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Stories about love, courage, death, despair, loss, the kindness of strangers and an arrest for a crime he absolutely did not commit – Karl Minns’ new show is a raw, honest, hilarious, uplifting and poignant rollercoaster which lays bare his life to date.

A Hollywood actor has given his support to a Norfolk boy battling cancer.

Christmas and New Year are memories but January blues need not kick in - even if it is claimed to be the most depressing month of the year.

A fundraising page has launched with the hope of saving a two-year-old who has an aggressive form of cancer.

At 17 most students are thinking about exams, university or college interviews, or preparing for the world of work.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reveals some great-tasting alcohol-free drinks to keep you going during Dry January 2019.

Harry Deeba is facing the hardest battle of his life at the age of just two years old.

Christmas can be a stressful time of year what with all those rows to fit in with your family, arguments over who gets the last chocolate in the tin and that’s without having to navigate the festive TV schedules. Here are some hidden gems which are buried in the listings.

A married couple working out of a small workshop on a Norwich retail park have collaborated with one of the world’s top designers to help dress the Claridge’s Christmas tree.

Quiz QUIZ: Norwich Ice Rink in numbers

Thursday, December 20, 2018

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

It’s A Wonderful Life has been voted as Britain’s favourite Christmas film in a new poll by Radio Times.

What does John Lennon mean to you? On the anniversary of his death, we’re looking at his legacy and why his music is as relevant now as ever.

Word of its fine fare has spread among foodies far and wide, and now Morston Hall, near Holt, has gained another feather in its cap.

A decision on whether to grant permission for one of the most contentious and biggest planning applications Norwich has seen for years will be made today.

Millers fan Steve Exley is in the hot seat as he takes a look at Rotherham’s game at Carrow Road

The Gentleman Motorcyclist blog is a collection of ramblings from the perspective of a wealthy male stuck somewhere between 1920 and 1950, trying to fit in with and make sense of the modern world - and failing miserably due to having different old fashioned ethics. Here’s what he had to say about Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road.

Television presenter Trisha Goddard has backed the fundraising appeal of a Norfolk charity which helps parents deal with challenging situations.

With the festive season approaching, we’ve chosen 26 all-time great feel-good movies. Vote for your favourite in our poll.

It is one of the most contentious and biggest planning applications Norwich has seen for years - the revamp of Anglia Square - and a decision is just weeks away. How did we get to this point? And what is being planned? Dan Grimmer reports.

Hundreds of soldiers from across our region have returned to Afghanistan to help train the Afghan army.

Opinion Theresa May’s biggest problem? Being a woman

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Liz Nice says Theresa May’s sex makes it impossible for her to win over Brexit

Established 85 years ago it is one of two clubs of its kind in the world, the other being in New York. Derek James tells the story of the little known Norwich Traffic Club. It flourishes thanks to a Norwich father and son we have much to thank for.

Art fans will be spoilt for choice at the upcoming Art Fair East which features over 200 artists from all across the UK and beyond.

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

A number of events to take place at the Wells Maltings have been announced for November.

Work by Lebanese artist Ali Atrissi will go on display in King’s Lynn.

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

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

It started as a hobby but posting beauty tutorials has turned into a lucrative career choice for home-grown social media star Georgie Aldous.

There are many more super-septuagenarians, too, this year. Was there something in the air back in 1948?

A Norfolk composer’s new symphony marking the centenary of the end of the First World War is to receive its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall.

Thousands of travellers who flew from Stansted Airport in Essex have been left stranded in the US and Europe after an airline announced it had ceased flying.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

The United Nations is to hold their first ever meeting on a deadly disease which affects more than 5,000 people in England yearly.

A former pupil at what is now Attleborough Academy is returning to the wards of Holby City as a series regular.

As Freshers flood to university for their first week away from home, it’s time to take a look at some television shows which focus on students. From Fresh Meat to The Young Ones, Bad Education to Clique, relive your uni days in front of the box.

While countries including the US are quibbling with China over trade, one Norfolk toy maker is having unprecedented success in Asia’s biggest market.

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

The Emmy awards, America’s TV Oscars, rewarded a lot of British talent this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how Britain has become a major player, not only in Hollywood but in US TV as well.

Bricklaying robots which can build a house a day could be the answer to the skills shortage which is holding back East Anglia’s construction industry, according to a new survey.

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

Winning a second career Grand Slam singles title completed a ‘near-perfect’ fortnight for Alfie Hewett in the USA.

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett completed the US Open wheelchair double by winning his second grand slam singles title.

Remember the so-called Millennial Bug which we were told would bring the world grinding to a standstill and lead to technological apocalypse?

In 1980, Norfolk staged its own Y2K trial run.

Wheelchair tennis star, Alfie Hewett, who has been stranded in Chicago for almost 24 hours will arrive in New York tonight ahead of the US Open.

Get the glitter at the ready as the winner of series 10 of the hit reality show is coming to the city.

Alfie Hewett warmed up for the US Open in New York by beating world number one Shingo Kunieda in the men’s singles final at the US Open USTA Wheelchair Championships in St Louis.

A new food festival in Norfolk will include a one-man show from top restaurant critic Jay Rayner, a chocolate-themed high tea, visits from celebrated chefs, a parade of puddings, a food writing workshop and The School of Chocolate.

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

Aretha Franklin has left a huge legacy of great songs - but also a reminder that she was a keen civil rights campaigner

With The Beano celebrating it’s 80th birthday this summer, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at different forms of comics and explores the rise the graphic novel. He examines how this increasingly important form of storytelling has blossomed into an art-form of its own

Looking for a holiday home with a difference? East Anglia boasts all kinds of weird and wonderful homes from home.

A summer holiday is the perfect time to catch up on the horsey reading you may not have had time for during the rest of the year. Sheena Grant suggests some books to try, along with a few suggestions aimed at younger fiction fans.

Three women from Norfolk have made memories of a lifetime having competed in a World Cup final at Madison Square Garden, and walking away with gold medals.

As Norfolk basked in a heatwave, one woman battled the North Atlantic Ocean on a 4000-mile race across the world.

Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone on Thursday as the technology giant looks to strengthen its position as the world’s largest smartphone maker.

Video RIP Barry Chuckle: Here’s To You

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Chuckle Brother Barry Elliott, who has died at the age of 73, brought laughts to young and old with beloved brother Paul. Here we pay tribute to 10 of the pair’s most memorable moments, from rapping with Tinchy Stryder to headlining at Bestival.

Norfolk’s intrepid sailor David Greer is back home in Mundesley after sailing more than 43,000 nautical miles on the Clipper 2017/2018 Round the World Yacht Race.

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

Norfolk’s intrepid sailor David Greer, 66, is preparing for the final race of the Clipper 2017/2018 Round the World Yacht Race.

A Norfolk runner has become a British record holder by becoming the first woman to have completed 10 marathons in 10 days five times.

Agatha Christie’s less known story Love From A Stranger is less whodunit and more psychological thriller about a woman desperately yearning for adventure. As a new production comes to Norwich, lead actress Helen Bradbury tells Simon Parkin more.

Ad Feature Airbnb: do you have the right to rent out your room?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Airbnb is a fairly modern phenomenon which allows you to rent out a spare room or your entire house as a short-term let. Whilst this option may seem tempting, it is important for you to check whether you have the right to rent out your property in the first place. Linda Marshall, from Spire solicitors, discusses.

American dreams

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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

Don’t throw away that phone directory, says Mike Hicks.

Sex and the City premiered on TV 20 years ago this month: part comedy, part drama, part fashion Bible, part lifestyle manifesto, part love song to the sisterhood and friendship, the show broke down barriers. Here are 20 SATC facts to celebrate 20 years: including news of a flatulence double.

Nothing is better than an ice cream on a hot summer’s day.

A high-flying Norfolk entrepreneur with offices in two of the world’s biggest business centres is returning home to open her next premises.

The star of hit TV series 24, Designated Survivor and Hollywood blockbusters, who has successfully dodged the pitfalls of actors doing music to refashion himself as country-rock troubadour, tells us about bringing his band to Norwich.

Who wants to be living it up in club class anyway?

Norwich Castle Museum’s new exhibition tells the story behind one of its most extraordinary paintings and the famous family which owned it, with the help of star loans from internationally-famous museums and private collections. Trevor Heaton reports.

Internationally renowned as the leading light in stained glass, a glorious colourful new exhibition in Norwich of works by artist Brian Clarke sees him continuing to push the boundaries of the centuries-old art form. Simon Parkin reports.

Norfolk writer D J Taylor explores the rise and fall of a mega-selling rock band for his new novel, Rock and Roll is Life. He spoke to Trevor Heaton about a book that has proved a real labour of love.

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

A Norfolk runner is preparing to take on 10 marathons in 10 days to help raise money to start a junior parkrun event.

There’s a brand new trio of pro-dancers competing for Strictly’s Glitter Ball trophy this year alongside a host of familiar faces (but we’re still in mourning for the lack of Brendan Cole). Here are the new and old faces you’ll spot in the ballroom this autumn.

Pret A Manger’s chief executive has announced staff are to receive a £1,000 bonus after the company announced it was to be bought for £1.5bn to a businesscontrolled by a family of German billionaires.

The first instalment of the final series of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has just landed on Netflix - to celebrate, here are 10 of Titus Andromedon’s finest moments. Females may be as strong as hell, but Titus is the king of the one-liner.

Darren Kenton is back in the fold at Norwich City and rediscovering his love for football as he helps nurture some of the Canaries’ potential future stars.

After being part of the original spellbinding cast for the Harry Potter plays in the West End, two Norfolk actors are now wowing audiences in New York’s Broadway productions and are in the running for some special awards.

Closing roads around schools, fining drivers for leaving their engines running and getting cleaner buses.

An Italian concert pianist, several outspoken politicians and a much-loved comedy duo will be among the guests at the 10th annual Holt Festival.

East Anglian West End star Kerry Ellis is celebrating 20 years in show business with a tour that takes audiences on a trip down memory lane. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her to talk about life in the spotlight

Simon Cowell has rewarded a father-and-son singing duo with the golden buzzer after their emotional performance on Britain’s Got Talent.

Kathleen Turner’s sparky attitude, husky voice and sex appeal turned her into a star with a string of hit films in the 1980s and 90s. Now she is telling stories from her career and singing songs in a new one-woman show coming to the region.

Of Mice and Men brought their ‘Defy’ tour to The Waterfront last night after returning from extensively touring the United States after the recent release of their fifth studio album ‘Defy’ in Janaury.

A Great Yarmouth butcher’s daughter who went on to become an opera singer and prima donna at Covent Garden will be remembered with a blue plaque in the town.

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

Guitar duo Peter and Zoltán Katona are the latest high profile musicians to appear at the lunchtime classical music recitals at Norwich’s Assembly House.

Born April 7 1915, Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer, with a musical career spanning nearly 30 years. More than a century after her birth Chloe Groom takes a look back at the life and death of the iconic Lady Day.

Kensington Palace have announced that Prince Harry has become the patron of a Norfolk charity’s latest expedition.

Norfolk multi-instrumentalist Lewis Wright has garnered acclaim as a vibraphonist. Now he has teamed up with fellow local jazz player, pianist Kit Downes, on his debut solo album that puts the instrument at the forefront.

A grandfather is showing no signs of slowing down after hitting 70 as he gears up for a year packed with running.

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

Easter Eggs - long-running in-jokes, clues or cross-references to other shows or movies - take television to a whole new level. Here are 10 TV Easter Eggs you probably missed in your favourite shows.

Damien Hirst’s controversial contemporary art and north Norfolk’s historic Houghton Hall may seem worlds apart, but they prove the perfect mix in a new exhibition. Arts correspondent Emma Knights speaks to Damien Hirst about his latest show.

More than 70 young actors are filling the stage at Sheringham Little Theatre for the fun musical Bugsy Malone.

Easter school holidays are almost here and there are plenty of shows for all the family — from pantos to fairytales, circus to pirates and some really explosive experiments. Simon Parkin highlights 15 family shows not to miss in Norfolk and beyond.

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