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Anthony Ogogo has announced his retirement from professional boxing due to an eye injury.

In the second of our series focusing on key issues in some of our largest towns Conor Matchett puts the spotlight on Thetford

Pupils from a Russian language school will learn English through drama at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay.

Angling Direct, the largest specialist fishing tackle and equipment retailer in the UK, is expecting full year revenue to soar to £42m.

Dame Stella Rimington, the first female head of MI5, talks to STUART ANDERSON about global security, trailblazing women and the joys of Norfolk life.

Think of Afghanistan. A place of death and destruction, of blood and brutality but now a new book by a local author paints a very different picture of this extraordinary country. Derek James reports

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

The Circus of Horrors are arriving to the Hippodrome Great Yarmouth on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 8pm with their new show Psycho Asylum.

The biggest cyber threat to businesses attempting to cause data mayhem comes from Russia, China and North Korea and it’s not a case of “if but when,” bosses have been warned.

Romantic, enchanting, passionate and charismatic, Russian ballet holds a special magic that continues to captivate.

Imagine life without a vacuum cleaner and welcome to the world of the humble brush...

An arresting sight has drawn bird spotting enthusiasts and nature lovers to a Norfolk police station.

From The Walks in King’s Lynn to the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow via the Rat Verlegh Stadion in the Netherlands, meet the Norfolk football fan who’s New Year’s resolution in 2018 was to visit as many stadiums as possible.

Does the name Jeff Fairburn ring a bell? Or perhaps Philip Clarke?

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis talks all things rum with owner of Bermuda Bob’s Rum Shack, Mike Baxter.

As we look ahead to 2019’s TV treats, let’s pause for a moment to look back at the last year’s biggest hits on the small screen - from Royal Weddings to bodyguards, heartbreaking football matches to battling chimpanzees, TV writer Cory Varney picks his top 10.

Seven goals in his last eight games has continued a fantastic 2018 for Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki – putting him on par with some of Europe’s top goal-scorers.

It’s been a year of growth and success for Gnaw Chocolate, which has won a major national award. Mark Shields caught up with the company founder.

RAF Lakenheath will host the largest aerial exercise of its type with more than double the number of aircraft engaging than ever before.

Sector leaders have their say on Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Film maker David Webb has explored the Backwaters of Essex for a fascinating new dvd. Lynne Mortimer talks to David and finds out more.

A 71-year-old athlete has claimed aquathlon glory at the European Championships in Ibiza.

Beccles Triathlon Club member Brian Tate won the aquathlon over 70 race at the European Championships in Ibiza.

Three blue plaques will be put in place in Cromer as part of a weekend of events to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Having enjoyed a strong 2017, emerging market equities have been firmly out of favour this year on the back of persistently negative news flows relating to economic, political and market developments.

A man’s living room has become a birdwatcher’s paradise after a rare starling decided to nest in his garden.

Introducing the finalists in the Investing in Future Growth category of the Norfolk Business Awards 2018, sponsored by JDC Corporate Finance – and what our judges thought of them.

Finnish rock group The Rasmus, well known for their single In The Shadows, are returning to Norwich on October 18 with support from The Shiver and Overlaps.

The football world cup in Russia and one of the hottest summers for decades are among the reasons police saw a rise in the number of 999 calls received by police.

Two former Norwich City stars surprised Norfolk County FA volunteers as they appeared at an awards bash.

Norwich chocolate company Gnaw was the big winner at the regional British Chamber of Commerce awards, after a year in which it has invested heavily to keep up with demand abroad.

Norwich coffee shop brand Artel has opened its second branch in the city in the former home of Pandora’s Kitchen.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War the Western World heaved a deep sigh of relief.

It was once home to more than 2,000 people, all connected to Lowestoft’s booming fishing industry. But today, little remains that even hints at proof of The Grit’s existence. Sheena Grant finds out about a new show that aims to put that right.

When turnaround expert Steve Magnall joined Suffolk brewery St Peter’s in 2015, the business was going through a tough time.

Home is where the heart is for boyhood Norwich City fan Angus Gunn.

They almost certainly did not all storm into battle wearing horned helmets, but something the Vikings definitely did do was to shape every aspect of life in Britain, including in Norfolk.

England Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd is hoping to bring the spirit of the senior side’s surge to the World Cup semi-finals to Carrow Road on Thursday night.

Former Norwich City duo James Maddison and Angus Gunn make a swift return to Carrow Road next week after being named in the Young Lions’ squad for a European Championship U21 qualifier against Holland.

A young amateur boxing champion has been called up to represent England.

Join me in a round of applause for a former pirate who turned into a peach and is celebrating his 80th birthday this month. Derek James pays tribute to Norfolk’s one and only “King of Comedy.”

A summer holiday is the perfect time to catch up on the horsey reading you may not have had time for during the rest of the year. Sheena Grant suggests some books to try, along with a few suggestions aimed at younger fiction fans.

In the 13-week period that Norwich City’s fortunes did not pre-occupy supporters’ minds this summer, those of us who followed every kick of England’s exploits in Russia were reminded how special this game can be when hope far outweighs expectation.

Norfolk gymnast Annie Young helped Great Britain to a team bronze medal in the junior European team final in Glasgow.

Our fantastic Fan Zone quartet – Jon Punt, Lee Payne, Jack Reeve and Matthew Howman – are back for the new Championship season.

Our Norwich City photographer, Paul Chesterton, has had little time to rest - no sooner had the final whistle sounded on the World Cup final than he was on his way to Germany to cover the Canaries tour. Paul takes up the story...

Remember the threats of widespread hooliganism at the World Cup? Never happened.

Any Norwich City fans looking at Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward as a loan option this season, seem set to have their hopes dashed as Leicester City have a bid accepted – while forward Ben Woodburn is set to travel with the Reds for their USA pre-season tour.

It’s been a rather eventful seven days covering the World Cup for our regular Norwich City photographer Paul Chesterton, who witnessed England’s semi-final heartbreak – and veered off the beaten path.

As the dust settles on England’s World Cup campaign, it’s perhaps time to ponder what happens next.

Can anyone tell me the point of the World Cup third-placed play-off?

As England prepare for their biggest game in over 20 years, mid and north Norfolk’s schools, pubs and shops are enjoying the nation’s surprise performance at the World Cup.

For one England fan, a single trip to Russia in the World Cup simply wasn’t enough.

Croatia had only just been formed in the same year that England last reached a World Cup semi-final in 1990.

Gareth Southgate and his team have given us plenty to smile about, but what have they been missing out on? Chris Lakey tries to capture the mood of the nation ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Croatia

Bus drivers are getting into the spirit of England’s crucial World Cup semi-final tonight.

Matches do not come much bigger than England’s clash with Croatia in Russia – a first World Cup semi-final for the three lions in more than 20 years.

As most England fans get ready to watch the nation’s huge semi-final against Croatia tomorrow in pubs across the county or at home with friends and family, one lucky England fan is preparing himself for the trip back to Russia.

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

Football is like a religion in many countries and England fans can come together to pray for a first appearance in the final for more than 50 years at a church coffee shop.

You might have heard by now, but word has it that football’s coming home.

While England fans will be hoping Harry Kane, Dele Alli and co can hit the back of the net on Wednesday, businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk are already celebrating victory.

High-flying flags of St George, a possible big screen for the final and even a pledge to name new roads after players.

The waistcoat’s coming home

Monday, July 9, 2018

It’s coming home, it’s coming home...

England are in dreamland after making it through to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli against stoic Sweden.

Not many England fans will be as proud as Eric Hogg who was in Russia to see his nephew Harry Kane lead his country into the World Cup semi-finals.

Delighted fans in Thetford are sure to be celebrating for the rest of the weekend as England beat Sweden to make it through to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

England’s historic World Cup penalty shoot-out win against Colombia on Tuesday has proven that history does not always repeat itself. So perhaps life isn’t futile after all and perhaps, more importantly, football is coming home, says Jacob Massey.

Steve Downes talks football, Brexit and national pride.

In part three of his World Cup diary our Norwich City photographer Paul Chesterton re-lives what it was like to witness England’s shootout win in Russia

Ahead of England’s big match against Sweden at the World Cup, David Freezer caught up with a Norfolk-raised footballer who will have a unique view of the quarter-final

A whole that is greater than the sum of their parts...deputy sports editor, Mark Armstrong, analyses how Sweden have gone back to what they know

The many stages of being an England fan watching the game on TV at home - the hope, the fear, the joy, the misery, the desperately needing to have a wee but not daring to leave the screen...ahead of England v Sweden, writer Cory Varney dissects the experience of being the 12th man.

A man from Norwich admits he often has to pinch himself in his line of work.

Warning: the following text includes reference to body parts.

He’s the captain spearheading the England bid for glory at the World Cup in Russia – or is he?

Sweden have full belief in their defensive strength ahead of tomorrow’s crunch World Cup quarter-final in Russia, says a Norfolk professional footballer with a foot in both camps.

The nation are hoping that the Three Lions will not be catching a plane home soon - but for some Norfolk fans in Russia, that time has sadly come.

Listen to the latest edition of the PinkUn Norwich City Podcast – World Cup Special – as we re-live the joy and relief of England’s memorable shootout victory over Colombia and discuss the latest Canaries issues.

Jordan Pickford helped England end their penalty shootout hoodoo and reach the World Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Colombia in Moscow.

It’s coming home.

A Norwich City fan and LGBT campaigner is waiting for the whistle with flag in hand at the Otkrytie Arena in Moscow.

Here are some of the best spots in Norwich and the rest of Norfolk to enjoy the FIFA World Cup this summer.

The England supporters band have been providing the soundtrack to the nation’s games for the last 22 years.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for our Norwich City photographer Paul Chesterton and his son, Dan, out at the World Cup but they’re loving they’re Russian adventures – even if it’s not all been smooth sailing...

The World Cup is in full swing and there has already been plenty of drama to be discussed as Russia 2018 moves towards the knockout stages.

The World Cup is offering a window to the Premier League past for Norwich City fans this summer, as David Freezer reviews in our alternative A-Z series, with N for the Canaries nearly boys.

Cleopatra, sinking stadiums built on swampland, slumping Patrice Evra and Robbie Savage’s mum.

Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

Paul Chesterton is a familiar figure covering Norwich City games as Archant’s photographer. But Paul and his son, Dan, have swapped Carrow Road for the World Cup to savour a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Pubs, breweries and drinks makers in East Anglia say they are “monitoring the situation” after warnings that CO2 shortages could see the UK run out of beer and fizzy drinks ahead of a weekend of World Cup festivities and summer barbecues.

Iasked my colleague Michael, in the Bury St Edmunds news bureau as I call it how things were going this week. He replied: “Our chances are slim.”

The Goals football centre in Norwich is testing Three Lions fans loyalty by offering free play during England World Cup matches.

Every World Cup needs unsung heroes. And one of the stand-out performances of Russia 2018 so far is from a Norwich man who will never share the limelight with Harry Kane.

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.

An England supporter flew her rainbow banner with pride as she watched her country triumph in their opening match of the World Cup.

Britain is set to go bonkers for barbecues during the World Cup but for the unwary there could be health risks involved. Sheena Grant finds out how to avoid food poisoning when you light the coals.

Pelé or Baggio? Batistuta or Maradona? Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Thomas or Gerd Müller? Which legend has found the net the most times at World Cup tournaments?

From They Think It’s All Overs to Hands of God, eighteen-year-old solos and eight-second openers by San Marino, let it never be said that England’s participation in the World Cup has been boring.

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. In the latest stop along our alternative Canaries alphabet, MICHAEL BAILEY declares that E is for “England”…

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