PUBLISHED: 05:32 22 August 2019 | UPDATED: 05:32 22 August 2019 Casey Cooper-Fiske Runners take part in the 24 hour Park Run in the Walks in King's Lynn, to celebrate the groups 4th anniversary. Picture: Matthew Usher. © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2015 Two Norfolk parks have been hailed as "much loved" in a national awards scheme. West Norfolk council have agreed to safeguard the trees in the borough. Pictured are trees in The Walks. Picture: Ian BurtThe Walks in King's Lynn and Eaton Park in Norwich received "Much Loved" status as part of Fields in Trust's UK's Best Park 2019, which aims to recognise the UK's most loved green spaces. The overall winner was Essex's Lake Meadows in Billericay.The accolade is awarded to the top 20pc of all parks and green spaces nominated, recognising the support of those that use it.Fields in Trust chief executive Helen Griffiths said: "Congratulations to Lake Meadows and all the 'Much Loved' parks and green spaces in the region. … [Read more...] about Two parks gain ‘much loved’ status in national awards
Exclusive PUBLISHED: 06:25 21 August 2019 | UPDATED: 06:25 21 August 2019 Caroline Culot Simon Altham, chief portfolio officer at Awaze UK, parent company of Hoseasons, opens up about inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. Picture: Ella Wilkinson The boss of a famous East Anglian holiday firm has boldly declared he will not accept bookings from homophobic or racist customers stating: "Book with another agent." Simon Altham, chief portfolio officer at Awaze UK, parent company of Hoseasons, opens up about inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. Picture: Ella WilkinsonThe boss of a famous East Anglian holiday firm has boldly declared he will not accept bookings from homophobic or racist customers stating: "Book with another agent."Simon Altham, chief portfolio officer of Awaze UK, the owners of Hoseasons, has revealed frank details of his own personal struggle as a gay man in business and said he had taken the brave commercial move to ban … [Read more...] about Hoseasons boss: ‘Homophobes and racists are banned’
PUBLISHED: 17:33 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:33 20 August 2019 Moritz Leitner played a starring role as Norwich City beat Newcastle Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton Midfield maestro Moritz Leitner is determined to help Norwich City pick up more Premier League points. The 26-year-old played a starring role as Newcastle were beaten 3-1 at Carrow Road, after returning to Daniel Farke's starting XI, and was thrilled to remind the Carrow Road faithful of his top-level ability."We always have to work hard, especially in our first home game we wanted to show our supporters that we are here and we are fighting for them - not to just put in a good performance, to win, we want to get points in every game," the German said."The first game at Liverpool, maybe we had some good scenes and also played some nice football but we stood there with nothing."We stand (after the Newcastle game) with three points and that's why we play football."It was only a second start for the … [Read more...] about Points mean prizes for Norwich City’s midfield maestro
PUBLISHED: 17:12 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:12 20 August 2019 Sarah Chambers What will Greene King sale deal mean to the town where the pubs and brewery group was formed? Picture: ANDREW MATTHEWS/PA WIRE Greene King's past and present workers in Bury St Edmunds are seeking clarity over jobs and pensions after the brewing and pubs giant announced it was the subject of a £2.7bn takeover deal. What will it mean to them? UK pub group and brewer Greene King has agreed a £2.7bn sale to Hong Kong real estate giant CKA Picture: GREENE KING/PA WIRE1 Who will the new owners be?Many have been taken by surprise - including some City experts - after the historic firm revealed that it had received a favourable offer from Chinese property multinational CK Asset Holdings, which is run by Hong Kong's richest family.2 What about job losses?"CK Bidco said it did not intend to initiative "any material headcount reductions within the Greene King organisation as … [Read more...] about What will Greene King mega-sale deal mean to Bury St Edmunds?
Video PUBLISHED: 16:10 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:17 20 August 2019 Daniel Hickey The Wyer family exploring the newly opened Boating Lake, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Jamie Honeywood Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk An iconic part of Great Yarmouth's seafront has regained its magical sparkle as rowing-boats and pedalos once again took to the restored Boating Lake. The Parke family exploring the newly opened Boating Lake, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Jamie HoneywoodOn Tuesday (August 20), a celebratory gala marked the reopening of the historic Venetian Waterways, with speeches from leaders of organisations involved in the £2.7m restoration and the traditional ribbon-cutting from the mayor, Michael Jeal.For many in attendance, the long-awaited moment was when the boats finally took to the water, for the first time in a decade, as three families rowed around the lake, having won a competition organised by the borough council.Richard and Jemma … [Read more...] about ‘It’s my childhood all over again’