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When lockdown hit in March and pubs across the country were forced to close their doors, Peter Ford knew exactly how he was going to spend his time with no customers.

A man was punched in the face and took several blows to the head and body after he was assaulted by two teenage attackers with a metal object.

For years she tried to hide it - now Jenny Foulds is embracing her port wine stain birthmark

A popular fireworks display in south Norfolk is the latest event to fall victim to coronavirus.

A business owner was left in tears after finding dozens of bags of insulation dumped on his land.

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved lollipop man who used to high-five children on their way to school.

An international memorial for all who suffered in brutal prison camps is also a Norfolk church

Car parking charges are to return at council-owned facilities from this weekend.

A government scheme to boost income for eateries has proven to be “a wonderful incentive” in its first week for cafés and pubs in a Norfolk market town.

A Norfolk-based storage firm is celebrating a decade of trading in 2020 – and has marked the occasion by opening a new site in the county.

A Norfolk-based storage firm is celebrating a decade of trading in 2020 – and has marked the occasion by opening a new site in the county.

A town museum is asking residents to come forward and share their experiences of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown for a new project.

A tea room’s new initiative will give vulnerable customers an opportunity to safely enjoy a cuppa with family and friends.

Litter is sadly something which can be seen on the streets everywhere, but one “passionate” six-year-old is doing her bit to make sure her town is as clean is it can be.

A popular museum has made the “difficult decision” to keep its doors closed until next year in order to protect its volunteers and visitors from coronavirus.

Telephone scammers have defrauded people for thousands of pounds by ringing up and claiming they owe tax.

Two of south Norfolk’s main leisure centres are set to reopen, although swimmers will have to wait for use of a popular pool.

Brendan Gray has had the keys to his Norfolk bistro for almost five months now – but in that time has only been able to trade for four weeks.

Thousands of pubs across the country leapt at the chance to reopen their doors from July 4 after the government said they could – but one Norfolk watering hole decided to be a bit more cautious.

A couple whose mutual love of dancing brought them together have celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary.

The “inspirational” people behind a community project have been working tirelessly through lockdown to support vulnerable families, but now they need help.

It is the one night high school pupils anticipate the most.

It’s Independent Bookshop Week from June 20-27 and bookshops are reopening to browsers and buyers after months of keeping us reading with online and phone orders

An artist who uses the back of his muddy van as a canvas has paid tribute to Dame Vera Lynn with his latest design.

A father whose body was found in a stranger’s garden died after drinking a “fatal level of alcohol” an inquest has heard.

One-way streets and road closures are among the temporary measures being put in place in a Norfolk market town in order to help boost local businesses when they resume trading from Monday.

A woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted by a stranger while enjoying the sunshine in a Norfolk park.

An Audi driver thought they were “doing 40mph” when stopped by police while hitting 89mph in a 30mph limit.

Almost four decades after its inception, the London Marathon has become so ingrained in British culture that its cancellation seems almost unthinkable.

An artist has used his unique talents to salute the heroic efforts of Captain Tom Moore with his latest design.

A family is elated after their beloved dog - presumed stolen and missing for more than two weeks - was finally found and brought home.

An Audi supercar which would set you back a six-figure sum to buy new was among the cars stopped by a dedicated policing team in Norfolk over the last 24 hours.

A family whose beloved dog was stolen from their farm has issued another appeal for his return.

A Norfolk supermarket has been helping to supply foodbanks by producing and donating extra stock.

When Brendan Gray became the new owner of a popular Norfolk bistro, he had no idea just how difficult his first few months of trading was going to be.

A family has been left heartbroken after a beloved dog - companion to their sister in her final days - was stolen from their farm.

Viewers are being warned of potential disruption to their Freeview television signal after 4G masts were switched on.

Youngsters have been invited to brighten the spirits of care home residents by sending them colourful paintings.

A man says he may be forced to set up camp outside a pharmacy two hours before its opening after dozens of people were left queuing for prescriptions.

A 25-year-old Norfolk man who died in an accident on the slopes in the French Alps careered into a wooden post after losing one of his skis, an inquest has heard.

A Wymondham home transformed into a work of art by a grieving widow is to be sold following her death.

Three A-Level fine art students from Wymondham High Academy have seen their artworks selected for a major exhibition in London.

The killing of a father in front of his two children by his wife blew open 30 years of unhappy marriage which had largely been kept quiet due to the couple’s cultural background,

A date has been set for an inquest into the death of a 17-year-old who was found unconscious in Wymondham.

Updated Delays on A11 after crash

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Drivers faced delays on the A11 after a crash this morning.

A woman accused of murdering her husband after stabbing him in front of their children has chosen not to give evidence in the case, a court has heard.

A 25-year-old Norfolk man died in a skiing accident in France, an inquest has heard.

The owner of a family restaurant which closed after thirty years has blamed the business’ failure on Brexit.

Plans to build 150 new homes on the fringes of a Norfolk town have been turned down over fears of urbanising a “tranquil green area” - despite the threat of a judicial review.

A 32-foot swimming pool and massage parlour for dogs is set to open - and owners can join their pets for a dip.

A new state primary boarding school in Norfolk - set to be the first of its kind - has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

A fallen tree has blocked the railway at Wymondham, disrupting services between Norwich and Cambridge.

A driver was given a one-year ban after swerving into a cyclist on one of Norfolk’s roads - but critics say the sentence should have been much harsher.

Rescuers are on scene after a car landed in a pond when two cars collided and overturned near the A11.

Ultra-fast broadband is coming to nine Norfolk towns following a trial by BT Openreach.

A community has paid tribute to a 25-year-old father who was found dead in an overturned car on the A47.

Photographers have been capturing sunsets and sunrises across the county.

Sensible drivers have been praised by police after not one motorist was found to be over the drink drive limit in more than 75 roadside checks.

Motorists are being warned to avoid a main road into a town centre after a crash.

A harassment victim who went through months of terrifying nightly visits from her ex-partner is calling for protection orders to be more effective.

It’s the latest campaign as part of the rescue pony-turned local celebrity’s ongoing fundraising work.

After more than a decade of campaigning for an accessible second platform at Wymondham station, wheelchair users, cyclists, parents and the elderly are coming together to demand action.

Families took a step back in time at a town’s fun day celebrating the 470th anniversary of Kett’s rebellion.

Giant straw statues have been built in a Norfolk stubble field aiming to attract the attention of the next generation of young farmers.

Police seized a pick-up they saw behaving suspiciously in Wymondham.

Norfolk’s Ruddy Muddy is a legend according to the Red Dwarf star Craig Charles.

Officers are hoping to crack down on a minority of troublemakers in Wymondham, with people being warned they face being barred from all nine pubs and bars in the town.

Drivers faced delays on the A11 in Norfolk today.

Tails were wagging at a special Easter hunt for dogs in south Norfolk.

The extraordinary story of poet George Szirtes’ mother swims into focus from a few salvaged photographs

Fish can move more freely around a Norfolk river after an old weir was removed.

An egg-citing Easter competition with a twist is being held by a Norfolk care home.

A Norfolk high school has raised more than £1,000 for the air ambulance which saved the life of their teachers’ young son.

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.

A man accused of daubing rude graffiti over police and court buildings is due to appear in court tomorrow.

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

The thriving market town of Wymondham is one of Norfolk’s historical treasures.

Customers of a former shop owner who was stabbed to death have described the father of two as “a gracious man” who went the extra mile for his patrons.

A long-running stalemate between developers and the city council over a Golden Triangle church has finally been broken - after councillors admitted they were “hung over a barrel” by the homebuilders.

Campaigners say they are prepared to dig in their heels over plans for a former methodist church to be turned into housing.

Mud, bitterly cold wind and driving rain failed to deter more than 500 runners, who turned out to take part in an annual cross country event held in aid of Norfolk-based charity Break on Sunday.

A developer could finally be set to succeed in its long standing ambition to convert a former Golden Triangle church into housing - though fierce opposition from neighbours remains.

Staff at John Lewis have seen their bonuses cut for the sixth year in a row, reducing the celebrated bonus to 3% of annual salary.

A man accused of daubing rude graffiti over police and court buildings has had his case adjourned.

Getting on to the property ladder can be difficult but now a new scheme from Bovis Homes is here to help ease the financial burden.

A Norfolk author has released a book partly inspired by his daily bus commute from Wymondham to Norwich.

A mechanical engineering contractor is hoping to fast-track its business objectives for the next five years, having being granted EU funding to launch an innovative growth programme.

From West Walton to Winterton and East Runton to Blo Norton, mobile libraries make more than a thousand stops a month right across rural Norfolk. We got on board with the books.

The £1.3 million mansion belonging to ex-Norwich City skipper Russell Martin has been snapped up by another former Canary – but who?

Could the new year mean a new home?

Friday, January 25, 2019

If you are looking for the perfect new home to buy in Costessey or Wymondham, Bovis Homes has an offer that’s too good to miss.

Campaigners have breathed sighs of relief after a planning inspector decided councillors were correct to turn down a bid to turn a city church into 20 homes.

Emotions are running high as a project offering vulnerable and isolated men a place to ‘fit in’ teeters on the brink of closure.

The chief executive of a Norfolk-based national apprenticeship enterprise has said the industry is facing “challenging times” which cannot settle until the government is on firmer ground.

Making those videos a little more interesting

Trains between Norwich and Diss have been cancelled, leaving many football fans stranded as they try to make their way to Carrow Road.

The VivaVoices choirs’ Christmas charity performances have raised £1490 for the Down’s Syndrome Association.

A man whose white removals van had its tyres slashed and window damaged has today issued a warning to others following a spate of white van thefts across Norfolk and Suffolk.

A man accused of daubing rude graffiti over police and court buildings has been sectioned under the mental health act.

The Queen has an outstanding chance of taking the honours in Fakenham’s feature race this afternoon on a six-race card which champion jockey Richard Johnson and trainer Olly Murphy could dominate.

A journalist at the EDP is celebrating after winning a top national trainee award.

A Norfolk teenage tenpin hotshot stunned competitors by rolling the holy grail of the bowling alley: a perfect 300 points from 12 strikes in a row.

You can stuff your Bah Humbug

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Not in the Christmas spirit? I don’t understand, writes Jo Malone

Proposals for large companies to publicly declare how many people they employ with disabilities have been met with a cool response by Norfolk employers.

When you can’t blame the network or the engineers for the lack of rural Internet

Residents are being urged to keep their vehicles secure following a spate of van thefts.

Chasing my children around with a mouldy pumpkin seemed a good idea at the time, writes Jo Malone

A village is preparing to travel back 100 years to celebrate the return of its young soldiers and trace those lost in battle.

A Norfolk boy hoping to tuck into his favourite chocolate after trick-or-treating instead found a Brussels sprout inside when he opened the wrapper.

Campaigners will discover in the next few weeks whether a planning appeal over a bid to turn a church into homes they hope will fail has been a success.

Dozens of dog owners and their beloved pooches rallied together to raise hundreds of pounds for a group of Newfoundlands that were found abandoned and left to die on a rural road in Norfolk.

Move over Phantom of the Opera - Norfolk dancers are coming to your stage

Youngsters at a Wymondham school got the chance to try their hand at the Paralympic sport of Boccia thanks to a visit from an award winning coach.

Pupils have to walk down a dark lane after a key bus service was cancelled, a parent has claimed.

After weeks of delays, months of anticipation, and years of planning, a rugby club’s new home is finally on its way to completion.

One of Norfolk’s most iconic brands celebrated its 70th birthday in style.

A surgery has celebrated a successful 20 years of keeping a town’s residents healthy.

The UK’s largest fitness operator has chosen a Norfolk fire extinguisher maker to supply its network of more than 200 gyms.

A group of football fans have shown their charitable sides by riding more than 200 miles across East Anglia to raise £5,200.

Two medical practices have been given the seal of approval by local health bodies for their work in making their surgeries dementia-friendly.

UPDATE: This event has now been cancelled

The founder of a Norfolk cancer charity has stood down after nine years.

A South Norfolk cancer charity held their annual Garden Party earlier this August.

A driver arrested on the A11 after allegedly providing a positive drug test was on route to take his seven months pregnant girlfriend to hospital.

Parent, teacher and blogger Sally White has tips to help you start the new school year at the top of the class

A Norfolk distillery has won an international award just six months after launching its very first gin.

The latest attempts to build homes on the site of a Methodist church in Norwich’s Golden Triangle have been knocked back by councillors.

Concerned members of the public turned out in force for a planning appeal hearing over a bid to turn a Norwich church into homes.

A house builder with permission to develop land near Wymondham has applied to cut the number of affordable homes in the project.

A revived attempt to convert a Golden Triangle church into flats looks set to be knocked back, with council officers recommending it for refusal.

A cyber services firm in Norfolk is helping small and micro businesses get to grips with cyber security.

The annual memorial football match for Norfolk’s King of Sport will be taking place tomorrow.

Controversial proposals which would see the conversion of a Norwich church into flats have been revived.

A Norfolk cancer charity is appealing to people in the area to support their first ever sponsored event.

From borrowing books to sympathetic looks - Wymondham parenting blogger Sally White on the joys of the local library

A cricket club supported by volunteers has received a financial boost.

A Wymondham steelwork company has become the latest to fulfil its pledge to a charity campaign.

An East Anglian fintech company which has designed a digital search tool for finding lost financial assets is in talks with major national clients which could make its software the industry gold-standard.

Here are some important housekeeping notes for all showgoers to make your experience even better….

Three of our 10 Hares Rocks have already been found by eagle-eyed GoGoHares fans in Cromer, Wymondham and Norwich - and today we reveal the clue for where the seventh rock will soon be waiting to be discovered.

A controversial move, which would see the closure of part of a Norwich road and the removal of a set of city traffic lights, may be permanently ditched.

A consultant clinical psychologist from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has spoken at one of the world’s top literary festivals on the subject of men and suicide.

As the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, Bethany Whymark speaks to East Anglian experts about the facts – and myths – around the biggest data protection shake-up in two decades.

An inspector has ordered a public hearing to help them determine whether city councillors were right to prevent a Norwich church from being turned into flats.

A retired couple have taken their 35-year-old Royal Mail Van for a third fundraising outing around the British Isles, this time in aid of a new school.

One day we will see the sea lions, promises Jo Malone

I am lucky that I can do my bit, and then some.

A Norfolk environmental group has had a record breaking litter pick event; both in the amount of volunteers who wanted to help, and sadly, the amount of rubbish collected.

Residents are bracing themselves for a second battle with developers looking to convert the St Peters Methodist Church in Norwich’s Golden Triangle into flats.

Two Norfolk organisations are celebrating a £1,000 funding boost thanks to a leading house builder.

Bringing the bedroom coder into the workplace has helped a Norfolk technology firm to combat the industry’s skills shortage – and now it is calling for other businesses to join in.

Five branches of Waitrose in East Anglia will be among the first to do away with disposable coffee cups.

Waitrose has announced a pilot to remove disposable coffee cups from nine stores - including in Norwich and Wymondham - as part of efforts to reduce plastics and packaging.

A village road on the outskirts of Norwich will be closed for almost two months for the creation of a new cycle path.

A dementia support group has been offered a place to eat by a former mayor, after appealing for help to celebrate Norfolk Day at the seaside.

Scores of people took part in the third Wymondham AC 20 mile race in the 2018 Sportlink Grand Prix today.

Fears have been raised that the controversial decision to close a village road for almost two months will put the lives of schoolchildren in jeopardy.

An easter egg hunt around town centre shops is being organised by a Norfolk solicitors firm.

We all know Norfolk is the best place to live, but now it seems the experts think so too.

Is it the quaint streets, the thriving town centre or the wealth of events?

A new daytime community choir based in Wymondham is offering free taster sessions in February and March.

Police are urging people in Norfolk to remain vigilant after a cold caller pretending to be a police officer once again tried to con a vulnerable person to withdraw a large sum of money.

A bus service between two Norfolk towns that was due to be scrapped at the end of February has been saved.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk has scooped a prestigious national award for openness and transparency.

An issue that has been dividing a town for years was seemingly put to bed at a council meeting.

A shoe designer has said the sky is the limit after scooping one of the top prizes at an awards ceremony.

The Mayor of Wymondham has helped lay the building blocks of new housing development in the market town.

A dementia cafe in Wymondham has received a surprise donation of £400.

For years, Mulbarton-born Wayne Willgress has revelled in his annual visits to Potters to watch the World Indoor Bowls Championships.

An East Anglian travel agent has had a flying start to the year after seeing a surge in holiday sales.

A Norfolk community centre’s roof repair fundraising campaign has raised its first £1,000.

Mental health patients in Norwich are now receiving community mental health services from a new premises following a £600,000 refurbishment project.

A campaign to repair the roof of a much-loved community centre has reached its first milestone.

Riders and followers turned out in their droves for East Anglia’s traditional Boxing Day hunts.

He has been a familiar sight selling locally-grown fruit and veg on the region’s markets for more than half a century, during which his tiny stall has battled the might of the supermarkets.

An air ambulance was seen landing in Wymondham this morning.

The best friend of a man who died after being assaulted at a Morrisons supermarket broke down in tears when asked to recall the incident.

Throughout advent, we’re highlighting those who work hard throughout the year - and at Christmas - to keep Norfolk and Waveney’s health service ticking over.

Love them or hate them, decorating our homes with Christmas lights is a festive tradition that seems to get bigger and brighter every year.

Tickets are selling out fast for the EADT EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 ceremony, which takes place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on February 8. The finalists in each category are as follows:

The market town of Wymondham was full of festive cheer this weekend as Wynterfest got under way.

First snow comes and goes

Thursday, November 30, 2017

East Anglia has welcomed the first snowfall since last winter, but it is not expected to stick around.

Work has begun on a Transport for Norwich (TfN) project that will improve cycle routes between Wymondham, Hethersett and Norwich.

A Wymondham metal coatings firm claims it is “leading the comeback” of an electrical treatment technique with the completion of a £2m processing facility.

A Norfolk veterans charity has launched their Christmas campaign to support wounded soldiers in finding a path back into society.

Ad Feature Tax dodging and rate rises

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tax dodging and mortgages may be two separate issues but Keith Hood, a financial advisor at Warners Financial Services, discusses both topics.

When it comes to ploughing the usual thought is of tractors in fields on a misty morning, but never that of a competition.

A newly-formed networking group is welcoming George Freeman to its breakfast meeting this month.

Breckland could see the installation of four charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles after councillors agreed to bid for Highways England funds.

A series of short radio plays is being produced to celebrate 1,000 editions of a talking newspaper.

The Green Dragon in Wymondham has once again won the South Norfolk Community Pub of the Year award.

She has been helping our community’s youngest members communicate for 13 years.

Two sports enthusiasts are helping children across Norfolk to get active after taking over a sports club franchise.

Norwich City footballers and their children will be playing a different kind of game after a Norfolk company agreed a deal to decorate their Carrow Road crèche.

A number of changes to bus services in Norfolk will be introduced later this week.

An attempt to resolve a long-running dispute around a Wymondham play park seem to have taken a step backwards.

Barely out of her 20s and mum to two young boys Kimberly Read was facing the real prospect of a life cut short.

Small and micro-businesses must not sacrifice functionality for safety when setting up their cyber security defences.

A Lowestoft couple will take their love to new heights when they appear on E4’s Don’t Tell The Bride on Wednesday night.

Two Wymondham businesses are raising a glass after helping to raise hundreds of pounds to repair a railway line targeted by vandals.

Home improvement companies are seeing a boost in trade as more homeowners opt to stay put rather than venture into the property market.

Ewan Downes is running the 10K to raise funds and awareness of a little-known condition called PoTS.

There must be hundreds of roadside and farm gate stalls up and down the country selling everything from fruit and veg to firewood with an honesty box for payment.

A special ceremony was held in Wymondham Abbey to celebrate 50 years since its 10 bells were installed.

A karting day organised by Wymondham-based fabrication company Pruce Newman has raised £4,500 towards a new children’s hospice.

A pipework manufacturer is showing steely determination as it plans to double its revenue in the next decade.

Detectives are today questioning two men on suspicion of murder after a man died following an assault at a Wymondham supermarket.

A memorial football match in honour of a local legend and king of Norfolk sport Les King is expected to attract more than 100 players and raise thousands for a cancer support charity.

We’ve got a healthy appreciation for long jumpers, and I don’t just mean the woolly kind, says Jo Malone.

Plans to convert a Norwich church into homes have been rejected, because developers were not prepared to provide the asked for amount of affordable housing - or pay more than half a million pounds instead.

Some 800 couples have been referred to a specialist fertility clinic in its first two years of opening. Half have successfully conceived.

They have been a part of civic life for 300 years - and now they are celebrating by putting £3m back into the community.

A refusal by developers to provide a suitable number of affordable homes at a former church in Norwich could scupper their plans completely.

They ended up with tired legs, but happy hearts after an epic walk from Hunstanton to Cromer along the north Norfolk coast.

A cycling enthusiast has returned from a gruelling 85-mile ride up and down Italy’s highest peaks.

A couple setting up a gin distillery business in their garage are hoping to celebrate with a ‘gin, gin’ if their planning application is approved.

The A146 between Ipswich Road and Hall Road in Norwich WAS closed this morning following a single-vehicle collision.

With the Royal Norfolk Show just around the corner here are some important house-keeping notes for all showgoers to make your experience even better...

Charity volunteers have spoken of their anger after a man’s “inexcusable” theft of a Poppy Appeal collection tin in the run-up to Armistice Day.

Workplace teams from across the county are being encouraged to register their interest for next year’s Fit4Work Corporate Games, following another successful event at the UEA Sportspark.

Drive around Norwich and you will see signs of varying colours in gardens and windows.

It takes thighs of steel and a iron determination to complete the Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marathon), a gruelling 85-mile cycle covering seven mountain passes.

Shoppers at Wymondham’s Waitrose supermarket have had the chance to learn about fostering at a special in-store event.

All-singing, all-dancing shows, circus spectacle, a charming adaptation of The Secret Garden, TV favourites Ben & Holly brought to life and Horrible Histories just some of the treats on stage this Spring Bank holiday.

A dad-of-three, and children’s nurse, could help parents and carers save lives with his new business

People desperate for help from a Norfolk charity have had to be turned away because of a ‘perfect storm’ of funding cuts and a shortage of volunteers.

Heroes who risked their lives to rescue drowning swimmers off a north Norfolk beach have been honoured by Royalty.

Gin has taken the spirit world by storm over the past few years, and now two Wymondham companies have carved their niche on the bandwagon with a refillable product.

Gin has taken the spirit world by storm over the past few years, and now two Wymondham companies have carved their niche on the bandwagon with a refillable product.

He is widely regarded as the finest, and the funniest, rugby union referee in the world.

Members of a Wymondham-based singing group are busy rehearsing for a summer concert at Wymondham Abbey.

Opening up key markets abroad is part of the puzzle for a games-making firm as it aims to drive growth.

A semi-retired structural engineer has become the new mayor of Wymondham.

Norfolk’s woodlands offer some of the country’s places to witness spectacular displays of spring bluebells. And after a mild spring the blue woodland carpet should be glorious this year.

A historic train that once transported goods across the country will take to the tracks once again thanks to the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

Audiences are loving the toe-tapping and glamorous revival of 42nd Street in London’s West End, and among the musical’s backers is a former Norwich School pupil turned international businessman. Arts correspondent Emma Knights talks to Brooke Greville, chief executive officer of investment company G Entertainment.

She was a much-loved friend and daughter who died aged just 27 after a five-year battle with cancer.

Three organisations have come together to offer a wine tasting trip on a heritage railway line.

Our days out writer Sally White recently moved to Wymondham - and discovers just some of the delights of her new neighbourhood

She has been through not one, but two major cancer scares.

It is a psychological thriller featuring supernatural encounters and brushes with the afterlife.

A pipe and steelwork fabrication firm has joined the businesses supporting a children’s charity.

A buyer has been found for a Norfolk carmaker which went into administration - but it has been confirmed that 25 jobs have been lost in the process.

Airmen dashing about in goggles and leather caps, the purr of propellers, fragile biplanes lifting off and landing with a bump and a hop.

As part of our support of the Voluntary Norfolk Make a Difference in 2017 campaign, the EDP and its sister publications across the region are shining a light on voluntary groups and individuals. Reporter STUART ANDERSON spoke to some of the team at cancer support charity Star Throwers.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has greeted residents at a Wymondham care home as part of a series of visits.

Two regional community projects have been selected to receive £1000 each, as part of the Persimmon Homes Anglia Community Champions scheme.

A tiger, a bear, monkeys and more feature in author George Szirtes’ new book of poems for children.

Controversial plans for a cycle path linking Wymondham to Hethersett have been amended after feedback from the public.

North Norfolk enthusiast Calvert Churchill joins his team-mates in the Belgian amateur team United Cycling tomorrow – and by Sunday he will be racing with them for the first time at Sint Joris Weert, east of Brussels.

A proposed 2MW anaerobic digestion unit for the rural village of Morley, near Wymondham, was described as “gargantuan” tonight as town councillors unanimously rejected the scheme.

A former employee of RAF Marham has admitted stealing the waste aviation fuel from Tornado jets to use in his own vehicles.

Here’s an act of kindness that shows how small the world is, if we want it to be.

One of the region’s biggest schools has once again earned an ‘outstanding’ grade from inspectors.

Norfolk company BBC Fire Protection Ltd has been taken over by critical maintenance services provider Marlowe PLC in a £4.1m deal.

Former Norwich and Wymondham player Aaron Swanborough has been appointed manager of the Eastern Counties women’s team.

A Wymondham campaigner for better support for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease has won a victory at County Hall.

As part of our support of the Voluntary Norfolk Make a Difference in 2017 campaign, the EDP is shining a light on voluntary groups and individuals. Reporter Sophie Wyllie spoke to a passionate Parkrun volunteer.

The region’s local enterprise partnership has defended its decision to hand nearly a quarter of a million pounds to a Norfolk car manufacturer which has gone into administration.

A parish council is facing a huge increase to the amount it has to pay for having its dog bins emptied by South Norfolk Council.

More schools which would take children from age four up to 16 could be created as part of a wider scheme aiming to ease the strain on Norfolk’s school places.

A programme of creative activities designed to give older people and those with dementia opportunities to get active and socialise is set to expand again after receiving grant funding from a district council.

This Saturday we finally bid goodbye to 2016 – the year of celebrity deaths, Brexit and Trump. Make sure the curse of 2016 doesn’t continue into January 1 with our comprehensive travel guide to see you safely home on Sunday morning - we can’t do anything about the hangover though.

Auditorium ceremony

Saturday, December 17, 2016

A church group will celebrate the official opening of its new 200-seater auditorium with a special Christmas carol service.

A district councillor who made “lurid” comments about a parish clerk over a football is being made to apologise to her by his council.

Anyone wandering through Norwich city centre may have noticed an unusual addition to the landscape in the Castle Mall Gardens.

A one-way traffic light system will be put in place in Chapel Lane, Wymondham, after a bridge there was damaged in an accident on Tuesday night.

A guide to cancer has been produced by Wymondham-based charity Star Throwers.

Festive spirit was flowing freely in a market town this weekend.

Morrisons stores across Norfolk and Waveney have appointed specific people to help customers during what the supermarket believes will be the ‘heaviest’ shopping week of the year.

New public transport links could open up from Attleborough if discussions with bus company Konectbus are successful.

A council’s discussion about a controversial play area drew heated responses from residents.

A motorist lost control on the Barnham Broom Road in Wymondham this morning and hit a bank beside the road.

A decision on whether to move a controversial set of play equipment will be discussed by a town council tomorrow.

The principal of a boarding school failed to take action against alleged cheating in its ICT department despite complaints from two members of staff, a tribunal has heard.

A primary school has celebrated 140 years of educating children in its community.

People opposed to plans to convert a church in Norwich’s Golden Triangle into homes are hoping councillors will be convinced to reject the proposal when they see the site for themselves.

An elderly lady’s bungalow has been badly damaged after the branch of a huge oak tree in the meadow of Wymondham Abbey came down in yesterday’s stormy weather.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a car fire in Wymondham.

In an age of cloud computing, a growing web design firm has used a Future50 grant to invest in the bricks and mortar – and silicon – to look after customers when disaster strikes.

A Wymondham businessman and a paralympian from Attleborough have been named patrons of the Wymondham-based cancer charity Star Throwers.

A decision over controversial plans to convert a former Norwich church into homes has been put back.

A controversial proposal to turn an unused Norwich church into homes is being recommended for approval – despite more than 100 objections to the change.

Angry drivers today issued a ‘sort it out’ plea to highways bosses, after weeks of frustrating delays at Norwich’s Thickthorn roundabout.

Motorists travelling from Wymondham to Norwich are facing heavy delays, due to faulty traffic lights on the Thickthorn Roundabout.

Residents who are against plans to convert a city centre church into 20 flats are urging other neighbours to have their say on the future of the site.

It was a little over a year ago that Wymondham mayor Joe Mooney woke up in hospital, bruised and bandaged, with no idea what had happened.

Suzannah Thomas, 37, is one of 12 new special constables who began patrolling the county last month following an official attestation ceremony at Norfolk Constabulary’s Wymondham headquarters.

A workman has told of his devastation after at least £10,000 in tools was stolen from him while he was on holiday.

A builder has been jailed six years after he left a man scarred for life when he glassed him in the face over a £20 debt.

The owner of a beauty salon in Hethersett is still reeling after her business was burgled - for the second time in 15 months.

A mother whose son suffered from anorexia is taking on a trio of gruelling physical challenges for charity.

When Chris Evans spun around the track in the first few minutes of this week’s Top Gear it was in a Zenos E10S, made in Norfolk.

Residents have hit out at plans to convert a Methodist church into a block of 20 flats.

From finding a lost child to arranging an electric scooter for the disabled, the show organisers have got it covered.

Vigils have been held in Wymondham and Norwich to remember Labour MP Jo Cox who died after being shot in the street of her Yorkshire constituency.

And there wasn’t even any need for Photoshop...

A Royal Mail driver has been suspended after he was caught driving his delivery van down a narrow footpath next to a busy road in Wymondham.

Seaside cliffs and coastal hills are a far cry from their usual beat.

We’ve looked at four of the fastest growing areas for house prices in Norfolk. Here’s a look at where they are and what makes them attractive to potential buyers.

Traditional markets and auctions will no longer be the only way for Charollais sheep breeders to sell their prime livestock, following the introduction of a high-tech online shop window.

A fines box for using an “incorrect” bowling style at a bowls club has helped to raise £2,500 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Two special constables who fought a life-and-death battle in a bid to revive a heart attack victim are to be given a top award, even though the man died.

It’s an issue which has split opinion and sparked a fierce debate around Wymondham.

A Wymondham community picnic and family fun day is being planned to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

People in Wymondham have been warned about cold callers offering funeral plans.

With its footholds, curves, ropes and ledges, this is a wall just begging to be climbed.

A plan to move a play area in Wymondham sparked a fierce debate at the town’s annual parish meeting.

Residents to have their say

Monday, April 25, 2016

Residents of Wymondham and surrounding areas can have their say on issues that matter to them at the town’s annual parish meeting tonight (Tuesday, April 26).

Police and crime commissioner elections will be held on May 5. Norfolk contenders, Green Party candidate Martin Schmierer sets out his vision for the role.

Police and crime commissioner elections will be held for a second time on May 5. UK Independence candidate David Moreland set out his vision for the job.

He was one of Norfolk’s best-loved figures – a pillar of the Wymondham community and champion of countless charities and sporting clubs.

Ninety-six-year-old Eric Couzens has given Wymondham’s new leisure centre his seal of approval.

The Heart of Norfolk resounded to the sound of a record breaking visitor on the weekend.

Bin collections across south Norfolk are to be scrapped on Mondays, as part of an overhaul of the way rubbish is disposed of.

The results of the South Norfolk Independent Retailer Awards have been announced for Diss, Wymondham, Harleston and Loddon.

A childhood friend of 80-year-old Bill Buckenham has described the moment he broke two ribs trying to save the life of the retired decorator as he fell from a ladder in Wymondham.

Plans to convert the Windmill pub in Norwich Road into three homes have been submitted to South Norfolk Council by developers Vello Ltd.

A bid to build 335 homes in Wymondham looks set to go ahead after councillors agreed to drop a challenge to an appeal.

A village footpath will soon be lined with trees to commemorate the area’s fallen soldiers.

A retired firefighter and history lover will retrace the footsteps of fallen soldiers as he treks through European battlefields to support veterans.

Vet bills have now reached over £1500 for the treatment of a family cat which was shot in Wymondham.

A charity beard shave and the aroma of freshly-baked cakes has raised hundreds of pounds for a cancer cause at a school fundraiser organised by one of its pupils.

Tributes have been paid to a former principal whose actions secured a well regarded college its future.

They range from a shot of charming French homes perched on the banks of the Loire to an atmospheric night scene in the Fine City.

People were evacuated from a Wymondham shop after a burglar alarm overheated and started issuing smoke, setting off the fire alarms.

He was a man who worked with The Beatles, built a small army of robots and had his sculptures displayed at the Tate.

Hundreds of people have paid their respects to a Wymomdham man who was affectionately known as the King of Sport.

A charity adventure across Europe which has already raised thousands of pounds for deserving causes will this year be held in memory of Wymondham champion Les King.

Wymondham Town Football Club has urged people to come to its match on Saturday as a mark of respect to Wymondham’s Les King, who died on Sunday.

A car ended up on its roof after skidding on ice and hitting a grass bank in Wymondham this morning.

A fast-food eatery on the A11 which was boarded up eight years ago could reopen its doors as a roadside café and motorbike dealership.

Five men, who all served with the 1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment, have been bestowed with France’s highest honour for their part in the D-Day landings.

No lessons will be given at Wymondham High Academy on Friday after a gas leak on Thursday forced a temporary closure.

Police are investigating after electrical goods, cash and jewellery were stolen during a burglary in Wymondham.

Disabled parents in Wymondham say that an “unbelievable” decision to relocate a £75,000 play area will leave them with nowhere safe to take their children.

A 19-year-old activist for deaf people who blogs about her triumphs and tribulations has been nominated for a national award.

People in Wymondham frustrated about the relocation a £75,000 play area, at a cost of a further £60,000, have set up an online campaign to challenge the council decision.

A football club has been given a one-week extension to sign a new lease, after a councillor stepped in to save them from eviction.

A pet cat is seriously injured after he was shot in the back in Wymondham on Thursday night, with the pellet just missing his main artery.

An East Anglian cancer charity is celebrating a landmark anniversary with a series of initiatives aimed at tackling the disease and bringing advice and comfort to its sufferers.

Plans to remove a play area in Wymondham because of noise complaints and anti-social behaviour has caused anger amongst parents.

A £75,000 play area in Wymondham which sparked a noise row when it was built just 15 months ago could be removed and relocated - to the tune of another £60,000 because of complaints about noisy children.

Pupils in Wicklewood moved from their classrooms to a double-decker bus as they explored faiths.

A man who barged into a woman’s house and sexually assaulted her has been jailed for 20 months.

A community which answered a call to raise cash for a life-saving defibrillator is celebrating after it was installed in Wymondham town centre.

The sauna is in and lockers are up - but there is still plenty to be done.

An award-winning chef is hoping to give a Wymondham pub with a chequered past a bright future as he turns it into an upmarket French restaurant.

Plans to demolish a historic pub in Wymondham to make way for bungalows have been pulled - but a fresh scheme to turn it into homes appears to be on the way.

A former headmaster has celebrated Norfolk’s only state boarding school in a book reflecting on its 65-year history.

Wymondham Young Farmers have been holding an annual pantomime for the past 51 years – but there is a special reason for watching this year’s 52nd production, as it will raise money in memory of a much-loved club member.

Final tributes have been paid to a dedicated volunteer with “limitless patience” who was at the centre of the Wymondham community.

A rundown sports area will be turned into tennis courts after a £75,000 cash injection accelerated a project to rejuvenate it.

Concerns have been raised that a district council is setting a precedent of not hitting affordable housing targets.

A thriving weekly dementia café in Wymondham which has supported hundreds in its six years is to open on a second day.

Horace Wilkinson was known as an institution of Wymondham for his dedication to many projects and organisations in the community.

A fledgling community initiative is hoping to eradicate food poverty by targeting those most in need.

A charity encouraging young people to realise their potential has celebrated its smartphone app going live.

Wymondham pupils are busying themselves with clipboards and floor plans as they help their teachers design an outdoor area as part of a major expansion.

An unexpected cash grant will help a niche sports team keep playing while raising their club’s profile.

Organisers of a discount shopping voucher scheme in four Norfolk market towns to boost shops and traders say hundreds of people have already taken advantage of offers from businesses in Diss, Wymondham, Harleston and Loddon.

A “public spirited” motorist, who was attacked when he went to help a woman he saw being assaulted by her partner, has been praised by a judge for his bravery.

Reindeers, icicles and Christmas trees are all part of the festive lights illuminating homes in Wymondham for a charity appeal.

It’s a magical time of year, particularly for children, and on the Mid Norfolk Railway a ride on a heritage train to visit Santa in his grotto is a pretty special way to get into the festive spirit.

One of Norfolk’s brightest sporting talents is vowing to turn torment to triumph as he aims to get his career back on track.

Schoolchildren in Wymondham commemorated the life of the town’s most famous man during an annual ceremony.

Two care providers in Norfolk have been ordered to improve following inspections by a health watchdog.

Wymondham burst into a display of festive cheer on Saturday afternoon, after its Christmas lights illuminated the town centre.

It was an evening of smiles, laughter - and more than a few tears.

Peter Wright will be part of a bumper opening night when the 2016 PDC World Championship begins at Alexandra Palace.

A great-grandmother from Wymondham has been recognised for spending 20 years volunteering to support vulnerable children.

Sparkling festive lights will illuminate market towns in south Norfolk when the festive seasons gets underway.

Wymondham Rugby Club has had its relocation scheme blocked for a second time.

The family behind Wymondham’s tidy train station and neighbouring diner have scooped an award for their efforts.

Four good causes have each received an early Christmas present after they were handed more than £10,000 by a fundraising Norfolk lord.

Police are looking for a man who was seen committing a lewd act in Wymondham.

Shoppers in Diss, Wymondham. Loddon and Harleston can save themselves some money over the festive period thanks to an innovative voucher scheme launched by South Norfolk Council.

A Wymondham shop window has been transformed into a seasonal woodland scene thanks to the work of creative students.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a teenage girl was hit by a car in Wymondham.

Students in Wymondham have become the first in Norfolk to earn their school a prestigious badge marking it as a world class place to learn.

It is that time of year again when people across our region come together to raise thousands of pounds for Children in Need.

The region’s two remaining sides saw their hopes of reaching the first round fall at the final hurdle yesterday.

A village church is facing major repair costs after thieves stripped its roof of almost a fifth of its lead.

A town fire station has boosted a dementia café’s bid to build a garden for its visitors.

It has taken 17 years of planning, 18 months of building work and a massive £2.75m in funding.

The first bus in a new £1.9m fleet to run between Wymondham and Norwich was unveiled this morning.

A trail of lemons around Wymondham will mark the run-up to a community event celebrating the fruit.

A couple whose house was ransacked by burglars have said they were “shattered” when they discovered that precious war medals were among the loot.

The body of a man has been found in Wymondham.

Wymondham and Attleborough are the south-west market town hubs, accessed just off the A11 so with easy access into the city or out of the county. Property editor Caroline Culot spoke to one of the locally based estate agents, Graeme Taplin, of TW Gaze, on what is the appeal of living there.

A slice of lottery funding will see a climbing wall set up in south Norfolk, after a popular one was sacrificed for a leisure centre revamp.

Engineers will work through the night to hoist a derailed freight train at Wymondham back on to the lines.

Two people have been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after a collision between two cars on the A11 southbound.

A loved dance teacher who has coached thousands of students over her career is campaigning against the potential sale of her class centre.

A grateful mother has handed over more than £1,000 to the region’s air ambulance service after it helped save the life of her critically ill son.