When pupils complained no-one wrote books about children like them, teacher Hayley Long turned novelist. Now she is a full-time, award-winning writer, living in Norfolk with her next two books set in Suffolk
Comedy royalty spent two nights under canvas at a luxury camping site in Norfolk while they filmed their new BBC comedy about angling. On which note, two parrots were sitting on a perch. One said to the other ‘Can you smell fish?’
Some TV highlights for Easter weekend and next week - from Ant and Dec without Ant to Agatha Christie, Dave Allen’s f-bomb to Cunk on Britain, Patrick Kielty talking about his father’s death at the hands of the UFF to real-life crime and shows with days in their title.
The battle to engage more girls in technical subjects is beginning to bear fruit – but leading figures in the industry in East Anglia say engagement and outreach will be key to bringing up the numbers.
Hundreds of lecturers and other campus staff angry over proposed changes to pensions are this week staging the first two days of a planned 14-day strike, lasting until mid-March, at the University of Essex. See a full list here.
Could a focused six-hour working day be the key to keeping staff energised, efficient and productive? Bethany Whymark spoke to a Norwich company which has embraced the Swedish concept of lagom – doing “just the right amount”.
The actor, who was born in Ipswich, plays Captain Stanhope in a new film version of R.C. Sherriff’s 1923 play set in the trenches, directed by Saul Dibb. They tell Simon Parkin about a film that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.
In the not too distant future, barring accidents and other catastrophes, will it be possible to live for hundreds of years? Some scientists certainly think so. Sheena Grant reports on the hunt for a ‘cure’ for ageing and gets the views of an East Anglian academic.