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Norwich Cathedral to get helter skelter

A 12m (40ft) helter skelter is to be installed inside Norwich Cathedral.

Artist's impression of what the helter skelter could look like. Credit: Annette Hudson, Paul Hurst, Irvin Leisure

The giant fairground ride will form part of a project called 'Seeing It Differently'. The aim is to enable visitors to see the building in a new way and encourage people to have "conversations about faith".

“A cathedral may not be the natural home of a helter skelter but that is precisely part of the draw. We will be doing what cathedrals have always done: helping people see things differently and make connections with the things of God.”

– The Revd Canon Andy Bryant, Canon for Mission and Pastoral Care.

The helter skelter is due to be installed in the West End of the Nave in August next year.



Public told to avoid Norwich road after man reportedly seen "making threats"

Police have closed a road off after a man was reportedly making threats. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have closed a road off in Norwich following reports of a man acting suspiciously and making threats.

Specialist officers were called to Bluebell Road at 9.08am (Friday 23 November.) A man aged in his 20s has been arrested. He's been taken to Wymondham Police investigation Centre for questioning.

The road has been closed as a precaution whilst officers conduct a search of the area. They're also searching an address in Earlham Road in connection with the incident.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Threats such as this are taken extremely seriously and whilst we do not believe there is an immediate risk to the public at this time, we are carrying out a search of the area as a precaution and to ensure the public’s safety.

We would advise people to avoid the area at this time.

– Superintendent Dave Buckley
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