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Andy Newman says we now have a market in the centre of Norwich which is as good as any other in the country

Police have issued a warning for householders to be vigilant following an attempted fraud in east Suffolk.

Diverse businesses across Norfolk including antique dealerships and a beer giant could be set to benefit from improved signposting, after County Hall agreed to update one of its policies.

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

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

In just a few years, our high streets have evolved rapidly. Lauren Cope looks at what Norwich’s might be like in the future.

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

Three children’s toys available from Argos and Smyths as well as online from Amazon have been recalled just weeks after Christmas because they pose safety hazards.

Iris Button’s first novel was published in 2003. After marrying her husband David in 1959, they needed bigger premises for their business, so they moved from Surrey to Bury St Edmunds, which they called home for 50 years. After having two daughters and a son, they are now great grandparents, retired in Barbados. Iris has written 17 books. She talks to Gina Long MBE

A north Norfolk town is hoping to fight back against the ‘Amazon effect’, by launching a series of workshops aimed at teaching small businesses how to raise their online profile and use social media to boost trade.

A former north Norfolk business leader has given up his desk job to become a homesteader in northern Latvia.

A mum-of-four has published her debut novel with a major publisher in a Suffolk pub.

Celebrity crushes and a lunch date with Bradley ‘Josh Lyman’ Whitford

Rates and rents are often blamed for killing the high street, but Iain Dale argues we need to make shopping on them more of an experience if they have any hope of surviving

Many celebrities have favoured The Aldeburgh Bookshop. The ‘trend’ was started by Benjamin Britten. Records show the last thing he bought was probably a diary. Sadly, he probably never used it: the composer died weeks before New Year.

Morrisons has revealed a strong post-Christmas trading update as sales over the festive period were boosted by growth in the supermarket’s wholesale arm.

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.

A north Norfolk family business has won gold at a prestigious awards ceremony for a product which ensures both parents and newborns get to sleep like babies.

Ad Feature How tech facilitates a smarter life for all

Friday, December 14, 2018

We’ve come a long way from the first mobile phones and home computers. So how will technology improve our lives in the future?

In October, Doctor Who returned to our screens full of groundbreaking optimism. Jodie Whittaker was the first female Doctor and Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall had become the new showrunner. As the final episode of the year transmits this weekend, Steve Russell and Andrew Clarke have different feelings about the show they love

After coming off the HRT tablets, Lynne is looking for new ways to tackle the effects of menopause. She’s not sure this latest gizmo works.

James Walker of Resolver talks trusting your tech when you’ve bought home the Christmas gifts.

Chris Reeve’s writing is powered by the passion of his mum, whose love of words pulled her through sleepless nights and the tedium of housework

A gift from Norfolk

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Opinion A beginner’s guide to Black Friday

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Black Friday is one of the newest arrivals on our shores. Where did it come from and why... and is it the best time to shop?

Roger Law, the co-creator of Spitting Image, has revealed the outrageous satirical puppets may be set for a television return - in America.

As more presents are dropped off for a Norwich hospital festive gift appeal, caring staff who work on Christmas Day have revealed the traditions that come with being on shift on such a special occasion.

Explore almost 150 years of our region’s history by volunteering in a fascinating new project to digitise this newspaper’s archive.

PTE David Parr was only 19 when he was killed during the final push to reclaim Port Stanley from Argentine invaders on June 14, 1982.

A north Norfolk author and preacher is hoping his latest book will take victims of traumatic events on a journey of spiritual, physical and emotional healing.

It may have been one of the busiest times of year for a Norfolk minister.

Healthcare staff across Norfolk are being offered rewards ranging from shopping gift cards to prize draw entries to entice them to have a free flu jab.

A retired GP is hoping his new book will become a best seller as all proceeds are being donated to his former practice.

A hospital Christmas gift appeal which was believed to be the first in the country to cater to adults as well as children has received backing from the trust’s top nurse.

Organisations working with care leavers in Norfolk have cautiously welcomed a new government scheme which aims to raise their career aspirations and life chances.

A breakfast club which helps children at a Norwich school get a healthy start to the day has received an endorsement from Amazon.

Keith Skipper’s been reading about the village of Bittering, which once fuelled his childhood imagination as he grew up in neighbouring Beeston

It is a place where no one wants to be on Christmas Day, while families across the county are opening up presents or tucking into their turkey.

Everything from village shops and Facebook to smelly people and Morecambe and Wise is covered in the latest volume by Sheringham-based author Ryan Pugh.

Many of us will have fond – or not so fond – memories of gathering around the kitchen table for a board game over Christmas, on quiet Sundays or rainy school holiday afternoons.

The likes of Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Siri answer questions, dig out playlists and help organise lives using voice recognition but they can’t quite get to grips with our local accents, a study has revealed.

This week our financial columnist looks at how pensions fare across the globe – and which country is the wealthiest when it comes to their state pension

Some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets and online stores are recalling products due to fears they may contain harmful chemicals and deadly bacteria.

A fitness writer from just outside Norwich has found success with a book born from turbulent times.

The Emmy awards, America’s TV Oscars, rewarded a lot of British talent this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how Britain has become a major player, not only in Hollywood but in US TV as well.

The American love affair with British TV and its stars shows no sign of abating after another batch of gongs were handed out to homegrown talent at the Emmys. But why do our friends across the pond love our drama so much?

Vanity Fair is one of the greatest novels about Waterloo: and this week the ITV series reached 1815 and the battle where Napoleon met his final defeat. But how much do you know about East Anglia’s link to the day that decided Europe’s fate?

After a successful first event, a second internet safety information evening is being held in west Norfolk.

Norwich Cathedral has defended its use of zero hours contracts, which were recently branded as “evil” by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The owners of a letterbox confectionery business are hoping to taste sweet success, thanks to a socially motivated philosophy.

Pony Club members tell us why they love the Netflix coming-of-age drama

Beers and ales brewed in East Anglia will be filling up supermarket shelves in China, thanks to a deal between a Suffolk brewery and a Chinese importer.

We have an issue with the TVs in our office (First World problems, I know).

A ‘smart flat’ is being developed to highlight how technology, such as devices which use Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, can help keep older and vulnerable people out of care homes.

Property developer John Howard shares his East Anglian heaven and hell with Gina Long

A North Walsham writer has described his excitement at publishing his first book.

A retired nurse from Norfolk has highlighted the county’s role in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 in an historical novel.

From mobile data and streaming services to coffee pods, Brits are paying a host of bills they didn’t pay 10 years ago – and they don’t come cheap, according to new research.

Financial planner Warren Shute shares his top tips for raising money-smart children - what are yours?

People who live in Norfolk already know that the county is full of idyllic market towns and villages.

The House of Fraser name was once a jewel of high streets across the country – a department store steeped in history, which typified style and variety.

A Suffolk dairy farmer-cum-cheesemaker and an estate’s retail diversification are among a host of rural businesses to have made it through to the regional finals of an awards event celebrating enterprise in the countryside.

A toy shop in a Norfolk town where generations of children have spent their pocket money is set to close becoming the latest casualty on the high street.

Reckitt Benckiser reported better-than-expected figures last week, helped by good performance in its consumer healthcare division.

Manfred Mann singer Mike D’Abo has joined in the GoGoHares fun by releasing a new version of the band’s song Mighty Quinn to raise funds for children’s charity Break.

Sports Direct and Southern Trains have been named among the most improved brands by UK consumers.

Today’s extreme weather conditions could become normal over time, according to a University of East Anglia expert.

How the school summer holidays work

A Suffolk MP has spoken about his “deeply personal” reasons for respecting the NHS during his maiden speech as health secretary.

Some of the county’s most iconic landmarks feature in a special Norfolk Day video from teenage singer Breeze Redwine for a song about the importance of home.

A Lowestoft author has published the second in a series of 10 supernatural novels set around the town in the 1880s.

An institute measuring customer satisfaction across UK businesses has warned the more difficult retail environment will make customer service more important in the coming years.

Amazon is lending its weight to an East Anglian awards ceremony celebrating the best and brightest women on the region’s tech scene.

Pupils at one north Norfolk school will have slightly divided loyalties when England take on Colombia in the World Cup.

Marcus Brigstocke is taking a devil-may-care attitude to his latest show, portraying Satan himself, complete with horns and make-up. As he also prepares to head back to Latitude, at which he has been a regular visitor, the comedian tells us more.

The lost daughters of Picnic at Hanging Rock have returned to haunt us once again as a new Amazon Prime adapation is shown on BBC2. Will to be able to mirror the brilliance of the 1975 Peter Weir film?

A Norfolk MP found out about the positive effect Brexit is having on international business for a company in her constituency.

We’re up, up and away with our list of our favourite superhero shows to celebrate a brand new series of Marvel’s Luke Cage series two which arrives on Netflix later this week.

More than 60 people turned out to the launch of twin exhibitions at Sheringham Museum charting the life and work of one of the most highly regarded photographers of the 20th century.

Father-and-son singing duo Jack and Tim Goodacre will compete in the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

A mother from Costessey has written a poetry collection about living with mental illness, partly inspired by hearing everything in rhyme during a period of psychosis.

A grey seal is fighting for life after becoming entangled in carelessly discarded plastic fishing netting which has created a wound around his neck.

The life and times of one of the most fascinating photographers of the 20th century is to be covered in two planned exhibitions.

While many businesses are bemoaning the trade barriers which Brexit could cause, a logistics company off the A11 has found a silver lining.

A Norfolk antiques valuer-turned-novelist is celebrating the launch of his first book.

It was 55 years ago this week when four young lads headed into Norwich to make music... and they had been “taught” how to play rock ‘n’ roll in Germany by a city-born rebel rouser.

As his sons were growing up, born-and-bred Norwich City fan Peter Barnes thought it would be a fun idea to write a fictional story about two young football-mad brothers who rise to football stardom after getting mistaken for the Murphy brothers.

A basketball player from Great Yarmouth has written a book designed to inspire children to “dream big”.

I always knew football fans take the sport seriously - but this week we found out just how much.

A music shop chain with stores in Norwich and Great Yarmouth is to close all of its sites as it moves the business online.

There was one particular headline which caught my eye this week - and for once I have to admit it wasn’t one of our own.

I read recently that Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos plans to send tourists into space in one of his Blue Origin spaceships next year.

Your briefing on all the big questions thrown up by the Asda-Sainsbury’s mega-merger.

What could be better to win Neil Haverson some brownie points with Mrs H than to whisk her away for a romantic weekend? Nothing could possibly go wrong... could it?

The owner of one of Norfolk’s best-known retail names is confident the high street will evolve to survive, after announcing a fresh start for his historic business.

I had to have a chuckle at this week’s furore surrounding Breckland Council.

Peter Sharkey on REIT investments and why he doesn’t have a satnav

A council which has launched a scheme to protect local business has been told it ought to practice what it is preaching, as it has been revealed it heavily relies on major brands itself.

A writer who bases his novels in a Norfolk town made his barber into a character in exchange for a free hair cut.

At this time of year, most people are thinking of eggs of the chocolate variety. But an entrepreneur from the University of East Anglia has hatched plans to turn unwanted eggs into a business – and crack down on food waste at the same time.

As Neil Haverson prepares to bring out his memoirs, he’s had a bit of explaining to do to Mrs H...

Open for exactly two-thirds of the RAF’s 100 years, the airfield at Coltishall had a special place in the hearts of its air- and ground-crew. Former Group Captain Ian Hall recalls his days at ‘Colt’.

Writer Neil Haverson shares his reflections on his 50-year ride through the Norfolk and Suffolk newspaper industry in his new book launched this week. Ink in my Blood was officialy launched at Jarrold, in Norwich, on Wednesday and it sees the EDP columnist and former Let’s Talk magazine editor take his readers through his experiences of the ever-changing regional media world – from flongs, hot metal and office cricket, to full colour printing, digital editions and the web.

Independent horror writer and director Pat Higgins reveals how channeling childhood fears can inspire great film ideas in his latest masterclass.

He turned an old farm into a booming delivery firm. Then five years ago he lost it all in a battle with his bank. The dispute still stops Paul and Jane Clark from moving on today.

Together with the arrival of small bunches of daffodils, early spring also yields a flurry of government spending reviews, growth forecasts and other estimates of future economic activity, many of which will be ‘amended’ (such a helpful euphemism) before the end of the year.

The ways in which gadgets could help keep people in Norfolk independent in their homes is being explored by council bosses, who welcomed Amazon to County Hall to outline how their technologies could be used.

A mother is appealing for help after her daughter’s nursery bag was stolen for the second time.

Poppyland Publishing is to publish a new title on Great Yarmouth thirty years after its last booklet on the history of the town.

Is it possible to manipulate someone to commit murder? It probably is if your name is Derren Brown and you’re a modern-day warlock. New to Netflix, Push is a sobering look at just how easy it is to persuade people to break their moral code.

As the curtain continues to rise on Norfolk’s community theatre scene, reporter Donna-Louise Bishop explores the reasons behind its enduring appeal.

A Norwich man has published his autobiography detailing the time he spent in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital and the visits of Jimmy Savile.

Aldi has been ranked first in an annual supermarket satisfaction survey.

How to claim free flights, free Amazon vouchers and even free money - a credit card masterclass from MoneySavingExpert’s Martin Lewis.

HomePod, Apple’s take on the smart home speaker and designed to rival Amazon Echo and Google Home, has gone on sale in the UK.

Show your other half you love them with these mischievous little Madeleine cakes.

Musicians and bands often prefer not to be confined by the restrictions of categories and genres. In the case of Zingaro Blue, you’d be hard pressed to find a genre that even begins to explain their musical diversity.

Guy Gowing, managing partner at Arnolds Keys, paints an upbeat picture.

It’s not been a great week for social media. First came allegations that (Shock! Horror!) some ‘celebrities’ (telly cooks, catalogue models, daytime TV presenters etc) have been buying large numbers of (non-existent) ‘followers’ in an attempt to show just how popular they are on social media.

The world’s biggest technology giants have reported a bumper Christmas.

More than 170 notebooks filled by a man who lost his voice due to cancer have been turned into a book documenting his life and death.

Early morning locker room banter can be very funny – and a little too ripe to repeat here, though frankly, I look forward to the mix of “did you hear the one about the bloke who goes into a bar with his giraffe…”, or listening to the opinions on last night’s match, all rather more forthright than you ever hear on TV.

Illusionist Derren Brown has announced his deal with streaming giant Netflix ahead of his tour dates in the east of England - he promises the brand new show will be “jaw-dropping”. We can’t wait.

It’s An Interview with Four Vampires: the hilarious What We Do in the Shadows has just been picked up by TV channel FX for a pilot episode. Find all about the original, the film sequel and the TV series - one to read during your next coffin break.

The factory and head office of failed furniture retailer Multiyork has attracted interest from a consortium which claims it wants to continue production and secure jobs at the site.

After it was revealed that Joker’s Corner shop in Great Yarmouth is to close after more than 40 years, we look at some other popular shops that have closed for various reasons in our region

We take a look back at some of our most popular stories of the year as 2017 draws to a close.

Britain’s small and medium-sized businesses could see higher sales next year if they follow through with plans to expand online in 2018, a new report found.

Is it even Christmas if you haven’t watched Elf? There’s a heartwarming musical treat in store for fans of Buddy the Elf. Yes now, Arctic Puffin.

Join In Confess your Christmas re-gifting crimes

Thursday, December 21, 2017

‘Tis the season of giving - or regiving according to new reseach. Take part in our re-gifting amnesty and get back on Santa’s nice list.

Sequels, prequels, remakes, return of the musical and a spate of films about race, it’s been another eventful year at the cinema. Here we highlight our 10 best films of 2017 (in no particular order), and a some that nearly made the grade.

A baker who experienced homelessness as a young man is giving back to those in need by donating food to the People’s Picnic group and raising funds through the sale of a spectacular iced gingerbread house made at his Norwich bakery.

A hard rock band from Lowestoft are looking to follow in some famous footsteps, after releasing their debut album.

Enthusiasts maintain that there is nothing like a good crossword puzzle to sharpen the wits and keep the brain athletic and supple. Others contend that there are better ways of spending one’s leisure moments.

Video TV Guide: What’s on this week?

Saturday, December 2, 2017

From The Grand Tour to The Crown, The X Factor Final to True Detective, there’s a feast of TV fancies on this week

We all love sitting around the tree on Christmas morning exchanging gifts - but it’s not just about presents. There are so many ways to be charitable at Christmas, from giving your time and money to adopting a dormouse.

By day you may see his shadow, but night you may hear his call. RAVEN IS BACK ON CBBC! TV Editor Stacia Briggs is a bit too excited

TV highlights from November 25 to December 1

Norfolk and Suffolk’s retailers are preparing for the Black Friday and festive rush amid challenging times for the high street. Doug Faulkner finds out how they are feeling ahead of this key season.

Another retail record is anticipated on this year’s Black Friday as Britons shrug off the constraints of tightened household budgets.

Later this month the shopping extravaganza Black Friday will be back for another year. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of one of the key dates in the UK’s shopping calender.

OPINION: I am not sure where and when it was decided by Generation X that we are required to be perfect mothers.

Opinion: The robots may be on the rise, but it should never be at the cost of human interaction, says Adam Lazzari.

Casting around can make its own dramas

Saturday, November 4, 2017

In our latest archive essay, from 1966, author and playwright James Pattinson discusses the perils of casting for amateur plays...

Patients in hospital this Christmas are set to benefit from a charity appeal launched by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the Norwich Evening News, which aims to give a gift to every inpatient in hospital on Christmas Day.

Opinion: So Amazon reckons it has the best delivery method? It should have met our old postman, says Sharon Griffths.

A bushtucker trial complete with edible grasshoppers and worms could be your treat this Halloween.

From Abraham Lincoln’s ancestral home to Thomas Paine, East Anglia has a strong connection with the United States of America.

The extraordinary and tragic life of former Canaries star Justin Fashanu is the subject of a new film released today.

A woman has temporarily lost sight in one eye after a “noxious” substance was thrown in her face in a Bury St Edmunds pub.

With three nights at a spa hotel, plus all food and drink, doesn’t it actually look good value? asks columnist Peter Sharkey

Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis talks you through how to get your finances ready for Christmas.

Toys’R’Us stores will remain open despite the business filing for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada ahead of the crucial festive season amid mammoth debts and increasing online competition.

It’s his birthday and he’s wondering if I’ll still feed him and if I’ll still need him, now he’s hit the Beatles limit.

Forget substance over style - these must-have gadgets look as good as the function they perform so are a great addition to your home

Gadgets could help older people in Norfolk to retain their independence and prevent loneliness, the county’s director of adult social services has said.

This is the lethal ‘face melter’ acid that can burn and maim people in seconds - and can be bought online in minutes.

There’s just a few days left for children across Norfolk to enter a creative writing contest.

There is just one week left for children across Norfolk to submit their entries into a creative writing competition.

If you make your living by providing a service, it might seem self-destructive to teach your customers how to do it themselves.

It was not a challenge for the faint hearted - but Adam Titcombe wanted to go above and beyond in his fundraising efforts.

A seal pup has been rescued from a tangle of fishing net at Waxham beach on the north Norfolk coastline.

Internet giant Amazon saw a 50% fall in the amount of UK corporation tax it paid last year while it saw a 54% increase in turnover in the same period.

Technology giant Apple beat analysts’ expectations in its latest financial results as the firm’s revenue rose 7% on last year.

An ex-Amazon courier has avoided a driving ban despite clocking up 21 penalty points from seven separate speeding offences in three months.

A Beccles mother has self published a collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of her mischievous family cats.

John Lewis, BBC iPlayer and Sony have scooped the top three spots in a UK ranking of consumers’ perception of quality and reputation.

“Oh, no, please don’t make me do it,” pleaded my husband.

Prize-winning author Martin Ungless, from Kenninghall near Diss, has just published his first book, Duck Egg Blues, on Amazon.

The corporation has revealed for the first time its talent list of 96 of the biggest high-earners and two thirds are men.

Opinion: One person’s summer ‘outdoor living’ is another person’s noise misery. But the solution is simple, says Rachel Moore.

Opinion: The Amazon Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world - and that’s why the oil companies must be told to keep away, says Aidan Semmens

Pre-sale tickets will be available tomorrow for The Libertines upcoming Lowestoft gig.

It is a resort that sees large crowds of people enjoy the summer weather, its sandy beach and a wide range of attractions and amusements every year.

Looking for something to do in Norfolk between June 5-11? Here’s Courtney Pochin’s top picks for the concerts, plays, events and activities taking place...

A life-changing accident did not change Jordan Bone’s outlook on life. The 27-year-old internet sensation has been on a remarkable journey since becoming paralysed from the chest down at 15, and now she is sharing her story to inspire hope in others.

In less than 48 hours I will be on the start line for the Edinburgh Marathon – it’s a scary thought.

Based on a screenplay by Katie Dippold, who penned the Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy romp The Heat, this odd couple adventure about a mother and daughter in peril in South American jungles is all a bit forced and frantic.

Summer’s coming, and sadly shorts often have smaller pockets than trousers, says Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis.

The hunt is on to find Britain’s best bacon butty - could it be in Norfolk?

It first opened more than a century ago and was one of the oldest businesses in Sheringham until it shut up shop at the weekend.

It has been described as one of the most important cultural events in Norfolk.

Rising prices and fears of a consumer spending downturn are set to be key themes when supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Morrisons report figures later this week.

Drivers employed in the so-called gig economy should have worker status to protect them from the “appalling” practices they face, MPs are urging.

Eastern Counties Ladies began their Gill Burns Women’s County Championship Plate campaign with a 26-20 win over Warwickshire Women at Stowmarket RFC.

Bargain airport prices for favourites like alcohol and chocolate are now likely to be lower at the supermarket, a consumer group has found.

From board games and puzzles to LEGO building sets and My Little Ponies, new research has found that children’s toys are becoming increasingly popular with older buyers.

Young people in Broadland are being invited to have their say about issues which are important to them in the community.

Jo Reynolds’ remarkable story of burning passion and determination, and lives saved and lost

Amazon plans to claim a slice of a multibillion-pound marketplace by launching a new UK business-to-business venture.

The Amazon rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef are just some of the world-wide destinations pupils from a Watton school have been able to visit thanks to an immersive virtual reality experience.

Pupils at a Lowestoft school have enjoyed a day of interactive learning, full of virtual reality fun.

Despite sounding like the next Tarzan spin-off, this tale of real-life Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett is a striking success that tells a true story with verty British restraint.

The 1975, Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes headline one of the region’s biggest music festivals this summer, but there are many diverse musical treasures and more to be found down the bill.

Online giant Amazon is reportedly close to launching its own UK fashion label to grab a slice of Britain’s £48bn clothing market.

They were two titans of the sport who didn’t pull their punches, inside or outside of the ring.

Good things come to those who wait, they say, and that certainly rings true for Norfolk-born author Gayle Curtis.

Amazon reported a 22% hike in sales, despite falling short of analysts’ forecasts, the technology giant’s latest financial results showed.

Google is set to unveil two new smartphones as the technology giant aims to challenge Samsung and Apple in the premium phone market.

It’s not surprising to discover that Lowestoft has been home to more than 180 pubs when you consider that up to 3,000 thirsty fishermen a night would be out drinking during the fishing season in the 1860s.

Norwich Cathedral is one of the most iconic buildings that has marked the city’s landscape for centuries.

A new study has shown that north Norfolk’s biggest social landlord is providing excellent value for money – performing above the national and regional average in almost every measure.

Property website Zoopla upped its earnings outlook as a surge in energy provider switching continues to boost its recently-bought comparison service uSwitch.

Sainsbury’s is to more than double the number of Argos outlets in its supermarkets by Christmas and introduce home furnishings retailer Habitat into its stores for the first time.

He may have lived and worked all around the world but King’s Lynn-born Tim Anderson had only one setting in mind when he came to write his second book.

A growing pick-and-pack business is calling for fibre optic broadband to be hooked up to an industrial estate as it says slow speeds are holding it back.

Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, as with his Broads-set books, is a classic adventure loved by generations and now Norfolk film producer Nick Barton is bringing a new film version to screens.

From colouring books to retro Canaries garden gnomes, here’s a look at some of the great Norwich/Norfolk themed items you can buy for your loved ones in gift shops across the city.

Supermarket Morrisons is expanding its home delivery service nationwide and offering non-food products to online customers for the first time under a new deal with partner Ocado.

Following the success of his two previous books, Steve Coogan’s alter ego is back with another autobiography, Alan Partridge: Nomad, which is set to be released later this year.

Online grocer Ocado warned Brexit could send supermarket prices surging as the plunging pound pushes up costs for retailers.

Honda UK hosted the biggest motoring showdown at Goodwood Festival of Speed, since the heady F1 days of Senna vs Prost.

Tesco’s recovery under chief executive Dave Lewis has continued to gain momentum, with the supermarket notching up its second consecutive quarter of UK sales growth.

Department store chain Debenhams revealed falling sales as it said demand for clothes had been weak amid “uncertain trading conditions”.

Chris Evans had a light-hearted dig at Jeremy Clarkson minutes after the revamped Top Gear was unveiled.

Chris Evans has said he is “very relieved” that a Top Gun pilot was sick in the new series of Top Gear.

He has trained winning racehorses and made props for a hit fantasy film.

And now a south Norfolk man is celebrating his latest venture – a first novel that is already proving a hit with readers and bookselling websites.

A British Islamic extremist who idolised Jihadi John has been jailed for life for planning a terror attack on American military personnel in Britain.

A west Norfolk grandfather who spent 26 years serving as a soldier has turned his hand to writing children’s books.

Norwich business Gift Off is developing a loyal following selling digital gift cards for Bitcoin. But how does it work? And will Bitcoin reach the mainstream? SABAH MEDDINGS reports.

A toy retailer which was pulled out of administration in 2012 has announced bold new plans to take the business in two separate directions after a top-level change of ownership.

She may only be 13-years-old but that hasn’t stopped Breeze Redwine from releasing her first single and music video.

The jury in the trial of an alleged Islamic extremist accused of planning a Lee Rigby-style terror attack against American forces in Britain has been told it can return majority verdicts.

The jury trying the case of an alleged Islamic extremist accused of planning a Lee Rigby-style terror attack against British or American soldiers on UK military bases has resumed its deliberations.

The jury trying the case of an alleged Islamic extremist accused of planning a Lee Rigby-style terror attack against British or American soldiers on UK military bases has been sent home for the day and is due to resume deliberations at 10am on Wednesday.

A world-renowned deep sea diver who has helped in some of the worst sea disasters in the UK has published his autobiography chronicling his experiences.

Online grocer Ocado delivered another double-digit hike in sales and said it notched up 250,000 orders in a week for the first time.

Online retail giant Amazon has pushed further into the British grocery market by joining forces with supermarket Morrisons.

Jeremy Clarkson has issued an apology to the former Top Gear producer he punched after settling a £100,000 racial discrimination and personal injury claim.

An alleged Islamic extremist talked about carrying out a terror attack on US soldiers outside military bases in Britain similar to that on Fusilier Lee Rigby, a court has heard.

It is a legend that has haunted East Anglia since the middle ages. And now the tale of the ferocious hell hound Black Shuck is being brought to life in a film.

It may be set in Britain’s bloodiest county, but Midsomer Murders is about to get a very Norfolk twist.

A local man is gleaming with joy after becoming a first-time author at the ripe age of 80.

A musical tribute to David Bowie by Norfolk musician Rick Wakeman will be released to raise money for a cancer charity.

The owner of B&Q and Screwfix has unveiled plans to bolster annual profits by £500m over five years as it looks to step up its financial performance.

Online retail giant Amazon said it will take on 2,500 new permanent staff in Britain this year, as the business continues to expand in the UK and across Europe.

Remember a book called “Do You Sincerely Want to be Rich?”? I always assumed it achieved the desired result for its author, Charles Raw, if not for its readers.

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

Supermarket Sainsbury’s confirmed hundreds of Argos stores could close under plans to buy owner Home Retail Group as it set out its case for the £1bn-plus takeover.

Simon Gray explains how Credo does the research for you to take the stress out of finance.

A north Norfolk mathematician turned author has published his first book at the age of 68.

A Great Yarmouth student who was struggling to take the all-important next step on her career path has had her mind made up by the fashion photographer “hero” who inspired her work.

A new book, which details the life of a well-known lifeboat coxswain from Lowestoft, has been released by a relative keen to give readers “a full picture of his fascinating life.”

The region’s burgeoning technology sector is to be brought into focus at an event held by the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.

A teacher has captured his unique outlook on 42 towns and villages he visited in Norfolk in a book he described as a “love letter” to the county.

A prolific poet from Hemsby is celebrating her first published anthology, many years after she first picked up a pen.

A Norwich author is to use her own experiences to run a ten-week course to aid aspiring authors who suffer from writer’s block.

Online shopping giant Amazon saw its shares surge more than 17pc after it posted a surprise second-quarter profit, overtaking Wal-Mart as the world’s biggest retailer by market value.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has been re-elected to the House of Commons public accounts committee by his fellow members of parliament.

Two award-winning university students will be embarking on a trip of a lifetime on Monday to live and work with an Amazonian tribe.

The oft-repeated cliche that Amazon and Kindles are killing off independent book shops is only half the story for many of Norfolk’s booksellers.

A young writer who wrote poetry as a way to help her cope with depression has published an anthology of her work showing her journey to recovery.

A judo champion has enlisted his martial arts mad south Norfolk family to write a beginners’ guide to the sport.

Her intricate creations have bejewelled British royalty and transformed her business into an international powerhouse.

Organisers of the Hilgay Raft Race have launched an urgent public appeal – for donations of rubber ducks.

Our fine city is renowned on the world stage for being a UNESCO City of Literature, and this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival programme offers a fine selection of events focussing on the written and spoken word.

Tracey Plumley’s chats with clients about life during the war has helped give her novel by the human touch.

A Norwich band hopes its new football song Bring It On will lift the spirits of Canaries fans during the play-off promotion push.

A 17-year-old writer with an eye for the paranormal is hoping her new horror story will get her career off to a bone-chilling start.

A Norfolk has penned a children’s book, inspired by the dragon gargoyle she made for a church extension.

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