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.

Popworld will bring the party to Norwich when it opens over the Bank Holiday weekend in Prince of Wales Road.

Summer is about to get seriously tasty in the city as the Norwich Playhouse launches pop-up food nights.

Shoppers were in for a surprise on Thursday afternoon when the TV presenter popped in to film for his upcoming TV series.

The future arrival of a discount supermarket in a market town has been welcomed by business owners and residents alike.

Crazy craft taking part in Sheringham Carnival’s annual raft race included barrels tied together with string, a foam insulation and body board contraption and a catamaran created from 200 two litre milk cartons held together with industrial cling film.

The second Stalham vintage and collectables street market will be held today from 10am to 4pm.

Great Yarmouth’s beach needs your vote to help keep it free of rubbish.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

The season to be jolly is still months away but Christmas cards and chocolate are already out in force.

A discount supermarket has once again received unanimous planning approval after overcoming objections from a nearby competitor.

A North Walsham couple are encouraging people to take care of wildlife by feeding the hedgehogs that visit their gardens overnight.

An annual memorial golf day has given a £3,600 boost to juniors members at Gorleston Golf Club.

The retail impact of a new Lidl store in Beccles is to be discussed following an objection from nearby Tesco.

A woman who was wrongly banned from a Norwich Tesco store has refused a compensation offer from the firm.

A grandmother from Norwich has described her humiliation after she was reprimanded by members of staff in a Tesco store, having been mistaken for another banned customer with a similar Scottish accent.

It is one of the areas of the city centre that has seen the biggest transformations in recent memory.

Table tennis, soap making, creative writing and cycling are just some of the activities available to take part in during the week-long Get Active in Fakenham event.

A town’s memorial gardens have been given a make over thanks to community engagement between the police and the local council.

We take a look at how retail habits have changed over the last 20 years as people turn more to shopping online.

A toy shop in a Norfolk town where generations of children have spent their pocket money is set to close becoming the latest casualty on the high street.

Claire Pickering, mother of 15-month-old Oliver, urges parents to take up Norfolk County Council road safety team’s offer of a free child safety seat check as it starts its roadshow around the county.

Roads are melting and hailstones the size of £1 coins have fallen as Norfolk faced extremes of weather this evening.

With a packed programme featuring fun for all the family, Sheringham Carnival promises to be an event to remember.

Families are invited to attend free child safety car seat checks across the county.

When one thinks of property investors, it’s inevitably around residential property and the ‘buy to let’ market. While this market has thrived over recent years, the 2016 Stamp Duty Land Tax changes have made investors look at other potential options. Here Dan Evans, principal at Cozens-Hardy LLP solicitors, and Robert Flint, divisional partner at Brown & Co, answer common questions about the commercial property investment market.

A initiative has been launched to provide young people in Brandon with a safe and social place to get together.

Summer essentials like fans and paddling pools are selling out across Norfolk as the county struggles through the heatwave.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner will be touring the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

A man will be sentenced next week after admitting theft and robbery offences.

Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which continues to raise money and awareness in aid of cancer charities and local causes, have been boosted by two recent collections.

Tesco in Brandon will be holding its annual family fun day at the end of the month in support of charity.

Talented pupils and generous businesses have been praised after a “phenomenal” amount was raised at a school’s summer fair.

It has been closed for almost a year and a half, but a troubled Hellesdon pub is to reopen in the coming weeks - under a new name.

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