Month: March 2017

Abigail’s Party – a Norwich Eye review

Abigail’s Party – photo Nobby Clark   Excruciating. That’s the word that sprung from deep in my memory thinking back to the famous TV production of Abigail’s Party with Alison Steadman as Beverly. Seeing this new production directed by Sarah Esdaile I realise that there is so much more to this play than my memory suggests, and it is a rewarding and enjoyable revisit to one of the best scripts written for contemporary theatre. In theme and attitude it does feel contemporary and relevant to today, even though it is now forty years since the first performance in Hampstead...

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NNUH gains recognition for employees’ charitable donations

NNUH – © The Eye Snapper Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a ‘Pennies from Heaven’ bronze award in recognition of the payroll donations made to charity by its employees. Kate Frost, Director of Pennies from Heaven said: “The popularity of the scheme not only reflects the generosity of NNUH staff but also the tremendous effort the Trust has made in communicating and promoting the scheme. “Approximately 10% of NNUH staff currently round down their salaries every month and donate their ‘spare’ pennies to charity via the Pennies from Heaven scheme. Of course, the real...

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More than 100 drivers stopped for seatbelt offences during campaign

 A team of roads policing officers at Orwell Trucks – supplied   Police in Norfolk have been targeting drivers who fail to belt-up as part of a week-long enforcement campaign. Officers from Norfolk and Suffolk’s Roads Policing and Firearms Operation Units (RPFOU) and the Road Casualty Reduction Teams (RCRTs) supported the Europe-wide TISPOL campaign (13-19 March) with a total of 109 tickets issued for seatbelt offences. As part of the campaign, roads policing officers also used an unmarked HGV to target drivers on the A11 and A47 on Thursday (16 March). The vehicle, which was loaned from Orwell Trucks...

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Ant antics a cause for concern as call goes out for people to report sightings of insect invader

Bad Ant                                                                                                           Good Ant   As the third annual national Invasive Species Week starts this Monday, 27 March experts from Norfolk’s Non-native Species Initiative are calling on insect spotters young and old to keep an eye out in Norfolk for Britain’s first ant invader. It is...

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Norfolk Fire Service Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the service

Some of the control room team, including crew manager Julie Cole, centre – photo supplied   Shining stars of Norfolk’s Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have been recognised at an awards night held at Norwich Castle. The county’s chief fire officer David Ashworth thanked all NFRS staff for doing all they can to make our communities safe and providing an excellent emergency response in the county. The service’s unsung heroes were presented with awards and certificates in categories including long service and good conduct for 20, 30, 35 and 40 years’ of service, making a difference, commendation and volunteer...

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