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Owners of the former Panda Bar have confirmed that the site will reopen as a bar or restaurant - despite an ongoing battle over business rates.

Serious fears have been raised over a council-owned company's failure to comply with auditors' instructions, it has emerged.

Scientists are racing to stop plant diseases that could devastate staple crops like wheat, corn and potato - resulting in food shortages around the world. Biologist Dr Peter van Esse of The Sainsbury Laboratory is one of them.

Norwich has one of the country's highest number of office-to-flat conversions under planning laws which say developers don't need council permission, figures show.

Punters from a Norwich pub rushed to help a teenager who had been stabbed near a children's park on Thursday evening.

A councillor has warned that a community will be left disappointed if a petition to improve traffic issues at a busy estate is not accepted.

Millions of pounds worth of government funding is set to go to the controversial £271m Anglia Square redevelopment - despite "risks" from the owner's refusal to guarantee not to sell the land.

A Norfolk council has agreed to spend almost £1m on improving facilities and safety features in its social housing.

Whenever we do a story on race, I have to brace myself for the comments it will receive online.

A 25-year-old UEA student drowned after smoking cannabis, an inquest heard today.

Plans to transform a city centre car park into a block of flats have been approved, despite objectors raising fears over the "immediate effects" of air pollution.

Plans to transform a prominent city nightclub into almost 50 homes and a cafe are set to go ahead after being hailed as the site's "return to former glory".

A café in the city centre has been put up for sale with its owner saying his heart simply isn't in it.

Crippling business rates and a warm summer favouring beer gardens have been blamed for the closure of a Norwich bar.

Norfolk county council is faced with plugging an almost £74m black hole in education funding - after a request for a greater share of developers' cash was refused.

Tributes have been paid to a man in his 20s who died in a car crash on New Year's Eve.

Relics said to have formed part of Jesus' manger put on festive display at Norwich's Catholic Cathedral have drawn a mixed reaction from worshippers.

The Canaries' Trust has warned that fans are falling out of love with football due to the "fiasco" of VAR.

From songwriting to baking sourdough, if your resolution for the new year is a new hobby, here are 11 courses and workshops in Norwich to get you started.

Ever fancied soaring Superman-style above the Norwich skyline?

A city councillor's plan for a zip wire from Mousehold Heath into the heart of Norwich has sparked a debate between the supporters and naysayers of the scheme.

A motorist who hit two parked vehicles has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Firefighters have sliced off a ring which was stuck on a person's finger.

I'm sure I was not the only Norwich City fan who left Carrow Road with a mixed up concoction of emotions after the defeat to Wolves.

A survivor of childhood abuse, victim of sex trafficking and high-profile whistleblower will be some of the top speakers at a charity's afternoon tea fundraiser.

For Caroline*, there were two occasions she feared the most - the football World Cup and Christmas.

More parking permits will be introduced to Norwich streets in the new year.

A £12.5m hospice appeal to improve end-of-life care is close to the halfway mark with just over £5m raised.

A troubled rural college hailed "a new era for land-based education in Norfolk and Suffolk" after confirming a merger which aims to revive failing standards after two inadequate Ofsted ratings.

Whether you're in the mood for coffee and cake or fine dining, you'll find it in the Norwich Lanes. Here are just a few of our favourites.

A church has grand plans to attract thousands more people to its festive spectacular next year after a record-breaking crowd this year.

Hundreds of parents have signed a petition calling on an academy trust to reverse its decision to ban packed lunches in four primary schools.

Medieval objects will be on show for people around the world thanks to a digital push by a popular museum.

The enthusiasm of the farmers of the future - including a champion handler aged just five - was celebrated by Norwich's civic leaders as they joined an annual tradition at the city's livestock market.

The fate of millions of pounds crucial to the controversial redevelopment of Anglia Square is hanging in the balance.

Traffic will not be able to use one of Norwich city centre's main roads for up to 11 weeks when it closes as part of a £2.5m revamp.

A two bedroom cottage with its own hot tub has come on the market in Norwich.

The chance to bag a prize-winning fresh bird for the Christmas dinner table is set to bring hundreds of bidders to traditional festive poultry auctions across Norfolk.

Hallowed halls were decked with all the festive trimmings as a celebration of homegrown Christmas food, drink and crafts brought thousands to Norwich Cathedral.

A pioneering experiment using heated field plots to test how crops respond to temperature has revealed an unexpected upside of climate change for farmers.

A Norwich-based crop researcher said he was impressed by the global enthusiasm for more sustainable farming after representing the UK at a youth agriculture summit in Brazil.

A genetically-modified (GM) wheat plant whose grain makes flour with extra iron to help anaemia sufferers has shown promising results in its first season of field trials in Norwich.

The answers to some of the greatest scientific breakthroughs yet to come - like overcoming antibiotic resistance - lies in DNA. At Norwich Research Park, computer scientists at the Earlham Institute are racing to crack the code. Institute director Professor Neil Hall explains how.

Lessons learned by analysing this year's above-average harvest could influence more profitable crop decisions for future seasons, said rural agents.

Farmers were warned that "net zero" carbon reduction policies could dramatically transform Norfolk's agricultural landscape - potentially fast-tracking new innovations like indoor food production.

Swathes of low-lying Norfolk could regularly flood within decades, claims a new report.

A teenage motorcyclist is "lucky to be alive" after suffering serious injuries in a crash with a car, his mother said.

The cause of a young woman's death has not yet been determined, a court heard.

Work has begun on a vast new tomato greenhouse on farmland outside Norwich owned by the Colman family - who hope it will become an exemplar of sustainable agriculture while replacing lost local employment.

Farmers and rural businesses across East Anglia have been urged to tap into a £35m pot of government cash which could help unlock their potential and future-proof their enterprise.

A device to capture cow burps, a crop-hopping quadcopter and an intelligent field-mapping robot were among the vast array of new agri-tech ideas shown to East Anglian farmers at a major industry showcase.

Agri-tech innovations and crop science breakthroughs can only spark a quantum leap in food sustainability if they can be deployed in the field - so tech developers, researchers and farm managers have called for more collaboration to combine their expertise.

"Trade and standards are our battleground," declared the nation's leading farmer as she sought to galvanise her Norfolk colleagues ahead of the looming general election.

A genetically-modified (GM) potato engineered to resist disease has impressed in Norfolk field trials, said scientists - proving the potential for genetic science to replace chemical sprays if allowed under post-Brexit regulations.

A Norfolk farm's picturesque pumpkin patch has attracted online bloggers and influencers in the run-up to Halloween - helping to promote an evolving business which has been transformed by the power of social media.

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas you might just be disappointed.

Recruitment is due to begin "soon" for management jobs at the two vast tomato greenhouses being built in Norfolk and Suffolk - with hundreds more general staff expected to be hired in spring 2020.

Two Norfolk hospitals are set to share £30m in loans, sending them further into the red to buy new equipment and clear a backlog of repairs.

A driving force behind the Royal Norfolk Show and a champion of the county's agricultural industry has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

A rising star of the farming community who made an "exceptional" contribution to college life said she was "shocked and happy" to be named student of the year by her tutors.

The amount of farmland for sale has hit a 10-year low as the ongoing political and economic uncertainty puts property decisions on hold, said rural specialists.

The deaths of a young couple whose bodies were found at a Norwich home were drug-related, an inquest heard.

A date has been set for an inquest into the death of a 34-year-old woman at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Discover how Norfolk research could help your 
health, if social media is bad for teenagers, how to tempt people who find food doesn't taste of anything - and much more in the Norwich Science Festival, October 18-26.

A-Plan Insurance Norwich is celebrating its first birthday - fundraising and a friendly face-to-face service has been key to its successful first year

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 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.

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

A Fenland farm machinery firm will hold a charity tractor run on Sunday in memory of a much-loved branch manager who died in a car accident earlier this year.

There have been more sightings of the B-2 Spirit aircraft this week, as they take part in exercises from an airfield in the UK.

Duckin' and diving' took on a new meaning with boxer Scott Moises who is quitting fighting.

An American stealth bomber has been seen flying over Norwich.

Volunteers who devoted almost 2,700 years of combined loyalty to the Royal Norfolk Show have been celebrated with the event's first long service awards for stewards.

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 student welfare officer took his own life while under police investigation for suspected online offences against children.

The city council has dished out hundreds more parking permits than there are spaces available in some parts of Norwich.

Norwich City fans have paid tribute to popular supporter David Powell, during the team's 3-2 defeat to Chelsea.

Shopkeepers are warned to be vigilant after fake £50 notes were used to buy items at businesses across Norfolk.

The Royal Shakespeare Company's hit musical Matilda is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal this summer for a five-week run. Here's everything you need to know about the show.

A former student residence is being knocked down to make way for a £9m digital skills centre.

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

Fake £50 notes have been found in Norwich and eight Norfolk towns, police warned today.

Norfolk's superstar cyclist Sophie Wright has been inspiring youngsters to follow in her tracks and spreading the joy of successful riding to schools in the county.

A factory worker was more than three times the drink drive limit when his car crashed into a tree and burst into flames, a court was told.

Killer Rolands Heinbergs was serving a suspended sentence for possession of offensive weapons at the time of the fatal attack, it can be revealed.

Volunteers battled in vain to help save the life of David Hastings after he had been stabbed outside a city car park.

The family and friends of David Hastings were left devastated by the murder of a man described as "one of the nicest blokes you could ever meet".

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

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

The Afghanistan and Iraq wars impacted thousands of people in our region. In the first in our week-long series looking at their legacy, reporter Stuart Anderson talks to Lord Dannatt, the former head of the British Army.

Outdoor pursuits ranging from dizzying BMX and parachute stunts to traditional equine displays are expected to bring thousands of people to the Euston Estate for the East Anglian Game and Country Fair this weekend.

A trumpet made in Norwich which helped to make Royal history is going for a song.

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

Norwich boasts of a city full of historical treasures but none quite as opulent as Strangers' Hall.

A Norfolk comedian and disability access campaigner has today welcomed a £300m investment designed to improve facilities at train stations.

Victims of a military disaster exactly 140 years ago, remembered in a poem by Rudyard Kipling, would have lived in Norwich

Works to replace the platform at Sheringham Railway Station at a cost of more than £1 million will get underway this weekend.

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