Citizen newspaper calls it a day

The Norfolk Citizen weekly free newspaper has announced it will cease publication immediately. Mark Leslie, editor of the Citizens’ sister publication, the Lynn News, said: “In the multi-media digital age we are reaching huge audiences through our website and the bi-weekly Lynn News. “Our customers and readers have flocked to those platforms in record numbers, […]

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Fairytale characters “big hit” with the children

Sunday’s Fairy Tales and Legends event was a big hit with the children according to Vancouver Quarter Centre Manager and Event Coordinator Abbie Panks. She said: “I’m absolutely delighted with how families embraced Fairy Tales and Legends event on Sunday. It was fantastic to see so many families travelling across the town and enjoying the […]

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Heritage Open Day 2015

DOWNLOAD LEAFLET Have a wonderful FREE day out exploring King’s Lynn’s historic buildings. Visit houses, offices, gardens, churches, chapels, interesting cemeteries, towers, tunnels and even a temple not normally open to the public. Look out for special events, colourful reenactors, music, dancing, classic cars and exhibitions. DOWNLOAD LEAFLET

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Free family fun in King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn’s first Fairy Tales and Legends event takes place this weekend, including workshops, fun activities and performances. On Sunday 23 August families will be able to enjoy a huge range of free activities at venues across King’s Lynn, including attempting to tame a dragon in the Vancouver Quarter shopping centre, joining in a sign-a-long […]

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Water ski racing comes to Lynn

This weekend high speed ski racing comes to King’s Lynn. This high-octane, energy-fuelled event, will take place on the River Great Ouse providing a breath-taking show for spectators, the likes of which have not been seen before in King’s Lynn. Competitors, who are coming from all over Europe, will compete in Formula 1, 2 and […]

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Cold call scam warning

Members of the public are being warned about a potential cold call scam from someone claiming to be from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. The bogus calls are focussed on ‘investigating an accident’ and the caller is attempting to obtain personal details which they would then use to commit fraud offences. […]

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Round Table present cheque to Bridge for Heroes

King’s Lynn Round Table have presented a cheque to local charity Bridge For Heroes. Photo and Interview by Alan T Shearer.

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70th anniversary of VJ Day service

A service commemorating the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day is being held in Tower Gardens on Saturday, 15 August 2015, starting at 11am. Organised by the Royal Air Forces Association, the service will be led by Canon Paul Wright MA RAuxAF, Sub-Dean HM Chapels Royal, and will be attended by WWII veterans along with the […]

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Norfolk recycling centres ready for hazardous waste amnesties

Norfolk’s residents are being urged to check their cupboards, sheds and garages for toxic household chemicals that they don’t want any more so they can take them to be disposed of safely and securely at a series of household hazardous waste amnesties taking place at seven of Norfolk County Council’s recycling centres across the county […]

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New coffee & muffins shop opens

A new Coffee and Muffins shop is set to open in King’s Lynn tomorrow, Wednesday 12th August. The opening of BB’s Coffee and Muffins in Broad Street is part of a plan for the business to expand and add a further 40 company and franchise shops over the coming years. Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter Centre […]

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Gory world of the barber surgeon comes back to life in Lynn

The gory world of the barber surgeon will be brought back to life in King’s Lynn’s Saturday Market Place this September as the fascinating history of traditional trades from that part of town are explored in an exciting event for all the family. Beer, Barbers and Butchers celebrates a host of traditional trades that were […]

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Double Take is worth a second glance

West Norfolk artist Garry Hobbs is curently showing his nationally and internationally collected work at the prestigious Hanse House Gallery Kings Lynn. His exhibition ‘Double Take includes work from the two sides of his artistic practise. Kirtsy Gauntley from Hanse House is delighted to show the challenging variety of work in the beautiful Grade 1 […]

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Mods and Rockers Scooter and Motorbike Meet

Scooter drivers and bikers descended upon King’s Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place to mark the launch of a brand new bike meet. The Mods and Rockers Scooter and Motorbike Meet will take place on Sunday 9 August from 10 am until 4 pm and if the interest in the launch is anything to go by, it […]

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Art of the Mart exhibition

A fascinating new exhibition at Lynn Museum looks at the art, craft and design of King’s Lynn’s funfair, known as ‘the Mart’. The Mart opens each year on Valentine’s Day, traditionally the first of the fairs in the Showmen’s year. King’s Lynn was famous in Victorian times as the home of creators of steam powered […]

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Follow the Spitfire Trail!

Model spitfires are “flying” all around King’s Lynn until the end of September. Visitors can follow the The Flight Path to find 24 spitfires located all around Historic King’s Lynn. The role of the Spitfire was critical during the Battle of Britain, so the Spitfire trail was set up by a partnership involving the local […]

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40’s Weekend ~ Pictures

All Photos: John Beck

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