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Millie Mackintosh and Stephen Manderson aka Professor Green. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Sweet music

Ahead of his visit to Norwich, rapper Professor Green talks about his music and his marriage to the confectionery heir Millie Mackintosh.

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Party canapes

Canapés without tears

Don’t despair at the thought of hosting a party, with these simple but stylish canapes from our food writer Mary Kemp.

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Basil roast rump of lamb

Winter warmer

With award-winning chef Daniel Smith at its helm, The Ingham Swan is a must-visit restaurant on Norfolk’s culinary map, writes Rachel Buller.

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Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis, feeding from a garden feeder

A watching brief

Fill up your feeders, station yourself at the kitchen window and have your binoculars at the ready, the Big Garden Birdwatch comes to Norfolk, as Rupert Masefield from the RSPB in Norwich reports.

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A seagull flying over Cromer Pier.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A quick get-away

Need a little seasonal tonic, a chance to escape the chaos of Christmas planning? Treat yourself to some time out with these 31 cool ideas for a cold winter’s day from Visit North Norfolk.

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Economy Car Hire

Made in Norfolk

Norfolk entrepreneur Rory Sexton was barely out of his teens when he launched a car hire business. Now his success stretches across Europe, as Rowan Mantell explains.

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Shawl from The Mercerie

Stylesheet

Norfolk best boutiques and loveliest labels, by Rachel Buller

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Quatuor Parisii

Five minutes with . . .

Roger Rowe of the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club which promotes an annual series of classical chamber music concerts, and will be hosting a Chamber Music Weekend.

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Correa backhouseana

Garden guide

Plant specialist Keith Clouting from Taverham Nursery Centre brings you his guide to getting the best out of your garden.

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Stoke Mill - Turkey. Andrew Rudd and Ludo Laccarino.

Turkey perfection

Andy Rudd, chef patron at Stoke Mill in Stoke Holy Cross, winner of the Best Restaurant award sponsored by Swank Interiors, shares his own special recipe for cooking the tastiest Christmas turkey.

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Chris Coubrough - low-fat Christmas tart with egg nog.

Low-fat Christmas tart

Chef Chris Coubrough was given this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers. As proprietor of three hotels, Christmas is a busy time for Chris and his team – buts also very special for his family as they go back to their Kiwi roots.

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At home with BBC Radio Norfolk Presenter Nick Conrad with his wife Emma and 7 month old girl Erin.

Radio Ga Ga

His straight-talking and empathy has won him a legion of fans on BBC Radio Norfolk. As he prepares to enjoy his first Christmas with his baby daughter, Nick Conrad tells Rachel Buller why becoming a dad has given him new focus.

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Jackie Kennedy who owns Marsh Pig Charcuterie, which makes various smoked meats. 

Picture: James Bass

The BIG idea

The past two years have seen some great successes for Jackie Kennedy, owner of the award-winning Marsh Pig Charcuterie at Claxton Corner.

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Acle High School pupils in Tanzania

From the headmaster’s office

A determined group of Acle students with lots to offer has travelled to Tanzania to help children who have so little.

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Anna Chancellor & Miranda Richardson

Mapp reading

The merciless comedy of E F Benson’s Mapp and Lucia novels comes to the BBC this winter. Paul Barnes reveals the Norfolk story behind the man and his work.

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A fruit inspired table setting

Norfolk by design

It is during times such as Christmas when we are entertaining that we discover how well our homes suit our needs.

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Windswept, one of the evocative winter scenes captured by photographer Steve Denby.

Picture perfect

Ruins loom out of a frozen Norfolk landscape, ice-encased trees claw the sky, familiar beauty spots are transformed into still, stark scenes, writes Rowan Mantell.

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Holt Christmas lights

Norfolk day and night

Katherine Erwin shares her ideas for a perfect December day and night in Norfolk.

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