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  • 150 firefighters tackle factory blaze An fire investigation has been launched after a huge fire broke out in an industrial estate in Lenwade. It has been reported that the fire destroyed equipment worth about 1m.

    150 Firefighters from Reepham, Earlham, Carrow, Loddon and Dereham attended the fire in the One Way Circuits unit in Station Road, near Great Witchingham, at around 6.22pm on 27th April. It took around 6 hours to extinguish the blaze.

    Reepham fire station watch manager, Phillip Leeder, said: There was a large column of smoke coming from the building as we arrived. We were faced with a severe fire. We couldn t see flames initially but once the roof failed we saw the flames.

    It was quite dramatic. They were 20 feet above the building. Our main aim was to stop it spreading.

    Police also attended the incident in order to place a cordon around the area due to flammable cylinders on-site and also chemicals in the factory. Richard Lyons, Managing Director of the company said: They were big flames. I drove past the Bernard Matthews site and saw the big black smoke and I thought it wouldn t be good.

    By the time I got here the flames were billowing out of the building.

    There seemed to be an awful lot of firefighters.

    I have never seen so many of them, but they prevented the flames from spreading.

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  • 3 July Reepham, Norfolk - East Anglian Air Ambulance Anglia One was called to a medical incident at a fishing lake near Reepham early this morning.

    The crew of CCP Andy Downes and Drs Langelle and Smith were first on scene in a flight taking just four minutes.

    An EEAST road ambulance and car was on scene shortly after.

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    New footbridge proposed over Lincoln Eastern Bypass - This is ... Lincolnshire County Council has submitted a planning application for a footbridge over the Lincoln Eastern Bypass connecting both sides of Hawthorn Road. The proposed structure for pedestrians, cyclists and horses would run from near the junction of St Augustine Road over the bypass, A section of Hawthorn Road will be stopped up to accommodate the bypass which will run through it. This means that once complete, one optional route for traffic from Reepham to Lincoln would be via Kennel Lane on to the A158 Wragby Road, and vice versa for return journeys.

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    Some village residents who currently use Hawthorn Road as a shortcut fear longer journeys and more congestion due to the loss of the existing exit point into the city at Bunkers Hill. Paul Coathup, assistant director of highways and transportation at the county council, said: I understand why people who use Hawthorn Road as a short-cut feel that way, but there are a few important things to consider. One of the key benefits of the eastern bypass is that it will alleviate some of the traffic problems on the A158.

    So, there will be a quicker and more direct route for drivers going to and from Reepham. We're also looking to provide a bridge for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians that will span over the bypass, linking both sides of Hawthorn Road. We've held a consultation to understand the views of local residents and all objections will be considered by the planning inspectorate.

    As a council, we always work closely with our local communities to resolve issues like this to try and find a solution that pleases everyone.

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  • A step back in time on the Whitwell and Reepham Railway By Dana Wiffen Continuing my Norfolk tour I left the Mid-Norfolk Railway and set off for the Whitwell and Reepham Railway. This is another Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway and is the newest of the heritage railways in Norfolk. The old Whitwell station has been repaired and opened as a caf , with a shop and museum also included.

    They have a lot of passing trade as the old track-bed is at the moment used as a cycling, walking and horse trail. Track has been re-layed in what used to be the station's siding and short rides are provided either by their steam engine called Annie or a diesel-shunter engine pulling a brake van. A step back in time Photo: Dana Wiffen There is the potential to expand and re-open the Reepham loop line as well as extending in the other direction and they are rebuilding the demolished signal box hoping to run trains into the station one day.

    The re-layed track and rolling stock Photo: Dana Wiffen The group have bought an old brake van from Wroxham and another diesel engine from Swanage Railway, so with the right support the future looks good for this railway which is worth a visit.

    Diesel shunter and old van on display Photo: Dana Wiffen We were made very welcome and had a great afternoon at this scenic location.

    Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News 2012 blog comments powered by Disqus 1 Print 2 References ^ blog comments powered by Disqus (disqus.com) ^ Print (www.localrags.co.uk)

  • Annie Benton talks about new products at her homes and garden ... Written by Annie Benton. Another summer month has passed us by, the nights have already started to pull back and the weather hasn t performed. Sales continue to trickle in here at Hamptons, and it seems a good time to reflect on our first nine months as a new business.

    I m sure we, like any other new business, were mindful of the precarious nature of the economy when we started, but the good news is we have surpassed our own expectations and continue with an upward graph line. What do we put this down to? The answer is a visit to Hamptons where you can see for yourself the vast array of tempting goodies all priced very realistically.

    I don t think I have ever been to a shop where you can find so much presented in such a nice way in a relaxed environment with great, friendly staff. The internet has also played its part, with our website becoming an extension to our shop window, where shoppers who have limited time can order and have delivered anything from our current stock. This week we have started collating email addresses for the purpose of promotion.

    We intend to do special offers via email for limited periods; the current promotion is for a set of six red and gold venetian-style wine goblets at a saving of 25pc, with many more great offers coming. If you would like to be included in these promotions email your details at sales@hamptonshomeandgarden.co.uk Having recently been to London on a buying trip, we have a slow and steady stream of new products arriving, all new to us having purchased from new companies. One such company is a husband and wife team who make exquisite cushions with limited amounts of designer fabrics in small runs when they are gone they are gone.

    We have chosen some great designs from Colefax and Fowler, Jane Churchill and Robert Allen, all having been made for us, feather filled and retailing at 26.95 for 16in by 16in. Other new acquisitions include a lovely collection of French table lamps, all with neutral coloured linen embroidered shades suitable for bedside or occasional tables priced from 32.95, and a new collection of beautiful chandeliers. New herbs and lavenders continue to arrive, and with the perfect planting/growing conditions, continue to leave The last nine months has been a very positive experience.

    Plans are afoot to make Hamptons an even bigger and better shopping destination and we will keep you posted on developments.

    Hamptons Home and Garden, Norwich Road, Reepham.

    Call 01603 871050 or visit ww.hamptonshomeandgarden.co.uk

  • Anti-social behaviour at Carlton Centre prompts 48hr dispersal order ... Lincolnshire Police said they will enforce a dispersal order around Carlton Centre in Lincoln this weekend due to persistent and ongoing anti-social behaviour in the area, specifically at McDonald s. A number of businesses in the shopping precinct have complained recently and police authorised a dispersal order between 5pm on Friday, November 13, and 5pm on Sunday, November 15. This means any individual found in the area can be given a direction to leave immediately.

    If the individual then returns, they would be committing a criminal offence, and will be arrested. The order also gives a power to take any person under 16, who has been given a direction to leave, to their home address or a place of safety. Inspector Pat Coates said: We are specifically asking parents to question where their sons and daughters are going in the evening and talk to them about their behaviour.

    Whilst we do not want to interfere with young people socialising, we expect their behaviour to be acceptable. We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour towards other members of the public and businesses from this minority who have been attending the Carlton Centre. We need to send them a clear message that they cannot continue to behave in this way.

    We will have officers patrolling the Carlton Centre this weekend and if necessary, enforcing the dispersal order. If it is necessary to disperse any individuals then we will be taking further action in partnership with City Council Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour team. A similar dispersal order was authorised in May 2015.

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  • Aylsham business owner sentenced to six years for arson and fraud ... September 3, 2014, 5:34 pm A 40-year-old man has today (Wednesday 3 September 2014) been jailed for six years for arson and fraud following a four week trial last month. Justin Hindry, of Manor Farm Close, Drayton, was found guilty at Norwich Crown Court of charges relating to arson and fraud by false representation 1 following an incident at Aylsham Bathroom and Kitchen Centre on Wednesday 27 June 2012. He received a six year jail sentence for each offence to run concurrently.

    The business on Burgh Road was completely destroyed by the fire, with the blaze causing substantial damage not only to the premises but also to neighbouring properties. The building itself was damaged to such an extent that it was too dangerous to enter for some days. The premise was owned by Hindry and had been alarmed.

    At the time of the fire there were only a small number of key holders who knew the code to deactivate the alarm to the business, which according to experts appeared to have no fault. Hindry was seen by witnesses at the site after the alarm was set and deactivated and prior to it being reset once the fire had started. Mobile phone cell site data showed he was not in Reepham as he claimed in interview but in fact still in Aylsham at the time of the incident.

    Fraud investigators discovered Hindry s income from the business did not support his outgoings. His business was struggling with creditors chasing for payment. It was also revealed that Hindry was an active gambler, losing 50,000 in two years in one casino alone.

    Detective Sergeant Darren Reade, from Great Yarmouth CID, who led the investigation into the offences, welcomed the sentencing saying: Justin Hindry thought to con emergency services, detectives and his insurance company by setting fire to his struggling business to make money out of the claim. He also deceived his own staff, many of whom had supported him throughout the investigation. His complete disregard for the law and the danger it placed others in is shocking and his conviction will serve as a warning to others who are considering making money in this way.

    Source: Norfolk Constabulary 2 References ^ Contrary to Fraud Act 2006 s.2 Year and chapter 2006 c.35 (crimeandjustice.co.uk) ^ Norfolk Constabulary (crimeandjustice.co.uk)

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  • Bike Security. - Norfolk Cafe Cycle Tour Reepham has two old railway stations, one to the south (Whitwell) and one to the North. It is hard to see how a town of this size would ever have needed this much transport infrastructure, unless it was planning to bid for a major sporting event, and I have no recollection of the Reepham Olympic or world cup bid. However the good news is that there is now a cafe at both disused stations and they are both on the Marriots way cycle route from Norwich.

    Myself, with today's guest Big George, decided that for this ride we would go to the Old Railway Station at Kerri's Farmhouse Pine just to the North of Reepham. It was too muddy to take our road bikes down the Marriots way so we did a 40 mile on-road loop instead. Big George claimed he had been poorly this week so we had to take it easy.

    I did notice he kept needing to adjust his bike every time we got to the top of a hill (so he could have a breather me thinks) but we did eventually get to the venue. To make the day even more exciting I had my new Alamio security lock to try. The Alamio combines a bike lock with a piercing 100 decibel car type alarm.

    I enthusiastically wrapped it round our bikes and set the security system up safe in the knowledge we had thwarted bike crime in Reepham for the day. We entered the Cafe (which also combines a gift shop featuring an array of jams and relishes) and found the cake counter in front of us. This was good as I could immediately decide on the effective cake selection (ECS) rating.

    There were a number of cakes and biscuits but only the cheese scone and chocolate cake stood out so I awarded an average ECS score. I went for my normal hot chocolate and a cheese scone. Big George went for a Cappuccino and Fruit scone.

    It was too cold for the outside seating area so we sat inside through the back of the cafe overlooking the old platform. We were now some way from our bikes making me worry that we would not hear the alarm if the criminal fraternity of Reepham decided to pounce. I could no longer concentrate on any further cafe rating and decided I would have to test the alarm effectiveness.

    I went back outside and started to tamper with my Alarmio. I eventually got it to go off and it did indeed have a loud 100 decibel car type alarm noise. This not only startled me but all the customers and staff at the cafe and pine shop as well.

    There are times in life when you wish you had read the instruction before trying something new out and this incident would feature high on that list as I realised I didn't know how to switch the alarm off. I desperately fumbled with the lock but to no avail. At any moment I expected to hear screeching cars, see helicopters overhead and armed marksmen appear in the trees as the Reepham special branch descended on a potential major crime scene.

    Fortunately before they managed to assemble I figured out how to switch it off and the armed response unit were probably stood down ( I shall, however, be writing to the Mayor of Reepham suggesting his police force sharpen up their reaction times). Big George confirmed he could hear the alarm at our table and we could therefore safely continue our beverages. Our drinks were both OK but nothing special and scored accordingly, however my cheese scone was infeasibly large and looked really good.

    I hoped it tasted as good as it looked as cake size is not always a good indication of cake quality however on this occasion it was and I have to say it was one of the finest cheese scones I have had. On the other hand Big Georges fruit scone was only average and had been warmed up (which I think is fine for cheese but wrong for fruit scones) so it pulled down the overall cake quality score. I enjoyed my visit to the old station at Reepham and am keen to go there again in the future with some of my other cycling chums.

    I even managed to look round the large selection of jams and relishes to see if they had lemon curd (which they did and made me think that I could start a lemon curd based blog in the future).

    Big George did think I looked far to comfortable around the jams and relishes so we agreed we would not speak of it again and we only talked about manly things on the ride back.

    Map of route

  • Bike Security. - Norfolk Cafe Cycle Tour - Blogger Reepham has two old railway stations, one to the south (Whitwell) and one to the North. It is hard to see how a town of this size would ever have needed this much transport infrastructure, unless it was planning to bid for a major sporting event, and I have no recollection of the Reepham Olympic or world cup bid. However the good news is that there is now a cafe at both disused stations and they are both on the Marriots way cycle route from Norwich.

    Myself, with today's guest Big George, decided that for this ride we would go to the Old Railway Station at Kerri's Farmhouse Pine just to the North of Reepham. It was too muddy to take our road bikes down the Marriots way so we did a 40 mile on-road loop instead. Big George claimed he had been poorly this week so we had to take it easy.

    I did notice he kept needing to adjust his bike every time we got to the top of a hill (so he could have a breather me thinks) but we did eventually get to the venue. To make the day even more exciting I had my new Alamio security lock to try. The Alamio combines a bike lock with a piercing 100 decibel car type alarm.

    I enthusiastically wrapped it round our bikes and set the security system up safe in the knowledge we had thwarted bike crime in Reepham for the day. We entered the Cafe (which also combines a gift shop featuring an array of jams and relishes) and found the cake counter in front of us. This was good as I could immediately decide on the effective cake selection (ECS) rating.

    There were a number of cakes and biscuits but only the cheese scone and chocolate cake stood out so I awarded an average ECS score. I went for my normal hot chocolate and a cheese scone. Big George went for a Cappuccino and Fruit scone.

    It was too cold for the outside seating area so we sat inside through the back of the cafe overlooking the old platform. We were now some way from our bikes making me worry that we would not hear the alarm if the criminal fraternity of Reepham decided to pounce. I could no longer concentrate on any further cafe rating and decided I would have to test the alarm effectiveness.

    I went back outside and started to tamper with my Alarmio. I eventually got it to go off and it did indeed have a loud 100 decibel car type alarm noise. This not only startled me but all the customers and staff at the cafe and pine shop as well.

    There are times in life when you wish you had read the instruction before trying something new out and this incident would feature high on that list as I realised I didn't know how to switch the alarm off. I desperately fumbled with the lock but to no avail. At any moment I expected to hear screeching cars, see helicopters overhead and armed marksmen appear in the trees as the Reepham special branch descended on a potential major crime scene.

    Fortunately before they managed to assemble I figured out how to switch it off and the armed response unit were probably stood down ( I shall, however, be writing to the Mayor of Reepham suggesting his police force sharpen up their reaction times). Big George confirmed he could hear the alarm at our table and we could therefore safely continue our beverages. Our drinks were both OK but nothing special and scored accordingly, however my cheese scone was infeasibly large and looked really good.

    I hoped it tasted as good as it looked as cake size is not always a good indication of cake quality however on this occasion it was and I have to say it was one of the finest cheese scones I have had. On the other hand Big Georges fruit scone was only average and had been warmed up (which I think is fine for cheese but wrong for fruit scones) so it pulled down the overall cake quality score. I enjoyed my visit to the old station at Reepham and am keen to go there again in the future with some of my other cycling chums.

    I even managed to look round the large selection of jams and relishes to see if they had lemon curd (which they did and made me think that I could start a lemon curd based blog in the future).

    Big George did think I looked far to comfortable around the jams and relishes so we agreed we would not speak of it again and we only talked about manly things on the ride back.

    Map of route

  • Bike Security. - The Cake Crusader - Blogger Reepham has two old railway stations, one to the south (Whitwell) and one to the North. It is hard to see how a town of this size would ever have needed this much transport infrastructure, unless it was planning to bid for a major sporting event, and I have no recollection of the Reepham Olympic or world cup bid. However the good news is that there is now a cafe at both disused stations and they are both on the Marriots way cycle route from Norwich.

    Myself, with today's guest Big George, decided that for this ride we would go to the Old Railway Station at Kerri's Farmhouse Pine just to the North of Reepham. It was too muddy to take our road bikes down the Marriots way so we did a 40 mile on-road loop instead. Big George claimed he had been poorly this week so we had to take it easy.

    I did notice he kept needing to adjust his bike every time we got to the top of a hill (so he could have a breather me thinks) but we did eventually get to the venue. To make the day even more exciting I had my new Alamio security lock to try. The Alamio combines a bike lock with a piercing 100 decibel car type alarm.

    I enthusiastically wrapped it round our bikes and set the security system up safe in the knowledge we had thwarted bike crime in Reepham for the day. We entered the Cafe (which also combines a gift shop featuring an array of jams and relishes) and found the cake counter in front of us. This was good as I could immediately decide on the effective cake selection (ECS) rating.

    There were a number of cakes and biscuits but only the cheese scone and chocolate cake stood out so I awarded an average ECS score. I went for my normal hot chocolate and a cheese scone. Big George went for a Cappuccino and Fruit scone.

    It was too cold for the outside seating area so we sat inside through the back of the cafe overlooking the old platform. We were now some way from our bikes making me worry that we would not hear the alarm if the criminal fraternity of Reepham decided to pounce. I could no longer concentrate on any further cafe rating and decided I would have to test the alarm effectiveness.

    I went back outside and started to tamper with my Alarmio. I eventually got it to go off and it did indeed have a loud 100 decibel car type alarm noise. This not only startled me but all the customers and staff at the cafe and pine shop as well.

    There are times in life when you wish you had read the instruction before trying something new out and this incident would feature high on that list as I realised I didn't know how to switch the alarm off. I desperately fumbled with the lock but to no avail. At any moment I expected to hear screeching cars, see helicopters overhead and armed marksmen appear in the trees as the Reepham special branch descended on a potential major crime scene.

    Fortunately before they managed to assemble I figured out how to switch it off and the armed response unit were probably stood down ( I shall, however, be writing to the Mayor of Reepham suggesting his police force sharpen up their reaction times). Big George confirmed he could hear the alarm at our table and we could therefore safely continue our beverages. Our drinks were both OK but nothing special and scored accordingly, however my cheese scone was infeasibly large and looked really good.

    I hoped it tasted as good as it looked as cake size is not always a good indication of cake quality however on this occasion it was and I have to say it was one of the finest cheese scones I have had. On the other hand Big Georges fruit scone was only average and had been warmed up (which I think is fine for cheese but wrong for fruit scones) so it pulled down the overall cake quality score. I enjoyed my visit to the old station at Reepham and am keen to go there again in the future with some of my other cycling chums.

    I even managed to look round the large selection of jams and relishes to see if they had lemon curd (which they did and made me think that I could start a lemon curd based blog in the future).

    Big George did think I looked far to comfortable around the jams and relishes so we agreed we would not speak of it again and we only talked about manly things on the ride back.

    Map of route

  • Body of a man found in the woods off Marriotts Way near Norwich ... Body of a man found in the woods off Marriotts Way near Norwich 11:59 25 April 2015 Kieran Lynch 1 Marriott's Way runs through the wood near Felthorpe. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. Archant Norfolk.

    A body of a man has been discovered in the woods off Marriotts Way, in Felthorpe near Norwich. Share link shares Police were called to the scene at 8.30am after concerns were raised over the welfare of a man in his 40s. The man s body was discovered in the woodlands soon after arrival.

    A police spokesman said that the death is not being treated as suspicious and that the man s next of kin has been informed. Ben Freeman, 38 of Spixworth said he received a text message from his girlfriend Sharon Douglas, 37, of Reepham Road who noticed the police activity. He said: I received a text message from my girlfriend who saw eight police cars on Reepham Road near Marriotts Way and two police cars at the car park on Covert Road at around 10.45am.

    The Police officers were all lined up near the front of the woods as though they were about to go in it looks pretty major. There have also been reports that air ambulance and other emergency services were on the scene at around 10.30am on the road heading towards Swannington. More information to come.

    Keywords: Norwich 2 Share link shares References ^ Kieran Lynch (www.edp24.co.uk) ^ Norwich (www.edp24.co.uk)

  • Breckland District - Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Breckland District From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search Breckland District Non-metropolitan district Breckland shown within Norfolk Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region East of England Non-metropolitan county Norfolk Status Non-metropolitan district Admin HQ East Dereham Incorporated 1 April 1974 Government Type Non-metropolitan district council Body Breckland Council Leadership Leader & Cabinet ( Conservative ) MPs George Freeman Elizabeth Truss Area Total 399.7 sq mi (1,035.1 km 2 ) Area rank 16th (of 326) Population (2011 est.) Total 131,000 Rank 160th (of 326) Density 330/sq mi (130/km 2 ) Ethnicity 98.5% White Time zone GMT ( UTC0 ) Summer ( DST ) BST ( UTC+1 ) ONS code 33UB (ONS) E07000143 (GSS) OS grid reference TG018081 Website www.breckland.gov.uk Breckland District is a local government district in Norfolk , England . Its council is based in East Dereham . Breckland District derives its name from the Breckland landscape region, a gorse covered sandy heath of south Norfolk and north Suffolk .

    The term Breckland is ancient, and is found as early as the 13th century in the form Brakelond . History Breckland District was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the Borough of Thetford , East Dereham Urban District , Swaffham Urban District , Wayland Rural District , Mitford and Launditch Rural District , and Swaffham Rural District . Composition The district is entirely parished, and is made up of 113 civil parishes .

    At the time of the 2001 census , the district had an area of 1,305 km 2 (504 sq mi), with a population of 121,418 in 50,715 households.

    1 The district contains the following civil parishes: Ashill , Attleborough Banham , Bawdeswell , Beachamwell , Beeston with Bittering , Beetley , Besthorpe , Billingford , Bintree , Blo' Norton , Bradenham , Brettenham , Bridgham , Brisley , Bylaugh Carbrooke , Caston , Cockley Cley , Colkirk , Cranwich , Cranworth , Croxton Didlington , Dereham East Tuddenham , Elsing Foulden , Foxley , Fransham Garboldisham , Garvestone , Gateley , Gooderstone , Great Cressingham , Great Dunham , Great Ellingham , Great Hockham , Gressenhall , Griston , Guist Hardingham , Harling , Hilborough , Hockering , Hoe , Holme Hale , Horningtoft Ickburgh Kempstone , Kenninghall , Kilverstone Lexham , Litcham , Little Cressingham , Little Dunham , Little Ellingham , Longham , Lynford , Lyng Mattishall , Merton , Mileham , Mundford Narborough , Narford , Necton , New Buckenham , Newton by Castle Acre , North Elmham , North Lopham , North Pickenham , North Tuddenham Old Buckenham , Ovington , Oxborough Quidenham Riddlesworth , Rocklands , Rockland St Peter , Roudham and Larling , Rougham Saham Toney , Scarning , Scoulton , Shipdham , Shropham , Snetterton , South Acre , South Lopham , South Pickenham , Sparham , Sporle with Palgrave , Stanfield , Stanford , Stow Bedon , Sturston , Swaffham , Swanton Morley , Thetford , Thompson , Tittleshall , Tottington , Twyford Watton , Weasenham All Saints , Weasenham St. Peter , Weeting-with-Broomhill , Wellingham , Wendling , Whinburgh and Westfield , Whissonsett , Wretham Yaxham References ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes .

    Retrieved 2 December 2005.

    External links Diss Express - website of local newspaper covering part of district Coordinates : 52 38 N 0 59 E / 52.633 N 0.983 E / 52.633; 0.983 Retrieved from " http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Breckland_District&oldid=565105580 " Categories : Breckland Local government in Norfolk Non-metropolitan districts of Norfolk Local government districts of the East of England Hidden categories: Articles with OS grid coordinates

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  • Campaign stepped up to fight growth plans in Reepham Concerns are growing that Reepham could see huge growth By IAN CLARKE Sunday, December 4, 2011 1:29 PM A campaign has gathered pace to oppose plans for a major expansion of Reepham. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Broadland District Council has included two sites which could get up to 250 homes as part of a blueprint for the area.

    Local people claim not to have been consulted over the proposals - for land at Cawston Road and Park Lane/Dereham Road - and a group called Realistic Reepham has been formed. The group held information sessions on Saturday to highlight the issue and has started a petition calling on the council to reject schemes which would have an adverse effect on the surrounding environment and will severely impact on the town s infrastucture. Mark Bridges, who launched Realistic Reepham, said 200 people had already signed the petition, which also calls for sustainable development in the town.

    He said the deadline for consultations was on December 19 and very few people had known what was proposed for Reepham. We have had a fantastic response from local people today. I want Reepham people to be active on what is happening in their town.

    Reepham is a very special place and we want to keep it that way, he said. Broadland MP Keith Simpson was among those viewing the plans and said: Most people I have spoken to are not nimbys but are concerned about the scale of development which could totally change Reepham. He said there were concerns about the town s infrastructure, such as doctors, schools and roads.

    Mr Simpson said he welcomed the information sessions. This is what is should be about. Gone are the days when local government can just go through the motions of consultation and they must listen to local people and it is good that the local community has woken up to it.

    Mr Simpson said he would be discussing the Reepham issue when he meets the leader and chief executive of Broadland District Council on Friday. *To see the proposals for Reepham visit Broadland District Council s website www.broadland.gov.uk.

    For more information on the campaign and how to respond see the website: www.realisticreepham.co.uk.

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  • Cawston youngsters give Reepham police a friendly drubbing ... Matthew Fletcher by Alex Hurrell, Reporter 1 Monday, August 22, 2011 2:06 PM A charity football match in memory of a north Norfolk teenager saw a team of youngsters thrash a police side 6-2. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. The match, at Cawston Primary School, raised more than 810, with donations still being collected, for Macmillan Cancer Support and Help For Heroes.

    The annual challenge has taken place for the past three years in memory of 16-year-old Cawston resident, and Reepham High School pupil, Matthew Fletcher, who died from leukaemia in 2006. This year s event was organised by Matthew s younger brother James Fletcher, and Olly Abel, both 16, together with PCSO Stephen Bridges. It was the first time that the police have lost the match and afterwards the youngsters joined their opponents, officers from Reepham Safer Neighbourhood Team, for a barbecue and raffle in Cawston s Bell pub.

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  • Competition opens to see former Oasis star Noel Gallagher play in ... Former Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher will perform in Lincoln for the first time at an intimate show next month. The outspoken rock and roll star, who famously and acrimoniously split from the band after a row with younger brother Liam in 2009, will play fan favourites and material from his Noel Gallagher s High Flying Birds solo project. Noel s current and former bands have sold over 70 million records all around the world, with his most recent album Chasing Yesterday being one of the 10 biggest selling albums of 2015 so far.

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  • Concerns raised about Reepham's sports hall plans Reepham housing plans. CAM Architects. Kate Scotter 1 Monday, November 11, 2013 7:21 PM Plans for a new sports hall as part of Reepham s development have been generally welcomed - but concerns have been raised about the price the town will have to pay in terms of the impact of the proposed housing scheme.

    To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Under Broadland District Council s proposals to expand Reepham, the town has been earmarked for between 100 and 200 additional houses. The preferred site has been identified as land on Whitwell Road, opposite Reepham High School and College, and it has recently emerged that the landowner has offered to build the school a sports hall as part of the development.

    Members of the public were tonight given the opportunity to see the plans at a consultation event at the high school and to speak to the architects behind the scheme. Many people raised concerns about the impact the planned 150 houses would have on the town s infrastructure, especially at the junction of Whitwell Road and Broomhill Lane, although most were sympathetic to the fact that the school s sports hall, where the consultation was held, was inadequate for a school of more than 1,000 pupils. Others said the houses would be a terrible price to pay for a sports hall that may or may not happen .

    Richard Taylor, from nearby village Kerdiston, said: It seems strange that RHSC has such a small sports hall considering it s getting bigger and bigger and I can see the advantage of the school of getting the sports hall. I can also see the disadvantage of Reepham paying for it by getting the extra houses which I don t think it has got the infrastructure for. Ros Attridge, 63, from Reepham, added: If the sports hall is going to be mainly used by the school, why should we have to pay for it with all these houses?

    It is not yet known how big the sports hall would be but it would not include a swimming pool. Ian Malton, from CAM Architects, said the town s cemetery would be expanded and the sports hall would be built under a section 106 agreement. He added: It will happen because it will be drawn up through a legal agreement as part of the planning approval, assuming we get that far.

    7 comments The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site References ^ Kate Scotter (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

  • Criminals using Norfolk roads targeted as part of police operation ... Criminals using Norfolk roads targeted as part of police operation 13:05 30 April 2015 Sophie Biddle 1 Archant Norfolk Photographic 2012 Norfolk Police targeted criminals using the roads in Lenwade on April 22 as part of an operation aimed at reducing crime and improving safety in the county. Share link shares Officers from the constabulary s Roads Policing Team worked with members of the Taverham, Drayton and Reepham Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) to carry out a series of spot checks on vehicles to check for roadworthiness and document offences. Twenty six vehicles were stopped and checked during the initiative, which was held on the A1067 in Lenwade.

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  • Distraction thefts & burglary 30 April 2015 Police are urging shop owners to be vigilant after two distraction thefts and a burglary in Cromer, Aylsham and Reepham. The first incident occurred between 3.45pm on Tuesday 28 April and 7.10am on Wednesday 29 April at a shop in Hungate Street in Aylsham. Suspect(s) have forced entry through a rear door and have stolen mobile phones, cash and a bike.

    The second happened at a shop on Prince of Wales Road in Cromer between 8.20am and 8.45am on Wednesday 29 April. The owner was serving a customer when two women have walked in and out of the store without purchasing any items. The owner later found his mobile phone had been stolen from a side counter.

    The third took place at a store in Church Hill in Reepham between 10am and 11am on Wednesday 29 April. Two women have entered the shop and one has spoken to the owner. Both women have then left the store.

    The owner later found her purse had been stolen from her bag from behind the till.

    Local Policing Commander for North Norfolk, Inspector Kersty Brooks said: "These distraction type offences are relatively rare in the county, but shop owners and customers still need to be vigilant. "The offences are likely to be carried out by organised crime groups who often work in pairs or threes, often identifying their victim as they enter the store. "Criminal groups are always looking at different and elaborate ways to dupe and distract people so we would remind you to be on your guard and aware of what is happening around you.

    Officers are asking anyone who witnessed or has information about these incidents to call Insp Kersty Brooks on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Doctor tells court Stewart Greene strangled her just months before ... The ex-wife of murder accused Stewart Greene has told a jury on Wednesday, November 18 that she warned medical staff he might do something if he was released from a psychiatric unit. Andrea Greene, giving evidence on the second day of the trial of Stewart Greene, said she had a discussion about her ex with staff at the Peter Hodgkinson Centre in Lincoln when she learned he was being considered for release. She said she told staff he was not capable of living on his own and added: I said that he ll do something.

    It was a young lady doctor. She just said that we ll cross that bridge when we come to it. Andrea, who was with her daughter Joanne Greene at the time, said: We just looked at each other and said It ll be on your head then .

    I said he s not capable. You re just being ridiculous' The jury has been told that Stewart Greene drowned his nine-year-old grandson Alex Robinson in the bath at the boy s home in Lincoln after being left alone with him for less than an hour while the boy s mother and grandmother went shopping for Christmas food. Alex Robinson died on December 23, 2014.

    The incident happened only 11 days after Greene was discharged from the Peter Hodgkinson Centre. After spending a night at his daughter s home, Greene then went to stay temporarily at the home of his former wife, who told him he could remain at her house until after Christmas. Andrea Greene, who said she had continued to keep in contact with her former husband since their relationship ended, told the jury that the first she knew of her ex s discharge from the unit was when he turned up on Joanne Greene s doorstep.

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  • Downing Structured Opportunities VCT 1 PLCDowning Structured Opportunities VCT 1 PLC : Half-yearly report Half-Yearly Report for the six months ended 30 September 2013 PERFORMANCE SUMMARY 30 Sept 2013 31 Mar 2013 30 Sept 2012 pence pence pence Ordinary Share pool Net asset value per Ordinary Share91.3104.8101.7Net asset value per 'A' Share0.10.10.1Cumulative dividends per Ordinary Share35.020.017.5Total return per Ordinary Share and 'A' Share126.4124.9119.3 'B' Share pool Net asset value per 'B' Share84.084.983.4Net asset value per 'C' Share0.10.10.1Cumulative dividends per 'B' Share17.515.012.5Total return per 'B' Share and 'C' Share101.6100.096.0 'D' Share pool Net asset value per 'D' Share85.387.792.9Cumulative dividends per 'D' Share7.55.02.5Total return per 'D' Share 92.892.795.4 CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT Introduction I am pleased to present the Company's half-yearly report for the six months ended 30 September 2013. Each of the Company's share pools has continued to perform satisfactorily over the period, with positive news outweighing negative developments within the portfolios. Ordinary Share pool At 30 September 2013, the combined net asset value ("NAV") of one Ordinary Share and one 'A' Share stood at 91.4p; an increase of 1.5p (1.4%) since 31 March 2013.

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    The majority of the Ordinary Share pool's investments are performing to plan. Four Venture Capital investments have been uplifted in value as a result of strong trading performance, but there have been small provisions made against a number of investments where performance has deteriorated or the business has faced other issues. Portfolio activity Unquoted portfolio The pool has made no follow on investments in the period.

    At the period end, the Board reviewed the unquoted investment valuations and made a number of adjustments: Quadrate Spa Limited is the spa and health club located in the Commercial Street Hotel. The hotel as a whole is performing well and an uplift in value of 55,000 has been recognised in the period. The East Dulwich Tavern Limited owns a pub of the same name in East Dulwich, South London.

    The business is performing in line with the original business plan and a small uplift in value of 22,000 has been recognised. A strong performance in the period from Quadrate Catering Limited, the Marco Pierre White restaurant on the top floor of the Commercial Street Hotel, resulted in an uplift of 17,000. Westow House Limited owns the Westow House a pub in Crystal Palace, South London.

    A 12,000 increase in the valuation was recognised at the period end to reflect that the pub is performing beyond the original business plan. A 61,000 decrease in the valuation of Future Biogas (SF) Limited was recognised to reflect significant operational issues at the anaerobic digestion plant which have resulted in unplanned down time and performance notably below plan. The Chapel Street Group consists of three separate investments which together make up the Hotel Indigo in Liverpool: Chapel Street Food and Beverage Limited; Chapel Street Hotel Limited; and Chapel Street Services Limited.

    In light of an independent valuation, the value of the Group was reduced by 39,000. Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs Limited, owns and manages two health clubs: The Shrewsbury Club, in Shrewsbury; and Holmer Park, in Hereford. It also provides gym and spa management services to hotels, universities and corporate clients.

    Both Holmer Park and The Shrewsbury club have underperformed throughout the period against budget and the value has been reduced by 15,000. Redmed Limited owns and operates two bars in Lincoln city centre: Home; and Craft. As part of a new investment by other Downing VCT funds, Craft was purchased in May 2013.

    The slight fall in value of 10,000 is due to transaction costs incurred on the deal. Structured product portfolio The pool redeemed its last remaining structured product investment during the period, the Elders Capital Accumulator VIII (29A), resulting in a gain in the period of 9,000 and an overall gain against cost of 137,000. Net asset value At 30 September 2013, the Ordinary Share NAV stood at 91.3p and the 'A' Share NAV at 0.1p, giving a combined NAV of 91.4p.

    Total return (NAV plus cumulative dividends to date) was 126.4p for a combined holding of one Ordinary and 'A' Share. This represents a net increase of 1.5p over the period (after adjusting for dividends paid during the period of 15.0p per Ordinary Share), equivalent to an increase of 1.4%. Results and dividend The profit on ordinary activities after taxation for the period was 154,000, comprising a revenue profit of 205,000 and a capital loss of 51,000.

    A 2.5p dividend per Ordinary Share will be paid on 24 January 2014 to Shareholders on the register at 3 January 2014. Outlook The Ordinary Share pool remains fully invested with a reasonably well diversified qualifying portfolio that is continuing to deliver satisfactory performance. We will continue to closely monitor all investments as we work towards seeking to commence realisations and the return of funds to Shareholders in 2014.

    Downing LLP SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO ORDINARY SHARE POOL as at 30 September 2013 Cost Valuation Unrealised (loss)/gain in period % of portfolio by value '000 '000 '000 Qualifying investments Redmed Limited*9991,244(10)13.1%Domestic Solar Limited1,0001,120-11.8%Atlantic Dogstar Limited585971-10.2%Future Biogas (SF) Limited909957(61)10.1%Bijou Wedding Venues Limited815901-9.5%Quadrate Spa Limited*635690557.3%Quadrate Catering Limited577620176.5%Westow House Limited405569126.0%East Dulwich Tavern Limited459536225.6%The 3D Pub Company Limited*627472-5.0%Ecossol Limited500425-4.5%Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs Limited*250235(15)2.5%Slopingtactic Limited102102-1.1%Camandale Limited*26930-0.3%Chapel Street Services Limited7519(19)0.2%Chapel Street Food and Beverage Limited7519(19)0.2%8,2828,910(18)93.9% Non-qualifying investments Fenkle Street LLP5858-0.6%Kilmarnock Monkey Bar Limited2222-0.2%Chapel Street Hotel Limited31(1)0.0%8381(1)0.8% Total 8,3658,991(19)94.7% Cash at bank and in hand 5025.3% Total investments 9,493100.0% *partially non-qualifying SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT MOVEMENTS ORDINARY SHARE POOL as at 30 September 2013 Disposals Cost Valuation at 31/03/2013 Disposal proceeds Total gain against cost Realised gain in period '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Elders Capital Accumulator VIII (29A)48561362213794856136221379 INVESTMENT MANAGER'S REPORT 'B' SHARE POOL The 'B' Share pool holds 21 venture capital investments and three Structured Product investments and is fully invested. The pool began the period with 11.8m of venture capital investments and ended the period with 12.0m. Structured Product investments were 4.7m at the start of the period and ended at 2.6m.

    There were three part disposals of venture capital investments and two structured products were disposed of during the period. Portfolio activity Unquoted portfolio During the period, the pool made one follow on investment of 186,000 to Future Biogas Reepham Road. Small proportions of total cost were returned on three investments during the period: Avon Solar underspent on initial expectations of solar installations and as a result returned 80,000 as loan capital repayment; co-investment from Downing's investment partner at Liverpool Nurseries Holdings Limited, resulted in 64,000 of cost being returned to the VCT; and Ridgeway Pub has repaid loan capital amounting to 6,000.

    At the period end, the board reviewed the unquoted investment valuations and made a number of adjustments: Quadrate Spa Limited is the spa and health club located in the Commercial Street Hotel. The hotel as a whole is performing well and an uplift in value of 82,000 has been recognised in the period. Green Electricity Generation Limited has installed 198 domestic rooftop solar installations since 2011.

    Strong performance in the period resulted in an increase in value of 38,000 being recognised. Kidspace Adventure Holdings Limited is the holding company of Kidspace Adventures Limited which owns two indoor children's play centres in Croydon and Romford as well as an adventure park called Hobbledown, located in Surrey. An increase in value of 34,000 is reflective of good performance at the Croydon centre.

    Continued on plan performance at Alpha Schools Holdings Limited, the independent primary school operator resulted in an uplift of 28,000 in the period. A strong performance in the period from Quadrate Catering Limited, the Marco Pierre White restaurant on the top floor of the Commercial Street Hotel, resulted in an uplift of 25,000. Avon Solar Energy Limited, the domestic solar installer based in Bristol, has increased in value by 15,000 based upon Feed-in Tariff receipts for the last twelve months.

    Antelope Pub Limited owns The Antelope public house in Tooting, south London. An uplift of 11,000 has been recognised in the period reflecting the pubs performance. Liverpool Nurseries Holdings Limited operates three Children's Day Nurseries based in Liverpool.

    The value was reduced in the period by 70,000 due to uncertainty over the achievability of the current financial year's budget. Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs Limited, owns and manages two health clubs: The Shrewsbury Club, in Shrewsbury; and Holmer Park, in Hereford. It also provides gym and spa management services to hotels, universities and corporate clients.

    Both Holmer Park and The Shrewsbury club have underperformed throughout the period against budget and the value has been reduced by 41,000. Structured product portfolio The Structured Product portfolio was valued at 2.6 million as at 30 September 2013. During the period, sales and redemptions realised 2.4 million.

    Net asset value At 30 September 2013, the NAV per 'B' Share stood at 84.0p and the NAV per 'C' Share stood at 0.1p, producing a combined total of 84.1p. This is an increase of 1.6p per share (1.9%) since 31 March 2013 (after taking into account the 2.5p dividend paid during the period). The NAV plus cumulative dividends paid to date for one 'B' Share and one 'C' Share amounts to 101.6p.

    Results and dividend The profit on ordinary activities after taxation for the period was 323,000, comprising a revenue profit of 204,000 and a capital profit of 119,000. A 2.5p dividend per 'B' Share will be paid on 24 January 2014 to Shareholders on the register at 3 January 2014. Outlook The 'B' Share pool is effectively fully invested and is continuing to make progress despite some minor setbacks in the venture capital portfolio.

    We believe that the portfolio can deliver further growth before we start to seek realisations commencing in 2015 in order to return funds to Shareholders. Although the general economic outlook has become a little more positive in recent months, continued close monitoring and support of the investments remains essential. Downing LLP SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO 'B' SHARE POOL as at 30 September 2013 Cost Valuation Unrealised gain/(loss) in period % of portfolio by value '000 '000 '000 Qualifying investments Future Biogas (Reepham Road) Limited1,6621,662-9.9%Quadrate Spa Limited*9541,036826.1%Quadrate Catering Limited850913255.4%Domestic Solar Limited800896-5.3%Antelope Pub Limited750840115.0%Kidspace Adventures Holdings Limited750818344.9%Alpha Schools (Holdings) Limited733805284.8%Liverpool Nurseries (Holdings) Limited870800(70)4.7%Green Electricity Generation Limited500575383.4%Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs Limited*600559(41)3.3%Westcountry Solar Solutions Limited500500-3.0%West Tower Property Limited500500-3.0%Avon Solar Energy Limited420435152.6%Ecossol Limited500425-2.5%Progressive Energies Limited340340-2.0%Slopingtactic Limited277277-1.6%Ridgeway Pub Company Limited131120-0.7%Camandale Limited73281-0.5%11,86911,58212268.7% Non-qualifying investments Commercial Street Hotel Limited185185-1.1%Fenkle Street LLP154154-0.9%Kilmarnock Monkey Bar Limited6060-0.4%399399-2.4% Structured product investments Barclays 5Y Synthetic Zero1,0031,347198.0%HSBC US Trade Range7521,003(8)6.0%UBS 7.3% Defensive Worst Of Auto Call25125541.5%2,0062,6051515.5% Total 14,27414,58613786.6% Cash at bank and in hand 2,26613.4% Total investments 16,852100.0% *partially non-qualifying SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT MOVEMENTS 'B' SHARE POOL as at 30 September 2013 Additions '000 Qualifying investments Future Biogas (Reepham Road) Limited186186 Structured Products investments UBS 7.3% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call250 Total 436 Disposals Cost Valuation at 31/03/13 Disposal proceeds Total gain against cost Realised gains in period '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Qualifying investments Avon Solar Energy Limited808080--Ridgeway Pub Company Limited666--868686-- Non-qualifying investments Liverpool Nurseries (Holdings) Limited646464--646464-- Structured Product investments Elders Capital Accumulator V111 (29A)9711,2261,24427318Goldman Sachs 6YR Phoenix Autocall 31,0031,1081,135132271,9742,3342,37940545 Total 2,1242,4842,52940545 INVESTMENT MANAGER'S REPORT 'D' SHARE POOL The 'D' Share pool completed fundraising in August 2012, raising net proceeds of approximately 1.5 million during the period and total net proceeds of 7.5 million.

    To date, the pool has invested 2.8 million in nine venture capital investments and 2.5 million in seven Structured Product investments. The pool began the period with 2.2 million of venture capital investments and ended the period with 2.5 million. Structured Product investments were 1.7 million at the start of the period and ended at 2.5 million.

    Two Structured Product investments matured in the period. There were no disposals of venture capital investments. Portfolio activity During the period, one new investment of 280,000 was made in Pearce and Saunders.

    The company was set up to purchase the freehold of three south London pubs: Jam Circus in Brockley; Old Post Office in Eltham; and John Jakson in Wallington. Six Structured Product investments of 2.0 million were also made. Portfolio valuation All venture capital investments have continued to perform broadly within expected levels and have consequently been held at their previous valuations, which, in most cases, is equal to original cost.

    During the period, the Structured Product portfolio made unrealised gains of 10,000 and realised gains of 15,000 from two investments that matured. Net asset value At 30 September 2013, the NAV per 'D' Share stood at 85.3p per share; an increase of 0.1p per share (0.1%) since 31 March 2013 (after taking into account the 2.5p dividend paid during the period). The NAV plus cumulative dividends paid to date for one 'D' Share now totals 92.8p.

    Results and dividends The profit on ordinary activities after taxation for the period was 3,000, comprising a revenue profit of 3,000 and a capital profit of nil. A 2.5p dividend per 'D' Share will be paid on 24 January 2014 to Shareholders on the register at 3 January 2014. Outlook The venture capital and Structured Product portolfio within the 'D' Share pool are currently of a similar size.

    Over the remainder of the year, we expect to see further of the uninvested cash employed in venture capital investments and, if suitable opportunities arise, consideration will be also given to further Structured Product investments. In the medium term, the Structured Product portfolio will reduce in size as funds are switched to develop the venture capital portfolio in order that the pool is at least 70% invested in VCT qualifying investments and is well placed for its target exit date commencing in 2017. Downing LLP SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO 'D' SHARE POOL as at 30 September 2013 Cost Valuation Unrealised gain/(loss) in period % of portfolio by value '000 '000 '000 Qualifying investments Tot Solar PV Limited640640-9.5%Vulcan Renewables Limited560560-8.3%Fubar Stirling Limited357357-5.3%City Falkirk Limited562326-4.8%Pearce and Saunders Limited*280280-4.1%Fresh Green Power Limited200200-3.0%Green Energy Productions UK Limited100100-1.4%Cheers Dumbarton Limited6464-0.9%Lochrise Limited17--0.0%2,7802,527-37.3% Structured product investments Royal Bank of Canada 8% worst of AC50153287.9%HSBC 5.4% Dual Index Synthetic Zero50150547.5%Barclays 7.75% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call401400(1)5.9%Goldman Sachs 8.5% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call351350(1)5.2%UBS 7.3% Defensive Worst-O- Auto-Call25125543.8%HSBC 7.1% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call251251-3.7%Credit Suisse 7% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call251247(4)3.6%2,5072,5401037.6% Total 5,2875,0671074.9% Cash at bank and in hand 1,70425.1% Total investments 6,771100.0% *partially non-qualifying SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT MOVEMENTS 'D' SHARE POOL as at 30 September 2013 Additions '000 Qualifying investments Pearce and Saunders Limited*280280 Structured products HSBC 5.4% Dual Index Synthetic Zero501Barclays 7.75% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call401Goldman Sachs 8.5% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call351Credit Suisse 7% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call251UBS 7.3% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call251HSBC 7.1% Defensive Worst-Of-Auto-Call2512,0062,286 Disposals Cost Valuation at 31/03/13 Disposal proceeds Total gain against cost Realised gain in period '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Structured products Credit Suisse 7.25% FTSE Autocall5235655755210JP Morgan 7% Defensive FTSE AC5175655705351,0401,1301,14510515 *partially non-qualifying UNAUDITED INCOME STATEMENT for the six months ended 30 September 2013 Six months ended 30 Sept 2013 Six months ended 30 Sept 2012 Year ended 31 Mar 2013 Revenue Capital Total Revenue Capital Total Total Company Total '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Income843-843595-5951,704Gains on investments- realised-6969-7070180- unrealised-128128-6266261,1388431971,0405956961,2913,022Investment management fees(129)(129)(258)(129)(128)(257)(516)Other expenses(201)-(201)(190)-(190)(375) Return on ordinary activities before taxation 513685812765688442,131Taxation(101)-(101)---(112) Return attributable to equity shareholders 412684802765688442,019 Return per Ordinary Share 2.0p (0.5p) 1.5p 2.3p 3.3p 5.6p 11.2p Return per 'A' Share - - - - - - - Return per 'B' Share 1.0p 0.6p 1.6p 0.4p 0.6p 1.0p 5.1p Return per 'C' Share - - - - - - - Return per 'D' Share 0.0p 0.0p 0.0p (0.5p) 1.3p 0.8p (1.9p) A Statement of Total Recognised Gains and Losses has not been prepared as all gains and losses are recognised in the Income Statement as noted above.

    UNAUDITED INCOME STATEMENT (continued) for the six months ended 30 September 2013 Six months ended 30 Sept 2013 Six months ended 30 Sept 2012 Year ended 31 Mar 2013 Revenue Capital Total Revenue Capital Total Total Ordinary Share pool '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Income365-365333-333827Gains/(losses) on investments- realised-99-222238- unrealised-(19)(19)-359359651365(10)3553333817141,516Investment management fees(41)(41)(82)(38)(38)(76)(156)Other expenses(70)-(70)(59)-(59)(116) Return on ordinary activities before taxation 254(51)2032363435791,244Taxation(49)-(49)---(86) Return attributable to equity shareholders 205(51)1542363435791,158 Six months ended 30 Sept 2013 Six months ended 30 Sept 2012 Year ended 31 Mar 2013 Revenue Capital Total Revenue Capital Total Total 'B' Share pool '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Income412-412232-232808Gains on investments- realised-4545-313136- unrealised-137137-1571576224121825942321884201,466Investment management fees(63)(63)(126)(64)(64)(128)(252)Other expenses(93)-(93)(94)-(94)(184) Return on ordinary activities before taxation 256119375741241981,030Taxation(52)-(52)---(26) Return attributable to equity shareholders 204119323741241981,004 Six months ended 30 Sept 2013 Six months ended 30 Sept 2012 Year ended 31 Mar 2013 Revenue Capital Total Revenue Capital Total Total 'D' Share pool '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Income 66 - 66 30 - 30 69 Gains on investments - realised - 15 15 - 17 17 106 - unrealised - 10 10 - 110 110 (135) 66 25 91 30 127 157 40 Investment management fees (25) (25) (50) (27) (26) (53) (108) Other expenses (38) - (38) (37) - (37) (75) Return on ordinary activities before taxation 3 - 3 (34) 101 67 (143) Taxation - - - - - - - Return attributable to equity shareholders 3 - 3 (34) 101 67 (143) UNAUDITED SUMMARISED BALANCE SHEET as at 30 September 2013 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2012 31 Mar 2013 Ordinary Share pool 'B' Share pool 'D' Share pool Total Total Total '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Fixed assets Investments8,99114,5865,06728,64430,75030,020 Current assets Debtors17014512327155235Cash at bank and in hand5022,2661,7044,4723,9094,9726722,4111,7164,7994,0645,207Creditors: amounts falling due within one year(217)(211)(59)(487)(268)(471) Net current assets 4552,2001,6574,3123,7964,736 Net assets 9,44616,7866,72432,95634,54634,756 Capital and reserves Called up share capital25508838484Capital redemption reserve5--555Share premium2,794-7,44610,24010,23910,240Special reserve4,32315,721-20,04421,74621,736Revaluation reserve626312(220)7188971,167Capital reserve - realised1,149542(459)1,2321,4791,153Revenue reserve524161(51)63496371 Equity shareholders' funds 9,44616,7866,72432,95634,54634,756 Net asset value per: Ordinary Share 91.3 101.7p 104.8p 'A' Share 0.1 0.1p 0.1p 'B' Share 84.0 83.4p 84.9p 'C' Share 0.1 0.1p 0.1p 'D' Share 85.3 92.9p 87.7p RECONCILIATION OF MOVEMENTS IN SHAREHOLDERS' FUNDS for the six months ended 30 September 2013 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2012 31 Mar 2013 Ordinary Share pool 'B' Share pool 'D' Share pool Total Total Total '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Opening Shareholders' funds 10,87716,9626,91734,75633,28733,287Issue of shares----3,0283,025Share issue costs----(167)(166)Purchase of own shares(30)--(30)-(10)Unalloted 'D' Shares----(1,491)(1,491)Dividends(1,555)(499)(196)(2,250)(955)(1,908)Total recognised gains for the period15432334808442,019 Closing Shareholders' funds 9,44616,7866,72432,95634,54634,756 UNAUDITED CASH FLOW STATEMENT for the six months ended 30 September 2013 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2012 31 Mar 2013 Ordinary Share pool 'B' Share pool 'D' Share pool Total Total Total '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Cash inflow/(outflow) from operating activities and returns on investments 149108(51)20631710 Capital expenditure Purchase of investments -(436)(2,286)(2,722)(3,142)(5,415)Sale of investments6222,5291,1454,2963,0746,056 Movements in deposit held for purchase of investments -----640 Net cash inflow/(outflow) from capital expenditure 6222,093(1,141)1,574(68)1,281 Equity dividends paid (1,555)(499)(196)(2,250)(955)(1,908) Net cash (outflow)/inflow before financing (784)1,702(1,388)(470)(992)83 Financing Proceeds from 'D' Share issue----3,0281,534Share issue costs----(167)(166)Unalloted 'D' Shares----(1,491)-Purchase of own shares(30)--(30)-(10) Net cash (outflow)/inflow from financing (30)--(30)1,3701,358 (Decrease)/increase in cash (814)1,702(1,388)(500)3781,441 Notes to the cash flow statement: 1 Cash inflow/(outflow) from operating activities and returns on investments Return on ordinary activities before taxation20337535818442,131(Gains)/losses on investments10(182)(25)(197)(696)(1,316)(Increase) in other debtors(36)(45)(10)(91)(80)(159)(Decrease)/increase in other creditors(28)(40)(19)(87)(37)54Net cash inflow/(outflow) from operating activities149108(51)20631710 2 Analysis of net funds Beginning of period1,3165643,0924,9723,5313,531Net cash (ouflow)/inflow(814)1,702(1,388)(500)3781,441End of period5022,2661,7044,4723,9094,972 NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 1. Basis of accounting The unaudited half-yearly results cover the six months to 30 September 2013 and have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies set out in the annual accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 which were prepared under UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice ("UK GAAP") and in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice "Financial Statements of Investment Trust Companies" revised January 2009 ("SORP").

    2. All revenue and capital items in the Income Statement derive from continuing operations.

    3. The Company has only one class of business and derives its income from investments made in shares, securities and bank deposits.

    4. Net asset value per share at the period end has been calculated on 10,327,107 Ordinary Shares; 15,526,688 'A' Shares; 19,936,370 'B' Shares; 29,926,070 'C' Shares; and 7,887,527 'D' Shares being the number of shares in issue at the period end.

    5. Return per share for the period has been calculated on 10,354,540 Ordinary Shares; 15,543,186 'A' Shares; 19,936,370 'B' Shares; 29,926,070 'C' Shares; and 7,887,527 'D' Shares being the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period.

    6. Dividends Ordinary Shares Revenue Capital Total '000 '000 '000 Paid in period Final - paid 15 July 20132591,2961,555 'B' Shares Revenue Capital Total '000 '000 '000 Paid in period Final - paid 9 September 2013149350499 'D' Shares Revenue Capital Total '000 '000 '000 Paid in period Final - paid 9 September 2013-196196 7.

    Reserves Share premium account Special reserve Revaluation reserve Capital reserve - realised Revenue reserve Capital redemption reserve '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 As at 31 March 201310,24021,7361,1671,1533715Purchase of own shares-(30)----Gains on investments--12869--Expenses capitalised---(128)--Dividends---(2,101)(149)-Transfer between reserves-(1,662)(577)2,239--Retained revenue ----412-At 30 September 201310,24020,0447181,2326345 The Revenue reserve, Special reserve and Capital reserve - realised are distributable reserves and are reduced by revaluation losses of 1,705,000. Distributable reserves at 30 September 2013 were 20,205,000.

    8. The unaudited financial statements set out herein do not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and have not been delivered to the Registrar of Companies.

    9. Risk and uncertainties Under the Disclosure and Transparency Directive, the Board is required in the Company's half-year results to report on the principal risks and uncertainties facing the Company over the remainder of the financial year. The Board has concluded that the key risks facing the Company over the remainder of the financial period are as follows: (i) compliance risk of failure to maintain approval as a VCT; (ii) market, liquidity and counterparty risk associated with structured products; and (iii) investment risk associated with investing in small and immature businesses.

    The Company's compliance with the VCT regulations is continually monitored by the Manager, who reports regularly to the Board on the current position. The Company also retains PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") to provide regular reviews and advice in this area. PwC have confirmed that all relevant tests have ben complied with for the period under review.

    The Board considers that this approach reduces the risk of a breach of the VCT regulations. In investing in structured products, the Company is exposed to market risk, liquidity risk and counterparty risk. The Company manages these risks as follows: holding a portfolio of structured products; limiting exposure to any one counterparty; and monitoring credit ratings and other indicators relevant to counterparties.

    With this approach, the Board believes that these risks are reduced. In order to make VCT qualifying investments, the Company has to invest in small businesses which are often immature. It also has a limited period in which it must invest the majority of its funds.

    The Manager follows a rigorous process in vetting and careful structuring of new investments, including taking a charge over the assets of the business wherever possible and, after an investment is made, closely monitoring the business. The Board is satisfied that this approach reduces the investment risk described in (iii) above as far as is reasonably possible.

    10. Going concern The Directors have reviewed the Company's financial resources at the period end and conclude that the Company is well placed to manage its business risks.

    The Board confirms that it is satisfied that the Company has adequate resources to continue in business for the foreseeable future. For this reason, the Board believes that the Company continues to be a going concern and that it is appropriate to apply the going concern basis in preparing the financial statements. This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.

    The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.

    Source: Downing Structured Opportunities VCT 1 PLC via Globenewswire HUG#1746836

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  • East Norfolk Electoral Register 1840 etc. The East Norfolk Electoral Register and other registers have recently been made available online. The Original Record 1 has put the following registers online: 1072-1241 Early Charters of St Paul s Cathedral The Liber A or Pilosus of St Paul s Cathedral, London was initiated in 1241 as an attempt at copying all the charters, chirographs and other diverse writings found in the treasury of the church; after that original project was abandoned, the codex came to be used as a general register or cartulary. The first portion was edited for the Royal Historical Society by Marion Gibbs and printed in 1939.

    Where the original charters also survived, or a better text was found in Liber L, she used these superior sources. Liber A never became a complete register of the cathedral s charters; nor are the charters it contains necessarily the most important, nor were they grouped chronologically or geographically. The text remains as a record of part of the great landed wealth of the church in London and nearby.

    The persons that appear are the grantors, justices, those named in the descriptions of property, and the witnesses. The charters extend back well before the Conquest, but the first surnames or cognomens do not appear until about 1072. Many of the items are undated, but the editor was able to suggest dates or periods on the basis of the witness lists or the place of a charter in a series creating a title to particular property.

    There are a few items later than 1241 interpolated in later hands and noticed in the text, but the bulk of the charters are from the late 12th and early 13th centuries.

    1840 East Norfolk Electoral Register The register of electors entitled to vote in any parliamentary election for East Norfolk between 1 November 1840 and 1 November 1841 lists 8,556 freeholders arranged by hundred, and within hundred by parish or township etc. In the first column, after number within the register, the elector s name is given (surname first); the second column gives place of abode; the third column the nature of qualification (such as owner and occupier ); and the fourth column the address of the qualifying property, in some cases with the name of the tenant or occupier. The Original Record has indexed this separately by parish or township and by freeholders and tenants etc.

    The register covers: Acle, Alborough, Alburgh, Alby, Aldeby, Alderford, Alfington, Antingham, Arminghall, Ashby, Ashby-with-Oby, Ashmanhaugh, Ashwellthorpe, Aslacton, Attlebridge, Aylmerton, Aylsham, Baconsthorpe, Bacton, Banningham, Barford, Barnham Broom, Barningham Norwood, Barningham Winter, Barton Turf, Bawburgh, Bawdeswell, Bedingham, Beeston Regis, Beeston St Andrew, Beeston St Lawrence, Beighton, Belaugh, Bessingham, Billingford (Earsham hundred), Billingford (Eynsford hundred), Billockby, Bintry, Bixley, Blickling, Blofield, Booton, Bowthorpe, Bracon Ash, Bradeston, Bradfield, Bramerton, Brampton, Brandiston, Brandon Parva, Brassingham, Brockdish, Brooke, Broome, Brumstead, Brundall, Buckenham, Bunwell, Burgh Apton, Burgh St Margaret, Burgh St Mary, Burgh St Peter, Burlingham St Andrew, Burlingham St Edmund (South Burlingham), Burlingham St Peter (North Burlingham), Burston, Buxton, Bylaugh, Caister(-on-Sea), Caister St Edmund, Calthorpe, Cantley, Carleton Forehoe, Carleton-Rode, Carleton St Peter, Catfield, Catton, Cawston, Chedgrave, Claxton, Clippesby, Colby, Colney, Coltishall, Colton, Corpusty, Costessey, Coston, Cringleford, Cromer, Crostwight, Crownthorpe, Denton, Deopham, Dickleburgh with Langmere, Dilham, Diss, Ditchingham, Drayton, Dunston, Earsham, East Beckham, East Carleton, Easton, East Ruston, East Somerton, Edingthorpe, Ellingham, Elsing, Erpingham, Felbrigg, Felmingham, Felthorpe, Fersfield, Filby, Flordon, Forncett St Mary, Forncett St Peter, Foulsham, Foxley, Framingham Earl, Framingham Pigot, Freethorpe, Frettenham, Fritton, Fundenhall, Geldeston, Gillingham All Saints, Gillingham St Mary, Gimingham, Gissing, Great Hautbois, Great Melton (Melton Magna), Great Plumstead, Great Witchingham, Great Yarmouth, Gresham, Guestwick, Guist, Gunton, Hackford (Forehoe hundred), Hackford next Reepham, Haddiscoe, Hainford, Hales, Halvergate, Hanworth, Happisburgh, Hapton, Hardley, Hardwick, Hassingham, Haverland, Hechingham, Hedenham, Hellesdon, Hellington, Hemblington, Hempnall, Hempstead cum Eccles, Hemsby, Hethel, Hethersett, Hevingham, Heydon, Hickling, Hindolveston, Hingham, Holverston, Honing, Honingham, Horning, Horsey, Horsford, Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith, Horstead with Stanninghall, Hoveton St John, Hoveton St Peter, Howe, Ingham, Ingworth, Inwood, Irmingland, Irstead, Itteringham, Keswick, Ketteringham, Kimberley, Kirby Bedon, Kirby Cane, Kirstead, Knapton, Lammas with Little Hautbois, Langley, Lessingham, Limpenhoe, Lingwood, Little Barningham, Little Melton (Melton Parva), Little Plumstead, Little Witchingham, Loddon, Ludham, Lyng, Mannington, Marlingford, Marsham, Martham, Matlask, Mautby, Mendham, Metton, Morley St Botolph, Morley St Peter, Morningthorpe, Morton, Moulton (Depwade hundred), Moulton (Walsham hundred), Mulbarton, Mundham, Mundsley, Neatishead, Needham, Newton Flotman, Northrepps, North Walsham, Norton Subcourse, Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby, Ormesby St Michael, Oulton, Overstrandd, Oxmead, Palling, Paston, Plumstead, Poringland, Postwick, Potter Heigham, Pulham St Mary Magdalene, Pulham St Mary the Virgin, Rackheath, Ranworth with Panxworth, Raveningham, Redenhall with Harleston, Reedham, Reepham with Kerdiston, Repps with Bastwick, Ridlington, Ringland, Rockland St Mary, Rollesby, Roughton, Roydon, Runhall, Runham, Runton, Rushall, Salhouse, Sall, Saxlingham Nethergate, Saxlingham Thorpe, Saxthorpe, Sco Ruston (South Ruston), Scole with Frenze and Thorpe Parva, Scottow, Seething, Shelfanger, Shelton, Sherringham, Shimpling, Shotesham All Saints, Shotesham St Mary & St Martin, Sidestrand, Sisland, Skeyton, Sloley, Smallburgh, Southrepps, South Walsham St Lawrence, South Walsham St Mary, Southwood, Sparham, Spixworth, Sprowston, Stalham, Starston, Stockton, Stoke Holy Cross, Stokesby with Herringby, Stratton St Mary, Stratton St Michael, Stratton Strawless, Strumpshaw, Suffield, Surlingham, Sustead, Sutton, Swafield, Swainsthorpe, Swannington, Swanton Abbott, Swardeston, Tacolneston, Tasburgh, Taverham, Tharston, Thelveton, Themelthorpe, Thorpe (Blofield hundred), Thorpe Abbotts, Thorpe Market, Thorpe next Haddiscoe, Thrigby, Thurgarton, Thurlton, Thurne, Thurning, Thurton, Thwaite (Loddon hundred), Thwaite (South Erpingham hundred), Tibenham, Tivetshall St Margaret, Tivetshall St Mary, Toft Monks, Topcroft, Tottington, Trimingham, Trowse with Newton, Trunch, Tunstall, Tunstead, Twyford, Upton with Fishley, Wacton, Walcott, Waxham, Welborne, West Beckham, Weston, West Somerton, Westwick, Wheatacre All Saints, Whitlingham, Whitwell, Wickhampton, Wicklewood, Wickmere, Winfarthing, Winterton, Witton (Blofield hundred), Witton (Tunstead hundred), Wolterton, Woodbastwick, Wood Dalling, Wood Norton, Woodton, Worstead, Wortwell, Wramplingham, Wreningham, Wroxham, and Wymondham.

    1847-1954 Glenalmond Register Trinity College, Glenalmond, Perthshire, was originally founded as a college at which young men might be trained for the ministry of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and the sons of the laity might be educated and brought up in the faith and tradition of the Church. In 1876 the Theological College was transferred to Edinburgh, Glenalmond remaining as a boys school. This second edition of the school register, edited by G.

    St Quintin, was published in 1955, incorporating the text of the first edition prepared by E. W. Neish.

    The scholars are listed by term of entering the school, and then alphabetically by surname; the details then given are full christian names, date of birth; name of father; any distinctions within the school; and then a career synopsis, with date and place of death where known.

    1892-1902 Metropolitan Police Register of Joiners The London Metropolitan Police Register of Joiners (MEPO 4/336) lists policemen joining the force 1 January 1892 to 23 June 1902 (warrant numbers 77319 to 88811). The register is alphabetical, in so far as the recruits are listed chronologically grouped under first letter of surname. It gives Date of Appointment, Name, Number of Warrant, Cause of Removal from Force (resigned, dismissed, promoted or died), and Date of Removal.

    A final column of Remarks is largely blank, but occasionally gives an alias or a cross-reference to another warrant number.

    1950 Imperial Service Medal The Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St James s Palace announced the award by King George VI on 22 December 1950 of the Imperial Service Medal to members of the Home Civil Service; of the Tasmanian Police and Railway Departments; and of the Colonial Service in Barbados and Sierra Leone. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname (in capitals) and christian names, with office or rank in the service.

    1950 Estates of the Deceased: Notices under the Trustee Act Under the Trustee Act 1925 s.

    27, notices were gazetted giving the names of deceased (surname first, in capitals); address, description, and date of death; names, addresses and occupations of persons to whom notices of claims against the estate were to be given, and names (in brackets) of personal representatives; and the date on or before which notices of claim were to be given.

    1950 Naturalised Aliens The Home Office issued a monthly list of aliens to whom Certificates of Naturalisation had been granted by the Secretary of State, and whose oaths of allegiance had been registered. The lists are arranged alphabetically by surname and forename; then give country of origin, profession, address, and date of naturalisation.

    This is the list issued in December 1950 of those naturalised in November 1950. In that month 587 aliens were naturalised, the bulk being from central Europe 249 Poles, 50 Czechoslovaks, 48 Russians, 38 Austrians, 20 Italians, and 18 Hungarians. Like this: Like Loading...

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  • Everyone aboard at Great Yarmouth's Big Day Out 11:50 08 August 2014 Sophie Biddle 1 Radio Norfolk who have organised a bus tour around Great Yarmouth to highlight the town and all the things great about it. BBC Radio Norfolk's Big Day Out in Great Yarmouth. Picture: James Bass Archant Norfolk 2014 The seaside town that was once described by Charles Dickens character Peggotty in David Copperfield as the finest place in the universe is hoping to promote its image.

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    Picture: James Bass Radio Norfolk who have organised a bus tour around Great Yarmouth to highlight the town and all the things great about it. BBC Radio Norfolk's Big Day Out in Great Yarmouth. Christine Fryer and Mary Dickerson.

    Picture: James Bass Radio Norfolk who have organised a bus tour around Great Yarmouth to highlight the town and all the things great about it. BBC Radio Norfolk's Big Day Out in Great Yarmouth. Nick Conrad speaking to people on the bus.

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    Picture: James Bass Radio Norfolk who have organised a bus tour around Great Yarmouth to highlight the town and all the things great about it. BBC Radio Norfolk's Big Day Out in Great Yarmouth. Marine Parade on a busy August day.

    Picture: James Bass The seaside town that was once described by Charles Dickens character Peggotty in David Copperfield as the finest place in the universe is hoping to promote its image. The EDP joined a special bus ride packed with Norfolk residents to find out what people really think of one the highlights of the east coast. Great Yarmouth s Big day out was made possible by BBC Radio Norfolk who asked listers, some of whom had not visited Yarmouth in years, why should be chosen for the bus trip.

    Andrew Turner, a Great Yarmouth reporter for the radio station, said: We said if you come with an open mind, we ll give you an open ticket. What the passengers thought Rosemary Pearman, 67, from Kings Lynn came on the bus trip after hearing about it on the radio, she saw it as an opportunity to take her grandchildren for a day out. She said: Before it looked really scruffy, I don t know how it s going to look today.

    She said that if the day proved to be a good one she would take her grandchildren for day trips on the bus. Her grandchild Georgina Kendle, 9, also from Kings Lynn said: If you get to go on holiday you can go to the beach and have fun. The 9 year old said she would go to Yarmouth on holiday because there is lots to see and she loves building sand castles on the beach.

    Peter Barton, 66, from Watton explained how he didn t like Great Yarmouth when he first came in 1992 and he saw this trip as an opportunity to see if they had cleaned up the area. He said: I don t come here for the seaside, I come here for the museums, for me it has lost a bit of its attraction, it s a bit tacky. Christine Fryer, 88, from Reepham had her honeymoon in Great Yarmouth in the mid 1940s and still likes it even though she hasn t been there for a while.

    She said: There seems to be a lot going on compared to before. Her daughter Mary Dickerson, 65, who also lives in Reepham said: There is nice stuff for families and many places to see and eat at, you never get fed up and you could never do Yarmouth in a day. She added that, although it is not shabby and there is no litter anywhere, she feels anything goes in the town and here, you can do anything.

    Cheryl, 31 and Philip, 29, Dodd from Badersfield said they normally walk the dogs in the area but are not regular tourists in the town. Mrs Dodd said: We ll probably come back, it s got a nice feel to it. Her husband added: You hear about the bad reputation but it s from the people who live here, I think it has gone up.

    And so yesterday a First Bus carrying 45 people from Swaffham, Dereham, Norwich, Acle and Kings Lynn took to the streets, stopping at Britannia Pier before making it s way to the famous Hippodrome Circus. One visitor on the bus explained his not- so fond memory of stepping in dog s mess when he came to the town on New Years day in 1992. He was looking for a cleaner Yarmouth and, even in the early stages of the tour, he said: I think it has cleaned up a little bit.

    Trevor Wainwright, who has been leader of the Great Yarmouth council since 2012, said: My message would be to come and see the changes in the cultural sector, do not take people s word. There is a lot of negativity about the area and the only way to change that is to show how great Great Yarmouth is, we ve got a vibrant tourist industry and a very good industrial base. Jayne Reynolds, 57, the owner of The Merivon Guest House on Trafalgar Road, said: We need to advertise that the town is a family resort that looks after families, I get a lot of repeat business and some of our guests have been coming back for over 20 years.

    Some people have never been to Great Yarmouth and they should come and look for themselves. Companies, including First Group Bus who have improved their summer service, are working to promote the area. Anne Edwards, community editor EDP, editor, Great Yarmouth Mercury Why Yarmouth is a fabulous place...

    Yes, when it s raining Great Yarmouth is grey. But when it is in the middle of a glorious summer like now, it is the bright and breezy town I call my home. It is a place with a split personality; with beautiful heritage and links to a prominent past, to modern buildings and houses dotted in here and there to fill in the gaps.

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    References ^ Sophie Biddle (www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk)

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  • Family gang jailed for £1m Lincolnshire railway cable theft operation Six men, five from the same family, have been jailed for a total of 12 years between them for conspiracy to steal over 1 million worth of railway cable. The gang were responsible for more than 35 thefts across Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottingham and Yorkshire during an 11-month period in 2013. A two-year investigation by British Transport Police (BTP) officers saw the six men sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, January 11.

    They all pleaded guilty to plotting to steal cable from the railway line on 37 occasions between February 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Those sentenced were: Craig Paul Smith , 27 of Holly Street, Lincoln Sentenced to two years and eight months Brian Derrick Smith , 36, of Millfield Lane, Stainforth Sentenced to three years, four months Malcolm Isaac , 42, of Thames Road, Grantham Sentenced to two years, eight months Philip Smith , 25, of New Park Estate, Stainforth, Doncaster Sentenced to 12 months Gordon Geoffrey Smith , 46, of Ramskir View, Doncaster Sentenced to one year and two months Charles Aaron Smith , 31, of Toller Court Horbling, Lincolnshire One year and two months A seventh man, Jaime Beardmore, 23, of Brunswick Street, Thurnscoe, Rotherham, received a 12 month suspended sentence for two years. The court heard how they had targeted three major rail improvement projects being delivered by Network Rail, and stole signalling cable, which had been installed but not yet commissioned as part of the projects.

    They then stripped the cabling and sold the copper inside. Photo: British Transport Police The locations they targeted included Oakham, Boston, Ancaster, Sleaford, Digby, Saxondale, Grantham, Spalding, Reepham, Fiskerton, Beckingham, Market Rasen, Gainsborough, Lowdham, Burton Joyce and Nottingham, and Haxey in South Yorkshire and Whitby in North Yorkshire. The total cost to Network Rail to replace the cabling stolen at each location was valued at 1,054,099.

    The men were arrested as part of Operation Motion in dawn raids at the home addresses on March 19, 2014, following a covert operation. 1 Investigations into the gang s activities secured evidence from various sources, linking all seven to each other and to the crimes. This led to the seizure of two of their vans and a quad bike, as well as hydraulic cutting equipment. Items seized by British Transport Police during investigations.

    Property seized at their homes, including bolt coppers, disk cutters, grinders, hacksaws, cable sheathing and an off-road bike, also provided invaluable evidence which when shown to the group, gave them no option but to plead guilty. Detective Inspector Mick Dawes, who headed up the Operation Motion, said: The gang targeted areas of the rail network which were remote and difficult to access without knowledge. They travelled the country in what was a well-planned and organised operation.

    Through working closely with industry colleagues, we tracked them down and brought them before the courts today. Cable theft costs the rail industry millions of pounds each year, causing delays and increases in costs to projects which have a knock-on effect on passengers. We take this type of crime extremely seriously and we will do all we can to bring offenders to justice.

    The gang will now spend a considerable amount of time in prison and these sentences should act as a deterrent to others who seek to profit from cable theft. I would like to take his opprtunity to thank our partners within the railway industry for their support and co-operation with this investigation. Hayley Bull, community safety manager at Network Rail, said: This case demonstrates just how costly cable theft from the railway can be.

    Trespassing onto the network for any reason is extremely dangerous and as this case shows, it can end up costing the taxpayer huge sums of money to put right, as well as causing immense disruption for passengers trying to go about their daily lives and delays to improvement work intended to create a more reliable railway.

    We are continually developing better ways to protect the network from cable thieves and will continue to work with the British Transport Police to prosecute anyone caught carrying out such a mindless act of vandalism.

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  • FE Investegate |Downing One VCT Plc AnnouncementsDowning ONE VCT plc : Half-yearly report (formerly Downing Distribution VCT 1 plc) Half-Yearly Report for the six months ended 30 September 2013 CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT As I am sure Shareholders are aware, there have been some major changes to your Company that have taken place recently. On 12 November, the Company completed a merger with five other VCTs and on 13 November 2013, changed its name from Downing Distribution VCT 1 plc to Downing ONE VCT plc. The Company's shares also underwent a consolidation such that the New Ordinary Shares created had a net asset value of 100.0p per share based on investment valuations as at 8 November 2013.

    Along with the merger, there have been a number of Board changes, including my appointment as Chairman. I am therefore pleased to present my first report to Shareholders. Reporting period The Company is required to report on the six-month period ended 30 September 2013, however, as this period ended prior to the completion of the merger, we have also included an unaudited balance sheet and summary of the investment portfolio immediately following the merger (as at 12 November 2013) and much of the focus of this report will be on the Company since the merger and future plans.

    Board changes In structuring the merger of six VCTs, it was agreed that the merged entity should have representation on the post-merger board from each of the participating VCTs. Accordingly, Barry Dean, Andrew Griffiths, Helen Sinclair and I all joined the Board as non-executive directors on 12 November 2013. In addition, Christopher Powell, Roger Jeynes and Michael Cunningham stepped down from the Board.

    I would like to thank each of them for their considerable contribution over the years that they were directors of Downing Distribution VCT 1 plc and wish them well for the future. I also wish to thank all of the non-executive directors of the other participating VCTs who have not joined the Downing ONE board. I believe the merger has been a very positive development for all Shareholders and could not have taken place without a substantial amount of additional work from all directors of each of the participating VCTs.

    Merger The merger was undertaken on a relative net asset value basis using net asset values as at 8 November 2013. The VCTs whose assets and liabilities were acquired by the Company ("DD1") are summarised as follows: Downing Absolute Income VCT 1 plc ("DAI1"); Downing Absolute Income VCT 2 plc ("DAI2"); Downing Income VCT plc ("DI"); Downing Income VCT 3 plc ("DI3"); and Downing Income VCT 4 plc ("DI4"). The merger was undertaken by means of five schemes of reconstruction under Section 110 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and was followed by a share consolidation.

    This resulted in New Ordinary Shares being issued to the various groups of shareholders as follows: Original shares held Approximate number of New Ordinary Shares issued for each share originally held DD10.713DI0.353DI3: Ordinary0.916DI3: E Share0.870DI40.387DAI1: Ordinary0.842DAI1: C Share0.705DAI2: Ordinary0.688DAI2: A Share0.001 Review of period to 30 September 2013 I will now turn to the period prior to the merger. As at 30 September 2013, the Company's NAV stood at 69.2p; a small increase of 0.2p (or 0.3%) compared to 31 March 2013 and after taking into account the 2.5p dividend paid during the period. In general, the Company's AIM-quoted investments performed well over the period producing net unrealised gains of 676,000 and realised gains of 19,000.

    Amongst the unquoted investments, one significant provision was required which contributed to net unrealised losses of 523,000 from the unquoted portfolio. After the period end, the AIM-quoted investments continued to perform strongly, helping NAV increase by 2.1p to 71.3p at 8 November 2013, being the NAV which was used for the merger. Post merger As at 12 November 2013, the newly merged Company had net assets of 74.9 million and the NAV per New Ordinary Share was 100.4p, the increase of 0.4p arising from uplifts in the valuation of quoted investments between the 8 November and 12 November.

    The Company now holds investments in more than 100 companies. In round numbers, approximately 60% of the Company's net assets are invested in unquoted businesses, 35% in quoted companies and the remaining 5% is in cash. The unaudited Balance Sheet and portfolio summary as at 12 November 2013 is shown on pages 4 and 5.

    The Company's strategy going forward is to maintain a fair proportion of assets in growth businesses, which will predominantly comprise AIM-quoted investments. A larger proportion will be maintained in unquoted investments which are expected to produce a steady yield which will contribute towards funding annual dividends, share buybacks and running costs. Dividend policy It is the Board's intention to pay annual dividends of at least 4% per annum.

    Initially the dividends are likely to be paid at the 4% level but where the Company is able to generate significant capital profits, the Board will consider increasing the rate. In line with this policy, an interim dividend of 2.0p per share will be paid on 28 March 2014 to Shareholders on the register at 14 February 2014. Share buybacks The Company intends to operate a policy of buying in its own shares that become available in the market at a 5% discount to NAV (subject to liquidity and any regulatory restrictions).

    The Company has appointed Panmure Gordon to act as its corporate broker. The Board believes that this will be helpful in operating the share buyback process and in keeping the quoted spread on the Company's shares at a reasonable level. Contact details for Panmure Gordon are on the inside back cover of this report.

    New Share offer Following the merger, the Board believes that the Company is well placed to undertake a new fundraising and is making plans for a launch. The new offer will allow Shareholders and other investors to subscribe for New Ordinary Shares so they will gain exposure to the Company's existing diverse and reasonably mature portfolio. The new offer is expected to launch in the near future.

    Details will be sent to all existing Shareholders at that time. Outlook Having successfully completed the first ever merger of six VCTs, the Company and its Shareholders should now start to reap the benefits of the transaction. The burden of running costs has been significantly reduced for most Shareholders and the new share buyback and dividend policies have been implemented.

    Although the Company currently has a reasonable level of cash, new investment activity is likely to be mainly funded from investment realisation proceeds and funds raised under the new share offer. Over the reminder of the year, we expect to see the Manager undertake some rationalisation of the portfolio and seek opportunities to exit from investments that are not considered to be core holdings. I look forward to updating Shareholders on developments with my report in the Annual Report to 31 March 2014.

    Chris Kay Chairman POST MERGER UNAUDITED BALANCE SHEET as at 12 November 2013 12 Nov 2013 '000 Fixed assets Investments71,215 C urrent assets Debtors444Cash at bank and in hand4,7595,203 Creditors : amounts falling due within one year(1,512) Net current assets 3,691 Net assets 74,906 Capital and reserves Called up share capital746Other reserves74,160 Equity shareholders' funds 74,906 Basic and diluted net asset value per share 100.4p New Ordinary Shares in issue 74,594,798 POST MERGER UNAUDITED SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO as at 12 November 2013 Cost Valuation % of portfolio by value '000 '000 Top twenty five venture capital investments (by value) Accumuli plc*2,5193,2214.2%Cadbury House Holdings Limited 3,2332,7783.7%Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs Limited2,7472,7343.6%Baron House Developments LLP2,6952,6953.5%Ludorum plc*3,4432,5763.4%Inland Homes plc*2,0752,4073.2%Tracsis plc*2,0512,3053.0%Vulcan Renewables Limited2,3002,3003.0%Universe Group plc*1,7052,1842.9%Hoole Hall Country Club Holdings Limited2,3161,9802.6%Science in Sport plc*1,6891,7422.3%Tramps Nightclub Limited1,5821,5452.0%Bowman Care Homes Limited1,5351,5352.0%Hoole Hall Spa and Leisure Club Limited1,4671,3351.8%Plastics Capital plc*8481,3041.7%Leytonstone Pub Limited1,2581,3021.7%Anpario plc*1,2961,2961.7%Blue Cedars Limited1,2671,2671.7%Future Biogas (Reepham Road) Limited1,1231,1231.5%Aminghurst Limited1,1061,1061.5%Quadrate Spa Limited1,0741,0741.4%Residential PV Trading Limited1,0601,0601.4%Domestic Solar Limited1,0081,0081.3%Data Centre Response Limited9839831.3%Pennant International Group plc*9779771.3%43,35743,83757.7% Other venture capital investments 29,43727,37836.0%72,79471,21593.7% Cash at bank and in hand 4,7596.3% Total investments 75,974100.0% All venture capital investments are unquoted unless otherwise stated. * quoted on AIM DOWNING ONE VCT PLC FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2013 (PRE MERGER) UNAUDITED BALANCE SHEET as at 30 September 2013 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2012 31 Mar 2013 '000 '000 '000 Fixed assets Investments12,97913,83013,960 Current assets Debtors45109111Cash at bank and in hand673526123718635234 Creditors : amounts falling due within one year(132)(155)(189) Net current assets 58648045 Net assets 13,56514,31014,005 Capital and reserves Called up share capital196199196Capital redemption reserve1,1531,2261,153Share premium3156,066315Special reserve13,7438,08513,743Capital reserve - realised2704,0571,136Capital reserve - unrealised(2,125)(5,295)(2,555)Revenue reserve13(28)17 Equity shareholders' funds 13,56514,31014,005 Basic and diluted net asset value per share 69.2p 72.0p 71.5p UNAUDITED INCOME STATEMENT for the six months ended 30 September 2013 Six months ended 30 September 2013 Six months ended 30 September 2012 Year ended 31 March 2013 Revenue Capital Total Revenue Capital Total Total '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Income155-155141-141329(Losses)/gains on investments- realised-(6)(6)-333333470- unrealised-154154-(852)(852)(598)155148303141(519)(378)201Investment management fees(32)(94)(126)(35)(107)(142)(250)Other expenses(127)-(127)(124)-(124)(239) R eturn/(loss) on ordinary activities before taxation (4)5450(18)(626)(644)(288)Taxation------- Return/(loss) attributable to equity shareholders (4)5450(18)(626)(644)(288) Basic and diluted return/(loss) per share - 0.3p 0.3p (0.1p) (3.1p) (3.2p) (1.5p) The total column within the Income Statement represents the profit and loss account of the Company. All Revenue and Capital items in the above statement derive from continuing operations. No operations were acquired or discontinued during the period.

    A Statement of Total Recognised Gains and Losses has not been prepared as all gains and losses are recognised in the Income Statement as noted above. Other than revaluation movements arising on investments held at fair value through the Income Statement, there were no differences between the return/(loss) as stated above and at historical cost. RECONCILIATION OF MOVEMENTS IN SHAREHOLDERS' FUNDS for the six months ended 30 September 2013 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2012 31 Mar 2013 '000 '000 '000 Opening Shareholders' funds 14,00515,81215,812Issue of shares-393393Unallotted shares-(382)(382)Issue of shares under Share Realisation and Reinvestment Programme -5,8505,850Share issue costs-(99)(97)Purchase of own shares-(242)(413)Purchase of own shares under Share Realisation and Reinvestment Programme -(5,879)(5,879)Total recognised gains/(losses) for the period50(644)(288)Dividends paid (490)(499)(991) Closing Shareholders' funds 13,56514,31014,005 UNAUDITED CASH FLOW STATEMENT for the six months ended 30 September 2013 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2012 31 Mar 2013 '000 '000 '000 Net cash outflow from operating activities and returns on investments (58)(86)(119) Capital expenditure Purchase of investments (724)(1,883)(2,188) Disposal of investments 1,8522,1522,719 Net cash inflow from capital expenditure 1,128269531 Equity dividends paid (484)(499)(989) Net cash inflow/(outflow) before financing 586(316)(577) Financing Proceeds from new share issue-393393Proceeds from new share issue under Share Realisation and Reinvestment Programme-5,8505,850Unalloted share issue proceeds-(382)(382)Share issue costs 2(99)(99)Purchase of own shares (38)(325)(467)Purchase of own shares under Share Realisation and Reinvestment Programme -(5,879)(5,879) Net cash outflow from financing (36)(442)(584) Increase/(decrease) in cash 550(758)(1,161) SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO as at 30 September 2013 Cost Valuation Valuation movement in period % of portfolio by value '000 '000 '000 Top ten venture capital investments (by value) Cadbury House Holdings Limited 2,3691,914-14.0%Hoole Hall Country Club Holdings Limited 1,9201,584-11.6%Ludorum plc *2,0681,201408.8%Hoole Hall Spa and Leisure Limited 1,2001,068-7.8%Accumuli plc*3387361595.4%Vulcan Renewables Limited 700700-5.1%First Care Limited942668-4.9%Plastics Capital plc*1666221724.6%Inland Homes plc*3905851954.3%Universe Group plc *293563784.1%10,3869,64164470.6% Other venture capital investments 4,7183,338(490)24.5%15,10412,97915495.1% Cash at bank and in hand 6734.9% Total investments 13,652100.0% All venture capital investments are unquoted unless otherwise stated. * quoted on AIM SUMMARY OF INVESTMENT MOVEMENTS for the six months ended 30 September 2013 Additions '000 Inland Homes plc390Science in Sport plc333Other sundry investments1724 Disposals Cost Value at 31/03/13 * Disposal proceeds (Loss)/gain against cost Realised (loss)/gain in period '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 Quoted (market sales) Animalcare Group plc2192222361714Belgravium Technologies plc433445211Craneware plc2933263029(24)Netcall plc5518721015523Travelzest plc96173(93)(14)Tristel plc511193179(332)(14) Unquoted (including loan note redemptions) Baron House Developments LLP115115115--Cadbury House Holdings Limited149149149--Real Time Logistics Solutions Limited-125125125- Tender offer Hasgrove plc951331566123 Bonds Ulster Bank (IRE) 11.75% Subord558357332(226)(25)2,1341,8581,852(282)(6) * adjusted for purchases in the period NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS for the six months ended 30 September 2013 1.

    The unaudited half-yearly financial results cover the six months to 30 September 2013 and have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies set out in the statutory accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013, which were prepared under UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice and in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice "Financial Statements of Investment Trust Companies and Venture Capital Trusts" January 2009.

    2. The Company has only one class of business and derives its income from investments made in shares, securities and bank deposits.

    3. The comparative figures were in respect of the six months ended 30 September 2012 and the year ended 31 March 2013 respectively.

    4. Return per share Weighted average number of shares in issue Revenue (loss)/return Capital gain/(loss) '000 '000 Period ended 30 September 201319,592,490(4)54Period ended 30 September 201220,160,488(18)(626)Year ended 31 March 201319,958,55827(315) 5. Dividends paid in the period Six months ended 30 September 2013 Year ended 31 March 2013 Revenue Capital Total Total '000 '000 '000 '000 Date paid 2013 Final30/09/2013: 2.5p-490490-2013 Interim28/03/2013: 2.5p---4922012 Final 28/09/2012: 2.5p---499-490490991 6.

    Basic and diluted net asset value per share Shares in issue Net assets NAV per share '000 pence Period ended 30 September 201319,592,49013,56569.2Period ended 30 September 201219,872,99014,31072.0Year ended 31 March 201319,592,49014,00571.5 7. Called up share capital Shares in issue '000 Period ended 30 September 201319,592,490196Period ended 30 September 201219,872,990199Year ended 31 March 201319,592,490196 8. Reserves Capital redemption reserve Share premium Special reserve Capital reserve -realised Capital reserve -unrealised Revenue reserve '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 '000 At 1 April 2013 1,15331513,7431,136(2,555)17Capital expenses---(94)--Gains/(losses) on investments---(6)154-Realisation of revaluations from previous years---(276)276-Dividends paid---(490)--Retained net revenue -----(4) At 30 September 2013 1,15331513,743270(2,125)13 The Special reserve is available to the Company to enable the purchase of its own shares in the market without affecting its ability to pay dividends/capital distributions.

    Distributable reserves are calculated as follows: 30 Sept 2013 31 Mar 2013 '000 '000 Special reserve13,74313,743Capital reserve - realised2701,136Revenue reserve1317Unrealised losses (excluding unrealised unquoted gains)(2,179)(2,765)Total distributable reserves11,84712,131 9. Reconciliation of return on ordinary activities before taxation to net cash flow from operating activities 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2012 31 Mar 2013 '000 '000 '000 Return/(loss) on ordinary activities before taxation50(644)(288)(Gains)/losses on investments(148)519128Decrease in other debtors596360Decrease in other creditors(19)(24)(19)Net cash outflow from operating activities(58)(86)(119) 10. Reconciliation of net cash flow to movement in net funds 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2012 31 Mar 2013 '000 '000 '000 Beginning of period1231,2841,284Net cash inflow/(outflow)550(758)(1,161)End of period673526123 11.

    The unaudited financial statements set out herein do not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and have not been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The figures for the year ended 31 March 2013 have been extracted from the financial statements for that year, which have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies; the Auditor's report on those financial statements was unqualified.

    12. Going concern The Directors have reviewed the Company's financial resources at the period end and concluded that the Company is well placed to manage its business risks.

    The Directors confirm that they are satisfied that the Company has adequate resources to continue to operate for the foreseeable future. For this reason, the Directors believe that the Company continues to be a going concern and that it is appropriate to apply the going concern basis in preparing the financial statements.

    13. Risks and uncertainties Under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Board is required, in the Company's half-year results, to report on principal risks and uncertainties facing the Company over the remainder of the financial year.

    The Board has concluded that the key risks are: (i) compliance risk of failure to maintain approval as a VCT; and (ii) investment risk associated with investing in small and immature businesses. The Company's compliance with the VCT regulations is continually monitored by the Manager, who regularly reports to the Board on the current position. The Company also retains PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to provide regular reviews and advice in this area.

    In order to make VCT qualifying investments, the Company has to invest in small businesses which are often immature. It also has a limited period in which it must invest the majority of its funds into VCT qualifying investments. The Manager follows a rigorous process in vetting and careful structuring of new investments, including taking a charge over the assets of the business wherever possible and, after an investment is made, closely monitoring the business.

    The Board is satisfied that these approaches provide satisfactory management of the key risks.

    14. The Directors confirm that, to the best of their knowledge, the half yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with the "Statement: Half-Yearly Financial Reports" issued by the UK Accounting Standards Board and the half-yearly financial report includes a fair review of the information required by: (a) DTR 4.2.7R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements, and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and (b) DTR 4.2.8R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being related party transactions that have taken place during the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the entity during that period, and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report that could do so.

    15. Copies of the unaudited half-yearly financial results will be sent to Shareholders shortly.

    Further copies can be obtained from the Company's Registered Office and will be available for download from www.downing.co.uk. This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.

    Source: Downing ONE VCT plc via Globenewswire HUG#1746815

  • Findmypast weekly update adds Norfolk Parish Registers and more Look at the huge list of parishes in Findmypast's new browse collection of Norfolk parish records and you'll see there's a bonus, quite a few parishes from East Suffolk. There are more than 5,300 pages of baptism, marriage, bans registers and burial records from Church of England parishes. Acle, Alburgh, Aldborough, Alderford, Anmer, Arminghall, Ashby (Suffolk), Ashby St Mary, Ashill, Ashmanhaugh, Attleborough, Attlebridge, Aylmerton, Aylsham, Baconsthorpe, Bagthorpe, Bale Alias Bathley, Banningham, Barford, Barmer, Barney, Barnham Broom, With Bickerston, Kimberley & Carleton Forehoe, Barningham Town Alias Winter, Barton Turf, Bawburgh, Bawdeswell, Bedingham, Beeston Next Mileham, Beeston Regis, Beeston St Lawrence, Beetley, Beighton With Moulton, Belaugh, Bergh Apton, Bessingham, Besthorpe, Bexwell, Billingford With Thorpe Parva (Near Diss), Binham, Bintry, Bittering Parva, Blakeney, Blickling, Blo Norton, Blofield, Blundeston With Flixton, Bodham, Bodney, Bradwell, Bramerton, Brampton, Brandiston, Brandon Parva, Bressingham, Brettenham, Bridgham With Roudham, Briningham & Briningham Benefice, Brinton, Brisley, Briston, Brockdish, Brooke, Broome, Brunstead, Burgh Castle, Burgh Next Aylsham, Burgh Parva, Burlingham St Andrew, Burlingham St Peter, Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy, Burnham Sutton & Burnham Ulph, Burnham Thorpe, Burnham Westgate, Burston, Buxton, Bylaugh, Bylaugh & Foxley, Caister By Yarmouth, Caistor St Edmund With Markshall, Cantley, Carbrooke, Carleton Forehoe With Crownthorpe, Carleton St Peter, Carlton Colville, Castle Acre, Catfield, Cawston, Claxton, Cley Next The Sea, Cockley Cley, Cockthorpe, Colby, Colkirk With Oxwick, Colney, Coltishall, Colton, Congham, Corton, Costessey, Coston, Cranwich With Didlington & Colveston, Cranworth With Letton, Crimplesham, Cringleford, Cromer, Crostwick, Crostwight, Crownthorpe, Denton, Denver, Deopham With Hackford, Dersingham, Dickleburgh With Langmere, Didlington With Colveston, Dilham, Diss, Ditchingham, Docking, Downham Market With Bexwell, Drayton, Dunton With Doughton, Earlham St Mary & Earlham With Bowthorpe, Earsham, East Barsham, East Beckham With West Beckham, East Bilney, East Bradenham, East Carleton, East Dereham, East Harling, East Lexham, East Raynham, East Rudham, East Ruston, East Walton, East Winch, East Wretham With West Wretham, Easton, Eaton (St Andrew & Christchurch), Ellingham, Elsing, Fakenham, Felbrigg, Felmingham, Felthorpe, Feltwell, Field Dalling, Filby, Fincham, Fishley, Forncett St Mary, Forncett St Peter, Foulden, Foulsham, Foxley, Framingham Pigot, Freethorpe With Wickhampton, Frenze, Frettenham, Fring, Fritton (Norfolk), Fritton (Suffolk), Fulmodeston With Croxton, Garboldisham, Garveston With Thuxton, Gateley, Geldeston, Gillingham, Gisleham, Gooderstone, Great Bircham With Bircham Newton & Bircham Tofts, Great Cressingham, Great Dunham, Great Ellingham, Great Fransham, Great Hautbois, Great Hockham With Little Hockham, Great Massingham, Great Melton, Great Plumstead, Great Ryburgh, Great Snoring, Great Walsingham, Great Yarmouth Borough, Great Yarmouth, St Nicholas With St Peter, St John, St Andrew, St James, St Paul & St Luke, Gresham, Gressenhall, Guist, Gunthorpe, Gunton (Suffolk), Gunton With Hanworth, Hackford Near Wymondham, Hackford With Whitwell, Hainford, Halvergate With Tunstall, Hanworth, Happisburgh, Hardingham, Hardwick, Hargham, Harpley, Haveringland, Hedenham, Helhoughton, Hellesdon, Hellington, Hemblington, Hempnall and The Hempnall Group Of Parishes, Hempstead By Holt, Hempstead With Eccles and Lessingham, Hempton, Hemsby, Herringfleet, Hethel, Hethersett, Hevingham, Heydon With Irmingland, Hickling, Hilborough, Hilgay, Hindolveston, Hindringham, Hingham, Hockwold Cum Wilton, Hoe, Holkham, Holme Hale, Holme Next The Sea, Holt, Honing, Hopton, Horningtoft, Horsey, Horstead, Houghton , On The Hill, Houghton St Giles, Houghton-Next-Harpley, Hoveton St John, Hoveton St Peter, Hunworth, Ickburgh, Illington, Ingham, Ingoldisthorpe, Intwood With Keswick, Irstead, Kelling, Kenninghall, Kessingland, Ketteringham, Kettlestone, Kimberley, King's Lynn, St Margaret With St Nicholas, Kirby Cane, Kirkley St Peter & St John (Suffolk), Kirstead With Langhale, Knettishall, Lammas With Little Hautbois, Langford, Langham, Larling, Lessingham, Letheringsett, Limpenhoe & Southwood, Litcham, Little Cressingham, Little Dunham, Little Ellingham, Little Fransham, Little Massingham, Little Melton, Little Plumstead, Little Ryburgh, Little Snoring, Little Walsingham, Loddon, Longham, Lound, Lowestoft, St John, Lowestoft, St Margaret, Ludham, Lyng, Marham, Marlingford, Marsham, Matlaske, Mattishall Burgh, Mautby, Melton Constable, Methwold, Metton, Middleton, Mileham, Morley St Botolph With St Peter, Morningthorpe With Fritton, Morston, Morton-On-The-Hill, Moulton St Mary, Mundford, Mundham, Mutford, Narborough, Narford, Neatishead, Necton, Needham, Newton By Castle Acre, Newton Flotman, North Barningham, North Barsham, North Creake, North Pickenham, North Runcton, North Walsham, North Wootton, Northrepps, Northwold, Norwich, St Andrew, Norwich, St Augustine, Norwich, St Benedict, Norwich, St Clement & St Edmund, Norwich, St Etheldreda, Norwich, St George Colegate, Norwich, St George Tombland & St Simon & St Jude, Norwich, St Giles, Norwich, St Gregory, Norwich, St Helen, Norwich, St James With Pockthorpe, Norwich, St John De Sepulchre, Norwich, St John The Baptist At Maddermarket, Norwich, St John Timberhill With All Saints & St Michael At Thorn, Norwich, St Julian, Norwich, St Lawrence, Norwich, St Margaret & St Swithin, Norwich, St Martin At Oak, Norwich, St Martin At Palace, Norwich, St Mary Coslany, Norwich, St Mary In The Marsh, Norwich, St Michael At Plea, Norwich, St Michael Coslany & St Martin At Oak, Norwich, St Peter Hungate, Norwich, St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, St Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, St Peter Southgate, Norwich, St Saviour, Norwich, St Stephen, Norwich, St Swithin, Old Buckenham, Old Catton, Old Hunstanton (St Mary's), Old Lakenham (St John With All Saints), Ormesby St Margaret With Scratby, Ormesby St Michael, Oulton (Suffolk), Overstrand, Ovington, Oxborough, Oxnead, Oxwick, Pakefield, Panxworth, Pentney, Plumstead By Holt, Potter Heigham, Pulham St Mary Magdalene Alias Pulham Market, Pulham St Mary The Virgin, Rackheath, Ranworth, Reedham, Reepham With Kerdiston, Repps With Bastwick, Reymerston, Riddlesworth With Gasthorpe, Ridlington, Ringland, Rockland All Saints With St Andrew, Rockland St Mary With Hellington, Rockland St Peter, Rollesby, Roudham, Roughton, Roydon Near Diss, Roydon Near Lynn, Runhall With Coston, Runham, Runton, Rushall, Rushford, Rushmere, Ryston With Roxham, Saham Toney, Salhouse, Salle, Salthouse, Saxlingham By Holt, Saxlingham Nethergate With Saxlingham Thorpe, Scarning, Sco Ruston, Scole, Scoulton With Wood Rising, Sculthorpe, Sea Palling, Sedgeford, Seething, Sharrington, Shelton With Hardwick, Shereford, Shernbourne, Shimpling, Shipdham, Shotesham, All Saints, Shotesham, St Mary & St Botolph With St Martin, Shouldham, Shouldham Thorpe, Shropham, Sisland, Skeyton, Sloley, Smallburgh, Snetterton, Snettisham, Somerleyton, South Creake, South Lopham With North Lopham, South Lynn, All Saints, South Pickenham, South Raynham, South Walsham, St Lawrence With St Mary, South Wootton, Southacre, Southburgh, Southery, Southwood, Sparham, Spixworth, Sprowston & Beeston St Andrew, Stalham, Stanfield, Stanford, Stanhoe With Barwick, Starston, Stibbard, Stiffkey, Stockton, Stody, Stoke Ferry, Stokesby With Herringby, Stratton St Mary, Stratton St Michael With St Peter, Stratton Strawless, Strumpshaw, Suffield, Surlingham St Mary & St Saviour, Sustead, Sutton, Swaffham, Swafield, Swainsthorpe, Swannington, Swanton Morley With Worthing, Swanton Novers, Swardeston, Syderstone, Tasburgh, Tatterford, Tattersett, Taverham, Thelveton, Themelthorpe, Thetford, St Mary, Thornage, Thornham, Thorpe Abbotts, Thorpe Episcopi, Thorpe Hamlet, Threxton, Thrigby, Thurgarton, Thurning, Thursford, Thurton, Thuxton, Thwaite St Mary, Tibenham, Titchwell, Tittleshall With Godwick, Tivetshall St Mary & St Margaret, Topcroft, Trimingham, Trowse, Tunstall, Tunstead, Tuttington, Twyford, Upper Sheringham, Upton With Fishley, Wacton, Walcot, Warham, Waterden, Watton, Waxham, Weasenham All Saints & Weasenham St Peter, Welborne, Wellingham, Wells Next The Sea, Wendling, West Barsham, West Bilney, West Bradenham, West Dereham, West Harling, West Lexham, West Lynn, West Raynham, West Rudham, West Somerton, West Tofts, West Winch, Westacre, Westfield, Weston Longville, Westwick, Weybourne, Whinburgh, Whissonsett, Whitwell, Wickhampton, Wicklewood, Wighton, Wilby, Winterton With East Somerton, Witton (Near North Walsham), Wiveton, Wood Dalling, Wood Norton & Swanton Novers, Wood Rising, Woodbastwick, Woodton, Worstead, Wramplingham, Wretton, Wroxham, Wymondham, Yaxham, Yelverton With Alpington Also this week: - over 27,000 records of British Army schoolchildren and schoolmasters 1803-1932, students and staff members at the Royal Military Asylum (RMA) in Chelsea or the Royal Hibernian Military School (RHMS) in Dublin. - nearly 10,000 records for Royal Hibernian Military School admissions 1847-1932 pertain specifically to students enrolled at the Royal Hibernian Military School in Dublin, Ireland. - over 92,000 new articles and two brand new titles in the Irish Newspaper Update .

    The new titles are the Missionary Herald of The Presbyterian Church in Ireland and the Tyrone Constitution.

    The Irish newspaper collection now contains 74 different titles from all over Ireland and over 9.2 million articles covering 231 years of Irish history (1719-1950).

  • Firefighters tackling big blaze at Oulton Hall near Aylsham ... Firefighters tackling big blaze at Oulton Hall near Aylsham hampered by high winds 13:36 31 March 2015 Sophie Biddle 1 Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Archant Norfolk 2015 High winds hampered firecrews tackling a major blaze in a north Norfolk country house overnight. Share link shares Close You currently have JavaScript disabled, functionality will be limited Oulton Hall fire Share link shares Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight.

    Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight.

    Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight.

    Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight.

    Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight.

    Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE 0 1 / 13 Crews have spent much of the night and early hours battling with a fire at Oulton Hall near Aylsham. The roof, windows and two floors of the historic hall, which dates back to the 18th century, were badly damaged.

    The hall is well-known as it opens its stunning grounds under the National Gardens Scheme. Fire service incident commander Glen South said this morning that the hall was well alight when he arrived at 3.30am. Wind conditions made it extremely difficult to fight the fire, he explained.

    Due to concerns of structural collapse we adopted defensive fire fighting techniques using water jets. At the height of the incident, there were 50 firefighters and fire officers at the hall. Five crews were tackling the blaze at any one time, and managed to stop is spreading to an extension at the back of the hall.

    During the night Hall Road was closed as the crews battled the blaze, said Norfolk police. The first appliances arrived around midnight from Aylsham, Reepham, Holt, Sheringham, Sprowston, Earlham, including an aerial ladder platform, a control unit from Wymondham and a water carrier from Fakenham. Relief crews arrived at 2am and 5am.

    Fire crews are expected to remain at the scene all day. Artist and poet Vince Laws, who lives opposite the hall, said: It all kicked off about midnight. There were flashing lights that woke us up.

    You could see the roof burning away. The hall is close to the former wartime RAF Oulton airfield. There is a memorial plaque in the garden marking where a Blenheim aircraft crashed on exercise in 1938.

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  • Have You Seen This Man Or Vehicle In The Reepham Area ... Incident 95 of 19 May 2015 Police would like to speak to this man who may be able to assist with their investigation into the attempted theft of a trailer. Around 10.15 am on Tuesday morning the 19 th May, a witness reported seeing a person acting suspiciously around a trailer parked on The Green in the village of Reepham. The man is described as white and in his forties with black hair was wearing sunglasses, a black coat and grey hoody.

    He was driving an old looking dark green vehicle. Police are appealing for the person described or for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the village of Reepham or surrounding villages around this time to contact them. If you are able to help the local police with their enquiries please contact the non emergency number 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

    Please quote incident 95 of the 19th May.

    Updated: 20th May 2015 at 12:47

  • Highways bosses urged to use previous design for Norwich's ... Members of the public study the latest plans for the NDR, on display at the Forum. Philip Cooper checks details with project technician, Dan North, right. Picture: Denise Bradley By richard wheeler Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:39 AM Highways engineers have been urged to use a previous route design for Norwich s 141.5m northern bypass (NDR) to protect Taverham and Thorpe Marriott.

    To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. There are fears motorists could use the areas as a rat-run if Norfolk County Council seeks to construct the road in its proposed form. The county council changed the route to remove a roundabout at Fir Covert Road, Taverham, after it said community concerns were raised during a consultation last year about the potentially high number of vehicles using the street.

    The roundabout was relocated to a junction with the A1067 Fakenham Road, west of Taverham. And while Broadland District Council s Conservative cabinet noted its strong support for the bypass yesterday, members agreed to ask the county council to examine the cost, viability and feasibility of all options for its design. Stuart Clancy, cabinet member for economic development, said he believed the county council should return to its designs shown to the public in Spring 2012, which included a roundabout at Fir Covert Road.

    He told cabinet he was at a loss to explain why the route was later changed as he believed evidence from highways officials suggested it would produce the best results. The Taverham South councillor said: Ultimately the only solution for the NDR is a full one to link to the A47. We are where we are with the proposal.

    I must make it clear I speak as a member for Taverham South, in the interests of the villages of Taverham and Thorpe Marriott. There s a very strong professional view for the roundabout to remain on Fir Covert Road, which is in the interest of the whole communities of Taverham and Thorpe Marriott, which will allow access and egress along the road. A report signed-off by Broadland s head of planning, Phil Courtier, states the closure of Fir Covert Road may fragment the business community and hamper opportunities for growth.

    It adds the change could result in vehicles using Taverham, Drayton and Thorpe Marriott as a short-cut. There have also been calls by Broadland for other issues to be examined, including junctions along the planned route and better-lit cycle paths. The county council says it is examining all feedback as it works towards finalising designs for the road, and it will look into the concerns raised by Broadland.

    Peter Balcombe, Hellesdon South East Liberal Democrat, told cabinet yesterday: I am not sure personally either of the options we ve got at the moment get it right. I can see the disadvantage to Fir Covert Road businesses, but equally if you go back to the original plan and push more traffic, as that would do, down Reepham Road, that adversely affects a lot of other businesses, namely those on the Airport Industrial Estate and on Reepham Road itself. Whatever we do is difficult.

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  • Holt's Byford's owner set to buy Old Brewery House Hotel, Reepham ... The Old Brewery House Hotel at Reepham.

    Picture: Denise Bradley Alex Hurrell, Reporter 1 Saturday, November 9, 2013 9:16 PM The owner of Holt s popular Byford s cafe, shop and posh B&B is hoping to buy Reepham s Old Brewery House Hotel, which closed in August.

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  • Huhne announces funding for 82 local energy organisations With five days to go before applications for funding from the Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF) scheme close, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has announced the first 82 local energy projects to win funding from the 10 million scheme. The 82 projects will share 4 million in funding. Winning bids include opening show homes to demonstrate solid wall insulation to the public, schemes to check the energy efficiency of homes and invest in renewable energy, and events to promote the uptake of energy efficiency in local communities.

    Organisations including parish councils, voluntary associations, development trusts and faith groups are all eligible to apply for LEAF funding. Around 200 projects are expected to benefit in total and the second round will close to applications at noon on 20 January 2012. Successful communities in the second round will be notified at the end January.

    Details of how to appply are on the Green Communities website 1 . LEAF is managed by a consortium of community networks administered by the Energy Saving Trust. Money is intended to be used for understanding energy efficiency at a local level and renewable energy generation issues.

    There is on average 50,000 available for each successful bid but money allocated depends on the proposals put forward. Any work needs to be completed by end of March 2012. The winning projects are: England, Northeast Holy Island of Lindisfarne , Northumberland Sherburn Hill Community Association , Durham Sitlington , Wakefield Sustainable Saltaire , West Yorkshire Weaverthorpe , North Yorkshire Witton Park Community Association , Bishop Auckland England, Northwest Action for Sustainable Living , Manchester Alt valley , Merseyside Ashton Hayes Community Energy , Cheshire Bayston Hill Parish Council , Shropshire Church Stretton , Shropshire Green Vale Homes , Rossendale Kirkbride , Cumbria Low Carbon Lymm , Cheshire Parksway bungalows , Manchester Sustainability and Energy Network in Staveley , Derbyshire Bolton community homes , Bolton Groundwork , Oldham Whalley Community Hydro , Clitheroe K-SET , Sedbergh MERCi / East Manchester , Manchester England, Southeast Barcombe Energy Group , East Sussex OVESCO , East Sussex Rural Kent , Kent London Brixton Energy , Brixton Community Education Forum , Fulham The HEET Project , London The Sustainable Home Survey Company CIC , London Transition Town Peckham , Peckham Waterloo Community Development Group , Lambeth England, Southcentral Chipping Norton , Oxfordshire Energy Alton , Hampshire Oxford , Oxfordshire South Kenton Preston Park Residents Association , Wembley Sustainable Wallingford , Oxfordshire The Environment Centre (TEC) , Southampton The Willow Hills Residents Association , Guildford Transition Eynsham Area (GreenTEA) , Oxfordshire Tring Environmental Forum , Hertfordshire Winchester Action on Climate Change , Winchester England, Southwest (PURE) Polperro Community Group Ltd , Cornwall Bedminster , Bedminster Bishops Lydeard, Nr Taunton, Somerset.

    Quantock Eco Community Group , Somerset Bridport Renewable Energy Group , Bridport Bristol Green Doors Community Interest Company , Bristol Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon , Bradford on Avon Exeter , Exeter Future Fit Bristol , Bristol Low Carbon Gordano , Bristol Moretonhampstead Development Trust , Devon BWCE , Bath Rame Peninsula , Cornwall St Gennys , Bude Taunton Transition Town , Taunton Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust , Torbay Transition Penwith , Penzance Transition Town Totnes , Totnes Whitney Village Hall , Hereford Woolhope Dome Cooperative , Hereford Wraxall & Long Ashton , Somerset England, East Anglia Kelsale cum Carlton , Suffolk Reepham Green Team , Norfolk Shipfield , Norwich Trust Links Ltd , Southen England, Midlands Act on Energy , Warwickshire Fillongley Carbon Reduction Club , Warwickshire Harbury Energy Initiative , Warwickshire Northfield Ecocentre , Birmingham Orbit Heart of England , Coventry Sustainable Bridgnorth , Shropshire Sustainable Moseley , Birmingham Sustainable Youlgrave , Derbyshire Transition West Bridgford Wales AAT , Caerphilly Caerau Development Trust , Maesteg Cwmdu Sustainable Energy Group , Powys Cymydmaen , Caernarvonshire Cambrian Mountains , Powys Friends of Taff Bargoed Parc , Treharris Llangattock Green Valleys , Brecon Monmouthshire Community Climate Champions , Monmouth Transition Monmouth , Monmouth References ^ Green Communities website (www.greencommunitiescc.org.uk)

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  • I'm a Scientist March 2016: Who's taking part? Click for the map of schools taking part. I m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! In March students at nearly 130 schools from Devon to Mallaig will be interacting with 45 scientists across 9 different zones during this year s British Science Week.

    Between 7th 18th March school students will put the scientists through their paces in fast-paced live chats and probing questions on everything from the changing climate, to our understanding of gravity, to toxic substances, to what fat has ever done for us. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @imascientist 1 , and follow the hashtag, #IASUK 2 . Let s meet the scientists and schools taking part in Biochemistry Zone This zone is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry 3 and part-funded by the Biochemical Society 4 .

    The Scientists Christopher Blanford 5 | PhD Student, University of Manchester I mash up mushrooms and bacteria, purify the goo, then put the bright blue product on carbon cloth so that we can have cheaper and greener electricity. Andy Chapman 6 | Lecturer, Kingston University I design and make very small machines from atoms to make many of things we taste, touch, see and smell. Nikki D Arcy 7 | Postdoctoral, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst I m part of a team trying to discover new antibiotics to stop people getting sick in the future.

    Jessica Groppi 8 | PhD Student, Queen Mary University of London I am a chemist that uses atoms and molecules as lego pieces to build machines that help doctors hunt for diseases. Harriet Reid 9 | PhD Student, University of Bristol I use nature to help me design new materials that could be used to treat cancer. The Schools Barnsley Academy, Barnsley Bexleyheath Academy, Kent Dartford Science And Technology College, Kent Downham Market Academy, Norfolk Grove School, Shropshire Lord Lawson Of Beamish Academy, Co.

    Durham Mackie Academy, Stonehaven Midkent College, Kent Old Palace Of John Whitgift Senior School, Croydon Queen Elizabeth s School, Dorset Sir William Borlase s Grammar School, Marlow The Academy Selsey, Selsey The Downs School, West Berkshire The Oxford Academy, Oxford Climate Change Zone This zone is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry 10 . The Scientists Cat Scott 11 | Postdoctoral, University of Leeds When you walk through a forest you can smell a strong piney odour which comes from chemicals being emitted by the trees. I use computer codes to understand how these emissions affect the air around us, and the climate of the whole planet!

    Olesegun Pharwarlay 12 | PhD Student, University of Birmingham The air around us can be very unhealthy for us; I look for what makes the air unhealthy and where the what comes from. Elaine Mawbey 13 | PhD Student, University of Bristol Measuring the chemistry in little tiny fossil sea creatures to understand what climate was like in the past .. Iain McClellan 14 | Lecturer , University of the West of Scotland I look at how cars and factories affects the air we breathe and how they affect the world s climate.

    Helena Quilter 15 | PhD Student, University of Bath I m trying to make new biodegradable plastics from orange peel, pine trees and mint! The Schools Bignold Primary School And Nursery, Norwich Burleigh Primary School, Hertfordshire Fairford C Of E Primary School, Fairford Grafton Primary School, London Hallam Primary School, Sheffield Hindley Green C.P School, Wigan Hutton Cranswick Cp School, Driffield Inglehurst Junior School, Leicester Mauricewood Primary School, Penicuik Ralph Sadleir School, Near Ware St Patrick s Rc Primary School, Stockton On Tees Touch Primary School, Dunfermline Fat Zone This zone is funded by the Wellcome Trust 16 . The Scientists Majid Ahmed 17 | PhD Student , Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences University of Manchester I am a Doctor and I experiment with microscopic blood vessels taken from mice and humans to find out how they help deliver blood to all the important organs around the body, and what goes wrong with these vessels when people are obese.

    Charlotte Green 18 | Postdoctoral , University of Oxford I want to understand why some people have lots of fat in their liver and why this can lead to them developing diseases such as diabetes. Hannah Moir 19 | Lecturer , Kingston University Testing how exercise effects the human body. Sam Smith 20 | Postdoctoral , Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London I research how to keep fit and healthy as we grow older, particularly how we can change people s behaviour to prevent diseases such as cancer.

    Richard Sulston 21 | PhD Student , University of Edinburgh When people or animals reduce the amount of food they eat they become healthier, I am looking at a hormone in the blood which is released more when we eat less and may help improve our metabolism and health. The Schools Aquinas College, Stockport Blessed Hugh Faringdon, Reading Comberton Village College, Cambridge Dixons City Academy, Bradford Grangemouth High, Grangemouth Hayesfield Girls School, Bath John F Kennedy Catholic School, Hemel Hempstead Pool Hayes Arts And Community School, Willenhall Standish Community High School, Wigan Swanmead Community School, Ilminster Teesdale School And Sixth Form College, County Durham The John Henry Newman School, Hertfordshire Walbottle Campus, Newcastle Upon Tyne Walker Technology College, Newcastle Upon Tyne Woodlands School, Derby Gravity Zone This zone is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council 22 . The Scientists Benjamin Bose 23 | PhD Student , Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth Is the gravity between you and Earth the same as the gravity between galaxies?

    Emma Dean 24 | PhD Student , University of Southampton I investigate how mountains grow on neutron stars and how they make gravitational waves. Alice Harpole 25 | PhD Student, University of Southampton I model explosions on neutron stars. Christian Killow 26 | Postdoctoral, University of Glasgow I make space rulers!

    To detect gravitational waves we want to build a spaceborne gravitational wave observatory and I use lasers to make very precise measurements that will be crucial for this. Steve Marsden 27 | Postdoctoral , University of Manchester I am trying to find how gravity works at very small distances by looking at the debris created when smashing parts of atoms into one another close to the speed of light. The Schools Ferndown Middle School, Dorset Hammersmith Academy, London Lodge Park Academy, Northamptonshire Mallaig High School, Mallaig Nower Hill High School, Middlesex Red Hill C Of E Primary School, Worcestershire Silverdale School, Sheffield St Wilfrids Ce Academy, Blackburn Tapton School, Sheffield The King s School, Devon The Minster School, Nottinghamshire Thomas Gainsborough School, Sudbury Valentines High School, Ilford Winton Primary, London Withington Girls School, Manchester Medical Physics Zone This zone is funded by the Institute of Physics 28 and the Institute of Physics in Medicine 29 .

    The Scientists Mobeen Ali 30 | PhD Student, University of Nottingham I am working on new ways of imaging the brain with MRI, to pick out age related diseases. Laura Howarth 31 | Royal Cornwall Hospital Using high technology science to enable us to listen and obtain some amazing images of our arteries and veins in our bodies so that we can help to diagnose important problems so that the doctors can try to fix them! Jennifer Lowe 32 | University Hospital Southampton I work in a hospital using radiation to treat cancer, mostly sat at a computer, sometimes in an operating theatre.

    Greg Melia 33 | Postdoctoral, University of York/KTP industrial partner Sylatech Ltd Your body is emitting microwave rays, all the time, and I can use them to check whether you ve got cancer. Paul O Mahoney 34 | Postdoctoral, University of Dundee I use light to help treat cancer! The Schools Aldersley High School, Wolverhampton Barnsley Academy, Barnsley Brayton High School, North Yorkshire Copleston High School, Ipswich Downham Market Academy, Downham Market Fulford, York Gordon s School, Woking Hendon School, London Notre Dame School, Plymouth Reepham High School And College, Norfolk Reepham High School And College, Norfolk Somervale School, Radstock Stanborough School, Welwyn The Academy Selsey, Selsey The City Academy, Hackney, Hackney The John Henry Newman School, Hertfordshire Thornden School, Eastleigh Toxicology Zone This zone is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry 35 .

    The Scientists Stuart Atkinson 36 | Cleansing Service Group I design new treatment methods to destroy hazardous waste and make it safe. Richard Friend 37 | Intertek Melbourn I invent methods so we can test medicines on machines to make sure that they re OK to take, including everything from painkillers to protein bars! Anais Kahve 38 | PhD Student , University of Exeter Medical School Understanding how fatty acids get inside cells.

    Katy Kellet 39 | PhD Student, University of Hertfordshire I find ways to detect drugs of abuse in street samples to help police and doctors know what drug they are dealing with. Lauren Laing 40 | PhD Student, University of Exeter My research explores how chemicals we release into the environment can affect fish living in our rivers, and how these chemicals could alter the way their genes work. The Schools Bingley Grammar School, Bingley Churnet View Middle School, Staffordshire Colton Hills Community School, Wolverhampton Deferrers Academy, Staffordshire Dunblane High School, Perthshire Glyn School, Surrey Jenny Pitman, East Sussex King James s School, North Yorkshire Mount Tamar School, Plymouth Saint Benedict Academy, Derby Simon Balle, Herts St Martin-In-The-Fields High School, London St.

    Paul s Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Thomas Knyvett College, Surrey Trinity Cofe High, Greater Manchester Iridium Zone This zone is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council 41 . The Scientists Gaia Andreoletti 42 | PhD Student , University of Southampton My project focuses on identifying disease causal DNA mutations in children diagnosed with a disorder named IBD using a supercomputer. Jim Barrett 43 | PhD Student , University of Birmingham I look for new planets and other cool stuff in data that s so messy that no one else can find them!

    Adrian Buzatu 44 | Postdoctoral, University of Glasgow I study the fundamental building blocks of the Universe and how they combine to create atoms, to learn where we really come from. Vicky Caulfield 45 | Astra Zeneca/MedImmune Speke I manage samples to provide scientific support for marketed products Scott Lawrie 46 | Rutherford Appleton Laboratory I zap things with high voltage, get them really hot and add a dash of highly explosive hydrogen and caesium to make a plasma hotter than the surface of the sun! The Schools Ashcroft Technology Academy, London Cheadle Hulme High School, Cheadle Dunblane High School, Dunblane Hawley Place School, Camberley Kennet School, Berkshire Lucton School, Hereford North Somerset Enterprise And Technology College, Weston-Super-Mare Parmiters School, Watford Perth Academy, Perth St Cuthbert Mayne, Devon St James Ce Middle School, Suffolk St John Payne School, Essex The Holy Cross School, Kingston Upon Thames Walbottle Campus, Newcastle Upon Tyne Platinum Zone This zone is funded by the Wellcome Trust 47 .

    The Scientists Daniel Biggs 48 | The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Working in the exciting and often changing field of DNA editing. Lowri Evans 49 | An Energy Management Consultancy As a Low Carbon Psychologist, I change peoples behaviour towards climate change, making them more energy efficient and reducing their carbon footprint Kelly Houton 50 | DuPont Teijin Films It is against the law to steal someone s bike or car and it s also illegal to steal a novel invention. I protect our company from stealing other people s inventions.

    Greg Irving 51 | Lecturer, University of Cambridge I m a doctor who researches how we can prevent diseases like cancer and diabetes Giovanni Tancredi 52 | Postdoctoral, Oxford University I build and test very tiny and special circuits for building very fast and powerful computers. The Schools Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton Chulmleigh Community College, Devon Endon High School, Stoke On Trent Ferndown Middle School, Dorset Hammersmith Academy, London Hitchin Boys School, Hitchin Nicholas Chamberlaine, Warwickshire Prendergast Vale College, London Rainham Mark Grammar School, Kent Sandymoor School, Runcorn Swindon Academy, Swindon The City Academy, London The Cooper School, Oxfordshire The Hazeley Academy, Milton Keynes Gold Zone This zone is funded by the Wellcome Trust 53 . The Scientists Maddison Coke 54 | PhD Student, University College London I use beams of molecules to create tiny structures, smaller than the thickness of your hair, one layer of molecules at a time, so we can make smartphones run quicker in the future.

    Chris Conselice 55 | Professor, University of Nottingham I study how galaxies are born and live their lives over 13 billion years Hayley Moulding 56 | PhD Student, Cardiff University Everyone sleeps: I sleep; you sleep; even the Queen sleeps. Some people with changes in their DNA find sleeping really difficult. I want to work out why, and how their sleep differs from others.

    Omur Tastan 57 | Postdoctoral, Oxford University I study how stem cells become neurons which will help cure brain diseases. Jimi Willis 58 | Postdoctoral, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre I help other scientists understand and fight cancer by measuring molecules in my really expensive machine. The Schools Cedar Primary School, Rochester Central Primary School, Watford Christ The King Catholic Primary School, Leicestershire Frome Valley First School, Dorset Keelman s Way School, Tyne And Wear Lark Rise Academy, Bedfordshire Springfield Primary School, Middlesex Springside Primary School, Lancashire.

    St Andrew s Church Of England Primary School, Sherborne St Catherine s Primary School, Hertfordshire St Mary s Primary School, Ayrshire Thornton Primary School, Fife References ^ @imascientist (twitter.com) ^ #IASUK (twitter.com) ^ Royal Society of Chemistry (www.rsc.org) ^ Biochemical Society (www.biochemistry.org) ^ Christopher Blanford (biochemm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Andy Chapman (biochemm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Nikki D Arcy (biochemm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Jessica Groppi (biochemm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Harriet Reid (biochemm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Royal Society of Chemistry (www.rsc.org) ^ Cat Scott (climatem16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Olesegun Pharwarlay (climatem16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Elaine Mawbey (climatem16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Iain McClellan (climatem16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Helena Quilter (climatem16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Wellcome Trust (www.wellcome.ac.uk) ^ Majid Ahmed (fatm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Charlotte Green (fatm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Hannah Moir (fatm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Sam Smith (fatm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Richard Sulston (fatm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Science and Technology Facilities Council (www.stfc.ac.uk) ^ Benjamin Bose (gravitym16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Emma Dean (gravitym16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Alice Harpole (gravitym16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Christian Killow (gravitym16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Steve Marsden (gravitym16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Institute of Physics (iop.org) ^ Institute of Physics in Medicine (www.ipem.ac.uk) ^ Mobeen Ali (medphysm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Laura Howarth (medphysm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Jennifer Lowe (medphysm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Greg Melia (medphysm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Paul O Mahoney (medphysm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Royal Society of Chemistry (www.rsc.org) ^ Stuart Atkinson (toxicm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Richard Friend (toxicm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Anais Kahve (toxicm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Katy Kellet (toxicm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Lauren Laing (toxicm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Science and Technology Facilities Council (www.stfc.ac.uk) ^ Gaia Andreoletti (iridiumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Jim Barrett (iridiumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Adrian Buzatu (iridiumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Vicky Caulfield (iridiumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Scott Lawrie (iridiumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Wellcome Trust (www.wellcome.ac.uk) ^ Daniel Biggs (platinumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Lowri Evans (platinumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Kelly Houton (platinumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Greg Irving (platinumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Giovanni Tancredi (platinumm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Wellcome Trust (www.wellcome.ac.uk) ^ Maddison Coke (goldm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Chris Conselice (goldm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Hayley Moulding (goldm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Omur Tastan (goldm16.imascientist.org.uk) ^ Jimi Willis (goldm16.imascientist.org.uk)

  • In pictures: Lincoln creates new Mini Baron trail The 25 trailblazing Lincoln Barons may have gone, but the city s businesses and groups have created a brand new trail by designing their own mini-versions of the statues. Shops, bars, restaurants, estate agents, and other businesses around Lincoln will be displaying their own individually painted Mini Barons up to Christmas Eve. The Lincoln Barons Charter Christmas Festival will round off the city s celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

    The Mini Barons cost 9.95 each and are available to buy from the Lincoln Visitor Information Centre on Castle Hill. The Lincolnite decided to have a go at the Mini Baron challenge, with our Associate Editor Emily Norton painting an iconic view of Lincoln s skyline. Here are a range of some of the other fantastic efforts made in the city: https://twitter.com/BuntysLincoln/status/667665590849544192 https://twitter.com/LoveEskimoo/status/667703313887006720 https://twitter.com/chattyimp/status/666966522104033280 https://twitter.com/garry_wilkinson/status/666958130698444800 https://twitter.com/TheTattooedArms/status/667735576154632193 Designed your own Mini Baron?

    Tweet us @thelincolnite or email news@thelincolnite.co.uk Advert - Book a slot ' 1 References ^ Advert - Book a slot ' (thelincolnite.co.uk)

  • International Student Placement Officer INTO Manchester Location: Manchester Salary: 21,453 to 27,889 per annum Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Placed on: 15th January 2016 Closes: 1st February 2016 Context INTO is an organisation working in partnership with leading UK and US universities and investing in the development of world-class student study centres. It specialises in preparing international students for undergraduate and postgraduate study with both academic and English language support. Our Centres guarantee progression to leading UK and US undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

    INTO Manchester is a wholly owned INTO University Partnerships venture. Requirements This new position represents a unique opportunity for an individual experienced in counselling and supporting students through the process of applying for Higher Education. The successful applicant will work with students and staff at INTO Manchester to: Support, counsel and guide students through the UCAS process Support, counsel and guide students with their applications to postgraduate programmes Liaise with Universities about all aspects of the application process Track and analyse progression data for our students The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the academic requirements for entry to Higher Education, excellent analytical and IT skills and an interest in working with International Students.

    Salary Salary: Band C 21,453 to 27,889 per annum. If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and interest for this post, please send your CV with a covering letter saying how you meet the person specification, to: Christine Atherton, HR Advisor at hrmanchester@into.uk.com Closing Date for applications is Monday 1 st February 2016 Interview Date is Tuesday 9 th February 2016 Safeguarding As part of our Safeguarding procedures, applicants are asked to note that: references will be followed up; all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily; proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required; reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that they should not be engaged in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18; appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment. This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

    All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Serviced check before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. For further details and a full job description see http://www.intohigher.com/jobs INTO is an equal opportunities employer.

    INTO is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and child protection screening will apply. www.into.uk.com INTO Giving is the charitable arm of INTO University Partnerships and is committed to increasing access to education and improving the quality of education for disadvantaged young people around the world. INTO employees are encouraged to take an active role in INTO Giving.

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  • Is it finally time for changes in the property market? We re living through a never ending property cycle. Waiting for the bubble to burst. Once again.

    Nearly all the data on British housing points to this conclusion. And history suggests it s inevitable that house prices will fall. But the question is, when?

    And, perhaps more importantly, what should you be doing with your property right now? On one side of the debate, there s plenty of evidence to suggest that a housing correction is almost upon us. For instance, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 57% of people believe that it s now a good time to sell.

    And asking prices for property are falling at the fastest pace on record, according to the latest 2014 s figures. As one surveyor said: We are now having to re-adjust asking prices to encourage offers. If this trend continues, we could be about to see the housing market plummet by a massive 15-20% .

    Just imagine finding out that your property had lost that much of its value. It could be a very nasty shock. The Bank Of England have now played all of their trump cards for holding back interest rates.

    But how long can the banks withstand virtually zero interest rates? Answer is they can t withstand this any longer. Therefore the banks don t want to lend money.

    Banks can t afford to lend money in an insecure property market. Therefore they want massive deposits. This drives down the first time buyers market instantly.

    The middle market relies on selling to first time buyers . Banks won t lend money to struggling business or risky new business. So industry is decreasing.

    Therefore we have no income security . No security = Inability to borrow money . So you now have a catch 22 situation.

    Do we want the banks to crash again ? Do we want tax payers money to be used for yet another bailout ? Because this is where we are heading again if things don t change fast .

    The time has arisen where we must start taking more responsibility for ourselves . Stop relying on Governments to come up with answers . We should have realised by now these people don t have answers .

    They only have more lies . They have proven time after time that they are only concerned with their own wellbeing . We have come up with some real solutions to change the Property market .

    Create real income for people . We all need to be thinking about keeping roofs over ours and our families heads . So what should you do?

    You need to start watching this site . www.realhotproperty.com 1 Launching January 2015 . Join us on Facebook and Twitter All launching January 2015.

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  • Is there a Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer in you? Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is calling on people to become Community Volunteers and enable us to work together to make Norfolk safer. The Service has recruited Community Volunteers for many years and currently has 28. The aim is to recruit another 20 people to assist in areas across Norfolk : Loddon, Harleston, Diss, East Harling, Attleborough, Watton, Hingham, Swaffham, Methwold, Outwell, West Walton, Terrington St.

    Clement, Heacham, Hunstanton, Massingham, Fakenham, Wells, Reepham, North Walsham, Stalham, Wroxham, Martham, Wymondham, Aylsham, Sheringham. Community Volunteers are invaluable to the Service sharing a wealth of experience and skills to support our activities in improving the safety of people in their homes and communities. The core part of the role is to support the work of the Community Safety Department by carrying out home fire safety check visits for older and vulnerable members of their local community.

    The visits include providing advice about fire safety, making a fire plan, and checking smoke alarms. Although Community Volunteers may be involved in other activities such as Crucial Crew and community engagement events. Not only will you be helping to make people stay safe in their homes, but you will also help the Fire and Rescue Service forge crucial links with local communities.

    Stuart Horth, Head of Community Safety at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, said: We are looking for people who have some spare time to give something back to the area where they live while helping save lives at the same time. We are committed to keeping Norfolk as a safe place to work and live. The work of volunteers, by carrying Home Fire Safety Checks, are a pivotal part of protecting people from the risk of fire in their homes.

    We have worked with volunteers for many years and they are a huge asset to the Service, but the numbers have dropped recently so now is a good time to have a recruitment drive. Volunteers need to be over the age of 18 and be able to commit to doing at least four hours a month for at least six months. All Volunteers will receive an induction into the Volunteer Programme and then receive continuous relevant training to support their activities.

    All the necessary equipment and reasonable travel expenses will also be provided. Key activities: Visit households as requested by NFRS to carry out home fire safety visits with the occupier, including identifying fire hazards and inspection/fitting smoke alarms. Liaise regularly with the nominated person to receive details of visits to be carried out.

    Collect necessary equipment from a specified fire station as requested. Complete the relevant paperwork and return to the Service in the agreed timeframe. Attend volunteer group information, training and review update sessions arranged at mutually convenient times.

    Undertake the induction process for volunteering and any necessary training to enable you to carry out the role effectively. Paul Smyth, Chairman of Norfolk County Council s Communities Committee, said: Volunteers have played an important role in the Service over a number of years and so we are keen to build on that success by recruiting some more. So I would encourage anyone thinking of doing voluntary work to consider volunteering with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

    Please get in touch, without obligation, to find out more. Kathy Lamacraft, Community Volunteer, said: Since joining the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in June 2012 my confidence has gone from strength to strength. I feel the role has given me the opportunity to rebuild my lost confidence while offering a great feeling of wellbeing and self-worth.

    Not only has it given me a feeling of doing good for our community, it has developed my own personal skills in communication whilst giving me the opportunity to try something new. Anne Leverton, Community Volunteer, said: I think that people I visit during home fire safety checks help me as much as I hopefully help them. I am used to staying in the background but when you do a home fire safety check there is no place to hide and each visit gives me a sense of achievement.

    Every visit brings a different story and a fresh challenge. I have met some lovely people and look forward to doing many more checks. Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is also hoping to recruit two Community Volunteer Team Leaders, one in Central and one in Western Norfolk.

    They would act as a single point of contact between the Volunteers and the Service.

    Further details on how to become a Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer and Team Leader are available from: Telephone: 0300 1231256 (Volunteer Coordinator) Email: hq@fire.norfolk.gov.uk You can also visit www.norfolkfireservice.gov.uk

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  • Lincoln and North Hykeham bus services set to change in ... Lincoln bus services are in line for a series of changes as growing passenger numbers leads to an extended North Hykeham system. Changes will come into force from November 1 primarily in the Teal Park and North Hykeham area, as well as other minor amendments around the city. With growing passenger numbers, and in response to requests from North Hykeham Town Council and local residents from the Mill Lane housing development, Stagecoach East Midlands is extending in North Hykeham, to run in to the city from Pennell s, Tiber Road (including the new community hub and Co-operative), Severus Crescent and Mill Lane.

    The operator says that changes in the Teal Park area are due to funding for the Access LN6 scheme coming to an end. After working in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, Stagecoach has revised routes to the city network in order to continue service to Teal Park and Sadler Road. Buses will run hourly between Brant Road, North Hykeham & Teal Park and half hourly at busy times for workers between Birchwood, Doddington Park and Boultham Park.

    Andy Smith, Commercial Manager for Stagecoach East Midlands, said: We have looked very closely at our bus services covering this area of our network and are pleased to be extending the routes in North Hykeham via Pennells and Tiber Road, meaning more people will be able to benefit by using the bus. We will be holding information days with Lincolnshire County Council for passengers to come along and find out more about the changes and discuss their travel needs. We ll be in Lincoln City Square on Thursday, October 22 from 9am to 2pm, and at the Birchwood Neighbourhood Centre on Monday, October 26 from 10am to 2pm, where staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

    Teal Park Service 44a will continue to provide a service at busy peak times for workers which will run half hourly between Boultham Park, Birchwood, Doddington Park and Sadler Road. Service 14 will be extended to run hourly throughout the day allowing passengers to get from Birchwood, Doddington Park, Hykeham, Asda and the Brant Road Estates to Teal Park. The extended hourly Service 14 also improves the bus service along Station Road at Hykeham close to the Rail Station where the new Castings housing Development is being built.

    North Hykeham Following progression of the new Mill Lane housing development, Stagecoach East Midlands has arranged an extended service covering the new community hub and Co-operative on Tiber Road. Alternate Service 27 journeys will be renumbered 26, running an extended route to Pennells Garden Centre, Tiber Road, Severus Crescent and Mill Lane every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday plus every 30 minutes Sunday. Service 27 and Service 26 together will continue to serve Dore Avenue, ASDA, Lincoln Road and Hykeham Road every 10 minutes.

    Moor Lane will be served every 20 minutes, Monday to Saturday. Sunday journeys will be provided by Service 26. Birchwood and Doddington Park Service 44 will run a revised route every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday, hourly in the evenings and Sunday.

    From Doddington Road the route will run a one way loop via Pershore Way, Birchwood Avenue and Fulmar Road to the Neighbourhood Centre. Buses will return to the city centre via Doddington Road. Service 66 will run a revised route from Skellingthorpe Road.

    The route will run a one way loop via Birchwood Avenue, Firtree Avenue, Regent Avenue, Dellfield Avenue, Woodfield Avenue and Aldergrove Crescent to the Neighbourhood Centre. Buses will return to the City Centre via Skellingthorpe Road. Other changes to the City s bus services include: Service 15 to Cherry Willingham, Fiskerton and Reepham will be renumbered Service 3 .

    Together, Service 3 and Service 4 will run a 15 minute frequency to Lincoln County Hospital. Timings on Service 4 have been revised and will no longer serve Tower Crescent due to problems with parked cars but will continue to run along Tower Drive. Minor timing changes will also affect services 2, 11, 12 and 29 .

    For more information, passengers can visit: www.stagecoachbus.com 1 Advert - Book a slot ' 2 References ^ www.stagecoachbus.com (www.stagecoachbus.com) ^ Advert - Book a slot ' (thelincolnite.co.uk)

  • Lincoln mother recounts horrific moment she found son murdered in ... The mother of a nine-year-old allegedly murdered in the bath by his own granddad has told a jury how she found the little boy s body. Joanne Greene told the jury at Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday, November 17 that her son Alex chose to stay at home with her father Stewart Greene while she went shopping for the Christmas turkey. Miss Greene said she was away from her home in Pennell Street, Lincoln, for less than an hour and returned to find the front door was locked.

    She told the jury that she banged on the door and was eventually let in by her dad who then told her he had drowned Alex. Giving evidence on a pre-recorded DVD, she said she initially did not believe her father. She said: I heard him saying something but I didn t quite catch what he said.

    Then he said I ve drowned Alex in the bath . That s all I heard. I told him to get out of my house.

    I thought he was just saying it. In the past he has said weird things. Miss Greene said she then began wondering where Alex was and went to check the bathroom.

    The bath was full of water and Alex was in the bath. He was face up. His eyes were closed.

    He looked dead. My mum came in. She was just screaming.

    I grabbed my phone and rang 999. My mum was trying CPR then the paramedics came. She described her father as looking vacant and told the jury he did not do anything to assist.

    Miss Greene said her father had previously begged to be allowed to live at her home as he did not like living at his warden-controlled bungalow near Louth. But she told the jury she had always refused his requests and said she could not cope with him living at her house. The jury has heard that Stewart Greene was released from the Peter Hodgkinson Centre, a psychiatric unit in Lincoln, less than a fortnight from the killing and then went to stay at his ex-wife s home in the city because he did not want to go back to Grimoldby.

    On the day of the incident he went with his ex-wife to visit Joanne and stayed at her property with Alex while the two women went shopping at a nearby Tesco store. Greene, 65, of Danes Court, Grimoldby, near Louth, denies the murder of Alex Robinson on 23 December 2014. The trial continues.

    Catch up with pervious updates: Online commenters are asked to be mindful of remarks published while the trial continues.

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  • Lincoln pub caught selling alcohol to undercover 16-year-old A Lincoln pub was among three businesses in the county caught selling alcohol to a 16-year-old police volunteer. On Thursday, July 9 officers from Lincolnshire Police accompanied by two underage volunteers conducted a plainclothes test purchase operation at pubs around the county, targeting the underage sale of alcohol. The results were as follows: Ye Olde Crown, Clasketgate, Lincoln sold alcohol to 16 year old volunteer The Ship Inn, Horncastle sold alcohol to 16 year old volunteer The Ship Inn, Chapel St Leonards- sold alcohol to 16 year old volunteer The Black Swan in Horncastle, Wolfies Wine Bar and the Marine BoatHouse in Skegness all refused to serve our underage volunteers.

    Licensing Sergeant Kim Enderby said: These test purchase operations are all intelligence led, involving premises where we have received information that the staff are selling alcohol to underage persons. On the receipt of such information, the people running the shops, pubs, bars or clubs are sent letters advising them that this information has been received to enable them to check their staff and ensure they are not selling or to stop them selling. They are advised that the premises will be tested and invited to discuss any concerns or issues they may have identified following our initial warning communication.

    We then conduct the plainclothes Test Purchase Operation, following the sale of alcohol to one of our underage volunteers the member of staff making the sale is issued with a fixed penalty notice for 90.00. The premises operators are then contacted and invited to a meeting to explain our findings, identify any potential weaknesses in their operation which need addressing and to warn them of the serious potential consequences if they are found to be selling a second time. We make serious efforts to warn, educate and advise suspect premises to deal with this issue of underage sales and the impact it has upon anti-social and criminal behaviour in local communities and the harmful effects on the health of young people.

    We have a number of similar operations planned for the next few months and those involved in the illegal sale of alcohol to children can expect a visit Advert - Book a slot ' 1 References ^ Advert - Book a slot ' (thelincolnite.co.uk)

  • Lincoln villagers left without post office service after sudden closure ... People living in Cherry Willingham, east of Lincoln, are angry and confused over the sudden closure of their village post office, with many unable to retrieve packages and facing a longer distance to collect pensions. The post office off Croft Lane is said to have been closed over a week ago, without warning. Residents were met with a sign on the door reading closed until further notice , and the post box on the side of the building was taped up briefly.

    Closed for operational reasons . Cherry Willingham resident Vicki Coombs told The Lincolnite : I have a parcel there which I haven t been able to collect for the last week, and the residents that collect their pensions cannot do so. The post box was even taped over outside so nobody could send their post from there.

    I know some people are having to travel to the Carlton Centre in Lincoln. The closure has been put down to operational reasons , after a planned relocation to a nearby newsagents unit fell through. The Post Office is working to restore the service to the area, but no date has been set as yet.

    A Post Office spokesperson said: We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of Cherry Willingham Post Office, this is due to operational reasons. The Cherry Willingham branch was due to relocate to Maddison news, 5/6 The Parade, in late July, the move will no longer be going ahead and the branch will continue to operate from its current location. We are working hard to restore services to the area as soon as possible.

    In the meantime, customers can access Post Office services at any branch, with Reepham Post Office being the closest alternative.

    The owner of the shop has not so far been available for comment.

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  • Lincolnshire libraries cuts plan approved Lincolnshire County Council executive members voted in favour of proposals designed to save the service 1.7 million. Under the proposals, 30 libraries will become community-run libraries, plus in some areas, community hubs will be created where no library resources presently exist. Over 100 jobs would be lost in the process as well.

    The changes come due to Lincolnshire County Council, who manage library provision in the county, needing to make 2 million savings 1 after cuts from government. The original plans to cut library services were met with a number of criticisms from the public, so a revised proposal 2 was created in November. There will still be 10 Tier 1 libraries, such as Lincoln Central, which will see no changes to provisions.

    Meanwhile, the five Tier 2 libraries will also remain the same, however instead of only being open 25 hours a week, they will run for up to 31 hours per week instead although Bourne will be open for 45 hours due an agreement with South Kesteven District Council. Reading and music groups, schools library service, prison services, Bookstart, Listening Lincs, Call Connect, and other online and telephone services will also continue to run as normal. Council support The council will support up to 40 community-run libraries, with 29 communities made up of more than 550 households receiving large mobile stops of at least two hours a month.

    The council also intends to raise the number of Tier 4 mobile stops, upon proof that at least six people use the service for at least 30 minutes per month. So far, there have been 42 expressions of interest from communities in running their own library, with 25 existing facilities receiving at least one bid. Birchwood, Cherry Willingham, Crowland, Nettleham and North Hykeham libraries in Lincoln all received more than one bid.

    Communities can submit an expression of interest up until January 31, and Lincolnshire County Council will now send out letters and consult within communities that still have no bids for a hub. Without any interest, that area will be given mobile services instead. The council will offer communities at least 4,000 items of stock, a 15,000 one-off investment, 5,167 revenue grant, a 10 year lease with a four-year peppercorn rent, IT provisions, Library Development Officers, support and training, and further dedicated Community Advisors if needed during the transition period.

    During the transition period, the council will also aim to keep the current library provisions open at 60% of usual hours until the hubs are ready to operate but this can be no later than March 31, 2015. However, at least 35 librarian posts will be lost, and 102 fewer posts to fill overall. Instead, it will be expected that volunteers come forward to run the services.

    Positive takeup However, within the meeting councillors were quick to praise the efforts of communities and those proposing to volunteer, describing the take up so far as positive and encouraging . Councillor Nick Worth, Executive Member for Libraries, said that while residents may not be happy about the proposals, they have generally been understanding of the cuts the council face and seen some good ideas for running libraries over the coming years. He also added that communities are free to do as they choose with their community hub, and the County Council will not be telling them how to run the library, merely offer support and training where needed.

    Councillor Colin Davie for Ingoldmells Rural, who would see the addition of a community hub in his constituency due to the proposals, said: Communities are trying to shape the place they live and we as a council should be supportive of that. Council officers will also be open to holding or attending meetings within communities who were interested in setting up a hub. It was also added that various departments have had to go through cuts, and even the current library provision had to make savings, such as alterations within the IT service.

    Nick Worth said: I m pleased, because at the end of the day we ve been able to provide more static libraries than we started with, and still make 1.73 million in savings. It s important for people to know that their libraries will be there, whether they re run by the council or community groups. I understand that some residents will not be happy about the proposals, and it s very clear a number of them are quite angry and they want their service to stay the same.

    Unfortunately, we re in changing times and the County Council is going to be under a lot of financial pressure for many years to come. An option of staying as we are is not an option. We, as elected members, have to make some very difficult decisions.

    We appreciate that not everybody is going to be happy with that decision, but we have to make them. We will write to the communities that haven t come forward with any interest yet, and where we know people in those areas, we ll be approaching them as well, because what we want to do is open up the communication. There are often opportunities that people are not aware of, but once you start the conversation people will come forward.

    Then we can take it from there. He added: It will be quite operational from here on out. We ll be spending a lot of time working with those communities to ensure they re got a sustainable business plans, we can help them if they are looking for grants and we can have discussions with them about the costings of the buildings so they can be assured that it s going to be sustainable for them as well as us.

    I think it s an exciting time for them. There will be a lot of operational work going on over the next couple of months to ensure we can have some libraries in place on May 6 to start the process off. Once the deadline for expression on interest in a hub is over on January 31, 2014, implementation will run until May 6, followed by the end of the transition period on March 31, 2015.

    Advert - Book a slot ' 3 References ^ needing to make 2 million savings (thelincolnite.co.uk) ^ revised proposal (thelincolnite.co.uk) ^ Advert - Book a slot ' (thelincolnite.co.uk)