Opinion

Opinion

Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, May 19, 2017

How do you become a ‘City of Ale’? Maybe there are lots of pubs. Perhaps it’s the range of different beers available, or maybe it reflects the number of breweries in the city.

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Hanse Festival in Kings Lynn
Farren Hart

That’s Entertainment, by Andy Tyler, May 19, 2017

Imake no apology for starting the column this week with a Hanseatic Flourish! One of Lynn’s favourite annual public events is taking place over the weekend and it celebrates King’s Lynn’s 12th anniversary of membership of The New Hanseatic League. As usual there is much to enjoy and take part in and full details are available on the Hanse What’s On Website. I simply highlight a few here:

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Wensum, by Jim Harding, Tuesday, May 16

Wensum, by Jim Harding, Tuesday, May 16

One of the two bridges on the old railway line running from Fayre Green.

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Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Writing in last Tuesday’s Purfleet column, Allister Webb made several interesting observations on the possible causes for the low turnout in local and national elections.

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A British moth

Titchwell Tick-list, May 16, 2017

Summer is just around the corner, and already I find myself dreaming of those long, warm evenings spent lazing in the garden.

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w18c Gamekeeper Albert Froggy Hawes with Spot the dog, ferrets and rabbits

Washed Up, by Sarah juggins, May 16, 2017

There is a movement going on around the area I live where a group of residents are fighting to get footpaths opened across the local farmer’s land. There is history behind the movement. For many years the footpaths were open to walkers under an EU scheme, which paid landowners to open paths across their land to the public. When the scheme ended, the landowners had the option of keeping the paths open or closing the access.

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Hands writing in diary secrets about love

Purfleet, by Allister Webb, May 16, 2017

It’s probably a good job I wasn’t working in one of the NHS institutions affected by Friday’s cyber attack on its IT systems.

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A fundraiser is being held at Motiv8 for Jac Coffey, 3, 
left to right Anna Hodgson and Mark Flowers, Jay Coffey, Jac Coffey, 3, Michele Scott, Kayleigh Coffey, Leo Coffey 3 months

Letters; KL.FM Off-Air by Ashleigh Tuttle, May 16, 2017

So I’ve just come back from my wonderful holibobs in America.

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Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, May 9, 2017

Sam Smiths brewery don’t make the headlines very often.

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Wensum, by Jim Harding, Tuesday, May 9

Wensum, by Jim Harding, Tuesday, May 9

The Sue Yaxley memorial bench with her husband David Yaxley and sons Tom (in wheelchair) and Robert. Picture: SUBMITTED

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Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, May 9

Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, May 9

At the Mayor’s reception, I was pleased to catch up with Lt Col Brad Downs who relinquished command of the USAF 67th Special Operations Squadron earlier this year.

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Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, May 5, 2017

It’s Easter weekend and we are down in Windsor with the bar wife’s sister and family.

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That’s Entertainment by Andy Tyler, May 5, 2017

That’s Entertainment by Andy Tyler, May 5, 2017

With uncertain times and weather to contend with at present, one thing we can be certain of is the quality and variety of the entertainment coming our way during (we hope), the warmer days of summer. Although those days are not here quite yet, the entertainment is – so I’d better get on with another packed column!

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London Marathon brings memories flooding back of my run 25 years on

London Marathon brings memories flooding back of my run 25 years on

Wensum, by Jim Harding, Tuesday, May 2

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Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, May 2

Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, May 2

Seventy years ago, when I was aged nine, my teacher at Hunstanton Primary School was Margaret Sexton.

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Boy sitting on rocks looking out over beach and sea. Wildlife Explorers at Titchwell RSPB Reserve, Norfolk. May 2004

Titchwell Tick-list, May 2, 2017

With another two Bank Holidays on the horizon it can be a little stressful finding activities that will keep everyone amused, not involve a two hour drive and keep within a limited budget.

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Chief Constable Mark Rowley launches the new Surrey Police mobile app at the Civic Offices in Runnymede, Surrey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture Date: Tuesday August 23, 2011. The app, which is a first for a police force allows the public to see how Surrey Police cover their streets. See PA story POLICE App. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/ PA Wire

Washed Up, by Sarah Juggins, May 2, 2017

I knew that spontaneity was dead and buried when a friend told me, in all seriousness, that on her smartphone, she had an app for ‘Mindfulness’.

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GEAR 2017

KL.FM Off-Air, by Charles Dennett, May 2, 2017

How do your calves feel today?

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Purfleet, by Mark Leslie, May 2, 2017

Tuesday turned out to be a very busy day for me with not only the breakfast meeting with the Chamber of Commerce that I wrote about last week, but also an appearance on a panel of journalists in the evening at KLIC.

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Alec Guinness Barnacle Bill

Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, April 25

Poet and tutor, Sue Burge was the speaker at the April meeting of Hunstanton & District Civic Society.

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