The river coarse season ended last week. The cold winds are telling us it is too early for tench and bass. The river trout season has not begun and the start of their spawning activities suggests we should be giving stillwater pike time and space to do their thing.

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.

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

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

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”…

Can’t get enough of the World Cup? Here’s how to fill the next few weeks with more football and Russia

Popular drag queen Shangela to put on a show at The Waterfront in Norwich.

With the World Cup kicking off today everyone will be trying to predict who is going to win each game and come out as the top of their group.

Four Norfolk football fans have surrendered their passports to police ahead of the World Cup.

The Canaries have astutely tapped European markets to try and refresh Daniel Farke’s squad. Paddy Davitt picks out five players sure to be on the club’s radar.

As the rest of the world prepares for the biggest football tournament of the year, one Norwich pie shop is ready to take on your taste buds

Tens of millions will be gambled on the outcome of the World Cup, from the outright winners to the number of times Neymar spits during a game, but who do you think will lift the trophy?

It only happens once every four years, but when the World Cup arrives, along with it are big TV schedule changes for the nation’s beloved soap operas. With cancellations, late transmissions and hour-long episodes, here’s a full guide to how the football will affect your favourite soaps.

The Greatest Show on Turf kicks off in Russia this week, bringing with it all the emotion, heartache and joy that every football tournament does. Mark Heath takes a look at what we can expect in the next month.

A popular Norwich pub has been named one of the best watering holes in the country to watch this year’s World Cup.

It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when somebody mentions the World Cup, but every tournament has a poster - how many can you remember?

As we wait for the transfer klaxon to sound and the Russia 2018 World Cup to kick-off, here’s an alternative Norwich City alphabet. MICHAEL BAILEY gets things moving with – unsurprisingly – A ... for ANNIVERSARIES.

If you’re searching for a winner, on the football pitch or the stock market, invest in blue-chip stock. You really cannot go too far wrong, reckons Peter Sharkey

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.

Most football fans will not know who all the singers are in the official Russia 2018 song, how to find Nizhny Novgorod or what formation Iran will use against Morocco, but there is one thing we can be sure of: there will be controVARsy.

From the Tango to the Jubulani, how many footballs from World Cup history can you identify correctly?

Seven stadiums from World Cup history - from the air. How many can you identify correctly?

More glimpses of promise but limited end product. Another case of what might have been for Nelson Oliveira and Norwich City last season. Paddy Davitt assesses what next, in the latest of our report cards.

King’s Lynn racer Robert Lambert has continued his sizzling form – this time in one of the biggest competitions in the world.

It’s a who’s who of world football, a smorgasbord of the world’s best footballing talent. Almost…

He’s more used to gracing the boxing rings of Norwich nightclubs than the underground arenas of football hooliganism firms, but Earl Ling is hoping that the change in scenery is going to give him the career break of a lifetime.

England want to make the country proud this summer, insists the Norfolk man plotting the Three Lions’ World Cup bid.

England boss Gareth Southgate is busy making last-minute preparations to ensure his team perform during this summer’s World Cup – a concern shared by many other managers across the region.

There’s a brand new trio of pro-dancers competing for Strictly’s Glitter Ball trophy this year alongside a host of familiar faces (but we’re still in mourning for the lack of Brendan Cole). Here are the new and old faces you’ll spot in the ballroom this autumn.

Kenny McLean aims to finish his season on a high in front of 87,000 fans at the famous Azteca Arena in Mexico.

Doers ‘three lions on a short’ still mean as much in this money-obsessed era of football? Nick Conrad is not so sure.

Labour Remainers this week pushed their leader to consider backing a plan to stay in the single market.

The presenting teams have been revealed for football’s greatest tournament as the best players across the globe prepaer to descend on Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018. But which channel will kick off the action for England?

Like most families with three growing offspring the Amur leopards of Thrigby found they needed more space to work, rest, and play.

Former Norwich City goalkeeper Robert Green has called on England boss Gareth Southgate to name his World Cup number one before departing for Russia, having been given just two hours notice that he would start the 2010 tournament.

An East Anglian brewer is hoping to score a winner after teaming up with world breweries to create a beer to celebrate the FIFA World Cup.

A Norfolk MP has slammed the US president for his decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal.

A 20-year-old heavyweight athlete from Norfolk has been selected to represent Team GB in Russia this year.

It gripped Sunday night audiences with its chilling portrait of global crime, now Misha Glenny, the journalist and author behind McMafia is coming to the region to share his story and the real stories that inspired it. Simon Parkin spoke to him.

Daniel Farke reckons the World Cup will make Norwich City’s summer transfer drive tougher.

World class pianist Maki Sekiya will be performing works by Ravel, Scriabin and Liszt at St Andrew’s Church, Holt on May 12, as part of a concert being hosted by children’s arts organisation Falcon.

Hailed as one of the Royal Navy’s finest feats of arms, the St George’s Day raid on Zeebrugge 100 years ago struck a psychological blow at a key moment. Steve Snelling charts the fortunes of some of the Norfolk men who embarked on a First World War ‘mission impossible’.

The former head of the Army has said the British air strike in Syria was important to demonstrate a message to the Syrian regime.

The British air strikes against Syria has provoked a mixed reaction from our region’s MPs.

Scores of people joined forces in Norwich city centre to protest against the UK’s involvement in air strikes against Syria.

The US, UK and France have launched co-ordinated missile strikes on Syria following a “despicable” chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma.

The children were foaming at the mouth, their faces contorted in agony with utter terror etched in their eyes.

Beleaguered Mothercare has cheered a much-needed resurgence in online sales as the struggling retailer remains locked in talks with lenders over a refinancing deal.

Heavy rain has led to Burnham Market International Horse Trials being called off.

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.

Bo Nanafana Social Club host The Correspondents and Dutty Moonshine Big Band for a night of electro-swing, retro-beats and cabaret — Easter bonnets optional!

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.

Russian aggression has forced the UK and allies France, Germany and the United States to take a stand.

Plenty of football fans will still be heading for Russia this summer, despite recent events. But what should you watch out for if you are travelling to potentially risky destinations? James Walker of explains.

Less than a year ago very few people believed Jeremy Corbyn had a shot at becoming prime minister.

Britain’s leading event rider Oliver Townend will attempt to defend his succession of wins at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International’s headline class, the CIC***, at the end of the month.

A keen bird watcher and his wife were on a peaceful stroll when they spotted an incredibly rare sight.

The problems continue to mount for the government – at times it must feel for Theresa May like these days will never pass.

MP and military historian Keith Simpson has called for Britain to take a tough stance with Russia after a double agent and his daughter were poisoned.

While most of the UK was battening down the hatches waiting for the Beast from the East to do its worst, Sheringham-based artist Kate Munro was heading off to Sweden, where temperatures hit as low as minus 35, and snowdrifts reached up to eight feet high.

Christopher Duarte’s Keswick Hall Choir was in grand form at Princes Street United Reformed Church, Norwich, on Saturday evening.

An upcoming charity night at Cromer Pier will feature musicians from as close as Sheringham and as far as Russia - as well as a familiar face sure to make you laugh.

East Anglia is forecast to face the brunt of a weather front coined as ‘The Beast from the East’.

Timm Klose is enjoying life at Norwich City under Daniel Farke and would be happy to consider a new contract this summer.

Parenthood and shattered childhood dreams are also key motifs of Russian film-maker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s follow-up to Oscar winning Leviathan , which has been nominated as Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards.

Soldiers based in Norfolk have been training in Cumbria in preparation for a six month deployment in the Baltics.

International safety experts have given the thumbs up to Sizewell B nuclear power station following a three week review.

Strictly Come Dancing professional Pasha Kovalev is heading back to the region with his new show. He tells Simon Parkin about his Russian childhood, winning the series with Norfolk’s Caroline Flack and his shock at the departure of Brendan Cole.

Former East Coast College student, Joshua Bryenton, has progressed through the SkillBuild UK’s national final and has now competed in the eliminations round for his chance to represent the UK at the world finals in Russia.

A UK banking giant has banned credit card customers from buying bitcoin amid fears they could be left in debt as the cryptocurrency’s value drops.

From the outer reaches of the Wild West to the execution grounds of China and from tropical jungles to frozen Siberia, John Sheepshanks was a man who travelled the world before heading for Norwich Cathedral. Derek James remembers an extraordinary man.

Why not beat the winter blues by booking yourself a trip to one of these top travel destinations, as chosen by people in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Derby County have reportedly made a bid of £8million for Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira.

It’s common knowledge that Norfolk offers all manner of diversity... except mountains. Don Black writes about discovering the fact late in life.

From Russia with wings

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mike Toms on the shore lark, a hard-to-spot visitor which might have flown all the way from Russia.

It seems 2018 is the year to visit Norfolk, with The Guardian listing it among one of the top places to go worldwide.

Pam Taylor has been looking out for our winter visiting swans, the Bewick’s and whooper.

Footballer – and those who play it in particular - often get a bit of roasting in these pages.

Norfolk has proved itself to be a rich and varied county of culture over the last 12 months. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at just some of the arts highlights during 2017

One reader is encouraging others to give up something they find addictive, but that others might think is normal behaviour.

There was a time when Oscar-winners were also crowd-pleasers. As the Golden Globe nominees are announced Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how the box office no longer mirrors the trophy cabinet

Timm Klose would never force a Norwich City exit to try and gatecrash the Swiss World Cup squad.

The financial concern brewing at Carrow Road was clear to anyone who was at last week’s AGM.

Callum Wilson is the one who got away for Norwich City.

Fearless and fearful in equal measure, Jack Sherwood-Kelly brought fame to the Norfolk Regiment a century ago. But his bravest fight was a war of words with Winston Churchill that culminated in his ruin, as Steve Snelling reports.

This time of the year is best to see ducks’ dazzling plumage, says Emily Kench of the RSPB. Here’s her East Anglian top 10.

Whether it’s Brazil or Barnsley he’s facing, Norwich City number one Angus Gunn is not getting too carried away with his future prospects.

We now know England will be our sole representatives in the World Cup in Russia next summer after both Northern Ireland and their neighbours the Republic of Ireland both suffered heartache in their respective play-offs.

It seems to me this season more than any the impact of international breaks has become a big talking point in this neck of the woods.

It’s make-or-break time for Wes Hoolahan and the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup hopes this evening.

When Robert Fleming watched one of the world’s most powerful weapons detonate 60 years ago, little did he know of the lasting impact it would have on future generations.

What to watch tonight

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday’s best TV: Extreme Wives with Kate Humble, International Football England v Germany, Travel Man: 48 Hours in Stockholm

What to watch tonight

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday’s best TV: Big Life Fix, The Truth About Slim People, Doc Martin

The remarkable picture you see here shows history in the making - the Russian Revolution - and Suffolk journalist and poet Aidan Semmens’ grandmother took it. Aidan tells her story.

The launch of the Great Yarmouth Air Show 2018 has taken place, with details emerging of the event including the fact it is hoped 175,000 people will enjoy the spectacle.

We are all set for take off!

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

Eve Stebbing reviews an intriguing new play at Norwich’s Hostry Festival.

The first ever Briton to visit outer space, Helen Sharman OBE, retold her inspiring journey at Norwich Cathedral.

The draw for the World Cup qualifying play-offs has thrown up an interesting potential Norwich City duel with Michael McGovern’s Northern Ireland landing a two-legged tie against Timm Klose’s Switzerland.

Royal Fabergé - part of a new Russia-themed exhibition at Norwich’s Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts – explores the story of the famous artist-jewellers and their links with the Royal family. Its curator

Ian Collins tells the tale of an item with a poignant local connection.

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke has made three changes to his starting line-up for today’s Championship clash with Hull at Carrow Road.

The international break is over and Norwich City are preparing to return to Championship action, against Hull City at Carrow Road tomorrow.

Hull midfielder David Meyler has warned Norwich City that the Championship penny has dropped at Hull City ahead of Saturday’s Carrow Road clash.

Russian art is taking centre stage at Norwich’s Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in two new and contrasting exhibitions opening this weekend.

Simon Lappin swinging over a cross for Grant Holt…it doesn’t take a massive amount of delving into the nostalgic mind of a Norwich City fan to picture such a scenario.

I don’t think there’s any doubt where September’s Championship Manager of the Month award should have gone – step forward Daniel Farke after what has been a tremendous four weeks for him and his squad of players.

I can’t help but secretly like Boris Johnson.

A powerful array of paintings, sculptures and installations inspired by the idea of revolution has transformed a hidden gallery space into a labyrinth of enthralling art.

They were brave refugees, running from a tyrannical regime after suffering the ravages of war.

Double Olympian and two-time European Championships medallist Colin Oates has announced his retirement from competitive judo.

Birmingham City – a team I managed to score a few goals past – are tomorrow’s visitors to Carrow Road in a bottom-of-the-table clash, with both clubs on four points, having won just one league game this season and losing their last two.

Fears over a groin injury to Norwich City talisman Wes Hoolahan were eased this evening as he started for the Republic of Ireland.

Television presenter, actor and radio DJ Reggie Yates is heading to Norwich.

Wes Hoolahan is a doubt for the Republic of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifying Group D clash against Serbia on Tuesday night.

Russell Martin knows he is in the last chance saloon with Scotland in his bid to make the World Cup finals next summer.

Norwich City forward Marley Watkins has been named in the Wales squad ahead of two World Cup qualifiers during the upcoming international break.

Football is changing, or so we keep being told.

Visitors have just a few days left to enjoy the Paul Nash exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre. Arts correspondent Emma Knights takes a final look at the show about the wartime artist.

In the first of two special features commemorating the centenary of one of the costliest campaigns of the First World War, Steve Snelling charts the fate of Norfolk soldiers during the 1917 Passchendaele offensive.

From Jools Holland to James Bond to The Shires - music fans can enjoy a hat-trick of outdoor concerts at Taverham Hall, near Norwich, this weekend.

Tourists jetting to the UK “in their droves” to take advantage of the weak pound could spend up to £2.4bn on our high streets this summer.

Opinion: A friend’s travel ordeal shines a light on Trump’s America, says Aidan Semmens.

After the spectacular sell-out performance in August 2016, The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are returning to Taverham Hall for another Outside Live film music concert - and we’ve got two pairs of VIP tickets to give away!

A Norwich woman who was born as revolution swept Russia has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Former King’s Lynn and Norwich City youngster Dom Dwyer is on an ‘amazing’ journey as he prepares to make his USA debut.

GB team boss Alun Rossiter is counting on a passionate King’s Lynn crowd to roar his Lions into the final of the Speedway World Cup.

King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena will be packed to the rafters on Saturday night, as Great Britain look to go one better than last year, in this season’s Speedway World Cup. MIKE BACON takes a look at their hopes – and their opponents.

With four new players already signed by Norwich City during the off-season, David Freezer takes a look at the other business completed so far by the Canaries’ Championship rivals

Southwold-based communications agency Spring has renewed its contract to handle tourism marketing for the Moroccan National Tourist Office.

Hull City have made former Norwich City head of scouting Lee Darnbrough their number one target for a new director of football role.

Let them have him - that’s the verdict of Norwich City supporters after Kyle Lafferty was linked with a move to fierce rivals, Ipswich Town.

Fancy getting yourself behind the controls of a fighter cockpit? You can now. Sim-Fly Norfolk Combat have set up a simulation game where you can take control of a World War two aircraft.

International action continues for Norwich City’s players today ahead of a busy weekend of World Cup qualification.

Russell Martin is relishing the prospect of Scotland’s crunch clash with England in front of a full house at Hampden Park on Saturday evening.

Steven Naismith admits he could leave Norwich City before the start of next season but the Scottish forward also admits a summer exit is far from certain.

King’s Lynn Stars boss Dale Allitt says his side should show no fear when they travel to Wolverhampton for the first leg of their Knockout Cup tie tonight (7.30pm).

London-based alt-pop duo Oh Wonder will be stopping off in Norwich as part of their huge world tour.

Chess and boxing may not be two sports that usually share the same bill but a hybrid version of the games is coming to Norwich.

Marking 20 years on this side of the pond, the US comedian’s laidback stand-up style, and southern drawl have made him comedy favourite and he is bringing his latest show to Norwich.

Wes Hoolahan aims to take his Norwich City frustrations out on the international stage when he features for the Republic of Ireland over the coming days.

Money must not be the driving force behind Kyle Lafferty’s choice of new club if he wants to continue his international success, Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has warned.

Michael McGovern has swelled Norwich City’s international contingent on World Cup qualifying duty, with the keeper named in the Northern Ireland squad for next month’s away trip to Azerbaijan.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is bringing 17 days of music, circus, theatre, art, literature and more to the city and county.

The power of words is being put into the spotlight from Friday to Sunday at Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens.

Mollie Patterson was one of England’s best performers at the Spanish Youth Open.

Russell Martin and Steven Naismith have been included in Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad for a crunch 2018 World Cup derby against England next month.

North Norfolk has been identified as the seat that will hand the Tories a “proper majority” if it turns blue.

Wes Hoolahan faces a trip to America to play Mexico next month in a warm up for the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier at home to Austria on June 11.

Robin Herne, who runs the religious studies and ethics degree at the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College, solves your dilemmas

The Eurovision Song Contest’s official theme for 2017 is ‘Celebrate Diversity’ - rather apt as over the years a wide variety of culturally and muscially diverse acts have performed in the annual sequinned spectacular. Martine Silkstone asked friends and colleagues for their most memorable Eurovision moments from years gone by and, with smiles, sentiment and occasionally a sense of shame, each surprisingly suggested a different song.

It’s been revered by generations of pupils as a painting of Sir John Gresham, the founder of the Holt school that bears his name.

As speculation over Norwich City’s new head coach continues, David Freezer looks at the front-runners to work alongside sporting director Stuart Webber in attempts to revitalise the Canaries’ fortunes.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix Review.

INTO UEA’s Newton Programme gives high achieving students the unique opportunity to study for their A levels on a university campus. Prospective students and their parents have the chance to find out more at an open day on June 1.

It has been described as one of the most important cultural events in Norfolk.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix Preview.

Colman’s Mustard owner Unilever has reported a jump in first quarter revenues, helped in part by price hikes in countries including the UK.

A demonstration is to be held in Norwich against the reported killing of gay men in Chechnya.

The first man in space

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today the world celebrates Yuri’s Night, marking the day Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin went into space and orbited Earth.

An explosion has ripped through a subway train in the Russian city of St Petersburg, killing at least 10 people and injuring 50 others, a spokesman for the city’s governor told Russian television.

Steven Naismith will return to Norwich City buoyed by Scotland’s World Cup revival.

Norfolk pair Barry Fulcher and James Auckland enjoyed success at the ITF World Seniors (M35) Championships in Cape Town as they picked up a silver medal representing Britain.

Twisted Alice in Wonderland show features the bizarre, brave and beautiful in a special 21st anniversary show.

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.

Qashqai – strength in numbers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nissan has focused on the number 10 as the Qashqai celebrates a decade of sales success and crossover leadership.

A north Norfolk Christian holiday centre is due to re-open in the summer, following essential repairs and improvements.

It was 150 years ago when a baby was born in Norwich and he grew up to be one of our greatest citizens of recent times with a story which could never be repeated today... from the treadmill to the chief citizen.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Deutsche Bank £163m for anti-money laundering failings and exposing the UK’s financial system to criminal activity.

They may hail from one of the remotest regions in the world but that has not stopped the company, back on their 15th tour, from becoming one of Europe’s most popular and respected.

With the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh due to visit the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts this Friday to see the Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific exhibition, arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at 10 reasons why we should all pay a trip to this great cultural centre on the University of East Anglia campus.

The full text of Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech

On Friday 13 the superstitious amongst us will barricade themselves indoors on this traditionally unlucky day avoiding everything from black cats to cracked pavements. Stevie Wonder once said ‘superstition ain’t the way,’ but we can’t help but think that these unlucky events have something to do with the feared date.

Donald Trump has said the development of F-35 fighter jets which are due to come to Norfolk and Suffolk towards the end of the decade is way behind schedule and budget.

He has promised to introduce “competition”, claiming it is going to be a beautiful thing.

A Norfolk-based intellectual property company has secured a £30,000 grant to take its portfolio of berry and asparagus varieties into new international markets.

This year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime is the ever-popular story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The simple tale – magic beans, giant, beanstalk – has formed the basis for everything from major Hollywood movies, to a The Simpsons video game.

On the surface, birdwatching may seem a pursuit better suited to the summer months. However, with a variety of birds flocking from across northern and eastern Europe to spend their winter in the British Isles, birders have plenty to keep their eye on.

How do we measure whether or not 2016 has been a tragic year? For some, it hinges on the Brexit vote, which continues to produce a ridiculous amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth before any of us knows what it really means.

STEVE SNELLING tells the story of Jack Osborn’s astonishing bravery to protect the lives of his comrades.

The price of oil surged on Monday morning following news over the weekend that a group of non-Opec countries have agreed to cut production.

Norfolk women’s number one Olivia Nicholls helped the Great Britain universities squad to win a bronze medal at the Master U BNP Paribas event in Lillie, France.

George Freeman has claimed Brexit is an “Arctic Convoy” moment for Britain.

It is the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.

At noon on December 23 Peter Wilson will bring the curtain down on his quarter century year reign at the Theatre Royal.

It will be a case of shaken not stirred as James Bond is the theme of a concert set to take to the stage in the grounds of Taverham Hall, near Norwich, next year.

Poland’s prime minister put guarantees for Polish citizens living and working in the United Kingdom following Brexit at the top of her agenda during a visit to London.

Tributes have been paid to a 95-year-old war veteran who was honoured for his bravery by the Russians.

Having felt the full force of repeated bombing raids during the Second World War, Lowestoft can hardly be said to have escaped lightly.

The Qatari owners of the rebooted BHS brand are to push the retailer through a major international expansion.

I really felt for Wayne Rooney when he was booed by sections of the English fans at Wembley.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin wants Gordon Strachan to lead Scotland into a crucial 2018 World Cup qualifying derby against England next month amid mounting calls for his dismissal after a wretched international period.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis’ has denied punching a wall after a senior Corbyn aide made a last minute change to his first speech to conference as shadow defence secretary.

Pick the best restaurants in the world and you probably would not choose a small family-run bistro in King’s Lynn.

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of H G Wells, Trevor Heaton tells the story of the world-famous author, his lover, and their unlikely love-nest in a Norfolk seaside town.

Olympic dreams may not have become reality for Colin Oates but the Norfolk judoka is not ready to give up on the idea of one more attempt at glory just yet.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is planning a triumphant return to the UK in 2017 - and is making stops in Norwich and Ipswich.

Two former Norwich City players were on target as Scotland got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a flying start with a 5-1 victory in Malta.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has included two Norwich City players in his squad for an upcoming World Cup qualifier against Malta.

A painstaking dedication to catching and studying moths has paid off for a Norfolk lepidopterist who has recorded the UK’s first sighting of a Mediterranean species.

Emma Pooley was bitterly disappointed after a lowly Olympic road time trial finish behind Kristin Armstrong, who won a third straight title a day before her 43rd birthday.

The past, they say, is another country. But why must so much written history have national boundaries imposed upon it?

Norfolk’s Colin Oates saw his medal hopes snuffed out in his very first match of the Olympic judo competition yesterday.

For its thousands of patrons, he was a welcoming face and a mine of information. But over his 25 years at Sprowston Manor, Bernard Hagon was also a much-loved butler, catering for film stars, politicians and royalty.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk courts in July.

King’s Lynn still harbour hopes of having two finalists in Saturday’s World Cup showpiece.

If Alex Neil wanted things easy he would not have picked big-spending Rubin Kazan as a farewell game on Saturday for Norwich City’s week-long stay in Austria (KO noon UK).

Danish skipper Niels-Kristian Iversen is “all up for winning” as his country bids to bounce back from their 2015 World Cup final last-heat heartbreak in this year’s opener at Vojens tonight.

Two “highly professional” conmen swindled family jewellery businesses out of more than £35,000, including a Norwich store, by switching valuable gold chains for cheap, worthless ones, a court heard.

For the EU referendum, which now seems a very long time ago and took place on a different world, I voted for the UK to remain.

Top dancers, a traditional Irish band and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, the rich history of Ireland is celebrated in Rhythm of the Dance. Producer Kieran Cavanagh tells SIMON PARKIN more about what’s in store.

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.

Norwich City stalwart and ex-Welsh international Mark Bowen is tipping his country to dump Ronaldo’s Portugal out of Euro 2016 when they meet in Wednesday’s semi-final in Lyon.

Former Norwich City coach Keith Webb is confident he is leading the best-prepared Great Britain Cerebral Palsy team to ever leave these shores, after unveiling his Rio Paralympics squad.

Daniel Sturridge’s stoppage-time strike secured England a win as thrilling as it was important, breaking Welsh hearts at the end of a pulsating Euro 2016 derby encounter.

French police have arrested 36 people after violence erupted in the streets of Lille ahead of England’s Euro 2016 clash with Wales.

It might not look like the most menacing of threats, but this tiny creature is causing mounting concern among scientists and farmers.

What a shame that hooliganism has reared its ugly head in the early stages of Euro 2016, as we’ve seen some cracking action on the pitch.

An England fan from Norfolk has told of his experience in Marseille over the weekend - insisting the violent scenes were caused by a small minority of fans.

Here’s what we can take from England’s opening encounter at Euro 2016 as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Russia.

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.

England manager Roy Hodgson lamented Russia’s stoppage-time equaliser as Eric Dier’s brilliant free-kick failed to deliver victory in their Euro 2016 opener in Marseille.

The clean-up of Marseille was under way after violent clashes overshadowed the build-up to England’s opening game of Euro 2016 as fans were involved in widespread disorder.

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.

As expectant fans flock to pubs and bars across our area – a rather unusual venue is also offering the chance to watch the England team in action in the Euros.

Two English football fans have been arrested after French police used tear gas to disperse an apparent clash with locals in Marseille ahead of the first games in Euro 2016.

How fitting that football’s European Championship should coincide with the hotly-debated European Union referendum – it’s almost as if the government planned it.

Steven Naismith may be kicking his heels during Euro 2016 but the Norwich City attacker is tipping France as the country to beat after suffering against Les Bleus in Scotland’s recent 3-0 friendly defeat.

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

Marcus Rashford has been included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the European Championship in France.

Whether it related to a gift meant for his wife or his mistress will remain a mystery.

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

Oil prices have risen above 50 US dollars a barrel for the first time in nearly seven months as the cost of crude continues to bounce back.

A three-hour charity dance transported hundreds of people around the world.

It has taken years of research and planning.

It was 204 years ago today that John Bellingham assassinated the British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval - and the repercussions are still being felt.

In July 1940, the American military told auto-makers that it was looking for a ‘light reconnaissance vehicle’ to replace the army’s motorcycle and modified Ford Model-T vehicles.

The discovery of a mature ash tree in a Norfolk woodland which has fought off the aggressive ash dieback disease has offered new hope for the future of our forests.

As thoughts turn to an Olympic summer in Rio de Janeiro, Colin Oates talks to Michael Bailey about his aim to kick on from his London legacy…

Colin Oates gave himself an ideal springboard to Olympic success at the European Championship on Thursday night.

Determined sleuthing, an EDP story and a 280-mile journey has meant a Norfolk war veteran has finally received an honour after a medals mix-up by baffled Russians.

Happy birthday Skoda Octavia

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Skoda Octavia, one of the most successful model series in the automotive world, made its debut 20 years ago.

It never ceases to amaze me how a seemingly innocuous throwaway line at the dinner table can ignite the most vociferous of debates.

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

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

A major machinery investment has helped East Anglian flower growers keep up with the frantic demand for bunched lilies and tulips in the run-up to Mother’s Day.

Phil Halls, from Little Plumstead, tells us about his job as brewing director of Grain Brewery.

Review: Richard Hawley at the UEA

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Purely in terms of the stage layout, it’s clear that Richard Hawley oozes confidence. It’s him we’re here to see, of course, but this is a band affair, with everyone front and centre and sharing the limelight.

David Cameron has pledged an additional £1.2 billion to support refugees fleeing Syria’s brutal civil war as world leaders gather in London for talks on the crisis.

Soaring sales at one of Norfolk’s biggest global brands prove “Lotus is back”, according to its boss.

British manufacturers made more cars in 2015 than any year since 2005 when 1,595,697 vehicles were produced, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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

For centuries, our shores have been littered with shipwrecks, creating dramatic scenes along the coast.

London’s blue chip share index has tumbled deeper into the red amid a global stock market rout sparked off by woes in China and plunging oil prices.

The Footsie plunged on the first day of trading in the New Year, dragged lower by market turmoil in China.

Energy firms have been warned to reorganise or risk an uncertain future in the face of an ongoing international oil crisis.

RAF Marham Tornados could conduct their first sorties into Syria this morning after MPs gave the extension of air strikes their backing.

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

A young gymnast who was able to compete on an international stage thanks to the generosity of EDP and Mercury readers is celebrating a medal win.

Norwich City defender Seb Bassong will aim to emulate his club mates Youssouf Mulumbu and Dieumerci Mbokani by reaching the group stages of World Cup qualifying today with Cameroon.

Alex Tettey’s hopes of playing in the finals of the European Championships in France next year suffered a blow when Norway lost 1-0 at home to Hungary in the first leg of the play-offs.

A young gymnast is preparing to compete on an international stage thanks to the generosity of EDP and Mercury readers.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released its independent commission (IC) report into doping within athletics.

Downing Street has denied David Cameron has changed his policy on Syria, following reports he has dumped plans for a Commons vote to approve air strikes.

A Russian aircraft carrying 224 people, including 17 children, has crashed in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula about 20 minutes after taking off from a Red Sea resort, the Egyptian government said.

The East of England was the largest contributor to this year’s UK wheat crop – but are there more factors at work than simply good fortune with the weather?

Over the years, the UEA has been responsible for some of the world’s finest research, in a dazzling array of fields.

But none has been quite like the latest output from Matthew Woodcock, a senior lecturer at the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.

Former foreign office minister Henry Bellingham said he had seen outright aid scandals amid a 0.7pc aid target - but said he backs moves to put a 2pc defence budget into law.

“It’s an exciting place to work. You mix with many nationalities and so get used to hearing lots of languages when you’re walking around the centre,” says Mike Gavin.

The battle for supremacy in Norwich City’s front-line cranked up a notch at the weekend when Dieumerci Mbokani scored his first goal for the Canaries. Is the big striker now ready for his first Premier League start?

Walking in Norfolk with her dog Buddy, former teacher Louise Chapman noticed little mounds of earth all over the place and got to thinking about something most of us ignore... mole hills.

Arctic convoy veterans honoured

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Arctic convoy veterans from across the region have been invited to share their memories of the Second World War with an audience at a special commemorative event.

Liam Walsh has been forced to put his dream of a world title shot on hold.

Unusual bird lands in north Norfolk garden

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

An unusual wryneck bird has been spotted on a garden lawn in Cromer.

Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey has helped Norway to spark their Euro 2016 qualification campaign back into life.

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson City came through his biggest test tonight since shoulder surgery in the summer.

Lowestoft’s Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo will find out tonight (Saturday) which professional dancer he will be teaming up with in his bid to win the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball.

For once Alex Neil is happy to reap the benefits from the upcoming international break with fit-again Norwich City duo Kyle Lafferty and Martin Olsson both poised to feature in Euro2016 qualifying action.

Last week on Radio 4’s Today Programme, the presenter Matthew Price stated apocalyptically that “there will be some who view what is about to happen between Britain and Iran as a mistake of colossal historic proportions”. What could this dreadful mistake be? Was someone about to declare war? Not quite.

The high standards and efficient productivity of an award-winning Norfolk Holstein herd have not been able to insulate its owners from the crisis in the dairy industry.

The entrepreneurs behind a children’s clothing range which changes colour in the rain have set their sights on breaking the American market after smashing their crowdfunding target of £50,000.

The boss of a Suffolk brewer has revealed bold plans to put the business on a firmer financial footing after it mounted bigger losses.

The entrepreneurs behind a children’s clothing range which changes colour in the rain have set their sights on breaking the American market after smashing their crowdfunding target of £50,000.

Prices paid to farmers for their produce are down across many of East Anglia’s major sectors, due to huge global surpluses created by world forces of supply and demand.

Popular songstress Lesley Garrett is appearing at a school theatre later this year.

The budding career of Hellesdon triathlete Sophie Alden has been given a major boost after the 17-year-old was crowned the British junior women’s champion.

During the Second World War, John Darby served in what was one of the conflict’s most perilous theatres of operations. Now, 70 years on, he has been given an award for his role in the Arctic convoys. He told 
ROSA MCMAHON about how he helped take the fight to the Germans.

Anyone with an interest in military aircraft would have got quite a shock looking up and seeing a Russian jet over the skies of King’s Lynn.

Norfolk swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate won a silver medal at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow this evening.

During the Second World War, sailor Jack Smith found himself serving on what was described as the “worst journey in the world”. Now 70 years on, as he is honoured for his time on the Arctic Convoys, he tells SABAH MEDDINGS his story

Keith Webb’s dreams of guiding England to glory in the cerebral palsy world championships are over.

The Government’s spending on the armed forces has come under heavy fire from a string of former service chiefs in the House of Lords.

Organisers of a city art fair have said they are delighted with the response to their attempt to bring the kind of event normally seen in London to Norwich.

Tony Blair is to take on a new role combating anti-Semitism after announcing he is stepping down as the Quartet’s Middle East envoy.

Marks & Spencer has reported its first rise in profits for four years as they lifted by 6.1pc to £661.2 million.

An East Anglian food manufacturer has invested in a major factory upgrade to add premium vegetable crisps to its product portfolio.

A family of chimney sweeps which turned their hand to enterprise with their own sweeping product are expanding sales into new European countries and consolidating existing links on the continent.

Britain should leave the EU unless it reforms, a boss at JCB has said, as the building equipment firm reported earnings above £300 million for the fourth year in a row.