Month: November 2016

Prevent Dooring with the Dutch Reach

Photo by James Schwartz Getting taken out by somebody opening a car door is sufficiently common to have its own name: “Dooring”. Even if you don’t actually get knocked off your bike by the opening door, swerving to miss an opening door can put you in the path of an overtaking vehicle. Kurt Kohlstedt in the blog 99percentinvisible.org cites a Chicago study which suggested that as many as 1 in 5 accidents in the city involve car doors, with an average of nearly one per day. It’s going to take many years before all cities have good cycling infrastructure where...

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Chicago at the Theatre Royal – review

Chicago at the Theatre Royal – review by Jak Martin Bob Fosse’s stunningly sultry show comes to Norwich bringing ‘murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts’ with it! The audience were not left disappointed with this slick and sexy powerhouse of show. Each and every person on stage (including the band) oozed charisma and charm, inviting us into the story of Roxie Hart; a night club singer who kills her lover. Set in the roaring twenties, this story of murder, jealousy and fame is sure to entertain. Matched with...

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Witches and dancers entertain Halloween crowds in City

Members of the cast of Norfolk & Norwich Operatic Society’s The Witches of Eastwick joined the Spooky City fun in Norwich on Halloween, Monday October 31st, entertaining the crowds with a medley of songs from the show outside The Forum. The Witches and other cast members were part of the Spooky Parade event with ghouls, witches and goblins gathering in Chapelfield Gardens, and setting off along Theatre Street, Gentleman’s Walk and Gaol Hill to St Peter Street where around 27 members of the cast sang for the crowds in front of The Forum. They performed three numbers – the...

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Be good to your heart to avoid a cardiac emergency

Heart health is at the centre of a ‘takeover’ week by the region’s ambulance service to help avoid health conditions escalating into a need for 999 help. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 3,000 extra calls last year to cardiac-related emergencies. And there was a 6% increase in cardiac arrest calls in 2015/16 compared with the previous year and a 5% increase in chest pain calls. A cardiac arrest, when a person has stopped breathing with no heart beat and is unconscious, needs immediate life-saving care such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a...

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