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Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

Football College comes to South Norfolk

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Aspiring footballers and those wishing to use their passion of football to kick off their future careers have been given a boost with the arrival of a national football and education programme in Wymondham.The Football Industry College kicked off at South Norfolk Council’s fantastic 3G facility at Kett’s Park in September 2019, providing boys and girls aged 16 to 18, the opportunity to combine education with a football development, training and match programme.Utilising the exciting world of the Football Industry with an innovative education and sports development programme, students have the opportunity to study for a BTEC Level 1/2 Sport or Level 3 in Sport & Exercise Science, along with the chance to improve their GCSE maths and English grades if required.South Norfolk Council Cabinet member, Yvonne Bendle said: “Being…
Monday, 30 September 2019 00:00

New Multi-Use Community Facility in Rackheath

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Residents of Rackheath can now enjoy the benefits of a multi-use community facility after the doors were opened to Rackheath Parish Council’s extended and refurbished changing pavilion recently (Saturday 28 September 2019). The refurbished changing pavilion was made possible thanks to investment from the Premier League, The FA and Government's Football Foundation.After netting a £98,906 grant from the Football Foundation, work began on the site in November 2018. The project also received substantial financial backing from the Broadland District Council Community Infrastructure Fund (£250,000) and the Public Works Loan Board (£105,000). 
Saturday, 28 September 2019 00:00

Norfolk Black History Month – Young Gifted and Black

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Norfolk Black History Month returns in October with the theme, Young Gifted and Black, celebrating youth, culture and identity. There are more than 80 events across the county featuring a packed programme of art, literature, film, music, theatre, talks, exhibitions and workshops. A portrait of Norwich actor, Roger Nsengiyumva by Jamaican artist, Danny Keen will be unveiled in the foyer at Norwich City Hall, 10am on Monday, October 7 and will be on display until the end of the month. Roger epitomises the Young Gifted and Black theme. Born in Rwanda, during the Genocide against the Tutsis (1994), he came to Norwich with his mother, Illuminée Nganemariya in 1996 and grew up in the city. He had his first acting break in the 2010 feature film Africa United and is…
Monday, 23 September 2019 00:00

Thousands enjoy Norfolk's Biggest Soap Box Derby

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More people than ever before enjoyed The Searles Soap Box Derby in Hunstanton on Sunday 22 September. The event, organised by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, returned to the town in 2017 and has got more popular each year. 44 teams raced down the new, faster, course that started at the town hall and finished near the bandstand overlooking the sea. Teams travelled from all over the country to take part, including racers from Newark, Wellingborough and Milton Keynes. This year, for the first time, there was a speed trap on the course. Some karts travelled at more than 30 miles per hour. The fastest vehicle on the day was driven by Ed Napolitano in the Hunstanton District Round Table kart. Completing the course in 31…
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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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