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Iceni Magazine | September 25, 2016

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Explaining the Power of Five: Is Your New Note Worth A Fortune?

September 23, 2016 |

Nearly two weeks after their original release, new £5 notes are selling for 40 times their monetary value on online auction sites.

The notes, which carry the image of iconic wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, are currently being … Read More

Porkstock is hailed a pig-tastic success!

September 23, 2016 |

Nelson’s Journey is presented with cheque for £10,372 following foodie fundraiser

Nelson’s Journey, the Norfolk charity that supports bereaved children and young people, was last night (22 September 2016) presented with a cheque for £10,372 by the team … Read More

Burn Your Money: Why Tech Could Signal the End of Traditional Currencies

September 23, 2016 |

Technology is a wonderful thing, in fact it’s so wonderful that you can now tear up your bank notes and throw away your coins because you don’t need them anymore. What? Surely that’s a joke, right?

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Spring Boot in Action

September 23, 2016 |

by Craig Walls ISBN-13: 978-1617292545

You can be pretty sure of what you’re going to get with a Manning ‘In Action’ book and Spring Boot in Action is no exception. … Read More

Greens call for end to building in flood risk zones

September 22, 2016 |

Green councillors have called for a moratorium on development in areas of the city with a high risk of flooding, after a controversial planning application was deferred again following an objection from the local flood authority.

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Norfolk leads the call to Fix Britain’s Internet

September 22, 2016 |

Campaign for better broadband receives overwhelming response from Norfolk residents

Local MP Keith Simpson backs campaign and urges residents to have their say in the once in a decade review of the UK’s broadband

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Structure-Flex Expand Workforce To Meet Increase In Digital Printing

September 22, 2016 |

Cromer based Structure-flex, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of flexible fabric products, has increased its workforce by eleven print production and graphics employees to meet the growing demands for the firm’s digital printing services.

The recruitment … Read More

Footballer opens new Nuffield Health medical clinic in Norwich

September 21, 2016 |

A new medical clinic offering physiotherapy and health assessments, was officially opened today (21/09/2016) by former Norwich City FC player Iwan Roberts at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym in Barrack Street, Norwich.

The £495,000 investment took three … Read More

The Babymoon Boom

September 21, 2016 |

Nearly A Third (28%) Of Expectant Parents Now Considering ‘Babymoons’, With 59% Trying To Rival Extravagent A-List Celeb Holidays

  • The Babymoon boom: 28% of new or expectant parents are now considering babymoons for the future … Read More

New Drivers faced with immediate ban for using mobile phone at the wheel​

September 21, 2016 |

Insure The Box welcomes Government focus on distracted driving, but highlights need for young people to understand consequences

Insure The Box is embracing the latest Government announcement for stricter penalties for drivers caught using … Read More

Anonymous Teacher Reacts To: Saracens Free School?

September 21, 2016 |

Education seems to have become a free for all…

Why on earth would a rugby club open a free school? Ok, so it’s in conjunction with a local secondary, but still – what’s the point? What’s in it for them? … Read More

328 km/h! – the world’s fastest Beetle

September 20, 2016 |
  • New speed record for specially prepared Beetle LSR with 550 PS
  • Top performance at the annual World of Speed event on the Great Salt Lake in Bonneville, Utah (USA)

Wolfsburg, … Read More

Modern Brits are Living a ‘Groundhog Day’ Existence

September 20, 2016 |

Millions of Brits are spending large chunks of their day on ‘autopilot’ – because they are living a ‘Groundhog Day’ existence, a study has found.

Doing the same things day-in, day-out means 94 per cent regularly drift through … Read More

Eighth in the East Exhibition at the Maids Head Hotel, Norwich from September 23

September 19, 2016 |

The Eighth in the East, a three-year Heritage Lottery Fund project exploring the legacy of the 8th USAAF, brings its new touring exhibition to the Maids Head Hotel, Tombland, Norwich, between September 23 and October 6. The exhibition … Read More

WIN A Medium Brown Leather Satchel

September 18, 2016 |

Iceni have teamed up with Paperhigh a fair-trade company trading in eco-friendly paper products. Starting out in 2001 Paperhigh decided to work with small family businesses, community incentives, charities and accredited Fair Trade organisations to create beautiful products that are … Read More

Anonymous Teacher Reacts To: Phonics Test

September 18, 2016 |

Hmm… what?

A test for 5 and 6 year olds is too basic? Really? Excessive? Yes. Ridiculous? Yes.

Completely and utterly unnecessary? Absolutely. The phonics test was introduced in 2012 to much criticism (criticism which … Read More

Anonymous Teacher Reacts To: Grammar Schools

September 16, 2016 |

Grammar schools – is there really a need? What purpose will they serve?

I grew up in a time when there were very few grammar schools remaining and those few were basically for those who didn’t want their children mixing … Read More

Anonymous Teacher Reacts To: Marking

September 16, 2016 |

The recent release of information surrounding Key Stage Two SATS answers being marked as incorrectly because the comma was incorrectly formed has angered me.

The pupil hadn’t mistaken an apostrophe for a comma; the comma simply didn’t curl back … Read More

Aston Shaw: Triple Nominee for The British Accountancy Awards 2016

September 15, 2016 |

Aston Shaw, the fastest growing accountancy group in East Anglia, are proud to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for three awards in the British Accountancy Awards 2016.

The British Accountancy Awards (BAA) are now … Read More

Horse Power!

September 15, 2016 |

A day with a difference at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Sunday 25 September 2016, 10am – 5pm

Visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on Sunday 25 September for a special event day to celebrate the work of heavy horses. 

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Many Older People in East Anglia Unaware they have Paget’s Disease

September 15, 2016 |

Sheila Nursey, from Norwich, suffered much pain and disability before learning that she had Paget’s Disease of Bone.

She knew nothing about it and neither did many of the health professionals involved in her care … Read More

New nuclear power plants in East move a step closer

September 15, 2016 |

The Green Party has condemned the government’s decision to approve plans for the “vastly overpriced” Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

Co-leader Caroline Lucas said: “It is truly absurd that the Government plans to plough billions of … Read More

A quarter of home buyers would pay up to £10,000 extra for a mood-boosting view

September 15, 2016 |

Homebuyers would splash out to make sure their property has a great, mood-boosting view, the results of a new survey suggest.

Two thirds of the 1000 UK respondents to the 247 Blinds survey said that a … Read More

Superfood Indulgence!

September 13, 2016 |

Creative natures mouth-watering range bars and mixes are made from 100% natural, 100% organic and raw ingredients!

Whether you are at work or out with the family or friends the superfood goodness provided in these products are … Read More

New Senior Screenings schedule at VUE Norwich

September 13, 2016 |

A new schedule of weekly screenings for senior customers at Vue in Norwich is set to commence from 15 September.

The Senior Screening for over 60s will now be shown at 1pm every Thursday and feature … Read More

New Domestic Abuse Champions introduced at NNUH

September 13, 2016 |

With Adult Safeguarding Week being celebrated nationally the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are celebrating their expanding their domestic abuse champions’ team.

The second cohort of champions will bring the total at the … Read More

All change for Norwich as electoral boundaries set to shift

September 13, 2016 |

Following the announcement of new proposed boundaries for Parliamentary constituencies, Norwich Green Party members have expressed concern about what they say is a deliberate attempt to hand more seats to the Conservatives.

Under the proposed changes, … Read More

Dealers in Damien Hirst and Banksy set to exhibit in Norwich

September 13, 2016 |

Art Fair East: A Major Art Fair for the East of England 1st – 4th December 2016, St Andrews Hall, Norwich  

A regional art fair has announced it’s initial line up, which includes some major names in the art world.  Art Fair East, a major fair for the Eastern Region, plans … Read More

Maids Head Hotel New Entrance ‘Launched’ by The Dean of Norwich

September 13, 2016 |

The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich has completed a £150,000 project to refurbish the public lounges and reception and create a new entrance on Tombland, including a revolving door.

The Dean of Norwich, The Very Reverend Jane Hedges, … Read More

Man Builds World’s Largest Puzzle Only To Find Pieces Missing

September 12, 2016 |

A games buff spent 120 hours building the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle – only to discover four pieces were missing.

Graham Andrew, 48, had almost completed the gargantuan 33,600-piece challenge after a fortnight but fell short at the final hurdle.

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Compact Cuppa Coffee

September 12, 2016 |

The Cafflano Kompact Hot & Cold Cofffee Brewer is the first portable coffee maker that is small enough to fit in your pocket and weighs just 220g.

This portable coffee maker creates an amazing cup of hot or cold … Read More

Confidence 24-7

September 12, 2016 |

The Assure is a ground breaking personal alert system that monitors wellbeing for 24 hours a day throughout a person’s home and garden.

It connecting the wearer to their family and friends just when they need it. 

Acticheck … Read More

Beds due to reopen at NNUH

September 12, 2016 |

By the end of October, three wards will be reopening at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital following  a temporary closure over the summer.

Richard Parker, Chief Operating Officer, said:  “We have been taking advantage of a … Read More

Morton’s Traditional Taste Turkeys

September 10, 2016 |

Morton’s Traditional Taste turkeys are even more succulent this year!

We’re always trying to make our turkeys the best and this year we think we’ve cracked it. We’ve hand-built a Himalayan salt chamber to dry-age our birds so they’re juicer … Read More

Here are 8 Innovative Everyday-use Items You Can Buy or Use Right Now

September 10, 2016 |

The whole idea of buying everyday household accessories is to make life more pleasant and to streamline daily tasks. The following products and accessories are everyday-use items that you can make use of now.

1 – … Read More

Keep your body happy and hydrated with these 8 foods

September 10, 2016 |

We all know that keeping hydrated is vital for good health; every cell, tissue and organ needs water. If you’re struggling to reach your recommended (by the NHS) 6-8 glasses of water a day, combine drinking water … Read More

Stand Up For Yourself

September 9, 2016 |

It’s about we all stood up for ourselves. Most office workers remain sedentary for a worrying amount of time every day.

From commuting on the train or driving, we are sat, then at work we often sit for … Read More

Holt Hall Christmas Fair – 26th / 27th November

September 9, 2016 |

A large Christmas Fair is to be held at Holt Hall which is located just outside the historic town of Holt, Norfolk. The hall is a perfect venue for a Christmas Fair and will occupy all of the ground floor … Read More

Revealed: the UK’s most common proposal hints

September 9, 2016 |

Saying ‘It could be us next …’ at a friend’s wedding, pointing out their ring size, and getting family members to ask ‘When are you going to make an honest woman of her?’ have been revealed among a list of … Read More

Exercising our brains

September 9, 2016 |

On Tuesday 6th September lunchtime, myself and Lewis our Junior Software Developer took to the gym! We took part in a free corporate day offered by The Gym Group on Hall Road. I must say we … Read More