Month: July 2017

Clive Lewis: Thousands of Norfolk children and more than half a million pupils nationally are now crammed into supersize classrooms

Clive Lewis MP has reacted to analysis that quantifies overcrowding in primary schools in the region and across the country. This analysis reveals: Nationwide, over half a million children are taught in super-size classes in primary school, as class-sizes continue to rise. In Norfolk, 6,037 primary pupils are in classes of 31-35 pupils. 244 primary pupils in Norfolk are in classes of over 36 pupils and it’s estimated that, of these, 53 are in a class of over 40 students. In the East of England, 47,609 primary pupils are in classes of 31-35 pupils. 2659 primary pupils in the...

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Chloe Smith MP invites constituents to Library Surgery

   Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, will be holding a drop-in surgery at Mile Cross Library on Friday 4th August 2017.   Chloe invites constituents to drop in and see her on a first-come-first-served basis between 11.00 and 12.30 on Friday at Mile Cross Library, to discuss any local or national issue of concern.   Chloe comments: “I like to meet my constituents at times and places that are convenient to them. I understand that constituents often lead very busy lives and so I have always aimed to best serve my constituents by coming to them...

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Norwich Eye talks to the star of The Railway Children

The Railway Children set – ©Mark Dawson Photography     THE RAILWAY CHILDREN – JULY 31-AUGUST 5 Andrew Joshi is looking forward to a first-class week in Norwich as he stars in The Railway Children at Norwich Theatre Royal from July 31-August 5. He plays The Doctor and Father in this new stage adaptation of the classic novel by E Nesbit. Norwich Eye caught up for a chat.   Norwich Eye: What is it about the show and the story that attracted you to this project? Andrew Joshi: There were a number of things really, the story, which was...

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Detectives continue to investigate Norwich woman’s death

Detectives are continuing to investigate following the death of a woman in Norwich at the weekend.   Officers were called shortly before 2.30pm on Saturday 29 July 2017, following reports for the concern for the safety of a woman at a property in Godric Place. Upon arrival, the body of a woman was discovered inside a flat. Enquiries led officers to an address in Windsor Road in Lowestoft, and three people, two men and a woman, were arrested in connection with the incident.   The woman has subsequently been released under investigation whilst the enquiry continues and the two...

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Witnesses sought to Norwich city centre assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault, which occurred in Norwich city centre yesterday, Sunday 30 July 2017.   The incident happened sometime between 12.30am and 1am, when the victim, a man aged in his late teens, was walking along Castle Meadow heading towards Prince of Wales Road with his two friends.   Two males have approached the victim from the other direction and a verbal altercation has broken out.   This resulted in the victim suffering a puncture wound to his left arm, which is believed to have been caused by a knife.   The suspect fled...

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