I was idling in the belvedere the other morning, gazing out over the rooftops, listening to the distant racket of the weekly rubbish collection, when it dawned upon me how much rubbish collections have changed, writes Martin Newell.
That’s the view of regional electricity distributor UK Power Networks (UKPN) which has set out plans for how to meet growing demands on the system from trends such as electric vehicles, “smart” home appliances and renewable energy production.
A livestock farmer has been left shocked and dismayed after the water feed to one of his cattle troughs was interfered with on two occasions during the recent heatwave, leaving his animals in a distressed state.
East Anglia has some great lakes and rivers where you can set up, sit back and enjoy a spot of fishing, so with the season underway we have put together a selection of top locations to try across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
Spectacle counts for a lot these days. Blockbusters claim more media attention than ever before which means that smaller, quirkier films often slip passed unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.
Sitting on sofas arranged in a circle in the back room of a cosy café, everyone was asked to share why they had come along. Reasons ranged from bereavement, existential pondering, professional purposes and just pure curiosity.