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Six members of staff at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich have had babies in recent months. The new arrivals, parents and siblings were invited to the hotel for a special afternoon tea celebration on April 12, hosted by General Manager, Christine Malcolm.

Christine Malcolm explained: “In my 10 years at the Maids Head, we have never had such a large group of new arrivals. So we decided to bring them all together and mark the births with a celebration afternoon tea. To add to the togetherness, Rose our Events Co-ordinator gave birth to her daughter, Mia, on the same day that Malgorzata, wife of Head Chef 'Magic', gave birth to her son, Miesko.”

Norwich partnership homes developer Lovell has launched a year of fundraising for local charity St Martins Housing Trust with a £550 donation.

The Broadland Business Park-based company has chosen St Martins – which helps homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk – as its nominated charity for 2018.

The start of the partnership saw St Martins chief executive Dr Jan Sheldon receive a donation raised by Lovell team members through events including a raffle.

As International Women’s Day puts the spotlight on women’s achievements, Norwich partnership homes developer Lovell is urging more girls and women to consider construction careers.

Lovell, which has women working across its East Anglian business, would like to see more coming into an industry where female workers remain under-represented, making up just 12.8 per cent of the overall national construction workforce.

Lovell’s local team includes Norwich-based customer care manager Daisy Foord, who ensures that all homes built by the firm meet the highest quality standards.

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Celebrate English Tourism Week from Saturday, March 17 to Sunday, March 25 at the historic Maids Head Hotel in Norwich.

A classic English Afternoon Tea will be on offer, along with special English Tourism Week cocktails, Norfolk Martini and Norfolk Raspberry Tonic.

On Thursday, March 22, at 12noon, Peter Rye will be unveiling a photograph of his great-grandfather, Walter Rye, owner of the Maids Head from 1889 to 1895 and Mayor of Norwich, 1908 to 1909. Peter will also be officially opening eight newly refurbished bedrooms in the oldest part of the hotel. Bedrooms that Walter Rye would have known well.

‘Books To Schools’ was inspired by the success of Waterstones Christmas Giving Tree campaign, an annual event in which customers at the Castle Street bookshop are invited to gift books to children in care. The scheme has proved hugely popular in recent years and in 2017 over 500 children received books for Christmas through the Giving Tree campaign, thanks to hundreds of donations made by Waterstones customers to the project.

Voting is now open for Britain’s Favourite Market competition and Norwich City Council is encouraging residents and visitors to vote for Norwich Market.

Norwich Market is unique in Britain. It dates back more than 900 years, boasts almost 190 stalls and is one of the largest Monday-to-Saturday open market in the country. 

It contains a fantastic mix of products and services including knitting and embroidery, a vintage clothing collective, fruit and vegetables, beautifully fresh fish, dainty cupcakes, flowers, jewellery and bags - and this list only scratches the surface of its treasure trove of stalls.

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

Win afternoon tea and Jessica manicure for 2

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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Norfolk Black History Month 2017 was launched at a reception at City Hall, Norwich on Friday, September 29. The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman and Molly Samuels-Leport MBE both spoke at the launch.

The event included the unveiling of a portrait of Molly Samuels-Leport, painted by North Norfolk based Jamaican artist, Danny Keen, who is also Chairman of Norfolk Black History Month. The portrait will be on display in City Hall reception throughout October.

Molly Samuels-Leport MBE, who lives in Walthamstow, was seven times World Karate Champion during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sunday Times International Sportswoman of the Year and was a recipient of the Jamaican Award for Excellence.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

Norwich Film Festival

Norwich Film Festival is back for a 7th year taking place from the 9th November to the 19th November and we are thrilled to bring you our most exciting and diverse festival yet. Over 10 days you'll experience some awesome films, talks and panels. 

Kicking off NFF17 is a screening of the wonderful A PRIVATE FUNCTION followed by an In Conversation with MICHAEL PALIN which is taking place at the OPEN.
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FANN17, the fifth biennial celebration of architecture in Norwich and Norfolk, organised by the Norfolk Association of Architects (NAA), the local branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) runs throughout October, culminating in the annual Norwich Lecture on 2 November

The festival features the work and ideas of the county's architects, and outstanding work in Norfolk by architects from further afield: buildings, interiors, landscape design and master planning.

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