‘Livelihoods are at stake’ - how will a socially distanced Norwich Market work?

‘Livelihoods are at stake’ - how will a socially distanced Norwich Market work? The colourful stalls of Norwich Market have sat at the city’s centre for more than 900 years. And though its size, make-up and offering has fluctuated in that time, it has remained a constant - and in the last few years has, its stallholders say, never been better. Business has boomed, awards have been taken home and footfall has risen. But concerns has surfaced over its future in a socially distanced world, with

Coronavirus in Norfolk UK: The couples' who have cancelled weddings

‘22 of 50 guests cancelled’ - the couples and businesses hit as coronavirus cancels weddings Vicky Wackett and Tom Baxter should be enjoying their first days of newlywed life. Instead, they are among thousands of couples who have scrambled to reschedule their big day or remain in limbo over whether it will go ahead. The government lockdown and instruction that weddings should be cancelled, has thrown an industry into disarray. Miss Wackett and Mr Baxter, both 32 and from Dereham, were due to

Food review: The Crown Inn Northwold, Norfolk

Review: A well-known chef runs its kitchen, but what is the food like at this village pub? I'm pretty sure I've written this before, but it doesn't hurt to reiterate: There are few things better than a Sunday pub lunch. Whether you've built up an appetite with a long, rambling walk (I hadn't), scrubbed the house top to bottom (nope) or lazed around in bed eating buttery toast (bingo), sitting near an open fire with a glass of wine in hand and potatoes on the way is unbeatable. On a crisp, blu

The restaurants and cafés selling leftovers on the cheap to cut food waste

The restaurants and cafés selling leftovers on the cheap to cut food waste A desire to cut back on food waste has seen eco-conscious restaurants and cafés rely on technology to sell leftover goods for a fraction of the price. One of a handful of similar schemes, the Too Good To Go app was launched in 2016, offering restaurants a way of selling food left at the end of the day instead of throwing it away. As of Tuesday, there were 18 restaurants and cafés listed across Norfolk, though 13 of tho

Traders hit back at road's 'completely unjust' reputation for violence

According to the Home Office data, there were 618 crimes reported around venues on and near Prince of Wales Road from August 2018 to July 2019. In the last three years there have been 1,811 reported near venues in total, with the number fluctuating slightly - 548 were recorded in 2017/18 and 645 in 2016/17. The most common crimes recorded are - perhaps unsurprisingly - violent and sexual offences and anti-social behaviour. The street has long had a reputation for being troublesome, but Andy G
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