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Sir Ranulph Fiennes, named by the Guinness Booked of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, reveals what frightens him and why he won’t be hanging up his hiking boots anytime soon.

Mervyn King survived a first-round scare at the Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters Resort.

A Suffolk taxi driver has been jailed for getting behind the wheel of his cab while more than four times the legal alcohol limit.

More pubs are joining in a fundraising drive to support the family of a former Royal Anglian soldier who was killed in a New Year’s Eve car crash.

You could be jetting off on a £10,000 safari to South Africa in September this year.

A Ugandan school supported by a North Walsham charity shop stands to benefit from a young man’s epic bike ride across Africa.

Tributes have been paid to the “inspirational” and “totally unique” nun, art critic, and television presenter, Sister Wendy Beckett.

Sister Wendy Beckett, the Roman Catholic nun who became an unlikely television star in later life, has died aged 88.

The only end-of-pier show of its kind in the world entertains and enthralls audiences every year. Jessica Frank-Keyes went backstage at the theatre to find out what it takes to make the magic happen...

One of Norfolk’s most iconic luxury hotels and restaurants has a new head chef who hails from South Africa.

A former Olympic showjumper who used pig’s blood to daub lewd messages on the “love nest” of a Tory peer has admitted ignoring her court sentence.

Pupils were blown away, almost literally, when an Apache Attack Helicopter touched down on their school playing field.

A Norfolk softball player is setting her sights on achieving her dream of representing Great Britain in the Olympics in two years time.

South African singer-songwriter Dan Patlansky, with support from Gorilla Riot, will be headlining The Waterfront in Norwich this Thursday [November 22].

Anglers have launched a bid to get four members of the Norfolk Angling Club to South Africa to take part in the World Fishing Championships next February.

An architect, an air traffic controller and an IT manager are rafting more than 30km down the Zambezi River in the name of charity.

City of Norwich AC athlete Nick Earl once again produced a super performance when finishing in fourth place in the Melbourne Marathon, recording a time of 2-18:52.

There’s one last chance to see Ed Sheeran in Ipswich this summer as the Suffolk popstar announces his final gig in Chantry Park on the August Bank Holiday Monday.

Tickets have officially sold out for one of Ed Sheeran’s open air gigs at Chantry Park, Ipswich - the finale to his 2019 European tour.

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.

Opinion Theresa May can’t dance – so what?

Thursday, August 30, 2018

“Toe-curling” screamed her detractors. “Embarrassing,” ... “awful” ... “hilarious” chimed social media.

It’s 95 years since British film legend Richard Attenborough was born, on August 29, 1923. Sadly, he died in 2014 just before his 91st birthday, but he left a unique legacy of classic films.

Seven men lost their lives when two planes collided 50 years ago. The night is still rememembered by the people of Holt, and in the landscape itself

A Norfolk distillery has won an international award just six months after launching its very first gin.

Poundland is launching its own £1 skincare range to help customers “inject some everyday luxury” into their beauty routines.

The day the BBC’s cameras filmed a Test match for the first time was a memorable occasion for a young batsman just out of Norfolk, says Tony Wenham

Cathie Edmunds grew up with cars and learned to drive in her 1935 Morris 8, called Taffy. More than half a century later, she still wonders what became of it.

A true champion of film and one of the key figures behind Norwich’s Cinema City for more than 20 years has died.

An award-winning Norwich scientist will be taking a kitchen chemistry show to children in South Africa.

The hot weather is proving a godsend for the unusual and exotic planting at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk.

The family of a little boy with a rare genetic disorder say they have inundated with support from across Norfolk following a £25,000 fundraising appeal.

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.

North Walsham have gone for continuity and appointed Johnny Marsters as Head of Rugby.

Sam Arthurton continued his prolific mid-summer form with a fine century as the Unicorns gave England’s Under-19s a tough workout in Loughborough ahead of their series against South Africa.

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?

England’s World Cup mission brings back horrible memories for Robert Green.

The government changed the law about which flags you can fly without consent back in 2012.

Norwich City’s transfer business is starting to move through the gears. One of the club’s biggest ever signings features in our alternative Canaries’ alphabet. Paddy Davitt looks at B ... for bloopers.

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.

Ben Youngs will be the most experienced player in the England squad when the first Test kicks off in South Africa tomorrow.

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.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not yet headed off on honeymoon, so if they haven’t booked year, why not come to East Anglia

His touchline actions saw him become a global sensation online – and now David ‘Spud’ Thornhill is returning to Carrow Road action.

The wife of Norfolk rugby star Tom Youngs has been given the fantastic news that her illness is now ‘in remission’, 12 months on from being given a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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.

Sandwiches don’t have to be boring - try one of our recipes.

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.

It is described as the most extreme contest on the planet, where 30 weaponised vehicles clash in a desert arena.

Legendary South African a cappella male choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who found global fame on Paul Smith’s Graceland album, tells us about bringing their rich harmonies to the Norfolk and Norwich and Bury St Edmunds festivals this month.

Ben Youngs is set to provide England boss Eddie Jones with a fitness boost when he returns to the starting line-up for Leicester Tigers on Friday night.

A fraudster, who went on the run for four years and admitted offences worth more than £50,000, has been ordered to pay back the only assets he has left - amounting to just £5,348.

Opinion Taking steps to help vulnerable women

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mary Dorrell of Norfolk WI tells how members will be striding out on Sunday to help women in need.

Eileen Wise and Roger Hermiston saw South Africa by motorbike and sidecar - then got up close and personal with a Great White Shark

Great Witchingham’s well established opening pair of James Spelman and Sam Arthurton made a flying start to the new East Anglian Premier League season to help their side to derby success.

Two North Norfolk radio presenters are aiming to put the region on the map in the US by providing a new British music podcast/broadcast in New York.

Water supplies are at a premium in East Anglia with low rainfall (honestly) and rapid population growth – but consumers and the supplier can work together to ensure the taps keep working.

The birthplace of a soldier made famous by a Steven Spielberg film for making the ultimate sacrifice for his country has unveiled a commemorative stone in his honour at a moving ceremony.

Squash star James Willstrop insists he has nothing to lose at the Commonwealth Games.

Two children have got four reasons to revel in the joy of spring, as their budding flock of goats has gotten off to a flying start.

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.

Professor David Field on why the death of the last male northern white rhino must not be allowed to be forgotten.

Dan Needham from North Norfolk had two strokes in the space of a week and has navigated a difficult path to recovery. He’s the stand-out star in an episode of BBC2’s The Secret Helpers where he enlists the support of strangers to help him cope with his wedding day to sweetheart Suzanne.

Dan Needham’s life was turned upside-down by two sneezes which tore an artery in his neck and led to two strokes and a long road to recovery. Now he’s facing a new challenge on a BBC show which offers people facing difficulties a host of secret advice.

It started off with 13 pioneers in a west London park but in the space of a few short years has become an international phenomenon, with almost three million participants in 17 countries, stretching from the UK to Singapore, South Africa, Australia and America.

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 Norwich-based company is spending the week in South Africa to help improve the lives of mothers living in developing countries.

It was while cleaning a chicken coop at her Wymondham home that a South African businesswoman came up with the idea of producing and bottling her own gin.

The Bury Festival is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk’s cultural calendar. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to festival director Nick Wells and takes a look at the treats in store during this year’s 10 day extravaganza.

England scrum-half Ben Youngs has been ruled out of the remainder of the NatWest 6 Nations by a ruptured knee ligament.

Brentford midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo has praised the defensive resolve which allowed Norwich City to hold on to their victory at Griffin Park.

A globetrotting couple with a spirit of adventure took the idea of a trip around the world to the next level when they built their own plane to travel in.

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