Appeal for pre-loved bras and jewellery to help change women’s lives

Soroptimist International, King’s Lynn will in the Vancouver Quarter from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 4 March to collect pre-loved bras and old jewellery. Following on the from the success of their bra collection last year for the Purple Teardrop Campaign, the group has coincided this year’s challenge to celebrate International Women’s Day. Visit them in the … Continued

What was your favourite event in 2016? Have your say!

We’re delighted to announce that our Halloween, Christmas Grotto, Fairytales & Legends, and Mod & Rockers events have been shortlisted for 2016 Community Event of the Year. Which one was your favourite? Please vote for it by sending an email to newsdesk@lynnnews.co.uk. You’ll need to make your subject “2016 Community Event of the Year Vote” … Continued

Make a card and rose at our FREE Valentine’s Day 2017 workshop

We’re running a workshop for children and adults to come into the Vancouver Quarter and make a card and a rose for a loved one ahead of Valentine’s Day. The workshop will be situated in the former Calendar Club unit next to Costa Coffee and opposite Wilkinson on New Conduit Street and run from 10am to … Continued

Vancouver Quarter Poppy Wall raises £5,500 for Royal British Legion

Thousands of pounds was raised for the Royal British Legion in King’s Lynn by people placing poppies onto a mural and making donations in the Vancouver Quarter shopping centre. The commemorative community wall was housed in a unit on New Conduit Street in the run up to Remembrance Sunday and more than £5,500 was raised … Continued

Schoolchildren and shoppers’ delight as Chinese New Year is heralded in

Hundreds of school children and shoppers cheered and shouted as the Vancouver Quarter welcomed in the Chinese New Year in style. Pupils from Whitefriars CoE Academy, Howard Infant and Nursery School, Eastgate Academy, Gaywood Primary, Greyfriars and St Michaels CoE Academy enjoyed watching on as the James Uglow Lion Group returned to the shopping centre … Continued

Chinese New Year celebrations 2017

With the beat of a drum and a dancing dragon, the Vancouver Quarter is gearing up to welcome in the Chinese New Year in style. The James Uglow Lion Group will be returning to the shopping centre to perform on Baxter’s Plain (near Argos and Costa) at 11am on Friday, January 27 to herald in … Continued

Christmas comes early for Aiden as he scoops Halloween prize draw

Eight-year-old Aiden Jones got an early Christmas present last week when he was given £250 to spend on toys in King’s Lynn town centre. The Whitefriars Church Of England Primary Academy pupil was the winner of the Town Centre Halloween trail prize draw after he visited all 20 stamp stations around town during the annual … Continued

10 things you’ll want to buy from new King’s Lynn store Flying Tiger

There are some truly fantastic things you can snap up for just a few quid at new Danish gift shop Flying Tiger in King’s Lynn, and we’ve picked our favourites. The chain, which opened its doors this week in New Conduit Street, started in Copenhagen but has branches in Norwich, Peterborough, Cambridge, and 600 around … Continued