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Standing still should not be an option for Suffolk and Essex landowners and farmers who are tempted to hold out for a clear outcome from the UK’s Brexit crisis, land agents say.

Actress Jameela Jamil’s recent loo stories have started a social media frenzy, but our columnist thinks we should all (her included) get over our phobia of toilet talk.

Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis helped Northern Ireland get off to a flying start to European Championship qualification, as he won his seventh cap.

In-form striker Jake Reed made it back-to-back hat-tricks as Lowestoft Town recorded another impressive win to move five points clear of the relegation zone.

An animal feed firm which has its UK headquarters in Suffolk expects UK pig farmers to expand their herds ‘in due course’ once the uncertainties about Brexit disappear.

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.

Dani Nimmock feels back “in a strong place” as she targets more marathon success this year.

Businesses along the 84-mile Norfolk Coast Path are being urged to find out more about a project that aims to attract international walkers to the area.

The heartbroken father of a teenager who was killed following a crash in Norwich has described his daughter as “an amazing girl with a huge personality”.

For the people who live in Thetford, the challenges the town faces and where it sits at the moment change dependent on where you live and how long you have lived there.

The amazing recovery of Norfolk cyclist Victoria Williamson moves up a gear today, when she defies the odds to take a place on the start line at the Track World Championships in Poland.

Norwich City winger Simon Power continued his emergence in Holland with an influential display from the bench to help Dordrecht win away from home.

Norfolk’s Angling Direct has said it is in “advanced negotiations” regarding the potential acquisition of its competitor Chapmans Angling.

East Anglia was once connected to continental Europe by an expanse called Doggerland. ALAN TUTT from Cromer Museum looks at what remains of this near-mythical land.

Conservative politician George Freeman has said that the decision to revoke the UK citizenship of a woman who left London to join terror group ISIS was a mistake.

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

Over commercialised? Too soppy? No way – it seems romance is still in the air with Valentine shoppers giving Cupid the thumbs up.

There’s something in store for Leavers and Remainers at this north Norfolk business.

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

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

Video City ace reveals big ambition

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Norwich City starlet Simon Power aims to be a trailblazer in a Dutch loan spell he hopes leads to the Canaries’ first team.

A charity building a state-of-the-art sports facility outside Norwich has started the engine on a fundraising project which pays homage to its partner organisation.

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.

Fisherman Roger Cunnington is living his dream by representing England at the fourth annual Sport Fishing World Championships.

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

After a family adventure turns to tragedy Norfolk-born Gordon Darroch tries to make sense of the trauma in a heartbreaking memoir.

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.

On the night of May 1, 1943, an RAF bomber was flying toward Germany when it was intercepted over Holland by a German fighter.

Norwich City youngster Adam Idah is being tracked by clubs across Europe, according to reports.

Tim Krul wants to make the most of his second chance at Norwich City after a serious knee injury halted his career for club and country.

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.

Food and drink producers from across Norfolk and Suffolk are reaping the rewards of a business mission to the Netherlands, which saw them exhibit at Europe’s largest hospitality 
trade show.

Suffolk and Norfolk food and drink producers have reaped the rewards of taking part in a trade mission to the Netherlands after gaining a host of fruitful sales leads.

Daniel Farke joked he did not have the spare time to star in the club’s superb ‘The Office’ inspired season ticket renewals video. We saw the fruits of his labours again in the composed 3-1 home win over Birmingham City.

Slade, Abba or even Timmy Mallett? Which was the first cassette you ever bought? Following reports that cassettes are making a comeback, people have been recalling the first tape they owned.

Louis Thompson brought an end to his two-month injury absence with 60 minutes during a 2-2 draw with Tottenham at Colney for Norwich City Under-23s.

Impressing in Holland is the goal for Norwich City winger Simon Power, as he targets pushing for a place in Daniel Farke’s first-team squad next season.

Norwich City are understood to be relaxed about academy starlet Todd Cantwell’s contract situation despite negotiations proving difficult.

Irish winger Simon Power has signed a new contract with Norwich City before heading to the Netherlands on loan for the remainder of the season.

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

A fisherman who lost his leg in a boat accident is “gutted” after his nets were damaged in a targeted attack over Christmas.

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

Frank Lampard says his Derby side will need to be at their best to get anything from Carrow Road on Saturday.

A vegan pizza company is launching a takeaway service at a coffee shop in Norwich.

A multi-million pound scheme to protect the north Norfolk coastline has taken a significant step forward, with the appointment of a contractor to carry out the work.

The last British serviceman to leave the Afghan base of Camp Bastion has taken over as commander of RAF Honington.

This year the start of advent was marred for Norwich vegans by the news that popular market stall Bia Vegan Diner was moving on, forced out by the growing appetite for vegan food in Norwich.

A former Norwich City star who struck up a close friendship with a Sprowston youngster as she battled cancer has described her as his “beautiful best friend”.

After coming off the HRT tablets, Lynne is looking for new ways to tackle the effects of menopause. She’s not sure this latest gizmo works.

A selection of the region’s most selfless and committed individuals gathered on Wednesday evening at The Halls in Norwich for the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2018.

As part of a partnership with the East of England Co-Op to highlight Community Heroes, reporter Greta Levy spoke to Andrew Sharples about the work he has done in his community to keep holiday-makers safe and keep an eye on suspicious activity.

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

They’ve won just one of their last 16 matches before facing high-flying Norwich City – and Bolton will also be without two players on loan from the Canaries at Carrow Road.

Implicit in Daniel Farke’s praise for Todd Cantwell after a starring role in Norwich City’s win over Rotherham United was a warning.

Volunteer historians working on a new project transcribing King’s Lynn historical records have discovered a letter to Queen Anne from a time when Europe was not just arguing, but actually at war. Chloe Phillips, from Norfolk Records Office, reports.

What goes around may possibly come around for Norwich City.

More than 1.5 million cubic metres of sand will be dumped onto Norfolk beaches in a pioneering effort to stem the tide of coastal erosion.

Norwich City youngsters Adam Phillips and Simon Power are set to join Dordrecht on loan according to a report in Holland.

Burgeoning trade links between food producers from Norfolk and Suffolk and buyers in the Netherlands will take another step forward when a delegation visits the country’s largest hospitality trade show.

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

A woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of medication and other products worth £2,000 on Diss high street.

A Norfolk softball player is setting her sights on achieving her dream of representing Great Britain in the Olympics in two years time.

South African singer-songwriter Dan Patlansky, with support from Gorilla Riot, will be headlining The Waterfront in Norwich this Thursday [November 22].

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

Daniel Farke looks to have no new injury worries for the resumption of Championship duties following the international break.

Film maker David Webb has explored the Backwaters of Essex for a fascinating new dvd. Lynne Mortimer talks to David and finds out more.

Thirteen jobs are proposed to be cut at British Steel’s Brandon site only a month and a half after the company promised no sites would close as part of a ‘streamlining’ process.

Although from today, medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients in the UK for the first time, one Suffolk mum claims she will still have to commit a crime to get her daughter’s life-changing cannabis medicine.

A haunting mix of whodunit and history made Elly Griffiths’ Dr Ruth Galloway series a million-selling bestseller. This Halloween she was in Norwich to launch her latest novel

Winning silver at the Wheelchair Basketball World Championship has earned Great Britain’s women, including Norwich’s Amy Conroy, a major award nomination.

Consider this snippet from an early Stuart Webber interview upon his arrival at Carrow Road.

Adam Idah’s strong start to the season continued as the Norwich City starlet was on target again for the Republic of Ireland U19s.

The East Anglia ONE wind farm off the coast of Lowestoft is beginning to take shape. Business writer Bethany Whymark and visual specialist Antony Kelly went out to sea to see the progress.

Northgate High School and Dereham Sixth Form College have successfully secured funding for a number of partnerships with schools across Europe.

Daniel Farke is pleased to see Norwich City’s young guns continue to receive international recognition – but remains wary of too much game-time.

Norwich City youngster Savvas Mourgos was the star of the show as he finally got Dordrecht’s season up and running, scoring twice for his Dutch loan club.

It’s been a long road back to form and fitness for goalkeeper Tim Krul but the Dutchman has earned the faith of his team-mates as Norwich City’s number one.

Can Norwich City whip up a storm against Stoke? Get in the mood with videos, quotes, team news and expected formations.

Decommissioning in the southern North Sea (SNS) will be the focus of two “unique” cross-Channel events being organised by energy industry trade bodies.

Colman’s Mustard maker Unilever has scrapped plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Netherlands following pressure from shareholders.

Former Norwich City midfielder James Maddison has been named in the England squad for Nations League ties against Croatia and Spain this month.

RAF Regulars and Reserve rider Jake Dixon’s British Superbike title hopes suffered a blow last weekend at the Cathedral of Speed, Assen in Holland.

How closely have you been paying attention to this week in business? Put your memory to the test as we round up some of the biggest and best stories which may have slipped under your radar.

The unique relationship between East Anglian food and drink producers and Dutch consumers could bring benefits to both after Brexit.

Jake Dixon will be hoping to maintain his momentum when the British Superbikes head to Assen, in Holland, this weekend.

Those who have lived in Norwich for two decades or more will remember that before Next was there, a different store dominated the top of Hay Hill.

It was a rather miserable weekend for Norwich City’s loanees, with Steven Naismith seeing a penalty saved in the Scottish Premiership.

Video QPR v Norwich City: The Lowdown

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Can Norwich City complete a nap hand at QPR’s expense? Get in the mood with videos, quotes, team news and expected formations.

From an early age, Dereham’s Todd Cantwell had always dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and for his family, it is all they had ever wanted to see him do.

It’s been a busy week in the business world, so we’ve rounded up some of our biggest and most interesting stories that may have gone under the radar - and you can test your knowledge of both national and East Anglian stories in this week’s Biz Quiz.

The rediscovery of remains of a Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 bomber which crash landed in north Norfolk in 1941 has sparked the memory of a woman who saw the bomb the plane dropped.

A group of Dutch buyers is set to get a VIP welcome at an East Anglian food and drink showcase as the region strives to encourage more trade with the Netherlands.

Norwich City battled back to earn a first Championship away win of the season in a 2-1 victory at Reading on Wednesday night.

A row has erupted between Colman’s Mustard makers Unilever and one of its top shareholders Aviva Investors, over the manufacturer’s plans to move its headquarters out of the UK to the Netherlands.

Opinion How to save money on winter heating bills

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Autumn’s gathering pace and it won’t be long before we’re thinking about firing up the central heating again, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Beccles Rotary Club hosted a party of 10 people visiting from the Rotary Club of Naarden-Bussum in Holland, continuing an exchange between the two clubs that has continued for many years.

A man who stole handbags, jewellery and cash from elderly people in a month-long crime spree across the region has been jailed for six years.

The summer of 1980 and I’m still a teenager. With room to spare. I don’t bop in public (lack of rhythm, self-conscious, feet with minds of their own) but in a parallel world I’m a lithesome Nureyev, swaying to a post-disco beat.

Who should start at right-back for Norwich City in Saturday’s tough home fixture against high-flying Middlesbrough? Let us know in our latest Canaries poll.

Popular culture doesn’t really appeal to me anymore and neither should it.

The new chairman of a county’s healthcare watchdog has vowed to push for more money to be given to the NHS.

A lifeboat crew were called out to assist a sailor, who suffered a medical emergency aboard a Begian yacht.

A group of students from a Lowestoft high school are about to weigh anchor for a life-changing journey aboard a historic sailing boat.

Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki maintained his good start to the season with a fine winning goal for Finland at the weekend.

Trust was the key to James Maddison’s rise to success under Daniel Farke at Norwich City, the Premier League new boy has revealed.

International action gets under way for Norwich City’s on-duty players on Saturday afternoon.

It may be an international break but there was still plenty to be discussed when Norwich City fans put the questions to our Canaries correspondents this lunchtime.

James Maddison thanked Norwich City fans for a special reception on his Carrow Road reunion in England U21s’ 0-0 European Championship qualifying stalemate against Holland.

England Under-21s return to Carrow Road on Thursday night for a match against the Netherlands – the last time they were here was in October 2012. But can you name the team which faced Serbia?

Stuart ‘Mac’ Macpherson was a biker through and through.

The England Under-21s have been training at Carrow Road this afternoon ahead of their crunch European U21 Championship qualifier against the Netherlands in Norwich.

James Maddison needs to use his Carrow Road return to push his claim for a place in the England squad – but must remain patient, says U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd.

England Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd is hoping to bring the spirit of the senior side’s surge to the World Cup semi-finals to Carrow Road on Thursday night.

Making your league debut for Norwich City amid the pressure of derby day may have been a big ask of Max Aarons – but he is not the first to do it.

Sean Raggett is hoping the knee injury picked up while in action for loan club Rotherham ‘isn’t too serious’.

North Norfolk is set to go back in time, as twelve historic steam cars get ready to race through the area next week.

A young girl and her father cycled over two days from Great Blakenham to the charity’s HQ in Norwich.

Max Aarons has earned his first England Under-19 call up, for games against Holland and Belgium’s youngsters.

The last of Norwich’s shoemaking giants may be closing its doors – but a small city manufacturer is keeping the tradition alive.

Former Norwich City duo James Maddison and Angus Gunn make a swift return to Carrow Road next week after being named in the Young Lions’ squad for a European Championship U21 qualifier against Holland.

It’s 95 years since British film legend Richard Attenborough was born, on August 29, 1923. Sadly, he died in 2014 just before his 91st birthday, but he left a unique legacy of classic films.

Houseplants have increasingly become a fresh and trendy necessity in a well decorated home, adding a feeling of warmth and vitality wherever they are. If you want to catch up on this exciting trend or just expand your collection, then look no further as we list some of the best places they can be found in Norwich.

Have a lay-in and wake up to these filling Dutch style pancakes.

A sheep show, a heavy horse demonstration and countryside crafts were among the attractions at Cromer Carnival’s traditional game and country fair.

Norwich City youngster Diallang Jaiyesimi scored the first Football League goal of his career during Yeovil’s 2-2 draw at home to Mansfield.

Norfolk star Lauren Hemp has scored one of the most bizarre goals ever at the Under-20 World Cup.

A lifeboat crew was called out to aid a Dutch yacht, which was stranded in rough seas.

Norfolk Under-12s showed the future of the county team is in safe hands by winning the Minor Counties Festival at the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook for only the third time.

Scores of people from our region who were due to be jetting off from Stansted Airport today will be affected by pilot strikes being held by Ryanair pilots.

Norwich City’s top brass opted to stick rather than twist on the first deadline day of the summer. Paddy Davitt assesses whether that was the right call or not.

The Broads has followed in the football-steps of Norwich City 
by going Dutch.

From manufacturing for NASA to advising Google – Norfolk companies are doing some spectacular things.

A volunteer lifeboat crew was called out after a Dutch yacht suffered engine problems off the Suffolk coast.

Tim Krul can’t wait to get started as a Norwich City player after joining on a free transfer.

Former Holland international Tim Krul is closing in on a switch to Norwich City, with the Dutchman believed to be in Norfolk to undergo a medical and finalise personal terms.

The battle to become Norwich City’s new number one is set to be blown wide open.

Reports suggesting Norwich City are on the verge of signing goalkeeper Tim Krul on a free transfer have been widely welcomed by supporters.

A cycling duo from Norfolk are celebrating finishing a mammoth cycle ride to raise money for Littlelifts – a charity which supports women being treated for primary breast cancer at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is reportedly on the verge of joining Norwich City on a free transfer.

A town the size of Thetford could be built in mid Norfolk if new plans are realised, the EDP can reveal.

A former matron of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital who once went ice skating with John F Kennedy and nursed Winston Churchill back to health has died age 96.

More famous names will be heading to West Norfolk to perform in the second week of King’s Lynn Festival.

Derby County have completed season-long loan deals for reported Norwich City loan targets Harry Wilson and Mason Mount.

“I assume if any members of the EDP team are ever in need of medical attention then you won’t call for an ambulance or use the NHS.”

Love had the world in motion, the Berlin Wall had fallen, Norwich City had finished fourth in the old First Division and the Simpsons had never been screened on British television.

A father and son will travel through Europe’s mountains to raise money for a child bereavement charity.

Love had the world in motion, the Berlin Wall had fallen, Norwich City had finished fourth in the old First Division and the Simpsons had never been screened on British television.

The amazing story of how four people gathered in a Norfolk cellar in the 1990s on a quest to prove if there is life after death could be turned into a Hollywood film.

The streets of Sheringham were filled with the sound of tapping clogs and clashing sticks, as nearly 50 morris sides from all over the country danced their way into the record books at Sheringham’s 25th annual Potty Morris and Folk Festival.

Ahead of England’s big match against Sweden at the World Cup, David Freezer caught up with a Norfolk-raised footballer who will have a unique view of the quarter-final

Timing is everything. And when the World Cup is on, the sun is shining, and the barbecue is out, it’s the perfect time for a beer.

American dreams

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July 4 is America’s Independence Day - here are ways to celebrate our Special Relationship

An institute measuring customer satisfaction across UK businesses has warned the more difficult retail environment will make customer service more important in the coming years.

The academy treadmill never stops turning at professional football clubs – but at least the youngsters at Norwich City will soon be getting shiny new running machines.

Which one of these five players is England’s greatest right-back of all time?

A Suffolk farming contractor described as “an exemplar” for the UK sugar beet industry has died aged 69.

Holidaymakers are warning they might not return to a Norfolk gem after getting stranded following failures of three bridges.

After the Norwich City foreign legion was bolstered by a German contingent last season, O is for overseas players as David Freezer continues our alternative A-Z series.

A popular Lowestoft group has unveiled its latest venture during a successful open day.

A Lowestoft high school is raising money to fund an amazing voyage for a group of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

They were Strangers who became friends – and their legacy lives on. This week sees the launch of an important new history book which tells a poignant story we can all relate to today. Derek James reports.

Two Norfolk boat companies are dispelling the myth that the industry is foundering, with an increase in orders signalling fairer conditions to come.

It’s a practice that is said to be damaging the ocean, depleting fish stocks and destroying jobs.

David Platt’s late winner against Belgium saw England advance to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup, but how much do you remember about the match?

Pelé or Baggio? Batistuta or Maradona? Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Thomas or Gerd Müller? Which legend has found the net the most times at World Cup tournaments?

The Canaries have astutely tapped European markets to try and refresh Daniel Farke’s squad. Paddy Davitt picks out five players sure to be on the club’s radar.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has been sharing best practice with healthcare professionals from across Europe as part of an innovative programme designed to promote the exchange of experiences and ideas.

Norwich’s heritage as a refuge for immigrants is the subject of a talk next week.

A woman from Thurne has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of more than 20 years of service to people with Asperger syndrome.

People from across our county have been recognised for their contributions to health, education, business, the arts and their communities in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Alfie Hewett returns to the scene of his first grand slam singles triumph today, on the famous clay courts of Roland Garros.

It’s a who’s who of world football, a smorgasbord of the world’s best footballing talent. Almost…

Verity Smith’s business started out as making healthy botanical mixes for friends – but now her products can be found in high street shops across the UK.

We’re on the home run: Norfolk Day is next month on July 27 and will mark the first time that the county celebrates its very own awareness day.

Tom Trybull arrived through the back door at Norwich City. He rapidly moved front of house. Paddy Davitt assesses his impact and what the future may hold, in the latest of our City summer report card series.

Two Norfolk women woke up to blisters, aches and pains on Sunday morning after they took on an extremely unusual fundraising challenge – walking 26-miles on three legs.

Carrow Road will play host to England Under-21s crucial UEFA European Championship qualifier against Netherlands on Thursday, September 6.

The mother of an RAF soldier who died in a motorcycle is taking on an unusual fundraising activity to raise money for the air cadets, an organisation she says helped to shape her son’s career.

Fire crews were called out overnight to hay bales on fire in Carleton Rode and straw bales on fire in Attleborough.

More than 30 children journeyed to the Netherlands to participate in an international football tournament.

Three members of East Anglia Federation of Townswomens Guilds got through to the National Quiz Final in Birmingham and came 7th out of 12 teams.

Three Ukrainian nationals who were convicted of attempting to smuggle 19 migrants into the UK on a hired yacht have been jailed.

His touchline actions saw him become a global sensation online – and now David ‘Spud’ Thornhill is returning to Carrow Road action.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out De Kempervennen in The Netherlands.

Adam Idah had a penalty saved as the Republic of Ireland’s brave bid to set-up a semi-final against England in the U17 European Championships ended in a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat to Holland, after the sides had finished level at 1-1.

A volunteer lifeboat crew was called out to assist a Dutch yacht.

A family hoping for a holiday packed with sun, sea and sandcastles in Great Yarmouth were surprised to find a guest had already taken up residence in the caravan they had been renting for four days – an invisible entity which made it perfectly clear it wanted them to leave.

Norwich City’s young hot shot Adam Idah sealed the Republic of Ireland’s place in the last eight of the U17 European Championships on Friday with a stoppage time goal in a 2-0 win against Bosnia’s U17s in their final group clash.

Fortuna Sittard would like to take Norwich City starlet Todd Cantwell back to Holland.

It started out as a Facebook group set up to ask people for wool donations, so knitters could create items to be worn by premature babies.

Norwich City Ladies produced a brave performance before going down to a 6-2 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons Ladies.

Deliveroo has avoided classifying its self-employed workers as staff with the introduction of free accident insurance for 35,000 riders.

A student at East Norfolk Sixth Form College has secured a prestigious place at a Dutch design academy.

A rare chance has come up to crew on one of the East Coast’s most historic racing yachts.

A major energy industry contract has put a spring in the step of a small Norfolk marketing agency.

A United Nations of birdwatchers has continued to boost Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s fundraising for its expanded Carlton Marshes nature reserve, as thousands of visitors have converged on the site to see its mega-rare American bittern.

Carlton Marshes manager outlines proposals after £4m Heritage Lottery Fund award

Iraqi actress Afrah Alwassiti sought sanctuary from the dangers of her war-torn homeland in Norwich and she is sharing her story at WOW Norwich this weekend. Ahead of the festival, she spoke to arts correspondent Emma Knights.

Truffles and ice creams win big for Norfolk brand.

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

Norwich United gave their survival hopes a significant boost on Saturday with a come from behind 3-1 victory over AFC Sudbury at Plantation Park.

Fakenham Town ended 14 games without a win with a 2-0 win over Haverhill Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Norwich City’s young loan exports have it all to do to get into Daniel Farke’s first team plans.

Three people have been convicted of trying to smuggle 19 migrants into the UK through Southwold on a hired yacht from the Netherlands.

Pancakes are one of the best fast foods for dinner. Try making ours, filled with mushrooms, leeks, onions, ham and cheese.

Remi Matthews has returned to Plymouth after a week in Norfolk with his family.

Jason Butler of NW Brown explains how Unilever’s decision to simplify its Anglo-Dutch structure could deliver a boost to investors.

On April 1 2018 the RAF marks its 100th anniversary. Steve Snelling charts the remarkable story of Norfolk’s longest-serving military air base - RAF Marham.

James Maddison’s 11th assist of the season helped England’s Under-21s beat Ukraine 2-1 on Tuesday night to move a step closer the U21 European Championship finals.

Video Penguins arrive at new £75,000 home

Monday, March 26, 2018

Complete with plenty of sand, rocks and a pool, this brand new enclosure has everything a penguin looks for in a home.

Matt Blake scored his second goal in two games but United had to settle for a point.

Congratulations to Josh Murphy after he made his 100th appearance in that game – it’s a lovely personal landmark for Josh who quite clearly is enjoying his football at the minute and is loving life at the club this season.

An industrial services group is putting a multi-million pound investment into its “important” Great Yarmouth operations after securing a contract with energy giant Shell – which could also bring new jobs to the area.

International action for Norwich City’s senior players begins on Thursday.

New Future50 member Taste Collectiv wants to spice up your dinner.

Britain should be seizing the chance to lead the world in plastic-free packaging, says Nick Conrad.

Todd Cantwell admits it has been tough leaving home behind, but the Dereham youngster is ready to make sacrifices to fulfil his dream of playing for Norwich City.

Colman’s Mustard owner Unilever has confirmed that it has chosen Rotterdam over London as its new legal headquarters, dealing a major blow to the UK government as it tries to uphold Britain’s status as a centre for business after Brexit.

It’s time we rediscovered a make-do-and-mend approach to life, says Rachel Moore. Otherwise it’s eco-disaster for all of us.

Kenny McLean’s eighth goal of the season and successful shoot-out penalty made sure of a Scottish Cup semi-final for Aberdeen – but he will miss that match through suspension.

Life in Holland continues to suit Todd Cantwell nicely, after scoring his second goal in five games.

Gorleston made it five wins in a row to move up to 10th in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division with a 6-2 win at home against Hadleigh.

Norwich City’s on-loan keeper Angus Gunn is set to be called up to the England squad next week for upcoming friendlies.

In her latest contribution towards Norfolk day, Stacia Briggs picks out ten famous local WAGs of history.

Sculptures by internationally renowned Dutch artist Jan Eric Visser are going on display in King’s Lynn, including works made from waste collected along banks of the River Great Ouse.

It was the moment some keen ice skaters have been waiting years for.

The Beast from the East brings renewed hopes for ice skaters in keeping a centuries-old tradition alive.

The boss of Colman’s Mustard owner Unilever saw his pay package surge by 51% to 11.6m euros (£10.3m) in 2017 and is line for a bumper hike in salary and potential bonuses under an overhaul of executive pay.

The Royal Air Force was founded on April 1 1918 and it has played a leading role in East Anglian life ever since... but there have also been some fine films made in the region featuring the fliers. Derek James reports

We’re drowning in a sea of plastic and we need to act now to stop it, says Lesley Grahame.

The beach and a pint on the coast are some of the things renowned actor Tim Bentinck loves about West Norfolk.

Veterinary practice firm CVS Group has raised £60m through a share placing as it prepares to launch a £40m spending spree.

A Norfolk gym equipment firm has played a part in a big-budget advertising campaign launched by sports giant Nike.

Veterinary business CVS Group saw turnover soar in the latter half of 2017 after investing £30m in practices.

A company which announced a ferry service between Great Yarmouth and Holland has postponed the plan due to fears over Brexit.

Secret talks were held more than a year ago about the possibility of building an incinerator in Wisbech, we can reveal today.

The Irish Republic, France, the US, Netherlands and Germany were the top five export markets for UK food and drink last year, according to government figures.

Daniel Farke insists Norwich City’s transfer strategy is setting the Canaries up for a tilt at Championship promotion - next season.

Colman’s Mustard owner Unilever has posted better than expected fourth quarter sales growth in its first set of results since announcing it would move most of production of the fiery condiment out of Norfolk.

An energy operator is to extend the life of a gas field off the East Anglian coast with a £75m investment to drill a new well.

Norwich City’s highly-rated attacking midfielder Todd Cantwell has joined Dutch second division side Fortuna Sittard on loan until the end of the season.

Opinion I couldn’t give a fygge about hygge

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Scandinavians have hijacked having a nice time by calling it hygge or lagom and suggesting they were the first to realise that open fires and hot chocolate are smashing. It’s time to fight back with some lethargic help from the Netherlands.

Daniel Farke has confirmed a loan spell is imminent for academy starlet Todd Cantwell following the recent arrival of four attacking players.

These are the top 10 deals, by value, completed in the East of England in 2017.

A rare set of photographs – never published before – gives an insight into the aftermath of Britain’s worst peacetime disaster of the last century. Trevor Heaton reports.

Scottish international midfielder Kenny McLean has completed his move to Norwich City - but returns to Aberdeen on loan for the rest of the season.

Management duo Jamie Godbold and Andy Reynolds continued their impressive start to life at Wroxham as the Yachtsmen hit Hadleigh for six at Trafford Park in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

The Unlimited Banger Icebreaker at King’s Lynn – one of the biggest team events in the sport – has been called off.

One lane was closed on the A11 twice this afternoon after a crash between a lorry and a car and a later breakdown.

An unusual music festival which brought a slice of European culture to Norfolk and proved to be a huge success, is set to return for a second time this spring.

Norwich City look to have lost out to Portuguese giants Benfica in the race for Nigeria international right-back Tyronne Ebuehi.

A Norfolk teenager is taking on a gruelling 225km trek across Scandinavia and into the Arctic Circle to raise money for charity.

From prime offices and new homes to industrial estates and top shops, we can today reveal the properties in Norfolk and Suffolk bought by companies in offshore tax havens.

ADO Den Haag right back Tyronne Ebuehi insists he has not made any decision on his future – despite holding talks with the Canaries.

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.

Norwich City Ladies were knocked out of the FA Women’s Premier League Plate despite an encouraging performance at home in the third round against MK Dons.

Norwich City have targeted young full back Tyronne Ebuehi from Dutch club ADO Den Haag.

A major exhibition by Damien Hirst, Wells Beach transformed into an interactive installation, a photography show of women in different youth cultures and exhibitions exploring the history and architecture of the Sainsbury Centre and Norwich Castle.

Less household waste is being recycled in Norwich and North Norfolk than it was five years ago, new figures reveal.

Tributes have been paid to a Norfolk D-Day veteran, who has died at the age of 97.

A young freestyle skier from Norfolk has taken a step closer to Team GB selection after being accepted in to the Home Nations Academy.

It’s time to smile and be upbeat, says Nick Conrad. And Christmas is a fine time of year to do it.

As the major exhibition about Dutch artist Rembrandt continues at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Trevor Heaton looks at ten ways the Netherlands connection has shaped our lives locally.

It was an underground experiment which set out to find scientific evidence of the afterlife – and there were some startling discoveries

The country’s biggest vet services group, based in Diss, has warned customers they face higher prices as it struggles to recruit at its growing network of surgeries.

A Cringleford photographer is currently second place in a contest which could see him win a trip to the Arctic Circle.

Should cyclepaths be compulsory? Many motorists would says ‘of course’ but as keen cyclist Neil Collins explains, there’s another side to the story.

Waste paper collected from Norfolk households is being shipped 13,000 miles away to China for recycling – rather than being processed here.

Norfolk’s British number one Alfie Hewett showed he is in impressive form heading towards the season climax at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters later this month when winning the Bath Indoor men’s singles title.

East Anglian Treasures: Ian Collins considers the magnificence of the churches of the Fens and Marshland.

Chris King has landed the job of head greenkeeper at Dunston Hall Golf Club - straight from school!

Adverse weather conditions have halted work to remove the wreck of a boat which sank off Lowestoft during the summer.

Great Yarmouth Town suffered their worst defeat since joint managers Martyn Sinclair and Adam Mason took charge at the Wellesley against Histon.

Fascinated by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2? Here are some seaside wonders around the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk.

One of the oldest women in England, who was Norfolk born-and-bred, has died at the remarkable age of 109.

Just five Norwich City players are away on international duty during the current break from Championship action.

Norwich City Ladies came close to pulling off an upset against high-flying Milton Keynes Dons in the FA Women’s Premier League South East Division One before slipping to a narrow defeat.

Opinion: It’s time we were a bit more Norfolk when it came to politeness on the road, says cyclist Neil Collins.

“Do you still speak to Neil Adams?” It’s one of the questions that comes up most often from Norwich City supporters.

Belgian director Ivo van Hove won superlatives for his strikingly modern production of Ibsen’s thrilling masterpiece Hedda Gabler. As it comes to this region on its debut tour, he tells us about his love for the play, why he couldn’t set it in the 19th cenury.

I am proud of our close links with Great Yarmouth and long may they continue.

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to smuggle 19 illegal migrants from Europe into Southwold.

Norfolk will be celebrating its trading relationships with the Netherlands as a special guest visits the county this week.

Kettle Foods UK managing director Ashley Hicks said while the group would continue to fry potato crisps in Norfolk for the UK market, if tariffs made it unviable to distribute from Norwich to Europe he would consider the move.

Museum bosses have revealed they are hoping a combination of two major exhibitions in Norfolk, the weak pound and Norwich’s airport will bring bumper visitor numbers from The Netherlands to the county.

Tim Bentinck, aka David Archer of radio’s most famous fictional farming family, talks about his Norfolk roots

It can be difficult to make new friends when you’re young - and near impossible to do so when they live in a different country.

A European-funded project will allow the Broads Authority to continue restoring areas of eroded reed bed at Hickling Broad.

I am in full agreement with your campaign to keep the Colman and Britvic brands and production here in Norfolk where they rightfully belong.

Holidaymakers are showing signs of turning to “weatherproof” Suffolk instead of “soggy Cornwall” as Brexit fuels the region’s booming staycation market, a tourism chief has said.

All at sea: Lin Bensley tells the story of the Norfolk mariner Sir Cloudesley Shovell and his tragic demise.

The penultimate round of the British Superbike Championships took place at Assen in Holland last weekend and the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki team were hoping their rider Jake Dixon would move within reach of winning the title after a very strong season.

When the Sheringham Shantymen first appeared on stage 27 years ago, chart topping acts included Fern Kinney, Odyssey and St Winifred’s School Choir.

They first caught each other’s eye while crossing the Cringleford Bridge at the height of the Second World War.

Experts Beer&Co share their top beers you’ve really got to sample.

The British Superbike Championship makes its annual trip to the Circuit van Drenthe at Assen in Holland for the penultimate round of the 2017 season – and the RAF Marham-based RAF Regular and Reserves team will be hoping to get one hand on the trophy as Jake Dixon aims to get his 1000cc Kawasaki ZX10RR up on the podium again.

Those who raised impressive sums of money for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) were recognised for their hard work at the hospital’s annual meeting.

From a giant canary bird that fans touch for good luck on their way to Carrow Road, to a bench outside a Norwich hospital featuring Edith Cavell.

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.

Well-known Dereham man and Crane Fruehauf chairman and chief executive, Basil Day, has died aged 87.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel makes his first competitive return to England since an unhappy spell at Carrow Road in FC Basel’s prestige Champions League opening group tie at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Tuesday night.

Tom Trybull is desperate to lay down roots at Norwich City.

Norfolk’s professional triathlon star Joe Skipper has been crowned the European long distance champion – to finally earn a prize he promised himself two years ago, of a new coffee machine.

Autumn is here - and that means birds are on the move. Waveney Bird Club members have been showing visitors to the famous RSPB Minsmere just how miraculous migration really is.

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett and his Scottish playing partner Gordon Reid made a unique piece of sporting history when they won the first ever wheelchair tennis match to played on Arthur Ashe Court, earning them a place in Saturday’s men’s doubles final at the US Open.

Another glitzy international entry will be present at the Adrian Flux Arena this weekend when two major Stock Car titles will be decided – the F2 Stock Car world final and the 2L Stock Car ORCi Championship.

Fears over a groin injury to Norwich City talisman Wes Hoolahan were eased this evening as he started for the Republic of Ireland.

Norwich City goalkeeper Angus Gunn helped England get off to a solid start to their 2019 European Under-21 Championship qualification campaign.

Norwich City goalkeeper Angus Gunn will be hoping for an international start this afternoon when England Under-21s face Holland in the opening game of their 2019 European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign.

An annual rally has attracted a fine turnout – with more than 20 motor cruisers showcasing a passion for Britain’s oldest boat-builder.

On a difficult afternoon at The Den our player watch focused on Canaries goalkeeper Angus Gunn in the pressure-cooker atmosphere at Millwall, seeing four goals fly past him in a miserable 4-0 defeat.

Cinemagoers could next week finally have the chance to see Norfolk’s starring role in the film Tulip Fever - in America.

Angus Gunn’s encouraging start to his Norwich City loan has seen the Manchester City goalkeeper retain his place in the England Under-21 squad.

On or off your bike? That’s the debate amid moves to allow cyclists to ride in more pedestrianised city centre streets at any time of the day.

Gorleston and Great Yarmouth will both be in the hat for today’s FA Cup first preliminary round draw after the east coast pair bagged impressive wins at the weekend.

A young man has ridden the circumference of the Netherlands in less than a week - to boost two charities which provide vital support for people with mental health problems.

It’s been 40 years since Elvis Presley passed away. We’ve pulled together 50 facts to celebrate The King and recall your favourite memories.

Ivan Rooke still owns the Morris Eight that took him on some great journeys and adventures but it’s now laid up in his shed.

High street lender Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a half-year profit for the first time in three years as chief executive Ross McEwan signalled the bank is moving on from its troubled past.

Yanic Wildschut appears to be in back in the mix after a rocky start to his Carrow Road career. Paddy Davitt speaks to a man who knows what he has gone through.

It’s a long way from Enschede in the Netherlands to Cawston in North Norfolk – but there is a common thread between the two.

A lifeboat was called out to bring a Dutch fisherman ashore after he received news of a death in his family.

A veterinary group has seen turnover grow thanks to acquisitions and a strong performance from its online animal medicine division.

A Harley-Davidson group has marked a quarter of a century of visiting Fakenham with a special ride through the town.

When Arthur Conan Doyle came to Norfolk to play a cricket match in 1901, was there more than sport on his mind? Trevor Heaton looks at the Curious Case of the Maiden, Over in Southwold…

A historic yacht reputed to be favourite of Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome has been rescued by a Lowestoft crew after her engine failed off the Suffolk coast.

Tourism bosses are hoping to come home with a souvenir haul of tips and new ideas following a study visit to Weymouth.

A court has heard how a man arrested for theft was detained again just four days later, before stealing a £1,000 ring from a Norwich department store.

East coast fishermen have welcomed the news the government is withdrawing the UK from an arrangement that allows foreign countries to fish in British waters.

The Government is withdrawing the UK from an arrangement that allows foreign countries to fish in British waters, it has announced.

An international visitor praised the Royal Norfolk Show for bringing together farming, research and consumers – and he hopes the government will take a similar approach to its post-EU policy-making.

A Norfolk MP will today call for a revolution in people building their own homes - in order to fix a housing system which he says is broken.

Norfolk-raised professional footballer Vaila Barsley has been named in the Scotland squad for the Uefa Women’s European Championship.

A once in a lifetime proposal to bolster sea defences at Bacton Gas Terminal and nearby villages, Bacton and Walcott, is set to be discussed at North Norfolk District Council’s (NNDC) next cabinet meeting.

It was a journey that took him from the sunny shores of the Mediterranean to snowy Alpine passes.

Norwich City flop Ricky van Wolfswinkel is set to play in the Champions League next season, after completing a switch to Swiss champions Basel.

Mollie Patterson helped England to win team bronze at the Cadet Six Nations event in the Netherlands.

We asked the general election candidates in Norfolk and Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them today. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in South Norfolk to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

Activity in the UK’s mergers and acquisitions has dipped significantly since last summer’s EU referendum, with big business emerging the winner, new research from the University of East Anglia shows.

It’s not going as well as I’d like. But actually, right now, it really doesn’t matter, writes Jo Malone.

Young footballers and their families travelled from Holland to take part in a long-running tournament in Beccles.

Holiday village operator Center Parcs UK has reported a boost in revenue to more than £440m.

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

A Dutch woman was rescued from her yacht after she broke a bone in her upper arm and suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder following a fall.

A daring duo from north Norfolk hit the road across Europe in a car they purchased for just £130 to help raise money for sick children.

Tributes have been paid to James Bond star Sir Roger Moore who has died aged 89 after a short battle with cancer.

Norwich’s new Lord Mayor and Sheriff have taken on their civic roles and pledged their year in office will celebrate the city’s centuries-long tradition of welcoming ‘strangers’.

East Anglian flower growers have backed a campaign to get patriotic shoppers to buy more British blooms.

Fears the Brexit vote would impact negatively on the number of foreign tourists coming to the region have proved unfounded, with some signs the opposite has in fact happened.

The king of the Netherlands has revealed he has been co-piloting passenger flights for commercial airline KLM for the past two decades - and there is a chance he could have flown passengers to and from Norwich International Airport.

A huge inflatable moon has landed at The Forum in Norwich this afternoon.

It is a long way from Narbonne to Norwich - and 25-year-old Owen Bushell is planning to tackle the distance one pedal at a time.

Festival-goers are set to have an out-of-this-world experience during the opening week of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more about the Museum of the Moon which is heading to the city.

The normally quiet streets of a small Norfolk town are about to be transformed by the visit of one of the UK’s largest musical celebrations of its type.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel is the poster boy for Norwich City’s recent struggles in the transfer market.

Nobody believed Ian Odgers when he told friends and family he was going to run the London Marathon.

James Davenport is no stranger to the hazards of pursuing his dreams.

Johan Cruyff, the father of total football, would have turned 70 on Tuesday.

Norwich City Ladies went down to a 2-0 defeat against MK Dons at Plantation Park in South East Division One of the FA Women’s Premier League.

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.

When Andrew Nelstrop set up the English Whisky Company in 2006, his aim was to create world-class single malt.

Easter is one of the most important dates in the calendar for a chocolatier – and this year millions of treats from Norfolk will be eaten across the country.

Nature: The harlequin ladybird is yet another legacy of man’s stupidity, says Grace Corne.

The sugar industry has become a focal point for a key debate on post-EU food policy – should the government’s priority be free trade or protecting British farmers? CHRIS HILL reports.

In an age of social media, email and the internet, letters may be becoming a thing of the past but 100 years ago they were one of the only universal means of long distance communication.

Four million steps were taken by 281 people in 14 countries in a worldwide celebration of a woman who touched the lives of many.

Mitchell Dijks is enjoying his time with Norwich City and is not ruling out extending his time with the Canaries this summer.

The Ricky van Wolfswinkel renaissance has hit new heights in Holland as the former Norwich City striker scored a hat-trick for Vitesse Arnhem.

Businesses are being urged to use two upcoming Norfolk events to tap into the growing power of sport as a networking tool.

A pair of classic sailing ships have made a welcome stop off in Lowestoft.

A Norwich man is swapping the cramped confines of a railway signal box for a pair of pedals, the open road and an epic, 1,000-mile-plus journey across Europe.

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.

She’s 90 years’ old, but she’s every bit as beautiful today as she ever was.

Norwich City are keen to turn Mitchell Dijks’ loan move into a permanent deal according to reports in Holland.

Find out why the Dutch went crazy for this Wymondham pub.

A six-year-old girl and her grandad have returned home to Norwich after finishing an epic 50-mile cycle in the Netherlands.

School trips are still going strong in the region, a survey has found, despite warnings that squeezed budgets could see education confined to the classroom.

There are so many to choose from and some great larks and hoaxes have failed to make the cut on April 1 – such as the iceberg towed into Sydney Harbour in 1978... but a rain shower washed away the firefighting and shaving foam to reveal plastic white sheets beneath.

Veterinary group CVS saw revenue and profits rise in its interim results as its chairman pointed to a “strong financial base” for further growth.

Gallery Musical trip down memory lane

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A selection of photographs of organs from years gone by.

Harleston Magpies Ladies play their final match of the East Conference campaign tomorrow (2pm) when they host St Albans.

Six-year-old Georgia Stallard loves her nana so much she would do anything for her.

Tourism businesses from across Suffolk gathered together to find better ways of promoting the county.

A former media and marketing expert has given up Facebook adverts and focus groups for foxgloves and forget me nots by opening up a new florists.

Deep in the heart of rural north Norfolk a small business is making waves after 15 years of producing exotic Shiitake mushrooms.

Stones from around the world, pebbles and soil samples feature in exhibition by Dutch artist Herman De Vries at the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn.

William Pank from Norfolk Broads Yacht Club has won the RYA Eastern Youth Champion award.

A small Dutch yacht, which had got into difficulties, was successfully towed back into Lowestoft harbour by the town’s lifeboat crew.

Charlie Haylock’s new book tells the story of the English language

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from Carrow Road