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- 85,000 more Norfolk homes and businesses set for super-fast ...DC11-208 13, September 2011 Nine more exchange areas included in latest phase of BT s 2.5 billion super-fast fibre broadband programme Another 85,000 homes and businesses in Norfolk are set to benefit from super-fast broadband, BT announced today. Beccles, Norwich West, Brundall, Caister-on-sea, Gorleston, Norwich Thorpe, Thetford, Costessey and Kings Lynn are the latest places included in the company s 2.5 billion roll-out of fibre broadband. It will take the number of Norfolk homes and businesses being passed by the new super-fast network to more than 131,000.
The latest upgrades are due to be completed by Autumn 2012. BT s local network business Openreach expects to make super-fast fibre broadband available to two-thirds of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2015*. It is building the new network using a mix of fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises (FTTP) technologies.
Both provide much faster speeds than those previously available to many UK homes and businesses. FTTC, delivered to street cabinets, currently offers download speeds of up to 40Mbps and upstream speeds up to 10Mbps. Openreach is planning to roughly double these speeds next year.
FTTP, where the fibre goes directly to homes and businesses, will offer speeds of up to 100Mbps. Dave Hughes, BT s regional director for the East of England, said: BT s roll-out of super-fast broadband is marching on at a rapid pace. Residents and businesses in these latest locations can look forward to choosing a high-speed connection over a network offering an unrivalled choice of suppliers, which keeps competition thriving and costs down.
Our latest investment in Norfolk will propel internet users at home and at work into the 21st century fast lane, and marks another milestone in the development of Norfolk s next generation communications. We have plans to take super-fast broadband to two-thirds of the UK by the end of 2015 but we don t want to stop there. We have long said reaching the largely rural and remote final third will require a partnership approach and we welcome the fact that the UK government has recently allocated funding of hundreds of millions of pounds for next generation broadband initiatives for these more challenging areas.
BT has the strength and the commitment to deliver large-scale broadband projects and we want to play a leading role in bringing faster technologies to our rural communities. As today s investment demonstrates, BT is playing its part in delivering faster broadband across the UK but there needs to be a collective effort to ensure no part of Norfolk is left behind. Internet users with a fibre broadband connection can do much more online, all at the same time.
For instance, a family could be downloading a movie, watching a TV replay service, surfing the internet and playing games online. A music track can be downloaded in about two seconds, a whole album in 30 seconds and a feature length HD movie in 10 minutes. Upload speeds are the fastest in the UK, allowing large videos and data files to be sent almost instantly and activities, such as uploading hi-resolution photos to Facebook, to be completed in seconds.
Unlike other companies, Openreach offers network access to service providers on an open, wholesale basis, supporting a competitive market. For further information on Openreach s super-fast broadband programme visit www.superfast-openreach.co.uk 1 Notes to editors * BT s deployment plans are subject to an acceptable environment for investment. Due to the current network topography, and the economics of deployment, it is likely that a small minority of premises within the selected exchange areas will not initially be able to be served by fibre-based broadband.
However, Openreach is actively looking at alternative solutions for these locations.
References ^ www.superfast-openreach.co.uk (www.superfast-openreach.co.uk)
- A background of the Rugby World Cup countries With the 2015 Rugby World Cup now upon us, we ve decided to take a look at the sporting history of the countries taking part where we have holiday parks: England Seven home wins in a row for tournament hosts England leave them in a good position ahead of their opener against Fiji, and coach Stuart Lancaster will be hopeful of taking the title away from holders New Zealand. They have won the Rugby World Cup on one occasion, the famous 2003 victory over Australia in which Jonny Wilkinson stunned the hosts in the final moments of extra-time to seal his (and the team s) place in rugby history. Sadly it couldn t be repeated four years later when South Africa ran out 15-6 victors.
source: therugbyblog.com England group fixtures: Friday 18 September Fiji Saturday 26 September Wales Saturday 3 October Australia Saturday 10 October Uruguay Wales Injuries to Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb left Wales hurting just over a week before the start of the World Cup knowing they will now be missing two of their key players for the tournament. In that game against Italy, Warren Gatland s side went on to secure a less than convincing 23-19 victory which won t have filled fans with hope ahead of their Group of Death which contains England and Australia. source: sportinglife.com Wales group fixtures: Sunday 20 September Uruguay Saturday 26 September England Thursday 1 October Fiji Saturday 10 October Australia Scotland Things have been looking on the up for Scotland since they failed to win any games at the Six Nations earlier this year as they secured a record breaking 48-7 win over Italy in their penultimate World Cup warm-up game.
Scotland s best performance in the competition came 24 years ago in 1991 when they were beaten 9-6 by England in the semi-finals. source: telegraph.co.uk Scotland group fixtures: Wednesday 23 September Japan Sunday 27 September USA Saturday 3 October South Africa Saturday 10 October Samoa Who do you think will win the 2015 Rugby World Cup? Could one of England, Wales or Scotland do it?
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- A million more homes and businesses to get superfast broadband Openreach reveals another 114 exchanges from where fibre will be available. Superfast broadband is to become available to over one million more homes and businesses in the UK, Openreach has revealed. Fibre-based broadband infrastructure will be made available from 114 extra exchanges from autumn 2012, according to Openreach, the division of BT which manages access to the telephone network for all broadband providers.
Mike Galvin, Openreach managing director for next-generation access, said: "I am pleased to be able to reveal the latest locations where we will make fibre broadband available. "Our roll-out is one of the fastest in the world and we are on track to pass 10 million homes and businesses next year before pushing on further." Openreach will reveal further locations where fibre will be made available over the next few months, which is part of BT's long-term plan to make superfast broadband available to two-thirds of the UK by 2015. Galvin said: "Fibre broadband will transform peoples' experience of the internet and so I am sure the residents and businesses in these areas will welcome the news. No other company is doing as much as Openreach to bring superfast broadband to the UK." BT has pledged to stump up 2.5billion to meet this target and the majority of the roll-out will be based on fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) technology, where optical fibre is used from telephone exchanges to reach the telephone cabinets in the streets.
According to BT, FTTC currently offers download speeds of up to 40Mb and upload speeds of up to 20Mb and the company plans to roughly double these speeds during 2012.
BT will only invest in superfast broadband in areas where it makes commercial sense for it to do so, but it believes that with government support, 90% of homes in the UK could get fibre.
List of new exchanges: Archers Court Hatfield Baldslow Hexham Bannockburn Histon Basildon Hooton Beccles Hythe, Hampshire Belstead Hythe, Kent Bexhill Ipsley Bognor Regis Ipswich Brighton Rottingdean Kidderminster Broadstairs Kings Lynn Brundall Mildenhall Bungay Milford Bursledon Milnsbridge Caister On Sea Moorhill Carlisle Newhaven Castleton, Gwent Norwich Thorpe Cherry Hinton Norwich West Clacton-On-Sea Paddock Wood Colchester Pagham Costessey Peebles Cuffley Perth Foxhall Polegate Galashiels Purfleet Gillingham, Kent Rainham, Kent Gorleston Ramsgate Great Baddow Rawdon Gresford Redditch Old Town Hadleigh, Suffolk Rustington Hailsham Ryhope Hampden Park Salisbury Hassocks
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- Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2016Page last updated on: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Amateur Radio Rallies and Hamfests for 2016 January 2016 17 January Red Rose Winter Rally The George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Manchester, M41 7FJ Opposite Trafford Centre from M60/J9. Served by public transport. All on one level.
B&B. Large free car park. Caf .
Disabled facilities. Open 11:00. Trade.
SIGs. RSGB books. Details: John, 07840-389427.
http://www.wmrc.org.uk 1 31 January The Horncastle Winter Rally The Horncastle Youth Centre, Cagthorpe, Horncastle, Lincs. LN9 6DZAdmission 1.50. Open 10:30.
The event will be on one level and has wheelchair access and toilets for the disabled. Trade. Refreshments, including hot bacon butties.
Rally in support of the Wolds Repeater Group and GB3FJ. Details: Tony Nightingale, G3ZPU, 01507-527835, firstname.lastname@example.org 2 February 2016 7 February 31st Canvey Radio & Electronics Rally The Paddocks, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0JA (Southern end A130) Venue is served by public transport. SIGs.
Trade. Free parking. Catering.
RSGB books. Disabled facilities. Details: Vic Rogers, G6BHE, 07957-461694.
Nvr1945@btinternet.com Web: http://www.southessex-ars.co.uk 3 4 12 - 14 February 70th Orlando Hamcation Friday - Sunday Cenral Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32808 Open 09:00. Admission $15. Talkin.
Free parking. Trade. Family amusements.
SIGs. Details: Bob Nocero, email@example.com http://www.hamcation.com 5 6 13 February Ballymena ARC Winter Radio Rally Saturday 80 Cullybackey Rd, Ahoghill, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT42 1LA Admittance 3. Open 10:30.
B&B. Trade. RSGB books.
On-site catering. Raffle. Details: Hugh Kernohan, GI0JEV, 02825-871481, HKernohan@aol.com 7 14 February Mid-Cheshire RS Radioactive Fair Civic Hall, Nantwich, Ches.
CW5 5DG. Open 10:30. Admission 4.
Traders & exhibitors. B&B. RSGB books.
Free parking. Disabled facilities. On-site public transport.
Details: David, M0ROJ, 07747-618131, firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.radioactivefair.co.uk 8 9 14 February Harwell Radio & Electronics Rally The Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Rd, Didcot, Oxon. OX11 8AY. Admission 3/kids free.
Open 09:45/10:00 until 15:00. Easy parking. Trade.
RSGB. Refreshments all day. Bar 12:00 to 15:00.
Talkin 145.550 by GX3PIA. Easy parking. Disabled facilities.
Details: Ann, G8NVI, 01235-816379, email@example.com Web: http://www.g3pia.org.uk 10 11 28 February BRATS Rainham Radio Rally Rainham School for Girls, Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX. Open 10:00/09:30. SIGs.
Trade. Catering. Talkin.
Details Trevor, 07717-678795, Trev@wig1.co.uk http://brats-qth.org 12 13 28 February Pencoed ARC Table Top Sale Pencoed Rugby Football Club, The Verlands, Felindre Rd, Pencoed, Bridgend, CF35 5PB. Open 09:30-buyers, 08:30-sellers. Admission 2.
Hot food until lunchtime; hot & cold drinks from the bar (licenced after lunch). Book tables with Madeline, 01639-885126 on a first come-first served basis at 5 each. Details: http://www.MW0PRG.co.uk/events.uk 14 March 2016 5 March Lagan Valley ARC Rally Hillsborough Village Centre, 7 Ballynahinch Rd, Hillsborough, BT26 6AR.
Doors open 11:00. No further information.
6 March Exeter Radio & Electronics Rally America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PW. Admission 2.
Open 10.30/10:15 disabled visitors & B&B book-ins. Trade. B&B.
Catering. Details: Pete, G3ZVI, 07714-198374, firstname.lastname@example.org 15 13 March Dover Radio Rally Whitfield Village Hall, Sandwich Rd, Whitfield, Dover, CT16 3LY. Admission 2 Open 10:00/09:30 to 14:00.
Trade. Auction. B&B.
Catering. SIGs. RSGB books.
Talkin. Details: Peter Love, G0KOK, 07850-464026, email@example.com 16 19 March 41st Dutch Radio Flea Market Saturday Autoron, Graafsebaan 133, 5248 Rosmalen, Netherlands.
51 42 50.2N 005 24 52.38E, signs on A59 Hertogenbosch to Nijmegen. Open 09:00 to 15:30.
No further information available.
20 March 31st Wythall RC Rally WRC HQ, Wythall Park, Silver St, Wythall, B47 6LZ. Admission 3.30. Open 09:30/10:00.
Parking. Trade. Catering with bar.
Disabled facilities. Details: Mike, 07976-744479, firstname.lastname@example.org http://wythallradioclub.co.uk 17 18 20 March Devon & Cornwall Repeater Group & Callington ARS Rally Callington Town Hall, New Road, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7BD. Admission 2.
Open 10:30. No further information. Details: Roger, email@example.com 19 April 2016 10 April NARSA Exhibition (Blackpool Rally) Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool, FY2 9AA.
Open 10:15/10:30. Parking. TalkIn.
B&B. Trade. SIGs.
Morse tests. Catering with bar. RSGB books.
Disabled facilities. Details: Dave, M0OBW, 01270-761608, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.narsa.org.uk 20 21 17 April West London Radio & Electronics Show (Kempton Rally) Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Rd East, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW15 5AQ. Open 09:50/10:00.
Free parking. TalkIn. Trade.
Family amusements. B&B. SIGs.
Catering. Disabled facilities. Lectures.
Raffle. Details: Paull, M0CJX, 08451-650351, email@example.com http://www.radiofairs.co.uk 22 23 May 2016 2 May Dartmoor Radio Club Rally Monday Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon. PL19 8DD.
Open 10:15/10:30. Admission 2. B&B.
Trade. SIGs. Free parking.
Catering. Disabled facilities. Details: Roger, 01822-840723, 2E0RPH@gmail.com 24 15 May Newton le Willows Amateur Radio Club's First Spring Rally Newton Boys and Girls Club, 19 Haydock Street, Newton le Willows, WA12 9AB.
There will be a bring and buy, trade stands, club stands, specialist interest groups, and cafe with a large seating area for meeting and chatting. Traders from 08:00, rally starting at 09:45/10:00. Ample car parking.
Details: More information, or to book a stand: Chris Forber, 07453-776255, firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.nlwarc.co.uk/spring-rally/ 25 26 21 & 22 May Dayton Hamvention Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio 45414. Open 08:00. Trade.
Huge flea-market. SIGs. Disabled facilities.
Catering. Lectures. US exams.
Raffle. Family entertainments. Details: email@example.com http://www.hamvention.org for directions: http://www.haracomplex.com 27 28 29 22 May 1st Black Country Radio Rally Mark 2 Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, W.Midlands, B69 1HE. (1 mile from M5/J2) Admission 2.
Open 10:00. Raffle draw at 14:00. Details: (By text-message only) 07948-027994, firstname.lastname@example.org 30 June 2016 4 & 5 June Sussex Electronics and Radio Fair - SERF 2016 Saturday/Sunday Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF.
Admission 3. Children FREE. Doors Open 10:00 to 16:00.
Free Parking. Catering. Disabled Facilities.
Talk-in. Special Event Station. Camping and Caravanning.
Evening Entertainment. Details: Dave G8PUO 07807-074538, email@example.com Web: http://www.serf.org.uk 31 32 5 June MakingThings (SERF 2016) Sunday Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UF. Admission 3.
Children FREE. Doors Open 10:00 to 16:00. Free Parking.
Catering. Disabled Facilities. This event will be indoors and run alongside SERF 2016.
Camping and Caravanning. Workshops and Demos. Details: Dave G8PUO, 07807-074538, firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://makingthings.eu 33 34 12 June 15th Junction 28 Rally Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church St, Alfreton, DE55 7BD.
Trade. SIGs. Bar.
Disabled facilities. Raffle. Parking.
Details: Anya Lawrence, 01159-307322, email@example.com 35 18 June South Lancs Summer Rally Saturday Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan, WN2 5TE. Open 09:00/07:30-Traders. Admission 2.50.
B&B. SIGs. Trade.
On-site parking. Catering with bar. Details: Jason, G0IZR, 01942-735828, http://www.slarc.co.uk/rally 36 19 June 29th Newbury Radio Rally The Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks.
RG18 9QZ. (Next to M4/J13) Open 09:00/Sellers 08:00. Admission 2.50. Free parking.
Trade. Car boot sale. Flea market.
SIGs. On-air amateur radio demo marquee. Catering.
Raffle. Talkin S22/V44. Disabled facilities.
Car boot pitches cost 12.50. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.nadars.org.uk 37 38 26 June West of England Radio Rally Cheese & Grain, Bridge St, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE. Admission 3/kids free.
Open 10:00-14:00. Parking. Trade.
RSGB books. Catering. Disabled facilities.
Details: Shaun, G8VPG, 01225-873098, email@example.com Web: http://www.westrally.org.uk 39 40 July 2016 9 July Stockport RS Rally Saturday Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, SK2 6QS. Admission 2. Open 10:00/09:45.
B&B. Catering. Talkin.
Trade. RSGB books. Raffle.
Details: Nigel Roscoe, G0RXA, 07450-904422, firstname.lastname@example.org 41 29 - 31 July AMSAT UK Colloquium Friday - Sunday ChThe Holiday Inn, Edgerton Rd, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XZ. Details: http://amsat-uk.org 42 August 2016 14 August Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest TheCobham Sports & Social Club Ground, Merley, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA. Open 10:00.
Entry 3.50. Car boot sale. Trade.
TalkIn S22. Parking. Catering with bar.
Lectures. Indoor & outdoor pitches available. Details: Tony Baker, G3PFM, email@example.com http://www.frars.org.uk 43 44 September 2016 4 September The Telford HamFest 2016 The Enginuity Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DQ.
Further information can be obtained from Martyn, G3UKV 01952-255416 For details and e-mail: http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk 45 10 September Caister Lifeboat Radio Rally Saturday Caister Lifeboat Station, Tan Lane, Caister on Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ. Free entry. Open 09:30 (08:00 sellers) till 15:00.
Raffle with great prizes. Refreshments onsite. Indoor tables 10/outside bootsale pitches 5, (booking advisable).
Easy parking. Disabled access. Details: Zane, 07711 214790, firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.m1bfidx.wix.com/cl-radio-rally 46 47 18 September Great Northern Hamfest Barnsley Premier Leisure Complex, Queen's Road, Barnsley.
S.Yorks. S71 1AN. Open 10:00/Traders from 07:30.
Admission 3.50/kids free. Tables 15 ( 5 for an electricity supply). Trade.
SIGs. RSGB books. No B&B.
All in one large hall with easy disabled access. Details: Ernie, G4LUE, 07984-191873, http://www.gnhf.co.uk 48 October 2016 4 October British Vintage Wireless Society Auto Jumble Tuesday The Angel Leisure Centre, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF. Open 10:30-16:30.
Admission 5. Stalls 30. Admission from 09:30 for 10.
Bookings/Details: 01892-540022 (20:00 to 21:00 only). http://www.audiojumble.co.uk 49 4 October Blackwood ARS Rally Tuesday Rougemount School, Newport, Gwent, NP20 8QB. Open 10:00.
Free parking. TalkIn 145.550 MHz. Trade.
Car boot sale. B&B. SIGs.
Lectures. Catering. Details: Andy, 01495-220687 email@example.com 50 9 October Hornsea Amateur Radio Rally Floral Hall, 7 The Esplanade, Hornsea, E.Yorks.
HU18 1NQ. Open 10:00. Trade.
Parking. B&B. SIGs.
RSGB. RAFARS, Catering. Raffle.
Disabled facilities. Details: Rick, M0CZR, 01964-533812, R106221@aol.com 51 11 October Hack Green Bunker Rally Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Ches. CW5 8AL.
Open 10:00. Amateur & electronic equipment. Components.
Trade. Military radios and vehicle spares. Details: Lucy@hackgreen.co.uk http://www.hackgreen.co.uk 52 53 16 October Holsworthy Radio Rally Holsworthy Community College, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6JD.
Open 10:00. B&B. Trade.
Catering. Disabled access. Details: Howard, M0MYB, firstname.lastname@example.org 54 November 2016 6 November West London Radio & Electronics Show (Kempton Rally) Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Rd East, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW15 5AQ.
Open 09:50/10:00. Free parking. TalkIn.
Trade. Family amusements. B&B.
SIGs. Catering. Disabled facilities.
Lectures. Raffle. Details: Paul, M0CJX, 08451-650351, email@example.com http://www.radiofairs.co.uk 55 56 December 2016 3 December South Lancs Winter Rally Saturday Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan, WN2 5TE.
Open 09:00/07:30-Traders. Admission 2.50. B&B.
SIGs. Trade. On-site parking.
Catering with bar. Details: Jason, G0IZR, 01942-735828, http://www.slarc.co.uk/rally 57 If you are travelling some distance to a rally, it could save time, money and disappointment if you phone the contact number to check that all is well before setting off. Have nice weather and a pleasant day out.
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- Attempted armed robbery in Caister-on-Sea 17:32 25 July 2014 Lauren Rogers 1 Eastern Avenue, Caister on Sea Archant A man armed with a BB gun demanded money after forcing his way into a home in Caister. Detectives in Great Yarmouth are appealing for witnesses following the attempted armed robbery in Eastern Avenue. It happened at about 10.35am today when a man cold called at an address and forced his way into the property.
The intruder, described as white and aged between 20 and 30, claimed to be looking for another man and was searching rooms when he was challenged by the householder. The suspect threatened the victim with what is believed to be a BB gun before demanding money. The resident refused, stating he didn t have any cash and went to grab the phone when the offender fled the scene.
The police did not reveal the age of the householder. Officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed a man acting suspiciously in the area around the time stated. Witnesses should contact Det Con Gavin Rivett at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Do you know the resident involved? Call Lauren Rogers on 01493 847961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. When regulations over fertiliser storage were tightened up, the old listed barn on the Keys family farm could no longer be used for that purpose.
The waiting game is going on for scores of staff at four Norfolk pubs owned by a celebrity chef. A former Ukip parliamentary candidate faces a retrial from June 1, after jurors failed to reach a verdict on two remaining counts. An MP has described the deleted emails, inaccessible emails and missing minutes that hampered an investigation that cleared three Norfolk academies of receiving tip-offs about inspection dates as an enormous amount of coincidence .
References ^ Lauren Rogers (www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk)
- august 2nd gig at milestones jazz club featuring zoe ... GIFTED YOUNG SINGER RETURNS TO MILESTONES JAZZ CLUB This month s concert at Milestones Jazz Club on Sunday 2 August features the return by popular demand of an exciting and gifted young singer from Newcastle making her mark on the UK jazz scene Zoe Gilby and The Andy Champion Trio. Zoe Gilby last appeared at Milestones in 2013 when she entertained a large audience with accessible, exciting music without losing the deeper subtleties of a fine jazz musician. Z oe has already been praised by Courtney Pine as deserving of wider recognition when he played her debut CD on his BBC Radio 2 show.
Zoe s is a versatile voice, which mixes great jazz technique and a healthy dose of the blues with a deeply expressive and agile quality on a wide range of material - from George Gershwin and Duke Ellington to Joni Mitchell and Pink Floyd. A childhood steeped in jazz means that her many influences are clear - not only great vocalists like Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson and Anita O'Day but also revered instrumentalists like Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker and John Coltrane. "I was brought up on listening to jazz", says Zoe, "I have had this passion passed on to me from my father who worked professionally as a jazz trumpet player and arranger for over 40 years." In 2007 she released her debut CD, Now That I Am Real , followed in 2010 by 'Looking Glass' which has subsequently broadcast on radio stations across Europe and the US. While still young, Zoe had already performed with respected musicians like Louis Stewart and Jim Mullen, at international jazz festivals around the UK and at prestigious venues like Ronnie Scott s Club in London and m ore recently in China, Finland and Ukraine Zoe s husband and long-time accompanist, the endlessly resourceful double bass player Andy Champion, will lead sympathetic support on a repertoire of American songbook classics, modern jazz standards and originals from her latest CD, Twelve Stories .
The band s full line-up features Zoe Gilby (vocals), Andy Champion (double bass), Phil Brooke (guitar) and Brian McAllister (drums).
All Milestones gigs are held on the first Sunday of every month and take place at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft with the doors opening at 8pm .
Admission - 7 / 6 (concession).
- Baby squirrel who was found nesting in sheep's fleece is released ... Baby squirrel who was found nesting in sheep's fleece is released into wild First published in News 1 A BABY squirrel found nesting a sheep s fleece has been released back into the wild. The animal was discovered snuggled up in the thick wool of a Herdwick sheep earlier this year. The eight-week-old squirrel was taken in by Rosie Catford, who runs Wildlives Wildlife Rescue Centre in Thorrington.
The woman went out to check her sheep and saw the fleece moving she found it was the baby squirrel, said Rosie. We have a lot of baby squirrels here and she brought it in to us. He was underweight, dehydrated and starving squirrels can t find much food on a sheep It is a very unusual place to find one.
The youngster was hand-reared and has now been released back into the wild.
References ^ News (www.gazette-news.co.uk)
- Biker Jack 3: TE Lawrence – Maverick of Speed T.E. Lawrence 1 , known as Lawrence of Arabia , was one of Biker Jack s life-long heroes. Lawrence (1888-1935) was a British scholar, writer and soldier.
He famously mobilised the Arab Revolt in World War One, which was when he became known as Lawrence of Arabia. Lawrence s preferred mode of transport was the motorcycle, favoring the fast Brough Superior models. Back when Biker Jack was young, he was inspired by Lawrence s heroic exploits; and the fact he rode motorcycles, instilled in Jack the thirst to ride too a thirst he quenched in the late 1960s when he was old enough to ride a motorcycle.
On one of our ride-outs to the Norfolk countryside, Jack got to talking about Lawrence. It was a bright summer afternoon and we d putted out to Caister-On-Sea on Norfolk s east coast, parked our bikes up at the big car park close to the sea, and walked down to the beach, sitting down on the sea wall, our leather jackets and helmets stashed beside us. The thing about T.E.
Lawrence is he was a maverick, said Jack. People were baffled as to why he rode motorcycles. It was the opposite of a gentleman s conveyance.
But this was the the 1920s and 30s, the last days of the British Empire, so the idea of class was rife. It wasn t just his motorcycling that puzzled people about Lawrence. There was also the fact that he changed his name and enlisted in the Royal Air Force as a low-rank enlisted man, rather than as a high ranking officer that his education and First World War army career would have entitled him to.
As we sat on the beach, Jack talked about how Lawrence was a speed-head. Like all of us who love bikes, he craved the exhilaration that throttling up a motorcycle brings. When writing a biographical account of Lawrence s life, author Basil Liddell Hart asked him to explain the appeal speed had for him.
Lawrence replied: To explain the lure of speed you d have to explain human nature; but it is best understood than explained. All men in all ages have beggared themselves for fast horses or camels or ships or cars or bikes or aeroplanes; all men have strained themselves dry to run or walk or swim faster. Speed is the second-oldest animal craving in our nature, and our generation is fortunate in being able to indulge it more cheaply and generally than our ancestors.
Every natural man cultivates the speed that appeals to him. I have a motorbike income. As far as Jack was concerned, Lawrence was responding to a primal instinct.
Some deep part of Lawrence pulled away from straight, civilized society. He wanted to feel the wind on his face and feel alive. We are so cushioned in modern times.
But some of us, like Lawrence, reject that, and want to experience something of the freedom that we would have had way back when our ancestors roamed the environment as hunter-gatherers. In 1930, the author Robert Graves suggested Lawrence write a book about speed. The idea appealed to him, recalled Graves.
He said that speed, and especially the conquest of the air, was the greatest achievement of civilization, and was one of the few subjects now left to write about. As it was, Lawrence rejected the idea, saying he d lost the itch to write. But he did write to Graves about the experience of motorcycling, one which is common to anybody who rides regularly.
The greatest pleasure, said Lawrence, of my recent life has been speed on the roads. But I am not a racing man. It was my satisfaction to purr along gently between 60 and 70 mph and drink in the air and general view.
I lose detail at even moderate speeds, but gain comprehension. When I used to cross Salisbury Plain at 50 or so, I d feel the earth moulding herself under me. It was me piling up the hill, hollowing this valley, stretching out this level place, heaving and tossing on each side like a sea.
This is a thing the slow coach will never feel. It is the reward of speed. This was the kind of thing that inspired Jack to want to ride motorcycles.
Like most of us, including T.E. Lawrence, he began riding on a bicycle as a kid. Even that brought a real feeling of freedom.
I d fly around the village where I lived in Norfolk and then out ten or twenty miles, sometimes more. Once I d got on a motorbike and learned to ride it, the whole country opened up. I remember riding out to Salisbury Plain and over to Stonehenge, and the whole thing brought a unique feeling of being free and alive.
And for me it was Lawrence who summed that up. Sadly, of course, T.E. Lawrence was killed in 1935 in an accident while riding his Brough Superior SS100.
He was riding in Dorset, close to his cottage near Wareham. Jack took this up as we sat on the Caister beach. There was a dip in the road and Lawrence could see these two boys approaching on their push-bikes.
When he saw them he swerved to avoid them, but lost control and went over the bars, and died six days later. I often think about that, and wonder if he d practised what we nowadays call situational awareness whether he d have anticipated the possibility of some hazard up ahead, and survived without mishap. Back in the 1930s, the Roadcraft book, now used by police motorcyclists and drivers, was published.
One of the things it postulated was to be aware of everything going on around you (situational awareness) and to always assume there s a hazard up ahead if your vision of the road is obstructed, and to slow down and be ready. As Jack said, One of Lawrence s famous books was called The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, maybe the Eighth Pillar was Roadcraft! But who knows, we weren t there.
And everything is better done with hindsight.
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- Burglars steal safe containing rare coins and concert tickets (From ... Burglars steal safe containing rare coins and concert tickets First published in News 1 A MUM of two said her family has been left devastated after burglars broke into their home stealing rare coins and concert tickets. Hayley Robson came home on Friday, January 24 at around 3pm to find her house in Hordle Street, Dovercourt had been ransacked. Raiders had turned their home upside down, tearing up clothes and knocking over furniture.
But the most valuable items, including a coin from 1482 and concert tickets, were stored in a safe that was bolted to the wall.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time or who is offered any of the stolen items for sale to call DC Andy Dodd at Clacton CID on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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- Caister celebrates the European Day of Languages Caister has taken part in the European Day of Languages with an event in the hall.
A group of pupils showcased their culture by cooking food, explaining their history, showing coins and food, and teaching other pupils key phrases in their languages.
There were also competitions, quizzes, and fun photos!
- Caister is the Best Prescription Caister is the Best Prescription 1 Posted on 18 November 2012 by Love Caister According to new research from the European Centre of Environment & Human Health at the University of Exeter, the idea that seaside living promotes health may actually hold water. Researchers discovered that the closer a person lives to the sea, the better their health. With this in mind, health-conscious home-hunters will be heading to the Suffolk Riviera, where they can enjoy the health benefits of coastal living plus the unique charms that make Suffolk such a wonderful place to live.
Local estate and letting agents are facing increased demand, which has led to increased competition. If you want to secure your place by the sea, make sure you use an agent who really knows their stuff, and can respond to your needs. Many agents now use sophisticated property management software 2 to help you find the right coastal dream home for you.
So if you want to enjoy the benefits of life on the Norfolk Riviera, make sure you get in touch with an agent who uses CFP software, and we ll see you on the beach!
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- Caister man jailed for sexually assaulting girl, aged nine Caister man jailed for sexually assaulting girl, aged nine Photo: Bill Smith Monday, January 26, 2015 11:28 AM A man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl has been jailed for six years. Peter Leggett, 44, of Caister-on-Sea, had denied seven offences of sexually assaulting a girl under 13 but was found guilty by a jury after a trial last year. Jailing him at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, Judge John Devaux said Leggett had groomed the girl, who was from Suffolk, over three months and had shown no remorse for what he had done.
Leggett was also made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order until further notice and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life. He had no previous convictions. During Leggett s trial the court heard how he was interviewed by police officers after the victim told her mother.
Joanne Eley, for Leggett, said her client had learning difficulties and still denied sexually assaulting the girl.
She said: There is no suggestion he has been grooming any other children.
- Caister News | Caister on Sea Breaks Norfolks Words Baffle Linguists 1 Posted on 05 July 2011 by mark Yet now linguists are beginning to study many words, that have been put together by the public, at the British Library in central London. The language experts will look at how local dialects have changed, and in particular obscure words, their meanings and how they came about. Norfolk is a great place to visit, with thousands of tourists agreeing with this each year.
Many say that the county s strong accent is welcoming and instantly friendly. Yet it seems some words may go straight over people s heads. Bisybarnabee was recorded as a Norfolk word, meaning ladybird, originally thought to be from the 16th Century.
Bishop Edmund Bonner, nicknamed Bloody Bonner inspired the phrase as he was known for his persecution of heretics. Other words include Dodderman , a name for a snail and Tittermatorter which means see saw. But it s not just Norfolk being recorded for it s wacky words.
Below is a small list from around Britain with their meanings: Baffies slippers (east coast of Scotland) On the box off sick from work (Black Country) Twitchell alleyway (Nottingham) Gopping unattractive (Manchester) Bobowler large moth (Birmingham) So whether your planning a trip to Norfolk to have fun on the Tittamorter s or to come and see the local Bishybarnabee, don t be a Dodderman, get on down this summer for some confusing fun!
References ^ Permanent Link to Norfolks Words Baffle Linguists (www.lovecaister.co.uk)
- Caister-on-sea High Street ~ Road Closure ~ Norwich Bus Page Resurfacing works take place on Caister, High Street and on Yarmouth Road. This affects FirstBus 1, 1A, 4 & 8, Ambassador Service and Sanders 6. All bus services will be diverted via Caister by-pass and along Norwich Road (Lidl & Roman Fort) & Caister By-Pass between 0900 & 1530 on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th January 2015 ONLY.
Buses will NOT serve Caister HighStreet/Yarmouth Road/Co-Op/Police Station during the closure.
If you need to catch the bus at this time, you'll need to board/alight the bus at Caister Stadium or Norwich Road, Caister (At the Roman Fort)
- Campus Chatter November 13, 2013 Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) thelred II ordered the St. Brice s Day Massacre of all Danes in England today (1002). Also, James Braid saw the demonstration of animal magnetism that led to his study of hypnotism (1841), Arthur Denny and his family joined his brother David to found the Alki Island settlement that would later move across Elliot Bay to become Seattle, Washington (1851), Irish nationalist and labor groups clashed with police in London s Bloody Sunday (1887), 9 Royal National Lifeboat Institution crewmen died trying to rescue a ship in distress off the coast of Caister-on-Sea, England (1901), the Australian Labor Party expelled Prime Minister Billy Hughes over his support for wartime military conscription (1916), the Holland Tunnel opened between New York and New Jersey (1927), Venezuelan President Carlos Delgado Chalbaud was assassinated (1950), the U.S.
Supreme Court overturned Montgomery, Alabama s discriminatory bus laws in Browder v. Gayle (1956), Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his family in the Amityville, New York home that would become famous with The Amityville Horror (1974), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. (1982), 23,000 people died when a mudslide buried the town of Armero, Colombia after the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz, on the same day Xavier Suarez was sworn in as Miami s first Cuban-born mayor (1985), Neo-Nazis murdered Ethiopian law student Mulugeta Seraw in Portland, Oregon (1988), Franz Joseph II died and his son Hans-Adam II became Prince of Liechtenstein (1989), 13 people were killed as a gunman opened fire on neighbors and passers-by in Aramoana, New Zealand (1990), the High Court of Australia held in Dietrich v Queen that judges should grant requests for stays or adjournment when a criminal defendant has no lawyer (1992), voters in Sweden chose to join the European Union (1994), the Philippine House of Representatives voted to impeach President Joseph Estrada (2000), President George W.
Bush signed an executive order authorizing military trials for non-citizens suspected of aiding or plotting to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. (2001), and Iraq accepted the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441 (2002).
And Russian troops withdrew from the Soviet-era Batumi military base in Georgia (2007). +++++ Good morning! ::hugggggs::
- Campus Chatter – November 13, 2015 | BPI Campus Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) thelred II ordered the St. Brice s Day Massacre of all Danes in England today (1002). Also, James Braid saw the demonstration of animal magnetism that led to his study of hypnotism (1841), Arthur Denny and his family joined his brother David to found the Alki Island settlement that would later move across Elliot Bay to become Seattle, Washington (1851), Irish nationalist and labor groups clashed with police in London s Bloody Sunday (1887), 9 Royal National Lifeboat Institution crewmen died trying to rescue a ship in distress off the coast of Caister-on-Sea, England (1901), the Australian Labor Party expelled Prime Minister Billy Hughes over his support for wartime military conscription (1916), the Holland Tunnel opened between New York and New Jersey (1927), Venezuelan President Carlos Delgado Chalbaud was assassinated (1950), the U.S.
Supreme Court overturned Montgomery, Alabama s discriminatory bus laws in Browder v. Gayle (1956), Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his family in the Amityville, New York home that would become famous with The Amityville Horror (1974), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. (1982), 23,000 people died when a mudslide buried the town of Armero, Colombia after the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz, on the same day Xavier Suarez was sworn in as Miami s first Cuban-born mayor (1985), Neo-Nazis murdered Ethiopian law student Mulugeta Seraw in Portland, Oregon (1988), Franz Joseph II died and his son Hans-Adam II became Prince of Liechtenstein (1989), 13 people were killed as a gunman opened fire on neighbors and passers-by in Aramoana, New Zealand (1990), the High Court of Australia held in Dietrich v Queen that judges should grant requests for stays or adjournment when a criminal defendant has no lawyer (1992), voters in Sweden chose to join the European Union (1994), the Philippine House of Representatives voted to impeach President Joseph Estrada (2000), President George W.
Bush signed an executive order authorizing military trials for non-citizens suspected of aiding or plotting to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. (2001), Iraq accepted the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441 (2002), Russian troops withdrew from the Soviet-era Batumi military base in Georgia (2007), and Australia and parts of the South Pacific observed a total solar eclipse (2012). And a piece of space junk known as WT1190F will burn up on reentry over the Indian Ocean south of Sri Lanka (2015). +++++ The Janitor Professor of Astrology was unable to research this week s Bippiescopes because your lowly mail room clerk overslept due to an ear infection. Yes, that does too make sense.
Read it aloud. Backward. From the Squirrel s Blewberry.
Anyway, the Bippiescopes will return next week. +++++ Yesterday on Campus Mixed Nuts White Supremacy Boils Over at Mizzou, plus Political Correctness vs.
Real Censorship Midday Matinee triciawyse with Fursdai Furries Campus Question World News: Catalunya Seeks Independence, David Cameron and the EU, Iceland Glacier, Greece Protests, and the Wheel of Giants? 1 2 3 Today on Campus Mixed Nuts at 8am ET GOP Panic over WHannabes plus Wingnut Lost Generation Fantasy Midday Matinee at 2pm ET triciawyse with Friedai Critters Campus Question at 6pm ET +++++ Good morning! ::hugggggs:: References ^ White Supremacy Boils Over at Mizzou, plus Political Correctness vs.
Real Censorship (bpicampus.com) ^ Fursdai Furries (bpicampus.com) ^ World News: Catalunya Seeks Independence, David Cameron and the EU, Iceland Glacier, Greece Protests, and the Wheel of Giants? (bpicampus.com)
- Canaries ready to take on Maccabi in first tour game Picture by Daniel Hambury/Focus Images Ltd /> Alex Neil will work his Norwich City squad hard on their Alpine tour. Picture by Daniel Hambury/Focus Images Ltd Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Norwich Citys countdown to the Premier League moves up a gear this week with Alex Neils boys at an Alpine training camp and the Eastern Daily Press is with them every step of the way. Chief Norwich City football correspondent Paddy Davitt and photographer Paul Chesterton have travelled to Austria to offer an exclusive insight into Neils preparations ahead of the return to the big time.
City face Israeli powerhouses Maccabi Haifa tonight in their opening tour game just over the border from their German base at Grassau in the Austrian town of Kufstein. Norwich have hammered non league opposition at Gorleston and Hitchin before a hard-fought 3-1 friendly win at Cambridge United on Friday but the stakes are set to be raised against Haifa, who were the first Israeli club to qualify for the group stages of the Uefa Champions League. City round off their trip against crack Bundesliga side FC Augsburg on Saturday, who finished fifth in the German top flight and qualified for the Uefa Europa League last season.
Throw in two midweek friendlies in Austria for the Canaries development squad, Neils thoughts on the continental leg of their preparations, plus exclusive pictures and online and print content during the week, and the Eastern Daily Press is the only place to get full coverage on a crucial phase in the countdown to Crystal Palaces Premier League visit on August 8.
Follow live coverage of tonights friendly against Maccabi Haifa here at (5.30pm KO).
- CCTV image released after cosmetic thefts (From Gazette) CCTV image released after cosmetic thefts First published in News 1 Last updated Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak with him after a man made repeated trips to Boots, Church Road, Tiptree 2 in one day. Hundreds of pounds worth of cosmetics were taken.
Anyone who recognises the man pictured or who has information call Colchester police station on 101.
The thefts took place on June 27 with the image released today.
References ^ News (www.gazette-news.co.uk) ^ Tiptree (www.gazette-news.co.uk)
- Colchester soldiers join forces with US Army Red Falcons on ... Colchester soldiers join forces with US Army Red Falcons on exercise Updated 6:17pm Thursday 14th August 2014 in Local News 1 COLCHESTER soldiers have been preparing for emergency deployment alongside their US Army counterparts. Troops from the Colchester-based B Company, 3 Para have been taking part in a training exercise with the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Red Falcons. Both sets of troops are each country s highly skilled, rapid deployment forces.
The month-long training has been based at Fort Bragg, in North Carolina, and it is focused on helping the two forces work together in the field and become familiar with each other s weapons and tactics. Maj Haydn Gaukroger, B Company 3 Para commanding officer, said it is absolutely critical to build links to international allies. He added: I ve been in the army for 14 years and never been on an independent operation.
Unilateral action is not really the way of the future and it certainly hasn t been the way of the immediate past either. I think the main thing for our paratroopers to take back from this exercise is that they have their brothers here in the 82nd Airborne Division. We ve had pretty much the same history all the way from the Second World War and have very similar role, capabilities and techniques.
The soldiers have been taken aback by how similar it is being with the Red Falcons here as it is being within 3 Para. A week-long field exercise saw the forces parachuted into a fictional country threatened by a neighbour and facing internal disorder. The troops were tasked to carry out a non-combat evacuation to extract British and American citizens.
As the security situation worsened, the exercise ended in the troops carrying out a helicopter-borne attack on an insurgent base. Lt Col Kenneth Burgess, commanding officer of the US force, said: It s really been a unique and phenomenal experience. The day-to-day, bringing them in as part of our team, and operating on the ground, has been seamless.
References ^ Local News (www.gazette-news.co.uk)
- Could Hopton-on-Sea be Good for Your Health? If that sounds like fun to you, you may want to write a thank you note to the European Centre of Environment & Human Health at the University of Exeter, who have discovered that this old wives tale may actually hold water. Researchers discovered that the closer a person lives to the sea, the better their overall health and the lower the chance of contracting several common illnesses. With this in mind, health-conscious home-hunters will be heading to the Norfolk Riviera, where they can enjoy the health benefits of coastal living plus the unique charms that make Suffolk such a wonderful place to live.
Local estate and letting agents are facing increased demand, which has led to increased competition. If you want to secure your place by the sea, make sure you use an agent who really knows their stuff, and can respond to your needs. Many agents now use sophisticated letting agents software 1 to help you find your own slice of Norfolk paradise!.
So if you want to enjoy a long, healthy life in one of the most beautiful seaside towns in the country, get in touch with a CFP enabled agent today, and we ll see you on the beach!
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- daily timewaster: WWI, that's ONE, era German submarine, lost since ... Andy Paine, Vattenfall project director of East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm comments: Following the discovery the team reported its findings to the relevant authorities, including RoW (Receiver of Wreck) in the UK. The seabed scanning had been undertaken by Netherlands-owned company Fugro, and their team made us aware of the Dutch Navy s hunt for its last remaining missing WWII submarine. We were all extremely keen to make contact with the Dutch Navy to see if this could be the submarine they have been looking for over so many years: could we at last have solved the mystery?
The Royal Netherlands Navy was duly notified to investigate whether it was Dutch military submarine HNLMS O13, which went missing in action in June 1940, after the crew were tasked to patrol the waters between Denmark and Norway. GoPro footage taken by the Dutch Navy divers highlighted clear images of the conning tower and deck lay-out, which suggested the wreck was of German origin. From German drawings it was identified that this was a WWI German submarine: Type U-31.
A database of reference books shows that only U-boats U-31 and U-34 had been lost in this area of the North Sea. Three years after its initial discovery (in September 2012) the wreck was officially identified as German submarine, U-31, which left for patrol on 13 January 1915, never to return. The wreck is approximately 90km offshore in the North Sea but sits on the seabed at a depth of only 30 meters.
Mark Dunkley, marine archaeologist at Historic England adds: SM U-31 was commissioned into the Imperial German Navy in September 1914. On 13th January 1915, the U-31 slipped its mooring and sailed north-west from Wilhelmshaven for a routine patrol and disappeared. It is thought that U-31 had struck a mine off England s east coast and sank with the loss of its entire complement of 4 officers, 31 men.
U-31 was the first of eleven Type U-31 submarines built between 1912 and 1915. The class were considered very good high sea boats with good surface steering; 8 were sunk during operations while 3 surrendered and were scrapped after the war. Of those lost during operations, the whereabouts and fate of two, including U-31, was unknown.
The discovery and identification of SM U-31 by ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, lying some 91km east of Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, is a significant achievement.
After being on the seabed for over a century, the submarine appears to be in a remarkable condition with the conning tower present and the bows partially buried.
- Delphinus Dreams: Winterton Nature Reserve and Caister on Sea I'd had a lazy week catching up online with various tasks and Friday night told Jaimie I needed some exercise after sitting by the keyboard all week. So, exercise we did! He took me to Winterton, we've been there before but mainly on the beach, this time we parked at a different spot and started our walk at the dunes.
It was quite warm for mid January, the only chill came from the strong winds when we reached the highest points of the dunes, but it was a beautiful walk, and for us, an until then undiscovered treasure. Standing at the highest point taking in the scene beneath us was quite something, as the sunlight filtered through the clouds it reminded me a little of Snowdon, the shapes and colours the plants added to the dunes, the various depths and irregular shapes have now earned it an affectionate nickname, the mini mountains 🙂 I found it hard work keeping up with Jaimie and his beautiful dog, Black. They climbed the hills with ease, but I struggled, making the most of the foot holds Jaimie had created on the way.
I'm sure Black knew I felt unsteady on my feet, and I'm sure he was laughing each time he ran into the backs of my knees as I wobbled along the irregular pathway. It was great! Climbing the highest dune was hard work, but thankfully the beautiful scenes inspired Jaimie to pick up the camera so I managed to catch my breathe while he snapped away.
I will upload some of the pictures here later, but for now I've still got months worth to catch up with, so many beautiful places! The wind was battering us up there, but it didn't really feel cold until the sun dropped below the horizon, as soon as Jaimie had caught the last of the sunlight I was keen to go back down before I blew away! Once we got to the bottom we found a marked pathway and a sign telling us about the Nature Reserve, apparently it's home to various unusual birds including Terns, Marsh Harriers and the rare Montagu's Harrier has been spotted there.
It's also home to Natterjack Toads, Adders and numerous Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Rabbits and much more. I'm keen to go back and get to know the Wildlife there. You can read more about the nature reserve here http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designatedareas/nnr/1006159.aspx If you don't feel up to climbing the dunes, there's a fairly easy pathway alongside, it would be easy with a childs pushchair, but I think it might be a bit too bumpy for a wheelchair, although midsummer when it's drier it might be easier to get along.
Sunday we went to Caister, Jaimie was experimenting with the camera, catching the waves break against the rocks. I used this time to soothe my tired legs from the day before, and had my first paddle of the year, yes it was freezing, certainly refreshing and woke me up on a lazy Sunny afternoon! I think it was a Plover (will check later) that sat on the rocks in front of us and seemed more than happy to pose for photos.
I shall look forward to seeing Jaimies pictures, in the meantime I should get back to work and get some more uploaded on our new website 1 References ^ website (www.55northphotography.co.uk)
- Did you witness fatal car crash in Kelvedon on Saturday? (From ... First published in News 1 by Emma Robinson 2 , Reporter Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road crash in Kelvedon to come forward. The incident happened at 6.35pm on Saturday at the London Road underpass leading to the southbound carriageway of the A12. Bonnie Hiller, 27, of Nursery Rise, Tiptree, died when the grey Mercedes convertible she was driving went out of control and collided with a bridge support under the A12.
Anyone with information in connection with this road crash is urged to contact Essex Police 3 s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email email@example.com References ^ News (www.gazette-news.co.uk) ^ Emma Robinson (www.gazette-news.co.uk) ^ Essex Police (www.gazette-news.co.uk)
- East Anglia Wind Farm Development Reveals Lost WWI Germany ... Clean Power 1 Published on January 22nd, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill January 22nd, 2016 by Joshua S Hill 2 Seabed scanning in preparation for wind farm development in the East Anglia Zone off the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk has revealed a Germany WWI submarine. In advance of any offshore wind farm development, a bevy of tasks must be completed to ensure that the projected development area is safe, secure, and ready for offshore wind farm development. One such task is scanning the seafloor for any obstacles that might get in the way of installing the foundations necessary for offshore wind turbines.
Obstacles such as German World War I submarines lost since 1915. Wind farm developers ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and Vattenfall were conducting just such scans and recently found 3 an uncharted wreck of a WWI German submarine 90 kilometers from the shore. SPR and Vattenfall were using advanced sonar technology to scan over 6,000km 2 of the seabed in the Southern North Sea over two years, which is nearly 4 times the size of Greater London (1,583km 2 ).
The scanning team were expecting to see wrecks, but such a discovery was quite a surprise and has been extremely interesting, said Charlie Jordan, ScottishPower Renewables project director for the East Anglia ONE windfarm. Following the discovery the team reported its findings to the relevant authorities, including RoW (Receiver of Wreck) in the UK, said Andy Paine, Vattenfall project director of East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm. The seabed scanning had been undertaken by Netherlands-owned company Fugro, and their team made us aware of the Dutch Navy s hunt for its last remaining missing WWII submarine, the Dutch military submarine HNLMS 013, which went missing during World War II , in June, 1940.
We were all extremely keen to make contact with the Dutch Navy to see if this could be the submarine they have been looking for over so many years: could we at last have solved the mystery? In fact, after GoPro footage was taken by Dutch Navy divers, the layout of the wreck suggested that it was German in origin, and was later identified as a Type U-31 WWI German submarine, and later confirmed to be German Submarine U-331, which left for patrol on 13 January, 1915, and never returned. SM U-31 was commissioned into the Imperial German Navy in September 1914.
On 13th January 1915, the U-31 slipped its mooring and sailed north-west from Wilhelmshaven for a routine patrol and disappeared, explained Mark Dunkley, marine archaeologist at Historic England. It is thought that U-31 had struck a mine off England s east coast and sank with the loss of its entire complement of 4 officers, 31 men. The discovery and identification of SM U-31 by ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, lying some 91km east of Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, is a significant achievement.
After being on the seabed for over a century, the submarine appears to be in a remarkable condition with the conning tower present and the bows partially buried. Relatives and descendants of those lost in the U-31 may now take some comfort in knowing the final resting place of the crew and the discovery serves as a poignant reminder of all those lost at sea, on land and in the air during the First World War. Whilst it was disappointing from our perspective when we realised the wreck was not that of O-13, we conducted several dives with divers of the minehunter HNLMS Makkum and with a REMUS UAV sonar team with the aim to achieve clearer footage of the wreck and undertake investigative work to ascertain its identity, added Commander (Retired) Jouke Spoelstra of the RNLNavy/Submarine Service, who heads up project Search for O-13 .
It wasn t an easy job and several dives were required before any real progress was made due to the sea conditions surrounding the site meaning we couldn t obtain any evidence revealing the exact identity. Fortunately on a recent dive undertaken by the Lamlash North Sea Diving team they had good conditions and so were able to achieve clear footage and finally identify the wreck. Let us know where you d like to attend CleanTechnica solar and/or EV events 4 .
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- Energy investors 'spooked' by policy changes, MPs say Energy investors spooked by policy changes, MPs say 09:28 03 March 2016 Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent 1 File photo dated 02/07/15 of a sea of wind turbines. Sudden and unexpected changes in policy have "spooked" investors and could push up the costs to households of building much needed new energy projects, MPs have warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Issue date: Thursday March 3, 2016. Numerous policy changes since the election - such as subsidy cuts for onshore wind, solar and biomass, cancelling funding for clean technology for power stations and ditching home energy efficiency measures - had damaged investor confidence, they said See PA story ENERGY Investment. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire Sudden and unexpected changes in policy have spooked investors and could push up the costs to households of building much needed new energy projects, MPs have warned.
Share link shares Numerous policy changes since the election - such as subsidy cuts for onshore wind, solar and biomass, cancelling funding for clean technology for power stations and ditching home energy efficiency measures - had damaged investor confidence, they said Energy scheme backers had been left wondering what will be next? in the wake of decisions made without transparency or consulting the sector, a hard-hitting report from the parliamentary Energy and Climate Change committee said. Mixed messages raised questions over the Government s commitment to tackling climate change and the long term vision for energy, and were causing some investors to put projects on hold, the report said.
These included claiming to want to cut carbon at the lowest cost while halting cheap onshore wind, giving local people a say in wind projects but not shale gas schemes, and backing gas while scrapping the 1 billion competition to develop technology to capture and store carbon from power plants. The contradictory messages and the cliff-edge looming in 2020 - when the existing budget for low carbon subsidies ended - made it hard for investors to make decisions on projects that will take many years to complete, the MPs warned. The Government has said it has made the changes - described as a policy reset - in order to keep the lights on and tackle climate change, while preventing rising costs to consumer bills.
But the committee warned that ministers were only thinking of the short-term costs to consumers, and that nervousness among investors would make it harder and more expensive to build the 100 billion of power infrastructure needed in the coming years. Committee chairman Angus MacNeil said: Billions of pounds of investment is needed in order to replace ageing energy infrastructure, maintain secure energy supplies and meet our legally-binding climate change targets. Since coming to office in May, the Government has made a number of sudden and unexpected changes to policy.
This has spooked investors and left them wondering what will be next? . Cutting support for low-carbon energy today may turn out to be a false economy in the long run , he warned, and urged ministers to think carefully about the consequences for investors before leaping into policy decisions. He added: Nervousness among investors will make it harder and more expensive to build the new energy infrastructure that we need.
Any increase in the cost of project capital will ultimately get passed on to consumers through higher energy bills. The committee called on the Government to set out a long term plan, which should be drawn up with investors, be transparent about how it is making policy decisions, be clear about how it will phase out subsidies and be flexible to include new technologies. And details on the levy control framework - which governs the amount of money available for low-carbon schemes - after 2020, is needed, they urged.
- Fatal collision, Caister-on-sea Police are currently attending with fatal road collision in Caister-on-sea which took place this afternoon (Saturday 22 February). The incident took place at around 4pm on Ormesby Road at the junction with St Hilda Road. A single-decker bus was involved in a collision with a female pedestrian.
Sadly the pedestrian died at the scene. The road remains closed at this time as investigations into the collision continue. No further information relating to the deceased will be released at this stage.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who believes they may have witnessed this incident.
Witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.
- Father and son rescued after boat accident A father and son have been rescued from off the Norfolk coast after their boat took on water. Paul and Tommy Williams, who are the cox and assistant cox on the Caister-on-Sea lifeboat, were saved after their fishing boat started to take on water. According to a report by BBC News, the vessel was swamped half a mile offshore and the pair of men had to be rescued from the water.
Paul Garrod, a member of the crew that dealt with the incident and helped to save the father and son team, said: "They are two very, very lucky boys.
If we hadn't been there to see them go over it would have been a completely different story." Boat owners using Carmarthen Bay and the River Towy estuary were recently warned to take precautions before setting off on trips.
Speaking to the South Wales Evening Post, Ferryside Inshore Rescue crew member Michael Hackfort noted people have to check tidal times before leaving the shore.
- Former Nuneaton children's home boss charged with sex offences ... A former manager of a Nuneaton 1 children s home has been charged with 15 offences relating to the sexual and physical abuse of children in his care. Robert James Brown, of Eastern Avenue, Caister on Sea, Great Yarmouth, used to manage Manor Court Children s home on Manor Court Road in Nuneaton. The home is now closed.
He is charged with four offences of indecently assaulting a boy under the age of 14, six offences of indecently assaulting a boy under the age of 16 and four offences of physically assaulting a child under the age of 16. He is also charged with one offence of gross indecency with a boy under the age of 16. The charges relate to offences committed between 1974 and 1980, towards children aged between 10 and 15, who were in his care.
Brown, aged 67, has been released on bail and will appear at Leamington Magistrates Court on March 4.
Police are urging anyone with more information about the home, or Brown, to call them on 01788 853956 quoting Incident Number 149 of October 29, 2014.
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- Garry Raymond-Pereira: Day Release The popular painter Garry Raymond-Pereira returns to Cambridge for his third solo show at Byard Art, with 60 powerful new paintings of Scotland, Wales, the Lake District and East Anglia, and his first mixed media sculpture. The name of the exhibition Day Release comes from the title Garry s given to a new series of paintings he s made outside on location. The Day Release series consists of 36 paintings in oil on panel, each measuring 30 x 30 cm and each painted in the course of a day away from the studio, one day a week over a period of 36 weeks.
As with his larger pieces, they depict landscapes and seascapes around the UK: Norfolk and Suffolk, the Lake District, Scotland and Wales. Does Garry respond differently to these different regions and landscapes? Well, most obviously, his palette changes to reflect the colours he sees in the landscape before him.
The atmosphere or mood of the paintings can also vary. He s excited by mountains and their dramatic contrast to the lowlands of his home beat of Norfolk and Suffolk. In fact, Garry would go as far as to say that he s deeply moved by mountains he s taken up climbing in the last couple of years and heads off on hill-walking trips with his Jack Russell, Lily, whenever he can.
That said, his native East Anglian coastline with its crashing North Sea waves, has its own majesty and continues to be one of Garry s major sources of inspiration. He s felt connected to this coastline since his childhood: he grew up in the Brecklands along the Norfolk/Suffolk border, and family holidays were spent on the sand-dunes and beaches around Caister-on-Sea. He will often spend several days a week painting on location at the coast, documenting the effects of changing light, weather, seasons and times of day.
In the studio Garry paints to very loud music the soundtrack for the new work was old favourites from the 1980s which he feels has a direct influence on his response to the scenes he s painting, to the underlying mood, as well as inspiring the occasional title. One of the largest location paintings in the show is called Jukebox 1981, for example. Painted on location at Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, it is one of three 120 x 120 cm seascape paintings he made there at different times of the year Winter, Spring and Autumn: the conclusion to a year s worth of experimenting with combining oil paint with gold and Norfolk sea water.
Gorleston was also the inspiration for the first sculpture Garry has exhibited since turning professional. Called Jewel in the Crown because Garry sees it as the pinnacle of the show, the 30 x 70 cm mixed media sculpture began life as a groyne holding up Gorleston pier. Garry bought it in a maritime auction, and embellished it (not painted) to give it a new life .
Garry says that although he hasn t made sculpture for a long time he s been drawn back to it as part of an opening up of ideas, which he s currently embracing. However, ultimately he ll always return to paint because after all these years it s too far into the system, emotionally and probably literally too! Ann Galpin Garry Raymond-Pereira: Day Release, until 22 July.
Byard Art, 14 King s Parade, T: 01223 464646 www.byardart.co.uk 1 References ^ www.byardart.co.uk (www.byardart.co.uk)
- Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days 11 Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days 11 to 14 September 2014 An exciting programme of free tours and drop in events is on offer in the Borough of Great Yarmouth during Heritage Open Days weekend, Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September. Book a tour back to World War II at Blitz Street Scratby, or a guided walk discovering the Medieval Town Wall. Go on a tour featuring the story of the Gorleston Dolphins and get behind the scenes in Great Yarmouth Library.
Explore the Masonic Royal Assembly Rooms, visit the Fishermen s Hospital and see the chapel and former ward in the Royal Naval Hospital. Visit All Saints Church Horsey, which dates back to Saxon times and Hopton Ruined Church. Walk from Reedham to Polkey s Mill and Reedham Marsh Steam House, or visit Morse s Wind Engine Park at Repps with Bastwick, the only collection of historic wind pumps in the UK.
Take a tour of Great Yarmouth Minster, The Norfolk Pillar (Nelson s Monument). Visit the Elizabethan House Museum and Tolhouse Museum and enjoy East Anglian Practical Classic Club s classic car display. Cllr Michael Jeal, Cabinet Member for Tourism & Business, said: The borough s heritage is a topic which is extremely close to my heart.
Heritage Open Days is an exciting way for us to showcase the fascinating heritage there is in Great Yarmouth, with amazing opportunities for people to get behind the scenes at many of the borough s wonderful historical buildings. Pick up a Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days leaflet at the Tourist Information Centre, t.
01493 846346, or view a digital copy of the leaflet by clicking the image below: www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/heritageopendays 1 Full list of Heritage Open Days events follows: Borough of Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days events and tours Pre-Booked Events Blitz Street Scratby (address given at time of booking). Visits by pre-booked tour only.
Open Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September, tours at 10:30am and 2pm, to book t.
01493 846346. Hidden away in a garden in the village of Scratby is a life size street scene, made up of garden sheds which transports visitors back to the 1940 s. See Nanny Morrison s cottage, fitted out to make any wartime housewife proud.
Buy sweets by the qtr in the fully stocked corner shop. BBC comedy classic Dad s Army is brought to life with a full size replica of Captain Mainwaring s office. There s also a full size Anderson Shelter.
A full size trench has been constructed as a tribute to WWI. Refreshments available from the wartime mobile NAFFI. Children will have the chance to enlist and drill with the homeguard. - Great Yarmouth Community Library Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH Tours: Thursday 11 and Friday 12 September at 10am, pre-booking required t.
01493 844551 Get behind the scenes in Great Yarmouth Library. See examples of the local studies, collections and resources currently held in the library basement. Tour specially created for HOD s visitors; more suitable for adult HOD s visitors and not suitable for children under the age of 16. - Guided Walk Medieval Town Wall Meet The Fisherman s Hospital Gates, market Place Great Yarmouth, NR30 1ND.
Thursday 11 September at 2pm, approx 1.5 hrs- 2hrs, to book t.
01493 846346 Discover who built England s second most complete Medieval town wall, why Great Yarmouth needed it and all about the historic maritime town - Guided Walk Gorleston Dolphins Meet at entrance to Morrison s, Dock Tavern Lane, Gorleston-on-sea, NR31 6SA. Friday 12 September at 2pm, length, 1.5-2 hours, to book t.
01493 846346 Explore the west bank of the River Yare in Gorleston-on-Sea, the far side of the quay where fishing boats used to moor up to the dolphins. In the mid-1800 s Gorleston changed from a small fishing and farming village into a thriving town. - The Norfolk Pillar/Nelson s Monument , Fenner Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3PX Saturday 13 Sunday 14 September 10am 3pm.
Booking for monument ascents recommended t.
01493 850698 . Guided tours and ascents of the monument. Climb the 217 steps for breathtaking views of the town and surrounding countryside.
Discover the history of the Grade I listed monument and its links to Lord Nelson. - Open Day Events no need to book East Anglian Practical Classic Club Sealife Centre Gardens, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3AH Sunday 14 September, 10.30am-4pm Enjoy this classic car display out on for Heritage Open Days. Chat to the owners and find out all about these magnificent cars. - Nelson Museum , 26 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2RG Open Friday 12 September, 10am 4pm The Nelson Museum celebrates the life and times of Admiral Lord Nelson. Learn about his famous battles and his tangled love life.
Experience life below decks. Walk the wobbly plank or dress up as a Georgian. - Holy Trinity Church , Norwich Road, Caister on Sea, NR30 5JN Open Saturday 13 September 9am 4pm 14th century church re-built in the 18th century and later developments; impressive ornate 15th century font, which was brought in from Suffolk. Strong links with Caister Lifeboat throughout its history with memorials inside and outside the church including a stunning stained glass window of Christ and the Fisherman, by Paul Woodruffe, which commemorates the 1901 lifeboat disaster.
Volunteers on hand to answer questions and refreshments available. - The Masonic Royal Assembly Rooms , Albert Square, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JH Open Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 September. Tours at 11am and 2pm each day Originally designed to be Assembly and Reading Rooms in 1863, the building was bought from the Norfolk Militia by the Masons in 1919 and has undergone significant refurbishment. - The Fishermen s Hospital , Market Place, Great Yarmouth NR30 1ND Open Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September, 10am 4pm. Talk given daily at 11am.
The Fishermen s Hospital was built in 1762 by the corporation of Great Yarmouth for old or decayed fishermen. It could house up to 40 residents, but now only nine cottages remain with eight residents. The hospital Cupola has recently been restored.
Tours will include cottage number 8, which will be opened for HOD s visitors. - Holy Trinity & All Saints Church , Somerton Road, Winterton-on-Sea, NR29 4AW Open Saturday 13 September 10am 3pm. Winterton Church is renowned for its stately tower, which soars to a height of 132ft. The nave is exceptionally wide and spanned by a magnificent Victorian roof.
The church has close connections with the sea: the crucifix that stands in Fisherman s Corner is carved from ship s timber, a trawler net forms its canopy; plaques record the deeds of the village lifeboatmen, and a memorial records the sacrifice of Fr Clarence Porter, who died after saving a choirboy from drowning. Restoration work on the 132ft tower has now been completed and an exhibition will be held in the church detailing the process. - Caister Lifeboat Visitor Centre , Skippers Walk, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR30 5DJ Open Thursday 11 September, 10am 3pm, tours at 11am and 1.50pm. See the fastest all weather lifeboat in the country.
More than 200 years of lifeboat history is told in the visitor centre. A Liverpool class lifeboat is housed in the old lifeboat station along with the stations service boards. The station has saved the most lives in the UK.
Refreshments and children s quiz boards. - Great Yarmouth Potteries , 18/19 Trinity Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3HA Open Thursday 11 and Friday 12 September, 9.30am 3pm. This unique museum comprises part of the 700 year-old medieval town wall and is full of memorabilia from the days when Great Yarmouth had a huge fishing fleet, bringing in the famed herring. The museum contains many unusual items from the old drifters and an array of items reclaimed from the sea.
Look up and see the borks the herring were hung on in the huge chimney to smoke the fish and produce the famed kipper. - All Saints Church The Street, Horsey, NR29 4EF Open Friday 12 September 12pm 5pm, Saturday 13 September 10am 5pm, Sunday 14 September 12pm 5pm plus 12pm 12.45pm, short organ recital. Ancient Saxon church, with round tower and thatched roof, with the interior woven thatch also visible. Photographic displays of the village and church through the years, including pictures of the Horsey flood.
There will also be information and photographs about the restoration projects that have taken place. The surrounding churchyard is a place of particular peace and beauty. - Quaker Meeting House , Howard Street South, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1LN. Open Saturday 13 September, 10am 4pm.
Early 19th century Quaker Meeting House, located in a walled garden that used to be the burial ground. Quakers have worshipped in Great Yarmouth since 1649. Beneath the current building are the remains of a 14th century cell occupied by Augustinian Friars until the Dissolution of the Monasteries c.1536.
Guides on hand to answer questions. - Polkey s Mill & Reedham Marsh Steam Engine House Wherryman s Way (footpath), Reedham NR13 3UB Open Thursday 11 September, 12pm 4pm. The site includes a working drainage mill, which will be working (weather permitting). Beside the mill is an old steam engine house built in 1880 (no steam engine).
Tours of Polkey s Mill in small groups will be available. It is also hoped to have the mid 1940 s diesel engines working and on show. - Wind Energy Museum The Morse Collection Marsh Road (Off Staithe Road), Repps with Bastwick, NR29 5JU Open Thursday 11 and Friday 12 September, 12pm 4pm The only collection of historical windpumps in Great Britain, demonstrating Norfolk s drainage systems, includes a full size working scoop wheel. Guided tours & working Demonstrations, cream teas on sale.
The museum is suitable for all ages. - Old Meeting Unitarian Church , Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth NR30 0HG Open, Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 September, 10am 2pm and Sunday 14 September, 10am 1pm. With its roots in Translyvania from the time of the reformation, the Unitarian Church has had a congregation of Dissenters in the town since1642. The current building dates from 1954 and replaces a WWII bomb-damaged church based in Middlegate.
Display about the history of the Unitarian church and some of its more famous members. - Tolhouse Museum & Gaol , Tolhouse Street just off South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH. Open Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September, 10am 4pm. Take a journey through crime and punishment in Great Yarmouth in one of England s oldest prisons.
Learn of the fates of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers. Hear both gaoler and prisoners tell their stories of transportation, incarceration and execution. - Hopton Ruined Church , Coast Road, Hopton on Sea, NR30 2QE Open, Friday 12 and Saturday 13 September, 10am 2pm. The Grade II listed ruin is on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register.
A double naved, flint church originally built in the early medieval period, burned down in 1865 and has been a ruin ever since. A conservation project is currently being led by the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust to consolidate the ruined church with the ultimate aim of returning it back to community use. Opportunity for limited access in the ruin with a guide. - Elizabethan House Museum , 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QH Open, Thursday 11 and Sunday 14 September, 10am 4pm.
The Elizabethan House is probably one of the Great Yarmouth quayside houses Daniel Defoe described as looking like little palaces . This 6th-century building looks at the lives of the families who lived there from Tudor through to Victorian times. There are dressing up clothes and a toy room. - Royal Naval Hospital , 17 The Great Court, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JU Open Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September, 11am 3pm.
Dating from 1811, this former naval hospital was built for Nelson s men. It was never used for them, but treated naval staff who suffered from mental illness. Later it was taken over by the NHS as the St Nicholas Hospital.
The building was sold to a developer who sympathetically converted the buildings into apartments and houses, leaving the chapel and the empty ward space in their original condition. - Great Yarmouth Minster , Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE Open Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 September, 10am 4pm and Sunday 14 September 11am 4pm. Guided tour on Friday at 10:30am. St Nicholas Minster was built in 1101 and is the largest parish church in the country.
It was bombed during WWII, with just the walls and towers left standing. Restored by Stephen Dykes Bower between 1957 and 1961. Special exhibition on Great Yarmouth during WW1.
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- Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days 12 to 15 September 2013 ... An exciting programme of free tours and drop in events is on offer in the Borough of Great Yarmouth during Heritage Open Days weekend, Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 September. Many of the buildings involved are not normally open to the public; explore the Masonic Royal Assembly Rooms, get behind the scenes on a Grandstand Tour at Wellesley Recreation Ground and visit the Fishermen s Hospital. Enjoy an on site talk about the restoration of Vauxhall Bridge, take the Trawler Trail guided walk in Gorleston and go on tours of Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
Visit St Mary s Church, West Somerton, final resting place of Robert Hales the Norfolk Giant and All Saints Church Horsey, which dates back to Saxon times. Walk from Reedham to Polkey s Mill and Reedham Marsh Steam House, or visit Morse s Wind Engine Park at Repps with Bastwick, the only collection of historic wind pumps in the UK. Go on tours of Great Yarmouth Minster, The Norfolk Pillar (Nelson s Monument) and Georgian Great Yarmouth and visit the Elizabethan House Museum and Tolhouse Museum.
Cllr Bernard Williamson, Great Yarmouth s Heritage Champion, said: Heritage Open Days is an exciting way for us to showcase the fascinating heritage there is in Great Yarmouth, with amazing opportunities for people to get behind the scenes at many of the borough s wonderful historical buildings. Pick up a Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days leaflet at the Tourist Information Centre, t.
01493 846346, or download a copy of the leaflet from www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/heritageopendays 1 . Borough of Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days events and tours full list Pre-Booked Events Guided Walk Trawler Trail, Gorleston , Thursday 12 September at 2pm Meet at entrance to Morrison s Supermarket, Dock Tavern Lane, Gorleston on Sea NR31 6PY.
Explore Gorleston on Sea from the eyes of Samuel Hewett, one time proprietor of the largest fishing fleet in the world, sailing from Gorleston under The Short Blue House Flag. His use of the foremost techniques in the industry involved well ships and ice houses to keep his fish fresh longer and command higher prices for his quality produce. T 01493 846346 to book.
Great Yarmouth Town Hall , Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September, open 10am to 4.30pm, pre-booked guided tours at 11am and 2pm. Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QF Built in 1882 and recently refurbishment Great Yarmouth Town Hall will be open for HOD s visitors to view the Civic Rooms including the Mayor s Parlour and Council Chamber (formerly used as a Magistrates Court). The town s regalia and some of the Borough s art collection will also be available for viewing.
T 01493 846125 to book. Great Yarmouth Minster Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 September open 10am to 4pm, Friday 13 September open 10am to 1pm and Sunday 15 September open 11am to 4pm Guided tour on Saturday at 2pm, t 01493 846346 to book. Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE Great Yarmouth Minster was built in 1101 and is the largest parish church in the country.
It was destroyed during WWII, with just the walls and towers left standing. Restored by Stephen Dykes Bower between 1957 and 1961. Photographic display of Herring Fishing Industry.
Refreshments. Guided Walk Great Georgian Yarmouth , Friday 13 September at 2pm Meet at Fisherman s Hospital Entrance, Market Place, Great Yarmouth NR30 1ND. See another side to Great Yarmouth on this walk looking at some of the stunning Georgian architecture interwoven into the fabric of the town.
From Row 44 where Nelson stayed in the Angel Hotel through to the Victorian Arcade, along King Street and the quay, see the amazing range of beautiful facades. T.
01493 846346 to book. Vauxhall Bridge Restoration, Saturday 14 September at 10am North Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 1JF Built in 1852 the wrought iron Fairbairn-type box glider Vauxhall Bridge is believed to be the last one remaining in the country.
Miriam Kikis chairperson of the Vauxhall links group will give a talk about the history of the bridge, its significance to Great Yarmouth and the restoration project. T 01493 846346 to book. Open Day Events no need to book Grandstand at Wellesley Recreation Ground , Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 9am to 4pm and Saturday 14 September 9am to 12noon.
Tours daily at 11am. Wellesley Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1EY One of the earliest surviving football grandstands in England still in use today, dating back to 1890 and designed by J.W. Cockrill.
Refreshments. Old Meeting Unitarian Church , Thursday 12, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September 10am to 2pm and Sunday 15 September 11am to 2pm Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth NR30 0EG. With its roots in Transylvania from the time of the reformation, the Unitarian Church has had a congregation of Dissenters dating in the town from 1642.
The current church built in 1954 replaced a WWII bomb damaged building based in Middlegate. A special display for visitors will show the history of the Unitarian church and some of its more famous members. Tolhouse Museum , Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 10am to 4pm, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 12noon to 4pm Tolhouse Street just off South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH Take a journey through crime and punishment in Great Yarmouth in one of England s oldest prisons.
Learn of the fates of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers. Hear both gaoler and prisoners tell their stories of transportation, incarceration and execution. The Masonic Royal Assembly Rooms , Thursday 12, Friday 13 & Saturday 14 September, Tours at 10am, 12noon & 2pm Albert Square, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JH Originally designed to be Assembly and Reading Rooms in 1863, the building was bought from the Norfolk Militia by the Masons in 1919 and has had significant refurbishment.
The Fishermen s Hospital , Thursday 12, Friday 13, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, talk at 11am daily Market Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1ND The Fishermen s Hospital was built in 1762 by the corporation of Great Yarmouth for old or decayed fishermen. It could house up to 40 residents, but now only nine cottages remain with nine residents. Tours will include cottage no 8, which will be opened especially for HOD s visitors.
A talk will be given each day at 11am and complimentary tea & coffee will be available. St Mary s Church, West Somerton , Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September 9am to 6pm, Saturday 14 September 9am to 1pm & 4pm to 6pm, Sunday 15 September 12noon to 6pm, Church Lane, West Somerton NR29 4DR. A 13th century thatched roof church with round tower, famous for its 14th century medieval wall paintings and for the tombstone of Robert Hales, the Norfolk Giant .
Special exhibition of drawings by local artist John Finnie. Elizabethan House Museum , Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September 10am to 4pm Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 12noon to 4pm South Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QH The Elizabethan House is probably one of the Yarmouth quayside houses Daniel Defoe described as looking like little palaces . Explore the lives of the families who lived there from Tudor through to Victorian times.
Wind Energy Museum - The Morse Collection , Repps, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September 10am to 2pm, t.
07796 407864 to arrange guided tour Marsh Road, Off Staithe Road, Repps, NR29 5JU The only collection of historical wind-pumps in Great Britain. They demonstrate the drainage systems of Norfolk, whilst showing examples of different types & mechanisms including a full size working scoop wheel. The stories behind the stones at Great Yarmouth Minste r, Friday 13 September, Tour at 11am, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE Guided tour with local historian Paul Davies looking at some of the discoveries and telling the stories behind the gravestones in the cemeteries at Great Yarmouth Minster.
Great Yarmouth Potteries , Friday 13 September, 9.30am to 3pm, 18 Trinity Place, Great Yarmouth NR30 3HA. This unique museum in the 700 year-old medieval town wall is crammed full of memorabilia of the days when Great Yarmouth had a huge fishing fleet and dates back 300 years. The museum contains many unusual items from the old drifters and an array of items reclaimed from the sea.
Refreshments Conservation of Cemetery Monuments Friday 13 September at 3pm Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 1NE A guided walk with Great Yarmouth Borough Council s Principal Conservation Officer. Explore monuments and statues looking at conservation issues and methods. All Saints Church Horsey , Friday 13 September 12noon to 5pm, Saturday 14 September 10am to 5pm and Sunday 15 September 12noon to 5pm organ recital 12noon.
The Street, Horsey NR29 4EF A beautiful Saxon church with round tower and thatched roof. Photographic displays will show the village and church through the ages along with the Horsey flood and information and photographs on the church s restoration project. The surrounding churchyard is a place of particular peace and beauty.
Holy Trinity Church, Caister on Sea , Saturday 14 September 9am to 4pm Norwich Road, Caister on Sea, NR30 5JN Originally a 14th century church, re-built in the 18th century and beyond with an impressive ornate 15th century font which was brought in from Suffolk. The strong links with Caister Lifeboat throughout its history can be seen by memorials inside and outside the church including a stunning stained glass window of Christ and the Fisherman, by Paul Woodruffe, which commemorates the 1901 lifeboat disaster. Refreshments Quaker Meeting House, Saturday 14 September 10am 4pm Howard Street South, Great YarmouthNR30 1LN Quakers have worshiped in Great Yarmouth since 1649.
Beneath the present building there are the remains of a 14th century cell occupied by Augustinian Friars until the dissolution of the monasteries, c.1536. The Norfolk Naval Pillar (Nelson s Monument) , Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 10am to 3pm, booking not essential but advised, t 01493 850698. Monument Road, South Denes, Great Yarmouth NR30 3PX Guided tours; climb the 217 steps for breathtaking views of the town and surrounding countryside.
Discover the history of this Grade I listed monument and its links to Lord Nelson. Polkey s Mill & Reedham Marsh Steam Engine House , Saturday 14 September 12noon to 4pm, Wherryman s Way (footpath), Reedham NR13 3UB. The site includes a working drainage mill, which will be operating weather permitting.
Beside the mill is an old steam engine house built in 1880 (no steam engine). Visitors will be allowed access to the buildings. Tours of Polkey s Mill in small groups will be available.
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- Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days 2015 The Fishermen s Hospital An exciting programme of free tours and drop in events is on offer in the Borough of Great Yarmouth during Heritage Open Days weekend, Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September 2015 Book a tour back to World War II at Blitz Street Scratby (10-13 September), or a guided walk On the Warpath: Piers and Bombs (10 September). Go on a tour featuring the Great & the Good Great Yarmouth (11 September) and get behind the scenes in Great Yarmouth Community Library (10 and 11 September). Go to Priory Gardens Past Times Fayre in Gorleston (13 September), see Great Yarmouth s Heritage & History in Pictures at the Great Yarmouth Mercury (10 and 11 September), explore the Masonic Royal Assembly Rooms (10-12 September) and visit the Fishermen s Hospital (10-13 September).
Head off to All Saints Church Horsey, which dates back to Saxon times (11-13 September) and Hopton Ruined Church (11-13 September). Walk from Reedham to Polkey s Mill and Reedham Marsh Steam House (10 September), or visit Morse s Wind Engine Park at Repps with Bastwick, the only collection of historic wind pumps in the UK (10-13 September). Visit the Elizabethan House Museum and Tolhouse Museum (both 10-13 September) and go to The Priory Centre (10 September).
Pick up a Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days leaflet at the Tourist Information Centre, t.
01493 846346, or download a copy of the leaflet from www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/heritageopendays 1 . Great Yarmouth Minster Borough of Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days events and tours full list Pre-Booked Events Blitz Street Scratby, NR29 3NS Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September, tours at 10am and 2pm. Pre-booking only t.
01493 846346. A life size street scene made up of garden sheds transports you back to the 1940s and wartime life. See Nanny Morrison s cottage fitted out to make any wartime housewife proud, and buy sweets by the quarter in the corner shop.
BBC comedy classic Dad s Army is brought to life with a full size replica of Captain Mainwaring s office and new for 2015 visit the chemist with potions and lotions to cure all sorts of ailments. Visits by pre-booked tour only. Guided Walk On the Warpath: Piers and Bombs Meeting Place: Wellington Pier, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JF Thursday 10 September, 2pm Pre-booking required t.
01493 846346 Find out more about the Victorian piers and the former jetty, from which Nelson embarked for the battle of Copenhagen and the role they played in seafaring activities from the 1650 s onwards. Also discover stories of the town s war efforts during both world wars and how the seafront played its part. Guided Walk The Great & the Good Great Yarmouth Meeting Place: The Fishermen s Hospital, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1ND Friday 11 September, 2pm Pre-booking required via 01493 846346 Join this walk and find out just how Yarmouth became Great, including how the town grew over time featuring fishing, railways, rows and monks and which personalities played starring roles in the town s development up to and including recent times.
Drop in events no need to book The Fishermen s Hospital Market Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1ND Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September, 10am 4pm. Talk given daily at 11am. The Fishermen s Hospital was built in 1702 by the corporation of Great Yarmouth for old or decayed fishermen.
It could house up to 40 residents, but now only nine cottages remain with 8 residents. Tours will include cottage no 8, which will be opened especially for HODs visitors. A talk will be given each day at 11am and tea & coffee will be available for HODs visitors.
Royal Assembly Rooms Albert Square, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JH Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 September Tours at 11am and 2pm each day Originally designed to be Assembly and Reading Rooms in 1863, the building was bought from the Norfolk Militia by the Masons in 1919 and has undergone significant refurbishment. Take a look around this magnificent building. A guide will be on hand to answer all your questions.
Wind Energy Museum Morse Collection Marsh Road (Off Staithe Road), Repps With Bastwick, NR29 5JU Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September, 10am to 4pm Great Britain s only collection of historical wind-pumps. Experience this unique museum with guided tours starting every half an hour on the social history & heritage of the site. There will also be illustrated talks on the hour about Norfolk Mills and their people plus other local topics.
Old Meeting Unitarian Church Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SW Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September 10am to 4pm, Saturday 12 September 9am to 5pm, Sunday 13 September, 12.30pm to 2pm A chance to see a modern, light and airy church built in 1954 following the bombing of its predecessor in WWII. Learn about of this dissenting movement s presence in the town, from its establishment in 1644. Great Yarmouth Potteries 18/19 Trinity Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3HA Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September, 9.30am to 3pm Get transported back to Yarmouth past in this building with its tarred timbers and other nautical paraphernalia.
See the arrow slits and gargoyles in the medieval wall and the 700 year-old well, which is still in daily use. Children can make a small clay item, to take home free. Tolhouse Museum & Gaol Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September, 11am to 4pm Take a journey through crime and punishment in Great Yarmouth in one of England s oldest prisons.
Learn of the fates of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers. Hear both gaoler and prisoners tell their tales of transportation, incarceration and execution. On 12 and 13 September, visit a convict in the cells and discover what hard labour really meant.
Great Yarmouth Minster Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 September 10am to 4pm, Sunday 13 September 11am to 4pm Great Yarmouth Minster was built in 1101 and is the largest parish church in the country. It was bombed during WWII, with just the walls and towers left standing. Restored by Stephen Dykes Bower between 1957 and 1961, this wonderful church is full of fascinating stories and history.
Special exhibition, The Sea and Great Yarmouth. Caister Lifeboat Visitor Centre Skippers Walk, Tan Lane, Caister-on-Sea, NR30 5DJ Thursday 10 September 10am to 3:30pm, tours at 11am and 2pm. Sunday 13 September, 10am to 3:30pm, tours at 11am and 2pm More than 200 years of lifeboat history is told through exhibits in the Visitor Centre.
New tours for HODs, feature some of the historical tragedies on the sandbanks and the story of Caister Lifeboat to the present day. HODs visitors will also have the chance to see inside the lookout tower which is the operational base for today s Caister National Coastwatch. Elizabethan House 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QH Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September, 10am to 4pm Discover the lives of the families who lived here from Tudor through to Victorian times.
The house gives you a feel for day to day domestic life with rich period settings and evocative sounds and smells. Be a house detective in the exciting HODs museum trail. Sunday 12 make a Tudor Rose or a First World War poppy.
All Saints Church The Street, Village of Horsey, NR29 4EF Friday 11 September, 12noon to 5pm Saturday 12 September, 10am to 5pm Sunday 13 September, 12noon to 5pm with organ recital 12noon to 12.45pm A beautiful, ancient Saxon church with round tower and thatched roof. Photographic displays show the village and church through the ages, including the Horsey flood. Hopton Ruined Church Coast Road, Hopton on Sea, NR30 2QE Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September 10am to 3pm This Grade II listed ruin appears on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register and is currently a conservation project led by the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust.
Information will be available about the progress so far with access in the ruin for HODs visitors. Flintknapping demonstrations and taster sessions Friday 11: John Lord will demonstrate working with flints in an architectural setting. Children s Nature Workshop Saturday 12: Emma Purnell will be making a bug hotel for the ruin gardens to encourage wildlife.
Children s Archaeology Activity Day Sunday 13: Giles Emery will be doing archaeologically based activities aimed at budding young archaeologists to come and try out. Holy Trinity Church Norwich Road, Caister-on-Sea, NR30 5JN Saturday 12 September 9am to 4pm Dating from the 14th century church and re-built in the 18th century and beyond. Strong links with Caister Lifeboat throughout can be seen with memorials inside and outside the church, including a stunning stained glass window of Christ and the Fisherman, by Paul Woodruffe which commemorates the 1901 lifeboat disaster.
Quaker Meeting House Howard Street South, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1LN Saturday 12 September, 10am to 4pm Early 19th century Quaker Meeting House in a walled garden, which was once the burial ground. Quakers have worshiped in Great Yarmouth since 1649 and beneath the present building you can see the remains of a 14th century cell occupied by Augustinian Friars until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, c.1536. Royal Naval Hospital Queens Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JU Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September, 11am to 3pm A former Navy hospital originally built for Nelson s men.
In 1815 it treated 600 soldiers injured at Waterloo. During WWII the hospital became HMS Watchful, co-ordinating mine sweeping operations and acting as an information centre and administrative headquarters for the Royal Navy. Now sympathetically converted into apartments and houses, the Chapel and one ward have been preserved.
Escorted tours to the chapel and ward may be available on request on the day. Holy Trinity & All Saints Church Somerton Road, Winterton-on-Sea, NR29 4AW Saturday 12 September, 10am to 3pm Winterton Church is renowned for its stately tower. The church has close connections with the sea: the crucifix that stands in Fisherman s Corner is carved from ship s timber, a trawler net forms its canopy; plaques record the valiant deeds of the village lifeboatmen, and a memorial records the sacrifice of Fr Clarence Porter, who died after saving a choirboy from drowning.
Polkey s Mill & Reedham Marsh Steam Engine House Wherryman s Way (footpath), Reedham, NR13 3UB Thursday 10 September, 12pm to 4pm The site includes a working drainage mill, which will be working weather permitting. Beside the mill is an old steam engine house built in 1880 (no steam engine). Visitors will be allowed access to the buildings.
Tours of Polkey s Mill in small groups will be available. It is also hoped to have the mid-1940 s diesel engines working and on show. Great Yarmouth Community Library Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH Thursday 10 September, tour at 2pm and Friday 11 September, tour at 10am.
Take part in a guided tour behind the scenes of Great Yarmouth Library. See examples of some of the local studies, collections and resources currently held in the depths of the library basement. These tours have been specially created for HODs visitors.
Not suitable for children under the age of 16. Great Yarmouth s Heritage & History in Pictures Great Yarmouth Mercury, 169 King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PA Thursday 10 September, 9am to 5pm and Friday 11 September, 9am to 5pm A new exhibition for 2015 HODs visitors. Take a trip down memory lane with a fascinating selection of images taken by staff photographers from the Great Yarmouth Mercury over the decades, covering the resort s heydays and holidays, plus pictures of local industries and businesses.
Guided Churchyard & Cemeteries Walk at Great Yarmouth Minster Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE Friday 11 September, tour at 10.30am HODs visitors will be taken on a guided tour of the churchyard and cemeteries, led by local historian Paul Davies. Hear stories about the most important and interesting people buried there and be guided around some of the most significant monuments. The old and new cemeteries are also now recognised as a county wildlife site.
Priory Gardens Past Times Fayre High Street (behind council car park), Gorleston, NR31 6NJ Sunday 13 September, 10am to 4pm Local interest groups and schools will be exhibiting their heritage projects in the Priory Gardens. A marquee housing a vintage tearoom will provide refreshments and various activities will be taking place for HODs visitors including archery, donkey rides, brass band, and a wildlife show & tell . The Priory Centre Great Yarmouth Community Trust, The Priory Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW Thursday 10 September, 12noon to 4pm Originally a Benedictine Abbey founded in 1260 and used until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536.
A special exhibition for HODs visitors will feature photographs from its days as a school from 1854 to 1999.
HODs visitors who attended school here will have an opportunity to share their memories and organisers would love to see mementoes.
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- Hiking in Mallorca | Holidays Information While Mallorca may convey images of sun, sea, beach and mass tourism, there is so much more to enjoy and it is immediately apparent to anyone who approaches the island by air and looks out over its many spectacular mountains. Mallorca has two mountain ranges with more than 5 summits over 1000 meters high. There have been guided mountain tours for over three decades, with increasing popularity over the last five years.
Nowadays there is something for anyone. Depending on level of skill, one can opt for a leisurely mountain walk, suitable for children as well, a rigorous hike for more advanced hikers, or a challenging climb which one should only attempt with suitable equipment and a mountain guide who knows the terrain. One can walk through oak forests, over mountain ranges full of boulders or through valleys of fruit trees, all with many vantage points to look out over the spectacular sea or countryside.
Furthermore, one can hike throughout the whole year and into areas only reachable by foot. For some routes it is advisable to select months with little rain, and it is recommended that one head for the beach instead during the scorching heat of July and August (though summer hikes are still possible during the early morning hours with plenty of water and sunscreen). There are organized hiking holidays incl.
accommodation and daily hikes on various routes, or one can opt to book a single-day guided mountain tour or hike on their own. Whatever the choice, it is always advisable to carry a guide book or maps of the route with you. There is plenty of information about hiking on Mallorca on the internet, and many books available on the subject in a variety of languages.
Detailed maps abound with descriptions of adventure hiking tours and routes as well as anecdotes and drawings. If you walk on your own, be aware that nearly all mountain regions are privately owned, because more than 800 years ago the entire island was divided into private property. Crossing some areas or plots can be forbidden, and sometimes one will come across a path that suddenly ends at a locked gate.
The current initiative of the Balearic government, however, intends to support the private owners financially if they permit visitors to pass through their property, and the money flows directly into the nature protection of the island.The spectacular Sierra Tramuntana mountain range covers from the northwest of the island to the north. There stands the highest mountain, Puig Major, at 1445 meters, and also the well-known mountain canyon Torrent de Pareis. In the east lies the Sierra de Llevant with its hills, mountains of over 500 meters, and steep cliffs.
Both mountain ranges have good access by roads and footpaths and one can often find well-tagged routes. But this is not often the case and it is easy to lose direction. Even the most experienced hikers have had to be rescued by the Guardia Civil or fire-brigade, so make sure to start with a good map or an experienced guide.
Pay attention to proper footwear, opting for a firm sport shoe or a good hiking boot, depending on the terrain. It is best to carry a light rain jacket with you as this can also protect one from cold wind. The weather in the mountains can change suddenly, even in summer, so consider carrying a sweater with you as well.
Headgear, provisions and sufficient water supply are equally important, as well as a first- aid kit. And be sure to carry any litter back with you, so that you can help to preserve the beautiful nature of this island and enjoy its many hiking paths time and time again. The north and northwest of the island are the ideal places for hikers.
We have compiled some suggested outings for various levels of fitness. Lluc There are a wealth of walks around the area from easy to strenuous. The best thing about starting and finishing in Lluc are the two restaurants.
Try the one in the main building it has a great atmosphere, especially in the evenings when all the walkers who are staying there relax and enjoy their dinner. They serve excellent Mallorcan cuisine in generous portions, which is a perfect way to end a perfect day in the mountains. Suggestion: Go for an early walk and return for breakfast then go to the cloisters and listen to the choirboys practise at 11am.
It is a real treat. Escorca Just past Lluc coming from Pollensa direction. You can stop off for a great Sunday lunch (Roast lamb or rabbit with onions are delicious) after a walk through the valley.
For serious walkers this is the start of the track to Sa Calobra. Make sure you check for water levels before the walk as heavy rainfalls mean you may have to swim under water to continue your journey. The Reservoir Keep going past Escorca and you will eventually reach the two reservoirs.
There are some lovely strolls around them.
At the second one you can cross the damn and keep going, you will eventually reach a plateau where you can sit on the edge and look down over the valley of S ller.
A perfect spot for a champagne picnic on a sunny winters day.
- historic "thunder run" brought back at bristol's old vic ... How fantastic, the historic "Thunder Run" has been brought back at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre.
Basically, large balls (like bowling balls) are let loose in the Gods and spiral down and around the theatre in wooden troughs, creating a tremendous sound effect.
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- Huge clean-up operation launched to clear areas ... A enormous clear-up procedure has been introduced throughout the country right after flood waters swamped lots of coastal places of the region previous evening. Emergency companies, council staff and significant equipment were all on clearly show this morning amid fears the flooding could return because of to further large tides. Yesterday, as boats have been swept ashore in Norfolk, suffering from its highest tides in sixty many years, streets have been torn up in North Yorkshire and houses flooded in Lincolnshire.
Scroll down for videos In Whitby, North Yorkshire, Robert Cole has started his own clear-up just after his residence was flooded yesterday This rescue centre was set up at Cliff Park superior college in Norfolk for people affecting by flooding immediately after the country professional its highest tidal water amounts for sixty years Tides reached a sixty-calendar year superior in Norfolk yesterday, with this boat swept into land underneath the surging waters Enlarge   Adult men very clear debris on Scarborough s seafront right after an night of large tides, which flooded the road Saltburn, North Yorkshire, was also badly strike yesterday. Here, council employees start out the thoroughly clean-up procedure Law enforcement and rescue services are at the scene in Hemsby, Norfolk, immediately after these properties fell into the North Sea Irrespective of large tides this morning, which prompted fears of even further flooding, it is hoped the worst of the weather conditions has passed. On the Lincolnshire coastline, a single of the worst hit spots yesterday, the Setting Company has warned that flooding could carry on alongside the east coast as the working day wears on.
Lincolnshire Police said officers ended up conducting an evaluation of the terribly afflicted spots to see if it was protected for people to return home. Quite a few people today residing in Boston, Lincolnshire, experienced to leave their houses or consider shelter on higher floors as drinking water swept as a result of properties past night.   A lot more Hundreds of households are pressured to flee as coastal cities across Britain are left underwater by worst tidal surge for sixty yrs Britain battered by worst tidal surge in 60 years: Sea partitions breached as 20ft waves smash string of east coast cities Britain s windiest road: Significant road which turns into man-built wind tunnel in storms closed because of to gusts two yrs just after guy was killed by lorry Sam Seaton, 34, from Boston, reported she was devastated as she returned household this morning and surveyed the harm completed to her home on Station Avenue. She left around 6.45pm last night time to remain with family on the other side of city just after staying suggested by police to evacuate.
The downstairs ground of her household had been left sodden and it appeared h2o had risen to a minimum 1ft, ruining plaster get the job done and electrics. I lifted my new sofas up off the floor right before I still left but they are nevertheless soaked at the bottom, so the h2o need to have arrive up to a foot or two superior, she explained. We are unable to come again in in this article right now, we just have to remain with close friends or loved ones and get started considering about the clear-up.
It s gutting, I m devastated. Dirty, muddy sewage water arrived in Teesside resident starts This Saltburn highway was torn up by large seas very last evening, with countless numbers being evacuated from their households This was the scene this early morning in Scarborough as the big thoroughly clean-up began A number of homes fell down into the North Sea previous evening in Hemsby following a cliff collapse With the tides Norfolk reaching their maximum ranges considering that 1953, organizations are continuing to evaluate the affect the flood waters have had on residences, businesses and flood defences as they put together for the risk of further flooding Inspite of substantial tides this early morning, which prompted fears of additional flooding, it is hoped the worst of the temperature has handed Homeowner grateful for aid as property fell into sea In Hemsby, in the vicinity of Fantastic Yarmouth, Norfolk, crisis products and services are at the scene following 5 bungalows fell into the water as the substantial tide eroded the cliff below. Countless numbers of individuals in the region had been evacuated from their homes and spent the evening in short term lodging as officials warned lives could be at chance.
Elsewhere, inhabitants of Port Clarence, on the north bank of the Tees from Middlesbrough, have been supplied a location for the night by the council at a centre in Billingham, although some stayed powering to guard their residence. Rachael Exton, twenty five, explained her terraced property rapidly became knee-deep in dirty h2o which flowed around from the Tees, producing neighborhood power cuts. It was really filthy, muddy sewage drinking water from the river and the drains, she claimed.
Leaving and obtaining to wade via all the drinking water in the pitch black, making an attempt to discover your household, was quite frightening. Hefty machinery was in total use in Saltburn this morning adhering to the highest tidal surge in 60 yrs Bungalows and a lifeboat hut on the coast at Hemsby, close to Terrific Yarmouth, Norfolk, were being swept away next the storm together with a beachside cafe at Caister-on-Sea The scene wherever attributes have fallen into the sea thanks to the cliff collapsing in Hemsby Arthur Black and neighbour Graham Cannon stayed at the rear of and produced sand baggage for individuals residing in their avenue. Mr Black, who life with his 6 children, stated: I have lived listed here for 26 decades and I have never ever seen just about anything like this.
People are saying it is the worst flooding due to the fact the nineteen fifties. We stayed guiding and built sandbags. You never abandon a sinking ship.
Mr Cannon s spouse Emma explained: I would not go to the evacuation centre, I am also stubborn. I would somewhat see the injury that has been accomplished. Luckily we didn t get any.
The water arrived in 1cm of the prime of our step. The principal highway by way of Port Clarence, which is in the shadow of the famous Transporter Bridge, was nonetheless closed and the local most important school was shut because of to flooding. To the south, this was the scene in Snape, Suffolk, this morning just after a tidal surge strike the area yesterday This shelter was strike by the flooding yesterday when superior waters arrived in Saltburn, North Yorkshire New Brighton, Merseyside, was hit by the flooding final evening.
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- Humpback whale spotted off Norfolk coast for first time Posted on November 5, 2013 1 by News Hound 2 The 50ft animal, similar to the one pictured, has been spotted several times off the beach at Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, main, in the last few days.
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- Items saved from tide surge stolen Shropshire Star Thieves have stolen belongings salvaged from a home which fell into the sea after a tidal surge hit the east coast. Three homes were destroyed and four others "seriously undermined" as waves ravaged the village of Hemsby in Norfolk on Thursday night. But while residents formed human chains and battled to save whatever possessions they could as the homes slipped over the cliff edge, suspects made off with valuables which had been rescued.
Norfolk Police said the offenders struck at some point between 10pm on Thursday and 11.30am on Sunday.
A police spokesman said: "They entered the shed on The Marrams and removed a carrier bag of items that had been saved from a bungalow falling into the sea. "Items taken include a gold necklace, three watches, a digital camera and a camcorder. "There were many members of the public in the area offering assistance over the course of the weekend and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around the bungalow or adjacent sheds at the time of the incident." Anyone with any information should contact Pc Michelle Hargrave at Caister Police Station on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
- Items saved from tide surge stolen This Is Jersey Thieves have stolen belongings salvaged from a home which fell into the sea after a tidal surge hit the east coast. Three homes were destroyed and four others seriously undermined as waves ravaged the village of Hemsby in Norfolk on Thursday night. But while residents formed human chains and battled to save whatever possessions they could as the homes slipped over the cliff edge, suspects made off with valuables which had been rescued.
Norfolk Police said the offenders struck at some point between 10pm on Thursday and 11.30am on Sunday. A police spokesman said: They entered the shed on The Marrams and removed a carrier bag of items that had been saved from a bungalow falling into the sea. Items taken include a gold necklace, three watches, a digital camera and a camcorder.
There were many members of the public in the area offering assistance over the course of the weekend and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around the bungalow or adjacent sheds at the time of the incident.
Anyone with any information should contact Pc Michelle Hargrave at Caister Police Station on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Share link shares Anthony Buckland has been jailed for six years. Photo: Suffolk Police/PA Wire Oscar Fitzgerald who has been jailed for eight years at Norwich Crown Court for raping a 12-year-old girl after meeting her online. Johnathan Leuty was jailed for four years.
Mihai Alistar was jailed for six years. Clifford Hayes was jailed for seven years after owning up to carrying out four sexual offences in one day. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary Darren Coates was jailed for 30 months for theft.
Picture: Norfolk Constabulary Robert Silliker was jailed for 8 years with 5 years extended licence for GBH. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary Stephen Lawrence was jailed for 11 years with 5 years on licence. Norfolk Constabulary 0 1 / 7 They include a firearms dealer who amassed the biggest hoard of illegal weapons ever uncovered in the UK, a Great Yarmouth man who carried out four sex offences 2 in one day and a care worker jailed for six years 3 for a string of sex attacks on nine female colleagues.
The longest jail sentence was 11 years, handed to Stephen Lawrence, after his attempted robbery of a shop on Drayton Road.
There was also a four year sentence for Johnathan Leuty 4 after he deliberately ran over his girlfriend s ex-husband.
- JUST SITTUN' | joemasonspage The following essay was written by the late Basil Kybird in 2010. THE AUTHO R These days, at the age of eighty plus, I spend a lot of time just sittun . On a good day just sittun and lookun , and on a bad day just sittun and sleepun .
Through continued use my armchair fits my body comfortably! I now have frequent bouts of infections, more so when the air is colder in winter months and these problems are getting more frequent. Each time my friendly and helpful doctor gives me a prescription for antibiotics and steroids, which after three or four days begin to clear up the problem.
It is when I have these bouts that I sleep day and night in my reclining armchair. Sitting with my shoulders raised assists my breathing. Hence just sittun and sleepun !
Admittedly sleep comes in short spells, maybe one or two hours at a time but I have a low light on and a small table within reach which holds a drink, tissues, and of course the t.v. remote control. It is surprising what is broadcast during the night and it helps to pass the long hours!
Our cat, Miss Bella (of Bellomonte) is more than pleased when I spend a few nights in my chair. She is quite happy to wake me for a fuss with a loud squawk and rubbing her cold wet nose over my face. I wrote she is happy but not always it is me who is happy, when I have managed to get into a deep sleep for a little while.
She then manoeuvres onto my lap and goes through the motions of making a bed. This isn t too bad until her sharp claws penetrate my clothing! So today I huff and puff doing little or nothing which calls for physical exertion.
Fortunately I have a gardener to look after the lawns one hundred and fifty foot frontage and do odd jobs which I can do no more. A friendly man and wife team come twice a year to trim our trees and shrubs. This all leads up to me just sittun , just sittun and lookun , or just sittun and sleepun .
Of these alternatives just sittun and lookun is the best. Our bungalow sits on a hill and we have a very large picture window facing south giving a virtually uninterrupted 180 vista. The window sill is only twenty inches from the floor so I am able to sit comfortably in my recliner armchair and observe all, basking in the sun when it condescends to shine.
Also we are periodically visited by perhaps a dozen long tailed tits who flutter busily among the shrubs for a few minutes and then off again. Another rare visitor is a song thrush which will drop in from time to time, probably when snails are available. The nearest area under my observation is our smallish back garden.
Right under the window is a line of rose bushes and a lavender bush. There are various shrubs such as a large honeysuckle over an archway onto the lawn and a Himalayan Honeysuckle nearby. Further over is a sycamore tree, apple tree and Buddleia bush.
Behind that is a large Dog Rose. The Buddleia is also known as the Butterfly Bush which is pollinated by them and also the many bees that visit. All have been allowed to grow freely providing cover for the many bird visitors who come to feed from the two bird tables and fat balls hanging from them.
On the ground is a large bowl for our hedgehogs. This year, even in November, I noticed their droppings on the lawn, indicating a mild spell. As a result of supplying the tables and baths we are graced with visits from a wide variety of bird species, from greedy wood pigeons, collared doves, magpies, jays, jackdaws, song thrush down to small flocks of starlings, a whole range of tits including blue tits, great tits, coal tits, chaffinches, gold & greenfinches.
There are also dunnocks (Hedge sparrow), blackbirds, sparrows, a pair of robins, wren and the occasional pied wagtail. They obviously do not all come at once. When we first moved here an owl used to visit at night, sitting in the sycamore tree, but no more.
It is said that in the winter months small birds spend 90 % of daylight hours in feeding to build up their fat intake to get through the long cold nights. Some years ago it was estimated that over two hundred species of birds live, visit to breed or winter in the British Isles. Some are migrants arriving after journeys of thousands of miles while others stay the year round to battle for existence through the hard winter months.
I am not too keen on the pigeons but if I don t put food out, which they guzzle, the smaller birds won t have any either. The pigeons enjoy the bird baths, first having a good drink followed by a bath which is fair enough but they then turn round to deposit their droppings in the water before flying off! The blackbirds also enjoy a bath, flying low from one side to the other just skimming the water.
I have even seen one of our robins do this, flapping his wings furiously as he splashes his way across the water surface. For over a year we had a pair of robins in the rear garden. This I found surprising as I always understood they were very territorial and protected their area from intruders but this pair just got along.
One would peck away at a hanging fat ball and the other would feed off the pieces which fell to the ground. Jays are partial to the fat balls also. They peck and tug away at the plastic netting to get the fat ball onto the ground and then usually fly off with it.
They are almost as good at thieving as the magpies. In flight I think the magpies look rather like the W.W. II German Dornier bombers!
On the ground their long thin legs look so dainty strutting or hopping about. From May until August a frequent sight are swallows, martins and swifts. I believe some of these summer visitors sleep and eat in flight.
They make incredibly long journeys from and to countries afar. During the summer months on a couple of occasions each year we are invaded by flying ants. Without being aware of them indoors, the frantic flights of screaming swifts outside in the evening light give the game away and there to behold are numerous flying ants indoors.
How they get in or if they are already inside I know not but a few quick sprays of insect killer does the trick. Occasionally when it is quiet in the early morning a squirrel visits from the large trees of the rectory across the road at the front of the bungalow. The acrobatics he performs to get at the fat balls are most ingenious.
From time to time one of the pigeons will sit on our chimney pot cooing loudly and it echoes down into our lounge. There are always a dozen full notes and then it finishes on a half note keeping us in suspense waiting for the next! Should I delay in putting out the daily ration of seed and peanuts on the bird tables a couple of pigeons and a blackbird sit on our garage roof just glaring and demanding, making me feel most remiss!
This is probably the male blackbird which appears every morning as soon as I open the curtains. He sits on the wall just outside the garden door, putting his head on one side quizzically asking Where is it? He and I whistle to each other and then he appears near the kitchen door when I throw out food which Bella has left in her dish from the night before.
From time to time a flock of noisy, quarrelsome starlings descend on the lawn and busily dig with partially opened beaks after insects and other pleasing delicacies. Their black feathers often look purple in sunlight. In the winter months they form large roosts and slowly descend into trees in the middle distance.
Pheasants Large birds such as ducks, geese, rooks and crows do not visit the rear garden although occasionally there are signs that a sparrow hawk has been and seized one of the smaller birds, by the feathers left on the ground. When the honeysuckle is in bloom (and it lasts for months) the aroma from it is quite heady but the bees enjoy it, as they do the lavender. The buddleia gets plenty of attention from a mixture of moths and butterflies.
The cabbage whites seem to arrive in pairs, almost dancing together. They appear from about May to September. The Red Admirals seem to be with us from May to October, taking their business more seriously.
On warm sunny days the perfume from the roses wafts in to add to my pleasure of observing. The Himalayan Honeysuckle after flowering has numerous purple berries which the blackbirds enjoy. Sometimes on a warm sunny day I sit outside on the patio but soon find the honeysuckle aroma rather overpowering and I much prefer that of the mixture of the roses.
Way over in the distance, just after dawn, a solitary harnser (Norfolk dialect for heron) regularly flies from the direction of the river and marshes looking for an easy breakfast from an unprotected fish pond in someone s back garden, and a few minutes later returns from whence it had come, to fish the hard way in the River Wensum. It has an almost stately flight, steady and unwavering, I suppose even fearless, although in spring time I have seen it driven off course by smaller birds protecting their young. Similarly a pair of ducks also fly from the direction of the river.
They seem to set a determined, unhurried and unwavering course to somewhere which only they know! GREYLAG GEESE On the middle horizon are some very tall elm trees in which there appears to be a rookery. In the spring the rooks return to their nests of the previous year and repair them ready for the current year s family.
It is interesting to witness about half an hour after dawn the rooks fly out from the rookery to feed off the new crops showing in the fields. Then about half an hour before sunset they return, often in a large flock. When they arrive at the elm trees they circle round and round, taking their turn to drop into their chosen tree until they have all settled to roost.
Similarly about half an hour or so after dawn sea gulls appear from the direction of the coast heading toward a Council land fill site where they seem to spend the day before returning back, perhaps to Breydon Water again, about half an hour or so before sunset. There is a mixture of common, black headed and the larger herring gulls. I think the gulls contend more with strong winds than other birds, making full use of the eddies and gusts no matter how strong the wind.
The white of their bodies really shows up in sunlight. I believe the gulls are as greedy as the pigeons. When I throw out Bella s left over food in the mornings, to which I have mixed bread crumbs, one of the patrolling gulls spots the food often from high up in the sky.
This one swoops down and very soon is followed by a dozen or more, all squawking and squabbling. Observing one flying off with its prize of a piece of crust some of the others give chase foolishly when they could be helping themselves to more food on the ground! On occasion I see a bird of prey very high up but searching with their marvelous eyesight for small prey on the ground.
The bird of prey, probably a kestrel, makes full use of the eddies in the wind, hovering head into the wind with its tail feathers fanned out and then suddenly drop like a stone onto its unsuspecting meal! The flight pattern of the various species of birds is interesting. Pigeons will sometimes for instance flap their wings as they gain height then perform a slow glide downwards in a display flight.
I must give mention to the pigeons when one takes off hurriedly and flies smack into the picture window leaving behind on the glass the pattern of their wings and body. The swallows, swifts and martins fly at an incredible speed, swooping and turning, making full use of any wind and often hardly using their wings. When in flight they have caught an insect they seem to pause for just a split second to devour their catch before off again for the next morsel.
I like to see carrion crows in flight, sometimes one but usually in pairs, flying close together on a determined but faltering course. Of the seasons I enjoy Spring the most, seeing almost daily the changes in the greens of the shrubs and trees as the buds slowly open. Probably the best is the sycamore tree in the bottom corner of the rear garden.
The buds at first appear almost as hard bullets then change colour and shape as they slowly open. In the beginning of their transition they appear an orangy colour before turning into a rich green. The leaves of the roses too start off as a very pale green until they develop more and flower buds begin to appear.
The leaves of the apple tree commence life as a very pale lime green slowly developing to a mid green. We also have a large dog rose, better known as a wild rose. This flowers prolifically in June and July, after which there is a good covering of hips.
I seem to remember that in W.W.II these were collected and crushed to make a vitamin drink for children. I believe also children in the country were given time off from school to go collecting the hips. I dislike autumn.
It is the first indication that winter is coming, which I dislike even more. As the days get cooler my health problems arrive more frequently resulting in more visits to the surgery and more courses of antibiotics and steroids! However the colour change to the leaves is most beautiful.
Looking across into the distance the varying hues are remarkable and a challenge to the most accomplished artist. We have suffered just two disasters as far as I am aware. The branches were being trimmed off the sycamore tree when a pigeon s nest was discovered near the top.
This was enough to frighten off the mother bird and later three dead young pigeons were found in the nest. The mother bird did return to sit on the nest containing her dead offspring but it was too late. The only other disaster that I am aware of is that of Bella catching a young robin, much to my disgust and anger, but unfortunately it is in her nature to catch things in the garden.
Admittedly from time to time she brings in a mouse or similar creature, usually depositing the chewed up corpse near the door through to our bedroom. This of course is a little gift , most unwelcome I assure you! Sometimes we become aware of an unpleasant smell in the kitchen in the area of one of the utilities.
On moving them and searching we discover the remains of some little creature, with putrefaction well and truly set in! Winter with the leaves gone, and the trees and shrubs bare makes it rather dull, but on a bright sunny day there is still beauty to be seen, especially when there has been a frost or light covering of snow. The trails left by the birds in their search for food are very evident.
Having fed our colony of mixed birds sumptuously through the rest of the year I make sure there is more readily available during the winter, also fresh water. They give me a lot of pleasure so it is the least I can do to help them through the winter months. There is something very comforting about being installed in my armchair with rain bashing against the window and heavy raindrops dancing on the surface of the bird baths.
To wake up on a winter s morning and notice a certain silence has fallen and the bedroom ceiling looking whiter than usual tells me there has been a fall of snow. Outside the marks in the snow show me the birds have already been searching for food and it is time for me to attend to my feeding chores. Often as dawn breaks the sky colour ranges from pink, orange, pale yellow, green into a clear cerulean blue, then, as dawn breaks, the blue becomes more intense.
As it brightens up fair weather cumulus form, sort of cotton wool puffs of cloud. If they grow no larger it usually means a dry day but when they grow into large cauliflower shapes they are likely to produce showers. They might go on to form rising mounds into anvil shapes which can bring squalls, heavy rain, thunder and hail.
I am no weather expert, far from it, but some of the traditional weather lore still applies. A halo round the moon means strong winds, a halo close to the moon means far rain and a far halo means near rain. A halo round the sun means rain, red sky in the morning is a shepherds warning and red sky at night is a sailor s delight.
Another, rain before seven fine before eleven seems to run true as does clear moon, frost soon. There are so many like if the ash is out before the oak there will be a soak and if the oak is out before the ash there will be a splash . One I think is especially true when ditch or pond offends the nose, look out for rain or stormy blows enough said!
The sunsets I am able to view from my chair often are eye catching and well worth photographing which I frequently do and have accumulated a reasonable collection. Why I have bothered to do so is a good question I no longer paint! My last contribution to this epistle are my observations of birds of another sort, no, not what you might think, but aircraft flying in and out of Norwich International Airport.
It depends on the direction of the wind which way they fly in and out. We live on the flight path and without moving from my chair can readily observe the approach of aircraft from the west. Their navigation lights are visible from a long way off and there is time to look at BBC Textpage 440, for flight arrivals at Norwich.
This gives the flight number and estimated time of arrival. There are regular daily flights from gas platforms, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam, the occasional private , Malta on Tuesdays, and in the holiday season from several resorts in the Mediterranean. To see departures is not so easy as they climb quickly and I can only see those heading west.
Some are more slow and noisy, full of fuel for longer journeys. It is interesting though, to see them on a clear day, flying westerly and then at a certain point make a 45 turn left to travel more south-west. Early mornings on a clear day one sees the sky littered with crisscrossing high vapour trails reminiscent of W.W.
II days with American aircraft setting off on daylight bombing missions over Germany.
That I think gives a reasonable account of my sittun and lookun .
Bas Kybird, December, 2010
- Kett's Hill in Norwich open after three-vehicle crash Kett s Hill in Norwich open after three-vehicle crash 15:42 01 March 2016 Jessica Long 1 RTC on Kett's Hill in Norwich, photo by @billynr1 Archant Emergency services were called to a three-vehicle crash on Kett s Hill in Norwich. Share link shares Police were called to the scene at 3pm after the crash involving a Mini Cooper, Ford Focus and Ford Transit. Police closed the road due to debris from the crash.
The East of England Ambulance Service treated one female patient, in her 60s, for chest pains at the scene.
The road was closed until 8pm.
- Ku Klux Klan to gather in Gettysburg after shutdown scuppers ... A leading civil rights campaign body has warned that the rapid growth of extreme rightwing 'patriot' groups indicates increased risk of domestic terrorism. Photograph: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images A branch of the Ku Klux Klan forced by the US government shutdown to cancel a rally outside the civil war cemetery in Gettysburg on Saturday now pledges instead to gather in the historic town itself. Wearing their infamous pointed white hoods and robes, the group is set to embark on a bizarre charm offensive by denouncing the traditional Klan tenet of white supremacy talking instead of supporting soup kitchens and orphanages.
The Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan have been barred from holding a demonstration at the legendary civil war battlefield in the southern Pennsylvania 1 town because the site is located within a national park. All US national parks have been closed since Tuesday. But were it not for the government shutdown, the White Knights would be able to rally at the battlefield site with the permission of park rangers and the federal authorities by virtue of free speech rights.
Those rights, under the first amendment to the US constitution, now mean, however, that the group can rally in full Klan regalia in the small town of Gettysburg itself, provided they meet on public land. The tiny Gettysburg police department has tried in vain to speak to Richard Preston, 48, the imperial wizard of the Confederate White Knights, about his plans for Saturday. "If this goes ahead and they get to a point where they are affecting the quality of life here, that would be disorderly conduct. But just because you may find them offensive that does not make it illegal," said police chief Joe Dougherty.
Preston told the Guardian that his group were currently scouting for the most appropriate eligible site close to downtown, where they plan to espouse a fresh message. "It's not about racism any more. That was in the 60s and 70s," he said. Preston said he broke away from a larger Klan branch to form his own in a bid to dissociate himself from white supremacy and neo-nazism. "We are not claiming to be supreme.
We are not supremacists; we are white separatists," he said, arguing that there should be tolerance though not free association between people of different racial backgrounds as long as they are legal citizens and employed. His group's main grievances are directed at undocumented migrants and a desire to oust President Obama from office on the basis of persistent extremist arguments that he is not a genuine American citizen. A leading civil rights campaign body has warned that the rapid growth of extreme rightwing 'patriot' groups indicates increased risk of domestic terrorism on a scale not seen since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
Gettysburg has fewer than 8,000 residents but attracts more than 2 million tourists annually to the site that 150 years ago hosted the civil war's pivotal and bloodiest battle and President Lincoln's historic speech. Preston will not reveal the size of his branch of the Klan. He said he has support from groups in Kentucky, Florida and Georgia.
He longs to organise a KKK march down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House, just like one he claims attracted 100,000 klansmen in the 1920s. "We are growing constantly," he said. He said the klan became too violent during the civil rights era but had a social conscience during the 1920s. "We want to bring the good name back," he said. Preston claimed the klan organised soup kitchens in the 20s and raised money to support orphanages deeds he wants them to revive.
To be a member of the Confederate White Knights of the KKK, however, the group specifies that alongside citizenship you must be white, straight and a Christian without any criminal convictions for child molestation. Preston admitted the group indulges in cross-burning. In a report earlier this year the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights pressure group, found that there are 1,360 so-called patriot groups in the US defined as rightwing, conspiracy-minded, anti-government activist groups.
That number is up by 813% since 2008 and has reached an all-time high. In addition the SPLC records just over 1,000 specific hate groups in the US, including the Ku Klux Klan, which are also on the rise. "We are living at a very worrying moment. The radical right is growing rapidly and it seems entirely possible that we will see another major domestic terrorist attack along the lines of the Oklahoma City bombing," said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the SPLC, referring to the attack by white supremacist Timothy McVeigh in 1995 that killed 168.
Potok added that Preston's claims that his branch of the Klan is not racist are "absurd".
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- Lane blocked on A12 after crash between car and truck (From Gazette) Lane blocked on A12 after crash between car and truck 4:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014 in News 1 By Emma Robinson 2 , Reporter Police are at the scene of crash on the A12 northbound. A blue Nissan and a green and white truck were involved in a collision at about 4.10pm today at junction 21, just prior to the Witham turn off. Lane two is blocked.
No-one is believed to be injured.
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- LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI Lawrence Ferlinghetti is one of my favourite Modern Poets. His 'A Coney Island of The Mind' was a best seller - an opening door between prose and poetry, the personal and the political, the sea and the dirt. Ferlinghetti ran City Lights Bookshop in San Francisco and set up City Lights Publishers, publishing Ginsberg, Corso and so many more.
For all the needed howling around him, Ferlinghetti was the quiet man of the Beat Generation.
He is 96 years old now and still going strong.
Two books are coming up charting his life and times as recently reported in The Guardian. 1 References ^ The Guardian. (www.theguardian.com)
- Live from COP21: Climate News Mosaic blogs Paris climate talks ...Climate News Mosaic is a global collective of journalists working to transform the way we are communicating climate change and the environment at large.
Our members are based across five continents -- from Canada to the Philippines and from Germany to Brazil -- producing radio, video and textual stories in about ten different languages.
- Loads4Less, Progress Recruitment and Netmatters Loads4Less, Progress Recruitment and Netmatters - the entrepreneurial businesses first to receive growth Future50 grants for growth 10:00 03 March 2016 Progress Recruitment. Director Laura Rycroft with her team. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2016 Future50 firms are helping to create jobs thanks to a new government backed fund.
Business writer SABAH MEDDINGS reveals the investment plans of the first wave recipient businesses Share link shares Adam Soall, founder of Loads4Less. Picture: Submitted They are the elite of a new generation of businesses those with the entrepreneurial spark and growth ambitions to become the major players of tomorrow. And with previous alumni including Naked Wines, Seajacks and Go Ape - multi-million pound firms employing thousands of people across the country - the Future50 intake of 2016 have good reason to aim high.
Three of their number have been boosted by grants totalling 20,000 from the 1.2m Regional Growth Fund, which they will invest to fuelgrowth, upgrade equipment, create jobs and improve marketing. Progress Recruitment, Loads4Less and Netmatters are the first firms to secure the cash, with more than a dozen more grants in the pipeline. The grants are administered by business support organisation Nwes, which has been working with the Future50 firms to help them achieve new levels of growth.
Nwes senior business adviser Richard Voisey, pictured, said Future50 was about helping the businesses which were driving the economy in Norfolk and Suffolk. The money is intended to help them increase turnover and take on more employees. It s about the difference the grant makes, said Mr Voisey.
It allows them to do something they wouldn t necessarily have done without the grant. Having worked on this project since July last year, I have been really pleasantly surprised how many businesses out there in Norfolk and Suffolk who are really making things happen. But they re not necessarily singing from the rooftops to let people know what they are doing.
Chris and James Gulliver (left to right) of Netmatters. Picture: Submitted Coaching has helped businesses make the transition from being one-person start-ups to navigating the early days of employing people, with the added pressures of HR, management and payroll. A lot of the business I have been working with started off being kitchen table businesses and then have gone on to get premises and then staff, said Mr Voisey.
Progress Recruitment When Progress Recruitment managing director Laura Rycroft launched the business from her spare room in 2011, there was a stair gate at the door and she took calls while looking after her newborn baby boy. Now, five years on, the business employs 15 people and is about to move into bigger offices in its current home at Sapphire House in Roundtree Way, Norwich. Its turnover has reached 500,000, and staff numbers are set to grow over the next few months.
A Future50 grant for 6,300 has been put towards a new database - which cost 31,500 plus VAT - allowing recruitment staff to place more candidates in the automotive and logistics trade. The scheme has also helped find new business for the firm, with Progress Recruitment sourcing staff for fellow Future 50 company Lifeline24, and Lambda Films helping with promotion. In five years time I would like to be more established and doing well over 1m turnover, said Ms Rycroft, now a 34-year-old mum-of-two.
She used 10,000 of savings to launch the business, and said turnover was on target to reach 750,000 next year. The good thing with recruitment is if someone is being productive they should cover their own costs, she added. Many of Progress Recruitment s own staff come from an automotive background, which helps win new business across the UK.
I like the fact we know it in depth. We can see from a CV if they have the right qualifications. We fully register each candidate and discuss the job and where it is before we submit the CV.
She added: I didn t think we would be here when I was working in my spare room. Loads4Less A business which launched as a man-with-a-van venture six years ago with 500 and a rented van has developed a three-year plan to break the 1m turnover mark. Low-cost removals specialist Loads4Less, based in Canary Way, Norwich, wants to expand into Cambridge, and has hopes to reach across the UK in the next five years, according to founder and director Adam Soall.
Its 5,839 of Future50 funding has been used to extend its reach through digital marketing and contribute towards a new vehicle. Mr Soall, 36, also wants to employ someone to increase the company s profile on social media, and add a full-time administrator to the team. He has also received business coaching and help in developing the structure of the company from Nwes.
I went from being in the van and someone who was always manoeuvring things to all of a sudden being in charge of a load of people and in the office all the time, said Mr Soall. We have got around 10 to 12 people now. That should grow over the next year.
Mr Soall, a former landlord of the Spread Eagle pub in Sussex Street, said he was targeting a middle-class market who might be moving from a three-bedroom house. They don t need an 18-tonne lorry if they are moving half a mile down the road, he said. If you have to do two trips it s not far to go.
We are professional, we re good at what we do and we re still affordable. As the business expands, he said he hoped to save on carbon emissions by offering shared loads, which would also cut costs for customers. The business currently has a turnover of 420,000.
Netmatters Chris Gulliver, pictured below left, was working as head of IT for a group of companies when he decided to launch his own business in 2008. He agreed a deal to carve out web-design arm Netmatters from one of the firms, and was joined by brother James, below right, who was working as a freelance web developer. Within the first year the business grew to employ six people, with a turnover of 400,000.
Eight years later, it has just bought a third unit at its Wymondham base, and is using its Future50 grant of 5,026 to help pay for a disaster recovery suite - standby office space for businesses whose own offices are unusable for a period of time. It also employs 37 people, and has plans to grow to 45 by the end of the year. Managing director Chris, 36, said: We will probably get up to about 50 staff.
We work across all industries, so it might be a case of consolidating and specialising in some areas. Turnover has also increased to 2.5m, up from 1.8m last year, with growth coming from new and existing customers. There s a lot of opportunity to cross-sell, he said.
A business might come in for some digital marketing and might want some IT or design as well. A lot of work goes into new customers, so we want to maximise the ones we have got. Is your business experiencing fast growth?
- Lost paperwork means I'm an Olympics loser (From Gazette) A MAN who has trained as an Olympics security guard has been told he might not have a job, just days before the opening ceremony. During the past six months, Neil Haggan, from Stanway 1 , has travelled to the Olympic Stadium in London to sit through training and assessments. But security firm G4S says it has has lost his paperwork, which means he might not have his accreditation by the time the Games start on July 27.
The firm has come under fire because it has failed to provide the 10,400 staff it agreed. Mr Haggan, 38, said: They have enough staff out there, but they can t be bothered to get all the paperwork sorted. It is a complete and utter farce.
The former insurance worker said he had applied to work at the Games in January, and in March was told he had been successful after an interview. Recruiters were so impressed, they recommended him as a security team leader. Training courses, varying from one to five days, took place until May.
During this process, Mr Haggan earned the licence needed to become a security guard. He said: Earlier this month, I had another phone call to ask if I could go for an induction. We were shown where we would have our meals and the welcome centre and told we were going to start working on Monday last week.
Mr Haggan said he had repeatedly raised concerns he still had not received his accreditation and uniform, but had been told he would be OK to turn up without them. He phoned the day before he was due to start to confirm, and was told he could not work without the right paperwork. He said: They told me the grounds were on lock-down, so I would be unable to enter them.
They said they forgot to send my paperwork to the Home Office to get the accreditation.
References ^ Stanway (www.gazette-news.co.uk)
- Louis Thompson fires Norwich City's U21s to 2-1 friendly win over ... Josh Murphy was impressive in the opening 45 minutes of Norwich City s U21s latest friendly against Gaziantepspor in Austria. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Norwich Citys U21s rounded off their Austrian tour with a hard-fought 2-1 friendly win over Turkish top flight side Gaziantepspor in Schwaz, Austria. Captain Louis Thompson and Jamar Loza were on target in either half as first team boss Alex Neil and his coaching staff watched on.
Abdul Kadir Kayali had equalised for the Turks in what proved a more than competitive outing for the young Canaries. Thompson was deployed alongside Connor McGrandles in central midfield with Josh Murphy wide on the left. Ignasi Miquel partnered Reiss Awuah at the back and Loza started up front.
Murphy was hungry for work in the early skirmishes, cutting in off the left to veer past Erdem Sen but the Turkish called in reinforcements to subdue the wide player. Murphy however, tricked his way past Erdem again in the seventh minute to tee up Loza, who stabbed home from point blank range after a costly spill from Zydrlinas Karcemarskas. Neil along with his coaching staff took their seats shortly after the Canaries had opened the scoring.
Gaziantepspor swiftly identified Murphy as the dangerman with the youngster increasingly targeted for robust treatment. One crunching challenge from Sen required treatment for a bloodied nose as McGrandles led the City protests to the referee. Murphy was felled again just past the half-hour mark but back on his feet to construct a quick free kick with Loza which ended with the England Under-20 starlet dragging his shot wide from a tight angle.
Muhammet Demir thudded a free kick against a well-drilled Norwich wall but the Turks were struggling to test Ben Killip. Loza was slipped through by McGrandles at the opposite end but after drawing Karcemarskas guided a right-footed finish wide from 16 yards. Efetes sense of adventure cut a swathe through back-pedalling defenders but Loza was unable to anticipate his cut-back.
Karcemarskas tipped Murphys curling right-footed strike behind for a corner with the 20-year-old looking the class act on the pitch. The balance of power continued after the interval with Murphy driving at the heart of the Turkish backline but choking a low shot cleared by Sen before another slaloming run ended with a miscued finish that prompted a look of angst from the wide player. Gaziantepspor were looking to up the ante in search of a leveller and Kayali pounced with a superb 20-yard strike past Killip.
Awuah then headed a dangerous free kick clear with City under sustained pressure for the first time in the contest but captain Thompson led by example when he capitalised on a weak clearance to coolly slot the winner in the 82nd minute. Gaziantepspor (starting XI): Karcemarskas, Sume, Vranjes, Yarddimi, Sen, Lima Pacheco, Putsila, Nefiz, Ayaz, Chibuike, Demir. Booking: Lima Pacheco (foul on Loza, 75) Goal: Kayali (71) Norwich City U21s: Killip, Hall-Johnson, Awuah (Crowe 85), Miquel, Efete (Coker 70), Norman (Coker 45), McGrandles, Thompson, Loza, King (Grant 75), Murphy.
Subs (not used): Oxborough, Eaton-Collins.
Booking: McGrandles (foul on Kayali, 73) Goals: Loza (7), Thompson (82)