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Norfolk’s Christmas ‘season’ is officially in swing after Holt hosted the county’s first festive lights switch on of 2018.

David Clayton has been tempted to buy a Dalek, probably as he is from the generation that saw the very first Doctor Who 55 years ago this month

Film maker David Webb has explored the Backwaters of Essex for a fascinating new dvd. Lynne Mortimer talks to David and finds out more.

James is feeling older than normal this week after watching the Remembrance commemorations with his father

Singer and actress Camille O’Sullivan is bringing her latest critically acclaimed show Where Are We Now? to Norwich Playhouse on November 18 and 19.

The Prince of Wales’ official website has revealed 70 facts about the heir to the British throne ahead of his 70th birthday on Wednesday.

Strictly Come Dancing professional Anton du Beke is waltzing his way into the city to launch his debut novel.

North Norfolk radio presenters Nigel Pearce and Alan Thompson will be reviewing the Beatles’ White Album 50th anniversary release and some of the sessions tracks.

We caught up with Annie Catwoman, Norwich Arts Centre’s Sonic Youths coordinator, to find out a little bit more about the programme.

Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard is starring in a new dance show tour.

As the Prince of Wales turns 70 on November 14, people across East Anglia will be recalling their meetings with him over the years. Here we look back at his links with the region.

You realise that you must have somehow failed as a parent when your son announces that he is going to get married during the football season.

Ipswich boy and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Robin Windsor explains how wanting to finish at the top of his game and the lure of a permanent natural tan convinced him to waltz into the sunset.

A Love Island contestant has swapped the villa for a city restaurant for a new BBC Three reality show.

From a film festival to a gin and craft fair, there is plenty to keep you busy over the next seven days in Norfolk.

The Archbishop of Canterbury begins his three-day visit to Norfolk in Norwich today.

Understanding the First World War will become easier for future generations due to the advance in technology, says Broadland MP Keith Simpson

John Bultitude chats to actress and director Fiona Shaw as she brings Glyndebourne’s Cinderella to the Norwich Theatre Royal.

There is always a good sprinkling of magic and sparkle at our local pantomimes, we take a look at some of the shows on their way to a town near you.

Despite more fast food outlets opening in Norfolk the amount, compared to restaurants and cafes, has decreased in the past eight years, according to figures released by the BBC Shared Data Unit.

Caroline Flack is to return to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom for this year’s Christmas special.

As the centenary of the end of the First World War approaches, communities across Norfolk are honouring those who fought and fell with exhibitions, remembrance services, parades and memorials.

Keith Skipper plays tribute to the outgoing Bishop of Norwich.

The Prince of Wales used to take his sons litter picking during their school holidays spent in Norfolk, the Duke of Cambridge has revealed.

The organisers of Norwich Science Festival 2018 have celebrated the overwhelming response to the week long event, following a record turn out.

Reality dating show ‘Eating With My Ex’ is looking for extras for a new episode being filmed in Norwich.

As the Rt Revd Graham James heads for retirement later this month, Keith Skipper reflects on his time with the church.

Lucy Grubb captivates the crowd at her Americana EP launch last night at Norwich Arts Centre.

TV racing presenter and a former jockey, Emma Spencer is selling her palatial Newmarket home. EDP property editor Caroline Culot went to visit The Courtyard, Balaton Place, for sale for a guide price of £3.5 million.

Political satire has a long, distinguished history in this country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Private Eye’s Ian Hislop and Nick Newman about their new play which shines a spotlight on a publisher who survived three libel trials in three days

Students at Fakenham Sixth Form welcomed the BBC’s director of news and current affairs earlier this month, who spoke to a group of students about topics.

We have survived Halloween Week on Strictly Come Dancing, and Seann Walsh has enjoyed his last television appearance for the next few years.

A TV company is looking for parents who are confident in their parenting technique.

This year, Lynne won’t be cooking Christmas dinner - oh joy, oh bliss

BBC One’s lifestyle show Eat Well For Less is looking for households from Norfolk to take part in the next series.

So here we are, coming towards the end of another year – the time when awards start getting handed out to those who have either been very successful or who have contributed their time and skills into helping others.

From the stage adaptation of hit thriller The Girl on the Train to sing-along The Greatest Showman, there is something for everyone at Norwich Theatre Royal in 2019.

Many of us are guilty of taking home a traffic cone after a night out but that wasn’t enough for one Alan Partridge superfan.

Department store Debenhams could shut a third of its 166 UK stores according to new reports.

Sam Claflin has been announced as one of the new stars of the Bafta award-winning drama series Peaky Blinders.

As a nation stopped squabbling long enough to watch a televised celebrity dance competition, Strictly Come Dancing returned to BBC One a mere 168 tortuous hours after news broke of Seann Walsh and Katya Jones kissing each others faces.

Fly-tipping waste including a kitchen cabinet was among the rubbish picked up during a beach clean in Gorleston.

It’s rare for the public to get a peak into the security arrangements of a Royal or high profile celebrity; however since the airing of BBC’s Bodyguard, part of which was filmed in Norfolk, the public has become more aware of the private security industry.

Norfolk’s cultural champions were celebrated in style on Friday night at a glittering ceremony at Norwich Cathedral.

Urban birder David Lindo shares his tips on how to spot migrating birds this Autumn

The scope of Google Earth means that landmark enthusiasts don’t even need to leave their homes to take a tour of Norwich’s most iconic buildings.

A respected music magazine has been told to “eat its words” after it handed Norwich duo Let’s Eat Grandma a prestigious award - a few months after branding the city “unfashionable”.

What jobs will be gone in 20 years time? Lynne Mortimer looks at the most vulnerable.

Take one heritage railway, mix in some fear, add a dash of terror and a splash of every phobia going for good measure, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a night on the Horror Train.

Negative comments in any walk of life can be damaging, but David Clayton says its best to take them, and also positive comments, with a large pinch of salt

The scene is typical Norfolk: the farmer in a tractor, irrigating a field. Less typical is the robot helping the farmer make decisions, like which part of the field needs more water and which needs less.

For 10-year-old Rosie Mower mystery runs in the family.

A large-scale investigation has been launched into an Ipswich-based financial company

It was 60 years ago, on October 16 2018, that Blue Peter first arrived on our screens. People in East Anglia have been sharing their memories of the iconic children’s show.

A popular coastal bus route is among a host of rural services under threat because there are too many people using it with a free bus pass, the firm’s boss claims.

Sean Harris, best known for playing Solomon Lane in the Mission: Impossible franchise, plays the lead role in a new film set in Norfolk.

Watch some truly shocking driving on video, captured on dashcam by drivers in Suffolk and Norfolk.

The sister of missing Essex man Nigel Kedar says she still hopes her brother will turn up, despite police saying all lines of enquiry into his disappearance are now exhausted.

Police have said all lines of enquiry into the disappearance of a man in Norfolk have been “exhausted” although insist that any new information which came to light would be acted on.

Strictly Come Dancing is once again dominating the headlines – both on and off the telly pages and here Andrew Clarke argues that it’s a sparkle of sunshine in an otherwise drab world

Five tweaks to stop the risk of this beloved and successful Saturday-night show growing stale

From zombies to demogorgons, poltergeists to killer clowns, demon headmasters to devilish technology, there’s a scary TV show to suit all levels of daring in our list of shows to get you into the Halloween spirit. Do not watch alone.

The time (and space) is right for a brand new feel to an old favourite. Doctor Who is being steered by a new Doctor and a new writing team and on first impressions, it’s fun for all the family while retaining the behing-the-sofa moments we all know and love.

A glittering awards ceremony honouring “people who do extraordinary things” has been hailed as a “wonderful success.”

Is a wolf whistle or flippant comment really a grossly inappropriate act? Nick Conrad says we need to rethink what was once playful banter

With the BBC children’s show about to celebrate its birthday, Steven Russell gets misty-eyed as he meets one of his childhood heroes: ex-presenter Peter Purves

Movie Week on Planet Strictly this time, and we’ve got the headlines for you: who was in the dance-off, who got voted off, what the judges said and why Bruno cannot stay in his chair.

An evening of choral classics performed by the renowned Norwich Cathedral Choir will launch this year’s Coast Arts festival programme, which features an eclectic line-up ranging from exhibitions, competitions and workshops, to film, drama and a literary events.

Former Conservative Prime Minister Sir John Major has compared the government’s welfare reform to poll tax after reports that families could lose thousands.

Prostate cancer rates are set to double in the next 15 years, according to the forthcoming Movember campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. But two celebrities with links to this region have played a key role in getting more men to seek help. Sheena Grant reports.

Take a first look at Norwich’s Roger Nsengiyumva’s starring role in new BBC One primetime drama Informer which starts on Tuesday.

A customer has criticised the Norwich Riverside Morrisons for low stock levels and short use by dates on products.

It was a part of the set the BBC erected in Cromer alongside the helter-skelter and the lights, but it was taken down at the end of filming.

Raise a pint of Guinness as a new pub is bringing the luck of Irish to the city.

A Norfolk photographer has been inundated with hundreds of orders worth £1,000 after announcing the sale of Christmas cards of his photographs from the BBC film set on Cromer pier.

An actor who grew up in Norwich after fleeing from the Rwandan genocides is to star in the new BBC One thriller Informer.

Even lukewarm royalists enjoyed the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, earlier this year but as a waverer when it comes to the further reaches of the Royal Family , Lynne Mortimer wonders if Princess Eugenie’s big day will the attract the same enthusiasm.

Prepare to be scared as a spine-tingling survival run returns to the county for 2018.

The family behind a scandal-hit apartment block live a life of luxury and are members of the Turkish Royal family – while their tenants live in damp and dangerous flats.

This contemporary home, for sale for offers in excess of £400,000, can be found in a historic part of a Norfolk town renowned for filming some episodes of a BBC TV classic.

One of the hottest topics in Cromer over the past couple of weeks has been the arrival of the BBC film crew on the pier.

Five years ago Red Oak Primary in Lowestoft had never won a school sports trophy.

It was cruelly appropriate that Timm Klose should accidentally score Stoke City’s match winner at Carrow Road.

Following the latest outbreak of the ‘Strictly Curse’, Jessica Long looks at whether Seann Walsh and Katya Jones can continue in the BBC ballroom show after that kiss.

The Norwich-born girlfriend of Strictly Come Dancing’s Seann Walsh has broken her silence after the comedian admitted to kissing his dance partner Katya Jones.

Movie Week on Planet Strictly this time, and we’ve got the headlines for you: who was in the dance-off, who got voted off, what the judges said and why Bruno cannot stay in his chair.

Relations between two Norfolk councils have been described as “toxic”.

People across Norfolk are reporting their homes are being invaded by ladybirds.

Doctor Who returns this weekend and it’s all change. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what makes this most British of programmes so special

The judges for this year’s Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards have announced the shortlist of finalists ahead of the its annual ceremony.

The writer of a play about the disappearance of a north Norfolk teenager in the 1980s has spoken about his inspiration for the work, Into Thin Air.

Filming’s over in Cromer with the Christmas tree being dismantled on the pier.

Nick Conrad reports on the strange experience of being mistaken for a controversial rapper who happens to share his name

We chat to Coast presenter Neil Oliver about his first ever theatre tour - The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

Romantic novelists will be collecting cash for breast cancer charities at Asda stores in Norwich and Bury St Edmunds

There may not be a lot going on, but that has not stopped hundreds of people watching the BBC filming on Cromer pier.

Does Alan Sugar need to fire the Photoshop team at The Apprentice? Distortion on official candidate photos of Kayode and Frank are dismissed by the BBC as “a trick of the light”. We’re not entirely convinced. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Filming is set to resume on a BBC drama at Cromer pier today.

The BBC has launched its Music Memories website which can trigger precious memories for people suffering from dementia. Lynne Mortimer explores the website and discusses the power of music.

Lucky for some: Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who - here’s everything you need to know about the new custodian of the Tardis who takes to the skies on Sundays for the next 10 weeks. We can’t wait.

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