Police have warned people to think twice before going out in costume after a man in fancy dress sparked a firearms alert.Read the full story ›
Police are looking for a man who has been pictured on the streets of Norwich carrying a firearm and wearing full camouflage clothing.Read the full story ›
An inquest into the death of a British grandmother beheaded in Tenerife is due to resume today.
Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, a retired road safety worker originally from Norwich, was shopping in Los Cristianos in May 2011 when she was attacked and killed by Deyan Deyanov.
Bulgarian national Deyanov was sentenced to 20 years in a secure psychiatric unit in Seville after a Spanish jury ruled he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.
An arrest warrant had been issued for him just three days before the killing, in connection with a separate violent assault.
The inquest will be held at Norfolk Coroner's Court, in Norwich later today.
The Bishop of Norwich told ITV News that the Church of England was calling for more people to be engaged in politics and encouraging ordinary people and politicians to come together "for the common good."
The Rt Revd Graham James said: "Sometimes our political culture and the name calling within it doesn't actually do politicians themselves much good. What we're calling for is for all of us to engage in a politics that actually has a vision that is for the common good."
Norwich was among the cities covered in smog this morning as health experts warn those with heart and lung conditions, including asthma, to avoid strenuous activity outdoors.
People suffering symptoms of pollution - including sore eyes, coughs and sore throats - should also cut down the amount they do outside, experts said.
The face of Alan Partridge has been illuminated in Christmas lights in his home town of Norwich.
A 30 ft version of the character's face is serving as the centre piece of Norwich city centre's Christmas decorations this year.
The huge model has a moving mouth, and lightening engineers have programmed it to sing along to the 80s hit Cuddly Toy by Roachford, to which Steve Coogan mimed in his film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
Partridge's pal Michael (played by actor Simon Greenall) read out a note to visitors at the switch-on, which said:
"Dear people of Norwich, and to a lesser extent anyone here from Suffolk - welcome! I'm genuinely heart-broken not to be there with you, but it's quiz night at the Rose & Crown and I'm the designated driver.
"The electricity used to power the illuminations is enough to run a trouser press for over 25 years. Instead, it's powering an LED effigy of my face and body, lighting up the Christmas night just as the Archangel Gabriel did over two thousand years ago.
"I hope you have a wonderful festive season. A-ha."
Two men have been sentenced after admitting their part in a street brawl while dressed as peace-loving Oompa Loompas.Read the full story ›
Fictional DJ Alan Partridge today premiered his new film Alpha Papa in Norwich, telling fans the movie is his "love letter" to the city.Read the full story ›
Eight people have been treated in hospital for minor injuries after a low-speed crash between their passenger train and an empty train late last night at Norwich station.
Aviva has told staff it has reviewed employment policies.
"Aviva has decided to introduce a revised redundancy policy for all employees on UK contracts. This will bring Aviva’s redundancy terms in line with market practice in the UK which will remain significantly above the statutory provisions.
"Importantly, the changes to redundancy terms will be implemented in two phases so that those impacted in the next six months will still receive the current four weeks’ redundancy pay for each year of service.
This is intended to minimise the impact on employees and follows consultations with Aviva employee forums and Unite.