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Keith Skipper explores the secrets only Norfolk people know

The world isn’t always safe, especially not for women, but that doesn’t mean we should fear exploring it, says Emily Cotton - plus the 11 destinations voted best for female solo travel

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

Norwich schools have been urged to allow pupils to have the day off to take part in a protest over climate change.

I’ve got a weird problem and everyone I know thinks it’s stupid.

Victoria Williamson has vowed she feels “driven to improve” after struggling to hide her disappointment with results at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

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.

Norfolk teachers have praised the importance of foreign languages in schools as figures reveal fewer students are choosing to study a language at GCSE.

A talented artist is hoping to sow the seeds of success as he launches a new restaurant in Bungay.

A globe trotting nurse with a thirst for adventure and mysterious celebrity neighbours has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Norfolk care home.

Top class music, special screenings and films will be showcased at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft in the the week ahead.

James has been looking through rose-tinted glasses at his past when the fun recorded on film filtered out tougher times

A 98-year-old who penned a novel when women were beginning to express themselves with more freedom and independence than ever before has died.

A former Easton and Otley college student has expressed delight after returning as its farm manager with 30 years in the industry under his belt.

It’s not every day you wander down to your local cafe for a coffee or pastry and stumble across an abundance of stunning, renaissance-style paintings.

One changed a nation with a sword, the other with a pen. ANDREW TULLETT looks at the two towering figures on Thetford’s town sign

When it comes to learning about and absorbing himself into a character, there are few actors more dedicated than Simon Callow.

The chance to buy a prize-winning bird for the Christmas table will bring hundreds of bidders to traditional poultry auctions across Norfolk next week.

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.

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.

From some big name comedy to madcap reinterpretations of classic tales, and music ranging from folk stalwarts to a jazz songstress and a dose of Gilbert and Sullivan, the New Year promises some top treats as the new season is unveiled at Diss Corn Hall.

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

A Norwich man living with a lung condition has launched a drive to see the streets of Norwich become car free.

If we thought the beard had reached its peak several years ago, it would seem that it is yet to descend from that summit. Ahead of International Men’s Day on November 18, we look at the continued shunning of the razor.

The sight of Norwich City footballers of different nationalities linking arms before last Saturday’s match against Millwall, was the perfect symbol of remembrance, says Nick Conrad

A north Norfolk poet and creative writing tutor is celebrating after publishing her first collection on themes of film, light, and dark.

Owning a Vauxhall Viva proved educational for Bob Hobbs – engine problems while on holiday in France led to a lifelong study of speaking French.

A firm which claims to be Norwich’s longest established independent travel agents, will be celebrating 30 years on Hellesdon high street this month.

Sharon Griffiths says she got married in a Portcabin and it didn’t do their marriage any harm

How an impromptu buggy race saw Mark Armstrong break into a sprint for the first time in a while

A busy week of events will be showcased at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

The famous green and gold hoops belonging to JP McManus and carried to glory so many times by retired champion jockey AP McCoy could feature strongly at Fakenham on Wednesday afternoon.

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.

One of the hottest topics in Cromer over the past couple of weeks has been the arrival of the BBC film crew on the pier.

While the Europeans were completing a superb win in the Ryder Cup in Paris, Thetford’s Jess Dixon and Kath Malvern were also creating a little slice of golfing history.

Paul Barnes can’t be doing with cars that look like Kim Kardashian’s bum

On its first birthday, we checked out Villages Nature Paris to check its family-friendly holiday credentials.

Is Villages Nature Paris any good? Charlotte Smith-Jarvis finds out.

I’m a bit worried about the return to Carrow Road today.

A north Norfolk artist has brought to life some of Cromer’s best-loved landmarks and characters, in a series of quirky paintings focusing on the sunniest aspects of the town.

It was a match made at sea for newly-married Sheringham lifeboat crew member Paul Harding, whose bride is a local Coastguard who accepted his proposal on board a two-man kayak in Italy.

We caught up with British folk singer-songwriter Will Varley ahead of his show at Epic Studios on October 10.

Norwich Airport is focused on driving its international expansion, says its managing director, despite a “year of consolidation” in which a slowdown in energy sector traffic dragged back passenger growth.

Motoring editor Andy Russell is back from an exhausting 294-mile, four-day cycle ride from London to Paris. And he was just driving a van to support his wife who was one of the ‘Four de France’ charity riders.

Over the years, many weird and wondeful ideas and schemes have been announced but never came to pass. In the first of a new series, Norfolk’s Pipe Dreams, DAN GRIMMER looks at when there were hopes Eurostar could come to Norwich.

How many of our food and drink experiences have you tried?

The negative stereotypes around disability were challenged as Norfolk Disability Pride promoted positivity, with the help of the first paralysed man to complete the London Marathon.

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

After cabinet minister Liz Truss called for more homes to be built in the countryside, the debate has raged on over whether the government needs to change planning laws to enable this. Property editor Caroline Culot asked two estate agents for their view.

A catering giant has left his thriving London life to invest in the future of his hometown.

From headline show Boy in a Lighthouse to a Bridget Jones star, this year’s festival is set to be the biggest and best yet.

Norwich’s top independent department store is opening for a great customer event - and you’re invited!

A 14-year-old dancer with a painful health condition has won a prestigious Diana Award.

I’ve got Peter Kay and Katherine Ryan. Who tickles your fancy?

This tribute to musical theatre showcases some of Norfolk’s rising and brightest shining stars.

In August 1998, the cast of Eastenders swapped Albert Square in Walford for the Norfolk Broads.

Pink sheep brought some vibrant colour to a traditional farming show in Watton – claiming a world “first” for the event in the name of charity.

A proposal to charge visitors to Norwich £1 per night has been branded as “ridiculous” and “a great way to discourage tourists”.

A coastal community remains devastated at the loss of a popular teenager. Nyall ‘Smiley’ Brown, 19, died in May after a battle with mental illness. Now, his family and friends want something positive to come from their grief. JESSICA FRANK-KEYES reports...

Today’s extreme weather conditions could become normal over time, according to a University of East Anglia expert.

Tourists spending the night in Norwich should pay a ‘visitor levy’ to help pay for essential services in the city, Green councillors have said.

Are you hooked on season four of The Affair? Read our review of the latest episode.

The Vaccines played the Obelisk arena on Saturday night.

New musical SIX mixes a history lesson with a pop concert to give a fresh new take on the stories of Henry VIII’s six wives.

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.

A man whose brother took his own life has launched a campaign in his memory to help young people battling mental health problems.

A former Beccles police officer will attempt a 160-mile cycling challenge in a bid to help find a cure for his three-year-old son’s fatal condition.

Trying to follow a cycle route by car to recce it for his wife turned into a Norfolk mystery tour but, after five hours, motoring editor Andy Russell finally lost it... or did it lose him?

Given sport’s global popularity and football’s status as the most popular sport, it is perhaps surprising that the beautiful game was not really touched by the ugliness of terrorism until November 13, 2015.

A community stalwart who has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to her village has said she has a desire to help others.

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

The story of Duleep Singh and his cultural heritage and legacy will be celebrated during a two-week festival.

Alfie Hewett’s defence of his French Open singles title was brought to a swift end by fellow British player Gordon Reid in the men’s wheelchair quarter-finals.

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

I’ve said and written on numerous occasion how I feel that cooking and competitiveness are not happy bedfellows.

Suffolk facilities firm Servest’s takeover by an international group has been confirmed, in a deal which it says will make it a stronger global player.

The hijacking of an Air France flight in June 1976 by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and a subsequent rescue mission led by Israeli forces are terrific raw ingredients for an edge-of-seat geo-political thriller.

A car that appeared in a classic Hollywood movie will line up with other iconic vehicles as a popular event returns this summer.

A hot shot 16-year-old ballet dancer with dreams of performing at the Royal Albert Hall has won a place at an elite performing arts academy - but needs to come up with around £30,000 to meet the school’s hefty fee demands.

The story of Duleep Singh and his cultural heritage and legacy will be celebrated in a week-long festival.

Take a sneak peek at the top must-watch movies coming to Norfolk’s cinemas this May, including Deadpool 2, I Feel Pretty, Life of the Party, On Chesil Beach, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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

Once you start to think about blue plaques, you find yourself spotting them everywhere. Many towns and villages in East Anglia have a fascinating selection of plaques in memory of interesting individuals, long-lost landmarks or important local events.

Dani Nimmock made the running world sit up and take notice of her after victory in Manchester as she explains to Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong

The fiancée of a cyclist killed while riding his bike in Norwich has labelled those who vandalised his memorial as “heartless and cruel”.

Step after step over a gruelling 36 hours a father-of-three from Norfolk has become the first paralysed man to walk the London Marathon.

A painting that threatens to wreck the friendship of three men is the subject of smash hit comedy Art. Stephen Tompkinson tells us how he is having a ball being reunited with Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson for its 20th anniversary tour.

Of all those taking part in this year’s London Marathon, Simon Kindleysides has arguably one of the toughest challenges ahead of him.

Whatever anyone does or doesn’t do today will make a difference to all our futures.

Plenty has changed in the retail sector over the last 20 years but shop owners Anita and Abhi Vadhir have been able to adapt to ensure their Norwich fashion boutique Vanilla continued to thrive.

An exciting new cycling event is coming to Southwold – including gruelling off-road sections for the “brave and foolhardy”.

Daniel Bardsley visits an evocative site in Norfolk which played a key role in the hush-hush world of radar in the Second World War and the Cold War.

Even though it’s been international week in the football world, the last few days’ sport news has been dominated by the cheating Australian team’s ball tampering incident against South Africa.

Norfolk’s iconic Swallowtail butterfly at risk from climate change, according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

A father-of-three from Norfolk hopes to become the first paralysed man to walk the London marathon.

A renowned Yorkshire-based church choir will be singing at two Norfolk venues this month, to raise cash for Cromer and District Food Bank.

A “wild” new bingo craze with residencies in Ibiza, Dubai and Paris is taking a Norfolk seaside town by storm.

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