Star-struck pupils of Deepings School were getting ready to take to the stage in a specially-adapted BBC television play.Orion was a futuristic music and dance extravaganza based on the Old Testament story of Noah's Ark.Drama teacher Angela Brook saw the original version on television and wrote to the BBC asking if she could have a copy for the school and was delighted when they agreed. … [Read more...] about LOOKING BACK: Deepings pupils take to the stage in 1994
Free Press mascot Spike the Hedgehog thought the hundreds of entries for his Easter Bunny colouring competition were great - and Emily Rogers (10) was one of the two winners.Emily and Lucy Houlden (5), both of Spalding, both picked up the competition entry form at the Spalding Spring Fair and Motor Show rom sponsor Publicity Emblems, of Cowbit.Both won cuddly toy cats for winning their respective age groups and Emily is pictured with her new furry friend. … [Read more...] about LOOKING BACK: Emily and Lucy win Easter colouring competition in 1994.
Pinchbeck Guides strutted their stuff on the catwalk to raise money for a trip to Switzerland.A fashion show held at the village church hall raised £136, as models showed off ex-high street clothing.Some 43 Pinchbeck and Spalding Guides, Rangers and leaders were due to visit one of the four World Centres of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in Adelboden that summer.Pictured are Pinchbeck group leader Jane Amess, Eloise Lawton, Tamara Taylor, Spalding leader Ann Tilbury, Pinchbeck assistant leader Bridget Scase and Meredith Lawton. … [Read more...] about Guides take to the catwalk to raise trip funds in 2009
PUBLISHED: 15:20 19 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:20 19 April 2019 The Thetford Business Awards judges. Pictured from left to right are: Jeff Ward, from Centurion Safety, Thetford mayor and business owner Roy Brame; town councillor Sylvia Armes; organiser Gez Chetal; Nigel Armes from Crown Chicken and Brian Rutterford, from Rutterford Farm. Picture: Gez Chetal Archant Business owners in a Norfolk town are set to be celebrated this evening in the first ever Thetford Business Awards. Organised by Gez Chetal, the executive director of Trust-House Lesiure, which runs the Thomas Paine Hotel in Thetford, it aims to celebrate businesses based in the town.The awards kick-off at 7pm at The Carnegie Rooms where businesses have been nominated for a number of awards.The categories are: Trainee Apprentice, nomination from companies; Mayors Award, selected by Mayor Roy Brame and Mrs Brame; Small Business of the Year (under five employees), nominations from the public and employees; Innovation, … [Read more...] about Town set for first ever business awards
Video PUBLISHED: 14:25 19 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:38 19 April 2019 Sheffield United kicked things off in the Championship promotion scrap against Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire PA Wire Norwich City’s shot at sealing promotion to the Premier League on Good Friday will have to wait another few days, after Sheffield United’s 2-0 Championship win over 10-man Nottingham Forest. The Canaries needed Chris Wilder's side to lose at lunchtime, in order to try and confirm their place in the Premier League in a later kick off against Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road (7:45pm).But Mark Duffy's sixth goal of the season, three minutes after the Reds were reduced to 10 when Yohan Benalouane was dismissed for hauling down David McGoldrick, put the hosts in front before Enda Stevens' 85th minute strike sealed a massive three points.The Blades' win sees them move into second place on goal difference from Leeds, four points behind Norwich, ahead of … [Read more...] about City’s promotion party on hold after Blades’ win