Plans to convert the old Focus DIY store at Cromer Road, North Walsham, into a new Waitrose outlet have been passed by North Norfolk District Council.
News relating to North Norfolk particularly and anything that is likely to impinge on the relaxed way of life in Norfolk.
There is to be an exhibition at Blakeney during August to celebrate the acquisition of Blakeney Point by the National Trust.
Throughout July and August a series of paintings by the Cromer based artist Lizzie Riches are displayed in the Long Gallery at Blickling Hall near Aylsham. These paintings form the basis of a treasure hunt devised by Colin Rawlings of the Red Dot Gallery in Holt.
Norfolk County Council has revealed plans to update the interior and some of the exterior of its headquarters, the 50-year old County Hall. It is estimated that the total cost will be in the region of £22 million pounds. This is a long-term project that will be ongoing over the next 25 years.
The next few years look set to be important ones in respect of the development of gas fields in the North Sea off the Norfolk coast. Centrica has announced its plans to spend many millions of pounds developing these new sites.
Norfolk’s economy is still stagnating to a certain extent. A report just published indicated that manufacturers based in the County have experienced a definite slow down in orders. Export sales have also been less than encouraging.
A Norfolk police officer whilst off duty was canoeing on the Little Ouse at Brandon, Suffolk when he discovered a body. It was badly decomposed and had been caught up in tree roots under the riverbank.
A 19-year old man of no fixed abode has pleaded guilty at Norwich Magistrates’ Court to attempting to steal a rhino horn from Norwich Castle Museum.