PUBLISHED: 22:22 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 22:23 22 March 2019 Daniel Hickey Next, in King's Lynn High Street, which is closing Picture: Chris Bishop Archant Councils across the region are hoping their high street woes will be relieved by getting a share of a government fund for revitalising town centres – but competition is stiff for a slice of the £675m. The Market Place in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Antony KellyThe fund became a hot topic this week when Waveney MP Peter Aldous picked an opportune moment during a heated debate on Brexit to raise the issue.Mr Aldous’ constituency was this week hit by the shock news that Coes, a long-standing stalwart of Lowestoft’s high street, would be closing, another in the long line of shops across the region that have shut down in recent years.Other examples to bite the dust include Marks and Spencers in Great Yarmouth, Beales in Lowestoft, Next in King’s Lynn and New Look in Thetford.Shops … [Read more...] about Could £675m high street funding pot be the answer to town centre woes?
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Police at the scene of the incident in King's Lynn Picture: Chris Bishop Archant Police are still investigating a town centre stabbing which happened over the weekend. Police at the scene of the incident in King's Lynn Picture: Chris BishopThey were called to the Clough Lane area of King’s Lynn just after 11am on Saturday, after reports a man had been wounded in an incident.Pedestrianised Tower Street was full of shoppers, on the warmest day of the year, as officers cordoned off two alleyways near the Majestic Cinema. Police said they were trying to “establish the circumstances surrounding the incident”. Their initial investigations appeared to be focussed on an area outside the Bridge For Heroes contact centre and its memorial garden. The incident is not believed to have involved anyone connected to the Lynn-based armed forces charity, which offers support to veterans.Police at the scene of the incident in King's Lynn Picture: Chris BishopAn alley leading … [Read more...] about Police still investigating King’s Lynn stabbing
PUBLISHED: 15:22 20 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:22 20 February 2019 Emily Prince At the launch of this years King's Lynn Festival. Photo: Emily Prince Archant The 69th King’s Lynn Festival has looked to the skies for a theme for its music and art-filled fortnight. Endellion Quartet are prefomring on July 18. Photo: King's Lynn FestivalThe festival runs from July 14 - 27 and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20.Artistic director Ambrose Miller has introduced a science and arts theme that will feature across many of the acts and include lectures by TV scientist Prof Robert Winston and Dr Matthew Boswell.Chairman of the festival board Alison Croose said: “The King’s Lynn Festival really does offer something for everyone, without compromising the quality. Scottish band Skipinnish are making their King's Lynn debut on Friday, July 19. Photo: King's Lynn Festival“It’s a big challenge, but we are … [Read more...] about King’s Lynn Festival line-up to be out of this world
PUBLISHED: 13:09 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 31 October 2018 Emily Prince Roger Taylor (second right) with Queen at the height of their fame, in 1976 Picture: PA Wire Archant Fans are calling for a tribute to Roger Taylor to be put up in his home town after giant ‘drumsticks’ paying homage to the Queen drummer were taken down. Roger Taylor grew up at number 19 Beulah Street in King's Lynn. Photo: Emily PrinceThe wooden art installation went on display in The Walks, near the former hospital where Mr Taylor was born, in 2013.West Norfolk council said it had taken it down because it was rotten and there were no plans to replace it.But fans say there should be something to mark Mr Taylor’s links with Lynn, as a biopic of his legendary band packs out cinemas around the UK, including the nearby Majestic.Mr Taylor, who was born on July 26, 1949, lived in a flat above what is now the HMV store in the High Street and on Beulah Street in … [Read more...] about POLL: Should King’s Lynn have a tribute to Queen drummer Roger Taylor
PUBLISHED: 14:34 30 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:06 30 October 2018 Emily Prince Artists (L) Nicolas Fenouillat and Simon Floriet creaters of the 'Drumsticks' at The Walks, in honour of Roger taylor Picture: Ian Burt Archant © 2013 A council has felled giant drumsticks honouring Queen drummer Roger Taylor - as the band’s blockbuster biopic hits cinema screens around the globe. Sculpture paying homage to King's Lynn's own Roger Taylor, cut down as biopic is released. Photo: West Norfolk councilIn 2013 a sculpture of five wooden posts was installed in The Walks, in King’s Lynn - close to the hospital where Mr Taylor was born in 1949.West Norfolk council said the ends were shaped to resemble drumsticks, in honour of the rock star who lived in the town’s High Street and Beulah Street.Bohemian Rhapsody is showing at the Majestic Cinema, in King's Lynn Picture: Chris BishopNow the council says the installation has been removed because it … [Read more...] about Bohemian Axe-dy