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Sister dailies back launch of special day for county

Two sister dailies have given their backing to the launch of a special day to celebrate one of England’s counties.

The Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News are supporting the inaugural Norfolk Day, which will be held on 27 July this year.

The initiative, also backed by BBC Radio Norfolk, is described by the EDP as “a day of fun, a day for laughter, a day to show how proud you are to live here, and day in which everyone is encouraged to get involved”.

The newspaper splashed on the event’s launch on Friday.

Norfolk Day

Editor David Powles said: “We’re all really proud to call Norfolk home and we know there are thousands of people out there who feel the same way as us.

“Norfolk Day is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to get involved and showcase just what it is about the county that we all love so much.”

The two newspapers’ Archant sister dailies, the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star, are current supports of Suffolk Day, in the neighbouring East Anglian county.

Suffolk Day was first marked on 21 June 2017.


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  • February 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Obviously running short of news again.
    Silliness abounds.

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  • February 21, 2018 at 8:48 am

    It’s just more bandwagon jumping which has replaced the long standing tradition of the EDP being at the forefront of local issues and being known for its proactive campaigning,however with its readership and copy sale numbers in free fall they’re no longer the voice of the county they once were a decade or so ago as they don’t have a large enough audience.

    The other side of this campaign (which they haven’t picked up ) is that many many local people are asking why a day wasn’t chosen when the children were off school to encourage more events and greater community interactions,good journalism would have highlighted this but that means going out and talking to people which no longer happens

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  • February 22, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Interesting that the logo for this just names the EDP rather than ‘Archant’. Not a ringing endorsement for the Norwich Evening News or any of the county weeklies, I’d say.

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  • February 22, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    It is in the school holidays.So the local people who are asking the question don’t have children or grandchildren at school obviously.

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