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Purfleet, by Allister Webb: August 15, 2017

I was a bit of a slow starter when it came to driving and, even if I have grown to tolerate it over the years, I’ve never really developed an enjoyment of it.

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The Fried Pirates

That’s Entertainment, by Andy Tyler, August 11, 2017

With another hat on I was able, with others, to briefly meet the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, recently and this put me in mind to start the column with Railway matters this week – and choose, as my ‘Club or Society’ of the week, The Fen Line Users Association (associations do qualify, by the way!)

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Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, August 4, 2017

If you want to make great beer, obviously the ingredients are important.

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Paul Gardner, of Nwes.

When is a good time to start a new business?

This is probably the most frequent question we hear, is now a good time to start a business? And it’s certainly the first question you’ll ask yourself if you’re thinking of setting up a new venture.

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Eye Duck Race

Wensum, by Jim Harding, Tuesday, April 1, 2017

Plastic ducks ready for the perennial duck race at Goggs Mill on August 20

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llandudno promenade

Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Once upon a time the borough council used to ask local residents for their opinion on matters affecting the future of their neighbourhood.

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HMS Hampshire memorial on Orkney, by Norma Chapman

Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, July 28, 2017

One of the first things that you notice on Orkney is the sheer age of many of the archaeological sites.

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Canon Christopher Ivory launching an appeal at King's Lynn Minster for renovation work on the North Chancel Clere story windows  (10 in total)

That’s Entertainment, by Andy Tyler, July 28, 2017

Two musicians I must give ‘top billing’ to this week have both performed at the King’s Lynn Festival – they are Joo Yeon Sir, the young violinist, and Piers Adams, the virtuoso British recorder player and member of the Baroque group, Red Priest.

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Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, July 25

Turnstone, by John Maiden, Tuesday, July 25

On Friday, July 14, the Lynn News reported on a ‘sea fun day’ held at True’s Yard Museum, at which tales were told of smugglers and scallywags.

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NEW FAKENHAM ORGANIST                                                       
Chris Brown, the new organist and choir master at Fakenham parish church

Wensum, by Jim Harding, Tuesday, July 25

Chris BrownPhoto: Peter Bird

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Vancouver Quarter.

KL.FM Off-Air, by Charlotte Fisher, July 25, 2017

First impressions of a person or a place are incredibly important.

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Game of Thrones is back on Sky Atlantic.

Purfleet, by Rebekah Chilvers, July 25, 2017

Anyone who is a fan of dramatic TV moments will have been in for a treat over the past couple of weeks.

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King's Lynn Festival pictures for 2013

That’s Entertainment, by Andy Tyler, July 21, 2017

There’s no prizes for guessing the subject I start with this week – The King’s Lynn Festival! It will be well underway as you read this and I am certain it will, as usual, be a great success, as was Festival Too. Baroque chamber music features tonight, 6pm at All Saints’ Church (Travels with Telemann), and for folk music fans Blazin’ Fiddles, 8pm at St George’s Guildhall.

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Bar Man, July 21, 2017

The suggestions are in, the votes counted and the competition is over.

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Launch of new trains at King's Lynn Railway Station and opening of new Cambridge North Station

Purfleet, by Allister Webb: July 18, 2017

Cynics among us might say it’s a good job longer trains are planned for West Norfolk’s rail line given the current draft timetables would have us on them for longer than we are now.

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Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, July 14, 2017

The Bar Wife is a stickler for punctuation and spelling.

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Linda Smith

KL.FM Off-Air, by ‘Posh’ Charles Dennett

Friday, July 14, on KLFM will be Linda’s Day. Linda Smith is a mum and wife from Wisbech. In 2005 she was told she had breast cancer. After going though months of treatments she had beaten it and celebrated 11 years being cancer-free by raising money for others and helping those who were in her position. Twelve years after winning the fight, the cancer returned to her liver, unfortunately this time it was terminal. Linda has done what I think anyone would, searched for every option available, and she has one left, an expensive life prolonging treatment that can give her more time to spend with her children, and her husband. The treatment cannot be gained through the NHS and so will cost Linda £30,000. Through fundraising the Smith family have raised just short of £15,000 which is amazing, but still not enough.

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Undated Film still handout from Churchill. Pictured: Brian Cox as Winston Churchill. See PA Feature FILM Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Lionsgate Films/Graeme Hunter. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Reviews.

Wensum, by Jim Harding, July 11, 2017

Brian Cox in the title role in the film Churchill

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Turnstone, by John Maiden, July 11, 2017

Turnstone, by John Maiden, July 11, 2017

The weather on June 27 was not ideal for flying, but Lt Col Bradley Downs did fly a Commando II aircraft over Hunstanton in on his last mission in this country before returning to the USA.

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London Pride 2017.

Purfleet, by Rebekah Chilvers, June 11, 2017

It’s now been two-and-a-half weeks since my older sister tied the knot with her partner of 10 years, and it’s still difficult for me to remember she is no longer a Chilvers, or a Miss.

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