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3rd March 2021 

Road closure warning for £940,000 traffic shake-up in Norwich

  • Roads around Thorpe Road, Clarence Road & Carrow Road will be closed when work on a £940,000 shake-up for that part of Norwich begins this month 

  • It’s the first work to be carried out as part of?the £32m grant recently awarded to Norwich through the government’s?Transforming Cities scheme 

  • Once finished, there’ll be a more direct route into the city centre from Thorpe Road for public transport and cyclists, together with new pedestrian crossings & the removal of traffic lights 

  • It all begins on Monday 15th March, will continue into the summer & should be finished by the end of July 

Popular city tree protected with new order following hotel plans

  • The future of a much-loved city centre tree has been secured following objections to it being chopped down, when a plan to build a new hotel said that the tree was in the way 

  • A Tree Preservation Order has now been put on the silver maple on the corner of Pottergate & Dove Street – which the Norwich Lanes Association has called ‘excellent news’ 

  • The tree has been a big talking point in the past,?with initial?plans for the 91 bedroom, seven-storey hotel being turned down last year after the public objected to the tree's removal – developers have now revised their plans  

Revealed: Mammoth and T-Rex feature in next GoGo trails

  • OK – quiz time! What have dragons, gorillas, hares, Tyrannosaurus-Rex & Mammoths got in common? Well they’ve all featured or are going to feature in the city and county’s GoGo Trail 

  • Break,?the charity which supports children and young people across East Anglia,?has revealed that this year’s?GoGo sculpture trail will be GoGo Discover in partnership with Wild in Art 

  • During the summer 20 Tyrannosaurus-Rex sculptures will appear on?the streets of Norwich but they won’t fade into extinction – they’ll return again next summer?for 10 weeks, joined then by a?herd of Mammoth statues across Norfolk 

'Size doesn't matter': Three pals get go-ahead for city micropub

  • 3 friends who share a love of beer and brewing are celebrating getting the green light for a tiny new pub in Norwich 

  • Elliot Dransfield, Johnny Durant and Emily Bridges who all live in Norwich have just got planning permission to turn a former shop on Magdalen Street into the Malt and Mardle 

  • With just 334 square feet inside, the venue aims to be one of the city's smallest pubs offering just 1 room to house up to 40 people – they hope to open in the next couple of months when lockdown lifts 

Paralysed man walks 234,000 steps in robotic suit to help hospital

  • A paralysed man has walked 234,000 steps in a robotic suit to raise money for the?Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity 

  • Simon Kindleysides from Blofield, completed 125 miles in his battery-powered exoskeleton by walking at least four miles a day  

  • He initially wanted to raise £2,000 and walk 112 miles but after an outpouring of support, Mr Kindleysides raised just over £13,400  

  • He said: "The most exciting part of the task was walking in snow” & said it was amazing to be leaving footprints & not wheelchair tyre tracks behind him 

 

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