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Royal seal of approval for snappers' coverage of visit

The official website for the monarchy,, is displaying pictures from the Eastern Daily Press photographic team after a special request from the webmasters. Simon Finlay and Nick Butcher were covering the Queen’s visit to Norwich and the pictures they

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Editor Peter honoured for services to journalism

Peter Franzen, editor of the Eastern Daily Press since 1993, has been awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours list. The award is for his services to journalism during his career. In his 34 years with the company, he

News staff in good verse at the EDP

Staff at the Eastern Daily Press have been swapping headlines and deadlines for sonnets and verses, as part of National Poetry Week. The regional newspaper has joined forces with the Norfolk and Norwich Festival to mark the event, and has

Praise from a Professional for EDP coverage

While many may be quick to criticise the press, a Norfolk newspaper has come in for praise from actor Martin Shaw after it reported on the crash landing of his vintage plane. The Eastern Daily Press carried a report after

Newspaper's 'voice' retires

Eastern Daily Press journalist Colin Chinery has retired after more than 30 years with the paper. The senior features and leader writer first joined the EDP in 1965, before becoming leader writer of the East Anglian Daily Times in 1969.

Two editors tell the Queen of papers' role

Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover and Eastern Daily Press editor Peter Franzen both met the Queen on her visit to East Suffolk and talked her through the production process of the newspapers. She watched early editions of the Evening Star

Norfolk paper publishes 'Toon' edition

A special ‘Toon’ edition of the Eastern Daily Press was printed to mark the retirement of Tom Stevenson, Archant’s managing director of digital media and group operations. Produced by EDP editor Peter Franzen, the edition marked the end of Tom’s

Prescott steps in to aid EDP's humanitarian bid

The deputy Prime Minister has cleared the way for the Eastern Daily Press to fly a badly injured African boy to Norfolk for vital surgery. The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital had already agreed to waive treatment charges for ten-year-old Issa

Reader loyalty at EDP

A Norfolk couple has hit the headlines for remaining loyal to the Eastern Daily Press for an amazing 63 years. Arthur and Daisy Bumfrey claim not to have missed a single issue. Their obsession began when the storm clouds were

Journalist agrees settlement in sex discrimination case

A senior journalist, who was sacked from the Eastern Daily Press, has accepted an offer from the newspaper ahead of an employment tribunal. HoldTheFrontPage reported in April how Caroline Culot (31) had worked for the Norwich-based newspaper for seven years

Journalist wins right to pursue sex discrimination claim

A senior journalist on an award-winning regional newspaper has been given the go-ahead to make a claim for sex discrimination after telling a hearing she was too ill after the birth of her baby to go back to full time