Month: October 2017

Hundreds celebrate the humble pumpkin

  Hundreds of people turned up to sample pumpkin soup and jam as well as learn more about the issue of food waste at Norwich City Council’s Pumpkin Rescue event at the weekend. Every year at Halloween, approximately 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin are thrown away – the same weight as 1,500 double decker buses, but Norwich residents are being urged to think again before binning their pumpkin, and help squash food waste. Councillor Kevin Maguire, cabinet member for environmental strategy for Norwich City Council said: “Pumpkins aren’t just for carving! There are loads of delicious pumpkin recipes, but if you don’t eat it then please use your food waste caddy, compost it, or take it to one of our drop off points – the main message is ‘don’t throw your pumpkin in the bin!'” Norwich City Council is once again working with city supermarkets to provide the following drop off points from 2-9 November: Pumpkin Drop off points: Sainsbury’s, Queens Road, Waitrose, Eaton Road, Morrisons, Riverside To order a new food waste caddy go to:...

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Body of man found in Norwich

Police have confirmed the body of a man has been discovered in Norwich this morning, Tuesday 31 October 2017. Officers were called shortly after 7am following reports a body had been found on Duke Street. The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but is not thought to be suspicious at this stage. Enquiries will continue to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. The area was sealed off whilst officers carried out initial enquiries, but this has since been lifted....

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Norwich Eye reviews Reverend Billy

Hallelujah, Praise be! I was raised in a delightfully heathen environment where dismissal of the ritual of religious engagement came as easily to me as dismissal of the underlying myths. So I have always found it easy to resist the urge to join in with the hallelujah chorus in whatever form presented. I can watch with steely detachment (if some mild curiosity) as the more vigorous of the Southern American church sects throw themselves into frenzies of praise and adulation. In this context I was perhaps a little unprepared for Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir blasting out...

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Norwich Eye Beer Festival exclusive

Lots of beer – the old festival way –<<0O0>>– Our Ale-soaked Festival reporter Old Soapwobbler has been granted an exclusive insight into next year’s festival. Early closing on Saturday this year is apparently a trial for a radical new approach to the Norwich annual beer festival. CAMRA is celebrating holding a beer festival in the City for forty  years now so regular visitors are starting to feel their age a bit.  After lengthy discussions and preparation ‘meetings’ (in the pub) it has been decided that next year Norwich CAMRA will change to Norwich CAMLCOC – Campaign for Lovely Cocoa...

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Open Spaces Society welcomes newly-registered common at Brockdish

    The Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, has congratulated its member, Brockdish Parish Council in south Norfolk, for restoring a lost common to the common-land register.   The council showed that an area of land on the south-west side of Common Lane had been wrongly omitted from the common-land register when the adjoining common was registered as CL125 in 1968 under the Commons Registration Act 1965.  The mistake was made because of the lack of clarity on the plan which accompanied the original application for Brockdish Common, so only part of the land was registered.  ...

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