Heavy Sheep – Letter from Australia by Chris O’Connor

It is not unusual for Pam Ahern to receive phone calls at all hours about distressed or injured farmed animals, but this call was a little different. A wildlife carer phoned Ms Ahern, the owner of central Victoria animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission, about a lost sheep discovered on a mountain nearby. And he wasn’t in a good state. “He had 40 kilos of wool on him when he came to…

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Breckland Council celebrates Armed Forces Day

To commemorate this year’s Armed Forces Day Breckland Council have raised the Armed Services flag. The flag ceremony held in Dereham was led by Cllr Mike Nairn, Chairman of Breckland Council. Breckland Council is a leading supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant which ensures those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. Cllr Nairn commented at the ceremony: “As someone who…

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Thetford Priory set to host Cinderella and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet this summer

The medieval Thetford Priory is set to be transformed into an amazing theatrical backdrop this summer, as Breckland Council has organised for two exciting open-air theatre performances to take place in the district. Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be performing a new production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on 31 August, followed by family favourite pantomime, Cinderella the following day (1 September). The shows have recently been touring across Ireland…

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Richmond Park Senior Section Anniversary Shield

As they near the end of the thirty second year since the formation of Richmond Park Senior Section twenty nine members took part in the annual Anniversary Shield on a mild and sunny day. The first group out set some good scores with Treasurer Geoff Tranter in the lead with 35 Stableford points. The course was in really good condition which was reflected in the later scoring levels. Colin Chapman…

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Fire service offers safety tips after more than 200 kitchen fires in Norfolk homes

More than half of all Norfolk house fires last year started in the kitchen, with more than 200 blazes across the county being linked to cooking. Figures released by Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service as part of Home Fire Safety Week show that, in 2021, crews attended 389 fires in homes across the county, with 221 starting in the kitchen. Cooking-related causes included cookers (99), cooking rings/ hotplates (50) and…

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Jubilee Trees for Norfolk – 40,000 cut price trees up for grabs in Norfolk

More than 40,000 trees are available at a discount for everyone across Norfolk, thanks to the launch of a new scheme in the county. The Jubilee Trees for Norfolk are supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy – a scheme to coincide with the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – where people from across the UK are invited to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’. Half-price tree packs will be…

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Top tips For Summer Holiday Fun on a budget for Mid-Norfolk families

A local free debt service which operates here in Mid-Norfolk is offering some great advice to parents on how to keep their children entertained for less during the summer holidays. Fountain of life Church has partnered with national debt charity Christians Against Poverty for 8 years, helping many local people during that time get free from problem debt, while also providing practical and emotional support to families throughout that process.…

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Free mental health training courses launched in Breckland

The Breckland Mental Health Community Partnership Mindful Town project has launched a series of free mental health champion training courses for local volunteers. Funded by Breckland Council Inspiring Communities programme, the Mindful Towns scheme offers free mental health education and training options for up to 100 volunteers from community organisations and small businesses across the district. The local training programmes will be delivered by Norfolk and Waveney Mind, YANA, the…

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Watton Twinning Association

Watton Twinning Associations has now been going for 35 years our main aim is to nurture friendship between our town, surrounding villages and Weeze in Germany and links between our Clubs, such as Scouts, Girl Guides, Cadets, Sports clubs, Schools and Businesses. Every two years we visit Weeze and stay with families that we have stayed with over the past 35 years, they have become an extension of our own…

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Richmond Park Ladies Cup Competition

Hillary Sutton being presented with her prize by Ladies Captain, Cherrie Lawn.

Pictured is Hilary Sutton being presented with her Granny Cup by Ladies Captain, Cherrie Lawn. On a bright and breezy morning on Monday 30th May, the Ladies of Richmond Park Golf Club ventured onto the golf course to play an 18 hole Stableford competition for both the Granny Cup and, for non or step grannies, the Cherrie Cup. This was the inaugural playing of the Cherrie Cup competition, the trophy…

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