John Lewis

Police have detained two people after a suspected shoplifter became abusive to staff in a Norwich shop.

Women’s clothing retailer LK Bennett has collapsed into administration, putting 500 jobs at risk.

Staff at John Lewis have seen their bonuses cut for the sixth year in a row, reducing the celebrated bonus to 3% of annual salary.

A motorist has been told he could have killed or injured someone after “the most appalling piece of driving”, a court has heard.

Four people admitted involvement in a late-night “ugly incident” near John Lewis, in All Saints Green, in Norwich, in which a man was kicked on the ground.

A Dereham shop which previously housed a branch of WHSmith is set to reopen next month as a YMCA charity shop.

Drivers are being urged to plan ahead for a three-week lane closure on Cattle Market Street in Norwich.

Liz Nice says Olivia Colman was sweet to share her glory with her co stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz but maybe we Brits - and East Anglian types - don’t big ourselves up enough?

A new charity shop opening in a north Norfolk town next month has prompted an outcry after residents questioned whether the number of second hand shops was “killing the high street”.

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 Suffolk man has avoided going straight to jail for running a refund scam at John Lewis stores across the country.

Rates and rents are often blamed for killing the high street, but Iain Dale argues we need to make shopping on them more of an experience if they have any hope of surviving

The John Lewis Partnership has revealed it has appointed a private firm to carry out its maintenance work from now on, affecting 463 jobs – including those in Norwich.

Three of the biggest names on the high street have revealed shaky sales over the Christmas trading period.

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

Traditionally a day when servants received boxed gifts from their wealthy employers, Boxing Day is now best known for queues of shoppers and slashed prices.

A north Norfolk family business has won gold at a prestigious awards ceremony for a product which ensures both parents and newborns get to sleep like babies.

The parents of Premier League footballing twins Josh and Jacob Murphy have scored a dream goal for staff, by giving away a £7.5m restaurant business to the workers who made it a success.

Staff from John Lewis and Partners made a special delivery to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to drop off presents for the smallest patients.

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They may not have had the multi-million pound budget of the likes of John Lewis but one Norfolk business has not let that stop them producing their own quirky Christmas film just as memorable as anything the national chains can do.

The parents of Premier League footballing twins Josh and Jacob Murphy have scored a dream goal for staff, by giving away a £7.5m restaurant business to the workers who made it a success.

Decided that 2018 is the year to over-haul your Christmas tree decorations? There are so many fantastic festive themes to choose from – here we check out the latest trends.

Sharon Griffiths says seeing some of the Royal Family recycling clothes by wearing outfits from years ago is refreshing and something they have in common with her

Walkers crisps, frozen mash, children’s shoes, and wine from John Lewis are a few of the many items which are being recalled. Check the list and make sure you don’t have these products in your home.

A Norfolk marketing agency which represents some of the county’s biggest brands says it has its sights set on growth after completing a merger with a London counterpart.

Despite gaining attention from across the country, Norfolk textiles firm IzziRainey has chosen the Norfolk Christmas Fair in Titteshall as the event to launch its Christmas collection.

We look back over past John Lewis’s previous Christmas television advertisements and give you the chance to vote for your own favourite. Will Sir Elton get your vote or is your heart melted by Buster the Boxer?

You told us what you would like to see in the place of House of Fraser in Norwich.

It’s the second time that John Lewis has used Your Song in its Christmas campaign, but this time the store has gone straight to source and employed Sir Elton. But is it Christmassy enough? Let me sit on the roof, kick off the moss and let you know.

Tinnitus affects one in five people in the UK. Charlotte Smith-Jarvis talks to one Norfolk woman who says more needs to be done to support sufferers.

This year, Lynne won’t be cooking Christmas dinner - oh joy, oh bliss

Running is experiencing a huge renaissance across the UK with pensioners in particular lacing up their trainers and pounding the pavements. Nick Richards investigates the boom in older runners

Raiding pensions provide Chancellors with easy money, says Peter Sharkey, but it’s much more difficult for them to pilfer from your ISA.

The fate of Debenhams is just the latest chapter in a story that has been playing out up and down the high street in recent years, writes business editor Mark Shields.

Alarm clocks are falling out of fashion while reusable coffee cups and Mulberry bags are on the rise thanks to Sir David Attenborough and the Duchess of Sussex respectively.

The most popular companies to work for in Britain have been revealed - including one with a Norwich link.

Womenswear chain Coast is the latest brand to collapse into administration, amid Britain’s high street crisis.

A new community cafe featuring reminiscence volunteers is being supported by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT).

A father who froze to death, a 23-year-old found dead near Carrow Road - in the last year homeless people have died in places from cemeteries to hostels - but no one is counting them.

Norfolk and Waveney’s cancer charity, Big C, has announced growth for its retail division, which includes 13 charity shops in towns and communities across the region.

A radio presenter in Norfolk received death threats after being mistaken for a French rapper of the same name accused of inciting racial hatred.

Four people arrested in connection with a robbery in Norwich have been charged.

University of East Anglia graduate Katie Fisher loves social psychology, so much so that she is crafting a career out of it.

Four people have been arrested after a knifepoint robbery in Norwich city centre.

A 25-year-old who first trod the catwalk in Norwich is hoping to break into the modelling industry by being involved at London Fashion Week.

Their bright colours and bewitching designs have coaxed people into walking all over Norwich to track them down.

But now fans of the GoGo leverets will be able to find all 164 in one place.

Keen to live in an affordable brand-new home? Looking for a modern home within an easy commute of London? City Park West in Chelmsford is the answer – and ideal for first-time buyers taking their first steps towards home ownership.

Ciscoes is one of the few places in Norwich which residents will tell you: “You *have* to go to.”

It was 140 years ago when a Norfolk farmer’s boy by the name of Robert was thinking about moving to Norwich and running a small general drapers shop.

Mums recommend their favourite breastfeeding friendly cafes

With the big day now here, Mark Armstrong tells you all the information you need to make sure your Run Norwich race plan goes off without any hitches

Sports Direct and Southern Trains have been named among the most improved brands by UK consumers.

An institute measuring customer satisfaction across UK businesses has warned the more difficult retail environment will make customer service more important in the coming years.

Our Canaries A-Z has reached M for Mohican and other hairstyles. Head of sport Chris Lakey takes a look at some who carried it off, and some who, er, didn’t...

More than 22,000 people descended on Earlham Park over spring bank holiday weekend for Lets Rock Norwich and Sunday Sessions.

New festival Sunday Sessions is to draw thousands of music lovers to Earlham Park in Norwich today. Simon Parkin takes at look at who will be taking to the stage at Sunday Sessions.

A mother has put out an appeal on social media after her baby daughter’s much-loved toy was lost on a shopping trip.

A Norfolk-based gifts and grooming firm has grown from a bedroom business to span the globe – caring for beards in Dubai and moustaches in Japan.

It has taken a mere two and a bit years but finally I’ve done it. Anyone out there who finds sewing tasks easy will probably find it difficult to understand how the relatively straightforward task of covering an oblong of foam cushion with a piece of material could take so long. Put simply, it was because I didn’t know what I was doing.

It’s had several months to establish itself, but how will we rate The Surrey?

Ten years ago today, Lee Hannant was fighting for his life after being seriously injured in a horror road crash.

Credit card details may have been stolen from runners after a security breach in a payment system used by several East Anglian races.

A retired TV film editor from Blofield is helping the NHS deliver better treatments for the future by championing health research.

Members of a North Walsham zumba group braved the cold and snow on Saturday as they took part in a 5km conga through the Norwich city centre.

In honour of British Pie Week 2018, we visited Flaming Galah’s The Aussie Pie Stop.

Police are appealing for help to trace the family of a 81-year-old homeless man who has died in hospital.

Against a backdrop of store closures, job cuts and insolvencies the retail sector headed into the festive period on choppy seas.

Shoppers are out and about today ready to hit the Boxing Day sales. Here’s when shops and shopping centres will be open.

An academy trust turned to the generosity of the Norwich community to make sure its pupils received a present from Santa.

The president of an In Bloom group has topped off his tenure by securing a gold award.

Architectural practice, Chaplin Farrant is the latest business to join a campaign bidding to make Norwich a dementia-friendly city by 2018, improving the lives of people living with dementia.

People across the city are getting in the festive spirit as Christmas draws closer, but perhaps none more so than the partners at John Lewis.

A celebratory ceremony was held as the final slab was cast on a new city centre student accommodation complex in Norwich.

Nwes, which has bases in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Lowestoft, has created a short film called The Elves and the Shoemaker, which is based on the 1806 fairy tale of the same name.

A woman who was the victim of a horror crash which put her in hospital over Christmas has been reunited with the air ambulance crew who saved her life.

One reader believes the construction of new student accommodation is ruining the look of Norwich city centre.

When we turn the calendar over on Friday and pinch punch our way around our friends and family, we will officially be into December.

Vanessa Trevelyan, Norwich Society Chair, says that the city has always been at the forefront of shopping innovation.

At least Alex Neil only left Carrow Road with a point this time.

The likes of Moz the Monster and Paddington may have stolen the hearts of youngsters this Christmas, but they are also signs of increased marketing spend which retailers feel will benefit the entire sector, a new report suggests.

Opinion: The amount spent on big-store Christmas ads would be better spent on giving people some real seasonal joy, says Rachel Moore.

Norwich is on the brink of driving shoppers away from its city centre by making it inaccessible to drivers through over-pedestrianisation, a commercial property expert warned.

Later this month the shopping extravaganza Black Friday will be back for another year. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of one of the key dates in the UK’s shopping calender.

Could this be the face – or rather the eyes – of the new John Lewis Christmas advertisement?

The search for a missing ring in Norwich has amassed more than 2,000 shares on social media as wide-eyed residents try to find the beloved jewellery.

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

A Norfolk textiles design firm is making the leap from artisan origins to the high street after securing a deal to supply a major national retailer.

Forget substance over style - these must-have gadgets look as good as the function they perform so are a great addition to your home

Today, I stared at a picture of Clark Gable for 10 minutes.

The world’s biggest girl band Little Mix are performing at Earlham Park in Norwich next month. Here is everything you need to know about their support act Nina Nesbitt.

The big department stores Curls (Debenhams) and Bonds (John Lewis) were rebuilt along with many other shops. New factories were opening....Norwich was slowly coming back to life after the Second World War.

Rainbows galore are decorating the city for today’s Norwich Pride event which has filled the streets with fun and friendship.

Victory was sweet - but it came at a cost. Norwich was a city which had been shattered. Hundreds of people had died, many more injured, and thousands had lost their homes.

Norwich restaurateur Richard Bainbridge says it’s time to sing the praises of proper barbecued food.

A court has heard how a man arrested for theft was detained again just four days later, before stealing a £1,000 ring from a Norwich department store.

With the weather being wet, wet, wet, wellies and umbrellas are the fashion theme for visitors to this year’s Royal Norfolk show.

It was in the early hours on this day 75 years ago when enemy planes dropped marker flares to light up the majestic spire which was, and still is, the symbol of Norwich’s historic grandeur.

A “groundswell” in favour of companies who wear their heart of their sleeve is boosting the momentum of co-operatives in the East of England.

The Blooming Great Tea Party is Marie Curie’s summer fundraiser and encourages everyone to get together and hold a tea party, bake sale or special tea break in aid of the charity.

Bargain airport prices for favourites like alcohol and chocolate are now likely to be lower at the supermarket, a consumer group has found.

A popular furniture shop and café in the heart of the city centre has applied for outdoor seating following the recent pedestrianisation of Westlegate.

Our days out writer Sally White recently moved to Wymondham - and discovers just some of the delights of her new neighbourhood

Norwich Fashion Week 2017 got underway Thursday night with the Mercedes-Benz of Norwich Retailers Show at OPEN.

John Lewis and Waitrose staff will see bonuses cut to 6% of their annual salary after the firm warned of an “increasingly uncertain market”.

John Lewis is axing nearly 400 jobs across its restaurants and home fittings service as it grapples with the acute pressures facing the retail sector.

The holder of one of the city’s oldest civic posts is to host an event celebrating its newest businesses.

A ‘fountain’ has appeared outside John Lewis in Norwich as part of the £3 million roadworks scheme taking place across the city.

From what animal is being celebrated to where in Norwich you can join in the festivities, here’s your guide to the Spring Festival:

All Saints Green; Today it is at the heart of the latest controversial road closure scheme but more than 30 years ago the late Norwich historian and author Geoffrey Goreham wrote in the Evening News: “If ever a road needs the therapy of pedestrianisation it is All Saints Green.”

Marks & Spencer has revealed a return to sales growth in its embattled clothing arm for the first time in nearly two years after a bumper Christmas on the high street.

Norwich is in line for an economic and cultural boost because of controversial road changes and closures, according to the boss of one of the city’s biggest stores.

The pedestrianisation of All Saints’ Green is pedestrianisation for its own sake and the whim of planners, without considering the pros and cons.

After a three month break for the festive period, roadworks in the city centre are to the return in the New Year with major projects due to take place across the city.

Bargain hunters flocked to Norwich yesterday as the Boxing Day sales got under way.

Shoppers keen to grab a Boxing Day bargain were out on the streets of Norwich today.

Angels from the realms of glory sang out the news 2,000 years ago. Today the age-old story is being retold with devotion, imagination – and donkeys. Rowan Mantell reports.

Can you help trace the owner of a photo keyring lost outside John Lewis?

Traffic will be banned from more Norwich city centre streets from next month, in the final phase of a multi-million pound shake-up.

When even retail guru Mary Portas could not save a long-running independent, family-run coastal department store, there was great anxiety about the future a key town centre site.

An adorable dog which has helped raise money for injured servicemen and women for almost a decade is being forced to retire after developing a disability of his own.

As Christmas draws ever closer retailers in Norwich have extended their opening hours for late night shopping as consumers finish (or even start) their Christmas shopping.

Traffic marshals are operating in Norwich today on what is expected to be one of the busiest days of the Christmas period.

Traffic marshals will be out in parts of Norwich tomorrow as the city gears up for one of the busiest days of the Christmas period.

At one Norwich church Tommy the Tiger is becoming as synonymous with Christmas as Santa Claus after appearing in yet another festive video.

It’s almost time to crack out the tinsel and deck the halls, but why not try something a little different with your decorating this Christmas and take inspiration from the local area to help make your home especially cosy.

There’s just over a week to go until Black Friday which is now the biggest shopping day of the year in Britain. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the shopping bonanza.

They’re taking over the television with heartwarming scenes of cute animals bouncing on trampolines, gift giving and festive family fun, but which Christmas advert is your favourite?

A boxer dog named Buster and a bouncing little girl by the name of Bridget take centre stage in John Lewis’ festive offering for 2016.

A member of a shoplifting gang, operating in Norwich, who failed to turn up for his court appearance two years ago was caught when he was stopped for a motoring offence, a court heard.

Social media users are going crazy over a ten-second video featuring a Boxer dog watching a child bounce on a space-hopper.

Pressures on the city road network in Norwich will peak this Christmas and plans are being put in place to limit the impact on motorists.

Furby-like toys that peck their way out of an egg are reported to be the popular toy for Christmas 2016 and stock in Norfolk is selling fast.

Norwich fashion students have collaborated with retailer John Lewis on a limited edition eveningwear collection.

A businessman has warned that city centre roads have become more dangerous since roadworks started across the city.

Two crashes happened within half an hour of each other on Ber Street, Norwich, this afternoon.

‘Twas the week before Halloween, when all thro’ the city, shop windows displays were changing, becoming more festive and pretty.

Jarrolds has delivered an early Christmas present to Norwich shoppers, with the unveiling of the city’s first festive window display of 2016.

Fashion chain Ted Baker shrugged off tough trading on the high street to hike half-year profits by more than a fifth, but cautioned conditions remain “challenging”.

The view that shop jobs are a stop-gap must be overturned, a sector leader has said, as a national campaign to promote careers in retail kicks off.

Department store chain House of Fraser became the latest retailer to warn over high street conditions as it revealed sales woes amid “very challenging” trading.

The Norwich skyline is set to change after a vision for a 13-storey tower block housing students in the city centre was given the go-ahead.

Electricals and mobile phones giant Dixons Carphone said the Brexit vote had not put consumers off from hitting the shops as it cheered “strong” trading.

A fire alarm at the John Lewis store caused delays for Norwich drivers on Wednesday morning.

John Lewis has opened two new distribution centres in Milton Keynes, creating 500 jobs, in a bid to keep up with online sales and delivery demands.

He has already been immortalised in a song by The Beatles, but a Norwich man who was one of the most celebrated circus owners in Victorian England could be about to provide yet more artistic inspiration.

Bosses at Aviva say working conditions for more than 2,000 city centre staff will suffer if a 13-storey tower block next to their offices gets the go-ahead – because it would take away their sunlight.

My father laughed when I said I was going potato picking. My mother was horrified.

It was a little over a year ago that Wymondham mayor Joe Mooney woke up in hospital, bruised and bandaged, with no idea what had happened.

The boss of John Lewis has warned that the plunge in sterling could become a problem for the department store chain.

Norwich has a new Lord Mayor and Sheriff, after the pair took up their posts following today’s official mayor making ceremony.

Next week will see fresh road closures in the city as part of the Transport for Norwich scheme. Here we look at some of the major changes which will affect motorists.

What a cheerful sight – a glorious morning with a clear blue sky and the sun streaming through the bedroom window. After all those gloomy days and bitter winds the prospect of a seat in the garden with an early morning cuppa was really pleasing.

The installation of a new temporary roundabout at the centre of a multi-million pound shake-up of Norwich streets has been delayed by almost a month, it has emerged.

Need some ideas for the weekend? Here are some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this Saturday and Sunday.

Våffeldagen is upon us! March 25 is Waffle Day so we’ve asked the Waffle House to share their top tips for whipping up the perfect waffles to celebrate this Swedish tradition.

The boss of John Lewis in Norwich has given his backing to the roadworks scheme gripping the city centre, arguing that the short-term pain is worth the long-term gain.

The café at John Lewis in Norwich has reopened after a four-week revamp.

The head of branch for John Lewis in Norwich has been officially nominated as the next sheriff of Norwich.

Supermarket Sainsbury’s has stepped up its performance after posting its first quarterly like-for-like sales growth for more than two years.

The message this weekend to the city of Norwich was that fashion never sleeps.

Yesterday we looked at a motorist’s view of the current roadworks in Norwich city centre and today some city estate agents explain the detrimental effects of the work.

Need some ideas for the weekend? Here are some of the activities taking place in Norfolk on Saturday and Sunday.

Drivers are facing further Norwich city centre disruption, with the second phase of a controversial shake-up of traffic due to start in just over a week.

The cameras were flashing, the models were strutting and the front row was buzzing - Norwich Fashion Week got under way in fine style.

Norwich Fashion Week kicks off on Thursday, but if you haven’t got a golden ticket to one of the catwalk shows then don’t worry; there are lots of other events taking place all over the city. Here’s a look at what else is on.

Online retail giant Amazon has pushed further into the British grocery market by joining forces with supermarket Morrisons.

Drivers are facing even more disruption as work continues on a year-long £3m project which will shake-up how traffic uses Norwich city centre.

The HR team at John Lewis in Norwich answer our questions on how the company recruits and what it looks for in potential employees. You can find hundreds of local job vacancies at

Patients, families, and staff are being encouraged to visit a special charity day to raise funds towards buying vital care equipment for the frail and elderly.

City drivers have been urged to brace themselves for weeks of disruption as work on a further £3m traffic shake-up starts today - but council leaders have said the end result will justify the short-term pain.

This pretty period house in Norwich known locally as the Bracondale ‘flag station’ is for sale for £575,000.

Haven’t had time to catch up with the news from today yet? Here are the main stories on the EDP today.

A year of roadworks starting in January will see major changes to Norwich city centre with more streets closed off to cars.

Pressure on Norwich’s inner ring road will not be alleviated by the £178.5m Northern Distributor Road, council bosses have admitted.

A small independent store prevailed over its giant competition to win a national prize.

Nothing says “there are still almost six weeks until December 25” like the advent of this year’s Christmas advertisements from the big retailers.

It is the long awaited advert that marks the countdown until Christmas and pulls on the heart strings of millions of viewers across the country every year. Love it or hate it, it is the Christmas advert that has already got people talking – with 12m views on YouTube in little over a week.

The boss of John Lewis has backed Norwich’s pedestrianisation proposals, hoping it will bring more shoppers into the city centre.

Asda has announced it will not be part of Black Friday this year, citing “shopper fatigue” around the one-day sales event.

Several of the city’s bus routes are set to be diverted after 7pm today, due to closures of Tombland and parts of Castle Meadow, for one night only.

A small baby store has been put on the same level as retail giants after being shortlisted for a national award.

John Lewis took to the road on two wheels and recounts his motorcycle training.

Major changes to Norwich city centre are likely to move forward after a report recommended councillors approve the plans.

GoGoDragons! are brightening up Norwich this summer, and each one is an impressive work of art. In the second of a two-part series about the 84 characters in Break’s charity art trail, arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS takes a look at the other 42 dragons and their stories.

Beautiful black stallions pulling a horse-drawn lifeboat out of a sparkling sea - it looks like north Norfolk is yet again the stunning backdrop for the latest period drama.

A well-known local golfer has moved his sports shop into the centre of Norwich to see increased footfall – and, perhaps, to be closer to his son, who runs a fitness gym a couple of doors down the same street.

It has been a welcome presence in the Fine City for 136 years.

Norwich Fashion Week reached its climax yesterday with an explosion of music and style at OPEN.

Pop-up fashion shows, free catwalk shows, shopping events and The Vintage Show brightened up what was already a sunny weekend, as Norwich Fashion Week continued.

Creative students put their retail skills to the test for this year’s NFW 2015 Window Competition.

Fashion Week got off to a stylish start this year with The Mercedes-Benz of Norwich Retailers Show at OPEN.

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