PUBLISHED: 12:51 21 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:51 21 October 2018 Simon Parkin Figures compiled by On Time Trains has shed light on the best and worst Norfolk stations for reliability. Picture: Antony Kelly Archant From frequent late trains to reliable services, Norfolk’s worst and best stations for delayed train journeys have been revealed by analysis of punctuality figures. Services arriving at Norwich Station were amongst the best performing. Picture: Antony KellyIf you’re a passenger who spends your time staring at the information board and worrying about missing your connection, you probably travel from one of the county’s stations that see more than a quarter of services delayed by more than five minutes. Passengers at Thetford experience the most frustration. Data for the last six months from rail-performance tracking site On Time Trains, shows the station is in bottom 100 out of 2,621 stations across the UK with just 15% of … [Read more...] about Best and worst train services: is your station Norfolk’s least reliable?
Opinion Farmer James Runciman with some of his cattle at Croxton Farm. Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2018 After the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that a reduction in meat consumption and changes to farming are needed to save the planet, Norfolk cattle farmer JAMES RUNCIMAN defends livestock’s role in the ecosystem. Britain was, and still is, known as the stock yard of the world, but environmentalists seem hell-bent on removing animals and planting trees. The environment and climate change are at the forefront of media reports, and livestock production is all too often targeted as a contributor.One opinion is to have a meat-free day or, more extreme, is to go vegetarian. You could plant trees instead of farming livestock, but I’d rather eat a steak than wood. We could import soya to replace meat protein, however this would see more emissions being produced, but in another country. It is often forgotten that livestock graze plants that capture … [Read more...] about ‘Environmentalists seem hell-bent on removing animals’ – Norfolk cattle farmer defends his industry after climate warnings
PUBLISHED: 11:28 21 October 2018 ANGELA HAWORTH, Station Road, Hopton-on-Sea. A homeless person sleeping rough on a bench outside Norwich City Hall. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2018 One reader says they are distressed to see the homeless treated as if they were invisible. What do you think? Recently I visited Norwich to do the GoGo Hares Trail map.They were wonderful and bright, but unfortunately I was unable to go further than the city centre and market place, because I was horrified by the sight and plight of the so many homeless rough sleepers on pavements, slumped in shop doorways, churchyards and walkways.I was upset to see a woman step over a young man, who is after all someone’s son, with no thought whatsoever.He was curled up in his sleeping bag on the pavement outside a charity shop. It was lunchtime, very busy, yet no-one noticed him. He was invisible, discarded rubbish.It is all well meaning for local MPs and officials to say it is a national disgrace … [Read more...] about Reader Letter: The homeless are invisible
PUBLISHED: 09:14 21 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:14 21 October 2018 Robert Lambert - the Star of the show for Kings Lynn Picture: Matthew Usher Matthew Usher Photography Robert Lambert says he would love to be back with the King’s Lynn Stars next season. Lambert scooped two awards at the King’s Lynn Speedway Supporters Club end of season party after a remarkable year on a personal level.Stars’ supporters rewarded Lambert for his efforts, by voting him Rider of the Year and Team Rider of the Year. Lambert said: “It’s has really been an awesome season, I have really kicked on my performances and I am pleased with that because I never expected it to be such a good season. “I am really over the moon with how things have gone and to get Rider of the Year here is a great achievement for me, and it wasn’t something I was expecting. “It has been an awesome season for me at King’s Lynn and also for the club, so it’s great to end it … [Read more...] about Robert Lambert eager to lead from the front again for King’s Lynn Stars
Timm Klose celebrates scoring Norwich City's equaliser at Nottingham Forest - with ex-Canaries striker Lewis Grabban looking on in the background. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton Our latest Norwich City player watch kept a close eye on the return to the staring line-up of Cuban winger Onel Hernandez during Saturday’s superb victory at Nottingham Forest. 4 – Tracks Joe Lolley infield but is turned too easily midway in his own half and relieved to see the ball bounce as far as Tim Krul with Lewis Grabban in pursuit.11 – Harries Ben Osborn into a mistake out wide to win a throw.15 – First chance to turn and run, prods a ball through towards Marco Stiepermann but Michael Hefele deals with it.17 – Fine switch to the right from Mo Leitner, runs forward but forgets the ball and is robbed, causing City to charge back in panic to tidy up.19 – Beats Osborn for pace on the right, takes him to the bye-line and pulls back to Leitner, whose … [Read more...] about Pace of fit-again Hernandez proved crucial in City turning the tide at Forest