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Members of the public have been able to try out Great Yarmouth's new £26m swimming and sports centre for the first time today. The new Marina Centre on Great Yarmouth's seafront Golden Mile, boasts a six-lane swimming pool, learner pool and leisure water with flumes; along with a 120-station gym, four court sports hall, 10m indoor climbing zone, three studios, and community spaces. Many of the facilities feature stunning panoramic views of Great Yarmouth beach, with a central atrium and café linking the promenade to the beach. The centre opened to the public on Friday 5th August, following a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Great Yarmouth mayor Cllr Graham Plant.
Monday, 01 August 2022 00:00

Going golf crazy in The Walks

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A new crazy golf game that’s opened in The Walks, King’s Lynn, close to the café is already proving popular. Cllr Brian Long, Cabinet member for Corporate Services, said: “Our public open space team installed this refurbished crazy golf game at the end of last week and already hundreds of people have stopped to play it"". “We have also integrated this into the borough council’s Summer of Play programme, where we offer a range of activities for children and young people by giving them something that helps them have fun, socialise and be more active. To play a round here, and hire a club, it costs only £1.50 per adult and £1 per child. This can be booked at the café".
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Three new modern, all-weather, floodlit tennis courts are now open for budding Wimbledon stars at Heigham Park in Norwich. Norwich City Council have installed the courts and aim to build on the success of other Norwich Parks tennis schemes at Eaton and Waterloo parks by providing high quality, accessible, affordable sports facilities that will be available for 52 weeks of the year. Norwich City councillor Adam Giles, cabinet member for community wellbeing said: “The city council is proud of its record for improving facilities for our residents and investing in our much-loved parks. These courts, along with others across the city, form part of the council priorities to improve health and wellbeing, which has become even more important since the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s been quite a journey to get to…
Tuesday, 19 July 2022 00:00

Gorleston beach ranked one of the world's best

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The beach at Gorleston has been ranked as one of the top destinations in the world by visitors to the Tripadvisor website. The sandy stretch has received a 2022 Travellers' Choice Award, marking it as in the top 10% of destinations and attractions globally on the popular website. The awards celebrate attractions that have received great traveller reviews from visitors around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. The beach at Gorleston is described on the site as "A stunning bay with a huge, wide curving, sandy beach with ramp access plus model yacht pond and children's splashpad. With adjoining shops, cafes, amusements and amenity area, everything you need is close by." It has received more than 2200 reviews, with more than 70% giving the top Excellent ranking…
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Martin Jones from Norwich is a keen amateur photographer who over the past few months has been taking his camera out with him when going for a walk along a small part of the River Wensum in Norwich. We are so glad that Martin took the time to share these wonderful selection of photographs with us which we are sure you will enjoy and just demonstrates what we can all see if we take a moment to just stop and observe the environment around us . We are, of course, also very lucky to either live in or be able to visit the fine City of Norwich which the Sunday Times recently named Norwich the best place to live in the East of England in 2022.
Friday, 17 June 2022 00:00

Sea Life - A Festival of Marine

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The wonders of the sea will be celebrated in a brand new marine film festival heading to North Norfolk in July. A one-day series of films on July 8 is the brainchild of sea-loving local photographer and film-maker Chris Taylor from Sheringham. The festival at Sheringham Little Theatre features a Bafta-nominated 2021 movie Becoming Cousteau, which tells the story of famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau's life. Screenings also include locally-made short films including Beachcombing by Hunstanton-based filmmaker Pete Naylor which features a poem read by acclaimed Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox. And there is work by Chris himself, including films about the north Norfolk sailing barge Juno, the life of a modern day fisherman Henry Randell, and some stunning footage of the rich wildlife on the chalk reef just…
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Flags were waved, boats walked down the high street, there was dancing and sea-shanties sung in King’s Staithe Square, along with a festival regatta on the river as part of the 12th King’s Lynn Hanse Festival. Cllr Graham Middleton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Business, Culture and Heritage at the borough council, said: “The sun was shining and the crowd flocked to see the parade of flags through town and the entertainment on stage in King’s Staithe Square. “I would like to thank King’s Lynn Hanse Group, Wells and King’s Lynn Coastal Rowing Club, Stories of Lynn, King’s Lynn Town Guides, the teams at the Minster, Hanse House, Marriott’s Warehouse, Clifton House Tower and The Place for making this a great event again and for encouraging people to visit…
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To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Broadland District and South Norfolk Council have each launched a free treasure trail.The trails, designed for the whole family, encourage visitors to explore the districts, solve the clues and uncover the areas’ hidden history. Along the way, there are discounts available to use at local shops and cafés, as well as some fantastic prizes to win.Broadland District Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Trudy Mancini-Boyle, said: “If you’re looking for something free and fun to do this summer, then take part in our Traveller’s Charms treasure trail. Whether on foot, bicycle or even by boat, it’s a fantastic way to explore our beautiful district and spend time with friends and family.”South Norfolk Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Kay Mason Billig, said: “Our Queen’s Treasure Trail will…
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Paston College students were asked by Kick the Dust Project and Creative Collisions to create a film inspired by Norfolk’s Deep History Coast. Never to turn down a challenge, the students set out to educate themselves on the rich history of their own communities on the beautiful Norfolk coastline. What they discovered through their research was inspiring and humbling: ancient footprints, Mammoth bones, antlers and skulls, all belonging to their ancestors. While many stories have already been told about this important stretch of East Anglia, the students wanted to communicate their findings differently. After the History students completed some initial research it was decided that the film would work in two parts. 
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The ever-popular Hanse Festival is to return to King’s Lynn on Sunday 12 June 2022. The Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Lesley Bambridge, said: “The Hanse Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage of King’s Lynn. “The event starts with the colourful ‘Parade of Flags’, this is followed by entertainment in King’s Staithe Square for young and old to enjoy. We’ll have live music on stage, traditional Latvian dancing and the Hanse Festival Regatta on the river to finish the day off.” Norfolk County Councillor Nick Daubney, Chair of the King’s Lynn Hanse group, 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…
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