Opinion Max Aarons' impressive first team breakthrough earned him a new Norwich City deal Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Paul Chesterton It was around this time 12 months ago the Canaries’ season plunged into a tailspin. Paddy Davitt assesses the prospect of avoiding a repeat ahead of the return to league action at Nottingham Forest this weekend. Those fond of omens may be glad to learn Norwich City have followed up every defeat this season with a win under Daniel Farke.Given Nottingham Forest have gone 12 home games without a loss that would rank as another step in the right direction on Saturday at the City Ground. The Canaries face three of the top seven in their next four Championship games, plus a test against Aston Villa under the new management of ex-Brentford chief Dean Smith.Marco Stiepermann appears to be getting to grips with the Championship Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdIt looks a tough schedule but you could justifiably argue apart … [Read more...] about Paddy Davitt: Lessons of the past need to define Norwich City’s future course
PUBLISHED: 15:11 16 October 2018 Judy Rimmer The presenters of Blue Peter in 1972 (from left) Peter Purves, Lesley Judd, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes with his dog Shep. Picture: PA Wire Archant It was 60 years ago, on October 16 2018, that Blue Peter first arrived on our screens. People in East Anglia have been sharing their memories of the iconic children’s show. Blue Peter legend Peter Purves. Picture: Zak Hussein/PA WireThe programme has seen many changes over the years, including moves from London to Salford and, perhaps even more controversial, from BBC1 to digital channel CBeebies,But it has proved its staying power, and earlier this year it was voted the greatest children’s show of all time in a Radio Times poll. Over 60 years, it has had scores of presenters and pets, while countless models have been made and recipes cooked up on screen, as children frantically jotted down notes. Blue Peter showed the way forward to today’s … [Read more...] about Flagship show
Canaries top scorer Teemu Pukki limped off during Finland's game against Greece Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki has calmed talk of his injury scare, after limping off during the early stages of Finland’s latest Uefa Nations League victory last night. The Canaries’ top scorer felt cramp in one of his calves and was substituted in just the 12th minute in Tampere, giving City fans a worry ahead of Saturday’s Championship game at Nottingham Forest.City fans will have to wait until later in the week for a full update from head coach Daniel Darke ahead of the Forest game but the 28-year-old did speak to the media after the game.Pukki had taken his tally for the season to nine goals in 16 games for club and country when he scored a late winner in Estonia on Friday – his third successive goal in a 1-0 win for his country.However, that remarkable run on the international scene was brought to a sudden halt as he … [Read more...] about Pukki calms Canaries fears after limping off during Finland duty
PUBLISHED: 11:25 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 16 October 2018 The Rose in Norwich is serving a gin and tonic afternoon tea. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto This content is subject to copyright. A Norwich craft beer pub is putting the ‘T’ into afternoon tea by serving a special G&T version. The Rose on Queens Road in Norwich is hosting two special afternoon tea events. Picture Stephen Mole. The gin and tonic tea event is being held at The Rose on Queens Road and is described as “the Mad Hatter’s tea party with gin”.Held on Saturday November 3rd, guests can expect tiny sandwiches and big slices of cake washed down with gin and mixers.The pub is also hosting a ‘Crafternoon Tea’ this Saturday (October 20) which will feature artisan food including home made savoury pies and pastries, chutneys and pickles, local cheeses and breads - all served with a selection of craft beer. “We first ran this event during Norwich Craft Beer Week … [Read more...] about A Norwich pub is serving a G&T afternoon tea
PUBLISHED: 09:14 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:14 16 October 2018 Lynne Mortimer There are 209 steps up to the top of the tower of St Botolph's Church, in Boston... a step too far for Lynne. St Botolph's is thought to be the largest parish church in England. Picture: Philip Jones. (c) copyright citizenside.com Travelling to Boston, I felt I’d earned my Lincolnshire sausage. ‘Let’s go somewhere we’ve never been before,” I said to my husband. I could see his mind working. “No, I mean, somewhere other than Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex or Cambridgeshire.”We had decided to go and see my son’s touring theatre company’s production of As You Like It and, as it wasn’t visiting a venue nearby, I thought we might be adventurous and explore foreign parts.“What about Boston?”“They’re doing Massachusetts?” “Lincolnshire.”Boston, Lincs, doesn’t look too far away on a … [Read more...] about Is it friendlier in the north?