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It was a once-in-a-lifetime treat when Concorde flew from RAF Coltishall.

A wrestling night raised £6,000 for a pair of youngsters who are going through their own battles.

The cancer came as she prepared for a new exhibition. “I used to think my art had to be serious. Now I want it to emanate happiness,” said sculptor Vanessa Pooley.

From the World Dumpling Championship to one of the biggest pop bands of the noughties, there is plenty to keep you busy over the next seven days.

A team of cyclists who took on a marathon challenge to raise money for a toddler fighting cancer have raised more than £10,000.

A team of cyclists are taking on a marathon challenge to raise money for a toddler fighting cancer.

Three flats given the ‘designer London look’ are believed to be among the most expensive to hit the rental market in Norwich – with the biggest available for £3,000 a month.

From the West End to winning Celebrity Masterchef, John Partridge has proved he can turn his hand to just about anything.

Which 1980s pop songs bring back memories for you? Did ‘Don’t You Want Me’ float your boat, or ‘The Look of Love’ get your pulse racing?

It’s been a slightly odd week in the world of Norwich City, despite two important Carrow Road victories taking Daniel Farke’s team to five wins on the spin to remain top of the table.

A youngster with cancer has been able to meet the family made famous by wrestling.

The cast of a brand new comedy stopping off in Norfolk ahead of a New York run have discovered their cookery skills were far from half-baked.

A cowboy builder who took luxury holidays while heartbroken customers were left with shoddy and unfinished work was jailed for four years today.

A group of runners took on a half marathon to raise money for a toddler battling cancer.

Opinion Has spring sprung a trap?

Monday, March 4, 2019

What should we do? Put away the winter clothes and dig out the flip flops or ignore the weather and stick with the thermals?

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.

Norwich is now officially the UK’s first sharing city, following a launch event of an initiative which encourages people and businesses to help each other for the common good.

Walking down the catwalk in New York modelling for some of Europe’s top designers is many girls’ dreams.

The founder of Radio Broadland has shared the story behind the station, as its current owners Heart announced the closure of its breakfast show.

The royal’s New York party has been much reported and speculated upon. Our columnist reveals more about the tradition.

Norfolk Day and Norwich Pride are taking place on the same day!

Firefighters have helped raise more than £5,000 for a toddler who is fighting cancer and needs life-saving treatment in the USA.

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

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

Henry Hide is following in the steps of his famous boxing father Herbie - CHRIS LAKEY spoke to them about the past, the present and the future

New York’s finest the Fun Lovin’ Criminals mixed the old and the new, the rough with the smooth as they took a packed LCR on a genre-hopping musical journey through their 25-year career.

A toddler battling one of the rarest forms of cancer received a special tour around Norfolk Police headquarters.

“Anglia Square not Leicester Square.” It was a catchy slogan - but campaigners Rob Wilkes and Raf Turnbull hardly dared to hope it would come true.

A 21-year-old has shared a heartbreaking video about his ongoing battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

A staff member at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime taking part in the final leg of the Round the World Clipper Yacht Race in aid of the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal.

Comedian and panel show favourite Stephen K Amos explains what makes a good comedian and why you should never stand on stage with secrets as his latest show Bouquets and Brickbats comes to the Norwich Playhouse.

A toddler battling cancer received a special treat from Norfolk Police after meeting officers and having a tour of a police car.

Norwich has been named as the UK’s first sharing city, joining the likes of New York, Barcelona, Athens and Dallas - with an ethos that people and businesses in the city can benefit from helping each other.

Siris Hill’s paintings are starting conversations about mental health around the world.

A Norfolk fire station is hoping to raise as much money as possible for a toddler battling cancer, by taking part in a 24-hour aerial ladder climb.

A major UK tour of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was due to arrive in the city on March 4 to 9.

A maverick Norfolk rock band who made a career out of pushing boundaries are celebrating a milestone anniversary with a look back at their work over the last 20 years.

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.

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.

It stands 20ft high, is made of bronze and was inspired by a child’s anatomical toy.

His controversial art has been displayed in the most celebrated venues around the world, and for his latest show Damien Hirst has picked north Norfolk’s Houghton Hall as the magnificent backdrop.

I don’t think there are too many people in UK athletics circles never mind Norfolk and Suffolk who don’t know the name Paul Evans.

Quiz show QI is leaving the studio for the first time ever for an exclusive Latitude Festival edition.

A dog tag belonging to an American Second World War veteran has been returned to his family following its discovery in a Norfolk field.

Dan Needham’s life was turned upside-down by two sneezes which tore an artery in his neck and led to two strokes and a long road to recovery. Now he’s facing a new challenge on a BBC show which offers people facing difficulties a host of secret advice.

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.

Tracy Beaker is coming back: as a single mum living on a ‘rough’ housing estate. Millions of us grew up reading Jacqueline Wilson’s books and watching Tracy’s exploits on CBBC. But just what will grown-up Tracy be like?

A West End musical show star is the new patron of a Norfolk seaside theatre.

For those that don’t know Postmodern Jukebox is a collective of musicians which performs vintage covers of modern day pop and rock hits.

Based on Jonathan Ames’ novella of the same title, British director Lynne Ramsay’s film plumbs the murky depths of the human condition on the mean streets of modern-day New York with Joaquin Phoenix both fearless and, heartbreaking.

Twenty9 has its own butchery and is cooking locally-sourced meat over flames.

The new priest at a church in Old Lakenham says his appointment represents a “dream come true”.

Mike Hicks tells the sad story of an elephant

Film award shows seem to be losing favour with audiences. Arts editor Andrew Clarke wonders whether its because the audience for movies is changing and the Oscars and BAFTAs are reacting by rewarding the wrong films.

The Bury Festival is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk’s cultural calendar. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to festival director Nick Wells and takes a look at the treats in store during this year’s 10 day extravaganza.

Two Norfolk friends are planning to cycle the “long route” from Lands End in Cornwall to John o’ Groats in Scotland to raise money for causes close to their hearts.

The digital banking space is open for start-ups and challengers to make their mark, as legacy organisations lack the flexibility to capitalise on technological innovations.

A former student of a Norwich college has claimed a record-breaking award after dazzling judges.

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

His iconic shark in formaldehyde and many other famous works have been shown in world-class venues around the globe, and now Norwich could be the next place to host a Damien Hirst sculpture.

Tapas-style plates of sharing food made with local produce at the heart of new coastal restaurant.

Daniel Day-Lewis wears success like an impeccably tailored suit as he delivers his final screen performance as a perfectionist dressmaker in Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama, which is set in the salons of 1950s London.

From Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to My Mad Fat Diary, The Sopranos to Sesame Street, there are some amazing TV shows that tackle mental health issues in a respectful, honest AND entertaining way. We look at 10 of the best.

A children’s hospice has enjoyed its best-ever week on eBay after taking £4,784.

ITV’s Marcella is due back on our screens soon with much speculation about whether her famous parka will return with her - we look at some other character-defining TV clothing. Can you imagine Mr Darcy without THAT white shirt?

Composer Patrick Hawes has written a special choral symphony commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War, and now singers from Norfolk are among those being invited to join him for the American premiere of the work in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

In the not too distant future, barring accidents and other catastrophes, will it be possible to live for hundreds of years? Some scientists certainly think so. Sheena Grant reports on the hunt for a ‘cure’ for ageing and gets the views of an East Anglian academic.

WWE star Paige said she was “sad” to miss out on the first ever women’s Royal Rumble due to injury.

This year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) is ‘the power of words’. To commemorate this important and poignant day, here’s 13 books concerning the Holocaust to add to your reading list.

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

Heaven Knows I’m Mexican Now: band featuring stars from both sides of the US-Mexico border will breathe Latin life into the former Smiths’ singer’s back catalogue at Waterfront gig.

Never before has Hollywood been so toxic but can we still enjoy films and performers tainted by scandal? Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at why we should separate the art from the allegation.

An intrepid brain injury survivor from north Norfolk has just completed the fourth leg of the Clipper 17/18 Round the World Yacht Race.

A mob of young stage talent descended on Sheringham at the weekend, as the town’s Little Theatre chose its line-up for the gangster-themed musical Bugsy Malone.

Norwich WWE wrestler Paige will never perform in the ring again due to her latest injury, according to reports.

Mike Hicks tells the story of the East Anglian men behind a banking scandal.

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.

Following an uplifting visit to Port Sunlight village on the Wirral, you’re inclined to wonder why you hadn’t visited sooner.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with this dramatisation of the rise and fall of Molly Bloom, who dealt herself a winning hand as hostess of Hollywood’s most exclusive poker game with a $50,000 stake to sit at a table.

Christmas is so 2017. Let’s look forward to 2018 and see what the small screen has in store for us. TV Editor Stacia Briggs looks ahead to a new year on the box with a host of delights from Vanity Fair to A Very English Scandal.

Norfolk has proved itself to be a rich and varied county of culture over the last 12 months. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at just some of the arts highlights during 2017

Gallery Fascinating history of the Pye Road inns

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Three ancient inns between Norwich and Ipswich have reopened after closing for ownership changes and refurbishment. Don Black relates their extraordinary stories.

As Christmas Day draws ever closer, Courtney Pochin asks our readers to share their favourite memories from Christmases past. Here’s a look at what you had to say...

Is it even Christmas if you haven’t watched Elf? There’s a heartwarming musical treat in store for fans of Buddy the Elf. Yes now, Arctic Puffin.

Eve Stebbing enjoys a tuneful version of Charles Dickens’ immortal Christmas story.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is given a Broadway twist in the latest show by Norwich-based Planet Theatre Productions. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more from director Peter Beck.

Ad Feature Anyone for a cruise?

Monday, December 18, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed Sunday lunch with a couple we’ve known for years recently. They’re great fun. He runs a small building firm; she describes herself as a “home-keeper who specialises in spending the money my husband makes.”

He has become a household name thanks to more than a decade on Strictly Come Dancing, but now Anton Du Beke has released his debut album From The Top. The affable dancer reflects on this new venture as well as his past, present and future on the Strictly dance floor.

A Norfolk singer’s slow jazz version of Shakin’ Stevens’ classic Christmas hit features on the latest festive advert from supermarket giant Tesco.

London has always revelled in its reputation for being different, attracting praise and scorn in equal measure.

William Cobbett sold more than a million trees. And it was all a big con, says Grace Corne.

He is ageless, fiercely energetic, a master of characterisation, a children’s TV icon, accomplished stage actor, and now Derek Griffiths is back as one of the stars of this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Budding young lawyers at a Norfolk school are on top of the world after winning third place in the mock trial world championships.

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.

A Norwich property professional has raised more than £7,500 for charity by running his first marathon.

Fire up your festive feelgood factor with a selection of fantastic films guaranteed to help you channel your inner Elf

Exciting new ooncept restaurant, Socius, set to open in Burnham Market, 2018.

Film posters were once regarded as great works of modern art. Today they are simply inter-changable marketing tools. Arts editor Andrew Clarke mourns the passing of an evocative aspect of being a film fan.

Singer and renowned authority on having a good time will bring his ‘The Party Never Dies Tour’ to the Waterfront to coincide with release of You’re Not Alone, his first album in 12 years.

One of the oldest amateur theatre groups in Norfolk is set to perform their 132nd production - The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz.

Opinion: Good for you if you get a cheap flight deal, says Sharon Griffiths. And thanks to British Airways, the whole plane will know it.

Britten Sinfonia’s At Lunch series brings world class musicians performing premieres by internationally recognised composers to Norwich, all in your lunch hour. The new season begins this week with a jazz groove.

A special musical production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is being brought to the stage in Norwich this festive season.

The mystery of what happened to a missing Magritte painting has led art experts from New York to Stockholm to Norwich. And now, the final part of the jigsaw has been found in Brussels, arts correspondent Emma Knights reports.

A collection of letters, written from the battlefields of the First World War, inspired a Suffolk woman to research her uncle’s bright life and devastating death.

The remarkable picture you see here shows history in the making - the Russian Revolution - and Suffolk journalist and poet Aidan Semmens’ grandmother took it. Aidan tells her story.

A Norfolk runner has said the “closeness and solidarity” of the running community will help when she takes on the New York Marathon just days after a terror attack in the city.

Seven students from a West Norfolk school may face trial next month in New York.

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.

Holby City star and Strictly winner Tom Chambers had a childhood love of tap dancing and has landed his dream role in Gershwin musical Crazy For You. He tells us about his love of Hollywood’s golden age.

They were attracted to Norwich in the 1970s to entertain hordes of music lovers with their anarchy.

After 22 years with Glasgow pop/rock outfit Del Amitri, Justin Currie made the rash decision to go it alone and now he is bringing his band to the Waterfront in support of his fourth solo album, This Is My Kingdom Now.

A Norwich property professional is heading to the US to tackle his first marathon at the age of 50.

Mercury Prize nominated all-female indie-rockers The Big Moon are going places and will be amongst the headliners at Norwich Sound and Vision, designed to showcase and inspire local music talent to follow in their footsteps.

At a time when many pubs around Norfolk are closing their doors, a Broads-based establishment has proved that given the right combination of factors, they can still be successful.

Adapted from Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir, director Destin Daniel Cretton’s film, starrinh Oscar winner Brie Larson, asks us to believe that formative years marked harsh lessons in self-preservation could inspire four siblings.

The mother of a Kessingland man caught in the middle of the Las Vegas shooting has described her agonising wait to hear of her son’s safety.

The life story and countless classic songs from iconic singer-songwriter Carole King feature in hit musical Beautiful which arrives at Norwich Theatre Royal this week. It’s star Bronté Barbé tells us about taking on the title role.

Everything from Canaries fans heading to Carrow Road to the stunning architecture of Norwich Cathedral feature in the latest exhibition by artist Rob Pointon.

Concerns have been raised over the impact an adult gaming centre could have on “vulnerable and desperate people” if it is granted a licence to operate.

The longevity of the Lowestoft Players is virtually unrivalled when it comes to amateur dramatics.

An artist “born and bred” in Wells-next-the-Sea is a finalist in a prestigious international art competition.

With three nights at a spa hotel, plus all food and drink, doesn’t it actually look good value? asks columnist Peter Sharkey

A bright bunch of North Walsham students have celebrated their time at a historic Norfolk college with a special graduation.

A tech firm has said it is “fit for growth” after completing a restructure as it posted reduced losses in its latest results.

It’s well established that bird migration is one of the great marvels of the natural world - but studies in a Suffolk seaside town are showing that it’s even more miraculous than might be thought.

Take a sneak peek at the top must-watch movies coming to Norfolk’s cinemas this September, including IT, Victoria & Abdul, American Assassin, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Mother!

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett rounded off the grand slam calendar with a brace of final appearances at the US Open in New York.

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.

A swimmer from Norwich has set herself the task of crossing the North Channel as part of a global challenge.

Most marathon runners will tell you that when taking on the challenge, one of the last things you want to think about is the wind.

Almost a century after he was killed surely the time has come to put up a blue plaque to remember a Norfolk boy who became an American idol and a First World War flying ace.

Leading lady of West End and Broadway musicals Kerry Ellis and X Factor winner Matt Cardle are to appear on stage together for the first time in a homecoming show in Bury St Edmunds.

An unusual steam ship will be docking into Great Yarmouth’s South Quay for the annual Maritime Festival.

A woman from Dereham has become the 150th person to complete an extreme open water swimming challenge.

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.

Dozens of Norfolk producers gained recognition from the Great Taste Awards this year. We’ve cherry picked the biggest winners.

It was 170 years ago that Daniel “Sure Shot” Adcock arrived in Norwich... a man who, as a baby, had once been taken prisoner by the Spanish.

Two Norfolk actors who were part of the original West End cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two are set to reprise their roles on Broadway.

The trailblazing star who has enjoyed a varied career taking in actress, poet and recently novelist, but on her to the Holt Festival she will be bringing rock ‘n’ roll in her trademark leather suit.

The chief executive of a tech firm has reaffirmed its long-term commitment to Norwich – despite jobs being lost during a restructure.

From turbulent politics to psychedelic drugs, mellow music and hippies – The Summer of Love celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Here are 25 key (and no doubt very groovy) moments that occurred during that long, hot summer to play homage to this iconic time.

Opinion: A friend’s travel ordeal shines a light on Trump’s America, says Aidan Semmens.

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

For many people, completing one marathon would be an achievement.

A Magritte masterpiece at the centre of an international art mystery has returned to Norwich Castle after being in shows in Paris and Frankfurt. Arts correspondent Emma Knights reports.

From a classic French melodrama to the return of an open air painting competition around our fine city, there is lots for people to look forward to at this year’s Hostry Festival.

Shares plummeted at tech firm Proxama after it announced it was looking for £5.3m of investment to fund a change in direction.

The voices of singers from the Wymondham Choral Society have helped to fill one of the world’s most famous musical venues - New York’s Carnegie Hall.

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:

Mystery surrounds the motives of a group of more than 30 passengers and crew who travelled under different identities aboard the ill-fated Titanic.

What if one day someone told you owned a gold mine? It just wouldn’t happen, would it? But it did to Norfolk man Michael Cadge’s family. Only, all was not quite as it seemed. Trevor Heaton tells the amazing story of the Gold Bar Swindlers of Cripple Creek.

Wes Hoolahan aims to take his Norwich City frustrations out on the international stage when he features for the Republic of Ireland over the coming days.

I was talking to my friend in New York on Saturday morning. And then it struck me. I was talking to my friend in New York and it was Saturday morning!

Wes Hoolahan has the green light to focus on Austria and fire the Republic of Ireland a step closer the World Cup finals.

The avant-garde music pioneers will share a stage in Norwich, the only UK date outside London for their American Style project.

Tech firm Proxama has scrapped plans to sell its digital payments division and will instead carry out a million-pound restructure.

He has performed across the globe and is a common sight in Norfolk as he busks in the region’s biggest cities and towns.

Two paintings by Norfolk artist Sir Alfred Munnings are expected to fetch more than £1.5m at an auction in America.

Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton will perform in East Anglia this June as part of their UK tour. And two lucky members of the audience will have the chance to join them on stage, reports Rachel Banham.

Wes Hoolahan faces a trip to America to play Mexico next month in a warm up for the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier at home to Austria on June 11.

My name is Carsten Thorkildsen and I live in Aalborg, Denmark.

People can enjoy music from around the world and across the spectrum at this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

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.

Grief and its far-reaching effects have been in the news lately with footballer Rio Ferdinand and princes William and Harry speaking about their own experiences of bereavement. It’s also an issue Norfolk author Jon Lawrence explores in his latest novel. Sheena Grant reports.

A former pupil at Attleborough High School is returning to the wards of Holby City hospital after reprising his role as a junior doctor.

The classic American musical romantic comedy about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them is being staged by Bury St Edmunds Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society.

Aldeburgh is a beautiful seaside town to visit regardless of the season, with its thriving high street, beautiful buildings, fresh-fish shacks and colourful boats on the shingle beach, this stretch of Suffolk’s heritage coastline is a treat for all the senses and is awash with things to see and do.

One of East Anglia’s best churches was crumbling away until a Victorian rescue mission saved it. Then one of the most famous names in art waded in. And, as a new book reveals, the battle was only just beginning. Trevor Heaton reports.

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

As we approach Lost Sock Memorial Day. Lynne Mortimer considers the eternal mystery of the missing sock and pays tribute to her best-ever lost sock.

The New York city skyline is on the walls, American football is played on a huge television and there are booths to sit and eat your rack of ribs.

Baseball had it all. It had Babe Ruth, it had one of sport’s greatest quotes (say it ain’t so, Joe). It had notoriety, glamour, history.

The director of the Sainsbury Centre has entered the debate over the controversial Sir Anthony Gormley sculptures at the University of East Anglia, saying he is proud to have brought masterpieces by the acclaimed artist to the region.

From New York to Norwich Puppet Theatre with no strings attached - comedy musical The Producers is heading to the city venue later this month.

Audiences are loving the toe-tapping and glamorous revival of 42nd Street in London’s West End, and among the musical’s backers is a former Norwich School pupil turned international businessman. Arts correspondent Emma Knights talks to Brooke Greville, chief executive officer of investment company G Entertainment.

Most of us cannot imagine life without our brothers and sisters, no matter how annoying they can be.

But today is the perfect chance to let them know how much they mean to you.

This celebrated New York jazz venue, the Cotton Club, at its height back in the thirties and forties, was rather unfortunately renowned for the racial aspect of being a troupe of brilliant black musicians and dancers, putting on an energetic and highly skilled show for a totally white audience.

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a maroon Marchesa gown as she brought some royal glamour to the red carpet at the opening night of the musical 42nd Street in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge will add a royal touch to the red carpet at the opening night of the musical 42nd Street in London.

He reinvigorated a long-running fish and chip business making it one of the go to places in the quirky Norwich Lanes area. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE spoke to Duane Dibartolomeo owner of Grosvenor Fish Bar and winner of a major tourism award.

The owner of a Norwich chippy said it felt “amazing” to have been crowned VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar.

It is a psychological thriller featuring supernatural encounters and brushes with the afterlife.

It was one woman’s passion - a private collection made public for the benefit of good causes and as a memorial to a beloved son.

The former leader of The Commotions looks back, while Stockport’s light-psych-pop five-piece headline the latest NME Awards Tour, plus Hannah Peel, Grammy-winning metallers Ghost, Ben Haenow and Blackberry Smoke.

Look out New York - you are about to be blown away by the talents of some of Dereham’s finest singers and musicians!

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

Team Awesome just added a famous face to its ranks.

He was one of David Bowie’s greatest creations, now the iconic film capturing Bowie’s last performance as Ziggy is back on screens in Norfolk.

There will be plenty of entertainment for all to enjoy at The Seagull Theatre.

Chart-topping pop-rockers Wheatus are coming to Norwich for a gig at The Waterfront later this year.

With the news the release of the film Tulip Fever is being delayed yet again, arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at 10 other major films that audiences have had to wait to see.

Leading promoter Frank Warren has backed Liam Walsh to win a world title belt – home or away.

Gangsters are set to take centre stage at a Dereham school this week.

Matthew Bourne picks of the celebrated film composer’s music featured in and that inspired his adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger ballet film in our special Spotify playlist.

The stars weren’t always stars, and our region has played its part in shaping the careers of some of the most famous performers in this country and internationally. Take a look at 10 of the stars who began their road to fame in East Anglia.

Flight delays are the number one source of complaints to Resolver.

The Handsome Family, Fairground Attraction founder Mark Nevin, 90s indie band Space, Celtic Fiddle Festival and mosh-metal jokers Anthrax all feature.

He reinvigorated a long-running fish and chip business making it one of the go to places in the quirky Norwich Lanes area. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE spoke to Duane Dibartolomeo owner of Grosvenor Fish Bar who is up for a major tourism award.

From Mount Kilimanjaro to Kelling Heath, Norfolk’s couples have revealed where they got engaged - with idyllic beach locations and iconic cityscapes topping the list.

When Josh King sought medical advice for a throat infection - little did he expect to be told he had a hole in his heart.

The magic of Las Vegas swing comes to Waveney this March as A Night with Frank, Dean & Judy arrives at The Seagull Theatre and The Fisher Theatre.

With works by major artists including Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon on display alongside art from around the world spanning the last 5,000 years, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich must be one of the crowning jewels of our region’s rich cultural scene.

The owner of a popular city centre fish and chip shop is in the running for the accolade of England’s Tourism Superstar 2017.

Live screenings of theatre has sparked a culture revolution in cinemas that now takes in everything from opera and ballet to blockbuster art exhibitions. This year offers another packed programme.

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

Dramatic twists and turns in the lives of the city’s highest residents are set to play out once more as breeding season approaches for the Norwich Cathedral peregrines. As applications open for volunteers at the annual watchpoint we look at 10 reasons to get involved.

The veteran actor Sir John Hurt, who lived in Norfolk, has died at 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Oscar-nominated star was well known for roles including Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, the title role in The Elephant Man and wand merchant Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter films.

Stars have paid tribute to “magnificent talent” and “friend of Norfolk’ Sir John Hurt, who has died aged 77 following a battle with cancer.

JOHN HURT, actor, born January 22, 1940.

Sir John Hurt, the rebel-rousing star of The Elephant Man and Harry Potter’s Mr Ollivander, was one of Britain’s most formidable and successful actors.

A world-renowned superclub is on the look out for a location for a new nightclub and Norwich is one of the cities in contention.

As part of our support of the Voluntary Norfolk Make a Difference in 2017 campaign, the EDP is shining a light on voluntary groups and individuals. Reporter Sophie Wyllie spoke to a passionate Parkrun volunteer.

Theresa May failed to quell business uncertainty over Brexit as she delivered a warning to her European counterparts that she would be willing to walk away with no Brexit deal.

Cynthia Robinson was named after the now-forgotten Norfolk-linked novelist Cynthia Stockley. Keen to find out more, she uncovered a tale of a life spanning two continents, of literary triumph but a complicated and sometimes tragic private life.

Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and David Freezer, plus Archant Norfolk Head of News Ian Clarke discuss the Canaries’ destructive defeat at the EFL Championship’s bottom club, Rotherham United.

He is a rock legend who played in an influential band and who also has fully immersed himself in community life in the Diss area.

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his snap verdict from the New York stadium

He’s usually watched by millions in his role as a young heartthrob doctor on the hit BBC One medical drama Holby City.

From cutting edge art to Mary Poppins, our fine city enjoyed an array of cultural treats in 2016. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at some highlights.

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Barry Shackcloth bought a 1951 Dodge with fellow students and travelled across America for a spell of California Dreamin’.

It was a hit Hollywood movie before becoming a Broadway and West End show, and now actors are needed to join the cast of a new production of the musical The Producers in Norwich.

Airline Flybe, which flies out of Norwich International Airport, has named Christine Ourmieres-Widener as its new chief executive after the regional airline’s former boss stepped down two months ago.

A Gorleston-based art and photography teacher will see her work on display at Brussels airport after winning an award in New York.

An insurance giant has delisted its American shares after selling its insurance operations across the pond.

Trevor Heaton tells the story of the night a young Paul Simon played a Norfolk pub - and gave his lucky audience a preview of musical greatness.

Clint Eastwood finds something unique in the based-on real story of pilot forced to ditch in New York’s Hudson river and the subsequent consequences.

A former pupil at Attleborough High School has landed his big break after becoming the latest doctor to join the team at Holby City hospital.

Popular singer Joe Ringer’s festive show, Rat Pack goes Christmas and The Lock In Christmas Carol, half gig, half hip hop dance show and half panto amongst five shows.

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

Goth veterans The Sisters of Mercy and 90s indie favourites Cast return, Aussie rockers Airbourne raise hell and there is folk, blues and Americana. SIMON PARKIN previews gigs this week.

The pixie dust may have settled on Harry Potter’s cataclysmic battle with Lord Voldemort, but author J.K. Rowling isn’t ready to cast an Evanesco vanishing spell on her world of warring wizards just yet.

We’ve sifted through hundreds of your nominations and come across some amazing stories of truly selfless and brilliant people.

Most people who work in an office will know the frustration of looking for a piece of kit that has gone walkabout or been put somewhere clever.

Strictly star Georgia May Foote and Downton Abbey’s Matt Barber head the cast in Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Norwich Theatre Royal.

A woman who became a pillar of the local community has died at the age of 83.

“This is devastating news for the world and America” - that is the view of a US national who emigrated to the Suffolk coast about the shock election of Donald Trump as US president.

The wild cliffs of Cornwall seem a million miles from the leafy grounds of his alma mater.

Outside Trump Towers in New York the placards were raised - “Not my president”, “Don’t make America hate again”.

Playing Holly Golightly, the good time girl from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is tough for any actress in the shadow of Audrey Hepburn, particularly if it is your stage debut. Coronation Street and Strictly star Georgia May Foote, reveals what it’s like to follow in the footsteps of an icon.

In another massive political upset for 2016, maverick businessman Donald Trump has stunned the world by winning the US presidency.

Donald Trump has been elected America’s 45th president in a remarkable victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalised on voters’ economic anxieties to win the race for the White House.

And so we approach the end of this fascinating and addictive yet bizarre and depressing presidential race.

A 90-year-old railway poster advertising Norfolk has sold for £1,388 at an auction in America.

It started with creating virtual worlds in his bedroom, and now a Norwich man is set to fly across the Atlantic to pursue his ambitious artificial intelligence dream.

Software developed and tested on Norwich streets could soon be making its way to cities like Paris and New York.

From a show inspired by King Lear to a project celebrating trying something new later in life, there is lots to enjoy at this year’s Hostry Festival.

Donald Trump and Norwich City may not be two names you would initially put together but footage has emerged showing that there is a link between the Presidential candidate and the Canaries.

A Coronation Street favourite and Strictly Come Danicng runner-up is set to take on an iconic role as the UK tour of Breakfast At Tiffany’s reaches the Norwich Theatre Royal.

Destination, destination, destination.

Acting against a giant, green plant will be a new experience for members of a west Norfolk group –but they are all looking forward to it.

A commuter train from New York has crashed into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing serious damage to both the train and station.

Jeremy Corbyn described a last minute re-write of Norwich MP Clive Lewis’ defence speech as “perfectly normal” claiming the pair had embraced and had a cup of tea after the row.

The daughter of the Cromer-born designer of one of the country’s most iconic sports cars revealed a visit to his birthplace has convinced her she must buy one.

Tonight’s first presidential debate of the 2016 election season could be a cracker - or a complete damp squib.

Pick the best restaurants in the world and you probably would not choose a small family-run bistro in King’s Lynn.

A former UEA student has beaten hundreds of other applicants to represent the country’s young people at the United Nations.

Twenty-nine people were injured in an explosion in Manhattan on Saturday night, with authorities removing a second suspicious device that was discovered just streets away.

Norwich has found itself at the centre of an international art mystery surrounding a lost painting by a major artist.

Andy Murray let frustration get the better of him as he crashed out of the US Open after losing a five-set thriller to Kei Nishikori.

“You are so lucky to have the Pastons’ story and their letters as part of Norfolk’s history but it’s so amazing that you can be in the county and you would hardly know.”

London risks losing its status as a global hub for Chinese finance if the UK Government rejects a key nuclear deal, experts have warned.

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the fine city.

A Norfolk writer is putting his own 21st-century twist on the serial novel tradition of Victorian times.

The second phase of a £3m conversion of redundant farm buildings into modern offices at Holkham has been unveiled, as the estate seeks to sell the attractions of the Norfolk countryside to ambitious businesses.

Hosting a party or planning a wedding in Norfolk? Here’s a look at some of the great street food businesses from across the region that could help to make your event extra special.

A running aficionado will be taking part in a charity race this weekend alongside a 25-strong team after appealing to colleagues and sports teammates.

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

That classic Norfolk-set tale of forbidden love, The Go-Between, has been turned into a West End musical starring Michael Crawford. And for the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his county roots. Wayne Savage finds out more.

Norwich theatre company Mixed Voice is preparing to bring the musical West Side Story to the city.

An elderly garage owner beaten in a brutal daylight robbery in rural north Norfolk was also the victim of a violent assault less than two years ago.

A show inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear is the headline show at this year’s Hostry Festival at Norwich Cathedral.

Police are looking for two females who assaulted a man in his 70s at a north Norfolk petrol filling station this morning and stole his bag.

A former Government minister is calling for a change in the law to prohibit tasers being used on mental health patients.

The three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali died on Friday in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday evening.

From corporate pop festivals to home-grown leftfield gatherings and boutique summer parties. Metal to folk, dance to rock, hip hop to world music, the region has a music festival for you. SIMON PARKIN picks 2016’s best.

It is one of the most unusual chapters in our region’s history - the day a Hawaiian queen arrived for a whistestop tour.

It has taken two years of hard work from a devoted group of local people to have a war memorial built at Eye Airfield.

With its Wurlitzer-style juke box, Elvis cut-out and Route 66 decorations, walking into this American-style diner is like being transported to the 1950s.

A Lowestoft mum is taking part in a pioneering drug trial in a bid to find a treatment for the hereditary form of dementia that has already claimed several members of her family.

A jam-packed Adnams Spiegeltent witnessed probably the most dramatically relevant, yet unbelievably irreverent, presentation that most of us will ever witness. This was a compulsively engaging tour de force by the energetic, self-styled Penny Arcade in a non-stop flurry of radical assertions. Many of these unexpected observations, shocked yet exuberantly moved all of us.

Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin made a surprise appearance in Norwich last night when he came out on stage and sang a duet with Adam Green at The Waterfront Studio.

Of all our region’s many festivals, it is certainly one of the most eye-catching.

After playing host to the twilight spectacle Wolf’s Child at last year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, this time Felbrigg Hall is giving visitors the chance to explore a “cinematic walkscape.” Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

The search has begun for the new leader of Norfolk’s biggest business lobbying organisation, after Caroline Williams announced she is to step down from the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.

With just one week to go until the curtain goes up on this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, artistic director William Galinsky talks to arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS about his top 10 cultural highlights that await audiences and how Norfolk was the inspiration for much of this year’s line-up.

In a telephone-box transformation worthy of Superman himself, one of Tombland’s red phone booths is to become Norwich’s newest shared office.

A former Lowestoft man achieved a personal best time of two hours, 21 minutes and 28 seconds – securing 31st position in the overall standings.

A rare and early Norwich City handbook which cost only three old pennies new (about 1p) in the 1920s seven years before the Canaries’ move to Carrow Road and when the city’s leading cinema was still showing silent films, sold for £260 at an auction this afternoon, nearly four times the £70 it had been expected to fetch.

On Sunday, more than 40,000 runners will be lining up for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. Here, we take a look at some of those from our region taking part in the race, and the inspiration behind their decision to run what has become one of the world’s most iconic races, raising vital funds for charity.

For many of us, one marathon is one too many.

A father-of-two will be raising awareness, not money as he takes part in the Grand East Anglia Run.