Ambulance bosses have moved to “clarify” a message sent to crews saying a surge in callers meant they should prepare for breaks to be interrupted and which seemed to suggest they should not take breaks to get meals on their way back to stations.

It could almost be the plot of a classic festive film: a kind gesture from a mysterious stranger who vanishes before being thanked.

The driver of a car seen driving erratically in Norwich is in custody this morning after testing positive for a Class A drug.

The official team line-ups for a charity football match in support of a mid-Norfolk child diagnosed with a rare form of cancer have been confirmed.

Beyond the Christmas tree, decorations and pudding, do you have any special customs unique to your family? Here’s a look at some weird and wonderful festive traditions.

A former Norwich City star who struck up a close friendship with a Sprowston youngster as she battled cancer has described her as his “beautiful best friend”.

The next time you moan about the Canaries not getting enough national media attention, allow me to introduce you to the Moose.

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

The MP for Mid Norfolk has criticised the Prime Minister for postponing a crucial vote on her Brexit deal.

Parts of Norfolk could experience temperatures as low as minus five tonight as winter tightens its grip on the county but just how cold some areas will get will be determined by cloud cover.

Rotting timber is the reason behind the closure of a Norfolk bridge which has been fenced off due to health and safety concerns, it has emerged.

Kirkley & Pakefield’s Dylan Blades has been given the all clear after the Royals’ Thurlow Nunn Premier Division clash against Histon had to be abandoned.

Ahead of today’s Carrow Road clash, Ed Skelly from Bolton fans’ website fills us in on what’s gone wrong for the Trotters ahead of their clash with league leaders Norwich.

What does John Lennon mean to you? On the anniversary of his death, we’re looking at his legacy and why his music is as relevant now as ever.

In his excellent fortnightly column, my colleague, David Hannant, looked into the history books trying to work out whether the omens are good for Norwich City to be promoted.

Greater Anglia is in the process of replacing every single one of its trains with newer models in a bid to transform its rail service.

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

Rachel Moore says mobile phones are ruining our children’s lives and making them incapable of eye contact. Is she right?

Cabinet minister and Norfolk MP Liz Truss was overheard attacking Theresa May, according to claims on social media.

It is going to be a supersonic Sunday in Earlham Park next year as an Oasis star is set to headline a popular festival.

Church attendance has been falling for decades, but one Norfolk vicar thinks he may have hit upon a way to get more people involved.

A child has been airlifted to Addenbrooke’s hospital in a serious condition after a crash which shut the A10 near the Wimbotsham junction.

BBC One’s short film Wonderland has sparked outrage among viewers who say it makes working mums feel guilty.

A man who was wanted on multiple offences led police on a chase before being arrested in Great Yarmouth.

A three vehicle collision has partially blocked a bypass this afternoon, with emergency services attending.

A drag queen headteacher who sang a sexually explicit song and exposed his crotch in a YouTube video has been defended by his school.

A teenager caught carrying £2,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine in Norwich has been arrested.

A mid-Norfolk bank branch has vowed to clean up its act after receiving a complaint about large quantities of bird mess on its exterior walls and cashpoint.

Two men pushing shopping trolleys full of stolen gardening gear in Norwich have been detained by police.

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

Comedian Ricky Gervais has slammed a US huntress who posted pictures of a shooting party and their trophies in Norfolk and ignited debate about the practice of hunting in the county.

TV star Les Dennis has denied that he had anything to do with bizarre graffiti tributes to him in Norwich.

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.

Rubbernecking drivers using their mobile phones to take pictures of an overturned lorry have been caught by police.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a video of a man wielding a knife in one of Great Yarmouth’s main thoroughfares was widely shared on social media.

A Norwich MP who pretended to shoot himself in the mouth during a House of Commons debate has prompted a mixed reaction from our readers.

The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is hailed as one of the best in Europe and is right on our doorstep in Suffolk.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has been filmed simulating shooting himself in the mouth during a debate in the House of Commons.

Business owners have warned that people are too scared to go onto a town centre street amid fears of a rise in violence at weekends.

American Football used cheerleaders, cricket turned to T20, and football had the short-lived Golden Goal.

Police have warned motorists not to “get caught out” after two vehicles were seized on successive days for not having any insurance.

A motorist has been given a ticket for parking on a crossing on a busy Norwich street.

TV naturalist Chris Packham has called on energy bosses to “work harder” to avoid building a massive substation in a “beautiful” Suffolk habitat.

Ahead of International Men’s Day, writer Cory Varney shares his battle with anxiety and depression and reveals why talking about mental health issues is so vital, particularly if you are struggling.

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As a BBC report revealed that more than 200 pupils spent five straight days in isolation booths in England last year, Norfolk head teacher Jim Adams explains responsible isolation can support improvement in pupils’ behaviour

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs crimes after a search in Norwich.

As support continues to gather for Iceland stores’ banned Christmas ad, Lynne Mortimer looks at how it measures up to other banned and complained-about TV commercials over the years

​Next week, Norwich Research Park will receive the Outstanding Achievement award at the Norfolk Business Awards. EDP business editor Mark Shields spoke to the park’s executive chairman David Parfrey.

Police in Norwich are asking people what issues they would like officers to focus on in the west of the city.

Business leaders have suggested Norfolk could make a bid to be the first 5G county – what do you think?

Bad Touch are the main draw on their return to Norfolk, but it’s a brilliant night from start to finish, writes ADAM AIKEN

Another victory for the online trolls sees a respected food writer out of a job which is a real shame, says Andy Newman

Anthony Ogogo admits he is in the “last chance saloon” in his bid to salvage his boxing career.

Scary, decorated, imaginative and simply gruesome were some of the offerings at a mid-Norfolk school’s petrifying pumpkin carving competition.

People living in part of Norwich have been urged to take to social media to vote for what the police’s crime fighting priority should be.

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

In a dramatic twist for Strictly Come Dancing, Tess Daly made funnies, judges assessed dancing ability and Graeme Swann was dressed conventionally. And it was still entertaining!

Police in Norwich have seized an amount of drugs following a successful warrant.

A Norwich City supporters’ group is to visit Leicester’s King Power Stadium to pay their respects on behalf of members.

We have survived Halloween Week on Strictly Come Dancing, and Seann Walsh has enjoyed his last television appearance for the next few years.

A driver was forced to ask for a lift from his grandmother after he was pulled over by police for driving without a licence.

A racing bike, chainsaw and a seven-year-old’s motocross bike were stolen in a village theft that may be related to a police pursuit.

Norfolk actor Matt Long has launched a petition to see train companies give actors cheaper fares. And our readers had a lot to say about it.

Two men have been arrested after they were found with a knife and drugs last night.

Jake Humphrey says he has experienced “the hardest of days” after breaking news of a helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club.

A shoplifter stopped by police was released after it emerged he had enough money in his pocket to pay for the items he had stolen.

Former Norwich City manager Paul Lambert is reportedly set to sensationally take over at Ipswich Town – following this afternoon’s sacking of Paul Hurst.

West Norfolk’s biggest free bonfire night is returning for its 10th year.

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.

Patience is a virtue, virtue is a grace and Grace is a little girl who wouldn’t wash her face - one of my childhood favourite authors wrote.

It may be getting colder, but the skies are certainly just as pretty.

The aunt of a 24-year-old who died in a crash has described a minute-long applause during a Norwich City match in memory of him as “humbling” and “lovely”.

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations this morning due to poor rail conditions.

A Norwich City footballer has joined calls for fans to take part in a minute’s applause during the Canaries’ game against Aston Villa in memory of Bradley Raper.

The Red Arrows are likely to miss next year’s Cromer Carnival due to a nine-week tour of north America.

He was born 75 years ago in New York City, he grew up to become the leader of the of the biggest acts of the swinging 60s, but there was a time when he lived in a house overlooking the common in a peaceful Norfolk village. Derek James reports.

As a nation stopped squabbling long enough to watch a televised celebrity dance competition, Strictly Come Dancing returned to BBC One a mere 168 tortuous hours after news broke of Seann Walsh and Katya Jones kissing each others faces.

A driver has been caught travelling at 95mph on the A47.

The Labour party lost a stalwart this week.

A Norwich City Powerchair FC player who suffered from a rare muscle wasting disease has died aged 15.

Young Norfolk pupils got the chance to meet and entertain an acclaimed children’s author when she visited their school.

A treasured Pandora bracelet and a drone, which had both gone missing months ago, have been reunited with their grateful owners – thanks to police and the power of social media.

Commuters were treated to a rare sight in Norfolk this morning as a rainbow appeared over the county.

A busy Norfolk road will be shut through rush hour after a car crashed into a railway bridge.

It is a job which can leave crews drained, exhausted, and which can impact on their mental health.

Further tributes have been paid to 24-year-old Bradley Raper who lived in Scarning, near Dereham, and died following a car crash near Thetford.

Five men tried to escape police after a burglary by driving nearly 50 miles across the Norfolk border.

Norwich Police have had a busy day arresting several people for drug dealing and taking a machete off the city’s streets.

Norwich City have announced a new management structure but who are the staff members stepping up following the exit of managing director Steve Stone?

Following the latest outbreak of the ‘Strictly Curse’, Jessica Long looks at whether Seann Walsh and Katya Jones can continue in the BBC ballroom show after that kiss.

The Norwich-born girlfriend of Strictly Come Dancing’s Seann Walsh has broken her silence after the comedian admitted to kissing his dance partner Katya Jones.

All three emergency services were called to the A11, which was closed heading northbound between the Fiveways Roundabout at Mildenhall and Elveden Forest, after a road traffic collision.

Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan was given a verbal harassment warning after being reported by a transgender activist over social media comments.

As the leaves turn from green to red and gold, East Anglia’s countryside is full of amazing places to see trees in all their glory. Here are 21 places where you can enjoy all the shades of autumn.

Police have closed a road in Wisbech following a crash this evening.

It was back in 1965 when the speedway stadium at King’s Lynn came into being, with a 400-yard shale track constructed as the Stars took on the mantle of Norfolk’s only speedway team from the defunct Norwich Stars.

Nick Conrad reports on the strange experience of being mistaken for a controversial rapper who happens to share his name

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