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Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

The Grove Wins Prestigious Award

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The Grove in Cromer has been recognised by the Luxury Travel Guide as their Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year and commended for the high quality of food, amenities and accommodation. It comes on the back of the Eviivo Hidden Gems award shortlisting earlier in the year – to go with a double AA Rosette, four-star Gold Award and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - and rounds off the eightieth anniversary of the same family running the Grove. The judges said: “The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement to be proud of. This year has seen an unprecedented number of shortlisted companies, providing strong competition in every category.
Saturday, 12 November 2016 00:00

Debut children's book from Norwich author

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Curly Sheep's Bad Hair Day is a new children's book written and illustrated by Norwich author and artist, Sandra Derry. It is the first in a series of books by Sandra, who grew up on a farm, aiming to introduce children to countryside life. Curly Sheep's Bad Hair Day is beautifully illustrated. It explains, in a fun way, how and why sheep get sheared. Sandra approached Kinsale Infant School for feedback, when she was writing the book and creating the illustrations. The reviews from children at the school are included on the back cover. To thank the children, Sandra visited Kinsale Infant School to present copies of the book to her band of reviewers.
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 00:00

News from The Grove Cromer

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In spring this year, our conservatory was knocked down and the patio that was just outside dug up. Mortons of Norwich came in and added a new roof with a huge central lantern. A wooden decked slope was made to join onto the path to The Orchard Rooms, oak flooring, moody lighting, a little bar in the corner and chesterfields were added. We restored an ancient butler’s tray table from the pre-Graveling era and as for the three remaining walls, they were left pretty much as they have always been, one brick from the 1790s rebuild, one brick from the 1800s kitchen extension, and one flint from sometime long ago. The result is a perfect fit with The Grove. It is small, it is intimate, it is a lovely space…
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:00

City College Wins Great Norfolk Bake Off

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City College Norwich students, Katie Carruth and Robyn Jackson won the Great Norfolk Bake Off, celebrating Apple Day, at the Maids Head Hotel in Tombland on Tuesday, October 25. Working in pairs, three Maids Head teams, drawn from departments across the hotel, battled it out against three teams of City College first year catering students. Their task was to bake an apple cake using the same recipe. Charlie Hodson, Norfolk Food & Drink champion was master of ceremonies on the day.
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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 the time of year when spring-born squirrel kittens like Fire and Flame, born at Pensthorpe Natural Park earlier this year, move out to find new territories to colonise. Over the next few days a little group of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young adventurers, raised at Pensthorpe and two other North Norfolk wildlife havens, will be given a helping hand to find that dream location.
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A Norwich law firm was already an energetic teenager when, in 1841, the city gave birth to a new music society. During the following 175 years, Hansells and the Norwich Philharmonic have each thrived. Over the generations both have become woven into the fabric of Norfolk life. This week lawyers, musicians and singers came together at Hansells offices in Cathedral Close to launch Norwich Philharmonic's 2016-17 concert programme. It is the fifth successive year Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers have been the highly-acclaimed society’s main sponsors.
Monday, 10 October 2016 00:00

Times They Are A Changin’

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This week, the original creators of Deepdale Backpackers & Camping are back at the helm for the first time in seven years. Jason Borthwick and a whole new team, headed by Chris Haycock, are immensely excited about the future. As the old tenants leave for pastures new in Cumbria, there will be a regeneration at Deepdale. This Winter, visitors will see a whole series of improvements and additions. Amongst those changes will be new shower and toilet facilities for the campsite, electric hook-ups on some pitches, a completely refitted visitor information centre, huge planting programme of trees and hedges, and new services such as bike hire.
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Trevor ‘Tabs’ Taberham, Volunteer Wildlife Warden, began a full entomology survey of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in May. It is the first time that an entomology survey has been carried out in the garden. Assisted by his partner Pat and entomologist friend Neil Marks and his wife Anne, he has discovered, photographed, identified and recorded hundreds of insect species. The project has recently revealed the presence of the willow emerald damselfly in the garden.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:00

Maids Head Hotel New Entrance Launch

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The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich has completed a £150,000 project to refurbish the public lounges and reception and create a new entrance on Tombland, including a revolving door. The Dean of Norwich, The Very Reverend Jane Hedges, officially 'launched' the new entrance, on Tuesday, September 13. Christine Malcolm, General Manager the Maids Head Hotel said: “The hotel has been privately owned by the Chaplin family since December 2012. Our owners have embarked on a range of sympathetic refurbishment and renovation projects, to ensure that our historic building meets the expectations of 21st century visitors. Our new entrance and reception area provides a much more welcoming environment with lovely views out onto Tombland. We have also been pleased to be able to work with a range of local contractors and…
Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

Summer Family Staycation at Maids Head Hotel

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The Maids Head Hotel launched a new Norwich Summer Staycation package at the Royal Norfolk Show, with a ‘beach burial’, on the hotel’s stand. Amy Elvin, the hotel’s wedding co-ordinator is pictured being buried by Carey Briggs from Pensthorpe Natural Park, hotel colleague Katherine Renhard and Louise Rout from Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. 
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