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Norwich, Swaffham and Diss opticians Dipple & Conway are urging the county’s business community to show their creativity this summer in aid of high-profile children’s charity, Break.

Dipple and Conway are long-term supporters of Break, having raised £15,000 over the past 12 years. Break provides residential and short break facilities for children and young people with special needs.

The directors enlisted the help of two clients, identical twins Elizabeth Wilkinson and Jane Woolston, to help launch awareness of one the Norfolk’s most colourful summer fundraising spectacles – the Grand Norwich Duck Race 2018.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 00:00

River Wensum at Night

Last month we looked at some of the photographic possibilities along the river Wensum in Norwich between Carrow Road and Fye Bridge Street during daylight hours. This time we will retrace our route by night and look for fresh possibilities.

We start down by the river near to the football stadium at Carrow Road. Similarly to during the day we can make the most of reflections in the water. At night, these reflections can sometimes be even clearer to see. Night photography is slightly more difficult than during the day due to the low light levels. So, you need to make sure that you have a tripod to mount your camera on. If not, you won't be able to hold the camera steady enough to get a good photo. As always, keep the ISO low (100-200). The aperture (if you can choose it yourself) would be around f/5.6-f/11 depending on the scene. As with landscape photography you want a small aperture to keep most of the scene sharp. However, you may need to open it up a little to allow more light in.

Published in Visitor Guide

Norfolk is very popular with photographers. It is easy to see why. We've got stunning coastline, the broads, mills & windpumps, lovely villages and a city full of character to name but a few of the highlights. Whether you are coming to Norfolk on holiday or are lucky enough to live here, there is always something worth exploring with your camera in hand. Over the coming months I will be sharing some tips for locations that I've enjoyed photographing.

Published in Visitor Guide

The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, has achieved a Four Star Silver Award, for the first time, in its 2018 AA overnight inspection. The hotel's Wine Press Restaurant has retained its Two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. The Maids Head is the only hotel in the City of Norwich with a Four Star Silver Award.

The Maids Head's Silver Award was secured thanks to an increase in the AA merit score to 83% and acknowledges the quality of the hotel's physical attributes. The Silver Award is given to highly recommended hotels and was introduced in 2015. 

Six members of staff at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich have had babies in recent months. The new arrivals, parents and siblings were invited to the hotel for a special afternoon tea celebration on April 12, hosted by General Manager, Christine Malcolm.

Christine Malcolm explained: “In my 10 years at the Maids Head, we have never had such a large group of new arrivals. So we decided to bring them all together and mark the births with a celebration afternoon tea. To add to the togetherness, Rose our Events Co-ordinator gave birth to her daughter, Mia, on the same day that Malgorzata, wife of Head Chef 'Magic', gave birth to her son, Miesko.”

Norwich partnership homes developer Lovell has launched a year of fundraising for local charity St Martins Housing Trust with a £550 donation.

The Broadland Business Park-based company has chosen St Martins – which helps homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk – as its nominated charity for 2018.

The start of the partnership saw St Martins chief executive Dr Jan Sheldon receive a donation raised by Lovell team members through events including a raffle.

As International Women’s Day puts the spotlight on women’s achievements, Norwich partnership homes developer Lovell is urging more girls and women to consider construction careers.

Lovell, which has women working across its East Anglian business, would like to see more coming into an industry where female workers remain under-represented, making up just 12.8 per cent of the overall national construction workforce.

Lovell’s local team includes Norwich-based customer care manager Daisy Foord, who ensures that all homes built by the firm meet the highest quality standards.

Published in Norfolk News

Celebrate English Tourism Week from Saturday, March 17 to Sunday, March 25 at the historic Maids Head Hotel in Norwich.

A classic English Afternoon Tea will be on offer, along with special English Tourism Week cocktails, Norfolk Martini and Norfolk Raspberry Tonic.

On Thursday, March 22, at 12noon, Peter Rye will be unveiling a photograph of his great-grandfather, Walter Rye, owner of the Maids Head from 1889 to 1895 and Mayor of Norwich, 1908 to 1909. Peter will also be officially opening eight newly refurbished bedrooms in the oldest part of the hotel. Bedrooms that Walter Rye would have known well.

‘Books To Schools’ was inspired by the success of Waterstones Christmas Giving Tree campaign, an annual event in which customers at the Castle Street bookshop are invited to gift books to children in care. The scheme has proved hugely popular in recent years and in 2017 over 500 children received books for Christmas through the Giving Tree campaign, thanks to hundreds of donations made by Waterstones customers to the project.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

Win afternoon tea and Jessica manicure for 2

Best Beauty, is the new beauty treatment business at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich. Run by Sophie Best, Best Beauty is the only supplier of classic French Guinot skincare treatments in the city centre.

Sophie’s contemporary salon is in a former 18th century coaching parlour on Wensum Street, next to the Maids Head’s historic entrance.

A former City College Norwich student, Sophie Best (25), has launched her own business after working at Sprowston Manor, where she was beauty spa stand-in manager for the last two years.

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