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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.
Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

HEART takes on 25 year lease of The Guildhall

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Norwich’s magnificent Guildhall will become more of an attraction for visitors and people in the city alike under new plans for the building.The former city hall is among the best known landmarks in Norwich, and now city council and heritage leaders want to throw open its doors and showcase its fascinating history. 
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Flood survivor recalls rescue

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On Saturday 4 October the United States Air Force’s 67 Special Operations Squadron (S0S) will be granted Freedom of Hunstanton in recognition of the lives they helped to save during the tidal flood of 1953. Led by the Norwich Pipe Band, the squadron will parade through the town, starting at Sandringham Road at 11.45 am, proceeding through Westgate and arriving at the Spinney, where, at 12 noon, Hunstanton Town Mayor, Cllr Carol Bower, will present the Freedom Scroll to Lt Col John Peak, Commander of the current day 67th SOS, which is now assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall. 
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

King's Lynn in Bloom Awards

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Winners of the King’s Lynn in Bloom Allotment Challenge and Front Garden competition were announced at an awards ceremony at King’s Lynn Town Hall on Tuesday 2 September. The awards were presented by Borough Mayor, Barry Ayres, and have been sponsored by Hayes and Storr solicitors and supported by West Norfolk MIND, where staff made window boxes for the newly created window box category.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00

60 years on the Broads

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John Burton (74), one of the boat drivers at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, retired on Tuesday 15 July after eight years at Fairhaven and 60 years involved in the Broads boating industry, as a boat builder and boat skipper.
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:00

People to Opt for a More Rural Lifestyle?

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When the recession hit in 2008, many people chose to leave their city life for a more rural lifestyle because houses in the country were much more affordable. For example, the DEFRA report discovered that an extra 48,000 people moved into rural areas, including Norfolk, in the years 2010-11 on top of 54,000 who relocated to the countryside during the previous year. The poor economy and the unstable housing market just meant that people couldn’t afford their more lavish lifestyle in some of the UK’s biggest cities.
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