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One of the UK’s most accomplished actresses is set to star in a bittersweet comedy about being the ‘other woman’ to a world-famous author.

There’s so much going on in the world in 2019 that Keith Skipper wonders what the grandparents of tomorrow will make of it all in 50 years

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.

A traditional staging of Verdi’s La Traviata hits the right notes for Christopher Smith.

Opera impresario Ellen Kent is a phenomenon. An energy-packed dynamo she has been producing lavish productions starring international performers for 30 years. As her two 2018 productions arrive at Norwich Theatre Royal we find out more.

DS Automobiles breaks out from Citroen’s shadow with its eye-catching DS 7 Crossback designed to stand out in the premium SUV sector. Motoring editor Andy Russell samples its quirky Gallic charm.

East Anglian livestock students are celebrating success at an international competition.

Women carrying red parasols are set to parade through Cromer for an International Women’s Day event inspired by a legendary Empress of Austria.

Dominic North is taking on the lead role of Harry the pilot and being dance captain in a revival of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella set amid the London Blitz of the Second World War setting. As it arrives in the region, he tells us more.

Women carrying red parasols are set to parade through Cromer for an International Women’s Day event inspired by a legendary Empress of Austria.

Our television editor Stacia Briggs picks her top shows of the week.

Mike Hicks tells the sad story of an elephant

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.

This year marks 250 years since the birth of a true Norfolk art great - John Crome. Derek James reports.

A love story which gripped Paris and one of the world’s most popular operas are set to take to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage as award-winning producer Ellen Kent makes her spring 2018 return to the city with two productions.

In recent years, cycling has become the country’s fastest-growing participation sport – but that popularity has attracted the big boys. Mark Shields reports on how one Future50 member has been evolving.

An accountancy apprentice in Norwich working at his old school has made the final five in a national award.

Here we are halfway through February and while it may still seem weeks away for those who are all geared up for one of the big marathons in April, the truth is they will soon be standing on the start line with all the many months of training behind them.

From Beauty and the Beast to King Kong, women have been falling in love with otherworldly creatures are a cinema staple. As Oscar front runner The Shape of Water opens why are we so obsessed with monsters in love?

Video TV’s Top 10 Romantic Moments

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

We at EDP24 are romantic souls who love a love story: today we celebrate our love for you with 10 of TV’s most romantic moments, from Tim and Dawn getting together in The Office to April and Andy’s surprise wedding in Parks and Recreation via Doctor Who and Downton.

A Lowestoft accountant has been shortlisted for a national award, after having kept her commitment to training staff despite being diagnosed with breast cancer.

The soulful songs and spellbinding life story of French singer Edith Piaf will be recreated at St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth this month.

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.

The dramatisation of a failed 2015 terrorist attack on board a train hurtling from Amsterdam to the French capital, which was thwarted by the quick-thinking of three American tourists, continues Clint Eastwood films about acts of valour torn from headlines.

Wes Hoolahan insists he had no regrets calling time on his Republic of Ireland career.

An exciting new cycling event based on the famous Paris-Roubaix will be held in April.

This year marks 100 years of women’s suffrage - a century ago Britain became a fairer, more democratic place to live.

Suffragettes across the nation fought for many years to win the vote - here’s how they did it.

Meet Winston - the four-legged friend who proved he had the woof-factor at auditions for Legally Blonde The Musical.

When it comes to working out how things come apart and, more importantly, go back together again, motoring editor Andy Russell puts it down to a passion for model-making.

Take a sneak peek at the top must-watch movies coming to Norfolk’s cinemas this February, including The Shape of Water, Phantom Thread, Fifty Shades Freed, Black Panther and Lady Bird.

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.

The BBC and Netflix are teaming up to bring us a big-budget drama about the Trojan War and the love affair between Paris and Helen later this year - but let’s get excited about it RIGHT NOW. Wooden horses! Battles! Omens! Sandals without socks!

Historians have been provided with a fresh insight into the life of a Norfolk suffragette thanks to help from the public.

From Polark to Vanity Fair, Luther to Britannia, Call the Midwife to Marcella, War of the Worlds to A Very English Scandal, there are plentiful programmes you’ll want to bookmark for later in the year

Mary Poppins, Han Solo, the Mamma Mia ensemble and a host of Marvel superheros are among the famous characters due to return to the big screen in 2018. Simon Parkin highlights some of the films that will have us heading to cinemas this year.

The Hallé Orchestra make a 160th anniversary year visit, there is the original jazz band arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue, plus the London Philharmonic and opera from Ellen Kent, Merry Opera and English Touring Opera.

A fashion historian who used to scour charity shops in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth for hidden gems is set to make her television presenting debut.

The role of the babes is one of the great traditions of pantomime, and this year nearly 30 local children are performing in Norwich Theatre Royal’s production of Sleeping Beauty.

The chance to take home the finest and freshest centrepiece for Christmas dinner will bring hundreds of bidders to traditional poultry auctions across Norfolk this week.

Sharon Griffiths has a Stateside lesson in how nicer towns and cities might help create nicer people too.

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

Digital technology has completely transformed our lives. The arts have really embraced the creative possibilities but sometimes technology can ruin an evening out. Arts editor Andrew Clarke relives the highs and lows of a recent trip to a London show

Like most young girls, Simmone Taylor grew up dreaming of being a princess.

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.

Wes Hoolahan starts on the bench for tonight’s World Cup qualifying play-off decider against Denmark in Dublin.

A Norfolk man has completed an emotional charity bike ride which has raised thousands of pounds to help a charity close to his heart.

Bawdeswell village cinema has invited film-lovers to pick the movies it will screen next year.

Making amends for Dereham’s shame

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Keith Skipper looks at how a Norfolk vicar was moved to make amends for a town’s ‘shameful’ act.

Just five Norwich City players are away on international duty during the current break from Championship action.

Think of a tropical paradise looking out to the sea and no, we’re not talking the Caribbean – but a home with the most awe inspiring view in north Norfolk. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit 14, Danish House Gardens, Overstrand, for sale for a guide of £600,000 with Watsons Period & Prestige.

Wales have called up Norwich City forward Marley Watkins again, ahead of two friendly games during the international break.

American southern rock group The Cadillac Three are playing a headline show at The LCR in Norwich on November 15 with support from Brothers Osborne.

If you have a family heirloom that’s looking a bit tired, or you’ve accidentally poked a hole in a treasured painting, don’t panic – help 
is at hand from a Norfolk art restorer.

Flying home: Air travel from Paris to East Anglia in 1962 was still something of an adventure, as Bernard Phillips relates in this archive EDP essay.

Dozens of people came together in Norwich to join support for a global campaign against human trafficking.

A Paris romance comes to Diss

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Paris is one of the most romantic places in the world and it will be coming to Diss for one night only.

Life really is considerably better than 30-odd years ago, argues our finance columnist Peter Sharkey.

It started in an old farm shed on a shoestring budget in 1977.

It was four and half a years ago that Simon Kindleysides last walked outside, after a devastating brain condition confined him to a wheelchair.

Mystery surrounds the exact location of the Norwich home of Elsie Tilney, an unlikely World War Two heroine who rescued Jews from the Nazis. Mike Wiltshire reports.

It was meant to be an idyllic start to a lifelong marriage.

Norwich Airport has been ranked the third best small airport in the country for customer happiness.

In this new monthly feature, Sara Davey from UEA Student’s Union talks us through upcoming events at the LCR and Waterfront in Norwich, looks at their favourite gig of the month and shares some of her favourite reactions from social media...

She was born on Norfolk’s Sandringham Estate and spent her early years at Riddlesworth Hall School in the county.

It is nearly 20 years since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Consider this article well and truly webbed

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.

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

A young cyclist who has heart problems is raising money for a youth charity by attempting to ride 300 miles in four days from London to Paris.

Staff from eight local pubs, restaurants and hotels put their serving skills to the test, at Cromer carnival’s waiters and waitresses’ race, held on the pier forecourt on Monday.

Growing up in Cromer, we called them grockles - the tourists who descended upon our town between Easter and September.

It is one of the great love stories of history, so no exhibition about Horatio Nelson could really tell his life without mentioning Emma Hamilton. Norwich Castle Museum’s Nelson & Norfolk is no exception, as Trevor Heaton discovers.

No one knows her real name and she lived centuries ago. But who was Julian of Norwich - and why is there so much interest in her today? James Marston reports.

Lately, some people have been trading tales of the school trips they once went on, comparing them with the exotic jaunts of their grandchildren. Boys and girls in their mid-teens these days think nothing of jetting off, teachers in tow, to ever more distant places.

Vive la France!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Allons enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Lynne Mortimer celebrates Frenchness in the wake of the 228th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.

Norfolk’s wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett will face Nicolas Peifer of France in the singles quarter-finals at Wimbledon tomorrow.

I was delighted to read of the possible expansion of Norwich Airport.
I do hope that the amount of annual passengers can be trebled with the possibility of flights to Paris, Dublin and further afield.

The intrepid adventurer will be telling his life story, while David Walliams’ tale of a granny with a secret returns to Norwich, Yarmouth Hippodrome’s summer show, Unthank Arms Comedy Festival, a celebration of John Berger and Britten Sinfonia.

It is a curious inscription that links a quiet Norfolk village to an infamous French Queen who became a symbol of the excesses of the monarchy and famous for a quote she may never have even said: “let them eat cake”.

A vision to dramatically expand Norwich Airport over the next generation has been welcomed - but with a warning that sensitivity must be shown to people living nearby.

New flights to Paris and Dublin could open up a world of onward destinations to passengers from Norwich.

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.

Former workers at the last industrial giant operating in Norwich, the world famous Laurence, Scott & Electromotors, could be gathering for the final time later this week.

A romantic trend from the City of Love has made its way from the River Seine to the East Coast of Norfolk.

Two cyclists hoping to raise thousands for a children’s hospital department set off from the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital (NNUH).

A father is set to cycle over 1,000 miles in seven days to raise money for the hospital that saved his son’s life.

Alfie Hewett has moved up to six in the wheelchair singles world rankings following his victory at Roland Garros.

Alfie Hewett is a man that is used to fighting against the odds.

Alfie Hewett became the first British winner of a men’s wheelchair singles title at the French Open with a dramatic victory over defending champion Gustavo Fernandez.

Opportunity knocks for Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett in Paris today as he tries to become the first Brit to win the men’s wheelchair singles title at the French Open.

Another victory in Paris has seen Alfie Hewett move into the first grand slam singles final of his career – as well as another doubles final.

Paralympic silver medallist Alfie Hewett realises another career first today when he makes his debut at the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the season.

Three friends are running marathons to raise money for a charity that provides support for renal patients in Norfolk.

Strumpshaw Steam Rally fires up for its 25th anniversary, Dad’s Army invade North Norfolk Railway, there is two-wheel fun at Holkham and Sandingham, plus fireworks, country fairs, retro computer games and more for all the family.

Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.

Summer’s coming, and sadly shorts often have smaller pockets than trousers, says Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis.

From scenes of Norwich to views of Venice, beautiful paintings from around the region and across Europe feature in the latest exhibition at The Gallery, Picturecraft in north Norfolk.

Surprise Oscar success Mad Max: Fury Road is back in cinemas this weekend with a radical new monochrome look. It’s just the latest example of modern cinemas obsession with black and white.

Little Kelsie May Goward has not had a life like other toddlers.

A Beccles youngster has become the first to complete all 57 badges for a local brownies group.

A sports equipment manufacturer has bought a firm which has made products used at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, formerly the Millennium Stadium, Wembley Stadium and the Stade de France in Paris.

An attacker opened fire with an automatic weapon on police in the centre of Paris, killing one officer and wounding another before he was shot and killed.

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.

There was a T-shirt in front of me, as there always is when one is a running a marathon.

This sumptuous new ballet from Northern Ballet focuses on Italy’s famous romancer, seeking to recast him as a man as much of letters and emotion as of energetic rutting.

She’s 90 years’ old, but she’s every bit as beautiful today as she ever was.

Derek James tells the extraordinary story of a Norwich couple who defied the authorities and walked across Europe so they could be together.

Two University of East Anglia students made it all the way to the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai as part of Livewire1350’s Jailbreak fundraising event.

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 Donna-Louise Bishop found out about the groundbreaking work happening at the Norwich and Norfolk Obsessional Compulsive Disorder Voluntary Support Group.

As frontman of American rock band The Hold Steady, Craig Finn has performed in cities and towns all over the globe.

Just because a chef is famous doesn’t mean they’re always right – Richard Hughes delves into one of Mary Berry’s lesser-known cookbooks to create some monstrous meals for a discerning diner on his doorstep.

It’s a celebration of language and an opportunity for some linguistic gymnastics and yesterday, the world paused to appreciate poetry in all its many forms.

A cyclist whose young son got “exemplary care” will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime this June to raise funds for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital charity to say thank you.

Stepping in to Charlotte Rampling’s duplex in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, I meet not one glamour-puss but two. Joe, a magnificent Red Maine Coon, glides down the stairs as we shake hands. I’m privileged: he rarely greets strangers.

Acclaimed artist Nina Mae Fowler’s exhibition, The Day Cary Came To Norwich, throws a spotlight on ‘the darker side of fame’.

From the runway in Paris, to the catwalks in Milan, fashion fanatics around the world have been keen to emulate the enviable eyebrows of models such as Cara Delevigne.

Norfolk artist Rachel Hutchins was inspired by her childhood until her sad death aged just 30. Now an exhibition is celebrating her artworks.

The first thing anyone does with twins is spot the difference.

Ian Collins tells the story of the last Sikh ruler of the Punjab, Duleep Singh, whose exile on the Norfolk-Suffolk border was just one part of an extraordinary life.

One helped abolish slavery, another coined the term Poppyland while the third developed flower remedies - and now they all have blue plaques honouring them in Cromer.

The Mayor of Thetford made a trip to France to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the town’s twin.

HSBC has announced that profits have slumped by 82% after a year of “unexpected economic and political events”.

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.

He may have been born in Norfolk but scrum-half Ali Price has been pitched into the thick of Six Nations battle for Scotland and is on the verge of the biggest opportunity of his young career.

The former Bury St Edmunds school teacher, club president, chairman and player has been described as “a friend to all” after he died from a long illness on February 9.

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, love is in the air and people everywhere find their thoughts turning to romance. But where is the best place to woo your partner on this special day for l’amour?

Norfolk champion Keith Skipper will be the master of ceremonies when blue plaques honouring a trio of town greats are unveiled in Cromer later this month.

Geat Yarmouth’s seafront air show has been cancelled this year because of the cost of counter-terrorism measures. It’s a great shame as many of us hoped this event would boost the local economy – but have we, inadvertently, made ourselves the ‘victims’ of terrorism? Are we in danger of stopping events because of our worst fears? Could it be argued that the threat of terrorism is being taken too seriously?

Suffolk holidaymakers are being advised to invest in a ‘clean air’ sticker if driving to parts of France.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin has given his backing to a competition seeking the city’s best manager.

Norfolk-based Golf Days UK is launching a new series that will give amateur players the opportunity to team up with a professional.

England will not defend their Six Nations title when battle commences next week – they will get on the front foot and attempt to win the crown all over again.

Fifty years ago, The Sound of Music was such a hit at a Norfolk cinema that it ran and ran and ran until more than 250,000 people had seen it. Local film historian PHILIP YAXLEY tells the story of why we fell in love with Julie Andrews and co.

Ian Collins tells the story of much-loved Cromer Pier.

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.

A drive to increase farming content at an East Anglian college is set to continue in 2017 as it seeks to become one of the most important agricultural colleges in the country.

Gallery First Drive: Suzuki Ignis

Friday, December 30, 2016

Suzuki’s new Ignis looks to offer buyers a funky, small car that’s good to drive. Has it managed to do that? Jon Reay finds out.

A good Samaritan who has dedicated much of his year to helping refugees fleeing war-torn countries abroad has just returned from France where he claimed the problem is getting out of control.

The devastated family of an offshore worker who died on a gas platform off the east coast have paid tribute to him as an “exceptional fiancé, brother, son and uncle” who was “loved by so many people”.

An Oscar Wilde inspired comedy, Russian drama and The Twelve Days of Christmas also amongst theatre presents.

The search is on for the best manager in Norwich – with the prize of a trip for two to Paris up for grabs.

A joint investigation has today been launched after a man suffered fatal injuries on a gas platform 70 miles off the Norfolk coast.

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.

A Norwich woman has gained popularity online through her bric-ture perfect snaps after taking her Lego wedding cake toppers on honeymoon in London and Paris.

Norfolk Broads painter David Dane shows in as new gallery, French masterworks in Great Yarmouth and Spanish artist Ampparito subverting objects this week offers diverse exhibitions. SIMON PARKIN previews.

We have taken a look at thousands of expense claims put in by MPs in 2015-16.

As they come to Norwich, Ayse Hassan tells ALEX BELLOTTI why the notoriously sullen four-piece Savages have opened up to embrace love on their second record, Adore Life.

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

People in Norwich are breathing in air with illegally high levels of pollution, 13 years after a bid to improve air quality in the city.

Fresh details of a £100m revamp to breathe life into two former Norwich shoe factories have been revealed, including the possibility of almost 200 homes and a new hotel.

Here’s a quick look at some of the exciting events taking place across the region over the next 7 days:

This year Britain’s largest Christmas extravaganza will put on its 40th show. To mark the occasion here’s 40 things you may not have known about the Thursford Christmas Spectacular:

In the frame this week are past hairstyles from short back and sides to perms and sets - you can almost smell the hairspray and hair cream in these atmospheric shots from our archives.

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

Joy spread over the face of Maisie Lossau as friends and family greeted her at a surprise homecoming party – after she spent more than eight months in hospital.

A trio of town greats are set be honoured in Cromer next year.

Former Irish rugby star and coach Anthony Foley has died.

With hundreds of talented anglers across our region alone, Great Britain would stand a good chance of landing a haul of Olympic medals.

Mothers of teenage daughters have the most difficult job imaginable. Bringing up girls to be confident, ambitious, self-assured and happy go-getters in 2016 feels an impossible task.

Beautifully crafted with intricate designs and striking colours, Norwich shawls were seen as the height of fashion for women in the 19th century.

Tour operator Thomas Cook said bookings remained under pressure as the travel market continues to be hit by recent terror attacks.

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.

Gallery Sheringham parkrun marks 200th milestone

Saturday, September 17, 2016

“It has changed people’s lives. One or two people here have lost four stone, joined a running club and completed marathons so it’s a real journey for a lot of people.”

A King’s Lynn woman has compiled a bucket list of future cycle rides after catching the biking bug on a 54-mile Brighton to London event.

Some years ago Ian Wells, of Lakenham, used to go on long-distance bike rides with his son, Andrew. They completed a London to Brighton cycle race and the Norfolk 50, all raising money for charity.

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

Cyclists who used pedal power to boost two charities in their friend’s memory have raised more than £7,000.

Actress steps into summer season at 11th hour after jury service call-up.

Leisure chiefs show their support for dodgeball players.

Eurostar rail workers will launch a four-day strike today in a dispute over work/life balance.

A leading figure at a major arts venue in the north of England has today been announced as the new chief executive of Norwich Theatre Royal.

Construction of Sizewell C – now a step closer following agreement yesterday for the financial investment for Hinkley Point C – would boost Suffolk’s economy by £1bn over a decade, it was claimed last night.

More than 100 imaginatively-decorated beach huts will be gathered for all to admire on Cromer seafront next month.

Normandy’s stunning landscapes and landmarks have enchanted the paintbrushes of Monet and many other painters. Arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS finds out more about the region’s role in the famous Impressionism art movement.

Flags have been flown at a sombre half mast across the region today in mourning for the dozens killed and scores injured in Nice last night.

A Norwich woman has been caught up in a suspected terror attack that killed at least 84 people, including several children, during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France.

When their daughter was diagnosed with diabetes after nearly dying, a couple decided they would fight to raise awareness and funding for the disease.

It’s 9.10am on Wednesday and I’ve just boarded the train from St Malo in Brittany to Lyon in the south-east of France where Wales face Portugal tonight in the European Championship semi-final.

More than 300 people were seated in St Nicholas Minster to witness the presentation of awards to this year’s winning students from Great Yarmouth College.

The story of Norwich’s unheralded heroine of the Holocaust has been published in a new book – and its author is excited about visiting the city which nurtured this extraordinary woman.

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is warning Wales not to take anything for granted as Northern Ireland stand in the way of a quarter-final spot for Chris Coleman’s men at Euro 2016.

The Republic of Ireland are through to the knockout stages of Euro 2016 - thanks to Norwich City duo Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady.

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty was able to celebrate on Tuesday night after Northern Ireland’s place in the knock-out stages of Euro 2016 was confirmed, despite earlier losing 1-0 to world champions Germany in their Group C finale in Paris.

Nigel Farage has defended a Ukip poster showing a huge queue of non-white migrants on the borders of the European Union after it was branded “disgusting”.

Wes Hoolahan’s starring role for the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016 came as no surprise to Martin Olsson.

Chaos surrounded England’s first Euro 2016 finals match with fans attacked by Russian thugs inside the stadium after a third day of violence in Marseille left several British supporters in hospital.

Norwich City goalkeeping coach and former Republic of Ireland stalwart Dean Kiely is backing Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan to enjoy another Irish fairytale at Euro 2016.

Among the thousands of England fans heading to watch England’s opening Euro 2016 clash in Marseille this evening will be two of Norwich City’s most famous faces.

More millionaire households in Britain are counting their bonds, shares and pension funds today than ever.

A childhood fascination with Egyptology and animal skeletons sowed the seeds for a Norfolk artist’s stunning sculpture project.

Wes Hoolahan has had a longer route to the top than many of his peers. PADDY DAVITT charts the road to Euro 2016.

Unofficial it may have been – but what a start to summer it was.

Stacia Briggs and photographer Denise Bradley joined Norfolk’s D-Day veterans on the beaches of northern France to remember one of the bloodiest days in British history.

Swede has a handle on team-mate as Canaries pair prepare for Euro 2016 showdown

I was a little surprised to see a map published last week suggesting Romania and Albania are two of the safest places in which to holiday.

Russell Martin aims to enjoy his little taste of the Euro 2016 atmosphere – but only has eyes for the World Cup from here.

Steven Naismith says he has no regrets about joining Norwich City.

Forget Paris and Milan, a group of volunteer models have helped turn Attleborough into a new fashion capital - all in the name of helping people with Alzheimer’s.

A passenger plane travelling from Paris to Cairo with 66 people including a Briton on board has crashed near the Greek Mediterranean island of Karpathos, according to reports.

A Police Federation branch chairman has claimed rural officers fear they would be “sitting ducks” in the event of an armed terrorist attack.

Martin Olsson’s early injury exit at Everton was a precautionary measure ahead of a massive summer for the Norwich City left-back.

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.

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.

Cyclists riding through red lights – is it time to make it legal to keep traffic moving asks motoring editor Andy Russell.

The Local Government Association, who represent 370 councils in England and Wales, have recently estimated the cost to the NHS of dealing with excessive alcohol consumption at £3.5bn a year. The LGA are also calling for tax breaks on zero-alcohol beverages and weaker grade drinks.

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

A new queen has been chosen to lead Sheringham carnival’s ‘royal family’, which, for the first time this year will include both a junior and a senior attendant.

A young woman who almost died of an undiagnosed heart condition has today thanked her husband for saving her life.

It’s hard to say which was the greatest culture shock, and the most memorable travel experience of my life.

Thomson and First Choice owner TUI has said UK holidaymakers are returning to old favourites including Spain and the Canaries in the wake of recent terror attacks around the world.

Friends and colleagues of a well-respected yachtsman who died last year while preparing for a race will tackle a marathon feat in his memory.

Actress Lorraine Metcalfe is climbing a mountain of line-learning for the parts of three leading women in a summer drama season.

Easton and Otley College and Norwich RFC coach Jonny O’Brien looks back on another dramatic and exciting Six Nations campaign.

Norwich has shown its solidarity with the people of Brussels by lighting City Hall with the colours of the Belgian flag.

One of two brothers who carried out suicide bomb attacks in Brussels leaving at least 34 people dead and scores injured, including four Britons, left a note in a bin.

There is an understandable rush to respond to, and desire to make sense of, unfolding events as they happen in a 24-hour news media environment.

One of the region’s MEPs has revealed he was in the Brussels underground station shortly before it was rocked by an explosion.

It’s ten years today since the first tweet was sent. Here are ten of Norfolk’s most powerful tweeters:

Can you remember visiting Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach in the 80s and 90s? You might recognise some of these photos from our archive.

England have named Joe Marler and Ben Youngs on the bench for Saturday’s Grand Slam match against France in Paris, as the only two changes to their starting XV from last weekend’s win over Wales.

The cheery smiles of a signature seafront fun ride are getting their winter makeover.The Snails at Joyland have taken a quick trip along the seafront to a workshop for their pre-season preening.

It is a dramatic balcony scene as famous as Romeo and Juliet’s moonlit meeting of lovers.

Pupils learned what happens to those rolling fields of Norfolk barley when scientists from the company which malts it came to school.

Ben Youngs is determined to not feel the pain of missing out on a Grand Slam for a third time with England.

England ended their run of four successive runners-up finishes by being crowned Six Nations champions in Eddie Jones’ debut campaign as head coach – thanks to Scotland.

Double world champion Nick Dempsey will become the most successful men’s Olympic windsurfer in history if he wins gold at Rio.

Everything from the streets of Paris to Darth Vader from Star Wars feature in the kaleidoscope of art on show in a new exhibition at the Mustard Coffee Bar in Norwich.

Cyclists signing up to compete in the annual Tour de Broads are being urged to help in the battler against cancer through their fundraising efforts.

Northern Ireland chief Michael O’Neill admits Kyle Lafferty’s limbo at Norwich City is an unwanted headache as he plans for his country’s Euro 2016 bow.

We’re just days into what will be months of campaigning and I can’t be alone in feeling that the European Union referendum has already breached my boredom threshold. So I realised what might actually be useful would be a guide to the issue for people like me who don’t know much about Europe other than that Disneyland Paris is there and people who live there like red rucksacks. Bear with me, then, as we travel through Europe and discover the sights.

A Suffolk council is producing more than 100% of the power it needs using solar, biomass and wind energy, making it one of the greenest in the east of England.

HSBC has reported worse-than-expected pre-tax profits, as it braces itself for a “bumpier” ride amid slowing economic growth in China.

HSBC will keep headquarters in London

Monday, February 15, 2016

Banking giant HSBC has announced it will keep its headquarters in the UK after a high-profile lengthy review.

Easton & Otley College and Norwich RFC coach, Jonny O’Brien, looks ahead to round two of the Six Nations after an exciting start.

More than £70m has been invested in businesses in the region during the first round of funding distributed by the University of East Anglia’s Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF).

Thomson and First Choice owner TUI said summer holiday bookings to Turkey had slumped by 40pc after recent terrorist attacks.

My 18th birthday came just in time for the 1975 referendum on whether Britain should remain in what at that time was called the European Economic Community. I thought it the best present to be able to vote a resounding “Yes!”

Something old, something new and something unexpected, the latest visit by Richard Alston Dance promises a diverse programme that loyal audiences have come to expect. The choreographer tells SIMON PARKIN more as the tour starts in Norwich.

A travel agency with offices across East Anglia says it has its “eyes peeled” for new branches in Norfolk.

The Merry Opera Company will be bringing the opera La Boheme to Norfolk as part of the Diss Corn Hall on Tour programme.

Transport giant FirstGroup has warned over annual profits after “terrible” weather and flooding at the end of last year hit its bus business.

2016 promises to be a big year for the sporting world.

Jeremy Corbyn has sacked two senior figures for “disloyalty” and installed a Trident opponent in the key shadow defence brief as he sought to get a grip on his top team.

Tom Gaskin may have an international career as a supermodel for some of the world’s biggest fashion houses, but he’s happiest at home and on stage doing what he loves best: juggling and making people laugh. Stacia Briggs spoke to Tom about the balancing act between runway and ring and being paid to kick Harry Potter.

Six days after D-Day, Bryan Samain - still in his teens - went into action.

Action to give armed police greater legal protection if they shoot terrorists and other suspects is being examined by the Government, it was reported.

A campaigning mother of four has returned from Paris after travelling to the city to call for world leaders to tackle climate change and to present a petition to French president, Francois Hollande.

Two international footballers are the latest to be linked with a move to Norwich City in the January transfer window.

Art fans can enjoy a special insight into the beautiful work of Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha at an event in Norwich tomorrow night.

Members of a Norwich Star Wars club have agreed not to draw blasters and other weapons in public at the request of the space saga’s creator in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris.

Monday, June 16 is a date that three Norwich City players will have on their minds a great deal during the next six months.

A young Norfolk couple are proving they have the passion and determination to succeed in the world’s most glittering ballrooms.

It’s time for another round-up of readers’ comments and corrections arising from the past two months of archive features.

See which lobby your MP went through in the vote on Syria air strikes.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon - an opponent of the Iraq War and attacks on Assad in Syria - sets out why he has decided to back the prime minister’s with attacks on Isis

Opinion So what makes you British?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

In the wake of the attacks in Paris and the continuing migration of refugees, this country of ours has become exceptionally tense.

King’s Lynn could be totally submerged and abandoned, and Downham Market a seaside town on Norfolk’s new west coast by the end of the century.

A local dancer is preparing to take on a world championships, having already become British champion for his age group.

Arsenal Football Club may be used to flying high in the league. However the London team has come in for criticism after it was revealed the team took a 14-minute flight to Norwich for Sunday’s game against Norwich City.

The Royal Arcade, Jarrolds store and Aviva’s historic base Surrey House are among Norwich’s Victorian and Edwardian treasures - and were all designed by the same architect.

Hundreds of people from the Norfolk and Norwich Friends of the Earth group (NNFoE) travelled down to London today to join thousands more in the People’s Climate March.

A group of young people who have rallied their school to fight climate change have written to the prime minister urging action at UN talks.

Land Rover has driven its flagship Range Rover luxury sport utility across a bridge made of paper.

David Cameron has appealed for MPs to back British airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, asking: “If not now, when?”

George Osborne has scrapped planned cuts to tax credits for millions of low paid workers and ruled out further reductions in police budgets - but Norfolk and Suffolk police will still need to make savings.

The US Air Force has revealed that the Libyan leader of ISIL was killed by a fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath.

A group of armed men may have taken hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix, it is being reported.

Soldiers patrol the Paris streets after the terror attacks which claimed the lives of 130 people.

Norwich City’s Paris-born defender Seb Bassong has revealed his shock over the terrorist attacks on the French capital.

The Church of England has said the policy preventing them from showing an advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer did not exist at the time they were trying to get the video into cinemas.

Bullish Jose Mourinho is confident Chelsea will have too much for Norwich City in Saturday’s intriguing Premier League tussle at Stamford Bridge.

Norwich City supporters heading to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge this weekend have been advised to allow extra time for their journey amid tightened security following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

The suspected leader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was killed in a police raid, the Paris prosecutor said.

Thousands of junior doctors in England have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strikes in a bitter row with the Government.

A Great Yarmouth school is considering its options on whether to go-ahead with its annual trip to Paris next month following the terrorism attacks in the city last Friday.

Two suspects in the Paris attacks have been killed during a raid in a suburb of the French capital, police said.

Norwich City will be among the clubs at a Premier League meeting which will look at security measures after the Paris massacres.

New sanctions will be introduced on illegal immigration under a bill backed by Norwich North MP Chloe Smith.

EasyJet has said the Paris terror attacks will have a minimal impact on the budget airline as “resilient” passengers will still want to travel.

As French officials named the alleged ringleader behind the Paris attacks and an international manhunt continues for Salah Abdeslam, more information has emerged about those behind Friday’s massacres that left 129 dead.

People from across the region fell silent at 11am on Monday as they stood in solidarity with those in Paris to remember the victims of Friday’s devastating terror attacks.

French police raided 168 locations across the country and arrested 23 people as authorities identified more members of a sleeper cell said to be behind the Paris terror attacks.

Messages of support and solidarity are being given from Norwich and Norfolk after the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night.

From the Fens to the east coast and from North Norfolk to the heart of Suffolk, the message to France is clear: We stand united in showing our solidarity.

A former Ipswich schoolboy has spoken of the horrifying moments Paris came under siege by terrorists as he watched a football match in the French capital.

Former Norwich City midfielder Cedric Anselin said the Paris attacks had left him shaken and in tears.

A friend of Colchester man Nick Alexander, killed in the massacre at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, has described how she held him in her arms before he died.

A Briton killed in the massacre at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris was Nick Alexander from Colchester, it was confirmed tonight.

A man from Colchester is reported to have been working in the Bataclan nightclub when it was attacked during last night’s Paris terror attacks.

Around 120 people are believed to have been killed in the Paris terror attacks. Here is how the night unfolded: