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Spooner Row Church Holy Trinity, undergoes urgent roof repairs … 0

Spooner Row Church Holy Trinity, undergoes urgent roof repairs …

The tiny church of Holy Trinity in Spooner Row near Wymondham has just completed a major repair job to the roof. The work involved repairing the slates, flashings and parapet copings on the roof and clearing and redecorating the rainwater goods. The problems came to light during a recent quinquennial inspection; this is a five year inspection undertaken by an experienced architect.

During the repair work, problems were found with the cross on the top of the east gable. Water had corroded the metal fastenings. This in turn had split the stone.

New sections were made by local stonemasons, and then the cross was reassembled. The work cost around 27,000, a large sum for such a small church. However, the church was able to go ahead after receiving a grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.

This has been set up for urgent repairs to public places of worship across the UK that are formally designated as listed buildings. Peter Barnes Builders of Diss carried out the work. Harry Gratton, the church s treasurer, is delighted with the results: Roof leaks can lead to all sorts of problems, so we are delighted that we were able to secure the funds so quickly , he said.

And the builders have done a super job. The roof should be good for a long time now. Holy Trinity Church, built in 1842, serves a rural community and is well loved and used.

It is a daughter church (i.e. serving the same parish) to Wymondham Abbey. Two choirs practice in the church.

The Norwich Music Group rehearses under their musical director Philip Aldred. A smaller choir, Dolce, provides fundraising activities in the church. Both choirs assist other churches fundraising in Norfolk by giving concerts.

The village school uses the church for various services.

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Grimes Teases “Happy And Angry” Album Full Of Diss Tracks, Guitar … 0

Grimes Teases “Happy And Angry” Album Full Of Diss Tracks, Guitar …

Grimes has been working on the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough Visions for a while now, but she s kept things pretty mysterious. As she s repeated multiple times, last summer s divisive dubstep-pop anthem Go was never intended to be on the album, and the one other song we have heard, REALiTi 1 , came from a version of the record that s since been completely scrapped 2 . All we really knew, until now, was that it d be a surprise release in October 3 , it supposedly features a lot of real instruments, and it has at least one glam-rock song 4 .

But today, in a new cover story on The FADER 5 , Grimes teases us with some trickles of new information. She says the album will be a return to the alternative rock sounds she listened to in high school, inspired by people like Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, and Billy Corgan. She recorded and engineered everything on the album herself, and she taught herself to play guitar, drums, keys, ukulele, and violin.

But perhaps the most interesting thing she reveals about the new record is this: They re not all diss tracks, but there s a lot of diss tracks I think all my other albums were, like, sad. And this time it s more happy and angry. I live in my own house that I pay for.

I bought all this equipment myself. I control my own life now. No one has any say over what I do or where I go or when I do it.

She s also making up some new alter egos: Okay, there s Grimes, but there s other ones too now and they re like a girl group. There s Screechy Bat, who s the metal one. There s one that s super vampish and sexy now I don t know her name yet, but she s like the Ginger Spice.

One song on the album is called Flesh Without Blood, and it s described as a guitar-heavy rocker (possibly the glam-rock song she talked about before). One song is a collaborative nu-metal track called SCREAM with female Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes, whom Grimes found on SoundCloud 6 . Another track, which is about being too scary to be objectified, will feature verses from three female MCs.

And finally, there s a diss track about male producers inspired by the final scene of Alexander Pushkin s Eugene Onegin : It s about a guy who acts like he knows everything and then comes back crawling on his knees, which has happened to me so many times. You can check out the full interview here 7 , and it s definitely worth a read. Grimes also discusses her personal life, sexism in the music industry, and the scrapped version of the album, of which she says she ll probably put it out for free at some point.

Good news for us!

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Police launch probe into Chris Hughton Norwich City racist remarks … 0

Police launch probe into Chris Hughton Norwich City racist remarks …

Chris Hughton was allegedly racially abused on Twitter PA Photos Police are investigating racist remarks allegedly made online about Norwich City manager Chris Hughton. The club claim the comments were on an unofficial fans’ Facebook page following Norwich’s 1-0 win at Stoke on Sunday. In a statement, the club said: “Following last weekend’s victory for the Canaries away to Stoke, unacceptable terminology was used on the Facebook page “**OFFICIAL**!!!

Ipswich – Norwich fans banter/insult/joke page. It should be stressed the site is in no way officially affiliated to either club.” “Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, have reported the comments made as a hate crime to the Police and Norwich City totally supports this stance. We are in dialogue with Kick It Out and Ipswich Town and will co-operate fully with the Police investigation into the incident. “We have a zero tolerance policy on racism and all other forms of discrimination and any supporter found guilty of racist abuse faces a lifetime ban from Carrow Road in addition to any punishment handed out by the courts.” Download ESPN’s new UK sport app 1 , a fresh and powerful new way to follow your favourite UK sports news, scores and video.

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