Bus station improvements – Have your say!

Consultation begins this week on a major £1.2m project to enhance and improve the bus station area in King’s Lynn and the links between King’s Lynn railway station and the town centre. Proposals are on display at the bus information office and are also available in Sainsbury’s town centre store. Scheme highlights include: • Installation [...]

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Festival Too 2014 ~ Line Up

Expect to see Katrina “Walking on Sunshine”, while Toploader will be “Dancing in the Moonlight” at this year’s 29th Festival Too, bringing free entertainment to King’s Lynn. Katrina (with the Waves) is best known for the 1985 hit “Walking on Sunshine”. They also won the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Love Shine a [...]

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A Peek at our Week

We start with a look at our latest ‘family member’ – A sock toy made by Alana Cooper, who runs Canetoad Crafts in Setchy near King’s Lynn. (facebook.com/canetoadcraft) We came across Alana while visiting the Rainbow Craft Summer Solstice in Tydd St Mary near Long Sutton over the weekend. It was a wonderful afternoon, with [...]

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New Women’s Institute has “fun at it’s heart”

A new Women’s Institute has opened in the centre of King’s Lynn with fun at its heart! The brand new Women’s Institute opened at Providence Street Centre, King’s Lynn on 9 June, with the focus on bringing women together to have fun. The group has been put together after conversations between friends took place and [...]

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Featured Charity – King’s Lynn Round Table

Our latest featured local charity is the King’s Lynn & District Round Table No. 54 which was founded in 1933 and is part of a world-wide organisation and one of two Tables in the town. Round Table all started in Norwich. All Tables are involved in fund-raising for local charities and in providing support to [...]

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Open day for budding singers

Budding singers and aspiring pop stars will have the chance to find out more about singing, vocal warms ups and recording at an open day at Vocal Hub in King’s Lynn. The free event takes place at 7 King Street on Sunday, 22 June 2014 between 10am and 4pm. Vocalist Gary Leonard, who set up [...]

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Multimillion-pound boost for King’s Lynn’s heritage

A cash injection of just under £5million will showcase the impressive heritage of an historic quarter of King’s Lynn, raising the profile of its cultural significance and helping to support the local economy. The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has been successful in securing almost £3 million pounds from Heritage Lottery Fund [...]

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Fascinating guided walks of the North End

For the next few months visitors can once again enjoy some fascinating guided walks around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Highlights of the walks include Pilot Street, the ‘High Street of the North End’, tales of smuggling and murders, Thomas Westwood’s Smokehouse and a visit to the last two remaining fisherfolk [...]

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Win £600 of security monitoring

As part of it’s 40 years in business celebrations, local security firm CTS Security is offering local home and business owners the opportunity to win the latest in security – monitoring to your smart phone worth £600, and all entries can receive a free security survey of their home or business. To enter, simply email [...]

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£4 million state-of-the-art Innovation Centre a step closer

A £4 million state-of-the-art business help centre is one step closer to reality in King’s Lynn, with lead architects having been appointed. The King’s Lynn Innovation Centre, will support the local community by delivering a comprehensive package of help to overcome the barriers to setting up business, including one-to-one advice, mentoring, workshops, and access to [...]

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Window Box Competition

West Norfolk Minds Wood Recycling Project are supplying the wooden window boxes for this year’s King’s Lynn in Bloom window box competition for a discounted rate of £5 per box. If you don’t wish to enter the competition or do not live in King’s Lynn for the duration of the competition (now until 20th June) [...]

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Maids Head wins award

Peter Napthen has won the Desmond Waite Award for conservation from King’s Lynn Civic Society. The award was given for improving and maintaining the historic Maids Head public house on the Tuesday Market Place through personal vision and determination. The award is given to the individual or organisation which in view of the civic society [...]

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50,000 Norfolk premises now have high-speed broadband

More than 50,000 Norfolk homes and businesses now have access to high speed fibre broadband, thanks to Norfolk County Council’s and BT’s Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) programme. The milestone comes just 10 months after the first superfast services were made available in the village of Croxton, near Thetford. Since then, BT engineers have been [...]

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New Home Bargains store set to open

Home Bargains is investing approximately £500,000 in a new store in King’s Lynn, which will be officially opened by the Mayor, Councillor Barry Ayres, on Saturday, 31 May. The top brand, bottom price retailer is creating up to 40 new jobs in the community with its latest store, which is located at St Nicholas Retail [...]

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A Peek at our Week

This week our travels took us to Sandringham Estate (above), Dersingham Open Gardens (left), an art exhibition at Terrington St Clement (below), and the Olive Branch Community Cafe on Hillington Square, King’s Lynn. At Sandringham the magnificent Rhododendrons were in full bloom. Our photo was taken from Princess’s Drive, a little known scenic road that [...]

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A butterfly mind and habits of a magpie

We were excited to revisit artist Garry Hobbs at his home in Terrington St Clement on Saturday. His studio was open as part of the 20th Norfolk Open studios event. Garry’s figurative paintings and drawings depict “connections, conjunctions, dreams, landscapes and relationships.” and he describes himself as having a “butterfly mind and habits of a [...]

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