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Norfolk author Jim Wilson – who appears in a Channel Five programme Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain – has written a series of books on the Cold War and speculates on what could have happened to the region if the Cold War had turned ‘hot’.

From turkey catchers to Christmas card sorters, seasonal jobs are in abundance across Norfolk as the county heads into the festive period.

The first phase of a project to open up more land for Lowestoft port’s bid to become a recognised renewable energy hub has been completed.

King Nun are coming to Norwich next week on November 20 with a headline tour that coincides with the release of their new EP.

Adriano Guedes, aged 65, of Kessingland, moved to England from Portugal more than 15 years ago and was admitted to hospital in 2014 after having a stroke.

Record numbers will sleep outside for a night this week at a Norwich fundraising event for preventing homelessness.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has opened a consultation into changes to voting arrangements.

Unemployment in the East of England has dropped slightly, falling by 1,000 to stand at 100,000 in the last quarter.

November 13 has marked the first Purple Tuesday - a day dedicated to raise awareness of shopping accessibility for those living with a disability.

The Prince of Wales’ official website has revealed 70 facts about the heir to the British throne ahead of his 70th birthday on Wednesday.

Following an intimate UK club tour with his explosive new band, Miles Kane is set to hit the road again on his winter tour that will see him play The LCR UEA in Norwich on November 26.

Wayne Rooney has been drafted back into the England squad for a farewell appearance when the Three Lions take on the USA at Wembley on Thursday.

The police federation for Norfolk has said a new law to protect emergency service workers which comes into force today has been a “long time coming”.

There was plenty of intrigue around Tampa International Airport as Norwich City arrived to a warm welcome, even by Floridan standards.

Businesses have been invited to an industry forum this month where South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss will be the speaker.

Great Yarmouth’s beach has won a competition to receive a ‘big beach clean up’ on Tuesday.

Angling retailer Fishing Republic, which has a store in King’s Lynn, has warned that its future is in “significant doubt” as it scrambles for emergency funding, jeopardising more than 100 jobs.

Strictly Come Dancing professional Anton du Beke is waltzing his way into the city to launch his debut novel.

Three Norfolk County Council social workers and a social work team have been shortlisted for national awards.

Communities across Norfolk and Suffolk have marked 100 years since the Great War’s armistice with a host of processions, services and events.

Business leaders have suggested Norfolk could make a bid to be the first 5G county – what do you think?

Share treasured memories of lost loved ones this Christmas and raise money for good causes with Tree to Remember.

Prince Charles is celebrating his 70th birthday... but what to give him? Lynne Mortimer thinks East Anglia has the answer.

Art fans will be spoilt for choice at the upcoming Art Fair East which features over 200 artists from all across the UK and beyond.

Budding chefs who can now practise their dishes in a new £25,000 kitchen have been getting tips from expert Galton Blackiston.

Two HR masterclasses taking place this month will focus on retaining and engaging staff in a bid to battle the UK skills shortage.

A new carol service will be held next month, with those wishing to share memories of loved ones able to place messages on a special ‘Tree to Remember.’

As part of a partnership with the East of England Co-Op to highlight Community Heroes, reporter Marc Betts spoke to Pat Thorpe about the work she has done in her community to tackle loneliness and support people living with dementia.

Discovered by chance almost 100 years since it was written, the original ‘Field Dressings by Stretcher Bearer’ contains the poems of Terrington St Clement-born Alick Lewis Ellis.

A sobering report into Norfolk’s care homes has revealed places for council-funded residential care will run out within five years - unless action is taken.

Job vacancies are becoming harder to fill as fewer migrants want to work in the UK, according to a report.

And as our Books For Schools campaign enters its second month, we have been on a mission to crown the region’s favourite children’s book.

Following the announcement on Friday of Sir Ian McKellan’s 80th birthday tour in 2019, we can exclusively reveal he is doing an extra Norwich show to a specially invited audience.


Notice is hereby given that the following Hearings will be held by the Examining Authority for the examination of the application made by Orsted Hornsea Project

Three (UK) Ltd of 5 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1WG (“the Applicant”) for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008 (the Application).

A Norfolk young person will have the honour of laying flowers on a soldier’s grave in front of the Queen at Sunday’s national remembrance service in London.

Drivers using the A11 to get in and out of Norfolk will face diversions when the Fiveways roundabout at Mildenhall is closed.

A new partnership which aims to tackle the “public health epidemic” of domestic abuse will be launched in Norwich next week in a bid to identify and protect every victim.

A century on from the end of the First World War, animals continue to be innocent victims of conflict around the world.

The councillors tasked with sealing the fate of the latest bid to regenerate Anglia Square have been given a whistle-stop of the development site.

Norfolk and Waveney winemakers could soon be giving producers in the famous French region of Champagne a run for their money.

This huge image of a horse, spanning more than 200 metres, has appeared in a secluded field on the Norfolk-Suffolk to remember the role that animals played in the First World War.

People will be able to have their say over potential routes for the road which would join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 within weeks.

Remembering some of the former Norwich City footballers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in the First World War, with the help of the Norwich City Historical Trust, who traced those who played for the Canaries and died in the conflict

If we thought the beard had reached its peak several years ago, it would seem that it is yet to descend from that summit. Ahead of International Men’s Day on November 18, we look at the continued shunning of the razor.

Running, walking, jeffing, shuffling – all are styles of moving forward which the masses enjoy when taking part in anything from a 5k parkrun to an ultra marathon.

Three games in Turkey await during the international break for Norwich City right-back Max Aarons.

The business headlines this week were full of the aftermath from last week’s Budget, accompanied by the now-common news of high street store closures, and consumer spending fears.


Notice is hereby given that the following Hearings will be held by the Examining Authority for the examination of the application made by Orsted Hornsea Project Three (UK) Ltd of 5 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1WG (“the Applicant”) for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008 (the Application).


Warm weather breaks have become common place in modern football but Norwich City will be breaking new ground when they head to the USA for the approaching international break.

Bill’s restaurant in the city has relaunched with a new menu and look after undergoing a week-long refurbishment.

This week, financial columnist Peter Sharkey looks at how equity release could solve your downsizing dilemma.

Retailers are battling the worst trading conditions in five years, with high street shops closing at a rate of about 14 a day in the first half of this year, a study reveals.

As Remembrance Sunday nears, Nick Conrad says it’s time Norfolk honoured the heroes of Dunkirk

Paul Bastock has been there, seen that, got the T-shirt - but admits life as assistant manager of King’s Lynn Town is a whole new adventure.

A 16-year-old student from Norfolk had been named among the winners in an international poetry competition.

As Vanessa Redgrave visits East Anglia for the 2018 Norwich Film Festival this Sunday, Nicky Barrell finds out more about her drive to shine a spotlight on the international refugee crisis.

Commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War will take place across Waveney this weekend.

Norfolk’s former international star Jayne Roylance has died. She was 71.

A taste of the Caribbean is coming to Norwich Market and will serve everything from jerk chicken to curried goat.

The social enterprise behind Cafe Britannia has announced plans to take on the lease of a Norwich pub.

Wisbech & Fenland Museum has been added to Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register amid concerns that it could be forced to close in the near future due to a lack of funding.

The start of the festive season will once again be celebrated in style in the city with entertainment and fireworks.

The Brexit endgame is in sight – perhaps.

The green light has been given for ambitious £13m plans to transform Norwich Castle’s historic keep.

A date has been fixed for a decision on the controversial multi-million pound revamp of Norwich’s Anglia Square.

They have appeared on TV, performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray and Harry Hill and are 11 time sell-out Edinburgh Fringe veterans, and now unstoppable improv comedy ensemble The Noise Next Door are heading to Diss.

How will the rental sector be affected by the impact of last week’s budget? Mike White, from Martin & Co in Norwich discusses.

Concern about Brexit has risen sharply among over-65s to a level almost matching the youngest voting age group, a survey has found.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has visited Norwich spending time chatting to market traders, fashion students and even donning an apron to serve lunch at a city centre cafe.

Another victory for the online trolls sees a respected food writer out of a job which is a real shame, says Andy Newman

Firefighters were called out to 111 false alarms at Norfolk hospitals and NHS trusts within a year.

The first eight shows for the annual celebration of arts have been announced including a Grammy award-winning musician.

A Norfolk singer has teamed up with a best selling author to collaborate on a new song.

A West Norfolk runner is celebrating after he completed a marathon just seven months after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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

A spectacular and unique pendant more than 1,000 years old discovered in South Norfolk is now featuring in a major national exhibition on the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain.

A Love Island contestant has swapped the villa for a city restaurant for a new BBC Three reality show.

Suffolk Regiment’s George Punchard was one of the first men to be mobilised in 1914. Demobbed in ebruary 1919, he wrote a record of his War.

An ambitious legacy project has seen trees planted for future generations to enjoy as part of a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark the Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

It’s already famous for its crabs and fish and chips and now a Norfolk seaside town can also boast of its Thai food.

The Poppy Appeal was launched in Thorpe St Andrew with a “thank you” to the First World War generation.

Flawless, well-known for their appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, brought their Chase The Dream - The Reboot tour to Norwich Theatre Royal last night.

Kingfisher Amateur Boxing Club will return to Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome for a special show, marking 100 years since guns fell silent.

On January 14 1918, a dreary Monday, it seems reasonable to assume Alfred and Mary Ann Sparks went to bed as normal.

A nurse has been banned from working in the UK after her lack of English meant she could not treat patients safely.

A new survey has revealed that the East of England is one of the regions least excited for the Christmas period.

Jordan Rhodes is back on the Scotland radar but manager Alex McLeish has opted to pick Steven Fletcher instead for his latest squad – despite the Norwich striker scoring more goals this season.

From a film festival to a gin and craft fair, there is plenty to keep you busy over the next seven days in Norfolk.

A large dead deer was left to rot for three weeks in the middle of a busy road before it was removed.

With commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War taking place across Waveney, Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday will be marked in Lowestoft as the town pays its respects to all those who have lost their lives in battle.

Norwich musician Matt Watson, a BBC 6 Music supported artist, is set to release his newest single Constellations on December 14 to coincide with various prestigious appearances.

They have been places of worship and community for centuries, and now East Anglia’s historic churches have been recognised as some of country’s most fascinating places to visit.

Pub group JD Wetherspoon expects annual results to be weaker than last year, despite sales growing “strongly”.

High street giant Marks & Spencer has surprised the market by reporting higher profit figures than expected - despite seeing a decline in sales and revenue.

The act that will turn on the Christmas lights in Norwich this year has finally been revealed.

A new lobster and steak restaurant will open its doors to the public next week.

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