Stacia gets ready to prepare the tea.

Norwich Gaming Festival: A non-gamer sees what all the fuss is about

It’s the biggest festival of its kind to be showcased in Norfolk and is bringing together gamers of all ages to celebrate the virtual world of video games. Non-gamer Stacia Briggs stumbled into an alien world.

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File photo dated 06/09/2005 of a bowl of fruit on a table, as new research suggests that five helpings of fruit and vegetables a day may not be enough. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 1, 2014. Seven portions every day could have a more protective effect, experts said. See PA story HEALTH Vegetables. Photo credit should read: Chris Young/PA Wire

Believe me, I know all about the art of being a picky eater

I was a notoriously picky eater when I was a child, basically refusing to eat anything that wasn’t a certain brand of sausages (the only brand my son will now eat – they’re local, too, which means I am propping up Norfolk’s meat industry even though I’m a vegetarian), chips or sweet things.

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The Mad Moose between Dover Street, left, and Warwick Street in the Golden Triangle. Picture: Denise Bradley

Opinion: It’s true - the Golden Triangle is one of the best places to live - and here are 20 reasons why

I was overjoyed to see that the Golden Triangle was named in a recent list of the 101 best places to live in England – mainly because I’m selling a house there at the moment and it might encourage people to spend a few more quid (although I’m also buying another one round the corner, so it’s swings and roundabouts).

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Carers website produces fundraising calender, and woman who runs site wins digital hero award. Hellesdon woman Wendy Maxwell, who runs carers website Chill4Us, has won the East region TalkTalk Digital Hero Award and the £5,000 that goes with it.; PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Appeal to secure future of carers’ Chill 4 Us site

Can you help to bring the outside world into the lives of those unable to leave their home because they are caring for a loved one? An online community for carers is appealing for help to keep its vital service open to those in genuine need. STACIA BRIGGS spoke to Chill 4 Us founder Wendy Maxwell about the importance of keeping the lines of communication open.

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Interactor Chelsea Carter-Crosby adds some of the last sprinkles of snow to the model of Hogwarts School at Warner Bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, ready for visitors to admire this festive season PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 14, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ  . Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Discovering the magic of Harry Potter’s world

The spell that ended the screen life of Harry Potter may be finally broken: JK Rowling is writing a film based on the textbook the bopy wizard used at Hogwarts. STACIA BRIGGS thought it was time she found out what all the fuss was about.

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Norfolk people are among the best at DIY and Thorns in Norwich is a popular place to buy everything you need for that do-it-yourself project. Sales assistant Glen Gates with some of the popular buys.
 Picture: Simon Finlay

As East Anglians express a love for home improvements, here are 20 DIY dos and don’ts

Are you daunted by DIY or heroic when it comes to home improvements? A new survey claims that DIY enthusiasts in East Anglia have upped their game and are now among the best in the country.

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Slow Worm. 25% of Britons have seen these creatures in the wild.

Norfolk home to seven of UK’s top ten rarest wild animals

You don’t have to go far to enjoy some of the amazing wildlife. Here in Norfolk we have some of the rarest species here, says Stacia Briggs.

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Graphic: facts on chips

Graphic: Fifty tasty facts about favourite takeaway treat

It’s time to celebrate a British institution with 50 fantastic facts about chips (and one truly bizarre fact about crisps). STACIA BRIGGS says chip, chip, chip hooray for British Chip Week, which starts today.

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Which Norfolk chip shop is your favourite, and why?

National Chip Week: Which Norfolk chip shop is your favourite, and why?

While traditional chip shops continue to boom, there are new chips on the chopping block - and we want you to tell us which chippy is your favourite, and why.

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30 of your first world problems

They are the minor inconveniences that can ruin a few minutes of every day but that – if we’re honest – never herald the end of the world and are pathetic small-fry when compared to people living genuinely difficult lives. Stacia Briggs looks at first world problems, and wants to know what yours are.

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Photo gallery: Round-the-clock operation caring for the hungry orphans of the Norfolk storm

Honey Loop, Toast, Egg McMuffin, Scrambled Egg, Shreddie and Crunchy Nut Cornflake may not have a mum, but they’ve got a team of dedicated surrogates working around the clock to make sure they’ll soon be well enough to be released back into the wild.

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Review: Uplifting show has so much to savour

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Norwich Theatre Royal

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