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

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.

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.

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.

Norwich City youngster Timi Odusina has a chance of playing at Wembley, after loan club AFC Fylde booked their place in the FA Trophy final.

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.

The impact of Ben Godfrey at Norwich City in recent months has been emphasised by the 21-year-old rising to the upper echelons of the Championship's passing statistics.

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.

Do little children really need their grandma to offer them advice for a lifetime - or would they rather she gave them an ice-cream?

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.

A women's charity is celebrating a successful start to the year including breaking a Guinness World Record.

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

Will Harrold is heading back across the Atlantic to resume his challenge on the second tier Web.com Tour - and feels he has something positive to build on.

It might be the new trend in the corporate world of the Big Apple but in Norfolk it seems many firms still expect employees to come to work suited and booted.

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

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.

A ju-jitsu event is being held to raise money for a former Norwich model 
who has brain 
cancer.

A ju-jitsu event is being held to raise money for a former Norwich model who has brain cancer.

A pensions fund with more than 90,000 members across Norfolk has claimed a United States court victory over a medical company which misled investors.

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.

A pub landlord has likened a dispute over an alleyway to the conspiracy theory over Barack Obama's birth certificate.

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

Our agony aunt Sue Bayliss answers your questions.

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.

There is no Plan(et) B: so it's a good job that we've got our children to clear up the mess that the adults have made and left for them to inherit. Why the kids are all right when it comes to climate change.

Downham Market teenager Oliver Clarke will race in USA F4 again following his rookie year in 2018.

Norwich Airport flight provider Flybe has snubbed a rival rescue deal from investors including US airline Mesa Air Group and backed by former Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler.

It's a long way from NASA but a Norfolk field could provide the launch pad for a rocket made by a man hoping to train people to go to 'infinity and beyond.'

Firefighters have helped raise more than £5,000 for a toddler who is fighting cancer and needs life-saving treatment in the USA.

Not one but two films featuring Great Yarmouth hit the big screen this year.

This month it's 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston.

Norfolk's juniors have been working hard to ensure they are properly prepared for the new season, which gets under way in April.

Anthony Ogogo is doing everything he can to get back in the boxing ring... but his comeback suffered a bizarre setback this week when he squirted toothpaste into his eye.

Globally, nationally and locally, sport is evolving. But what might it look like in years to come? As part of our focus on the future of Norwich, Chris Lakey reports.

Music, stories and fun for all the family will be showcased at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield.

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.

Villagers have rolled up their sleeves and started pitching in to help breathe new life into their local pub, which has sat dormant for the past three years.

A sawn-off shotgun found by two magnet fishermen in a Norwich river is being tested for any links to previous crime scenes.

Will Harrold's encouraging start to the Web.com Tour season continued when he claimed a top 40 finish in Colombia.

The Conservative Party must be ready to take on "nimby" home-owners to get more houses built and drive prices down, South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss has said.

UK farmers bracing themselves for Brexit are facing similar turmoil to the American agricultural sector under Trump, a US farming leader says.

A US Spitfire owner has offered to match any money raised to complete a memorial project in north Norfolk.

A kind, generous man, who did his utmost to help anybody he could.

A West End star who honed his skills at a Norwich dance school is coming back to the city to run workshops for children and adults.

Paul Geater says The Italian Job was the first and best heist movie - here he celebrates its 50th anniversary

Mobile phones should be banned from classrooms, with pupils to be lectured about the dangers of device dependency, the schools minister has said.

There are obvious similarities between Norwich City trek to Elland Road and a game between the Canaries and Leeds at Carrow Road back in 2010.

Airmen and special guests were treated to the sight of a new livery for an F-15 fighter jet commemorating the American effort on D-Day.

Two Suffolk airbases are gearing up to take part in a "memorable tribute" to a crew of US airmen who lost their lives when their plane crashed 75 years ago.

Norwich City left-back Caleb Richards is understood to be training with Tampa Bay Rowdies ahead of a possible loan spell in the USA.

A top notch line-up has been announced for Cromer's annual Folk on the Pier Festival, which marks its 21st anniversary this year.

Specialist filtration company Porvair has reported a staggering 2018, with end-of-year revenue up 11pc to £128.8m.

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.

Celebrity crushes and a lunch date with Bradley 'Josh Lyman' Whitford

The 20-year-old brothers in arms who fought in WW2 but paid the ultimate price.

What was the best Beatles era, the lovable mop-top fab four of the early 60s or the long-haired, moustached experimental musicians of the late 60s? Andrew Clarke and Judy Rimmer come together to disagree

Whatever style it is, a period property can make a wonderful home - but how do you honour the fashion of times past?

Detectives within Norfolk Police have been warned to be 'uniform ready' to potentially assist front-line policing duties in the event of a fall-out from a no deal Brexit, in particular fears of fuel shortages.

Vice; dir: Adam McKay; starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, LisaGay Hamilton, Justin Kirk, Eddie Marsan. Cert: 15

The wait is finally over as the line-up for Latitude 2019 has been announced, including some of the biggest names in music and comedy.

A missing plane containing a Premier League striker is not owned by a Bungay company - despite reports in the national media.

Norwich-born actress Olivia Colman is among the British talent hoping to receive Oscar nominations today.

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, there are two trains of thought about the squirrel: some think them cute and cuddly, others consider them to be little more than tree rats. On Squirrel Appreciation Day, we look at why Norfolk squirrels are helping stem the decline of the famous red squirrel.

New play delves into the stories behind some of our region's most fascinating unexplained phenomena.

She was a key figure in one of the most notorious crimes in British history, with a past rooted in a quiet Norfolk town.

Fresh from his stint in I'm a Celebrity, star of stage and screen John Barrowman is bringing his new tour to the city in 2019.

The prospect of unearthing hidden artefacts is luring metal detecting tourists from America to pay thousands of pounds to join treasure hunting tours of Norfolk.

Norfolk's Will Harrold made a solid debut on the Web.com Tour this week - and is now hoping for another chance to impress.

A Norfolk man who lay ill in bed for a year when he was a teenager was inspired by a gift from his twin brother to travel the world.

After Sir Andy Murray's emotional press conference when he announced he would be retiring from tennis, TalkSport presenter and former Ipswich player Alan Brazil had a bit to say about the sportsman's tears.

United States international forward Gyasi Zardes has reportedly attracted interest from a host of English clubs, including Norwich City.

As fund-raising work to complete north Norwich's new community hub The Nest continues, David Freezer spoke to Community Sports Foundation chief Ian Thornton about his fact-finding trip to the USA.

Do you have any spare Lego kicking about?

East Anglian firms are taking practical measures to shield themselves against extreme Brexit scenarios as the political turmoil around the UK's exit from the European Union continues to cast uncertainty over future trading conditions.

After more than 10 years of searching, a professional diver claims he has found the plane wreck that could prove once and for all how a Suffolk-based airman crashed down to Earth nearly half a century ago.

The beautiful story of Tony Foulds' lifelong devotion to the men who saved his life in 1944 has touched Britain. Let's hope Tony gets his fly past. It would be a fitting tribute to the 10 USAAF servicemen who died, and to Tony himself, says Liz Nice

Harry Deeba is facing the hardest battle of his life at the age of just two years old.

Leading acoustic musicians from across the UK will be hitting the east coast for a special event - and you could join them on stage.

A vet is encouraging people to take part in human-animal therapy sessions in the belief it will give them a stronger bond with their pet.

Don't call the Foreign Office unless you've got a real emergency- which does not include asking what the plot of Braveheart is!

An Anglo-Saxon pendant and a hoard of Iceni gold might seem to have little in common with a pint glass from a community-run pub.

Ten years ago Woolworths stores across the UK shut down, with branches in towns across Norfolk replaced by discount retailers and fast-food restaurants like Poundland and McDonalds.

Chris Sargisson, chief executive of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce talks business resolutions for the year ahead.

Jason Butler, investment manager and chief investment officer at NW Brown Wealth management, on what 2019 will hold for investors.

Head of sport Chris Lakey takes a look back at some of the highlights and near-misses of 2018

There don't seem to be many positives as far as Brexit is concerned - well, maybe it'll make us all think about growing our own food

Placards at the women's vote centenary celebrations read: "Let's finish what the Suffragettes started", and there is certainly plenty of progress still to be made in the ongoing fight for women's equality. Fortunately, there are plenty of brave and inspiring women leading the way.

Norwich-born author Philip Pullman said he was "very surprised and honoured" after being awarded a knighthood.

An American huntress who sparked outrage after posing for pictures with animals shot in Norfolk has been reported to prosecutors.

A new trailer for a film based on Norwich WWE star Paige pokes fun at the city by suggesting it does not have running water or electricity.

This week we've heard from experts across Norfolk's industries and sectors, on their hopes and fears for the coming year.

A married couple working out of a small workshop on a Norwich retail park have collaborated with one of the world's top designers to help dress the Claridge's Christmas tree.

With the Norwich Ice Rink now open, would you like to know more about the facts and figures behind the scenes?

When natural disaster strikes around the globe, it's a former University of East Anglia expert on volcanoes who gets the call to help lead the response.

Butterflies come into being through a remarkable transformation from caterpillars. That sense of emerging into a new life is something that Norfolk taxidermist, entomologist and artist Jenna Lingwood can identify with and butterflies were her starting point.

The former deputy leader of Norfolk County Council has turned novelist, drawing on his own years of experience working in cancer research for his mystery thriller.

Norwich-based subsea services company Acteon Group has bought corrosion specialist Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc.

King's Lynn Town have signed young striker Charlie Clarke on a short-term deal.

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