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Retailer M&Co is looking to partner with other stores in a bid to save shops in Norfolk’s high streets.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for next week.

A pedestrian was taken to hospital after a crash on the A47.

Norfolk Live

Should long-lost native predators like the lynx be reintroduced to the East Anglian countryside? New nature movement WildEast hopes to reignite the debate about these controversial creatures.

Nearly half of new coronavirus cases reported in Norfolk occurred in Great Yarmouth in the last seven days, new figures have revealed.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A huge blaze which destroyed 14,000sq m of Thetford Forest has prompted stark warnings about fire safety as an expected heatwave brings tinder dry conditions.


Historic reforms of the planning system have been slated as “contentious”, “pitiful” and “a bad day for local democracy”, over fears communities will be excluded from decision-making.

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A Norwich City fan group has raised thousands of pounds for local charities through selling Canaries-themed masks – much to the surprise and delight of its founders.

Watton and Swaffham Events

East Anglia has an amazing artistic heritage. As well as all the sculptors, painters, print-makers and more who have been born here or made their homes here, many more have been inspired by holidays on the Norfolk or Suffolk coast.

The organisers of Norwich Pride have released details of what’s in store for this year’s virtual celebrations with the launch of the annual Pride Guide.

Norfolk Live

A popular city escape room has reopened its doors after lockdown and it has been adapted and made Covid-secure with virtual clues and contactless check-in.

A Norfolk hotelier says reopening her business in the post-lockdown world felt like returning to day one and starting over.

Restaurateurs and hoteliers in Norfolk have urged customers to have empathy with the industry after national criticism of no-show diners.

Food and Drink

Norfolk Entertainment

From Billy Elliot to Cast Away, how many of these instant classics have you watched?

Coronavirus may have forced the closure of venues across the country, but the show must go on and Norwich Theatre is making sure audiences don’t miss out this summer by launching Interlude.

Another two Norfolk restaurants have got the seal of approval from renowned food critic Giles Coren, including Norfolk’s restaurant of the year in 2019.

Food and Drink

An independent restaurant near Norwich has been named in the top 1pc of eateries in the country by Tripadvisor bagging a place in its top ten fine dining establishments.

Food and Drink

From famous DJs to blockbuster films, there is something for everyone at the Norfolk Showground this summer with a jam-packed month of outdoor entertainment from Summertime Social.

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