Author: The Editor

Would you like to sing in a spectacular city centre winter concert?

VP The Observatory 25 – Photo ©Phil Sayer   Anyone can join internationally renowned Norfolk choir and sing about dreaming & waking in the cityThe latest call is out for anyone who would like to sing with an internationally renowned Norfolk choir in a unique winter concert to be staged in January 2018 at various locations around Norwich city centre. ‘Travels in Light’ will be the final part of a trilogy of pieces about sleep, dreaming and waking (and especially the bits in between) from the Voice Project Choir. The inspiration for the concert came from a quote from the...

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Expansion plan announced for Cromer & District Hospital

  Cromer & District Hospital is due to be expanded as part of the future plans by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which runs the hospital.  NNUH has agreed to redevelop one of the original buildings on the Cromer & District Hospital site and bring it up to modern standards. Part of this building has been modernised already and contains the renal dialysis unit.  An existing building on the hospital site will be redeveloped to create the new medical unit which will provide services such as chemotherapy, blood transfusion and rheumatology treatments.  It will also...

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Opening the doors to democracy

  Step into City Hall – 180º Fisheye lens view © The Eye Snapper   If you’re passionate about your local area and want to know more about decision making in Norwich, come along to City Hall during this year’s Local Democracy Week (Monday 9 – Friday 13 October).   While the City Hall doors are open throughout the working week, this is an opportunity to have a look around and learn more about what’s involved in the life of a local authority.   On Wednesday evening, cabinet, the council’s main decision making body, will meet to discuss a...

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Armed officers called following Norwich incident

Armed officers were called out this afternoon (Thursday 5 October 2017) following an incident in Norwich. It’s after police were called shortly after 2.40pm to concerns for man at a property in Silver Road in the city. Armed officers were dispatched to the area and a cordon was put in place whilst police searched a property. As a result, nothing was seized and no arrests were made. The seal has now been lifted. Police would like to reassure the local community there were no indications of a wider risk to the...

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Apple Day

A simply scrumptious event at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Sunday 15 October, 10am – 5pm A Gressenhall tradition! Come and celebrate the best of autumn with all things appley: pressing, tasting, buying and naming. Enjoy live entertainment and music, meet local craftsmen and artists demonstrating their skills plus the chance to buy handmade products and local produce. If you’ve always wondered what that “mystery” apple tree in your garden or orchard is, then Gressenhall’s Apple Day is the event for you. Experts from The East of England Apple and Orchard Project are here to help. Join us and taste some of the very best apples in Norfolk, whole or pressed as juice or even cider. The site will be filled with music, from ‘Klezmerized’ playing lively klezmer music from Eastern Europe and with enjoyable performances from the dancers of Golden Star Morris there will be plenty to entertain the crowds. Watch chainsaw carver Shaun Gilbert expertly shaping some of his beautiful sculptures throughout the day Discover the tale of the ‘Grayte Wyrm of Gressenhall’, a dragon that just loves to eat apples, with special performances from the ‘Fools Puppet Theatre Companie’. Get crafty in Art Attack and make apple decorations. Join the Grand Apple Day Parade at 3.15pm, and wassail around our orchard with over 30 varieties of apples discovered, raised or developed in Norfolk. Watch the steam thresher...

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