Norfolk’s only play centre for children and young people with autism is hailing the “amazing” transformation of its outdoor space.

Taking up running is a rare New Year’s resolution that many people manage to keep. But why is running so popular, and how has it changed over the decades?

Police are carrying out enquiries following reports of fight near a city centre supermarket.

Business writer Caroline Culot enjoys the finer things in life. So with Lidl reporting bumper Christmas sales we sent her to the discount retailer for the first time.

Two brothers from King’s Lynn will be pinching themselves as they head into 2019, with the news that their barbers shop chain of 19 stores will be launched into a further 50 by March 2020.

Department store John Lewis received a festive boost thanks to last-gasp gifts bought as late as Christmas Eve.

A new Men’s Shed project in Sheringham is set to receive a cash boost of up to £4,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, which awards grants from carrier bag sales in store.

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Police arrested a number of drivers overnight, including on suspicion of being behind the wheel while drunk or after using drugs.

Thousands of meals were donated to help people in need over the festive season.

The landlord of a Norwich pub which opened its doors to the community on Christmas Day has expressed his thanks to the people who helped make the day possible.

A barber shop double act that started in our region is set to rake in £5 million after striking a deal with supermarket giant Tesco to open dozens of concessions in its stores.

Customers in Tesco stores across Great Yarmouth have been thanked for ‘stopping hunger this Christmas’.

A couple were left “disgusted” after discovering cobwebs and a live maggot inside a packet of cereal which they had planned to feed to their 18-month-old daughter.

A drink driver who was found to be over the legal limit when he parked at a supermarket to go to sleep has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

We sampled a selection of mince pies from a range of supermarkets – budget to splurge. Here are our front runners.

We put supermarket Christmas cakes to the test.

A Lions club has hosted its annual seniors Christmas lunch, with 70 guests attending to enjoy a traditional turkey dinner.

People are being warned to have their say over the future of a Norfolk town or face others shaping it instead.

A woman hid in a wardrobe from three robbers when they broke into her Newmarket home and stole jewellery, cash and a safe.

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

As the festive period draws nearer, it is worth making a note of the shops you can go to for that last minute cranberry sauce.

Millions of people in the UK have lost connectivity after a major mobile provider went down.

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.

The war had been won. The formal celebrations were over but a few weeks on, the fighting was still taking place on the streets of Norwich. Derek James recalls the riots of December 1918.

A Beccles mother turned to shoplifting as a “release” after being bullied by her sons following a brain aneurysm while she was pregnant.

A Foodbank, which provides three days worth of emergency food to local people in crisis, is calling for the support of the community this winter.

Shoppers at Tesco stores in Norwich are being asked to donate long-life foods to help those in need.

Shop owners and businesses have been urged to be on their guard after buyers tried to use fake £50 notes to pay for goods.

It is one of the most contentious and biggest planning applications Norwich has seen for years - the revamp of Anglia Square - and a decision is just weeks away. How did we get to this point? And what is being planned? Dan Grimmer reports.

A new Lidl store has opened its doors on the outskirts of Norwich, two years after it was first proposed.

An independent toy retailer has won an award for being one of the best of its kind in the country.

Christmas is coming and there is no better way to get into the festive mood than visiting a market, with mulled wine in hand of course.

Our food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out this year’s Christmas crisps and snacks.

Record numbers will sleep outside for a night this week at a Norwich fundraising event for preventing homelessness.

A local football club has received an overwhelming show of support from the local community after their brand new match balls worth around £200 were stolen before they had even been used.

Great Yarmouth’s beach has won a competition to receive a ‘big beach clean up’ on Tuesday.

The parents of Helen Lovegrove have spoken of their devastating loss and anger at the sentence for the driver who admitted causing her death by careless driving.

With late night shopping, live reindeer and an illuminated parade of decorated bikes, trikes, prams and scooters, Sheringham’s Christmas lights switch-on festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Halfords has revealed that its half-year profits have dropped by nearly a fifth.

Four supermarkets have announced petrol price cuts of up to 2p per litre.

A group is celebrating after a previously muddy main path through a popular woodland was resurfaced.

A Norfolk market brought a splash of orange to proceedings at its inaugural pumpkin carving competition.

A Norfolk boy hoping to tuck into his favourite chocolate after trick-or-treating instead found a Brussels sprout inside when he opened the wrapper.

A customer got a shock when he opened a bag of rice bought from a nearby Tesco store and found it crawling with insects.

It has been a busy time for fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal.

From concerts and art exhibitions, to parades and history projects, towns and villages across north Norfolk are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a host of events. Here is a round-up of Remembrance Day services and centenary events in the area.

A busy road will be closed for more than three weeks while work to install a new crossing gets under way after months of delays.

Work has begun on what is described as one of the most advanced poultry factories in Europe, which is taking shape in Eye.

Volunteers in Norwich are needed to help with the Tesco food collection for people in need this Christmas.

Costumes, decorations, sweet wrappers all add up to October 31 being one of the most wasteful days of the year.

A new budget supermarket near Norwich is due to open next month.

A call has gone out for volunteers in Lowestoft to help with the nationwide Tesco food collection for people in need this Christmas.

A Great Yarmouth company has come to the rescue of Sheringham Royal British Legion, after vandals beheaded a commemorative First World War figure branch members had seated next to the town war memorial.

Two Norwich men have been jailed and a third handed a suspended sentence after an “utterly unprovoked attack” in the city last year.

A British serviceman has received a royal honour after raising more than £350,000 for charity.

It’s no surprise that some areas of Norwich command higher house prices than others but where do you get the most for your money? Property editor Caroline Culot looks at what you can buy for £200,000, well under the cost of the average property, £271,257, in the city.

The team behind a brewery set up in the ruins of a 900-year-old Norfolk priory will hold a free tasting event at Norwich market.

A Swaffham-based charity have been reaping the rewards of the harvest festival and collecting food for those in need.

With summer swiftly fading and October well on its way, thoughts are turning to this year’s bonfire night, and where to see the region’s top firework displays.

A paintball sniper who targeted passing traffic on the main road through Diss is being hunted by police.

October 24 marks the fifth anniversary since Tesco opened in Sheringham after a 17-year planning battle. Karen Bethell spoke to traders and shoppers to find out what effect the store’s arrival has had on the town and asked them what they thought the future held for Sheringham as a popular seaside resort and shopping destination.

A national snack bars and cereals company in Halstead which has been highlighted as one of the area’s top performing businesses is on a drive to find beekepers.

The trial continues today into the case of three Tesco executives charged with fraud and false accounting.

The daughter of a woman who suffered life-changing injuries after coming into collision with a car when riding her mobility scooter feared her mother was going to die.

A care home is just one of a growing number of organisations in Suffolk that are benefiting from surplus food donations from Tesco.

The first ever Beccles Fun Run took place at the weekend, raising more than £500 for local community projects.

Tesco is starting to see a pay-off from its takeover of wholesaler Booker with a rise in half-year sales and profits.

Two outdoor areas at a school in Norwich have been transformed into a pirate ship and a camp fire theme playground.

An anonymous donor has been thanked for their generosity after giving £1,000 towards life-saving equipment at a Norfolk church.

If you’re a coeliac, eating well, and cheaply is very possible says newly diagnosed Anna Norman.

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.

Sainsbury’s and Asda have been warned by the competition watchdog that their proposed merge is on thin ice after investigations revealed their supermarkets overlapped in 463 areas.

Some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets and online stores are recalling products due to fears they may contain harmful chemicals and deadly bacteria.

It began 20 years ago with a student who needed a cross-country lift home from university. Now Norwich company Liftshare is coming into its own as the ‘sharing economy’ principles and digital format it is based on become ever more popular.

A range of Norfolk beers is appearing on the shelves in Tesco.

As the two-year anniversary of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance approaches, his mother opens up about theories, potential new searches and her first grandchild.

It’s been a busy week in the business world, so we’ve rounded up some of our biggest and most interesting stories that may have gone under the radar - and you can test your knowledge of both national and East Anglian stories in this week’s Biz Quiz.

Hundreds of shoppers queued up as Tesco’s first new Jack’s discount stores opened for business.

Celebrations are underway to mark the 40th anniversary of the North Norfolk Local Group of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Since announcing its new discount store chain Jack’s, Tesco has remained tight-lipped on the possible 15 locations it is considering for future stores.

The father of an 11-year-boy has described his anger at a Norfolk bus company after his son was left at the roadside on the way home from school.

A media frenzy surrounded the sneak preview of Tesco’s new value supermarket, Jack’s, when it opened for journalists in Chatteris, a day ahead of the public launch tomorrow.

The official launch of Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s is happening in Chatteris today.

Tesco is to launch a new discount store format in the East of England.

Opinion Does the Waitrose student exist?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A store cupboard with organic soya sauce and rose harissa doesn’t sound like an average student shop... pass the ketchup.

Police in Great Yarmouth are still trying to find a suspect who took part in an alleged robbery involving a samurai sword at the town’s main Tesco store.

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

Shoppers around the region are spotting Christmas stock in stores, despite the festive holiday being more than three months away.

People and groups who have lent their support to Swaffham and District Lions club over the past year - its 100th - have been honoured with awards.

Police are still searching for a robbery suspect who sparked an armed police operation in Great Yarmouth.

Opinion Going the extra mile for your kids

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Should we disapprove when we read that celebrity mum Victoria Beckham got help from a top milliner when creating an Easter bonnet for her daughter? Lynne Mortimer says no, but yes... but no

An armed police operation was launched in Great Yarmouth after reports a man was attacked by a robber armed with a samurai sword.

Frozen vegetables, biscuits, and soup are a few of the products which have been recalled in the last 10 days. Do you have any of these products in your home?

Motorists are facing disruption as the start of major resurfacing works sees one of the busiest junctions in a South Norfolk set to close with the setting up of a 45-mile diversion.

Recycling banks designed to stop cooking oil and other fats going unnecessarily down the drain causing fatbergs are to be removed due to people dumping hazardous items.

A mid-Norfolk town has been praised for its “amazing achievement” after its community fridge initiative received dozens of donations since its launch.

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a five-year-old boy who lost his battle to cancer.

The group behind the Get Active in Fakenham Week is asking for feedback following the conclusion of this year’s calendar of events.

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