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Ahead of the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday, organisations are keeping wellbeing at the front of their minds.

The Rock has revealed the reason why he made upcoming film Fighting with My Family based on a wrestling family from Norwich.

They were the watch and work-out stars of the small screen who urged us to get off the sofa and into a leotard years before the days of Instagram and YouTube workouts and #fitinspiration. Stacia Briggs casts her mind back to the days of Mad Lizzie and The Green Goddess, Mr Motivator and Jane Fonda.

A record number of skaters have taken to the Norwich Ice Rink.

These stunning pictures taken by a woman from Wisbech show the Royal Family attending the Christmas Day service at Sandringham.

It will go down as one of Carrow Road’s great games – because of the final few minutes of injury time, as City came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Nottingham Forest.

Are Christmas cards still relevant in 2018? Steven Downes said he feels liberated by not having to bother anymore

Will you be spending Christmas Day with your head in the oven fussing over the turkey or playing with the children? Rachel Moore wishes she’d done more of the latter in her years as a mum

A Norfolk school has called on parents to monitor their children’s use of the internet after an Instagram account was reported for cyberbullying.

We’ve all heard of ghosts that rattle chains - but ghosts that rattle bedsteads in terrace houses in King’s Lynn? No wonder crowds flocked in their hundreds to see what the spectre would do next.

Norwich-based band The Phantom Cowboys are celebrating their debut album’s 20th anniversary with a special vinyl re-release.

Kettle Chips is celebrating the festive season with a giveaway that could shake up the flavour of your Christmas turkey.

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

We caught up with Chris Miller and Matt Barnes from You Me At Six a few hours before their headline show at The Nick Rayns LCR on Saturday to chat about the show and their recent album release.

Norwich folk-punk rockers Ducking Punches finished their European tour perfectly on Sunday night on home soil with The Waterfront Studio in full party mode as Dan Allen and his band were joined by fellow tour mates Spanish Love Songs and We Bless This Mess.

The 70s may be responsible for bell bottoms and tie-dye, but all is forgiven as it also gave us macramé. It’s the latest crafting craze, so if you’re looking for a hand-made gift this Christmas, why not give it a go?

A mother who lost her son after he was stillborn is channelling her grief to help others by encouraging children to carry out random acts of kindness.

You Me At Six, with support from Marmozets and The Xcerts, brought their Take Off Your Colours 10th Anniversary tour to The Nick Rayns LCR in Norwich last night.

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.

All Saints, with support from Jetta and Asher Knight, brought their UK tour to Norwich last night to celebrate the release of their fifth album Testament.

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.

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

Tom Trybull admits he is ‘still mad’ with himself for missing three big chances during Norwich City’s goalless draw at Hull on Tuesday.

The fact that such a good crowd turns out on a grotty midweek evening is testament to Magnum’s enduring popularity.

That popularity is fully deserved, as this is a band working hard to remain relevant rather than simply falling back on past glories.

The Wandering Hearts, with support from Fiona Bevan and Ruston Kelly, provided a sold out crowd with a fantastic night of acoustic, folk and country music at Norwich Arts Centre last night.

Critically acclaimed punk outfit Shame paid their first visit to Norwich this evening, riding a wave of five star reviews and social media adulation since the launch of their debut album ‘Songs of Praise’ in January. Some say Idles are currently the UK’s most animated, anarchic touring live act. I’d say after tonight’s brilliant performance the Bristolians have very strong competition for that accolade.

Norwich Ice Rink returns to Castle Mall Gardens this December, sponsored by Bakers & Larners of Holt.

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.

The Tilting Sky (aka Craig Hill), is set to return to the Norwich music scene with Morganway headlining Norwich Arts Centre on November 30.

Dan Patlansky, with support from Gorilla Riot, put on a fantastic evening of blues rock last night at The Waterfront Studio.

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.

A teenage girl from Norfolk has regained her confidence through her love of music after she was bullied at school.

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 “petrified” woman received emails from men asking for sex after a stalker created fake profiles of her on internet dating sites, a court heard.

During the open training session held by Norwich City in Florida, David Freezer caught up with fans who had turned out to see the Canaries in action.

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.

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.

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.

What could be worse in this social media age than a crowd filming a man having a heart attack? Not much, says Rachel Moore

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

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

A Norfolk castle, the She-Wolf of France, a murder and bloodcurdling shrieks which have heard for centuries – the spine-tingling story of Queen Isabella’s haunting of Castle Rising has been passed down through generations.

Sheffield Wednesday fan CHRIS SEVERN is in the Mastermind chair ahead of Saturday afternoon’s clash at Hillsborough.

An online star will be signing her new guide to witchcraft in Norwich later today.

Food fans have been packing out the venues taking part in this year’s Norfolk Restaurant Week.

Everyone who is anyone in Norfolk knows the legend of Black Shuck – but have you heard of the county’s other demon dog with flaming eyes which haunts Burgh Castle, and sometimes further afield into Great Yarmouth?

A charity dog walk is set to get tails wagging this November and there will even be prizes up for grabs.

Norwich based alternative rock band KAVES are set to release their brand new single Serotonin on Friday November 9 and round off 2018 with a headline show at The Waterfront on December 28.

Two inspirational women from Oulton Broad spent an afternoon with Katie Piper after wowing the TV star with their incredible survival stories.

With the recent media frenzy surrounding the flurry of royal weddings, tours and babies, it seems that the British fascination with the family is higher than ever. Katie Crowson asks if we have fallen back in love with the royals?

At the tail-end of the 1800s, a series of strange goings-on haunted Bumbler’s Farm in Shelfanger: doors opened and closed of their own accord, a towel roller in the kitchen spun violently as if powered by an unseen hand, ornaments in the parlour crashed to the ground and the ghostly figure of a woman was seen.

There are secrets hidden in every corner of Norfolk, even in the least expected places: what today forms part of a modern shopping mall was once the place where city people went to have curses removed and good luck restored.

Wands, spells, Hogwarts - all words that spring to mind when someone mentions the word magic, but Jamie Raven didn’t need any extra props to prove that magic is real.

Rachel Moore awards Rebecca Humphries the perfect score for giving Seann Walsh the last tango.

It started as a hobby but posting beauty tutorials has turned into a lucrative career choice for home-grown social media star Georgie Aldous.

Holidays are getting more selfie than sexy as Millennials turn their backs on Club 18-30 - are those days of sun. sex and sangria at an end?

Moritz Leitner has thanked Norwich City fans for their show of support following a first defeat in nine games.

The strangest stories are hidden in plain sight behind buildings which look as unremarkable as any other, but which harbour secrets which are passed down through the years by wide-eyed witnesses who have spotted something unusual about their workplace.

Prepare for boardroom battles as The Apprentice returns for a 14th series. Meet Lord Sugar’s new apprentices, including the man who claims “Google is my middle name”. It’s not, though, is it?

Teenagers across the country are heading off to university but how do the parents they leave behind fill their empty nest? Sheena Grant gets some tips from therapist, coach and author Paula Meir.

A backpack is for everyone - and that includes a woman in her 70s, says hands-free Sharon Griffiths

It’s the highest Norman motte in England although no trace remains of the castle built in turbulent times which it housed: but today’s tale regards the hill, not what topped it.

Are you one of the budding David Baileys? Andy Newman hates you in a restaurant. And as for those people with annoying children? Go away!

Despite tough times for many on the high street, for Norfolk’s beauty sector, business is looking good – thanks to the rise of Instagram and a growing appetite for everyday luxury.

Let’s weave a Weird Norfolk Fairytale of our own: pull up a chair, huddle closer to the fire and let me begin with the curious tale of King Gurgunt and the Frozen Bear.

As This Morning prepares to celebrate its 30th birthday, I cast my mind back to the good old days when it was filmed in Liverpool meaning that if you just walked past the studio during transmission you could be on TV. Ah, happy days.

How do I get my dog to sit...and stay?

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tim James of Blackstar Dog Training offers advice on how to take your dog’s staying power to the next level.

Presenting a keynote speech to a room full of Norfolk’s brightest business leaders is a daunting task for any entrepreneur.

Jamie Brown explains how Digital Decoded can help SMEs navigate the mire of marketing products.

The Circle is Channel 4’s brand new reality TV show based on our collective obsession with social media. Described as “the ultimate personality test” one of the contestants on the show is a 22-year-old bar supervisor from Norfolk. Let’s meet him...

Former eating disorder sufferer talks about the battle against social media.

I was chatting to a barber the other day while he was sculpting and oiling my beard.

It’s the little-known story of a Phantom of the Office that haunts one of Norwich’s most ancient streets.

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden arrived in style to the TV presenter’s star-studded birthday bash.

Remember the so-called Millennial Bug which we were told would bring the world grinding to a standstill and lead to technological apocalypse?

In 1980, Norfolk staged its own Y2K trial run.

A former Norwich cartoonist now based in Tokyo has been so inspired by the GoGoHares trail he’s posting his own quirky cartoon designs on social media.

They’re known for being a staple of Starbucks’ Autumn menu - however you can now buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte for nearly £1 cheaper at Greggs.

A new aeroplane dining theatre experience has arrived in the city, taking you on a journey through the flavours of the world.

It is an area of natural beauty which spans across areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.

A Norwich restaurant will be among those listed in a soon-to-be-published guide celebrating the best eateries in the country.

Nine years, eleven concerts, and a million wishes but finally the wait was over for one Olly Murs superfan after the singer made an appearance in her home town.

Timm Klose is still expecting to join up with Switzerland, despite coming off at half-time of Norwich City’s derby draw at Ipswich Town following a blow to the head.

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo is one of the 10 famous faces in the new series of Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

Sea frets have often blurred the lines between this world and the next – and one such creature to appear from the mist is the Old Man of Hopton, who stalks the A47 in front of terrified drivers, some of whom claim to have driven straight through him.

Thanks to the scorchingly hot summer, the bars and pubs in Norwich have been filled with drinkers sharing their sun-drenched afternoons on social media.

Estate agent Chana Bush has been named a regional finalist in Specsavers’ annual search for its Spectacle Wearer of the Year and could win £10,000.

As ghostly goings-on go, North Walsham can boast a host of hauntings.

Shakespeare counselled that one should neither a borrower nor a lender be and in Burgh St Peter, a deal was struck that led to this phrase quite literally haunting the pair who made it.

When Georgia Millan invited a Hollywood dancer to her family dance school in Norwich, she wasn’t expecting a response.

The campaign to raise £200,000 for Billy Clayton has gained support from Little Mix singer Jade Thirwall.

It was Norfolk and Suffolk’s unexplained humming noise which fed suspicions of an alien invasion or UFO activity and which could only be heard…by women.

Well this is a rarity: a remake of a funny comedy which is just as good (if not better) than the original. Stephen Mangan’s remake of Lisa ‘Friends’ Kudrow’s Web Therapy is a foul-mouthed joy to behold.

Could you be in with a chance of winning the ultimate gesture of love?

The clothes are great. Sadly, I have the body of Shrek...

Could that slight chill in an upstairs corridor, that shimmer of shifting light on the staircase, those footsteps fading into silence be one of our county’s most intriguing apparitions?

He was the feral child who became a human pet at the grandest household in Georgian England, a boy said to have been raised by wolves who swapped finery for a cell when he visited Norwich.

It’s the first time he’s been back since leaving the villa

Will o’ the Wisp, or Lantern Man, has led Norfolk travellers a merry dance for hundreds of years. Stacia Briggs and Siofra Connor go in search of this elusive, mysterious ‘cold fire’.

No idea what Love Island is all about? It might be too late to immerse yourself in the latest series, but you can definitely prepare yourself for the next - or at the very least be able to hold a semi-lucid conversation with your offspring about where they’ve been disappearing to at 9pm every night.

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