There is an air of excitement building as we look ahead to Christmas 2013. The economy is showing signs of recovery, new stores are throwing open their doors in Norwich and shoppers are out early seeking out the perfect gifts for their loved ones. But as we immerse ourselves in the excitement of Christmas, the parties, the delicious food, the shopping and quality time with friends and family, we must not forget the real meaning behind Christmas. Here we bring you a round up of Christmas news, the top 10 toys list for this year, details of the festive light switch-on ceremonies and timings for the special church services that take place at this time of year. We also want to celebrate the selfless actions of those who work tirelessly over the festive season to help those who are less fortunate.

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Christmas News

EDP reporter Kathryn Cross learning how to make sausages, with Creake Abbey head butcher Lisa Scothern. Picture: Ian Burt

Expert cookery advice on offer at new Norfolk food workshops

Lisa Scothern, head butcher at Creake Abbey Food Hall in North Creake, is imparting some of her vast knowledge to the public in a new series of food workshops. Kathryn Cross went along to find out more.

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Christmas events guide

There's so much going on in Norfolk this Christmas. Make sure you don't miss out

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