King’s Lynn set for sparkling switch-on

King’s Lynn is getting ready for an evening of festive fun as it makes the final preparations for the Christmas lights switch-on on Thursday 20 November. From 5.30 pm the Tuesday Market Place will be abuzz with live entertainment including a performance by The Rock Choir. The victor of the Battle of Acoustic Bands contest, […]

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Remembrance Service

On Sunday 9 November West Norfolk will remember those who have lost their lives in the two world wars and more recent conflicts. Borough Mayor, Cllr Barry Ayres, said: “As we mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, it is more poignant than ever that we stand side by side with […]

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Fawkes in The Walks, 2014

The Walks, King’s Lynn is getting ready to welcome thousands of people to the annual Fawkes in The Walks, free firework display on Friday 7 November. Now in its sixth year, the spectacular display has fast become a highlight in the town’s winter events calendar and this year promises to be just as impressive. The […]

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Free Healthy Heart checks for men in West Norfolk

Men in West Norfolk are being invited to attend free health events aimed at fighting the UK’s single biggest killer, coronary heart disease. Norfolk County Council Public Health, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, has introduced the Hearty Lives programme, a series of free-to-attend events in West Norfolk to help reduce potential risks to […]

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Halloween Spooktacular !

Families are being invited to descend to the heart of King’s Lynn on Friday 31 October for a Halloween Spooktacular. The Vancouver Quarter is again teaming up with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to celebrate Halloween with a special trail around the town centre. Between 3pm and 5.30pm, children and their […]

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Beautiful South comes to Lynn

Former members of pop band The Beautiful South will be performing live at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Thursday 6 November. Now calling themselves simply The South the re-formed band will be performing some of their classic songs such as A Little Time – the bands number one single – Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red […]

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Town centre Sleep Out will raise awareness of homelessness

A group of people from the North Lynn Discovery Centre will be sleeping outside in King’s Lynn town centre next Wednesday. The Sleep Out is aimed at highlighting the plight of homeless people in this area, and will take part in the Vancouver Quarter from 9pm-7am. “Everyone is welcome to take part, they can stay […]

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Stunning image wins Norfolk Trails competition

A stunning image of Thornham Quay on the Norfolk Coast Path has been chosen as the winning picture in the Norfolk Trails’ Treasure photo competition. The competition, which launched at the start of the summer holidays, invited photographers to enter pictures which encapsulated what they treasure when out exploring the abundance of short and circular […]

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Featured Charity ~ Action For Children

Action for Children is a leading children’s charity that works with over 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers and run more than 650 services across the UK. They tackle issues of child neglect and abuse, and offer a wide range of innovative services. They have 24 services in Norfolk alone, including two in Kings […]

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Book Signing: King’s Lynn in Colour 1960s to 1980s

Local historian Bob Booth will be in town this weekend to publicise his latest collection of historic town photographs called King’s Lynn in Colour 1960s to 1980s. There’s an opportunity to discuss your memories with Bob at Waterstones book shop in Norfolk Street on Saturday from 11am, where he will also be signing copies of […]

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£4 million Innovation Centre plans unveiled

Plans for a new £4 million Innovation Centre in King’s Lynn have been officially unveiled. The King’s Lynn Innovation Centre will support the local community by delivering a landmark building designed to support new and growing businesses, together with a comprehensive package of help to overcome the barriers to starting up. The centre will be […]

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Creating a ‘Living Landscape’ around Lynn

Norfolk Wildlife Trust staff are breaking out of their Roydon Common nature reserve to help local communities to create a ‘Living Landscape’ in and around Kings Lynn. Focusing on the Gaywood River and its surrounding Valley, NWT’s Gemma Walker and Mark Webster will be running activities at the same time every week from October onwards, […]

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Raising a glass to Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution!

From Wednesday, 1 October 2014, residents across Norfolk will be able to recycle glass bottles and jars in their normal recycling bin. For many, this will be the first time they have been able to recycle bottles and jars at the kerbside. Cllr John Fisher, Chair of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, explained: “Norfolk councils are […]

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Beautiful Norfolk Coast inspires artist

The wide expanses of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast has inspired professional artist Mari French while creating some of her dramatic and colourful mixed-media paintings. Mari, who lives in the village of Harpley near King’s Lynn, also derives inspiration from the likes of the ruins of a Cornish tin mine, or the decaying exterior of […]

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Saying NO to hate crime across Norfolk

A campaign to make Norfolk a county free from Hate Crime will get under way during October. Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place from 12th to 18th October, starting off with a bed push around Kings Lynn. Anyone can join in and participants will be asked to bring something to push – a pram, bike, […]

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Survey reveals what bothers local folk the most

A survey carried out by a local church has revealed what ‘hurts’ King’s Lynn residents the most. The results show that more than 13 percent of King’s Lynn-area residents suffer from relationship issues, while another 12 percent deal with the death of a friend or loved one on a daily basis. The Gateway Church recently […]

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