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After the success of the inaugural ‘Folk on the Strand’ weekend event which took place at the Belfry Centre in Overstrand Village, North Norfolk in September 2021, ‘Folk on the Pier’ producer Scott Butler was set fair to present another selection of top names from the English folk scene last September. However, due to the passing and funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, it was decided as a mark of respect to postpone the event until a suitable later date could be arranged, both with the venue, and also the artists and crew. With this in mind Mr Butler has now managed to replicate the original event all barring one act. This second, and again as last time, more intimate event perhaps than the main Cromer festival, will now…
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New electric car charging points have become available to residents to use in King’s Lynn and Hunstanton. The charging points based in five locations across west Norfolk have opened, ensuring that people with limited access to off-street parking can still choose an electric vehicle.Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Lesley Bambridge, was joined by Cabinet member for Environment and CO2 reduction, Cllr Paul Kunes to visit several of the new points and used them to charge their electric vehicles.The Mayor said: “I’m regularly driven to functions around the borough in the hybrid Mayoral car. This car is more economical and environmentally friendly. Many journeys are short enough to be completed on electric power only.
Monday, 16 January 2023 00:00

New roof keeps the Princess Theatre warm and dry

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The Princess Theatre in Hunstanton has gone in to the New Year with a new roof, following the investment of nearly £200,000 from the borough council to improve the building. It was agreed at Cabinet towards the end of 2021 that the building, which is owned by the borough council, needed work including a new roof as the current one was deteriorating and had been suffering from tile failure and periodic leaks. Cllr Stuart Dark MBE, Leader of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, said: “I am really pleased that this work is now complete. Concerns had been raised about the roof by Brian and the great team that run the Princess Theatre. We worked around their schedule of planned performances to install the new roof, which…
Saturday, 07 January 2023 00:00

Radio and Railways

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Once upon a time our county, Norfolk, had arguably the finest and best-informed media of any region in the country. In the 1970s and 1980s, led by Alf Jenner, who was acknowledged as one of the finest newspapermen in the country, the Eastern Daily Press was a superb daily broadsheet. It was read over breakfast in a majority of homes, covering news and sport, local government and politics, crime and the courts, agriculture and business, fashion and style. At the time, the EDP was owned by the Colmans and the Copemans, the major shareholders of Eastern Counties Newspapers; the rot set in under Archant, and, more recently, Newquest. Anglia Television, also under Norfolk ownership, operating from Norwich. In its early years, Anglia TV established a deserved national reputation for the…
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Banham Zoological Gardens has been awarded a new zoo licence by Breckland Council, after passing a recent inspection by council officers with flying colours. The council’s inspectors applauded the popular East Anglia attraction for its outstanding work in helping to educate people around biodiversity and the high standard of animal care. By law, zoos are required to obtain a new license every few years. Council inspections look at how the site is suitable for the animals kept there, the standard of animal care, the safety of enclosures for the animals and visitors, how the site helps educate people about biodiversity, and steps taken by the site owners to stop pests getting into the zoo.
Tuesday, 20 December 2022 00:00

Wymondham gym gets an upgrade

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A new workout experience has arrived at Wymondham Leisure Centre. As part of South Norfolk Council’s ongoing commitment to invest in its leisure facilities and the health and wellbeing of its residents the Council is introducing EGYM to Wymondham Leisure Centre. EGYM is state of the art gym equipment powered by smart technology. It offers personalised workout experiences suitable for everyone, from beginners to experts. South Norfolk Cabinet member Richard Elliott said: “The Council is continuing to invest in all our leisure centres. We have installed new Matrix equipment in Diss and now we are putting, new state of the art, equipment in Wymondham. Keeping fit should also be fun and this new kit will ensure you enjoy your workout.”
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Seven of Great Yarmouth's most iconic buildings will be having festive light ups for the upcoming Christmas holiday. The council will once again switch on the lighting on the Town Hall, St George's Theatre, the Tolhouse, the Minster Church of St Nicholas, the Arc Cinema at the Royalty, the North West Tower and Gorleston Pavilion. The collection includes five listed buildings and a scheduled monument, with all the buildings representing a special place in the town's history and cultural life. The lighting has been used to highlight various local and national issues since its installation. In April 2020, the Town Hall bathed in blue light to praise key workers on the coronavirus frontline and in February 2022, the buildings were lit up mauve and green to highlight the needs and…
Monday, 12 December 2022 00:00

Deepdale Podcast - Top Albums of the Year

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The Deepdale team have announced their Top Albums of 2022 in the Deepdale Podcast. Which albums have they chosen, and have you got them on your music shelf? Each December the Deepdale team produce a special episode of the Deepdale Podcast, where Chris Haycock, Deepdale Festival director, is encouraged to get very excited about the best album releases of the year. This year was no exception, and Chris has chosen seven superb albums as his musical recommendations.
Sunday, 11 December 2022 00:00

Strikes in Norfolk

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Strikes in Norfolk, like burglaries, are rare and scattered. But this Christmas there are some around that could disrupt your Christmas plans. Here’s a quick guide. Mail. Posting a Christmas parcel or even cards is problematic, especially if it is addressed to outside the county, particularly London, the Midlands or the North. Cards with Norfolk addresses should make it – Norfolk posties are a friendly lot, and like to support their customers. Trains. Greater Anglia, which runs most of the train services in Norfolk - King’s Lynn is serviced by Great Northern – will be affected by strikes through most of the Christmas period. The company wanted to settle the dispute but was prevented from doing so by the Sunak government. The loss of express services from Norwich and King’s…
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As part of community consultation work around an ambitious project to restore the Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth Borough Council has been engaging with young people to find out what students would like to see as part of the exciting regeneration scheme. The Winter Gardens is the last surviving Victorian glass house in the country and, in 2021, was one of five transformational projects across the country to be awarded a Heritage Horizon Award from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The award will see the iron and glass structure restored to its former glory as a people’s palace on the town’s seafront. Complete with beautiful gardens, galleries and café areas it will offer both entertainment and education, breathing new life into the area. Rachel Daniel, the council’s Winter Gardens partnership and…
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