Rachel Crockart

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Norwich Market named Best in Britain

Norwich Market has been named the ‘best large outdoor market in Britain’ at the Great British Market Awards 2019. The judges of the Great British Market Awards said that Norwich Market ‘demonstrated the power of social media’, as seen in popular Instagram pages such as @eatnorwich which have gained traction in the past few years,…

Global

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Nick Clegg has been hired by Facebook as Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications to ‘build bridges between politics and tech.’ The Californian based role aims to improve Facebook’s relations with Brussels where the leading social media platform is facing calls for increased regulation. This comes after Facebook was fined £94m by the European Commission…

Features

Sex Work in Norwich: what’s changed?

Over the last eight months, a lot has changed for sex workers in Norwich. Back in February Concrete discussed Norwich as a ‘pure’ and ‘untainted’ city you wouldn’t assume housed a community of sex workers. But with the closure of the Norwich-based Matrix Project following the withdrawal of NHS funding the workers’ support system has radically…

Features

Concrete takes ofo for a test ride

Yellow bikes have been popping up over campus and around Norwich over the last few weeks. ofo was founded in 2014 but after launching in London, Oxford, and Cambridge, the world’s first “non-docking” bike-sharing platform has made its way to Norfolk. I decided to take advantage of them being completely free for their first two…