why do people doubt Gregg Wallace’s credentials to be a judge on MasterChef? He thinks it may be a class thing.

People in our region who work to help improve the lives of others have been recognised in the New Year Honour List.

Nigel Clough has urged his Burton players to learn from their Boxing Day defeat to Leeds.

Campaigners against rail fare increases will be taking part in a national protest outside Norwich Railway Station in the new year.

Norfolk County Council is to apply for up to £100m in funding to make “much needed” improvements to the county’s A-roads.

Retail chain Toys R Us looks set to be saved from collapse after reaching a deal with the pensions lifeboat.

Retail chain Toys R Us is reportedly close to reaching an agreement with the pensions lifeboat to save its UK stores.

There was disruption on train services across Norfolk after issues with overhead wires and a barrier.

Tim Robinson, chief operating officer of TechEast, looks back on a hugely successful year for the digital sector in East Anglia.

A business support organisation is bringing back a popular range of skills workshops for start-ups in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Thousands of jobs are at risk at retailer Toys R Us as a pensions gap threatens to tip it into administration before Christmas.

Trouble could be building for East Anglia’s architecture industry if the rights of skilled workers are not secured in any Brexit deal, a sector body has warned.

A regional business advice and accountancy firm has confirmed its popular business breakfasts will be returning for 2018.

More than 100 people have lost their jobs at the Thetford headquarters of troubled furniture chain Multiyork, administrators have confirmed.

An awards ceremony celebrating the best and brightest women in the region’s tech scene has welcomed its biggest collection of winners to date.

The Norwich to Cambridge line has reopened after a vehicle hit a railway bridge.

A clothing giant, sports retailer and recruitment company are among the companies named and shamed by the government for failing to pay the national minimum wage to thousands of workers.

Retailer Toys R Us has revealed the stores to be closed as part of a restructuring programme.

Train services have been cancelled after a broken down freight train blocked the line at Needham Market this afternoon.

NatWest is to close six branches across Norfolk and Suffolk next year due to “radical changes” in the way customers use its services.

The phrase ‘Beeching Axe’ is back in the news, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling saying some lost railways could be reopened. Steven Russell looks back to the day the planned cuts rocked East Anglia

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.

The workforce of one of Thetford’s major employers will be given “every assistance”, community leaders have said, after Multiyork announced it had called in the administrators.

A national furniture chain which has a store and its head office in Norfolk is looking for a buyer after calling in administrators.

The manager of a popular Lowestoft theme park says this year’s Christmas activities are just the start as they look to expand their festive programme.

A port operator which manages three East Anglian sites is planning big changes to its 2,372 acre land bank through its revamped £3.5bn property arm.

Wildlife film-maker Saba Douglas-Hamilton talks about how motherhood reinvigorated her conservation passion and the challenges the planet’s facing ahead of talks in the region.

The boss of a digital marketing agency which has doubled in size in the past year has no​ plans to slow down. Bethany Whymark reports.

A Norfolk veterans charity has launched their Christmas campaign to support wounded soldiers in finding a path back into society.

A look at our transatlantic links as America celebrates Thanksgiving

Norwich City are among the most costly teams to follow in the Championship, the BBC’s annual Price of Football survey has again shown.

Schemes to invigorate the digital skills agenda in Norfolk and Suffolk will also need to tackle recruitment issues in the region’s tech industry.

Rail passengers are being offered the chance to experience new Greater Anglia trains through virtual reality.

Ahead of an acoustic gig in Norwich, the guitarist and singer tells us about coming to terms with the death of his musical partner-in-crime and why he’s jealous of Ed Sheeran.

Medical doctors are a must when it comes to treating us for serious illness but they’re not always a bundle of laughs. And laughter is an important medicine too. As Friday’s Children in Need fundraising day approaches, there’s no better time to bring on the Clown Doctors...

Greater Anglia is running all its trains over the next two days, despite strike action.

Expansion is on the horizon for an East Anglian law firm which hopes to show young lawyers that the region presents a viable employment alternative to London.

Rail company Greater Anglia has been cleared to operate trains with stand-in guards during next week’s 48-hour strike by RMT members.

There is another big East Anglian derby this weekend, with Norwich and Ipswich doing battle with the oval ball at Beeston Hyrne.

Norwich grew faster than London, Manchester and Bristol in the second quarter of 2017, research has revealed.

Norwich City are enjoying more long runs than Mo Farah at the moment.

Eight people were arrested during and after the East Anglian Derby between Norwich and Ipswich at Portman Road.

As records continue to tumble for the Canaries under head coach Daniel Farke, DAVID FREEZER reflects on how City have taken control of the longest ever unbeaten run in East Anglian derby history.

Our columnists give their predictions ahead of the East Anglian derby on Sunday

Opinion Big? Maybe not.. but better? Definitely

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The biannual face-off between Norwich City and Ipswich Town is a frantic, nerve-shredding occasion for fans of the two teams.

A staggered junction with a poor accident record will be turned into a roundabout on a major road south of Norwich.

The Flying Scotsman locomotive will not be coming to Norwich this weekend due to engineering problems.

Steam ended up giving way to diesel when the world famous Flying Scotsman had to bow out of a planned trip to Norwich after breaking down on an earlier journey.

James Maddison is the player Ipswich Town fans would most like to poach from Norwich City, if they could take their pick from Daniel Farke’s squad.

The Flying Scotsman locomotive will not be coming to Norwich this evening after breaking down in Peterborough.

Extra train services will be provided this weekend for the East Anglian derby.

How well can you remember the East Anglian Derby battles of the last 25 years?

The experts behind a project which aims to use energy generated locally in a more intelligent way hope it could be key to unlocking growth in Norwich.

Dozens of people came together in Norwich to join support for a global campaign against human trafficking.

Commuter train cancelled

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A commuter train has been cancelled this morning.

Bus drivers from across the region have donned retro punk outfits to reinvent a classic nursery rhyme for a new music video.

The question of gender

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Will the 2021 UK census make gender definition an optional question? East Anglian academics argue it is the future

A junction linking a village to a busy main road is in desperate need of improvement, according to some of its residents.

Daniel Farke has avoided the manager of the month curse by doing something he hasn’t managed for a month - losing.

The manager of the month nominations are out and Norwich City boss Daniel Farke is up for his first award since moving to Carrow Road.

Cyclists from across the region came together to take part in a 200 mile ride for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

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

Contactless spending in East Anglia has rocketed over the past year – up by an average of 92%.

Police search for wanted man

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a 21-year-old Great Yarmouth man who is wanted.

These are the four key sectors outlined in the Science and Innovation Audit.

Two Suffolk districts are in the top five happiest places in the UK according to new research – and the rest of the county is getting happier every year.

Professional recruitment specialists Pure has completed an office cycling challenge to raise funds for the Papworth Trust.

The John Lewis Partnership has bemoaned falling consumer demand and cost increases linked to the Brexit-hit pound as it reported a collapse in half-year profits.

Boating businesses from Norfolk and Suffolk are brimming with confidence as they set course for the south coast for one of their industry’s biggest shows.

Encouraging people to see the good in their town is one of the main thrusts of Great Yarmouth’s new FM radio station.

A Normandy veteran from North Walsham who was recently honoured by the French for his role in the D-Day landings has died at the age of 92.

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke has had a crash course in what lies in store at Millwall’s Den fortress.

A threatened strike by conductor/guards on some Greater Anglia trains should not affect services, the company has insisted.

Listeners across Norwich will have a new option on their audio menu when a digital station launches this weekend.

With just three games played in the Championship there are three clubs left with a 100pc record, one of which doesn’t surprise – and that’s Wolves.

The principal of Easton And Otley College David Henley will leave his role this month after the newly elected chair of governors said “there must be consequences” from an inadequate Ofsted report.

The train operator has cancelled 15 train services today due to track problems near London and the derailed freight train in Suffolk. See if your travel plans have been affected here.

Gender should not be a barrier to men or women excelling in the world of tech, according to a young female developer who is organising awards to celebrate the region’s best female minds in the industry.

As Brighton head for Carrow Road during pre-season, DAVID FREEZER looks at the ripples still spreading in yellow and green waters from Chris Hughton’s reign

Trains from Norwich to London Liverpool Street are being disrupted due to a speed restriction put in place due to a defective track between Stratford and London.

As the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra prepares to take to the stage with the music of James Bond this weekend, Emma Knights looks at seven 007 links to our region.

Greater Anglia passengers have become happier about their journeys over the last year according to a new survey by the official watchdog Transport Focus.

Manufacturing companies led the way in the deals market in the East of England in the first half of the year, according to new figures.

Fabio Wardley proved there is such a thing as friendly rivalry between Norwich and Ipswich when he won his second outing as a pro.

It could be an action, a suggestion or a passing comment in the canteen – career inspiration can strike in myriad situations. As a new government programme seeks to give children in social mobility “cold spots” more interaction with the business world, East Anglian business leaders share the most inspiring moments in their careers.

Blackadder The Third star Helen Atkinson-Wood shares her passion for the Suffolk coast, her love for the region’s creative talent and her fear of fellow East Anglian resident artist Maggi Hambling.

It is a hardship that very few people will ever have to face.

Organisers of a seminar series on digital marketing for small and medium-sized businesses have hailed the events as a “great success”.

East Anglian business leaders are lending a hand to young people in two of the region’s biggest urban centres to inspire and prepare them for the world of work.

Two of the biggest car dealers in the region have continued to grow their turnover despite pressure on margins brought about by the economic turbulence.

Two of the biggest car dealers in the region have continued to grow their turnover despite pressure on margins brought about by the economic turbulence.

A man killed in an industrial explosion at a digger bucket factory was filling in for his father who was ill that day, an inquest heard.

Websites are gaining importance as an asset in attracting customers and are in many sectors starting to replace the high street shop front as the first point of contact between business and consumer.

Greater Anglia passengers who need to make last minute journeys can now buy cut-price tickets on the day of travel.

Online display advertising can help smaller businesses target their advertising to those who may be interested in their products.

Local radio stations across East Anglia are to see their entertainment programming consolidated in Norwich as part of an effort to “secure their futures”.

A number of jobs are at risk under plans by Celador Radio to merge its Ipswich and Norwich programming departments.

A recruitment agency has filled its 20,000th role across the region.

More than 7,000 people have opened a business across the East of England with the support of a new fund for enterprising jobseekers.

Digital marketing experts will be helping small and medium businesses to get to grips with the creation and applications of video.

An athlete has raised over £1,000 to support his team as they compete at the national Special Olympics.

Search engine optimisation (SEO), a process to make sure customers find your business online, is a key tool in a small business’s digital marketing arsenal.

Suffolk and Norfolk firms engaged in scientific research or developing new technologies are being urged to seek help in gaining access to grant support.

Search engine optimisation (SEO), a process to make sure customers find your business online, is a key tool in a small business’s digital marketing arsenal.

Ipswich and Norwich commuters are being told to expect disruption after cows found their way onto train tracks this morning.

Norwich City fan and Rotherham United manager Paul Warne believes Tom Adeyemi will end up re-joining his boyhood club or bitter rivals Ipswich Town.

Ivan Cutting, artistic director and a founder of Eastern Angles, has a foot in Suffolk and Norfolk. He wouldn’t have it any other way.

Media company Archant is helping small businesses to wrap their heads around the ever-changing digital world.

Greater Anglia has said train services between Ipswich and Felixstowe may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes today due to a broken down freight train.

A “groundswell” in favour of companies who wear their heart of their sleeve is boosting the momentum of co-operatives in the East of England.

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a 31 year-old man from Norwich who is wanted.

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty could be the perfect fit for Ipswich Town following his release by Norwich City, according to Bryan Hamilton.

Your company’s telephone system could be providing a “back door” for hackers to access internal networks, according to a telecoms expert.

Let them have him - that’s the verdict of Norwich City supporters after Kyle Lafferty was linked with a move to fierce rivals, Ipswich Town.

Eighteen train services between Norwich and London have been cancelled as heat-related speed restrictions are put in place.

Take That fans were met with long queues at Norwich train station after last night’s concert at Carrow Road with some describing the situation as “chaos”.

A £1m cinema revival taking shape in a stylish former picture house will be the most luxurious in East Anglia with little to rival it outside of London, it is claimed.

As released lists are made public and free agents become available, DAVID FREEZER searches for possible summer bargains which could suit Norwich City’s revamped Championship approach

Agriculture and other industry sectors were warned that judges are handing out higher sentences for breaches of health and safety law at an event organised by an East Anglian legal practice this week.

Greater Anglia trains are putting on extra services to coincide with the end of the Elton John concert in Ipswich later this month.

With the continuing metamorphosis of the UK’s retail landscape, what are shopping centres doing to ensure relevance and keep their communities engaged? Bethany Whymark reports.

Ambitious plans to speed up journeys from Norwich and Ipswich to London are one step closer after Greater Anglia unveiled a model of its future trains.

The hot button topic among Norwich City fans today has been the comments from Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne, casting doubt on the Canaries new managerial structure.

Zoe Ball, a bad dancer? Terrible at first reveals Strictly It Takes Two star Ian Waite, visiting the region with Natalie Lowe.

The devastated mother of a teenage girl killed in a crash on the A47 in Suffolk has paid tribute to her daughter, who she has described as being “beautiful inside and out”.

The devastated mother of a teenage girl killed in a crash on the A47 in Suffolk has paid tribute to her daughter, who she has described as being “beautiful inside and out”.

The annual ranking of Norfolk and Suffolk’s Top 100 companies shows a construction and property sector in rude health, writes James Allen, senior partner at Roche Chartered Surveyors.

Railway workers across the region have been training as dementia friends.

A barrister at an East Anglian law firm has been nominated for an award for his advocacy in corporate criminal law.

There is no place like home. That is the overriding theme of a beautifully conceived and performed production heading to Norwich.

Chotto Desh mixes dance, storytelling and animation in a story that works on a number of levels and for all ages, as John Bultitude discovers.

Directors of a car sales group which saw a 13% jump in profits in 2016 are remaining cautious of forces which could affect the automotive industry.

A grain trader which was taken over by a Chinese conglomerate last year has reported a rise in annual profit, despite tough trading conditions and price volatility.

Here are the latest job moves and promotions from across the region.

A person has died after they were hit by a train on the route between Norwich and London Liverpool Street.

Talking nonsense with Milton Jones

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Comedy is Milton Jones’ escape from normality. He talks more about stage Milton and real-life Milton, plus his latest show.

Maybe the least celebrated of the British patron saints’ days, England’s St George’s Day falls on April 23but the day also marks another important day in English history and culture.

Works on the rail network between Norwich and London Liverpool Street mean all services between Norwich and Ipswich have been cancelled and the lines closed.

Diversification and investment have been behind the growth of haulage, vehicle hire and property rental group.

East of England facilities management group Vertas has agreed a new partnership to provide catering at 12 schools in and around Norwich.

Gangsta Granny author David Walliams talks about the special bond he had with his grandmas and his passion for writing for children.

The rivalry between Norwich City and Ipswich Town has reached new heights as blue and white sheeting appeared around the iconic City Hall clock tower in the centre of Norwich.

Peter Duncan hopes his latest visit to the region goes better than the time he could’ve drowned in Lowestoft harbour.

Celebrity chef and father-of-three Gino D’Acampo, heading to the Ipswich Regent with his new tour, says other parents should follow his example and ban phones at the dinner table. He has the Pope’s agreement.

Festival fans will have the chance to watch the likes of Queen, Amy Winehouse and Kings of Leon live in Norfolk this summer - well, nearly.

Shakin’ Stevens knew very little about his large family’s history. A serious heart attack in 2010 inspired the singer, heading to the Ipswich Regent and Norwich Theatre Royal, to change that.

Comedian, writer, broadcaster and former UEA student Arthur Smith was one the first alternative comedians before becoming one of the Grumpy Old Men. Now he is heading back to Norwich.

There were delays to train services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street due to a signalling system fault.

The burgeoning strength of Norfolk and Suffolk’s technology industry has been underlined by a report which values its contribution at more than £320m.

A youngster from Reepham named a lamb after a Norwich City Football Club legend, after winning a competition at Easton and Otley College’s lambing weekend.

A man threw a flare onto the pitch during the East Anglian Derby after being given a ticket to the game for his birthday, a court has heard.

Southwold-based communications design firm Spring has recruited three new members of staff.

Charity was the winner as football fans from across the country put rivalries aside to raise money in tribute to an Arsenal fan from north Norfolk who died just weeks after being diagnosed with a rare cancer.

Work to renumber a stretch of the A12 as the A47 to create a continuous trunk road has finished ahead of schedule.

After watching Norwich City held to a frustrating draw by bitter rivals Ipswich, DAVID FREEZER assesses the latest edition of the East Anglian Derby.

The opportunity to poke fun at your fiercest rivals should never be passed up.

As the world geared up to watch the Oscars, it was less La La Land and more Baa Baa land, as thousands flocked to a Norfolk college’s lambing weekend.

It’s a day where tensions can run high for both Norwich and Ipswich fans.

Singer Ed Sheeran has been spotted at Carrow Road, as Norwich and Ipswich battle it out in the East Anglian derby.

Some 30 years before the start of the East Anglian derby between Norwich and Ipswich, a different Norfolk/Suffolk rivalry was born.

It’s THE game of the season that matters to Norwich and Ipswich fans – and is now just hours away. So what are your predictions for the East Anglian Derby?

It’s a surefire way to incur the wrath of fans who once cheered you – and as Chris Wise discovers, few players dare to represent both Norwich and Ipswich

Two major players in the East Anglian construction industry are standing on firm foundations for 2017 as their parent group reported a jump of 32% in its annual profits.

Football fans travelling between Lowestoft and Norwich for Sunday’s East Anglian derby are advised to check before they travel due to engineering work on the line.

Businesses in Southwold have been leading the fight against the increase in business rates which has left many small high street outlets facing an uncertain future.

Greater Anglia is running extra train services on Sunday for football supporters travelling to Norwich for the Championship local derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town.

Rail passengers travelling between Norwich and London this evening have experienced delays and disruption following a points failure.

A Norfolk college is gearing up for the eighth anniversary of their annual lambing weekend - and has named two of the lambs after iconic Norwich and Ipswich players ahead of this weekend’s derby.

Charles Dickens was born in February 1812 and, in his lifetime as a journalist and author he visited East Anglia on many occasions – he reported an election in Ipswich and (apocryphally) a hanging at Norwich Castle.

Canadian Davis cup player Denis Shapovalov this week said he was “incredibly ashamed and embarrassed” after his default for hitting the umpire in the eye with a ball.

East Anglian construction and maintenance company Barnes Group has filed accounts showing strong growth in annual turnover and profits.

A person has died after being hit by a train at a level crossing south of Diss in the early hours of this morning.

The dancer rose to fame on TV’s Strictly, from the very first dance and winning the first series to being one of the only ever present professionals. As he returns with his latest stage show, he tells us more.

Trains across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire are on track for new interiors as Greater Anglia kicks off an upgrade of its Class 170 fleet.

Britain must get the best possible trade deal with the European Union, a think tank has warned as it published figures showing Norwich has one of the highest proportion of exports to the EU.

Young people are being encouraged to give up their warm beds to spend a night sleeping in cardboard boxes under the stars to raise funds for homeless youngsters.

Integrated Care 24 (IC24) is currently looking to hire NHS 111 Pathway Advisors across the region, do you have what it takes to join their team?

One of Suffolk’s MPs will try to make it compulsory for fuel bills to set out how much of what we fork out at the pump goes to the Treasury.

Former Costessey High School pupil Sam Claflin stars in upcoming film My Cousin Rachel which is based on the novel by British author Daphne du Maurier.

You know when you have a great game of bowls on your hands when the commentators who have the task of adding words to pictures as part of the World Bowls Tour streaming service run out of superlatives and start inventing new ones.