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Norwich schools have been urged to allow pupils to have the day off to take part in a protest over climate change.

A talented artist is hoping to sow the seeds of success as he launches a new restaurant in Bungay.

Thousands of youngsters around the country, including in Norfolk, are expected to go on strike from school today as part of a global youth action over climate change.

Video Where you can find Vikings in Norfolk

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

As the new Viking exhibition at Norwich Castle unveils some of the country’s greatest Viking treasures we visit Viking links around Norfolk from a festival in Sheringham to a great heathen army in Thetford.

An international sheepdog handler, who competed and judged trials around the world, and was a lifelong Norwich City fan, Rob McLean, has died aged 87.

Our columnist reveals some of the strangest relationships of all time - can you compete with any of these?

As a major new exhibition arrives at Norwich Castle we find out about the legacy the Vikings left in our language, landscape and legends

A man who murdered his love rival by stabbing him nine times with a kitchen knife will be handed his sentence today.

Six-hour working days and unlimited annual leave might sound too good to be true but one Norwich firm is set to roll out the benefits to staff.

A man has been found guilty of murdering his love rival after stabbing him nine times.

Jurors have retired to discuss evidence heard over three weeks in the trial of Steven Butcher, who is charged with murdering his love rival Scott Tarrant after allegedly stabbing him nine times with “severe force.”

It’s not every day you wander down to your local cafe for a coffee or pastry and stumble across an abundance of stunning, renaissance-style paintings.

Norwich City legend Wes Hoolahan is launching a football academy in Dublin to help produce the next generation of ‘Ireland legends’.

Shipdham runner Trish McCarthy speaks to Mark Armstrong as she prepares to take on one of Europe’s toughest ultra marathon challenges

Norfolk sports car manufacturer Lotus Cars has posted its strongest sales results in seven years.

We wish it could be Christmas every day - or so we sing when December comes calling.

What were the biggest TV moments of 2018? We look at the last six months of the year and discover why 2018 was big for the Dyer family, which unusual guests appeared on Bargain Hunt and how the BBC and ITV had a Brexit row of their own.

A trio of Great Yarmouth men were involved in a brawl on the promenade after celebrating England beating Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final earlier this year.

Burgeoning trade links between food producers from Norfolk and Suffolk and buyers in the Netherlands will take another step forward when a delegation visits the country’s largest hospitality trade show.

Daxx & Roxane might be second on the bill to Bad Touch this week, but don’t expect them to be playing second fiddle, writes ADAM AIKEN.

As the 25th anniversary of Norwich City’s famous win at Bayern Munich arrives, we revisit the original report of the EDP’s Trevor Burton of that great Uefa Cup second round first leg success at the Olympic Stadium.

Northgate High School and Dereham Sixth Form College have successfully secured funding for a number of partnerships with schools across Europe.

A former Norwich City footballer has been charged with bribery in connection with an attempt to fix matches in Sweden, reports say.

With the first chapter of this season’s Championship story complete, David Freezer takes a look at what we’ve learned about Norwich City’s rivals so far.

Boss Dale Allitt wants King’s Lynn’s fans to provide the fire while his riders stay ice cool in Wednesday night’s crunch double header with Leicester (7pm).

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa believes Norwich City are a better team than their early mid-table Championship position reflects.

A tough marathon saw a podium place just slip from Kimberley Morrison’s grasp at Ironman Kalmar in Sweden.

A young boy fighting against a rare form of cancer was given a much-needed boost after receiving a video message from The Voice judge he shares his nickname with.

Scores of people from our region who were due to be jetting off from Stansted Airport today will be affected by pilot strikes being held by Ryanair pilots.

The Little Vintage Lover Fair returns to Heydon this Sunday, August 5. But what inspired the first event 10 years ago?

Developers behind plans to build a new 10,000 home town in mid Norfolk have been criticised for using an image from a computer game in a project document.

No idea what Love Island is all about? It might be too late to immerse yourself in the latest series, but you can definitely prepare yourself for the next - or at the very least be able to hold a semi-lucid conversation with your offspring about where they’ve been disappearing to at 9pm every night.

Red-hot Robert Lambert has revealed how a sensible diet is one of the secrets to his success.

An impressive sailing ship has arrived in Lowestoft a week after docking in Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett made it a hat-trick of Wimbledon titles as he partnered Gordon Reid to their third successive doubles title at SW19.

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.

Alfie Hewett has started his pursuit of a first Wimbledon men’s wheelchair singles final strongly.

This year’s world cup has seen football fans from across the country show their support in full force.

Norfolk’s emergency services are gearing up for a busy night as England take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals.

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

Sharing knowledge with one’s grandchildren is one of the joys of being a grandparent but be careful what you tell them – things keep changing and where you used to be right, you may now be wrong.

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.

Football: it’s 22 overgrown, overpaid man-children chasing a bag of air around a field.

Investment in new warehouses and IT systems have put online grocer Ocado into the red for the first half of the year.

Football fans heading to bars and pubs in the city and across the county for England’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia have been urged to keep their emotions in check.

People packed the streets to celebrate England’s victory against Sweden on Saturday.

The waistcoat’s coming home

Monday, July 9, 2018

It’s coming home, it’s coming home...

An England fan on holiday in Turkey is coming back to Norwich with the ultimate souvenir after getting an ‘it’s coming home’ tattoo.

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.

It may have been one of the biggest days of their lives but one Norfolk couple were determined their family and friends would not to miss England’s game against Sweden.

We really are starting to believe the World Cup is coming home.

No England fans were arrested in Norfolk in connection with the football following a thrilling World Cup quarter-final win against 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.

Pubs and beer gardens the length and breadth of the county erupted in celebrations as England took one step closer to a place in the World Cup final today.

A reporter celebrating England’s World Cup win against Sweden was kindly given some relief from the summer heat when he was drenched in beer.

Today has officially been the hottest day of the year.

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.

We’re starting to get the feeling that football really may be coming home!

It promises to be a great night in Great Yarmouth after England booked themselves a place in the World Cup semi-finals with victory over Sweden.

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.

It’s set to be a busy day in King’s Lynn as people head into the town to watch the England game before staying around for Festival Too.

At a loose end over the next few days? Here’s a few things happening around Cromer this weekend (July 7-8, 2018). There seems to quite a bit planned for Saturday details of other events are scare, so if you have something to add to this list, please send it in!

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

They used to be a familiar sight on Norwich streets when the circus came to town.

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.

On Saturday, England will lock horns with Sweden for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.

Thousands across the region will be glued to their screens for England’s World Cup quarter final, but could a screen in King’s Lynn be the biggest of them all?

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.

A ‘strictly non-football pub’ will be making a special exception this Saturday for England’s World Cup quarter final match.

With more warm weather expected across the county ahead of an exciting weekend for football fans, police are urging people to stay safe.

A mid-Norfolk pub whose grandstand has attracted international media attention is releasing tickets for the England vs Sweden match.

A bride-to-be is facing a conundrum ahead of her big day, as England kicks off their quarter-final game against Sweden at the same time her guests will take their seats for her wedding breakfast.

A Norwich couple have arranged for England’s quarter final match against Sweden to be screened at their wedding.

For the first time, the men’s finals at Wimbledon clashes with the World Cup final - while Andy Murray has ruled himself out of the running, England still have a chance of making it all the way and most sports fans would be interested in watching both. Cue clash confusion.

One of Norwich’s most eagerly awaited annual events has been rescheduled to avoid a clash with England’s World Cup quarter final match.

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.

Football fans in Norfolk have been praised by police after a dramatic night of World Cup action passed without any arrests.

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

Fans descended on one of Lowestoft’s most popular venues with wigs, flags and hats galore on show as England faced Colombia.

Honking horns, jubilant cheers and chants of “football’s coming home” echoed throughout the county and beyond as England celebrated its latest victory in the World Cup.

Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison led from start to finish in taking victory at the first edition of Ironman 70.3 Finland in Lahti on Saturday.

Norfolk youngster Amelia Williamson will be jetting off to Sweden next month to compete in a big international tournament.

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.

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.

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

The summer solstice marking the longest day and shortest night of the year, is on June 21. Will you be heading for stonehenge for a bit of druidical observance or simply going to bed at the usual time and wondering why it’s not dark?

Robert Lambert admitted his granddad who started his career was “looking down on him proudly” after he landed the Sports Insure British Championship title.

Chris Sargisson, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, explains why looking ahead is essential to Norfolk’s future.

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

It proved to be a frustrating couple of days for Norfolk’s wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett at the French Open.

Alfie Hewett’s defence of his French Open singles title was brought to a swift end by fellow British player Gordon Reid in the men’s wheelchair quarter-finals.

Alfie Hewett returns to the scene of his first grand slam singles triumph today, on the famous clay courts of Roland Garros.

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…

The adventure continues for a talented wildlife photographer, who is set to help others get behind the lens and capture images of the magnificent Eurasian brown bear.

Long Stratton fencer Julie Henson has been selected to represent England in the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Canberra, Australia, in November.

Geek week

Monday, May 28, 2018

Geeks and towels - who knew they had a special day?

It’s three years since Norwich City beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley, a day never to be forgotten. But where are they now? CHRIS LAKEY takes a trip down memory lane...

Visitors to this year’s Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International can look forward to an unusual blend of world class sport - set against a backdrop of modern art.

While the world’s best football players are taking to the main stage at the World Cup, Norwich’s finest youngsters will be playing for their own trophy against youth teams from across the world.

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?

Nick Conrad on the abiding appeal of Swedish pop royalty Abba.

Researchers in Norwich will use underwater robots as part of a £20m project to explore how quickly a large Antarctic glacier could collapse.

Spud’s teaser: Which unwanted record does Wes Hoolahan hold that no other Norwich City player in history has held?

It’s been an ‘emotional’ week at Colney following the announcement that today’s clash with Leeds will be Wes Hoolahan’s final Norwich City game.

Iraqi actress Afrah Alwassiti sought sanctuary from the dangers of her war-torn homeland in Norwich and she is sharing her story at WOW Norwich this weekend. Ahead of the festival, she spoke to arts correspondent Emma Knights.

Ordinarily, news of a player leaving Norwich City on a Monday would probably not be the main thought of this column, which appears in this newspaper on a Thursday.

Wes Hoolahan will make his 352nd and final appearance for City on Saturday. Our columnists pick their favourite piece of magic from ‘The Irish Messi’

Wes Hoolahan will leave Norwich City at the end of the season - with Saturday’s Championship game against Leeds United his final appearance for the club.

It’s almost a year since Jonathan Hamilton had pioneering stem cell therapy to try and halt - and perhaps even reverse - the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

Make these tasty cardamom and cream-filled buns as part of your Easter weekend celebrations.

Father and son duo Terry and Karl Newby of Carleton Rode claimed their first Norfolk Memorial Charity pairs title defeating last season’s beaten finalists Billie and Melvyn Barker of Wymondham 10-6.

Norwich City’s trip to Hull raised many talking points.

Five decades after Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli last performed together at the London Palladium, the two icons of stage and screen will be brought to life again as part of Judy & Liza, a new production written by West End performer Emma Dears.

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.

Norfolk racer Robert Lambert hopes a new fitness regime can help him overcome his injury problems.

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

ITV’s Marcella is due back on our screens soon with much speculation about whether her famous parka will return with her - we look at some other character-defining TV clothing. Can you imagine Mr Darcy without THAT white shirt?

Opinion I couldn’t give a fygge about hygge

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Scandinavians have hijacked having a nice time by calling it hygge or lagom and suggesting they were the first to realise that open fires and hot chocolate are smashing. It’s time to fight back with some lethargic help from the Netherlands.

An Icelandic newspaper accidentally printed a photo of Ed Sheeran next to an obituary.

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.

Norfolk County Council has joined a European project to see how the county can gain greater financial benefit from the 300,000 pilgrims drawn annually to the village of Walsingham, sometimes called the ‘Nazareth of England’.

A former British champion tenpin bowler who settled in Suffolk has died at the age of 71.

The owner of Felixstowe and Harwich ports has acquired a 50% stake in Amsterdam-based logistics operation TMA Logistics.

Pontus Jansson’s first-half header proved the decisive moment of a hard-fought battle at Elland Road this afternoon, as Norwich failed to capitalise on several decent chances.

He has become a household name thanks to more than a decade on Strictly Come Dancing, but now Anton Du Beke has released his debut album From The Top. The affable dancer reflects on this new venture as well as his past, present and future on the Strictly dance floor.

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett secured home British success on the opening day of the 2017 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters.

A coroner is appealing for the family of a former Norfolk resident who died in Merseyside.

It’s been a dramatic year for Norfolk cycling star Sophie Wright but it’s finishing on a high, as one of the newest members of British Cycling’s senior squad told David Freezer, as she sets her sights on an exciting 2018.

An East Anglian land college is playing a leading role in a European project based around crop research.

Norfolk’s British number one Alfie Hewett showed he is in impressive form heading towards the season climax at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters later this month when winning the Bath Indoor men’s singles title.

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

Bob Carter suffered a rare 4-0 maximum defeat in the Tens League as Halvergate produced a superb home performance.

East Anglian action man Ian Womack – former soldier, ex-firefighter and all-round adventurer – is one of the first motorcyclists to tackle 10,000km of the new, dirt road Trans Euro Trail. In the first of a two-part feature he tells of the thrills and spills of this epic challenge.

Two Norfolk professionals were involved in big end of season tournaments this week - and both gave good accounts of themselves.

The smacking of children will be banned in Scotland, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

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

A former Norwich City footballer has been questioned over allegations of match-fixing by police in Sweden, reports say.

Derek James salutes Norwich Stars speedway great Johnnie Chamberlain, the ‘Tom Thumb’ of the track.

An ‘ear scoop’ which may date back to Roman times, an Excalibur-esqe sword pulled out of the River Yare and a medieval Bollock Dagger - those are among objects people are ‘adopting’ to boost the transformation of Norwich Castle.

Horsford cycling star Sophie Wright secured a top-10 finish for the Great Britain Cycling Team with eighth place in the junior women’s cross-country race at the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Motormouth football pundit Robbie Savage has taken a swipe at Norwich City star Wes Hoolahan over his importance to the Republic of Ireland.

The inspiring rise to stardom of Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison hits the big stage in the USA this weekend.

Team boss Dale Allitt lifted the lid on his decision to defy medical advice in the hope of inspiring King’s Lynn to avoid bottom spot in the SGB Premiership.

The Summer League title race is now on a knife edge as defending champions Wymondham dropped vital points.

Nicklas Porsing has been ruled out of King’s Lynn’s Premiership showdown with Leicester on Wednesday night through illness.

Bob Carter’s hopes of yet another Summer League Championship title were dealt a massive blow at Wymondham where the home side crushed Carter 8-0 to move top of the table.

Ivan Rooke still owns the Morris Eight that took him on some great journeys and adventures but it’s now laid up in his shed.

Horsford cycling star Sophie Wright has been named in the Great Britain squad for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Australia.

Norwegian striker Ohi Omoijuanfo is a target for Norwich City and is available for around £2million.

World number one Gustavo Fernandez battled back to deny wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett a place in his first Wimbledon singles final – but the Norfolk star will play in the doubles final on the world’s biggest stage .

Alfie Hewett has roared into the men’s wheelchair singles semi-finals at Wimbledon, coming back from a set down to beat Nicolas Peifer 4-6 6-2 6-2.

Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison secured a podium finish at Ironman 70.3 in Jönköping, Sweden.

Home hero Robert Lambert has predicted a bright future for Great Britain after banishing the memories of last year’s World Cup final at the National Speedway Stadium.

King’s Lynn’s Robert Lambert is ready to race through the pain barrier for his country.

Work from the world’s next generation of artists will go on display to the public today as Norwich University of the Arts Degree Show begins.

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.

Norfolk-raised professional footballer Vaila Barsley has been named in the Scotland squad for the Uefa Women’s European Championship.

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.

The fitness of Nathan Redmond looks set to dictate whether his former Norwich City team-mate Jacob Murphy will start against Germany for the England Under-21s this afternoon.

The new owner of Norfolk car-maker Lotus has opened the door to the famous marque being produced overseas, as it targets greater sales in the Asian market.

A north Norfolk primary school teacher will be jetting off to Jamaica with a team of fellow Guide leaders in a few weeks, to help brighten the lives of youngsters rescued from poverty, neglect, abandonment and abuse.

Three Norfolk recipients of organ donation will compete in the largest organ donor awareness event in the world: the World Transplant Games.

England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd admits the Young Lions must win their group to guarantee their Euro 2017 progress.

England are in pole position for a place in the European Under-21 Championship semi-finals after a ‘heated’ half-time exchange turned their fortunes around.

Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy came off the bench to help spark England’s faltering European Under-21 Championship campaign back into life in Poland.

King’s Lynn have snapped up Danish racer Thomas Jorgensen – who is set to make his debut in Wednesday’s home SGB Premiership clash with play-off rivals Belle Vue.

Norwich City star Jacob Murphy will be hoping to keep his place in the starting line-up today when England Under-21s take on Slovakia in their second game of the European Championships in Poland.

Norwich City’s Jacob Murphy played an hour of England’s opening European Under-21 Championship opener against Sweden – but it was new Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who stole the show in a goalless draw.

England begin their European Under-21 Championship against Sweden this afternoon, with Norwich City duo Jacob Murphy and Angus Gunn both hoping to be involved.

Youngsters in West Norfolk schools were able to find their rhythm in classical music and learn more about out why it rocks.

Jacob Murphy has been showing what he can do in training with the England Under-21s, with a spectacular goal which has drawn praise from Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand.

King’s Lynn Stars have been rocked by an injury to popular racer Nicklas Porsing who misses tonight’s Adrian Flux Arena clash with Wolverhampton.

Mollie Patterson helped England to win team bronze at the Cadet Six Nations event in the Netherlands.

Norwich City goalkeeper Angus Gunn has been put through his paces in training as the England Under-21 squad prepare for the start of the Uefa European U21 Championship in Poland.

Don’t fear mistakes, embrace them, says Sharon Griffiths

Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy bagged a brace in a behind-closed-doors friendly as England Under-21s beat their Iceland counterparts 3-0 at St George’s Park.

Alfie Hewett has qualified for his first singles semi-final at a grand slam event following victory in his opening match at the French Open.

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

The region’s mental health trust has been sharing learning and best practice with healthcare colleagues from across Europe as part of a special initiative designed to promote the exchange of views and ideas.

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Jacob Murphy has been named in the final England Under-21s squad for the upcoming European U21 Championship in Poland.

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).

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.

Norfolk’s fencing veterans were in action at the weekend in Chiavari, Italy.

Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy has retained his place in the England Under-21 squad for a training camp ahead of the European U21 Championship in Poland.

A Chinese takeover of a Norfolk sports car maker is a sign of confidence in the UK’s manufacturing sector, an industry expert has said.

When the list of those standing for Norwich North in the general election was published, the inclusion of a candidate for the Pirate Party UK will no doubt have led some to ask ‘who?’

A Norwich man has placed a £10,000 bet on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his party to win the general election next month.

Riders from 16 nations will be heading to north Norfolk later this month for the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International.

Do you have what it takes to complete TV’s toughest obstacle course?

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.

Love never dies, nor does the four-legged hero in Lasse Hallström’s film that goes from beautiful coming of age drama to the Tibetan Book of the Dead with dogs.

Our latest Young Norfolk Sports Academy update comes from 18-year-old Paston Sixth Form College student Oliver Massingham.

Two Brewers from East Anglia have decided to celebrate all things beer by opening a stall on Norwich Market.

The great Easter egg hunt 2017.

Heavily influenced by 80s synth pop trio visit the Waterfront, while the iconic reggae band play Bob Marley mega-seller Legend in its entirety, plus folk trio Leveret, party-band The Baghdaddies and rockers Black Star Riders.

Gallery Chancing on ice!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

An airfield on the frozen surface of a Swedish lake isn’t the most conventional of proving grounds, but if any car can cope, it’s the new Volvo V90 Cross Country. James Fossdyke takes it for a spin.

It started with 10 little boys forming a brass band and performing in their morning assemblies at school.

A convalescent man who saved the lives of several people off the north Norfolk coast nearly 50 years ago is anxious to know what happened to one boy in particular.

Britain has retained its 10th place ranking in Transparency International’s corruption table, but the organisation warned that its reputation would take a hit if standards are weakened after Brexit.

Film fans are continuing to be kept in suspense as to when Norwich Cathedral’s starring role will be revealed on the big screen in the movie Tulip Fever.

Martin Olsson has thanked Norwich City supporters for their support during his time with the club, following the completion of his transfer to Swansea.

With drinkers changing the ways they enjoy wine it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to find innovative ways of serving their customers.

Martin Olsson says new Swansea City manager Paul Clement was a key motivation for his switch from Norwich City.

Interest in the January signing of Robbie Brady has continued but manager Alex Neil insists no deal is close to being agreed.

Cynthia Robinson was named after the now-forgotten Norfolk-linked novelist Cynthia Stockley. Keen to find out more, she uncovered a tale of a life spanning two continents, of literary triumph but a complicated and sometimes tragic private life.

Three friends are preparing to lace up their hiking boots for a cause close to their hearts.

Former England manager Graham Taylor has died at the age of 72.

King’s Lynn’s brilliant youngster Robert Lambert will be one of the busiest riders in the world next season – after landing a deal with Polish side Lublin.

Sophie Wright has been shortlisted for the 2016 British Cycling Rider of the Year award.

The thought of sending a Christmas card may not have crossed your mind yet, but the final posting dates for the festive season are fast approaching. To help you remember, Royal Mail is launching a special postmark. Here’s everything you need to know:

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.

You can’t keep former EDP reporter JO GREEN away from paper... only this time she’s using the medium to create beautiful artwork at her South Norfolk home. Here she explains her love for papercutting. Pictures by SONYA BROWN.

A Norwich welder has won a gold medal in Europe’s biggest vocational skills competition.

Volvo V90 ready for duty

Friday, December 2, 2016

The first Volvo V90 estate car are ready to go on duty with the police after shining in the demanding driving tests

It’s Christmas, it must be turkey. Or must it?

Re-live Norwich City’s clash against QPR in the Championship at Loftus Road.

Norwich City centre-back Timm Klose is an injury doubt for the Canaries’ return to Championship action this weekend against Rotherham after suffering an ankle injury in Switzerland’s 2-1 2018 World Cup qualifying win in Andorra on Monday.

The privatisation by the Tories of our NHS continues apace with both hospitals and hospital wards being shut down across the country.

Volvo’s image gets two more big boosts with the arrival of the executive S90 saloon and V90 estate. They’re all about relaxed confidence, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett has ensured he will win at least a silver medal at the Paralympics.

Alex Neil has no fresh injury concerns ahead of tomorrow night’s Championship encounter with Wigan Athletic at Carrow Road – and may even have Robbie Brady available.

West Norfolk teenager Oliver Clarke is celebrating after an impressive first international campaign representing his country saw him finish seventh in the world competition for kart racers, aged 13-15.

Andy Murray let frustration get the better of him as he crashed out of the US Open after losing a five-set thriller to Kei Nishikori.

It is a collection that most children growing up in the 80s and 90s could only dream of.

Sophie Wright’s impressive progress has continued with the first global victory of her promising mountain biking career.

Norwich City have reportedly rejected a £3m bid from Premier League outfit West Ham United for Swedish international left-back Martin Olsson, according to Sky Sports.

Norfolk teenager Robert Lambert helped Great Britain earn their first World Cup medal since 2006.

After an epic month for sports stars in our region David Freezer looks back on a remarkable July – as Olympic dreams move centre stage.

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

Norwich City duo Martin Olsson and Robbie Brady could be targets for West Ham chief Slaven Bilic after Aaron Cresswell was ruled out for four months with a pre-season knee injury.

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.

The UK is lagging behind Estonia, South Korea and Sweden when it comes to digital skills, according to a new report on the digital economy.

King’s Lynn will look to continue their surge for the play-offs by heaping more misery on rock-bottom Leicester.

King’s Lynn Stars youngster Robert Lambert has paid tribute to his friends, family and fans after reaching the Grand Prix Challenge.

Horsford cyclist Sophie Wright had added to her European junior title by securing fourth place at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Norwich City may have been relegated from the Premier League in May but there is one table in European football this summer where they are currently sitting above Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Robbie Brady headed home Wes Hoolahan’s cross to power the Republic of Ireland into the knock-out stages of Euro 2016 in a heart-stopping late 1-0 victory over Italy.

Robbie Brady is ready for the ‘biggest game’ of his career in the Republic of Ireland’s make-or-break Euro 2016 clash against Italy.

Wes Hoolahan has admitted the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 3-0 defeat to Belgium brought him back to earth with a bump just days after he enjoyed one of the biggest moments of his career.

Are Aston Villa preparing to make another ‘hostile attack’ on Norwich City ahead of the new season?

Norwich City duo Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan both featured in the Republic of Ireland’s 3-0 defeat to Belgium in their Euro 2016 Group E clash in Bordeaux.

Wes Hoolahan has a lot to thank Norwich City for, insists Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane.

Robbie Brady is refusing to let speculation touting him with a big-money Leicester City move to distract the Norwich City starlet from the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 quest.

Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady completed a journey from a Dublin boys’ club to the pinnacle of European football when they ran out for the Republic of Ireland against Sweden.

Norfolk’s professional duo Joe Skipper and Kimberley Morrison both enjoyed success at Ironman70.3 Staffordshire.

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.

There haven’t been too many moments for Norwich City fans to feel proud over the last 12 months.

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

Republic of Ireland goalscoring ace Wes Hoolahan is getting better with age, insists compatriot and Norwich City pal Robbie Brady.

As he started to brush his teeth, little did Ben Cronin know it would lead to him being rushed to A&E.

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan insists the Republic of Ireland should not fear Belgium after his goalscoring exploits in their Euro 2016 Group E opener earned a point against Sweden at the Stade de France on Monday.

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

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

Former Ipswich Town boss Roy Keane predicts Norwich City will face a fight to keep hold of Robbie Brady this summer.

The pain of Norwich City’s Premier League relegation will never leave Robbie Brady but the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 quest is part of his healing process.

Harry Redknapp is predicting Euro 2016 heartache for Norwich City’s Republic of Ireland duo Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan.

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

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is ready to run through a ‘brick wall’ for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016.

Norwich City’s Premier League relegation may still sting but for a quartet of Alex Neil’s squad the season can finish on a high note at Euro 2016.

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

Captain Robert Lambert will spearhead a patched-up Great Britain side’s hopes of reaching the World Under-21 Team Cup final.

Norwich City winger Robbie Brady has been ranked 53rd in the Uefa Euro 2016 Player Barometer ahead of the tournament getting under way next week.

Norwich City pair Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady have had their places in the Republic of Ireland’s squad for Euro 2016 confirmed.

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

Norwich City’s Robbie Brady has been warming up for the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign by hitting this stunning free-kick in training.

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

King’s Lynn sensation Robert Lambert has endured a range of Speedway World Championship emotions over the past few days.

Norwich City’s Robbie Brady will aim to put his Premier League heartache behind him when he looks to star in a Republic of Ireland fairytale at Euro 2016.

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

Relegated Norwich City slumped to a tame 3-0 Premier League exit at Everton on Sunday afternoon at Goodison Park.

As Norwich City get ready for a return to life in the Championship David Freezer takes a look at which players are likely to stay and which players have let the Canaries down this season.

Employees’ experiences of fairness at work can impact on their health, according to a University of East Anglia (UEA) study.

Horsford teenager Sophie Wright has become the junior women’s European cross-country mountain biking champion.

Robert Lambert is remaining calm ahead of his first bid to try and reach the sport’s biggest stage.

Additional music, dance and theatre acts have been added to the line-up for this year’s Latitude Festival.

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson is fit and firing and back in favour with Alex Neil.

From the grandeur of concert halls to the cosy surrounds of your front room – an innovative performance project is bringing opera to people’s homes.

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett has reached a new career high men’s singles world ranking of 13 after finishing runner-up at the Gauteng Open in Benoni, South Africa.

Martin Olsson deserved his moment in the spotlight after a frustrating Premier League season for the Norwich City left-back.

Match-winner Martin Olsson is loving his return to the Norwich City fold – and the chance of more to come following an epic Premier League victory.

International friendly action concludes for a host of Norwich City players today.

Norwich City skipper Russell Martin came helped Scotland to keep a clean sheet in a friendly win in the Czech Republic last night.

The chances of being born on a leap day are one in 1,461.

They are the mysterious species which gave their name to the historic city of Ely, and until recently were caught in the Great River Ouse.

Five Britons have died when their car plunged through the barrier of an open bridge into a canal in Sweden.

José Mourinho got to grips with a new challenge – drifting and and driving at full throttle on a frozen lake in Sweden in the 
new Jaguar X-Pace high-performance sport utility vehicle.

Thousands of miles from Norfolk, in a park on the banks of the Yangtze River in China, there is an eye-catching statue of a man on a motorcycle which was known as the Norwich “track spare.”

A north Norfolk-based artist has won an international winter sports title after creating a sculpture of one of late music legend David Bowie’s shoes, fashioned from a gigantic block of snow.

About 200 young athletes from across the region will descend on Lowestoft tomorrow (Saturday) as the British Baton Twirling sports association area championships are held.

The Temperance Movement’s previous tours have seen them labelled by many as the latest Next Big Thing. Now, though, they have secured a spot at the forefront of the UK’s rock scene.

Norwich City have lined up a late transfer window move for Swedish midfielder Oscar Hiljemark.

Norwich tennis prospect Will Davies has enjoyed success at the EuroElite ITF Junior Malmo Open in Sweden.

An inaugural lunch to help connect businesses in Diss and celebrate Christmas at the same time has been hailed as a success.

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

Two of her cousins reached the same great age and now a much-loved auntie to 11 nephews and nieces has celebrated her 100 year milestone.

An internationally renowned singer song-writer is coming to Norfolk on his November tour of the UK.

Reports of Chelsea’s decline have been grossly exaggerated, according to Alex Neil.

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson swelled the Canaries’ contingent off to Euro 2016 after Sweden edged past Denmark 4-3 on aggregate in their play-off derby.

Sweden and Norwich City’s Martin Olsson may be in pole position to advance to Euro 2016 this evening against Denmark but his manager must contend with a defensive headache first.

An auction of vintage farm machinery yielded £500,000 from collectors who travelled across the globe to snap up rare and valuable agricultural artefacts.

Martin Olsson’s Sweden hold a slender advantage after the first leg of their Euro 2016 play-off tie against rivals Denmark in Stockholm on Saturday evening.

Alex Tettey will lead the way for Norwich City’s Euro 2016 play-off contingent tonight when he takes on Hungary with his Norway team-mates.

Russell Martin will have a summer away from football next year – but hopes it will be a different story for his Norwich City team-mates.

A Norwich brewer has joined forces with a local barista to launch an innovative new stout with a caffeine kick.

Cromer golfer Amber Ratcliffe has something to smile about after a tough first season on the Euroean Ladies Tour.

Former Norwich City midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been arrested in Sweden after allegedly being involved in a scuffle with security guards and police on Sunday night.

Norwich City players Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady have been included in Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill’s 39-man squad for the Euro 2016 qualifying play-off against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

In an industry under pressure to control every cost, farmers were shown how a simple innovation in tyre design could help reduce soil damage and fuel consumption.

The first womb transplant in the UK will take place within months after doctors were given the go-ahead for the procedure.

Alex Neil is confident Norwich City can deal with the loss of Matt Jarvis as they prepare to face his parent club West Ham in the Premier League this weekend.

The migrant crisis is at the top of the agenda around Europe. Here we look at the key questions.

Well it was certainly a landmark day for the left. And I’m not referring to Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership contest and subsequent appointment of Norwich City supporting shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

Unusual bird lands in north Norfolk garden

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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

With the Canaries getting back to winning ways in the Premier League with an impressive performance, David Freezer assesses how Alex Neil’s team can build on a strong start to their top-flight campaign.

Around 70 people gathered to discuss how to lobby Norfolk’s leaders help tackle the migrant and refugee crisis sweeping through Europe.

Once a local haunt for men to nurse a pint over a chat and cigarette, The White Horse at Overstrand is now a firm family favourite – especially if you have a furry friend to bring along.

Thousands flocked to Great Yarmouth’s historic South Quay over to weekend to enjoy the biggest event in the town’s annual calendar – now in its 16th year.

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.

The 16th Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival opened this morning, marked by a civic procession which included the East Norfolk Militia and Great Yarmouth Mayor Cllr Shirley Weymouth.

Britain will take “thousands more” refugees from camps on the borders of war-torn Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

Two young musicians have gained the praise of celebrated cellist Julian Lloyd Webber for their fundraising efforts to help a music charity which they say has changed their lives.

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.

While if you kiss them they will not turn into a prince these frogs are still special for the Breckland area.

A group of Norwich schoolgirls have been reflecting on their part in an amazing summer for women’s football.

It’s a new obstacle Norwich City manager Alex Neil must deal with – Michael Bailey looks at the rules that will shape the Canaries’ Premier League squad.

A cloud of rare tadpoles has descended on a south Norfolk pond from a top secret location.

Two “dangerous men” who left a man for dead following a brutal robbery in an East Anglian park have been jailed for a total of 25 years.

Finishing third at Ironman UK would be a huge accomplishment for most athletes – Joe Skipper had has sights firmly set on finishing first though.

The Boomtown Rats make their Latitude debut this week. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to drummer Simon Crowe about the band’s cathartic second coming and rocking out in your 60s.

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond was the only England Under-21 player to be included in the European U21 Championships team-of-the-tournament.

Swedish U21s’ European Championship-winning central defender Joseph Baffo is reportedly still on Norwich City’s transfer radar.

Norwich City’s Nathan Redmond was on target but once again England fell short at a major tournament as the Under-21s capitulated against Italy to finish bottom of their group at the European Championship.

David Cameron is hoping to kick-start formal talks on reform of Britain’s membership of the European Union, as he addresses leaders of the 28-nation bloc at a summit in Brussels.

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond has helped England to the first win of their European Under-21 Championship campaign in the Czech Republic.

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond twice went close as England’s youngsters just fell short in their Under-21 European Championship Group B opener against Portugal.

Norwich City star Nathan Redmond and his England Under-21 team-mates begin their European Championship campaign in the Czech Republic tonight – but have suffered a late defensive injury blow.

King’s Lynn Stars’ Niels-Kristian Iversen was unable to prevent Sweden from snatching the Speedway World Cup from hosts and holders Denmark.

He was made the Norwich Brewery Bowls Club’s first honorary life member at 90 and a decade on he has become the club’s first ever centenarian having reached his landmark 100th birthday.

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond aims to cap a stellar season by spearheading the England Under-21s’ bid for European Championship glory.

Norwich City left-back Martin Olsson is poised to undergo shoulder surgery later this week which will rule him out of Sweden’s Euro2016 qualifier against Montenegro next month and a friendly against Norway.

Keen cyclist Dawn Collyer speaks to Kate Scotter about her love of cycling as part of our Summer of Cycling series.

June is just around the corner and so is Cromer’s legendary summer pier show.

Leading the celebrations on the Wembley pitch with some excited dancing was ever popular Canaries midfielder Alex Tettey.

There will be no civic parade for the triumphant Norwich City play-off winning side, after it proved impossible to organise it before players jetted off on holiday and international duty.

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond has been included in a provisional 27-man England Under-21 squad for this summer’s European Championship finals in the Czech Republic.

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.

After investing in robotic milking machines for the future of his dairy business, a Norfolk farmer is hosting an open day to show others the benefits they can bring for cost efficiency, yield and animal welfare.

Europe is heading for an unprecedented explosion in rates of obesity and excess weight - with the Republic of Ireland at the forefront of the trend, say researchers.

During his 10 years in charge of Norfolk’s beloved speedway outfit, Rob Lyon thought he had seen everything.

This week I am looking at Hill & Smith Holdings plc; an international group that designs, manufactures and supplies road and utilities infrastructure products, and also offers galvanizing services to global markets.

Runners of all ages and abilities will be pounding the streets of Bungay this weekend with each one looking to achieve their own personal best.

Riders from around the world and thousands of spectators are making their way to north Norfolk for the Bacon.co.uk Burnham Market International Horse Trials, which get under way on Thursday.

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty elected to praise his Northern Ireland team mates rather than claim all the glory after a starring two-goal role in a crucial 2-1 Euro 2016 victory over Finland at Windsor Park.

Martin Olsson played through the pain barrier to bolster Norwich City’s Championship promotion push but Alex Neil does not want the Swedish international to take any chances on Euro2016 duty.

An ornithologist is hoping to set the nation’s hearts aflutter with a campaign to find Britain’s national bird.

G4S upbeat as profits rise

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Outsourcing giant G4S has posted its first improvement in profit in four years, despite a fresh £45 million hit from its troubled UK Government contracts.

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