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  • Minister pledges to improve mobile phone coverage for rural areas

    Minister pledges to improve mobile phone coverage for rural areas

    30th September 2014 - the following article is reproduced from EDP24

    A pledge by a government minister that mobile phone companies will have to ensure better mobile phone coverage in rural areas has met a mixed response in Norfolk.

  • Norfolk County Council still has to find £13m of savings from budget

    Norfolk County Council still has to find £13m of savings from budget

    30th September 2014 - the following article is reproduced from EDP24

    The strain on Norfolk County Council’s finances was laid bare at a meeting yesterday, at which it emerged that although the “black hole” in its accounts for next year had been reduced, there was still £13m left to be found.

  • New sponsors for Redgate Rangers

    New sponsors for Redgate Rangers

    29th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Now in their 5th season playing in the Anglian Combination Division 4 having been promoted four seasons in a row and winning three league titles, Redgate Rangers unveiled their new kit at the weekend at a home game played at Smithdon.

  • Hare Fair at Docking

    Hare Fair at Docking

    29th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Named after a family well known in the village for generations and the fast moving creature often seen in the fields around Docking, the Hare Fair celebrated its third year at the weekend.

  • Autumn tasting day

    Autumn tasting day

    29th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Produce from the Walsingham Farms was served at a tasting day at their shop at Norfolk Lavender on Saturday. With a theme of Autumn Tastes, sausages from the butchery department were expertly barbecued by the shop’s manager Sam Bagge and were accompanied by beers from Denver.

  • New Jazz Club at the Princess

    New Jazz Club at the Princess

    29th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    The first night of a new jazz club in Hunstanton saw the Empty Trio pack the bar and terrace at the Princess Theatre on Friday night playing a selection of easy listening jazz numbers.

  • Housing plans for Heacham

    Housing plans for Heacham

    29th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Heacham residents flocked to Pegasus Planning Group’s pre-application exhibition on Thursday (25th September) at the Old Friends Hall in the village.

  • Glebe School’s Harvest Assembly for the Foodbank

    Glebe School’s Harvest Assembly for the Foodbank

    29th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Not wasting food and appreciating that not everyone has enough to eat was the subject at Glebe House School’s Harvest Assembly on Wednesday 24th September when donations of non-perishable goods were collected for the local Foodbank.

  • 4 a.m. CAKE TAKES ‘CAKE BOSS’ DECORATING PRIZE!

    4 a.m. CAKE TAKES ‘CAKE BOSS’ DECORATING PRIZE!

    23rd September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Move over Bake Off! A delighted Dereham woman has won £150 worth of cake baking and decorating equipment, in a competition run jointly by Reeds Homestore of Downham Market and Meyer Prestige, distributors of Cake Boss cake decorating products.

  • Seventy-year-old serenades in the sunshine

    Seventy-year-old serenades in the sunshine

    23rd September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    A chance trip to Sheringham where he saw a guitar for sale in a Sue Ryder charity shop has led to a life-changing year for Tom Terry. Armed with his new instrument Tom found a ‘Teach yourself guitar’ book, has written and recorded his own work and is about to appear on TV.

  • Hunstanton Library is 50 years old

    Hunstanton Library is 50 years old

    23rd September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Residents were invited to share their memories on Monday at a special coffee morning at Hunstanton Library in a book that will be on display throughout the next week. As visitors enjoyed cakes and coffee provided by the staff, memories were also shared by special guest, and former head librarian, David Bell who told some stories from his time at Hunstanton Library, where he worked from 1976 for over twenty years.

  • Smithdon High School Hunstanton celebrates success

    Smithdon celebrates success

    15th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Parents, guests, governors and staff applauded the outstanding successes of Smithdon students in the School’s Celebration of Achievement and Prizegiving on Thursday evening.

  • Zoo trip for Hunstanton Rainbows and Brownies

    Zoo trip for the girls

    15th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Gathering early in the morning at Hunstanton Bus Station Guides, Rainbows and Brownies from Hunstanton joined with about 100 members of Guiding from Smithdon & Brothercross District for an outing to Banham Zoo on Saturday.

  • Rotary weighs in at the Hunstanton Branch of the Foodbank

    Rotary weighs in at the Foodbank

    15th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Donating a set of flat-bed scales to the Hunstanton Branch of the Foodbank on Saturday, President of Hunstanton & District Rotary Peter Atterbury is pictured here with Fr John Bloomfield and Foodbank volunteers Janet Groom (left) and Josephine Griffin.

  • Revving Rector reaches Ringstead

    Revving Rector reaches Ringstead

    15th September 2014 - The following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    For the first time participants in the Norfolk Churches’ Trust annual ride and walk were allowed to use motorised transport and on Saturday Paul Skillings (68) retired Rector of St Peter’s Upwell and St Clement’s Outwell climbed aboard his Kawasaki GPZ500S to visit sixty churches in the county raising money for the Trust that gives grants to hundreds of churches for repairs work, renovation and conservation of their buildings.

  • September 2014

    Councillor Notes September 2014 - Economic Growth

    Richard Bird

  • Hunstanton Sailing Club’s At home

    Hunstanton Sailing Club’s At home

    30th September 2013 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Town and Around

    Celebrating the completion of phase one of the works to Hunstanton Sailing Club on the North Promenade, the Committee and Members hosted an ‘At Home’ on Saturday opening the building so that funders and groups involved in the regeneration process could see the progress to date.

  • Protest against Hunstanton car parking plan

    Protest against Hunstanton car parking plan

    11th September 2013 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

    Residents and traders have protested against plans to introduce by permit parking and pay and display in Hunstanton. Scores of people with placards voiced their opposition during a consultation in Hunstanton Town Hall yesterday.

  • Councillor’s plea on parking plan for Hunstanton

    Councillor’s plea on parking plan for Hunstanton

    9th September 2013 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

    Plans to reform on-street parking rules in Hunstanton have split opinion down the middle, according to the resort’s county representative.

  • Turnstone

    Turnstone

    13th September 2011 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

    My good friend Brian Holmes has taken me to task for the letter in last week’s Turnstone dated October 2006, in which John Dobson blamed fellow councillor Richard Bird for delaying Hunstanton’s regeneration.

  • Hunstanton: Land plans come under microscope

    Hunstanton: Land plans come under microscope

    8th September 2011 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

    At an extraordinary meeting of Hunstanton Town Council there was a lively debate on proposals by the borough council to sell or lease several parcels of publicly-owned land in Hunstanton.

  • West Norfolk roads: Tragedy after tragedy

    West Norfolk roads: Tragedy after tragedy

    23rd September 2008 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

    WEST Norfolk's roads claimed another young life on Saturday when Heacham teenager Joel Hunt died in a collision with a tractor at Ringstead.

  • Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament 2008

    Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament 2008

    2nd September 2008 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

    Last week saw the annual Hunstanton Tennis Tournament complete its 88th year.

  • Athletics: Round Norfolk Relay

    Athletics: Round Norfolk Relay

    17th September 2007 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

    THE Round Norfolk Relay held a celebration of its 21st anniversary at Hunstanton on Saturday.

  • At last! The sun shines on resort

    At last! The sun shines on resort

    3rd September 2007 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

    BANK holiday sunshine brightened a bleak summer of tourism trade along the West Norfolk coast when thousands flocked to its seaside resorts.

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