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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:00

South Norfolk's Community Champions recognised

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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 hosted the evening and Kate Barmby from series seven of the Great British Bake Off was a guest speaker. Council Chairman Garry Wheatley expressed pride in all those who were nominated, he said: "We received exceptional nominations, making the short listing process very difficult. Everyone who was nominated should be incredibly proud of the positive difference they have made to their communities.” 
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 00:00

Tourism businesses supporting the local economy

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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 round Great Yarmouth showrooms during his last holiday in September and was so impressed with the customer service at Thurlow Nunn, that he drove home in a new Astra. Tourism businesses like Vauxhall Holiday Park and Cherry Tree Holiday Park also support the local economy with vehicle leasing and servicing.
Saturday, 03 October 2015 00:00

Sheringham TIC handed to North Norfolk Railway

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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 newly redeveloped TIC and toilet facilities and improved opening hours and has offered NNR the opportunity to shape how local services are run. NNR submitted a Localism Act Expression of Interest to the Council to provide and manage the Sheringham Tourist Information Centre and the public toilets at Station Approach, Sheringham. 
Friday, 29 May 2015 00:00

Paul Thompson's Milk Float Tour

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Local singer songwriter Paul Thompson probably deserves an award for Enterprising and Ambitious project of the year! The Sheringham based musician is releasing his third self penned and produced album, and to mark the occasion is setting off on tour. But not in the rock n roll vehicle you might expect, because the Norfolk based singer has gained Arts Council of England funding to embark on a three month tour, travelling from Norwich to the Edinburgh Fringe, via the Highlands and Islands, on a Milk Float ! Travelling at a rock n roll pace of 15mph, 30 miles a day, across Britain in a specially converted electric milk float, it is no surprise to find that Paul will be the first solo musician ever to tour Britain in a milk…
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

Bespak GEAR wins national award

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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 organisation. Paul Wood, Chairman of BARR explained: "The trophy was created to continue the legacy of Bill Reynolds - past president of BARR and a man who continually sought to improve the standards of race organisation. The trophy is awarded annually by the BARR Committee. We scrutinise the Bespak GEAR 10k each year in order to give it a grading. We have watched how the organisers continually look to improve on the way things are done. We are delighted to award this trophy to such a worthy winner."
Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

Paul has a lot of bottle

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Rules? Pah! Who needs them? Certainly not Baconsthorpe-based singer Paul Thompson. Paul wanted to do something memorable to mark the release of his forthcoming album ‘Lost in the Land of Midnight Sun’, a title derived from a three month tour of Alaska and Canada, so he decided to tour Britain by milk float. You may want to read this paragraph a second time to reassure yourself that your eyes don’t deceive you. A milk float.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:00

Cromer Pier refurbishment nears completion

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A programme to refurbish Cromer Pier’s box office, gift shop and the restaurant following the significant damaged caused by December’s tidal surge is nearing completion. Work has been completed since the surge to make significant structural repairs to the areas underneath the box office, gift shop and the restaurant and a full refurbishment programme of these facilities is almost complete. These areas felt the full force of the storm as waves hit the sea wall and were propelled up underneath the structure.
Saturday, 14 February 2015 00:00

Joining forces for River Wensum improvements

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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 river, working in partnership with the Broads Authority, Norfolk County Council and the River Wensum Parkway Partnership. The strategy will aim to manage the River Wensum and surrounding area for the benefit of the city and its residents, while also increasing access to, and use of, the river itself.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 00:00

King's Lynn becomes 1st Hanseatic 'Kontor'

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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 of the Business Hanse, that the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk has become the first 'Kontor' of the new Business Hanse.In medieval times, being a 'Kontor' was a great honour. There was only one Kontor for each member country. The Kontor would represent their country within the Hanseatic League and would be the key trading post.
Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

Bessingham Manor wins NNDC Graham Allen award

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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 long and intriguing history involving fires, theft and bankruptcy. It has been to auction, been structurally condemned and was even scheduled to be demolished in February 2010.
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