Author: The Editor

Little satisfaction with our public rights of way network

Norfolk Area Ramblers and the Open Spaces Society have called on Norfolk County Council to do more about the state of our County footpaths. The Ramblers and Open Spaces Society have today called for Norfolk County Council to take action to improve on its poor reputation in maintaining and promoting its rights of way network. Only a few weeks ago, the Council celebrated the opening of the latest stretch of the England Coast Path, from Hopton on Sea to Sea Palling. At the opening, the Chairman of the County Council, David Collis, joined Lord Gardiner (Parliamentary Under Secretary of...

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Biky Biky

  Did you hear the story of a person in the pre-smartphone and Google Maps era asking a yokel for directions and being given the answer “If I were going there, I wouldn’t start from here”. This is what came to mind when I was asked about a harness to help protect a child who is learning to ride a bike and about to dispense with stabiliser wheels. Well, I wouldn’t start from there! I was sceptical when grandchildren were scooting along on balance bikes – that wasn’t the way it was done in my day! But I have...

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A Room With A View – a review

Felicity Kendal in ‘Room With A View’ – photo supplied by Norwich Theatre Royal Director Adrian Noble brings a sumptuous stage adaptation of the famous E.M. Forster novel to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage this week with a skilled and competent cast led by Felicity Kendal. The tale is complex yet ultimately a simple romance given context by reference to the rapidly changing social values in English society. Skilfully detailed by Forster as the Nineteenth Century gave way to the troubled times of the next century, it discusses the role of women, class, feminism and socialism with a refreshing frankness...

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Man jailed for sex offences

A 22-year-old man has been jailed for two years after admitting trying to incite young girls to take part in sexual activities. Oliver Richard Lee, of Newnham Green, Gorleston, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court today (Wednesday 9 November) by Judge Bates. Lee was jailed after admitting two counts of ’attempting to cause/incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity’ and one count of ‘making indecent images’. Lee was arrested by officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Safeguarding Children Online Team (SCOLT) following a warrant at his address in June 2015. A number of items of electronic...

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NDR Traffic Update no 33 – Warning of Reepham Road closure from 14 November

Reepham Road will be closed from early on Monday 14 November for five days (to Friday 18th) to complete construction of the NDR roundabout and tie in the surface to the existing carriageway. The work, which will involve the use of heavy plant, will be carried out between 7am and 7pm, but the road will have to remain closed to all traffic throughout, including pedestrians and cyclists. Diversion route Traffic approaching the closure from the north will be diverted via Fir Covert Road, the A1067 Fakenham Road, Boundary Road (Norwich Ring Road), returning to Reepham Road at the Boundary...

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