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Easter Holidays Events at Fairhaven Garden 2016 0

Easter Holidays Events at Fairhaven Garden 2016

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden has a busy programme of events over the Easter holidays. There s a daily Scavenger Hunt in the garden from March 25 to April 10 and the annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Good Friday, March 25. A special Dawn Chorus boat trip follows on April 9, along with the evening Forest Night Adventure, also on April 9.

Scavenger Hunt Bonanza , Friday, March 25 to Sunday, April 10, 10am to 5pm, family event a fortnight of scavenger hunting in the woods; fit as many tiny objects as you can into a small container. Included in garden entry. Easter Egg Hun t , Good Friday, March 25 , 11am to 4pm.

Family event hunt for the colourful eggs that will lead you to a chocolate egg prize, plus face painting and Easter crafts for children. Garden entry: 6.50 adult, 5.90 concessions, 3.75 child (under 5 free), 2 extra per child for the Easter Egg trail (every child gets an egg). Dawn Chorus , Saturday, April 9 at 6.30am.

This special guided boat trip round Fairhaven s private broad will get you close to the garden s wildlife, followed by tea, coffee and croissants in the tearoom. Ticket 10 adult, 5 child. Booking essential.

Forest Night Adventure , Saturday, April 9 , 8pm to 10pm. Experience the magic of the woodland garden at night with Jon Tyler of Wildforwoods; an adventure with astronomy, wildlife and sensory discovery rounded off with just a touch of night magic. Ticket 8.50 adult, 5.50 child.

Age 8+. Booking is essential. Sorry no dogs allowed on this event.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham NR13 6DZ, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, t.

01603 270449 www.fairhavengarden.co.uk 1 . The garden is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day), and on Wednesdays until 9pm from May to the end of August. Garden entry is 6.50 adult, 5.90 concessions, 3.75 child (under 5 free); free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.

There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and an accessible boat for trips on the broad from April to October (additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available. Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.

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Cool beans – Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from … 0

Cool beans – Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from …

Just call me Jack HANDING a rancher a fistful of sorcery beans with a guarantee that they will urge his business competence sound like something out of a fairy-tale. But, as Arthur C. Clarke put it, any amply modernized record is uncelebrated from magic.

The sensor-filled beans grown by Andrew Holland, an wiring operative from Swaffham Bulbeck, nearby Cambridge, England, are not usually modernized technology. They could also, Mr Holland says, yield an answer to many a farmer s prayers. Mixed into a essence of a granary, his beans would news invariably on a heat and humidity, both of that inspire rotting if they are too high, and on carbon-dioxide levels, that simulate a volume of insect exhale exhaled, and so a spin of infestation.

At a impulse these things have to be totalled (if they are totalled during all) regulating hand-held instruments that are plunged into a pellet raise during unchanging intervals by farmhands. Showdown Without fire? Crucible Cool beans The beans themselves are cosmetic shells 45mm prolonged and 18mm wide, made by 3D printing.

This slight is used to encapsulate within any bean a petite circuit house containing a low-power Bluetooth radio and sensors that can magnitude motion, temperature, humidity, atmosphere vigour and a concentrations of several gases, including CO dioxide and CO monoxide. A bean also contains an electronic compass and a little gyroscope that, behaving together, clarity a orientation. All of these inclination are powered by a wirelessly rechargeable battery.

Mr Holland sees intensity for his device over a monitoring of stored crops. Placed discreetly in a vital room or office, he suggests, it could register intruders around a trembles of a suit sensor. A change in atmosphere vigour brought about by floating on it competence let it work as a switch for a room s lights.

The gyroscope would assent it to act as a remote control for a radio or hi-fi: swiping a bean by a atmosphere could spin a device on, while spinning it in a round could step a volume adult or down, depending on either a spin were clockwise or anticlockwise. For a elderly, a bean carried in a slot could register a tumble and afterwards call for assistance around a owner s phone. For a suspicious, it could record either a parcel had been mistreated in movement by being exhilarated adult or crushed.

That beans would be improved than existent ways of doing these things is not always obvious. But they will be programmable around a phone app, so owners will be means to digest other uses as they see fit. Grain-monitoring, though, is expected to be a initial use.

Once placed in and around a store of grain, a collection of a beans will bond together wirelessly, apropos nodes in a network that gives a clear, three-dimensional design of what is going on inside that heap. Mr Holland s company, RFMOD, has only started contrast beans for this purpose, and he hopes they will be commercially deployed within dual years. One problem is recuperating a beans when a granary is emptied.

If they became a slight record this could, no doubt, be finished by pinging them when a conveyance was sorted during a wholesaler, and pulling them out automatically as a pellet left a hopper. In a meantime, RFMOD is experimenting with putting them in a cosmetic insect-trapping containers that farmers already muster in grain-piles to keep infestations underneath control. If a beans do good during monitoring grain, Mr Holland hopes their other applications will make them an critical partial of a much-discussed internet of things that some prophets trust will, in a future, couple many objects not now connected electronically.

If his possess wildest dreams are fulfilled, that would make RFMOD a vast and successful company. It competence also advise that Swaffham Bulbeck, a little village, has a possess code of sorcery to confer, for it was also once home to another startup, Advanced RISC Machines Ltd. ARM Holdings, as that organisation is now known, has grown into one of a world s biggest designers of microprocessors.

In Silicon Valley, they do it in garages.

In a English fens, it seems, aged barns are only as good.

all about me: Norfolk headless body 0

all about me: Norfolk headless body

The Norfolk headless body case relates to a woman, believed murdered, who died around the first or second week of August 1974. Her decapitated body was found near Swaffham, Norfolk, England, on 27 August 1974. Her head has never been found.

The woman has never been identified; however, one theory that police are working on is that she was a prostitute known as “The Duchess” who worked the Great Yarmouth docks under that name and who disappeared in the summer of 1974. Origins: After the woman’s remains were exhumed in 2008, samples of her toenails, hair and thigh bone were subjected to DNA and isotopic analysis. A full DNA profile was obtained but there was no match with any database, but the independent isotopic analyses carried out by professor Wolfram Meier-Augenstein and another scientist, which looks at the traces left in the body from the water consumed during a person’s lifetime, both indicated that she was probably from the central Europe area including Denmark, Germany, Austria and Northern Italy.

Family: From a second post-mortem examination of the woman, Norfolk police learned that her pelvic girdle had widened which happens during pregnancy to allow a woman to give birth, indicating that she probably had at least one child. Death: The badly decomposed body of the woman was found on 27 August 1974 by Andrew Head (19), a tractor driver, who was out walking when he found the body on land belonging to Sir Peter Roberts. Head later recalled: “I lifted one corner of the cover over the body and that was enough I could see what it was.

I went home and phoned the police.” The body was near a track leading to Brake Hill Farm, Brandon Road, near Swaffham, Norfolk. Combine harvesters were used to clear fields to allow them to be searched. Police believe the woman died in the first or second week of August 1974.

She was estimated to be aged between 23 and 35 and 5ft to 5ft 2in tall. Her hands and legs were bound to her body and she was wearing only a pink 1969 Marks & Spencer nightdress. She had been decapitated.

Her head has never been found. Her body was wrapped in a plastic sheet embossed with the words National Cash Registers. A collector in the United States identified the cover as being from a payroll machine and the exact model but the enquiry also established that thousands of the machines would have been made with many exported.

With her body was a length of rope that was unusual in being made of four strands, rather than the more usual three or five strands. An expert told police that the composition of the rope “suggests it was made for use with agricultural machinery”. Police traced the place of manufacture of the rope to Dundee in Scotland but the firms that made that type of rope have since ceased trading.

The first murder enquiry into the death ran from 1974 to 1975 during which time police spoke to 15,000 people and took 700 statements. They completed 6,750 house to house questionnaires. In 2008, Norfolk Police exhumed the woman’s body under Operation Monton and took a DNA sample but were unable to identify the woman.

They established that she was right-handed, had probably given birth, had consumed water found in Scotland and that fish and crabs formed an important part of her diet. They have issued several appeals for information. In 2008, the case was featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme.

In 2011, police made another appeal and identified 540 missing women as a result of fresh enquiries. In 2016, the case featured on television again and twice in the online version of BBC News. “The Duchess”: Following a call from a former police officer, after the case featured on Crimewatch in 2008, Norfolk police are examining a theory that the woman is “The Duchess”, a prostitute who lived in Great Yarmouth docks and who disappeared in the summer of 1974 leaving all her possessions behind. “The Duchess” is believed to have arrived in the port town on the Esbjerg Ferry from Denmark. Her clients were lorry drivers who travelled between Esbjerg and Yarmouth using the ferry and she also sometimes accompanied drivers on deliveries in England.

She was 23 35 years old and 5 feet 2 inches tall.

In 1973 74 she lived for four or five months in the dockers’ hut at the Ocean terminal.

She also spent time in custody but the records relating to that time have been destroyed and the police do not know the woman’s real name, nor can they be sure that the dead woman is indeed “The Duchess”.