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Forest Live returns to Thetford for another year as Elbow, Rick Astley, Olly Murs and Clean Bandit take to the stage this week. First up is BRIT award-winning and festival favourite Elbow with hits such as “One Day Like This” bound to get arms waving in the air. From timings to travel, here is everything you need to know ahead of their concert this Thursday night.

With grey and gloomy weather set to continue across the region until the weekend, here is our helpful list of places and activities you can enjoy indoors.


Sarah Millican is bringing her one-woman Control Enthusiast show to Norwich.


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

Looking for something different to do that doesn’t involve splashing the cash? Here’s our guide to some of the fun and completely free activities taking place across Norfolk this July...


Music is set to fill the streets, squares, parks and pubs of Wymondham as the town gears up for its annual ‘festival fortnight’.

With the Royal Norfolk Show just around the corner here are some important house-keeping notes for all showgoers to make your experience even better...


We have a fabulous selection of treats to share with you at the Royal Norfolk Show. Here are some of the Show Director’s picks for 2017...


Norfolk Museums Service and Norfolk and Norwich Festival are among the key arts organisations across the region celebrating confirmation of major funding securing the future of projects up to 2022.

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With the sun set to stay in Norfolk for the rest of the year, North Norfolk News is offering four families the chance to win a group ticket to this year’s Trunchonbury Festival.

Latitude Festival’s Melvin Benn revealed he’s met with high-ranking officers of the Metropolitan Police in the wake of last month’s Manchester Arena attack and is in almost daily contact with counter-terrorism teams across the country.


Hedley Swain, South East area director for Arts Council England, the national body responsible for championing and developing art and culture, on why Norfolk is receiving £17 million from the organisation in National Portfolio Organisation funding.

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American rock band The Flaming Lips brought their latest tour to Norwich on Monday night and fans were not disappointed.

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The school summer break is nearly upon us and with it comes the constant challenge of how to keep the kids entertained. With a view to being prepared, we have put together a selection of activities and clubs taking place across East Anglia this summer.

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The mother of a young girl who suffered a panic attack at the Little Mix concert in Newmarket has said she is “beyond grateful” to two Dereham heroes who came to her aid.


A weekend of fun is coming to Martham as the annual carnival comes to the village.

At the age of 82, Mundesley-based artist John Midgley would be forgiven for putting his feet up and taking life easy.


Seven arts and cultural organisations in Norfolk are to receive a total of £17m in Arts Council England funding.

The lyrics have rarely matched the action so accurately as in Natasha J Barnes portrayal of Fanny Brice in this touring production of Funny Girl at Norwich Theatre Royal: she has her “eye on the target” all the way through, and boy does she keep hitting bullseye.

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It’s hosted hundreds of gigs over the years but I doubt the UEA has seen anything like this before.


Former Pop Idol wannabe turned West End leading man Darius Campbell is reprising his role in hit musical Funny Girl at Norwich Theatre Royal. He tells us why it’s a dream role, how he got to tease his dad and affection for his TV talent show days.

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Work from the world’s next generation of artists will go on display to the public today as Norwich University of the Arts Degree Show begins.


Activity is the name of the game for Guides and Scouts at the Royal Norfolk Show this year as they attempt to cycle the distance between outdoor adventure centres in London and Edinburgh at their show stand.


Celebrating the church in action is the theme of the Diocese of Norwich’s stand at the Royal Norfolk Show.


The streets of Sheringham will be echoing with the sound of clashing sticks and clattering clogs this weekend, when 40 morris dancing sides from all over the country will descend on the town for the annual Potty Morris and Folk Festival.

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Concerts in which setlists include both Nessun Dorma and Bohemian Rhapsody are few and far between.


Organisers of a horse racing and music event have responded to claims that drunken crowds became violent and trampled over young children during a performance by pop band Little Mix.


The date has been revealed for next year’s Let’s Rock Norwich! retro 1980s music festival.

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Following his first headline set last night on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, the reviews have come thick and fast for Ed Sheeran.

The Scottish comedian who is back in the region used to work as a lawyer on death row than she turned to comedy. But she continues to tackle serious issues amid the laughs.

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Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett explains why performing live will be forever in their DNA, when we can expect new music and why he loves Suffolk’s Latitude Festival.


Families attending a much-hyped Suffolk pop concert have described how young fans’ excitement turned to tears as drunken crowds reportedly became violent amid “scenes from hell”.

Academy of St Thomas, Salle church, Saturday June 24

Not matter how often you tell them “only boring people get bored” there are times in every holiday or half term when us parents feel under pressure to get the children out of the house to stimulate their imaginations and let them burn off some excess energy.


Buckets of water on doors, itching powder, crickets in your bed; Marlon Jackson got up to some pranks with little brother Michael as kids. He shares his memories ahead of The Jacksons’ Newmarket concert.

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