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Teams from Sheringham Medical Practice, Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre and Tesco Sheringham get set to swim the equivalent length of the English Channel in aid of Diabetes UK. Picture: Karen Bethell

A 17-strong group of doctors, health care assistants, fitness instructors and supermarket workers made a splash for charity this week, by swimming the equivalent length of the English Channel in aid of Diabetes UK.

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Tesco
Yesterday, 11:04
Paul Monaghan and his guide dog Gizmo, who are backing an appeal for volunteers fundraisers in the Cromer and Sheringham area. Picture: Karen Bethell

When Paul Monaghan got his first guide dog, Travis, 20 years ago, it turned his life around, allowing him to travel independently, meet up with friends and go shopping alone.

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Mon, 19:28
Writer Mary Mackie sharing some of her short stories with residents of Justice Court, Cromer. Picture: McCarthy Stone.

An author whose recollections of the time she spent living at north Norfolk stately home Felbrigg Hall formed the basis of a series of books gave a reading at a Cromer retirement complex, as part of National Storytelling Week.

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Mon, 11:09

Work by a Norfolk artist has been selected for the prestigious annual Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition, which runs at the Mall Galleries, London next month.

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Norfolk County Council
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Sheringham Viking Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Families turned out in force in Sheringham to watch a horde of horned helmet-wearing Norsemen stage pitched battles in the town centre as part of this year’s Scira Viking festival.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Friends Heather Lee and Maggie Thurston, who have been running bingo sessions at Gimingham village hall for 21 years. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Two community-minded friends are celebrating, after totting up nearly £100,000 of charity donations by running family bingo evenings at a north Norfolk village hall.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Approaching Storm No 2, by artist and former Norfolk County Council chairman Peter Baldwin, whose work has been selected for the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists exhibition. Picture: Peter Baldwin

Work by a Norfolk artist has been selected for the prestigious annual Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition, which runs at the Mall Galleries, London, next month.

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Norfolk County Council
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Norfolk Federation of Women's Institutes chairman Wendy Adams (left) helping hand out green hearts with Sheringham WI members Jane Van Poortvliet, Liz Withington and Tricia Woods. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Environmentally-minded Sheringham WI members marked Valentine’s Day by handing out hand stitched hearts asking town centre shoppers to think about the things they would hate to lose as a result of climate change.

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Norwich
Monday, February 13, 2017
Young members of violin group Holt Strings, who worked with City of London Sinfonia musicians Rebecca Scott-Smissen and Matt Maguire as part of the national music scheme Orchestras Live. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A group of budding young violinists had a chance to hone their skills with musicians from one of the country’s top chamber orchestras, as part of an arts scheme hosted by North Norfolk District Council and a string of local organisations.

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North Norfolk District Council
Monday, February 13, 2017
Sheringham town councillor Liz Withington. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham town councillors are appealing for two community-minded local people to join them as co-opted members.

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St Peter's Church
Monday, February 13, 2017
Four-year-old Josie Humphreys with the sword and shield she made for Sheringham's Scira Viking festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A pint-sized army of Dane warriors got decked out for battle, at a craft workshop held at Sheringham ahead of the town’s annual Scira Viking festival.

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David Gooch
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Kelling Heath countryside manager David Martin with one of the park's resident red squirrels. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A four-strong team of countryside rangers at Kelling Heath Holiday Park have been hard at work over the winter, maintaining and improving heathland at the popular tourist destination ready for it to reopen for the 2017 season.

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BBC
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Twins Laurel and Scarlett with mum Dawn having fun at a maths-themed learning cafe held at Sheringham Primary School to raise cash for the NSPCC's annual Number Day. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters at Sheringham Primary School celebrated the joy of maths, and raised cash for a national children’s charity, at a learning cafe aimed at incorporating numeracy skills into everyday activities.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017
Sheringham Woodfields 'Vikings' kidnap Tesco service manager Scott Meadows-Wright. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A teenage horde of Norse warriors from Sheringham Woodfields School went on the rampage at the town’s Tesco store, ‘kidnapping’ a staff member and pillaging food ahead of the upcoming annual Scira Viking Festival.

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District Foodbank
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Fourteen-year-old Alice Marr with her mum, Sarah Dewhurst. Alice, who is a pupil at Sheringham Woodfields School, has a newly revamped wheelchair thanks to the cerebral palsy charity Love for Leo. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A charity set up by a retired Norfolk GP after his grandson was born with cerebral palsy has raised more than £10,000 in just two years, so far supporting seven youngsters with disabilities.

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NHS
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Erpingham Primary pupils Florence, Simon and Beth pose for a photo outside the new pre-school centre yurt. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A taste of al fresco style learning, a plate of wildlife-themed cake and a bowl of freshly dug mud were on the menu for north Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, when he arrived at a village school to open a new outdoor pre-school centre.

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Norman Lamb
Monday, January 23, 2017
Seven year old Angelina Mills, pictured with mum Lisa, who suffers from a brain condition called Sturge Weber Syndrome

The family of a youngster with a rare neurological disorder have set their sights on raising cash for the specialist charity that has supported her, after drumming up nearly £12,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she had brain surgery as a toddler.

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Sheringham Primary School
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Judy Oliver, Cabinet member of NNDC who is starting a campaign to laugh a trial pedestrian only zone in Sheringham.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A move to make part of Sheringham a pedestrian-only zone has taken a step forward, with 5,000 copies of a survey due to be distributed to local homes and businesses at the end of the month.

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Judy Oliver
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The annual steam gala at the North Norfolk Railway, which is celebrating a record-breaking year. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

One of Norfolk’s top tourist attractions is celebrating a record-breaking 2016, with visitor numbers up for the fifth year running.

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Sheringham
Thursday, December 29, 2016
West Runton Beaver leaders (back, from left): Maureen Peck, Angela Webster and Laura Jordan with Group Scout leader Helen Cardani and Beavers (front, from left): Paige Jordan, Gabriel Thorburn and Angeles Fraser, who have gained their Bronze Chief Scouts award. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Three north Norfolk youngsters have been presented with a bronze Chief Scout badge, the top award attainable in the Beaver section.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Singers from the Thursford Spectacular entertaining the residents at Pine Heath Care Home.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Residents at a north Norfolk care home were treated to a taste of the UK’s biggest festive show, when a 30-strong team of performers from the Thursford Christmas Spectacular stopped off to sing carols and show tunes.

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Salvation Army
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Ladybird Pre-school Nursery angels. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Tots at Ladybird Pre-School Nursery, Sheringham, danced and sang their way through a traditional Christmas production featuring wise men, angels and a stable full of farmyard animals.

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Sheringham
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Sheringham Primary school Christmas angels. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Primary School Year 1 and 2 pupils had all the right ingredients for the perfect festive show, in a modern-day take on the nativity entitled Christmas Recipe.

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Charles Sanders
Friday, December 16, 2016
Sheringham Primary School pupils handing over some of the Christmas treats they collected to Cromer and District Foodbank volunteer Jane Green. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Kind-hearted youngsters at Sheringham Primary School have collected more than 20 boxes of storecupboard staples and Christmas treats for needy local families as part of foodbank charity the Trussell Trust’s reverse advent scheme.

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Sheringham Primary School
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Fourteen-year-old Cromer Academy students Fred Cooper and Megan Eacock, who are hoping to raise more than £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support in honour of Megan's grandmother. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Two Cromer teenagers have set their sights on raising more than £300 for charity, by signing up for a sponsored head shave and entertaining town centre shoppers with a busking session.

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Sheringham Primary School
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Sheringham church administrator Jenny Comper with her Lego nativity scene. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

When artist Jenny Comper decided to make an exhibit for a crib festival at St Peter’s Church, Sheringham, she was keen to create something traditional, but ‘a bit different’.

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St Peter's Church
Friday, November 25, 2016
Daniel Nicholson with fiancee Katrena Hayes, who agreed to marry him after he made an announcement over the Tannoy at Tesco, Sheringham, where they both work. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A supermarket worker who found love among the aisles is celebrating his engagement, after proposing to his partner over the store tannoy to the delight of cheering customers and colleagues.

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Tesco
Friday, November 25, 2016
Town mayor David Gooch with Sheringham Primary School council members (from left): Eliza, Ben, Rose and Finley. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Children at Sheringham Primary School got an insight into the workings of local government, when they visited the town council offices this week.

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David Gooch
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Eight-year-old Lila on her decorated bike. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A procession of lantern-carrying youngsters pushing illuminated bikes, trikes and scooters set the scene for Sheringham’s Christmas lights switch on ceremony.

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Salvation Army

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