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Staff at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich are celebrating today, having won two awards at the 2019 Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards, staged on Thursday night, at Open in Norwich. The hotel picked up Best Independent Hotel, along with the Investing in the Future accolade. The wins at the Tourism Awards follows hot on the heels of last November's Best Employer win at the Norfolk Business Awards. Christine Malcolm, General Manager said: “We have been privately owned by the Chaplin family for the last six years. During that time we have embarked on a phased multi million pound renovation programme to ensure that the historic building meets the expectations of 21stcentury visitors"
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We are delighted to launch a new feature to All Things Norfolk giving you the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the people who own or run some of the fabulous local independent businesses which we are proud to feature on All Things Norfolk. The first to step forward for this new feature is Keith Osborn from Keith Osborn Photography in Fakenham. Keith established his business in 2008 with the aim to provide creative , unobtrusive and affordable wedding, commercial, lifestyle and portrait photography. Keith is an active member in the Fakenham community including being Co-founder and curator with his wife Debbie of Fakenham Makers Market, Churchwarden at Fakenham Parish Church and proud Sponsor of Fakenham Town Ladies FC. We hope you enjoy learning a little bit more…
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Tabs Taberham, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden's volunteer Wildlife Warden, celebrated his 80th birthday on Friday. To mark the occasion Tabs was presented with a walking stick made by forester, Pete Taylor, from Fairhaven hazel, with a carved piece from the King Oak on top. Louise Rout, Garden Manager said: “Many happy returns to Tabs, who provides wonderful support to our gardening team, including habitat management advice, monitoring wildlife in the garden, leading regular guided walks and working on wildlife projects like our ongoing entomological survey.”
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The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, which claims to be the oldest hotel in the UK, won the Best Employer accolade at the Norfolk Business Awards 2018. The hotel was the only hospitality business to pick up an award. Privately owned since December 2012, the hotel has embarked, over the last four years, on a phased multi million pound renovation and refurbishment programme to ensure that the historic building meets the expectations of 21st century visitors. Christine Malcolm, General Manager, the Maids Head Hotel said: “We are thrilled to have won the Best Employer accolade at the Norfolk Business Awards. Our staff are at the heart of our renovation and refurbishment programme and are vital to the success of the business.” This project covers all aspects of the property from…
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We are delighted to announce we have a number of new features and initiatives we will be launching during 2019 as we continue to fly the flag for local independent businesses in Norfolk, as well as showcasing the County we are proud to live and work in. In 2018 we unveiled a new website for All Things Norfolk along with the successful soft launch of our online shop with a limited number of All Things Norfolk business members prior to now opening it up to all our business members. One of the initial users of the All Things Norfolk Shop, Paul Dickson Books, who has successfully sold many books via our platform said of the shop "The operation of the All Things Norfolk Shop is very straightforward and easy to…
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Guests enjoyed a a special dinner party at the Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, hosted by 'John Paston' on Thursday, November 22, to mark the first mention of the the hotel's name in a Paston letter dated November 22, 1472. Rob Knee of the Paston Footprints Project and Paston Heritage Society, who was master of ceremonies for the evening, as John Paston, presented a facsimile of the Paston letter mentioning the Maids Head to the hotel. In the letter John Paston II advised: “if he tery at Norwyche ther whyls, it were best to sette hys horse at the Maydes Hedde.” Rob Knee also cut a special cake marking the hotel's 'birthday'. Christine Malcolm, General Manager, the Maids Head Hotel said: “We are very pleased to be working with…
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On The Edge, the debut mystery novel by retired Norfolk GP, Tony Ashman, was launched at Jarrolds book department Norwich on Thursday, November 1. The launch included a live performance of Lady Will You Be My Friend? by Norwich musician, Nathaniel Laker. The song features in the book and has been brought to life by Nathaniel. On The Edge, price £9.00, is published by Norwich based, Paul Dickson Books. The book is set in the Lake District and Scotland and features five main characters whose lives are all 'on the edge'. Psychologist Alice is struggling to keep herself together after the year from hell. Circus performer Bonny is already falling apart. Private investigator Sammy is drinking himself to death. Guitarist Angus is nearing the end of the road and prisoner…
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It is hoped that the breeding fortunes are on the up for a group of Greater Flamingos at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham in Norfolk, which has welcomed 20 new birds to join its resident flock of 29. The new birds, which have come from Slimbridge Wetland Centre, near Gloucester, take the Pensthorpe flock beyond the ‘magic number 40’ which, according to experts, can help to boost breeding rates amongst the birds. Flamingos are notoriously social birds that enjoy living in colonies of sometimes over 100. The larger the flock, the more likely the birds are to mate. The new birds, which are in excellent condition, range from two to 30 years old, and have settled well into their new surroundings at the Norfolk nature reserve. 12 of the new…
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

Fairhaven Garden - Best 100 Gardens in the UK

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Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham is in Garden News magazine's Best 100 Gardens in the UK 2018. Gardens News readers voted for their favourite garden in a poll throughout the summer. Louise Rout, Fairhaven Garden's manager said: "We are thrilled to feature in Garden News Magazine's, Best 100 Gardens. Thank you so much to all the magazine's readers who voted for us." The garden is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day). Entry charge is £6.85 adult, £6.60 concessions, £3.95 child (under 5 free). Free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.
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Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, has unveiled the team of young nature-lovers who have been selected to help the reserve motivate the next generation to connect with nature and look after the environment. The 12-strong group, aged between nine and 11, are the latest recruits for Pensthorpe’s Junior Board, an initiative which has been in place since 2015 to offer passionate young people an opportunity to help influence ways in which the Norfolk attraction can better engage with young people. The latest intake, which will be in place until June 2020, has been selected from a host of entries submitted by budding nature lovers from across the county.
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