In a short space of time, Dereham has grown from a traditional Norfolk market town to one of the largest towns in Norfolk.

As part of a Nostalgic East series running in the Eastern Daily Press, REBECCA MACNAUGHTON looks back at days gone by in the north Norfolk town of Aylsham.

An archway into a town centre car park could soon be equipped with spikes and netting, as the council looks to vanquish a feathered foe.

A customer at a Norwich Tesco almost swallowed a sharp piece of plastic inside an own brand noodle pot.

A national charity are urging people in north Norfolk to volunteer to raise funds for people in crisis in the county.

Do you eat exactly the same thing for lunch every single day at the office? One third of us do, according to a new report. But why?

Business owners have described the "crippling" impact the closure of part of Norwich's Westlegate has had on their shops.

Businesses based in Norwich's Westlegate have said the earliest they will reopen is Thursday.

Are you turning into your mother (or your father)? A new survey reveals the age when you can expect to start behaving like your Mum or Dad and what the tell-tale signs are that you're already halfway there

A street in Norwich remains closed after strong winds tore a chunk of cladding off a city centre tower block.

Pedestrians have been ignoring safety barriers erected to protect them from falling debris from a city centre tower block.

The final day of planned roadworks caused long delays to drivers' journeys after they became stuck in traffic.

A supermarket has taken a U-turn over nets which would stop swallows nesting at a Norfolk store.

A street in Norwich which has been shut since high winds tore a chunk of cladding from a tower block will remain closed until winds have dropped enough to safely assess the damage.

A Norwich supermarket has been criticised for installing netting to stop migrating birds from nesting.

A church group in Norwich has lodged a second bid to open a car wash off a busy road, after its previous plans were rejected.

I'll admit it, I used to relish the food at Wetherspoon.

A woman who has been vegetarian since she was seven years old was horrified to find her Tesco cheese and onion slice contained chicken.

A Norwich infant school has installed new play equipment for its children following a £4,000 donation from Tesco.

Work costing £11,000 is about to begin to move a bus shelter closer to a town centre.

A Mattishall father has hit out at the county council for refusing to grit a school bus route and said the village is "waiting for a fatal accident to happen".

In the second of our series focusing on key issues in some of our largest towns Conor Matchett puts the spotlight on Thetford

A van that had been blocking a road in a Norfolk village has been removed by police

A campaign offering help and advice on the legal disposal of waste is coming to Sprowston.

A teenage boy has raised awareness of racial stereotyping after he claims he was profiled at a Beccles supermarket.

A faulty cash machine has set off a supermarket's alarm system and no one at the store knows how to turn it off.

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A former buyer for Harrods and Tesco, Kate Tansley is now spearheading Norwich's 227-year-old beloved children's shoe firm.

A former buyer for Harrods and Tesco, Kate Tansley is now spearheading Norwich's 227-year-old beloved children's shoe firm as its new boss.

Firefighters have helped raise more than £5,000 for a toddler who is fighting cancer and needs life-saving treatment in the USA.

A former geography teacher has been banned from the roads after jumping a red light on his moped while drunk in Norwich.

In just a few years, our high streets have evolved rapidly. Lauren Cope looks at what Norwich's might be like in the future.

Easter trading is likely to be "severely impacted" by a £1m+ project to replace Sheringham's railway platform, according to the town's chamber.

Improvements to Sheringham station are long overdue, according to Sheringham Town Council, But what do local rail users think? We spoke to train passengers and traders to find out.

A Holt resident said shops in the town are "too expensive" after a poll revealed almost two thirds of people think Norfolk has too many second-hand stores.

A team of volunteers took to the streets of Dereham on Saturday to clean up the town.

A cleaner working in a Tesco store in King's Lynn stole more than £6,500 worth of tobacco products over the period of almost a year.

A cat who became a much-loved fixture at a Great Yarmouth supermarket is loving his new life in the country, roaming the fields and enjoying cuddles in his new home.

One of a Norfolk town's busiest roads will be reduced to only one direction for around six months to accommodate a new junction.

Three children's toys available from Argos and Smyths as well as online from Amazon have been recalled just weeks after Christmas because they pose safety hazards.

A new event aimed at cleaning up Dereham town centre is set to take place this weekend.

One of the country's first 24-hour car charging areas has been opened in Beccles, as the council announce 100 more stations for hybrid vehicles across the county.

Clothing banks have been damaged and broken into across the county, with police urging local communities to be vigilant.

The owner of a Sheringham deli facing its last day of trading has hit out at Brexit for weakening the region's high streets.

Police hope to track down a man after a bank card stolen in a burglary was used fraudulently in Norwich.

Eleanor doesn't live, she merely exists. As she emerges from her hermetic shell, confronts her painful past and tries to change her orderly ways, will she be able to open up and let the outside world in? Emily Cotton isn't sure.

Retail giant Tesco is reportedly considering thousands of job losses as part of a bid to bring down costs.

Part of Stalham's high street has been closed due to emergency works.

A Norfolk town council could be set to transform a children's play area they described as "sorrowful" in time for the summer months.

A popular supermarket in a Norfolk village is set to close for a month.

Shop owners and businesses have again been urged to be on their guard after the latest incidence of buyers trying to use fake £50 notes to pay for goods.

After calls from the public to reduce the price of Freddos, Tesco will be selling the chocolate bars at 10p each - for one week only.

The behaviour of a man who racially abused a police officer who had come to deal with an incident outside a store in Aylsham has been branded "disgraceful".

"One billion pounds of capital investment by 2029" - this is the ambition for the Norwich Research Park.

A drug addict who burgled a Norwich home as part of a bid to try and raise cash to pay for train tickets so he could get back to Kent for his birthday, a court has heard.

A serial shoplifter has been jailed for 15 weeks after admitting a spate of offences to fuel his drug habit.

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.

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