The first major assessment of a "Payment by Results" pilot scheme in Suffolk and Norfolk has shown that farmers are more motivated to develop nature-friendly practices and are delivering "exceptional results" for wildlife.

A respected farm manager whose career spanned thousands of East Anglian acres has raised almost £6,000 for Parkinson's UK by publishing his memoirs.

Farmers and rural business leaders have welcomed the prime minister's Brexit breakthrough - and urged MPs to "think very carefully before voting this deal down".

A rejuvenated East Anglian fishing industry could restore hundreds of jobs and boost our economy by £32m - but only if government policies can maximise the "once-in-a-generation chance" offered by Brexit.

2019 could be a vintage year for East Anglian wine, according to a viticulturist whose first commercial crop of grapes is among the best he has seen - despite the weather woes elsewhere in the country. CHRIS HILL reports.

During a period of unprecedented change, farm businesses must evolve to stay ahead of the curve says BEN UNDERWOOD, East regional director for the Country Land and Business Association (CLA East).

Farmers have gathered a huge harvest of wheat and barley this season - but they feel betrayed by "disastrous" no-deal Brexit trade tariff proposals which could damage their ability to export the surplus.

A long-awaited £6.8m upgrade for a century-old Norfolk sugar factory proves it still has a vital role at the forefront of modern food production, said company bosses.

City children were introduced to the joys of the countryside as thousands of people joined a harvest celebration in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral.

Two massive new tomato greenhouses will "send out a message" that Norfolk and Suffolk are ripe for more agri-food investment and job creation, said business leaders.

A dedicated head steward who was a "wonderful ambassador" for the Royal Norfolk Show for more than 40 years has died at the age of 71.

Fishing groups are leading an initiative to improve aquatic habitats in the Wensum by bringing together anyone with an interest in the river's future management.

The national Pig Farmer of the Year trophy has been brought back to Norfolk for the second time in two years.

A major study showing 15pc of UK wildlife species are at risk of extinction should act as an urgent "wake-up call" to expand conservation efforts across East Anglia.

A vast tomato greenhouse covering an area larger than the O2 Arena will be built outside Norwich as part of a £120m project creating 360 new jobs in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Norwich scientists have claimed a "critical" breakthrough in the battle against a disease which is devastating one of the world's most important food crops.

Some of East Anglia's long-lost butterflies and moths are making a comeback after decades of regional extinction. But what has caused this sudden resurrection? CHRIS HILL reports.

A new mental health campaign being launched next weekend is part of the "lasting legacy" of openness and awareness created by a terminally-ill Norfolk farmer.

Tractors, pumpkins and farmyard animals will be on display at Norwich Cathedral during an annual celebration of the county's harvest.

An inspirational Norfolk farmer who raised more than £50,000 for a mental health charity while battling both terminal cancer and depression has died at the age of 46.

A Norfolk bull has become the county's first national Belted Galloway supreme champion - illustrating the growing reputation of this hardy Scottish breed in the East Anglian lowlands.

Pig farmers are "desperately concerned" the government is not working hard enough to prevent a catastrophic disease outbreak - after a minister said African Swine Fever is expected to reach our shores within a year.

A prime-time TV audience of millions awaits for an unsung Norfolk hero and her heart-warming mini donkeys - which will feature in an advert break during Britain's Got Talent on Saturday.

New contract prices for East Anglia's sugar beet crop could force some growers to question its economic viability on less-productive land, said farm advisors.

Two brothers have landed the plum job of running the fruit orchard planted by their pioneering great-uncle - extending a family tradition stretching back 40 years.

One of the nation's finest collections of vintage tractors has raised thousands of pounds from buyers across the world after going under the hammer in Norfolk.

A Norfolk-based agricultural buying group has grown to its "strongest point yet" - allowing it to deliver £800,000 back to members in its largest-ever crop protection rebate.

Bigger hedgerows, precision delivery of fertilisers and improving animal health are among the ways the farming industry hopes to hit ambitious "net zero" greenhouse gas targets.

East Anglia's farming leaders have criticised a university's "overly-simplistic" approach to reducing its carbon footprint by taking red meat off the menu.

A multi-million pound programme which equips financially-vulnerable family farms with free business skills training is coming to Norfolk for the first time.

An ambitious environmental project aiming to improve Norfolk's quality of life by mapping a wide range of "sustainability indicators" will be launched in Norwich next week.

A rare chance to tour one of East Anglia's more unusual farm crops will be on offer at a charity open day this weekend.

Giant straw statues have been built in a Norfolk stubble field aiming to attract the attention of the next generation of young farmers.

Ancient wildflower meadows are being brought back to life using seeds harvested from Norfolk's roadside verges - often the last strongholds of declining plant species.

The stardom of Norfolk's most famous dairy cow has reached new heights - as she is pictured jumping over the moon in a new maize maze.

Hector the beagle is one of the stars of a Blue Peter pet party to be screened today.

He met nurse Maureen when he was hurt in Isle of Man TT race. They wed within months and were married for 40 years

As the D-Day invasion force battled up the beaches of Normandy, Roy Clark dreamed of what he might do for Norfolk if he survived

Ex-Norwich city footballer Darren Eadie takes the brave step of sharing how he feels - and it's not great

He was involved with Norwich Shopmobility and the Boudicca Way trail, and checking that shops and restaurants had decent access

The mineral and natural wax based range is suitable for both men and women without any harmful ingredients.

Police are trying to trace a man who is wanted in connection with a number of crimes across two counties.

A deadly disease killing the country's ash trees could cost the British economy almost £15bn, a study has warned - with taxpayers picking up much of the bill.

He's fit and feels healthy, but ex-Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie had a shock result when he went for a diabetes check

The new president of Norfolk's horticultural society says he has some big plans to show that 'Gardening is for Everyone'.

A New Zealander who lives in west Norfolk has described her shock and disbelief as the killing of 50 Muslim worshippers unfolded just yards away from her.

A teenager from Ipswich has made a heartfelt documentary highlighting the plights of dementia sufferers and their families that will be played in hospitals across East Anglia.

Two more parkruns are in the pipeline in Norfolk, as the number of runners taking part nudges the 4,000 mark.

Mary taught at Swanton Morley for 35 years after recovering from severe TB.

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Four further and higher education institutions are in the running to work with a Suffolk and Norfolk-based land college after it failed two Ofsteds in succession.

It's the fastest growing trend in childbirth, reported to be favoured by royal mums Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle and recently used by East Anglia-based TV presenter Jake Humphrey and his wife Harriet.

A Norwich hotel will be showing off a very unusual new 'attraction' to kick off in style English Tourism Week which starts on Saturday and runs to April 7.

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

We walk, cycle or drive over bridges without a second glance. The water is below us. It always has been...we tend to take it for granted.

Consultant vascular surgeon Michael Gaunt is full of surprises as he reveals to Gina Long MBE the things he loves and hates about living in East Anglia...

A Norfolk farmer battling an incurable cancer has bared his soul about the debilitating depression which followed in a bid to get more people talking about mental health.

More than a thousand women from across the county came together to celebrate 100 years of the Norfolk Federation of WIs.

Works by some of the finest East Anglia ceramicists, along with studio master potters, feature in the first exhibition dedicated solely to ceramics at Diss Corn Hall.

The Norfolk-based leader of the Brexit party, backed by Nigel Farage, has resigned.

Serious questions have been asked by councillors about why an expected road improvement tied to housing growth in Dereham has been deemed "undeliverable".

Norfolk MPs are receiving hundreds of letters and emails a day over Brexit, it can be revealed.

Norfolk Formula 1 star George Russell admitted the work starts now for Williams after a difficult debut round at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

A Norfolk drag queen has taken the charity crown after raising the most money for good causes in the UK's first drag beauty pageant.

With high winds forcing the last-minute cancellation of the Jock Wadley Memorial race, interest re-focused on the Ike Saul race in Cambridgeshire.

More than nine centuries ago trade boats sailed up the Wensum with a cargo of precious white Caen stone.

The NR F1 Podcast - taking Norfolk's Formula 1 legacy and turning it into chatter - previews the 2019 season and Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Concern at the rising number of arsons in Norfolk has prompted the county's fire chief to pump extra resources into trying to reduce the increase.

Mud, bitterly cold wind and driving rain failed to deter more than 500 runners, who turned out to take part in an annual cross country event held in aid of Norfolk-based charity Break on Sunday.

An intrepid actor has completed a 118-mile morris dance in memory of a friend, raising more than £7,000 in the process.

A Norfolk distillery is toasting a boom in interest in whiskies that has seen investors flocking to put their money into rare bottles and casks.

A new sponsorship deal has enabled another year of competitive cricket in Norfolk high schools.

If you're gay can you foster a child? If you're a same sex couple can you adopt more than one child? If you're bisexual and not in a relationship can you foster or adopt a child? YES YOU CAN!

These are difficult times in which to be a radio professional based in Norfolk.

Plans to turn a historic North Walsham building earmarked for a Wetherspoon into an independent pub/restaurant with a cinema attached instead have met a mixed reaction.

The east of England will get the smallest share of a £1.6bn government fund to boost run-down towns after Brexit.

An alternative plan should JD Wetherspoon not move into North Walsham has been drawn up by a local businessman.

They were our GI brides, the girls who couldn't resist the charms of the dashing American airmen who arrived in the "friendly Invasion" during the Second World War.

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

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

A new shop which is set to open in a Norfolk village is aiming to tackle the difficulties of accessing goods that those living rurally can often face.

A proposal to make Great Yarmouth a terminus for a new Stansted airport rail line is "unlikely" until at least 2025, a Norfolk county councillor has said.

A food giant says it expects to take a hit on its sugar revenues as a result of lower prices.

Norfolk-born Olivia Colman has taken home the Oscar for best actress at last night's 91st Academy Awards.

A missing mum is still on the run despite a judge's appeal on social media to bring her infant son home.

From wrestlers to The Beatles, the movie makers love this part of the country. Let's turn the clock back even further. Derek James remembers another film made in Norfolk and pays tribute to a queen of the movies we took to our hearts

You're in for The Greatest Show this summer as P.T. Barnum and Freddie Mercury are brought to life at one of the UK's largest outdoor cinema events.

A novelist and antiques dealer has taken an angelic turn with his work this year.

They help keep the community running in one of the biggest churches in the county.

From royalty to national treasures and well known local personalities, the inaugural Norfolk Day received the backing of dozens of famous faces.

Be it dance, theatre or live music, Norwich boasts an eclectic and impressive mix of live performances. But what does the future hold for the city's cultural scene?

Nearly £2.9m in fines and court costs were handed out to fare dodgers last year after Greater Anglia prosecuted passengers caught without tickets.

King's Lynn Mart is rolling back into town with new attractions alongside traditional favourites.

A new charity shop opening in a north Norfolk town next month has prompted an outcry after residents questioned whether the number of second hand shops was "killing the high street".

Police officers are currently at Norfolk County Council after climate change protesters occupied the council chamber ahead of the meeting where the authority is due to set its budget.

As lovers get set to celebrate February 14, DR ANDREW TULLETT looks to signs that recount a historic romance, and other pages from Norfolk's past.

Four greyhounds which lived through appalling conditions at a notorious Chinese racetrack are now on their way to happier lives in Norfolk.

People living in Hellesdon have been warned to be vigilant after cold callers visited a home.

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

King's Lynn will have a new look when the tapes go up on the 2019 season.

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