Christmas 2018

You’ve eaten enough food to go into hibernation and your brain hurts from playing so much Scrabble, so it is time to leave the house and head to one of these exciting events.

A woman who moved away from Norfolk is overjoyed to be reunited with her family cat after he went missing a year ago.

The beautiful and varied Norfolk Trails network consists of 1,600 miles of linear trails and their associated circular walks, covering coast, woodland, broads and wetlands.

People in the East of England are waking up to a frost-bitten and misty Christmas morning.

As everyone knows, calories don’t count at Christmas so put on some loose trousers and head to Gonzo’s in Norwich for the festive feast of your dreams.

A mother and daughter duo celebrating this Christmas after scoring their first modelling job together - as the faces of a national hotel chain.

The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted shopping in The Range in King’s Lynn on Sunday. Here’s what some of our readers had to say about the sighting.

Having been to the Thursford Show again this year — it is the greatest entertainment I’ve seen, even worldwide.

Christmas is the time of year when the TV companies supplement their home-grown Christmas specials with a welcome opportunity to catch some great movies. Arts editor Andrew Clarke compiles his recommended viewing list

It’s the season to be chilly with festive swims taking place across the region to help cure those Christmas Day hangovers.

Wondering what to do with your Christmas Eve? Here is a selection of events going on around the county.

We are told not to judge a book by its cover, yet the wrapping of a Christmas present sometimes seems just as important as the gift inside.

Those hoping to see snow on Christmas Day are set to be disappointed as forecasters predict the big day will be dry and cloudy.

While we’re enjoying our Christmas, there’s an army of people making sure Norfolk still runs smoothly.

As she oversees the finishing touches to her Christmas decorations, she will be expecting a real house-full.

With most of us finishing work for Christmas this week, there are plenty of festive events taking place to entertain the whole family.

It started off as a childhood dream following several unhappy Christmases, now as a 69-year-old, a man from Norfolk has created the ultimate Christmas city display.

A recruitment company in Norfolk organised a trolley dash and collected more than £1,000 worth of food for homeless charities this Christmas.

It’s A Wonderful Life has been voted as Britain’s favourite Christmas film in a new poll by Radio Times.

Children from a Cromer school celebrated the festive season at a Christmas service featuring pupils from academies across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The cute, smiling faces of children dressed as little elves brought festive cheer to residents of a Norwich care home.

While you’re tucking into Christmas lunch, opening presents, playing boardgames with the family or watching the Queen’s speech, there are others in Norfolk who will be doing something a bit different. Here we tell their Christmas Day stories.

Generous shoppers helped a campaign to bring Christmas cheer to children in care in Norfolk to a record year.

If you are leaving Norfolk and Waveney for the Christmas period these are the worst traffic jam hotspots which you need to be aware of.

On cold winter nights, most people are wrapped up in a blanket and sipping a hot drink. But while we sleep, a team of up to 56 gritters are out in the early hours keeping Norfolk’s roads safe.

Famous faces from the University of East Anglia in Norwich are set to appear on a festive edition of University Challenge on Christmas Day.

As people rush to get their greetings cards delivered before Christmas, the sorting centre on Thorpe Road faces its busiest week of the year.

Kettle Chips is celebrating the festive season with a giveaway that could shake up the flavour of your Christmas turkey.

More than 100 bereaved armed forces children and their families came together for a day of festive fun hosted by a West Norfolk charity.

Norwich Theatre Royal is giving Potterheads a chance to get their hands on a special signed poster all in aid of a good cause.

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.

Passengers travelling from Norwich to London will face disruption to their journeys this Christmas and New Year as major rail upgrades are planned.

Christmas morning has come early with the chance for you and your little ones to enjoy breakfast with Santa in Norfolk and get into the festive spirit.

The festive season was in full swing in the city as hundreds of people took part in a fun Christmas event to raise thousands for a great cause.

Galton Blackiston, of Morston Hall, shares some of his best festive memories and tips.

Are you obsessed with Christmas and everything it has to offer? Or are you more ‘Bah, Humbug’ when it comes to the festive season? Take this quiz to find out which famous Christmas character is your spirit animal.

If you’re head chef in your household this Christmas, the preparations have probably already started.

Norwich city centre will boast two Christas markets, with festive food, drinks and gifts on offer for the next fortnight.

The public are invited to a carol service at Norwich Cathedral to help support the homeless this Christmas.

Is this a case of elf and safety gone mad?

The last white Christmas was in 2010 but some forecasters are suggesting that this year East Anglia could see snow.

You can stuff your Bah Humbug

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Not in the Christmas spirit? I don’t understand, writes Jo Malone

Christmas doesn’t just happen overnight – find out how this 15th century moated manor house gets ready for the festive season.

A Norwich-based pub is offering to cook a free dinner for people spending Christmas day alone.

A Norfolk takeaway has combined two of the nation’s favourite dishes to make the ultimate festive treat.

A survey has revealed the mounting financial pressures on parents during the festive season.

The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band are returning to the Forum, for their festive extravaganza ‘Swing Into Christmas’.

Council bosses have insisted they are well-stocked to keep Norfolk’s roads gritted this winter, but will be hoping there for no repeat of the Beast from the East.

People have been warned to be on their guard buying presents this Christmas - and not to fall for cheap, counterfeit gifts concealing hidden dangers.

It is the vegetable that divides opinion but a Norwich Market stall is hoping to win over some fans with its deep fried sprouts this Christmas.

December is here which means its time to deck the halls. We’ve scouted out this season’s top deals on real and artificial Christmas trees in the Norwich area.

The Advent countdown has begun - standby for Christmas.

A family from Norwich are offering a place at their table on Christmas day to those in need.

Whether you’re a Will Ferrell fan or prefer something a little more classic at Christmas, here’s a look at some of the best festive film listings across the Norwich this year.

Several pubs across Norfolk and Suffolk have introduced a culinary rival to festive favourite pigs in blankets.

Kate Cooper from Norwich-based fashion activism group, We Wear The Trousers, shares her top tips on how we can reduce waste this Christmas.

From food waste to recycling and plastics to packaging, Christmas can have a real impact on the environment. But this year Norfolk County Council is encouraging us to get green for Christmas – find out how you can help.

A huge inflatable Father Christmas blocked a road and caused long travel delays in Wisbech this afternoon.

Louisa Baldwin headed to the Grade I listed Guildhall to try two of the nation’s favourite things combined – afternoon tea and prosecco.

Charging for Christmas dinner is outrageous, says Liz Nice. But some EDP staff can see the attraction

A “wonderful” seasonal atmosphere attracted one of the biggest crowds “for many years” as festive joy illuminated a coastal town.

Is your December social calendar filling up fast? Christmas is the perfect opportunity for a spot of dress shopping – but before you blow your budget on a wardrobe of frocks for all occasions, consider a one-dress approach to the festive party season.

We know Father Christmas is super busy at this time of year, but thanks to the magic of Christmas he’s still managing to be in several places at once in Norfolk.

Santa paws is coming to the city this Christmas as a grotto for dogs returns to Norwich.

Nearly a million older people will spend Christmas alone this year and so we’ve teamed up with Age UK to help give those feeling lonely something to look forward to over the festive period.

Blogger Faith Archer reveals why she’s ditched the traditional Christmas calendar if favour of something much more charitable.

A gift from Norfolk

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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An annual market offering goods free from animal products will return to Norwich this festive season.

Where’s a good winter walk?

Thursday, November 22, 2018

That Christmas Day stroll, Boxing Day amble or New Year’s Day wander quickly becomes a festive tradition once you’ve started.

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Making time to be Christmassy

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Whether it’s to make time for tea with a neighbour, or to go to a carol service, will this be the year to do some of the festive things you promise yourself every year? We’ve 18 ideas for starters.

TV chef and local lad Richard Bainbridge shares his memories of Christmas treats – and invites you to have a go at making them!

From Christmas concerts and services to a festive fayre, there are lots of different ways to enjoy the most magical time of the year at Norwich Cathedral.

We take a look at some of the places curtains will be rising around Norfolk, beginning with Aladdin at the Norwich Theatre Royal where the star tells John Bultitude how he’s moved from the stalls to the stage.

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.

The Eastern Daily Press is encouraging readers to save money and shop local with our Norfolk Christmas offers

Marks & Spencer has been criticised for a “grotesque” and “vomit-inducing” Christmas window display advertising women’s “fancy little knickers” alongside men’s suits.

A group of neighbours are preparing to once again dazzle festive fans with their legendary round about Christmas display.

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.

Stuck on where to go in Norwich for a Christmas meal? Here are some ideas.

A 30ft Christmas tree has been erected as a Norfolk town prepares for its festive transformation - just in time to welcome Santa to its annual Christmas Carnival.

A book shop is bringing Christmas cheer to children in care in Norfolk with the return of an annual appeal.

Norfolk’s Christmas ‘season’ is officially in swing after Holt hosted the county’s first festive lights switch on of 2018.

John Lewis has been accused of not making its festive advert “Christmassy” enough after it released its 2018 offering starring Elton John.

This Christmas a network of local businesses plans to overturn the familiar definition of the term ‘stone-faced’, with festive expressions and jolly faces instead illuminating the walls of Norwich Castle.

Diss Heritage Triangle are set to publish a book telling the story of the town and how it has changed over the centuries.

The act that will turn on the Christmas lights in Norwich this year has finally been revealed.

There is always a good sprinkling of magic and sparkle at our local pantomimes, we take a look at some of the shows on their way to a town near you.

Caroline Flack is to return to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom for this year’s Christmas special.

A new festive event, afternoon teas and a Taste of Portugal at Teles Patisserie.

With the big day fast approaching, how can you make sure you’re in with a shout when it comes to finding what you want under the tree on Christmas Day.

Beer fans can now crack open a cold one to count down to Christmas.

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