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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.

A Cure for World Cup Fever

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.

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