Month: October 2016

Some Bike Accessories Don’t Travel

  It is quite surprising the range of products brought out for the bike and cycling market. Some are old ideas rehashed, some are innovative new takes on an known product, and some are downright odd. Here is one item that could land you in trouble with the law on this side of the Atlantic. A US company calls itself Nunchuck Grips. Nunchucks are martial arts weapons originally from Okinawa. While the company doesn’t actually make nunchucks, they do supply handlebar grips (as well as trekking poles and umbrella products) that have “useful interchangeable accessories” that are stored inside...

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Don’t be a little monster this Halloween

As Halloween creeps closer, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies are reminding people to keep their tricks within the law and treat residents to a show of respect. Halloween should be a fun celebration, with children enjoying dressing up as ghosts, witches or other assorted monsters, and visiting neighbouring householders happy to hand over sweets to, as superstition suggests, ward off evil spirits. However, occasionally groups of people knock at every door whether they know the residents or not, demanding some sort of gift or payment. For the vulnerable or older members of the community this can be both a distressing...

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Corrie’s Curly Heads Cast Of Soulful West End Smash

  THE COMMITMENTS – NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3 A West End smash-hit based on a cult novel and a hugely successful movie is set to bring some pre-Christmas soul to Norwich. The Commitments tells the story of a ragtag bunch of Irish musicians who bring soul to Dublin and is set to entertain Norwich theatre-goers 30 years since Roddy Doyle’s classic book was first published. Heading the cast is Coronation Street star Kevin Kennedy aka Curly Watts, who also delighted city audiences as Captain Hook in the Theatre Royal panto Peter Pan two years ago, and he cannot wait to...

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Diss bikes theft appeal

Officers are appealing for information following a spate of bike thefts in Diss. The first incident took place at around 11.40am on Wednesday 19 October outside Diss Swim and Fitness Centre in Victoria Road when a blue Raleigh mountain bike was reported stolen from the bike racks. The bike had been left secure with two cable locks – both had been cut and left at the scene. A white male is believed to have been seen acting suspiciously before cutting the locks. Another male is then believed to have ridden off on the bike. At shortly after 12.15pm the...

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Beauty and the Beast at the Theatre Royal – a review

Our student guest Callum O’Brien reviews the Northern Ballets Beauty and the Beast: The Northern Ballet’s production of Beauty and the Beast was a spectacular show. It contained tension, elegance and romance. This particular production of Beauty and the Beast contained a unique twist on the story, with much of the performance spent between Beauty and the Beast. Personally, I thought this was a very good idea as the story did not get too complicated by some many things happening at the same time. What I really enjoyed about watching the production of Beauty and the Beast was that...

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