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A children’s charity is urging people in Norfolk and Suffolk to buy an extra gift for a victim of crime this Christmas.

Visitors to a hospital day room can take a trip back in time or into a leafy woodland glade following a £20,000 revamp.

When a group of colourful superheroes descended on a special party to surprise a brave boy from mid-Norfolk, there was not a dry eye in the house.

A group of friends from Cromer and surrounds are collecting Christmas donations to say thank you to the firefighters and lifeboat team in their town.

Two teams from Drayton completed a 24-hour dartathon to help fund a life-changing operation for a two-year-old 
girl.

The heart of two communities shone through as well-wishers - including an MP - rushed to help people injured in two serious falls.

Primary school pupils have united to tackle homelessness as part of a festive campaign this winter.

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

Everyone secretly hoped they’d catch more than just a glimpse of the magical menagerie making its way through the Broadland village of Potter Heigham - but you should always be careful what you wish for.

What does John Lennon mean to you? On the anniversary of his death, we’re looking at his legacy and why his music is as relevant now as ever.

A train driver who has seen four people die while he was at the controls has described the lasting effect it has had on his life.

Parents at a village primary school say they are braced for ‘chaos’ after they were told they could no longer use an adjacent car park.

The sudden death of a much-loved mother left friends and family facing the “worst pain ever” in July last year as they continue to come to terms with their loss.

A decision on whether to grant permission for one of the most contentious and biggest planning applications Norwich has seen for years will be made today.

This year’s Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards will be shown live on the EDP’s Facebook account this evening.

For the past few months, the name Denver Clinton has gripped the heart of everyone who has heard his inspiring story.

A Norwich-based pub is offering to cook a free dinner for people spending Christmas day alone.

Vandalism to a state-of-the art £90,000 play park just days after it opened has been described as “mindless destruction”.

In the years since 2010, women’s state pension age has risen to 65 years and from December 6, this year, a rise to 66 begins to be phased in.

A state-of-the art new £90,000 play park that was officially opened on the weekend has already been vandalised.

A teenager who lost his job and college place, and was subjected to “worldwide opprobrium”, must now repay the community for his part in a “nasty attack” on a vulnerable woman.

Church attendance has been falling for decades, but one Norfolk vicar thinks he may have hit upon a way to get more people involved.

They may not have had the multi-million pound budget of the likes of John Lewis but one Norfolk business has not let that stop them producing their own quirky Christmas film just as memorable as anything the national chains can do.

A £3 million indoor play area has been given the go-ahead after plans were approved by West Norfolk Council.

A county-wide drone group has held their first indoor racing event.

A west Norfolk care home which was threatened with closure is to be replaced by a new dementia service.

It looked like any other council house in the row, a sturdily-built home, close to local amenities and perfect for a growing family – particularly one with an attendant poltergeist.

The personal information of more than 500 million guests of the hotel chain Marriott may have been exposed by breaches of a reservation database that began in 2014, the company has said.

Darren Honour has shown himself to be one of Norfolk most improved runners in recent years as Mark Armstrong catches up with the GP series winner

Neil Featherby believes the future is bright for Norfolk runners

A drag queen headteacher who sang a sexually explicit song and exposed his crotch in a YouTube video has been defended by his school.

A new vibrant bar which specialises in cocktails and encourages people to express themselves will open in Norfolk on Friday.

Kate Cooper from Norwich-based fashion activism group, We Wear The Trousers, shares her top tips on how we can reduce waste this Christmas.

What do Humphrey Bogart and Annie Lennox have in common? They were both born on Christmas Day. David Clayton has sympathies if you too have a birthday near Christmas

A north Norfolk artist has shared the breathtaking moment she spotted a basking shark swimming off the coast of her village.

An annual Christmas celebration is taking place again this year against the beautiful backdrop of a quaint market town in mid-Norfolk.

Cromer has gone all out to celebrate Christmas this year by bringing the tale of three trees to the north Norfolk town for the festive season.

His story has been followed by thousands of well-wishers for the past six months.

Santa will be popping up in multiple locations all over the borough this Christmas.

A community have been asked to donate their disused suitcases to Chernobyl Children who will come to the area next summer.

A north Norfolk veterinary practice is warning dog owners after a confirmed case of the potentially lethal Parvovirus has been treated in the area.

Donations to the Norfolk charity have also increased since the Dispatches programme was aired.

Owners of a family-run toy shop were left “gutted” after fraudsters used fake bank notes to steal hundreds of pounds.

In Sheringham, there is a special name for the severe squalls which sometimes besiege the coast in this corner of Norfolk: the sudden strong winds which cause brief but violent storms are known as Yow Yows – and those Yow Yows are said to be linked to the captain of an old, drowned ship.

Police have promised extra patrols in a Norwich street after swooping in the area following a bomb threat.

Hunters should respect their quarry and not post pictures of dead animals on social media.

A man arrested by police after acting suspiciously in Norwich is alleged to have “mentioned a bomb” to a taxi driver at the scene of the incident.

An American huntress has sparked outrage by posing for pictures with animals shot in Norfolk.

Local racer George Russell will be looking to ‘go out in style’ in his last race before work begins in earnest with the Formula One big guns.

More than 2,000 people have participated in a conversation about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney

A giant elf is set to make mischief in a Great Yarmouth shopping centre.

Police have issued a warning following an increase in the last two weeks of cold calling rogue traders in the Broadland area.

Marks & Spencer has been criticised for a “grotesque” and “vomit-inducing” Christmas window display advertising women’s “fancy little knickers” alongside men’s suits.

Being diagnosed with diabetes would be a shock most of us would struggle to come to terms with. But for one Norfolk primary school pupil it has been the spur to help others with the condition.

A Norwich MP who pretended to shoot himself in the mouth during a House of Commons debate has prompted a mixed reaction from our readers.

American Football used cheerleaders, cricket turned to T20, and football had the short-lived Golden Goal.

Police have issued a warning to householders following reports of scam calls and emails in the area.

The elf is taking a break from his surveillance role keeping an eye on the behaviour of children to make mischief in a Great Yarmouth shopping centre.

Police have warned motorists not to “get caught out” after two vehicles were seized on successive days for not having any insurance.

An East Anglian children’s charity is set to host a sell-out cross country event for another year.

This is the dramatic moment a driver narrowly avoided a nasty crash on the A47 in Lowestoft.

Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey answers your questions in our latest pinkun.com online debate.

A safety notice has been issued after life saving rings were thrown over a barrier near Asda in Lowestoft.

Norfolk’s main roads are slowly clogging up as a record number of vehicles take to the streets.

Firefighters and the Coastguard were called to a boat fire in the Broads.

Updated Costa opens new shop in North Walsham

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A north Norfolk town became the county’s latest location for a Costa Coffee shop today.

A fleeting visit to John Wilson’s tackle shop began a 40-year friendship for Nick Beardmore with “the greatest fisherman in the world.”

Remember, remember the beginning of November…it was the month, back in 1995, when Norfolk’s skies were lit up by close encounters of the third kind.

TV naturalist Chris Packham has called on energy bosses to “work harder” to avoid building a massive substation in a “beautiful” Suffolk habitat.

The killing of Watton teenager Johanna Young at Christmas 1992 became Norfolk’s biggest ever murder inquiry. But 26 years later the case remains unsolved. This is what our new podcast found out.

‘It’s just lucky no-one was hurt’ - that is the message after a bus shelter close to a pub in Caister was flattened by a lorry that had been turning around.

DJ duo Chase & Status are set to see in the new year in style at a special event in the city.

Thousands of pupils across the country attended school in non-uniform to raise money for Children in Need on Friday.

Police are urging communities to secure their homes and vehicles and to be vigilant this autumn.

A man who fought testicular cancer has walked a gruelling 60km with a ball and chain to demonstrate the mental strain of fighting the illness.

He was a founding member of Sea Palling lifeboat service, headteacher of Stalham Primary School for 26 years as well as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

It is that time of year again when people come into Sportlink or send me private messages and emails asking me what is the secret to training for a marathon.

The sister of murder victim Hannah Witheridge has described as an “absolute atrocity” the actions of a tormenter troll who set up a “dark and unusual” fake profile in her name.

Crime prevention events and police street meets will take place across Waveney next week.

Have your cake and eat it at home as you can now get afternoon tea delivered in Norfolk and you don’t even need to do the washing up.

Dashcam footage has captured the moment a sportscar weaves in and out of traffic in Lowestoft.

A graphic design student is searching for women to share their experiences of trying to conceive.

As support continues to gather for Iceland stores’ banned Christmas ad, Lynne Mortimer looks at how it measures up to other banned and complained-about TV commercials over the years

Police in Norwich are asking people what issues they would like officers to focus on in the west of the city.

A 41ft boat was stolen from moorings in Norfolk and found more than 12 miles away in Suffolk, police have confirmed after appealing for witnesses.

Witnesses are being sought after a teenage girl was punched in the face by a man.

It’s Norfolk’s own Diagon Alley, a hidden street completely hidden from the Muggle world, a secret deep below a bustling Norwich street accessed not through The Leaky Cauldron, but rather through the headquarters of a charity which encourages people to be kind.

A Norwich tattooist is using his artistic talents to help fund a young musician’s life-saving cancer treatment.

As diesel car registrations drop, more and more motorists are becoming aware of the benefits of hybrid cars and how easy they are to drive. Toyota’s pioneering role in hybrid technology means nearly half its total sales now combine petrol and electric power, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

A mid Norfolk history group have produced a painstakingly researched book on how the lives of their village’s residents were affected by the war that was meant to end all wars.

Touching tributes have been paid to a man who was killed in a crash in Great Yarmouth with one friend describing him as “the most caring and loyal friend you could ever ask for”.

Vandals broke into a pensioner’s shed, stole a bucket of paint and threw it over his bungalow while he babysat his granddaughters nearby.

A personalised Santa experience has proved so popular organisers have had to create an ‘express’ visit in a second grotto to ensure young visitors are not disappointed.

A dog sitting company is celebrating the role that canines played in World War One this Remembrance Day.

People living in part of Norwich have been urged to take to social media to vote for what the police’s crime fighting priority should be.

Witnesses are being sought after two bikes were stolen from outside a home in Carlton Colville.

Get 10pc off all ice rink tickets if you book before November 8.

A woman in Norfolk has called for a ban on balloon releases after finding her calf choking on one.

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