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Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, staged its tenth annual Fun Dog Day and Dog Show on Sunday, September 8. The Dog Show's 11 categories, including best mover, best sausage catcher, cutest face, best crossbreed, prettiest bitch, handsomest male and best family raised £386 for Great Yarmouth based CARE Dog Rescue, www.care-uk.com. Nicola Cook from Great Yarmouth won Best in Show with her English Cocker Spaniel, Myrtle, along with Prettiest Bitch puppy to the three years old. Matthew Wilson from Lowestoft won Reserve Best in Show with his Lurcher, Lily, along with the dog the judge would most like to take home category. Lilly was also second in best sausage catcher. Event organiser, Georgina Angel said: “I would like to thank all the owners and their dogs for…
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Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls, the biggest outdoor open bowling event in the country, is getting underway at Great Yarmouth seafront, with some 1,100 bowlers competing over four weeks. Organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and managed by Brian Grint and the Festival of Bowls Committee, this year’s festival is taking place on the Britannia Bowling Greens between Sunday, August 25 and Friday, September 20. Tournament coordinator Brian said: “This year’s festival looks to be another big year. Great Yarmouth is the UK’s bowls capital and the seafront is the best bowls venue in the country – you can’t beat it for atmosphere, and people come back year-on-year to meet old friends as well as for the high standard of play. “It’s not just about playing bowls, it’s about Great…
Monday, 12 August 2019 00:00

The bikes were back in town

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Mods and Rockers Classic Scooter and Motorbike Meet returned to King’s Lynn for the fifth time on Sunday 11 August. A full day of entertainment was presented by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk in the Tuesday Market Place. The event has become popular with scooter and bike enthusiasts, along with fans of the clothes and music of the era. More bikers turned up this year, the first 100 receiving a unique patch. Event manager, Abbie Panks, said: "We extended the size of the bike area for this year and that was also filled so we saw an increase on last year's numbers which is very positive. We also had bikers travelling to King's Lynn for the event from Leicestershire, Nottingham and Essex."
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Norwich is already home to seven eye catching large-scale street murals and now the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) is working on its latest urban art venture. Working in partnership with Norwich Market, 12 market stalls will be transformed into vibrant street art for residents, visitors and market vendors to enjoy. Voted as Britain’s Best Large Outdoor Market 2019 (National Association of British Market Authorities), Norwich Market is packed full of history and stories making it a must-see destination in the city centre. To celebrate this fantastic achievement, Norwich BID are looking for six local artists to commission a series of 12 murals that highlight the past, present and future of the market. This collaborative project will engage with local schools and community groups, such as The Free School Norwich…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

West Norfolk going for gold

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Councillors and the street scenes teams from the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk have been taking the Anglia in Bloom judges on a tour of West Norfolk. King’s Lynn was the first to be seen on Thursday 18 July. Borough councillor Elizabeth Nockolds took the judges on a tour of the town. In Tower Gardens Julie Williams and Jo Reynolds from Soroptimist’s King’s Lynn explained the planting they had done in the gardens, alongside Rachel Williams and David Taylor who worked with local school children on projects in the Tommy Garden, including creating the little Tommy soldiers. President of the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn, Steve Roberts, pointed out their work. John Hayes from the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group and Phillip Pole also discussed the work they…
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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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