Month: May 2017

New focus on women’s interests at ambulance service

  The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) launched a women’s special interest group in unique style over the weekend; with two of its female staff pulling off a feat of strength and determination in an ambulance pull challenge. The special interest group, who have appropriately named themselves AWE (All Women in EEAST) will explore in more depth the issues women face at work, and what can be done to break down barriers. By improving female representation in senior roles, accelerating gender pay equality, and bringing about real, tangible, positive changes the group hope to start a...

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Working together to recognise Modern Slavery

Working together to recognise Modern Slavery   Working together to recognise Modern Slavery in Norfolk and Suffolk will be the main focus at a special conference later this week. Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies are hosting the event on Thursday 25 May to enhance their work with partners and organisations in order to tackle Modern Slavery and trafficking. A number of partner agencies will attend the event, including the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, British Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Stronger Together and UNSEEN. Modern Slavery is a reality and happens everywhere, even...

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Norwich Eye review – Chotto Desh

One of the benefits of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival is that the collective buzz it creates encourages us to enjoy performances and genres we might not otherwise seek out. I was about to say that I have never seen Akram Khan’s work before – but we almost certainly all have as his company was one part of the magnificent 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, and he has enjoyed notable collaborations with performers such as Juliet Binoche and Kylie Minogue. Chotto Desh means ‘small homeland’  and this show is an autobiographical look at the background that brought 42 year old...

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Wanted appeal, Gary Nathan, Norwich

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a 50 year-old Norwich man who is wanted.   Gary Nathan, who has links with the Norwich area, is wanted in connection with a serious robbery offence which took place on 10th May 2017.   Nathan is described as white, 6ft 1 tall, of slim build, with greying/balding  hair.   Anyone who may have seen Nathan, or may know of his whereabouts, should contact Norfolk Police on 101 immediately.   Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111....

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Norwich Eye review -Wreckless Eric at the Puppet Theatre

Wreckless Eric By Karen Keats Norwich Puppet Theatre is a charming oddity – an almost unique venue specialising in a very particular theatrical craft, set in a converted church which is a remarkable building with a long history.  Much of that description could apply to Eric Goulden, better known as Hull’s finest, Wreckless Eric. He is a charming if rather odd character, with an excellent poetic lyrical ability and a very particular musical craft with a remarkably sustained history of engaging performances.  For some years it is rumoured that Eric lived in a bungalow somewhere in the Norwich area,...

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