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The Afghanistan and Iraq wars impacted thousands of people in our region. In the first in our week-long series looking at their legacy, reporter Stuart Anderson talks to Lord Dannatt, the former head of the British Army.

Families have been urged to snap up the last remaining tickets for this week’s Norfolk Spring Fling – which promises to be “bigger than ever before” in its 20th anniversary year.

Standing still should not be an option for Suffolk and Essex landowners and farmers who are tempted to hold out for a clear outcome from the UK’s Brexit crisis, land agents say.

An innovative touring theatre company is bringing Homer’s Odyssey to Suffolk and Norfolk this spring

The cancer came as she prepared for a new exhibition. “I used to think my art had to be serious. Now I want it to emanate happiness,” said sculptor Vanessa Pooley.

The brilliant performance poet celebrates his 20th anniversary with Luke Wright, Poet Laureate at Norwich Playhouse on Saturday March 30

A tour that celebrates both the fictional world of Matthew Shardlake and the facts about Kett’s Rebellion will be offered free to celebrate English Tourism Week.

Sausage dogs are looking to beat a world record in Southwold this weekend. The Southwold Sausage Walk charity event is back for its fifth year on Saturday.

Six consecutive wins and the same starting XI for six successive matches – there’s no chance of Daniel Farke making changes to his Norwich team at Middlesbrough, is there?

A Dereham high school recently welcomed a group of foreign students to the town as part of a European education programme.

Among the many big games approaching for Norwich City during the final weeks of the season, one stands out for young star Max Aarons.

An animated update of the children’s classic The Wind in the Willows carries an impassioned plea about the plight of nature – and the people of Norfolk have been urged to act on it.

Is Mother’s Day a celebration of motherly love or just a cynical cash-in? Rachel Moore is in the latter camp - she hates it with a passion

Four student photographers have scooped honours at a national photographic competition.

A multimillion pound grant is set to bring a major boost to digital skills teaching and create new jobs at City College Norwich.

Dozens of victims of a Norwich fraudster, who repeatedly conned shoppers with a garden furniture scam, are in line to get their money back after a court confiscated more than £37,000 of his ill-gotten gains.

Two illegal immigrants caught cultivating a million pound cannabis farm on a Suffolk industrial estate have been characterised as ‘victims’ of a larger organised crime network.

From the World Dumpling Championship to one of the biggest pop bands of the noughties, there is plenty to keep you busy over the next seven days.

A ride that would have thrilled visitors to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach will not operate there after problems with paperwork.

Picturesque reedbeds on the Norfolk Broads have formed part of the rural economy for centuries, and a handful of skilled workers are helping to keep the tradition alive.

The UK’s longest running musical theatre concert tour, Beyond the Barricade, is coming to the Pavilion Theatre, Cromer.

The chances of much support for UK farming in a post-Brexit future are “pretty small” and a “dramatic shock” to the industry is inevitable, a Suffolk-based food entrepreneur predicts.

An initiative aimed at persuading more UK growers to farm in an environmentally sustainable way is set to be given a boost at an event in Suffolk.

A beauty therapist who died of a blood clot after cosmetic surgery was not given medication which may have prevented her death, an inquest review has heard.

House music pioneer Paul Oakenfold will get the party started when he performs in the city this Easter.

His remarkable rise to the Premier League from the ninth tier of English football has been told in his own words for the first time.

Campaigners have called proposed speed-limiting technology a ‘landmark day for road safety’

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All they want is a safe home. Can you help the children who have ended up on their own in Norfolk? Could you be a foster carer?

Mike Ashley has revealed he is considering paying double for shares in Debenhams, in his bid to take over the chain.

The owners of a Norwich corner shop have helped save the career of the second-fastest man in British sprinting history.

Pharmacies could play a key role in screening patients for type 2 diabetes, to help with early diagnosis of the disease and significantly reduce NHS costs, according to University of East Anglia research.

More people have been affected by Cyclone Idai than the entire population of Norfolk. The majority of these have been children.

A man crashed into the back of a parked car after he fell asleep at the wheel after trying to remove items from a former partner’s home, a court has heard.

Buses minister Nusrat Ghani explains what the money will be spent on and why it’s needed

James Marston had never had the pleasure of the Acle Straight until a trip to Norfolk last week - and it helped make him proud to be living in East Anglia

From the museums and bustling shopping areas, masses of local businesses, plus hotels, restaurants, schools, the leisure centre and beautiful flint cottages, there are many draws to Thertford.

When entering Norwich you’re met with a sign declaring it to be a ‘fine city’, it’s an apt description. Not many who live, work and play in the city would disagree.

Norwich City right-back Max Aarons played 45 minutes as his international duty came to a disappointing end, with the England U19s missing out on qualification for this summer’s U19 European Championship.

Investment in the region’s roads is still falling short of the amount needed to maintain target conditions, a new report claims, as council bosses said it would cost nearly £40m to make Norfolk’s roads as good as they were more than a decade ago.

Famed for being the most easterly point in Britain, Lowestoft has a fascinating fishing history plus award winning beaches.

Known as a ‘festival town’ to some, King’s Lynn alway has something to see or do

Singer-songwriter James Morrison proved he is still top of his game as he kicked off his UK tour at the UEA LCR.

The gifts Norfolk mums can expect to be receiving this weekend have been revealed.

Great Yarmouth is one of Britain’s favourite seaside towns.

Often called ‘the gateway to North Norfolk’, Fakenham is an agricultural town filled with sights for both visitors and locals.

An 800-year-old royal charter which granted special privileges to the Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk has been discovered by historians.

In a short space of time, Dereham has grown from a traditional Norfolk market town to one of the largest towns in Norfolk.

A well connected and with a proud history, Beccles is a community driven market town

A nursery school set up by a former Norwich High School pupil has been left reeling after it felt the force of a cyclone which caused devastation across parts of Africa.

It is a £28m Norfolk business which makes 120 tons of pasta a day – and now the boss wants to take on the Italians. CAROLINE CULOT met Gordon Chetwood, managing director of Pasta Foods.

Attleborough is a quaint market town ideally located between Norwich and Thetford.

A couple who run a small holding on the outskirts of Ely are appealing for information about their distinctive green compact tractor which was stolen from a locked garage behind their home.

Preparations for a special children’s garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by an award-winning Norfolk designer are to get the royal seal of approval.

As the days lengthen visitors flocking to one of Norfolk’s most beautiful coastal spots are being urged to think about the damage they and their dogs and bikes could be causing.

Harleston Magpies are celebrating after their U14 girls team became regional champions on Sunday – and qualified for the England Hockey U14s national finals in May for the second year running.

As part of a Nostalgic East series running in the Eastern Daily Press, REBECCA MACNAUGHTON looks back at days gone by in the north Norfolk town of Aylsham.

Norwich City defender Max Aarons is being warned he is in for a rough ride from cousin Rolando when play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday look to halt the Canaries’ Championship title charge on Good Friday.

Daniel Farke will resist any urge to be smug after converting Ben Godfrey to the central defensive lynchpin powering Norwich City’s Championship promotion surge.

Supermarket customers are being urged to help donate 30,000 items in just two weeks as part of an Easter food bank appeal.

International duty comes to a conclusion for Norwich City’s players today, with four of Daniel Farke’s players potentially in action.

Actress Jameela Jamil’s recent loo stories have started a social media frenzy, but our columnist thinks we should all (her included) get over our phobia of toilet talk.

They originally came to these shores with crusaders returning from conquests in the Middle East.

A new opportunity to open a shop in the centre of Holt has arisen – leased from members of the UK’s oldest family-run printing firm.

The second wave of acts heading to Sundown Festival at the Norfolk Showground has been revealed.

Nurses from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) are heading back to school to teach sun safety lessons.

It’s the fastest growing trend in childbirth, reported to be favoured by royal mums Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle and recently used by East Anglia-based TV presenter Jake Humphrey and his wife Harriet.

One of the UK’s most accomplished actresses is set to star in a bittersweet comedy about being the ‘other woman’ to a world-famous author.

A Norfolk MP has described Brexit as the “Death Star of politics” as he admitted: “I’m an elected representative of 76,000 people and I don’t know what’s going on.”

Families who have suffered tragedies due to brain tumours are just some of those coming together in a bid to improve care.

Theresa May is battling to stay in power as MPs seek to seize control of parliamentary business in a bid to secure a softer Brexit.

Northern Ireland ace Jamal Lewis believes international football has helped make him one of the most sought-after defenders outside the Premier League, after playing his part in a winning start to Euro 2020 qualifying.

Runners in Norwich joined thousands of people across the country taking part in 5k and 10k runs to raise money to help those whose lives have been affected by strokes.

A Norfolk village shop that stocks a range of tipples that puts many supermarkets to shame has been named the best off licence in the country.

The new skipper of one of the UK’s top 60 most historic ships is looking forward to a busy season ahead.

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke and a rump of his promotion-chasing squad are proudly flying the flag for German football.

How well do you know these classic dishes from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales?

In light of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Day theme ‘Love the Earth around you’, what can we learn from other cultures about looking after the streets around us?

From pre-printing press to post-modernism, Britain has nurtured waves of wonderful writers. Rowan Mantell finds just a few of the ways they have 
celebrated the country in words.

Norwich City’s England Under-20 international Ben Godfrey is reportedly a summer target for Premier League giants Manchester United.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has broken rank to say it is “all over” for Prime Minister Theresa May.

Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki played 83 minutes as Finland started off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Italy in Group J.

Martin Lewis of MoneySaving Expert on how to look after the pennies in April.

He’s 19 years old, already representing his country and has tasted defeat only three times in over 30 games of first team football.

Former Strictly star Brendan Cole has praised young members of a Norwich dance school who joined him on stage at Theatre Royal.

With international matches apparently/allegedly occupying the minds of football supporters, it’s perhaps time to look at the effect on the local football scene.

A new film about the exploits of former prisoner of war turned legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann will have its most avid viewer in Norfolk where his son works alongside the cutting-edge F-35 jets at RAF Marham.

A Norwich-based family jewellers has created a nappy cream lid with more than a little sparkle as a tribute to expectant mum the Duchess of Sussex.

One of the most influential Norfolk naturalists in his native county for more than five decades, John Goldsmith, has died at home aged 69.

Social media influencers have been given a guided tour of Norwich’s most Instagram-worthy spots in a bid to boost the city’s appeal.

Polite notice: do not read on if you cannot handle the truth.

What makes a great British film? Something that captures the essence of the British character or sense of humour. Which of these Great British Films have you seen?

Norwich City’s scouting brains aim to stay one step ahead of the pack again this summer.

Hundreds of people from Norfolk are heading for London this morning to take part in an anti-Brexit march in the capital.

A man who said he had no idea what cannabis looked like was found at a huge detached property with more than 300 plants with a potential street value of up to £120,000, a court has heard.

A vegan bodybuilder from Norwich, known as the Hench Herbivore, has signed a deal with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s talent agency,

He hated wearing his seatbelt if it creased his shirt and he’s been tempted to check his phone when waiting at the lights, but men don’t have to take risks, says former Norwich footballer Darren Eadie

Max Aarons’ emergence as Norwich City’s first choice right-back has earned him England youth recognition – but Aarons knows he faces plenty of competition at international level.

This week, our reader wants to know how to declare taxes on income over their personal allowance threshold. Carl Lamb of Almary Green responds.

With the new West Suffolk Council just days away from hitting the ground running, Local Democracy Reporter Jason Noble finds out what the changes mean on a practical level for homes in the west of the county.

It was a wartime escape immortalised by Hollywood. But for one Norfolk-based airman turned ‘great escaper’ misfortune turned out to be the most astonishing stroke of good fortune in a wartime career crammed with incident. Seventy-five years on from the most remarkable mass prisoner of war breakout of the Second World War, Steve Snelling charts a saga of survival that all but beggars belief

A blockbusting Minecraft project has seen Wisbech recreated in its very own virtual world.

The Broads Authority (BA) has agreed to take on a new responsibility as part of its relationship with the country’s National Parks.

Hardy annuals can be sown in pots or modules to provide colour in the garden. Annual grasses can be fun to try too: Briza maxima, Lagurus ovatus and Hordeum jubatum are examples. In mild areas with light soil, we can sow directly outside by marking out irregularly-shaped seedbeds and broadcasting “drifts” of different seed to give a more natural look.

Consultant vascular surgeon Michael Gaunt is full of surprises as he reveals to Gina Long MBE the things he loves and hates about living in East Anglia...

A series of seminars have taken place in Kings Lynn to support business owners and individuals with the upcoming changes in UK tax.

Norwich employees have rated their bosses on average at 6.8 out of 10.

A new vegan Norwich shop and café, where all the products will be sold without packaging, is set to become the first of its kind in the city.

It’s the evening of England v the Czech Republic - and the day of the Friday pub quiz. Who will win today -England, or you?

Do you eat exactly the same thing for lunch every single day at the office? One third of us do, according to a new report. But why?

Just over 4,000 parents in Norfolk were fined for taking their child out of school for a family holiday in the last academic year.

Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis helped Northern Ireland get off to a flying start to European Championship qualification, as he won his seventh cap.

Norfolk police may have been caught up in a cyber attack.

A woman has joined an increasing number of child minders across the country in offering free child care so mothers can attend cervical screenings.

March 22 to April 23 spans the Great British Spring Clean and that means a community clear up on a national scale.

Our country may be more divided than ever, but if there is one thing uniting people across the country and the political divide, it’s a feeling of Brexit fatigue - of wanting this moment to end.

Auditors have recommended Suffolk police officers fill out a standard form for disclosing a relationship at work.

Bowling House in Norwich has teamed up with Age UK to launch a new group for the elderly to help reduce isolation.

A steam engine of a type that was once a regular sight throughout East Anglia is to return to Norfolk next month when it hauls a passenger excursion from London Liverpool Street.

Academies are more transparent than the local authority-maintained schools system, according to a government minister and former chairman of a Norfolk academy trust.

If you searched for “10 of the most beautiful places in Britain you’ve never heard of” on Google, Norwich would probably appear on your search results.

Tributes have been paid to a former hospital matron who was known for her lifelong dedication to helping others.

Norwich has been named one of the best places to live in the country with people in the city reporting high levels of happiness.

Fortnite has saved retailer Game Digital from posting a poor set of results for the first half of the year.

The UK’s only dried pasta factory has invested in a second state-of-the-art production line in its factory in Norwich as it anticipates increased demand because of Brexit.

A large-scale Suffolk grower warned he can ‘realistically see’ food shortages ahead under Brexit Britain as UK government officials fail to recognise the finely balanced nature of UK production.

Norfolk County Council is in line for some big changes before you next go to the polls to choose your representative at County Hall.

Distribution of an opioid overdose antidote credited with saving lives has increased tenfold in Suffolk.

The First Light Festival has announced its line-up, as plans take shape for the 24-hour music, arts and science festival.

The Premier League dream may be within touching distance but Ben Godfrey knows there is much hard work required for Norwich City to seal the deal.

Are we guilty of conditioning our children to accept careers that fit their genders? Rachel Moore says we have to stop

Max Aarons kicked off the international break for Norwich City players this afternoon, helping the England Under-19s to a 4-1 victory.

A Norwich father-of-two who joined Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) as a clinical support worker has become a chaplain.

The maker of one of the ‘best white wines in the world’ is bottling what he reckons will be a record vintage for England after last year’s baking hot summer.

A well-known footwear brand is set to reappear on the Norwich high street two years after it shut at intu Chapelfield.

A Norfolk holiday company has launched a pair of five-bedroom lodges to make the most of a boost in demand for UK staycations.

A Norwich family travelled to London on Tuesday to lobby parliament on the access to medical cannabis.

Demolition work has started at RAF Lakenheath to prepare the Suffolk airbase for the arrival of two squadrons of US Air Force F-35 fighter jets.

Health checks for 40 to 74-year-olds are on the rise again following concerns that confusion over new GDPR laws was causing fewer people to take them up.

A new STEM subject hub has been launched to combat the talent crisis facing Norfolk’s energy and manufacturing sector.

One in five hate crimes in Norfolk are being closed without identifying a suspect, as forces have been urged to improve their response.

The final words of a teenager who took his own life have been inscribed on a memorial bench placed in his memory.

The founder of one of our region’s largest animal sanctuaries has passed away.

Our recipe combines chocolate, pink and vanilla cake mix with a hint of fruit.

Great Yarmouth has been named as one of five ‘Future Places’ in England, and a postcard image showing various local scenes is promoting the town as a great place to live, work, visit and invest.

James Marston says usually the people know best and that’s especially apt when it comes to Brexit

The world famous No Such Thing As A Fish podcast will be coming to Norwich on Friday, March 22, at Norwich Theatre Royal.

If you’re not sold on the no frills camping experience then these are the glamping spots for you.

After a gap of 15 years, the region will again be represented on the British Touring Car Championship grid with the announcement of EXCELR8 Motorsport’s entry after its purchase of the MG6 cars and race licences.

Breckland council has approved two new strategies aiming to encourage businesses to invest in the district.

Discussions over plans to set up the UK’s first commercial seaweed farming operation off the coast of Wells are progressing positively, the town’s mayor has said.

Paul Merton has been at the forefront of the UK improvisation scene across four decades.

A talented young gymnast from Norwich made headlines this weekend by winning a gold medal at a major gymnastics event in Liverpool.

Norwich City youngster Adam Idah has won a national award, as he heads off on international duty alongside several other Canaries players.

A family from Norwich is among several from across the country who will deliver a petition to Downing Street today calling for more access to medical cannabis.

Are Norwich shoppers ditching the sugary drinks and Sunday roasts? This newspaper asked people what’s going in their baskets.

Herbie Hide celebrates a significant moment of his career on Tuesday – CHRIS LAKEY looks at the larger than life character who took the world by storm

One of the UK’s top poets will be performing a free and sign language-interpreted gig at a Norfolk village pub next month.

The University of East Anglia’s student newspaper was recognised as one of the best in the country after shortlists for the Student Publication Association awards were announced on Sunday.

One of the country’s largest funeral directors wants to build a new crematorium on farmland in a Norfolk village.

A Norfolk attraction famous for its Christmas show has got the planning thumbs up to build a major ‘interactive children’s experience.’

Travelodge could be setting its sights on a Norfolk expansion, as the chain announced that its rising profits will lead to 100 new hotels and 3,000 new jobs.

A street in Norwich remains closed after strong winds tore a chunk of cladding off a city centre tower block.

A brave grandmother from Norfolk has described the moment a split-second decision changed her life forever, causing burns over more than half of her body.

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit will cause a huge headache for UK organic growers as their crop values plummet, an organic farmers’ leader based at Bury St Edmunds has warned.

Pedestrians have been ignoring safety barriers erected to protect them from falling debris from a city centre tower block.

Norfolk MPs are receiving hundreds of letters and emails a day over Brexit, it can be revealed.

It was a fitting tribute to a rail enthusiast who had dedicated his life to helping people enjoy incredible journeys by steam.

A divided cabinet, a “mounting feud” in the Labour Party, and a public unclear about the arguments on both sides.

Norwich City have been linked with a summer swoop for Manchester United’s highly-rated on loan Sheffield United keeper Dean Henderson - if they seal promotion to the Premier League.

Highways England are expecting to close the Orwell Bridge from around 8pm this evening due to high winds.

Highways England have now closed the Orwell Bridge after high winds hit Suffolk.

More than 30,000 pints were drunk at the final Great British Beer Festival Winter hosted in Norwich.

Later today a group of Norfolk school girls will have the chance of a lifetime to provide the guard of honour at the final game of the Six Nations Championship.

A street in Norwich which has been shut since high winds tore a chunk of cladding from a tower block will remain closed until winds have dropped enough to safely assess the damage.

This historic Norwich building has wined and dined thousands of guests over the years, including royalty.

A new weather warning has been issued for Norfolk and Waveney with strong winds and rain expected over the next few days which the Met Office may name Storm Hannah.

Was the job of ‘town crier’ a good one? And do we still need them now? Derek James on a new book exploring the job’s fascinating history...

Norfolk’s drinking habits have been revealed with industry experts sharing which tipples they believe are the county’s favourite.

The luck of the Irish will be alive and well in Norwich this weekend as the city celebrates the patron saint of Ireland in style.

Three best friends from Norfolk who are members of a motocross freestyle group are the subject of a new TV show.

A Norfolk primary school plunged into special measures by Ofsted could be closed if rapid improvements are not made.

Marco Stiepermann admitted he considered his Norwich City future before becoming one of the pillars of the Canaries’ promotion drive.

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss was one of seven Cabinet ministers who defied the government to vote against delaying Brexit last night.

A celebrated Suffolk brewer has branched out into cider making.

More than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes have been seized in Norfolk over the past year - and worried watchdogs have pledged to target the criminals supplying the tobacco.

Motorists are being warned that they could face overnight disruption in the coming months.

People have been putting themselves at risk after they ignored warning signs to walk through an area which has been closed off after strong winds tore a chunk of cladding off a city centre tower block.

The Norfolk Brewhouse has been announced as the champion of champions in the East of England Co-op Producer of the Year awards 2019, with awards also going to The Cake Shop Bakery of Suffolk and Thursday Cottage of Essex.

If you want a congestion charge in Norwich fine... but you must improve public transport and make the Park & Ride free, says Nick Conrad

High winds are expected to continue as Norfolk records some of the highest speeds across the East of England.

A fish and chip shop in north Norfolk has been named in the UK’s top 50.

An animal feed firm which has its UK headquarters in Suffolk expects UK pig farmers to expand their herds ‘in due course’ once the uncertainties about Brexit disappear.

Two friends aiming to visit every Good Beer Guide pub in the UK ticked six Norwich pubs off their list whilst visiting for the Hull City match.

Hundreds of employees at a fundraising firm with an office in Norwich have been made redundant following the company’s collapse.

Ben Godfrey’s emergence at Norwich City has been rewarded with a call-up to the England Under-20s squad for internationals against Poland and Portugal later this month.

A luxury American cruise ship will return this summer to Great Yarmouth.

As the East of England is battered by 45mph winds, a fresh weather warning has been issued.

The former site of Britain’s most easterly gin bar is on sale for £250,000.

Volunteers are needed for a clean-up of a Norfolk river.

Rachel Moore is a regular user of the Acle Straight, but often she sits in a queue of traffic watching almost empty trains travel between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Give her a better way to get to Yarmouth and she’d ditch the car.

The East of England has been warned to expect gusty weather on Thursday.

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Folk East continues to grow in size and sature as one of the most eclectic folk festivals in the country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year’s tempting bill of fare

In case you have missed it, this week is National Butchers’ Week, which aims to ‘highlight the great 
work being done by butchers from around the UK that sets them apart from the competition’.

Young people in Norfolk are set to strike for the second time over the government’s climate change policies.

A Norfolk drag queen has taken the charity crown after raising the most money for good causes in the UK’s first drag beauty pageant.

This dessert uses ingredients from the finalists of the East of England Co-op Producer of the Year Awards 2019.

A weather warning remains in place because of Storm Gareth, with the potential for gusts of up to 60mph in Norfolk today (Wednesday).

A painting by a well-known Norfolk artist will be sold to help fund ongoing work at Cley-next-the-Sea harbour in north Norfolk.

The prime minister has been dramatically defeated on her Brexit deal in the House of Commons for a second time.

A ‘veterans’ village’ tipped as the first of its kind in the UK could be taking shape in Hemsby after an approach from a former serviceman.

Daniel Farke wants no return to fences in English football, following an assault on Jack Grealish in Sunday’s Championship derby at Birmingham City.

An East Anglian audio visual distributor has reported a record set of profits, allowing it to pay out £3m in dividends to its managing director.

A yellow weather warning remains in place across Norfolk and Suffolk as forecasters warn strong winds will continue to batter the region.

Several years of vegetation growth has caused persistent flooding on a Norfolk road.

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A tech enterprise aimed at speeding up the recruitment process in the energy sector has secured a £1m investment deal.

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Anthony Ogogo has announced his retirement from professional boxing due to an eye injury.

New schools for children with special educational needs or at risk of exclusion are set to open in East Anglia.

Construction firm Kier has found a huge hole in its finances — revealing a further £40.2m of debt than previously thought.

For four decades he has tended to one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes - but now Bernard Bishop is taking a step back from his role of warden of Cley Marshes.

A weather warning for snow and ice remains in place across the East of England this morning.

Years & Years are Ready For You this summer as they head to Newmarket Racecourse for their summer concert series.

Thefts on Greater Anglia trains have reduced according to a Freedom of Information request.

Pertinent of Daniel Farke to slap the blinkers on Norwich City in the Championship title race on the eve of the Cheltenham Festival.

To mark Red Nose Day for Comic Relief on March 15, Emma Freud shares her East Anglian heaven and hell and reveals what she would like Robbie Williams to do in her honour...

Norwich City’s top gun Teemu Pukki puts the Canaries’ Championship promotion charge down to being part of one of the ‘best dressing rooms’ of his career.

Jurgen Klopp has enough on his plate at Liverpool without Daniel Farke tapping him for advice in Norwich City’s own title quest.

More than 2.5 million people have given up their jobs to care for loved ones and it is estimated that one in seven people in work are juggling the demands of their job with caring. Here, four people from the region talk about how their lives have been impacted.

They wing their way over 3,000 miles to get to Norfolk, but little terns still aren’t necessarily safe when they touch down.

The Home Secretary is being urged to review the case of a failed asylum seeker in Suffolk fighting to stay in Britain to protect her nine-year-old daughter from female genital mutilation (FGM).

Two councils on the Norfolk coast say they face an “ever-increasing burden” to tackle the impact of coastal erosion and have called on utility companies to help protect the country’s coastline.

He was a Norwich-born man of the church who preached to the people of Ipswich and he created a last resting place like no other. Derek James remembers a remarkable man

East Anglian pig farmers are facing a tough time, with some choosing to exit the industry as incomes plummet.

To get women into tech roles, it takes more than a boardroom discussing the theory of its importance. And at big companies, implementing real turnaround can be more difficult than in smaller teams. We sat down with Aviva’s Women In Tech program manager, Freya MacLachlan, to find out what practical steps the big players can take, to get more women at the tech table.

Students have received career advice from an industry specialist to help then secure a job.

One of the UK’s largest estate agency groups, Countrywide, with offices around Norfolk under the Abbotts brand, reported widening full-year losses and issued a Brexit warning.

Norwich City supporters have called on the football club to make free sanitary products available at Carrow Road.

The University of East Anglia’s pro-vice chanceloor, Professor Fiona Lettice, on why we need to get women into tech:

Suffolk market towns Stowmarket and Beccles have been chosen as host venues for Britain’s most prestigious women’s cycle race this year, it has been announced today.

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The joy of a sporting achievement is one to behold.

New research has revealed that there are now more than 1000 ISA millionaires in Britain, says Peter Sharkey.

A pair of nature and wildlife experts known for their television work will be special guests at a new Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair.

He’s a famous actor who’s put young wizards in their place, fought in the Battle of Endor and shared a screen with David Bowie.

A Norwich woman in her 30s who left university to care for her doctor father when he developed a genetic form of Alzheimer’s has spoken candidly of the life-changing moment medics told her she too will develop dementia within the next 10 years.

Peter Johns admits he will be a busy man after being appointed secretary of the Norfolk County Golf Union.

There’s so much to celebrate on International Women’s Day this year, but we’ve still got a way to go, says Emily Cotton.

In the space of time it will take you to read this article, three small businesses in the UK will suffer a cyber breach.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY given that East of England Co-operative Society 107 Shipdham Road Toftwood Dereham Norfolk NR19 1AH has applied in respect of Co-op Foodstore for the varation of a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 to allow for To vary the licence for the sale of alcohol by retail for consumption off the premises as follows: Monday to Sunday (including Good Friday) 6:00 to 23:00

MAKE NOTICE that East 1 of England Co-operative Society Limited has applied to Broadland District Council to vary a Premises Licence for the East of England Co-op, 90/92 Middletons Lane Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk

East of England Co-operative Society has applied to Great Yarmouth Borough Council to vary an existing Premises Licence in respect of Co-op Foodstore, 72 High Street, Caister, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5EH

The University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Sportspark has been recognised as the best sporting facility of its kind in the UK.

Do you regret going to university when you could have had three or four years of on-the-job training? Nick Conrad thinks the appeal of doing a degree is seriously dwindling

A sudden rise in knife crime has hit the headlines this week - but Iain Dale says it can be stopped, just look at what happened in Glasgow

A brand new link road aiming to reduce town centre traffic in Attleborough will be built as part of proposals for 4,000 homes.

A blueprint for a Norfolk town where nearly a third of properties are either second or holiday homes sets out proposals on how it can thrive in future years.

The number of council fines being issued to rough sleepers and beggars has increased across the country, but the worrying trend has not been seen in Norfolk.

We caught up with country singer-songwriter Sarah Darling about her career, new single and upcoming album ahead of her UK tour that will see her headline Norwich Arts Centre on March 14.

Caroline’s Kitchen written by leading playwright Torben Betts and headed by Lovejoy and Judge John Deed star Caroline Langrishe has all the ingredients for a great show.

Thousands of young people looking to get a head-start in their careers attended the Norfolk Skills and Career Festival 2019.

The vast majority of young people have admitted that they can’t go to the toilet without taking their mobile phone with them, a study has revealed.

The family of a 19-month-old in a race against time to protect their son from a life-threatening condition have been denied access to medicinal cannabis they think could help him.

Baby Holly Waplington has thrilled her family by wearing an heirloom gown that has come down though the generations.

Dani Nimmock feels back “in a strong place” as she targets more marathon success this year.

A Norfolk distillery is toasting a boom in interest in whiskies that has seen investors flocking to put their money into rare bottles and casks.

TAKE NOTICE that East of England Co-operative Society Limited has applied to Broadland District Council to vary a Premises Licence for the East of England Co-op, 12 Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 0XE.

Norwich’s Aviva has published its latest set of results, revealing an £100m investment in Brexit reserves as the company battens down the hatches ahead of March 29.

This time last year, a primary school pupil from north Norfolk pledged to help protect the county’s toad population.

One of Britain’s oldest working theatres – the Angles at Wisbech – is facing a financial crisis because a pantomime prop got lost in transit.

The Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, part of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), will be celebrating its 165th anniversary in April, with a year of events planned to mark the milestone.

The cast of a brand new comedy stopping off in Norfolk ahead of a New York run have discovered their cookery skills were far from half-baked.

A bid to “green-up” Great Yarmouth is reviving interest in a leafy quayside after earlier efforts failed spectacularly.

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

A generation of children grew up with the Edge Chronicles.

Youngsters from across the region strapped on their sports shoes to take part in a cross country event at one of Norfolk’s best-known beauty spots.

With the news that Norfolk could be a cashless society by 2026, Norman Lamb and advocates of the elderly have warned of the “shocking” effects such a move would have on the county.

The family of a well-known building tradesman in west Norfolk are holding a number of events to raise money in his memory.

While some forecasters have warned the public to expect snow over the next few days, Norfolk will likely escape with sunny spells and showers.

Emi Buendia is the poster boy for Norwich City’s never-say-die assault on Championship promotion.

Aviva appoints new CEO

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Aviva has announced that Maurice Tulloch has become chief executive officer.

From the start of the 2019 season at a popular carboot sale to party bingo on the Norfolk coast, there is plenty to keep you entertained this week.

A popular annual contest has crowned new winners as a flipping great time was had by all.

For the hundreds of incarcerated men, women and children serving prison time in the 1700s, life was a hellish experience.

A provisional licence holder driving alone went the wrong way along the A47 with no lights on, a court has heard.

Patients will have a greater say and involvement in their care following their treatment for breast cancer, under new guidance published by the East of England Cancer Alliance.

The new series of The Bachelor UK kicked off on Channel 5 on Monday night and Norwich contestant Reanne is already impressing viewers.

If you buy the Disney Mary Poppins outfit from the supermarket it will cost around £15 but, wait a minute, World Book Day is surely all about reading, isn’t it?

A man driving a mobility scooter into the side of a police van was among more than 40 incidents involving such vehicles reported last year to police in Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk and Waveney’s NHS has been snubbed in every single bid for big ticket money - bar one - made to the government over the last two years, with £417m of funding it asked for denied.

A handful of Norfolk’s best-loved attractions have been shortlisted in the East of England category for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards for 2019.

An artist from Norwich has been shortlisted for a major art prize.

Victoria Williamson has vowed she feels “driven to improve” after struggling to hide her disappointment with results at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

The east of England will get the smallest share of a £1.6bn government fund to boost run-down towns after Brexit.

An illegal immigrant was holed up around the clock in a room on the edge of Norwich when he was found with a huge stash of tobacco worth £310,000.

More than 100 new houses will be built in a Norfolk village - despite fears from the public it would put “lives under threat”.

East of England construction firm R G Carter has announced it will be recruiting up to 40 craft and management apprentices over the next six months, in a bid to create the next generation of construction professionals and tradesmen.

A first Premier League appearance in almost three years has kick-started FA Cup quarter-final preparations for former Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy at Wolves.

East Anglia’s Dream Lodge Group has announced it is set to double its presence in the UK, despite having being bought out of administration only a matter of weeks ago.

Think about what you flush down the toilet - that is the message from a water company as it revealed 800 tonnes of wet wipes block our drains every week.

Politicians showing us how down to earth they are by humiliating themselves for a fee is rarely edifying or gives you added faith in their ability to do the job we pay them to do – stay off reality TV, MPs.

A legendary wrestling family from Norwich is celebrating as the film based on its turbulent life in the WWE claimed the top spot on this week’s box office chart.

Women from all over west Norfolk are gathering together to commemorate International Women’s Day.

Cuts in government funding and rising demand for services mean councils, including in Norfolk and Suffolk, are selling off land and property to bring in cash.

Ward Thomas, with support from The Wandering Hearts, packed out OPEN last night with a show that proved the ever growing popularity of country music in the U.K.

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Nelson Oliveira delighted Norwich City’s travelling support at Millwall with a goal for loan club Reading that pushed Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Town closer to League One.

All of Norfolk is now covered by the weather warning which forecasters issued around Storm Freya - after the area which could be battered by winds was extended.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for strong winds today.

A special needs rugby team was given “the trip of a lifetime” when it met Pope Francis while on a tour of Italy, thanks to a local charity.

From reusing pots to getting creative, there’s lots green-fingered types can do to help cut plastic waste.

The former head of the British Army has said the Home Office is making a serious mistake by attempting to strip Shamima Begum of her citizenship.

Fifty years ago today, on March 2 1969, Concorde made its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. Nick Richards and Judy Rimmer salute the fantastic white plane.

Emily Cotton on why it matters that menstrual health will soon be taught in schools.

Suffolk councils say they remain ‘deeply concerned’ about the impact of proposed wind farm schemes off its coast, and the ‘lack of co-ordination’ with other planned energy projects.

Works costing £28,000 will close a village main road for a day this weekend.

Punk princess Toyah and music legend Georgie Fame are among the first highlights announced for the Holt Festival 2019.

An Ipswich Town supporter has been cleared of causing criminal damage at Norwich City’s stadium after the prosecution offered no evidence after reviewing CCTV of the incident.

Businesses along the 84-mile Norfolk Coast Path are being urged to find out more about a project that aims to attract international walkers to the area.

Entries are open now for short film makers from around the world.

A Suffolk farming family has scooped a top national accolade at a rural awards event.

The four-hour A&E target in hospitals, which has not been hit in Norfolk for four years, is reportedly set to be scrapped.

A Norfolk schoolboy was praised by Prince Charles who presented him with a top prize for his skill in speaking from the Book of Common Prayer.

The North Norfolk News website is officially the fastest-growing online hub for regional news in the country.

The heartbroken father of a teenager who was killed following a crash in Norwich has described his daughter as “an amazing girl with a huge personality”.

A singing sensation is set to serenade the crowds as he stars in a traditional family pantomime.

It’s time to take learning out of the classroom and on to the beach, according to an East Anglian college.

Norfolk children will be among 115,000 pupils who are expected to miss out on their first-choice secondary school in September.

Highwire artists, backwards walking tours, hip hop dance, the Britten Sinfonia and an armful of music, circus, magic and dance - it can only be the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. What will you see? The programme is out now....

Iain Dale says problems on our roads need serious action and our highways network must be drastically rethought

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Norfolk have a poorer chance of doing well as an adult than the national average, new statistics have revealed.

Norwich is now officially the UK’s first sharing city, following a launch event of an initiative which encourages people and businesses to help each other for the common good.

A photographer whose stunning drone image of Norfolk’s oldest church tower ended up going viral after appearing on this website has turned his attention to this month’s wacky weather – producing a ‘transition’ video showing two aerial views of the village taken exactly a year apart.

After another blockbuster at Carrow Road on Saturday, it was perhaps too much to ask for Sunday’s televised double header to provide similar entertainment.

It’s sink or swim for dumpling cooks as a fun dumpling-cooking contest comes to Norfolk.

The red light holding back plans for a JD Wetherspoon pub in North Walsham finally looks to be on the cusp of turning green.

Schools across Norfolk have powered their way to the national final of a Formula One racing competition.

What do you look for in a golf holiday? Somewhere that’s far away enough to feel like an escape without spending most of a day getting there? Top-notch golf courses in an idyllic location? Local places of interest to visit during your weekend break? Norfolk has it all – and more!

Setting up as self employed? Insurance should be top of your to-do list.

A nurse who worked at the county’s busiest hospital has been struck off for a number of failings.

The father of a “bright and sociable” UEA student who took his own life says his son was suffering from “smiling depression”.

A high street branch of Swinton Insurance has closed its doors.

A Norwich university is among 10 in the UK chosen by BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) for a new educational project.

A popular all-weather lifeboat will soon be given a new lease of life when she arrives shortly in Kent.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Lisa Redford has released her latest single which is the first taste of her upcoming EP.

An amazing wildlife spectacle has been spotted in the skies above Norwich.

Look out for the early symptoms of cancer as early intervention does make a difference, says sportsman and ex city footballer Darren Eadie

TV star James Martin headed to north and west Norfolk last summer to film an episode of his Great British Adventure show, which is being aired for the first time on ITV at 2pm today.

A student has launched an LGBTQIA+ support group in Beccles after he was “sick of being referred to as the only gay in the village”.

Norfolk shoppers can now get M&S food delivered to their door, as Ocado has announced it is joining the company in a £750m joint venture.

East Anglia has been snubbed by a government pilot scheme to improve broadband speeds in rural primary schools.

The amazing recovery of Norfolk cyclist Victoria Williamson moves up a gear today, when she defies the odds to take a place on the start line at the Track World Championships in Poland.

Now in its 13th year, the annual Tourism Business Survey is now live, inviting firms across the region to join forces and take part. Caroline Culot went along to the launch to find out more.

The royal’s New York party has been much reported and speculated upon. Our columnist reveals more about the tradition.

A pension fund which covers many of Norfolk’s public services invested more than £1m in a pharmaceutical firm which has been accused of “holding the NHS to ransom” by the health secretary.

Grab your FRIENDS and prepare to pass out as the line-up for Sundown Festival 2019 at the Norfolk Showground has been announced.

Volunteers are being sought as part of an appeal to help save a rare seabird.

Pupils at Oscar-winning Olivia Colman’s former school said the actress’ success had inspired them to pursue careers in the arts.

The Dream Lodge Group, which has sites across East Anglia, has been rescued from closure, saving 40 jobs.

Ten homeless people died in Great Yarmouth over five years, more than double the national estimate, new figures reveal.

They have been a family favourite for more than 35 years.

People in the East of England could save up to £6,660 every year, according to new research.

Norfolk is bracing itself for Brexit. But what impact will leaving the EU actually have on your wallet?

A Norwich-based radio breakfast show is set to disappear after 35 years on the airwaves.

A Norfolk beach has been named as one of the best in the UK in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards.

A RAF navigator has become the first man to fly more than 6,000 hours in the soon-to-be-retired Tornado fighter jet.

More than 2,400 people have been trained as Dementia Friends in Norwich, an annual report into an alliance to make the city more accessible to those living with the condition has revealed.

Perhaps I ought to qualify that headline a tad before you get too excited for me.

Boat builder Oyster Yachts, which almost went bust last year, was singled out for special praise at the North Norfolk Business Awards.

Kenny McLean certainly knows where the goal is - but the Scot had to wait a long time for the sweet feeling of scoring his first for Norwich City.

Norwich’s own Alan Partridge has made his return to the BBC, but was it back of the net or more akin to Monkey Tennis?

A road has re-opened after it was closed due to an oil spillage.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has called Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement that the Labour party will back moves for a second EU referendum in the coming weeks as a “hugely positive step.”

A Suffolk tour guide said he was “honoured and humbled” after being shortlisted for a top national tourism award.

Liz Nice didn’t even like rugby - until she watched Wales beat England on Saturday and her opinion was transformed. Here’s why...

More trains are running on time in East Anglia, according to latest figures.

Norfolk’s Angling Direct has announced its purchase of fishing tackle retailer Chapmans Angling for £1.4m.

An actor best-known for his part in British film This is England has told how he was lucky to have kept his licence after he was caught speeding.

Nathan Redmond is enjoying Premier League football again, after seeing his big-money move from Norwich City to Southampton start to turn sour – in spite of a very public pep talk from Pep Guardiola.

A BMW owner claims his £24,000 car has been “abandoned” alongside dozens of other recalled models in a field at the Norfolk Showground.

Norfolk’s Olivia Colman provided the Oscars with one of the biggest surprises of the night but by and large this year’s Oscar ceremony was about making amends, spreading the love and sticking up for cinema. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the wins & disappointments

A food giant says it expects to take a hit on its sugar revenues as a result of lower prices.

A brave Brexit-inspired expedition by two Norwich students across Europe is now available for people around the world to see.

The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce believes the UK is not ready for a no-deal Brexit and has demanded MPs push the government harder for answers.

They left their mark on a Britain surging forward in science and discovery. Now DR ANDREW TULETT looks at the village sign which commemorates two memorable Victorians

The East of England’s community-minded small firms should be recognised by government for their contribution with a promised tax break, a business lobby group says.

Tributes have been paid to the Norfolk wildlife artist Martin Woodcock, who is believed to have died on Sunday.

Over the last 50 years Britain has seen a major growth in the number of heritage railways – attracting millions of visits from people of all backgrounds.

Just 12 months ago, our region was in the thick of a cold snap, days before the arrival of heavy snow and the Beast from the East.

A large fire has broken out near King’s Lynn railway station this morning.

It’s a special day at Carrow Road for Canaries columnist Spud Thornhill...

There’s a Norwich City star competing with hot shots from Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich this season – and it’s not Teemu Pukki...