Norfolk News

05 July 2018
Three indoor tennis courts will be at the centre of a key sports development proposed by North Norfolk District Council, bringing sport and leisure benefits to all ages, all year round. Plans for a £3.2m Community Sports Hub in Cromer have been submitted as the country enjoys the first week of Wimbledon fortnight. The project is being developed in conjunction with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Cromer Academy, whose students will directly benefit from the new facilities. The facility will provide better access to high
04 July 2018
Colby Primary School are active participants in the Eco-Schools project, a global programme which is part of Keep Britain Tidy. The school has an Eco Council made up of ten pupils of different ages ...
25 May 2018
Cecil Gowing Infant School, from Sprowston, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a party at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, on Friday, May 25.   All180 children came to the hotel for a special ...
02 April 2018
At All Things Norfolk our aim is always to provide an unrivalled level of promotion and personal service to our valued business members and we are extremely proud of the feedback we receive from ...
17 May 2018
The annual awards ceremony which sees Keep Britain Tidy hand out Blue Flags and Seaside Awards to local authorities was held in Cromer today, May 17th. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is ...
16 May 2017
North Norfolk District Council’s famous herd of Bagot goats has arrived back in Cromer as they prepare to spend another summer at the popular seaside resort. The Bagot goats – which have spent the ...
22 April 2018
The number of #2minutebeachclean boards along the North Norfolk coast has more than doubled. Five new boards, which encourage people to spend 2 (or more) minutes picking up marine litter and ...
15 April 2018
All Things Norfolk is delighted to announce some significant new developments launching, the first one being the launch of a brand new website for All Things Norfolk in a few weeks time. We can't ...
21 March 2018
The annual awards ceremony which sees Keep Britain Tidy hand out Blue Flags and Seaside Awards to local authorities will be held in Cromer in May. Last year North Norfolk District Council had its ...
21 March 2018
Local businesses are being offered the chance to showcase their products to thousands of people at South Norfolk on Show.Over 6,000 people attended the Show last year and South Norfolk Council ...
27 February 2018
Joyce Irvine proved you are never too old to keep fit as she celebrated her 90th birthday with friends at a seated exercise class held in Sheringham Library.  Joyce was surprised by her friends ...
09 March 2018
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. ...
26 January 2018
BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow – regularly watched by six million people on Sunday evenings – will be filmed on Cromer Pier and promenade in May. The show, one of BBC One’s ...
12 January 2018
The annual Walkers are Welcome get together will be held in Cromer in 2018. The Cromer group, part of a network of more than 110 towns and villages all over Britain, will host the event on October ...
22 December 2017
A garden attached to a historic chapel has been handed the annual Environment Award by North Norfolk District Council. The award was won by the St Seraphim’s Quiet Garden at Walsingham. ...
17 November 2017
Chris Brown, Gresham’s Cricket Coach and Norfolk Emerging Players Programme lead has taken to the stage at the England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches Association (ECB CA) National Conference. ...
14 October 2017
All Things Holiday and Travel is the newest business in our Group and offers all types of Holidays and Short Breaks, whilst specialising in Cruises. All Things Holiday and Travel combines internet ...
04 October 2017
Norfolk Black History Month 2017 was launched at a reception at City Hall, Norwich on Friday, September 29. The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman and Molly Samuels-Leport MBE both spoke ...
22 September 2017
In 2005 Grice Chapman Publishing, a small independent Publishing House based at Burgh-Next-Aylsham received a script from a gentleman in Monmouthshire who had been trying to get his work published, ...
23 August 2017
The Graham Allen Award is presented annually by NNDC to the project considered to make the most significant contribution to the built environment within the district. Cllr Sue Arnold, Cabinet ...
19 July 2017
From an early age I began my photography with winding-on and a four cube flash that spun around when expelled. If in haste to remove the flash, fingers would be burnt! At that time I had a maximum of ...
05 July 2017
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal flew in to Gresham’s by helicopter at the weekend to officially open Gresham’s new music school, the Britten Building and to hand out prizes to ...
03 July 2017
Thousands of people enjoyed the best of what South Norfolk has to offer at South Norfolk Council’s biggest show of the year on Sunday.The Council’s HQ in Long Stratton was packed with ...
27 June 2017
In the past year NNDC’s Environmental Services Team has supported 107 community litter collection events, helping keep our beaches, towns and villages clear of rubbish. The Council support ...
21 June 2017
Twelve revolutionary bins are being installed by North Norfolk District Council in Cromer and Wells to reduce litter overspill during busy times. The ‘smart’ solar-powered litter bins ...
20 May 2017
Do you know somebody who is a budding actor, or could that be you?  Here is just the chance a rising star needs to get a next step on the ladder.  A genuinely valuable opportunity, it would certainly ...
16 May 2017
North Norfolk District Council’s new facilities along Cromer’s West Promenade will be ready for use by residents and visitors in advance of the 2017 summer season. The ...
25 April 2017
Cromer’s 60s Festival drew big crowds on Sunday April 23 to North Norfolk’s iconic Cromer Pier. The St George’s Day celebration organised by North Norfolk District Council ...
19 April 2017
Investment by North Norfolk District Council in North Lodge Park, Cromer, has seen the yacht pond extensively refurbished and refilled in readiness for the main visitor season. North Norfolk ...
10 April 2017
Hootz House, Pensthorpe Natural Park’s iconic adventure play centre has won a national building award. The popular north Norfolk play barn beat off competition from around Great Britain to be ...
06 April 2017
A flurry of new stalls have opened their shutters for the first time on Norwich Market this week. Since the beginning of April, four new businesses have joined the 150 plus community of stall ...
17 March 2017
Shiitake mushroom growing, car sharing and food recycling were just some of the winning projects at last night’s Norwich and Norfolk Eco Award ceremony, which celebrates outstanding commitment ...
03 March 2017
Time is set to stand still as final preparations are put in place for essential repairs to City Hall’s clock tower which will see the timepiece’s hands set to 12 o’clock while the ...
03 March 2017
Old Catton and Hellesdon, sharing the same postcode, have been named as the second most desirable place to live in England! A study commissioned by the Royal Mail looked at a range of factors ...
28 February 2017
Following the retirement in September of Revd Canon Christopher Davies, Wymondham Abbey has announced that Catherine Relf-Pennington is to be the next vicar of Wymondham. She will be the 60th Vicar ...
17 February 2017
A newly-qualified Norfolk accountant is on top of the world. Lauren Day, who works for East Anglian chartered accountants Larking Gowen, has been awarded the ACCA (Association of Chartered ...
15 February 2017
On Thursday night over 200 people joined in a special evening, at Dunston Hall Hotel, celebrating local volunteers at the South Norfolk Community Awards. BBC presenters Louise Priest and Nick Conrad ...
31 January 2017
Stories of Lynn has launched an exciting schools programme, which brings local history and learning vividly to life. To celebrate, they’re offering the chance for a whole class to win a trip to ...
18 January 2017
Leaders at North Norfolk District Council have said a big thankyou to the wide range of agencies, individuals, rescue services and volunteers who have contributed to the clean-up following the storm ...
20 June 2016
The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich worked closely with Cecil Gowing Infant School, Sprowston, on a project for 60 children (aged 4 and 5) who have been learning about all the activities required to plan ...
14 November 2016
The seventh Wymondham Words festival of literature, drama, poetry and conversation, which ran from 13 October to 2 November, was the busiest to date. Ed Parnell, Festival Director, reflects on a ...
29 October 2016
An important collection of Norwich School of Painters is going on public display for the first time ever in November, as Mandell’s Gallery celebrates its Golden anniversary. The paintings, ...
19 October 2016
Local goldsmith Sonkai, a family business working in the centre of Norwich won the commission with a design telling a story of Norwich through motifs depicting significant cultural aspects of the ...
29 September 2016
Danny Keen, Norfolk-based artist, who came to London from Jamaica in 1952 as one of the ‘Windrush generation’, is exhibiting a series of 24 abstract paintings called ‘Of Black Holes ...
12 October 2016
Moving home lock, stock and nut-barrel to the other side of the country can be a logistical nightmare. Especially when your family has earned a reputation for being compulsive hoarders. It’s ...
23 September 2016
The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Marion Maxwell officially opened the Eighth in the East’s new touring exhibition, at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, on Friday 23 September. The ...
04 March 2016
All Things Norfolk is delighted to announce we will shortly be launching a new service for All Things Norfolk business members in the form of a video to showcase their business.  In an age when ...
02 July 2016
We are delighted to announce the soft launch of the All Things Norfolk on-line Shop prior to the grand launch in a few weeks time. The All Things Norfolk shop will be stocked exclusively by our local ...
12 July 2016
Kemp’s Men celebrate a big birthday this weekend  – their 60th.  To mark this milestone they are celebrating with a weekend of fun, dance and music in the company of vising dancers from German.  The ...
27 June 2016
Norwich 20 Group (N20G) is staging two major exhibitions at The Forum and The Undercroft (below the War Memorial) in Norwich during July,    Eastern Horizons at The Forum, from Monday 4 to Friday ...
29 April 2016
This week sees the launch of a new recycling incentive scheme, West Norfolk Recycling Rewards, which aims to encourage residents of the borough to recycle all they can in order to win prizes for ...
29 April 2016
At a special awards ceremony on 27 April , local architectural excellence and craftsmanship was celebrated with the announcement of the winners of the annual Mayor's Design Awards. 29 schemes were ...
29 February 2016
Great Witchingham Cricket Club is one of the most established cricket clubs in Norfolk, and has a rich history of producing great Norfolk players. Currently the club runs two Saturday teams, with ...
24 February 2016
Local people in Hunstanton have set out plans for how they intend to drive growth, jobs and prosperity. They are part of over 100 coastal communities across the country taking control of their ...
25 October 2015
It is in the nature of most proud cities that they have a river flowing through them. We think of the Thames, the Cam, the Isis, and the Seine, in London, Cambridge, Oxford, and Paris respectively. ...
04 October 2015
The Gluten Free Shop which is based at Hellesdon Barns just off the Norwich Ring Road were highly commended at the Norfolk Food & Drinks Awards 2015. The shop has everything that you might need if ...
06 September 2015
My decrepit Ford Popular (remember them?) had no heater, and the long journey one icy January morning from South London to Norfolk required frequent stops to clear the windscreen of sleet and grime ...
21 February 2014
Know Before You Sew, the essential guide to all things needle and thread, from Norwich sewing guru, Sandra Derry, is a new reference book for crafters who are just starting out, as well as ...
18 April 2013
The Allthingsnorfolk team caught up with Chris (General Manager), Rachel (Technical & Operations Manager) and Thom (Artistic Manager) to discover a little bit more about the running of the popular St ...
18 April 2013
Treasure Island is a new and exciting production from LP Creatives for all the family.  The show is fully interactive, lively and very funny and Panto star Tom Beard heads this energetic cast, along ...
18 April 2014
Chris Wright, is a self taught artist born and raised in Norfolk In 2010 Chris was awarded a Gold Citation from The Wildlife Art Society International for his drawing of a Norfolk fawn. that same ...
18 April 2014
As a visitor to Norfolk I thought you would be interested learning about my observations on my own patch. I wrote ‘Time to Stare’, my personal overview of twenty five years of watching wildlife which ...
06 January 2015
A Wells Primary School dinner lady, a young woman who works to support youngsters with learning difficulties and a local crab dresser will be among the first Homes for Wells tenants for the newly ...
21 October 2014
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has announced it is to become a Dementia Friendly Council. Working in partnership with the Norfolk Dementia Friendly Alliance, the Council will be delivering ...
03 October 2014
Norwich’s magnificent Guildhall will become more of an attraction for visitors and people in the city alike under new plans for the building.The former city hall is among the best known landmarks in ...
24 September 2014
On Saturday 4 October the United States Air Force’s 67 Special Operations Squadron (S0S) will be granted Freedom of Hunstanton in recognition of the lives they helped to save during the tidal flood ...
08 September 2014
On 4 October the United States Air Force's 67th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall, will be granted Freedom of Hunstanton in ...
22 May 2014
A young female red panda, born last September, and newly arrived at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens from Colchester Zoo, was welcomed to Norfolk with a gift of its favourite food, bamboo, which grows ...
14 May 2014
  Caravanning is undergoing something of a rebirth at the moment – over recent years, the popularity of static caravans has dramatically increased, with 1.7 million people making up the UK’s ...
26 November 2015
In the run up to the Christmas season, the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk will be providing new information guides to residents to improve recycling. Over the next 2-3 weeks, ...
24 November 2015
Barry Phillips and his wife Margaret, from St Ives in Cambridgeshire, have been visiting Great Yarmouth for holidays and day trips for 40 years. Barry, who was in the market for a new car, browsed ...
26 October 2015
The 6th Wymondham Words Festival of literature, poetry, drama, conversation and music, which ran from 8 to 21 October, was a great success. Larger audiences than ever enjoyed a wonderful range of ...
03 October 2015
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is pleased to announce that Sheringham Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has been handed over to North Norfolk Railway (NNR). The handover paves the way for a ...
28 April 2015
Representatives from the Bespak Grand East Anglia Run went to London on Saturday, 25 April, ahead of the London Marathon, to be presented with the Bill Reynolds Memorial Trophy 2015 from BARR by ex ...
22 April 2015
Ken and Beryl Sims, who have been at Thrigby Hall for nearly 40 years and opened the Wildlife Gardens in June 1979, are to retire from active involvement in running the visitor attraction this ...
24 March 2015
The Bespak Grand East Anglia Run has scooped the national Bill Reynolds Memorial Trophy 2015, awarded by BARR (British Association of Road Races) for the event which has greatly improved its race ...
18 March 2015
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is supporting a local talented 16-year old to help reach her goal of becoming a professional cyclist. 16-year old, Isla Rush, competes in Track, Road and Time ...
14 February 2015
A new partnership has been set up to make the most of a natural asset at the heart of the city – the River Wensum. Norwich City Council is leading the development of a joint strategy for the ...
13 January 2015
At yesterday's (12 January 2015) launch of King's Lynn's first Hanse Business Convention, it was confirmed by Marion Köhn, Managing Director of Business Hanse, and Manfred Schürkamp, Deputy Chairman ...
04 December 2014
Dragon Hall is set to become the National Centre for Writing following a decision by partners to bring in new long-term tenants to the Grade I listed building. After careful consideration by ...
25 November 2014
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is celebrating ten years of working together successfully with volunteers from Holt Day Centre at Green Flag award-winning Holt Country Park. For the last ten ...
10 November 2014
Renowned Broads artist David Dane returns to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 November with Magic Moments. This exhibition features a brand new ...
03 October 2014
The 2014 North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) Graham Allen Award has been won by Bessingham Manor for the restoration of the previously derelict grand Victorian country house.  The Manor has a ...
09 September 2014
Around 300 people from 6 counties attended this year’s Anglia in Bloom Awards ceremony at Gorleston on Sea today (Tuesday 9 September).  The horticultural competition encourages people to take an ...
16 July 2014
John Burton (74), one of the boat drivers at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, retired on Tuesday 15 July after eight years at Fairhaven and 60 years involved in the Broads ...
13 May 2014
When the recession hit in 2008, many people chose to leave their city life for a more rural lifestyle because houses in the country were much more affordable. For example, the DEFRA report discovered ...
18 April 2014
Norfolk has always had a reputation for having a fiercely independent streak. Author Joanna Lehmann-Hackett has taken her love for the county and applied her interest in psychology and history to ...
09 August 2012
Spooky Kid Productions are a very talented Norfolk based production company whose shows include the hilarious Jack the Ripper - The Panto. The Allthingsnorfolk team plucked up the courage and went in ...
18 April 2013
Active Norfolk is one of the County Sports Partnerships created by Sport England and tasked with increasing the levels of participation in sport and physical activity across the county. The ...
22 February 2016
The tiny church of Holy Trinity in Spooner Row near Wymondham has just completed a major repair job to the roof.  The work involved repairing the slates, flashings and parapet copings on the roof and ...
17 November 2015
A retired teacher at Gresham’s School has produced two books as part of the school’s First World War centenary project. Richard Peaver has compiled ‘Gresham’s Military Roll of Honour’, a ...
04 July 2015
Norwich affordable housing developer and regeneration specialist Lovell has won a top industry award for its exceptional standards of people management. The company – based in Thorpe Road, Norwich ...
21 May 2015
A two-week work experience placement on a housing regeneration programme in King’s Lynn has resulted in a dream job in construction for 20-year-old Hannah Hewitt from Friday Bridge, near Wisbech in ...
05 December 2014
When I was a child growing up in Norfolk I watched a film on TV where a young boy opened the door to the barn on his farm and inside was an old aircraft, I think it was a Steerman, the boy persuaded ...
19 September 2014
The Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association (NTAA), which represents more than 60 visitor attractions across the county, has announced the appointment of a new Membership Manager. Paul Dickson ...
18 April 2013
Park Radio, the local community radio station for Diss and the surrounding area in the Waveney Valley returned to the airwaves on Monday 26th November 2012 at 6am for its 4th 28 day broadcast on ...

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