July 24 2014 Latest news:
What are your kitchen essentials? Whatever they are, if you can honestly claim that one of them is “exotic grains” then you’re no reader of mine.
He literally puts the Sting in stingy – stool-hugging, lute-strumming, Kayapo Indian Chief-bothering, Tantric sex-practising, macrobiotic yogic-trance dullard Gordon Sumner has announced that he won’t be leaving any of his £180 million fortune to his six children.
Shock news this week – according to a new poll, Ed Miliband is even less popular than Nick Clegg.
Mon nom est Stacia Briggs et je suis allé en France pour mes vacances et c’était très agréable. J’avais une baguette et un peu de fromage et une glace.
When I started in journalism, I wanted to grow up to be Lynda Lee-Potter (RIP) or Lynn Barber. And now that I’m 20 years into the business, I still do.
I know it’s annoying when you’ve decided that you’re not going to vote and then someone starts shrieking at you that if you don’t vote, you haven’t got the right to complain about the outcome of the elections, the way the country is being run or anything whatsoever, really.
There’s another survey out saying that gardening is good for the body, mind and soul – this time, it claims that young people benefit from gardening as opposed to, for example, binge drinking, smoking and fighting which are significantly not as good for their bodies, minds and souls.
I’m used to the surveys that announce that the public have placed journalists in the top 10 list of most distrusted professionals in the UK (alongside estate agents, builders and used car salesmen) but I refuse to believe that being a reporter is one of the worst jobs in Britain: for a start, I’m a reporter and I’ve done worse jobs than this.
It’s Catch the Bus Week, seven days designed to encourage car drivers to become bus passengers. Car-loving Stacia Briggs decided to give public transport a fare chance and hitched a ride on a First Eastern Counties bus.
From the Golden Mile to the Holy Mile, shell museums to shrines, desecrated saints to angels, Norfolk has endless treasure to discover on a day out. STACIA BRIGGS and her family continued their trip across the county, taking in ruins, historic churches, railway stations and, er, some sausage rolls.
From giants to fairytale thatched roundhouses, tales of a dormant volcano in Diss to the site of medieval whippings, doughnuts to world-famous scones, Norfolk offers every visitor the perfect day out. STACIA BRIGGS and her family set off on a Grand Tour of the county to discover some old favourites and hidden treasures.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.