Monday and a full week this week. There's a novelty! In the middle of Diss beneath a store called Candies, you'll find Park Radio which has just been awarded a second temporary broadcasting licence. Compact but professional, I spoke to Station Manager John Cross and, whilst a music track was on, Adie Linton the breakfast show presenter joined us for a few words. Not very far away I checked out the situation at North Lopham CE Junior school. A fire had been discovered on Sunday in the main hall and although there wasn't a great deal of damage it did mean classes were postponed apart from those taking their SATS test. The cause is as yet under investigation.
Tuesday at Downham Market station where the pedestrian crossing has been closed by Network Rail supported by First Capital Connect. The uncontrolled crossing has been a long running issue with people misusing it. They cross when the red light is on and there have been numerous near-misses. Pictured, Deputy Mayor of Downham Market Val Starling. She argues that now everyone has to cross the lines by the road adjacent. Pedestrians are a hazard to motorists and if they get caught by the barriers, they'll miss their train. A footbridge has been proposed in the past but they don't want it. I filmed Val for Look East which you can see tonight.
DID YOU SPOT THESE TWO GIRLS IN THE BBC OFFICES DURING THE NORWICH CITY CELEBRATIONS LAST NIGHT?
Wednesday at Sprowston to meet Bernie & Marcus Reddington. They're joining a group of people with disabilities to travel down to London to take part in the "Hardest Hit March" because they say they're affected more than most by the cuts. They're both blind. Bernie belongs to 'Action For Blind People' and she says that they will need greater protection from swinging cuts in the future if we're not to return the Victorian era.
Copper thieves have been at it again removing half a mile of telephone cable in the Horsham/Newton St.Faiths area. I found Geoff Knox at his home in Hainford which has also been affected. For over a week now his service has been intermittent and believes the delay in restoring the service is partly due to the fact that the telecomms companies don't talk to each other!
Agriculture very much the subject for Thursday witha visit to City College where they're about to officially open to commercial greenhouses. Rob Bates showed me round. They'll be educating students with learning disablilities and they're provideing 4,500 plants for Norwich in Bloom this year. Round the corner at the Hewitt School, Tully Wakeman was joined by the head teacher to look over the two acres of playing field that the school have added to the FarmShare scheme which already uses land at Postwick.
Wonderful Friday morning at Titchwell Nature Reserve near Burnham Market with publicity officer Dave Hawkins and student Nicola Swann. It's World Migratory Bird Day this weekend and the reserve is hoping for enough visitors to spot as many species as possible. Dave was up to nearly a hundred in the hour that we spent on air. These geese and their babies wandered right past us while we were waiting to go on air and you should go to the new hide (centre pic) which is superb. Go to the toilet at the visitor centre first though!