How the Evening News brings you the news

Over the years, the Evening News has been there for momentous events in Norwich's history – and that's not going to change.

Here we show a selection of front pages stretching back through the decades. They chart how the Evening News has always been at the very heart of city life.

We have shared the highs, such as Norwich City's football achievements and wonderful human success stories of the people of the city.

But we've also been there for the lows, such as the 1953 floods and the blaze which ripped through Norwich's central library.

We were there when the chocolate factory closed for the final time and when The Forum was built. We were also there to see the final days of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and the move to the new one at Colney.

We have covered the creation of new jobs and reported on the heartache when Norwich workers have lost theirs, such as the redundancies at Norwich Union and, more recently, after city council contractor Connaught collapsed last year.

We have campaigned to keep libraries open, to raise money for good causes, to prevent an incinerator from being built in Costessey and to keep historic Norwich institutions open.

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We also helped get the life-saving SOS bus set up, in response to the tragic river deaths of two young men and our fantastic readers raised money for vital research at the University of East Anglia following the death of Canary goalkeeper Bryan Gunn's daughter Francesca.

Last year, we brought you all the drama of the parliamentary elections, which was captured on our striking front page, pictured, which showed a defeated Charles Clarke leaving politics. That earned us the Front Page of the Year award at the recent EDF Energy Regional Media Awards.

Next week, the Evening News is changing the time it prints every day but, rest assured, it will still be filled with the most comprehensive news and analysis of what's going on in Norwich.

The changes start from Monday and from then, the Evening News will be printed at about midnight every day.

There are a number of reasons why we are making the change.

One is because the way you demand news has changed with the introduction of the internet and 24-hour news channels on TV and radio.

Long gone are the days when the first way to find out about breaking news was when the Evening News rolled off the presses.

For the past decade the majority of the newspaper has been written the day before publication anyway, so our website at is the place to go for breaking news, with the newspaper being a more comprehensive roundup of local news not offered anywhere else. Another reason is that the economy is still suffering and we need to save money to ensure our frontline journalism is maintained for readers. Printing earlier helps us do that.

Ultimately, what is in the Evening News will not change. We still have the reporters and columnists with the local knowledge to make sense of what is happening and bring their analysis to the stories which we find.

The newspaper, along with our website and its sister website, will still be the biggest and best source of Norwich news, information and sport.

And we want the paper to get even better – full of community news reflecting what people in the city are doing. We need you to help us do that by getting in touch, whether by telephone, email, or websites, Twitter, letter or by calling into our office on Rouen Road.