Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution is plastic fantastic

In just three weeks’ time, residents across Norfolk will be able to recycle a whole range of additional plastic materials in their kerbside recycling collection. Norfolk’s councils have been working with Norfolk Environmental Waste Service (NEWS) to revolutionise the way we recycle in the county and from 1 October residents will be able to include [...]

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Over 200 vehicles expected for Classic Car Day

King’s Lynn is the place to be on Sunday 14 September with the popular Heritage Open Day and the inaugural King’s Lynn Classic Car day all taking place. Over 50 places of interest will be available for visitors to see free of charge and over 200 vehicles are expected to fill the town’s historic Tuesday [...]

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Hillington Square Show Flat goes on display

The people of West Norfolk have been invited to have their first look at the exciting new internal layout for homes in Hillington Square. It’s the first opportunity tenants have been able to see the work that’s been taking place as part of the £30 million regeneration project being carried out by Freebridge Community Housing. [...]

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Heritage Open Day 2014 ~ Bigger and better than ever!

This year’s Heritage Open Day on Sunday 14th September promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 50 King’s Lynn properties open to the public and lots of new events, including exhibitions, open gardens, story telling, music, art and dance demonstrations. Also new this year will be a Classic Car Show to be [...]

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Don’t miss this art exhibition !

Members of the Greyfriars Art Space want to thank everyone for coming along to their Annual Members Exhibition – ‘GASWORKS IV’. The show looks great, with a very diverse range of exhibits. Gallery Coordinator Kathy Cossins said: “We’ve had lots of encouraging comments from our visitors. If you haven’t had a chance to see this [...]

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Fundraisers gear up for 350 mile bike ride

A 10-strong team of intrepid cyclists are gearing up for a trip of a lifetime to raise much needed funds for a Kings Lynn children’s hospital ward. The team, many of who are work-mates at Lynn-based Foster Refrigerator, are embarking on the epic ‘Tour de Foster’ cycle race, traveling 350 miles, from Paris back to [...]

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Thousands of Norfolk children up for Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing but it’s not too late for Norfolk’s children to get involved during the holidays. Some of Norfolk’s libraries are already reporting record numbers of young people signing up, with over 600 children taking on the challenge at Downham Market Library and over 300 at Sprowston Library. The [...]

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Walks to host new aerial spectacular

A gigantic spider’s web is about to appear in The Walks next week as the King’s Lynn park prepares to host ‘Lovely Bugs’. Led by an inclusive company of disabled and non-disabled artists, the performance is set on a spectacular 6m high dome rig and giant spider’s web. The story, which follows the trials of [...]

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Freedom Parade ~ RAF will march through Lynn

Personnel from Royal Air Force Marham will exercise their Freedom of Borough and parade through King’s Lynn on Sunday 10 August. Two flights of serving personnel will form the Freedom Parade, which will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 10 August in the Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn. The station was first granted the [...]

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Pictures ~ Commemoration and Lighting of Candles in Tower Gardens

On Monday August 4th members of the Royal British Legion and a crowd of several hundred people took part in a very moving event in Tower Gardens commemorating the start of the First World War. After tributes, readings and hymns, candles were lit …

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Custom House lights up in remembrance

Last night King’s Lynn’s Custom House lit up with a spectacular display of candles and poppies in memory of the start of World War One. The display replaced ‘Night Sailors’, the stunning projection show which has been lighting up the Custom House for the last few weeks between 10pm and 11pm every night. The candles [...]

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Single candle projected on Custom House for Lights Out

‘Night Sailors’, the stunning projection show which has been lighting up the Custom House will be taking a pause tonight, and between 10pm and 11pm, only a single candle will be displayed. The candle is being displayed as part of the Lights Out initiative, which is encouraging people to turn out their lights to commemorate [...]

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Public invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT event

In one of the most ambitious UK-wide events ever organised, everyone in the UK is being invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on Monday 4 August and to leave on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection to mark the centenary [...]

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Review ~ Not About Heroes

We were privileged to view the opening night of Not About Heroes, at the Westacre Theatre on Thursday. Not About Heroes is the story of the friendship of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, who were brought together during the First World War under strange and strained circumstances and encouraged each other to write poems about [...]

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New home delivery service for seniors

A range of nutritious meals and desserts has now become available to Seniors across North West Norfolk. Local food delivery business, Roger Holme Foods, based in East Rudham, will be delivering weekly to households across North West Norfolk, helping those who might find cooking for themselves or getting to the shops difficult. Partner, Richard of [...]

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King’s Lynn parks among the best

Two parks in King’s Lynn have been recognised as being amongst the best in the country by the Green Flag consortium. Tower Gardens and The Walks have been awarded Green Flags this year. In the West Norfolk area, Boston Square and the Esplanade in Hunstanton also received awards.. The Green Flag scheme is operated by [...]

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