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Forest Live returns for another year as Elbow, Rick Astley, Olly Murs and Clean Bandit take to the stage this week. X-Factor runner-up Olly Murs, who has since had four number one singles, wants you to dance with him on Friday night when he performs his sold out show at Thetford Forest. From timings to travel, here is everything you need to know.

Celebrating the best of Americana, The Maverick Festival turns 10 this weekend. Founder Paul Spencer spoke to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about those first difficult years, how it’s evolved and issues an invite to Ed Sheeran who made his festival debut there.

They have made us grin, guffaw and split our sides with laughter over the past 80 years.


A small leading lady will take to the stage opposite a tall leading man when the Mundesley Players starts its musical comedy run of ‘The Pirates of Pen’s Aunts’.


The first day of The Royal Norfolk Show 2017 has drawn to a close and despite the rain, tens of thousands of visitors headed out to the showground to enjoy the opening today - were you one of them?

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.


The doctor turned comedian knows his way to the funny bone. As he bring his new show about saving the NHS to Diss Corn Hall, he tells us about swapping a stethoscope for stand-up.


Ahead of summer gigs in Thetford and Newmarket, Olly Murs talks about being single again, taking pride in his work, and why he’s still just the same down-to-earth cheeky Essex chap that he always was. Simon Parkin reports.

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A Spitting Image puppet of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher is among the items on display at the Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts stand at the Royal Norfolk Show.


There is just one week to go until one of the biggest blues music festivals in the country kicks off in Dereham.


The wet weather for the first day of the 2017 Royal Norfolk Show brought back memories from 60 years ago for sisters Sally Clarke and Margaret Morfoot.


A cast of a thousand are going to celebrate our county in song during the closing ceremony of this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.


Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here are a few suggestions for the mid and north Norfolk area.


Despite the rain a trio of ladies wowed in the style stakes when they were named the best dressed and headline hat winners on the first day of this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.


Showgoers were treated to a glimpse of the latest looks on the catwalk at the annual Jarrold and EDP Norfolk Fashion Show at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.

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.

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.

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.


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...

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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.


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.

The Flaming Lips - UEA Nick Rayns LCR

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


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