Month: January 2018

Big four mobile providers to visit Norfolk to discuss improving county’s mobile coverage

  Representatives from the four main providers of mobile networks in Norfolk will attend a Norfolk County Council meeting later this month to discuss how mobile coverage in the county could be improved. Senior figures from EE, Telefonica/O2, Three and Vodafone have agreed to come to a meeting of the council’s Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee on Monday, 22 January to update councillors on their current investment plans and identify any opportunities to work together to improve the quality and reach of mobile data and voice coverage in Norfolk. Tom Garrod, Chairman of the Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee,...

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A five-star performance from theatre’s star-studded panto

SLEEPING BEAUTY Storming performances from acclaimed EastEnders soap actor Gillian Wright and children’s television legend Derek Griffiths, combined with comedy gold from much-loved panto favourites Richard Gauntlett and Ben Langley, helped make this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime a huge success. Sleeping Beauty, which finished its five-week run at the weekend, not only proved popular with the 59,500 theatre-goers who saw the show but also garnered rave reviews, including a five-star recommendation from theatre ‘bible’ The Stage which listed it as one of its 5-star pantomimes in its round-up of Best Shows of 2017. And even as the performers...

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Green Party call for “frequent public transport” to be required where new homes are built

A petition has been launched calling on Greater Norwich’s decision-makers to “only allocate new housing where services can be reached on foot or by frequent public transport”. Council bosses say that they need to find sites for 7,200 new houses to be built between now and 2036, and are currently running a consultation to ask members of the public where these new homes should be built. Councillor Simeon Jackson, of the Green Party, is concerned that some options within the consultation would lead to rural areas with no local services being opened up for development, increasing reliance on private...

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Search For Young Dancers To Star In Glamorous Ballet Begins At Sprowston High School

CINDERELLA IN HOLLYWOOD – MAY 25-26 Around 100 young dancers from across the region are getting the chance to star in a lavish production of a much-loved fairytale. English Youth Ballet is holding auditions to find the talent of tomorrow to perform alongside internationally-renowned principal dancers in Cinderella In Hollywood at Norwich Theatre Royal on May 25-26. The quest to find them began at Sprowston High School when the young people got the chance to showcase their skills in an extended audition as well as learn from professional performers during a specially created ballet class. Those who are successful...

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Christmas drink drive campaign results

More than 100 people were arrested during the Norfolk Christmas drink drive campaign with almost 1000 people breathalysed. The month-long campaign, launched on 1 December 2017, targeted drivers getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Patrols and roadside checks were carried out with Norfolk having a 8.55% fail rate. A total of 947 tests were carried out with 81 drivers providing positive readings. Of the 172 drug tests conducted 56 drivers failed. This year saw specific time slots at Norwich Magistrates Courts being reserved to deal with those caught drink or drug driving. This effectively...

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