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Family gang carried out 250 burglaries in 11 months

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 20:12
"Prolific" criminal gang targeted homes and businesses across five counties in the east of England.

Paramedic on call in Christchurch given parking ticket

Dorset BBC News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 19:29
A parking ticket is issued to an ambulance vehicle while the paramedic treated a patient.
Categories: Dorset

New appeal a year after Barnham woman went missing

BBC Sussex News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 19:28
Helen Slaughter was last seen leaving for work on 1 November 2017 and has not been heard from since.
Categories: Sussex

Residents on 'Poppy Road' pay tribute to the fallen

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 19:10
A Black Country street is covered in thousands of poppies to mark 100 years since the end of WW1.
Categories: Birmingham

Son who killed his Crowborough mother Fiona Fisher jailed

BBC Sussex News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 19:10
Thomas Fisher, 22, admitted the manslaughter by diminished responsibility of his mother Fiona.
Categories: Sussex

Naomi Hersi death: Sex and drug binge murderer jailed

BBC London News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 19:02
Jesse McDonald stabbed Naomi Hersi about 40 times after spending four days with her, the court heard.

Naomi Hersi death: Sex and drug binge murderer jailed

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 19:02
Jesse McDonald stabbed Naomi Hersi about 40 times after spending four days with her, the court heard.
Categories: Wiltshire

'Paedophile' PC 'demanded nude pictures' from girl, 13

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 19:01
Ian Naude allegedly asked a 13-year-old girl for nude photos captioned "I love you daddy".
Categories: Merseyside

Norfolk Library News - November 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 19:00

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November 2018

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Book news

New titles out in November include Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride, Darling Blue by Tracy Rees, The Vanishing Box by Elly Griffiths, The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz, A Lethal Frost by Danny Miller, Glass Houses by Louise Penny, Blood and Blade by Matthew Harffy, The Survivors by Kate Furnivall and Frontline Nurses by Holly Green. To browse all of the new adult fiction titles out in November visit the library catalogue.

Did you know that recent TV shows The Cry and Killing Eve are based on books? There are lots of other books that tie in with TV programmes and films in our Seen on Screen collection.

And with Christmas on the way, check out our get ready for Christmas books. 

Events and projects Norfolk Reading Pathway

Do you know anyone who struggles with their reading?

Norfolk Libraries run a free project which matches people who need support with coaching volunteers. Coach and learner then meet for an hour a week and work through the ‘Yes we can read’ book.

We have new coaches waiting to help at Aylsham, Attleborough, Dersingham, Dereham, King's Lynn, Loddon, Reepham, Tuckswood, Watton and West Earlham libraries. If you’d like to know more, please contact your local library.

Reading ahead

The Library Service's support for people learning to read also includes Reading Ahead, a national scheme that supports adults and young people who struggle with the written word, improving their confidence and encouraging them to start reading for pleasure. Reading Ahead invites participants to pick six reads and record, rate and review their reading in a diary and receive a certificate on completion. Participants can read all kinds of text such as poems, song lyrics and magazines as well as books.

A Reading Ahead pack includes a reading diary, bookmark, pen and bag.

Anyone interested in taking the challenge should ask at their local library for more information.

‘Norfolk Borrowers’ online book group

Do you love books and to share what you’re reading with others? If you use Facebook, then why not join our new ‘Norfolk Borrowers’ group? You’ll not only hear about what’s new to read in Norfolk libraries but you’ll get lots of book recommendations from other readers too. 

Music of our ancestors - Anna Mudeka performance

Immerse yourself in the music of Zimbabwean singer Anna Mudeka, as she takes you on a journey through her homeland.

Seamlessly weaving story with song, Anna brings the experience of southern African culture to audiences across Breckland. Her powerful vocals and instrumental artistry bring alive the rich musical tradition of Zimbabwe in a performance that is soothing, uplifting and educational.

Afternoon performances will take place in libraries across the district:

Tickets cost £5 and are available from the library - refreshments included. If you need free, local transport to the event you can request this via the Silver Social website.

Sing your heart out

Come and Sing your Heart Out at Stalham library on Monday 26 November, 14:00 - 15:00. There is no need to book and nothing to pay. Just turn up and you will be made welcome!

Workshops will also be coming to Mundesley, Fakenham and Wells libraries in 2019.

Crime writer visits Norfolk Libraries

When the body of Kendal Michelson, a leading light in the local Steampunk movement, is found on a popular seaside beach impaled by his own sword, the querulous Inspector Carmichael is reluctantly drawn into the curious world of Steampunk. This fast-moving murder mystery, based in the North West of England, sees McFadyen’s detective team pit their wits against their most taxing case yet.

Author Ian McFadyen is coming to Norfolk libraries to talk about his new novel, the Steampunk Murder:

Tickets cost £3 per person and must be booked in advance by either in the library or by contacting the library on the number above.

Writing for wellbeing with Sally Storr

Do you enjoy creative writing? Get your creative juices going and feel positive and inspired with these sessions which involve a series of writing exercises based around a theme. £10 per session, coffee included. The next session is at Fakenham library on Thursday 15 November, 17:00 - 19:00. Call 01328 862715 to book.  

How maps made America

On Wednesday 14 November, 19:00 - 20:15, join us at the 2nd Air Division Memorial library for a talk on how maps made America by Professor Susan Schulten (university of Denver). This is a free event. For more information please visit our eventbrite website

Heritage events

There are lots of fun and free activities on offer at the Heritage Centre this month. On Tuesday 13 November, 13:00 - 14:00, our heritage hour will be on the theme of Researching Women in the First World War. On Tuesday 22 November, 10:30 - 12:30, we are running a Heritage Centre resources taster session.

For more information on upcoming events visit our eventbrite website or contact the Heritage Centre by calling 01603 774740 or via email. And don't forget to check out the Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast.

You can also book a free 30 minute research advice session with our archive specialists from the Norfolk Record Office.

Film news

After 14 long years, Pixar has finally released the long-awaited sequel to the Incredibles. The Incredibles 2 picks up where the last film left off, once again showing how a normal family handles the pressure of being super. Whilst technically a kid’s film, this is one that the whole family can enjoy.

With the return of fan favourite dinosaurs Rexy (the Tyrannosaurus Rex), Blue (the Velociraptor) and a new genetic hybrid (the Indoraptor) as well as appearances from Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom proves that the beloved dino franchise is far from extinct. 

Get ready Abba fans, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again arrives on DVD this month. Whether you prefer to sing along or simply sit back and enjoy the film, you can guarantee that this film will leave you with an earworm or two.

Other films out this month include Adrift, Leave No Trace, Tag, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie, The Secret of Marrowbone, Sherlock Gnomes and Skyscraper.

All of these films and more will be available to borrow from Norfolk Libraries for just £2 for two nights from their day of release. For more information about our films and music service please visit our website.

More information

Throughout this newsletter there have been examples of some of the great events and activities that are on offer in Libraries throughout Norfolk.

To find out about events at your local Library visit our website and select your nearest Library for more details.

For more information on books and reading, including information on stock suggestions please visit our website.

Categories: Norfolk

QPR: Community group's training ground planning appeal rejected

BBC London News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:48
QPR hope to begin work at Warren Farm, after the Supreme Court rejects a bid to overturn permission for a new training ground.

Teen who hit boy, 3, was going to watch Love Island

BBC Manchester - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:39
The youth whose stolen van hit the boy was to hand himself in after watching Love Island, court hears.
Categories: Manchester

Air pollution 'never measured' in Cheltenham hotspot

BBC Gloucestershire - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:39
The road in Cheltenham which is closed to improve air quality has not had a monitoring system installed.
Categories: Gloucestershire

Halloween 'ghost' trick or treater threw corrosive liquid

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:23
The victim in his thirties suffered burns to his face and feet during the Halloween "trick or treat".

Dallington Grange, Northampton: Plan for 3,000 new homes approved

BBC Northamptonshire - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:18
Plans for 3,000 homes to the north west of Northampton are approved.
Categories: Northamptonshire

Arron Banks faces Brexit referendum spending probe

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:14
Leave campaigner Arron Banks is referred to the National Crime Agency by the Electoral Commission.
Categories: Bristol

Man killed beside Southwark Park playground named

BBC London News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 17:52
Rocky Djelal was stabbed to death in Southwark Park on Wednesday afternoon.

'Hologram' lecturers to teach students at Imperial College London

BBC London News Feed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 17:36
A UK university is to become the first to regularly use hologram-like technology to host guest speakers.

Autumn Budget 2018

Parliament News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 17:30
Phillip Hammond presents his Budget to the House of Commons
Categories: Parliamentary News

Lit fireworks aimed at on-duty PCSO in Bradley Stoke

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 17:26
Incident made public as part of campaign to highlight assaults on 999 workers.
Categories: Bristol