Video PUBLISHED: 15:50 14 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:58 14 August 2019 Celebs In Norfolk Photo: PA IMAGES Archant From the Royal Family to Stephen Fry, a whole host of famous faces call Norfolk home and who can blame them. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk Credit: Mary Turner/The Times/PA WireWith vast beaches and the idyllic Broads, it is no surprise that the rich and famous flock to Nelson's County to escape the spotlight.1. The Royal FamilyWhilst the Queen spends most of her time in Buckingham Palace, her winter retreat is Sandringham House set in a 20,000 acre estate and the family visit the St Mary Magdalene Church in the grounds for Christmas services which is photographed by the world's press.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also gifted the 18th Georgian country House Anmer Hall, near King's Lynn, as a wedding gift.Stephen Fry Picture: Matthew Usher.2. … [Read more...] about 15 famous people that live in Norfolk
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PUBLISHED: 11:18 09 May 2019 Caroline Culot Stephen Davies, degree apprenticeship development officer, City College, Norwich and Flight Lieutenant Robina Austin. Pic: Archant. Aviation experts gave Norwich college students hopes of a high flying job ranging from painting planes to flying them. The TUI plane with the Haribo bear on the tail, created by a Norwich firm. Pic: Tui.About 200 students from Norwich City College were given a first-hand insight into all kinds of jobs relating to flying from local businesses, many based at the city's airport.The college works in conjunction with the Norwich Aviation Academy, the first of its kind in the world, based at Norwich Airport. Students can partake in its engineering degree courses, but many don't consider a number of other careers associated with the aviation industry.MORE: The Monica Vinader jewel in Norfolk's crownOne of the businesses, Satys Air Livery, based at Norwich Airport, gave an inspiring talk on … [Read more...] about Paint a plane or learn how to fly one, Norwich students told
Trams in Edinburgh. Could Norwich follow suit? Pic: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire Archant Everyone has a view on traffic in Norwich and how it could be improved. But will the city’s transport system look very different in the years to come? As part of our Future of Norwich series, Dan Grimmer reports. The past few years have seen major changes in transport around Norwich, but the decades ahead could see the city further transformed.The Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR), which was years in the planning, might have been the biggest single project, but the city’s streets have also seen major changes.Traffic can no longer use St Stephens Street and Rampant Horse Street, while there have been major revisions to the likes of Grapes Hill, Chapel Field North, Ber Street, Tombland and, currently, Prince Of Wales Road.New bus lanes have been created to speed up public transport, while the Push The Pedalways project continues to see improvements for cyclists and pedestrians.The No2 … [Read more...] about What will Norwich’s transport system look like in 2040?
Simon Witts, ASP founder and chief executive, at the International Aviation Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Mustard, manufacturing, shoes, literature - Alan Partridge, perhaps. Degree students Aysha Zubair and Musse Muse at the International Aviation Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich is known for plenty, not least its historic city centre and thriving food scene. But with Colman’s mustard relocating and the city’s manufacturing trade having taken a hit in the last few years, the list is evolving.In some areas, the future is as bright as the past is memorable - in 2012 Norwich became the first UNESCO City of Literature in England, and as of 2017 we became home to a National Centre of Writing, in the medieval Dragon Hall.And, elsewhere, the world’s developing industries are growing from Norwich. Through the Norwich University of Arts (NUA), the city has long been at the forefront of the creative industries. With their value expected to grow from … [Read more...] about No Colman’s
From left: The 'Coalition of Willingness': Nicola Hill of the Norwich School, Greg Smith, chief executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Chris Starkie of New Anglia LEP, Nove Fairbank of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, Faye Burrage of Easton and Otley College, Astra Richardson of UEA, Melvyn Ruff of Norfolk County Council, and Mark Bruhin of Beacon East. Picture: Archant Archant Could the next agri-tech breakthrough be developed in Norfolk? The world’s next leading geneticist have their first biology lesson in Norwich? The next celebrity hairdresser complete their apprenticeship in Dereham? These were the questions asked at the launch of the Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival 2019, which will see 6,000 or more young people travel to the Norfolk Showground in March with the aim of kick-starting their career planning. The festival, which is organised by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association along with partners at Beacon East, City College Norwich, Easton … [Read more...] about “It’s you who can inspire them”: Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival launches