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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.

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