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Discover the ink in Neil Haverson's blood, on this 50-year ride through the Norfolk and Suffolk newspaper industry. Neil has witnessed it all in the ever-changing regional media world – from flongs, hot metal and office cricket, to full colour printing, digital editions and the web. For much of his career, Neil worked in Eastern Counties Newspapers, latterly Archant’s commercial arm, but his talent as a humorous writer was discovered on the in-house Prospect magazine. This led to wry sporting columns and the famous ‘Fortress H’ dispatches in the Eastern Daily Press. Ink in my Blood, my half century in newspapers features the ‘greatest hits’ from Neil's Norwich Mercury, Eastern Daily Press and Let’s Talk magazine columns and his reflections on half a century of ink in his blood.
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All Things Norfolk has teamed up with the East Anglian Game and Country Fair to give you the chance to win one of three family tickets to this year's Fair which takes place on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2018 at the Euston Estate which is just off the A11 at Thetford, by kind permission of The Duke and Duchess of Grafton. Euston Hall is steeped in history and provides a beautiful backdrop to the already established events on the Estate. Euston Estate provides a central location for The East Anglian Game & Country Fair, only 30 minutes from Norwich on the newly dualled A11 near Elveden, with excellent access to Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.
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All Things Norfolk have teamed up with Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden to provide you with the chance to win a family ticket to their popular Easter Egg Hunt which takes place on Friday 30th March 2018. Hunt for the colourful eggs that will lead you to a chocolate egg prize, plus face painting and Easter crafts for children. Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden consists of 130 acres of cultivated, wild and natural plantings, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. There are nearly 4 miles of woodland pathways to explore along with stunning views over their private broad. 
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:00

Win a copy of Molly Moo, the independent cow

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Children from Fairhaven Primary School helped Norwich artist, Sandra Derry launch her second children's book, Molly Moo, the independent cow at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. Sandra read Molly Moo to the children, along with her first book Curly Sheep's Bad Hair Day. Molly Moo tells the story of an adventurous cow, who decides to try and find the milking parlour, without her farmer's help. Sandra Derry said: “I am really pleased that the children from Fairhaven Primary School were able to join me for the reading and help bring Molly Moo to life. I would also like to thank Fairhaven Garden for hosting the event.”
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Dastardly deeds are not something you automatically associate with Norfolk, but local author Chris Crowther has gone even further and used the tranquil magic of Broadland as the setting for his series of whodunits. The sleuth in these stories is Jack Fellows, a navigation ranger with the Broads Authority, who spends his days patrolling the waterways, assisting boaters and enforcing the river by-laws. Like many rangers, he has a police background, in his case as a Detective Superintendant with Scotland Yard, and a copper’s instinct that looks beyond the carefree boating to a rather more sinister world of strange happenings and questionable deaths.
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Best Beauty, is the new beauty treatment business at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich. Run by Sophie Best, Best Beauty is the only supplier of classic French Guinot skincare treatments in the city centre. Sophie’s contemporary salon is in a former 18th century coaching parlour on Wensum Street, next to the Maids Head’s historic entrance. A former City College Norwich student, Sophie Best (25), has launched her own business after working at Sprowston Manor, where she was beauty spa stand-in manager for the last two years.
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Published on October 2 by Allthingsnorfolk business member, Paul Dickson and on sale in the Allthingsnorfolk Shop, A Moment in Time – 50 stories that bring East Anglian history to life, by former EDP journalist Peter Sargent, takes us on a journey in time, from the mysterious ancient figure of the Green Man in Norwich Cathedral, via the day King Charles II rode a winner at Newmarket’s racetrack on to Second World War soldiers preparing for the D-Day landings in woods on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.
Monday, 31 July 2017 00:00

Winning was a piece of cake for Wednesday

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Local business woman Wednesday Batchelor from Unicorn Cakery and Delectables in Wymondham won top prize in South Norfolk Council’s Victoria Sponge Bake Off competition. Her prosecco soaked Victoria sponge, with white chocolate buttercream and homemade cherry jam had the judges heading back for seconds and thirds when the competition ran earlier in the month at South Norfolk on Show. Having quit her job in May as a facilities manager to spend more time with her one-year-old daughter Isabella, Wednesday was keen to raise the profile of her new business. 
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

The Hunstanton Soapbox Derby needs you!

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The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is reviving the tradition of the Hunstanton Soapbox Derby, and is looking for teams to take part. The races will take place on Sunday 17 September in Hunstanton, and entries are open now. So if anyone has ever wished they could build their own soapbox kart and race it down the hilly streets of Hunstanton, now is their chance! Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “I’m sure lots of people remember the soapbox derbies held in Hunstanton during the 1960s, 70s and 80s; the events were hugely popular and drew big crowds. We’re hoping that our modern version will be just as successful."
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Keen swimmer, Noah Harris was in a spin to find out that he had won South Norfolk Council’s competition to name the Swim School Turtle.Four year old Noah, from Cringleford, thought the turtle should be named Turbo, and the judges all agreed.Noah and his mum Rebecca collected his prize of six months Swim School membership from Councillor Yvonne Bendle, who said. “Congratulations to Noah for coming up with such a splendid name for our turtle. Swim School is a great success, with over a thousand members at our leisure centres in Diss and Wymondham"
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