Month: September 2016

Green councillor to call for more robust rules on affordable housing

Claim that £3 million for affordable housing potentially lost in Norwich in just six months A Green Party county councillor has voiced concerns that Norwich may be losing out on money for affordable housing because developers are providing misleading estimates of the level of profit their schemes can make. Councillor Andrew Boswell will ask Norwich City Council at its meeting this evening to develop tighter rules for developers to ensure that they provide affordable housing in new developments. Cllr Boswell said “In Norwich, developers should be providing 33% affordable housing on sites of 10 new homes or more. However,...

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Man dies in fatal collision on A47

Roads policing officers are appealing for information following a fatal collision on the A47 last night (Wednesday 21 September 2016). The collision took place at shortly after 11pm at Witton close to the Church Road turning. A green Austin travelling west bound on the A47 turned through a gap in the central barrier and was subsequently involved in a collision with a black Honda Civic travelling on the east bound carriageway. Sadly the driver of the Austin, a man in his 50s, died at the scene. The road was closed until shortly before 7.15am today (Thursday 22 September 2016)...

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Appeal following serious RTC on A47 at Postwick

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision on the A47 near to Postwick yesterday evening (Tuesday 14 September 2016). At approximately 3.35pm emergency services were called to a collision involving a Triumph motorcycle and a Vauxhall Astra. The female rider sustained serious injuries and was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. The driver of the car was discharged at the scene. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the driving manner of either vehicle before the incident should contact PC Richard Lodge at Acle Roads Policing Unit on...

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Shaky Steps Out from behind the ‘Green Door’

Shakin’ Stevens  – Norwich Theatre Royal – May 7, 2017   Shakin’ Stevens is all set to drive his Norwich fans crazy in ‘This Ole House’ when he arrives on stage at Norwich Theatre Royal on May 7 next year. The evergreen rock ‘n’ roll entertainer and songwriter, who was the UK’s highest-selling singles artist of the 1980s, is stepping out from behind his ‘Green Door’ to embark on his biggest ever nationwide tour visiting 33 towns and cities over six weeks in late Spring 2017. Shaky’s catalogue of hits ranges from Green Door and Oh Julie, to This...

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Join the Voice Project Choir to perform in spectacular winter concert

Anyone can join internationally renowned Norfolk choir and sing in Norwich Cathedral The latest call is out for anyone who would like to sing with an internationally renowned Norfolk choir. The Voice Project Choir are recruiting singers for their winter concert. Absolutely anyone over 16 is welcome to join, there are no auditions and all rehearsals are conducted in such a way that no previous experience of singing or music is required. ‘All you need is enthusiasm’ said co-director Jonathan Baker. Anyone who thinks they may be interested can attend a no obligation taster session on 11 October after...

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