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27rd November 2020

A teenage climate change protester is to stand trial after spending more than 2 days at the top of a 100ft crane in Norwich

  • Alex Sidney of Dereham, scaled the large structure in Duke Street on 7th November & stayed there until the following Monday whilst several police officers and firefighters remained at the scene
  • The teenager appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court yesterday having been charged with criminal damage, displaying a sign to cause alarm or distress & obstructing a police officer – he pleaded not guilty to all charges including another offence of failing to leave land when requested to do so

Norfolk’s largest ancient wood will reclaim a piece of land it lost more than 1,000 years ago – thanks to an anonymous donation to buy a neighbouring field 

  • A 5-hectare patch of farmland next to Foxley Wood, between Norwich and Fakenham, will be restored to native woodland after it was secured by Norfolk Wildlife Trust
  • A spokesperson for the Trust said this "crucial piece of land" has been a missing part of the wood for at least a millennium, & provides a unique opportunity to re-establish rare species such as the purple emperor butterfly

A man was rescued from a flat on St Leonards Road in Norwich last night after a fire broke out in a communal lobby

  • 4 fire crews from Carrow, Sprowston, Earlham and Wroxham were called to the small three-storey block of flats, along with police officers and paramedics & the flames were put out just after 9pm
  • The rescued man was taken to hospital but it was confirmed that his injuries were not serious - fire investigators and Norfolk Police crime scene investigators remained on the scene until late into the night

The couple who run the White Horse pub in Trowse have transformed a room used for parties into an essential village shop

  • Andy and Pam Coleman, said they couldn’t bear to see locals, particularly the elderly, having to use public transport to get supplies, as the old village shop closed in March
  • The makeshift shop has proved really popular - Sarah Kemp, who lives in Trowse, said the pub’s been a great support to the village during the pandemic, it even gave away free portions of chips after the weekly NHS clap during the first lockdown

An event which allows customers to order food from a secret menu is returning to Norwich next year

  • Secret Menu Norwich has already signed up around 30 restaurants, cafes and bars across the city to bring customers special off-menu dishes
  • Zena Leech-Calton, the organiser, said that people will be able to see which secret dishes will be on offer from mid-December & they’ll be available in February next year




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