Month: February 2018

Norfolk woman thanks lifesavers

A Norfolk woman has thanked her lifesavers after a suffering a flare-up of a rare form of meningitis. Amanda Buckland cannot remember anything from Boxing Day night when she became feverish, started vomiting, and was experiencing severe muscle pain and confusion. The 35-year-old, who lives near Attleborough, praised Simon Read and Matthew Laws from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) for their care after her condition rapidly deteriorated. Amanda has been living with Mollaret’s meningitis – a recurring viral form of the disease – for more than six years. She was reunited with Simon and Matthew this...

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Story-telling and virtual reality collide beneath the waves

FROGMAN – April 24-28, 2018 STAGE TWO Diving on the Great Barrier Reef is the chance of a lifetime that many can only dream of, but now you can do it without even getting your feet wet! Norwich theatre-goers will be able to gaze on the underwater wonders of a tropical sea without leaving their seats as FROGMAN takes them beneath the waves in a 60-minute live theatre experience which combines spellbinding storytelling with ultra high definition virtual reality vision and binaural sound. This ground-breaking form of theatre will be presented in Stage Two, at Norwich Theatre Royal, from...

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Wanted man appeal – Benjamin Cook

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a 24-year-old Thetford man who is wanted.   Benjamin Cook, who also has links in Suffolk, is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.   Cook is described as being white, 6ft 1, of a heavy build, with short dark hair.   Anyone who may have seen Cook, or may know of his whereabouts, should contact Norfolk Police on 101 immediately.   Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555...

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County Council learning service supports parents to help their children succeed at school

Norfolk Community Learning Services (NCLS) is running free family learning courses to give parents the tools to support their children with learning while improving their own English and maths skills at the same time. All parents would like their children to succeed in school but many are not sure how to support them and lack the basic skills to do so. The way English and maths is taught in schools also changes regularly so there is a risk that parents could confuse their children by using the methods they were taught rather than the ones used in schools currently....

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Norwich Eye reviews Gallowglass

Keep an eye on that razor, Joe. Dean Smith and Joe Eyre in Gallowglass – photos supplied –<<oo0oo>>– There is a considerable vogue for television drama that can be extended for many hours of screen time. The formula for success includes recognisably glorious English country settings, a large distribution of unearned wealth and some suitably unstable and strongly drawn characters to keep us busy while the plot proceeds with all the grace and élan of a tarmac laying machine. Gallowglass features so many of these elements that it is hard to believe it was not conceived with television in mind....

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