Sprowston Manor Hotel & Country Club heard our broadcast on Friday about reclaiming all those small bars of soap left by clients in the bathroom. General Manager Jodie Guttrich is going to apply the same principle here and will see if the Marriott group worldwide can take it on board too!
Surely the Government has to do something about all this metal theft lije clamping down on the scrap yards. There's talk of a new law "attack on infrastructure". Tony Bone is Director of Fram Watch. He says farmers livelihoods and the whole food chain can be disrupted by unscrupulous thieves.
Nicola Markwell at Redwings Horse Sanctuary Hapton Hall reminded us that horses and ponies take money and effort to keep well. They're getting more and more abandoned animals as owners feel the squeeze on their pocket. If you're thinking of buying, why not try a rescue horse from Redwings? Success after last weeks story about the fire at Broadland Hams on the Sweetbriar Industrial Estate. I met Director Edward Porter at their new (temporary) premises at Little Melton Food Park. All the staff have pulled together to get business rolling out again with rented machinery. Will they say here or move back, theyre not sure at present. With Christmas orders coming in it'll be the new year before they can stop to think about it.
Let the festivities begin! Liz Wimms from the City Council and City Centre Manager Stefan Gurney with the 'tree' at the Forum - one of a trail around the City. Tonight the lights are switched on with fireworks and all manner of things going on as it's late night shopping. Look out in December for the 'snow' cannon at the Forum. On the hour every hour blasting out artificial snow!!
Virgin Money opens today at Davey Place in the City. The former Post Office now looks like a cocktail lounge. Branson has just bought Northern Rock a branch of which is just round the corner. It's Children In Need day today and enterprising Hannah Colby (with ears) has for the second year, marked up one of her vans from Norfolk Truck & Van Ltd to help the good cause. She's been touring supermarkets and so far collected over £3,000 to add to last years total of over £4,000. Brilliant.