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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Popular Bagot goats arrive back in Cromer

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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 winter on duty elsewhere in Norfolk – have proved a hit with visitors over the past couple of years, as well as carrying out an important habitat-management role on Cromer’s cliff.
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Historic King’s Lynn has been chosen as one of the first 10 Heritage Action Zones by Historic England, the driving force behind this nationwide project to breathe new life into neglected historic buildings and sites and encourage regeneration in areas that are rich in uncelebrated heritage. The town joins Appleby in Cumbria, Coventry in the West Midlands, Elsecar in South Yorkshire, Hull in East Yorkshire, Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, Ramsgate in Kent, Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, Sutton in South London and Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. It is the only Heritage Action Zone in the East of England. 
Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

Norwich and Norfolk's Eco Awards

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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 to sustainability and environmental excellence across the county.​ The ninth annual eco awards run by Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council drew entries from a diversity of businesses, schools and community groups from across Norfolk, and the winners were announced at a buzzing award ceremony at The Forum last night (16 March). 
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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 including good schools, access to green spaces, employment prospects, working hours, affordable housing and average commuting times. Second only to Bebington in the Wirral it is easy to see why NR6 has scored so well in the study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

Wymondham Abbey appoints their first woman Vicar

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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 of the church, which was founded in 1107. She is also the Abbey’s first woman Vicar. Catherine was born in Australia, raised in Hong Kong and attended school there and later went to university in the UK. Before becoming a priest Catherine was a research scientist in the field of Artificial Intelligence. “It’s a skill I’m still looking to put to use in the church!”, she joked. She was appointed to the role of Associate Vicar at Wymondham Abbey in 2013.
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."
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