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Wake up to the sound of Norwich with Future Radio’s brand new breakfast show, hosted by our brand new presenting team! Broadcast right from the heart of the city centre at Open, Norwich’s Youth Trust venue, you’ll be able to tune in to Breakfast with Future Radio between 7.30 to 10 am Monday to Friday, to get the latest news, travel and weather to help you on your way with your morning commute. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day and we believe the same is true for your morning radio show. We’ll provide the perfect soundtrack to that much needed first cup of tea and help you start your day off in the right way. Sam Day, Rammer and Jamie Debenham are your hosts…
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The first batch of brand new wooden beach huts has arrived on Gorleston seafront, with the keys set to be handed over soon to the new owners. Great Yarmouth Borough Council has taken delivery of an initial six huts, facing the sand along the Lower Promenade, with contractor Lesko Modular due to deliver a further six in early June. The council has planning permission to place up to 70 beach huts at Gorleston, bringing a great new offer for the resort while generating additional funding to support important public services which everyone benefits from. With further huts available for purchase, those interested are asked to direct enquiries to Aldreds Estate Agents, in Gorleston High Street, which is undertaking the sales and marketing on the council’s behalf.
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The town’s rich and colourful Hanseatic heritage was celebrated for the 11th Hanse Festival over the weekend. The Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Nick Daubney explains: “The Hanse Festival celebrates everything we have to be proud of about our town – its history, people, cultural events, international links and stunning architecture. It draws people to the historic waterside and naturally focusses on the town’s maritime past and its position as one of the country’s most significant ports in medieval times. “We were delighted to welcome the Latvian Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Ms Baiba Braze, to the festival and the Riga Art Nouveau exhibition being held at Hanse House”.
Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Norfolk Army Cadet Force

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The ACF is a national youth movement which is sponsored by the British army. We take both boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years. Our activities cover military subjects, sport and adventurous training. We are a partner organisation to the Duke of Edinburgh award and run BTEC courses for our cadets.The Youngsters can learn many skills for life, discipline and commitment and have fun at the same time. The cadets can obtain many qualifications as they progress through their cadet career as well as promotions and can finish up at 18 as a Regimental Sergeant Major with a BTEC, DofE, FAW as well as certificates in parachuting, shooting, expeditions, sports and music. Norfolk Army Cadet Force has over 550 cadets and 155 adult volunteers in 23…
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What does a taxi company in Norwich, a school in Ellingham and an allotment enthusiast in Reepham have in common? They were all recognised for their commitment to sustainability at the prestigious Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2018-19, held at the historic St Andrews Hall. They were in good company – with other winners a volunteer group working in Tuckswood, a school in Reepham and a Norwich community interest company – at the evening hosted by biologist and conservationist Professor Ben Garrod. Speakers included Richard Powell, who was awarded an OBE in 2005 in recognition for his work in environment and sustainability. Professor Garrod said:“I was thrilled to have the honour of hosting this event, which is a real celebration of the effort people are making to do their bit…
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Great Yarmouth has been named as one of just five ‘Future Places’ in England to participate in a new national programme recognising and supporting local councils with ambitious and innovative visions for shaping their areas’ futures. The borough council made a successful submission to the Future Place programme, setting out its overarching vision for the area and how it is currently working closely with partners on a range of exciting work to support communities through place-leadership. The initiative is run by the Royal Institute of British Architects, Chartered Institute of Housing, Local Government Association and the Royal Town Planning Institute, which considered 43 expressions of interest from around 90 local authorities. Homes England has also joined as a partner. The five chosen ‘Future Places’ were selected as exemplars of high-quality…
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The number of kids born as part of North Norfolk District Council’s Bagot goat-breeding programme has hit a final tally of 12. The dozen baby animals are all doing well and are enjoying life with their new friends as the herd prepares for another busy summer of habitat management. The goats have also become a tourist attraction, and the 12 baby Bagots are sure to prove a hit with the public when they head to Cromer later this year. The latest additions to the popular herd were a bit wobbly on their feet to start with but the adorable kids are now settling well into Norfolk life, and they will be the stars of a forthcoming slot on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme. 
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Britain In Bloom 2019 launches

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Community participation and environmental responsibility are the themes for this year's Britain in Bloom competition which was launched in Hunstanton Volunteers, and representatives from businesses, local schools, Scouts, Hunstanton Town Council, Civic Society, the allotments and community orchard were invited to a special tea party at Hunstanton Town Hall to celebrate Hunstanton's achievement of Gold in Anglia in Bloom and Gold Coastal Winner in Britain in Bloom. The event also marked the beginning of the 2019 campaign.Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: "Taking part in Anglia in Bloom and Britain in Bloom is a real community event. We rely on the contribution of local volunteers, community groups and organisations and local businesses to make it successful. The…
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Innovative Sandscaping Scheme in North Norfolk

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Partners in the multi-million pound Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management (Sandscaping) Scheme gathered in Cromer yesterday, February 19th, for the signing of the construction contract. The construction contractor for the project – Team Van Oord – was resolved at a Full Council meeting in December. Yesterday representatives from Team Van Oord visited North Norfolk District Council to formally sign the contract. The significant project milestones include the decommissioning of existing outfalls and building of a new outfall during May and June; and the placing of approximately 1.8 million cubic metres of sand on the beach off Bacton Gas Terminal, Bacton village and Walcott village in July and August.
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Some of the famous North Norfolk Bagot goats have headed south to continue their valuable conservation and habitat-management work. The 15 billies have been sent on a long-term loan to heathland near Thetford, on land looked after by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The loan follows the sale of a group of billies to Suffolk Wildlife Trust last year. Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “We’re delighted that the wildlife trusts see the same potential benefits as we do. The goats are a cost-effective way of managing vegetation and vulnerable habitats, and they act as a draw for tourists, too.”
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