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On Pages 16-17, Tom and Becca from What Mummy Says offer 10 top tips for alleviating the stress which can often be causing by holidaying with young children. Worried about the security of your home? 'Gadget Man' Matt Porter reviews the Wireless Moobox Security Camera on Pages 24-25. Also in this issue, Tim BarnesClay test drives the Skoda Superb to see if the car lives up to its name or the jokes from the past. Until next month, we hope you enjoy Issue 61 and make the most of not one, but two Bank Holiday Mondays!

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The Benjamin Foundation Monthly Update New Tests To Benefit Rhesus Negative Pregnant Women Derren Brown At Norwich Theatre Royal Gardening Jobs Of The Month For May BOYZLIFE Announce October 2018 - UK Tour Have You Booked Your Summer Holiday Yet? Summer Travel 9 Of The Best Iceni Columnists Mark King May At Nova Silver After Finally Stepping Into...

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Norwich Theatre Royal The House

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What's On... Norfolk & Norwich Festival

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Motoring Review Skoda Superb Hatchback

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North West Norfolk Social Media Surgery

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What's On... Exhibition Of Textile Art

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THE BENJAMIN FOUNDATION Issue 61 2018

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The Benjamin Foundation The Benjamin Foundation Butterfly Treasure Hunt Flies Into The City

We are pleased to announce that our annual summer fundraising event is coming to Norwich for the first time with a fun trail around the city and a gourmet BBQ for friends, colleagues and family to enjoy. The Butterfly Treasure Hunt will take place on the evening of Thursday 21st June, with Clapham and Collinge Solicitors as the main event sponsors. It will start and finish at the stunning Rooftop Gardens restaurant and bar in the Union Building on Rose Lane. Participants will also be able to enjoy a BBQ upon the completion of the trail, while enjoying stunning views over the city.

Marketing and Fundraising Manager Chris Elliott says. “We are thrilled to be bringing our annual summer fundraising event to Norwich. We hope to have plenty of teams sign up to search the city for our butterfly logo and solve clues along the way. There will be ‘treasure’ for the winning team.” The Benjamin Foundation was founded in 1994 and we now support over 2,000 young people, children and families across Norfolk and Suffolk. Money raised from the Butterfly Treasure Hunt will support our work across the two counties, key areas of which are the prevention of youth homelessness and delivering a range of services and positive activities to support families facing challenges.

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Tickets are £24.50 (plus Eventbrite fee) and includes a drink and BBQ at the Rooftop Gardens. Please pre-book by Monday 18th June via our website: http://benjaminfoundation.co.uk/butterfly-treasure-hunt There is an ‘Early Bird’ rate of £21.00 (+Eventbrite fee) if booked by Friday 11th May.

If your business is interested in sponsoring a clue for the Butterfly Treasure Hunt, please contact Chris on 07825 130003.

Join Us At Stody Lodge Gardens! Sunday 20th May 2018, 1.00-5.00pm Stody Lodge Gardens near Holt are exceptional Rhododendron and Azalea gardens open to the public on selected dates in May. We have been given the opportunity to serve homemade teas in the gardens on Sunday 20th May to raise funds for our charity. We're very grateful to the MacNicol family for choosing to support us in this way.

The beautiful gardens will be open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm - come and see us for a cup of tea or coffee and a delicious homemade cake or savoury snack made by individual supporters, Benjamin Foundation staff and some of the young people we support. All proceeds from the refreshments at this event will come back to us to support the work of our charity.

For further details about the Stody Gardens open day, including directions to Stody Lodge, please visit: www.stodyestate.co.uk/stody-lodge-gardens If you can support us by baking or donating a cake for this event we'd love to hear from you. Please contact: events@benjaminfoundation.co.uk Keep up to date!

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New Tests To Benefit Rhesus Negative Pregnant Women The maternity department at NNUH is introducing a new test for rhesus negative pregnant women which will establish earlier in pregnancy whether they share their blood group with the baby they are carrying. Women who have a rhesus negative blood type do not have a substance known as ‘D antigen’ on the surface of their red blood cells. In cases where these women do not share a blood group with their fetus, the woman’s immune system can develop antibodies against the rhesus (Rh) antigens carried by the baby causing potential harm. To prevent this potential for harm, mothers are advised to receive an injection of anti-D, a treatment which prevents the production of these antibodies, at around 28 weeks of pregnancy and again shortly after birth, if the baby’s blood type has been established to be Rh positive. These injections can be painful and in some cases it can be necessary to administer further injections during the pregnancy because of sensitizing events. Advances in laboratory technology mean that it is now possible to safely identify a baby’s blood type much earlier in pregnancy through a simple blood test, rather than waiting until the baby is born. The blood test will identify free fetal DNA from the baby in the mother’s blood and allow clinicians to understand whether or not women will require the anti-D treatment at this stage. These developments will minimise unnecessary exposure to anti-D for pregnant women, as where it is definitively established that mother and baby share blood status, the injections will no longer be required. Starting this week, the new tests will be available for rhesus-negative women as part

L-R: Deborah Asher, Biomedical Scientist, Dr Hamish Lyall, Consultant Haematologist and Mr Alastair McKelvey, Consultant Obstetrician

of community midwifery services at around 12 weeks of pregnancy. The maternity team steering the innovation includes Screening Coordinator - Sister Alison Evans, Consultant Haematologist - Dr Hamish Lyall and Biomedical Scientist Ms Deborah Asher. Mr Alastair McKelvey, Consultant Obstetrician at NNUH, and another member of the team, said: “We’re delighted to be introducing this new service for pregnant women and believe our hospital to be the first in the region to be taking advantage of these technological developments to speed up blood type identification in pregnancy – saving women unnecessary discomfort and exposure to blood products. “Around 6,000 women give birth at NNUH each year and this new service will benefit around 2,000 of those. “The introduction of this facility has been a real team effort and I’d like to thank colleagues from across the midwifery and haematology specialties for bringing this project to fruition.” Frances Bolger, NNUH Acting Chief Nurse, added: “Our maternity services receive great feedback from women regarding the quality of their care. This new service places us firmly at the forefront of clinical provision for women and is evidence of our ongoing commitment to use the latest innovations to enhance care.” PAGE

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Master Illusionist Showcases Popular Work In New Show Photo by Mark Douet

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DERREN BROWN - JUNE 19-23 The multi-award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion Derren Brown is heading back to Norwich Theatre Royal.

and he has performed at sold-out venues previously including Norwich Theatre Royal, and estimates his shows have now been seen by over a million people.

His brand new show Underground is on stage from June 19 to 23 and mixes together some of his favourite work.

He has also enjoyed critical acclaim for his West End runs and enjoyed a successful stage debut at New York’s Atlantic Theater with the show Derren Brown: Secret.

Derren aims to create a jaw-dropping experience of magical genius for his audience whether they are new to his work or big fans. He explained: “Underground began as a show to take abroad for people who had not seen me. It is made up of all the best bits of the previous tours put together to form a new show with its own standalone integrity. The result, everyone felt, was so strong that we decided to tour it here.

John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, said: “A master of mind manipulation, the only guarantee with one of Derren’s shows is that you have no idea how he achieves the impossible on stage. This will be a chance for both fans of Derren and people new to his work to be wowed and amazed by some spectacular illusions.”

“The material has been re-envisioned and reworked and, by its nature, is different from night to night anyway. People who come after having seen those previous shows are telling me they are being caught out and surprised again which is great to hear.” Derren’s live shows have previously won two Olivier Awards as well as plenty of nominations

Listing: Derren Brown, Tuesday 19-Saturday 23 June at 7.30pm, and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £10-£45. Discounts for Friends. To book, log onto www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 630000.

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GARDENING JOBS FOR MAY

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Wyevale Garden Centres Reveals:

Gardening Jobs For The Month Of May With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s a busy time for gardeners putting in preparations for a beautiful summer garden. Seeds should be sown; vegetables and flowers should be planted; and lawns should be given some tender loving care to ensure they are looking luscious and well-nourished for sunny days spent outdoors.

1. Prep your pots Plant up your outdoor pots and summer hanging baskets, but keep them in a greenhouse or porch for a few weeks to establish before putting them outside. Establishing the plants encourages roots to grow out and increases their drought tolerance which means they will be able to withstand the drier months ahead.

Patrick Wall, buyer of box bedding, hanging baskets and planted containers at Wyevale Garden Centres, shares his gardening jobs of the month, helping you to get one step closer to your dream garden:

2. Full of beans Start sowing runner, dwarf and climbing French beans. All beans appreciate a rich, deep, welldrained soil in a sunny position, so before sowing make sure you dig over your plot to clear

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any rocks, large stones and dig in a good amount of compost or well-rotted farmyard manure to encourage the beans to grow. 3. Quench crops’ thirst Now that the weather is warming up, it’s important to water thirsty crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers and courgettes regularly. Make sure that the soil or compost stays moist but is not waterlogged and take care to water the ground around the plant and not the leaves. 4. Mulch beds and borders Not only does mulching lock in the soil’s moisture and improve its texture, it also works to supress weeds. By covering the soil with mulch, weed seeds struggle to come into contact with the soil when they land; this, combined with their deprivation of light means they cannot germinate and are prevented from growing. Make sure you apply enough mulch (around 2-3 inches) and ensure that the mulch is not pushed too closely up against your plants. 5. Watch out for pests! It’s important to check plants regularly for pests. Pay close attention to shoot tips to check for pests, such as capsid bugs, as well as the underside of leaves which can attract aphids, mealy bugs, red spider mites and thrips. There are plenty of ways to ward off those unwanted pests in an eco and wildlife friendly way without causing damage to your plants. 6. Love your lawn Apply nitrogen-rich summer feed to your lawn to encourage leafy growth. May is the best time of year to do this as the longer daylight hours and warmer soil create the perfect conditions for the grass to grow. Always fertilise your lawn after mowing to avoid disturbing the fertiliser on the surface. For more information and advice on May’s jobs of the month, along with all the tools you need to gain ground in the garden, visit: www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk. PAGE

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BOYZLIFE Announce October 2018 - UK Tour (Playing The Hits Of Boyzone And Westlife)

Coming to NORWICH - Waterfront on Sunday 28th October! Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits. Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’. With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed similar success, including 6 UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the Top 5. With 5 number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million. The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016. With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is an evening that is certainly not to be missed.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE VIA Tickets from: £28.50 Box Office No: 01603 508050 Website: www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk Limited VIP tickets are also available for each of the shows which includes a meet and greet, exclusive tour laminate and an item of merchandise - £60.00 PAGE

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Have You Booked Your Summer Holiday Yet? We love holidays! Any family time is great, but when you’re away from home and you can’t be tempted to do any D.I.Y or check in with work, it’s even better. You are completely away from it all. We've been away with other couples and their children before we had our own, our own family of four and also with extended family. We enjoyed them all, but each come with their own challenges and we’ve picked up a few tips along the way that we’d like to share with you! Here are ten of our favourites, in no particular order! 1.) Order for departure lounge - Ordering baby food items and sun cream to collect from the pharmacy in the departure lounge avoids any

liquid restrictions at check in, and also doesn’t count in your luggage weight limits! This is all Becca; I never would have thought of this! 2) Pop up paddling pool - These are great for children that are only just sitting up, keeping the toys in one place and with a sun shade it protects little ones throughout the day! They’re cheap and fold down small enough to pack easily! 3) New toys! - We buy some new toys to take with us. These aren’t expensive or large, but

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they keep the little ones occupied for longer as they’re completely unknown... perfect for hand luggage as the novelty of a plane soon wears off! Poundland or similar stores are great for this, as holidays are expensive enough! 4) Travel money - We usually split our money between cash and cards. The cards are fantastic and work just like a debit card. Most places accept them, and they’re far more secure than carrying lots of cash! However, you’ll definitely still want some cash for taxis, street vendors etc 5) Budget - Be realistic, and stick to it! Children won’t necessarily remember the souvenirs, but will remember the time spent with family! 6) Be prepared - You can ease the stresses of a family holiday by preparing well; items such as European Health Insurance Cards and ESTAs need to be organised in advance. Researching local amenities and checking in as early as possible make your first day on holiday a lot easier! 7) Travel Time - Allow enough time to return home and then back to the airport in case of breakdown issues! Don’t forget to arrive in plenty of time for your flight! It’s better to be bored at an airport, then disappointed at home!

8) Hotel Confirmation - Print it! Don’t rely on hotel wifi to find your confirmation details... this is true for all documents! Basically, take a paper copy of everything! 9) Pushchair - Even if your little one doesn’t use one at home now, often the heat abroad makes them tired and they may need to rest more often! 10) Baby Carrier - These are fantastic abroad, where some places may not be as accessible with a buggy. Perfect for walks, markets, public transport and in the airport where you need as many free hands as possible for all that luggage! If you have any more tips for travelling with children, we’d love to hear from you! More of our travelling tips can be found on our blog!

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The Diary of a Norfolk Family. Above: Mark King

By Mark King

As one grows up you start to look for more of a consistency in life. The constant roller coaster of youth with its magnificent highs followed by the head long surge to the lows become less appealing once you’ve battered the hell of out of life. Three days of non-stop parting over most weekends followed by the slog of work that takes you to Wednesday evening to fully recover from doesn’t seem so appealing after a decade or three; although for me as the author of the Daniel Jones series of books, thankfully my work/ life balance is quite good now. Be it work, pleasure, your financers, family or friendships you generally like things to be more level, consistent, and even predictable as you mature. But, and as Mary likes to say in my books, “there is always a but in life!” There is one big thing that you still want those highs even if they are followed by crashing lows, and were predictability is not always a positive, and that is football! One of my great passions in life is my team Norwich City and for the first time in many seasons they have neither been fighting for promotion or relegation. Since the first week in February they have been level mid-table in the Championship, consistent in their inconsistency with a predictable outcome of neither making the play-offs or being relegated. The only high moment achieved was the late equalising goal against our local rivals from Suffolk, Ipswich Town, at Carrow Road. Football is the only thing now where I’m prepared to put up with the highs and lows, and where I’m prepared to have something in my life that I have no psychical control over that can still dictate the mood of my weekend, and where mid-table predictability is just not good enough. But there is always that hope that next season will be better, and in this world where human madness rains down on us with the daily news, I’m glad there is still something in life that inspires some hope. www.always-hanging-around.blogspot.com Follow on twitter: @author_king PAGE

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NOVA SILVER

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May At Nova Silver The month of May gets its name from a Roman goddess named Maia. She’s associated with growth and the spring, much like the month of May.

After finally stepping into spring, we are feeling fresh and rejuvenated. For us at Nova HQ, May tends to be the month we like refresh and update. Our team has been working hard to ensure all of the shop displays have been cleaned, changed and refreshed. All new collections have been put out on display with a whole new layout. We’ll be featuring new additions to our favourite collections and we’ve even revisited old classics, giving them a new lease of life in the world of ever changing fashion. And if you know us well enough, you know we love our quirky, out-there designs so we always make sure we’ve got something a little different displayed. Speaking of unusual designs, our birthstone for the month of May is Moss Agate. Moss Agate is an interesting stone because it actually looks as though moss is inside the stone. It has inclusions that are comparable with trees, plants and landscapes. It’s typically known to help improve the senses. It can enhance concentration and awareness whilst being worn around the neck. It’s thought to be able to help boost the immune system, promote inner peace, passion, tolerance and impulsive tempers. An all-rounder stone, Moss Agate makes a lovely gift for any May baby. Pop into our Lower Goat Lane shop to see what we’ve got and to learn more about the stone. Hope you have been enjoying the spring weather that has now finally arrived. The flowers are in bloom and the sun is shining, time to get outside and enjoy the gardening!

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WHAT'S THE SECRET...

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What's The Secret To Ageing Well?

How many amazing photographs have the genetic advantage of good looks and have we seen of late of older bone structure there are still ways we can improve our quality of life and enjoy ageing well. celebrities who look stunning? Joan Collins, Sharon Stone, Jane Fonda and even Her Majesty the Queen are all great examples of high-profile females who are turning the notion of twinsets, pearls and tight perms firmly on its head by looking incredible whilst being busy and continuing to achieve great things in later life. Male celebrities too are also out pushing boundaries, whilst there are regularly items in the news of older people enjoying adventurous lives. Many are studying, working, travelling and treating later life as opportunity to change path and enjoy a great time. Many of us are happy to forgo the rocking chairs as middle age gets pushed back yet another decade. Whilst we may not be privy to the financial clout or lifestyle choices of wealthy celebrities or

• Our hair style can date us. It may be an easy option to check in with the same hairdresser every time; after all, they know us so well, won't make any regrettable errors and are convenient. But sometimes visiting another stylist can result in them seeing us in a very different way and suggesting a change in style or colour, giving our image a complete overhaul. It's no bad thing to sometimes be seen by a fresh pair of eyes. Advice from experts for women includes avoiding wearing hair too long or adopting solid or sharp lines, thus supporting a softer look. For men, maintaining smart, fashionable grooming helps you look years younger and feel better about yourself. • Exercise is important at any age. While we may not aim to be as energetic as we were

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when young, exercise in later years is almost more important. Be alert to the risk of leading too sedentary a life and consider a regular brisk thirty-minute walk as a valuable way to get some fresh air. It costs nothing and could tie in with spending pleasant time with your partner, family or friends, chatting about your days, investing in your relationships. Investigate over-50s classes run by many local leisure centres. There may be Pilates or yoga available to attend, which also provides opportunities to socialise regularly with others. Or incorporate some exercise and stretching into your domestic routine or consider a personal trainer. • Diet and eating healthily help manage the ageing process. It's sensible to avoid processed foods, sugar and excess alcohol, to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated as well as eat lots of fresh green vegetables, fruit and wholegrains. All are ways to invest in good internal and external health, so helping you to age well. • Your dress style reflects your age. Keeping up-to-date with the latest fashions and trends enables you to be stylish, smart and attractive without adopting any extreme fashion trends. Many older women prefer to cover their arms and neck areas. The artful use of scarves and accessories can achieve this whilst providing an elegant, distinctive look. Whilst older men may move away from daily uniforms or business suits and dress more

It's no bad thing to sometimes be seen by a fresh pair of eyes. casually, it can be ageing to regularly dress in track suits and trainers. Get into the habit of wearing a smart-casual look, comfortable but not scruffy. • A younger mindset means letting go of limiting beliefs, being realistic but not saying 'no' or 'I can't' too often. Learn to deal with any stressors in your life, pace yourself, but also look forward with enthusiasm to opportunities that come along. Remember, if you choose to say 'I can' or 'I can't' - either way you're correct. Outlook and perspective is the key. Have a 'yes, why not' mentality and remember, this is your time to try new things. • Future plans should be motivational, whilst not being too daunting or stressful. Choose to leave your comfort zone from time to time and keep life interesting and exciting. It's good to stretch yourself a little, but not lie awake fretting about things you've agreed to do. You could take a course just for fun, volunteer, do some consultancy work, start a small business from home or accept a part-time job. The secret to ageing well is to enjoy life on your terms. Take good care of your health and focus on living life well!

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THE GADGET MAN

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Moobox Wireless Security Camera - Review Hassle Free Home Monitoring I’ve set up and installed a few different IP cameras in the past and one of the irritations is such devices are that although they are now generally WiFi enabled, there is always some kind of wiring required to power them. This means that they have to be situated near a power outlet and moving them to another location can be troublesome. So, when the Moobox camera arrived here for review, I was intrigued to see how using an IP camera without wires would actually stack up. The Moobox camera comes packaged in a very nice white box very much in the style of a Cupertino based tech company with a photo of the camera on the front. The box lid is reassuringly snug, which allows the lid to slide slowly off to reveal the product within.

Inside is the Moobox camera, hub, power supply, Micro USB cable and magnetic mount which can be either screwed or stuck to a wall (using the supplied adhesive pad). The hub can be connected to your wired network using Ethernet or over WiFi and is compatible with 802.11b/g/n protocols. Setting up was a breeze, I found a convenient spot to place the hub and plugged it in to my wired network. I chose a wired connection purely for convenience, however I did also try wireless and found no problem at all with performance. The hub itself is white and very similar in style to an Apple TV, Roku or Now TV box, it's small and unassuming and contains 16Gb of storage and a 7-day cloud storage backup. With the camera fully charged using the supplied Micro USB cable, it needs pairing with the hub which is a button pressing exercise.

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The device packs a 120-degree field of view lens with motion detection and night-vision The hub itself can support up to 4 cameras which is very useful if you want to be able to monitor different rooms in your home.

Pricing is very competitive at around £117 for the Camera and Hub or £76 for additional cameras.

The camera can be either positioned on flat surface or magnetically attached to the supplied mount. I have tried both, but the magnetic option works best. The device packs a 120-degree field of view lens with motion detection and night-vision. Configuration is via an app and it’s here where you can set up the motion detection with a simple flick of a on screen switch. Any motion detected is pushed to the app. Video is display in up to 1280×720, you can adjust the quality to enable smooth viewing . The camera also packs both a mic and speaker! Allowing for two-way communication to either family members or intruders! The Moobox is a great idea done well; it's targeted at consumers looking for a easy to reposition camera that packs both motion detection and night vision in a very nicely design that won’t look out of place in any home.

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Skoda Superb Hatchback Review

By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring journalist. Tweeting @carwriteups What do you call a Skoda that makes it to the top of a hill? A miracle. How do you double the value of a Skoda? Fill it full of petrol. And my personal favourite: What goes on pages 2 and 3 of a Skoda’s user manual? The train and bus timetable. Yes, we all remember the cheesy jokes of the late 1980s and early 90s - and those of us who remember the Skoda Rapid of the 80s will also recall that it was anything but. However, the truth is, Skoda has been discreetly climbing the ladder over the last two decades. In case you’ve

missed it, the news is that Skoda ought to be higher up your list than it is. A lot higher. Unlike the 80s’ Rapid, the Superb is well and truly a car that lives up to its name. So, is the latest facelifted version even more Superb? The boring, dull exterior is gone, with far more refined edges and an aggressive-looking front end, so already it’s looking promising. But is the new character all just for show? I took it for a drive to find out if Skoda is continuing to defy expectations. The Superb isn’t a car for people who primarily make buying decisions based on 0-62mph times. But it’s no slouch either. It’s light for its size and handles well, though the engines are built for economy rather than out-and-out grunt

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- so you’ll need a bigger engine if performance is a priority. The best compromise is likely to be what is being testing here: the 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG. The engine has got sufficient performance, while still retaining the fuel economy needed to ease the burden on your wallet. It’ll get you to 62mph in 9.0 seconds and top out at 135mph. And it’s quieter than its predecessor. The smooth DSG seven-speed automatic gearbox makes life easier, too, though the manual is six-speed, should you choose it. As well as efficiency, the Superb is a car all about refinement and comfort. This will be a popular company rep car, so it’s been produced to waft effortlessly on the lengthy motorway drives. Everything but the entry-level S range can have adaptive suspension as an option, which means you can directly adjust the ride from ‘Comfort’ to ‘Sport’ - though it’s standard with the top-ofthe-range (and luxury fashion-brand-sounding) Laurin & Klement trim. In reality, you might be satisfied just by choosing smaller wheels for comfort and larger wheels for a sportier feel. After all, it is a comfortable car to drive, regardless.

The Superb is available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, and both handle well with plenty of grip. It isn’t the most enthralling car to drive, though - if you want a car that generates g-force, you’ll be disappointed. The SE L Executive model I was given for appraisal, boasts a classy and well-equipped interior. All Superbs come with a touch-screen in the middle of the dashboard. You get a 6.5inch display on entry-level cars and a 9.2-inch screen on middle-of-the-range and upwards models, such as this one. Behind the wheel, there’s a bit of wind roar, and the road noise seems to be proportional to the size of the wheels. Indeed, the 19-inch alloys, fitted as an option to my test car, should be avoided if you want to maximise comfort. The diesel can be a bit agricultural after startup and when accelerating. Most of the time, though, it’s fine and not worth deciding against the oil-burner for that reason alone. The steering is accurate, though lacks any real feel - certainly there are more fun cars to drive. Comfort is to be found in the seats, too - they are height-adjustable. And on this SE L Executive you get an electrically powered driver’s seat with memory and lumber support.

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Forgive the obvious pun, but Skoda has well and truly made a ‘Superb’ car. Granted, it will never have the appeal of the premium brands, but what you do get is a heck of a lot of car for a humble amount of money. That means it scores very highly - it is genuinely one of the best hatchbacks out there. Unless you’re adamant you must have a premium badge, you really should be considering this car.

But the Superb’s party piece is space and practicality. Room for legs and heads is immense in the front and rear. What’s more, boot space is 625 litres, expanding to 1,760 litres if you put the rear seats down. There’s also a rechargeable torch in the boot, which provides the boot lighting, so fans of late-night shopping can see where to put the groceries. What’s more, there’s an ice scraper stored in the fuel filler cap. Really, the only challenge you’ll have with practicality is how to fill space in the Superb - there’s so much of it. Being a Skoda, you should expect lower maintenance costs than you would from higher-end brands. As for day-to-day running, though, the engines are economical. My mid-range Superb SE L Executive hatchback claims 61.4mpg with the DSG ‘box. Expect high 40s or early 50s in the real world. In all honesty, fuel economy is about how you drive, as much as what you’re driving.

The verdict: the jokes are well and truly in the history bin. This is a classy, quite brilliant Skoda - get used to it! Pros ‘n’ Cons • Spacious √ • Comfortable √ • Equipment √ • Gearbox √ • Divisive badge appeal X Fast Facts (SE L Executive 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG Hatch - as tested) • Max speed: 135 mph • 0-62 mph: 9.0 secs • Combined mpg: 61.4 • Engine layout: 1968cc four-cylinder diesel turbo • Max. power (PS): 150 • CO2: 118 g/km • Price: £28,760

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Twitter Metrics To Be Aware Of We all focus on creating unique, interesting content and try to increase engagement with your followers but are we paying attention to how successful we are at it? The following are the common terms you’ll encounter when delving into your Twitter metrics:

• Followers - The number of people following your account • Mention - A Tweet in which your @username is included. • Reply - A response to a tweet that begins with your @username. • Retweet (RT) - Occurs when a user shares an existing Tweet published by you (or another Twitter account) with their followers. • Quote Tweet - When a follower adds their own comment when retweeting your original tweet.

• Direct Messages (DM) - Private messages sent from one Twitter user to another. • Like - your reason for liking can be two-fold, one to show that you appreciate the Tweet and also to ‘save’ for later reading.

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month basis. Each option gives you an overview of the number of retweets, replies, likes, follows and clicks each of your tweets receive. Your dashboard includes ‘Tweets’, ‘Audience’ and ‘Events’ tabs. In addition to this there’s a ‘More’ tab which gives you access to Twitter Card & Video data. Each tab features focused data that can then influence your Twitter strategy. Home Tab Monthly summary of your publishing highlights, including top tweet, mention, follower & media tweet. It also gives you a monthly metrics summary including: • The number of tweets you posted during the given timescale. • The number of people who saw your Tweet in their timeline or search results called Impressions. • The number of times your Twitter profile was visited as a result of a published tweet. • How many times your @username has been mentioned • New followers achieved You can also delve deeper by pulling up metrics for individual top tweets by clicking on the “View Tweet Activity” button below your highlighted tweet. Tweets Tab Displays all of the activity around all the tweets that you’ve published. The metrics to keep track of here are:

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Audiences Tab This helps you delve into valuable information about your followers and the people who’ve engaged with you. There’s a wealth of info here including: • Demographics - Gender, income, marital status, education etc. • Interests - Shows what your followers are interested in (based on their own twitter activity). • Lifestyle - Breaks down follower occupation & TV genre preferences • Mobile footprint: - Not hugely helpful for most businesses - lists most popular carrier and smartphone. Events Tab Contains a range of data on events & trends which can really help spark ideas for future campaigns. More Tab Options including Twitter Cards, videos & conversion tracking. Summary All of this data can be reviewed and help you refine your content publishing to make it more focused and relevant to your followers. Ensuring that your content is relevant and interesting to your audience is key. By doing this you can then potentially increase your engagement with your followers and increase your reach.

• Engagement - This is all the follower interaction with your tweet including mentions, replies, retweets, likes and new followers. • Engagement Rate - This is the number of engagements divided by impressions. The higher the figure the better your engagement is.

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Wilko Johnson With Special Guests Hugh Cornwell & Band Play Norwich - UEA On Saturday 5th May 2018! R&B legend Wilko Johnson announces May 2018 UK Tour with special guests Hugh Cornwell & Band. WILKO JOHNSON ‘I’m supposed to be dead!’ so said Wilko in a recent interview, having been diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. But despite the doctors’ worst predictions, he continued to perform and Credit: Laurence Harvey present himself with vigour and a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free. The original Dr Feelgood guitarist is known for his incredible distinctive chopping guitar style. Wilko has gone on to find further success recently after teaming up with Roger Daltrey on 2014’s Going Back Home. An album of the year, it featured reworkings of songs from Wilko’s Dr Feelgood days such as ‘All Through The City’ and ‘Going Back Home’. The Wilko Johnson Band was formed with ex-Blockhead Norman Watt-Roy on bass and Dylan Howe on drums, adding up to one of the most exciting R'n'B bands in the world today. In Sept 2017, Wilko celebrated his 70th birthday and 30th Anniversary by playing a sold out show at the world famous Royal Albert Hall in London. HUGH CORNWELL & BAND Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK's finest song writing talents and accomplished live performers. This electric band performance will feature songs spanning his career from early Stranglers to the current day. As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he's enjoyed massive success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into Europe and the USA's musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Nice N’ Sleazy, Always the Sun and Duchess.

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Talking Newspaper Marks 20th Anniversary

Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper (W A T N) is marking its 20th anniversary with a reunion of past volunteers. It was on Good Friday, 10 April 1998, that the first edition of the weekly audio news and information service for visually impaired people was recorded at the Abbey School Room in Wymondham. A monthly audio magazine was subsequently added to the output. Initially recordings were copied onto cassette tapes and distributed by post, by means of the Royal Mail “Articles for the Blind” freepost concession. Now a USB stick is used and listeners to the free service are supplied with a machine on which to play them. The 1000th edition was recorded on 3 November 2017. To mark this important milestone in W A T N’s history, previous Talking Newspaper volunteers are being invited to a reunion at the Group’s annual general meeting in Fairland Hall, Wymondham, on Monday 14 May 2018 (7.00pm for 7.30pm). For more information about the service, visit the website: www.watn.org.uk W A T N is particularly keen to recruit more news compilers and sound technicians.

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Smash-Hit Political Drama Steps Back In Time

THIS HOUSE - May 8-12, 2018 Today’s political landscape may seem complicated and unsettled but turn back the clock to 1974 and the corridors of Westminster were ringing with the sound of in-fighting and backbiting as power was held by a thread and Britain’s political parties battled to change the future of the nation. The political shenanigans of the hung parliament of 1974 to 1979 are the subject of This House, an exciting and criticallyacclaimed drama directed by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall). Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, it started its nationwide tour on February 23 and arrives at Norwich Theatre Royal from May 8-12. Written by a young British playwright, television writer and one-time actor James Graham, this biting, energetic and humorous production strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs in a timely, moving and often amusing

insight into the workings of British politics within the Mother of all Parliaments. In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, when votes are won or lost by one, there are fist fights in the parliamentary bars, highstakes tricks and games are played, and sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government battles to maintain power. The fast-paced action is played out in the opposing Whips’ offices and in the chamber, where tough talk is interspersed with razorsharp wit and smatterings of 70s music from a lively onstage band. The cast - who play a colourful host of MPs and Whips - includes James Gaddas (Labour Deputy Chief Whip Walter Harrison) who is best-known for playing Governor Neil Grayling in ITV's Bad Girls, and Vinnie Sorrell in Coronation Street. His theatre roles include Jackie Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical, productions of Peter Pan and Spamalot, and Bill Anderson in Mamma Mia! in London.

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Martin Marquez (Labour Chief Whip Bob Mellish) is best-known on television as Gino Primirola, the head barman, in Hotel Babylon. He also played Danny Pearce in The Bill from 1993 to 1995, and has appeared in EastEnders, Doc Martin, The Catherine Tate Show, Murder Most Horrid, and Plastic Man. Matthew Pidgeon (Tory Deputy Chief Whip Jack Weatherill), who was in the West End production of This House, has appeared in many theatre roles including for the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre and the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, while TV and film screen roles include The Wilmslow Boy, Casualty and Taggart. He is known to Norwich Theatre Royal audiences for his appearance as James 111 in the National Theatre of Scotland’s The James Plays which toured to the city in May 2016 Other cast members include William Chubb (as Humphrey Atkins), Giles Cooper (Fred Silvester), Natalie Grady (Ann Taylor), David Hounslow (Joe Harper), Tony Turner (Michael Cocks). Writer James Graham said audience members do not need an in-depth knowledge of politics to enjoy the show. “It’s not about legislation. It’s not about foreign or domestic policies. It’s about people who are struggling,” he said. “Yes, it’s set in Westminster, but it could be set in an office, in a call centre. It could be set in a school, in anyone’s work place - essentially the rules are the same. It’s about friendship, loyalty, rivalry and power. So it’s about human beings, and yet it feels bigger and grander because it is set against the backdrop of something really serious which is the changing nature of our politics and Britain at an absolute crossroads of our history.”

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inwards. There’s even an onstage Commons Bar, part of the set, where both onstage and offstage audience members can enjoy a drink at half time. This House is directed by Jeremy Herrin with Jonathan O’Boyle; the production is designed by Rae Smith with lighting design by Paule Constable and Ben Pickersgill on tour; music by Stephen Warbeck; choreography by Scott Ambler and sound by Ian Dickinson. It is produced on tour by Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong who toured another political drama to Norwich Theatre Royal in February 2015, An Absence of War, which was also directed by Jeremy Herrin. Tickets for This House are available from Norwich Theatre Royal box office on 01603 630000 or online at www.theatreroyalnorwich. co.uk For onstage seating, (maximum 18 people per performance), please call the Box Office on (01603) 630000 or book in person. Listing: This House, Tuesday to Saturday, 8-12 May 2018, 7.30pm nightly with 2.30pm matinees on Thursday & Saturday. Tickets £8-£28.50. Discounts for Friends & Corporate Club, Over-60s, Under-18s and Groups. Captioned performance on Thursday 10 May at 2.30pm. Onstage seating at £21 per person is available for each performance but limited to 18 people per show - please call the box office for more information or book in person at the theatre.

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Exciting Dance, WorldRenowned Musicians And A Classical Feast In Store

Mary Chapin Carpenter

NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL - MAY 15-27 An exciting dance piece exploring the state of the globe, one of the world’s foremost female folk and country favourites, and a chance to enjoy a vivacious classical symphony make up part of the 2018 offering from the Norfolk & Norwich Festival at Norwich Theatre Royal. Add in a multi-platinum pianist and a hugely popular South African choir, and a strong programme of performance is scheduled for the annual celebration of arts and culture in the city. The Theatre Royal starts its season of Festival events on Tuesday 15 May as the worldrenowned Hofesh Shechter Company presents its brand new piece Grand Finale. Fresh from a thrilling world premiere at La Villette-Paris, the Olivier Award-nominated piece comes to Norwich as part of an extensive international tour. It also mixes a number of different types of performance with a mix of dance, gig and

theatrical performance while also maintaining a distinctive voice. Performed by a ten-strong tribe of dancers and accompanied by a live band, it mixes a pulsating musical score with a rich set, striking costume design and the anarchic energy of Shechter’s choreography to depict a world in freefall. Making her Norfolk & Norwich Festival debut on May 17 is Mary Chapin Carpenter, the five-time Grammy Award winner, who will be performing a host of favourite songs from her extensive back catalogue as well as tracks from her latest album Sometimes Just The Sky. She has sold well over 14 million records thanks to hits like Passionate Kisses and He Thinks He’ll Keep Her. Mary boasts five Grammy Awards with an additional 15 nominations, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals, and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. As well as a successful solo career, she has also performed alongside

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the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the London Concert Orchestra among others. Saturday May 19 sees the multi-platinum selling artist Ben Folds take to the stage. Loved by critics and his fans alike as one of this generation’s greatest musicians, he is promising to deliver a high-energy performance using just his piano and encompassing some of his bestknown hits as well as newer compositions. Although best-known to a mainstream audience as a member of the Ben Folds Five, he has collaborated with everyone from the symphony orchestras to Star Trek actor William Shatner on work and is also no stranger to television judging the USA’s popular a cappella show The Sing Off and writing the soundtrack for the Netflix series Handsome. Also returning to the Theatre Royal as part of the Festival season is the Britten Sinfonia on May 27 who will present Beethoven’s Symphonies 4

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and 5. Number 4 is known for its very sunny and light feel and is loved by composers as varied as Berlioz and Bernstein, while Number 5 may be best known for its distinctive and much-copied opening notes but it moves into a stirring and heroic piece with an epic feel. And one of the globe’s greatest and most distinctive groups Ladysmith Black Mambazo are live on May 16 evoking the spirit of their native South Africa with their intricate a cappella rhythms and powerful harmonies. Demand for the performance has been incredible with only returns available. John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, said: “With its ambitious cross-genre approach and stunning impact, Grand Finale’s Norwich debut is going to be something very special. The creative impact and global reputation of Hofesh Schechter speaks for itself and it is incredibly exciting to welcome it to the city as part of the Festival programme. “Add in many distinctive musical strands and you have a diverse programme of performances set to offer a host of stunning experiences for Festival audiences.”

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North West Norfolk Social Media Surgery

Meets last Wednesday of each month, 10am - 12pm at Thornham Village Hall. Each meeting includes a focused, in depth social media learning session; an update on the latest developments in social media; a question and answer session; and an opportunity for you to network with other local businesses. Engaging visuals are vital for making a great first impression on visitors to your social media profiles. The problem is, each social media platform has a different way of displaying visual content and there’s a host of copyright issues if you’re not using your own images. In May's North West Norfolk Social Media Surgery, we will look at how to optimise images for each social media platform, the free tools and resources that are available to help you, and how to use these tools effectively. This will boost the chances that your images will be well-received and grab the attention of your target audience. Come along to any meeting for £32, or subscribe to monthly meetings for just £30 a month, and receive further social media support via email or Skype too.

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Artful Stitchers Present

Inspired by‌ An Exhibition Of Textile Art Anteros Arts Foundation 11-15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 1LJ Wednesday 30 May to Saturday 9 June 2018 Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Admission Free Artful Stitchers invite you to discover their annual show at Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich. The vividly colourful exhibition explores a breadth of themes that have inspired the artists. From poetry and verse to the historical fiction of author Lucinda Riley, sunbeams to flora or foliage, each artist has selected an inspiration through which to channel their creations this year. While one artist was drawn towards the flair of Amsterdam, for the next it was the constructions of the architect Gaudi. Collections of interesting stones, clay pipes or china fragments dug up from the garden provided the focus for another. Meanwhile, the landscape of the foreshore, the distinctive style of the Art Nouveau period and even the concept of shape and form provided the stimulus for others. The themes of inspiration for each artist are as diverse as the textile techniques employed, from hand felting to printing, machine embroidery and embellishments of silks, cottons and velvets. The show incorporates a display of work by each of the artists in striking black and white, creating a sense of coherence, whilst retaining their individual styles, approaches and inspirations. The artists will be on hand throughout the show to discuss the work and share their techniques with visitors. Through Inspired by‌ Artful Stitchers hope to enthuse others to use textile art as a means of creative expression. Artful Stitchers was established seven years ago to undertake City and Guilds accredited courses in Machine Embroidery and has grown and developed ever since. The group meets monthly, regularly inviting guest textiles practitioners to help extend their skills even further, discussing and exchanging ideas. Artists exhibiting include: Janet Brenchley, Barbara Broadhead, Sheila Ford, Kerry Howard, Maggie Jackson, June Langford, Julie Lydka-Wells, Liz Pickering, Shirley Rees, Sarah Rockliff, Mary Rolph and Beth Sugden. PAGE

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WHAT'S ON AT... King's Lynn Corn Exchange Menopause The Musical Thursday 3 May 7.30pm £29 / 16+ Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats). Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour, and is coming back to the Alive Corn Exchange on Thursday 3 May. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics. An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing “The Change”. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”, but an unavoidable stage in every woman’s life. The hysterical and uplifting Menopause The Musical will have you laughing, and singing, all the way home. The show has played sold out-out tours across the world so call your girlfriends and book now for the ultimate girls night out. Age advisory +16

The Best Of Wham Wednesday 9 May 7.30pm £22 / Groups 10 + A fantastic new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band. Can it really be 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the most enduring pop groups of the 80s? In four short years WHAM! sold more than 28 million records, topping the charts with three albums, four number one singles and eleven top ten hits. They featured in the Live Aid concert of 1985 and were the first western pop group to ever tour in China. Their impact and influence on the 80s era and music today really cannot be over emphasised. The Best of WHAM! comes to the Alive Corn Exchange on Wednesday 9 May the show includes all those hits, a few B side favourites and a couple of early George Michael bonus songs. This fun-loving, vibrant, megamix tribute to the pop sensation of the 80s will be loved by Young Guns of all ages, so come along to the Club Tropicana (*Sorry. Drinks not free.) PAGE

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Dinosaur World Live Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 May 11am & 2pm £14 / Groups 10+ £10 / Age 3+ A brand new dino-mite adventure! Dinosaur World Live brings dinosaurs to life on stage in an interactive show for all the family (ages 3+). Dinosaur World Live comes to the Alive Corn Exchange on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13 May, featuring a brand new Triceratops. Using stunning puppetry to bring remarkably life-like dinosaurs to the stage, Dinosaur World Live presents a host of impressive pre-historic creatures including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, along with a Giraffatitan, Microraptor, Segnosaurus and Triceratops. The show introduces Miranda, daughter of palaeontologists, who grew up surrounded by dinosaurs on a far-away island off the coast of South America. She has brought her pre-historic pals to your local theatre and would love you to meet them. Warning: some of these dinosaurs aren’t as docile as they seem! If looking for fun things to do with the kids, DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE delivers an entertaining and educational live show that promises to delight the whole family. Each performance is followed by a post-show meet and greet where audience members have the opportunity to meet some of the dinosaurs in person. Dino-lovers are urged to book fast before tickets become extinct!

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WHAT'S ON AT... King's Lynn Corn Exchange Psychic Sally Kisses to Heaven 10th Anniversary Tour Wednesday 16 May 7.30pm | £25.50 World-renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally is one of the UK’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years. Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heartbreaking, often controversial; Kisses to Heaven showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium. Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side’. This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action at the Alive Corn Exchange on Wednesday 16 May. The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

The Drifters Thursday 17 May 7.30pm | £25.50/ Concs £23.50 The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades at the Alive Corn Exchange on Thursday 17 May. The legendary group have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible list of hits including; Saturday Night At Movies, Come on Over to My Place, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and many, many more! Now in their 65th Anniversary year - The Drifters are back on the road with a line up hand-picked by Tina Treadwell herself - President of the Treadwell Entertainment Group and owner of The Drifters name. Tina, who previously worked for Disney as an executive producer and casting director, believes this current line-up is one of the best to date and looks forward to the upcoming concert tour. “I am very excited that now in our 65th anniversary year we have a new show for the fans who we invite to join us in celebrating this incredible and everlasting story of The Drifters.” This is a night not to be missed! PAGE

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Thank You For The Music The Tribute to Abba Friday 18 May 7.30pm | £24.50/ Concs £23.50 This international smash-hit tribute show brings all of ABBA’s number one hits to the Alive Corn Exchange stage on Friday 18 May in a production like no other. The hugely popular show combines the unmistakable harmonies, colourful costumes, and dazzling performances by an all-star cast that’ll have you thanking ABBA for the music again and again! Record-breaking movies, smash-hit West End musicals, chart-topping albums and singles – ABBA’s incredible legacy now lives on in concert with this all-new spectacular show. ABBA hits included: Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, The Winner Takes It All, Thank You for the Music, Fernando, Money, Money, Money, The Name of the Game, Take A Chance on Me, Chiquitita, SOS, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, Voulez Vous, I Have A Dream, Lay All Your Love On Me, Honey Honey, Ring Ring.

Walk Right Back Sunday 20 May 7.30pm | £23 Walk Right Back is coming to the Alive Corn Exchange on Sunday 20 May it is the story of the most successful duo of all time EVER! The Everly Brothers. This concert-based musical tells the story of the two brothers’ rise from a humble country family upbringing to the biggest act the world had ever seen. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have To Do Is Dream, When Will I Be Loved, Bird Dog, Cathy’s Clown and many more, this two hour show will take you through the life and career of the Everly Brothers from their rise to fame, then their inevitable split and feud lasting a decade, to their glorious reunion that gave them back to the world, and to each other. Starring International Everly Brothers Fan Club favourites, The Wilson Brothers, Walk Right Back is the first show of its kind to tell this wonderful, sad and glorious story, and entwines it all around those trademark "harmonies from heaven". Also featuring songs from a couple of the Everly Brothers' good friends, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, Walk Right Back is surely a show not to be missed!

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Horoscopes For May Aries 21 March - 20 April Your ruler Mars spends a lot

Libra 24 September - 23 October If you're travelling

of this month in a tense square with Uranus. However, the really big news for you is that Uranus moves out of your sign for the first time since 2010, and into Taurus. This gives you a chance to be more imaginative in your approach to finances, but you must remain realistic too. However, one plan that has been delayed will go forwards from the 4th.

this month it can prove to be very enriching. A change of scene can actually be very good for you, because home life may seem claustrophobic or rather intense. With Mars moving mid-month, a different kind of emphasis can emerge though through to the 26th, and a close relationship may come under pressure, and especially if someone is rather possessive.

Taurus 21 April - 21 May The restless spirit of Uranus

Scorpio 24 October - 22 November You're known as

returns to your sign for the first time since 1934. Because you are a fixed zodiac member, this is going to push you to revolutionize your approach to life and be more flexible and free-flowing. Wonderfully, your ruler is in an excellent location to boost your finances and will be helped by the Sun from the 21st. A diet plan could come under pressure however.

being the most passionate member of the zodiac, and this month three planets are going to be making their way through the most intense area of activity for you. Uranus, the planet of surprises, also moves into your sector of relationships. But you could find yourself much more sensitive about close ties from the 16th through to the 26th of May Scorpio.

Gemini 22 May - 21 June You might find yourself trying

Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December Your sector

to break away from any unsatisfactory friendships or group situations this month. Though Venus, the planet of love, is giving you the potential to be very diplomatic and caring, another side of your nature may want to escape the clutches of any situation which is no longer feeding you in a positive way. Energy and drive, will though rebound from the 21st.

of relating gets a welcome boost this month, with Venus the Sun and Mercury all making appearances in it. But there is a sense of restlessness that's threaded through much of May, as Mars squares with Uranus across four different zodiac signs. The chances are, some kind of change around your work or philosophies is possible by the month's end Sagittarius.

Cancer 22 June - 23 July You have some serious

Capricorn 22 December - 20 January

opportunities when it comes to networking with others, and to build up your affiliations and interactions. But it may not all be a completely straightforward process, insofar as Mars, the planet of drive, angles to Uranus the planet of change, across two locations this month which could see you steering your life in a completely fresh direction from the middle of May.

You may see yourself as being, generally, a calm collected and thorough type of person and whilst this could be true, from the 7th through to the 16th there may be one situation or one person who proves to be rather more frustrating when it comes to your home life. With Uranus and Venus moving later this month, there can be some unexpected developments socially or romantically.

Leo 24 July - 23 August Venus is in a very social location

Aquarius 21 January - 19 February You may feel somewhat

for you for much of this month, and this can be important in how you progress your career opportunities. Why? Well, you're rarely short of charisma, but now you can use your personality power to even greater effect through work. But if you have been feeling restless, ironically it could be around your professional situation that things change.

on edge in week two, and something that's been boiling beneath the surface can burst into the open. Once Mars joins your sign midmonth, you'll feel more progressive. A sudden change of mind about where you live or how you live, is also possible in the second half of May. But the chance to enjoy yourself and have fun becomes more important as the days go by.

Virgo 24 August - 23 September The middle of this

Pisces 20 February - 20 March Long-term plans can

month sees a more experimental energy swooping into your situation, one which is going to last until early November. This is, if you like, something of a trial period because it could surprise you just how much liberty, freedom and travel appeal. If you're someone who is very routine orientated, this could be both exciting but also somewhat challenging for you.

remain fluid, and you may find yourself spinning plates when it comes to your finances. An issue from your past can come back into focus from mid-month, but the New Moon then can also see you doing better financially, with a potential win through a competition or prize draw. Your mind steps up a gear later in May, when you can dazzle people.

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