Post Office

A Norfolk village shop that stocks a range of tipples that puts many supermarkets to shame has been named the best off licence in the country.

Motorists are facing disruption as a major road resurfacing scheme delayed due to adverse weather conditions is finally set to go ahead.

It beat off competition from 11,500 other village stores and post offices across the country, and now the owners are looking forward to a bumper summer season.

Postmasters who were accused of stealing from the Post Office have won a major legal victory.

Gable House, in Blofield, is currently on the market for £1.1million with Savills.

Rural communities across west Norfolk will be visited by a mobile post office.

Villagers have hailed as “the end of an era” a rural post office’s move into the modern era.

The long-awaited return of a full time post office for a Norfolk town has finally arrived despite more than a week of delays.

A pair of rare Second World War medals that were awarded to honour a woman’s courage and devoted duty during the “constant” threat of enemy air attacks have sold at auction.

The grandson of a soldier who served in the Royal Norfolk Regiment has celebrated victory after recapturing a treasured collection of bravery awards.

Two Norfolk newsagents have won a prestigious national award.

People in the East of England could save up to £6,660 every year, according to new research.

An iconic pier’s future has been secured for another year following a generous donation.

The long-awaited reopening of a town’s post office has been postponed on the day of its expected return.

Two friends have organised a sponsored walk at the Blickling Estate in memory of their husbands who died of rare forms of cancer.

After more than six months of waiting a Norfolk town has finally welcomed back a post office to its high street.

A son has admitted stealing more than £6,000 from his elderly mother who had dementia to pay off “mounting debt”.

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis on things to remember before travelling out of Brexit Britain.

David Wilson Homes in Poringland is offering Norfolk buyers the chance to secure their dream home – and a £5,000 gift card to spend on decor at John Lewis.

A couple who swapped working in the diamond industry in Botswana for running a village shop in South Norfolk have been nominated in prestigious rural business awards.

She was honoured for her “courage” and devoted duty during the “constant threat” of enemy air attacks.

It’s not everyone’s cup of tea to be in a garden centre on a blustery January Sunday, especially as nobody is outside looking at plants and everyone is packed into the restaurant instead. That was the case at Green Pastures, just outside Bergh Apton, to the south of Norwich.

An 89-year-old pensioner found himself summoned to court for non-payment of council tax after a £1,056 cheque paid in at the Post Office was stolen by a cashier.

Cancer can be a scary topic, but in a bid to demystify the illness and make information about it more accessible a bus staffed by cancer specialists is coming to Norfolk.

A couple are settling in to their new surroundings in north Norfolk after taking over a village store and post office.

A village Post Office is in line for a major transformation into a convenient store which will see its opening hours significantly extended.

The date of the long-awaited re-opening of a Norfolk town’s Post Office has been officially confirmed.

Villagers face a two mile walk to send their cards this Christmas - because Royal Mail is yet to replace their only post box.

Tributes have poured in to a stalwart of the Great Yarmouth borough after he died following a short term illness.

And what do you buy the woman who has everything? James Marston speculates about the Royals’ Norfolk Christmas

Good old Auntie is at it again with another rebranding, which has certainly caused Paul Barnes reason for concern

A man has been caught trespassing inside a vacant 19th century property in Norwich city centre.

The town of Great Yarmouth is set for a weekend of festive celebration as fireworks and late night shopping mark the start of four weeks of Christmas fun.

Snap, snap, the 21st century taking a picture is part of everyday life. A century ago a photograph was something special. Derek James takes a stroll down memory lane.

An angler was fined after fishing without a rod licence and obstructing an Environment Agency officer at a lake in Norfolk.

More than £1million in cash for key projects in north Suffolk has moved a step closer after getting the council’s backing.

After nearly six months without a Post Office, the people of Watton will finally have somewhere to send their parcels from when the new Post Office opens in Watton Edwards News.

More than 200 new sites have been put forward for potential development as part of the next phase of shaping the future of the Greater Norwich area.

A Norfolk town will finally have a post office again after nearly six months without one when Watton Post Office reopens later this year.

Plans have been approved to restore an imposing Grade II listed building that once served as a post office and bank back into a single eight bedroom family house.

Bank branches across the country have been closing at an alarming rate, leaving people struggling to access the financial services they rely on. The national picture is being mirrored in the region and Wells is the latest town to be hit. DAN BENNETT reports...

If you are looking for a period house overlooking a green in a village that has managed to retain a community with a shop, public house, school and even its own garage, this is the home for you. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit the utterly adorable Old Post Office, Aldborough, for sale for a guide price of £445,000.

The former magistrates court and post office buildings in Lowestoft could see a medical centre and new business opportunities for the town after their new owners were revealed.

A long-running concert band is set to perform in north Norfolk to help raise money for the RNLI.

A 74-year-old shop helper escaped from a masked robber to raise the alarm - before bravely returning to the post office and locking himself and the owner behind a security screen.

As the witching hour draws closer, for many of us, thoughts turn to things that go bump in the night. Whether you’re looking for a ghoulish way to celebrate Halloween or suitably PG-friendly things to do with your tinies, here are 10 ways to celebrate the spookiest time of year in Norfolk.

A decade ago record shops were on their last legs but now they’re reappearing on the high street. Nick Richards spoke to author Graham Jones about how we fell in love with vinyl again.

Details of Great Yarmouth’s first ever Winter Festival have been released.

Shop owners in a community on the outskirts of Lowestoft have leapt to its defence after a national retailer announced it would not be renewing a store’s lease due to the area’s ‘demise’.

A town post office has taken the unusual step of moving into a tearooms.

People fear their town is “dying” after it was announced that one of its two banks is closing.

Norfolk police is looking to grow its ranks of special constables.

A village near Great Yarmouth has temporarily lost its Tesco Express Store and Post Office branch due to refurbishment work.

Lloyds Banking Group is to axe another 15 branches as is presses ahead with efforts to restructure the business.

Derek James tells the story of Prince of Wales Road , Norwich, which is now the clubbing capital of the region attracting thousands of people out for a good time.

An MP has slammed post office officials for lack of action after a town’s only post office has remained closed for eight weeks.

A manifesto setting out how the government can better support the nation’s high-street businesses has been met with some scepticism from retailers.

Due to last year’s ‘Town Trail’ competition being so popular, the Stalham Town Council organised and supported, another similar event, but with windmills being the theme. (Last year was Wherries).

Plans have been submitted to restore an imposing Grade II listed building that once served as a post office and bank back to a family house.

Another town has been left without a high street bank after Barclays announced they would be closing their branch in Halesworth.

A man armed with a gun hit a shop worker after he stormed a boutique store but left empty handed.

If you’ve always fancied running a post office, now’s your chance as one is for sale along with a general store for £165,000 on Hunstanton’s High Street.

A man from Reedham has spent years compiling footage and photos to produce a film documenting the history of his village.

A couple who met and fell in love during the Second World War have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

A Salhouse coffee shop which was at the centre of a bitter village rivalry with a neighbouring cafe could be turned into a home.

A Norfolk town has had its Post Office restored through a temporary mobile service.

Hardwick House, one of the city’s most architecturally stunning buildings, is losing its main tenant after Savills announced today it is relocating to a new office a few streets away.

Don’t throw away that phone directory, says Mike Hicks.

The hard working team at a popular post office branch have been honoured with a national award.

It was a pirate’s life for a team of swashbucklers at an opening event on the North Norfolk coast.

The owners of a popular post office have admitted they were “really pleased” after being nominated for a prestigious national award.

A new mobile service has been introduced to 10 rural communities which have faced Post Office closures.

A plot of land in Attleborough is in line for a development of more than 40 homes, after councillors granted outline planning permission to the project.

The owner of an independent shop in one of Norfolk’s most picturesque market towns has made a heartfelt apology to its customers on announcing the store’s imminent closure.

A Norfolk MP is calling on the Post Office to explain why a branch has had to temporarily close.

A councillor has condemned the closure of a town’s Post Office as “unthinkable” after residents received a letter stating the store would shut down temporarily.

A controversial parking payment system installed in Norwich has been slammed for discriminating against people who do not have mobile phones.

Councillors in a Norfolk market town have met with bank representatives in an effort to mitigate the effects of a planned closure.

Gardening enthusiasts and artists of Dersingham have joined forces once more to create the annual Dersingham Open Gardens and Art Trail.

One of north Norfolk’s favourite community shops is due to undergo a transformation which aims to bring low supermarket prices into the heart of the community.

One year after a south Norfolk post office was amongst a number of branches threatened with closure, an MP is calling for “imaginative solutions” to keep it open.

Police are currently on scene at a mid-Norfolk town after thieves are believed to have stolen a cash point.

A man and two teenagers have been charged in connection with four ram raids, including one in Norfolk.

A post office in King’s Lynn is set to move a few doors up the road into a new site.

Brave residents had bricks thrown at their houses as they tried to stop a gang of burglars making off with a cash machine during an early morning ram raid.

A post office has been targeted by ram raiders overnight who stole the cash machine and made off in a black vehicle.

A market town is going to be left with just one bank, after a branch announced it will be closing this year.

Pet lovers could be in for a treat – and at the same time help raise money for the restoration of a lifeboat and to build a heritage centre in a village by the sea.

A judge praised the “true grit” shown by a 75-year-old postmistress held-up in a rural post office raid after he jailed one of the robbers for five years.

The gal Sheila has done it again... one of our most popular local authors who has written more than a dozen books about the people and places of Norfolk has come up with another cracker.

CONTAINS SPOILERS Would Cathy and Michael’s tentative romance end in tears or happiness? This beautiful finale kept us guessing until the very last few minutes

A man has been cleared of robbing a 75-year-old postmistress in an armed raid on a rural post office.

A second village shop was targeted by a gang in the early hours of today.

A jury has been sent home for the weekend in the trial of a man charged with carrying out an armed robbery on a rural Norfolk post office.

A man accused of robbing Surlingham Post Office told a jury he “would not condone someone doing that” to his local shop.

A man arrested over the armed robbery of Surlingham Post Office was found hiding in a house in Cringleford after police initially went to the address to investigate a burglary, a jury heard.

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) is developing two offshore windfarm projects known as East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North

People in a Norfolk village have paid a special tribute to their well loved “Postman Pat.”

A terrified 75-year-old postmistress was threatened with a hand drill that she thought was a gun during a raid by two men on a rural post office, a court heard.

A new independent café has opened its doors to customers in Norwich.

Village shops across the district have stayed open despite treacherous weather conditions, providing a lifeline to residents stuck in rural communities.

A man armed with an imitation handgun burst into a rural Norfolk post office and robbed the postmistress of cash and postal orders, a court heard.

Through our fantastic Sports for Schools promotion we are helping to inspire a next generation of young athletes and encouraging children to lead happier and healthier lives.

There is just over a week left to spend the old style paper £10 notes before they cease to be legal tender.

A police officer, who made efforts to ensure his ex-wife’s divorce solicitor received a harsher punishment for a driving offence, claimed today he should not have been dismissed from the force for “gross misconduct”.

Undeniably one of the Cromer’s greatest accomplishments is the thriving and diverse businesses that line the seafront town’s streets.

A former Beirut hostage will join forces with a popular chamber choir to deliver a special Spring concert later this year.

A post office in Great Yarmouth has been temporarily closed.

The Post Office in Stalham will be undergoing a major modernisation this month in a move to make the branch more accessible for residents.

Councils in Norfolk have played down fears of disruption to local services following suggestions of financial difficulties at outsourcing giant Capita.

Chris McGuire begins his new monthly column on family life.

Hot on the heels of last week’s column on the need for millennials to start saving on a regular basis came news that the UK’s pension pot, currently worth around £25 billion, is projected to run dry by 2035.

Residents have welcomed the reopening of a Post Office in a mid-Norfolk village.

A village has been left without one of its post boxes for the best part of two months, after it was knocked down by a car.

One of Norwich’s landmark buildings, Hardwick House, is on the market and an offer has already been made close to the £1.6million price tag.

The Sheringham Post Office is advising their customers to get packages away by 1pm today before the shop closes for refurbishment.

A little over a year after being bought by a multinational tech group, a Norfolk design agency has seen its revenues and team grow and is predicting that trend to continue.

One reader had a lengthy visit to the Post Office last week.

Post offices that shut at lunchtime on Saturdays are not serving their customers’ needs, says Rachel Moore. And as for banks...

Sheringham Post Office is to close for two weeks in January for refurbishment works aimed at turning it into a ‘main’ branch.

Bungay, Southwold. Diss, Halesworth. Banks are closing down everywhere. But we can live without them, can’t we, says James Marston

It started out as a battle for customers between two rival cafés in a seemingly quiet Norfolk village.

An organisation which aims to provide homes for people in Wells is preparing to send out a survey that will assess the level of demand for affordable housing.

Gerald Moores believes supernatural forces transformed his ailing Ford Prefect when he sold it to car dealer and heavyweight wrestling champion Big Les!

More than 800 people glided out onto the real ice rink during its first three days of opening in Great Yarmouth town centre. And delighted council bosses say footfall during the town’s Christmas Fayre was up this year with record attendance at the Christmas lights switch-on and fireworks on Friday night

A number of artists will be opening up their studios to the public to show off their artwork over tea and cakes.

A village shop has proved it can battle with the biggest names in retail after winning a national award.

Two men who have kept a community motoring for 50 years have been given a special award.

A Norwich bar is seeking permission to play music in its courtyard throughout the week until 10pm.

Multi-platinum rockers Toploader are sure to have audiences Dancing in the Moonlight as they top the live music bill at the Heveningham Hall fireworks display.

The Lowestoft branch of a popular bank is set to close temporarily.

Campaigners trying to stop customers at a Norwich shopping centre being charged for parking are hoping the removal of a camera and power equipment is a significant step in their fight.

An annual spectacular will return next month, with a display that promises to be “bigger and better than before.”

It was a family affair for a man from Drayton as four generations came together to celebrate his 100th birthday.

The landlord of The Cellar House in Eaton has praised the actions of firefighters for swiftly containing a fire that broke out at the pub in the early hours of this morning.

Some of the UK’s biggest broadband providers have ranked the poorest for customer service failings such as poor speeds and connection dropouts.

Bill Pask, who has died aged 93, will be remembered in north Norfolk for running the Oulton Street Post Office stores, near Aylsham, for 30 years with his wife Bess.

Six people were taken to hospital following a “serious assault” in King’s Lynn.

A man accused of being involved in an armed robbery at a post office near Norwich has appeared in court.

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a Norwich man who is wanted after an armed robbery at a Norfolk post office.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey will visit every town and village in her constituency in the space of four days later this month.

Police investigating the murder of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton have been searching homes in Cringleford and Bawdeswell as part of their probe.

The arrest of a man in his 20s in connection with the murder of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton has been welcomed by people living near the scene of the crime.

Overlooking verdant surroundings in the Tud Valley at Costessey, near Norwich, an attractive, modern eco home offers the opportunity to embrace green living.

It is a week on from the gruesome discovery of the body of 83-year-old dog walker Peter Wrighton in woodland near to East Harling.

Detectives hunting the killer of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton who was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack a week ago have so far received more than 200 calls from the public but want to hear from even more people.

Police have issued an appeal poster as officers continue to hunt for the killer of Peter Wrighton who was found in woodland near East Harling.

Animal attack injuries have been ruled out as a potential cause of East Harling murder victim Peter Wrighton’s death, police have said.

In one of the last moments of his life, Peter Wrighton was seen on CCTV buying a few small items from a village shop - going about his ordinary life as anyone would do.

■ Saturday, August 5 - between 10.08am to 10.12am, Peter Wrighton is seen on CCTV buying a few small items in Kenninghall Post Office. Afterwards, he drives in his red Skoda to woodlands in East Harling to walk his two dogs. The 4.5-mile drive usually takes about 15mins. At 10.46am, Mr Wrighton’s body is discovered. Police arrive at the scene to recover the body and do forensic analysis. The death is treated as unexplained, with an animal attack considered as one of the possible causes.

The mayor of Attleborough has welcomed a long-awaited planning application put in this month to build 4,000 new homes, which will almost double the size of the town.

Police revealed they were unclear about the motive behind the brutal murder of an elderly dog walker in woodland near a Norfolk village as the killer remained on the loose last night.

An 83-year-old dog walker was stabbed multiple times in the neck and head in a brutal murder in woodland near to East Harling, police have revealed.

Barclays Bank has announced it is to close a branch on the outskirts of Norwich after more than 50 years.

Around 70 subpostmasters from East Anglia applied to join the Group Litigation Action against the Post Office regarding allegations of bullying and intimidation.

Norwich comes second out of 14 cities in the UK for offering affordable homes for first time buyers

A woman was repeatedly kicked and punched and then threatened with a knife in a park.

A lorry driver was acting on “pure instinct” when he saved a motorist’s life and almost certainly prevented a multiple pile-up.

A new Post Office is to open in the city centre later this month.

East Anglia has some great lakes and rivers where you can set up, sit back and enjoy a spot of fishing, so with the season underway we have put together a selection of top locations to try across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

More than 20 jobs will be created at a new Co-op food store in Cromer, according to store bosses.

Business owners look to have staved off a firm’s threat to introduce parking charges at a Norwich shopping centre, which they said could be a ‘nail in the coffin’ on trade in the area.

They’re everywhere: the jaw-dropping, wallet-wounding vampires of finance, ready to pounce on every penny in your pocket.

A new Co-op supermarket and Post Office will open at the former Budgens’ store in the High Street, Cromer on June 8 after a revamp.

A popular music festival is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a performance by a band made famous by the television show Britain’s Got Talent.

The former Post Office branch in Attleborough is to be turned into a charity shop.

A new Post Office branch is set to open inside a convenience store in Norwich’s Prince of Wales Road.

A cancer survivor has raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which supported her through treatment.

Everything from a job centre to a post-bank have been floated as ways to boost the use of the Diss’s post office and stave off a planned closure of the branch.

Members of the community will tonight meet to discuss the future of Diss Post Office.

A post office is set to move a few doors up the road - despite hundreds signing a petition to keep it where it is.

Take an absent-minded vicar in search of a wife, a superstar nephew who is the nation’s heart-throb including that of the vicar’s unruly housekeeper, and a dominating sister, and the scene is set for The Bramrocks’ latest production.

A public meeting is to be held to discuss the future of Diss’ Post Office.

Women are being encouraged to saddle up to support local good causes.

The biggest broadband providers are failing on customer service, speed and reliability, with TalkTalk and BT at the bottom of the pile, a survey has found.

Local residents are being asked to choose between one of three options - fighting to stay put, accepting the eviction notice to move out within six months, or closing immediately.

A newsagents in Drayton could become a Domino’s Pizza and Post Office under new plans submitted to Broadland District Council.

Norfolk’s radio amateurs will attempt to contact other hams around the world to chime with a global event.

For many, fish and chips and fine sparkling wine come from different ends of the culinary spectrum. But in the first of a series of wine features for the EDP, Jeremy Dunn, chief wine tutor at Norfolk Wine School explains why the pairing is a perfect match.

To celebrate a new book highlighting some of our best places to go wild in the country, we look at some of East Anglia’s locations to go off-grid.

Cromer Post Office is set to close while a different stamp is put on a town centre store.

A petition to stop a post office from being moved down the road has received over 500 signatures from the local community.

It is a seemingly peaceful village situated on the edge of the Norfolk Broads.

It’s double celebrations at a Norfolk garden centre after scooping two national awards at the Garden Retail Awards in London this week.

East Anglian firms will compete for national titles after winning their regional categories in a rural business awards scheme.

One of Cromer’s busiest stores could be closed for more than two months, it has emerged.

Police have released CCTV images of three men who attempted to rob a village shop with crowbars.

For four decades Herbs and Spices has been a staple of life at Norwich Market.

Four people have been arrested following a robbery at a post office in a Norfolk village.

A sub-postmaster is back at work despite being threatened with a gun by raiders in a terrifying armed robbery.

A ‘handgun’ was used during a robbery at the Surlingham Post Office yesterday afternoon.

Leaders of a seaside community have vowed to continue fighting against proposed business rate changes due to be enforced this April.

The fear of scaring away Wetherspoon’s means a town council will not be pursuing an access claim.

Workmen will be carrying out one day of carriageway repairs in Lingwood.

A new Post Office branch is to open in Carlton Colville more than five years after the previous one closed.

Salthouse shopkeeper Susan McKnespiey claimed the environment agency don’t want to build new sea defences within the Norfolk Coast Area of Natural Beauty - because they would be too “unsightly”.

Anxious residents in two towns concerned about the loss of their post offices will now await a six week consultation process to discuss the future of the branches.

Shop owner San Thirakumaran fears that an armed gang who entered Outwell Post Office and threatened his staff before stealing two tills “within 30 seconds” are going to come back.

Post offices in both Diss and Thetford are under threat of closure.

Store chiefs revealed the move would safeguard local jobs.

Fire safety officers have issued a “call to action” following the death of Andrew Dunthorne in a house fire in Mile Cross this week after no smoke alarms were found at the pensioners home.

What’s in a name?

Our city highways and byways often have names which remind us of our history and are an important link with our heritage.

They can be named after local people who made a difference and did much to help the Norwich and Norfolk over the centuries, an event at home or abroad even a trade and profession.

Sarah Ramm lost six-and-a-half stone in 18 months and now she is hoping to inspire others.

An Elm shopkeeper has said he will “never forget” the warmth and community spirit shown by villagers who rallied together after his shop was targeted by a masked man armed with a shotgun.

Christmas Day is a special time of year for us all, but it is extra special for one couple who celebrate their 67th anniversary tomorrow.

A wave of strikes is under way by thousands of workers, hitting the rail, post and airline industries in the run-up to Christmas - but how will it affect you?

Post Office workers have begun five days of strike action, leading up to Christmas Eve, in protest at job losses, the closure of a final salary pension scheme and the franchising of Crown Post Offices.

Their service is sometimes unfairly derided as slow, inefficient and unable to compete with the latest digital technology.

Businesses across the East of England are among the regional finalists of the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards – an annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage.

Santa’s log cabin Post Office in Great Yarmouth’s Market Place was definitely the “place to go” at the weekend.

Postal services are due to return to Attleborough town centre today after technical problems forced a delay.

Attleborough’s town centre has been left without a post office for more than a week in the lead-up to the busiest time of the year due to a “technical problem”.

Santa’s sleigh arrived in Great Yarmouth today (December 3) to mark the opening of Santa’s Post Office in the Market Place.

A supermarket in Holt has always prided itself on offering a first class service.

A new purpose-designed post office in a small west Norfolk village provides a “lifeline” for elderly customers who struggle to get to King’s Lynn or Wisbech.

A Post Office is due to start operating at a convenience store in Attleborough’s High Street today following a controversial move from the nearby post office building.

Post Office relocation plan

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Post Office branch based in Attleborough’s High Street will be closing at 12.30pm for good on Saturday as it prepares to relocate to the nearby Londis store.

A van could replace traditional Post Offices in rural Norfolk.

The 1980s and 90s was a time of change for small, local shops. Today’s archive pictures reveal their mixed fortunes at a time when the community shop was becoming something of an endangered species.

Britain’s banks will have specially trained staff on hand and offer more help to elderly and vulnerable customers under revised guidelines on branch closures.

A postmaster will be transforming into a DJ to set the seal on six years running Holt Post Office.

HSBC has confirmed it is to close the Gorleston branch at the beginning of the new year.

Colman Road Post Office is to move to the nearby McColls and will be open for business an extra 60 hours a week as a result.

Plans to move a bus stop away from the scene of a fatal accident in a drive to improve road safety have been branded “nonsensical”.

Traders are up in arms over a council plan to remove nine parking bays in Eaton in favour of a new cycle lane.

A book detailing the history of a north Suffolk village through pictures and anecdotes will help to fund church refurbishments.

Residents of Norwich and those from further afield have rushed to support the city in its bid to be named as having the country’s best high street.

A Playstation 4, controller and a Denon amplifier were among items stolen in a burglary at Old Buckenham.

Vote for Norwich – that was the message to shoppers today after part of the historic city centre was named as a finalist in the battle to be crowned as Britain’s best high street.

Norwich’s Castle/Arcade District has been named as one of the country’s best high streets by being shortlisted in the third annual Great British High Street competition.

Norwich Credit Union is expanding its offering to take in the whole of the county so people living or working anywhere in Norfolk can now join.

Two people whose lives were changed forever by freak accidents are set to get married after meeting at a charity-run centre which helped to rebuild their futures.

It is a village that has become infamous among motorists for long tails backs on a heavily congested A140.

Some atmospheric shots of once-familiar working craft on our rivers and canals form this week’s archive feature.

The new branch will open at Londis in Anna Gurney Close on Friday, November 11.

The very British pastime of queuing or just waiting in line has been the subject of many a newspaper photographer’s assignment over the years.

Southwold, Ontario in Canada is a place described by it’s Mayor, Grant Jones as, “ A nice place to raise a family, come home to after work, or to retire to”, you might think it sounds strikingly similar to it’s namesake, a little further east in Suffolk.

The much loved Norfolk town of Holt has many charming features, that make it a great place for people to visit. Whilst its distinctive character can not easily be replicated, we take a look at its namesake, Holt, Michigan in America to see if the two are alike not just in name, but in nature.

Thousands of Post Office workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in disputes over branch closures, jobs and pensions.

Across Norfolk this week there are a host of planned roadworks and road closures that could cause delays to your journey. Here are just a selection of them:

A decision to close an HSBC bank branch in North Walsham has been described as a “real blow” by the town’s MP.

Another Norfolk town is to lose a bank branch following a wave of recent closures.

Below are the locations where roadworks are taking place on major routes in Norfolk and routes in and around Norwich city centre.

Until August 27, the East Anglian Film Archive are hosting a free exhibition at The Forum, celebrating 40 years of their work. Here’s a look at a clip from one of the films being shown during the event.

A city centre Post Office opened its new branch today after moving out of a shopping centre.

The Post Office is pledging to deliver seven day a week opening if a plan to re-locate its Holt branch secures the stamp of approval.

Concerns have been expressed at a post office’s move from an iconic town centre building to inside a book store.

Post office services in Holt are set to be delivered from a new location later this year.

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a 13-year-old boy in Thurston will face no further action, police have said.

Thousands of postal workers are to vote on strikes in a row over post office closures, job cuts and pensions.

It is every parent’s worst nightmare.

An elderly garage owner beaten in a brutal daylight robbery in rural north Norfolk was also the victim of a violent assault less than two years ago.

Across Norfolk this week there are a host of planned roadworks and road closures that could cause delays to your journey. Here are some of the major ones:

A post office manager was attacked and knocked unconscious during a violent robbery in a village near Cromer.

People on holiday in Bulgaria have not been able exchange currency after the pound dropped to a 30-year low following the Brexit vote.

A south Norfolk shop has reopened after having extensive refurbishment work done on both the inside and outside.

A Thurston teenager died after being shot in the side of the neck with an airgun pellet, an inquest has heard.

Residents are being encouraged to give their views on the proposed relocation of the Post Office in the town centre.

The Post Office has promised a local branch will be open for an extra 60 hours a week when it moves into a convenience store a few doors from its current location.

Customers of the Castle Mall Post Office have been making their concerns heard at a forum hosted in Norwich this afternoon to gather feedback over plans to move the branch.

The Post Office is to cut 600 jobs in its cash handling business, according to unions.

As the Post Office plans to relocate the city’s main branch Luke Powell looks at what the changes could mean for customers.

Campaigners have been urged to “be bold” in their efforts to keep a former hospital for community use as more than 200 people attended a public meeting into the plans.

So transport bosses say that the traffic changes in Norwich city centre will “make it easier to get to city car parks” – which of course are a nice little earner.

The Post Office branch in Norwich’s Castle Mall has re-opened after it closed earlier today.

Halifax is increasing its upper age limit for mortgage lending to 80 - prompting experts to suggest that other major lenders could follow suit.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to choose who should represent them at Norwich City Council. DAN GRIMMER looks at the candidates in the wards of Eaton, Lakenham, Mancroft and Mile Cross

The boss of the Castle Mall has urged shoppers to support the centre’s Post Office amid proposals for it to relocate to a nearby WHSmith’s store.

The Post Office is proposing to relocate its Norwich Castle Mall branch to the nearby WHSmith’s store.

A major refurbishment is about to get underway at a village post office.

A library project in a village near Diss has picked up a national award.

An 84-year-old farmer has lost 125 tonnes of straw in a suspected arson attack.

A west Norfolk community has welcomed a new family-run post office after a longer-than-expected wait. Downham Market post office, which is now also a WHSmith Local store, has moved from Wales Court to the High Street.

Glasses were raised for the official opening of a post office in a pub.

The Post Office has finally reinstated its counter in Gressenhall Stores for two full days a week.

Two pints of lager, a packet of crisps and a book of first class stamps, please.

Uncertainty surrounds the future of the Post Office in Sheringham this week.

With her family and friends around her Lucy Milk celebrated reaching her century with a party at her home.

The Three Musketeers are famous for being brothers in arms and a show inspired by the swashbuckling swordsmen is certainly a family affair.

Officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft in Great Yarmouth.

People of Eaton will soon be able to post a parcel with a pint, as the local post office finds itself a new home in a pub.

A man has died six days after a collision with a car on New Years Eve on the A148 at High Kelling.

Step away from the supermarket, leave the chain store behind and support your local independent shops today.

These hand-crafted models which interpret the nativity scene are entries in a competition held at a festival celebrating the start of Advent.

A 28-year-old woman has been given a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of a £138,000 fraud on eBay.

A poster featuring a clown’s face dripping with blood to advertise a Halloween event at Dinosaur Par in Lenwade has been banned for making children “very distressed”.

People in Gressenhall are celebrating news that their post office service will be reinstated.

An estimated five millions viewers are expected to tune in to BBC Crimewatch on Monday as police reveal “exclusive new leads” in the hunt to find who killed six-year-old Rikki Neave nearly 21 years ago.

Bonfire Night is upon us and many families will be hosting their bonfire parties and fireworks displays. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the best places to see the skies light up and offers tips to make sure your celebrations are safe and go with a bang.

A post office will be housed in a popular pub just across the road, after residents voted “overwhelmingly in support” of the scheme.

With the help of a lot of DIY maintenance and filler, Colin Rout’s former Royal Mail van delivered years of motoring... until the last post at a scrapyard.

The Cellar House in Eaton has been named as having the best bar team in East Anglia and the East Midlands.

For decades it stood as a village landmark revered by children and adults alike who regarded it very much as part of their community.

The number of post offices open seven days a week has hit the 3,000 mark, following the re-opening of a branch in Bergh Apton.

A former town council clerk has been found guilty of stealing £2,500 from a council charity account.

A captured First World War German heavy weapon will be given a VIP “welcome home” this weekend.

Seaside villagers rallied round to collect hundreds of pounds for a popular postman who has retired after 18 years on the job.

Together with the church, school and pub, the village store, often housing the local post office and selling a vast array of useful items, has traditionally been one of the mainstays of rural community life over the past sixty years.

A teaching assistant who dyed her hair a rainbow of colours for her students will be having it shaved off for charity.

The average burial plot costs nearly £2,000 - but the price can vary by more than £1,000 across the country, with a plot in Norwich costing an average of £2,452, according to research obtained from councils across major UK cities.

Fireworks have been ignited and put in post boxes in Reymerston and Woodrising, causing “significant damage”.

Closing Stalham’s two bank branches would make rural deprivation worse and severely let down loyal customers, according to worried town councillors.

A road in West Norfolk has been blocked following a crash.

Families in Eaton are being asked to have their say on plans to move its post office.

Telephone boxes, ponds and swimming pools - these are just some of the locations Norfolk County Council has sent letters to in North Burlingham.

A woman stole nearly £1000 while working as an assistant at Loddon post office after she panicked when she could not pay her rent, a court heard.

A councillor has called for tractors to be banned from a village or reduce their speed after a crash at the weekend.

High-street banks were once an essential part of everyday life, used for paying in cheques, withdrawing cash and paying bills.

People might have the chance to order a pint alongside their postage stamps in Eaton next year.

Police in the Dereham area are urging residents to be vigilant to potential scammers after a fraud incident.

A Stalham bank which has been part of the town for more than 100 years is to close.

Get voting for your favourite pub in south Norfolk.

The president of Bungay Chamber of Trade has spoken of his disappointment following the news that Barclays will be closing its branch in the town.

More than 500 people are once again expected to descend on the River Wissey for the annual Hilgay Raft Race, near Downham Market, on Sunday.

A councillor has expressed dismay at the planned closure of a Long Stratton bank and is urging bosses to rethink their decision.

A thousand pairs of boots, sandals, flip-flops, platforms and brogues in all sizes, colours and shapes will be on sale in Diss Methodist Church on Saturday in aid of Bury St Edmunds-based St Nicholas Hospice Care.

A post office branch on the outskirts of King’s Lynn is relocating less than a mile to allow a postmaster to retire.

It was fifty years ago when a Norfolk postman delivered his last letter... and turned into a “pop star.” His name was Allan Smethurst and he was The Singing Postman.

Most of us have cause to visit public or private offices at some point or spend our working day in one; large or small, open-plan and modern or private and atmospheric, all have been represented in the picture files of the EDP over the years.

The Post Office announces this morning the move to another location in the Fenland village will happen.

Villagers have once again opened their gardens for the public to enjoy in all their splendour.

He was a much-loved eccentric, renowned for directing traffic in Norwich while wearing rubber gloves, and people across Norwich have spoken of their sadness – and fond memories – after it emerged Marigold had died.

A village is up in arms at the sudden closure of its post office, leaving residents without a service for several miles.

The subpostmaster in Mattishall is hoping for a stay of execution for his post office after officials visited the village to see if they could move the service into a retail outlet.

For many of us, the sight of a Post Office slip can prompt thoughts that there might be an exciting delivery.

Special events around the region attracted crowds eager to mark Good Friday and kick off the long Easter weekend.

A picturesque Broads village has been divided over the appearance of a dozen plant tubs at a popular riverside viewing spot.

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss is going to write directly to the Chief Executive of the Post Office urging the organisation to reconsider a proposal to relocate one of its rural branches.

Bungay Town Council has given its backing to a proposal to relocate the town’s post office branch.

A six-week consultation has been launched on plans to relocate Bungay Post Office.

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