Umbrellas galore at GEAR 10k

It was a case of ‘umbrellas at the ready’ for the large crowd of people who braved the rain to come and support the 10th running of the Grand East Anglian Run on Sunday. In spite of the downpour, there was a great atmosphere, with Alastair Watson from Nottingham bagging this year’s men’s trophy in […]

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GEAR 10k Live

12.09 Steve Wheatley ‏@SDWheatley tweets: 46 mins 55 seconds! 10k – I beat the tomato and the guy running in a cagoule and flat cap! 11.45 Will bring you the full results soon. 11.33 Winner is Alastair Watson representing Notts AC. 10.55 And race is finally under way … 10.47 Ambulance just arrived in Tuesday […]

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Competition and activity day at Military Museum

The Military Museum in King’s Lynn, is holding a flag designing completion with prizes of £100 cash and £100 gift voucher. The Museum will be open on Saturday May 2 and feature many activities, such as dressing up as soldiers from various eras, guided tours from our volunteer historians, a shooting experience, a special display […]

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Colourful tiles brighten Hunstanton seafront

A wall of colourful tiles is set to brighten up Hunstanton promenade. The picture shows Suzy Mason, Charlie Mason (4) and Leia Mason (7) in front of the existing tiles on the Promenade. Whilst taking these photos, the local kiosk workers commented on how they brightened that area up and how many comments they get […]

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Freedom of borough granted to local historian

Local historian, Honorary Alderman and former Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Dr Paul Richards was granted Honorary Freedom of the Borough on Thursday, 23 April 2015, following a unanimous decision at the specially convened council meeting. Nominated by Cllr Nick Daubney, Dr Richards is the first individual to have this honour bestowed upon […]

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Costumed Characters launch Hanse Festival

Colourful costumed characters were posing for the media outside the Custom House on Tuesday morning to help launch the King’s Lynn Hanse Festival which takes place on 16 & 17 May, celebrating International Hanse Day and the 10th anniversary of the town’s membership of the new Hanse. A fun-packed weekend of activities will celebrate the […]

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Biggest ever entry for Bespak GEAR

On Sunday, 3 May 2015 over 3,000 runners will fill the streets of King’s Lynn as they take part in the 10th Bespak Grand East Anglia Run and mini GEAR fun run. For the first time ever entry was closed on both events as they are both sold out. Alive Leisure Race Director Roger Partridge […]

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Missing woman’s body found

Police searching for a missing woman in Kings Lynn have confirmed yesterday they had found a body. Officers were called at 3pm yesterday to reports of a body on the bank of the River Ouse near the Sluice, off Saddleborough. Police believe the body is that of 80-year-old Margaret Bodger who was reported missing after […]

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Appeal to trace missing King’s Lynn woman

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 80-year-old woman from King’s Lynn. Margaret Bodger was last seen on Sunday evening at about 8.45pm at her home address on Lady Jane Grey Road in King’s Lynn. She is described as white, around 5ft 7, of medium build, with shoulder length blonde hair […]

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Local History enthusiasts needed

Do you enjoy learning about King’s Lynn’s history and heritage? Would you be able to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors to the town? If so, the King’s Lynn Town Guides would love to hear from you. The Town Guides take visitors (and locals) on regular walking tours of the town from May to […]

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Contract awarded for town hall project

Pentaco Construction Ltd has been appointed by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk to carry out works at King’s Lynn Town Hall. The £1.4 million contract will remodel and extend the building in preparation for the creation of a brand new exhibition space for the Stories of Lynn attraction. The first phase […]

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Dog walking volunteers needed

The Cinnamon Trust are looking for dog walking volunteers to help a resident of Kings Lynn. If you can help, contact Sally Collins direct on 01736 758707 or email The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity for the elderly and terminally ill and their pets. They seek to keep owner and pet together for […]

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A Day in Wonderland to Celebrate Alice!

On Saturday 18th April, King’s Lynn Arts Centre will be offering a day of fun and theatre for families, to mark the 150th anniversary of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. Published in 1865, the novel by Lewis Carroll remains a favourite for all ages with its outlandish characters and fantastical storyline. To celebrate, the Arts Centre […]

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Major diversions in town this weekend

Essential overnight resurfacing work on Railway Road in King’s Lynn, from Blackfriars Street to Wellesley Street, will start at 8pm on Friday 10 April. The work is part of Norfolk County Council’s surfacing programme but to reduce overall disruption it is being tied in with current works in and around the bus station as part […]

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Nelson’s Column To Relocate To North Norfolk

Plans are underway for Trafalgar Square’s iconic Nelson’s Column to be relocated to the North Norfolk coast in time for the 210th anniversary of the death of the region’s most famous son. Visit North Norfolk has formally approached the GLA and Boris Johnson about the suggestion and has a petition of over 100K signatures from […]

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Waiting for Stanley in Lynn!

On Friday 10th April, Finger in the Pie and Greenwich Theatre bring their stunning show Waiting for Stanley to King’s Lynn Arts Centre’s Guildhall Theatre. The show takes us back to 1945 and a railway station platform where a wife is anxiously waiting for her husband, Stanley, to return from the Front. The train arrives […]

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