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.
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.”
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.
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.