Burglars have invaded my privacy. My personal space violated and my property taken. It’s never happened to me before and apart from the initial financial loss, there was an uneasy feeling of insecurity.
Today marks a very special moment in the history of Fakenham Junior school as it marks the 100th anniversary of its opening on May 21, 1913.
Well what do you know. I write about how our lovely language is being strangled, and what should become the most-read story on the BBC News website but a piece about bad grammar.2 comments
When the town council meets on the second Friday of each month, Hunstanton residents have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments.
Last week was another crazy week at KL.FM. The whole team from the station travelled to London on Monday to party at the radio equivalent of the Oscars.
Just outside the borough, Ruby found a pub that caters for vegetarians very specifically. On the Olde Ship Inn menu, Long Sutton, a vast number of meals display the fairly universal (v) symbol. In the small print an explanation of the symbol reads: Vegetarian: No meal included.
Starting us off this week is reader Barry Flatman with an unusual telephone experience.
He writes: “I thought that you might like to hear about a scam telephone call I received yesterday. It gave me and my wife cause for a good chuckle.
Ruby’s pal has been having a few bird-related issues after a paddling of ducks took up residence on her driveway.1 comment
Listen ... can you hear all that banging and crashing? That’s the sound of me tubthumping again.
I love the English language. There, I’ve said it. Even though I appreciate this puts me in a minority of barely a handful, in a world where text speak has turned English into some kind of mutant playground jabber, and the correct use of grammar and spelling has gone from being sneered at to being virtually outlawed.
Maybe it’s a sign of getting old – certainly it’s not very rock ’n’ roll – but I fear I’ve become addicted to the TV quiz show Eggheads.
I sometimes think I’m not great with animals. Well, I sometimes think I’m not great with anything with a pulse, but there you go.
While it’s generally pleasing to regularly see highly positive comments in the national press about what a nice place West and North Norfolk is to live in, I cannot but feel a little cautious about blowing our trumpet a little too much.
The proposed redevelopment of the Tuesday Market Place by West Norfolk Council, with its significant loss of parking spaces, surely highlights the need for a second multi-storey car park in Lynn town centre.
There have been encouraging signs recently that the Government is looking more favourably at plans to dual the A47 in Norfolk, but even amid this cause for optimism, I feel our campaigners in West Norfolk need to remain on their guard.
From time to time this comment column provokes a response from readers, but to date no one has challenged its factual content. However, on Friday May 3, a headline on page 5 of the Lynn News proclaimed: “Hunstanton not at war – it’s all Turnstone talk”.
Although Hunstanton Town Hall was built in 1896 it blends in perfectly with the Golden Lion Hotel, erected 50 years earlier as the very first building in Henry le Strange’s new town of Hunstanton St Edmund.
The business leader quoted in last Tuesday’s Lynn News did not represent the views of the local residents I met last month during a consultation exercise.
Having a real pier is probably the most obvious advantage Southwold has over Hunstanton, but the character of its town centre is another factor.
Whilst you may as yet be unfamiliar with Fakenham Area Business Community, its impact on the town since the demise of the chamber of trade has been significant.
What a treat to enjoy two first-class musical performances on successive weekends. And both of them in Fakenham.
It was the late John Coleridge who had a big hand in establishing the Poetry-next-the Sea Festival in Wells all of 16 years ago.
Such has been the length of this cold winter that it’s even more difficult than usual to contemplate the start of the cricket season.
I know I have been putting a lot of emphasis on the state of our town centre recently and I make no apology for that.
I just don’t know where the time goes these days. When I was younger it seemed to stand still sometimes, and especially when Christmas or a birthday were on the horizon.
Well, whether or not the weather suits us, spring has arrived. By the time this article is published it probably will have all changed again. One thing is for certain however, and that is preparations are going on around town for our summer sport to commence.
On several occasions recently I have mentioned the state of the centre of our town, not unreasonably as this is where most of our local prosperity can be measured.
Thursday, May 2. Remember that day? I rose early and went off to vote in the local elections.
Maybe because I have visited a few places which don’t have it, I think that democracy is important so I always vote.1 comment
Norwich, a fine city. Maybe it’s this claim, along with the reputation of being the beer capital of Britain that was responsible for what was a near record turn-out of almost 1,500 people for the national CAMRA annual meeting held here in the middle of April.
Local pubs continue to close. Permission has finally been given to turn the Albert Victor in Castle Acre into housing and several lie empty with their future uncertain, including the Rampant Horse at Gayton and the Blue Lion at North Pickenham.
Funny stuff cider. I used to drink the odd drop when I was a kid before my mother realised that it contained alcohol.
Before we get whisked off to a galaxy far away I should like to congratulate Cllr Elizabeth Watson on becoming our new borough mayor.
The popular Watlington Players are to stage a great musical, The Music Man, which is bound to be a winner with musical show fans!
Friends coming back from a great evening at the Corn Exchange recently (they were raving about the Johnny Cash Roadshow) reminded me to give a well-deserved mention to those three popular venues we have in West Norfolk – the Corn Exchange and Arts Centre in Lynn and the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton.
Adopting sustainable business practices has often been viewed as a “nice to have” or an ideology. Companies used to see investing in sustainability technologies or innovating to reduce environmental impact as a costly PR exercise that would hit their bottom line.
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Weather for King's Lynn
Friday 24 May 2013
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