Opinion

Opinion

West Norfolk’s economic landscape could see Autumn fall - or maybe rise

As the words of the Chancellor’s Autumn statements fall on the economic landscape in West Norfolk, we’re not actually hearing much commentary from business – either good or bad.

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Workmen put the lights on the Christmas tree in Tuesday Market Place on Monday, November 20, 2017.

In The Market, by Rebekah Chilvers, November 28, 2017

It’s getting very close to that time, the most magical of the year. But here at the Lynn News office, Christmas is somewhat of a divisive topic.

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Corn Exchange King's Lynn Panto Photo call with the cast of  Jack & the Beanstalk the 2017 Production.

KL.FM Off-Air, by Charles Dennett, November 28, 2017

Well, as you read this it’s day two of the Panto rehearsals for Jack and The Beanstalk at the Alive Corn Exchange.

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Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, November 24, 2017

According to the Lynn News it was ten years ago this November that the Fairstead pub was demolished.

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Chris Sargisson, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Now is the right time to refine plans for coming year

November. It’s an ideal time to reflect on the year and take a look at those plans that haven’t been put into operation yet.

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COLUMNISTS - BAR MAN: Trappist temptation

When I was young I was convinced that all the best beer was brewed in this country.

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Paul Gardner, of Nwes.

Figure out how best to interact with customers

In a survey reported by St John Ambulance last year, amazingly one in three parents or grandparents had witnessed a firework injury during Bonfire Night celebrations.

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Chris Sargisson, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Know when to to go ‘offline’ too

Invaluable as it is, and increasingly will be, technology is an enabler. It’s unlikely to replace the need to meet physically, engage and build a lasting business relationship.

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Fawkes in the Walks - Free firework display in the Walks organised by Lynn Lions and the Borough Council.

KL.FM Off Air, by Charles Dennett, October 24, 2017

And so it has happened. Forget milestone birthdays, forget reaching the legal ages where you can finally go on a night out. I am now an adult, why now?

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Purfleet, by Mark Leslie, October 24, 2017

My vacation became something of a busmen’s holiday last week when I was pressed into action to cover the big news of the week (let’s just say I was in the area).

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View of the Alps in Zurich, Switzerland.

Purfleet, by Rebekah Chilvers, October 17, 2017

There’s a famous quote about exploring different countries which says ‘the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page’.

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The South Gate entry to King's Lynn on London Road.

KLFM Off Air, by Charles Dennett, October 17, 2017

You might have seen the news that last week King’s Lynn was named in the top ten happiest places to live in the UK.

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Paul Gardner, of Nwes.

No need to be lonely – join our programme for SME businesses

As odd as it sounds, we often hear entrepreneurs tell us that running a business can be pretty lonely.

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Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, September 29, 2017

Once again, the King’s Lynn Heritage Day exceeded expectations and a massive thank you is due to all the organisers and volunteers who made it possible.

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Chris Sargisson, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Time to look around and make use of what you see

In this column, I’ve talked about talking, and listening. I think it’s time to take a look - at looking.

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Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, September 22, 2017

I drink a lot of tea, and when it comes to emptying the dishwasher,

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Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, September 15, 2017

There have been campaigns to remove the statue of arch imperialist Cecil Rhodes from Oxford University and to rename Colston Hall (named after a slave trader) in Bristol, but they seem to have become more high profile after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, triggered by the suggested removal of a statue of the Confederate General, Robert E Lee.

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Mr Fips Wonder Circus arrives at Knights Hill King's Lynn
Some of the cast getting ready for the first show.

That’s Entertainment, by Andy Tyler, September 15, 2017

Once again, even with indifferent weather, King’s Lynn was buzzing last weekend with all the excitement of Heritage Open Day. Attendance seemed to be well up and everyone appeared to be having a great time and enjoying themselves! I was stationed at The Studio of Andrew Schumann over the lunch period and enjoyed supporting him and learning about, and viewing, his work. Many visitors had the same experience. It was impossible to miss the fantastic Classic Car Display in The Tuesday Market Place and we were all spoilt for choice in deciding what to visit. To Alison Gifford, The King’s Lynn Civic Society, Borough Council and all organisations and volunteers involved, heartfelt thanks!

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Rates relief required for King’s Lynn pubs and other small businesses

A few months ago, I wrote of the problems that were being caused for some pubs by the overhaul of the business rates system.

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Paul Gardner, of Nwes.

Choosing right name for your business is important step

We’re surrounded by business names. All day every day. But how do you choose yours?

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