Month: December 2017

Man attacked in Norwich robbery

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Norwich.   It happened shortly after 11.30pm on Wednesday 13 December 2017, when the victim, a man aged in his 50s, was walking along King Street in the city. He has been hit on the shoulder from behind and then struck on his head with what is being described as a wooden bat. Two male suspects have then demanded money and stolen around £200 from the victim’s wallet. As a result of the incident, the victim suffered a minor head injury and has been left feeling distressed. The suspects are...

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Appeal to help trace wanted man in Norwich

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who is wanted in Norwich. Joshua Fox, aged 21, is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license. It is believed Fox has connection with the Earlham and Bowthorpe areas of Norwich. Anyone who may have seen Joshua Fox, or knows of his whereabouts, should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. UPDATED Friday 22nd December 2017 – Fox was arrested in the city this...

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Norwich Eye reviews Sleeping Beauty at Norwich Theatre Royal

The Christmas pantomime is a popular and vibrant tradition, yet many viewing the modern offerings may not realise that they are enjoying an art form that can trace its origins back to Roman times. In earliest recorded form all of the tale was told by the means of wordless dance or mime – indeed the word comes from the Greek word for all ‘panto’ and ‘mimos’ a dancer who acted all the roles in a story. With the accomplished Richard Gauntlett in charge as director, writer and dame you can be confident of a pantomime that is rooted deep...

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At last – today is #PantoDay at the Theatre Royal!

Sleeping Beauty (Elizabeth Carter) takes a nap on her way to the castle – all photos © The Eye Snapper   Icy winds, heaving shops, busy traffic – it must be Christmas time in Norwich! Today is a special day that we have all been waiting for, it is Panto Day at the Theatre Royal as the delightful Sleeping Beauty takes to the stage tonight. Norwich Eye was given a sneaky preview of what to expect as the show was given a few final tweaks at the dress rehearsal. You can expect a spectacular show with lots of singing...

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Is it time for Cliff to jump?

Cliff Jordan – photo Norfolk CC   The Conservative Leader of Norfolk County Council, Cliff Jordan, has never shied away from stating his opinions very bluntly, and has been a controversial figure in local government in Norfolk for many years. He was the leader of Breckland Council from1998 to 2005 and was the subject of a Standards Board investigation after a social security tribunal ordered him to repay £17,000 worth of invalidity benefits he had claimed after failing to disclose his receipt of allowances from Breckland Council. The investigation accepted Jordan’s claim that he had made a ‘genuine mistake’....

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