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A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave who was found strangled in woodland 25 years ago, when the defendant was a boy of 13.

Die-hard Norwich City fans are eyeing a Canaries badge of honour and a memorable away day after moving quickly to buy all of the 5,000 tickets on sale for next month’s game at Wigan.

Norfolk time trialists met their counterparts from the other side of the Fens in the Wisbech Wheelers 15 with honours working out roughly even.

He remains the record holder for the most goals scored in a season at Norwich City.

A customer at The Bell Hotel Wetherspoons in Norwich claims staff wrote an offensive message inside her napkin.

It was a fitting tribute to a rail enthusiast who had dedicated his life to helping people enjoy incredible journeys by steam.

Less than 20 minutes after the highlight of the National Hunt season, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Fakenham stages its Silver Cup, the feature of Friday’s seven-race card.

Harleston Magpies took the derby honours in the East League Premier Division when they beat Norwich City 3-1 at The Nest.

Rail passengers will finally be able to travel between Norwich and London in just 90 minutes this spring.

A serial conwoman who stole a man’s life savings and falsely accused him of rape will be forced to repay £2,630 to her victim.

A couple wanting to sell their luxury bungalow are hopeful that being upfront about its sad history (it was where Una Crown was murdered) will encourage buyers to recognise what a beautiful home it is.

A driver imposed a driving ban on himself after being caught driving at more than 60mph in a 30mph zone, a court has heard.

Joe Steed teed up a great night for boxing fans in the Fens with victory number five of his fledgeling career.

Lowestoft Town have received a double boost ahead of their clash with league leaders Kettering Town after confirming two new signings.

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.

Over the last 50 years Britain has seen a major growth in the number of heritage railways – attracting millions of visits from people of all backgrounds.

Trains between Norwich and Ipswich are being disrupted after a vehicle struck a bridge.

A shoplifter was wrestled to the ground by baton-wielding police after she threatened to stab an officer with a hypodermic syringe, a court heard.

A “jealous and possessive” man attacked his ex-partner after bombarding her with threatening text messages and hacked off her hair because he knew just how much it meant to her, a court heard.

Exciting Norwich prospect Liam Goddard has been tipped for the top.

A judge has asked for a medical report on a mother of two who ran from police for three months after she appeared in court seeming “frail”.

This is the moment UEA graduate and former history teacher Angela Davey was arrested in Camden after three months on the run for drug dealing.

A new local alternative rock band have sprung onto the scene and are all set for their EP release show in Norwich.

The fate of Norfolk’s HMV stores has been revealed as auditors KPMG revealed which 27 stores would be axed from the chain.

The fate of Norfolk’s HMV stores has been revealed as auditors KPMG revealed which 27 stores would be axed from the chain.

Remember when cars seemed to be part of the family, and even had nicknames? Here are memories from around the area of the vehicles our mums, dads and grandparents drove when we were young.

The family of a former history teacher and UEA graduate who had been on the run from police for two months have spoken of their relief after she was arrested in London.

Rail bosses have outlined a bold new vision for the East Anglian network over the next 25 years at a major transport conference in Ipswich.

A UEA graduate and mother of two who has been wanted for drug dealing since November appeared at Norwich Crown Court after being arrested in London.

After losing last week’s meeting to the weather, Fakenham will be hoping the same does not happen when today’s six-race card faces a 7am inspection before going ahead.

Greater Anglia passengers have become significantly less satisfied with their journeys over the last 12 months according to new figures from the rail watchdog Transport Focus.

Norwich City finally had something to smile about as they recorded only their second win of the season in the top flight of the East League.

King’s Lynn Stars will begin the 2019 season with a trip to arch-rivals Ipswich.

A goal in the last of five added minutes cruelly robbed Lowestoft of crucial points in their quest to move away from the bottom places.

Shocking video footage has emerged of a father and baby son just milliseconds away from being struck by a dangerous drunk driver in Peterborough.

It will go down as one of the very best rants of recent times - who can forget Chris Wilder losing it after his Sheffield United side lost to Norwich last season?

A former Norwich City youth coach who died in a car crash the morning he was due to stand trial over sex abuse allegations was part of a ‘paedophile ring’, a victim claims.

A football player who accused ex-Norwich City youth coach Kit Carson of sexual abuse has spoken out after being denied justice when the 75-year-old died in a car crash.

Michael Sean ‘Kit’ Carson - who was killed in a car crash the day before he went on trial for sex offences - worked at Norwich City for a decade, operating as a youth scout and coach to find emerging talent.

Some 200 young people and their families enjoyed a candlelit Mass and fireworks as a celebration of Epiphany in Poringland.

The first weekend of the year means one thing, the third round of the FA Cup.

A former Norwich City youth coach is to go on trial this month having been charged with the sexual abuse of 11 boys under the age of 16.

If Greater Anglia’s promises come true, 2019 should be a very good year for the region’s rail passengers – the first new trains will start to be introduced and Network Rail should finish its long-term upgrade work between Shenfield and London.

Police have urged drivers to take care amid cold and windy weekend weather in Norfolk.

The East of England has been told to brace itself for a cold weekend after a yellow weather warning for ice and snow was issued by the Met Office.

A serial conwoman’s trail of deceit can today be revealed after she was jailed for stealing a man’s life savings and falsely accusing him of rape.

Following the announcement of a celebration game for Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin at Carrow Road, David Freezer takes a closer look at the details of the big day – and the tantalising possibilities involved

Five people caught spitting in Wisbech in just one month were each handed a £75 fixed penalty notice by the enforcement team hired by Fenland District Council to crackdown on anti social behaviour.

A conwoman stole the life savings of a man she met on a dating website then falsely accused him of rape, putting him through four months of torment, a court heard.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said he is open to a revival of the devolution debate - two years after a previous deal was taken off the table.

A transport firm has been praised for opening their canteen to school children and others involved in a collision on the A47 near Guyhirn today.

It will be ‘Team Wes’ against ‘Team Russ’ next year, after Norwich City confirmed a special celebration match is being organised to mark the Canaries careers of Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin.

Snappers from North Norfolk Photographic Society came away victorious after a hotly contested competition with camera clubs from Buxton and North Walsham.

As Greater Anglia takes delivery of its third new Stadler “bi-mode” train for the region’s rural lines this week, the company has been showing off some of the technology the company is using to ensure the new trains stop accurately in stations.

Volunteer historians working on a new project transcribing King’s Lynn historical records have discovered a letter to Queen Anne from a time when Europe was not just arguing, but actually at war. Chloe Phillips, from Norfolk Records Office, reports.

A young homeless man from Norfolk suffered burns to 85pc of his body after being found on fire, an inquest heard.

Are you looking to sell a property quickly? Auction House, with four sale rooms in East Anglia, has the answer.

The jobs of more than 330 staff at the Construction Industry Training Board have been secured after it agreed a deal to outsource many of its services.

KING’S Lynn boss Dale Allitt is burning the candle at both ends in his bid to lead his side into a successful 2019.

The annual Lardal Kantori Norwegian Christmas Carol concert is at Great Yarmouth Minster on Saturday, December 1 from 7.30pm.

An angler was fined after fishing without a rod licence and obstructing an Environment Agency officer at a lake in Norfolk.

Matt Gill admits he jumped at the chance to work with Paul Lambert at Ipswich Town.

An inquest into the death of a Norfolk man found on fire outside a homeless hostel opens tomorrow.

When Julie James retires next month, the ceremonies will be smaller than those for her husband, the bishop, but no less heartfelt.

The first new Swiss-built train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region – but it won’t be travelling under its own steam just yet.

King’s Lynn Stars owner Buster Chapman has taken a stake in a new club – arch-rivals Ipswich Witches.

A Norfolk man who was found on fire outside a homeless hostel has died.

A celebrity archaeologist has defended the controversial excavation of Seahenge, 20 years to the day after it was discovered jutting from the sea bed at Holme, near Hunstanton.

A passer-by has described how he rushed over to help a Norfolk man who was engulfed in flames outside a homeless hostel.

A Norfolk man is in a critical condition after being found on fire outside a homeless hostel.

One of Norwich City’s reported targets in Ireland has admitted he could soon be making the move to England.

The Coca-Cola truck won’t be visiting Norwich this year.

Artist studios, hot-desking, incubator units and creative spaces are just some of the buildings that could be available if King’s Lynn had a creative hub.

A Norwich-created business is looking to double its size and turnover to £2.5m in the coming year, having opened new offices in Thetford to serve the growing demand for its services there.

A group of East Anglian veterans had the chance to get behind the wheels of a tank in north Norfolk.

Trains are being cancelled between Ipswich and Stowmarket after a person was hit by a train on the main line to London.

An “intelligent and articulate” chef has been jailed after being caught with 57 wraps of Class A drugs in King’s Lynn.

Russell Martin hopes he can bring the same leadership to Walsall that he demonstrated for such a long time at Norwich City.

A special proclamation to commemorate the end of the First World War and written by Newmarket Town Crier Brenda Willison is set to be performed across the world on Armistice Day.

Norfolk is set to get no new investment from the Budget because it is a “basket case” in the eyes of the Treasury, it has been claimed.

Paul Lambert has linked up with one of his former Norwich City players swiftly after his shock appointment as Ipswich Town manager, adding Matt Gill to his coaching staff.

Context is everything in football. Two years ago Norwich City had been top of the table and clearly among the promotion pace-setters under Alex Neil – but all was not well, a feeling of unease undermined a very positive start to the season.

It’s great to see Canaries legend Russell Martin back in football and taking the first steps in coaching which could one day bring him back to Norwich City.

The first-team emergence of Norwich City’s young stars must act as motivation for further success for academy staff.

The manager of one of Norfolk’s most important conservation sites has been rewarded for his work with a national award.

Harleston Magpies Ladies made it successive away victories in the East Conference when they won 3-1 at Southgate.

Could another former Norwich City player be joining James Maddison in the England senior squad this season? Wolverhampton Wanderers fans certainly think there should be.

Concerns that progress to improve the A47 is in danger of falling behind prompted a Conservative councillor to launch a blistering attack on Highways England.

A couple who suffered the devastating loss of their daughter are putting together a special film screening as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Norfolk-based Angling Direct, the UK’s largest fishing tackle retailer, welcomed some strong figures in its half-year results.

King’s Lynn Stars are through to the Premiership play-off final... CHRIS LAKEY takes a look at the riders who will carry the club’s colours as they aim for the first top-flight title in their history.

A Dereham based water system manufacturer has assisted in the refurbishment of Kidney Research UK’s office in Peterborough by donating a new water system.

Fourteen companies from across the East of England are highlighted in the 14th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table which ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales, published this weekend.

One woman has proved age knows no bounds when it comes to having fun after she mastered the wind at an indoor skydive for her 99th birthday.

A government plan to force restaurants to give all tips to staff has today been given strong backing in Norwich.

Simon Lambert reckons King’s Lynn’s success is one in the eye for the detractors ahead of this evening’s date with destiny at the Adrian Flux Arena (7.30).

Three super-fast bus routes, cleaner buses and smart ticketing could be on the way to Norwich after the city was shortlisted to get a share of £840m of government cash.

Dan Ashworth – the Norfolk man who played a key role in helping England to the semi-finals of the World Cup - has left the Football Association.

People in Norwich say a housing association rule means they must spend hours with their fire alarms blaring before anyone can turn it off.

Norwich City had to survive a second half onslaught from Wycombe before Jordan Rhodes’ hat-trick sealed a 4-3 League Cup third round win on Tuesday night at Adams Park.

A couple have tied the knot at a caravan park where they first met two years ago.

As New Anglia LEP prepares for its annual general meeting today, its chairman Doug Field still feels he has unfinished business, he told business editor Mark Shields.

A couple have celebrated their 20th holiday in Norfolk, in the same cottage they have been visiting for more than a decade.

Accidents on the A47 caused a month’s worth of road closures between 2013 and 2018, figures have revealed.

Wes Hoolahan could be coming up against Norwich City later this season with West Brom interested in signing the former Republic of Ireland international.

Making your league debut for Norwich City amid the pressure of derby day may have been a big ask of Max Aarons – but he is not the first to do it.

Anglian Water has revealed a £6.5bn investment plan as it looks to balance increasing demand from the East of England’s growing population with reduced rainfall.

The UK’s largest fishing tackle and equipment retailer, based in Norfolk, has opened its 23rd store.

Moritz Leitner’s first goal for Norwich City rescued a Championship point and stretched the Canaries’ unbeaten run against bitter rivals Ipswich Town to 11 games at Portman Road this afternoon.

Kieren Standley, part of the Ipswich Town Talk podcast, is in the chair ahead of the East Anglian Derby for our regular Q&A with an opposition fan.

The build-up to derby day is always difficult to enjoy, so it was great to have the distraction of an impressive Norwich City cup win at Cardiff this week.

Norwich City supporters have been thanking Russell Martin for his long service, after the Canaries announced the defender’s contract has been terminated by mutual consent.

Guide dogs in the east are looking for volunteers in Norwich’s golden triangle to look after training guide dogs.

Dale Allitt insists his Stars side must take their ‘A-game’ as they travel to Leicester on Monday night (7.30)

A “young man of promise” is today behind bars after being caught supplying cocaine to an undercover police officer during a Norwich-wide blitz on drug dealing.

A set of traffic cones in a Norfolk field is giving drivers a glimpse of the route for a due-to-be dualled section of the A47.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class really rises to the challenge of being the premium compact car benchmark with big-car quality, technology, comfort and safety. Motor editor Andy Russell enjoys the wow factor.

King’s Lynn Town face rivals Kettering Town on Tuesday night looking to erase the memory of their open day defeat.

Little Simon Meanwell has the adorable smile of a seriously chilled out baby.

Here we bring you all the Championship transfer business for the 2018 summer transfer window.

Highly-rated Shamrock Rovers keeper Gavin Bazunu is attracting interest from England - with the Canaries reportedly rebuffed in a move for the teenage prodigy.

A chain of hotels has earmarked a £1m upgrade for its budget portfolio across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

East Anglia is known for its rich comic heritage, stretching from the Singing Postman right through to current alternative comedians like John Kearns. Here is a look at 20 comedy stars with links to the region.

A woman stabbed her lodger in the neck and heart in a drunken row and his life was only saved by the “astonishing” skill of medical staff, a court heard.

A woman who tried to smuggle drugs and a mobile phone into Norwich prison hidden in a hair scrunchie was caught red-handed by a drug detection dog, a court heard.

Event, part of Norwich Craft Beer Week, is ‘ramped up’ for 2018.

A Norwich comedian who was forced to move her mobility scooter from a disabled space on a train has spoken of another “rough day” on public transport.

Head coach Daniel Farke has confirmed that Russell Martin is likely to be leaving Norwich City on loan again this season.

One of the country’s largest unions is today welcoming a Parliamentary debate which aims to shine a spotlight on plans to close a training board’s Norfolk head office.

A jealous and controlling woman, who stabbed her ex-partner five times because he took too long doing his Christmas shopping, has been given an extended 18 year sentence.

Bionic man Lewis Kerr has sent a message to King’s Lynn bosses: “Count me in next season!”

England’s World Cup exploits haven’t happened overnight – they are part of a long and well-thought plan, as Chris Lakey reports

Norfolk firms could benefit from a share of £8m of European Union cash over the next decade, despite Brexit, under county council plans.

A teenager forced to sell drugs from a Great Yarmouth flat to pay off a drugs debt has been given 15 months custody.

King’s Lynn Stars team boss Dale Allitt admitted the club are “devastated” after popular Lewis Kerr sustained serious leg injuries.

Flickering hopes for the future of a nationwide training body in West Norfolk have been dashed after the organisation confirmed it would move its head office out of the county – a decision branded “thoroughly cowardly” by an MP.

Ben Stancombe (VeloVelocity) won the CC Breckland evening 25 in 50:41 – but the strong headwind on the longer outward leg from Larling meant record times were hard to come by.

A petition to save the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been signed by thousands of workers and villagers.

An academy trust which runs primary schools in the region has celebrated the official opening of its new head office.

Signing number two of the summer has arrived at Norwich City but there are still plenty more issues to be settled ahead of the Championship season starting.

Norwich City are tracking Cork City attacking midfielder Kieran Sadlier as the former West Ham trainee continues to impress for the Irish champions.

After this week’s mega-money sale of a previous Norwich City deadline day signing in James Maddison, David Freezer decided to make L for last orders please, in our alternative Canaries A-Z summer series.

King’s Lynn will still be without Australian star Ty Proctor for their trip to Swindon on Thursday.

A daughter who stole more than £26,000 from her elderly parents leaving their care home bills unpaid had her hearing to claw back cash adjourned for further inquiries into what, if any, assets she might hold.

A woman who admitted she had “blown” her last chance to get help for her long-standing drug addiction was jailed after going on a crime spree.

Harry Kane is the most popular man in England at the moment but it’s tough for Norwich City fans to avoid a rueful laugh when watching the World Cup success of the former Canaries loanee.

Entrepreneurs of the future from around the region battled for a spot in the national finals of an enterprise contest.

A Norfolk estate agent has gone to ground owing landlords thousands of pounds, an EDP investigation can today reveal.

Debuts, there’s been a few, but not many as memorable of that of Leon McKenzie.

Wins for Sophie Wright and Jimmy Piper were local highlights when National Series cross-country mountain bike racing came to the Phoenix Bikes course at Kentford near Newmarket.

Colourful cartoons of seaside characters are bringing a ray of sunshine and cheery smiles to Great Yarmouth whatever the weather.

The collapse of construction giant Carillion and a million-pound financial dispute have been blamed for the failure of a flooring company.

West Norfolk footballer Kieran Lambourne has been selected to represent England at the World Amputee Football Federation World Cup.

It has been dubbed the “biggest and beeriest” festival yet.

Urgent repairs to a bridge at Manea in Cambridgeshire has caused disruption for the Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street line.

From opera along the north Norfolk coast to sculpture reflecting memories of The Fens and The Wash, several parts of Norfolk have been picked to be the inspiration for new artworks as part of a project across the east.

With next season’s opponents confirmed the fresh Championship challenge is beginning to take shape for Norwich City.

North Norfolk Beach Runner Chris Merrylees tells Mark Armstrong about how his collapse at the Brighton Marathon last month has affected his running

Reviving an old tradition, Norwich Cathedral Choir under Ashley Grote joined with its counterparts from Ely and Peterborough in a concert marking the centenary of the death of Hubert Parry.

A new season normally equals a new start. Russell Martin appears the exception to the rule at Norwich City. Paddy Davitt assesses the available options for the defender, in the latest of our City report card series.

There is lots more weird and wonderful fun for audiences to enjoy in the final four days of this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at some highlights

Former King’s Lynn Town player Simon Clark will take over from Ian Culverhouse at The Walks next season.

Fears have been raised that the departure of the Construction Industry Training Board from west Norfolk could also spell the end for a pioneering training centre.

Millwall have released Norwich City youth product Harry Toffolo without handing the FA Youth Cup winner a debut.

A recent long train journey gave David Clayton time for a bit of people-watching.

Testing has started on the first of Greater Anglia’s new regional trains that are due to transform services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

A back bench revolt could derail ambitious plans for Fenland Council to join forces with King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to create an economic powerhouse that is already worth £5bn a year.

The housing minister has met with senior executives at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to discuss its restructure which would see it moves its headquarters out of the region and axing hundreds of jobs.

Representatives from Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk – the three counties the A47 runs through – stand united in calling for the government to fully dual the road between Peterborough and Lowestoft, a meeting heard today.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival kicks off today and is bringing 17 days of weird and wonderful entertainment for audiences to enjoy. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at 10 highlights.

With record-breaking temperatures on Bank Holiday Monday the annual Walsingham pilgrimage attracted almost 900 people to the village.

With counting finished in the local elections in Norfolk, there have been gains for Labour in Norwich but UKIP has lost seats in Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk’s batsman will face the pace of England Twenty20 international Tymal Mills at Woolpit tomorrow.

It was probably November, 1972. The ground was definitely Highfield Road and if I have the date right, then the game finished Coventry City 3 Sheffield United 0.

The votes are being counted after Norwich and Great Yarmouth headed to the polls.

A Norfolk police officer was injured trying to save the life of a suicidal man following a two-hour stand-off, a court heard.

It was one year ago today that Norwich City’s new regime gave the club’s revamp a kick-start.

A Norfolk MP has hailed “a significant victory” in the ongoing battle to save jobs put at risk by the proposed departure of the Construction Industry Training Board from the region.

A man believed to be in his 60s was struck by a train this morning.

Alan Burbridge’s first car was a 1967 Ford Anglia Super and fond memories still coming flooding back whenever he sees one at a classic car meet.

A petition to save the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been launched by its chaplain.

A sex offender has been sent back to prison after breaching the terms of his release.

Yanic Wildschut endured an evening to forget as his defensive error contributed to Cardiff suffering a damaging defeat at Derby.

Toby Atkins of the Peterborough-based ActiveEdge team won the DAP Cycling Club’s first ever road race promotion, a sun-drenched 75 miler on the Ringsfield circuit near Beccles.

A union has hit out at the Construction Industry Training Board’s handling of plans to scrap its training provision and make hundreds of people redundant.

Three men and one woman were arrested today on suspicion of intent to supply drug ‘grenades’ after three children were found unconscious and taken to hospital.

Remi Matthews admits it has been a difficult few weeks for him personally but the Norwich City loanee now has his sights firmly set on a League One play-off place with Plymouth.

It’s time to recognise the vital work that unpaid carers do, says Nick Conrad.

Norwich Cathedral is one of the city’s finest landmarks and one of its greatest treasures is its music. On the day BBC Radio 3 visits to broadcast Evensong live from Norwich, arts correspondent Emma Knights speaks to Norwich Cathedral’s master of music Ashley Grote.

Former Norwich City youth coach “Kit” Carson has appeared in court charged with the sexual abuse of 11 boys under the age of 16 between 1978 and 2009.

John Ruddy and Ryan Bennett are going to enjoy every moment of helping Wolves seal promotion to the Premier League.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) had already revealed proposals to move its head office, where it employs 575 people, from Bircham Newton in north West Norfolk, with Peterborough the most likely destination.

A daughter who raided the bank account of her vulnerable elderly mother stealing more than £22,000 has been ordered to pay back a nominal amount of just £1.

An assistant practitioner who works with mental health patients supporting them to exercise as part of their recovery will take on his own physical fitness test in the world’s largest obstacle course race for charity.

Remi Matthews has been training with parent club Norwich City this week and may miss Plymouth’s game on Saturday due to his new-born daughter undergoing tests in hospital.

More than 1,700 people have done their bit to boost the campaign to get the A47 fully dualled - by sending postcards of support which will be used to put pressure on the government.

A judge praised the “true grit” shown by a 75-year-old postmistress held-up in a rural post office raid after he jailed one of the robbers for five years.

The county’s MPs have lent further backing to the campaign to get the A47 fully dualled,

The walking football section of Beccles Town FC has been successful in the People’s FA Cup, qualifying for the national finals.

For some Easter is a time of relaxation and indulging in giant chocolate eggs in front of the fire. But for scores of fearless athletes, it was about pushing yourself to the limit.

A national chain is poised to open a new store in Norwich’s Castle Mall as part of country-wide expansion plans.

In our latest article looking at how a fully dualled A47 would benefit our communities, mid-Norfolk’s MP George Freeman praised the Just Dual It! campaign and highlighted the need for dualling near one of Norfolk’s biggest market towns.

Harleston Magpies turned on the style at Spalding, winning a one-sided Premier A encounter 10-2.

It’s time to make up for broken promises over the A47 - that’s the message to the government today, almost 30 years after a pledge was made to spend more than £200m dualling the road.

Please come and see why the A47 is seen as a joke!

People across Norfolk are today urged to leave the government in no doubt of how desperately the a fully dualled A47 is needed, by sending thousands of postcards demanding action.

Norfolk could be set for a soaraway jobs bonanza thanks to a high profile visit that will see Great Yarmouth bid to play a major part in the construction of a third runway for Heathrow Airport.

Dualling the A47 could help to cut the number of crashes on a road which saw 180 serious and fatal crashes over the space of five years.

The current state of the A47 is holding back the growth of Norfolk’s economy, according to business bosses who want to see the road fully dualled.

Roads minister Jesse Norman was today left in no doubt what Norfolk wants when it comes to its main artery: Just Dual It!

‘Just Dual It!” - that will be the hard-hitting message from Norfolk today at the launch of a new campaign to put pressure on the government to pump millions more into the A47.

BT Openreach has launched its biggest recruitment drive ever, which will include 220 engineers to speed the roll-out of faster broadband in the region.

Tenants living in a basement with no light, housed in a garage with no fire escape and renting a flat with water dripping out of electric sockets.

Several men have denied involvement in a conspiracy to carry out burglaries across five counties including Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Whether you’re feasting on a towering burger or chowing down on a stack of ribs, it’s clear the meat market is overcrowded, so to stand out your humble steakhouse has to have something special. Geraldine Scott finds out whether Middletons makes the grade.

His loan experience at Cambridge United may not be quite going to plan but Adam Phillips is still learning plenty from his limited game-time at the League Two club.

As the countdown begins for this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, a new leader is at the helm of the organisation behind the colourful May arts extravaganza.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) will remain at its head office in west Norfolk until the end of 2019, it has announced.

A well-known East Anglian motor dealership has sold five high-end franchises to a US retailer.

The Beast from the East continues to cause severe rail disruption around the region as a number of lines remain closed.

Police have charged former Norwich City youth football coach and scout ‘Kit’ Carson with the sexual abuse of 11 boys under the age of 16 between 1978 and 2009.

Public transport is still struggling to get back up to full working order, but the disruption is less severe than the last couple of days.

Rough sleepers at a Wisbech sports field owned by the National Trust are refusing to leave – despite being offered night shelter.

All the fun of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival will once again be heading to the city and county this May. Arts correspondent Emma Knights takes a look at the full festival line-up announced today.

A man who died after being involved in three collisions on the A47 near Peterborough has been named as John Paul Capstick, of Wisbech.

Karate kid Lexie McLellan is aiming for Olympic success in Tokyo after she successfully qualified for the European Martial Arts Games in Schaan, Liechtenstein.

Norwich City stand on the brink of promotion to the East League top flight after winning two crunch games at the weekend.

How to have a go at Winter Olympics sports in East Anglia

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has revealed it will end all training activities within three years, with a union raising fears the move could leave a skills “black hole”.

Norwich City moved into the promotion places in Premier B after beating visitors Havering 2-1 in a tight encounter at Taverham.

There’s a great deal of power in an act of kindness.

An MP has hit out at delays to reopen a Fenland rail line, accusing the local enterprise partnership of blocking progress.

Millions fewer journeys are being made on Norfolk buses, with figures showing a near 10pc drop in passenger numbers within three years.

Network Rail has shared plans for how it will spend more than £2 billion to improve train services in East Anglia between 2019 and 2024.

An East Anglian discount retailer is stamping a greater mark on the garden centre market with an acquisition.

The chief executive of Weston Homes says he is committed to redeveloping Norwich’s Anglia Square.

West Norfolk MPs have expressed positivity after the managers of a major employer agreed to hold further discussions about extending its future in the area.

Drivers on the A47 are facing a 25-mile diversion for seven weeks for £2.2m worth of road repairs.

Plenty of cash was splashed in deals involving Championship clubs on deadline day, as clubs scrambed to complete their recruitment before the window closed.

Harleston Magpies had a busy weekend in Premier B, winning 4-0 at Ipswich before drawing 4-4 with high-flying Wapping at Weybread.

Norwich City have confirmed that left-back Harry Toffolo has joined Championship rivals Millwall on a permanent deal.

Industry and local government leaders will meet bosses at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) next month to discuss the future of its training centre.

Rape, burglary and racial aggravation are just some of the crimes hundreds of young children have been investigated for in Norfolk.

A motorist has had a lucky escape after their vehicle left the road and ended up on its roof in a ditch.

It’s almost 12 years since trainer Pam Sly, based at Thorney near Peterborough, enjoyed the greatest day of her racing career when Speciosa won the 1,000 Guineas.

Emergency services have warned motorists to take care on the roads following widespread frost across Norfolk.

Here’s a look at some of the exhibits, shows and events taking place across Norfolk next week.

Rookie trainer Olly Murphy has entered a host of runners for Fakenham’s six-race card on Monday in a bid to add to his already impressive eight winners from 26 runners in north Norfolk this National Hunt season.

Trains to Norwich are running as normal after a problem with a freight train this morning.

A police officer accused of going missing on duty and eating a kebab while his concerned colleagues searched for him has been sacked following a misconduct hearing.

Norwich City moved to within three points of the promotion positions in Premier B after winning a seven-goal thriller.

Norwich City and Chelsea will both go into the hat for the FA Cup fourth round draw following Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate at Carrow Road. Here are the full details of the draw.

If you Love West Norfolk now is the time to show it.

David Wagner admits Huddersfield Town could be priced out of a move for Norwich City’s Alex Pritchard in the January transfer window.

Norwich has seen one of the smallest rises in house prices nationwide, according to new research from Halifax.

King’s Lynn Town have announced the surprise departure of defender Sam Gaughran.

Major roadworks in Gorleston are set to start next week along the A47.

The RAF Marham Flyers Running Club held its annual New Year’s Eve 10K and saw a record turnout of 217 runners.

A new year brings a fresh start. With 12 months stretching before us, it presents opportunities to get stuck into some of the issues which continue to affect Norfolk. Dan Grimmer reports on 6 key issues which need to be tackled in 2018.

As speculation about the future of Canaries veteran Russell Martin persists, David Freezer assesses the likelihood of a January exit for the defender.

Scottish giants Rangers are considering signing long-serving Norwich City defender Russell Martin on loan during the January transfer window, according to reports north of the border.

Police used a stinger on the A47 Acle Straight to stop a car which had been reported stolen some 100 miles away.

Every panto needs a love story and Norwich Theatre Royal’s Sleeping Beauty is no different. We find out more from cast members Elizabeth Carter and Glenn Adamson.

Talks are under way to save hundreds of jobs at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in West Norfolk.

An under-fire business body which gets tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash a year to boost economic growth in the region will be scrapped.

Creep Desbois dropped back in trip to land the feature, the At The Races Handicap Chase, at Fakenham under in-form jockey Daryl Jacob.

It started with a tweet (as it often does) and ended in a trawl through the gold-encrusted bowels of the Premier League.

Several horses with wins under their belts at Fakenham this season, look set to return to the north Norfolk course for Tuesday’s six-race card (December 19).

Scoring hat-tricks is becoming a rather helpful habit for young Norwich City striker Adam Idah.

“Candid reflection, decisive leadership and clarity of purpose” has seen schools in a cross-border academy trust improve, inspectors say.

A worker escaped injury when a flare exploded in his hands at an East Cambs recycling centre.

A care home is celebrating an incredibly successful year by inviting people to join them on Christmas Day for a delicious lunch.

The prime minister has backed a campaign to save hundreds of Norfolk jobs.

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup is being screened live this evening by BBC Two and BT Sport - with Norwich City ball number 29.

Train services have been cancelled after a broken down freight train blocked the line at Needham Market this afternoon.

A Norfolk-based property consultancy has bolstered its team with an acquisition.

The name of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society will finally disappear from East Anglian high streets next May, its owner has revealed.

Meet some of the fabulously diverse men from Norfolk and Suffolk. They include a man with a Canadian city named after him, a four-time Olympic gold rower, a pig farmer and the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Norwich City were involved in an eventful game in Premier B which saw them score four times, but still come away with only a point.

The manager of Eversley Nursing Home in North Denes Road, Great Yarmouth is a regional winner in the Great British Care Awards.

A drive for more people with intellectual disabilities to take up sport is being led by Special Olympics Norfolk (SON), the local branch of a worldwide organisation that provides facilities and opportunities for training and competition.

The lights have been switched on, the decorations are beginning to go up – Christmas is just five weeks away. But for more than 1,150 people in Norfolk a dark shadow has already been cast over the festive period.

The region’s local enterprise partnership has added its voice to the chorus calling for the Construction Industry Training Board to stay in Norfolk.

East Anglian Treasures: Ian Collins considers the magnificence of the churches of the Fens and Marshland.

The CITB must immediately reverse its ambition to relocate to Peterborough and should instead set its sights on modernising its Norfolk headquarters, says an MP.

The boss of the Construction Industry Training Board has insisted its departure from west Norfolk is a necessary step to secure its future.

A Q&A briefing on what’s happening at the Construction Industry Training Board, based in west Norfolk.

The future of hundreds of jobs in West Norfolk is in doubt after one of the area’s biggest employers announced plans to relocate.

The famous Flying Scotsman steam engine took train enthusiasts on a trip back in time when it finally steamed into Norwich.

The famous Flying Scotsman has been steaming through East Anglia this weekend and hundreds of photographers took to the railways to catch a glimpse.

The Flying Scotsman is set to steam into Norwich for the first time on Saturday allowing fans to get a close up view of the world famous locomotive.

As two more Norfolk youngsters roll off the Leicester production line, DAVID FREEZER speaks to Harry Simmons about his Tigers debut and hopes for a Premiership opportunity this season.

Business leaders have said the poor state of the A47 is holding back their firms.

James Maddison could soon be the newest member of an elite group of Norwich City players if he wins his first England Under-21 cap on Friday.

Gambia have handed Norwich City midfielder Ebou Adams has first international call-up.

Harleston Magpies went goal crazy to move to within three points of the Premier A summit.

Steam fans disappointed at not getting a look at the Flying Scotsman following last month’s cancelled trip to Norwich will get another chance to view the iconic engine.

Mystery surrounds the death of a 68-year-old man who was found dead in his caravan, an inquest heard.

Pack up your tinsel and take back that tree, for Christmas this year may as well be cancelled.

A con woman who tricked her way into a string of elderly people’s homes in Norfolk and Suffolk to steal valuables and items of sentimental value sobbed as she was jailed for six years.

Tom Ashton has recently returned from a successful visit to mainland China, making his debut in the China GT Championship and helping the local Xtreme Motorsport team to a pair of second places.

King’s Lynn hosts the biggest night of their season with the annual Halloween Carnival Night on Saturday (5pm).

Gina Andrews, who at 16 rode her first winner for trainer Pam Sly, landed the feature race on Fakenham’s opening day of the season for the Peterborough-based trainer.

Six branches of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society will close their doors for the final time today.

The Flying Scotsman locomotive will not be coming to Norwich this weekend due to engineering problems.

Work on a new junction to cut congestion around Great Yarmouth will begin 18 months sooner than expected.

Motorists have been advised to take caution on the roads this morning as visibility is reduced due to heavy fog across Norfolk.

The Flying Scotsman locomotive will not be coming to Norwich this evening after breaking down in Peterborough.

The world’s most famous locomotive, the Flying Scotsman is to visit East Anglia this evening.

Residents fear the upgrade to a bottleneck junction will cut them off from the community and extend journey times.

More than twenty former pupils of the Technical High School in Great Yarmouth have gathered to celebrate a shared land mark birthday.

Ian Culverhouse has called on King’s Lynn fans to keep backing his side’s bid for glory.

Upgrades to bottleneck junction will “definitely be going ahead”, says a Norfolk MP.

Norwich City returned from Wisbech with a hard-fought 2-0 victory to make it back-to-back wins in Premier B after an opening day defeat.

Norwich City’s excellent start to the season continued when beat Wisbech twice in the space of two days.

Farmers growing mustard and mint for the Colman’s factory in Norwich hope their historic supply line will continue as bosses consider the firm’s future location.

Bosses at Greater Anglia are carrying out a full investigation after it emerged that a stand-in guard, replacing a striking RMT worker, unlocked doors on the wrong side of a train in an Ipswich platform.

Thetford played host to nearly 100 children and adults who travelled from Peterborough to learn more about Maharajah Duleep Singh.

A couple are set to mark their golden wedding anniversary by recreating their honeymoon on the Broads nearly 50 years on.

Harleston Mapgies turned in a excellent display in their first league match under new coach Tim Whiteman - and were unlucky to come away with just a point.

A steakhouse chain established in west Norfolk has now opened a restaurant in Peterborough – its seventh and largest restaurant so far.

Women who are struggling to conceive face extra heartache after a decision to scrap NHS funding for IVF treatment in the county where it was pioneered.

Another glitzy international entry will be present at the Adrian Flux Arena this weekend when two major Stock Car titles will be decided – the F2 Stock Car world final and the 2L Stock Car ORCi Championship.

West Norfolk Ladies continued their preparations for the new season with a 21-0 victory over Royston Ladies in a friendly.

Dereham progressed to the next round of the FA Cup thanks to a fine display at the In2ative Stadium.

After a successful Saturday featuring performances from Craig David, Rag’n’Bone Man and Raye, Sundown Festival continues today at the Norfolk Showground. Here’s a look at what’s happening on day two of the music extravaganza...

A platoon of red coats will entertain visitors at the popular maritime festival in Great Yarmouth.

Norwich City were the busiest Championship club during the summer transfer window. DAVID FREEZER put the challenge facing the new-look Canaries into context during the international break.

Being able to sign Norwich City left-back Harry Toffolo on loan on deadline day was a big relief for Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson.

Sundown returns to the Norfolk Showground for its fifth year this weekend with a line-up bigger and better than ever.

A chip shop in Wells has been shortlisted for a national fish and chip award.

Police chiefs have denied Cromer was on “lockdown” at the weekend and defended their response after being accused of standing by during an escalation in public disorder.

At least we beat Birmingham.

The train operator has cancelled 15 train services today due to track problems near London and the derailed freight train in Suffolk. See if your travel plans have been affected here.

Network Rail has warned that disruption caused by a freight train derailment near Ely yesterday (Mon) will last for some days.

Work on the £300m A47 improvements could all take place at the same time, highways chiefs have said, as they announced preferred routes for dualling sections of the road.

There will be no trains to and from Norwich on East Midlands Train services because of a derailed train.

Norwich has been named as the Greatest Sporting City in East Anglia as Ipswich falls to second bottom in the country.

It has transported hundreds of people across the country.

Recently, the Department for Transport launched a public consultation on the East Midlands rail franchise.

Five years ago, Norwich trainer Graham Everett joined forces with promoter Mervyn Turner, their mission to create regular fight nights in Norwich to help local boxers.

Trains travelling between Norwich and London Liverpool Street have been delayed after a lorry struck a railway bridge in Needham, Suffolk.

The left-back position had been one of strength for a long while for Norwich City but a battle for the vacant berth is set to heat up in the coming weeks.

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a man who is wanted.

The number of dedicated ambulance stations in Norfolk could be reduced from 15 to three as part of plans to share more facilities with other emergency and community services.

Festivalgoers gathered in their masses for one of Europe’s biggest free festivals, now in its 32nd year.

Services between Norwich and Sheringham, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth could be disrupted for the rest of the day.

King’s Lynn rider Matthew Senter scored his third win in a row in Norfolk open time trials when he added the Norwich ABC 10 to the recent East District 10 and 25 mile Championships.

Persistent cough? Breathlessness? A cancer roadshow is coming to Norwich - and they want you to be aware of signs and symptoms that could indicate the disease.

British Sugar has hired an odour consultant to support their investigation into the strange smell that has puzzled large parts of Norfolk.

Norwich City fans have been discussing news of a contract extension for club captain Russell Martin.

A driver who was clocked driving at 128mph on the A47 at Terrington St John, in Norfolk, was given a three month driving ban after admitting to magistrates there was no excuse.

Seventeen brave men and women aged 17 to 72 took to the skies to raise a fantastic £8,500 for Norfolk Deaf Association.

Norwich City will not be competing in the Checkatrade Trophy next season after the 16 invited club were confirmed.

The former landlord of a well-known pub in Norwich, who has been described as having a “larger than life personality”, has died.

While economic uncertainty can be challenging for businesses, the depressed national mood may also have its effect on consumers’ tastes.

A fundraising event is set to take place in Dereham this weekend with all the money raised going to a guide dog charity.

Russell Martin is ready to prove the doubters wrong as he gears up for his eighth full season at Norwich City.

Ivan Cutting, artistic director and a founder of Eastern Angles, has a foot in Suffolk and Norfolk. He wouldn’t have it any other way.

Norfolk professional Chase Davis was denied a first Order of Merit victory when Stuart Brown pipped him in an exciting PGA East of England play-off at Bentley.

Norfolk’s hopes of reaching the quarter finals of the Middleton Cup suffered a blow on Saturday when they lost to Northamptonshire at Kingsthorpe 126-112.

As tighter finances and a shift in philosophy bring Norwich City’s academy productivity into sharper focus DAVID FREEZER looks at which youngsters are most likely to make the breakthrough this season

The planned closure of the A47 in King’s Lynn for maintenance work, which could bring nine months of delay, has garnered angry reactions from local people.

Young swashbucklers swarmed to the seaside for their chance to climb aboard Cromer’s new shipwreak playground.

Ryan Bennett has agreed a three-year deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers and will join when his Norwich City contract expires at the end of June.

A trespasser has caused disruption for train travellers heading between Norwich and Nottingham.

Holidaymakers will be pleased to know that more than 300 miles of roadworks are being lifted this bank holiday weekend.

West Norfolk’s Rugby Women’s 10s Festival 2017 was a weekend that will live long in the memories of the 11 sides that competed.

Last year was the East of England’s most successful in terms of securing investment from overseas since 2008, according to figures compiled by professional services firm EY.

We continue our look through the top 100 players in Norwich City’s appearance list, with Paddy Davitt reflecting on Darren Kenton’s on-off relationship with the Canaries.

The closure dates for the East Anglian branches of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society have been confirmed.

The closure dates for the East Anglian branches of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society have been confirmed.

Athletes with learning disabilities celebrated medal success and personal best performances competing for the first time at the Athletics Norfolk’s county championships at the weekend.

Ryan Bennett could be a target for his ex-Norwich City boss Chris Hughton at newly-promoted Premier League club Brighton.

Norfolk’s annual track and field championships are being opened up to athletes with learning disabilities for the first time this weekend.

It is a brand tied to a golden era for the Canaries - but, as of next season, the Norwich and Peterborough Stand will be no more.

Norfolk’s season got underway with defeat to Huntingdonshire at Parkway BC in Peterborough in their opening match in the Eastern Counties League by 19 shots.

An investigation is underway after a bus driver was seen eating a packet of crisps as he drove down the Acle Straight.

Counting will take place today to find out who the winners and losers are in the county council elections.

Peterborough trainer Pam Sly was thrilled when Vernatti, a Speciosa filly, won Great Yarmouth’s 10-furlong handicap under Rob Hornby yesterday.

He may be based in Peterborough but diehard Leeds United fan Simon Barton rarely misses any of his team’s games – and is feeling hopeful ahead of today’s Elland Road encounter.

Two north Norfolk women will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime next weekend, when they set off to Lincolnshire to negotiate the world’s biggest and toughest obstacle course in aid of a national blood cancer charity.

For a brave six-year-old boy and his family it has been an “amazing year.”

A man tried to smuggle cannabis into prison by storing it in a Kinder egg container and hiding it in his buttocks.

The region can expect more wintry showers as the Spring cold snap continues.

Interim under-23s coach Matt Gill is relishing his time in charge of Norwich City’s development side.

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

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his Carrow Road verdict

The only way to find the cheapest rail ticket is to throw all logic out of the window.

Russell Martin will become just the 23rd player to play 300 matches for Norwich City if he plays against Brighton tonight.

Independent chartered accountants and business advisers Whiting & Partners has expanded further with its second merger in six months.

Suffolk-based cleanroom and healthcare consumables manufacturer Nitritex has been acquired by the Australian group Ansell in a deal valued at £57m.

The man changed with murdering 48-year-old Dzilva Butiene has been remanded to appear in court tomorrow.

King’s Lynn boss Dale Allitt admitted they were left to rue a slow start after slipping to a 50-42 defeat at Rye House on Saturday night.

The world’s most famous engine the Flying Scotsman will be returning to the region after cancelling its previous visit over fears spectators would get too close to the tracks.

As financial crises threatens the future of some of the country’s most cherished religious buildings, Norwich Cathedral reveals how it is bucking the trend.