Local people to feature in light show

As part of the borough council’s link up with Amiens in France, further projected light shows are being planned for this year and French artist Halida Boughriet would like to involve local people in her installation which is set to be displayed on the town’s Greyfriar’s Tower. The focus for her installation, which is provisionally […]

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King’s Lynn footballer dies

It was announced today that former King’s Lynn footballer Jimmy Anderson sadly passed away yesterday. Hi daughter Catherine said “I know he was very well thought of in King’s Lynn and would like to see all his friends at his funeral. “Anyone that knew my dad or anyone who would just like to pay their […]

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New bus service launches

New bright-red buses were seen this week, running between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton. The fleet of five buses painted in a smart red livery are being run by Lynx, a new locally owned and totally independent bus operator based on the Saddlebow Industrial Estate. The company has been set up by a small group of […]

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Free photo shoot ahead of Valentine’s Day

Loved-up couples are being given the chance to have a free photo shoot by a professional photographer in the Vancouver Quarter ahead of Valentine’s Day. The pop up studio will be situated next to Costa Coffee and opposite Wilkinson on New Conduit Street and will run from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, February 7. People […]

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£18 million deal to boost Norfolk broadband

Even more homes and businesses in Norfolk will benefit from access to faster broadband as the successful Better Broadband for Norfolk programme is set for a multimillion pound extension. It was announced today that an £18 million deal has been signed by Norfolk County Council and BT for a further major increase in the extensive […]

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Queen to open new fire station

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service’s brand new £2m station in King’s Lynn will be officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh next month. The South Lynn Fire Station on Horsley’s Fields will soon be fully operational helping serve the south of the town and surrounding areas, and […]

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Fascinating talks at Trues Yard

Trues Yard Fisherfolk Museum are presenting their latest series of fascinating local history talks from Thursday 29th January. As usual all talks are on Thursdays between 1pm-2pm and are FREE, but there is a donation box for those who wish to support the Museum and their mission. The series kicks off with a follow up […]

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Light show to mark Zeppelin raids

On the evening of Monday 19 January King’s Lynn Custom House will provide the backdrop for a sound and light show marking the centenary of the first Zeppelin raids. On 19 January 1915 two German Zeppelins swept down the east coast. The first strike hit Great Yarmouth, claiming two lives. The second of the German […]

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Zeppelins over Norfolk week

The 19th of January 2015 marks the anniversary of 100 years since the first airship raid on Britain. The terrifying German Zeppelin dropped bombs on Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn killing four people. Two civilians; Percy Goate and Alice Gazley were both killed when the L4 Zeppelin dropped bombs on Bentinck Street, King’s Lynn. Their […]

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New wave of Norfolk artists in the spotlight

The new season of exhibitions at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre has got off to an exciting start with “Emergence” highlighting the work of 20 young artists who have connections with Norfolk – some call it home, others have spent time studying the Visual Arts at local University. The show offers a wide selection of […]

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Bah Humbug! Grumpy faces filmed in Lynn.

It was grumpy faces all round when Anglia News came to film the 3rd annual “Bah Humbug” event at the North Lynn Community Cafe. The event, organised each year by the North Lynn Partnership, is all about “celebrating not celebrating Christmas”. Partnership Secretary Les Thurlow (pictured above left) said: “We want to draw attention to […]

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Carols and mince pies in King’s Lynn

Residents and visitors to King’s Lynn are being invited to join carol services in the town next weekend (20 and 21 December). King’s Lynn Minster Congregation Choir will perform a selection of traditional Christmas carols around the Christmas tree inside the Custom House from 11 am on Saturday, 20 December. Following the performance, mince pies […]

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Two lucky winners share £1,000 of town centre vouchers

Two very lucky people are sharing a prize of £1,000 worth of shopping vouchers to spend in King’s Lynn stores ahead of Christmas. On Thursday, the Vancouver Quarter and the Borough Council handed over £500 worth of shopping vouchers to Danielle Oz and Emma Bately, who won them during the Christmas Light’s Switch On event […]

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Save your biscuit wrappers!

Norfolk Hospice are collecting biscuit wrappers which can be recycled to raise extra income for the charity. The wrappers can be any brand, shape or size, as long as they are just the wrapper – no boxes or tins and they must not be savoury, for example crackers. You can drop off your wrappers at […]

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Remembering last year’s tidal surge

It’s one year since King’s Lynn suffered the effects of a massive tidal surge. The anniversary of last December’s events have been marked with the unveiling of a series of plaques indicating the height of the flood waters in King’s Lynn. The flood plaques are located on the sea defences near King Staithe Lane, Purfleet […]

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Santa Dash is back!

The 4th annual Norfolk Hospice Santa Dash will take place in The Walks, King’s Lynn on Saturday 6th December. Online registrations are now open. The Santa Dash (Walk/Jog/Run) will commence at 11am with registration taking place from 10.15am. Adults will be provided with Santa Suits and children with Santa Hats. Children are encouraged to dress […]

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