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“You Reap What You Sow”

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500 PACKETS OF BISCUITS

Is Your Child 'School Ready'?

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The Benjamin Foundation Monthly Update Over-50s Unaware Of Inheritance Tax Risks 500 Packets Of Biscuits Every Month For Big C… Sculpture Trail Set To Grace The Waveney Valley This Summer Turn Your Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping-Stones See What Mummy Says Helping Your Child Prepare... Iceni Columnist Mark King Iceni Columnist Keri Beevis July At Nova Silver Can Be A Busy Time Of Year

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MOTORING REVIEW New Jaguar I-Pace 2018

Brian McFadden Interviewed

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What's On... Across Norfolk This Month

Gardening Jobs Of The Month For July

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What's On... Dog Show And Family Fun Day

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What's On... Local Cancer Charity Needs

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What's On... City Celebrates Circus250

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What's On... Norwich Community Choir

The Gadget Man Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Reviewed

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What's On... Danny Baker Live

Nibbles & Tipples July

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What's On... Family Fun For Summer Days

Help Raise Money For... Life-Saving Treatment

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Iceni Horoscopes What Do Your Stars Hold?

Find Your... Festival Fashion Style Motoring Review New Jaguar I-Pace 2018 Little Snappers How To Be Safe... Social Media IGTV Launches


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The Benjamin Foundation The Benjamin Foundation is a local charity offering hope, opportunity, stability and independence to children, young people and families. Butterflies Emotional Wellbeing Service We deliver a range of services to support children, young people and families facing challenges. This work helps them to cope better with challenges such as family breakdowns. By helping at an early stage, our work aims to prevent more serious problems arising in the future.

After requests from young people and their families, we have developed 'Butterflies' - a service providing emotional wellbeing sessions in local communities. ‘Butterflies' is for children and young people aged 5 – 18 who are in need of some emotional wellbeing support.

Reasons for referral are varied but may include general self-esteem issues, anxiety, friendship issues, bereavement and the breakdown of family relationships. For more information, please visit: https://benjaminfoundation.co.uk/butterfliesemotional-wellbeing-service or e-mail: michael.rooke@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

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Youth West

We are proud to be part of Youth West - a partnership of seven organisations, led by YMCA Norfolk, working together to establish a network of youth clubs across West Norfolk to provide a range of activities for young people aged 11 to 18 years of age. These open access youth clubs also aim to build up a centralised training programme for people wishing to get involved in youth work as a paid employee or a volunteer. As well as YMCA Norfolk, we are working with the following partners: SWAN Youth Centre; The Garage; West Norfolk MIND; St Edmunds; National Youth Theatre. We will be offering a free youth club (and school holiday activities) for young people in two areas of West Norfolk commencing in July 2018: • Docking Village Hall, Fridays 5pm - 7pm (term time only) • Hunstanton Community Centre, Mondays 6pm - 8pm (year round) Look out for details of school holiday activities too.

Youth West, is a Youth Investment Fund programme and is funded jointly by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Big Lottery Fund.

If you are interested in attending one of the above youth clubs, or if you would like to enquire about volunteering to support the Youth West activities, please contact: sharon.matthews@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

Norwich Sleep Out 2018

Could you spend a winter’s night sleeping outside? Challenge yourself and help us to end youth homelessness by registering for Sleep Out 2018 on Thursday 15th November 2018.

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ALAN BOSWELL GROUP

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Over-50s Unaware Of Inheritance Tax Risks Recent research by leading independent insurance broker and financial planner Alan Boswell Group has found that fewer than 30% of over-50s in the UK understand key Inheritance Tax terminology. The findings showed that only 27% of respondents were able to correctly identify that ‘nil-rate band’ referred to the threshold at which an estate became liable to inheritance tax and that this threshold is set at £325,000.

Pictured above: Alan Boswell Financial Planners Director John Whitehead. © Alan Boswell Group

This is in addition to only 44% being aware that the current rate of IHT was 40%.

it, only 31% were correct in stating that the IHT benefits only apply after two years.

The data comes following a survey into public awareness of IHT, which was launched when the Government announced record IHT receipts of £5.2bn in the year to May 2017.

John continues: “There is a real need for financial education, not just about the basics, but how families can pass on their estates in a tax-efficient way. Without an understanding of the terminology, it’s difficult to know how it affects you and your family. Although it’s a subject that may be difficult to discuss, there are professionals available to help you to understand your risks and how to minimise their impact.”

The Norwich-based company has growing concerns because increasing property prices are pushing many more estates over the £325,000 threshold (a figure that has been frozen since 2010, although UK house prices have increased by 33% on average in that time) incurring tax at a rate of 40% on sums that exceed the threshold. John Whitehead, Managing Director at Alan Boswell Financial Planning, says: “Inheritance Tax is affecting more people than ever before, and it is concerning to find that the majority of over-50s, who will be most affected by the trend, are unaware of the key facts. As a result, they are likely to pass on less to their heirs than they were expecting.” In addition, the research also found that only 30% were aware of Business Relief (also known as Business Property Relief), whereby an individual can invest in qualifying businesses and pass the shares on tax-free if they have been held for more than two years at the time of death. Of the respondents that had heard of

Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in future. Visit: www.alanboswell.com to find out more. About the research Alan Boswell Group anonymously surveyed 450 clients aged over 50, across both its personal insurance and financial planning databases in order to ascertain awareness of estate planning. The group’s clients are based across the UK. Average house prices based on data from HM Land Registry, Registers of Scotland, Land and Property Services Northern Ireland and Office for National Statistics. House prices in March 2010 were £167,878, while average house prices in March 2018 were £224,000. PAGE

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Pictured: Jill Watkinson aka ‘Biscuit Jill’

500 Packets Of Biscuits Every Month For Big C… A cuppa and a biscuit mean so much more to those affected by cancer. It’s testament to the impact of her appeal on behalf of Big C, that Norwich based Jill Watkinson is known to many as ‘Biscuit Jill’.

C centre and following her visit decided to help. She set up an account as ‘@biscuitjill’ on Twitter and asked for donations of biscuits. Although the social media channel was still in its relative infancy, she received a good response and so began Jill’s Big C Biscuit Appeal.

Seven years ago, when Jill visited the Big C centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) with a networking group, she heard about the many cups of tea and biscuits that are provided to visitors as part of the emotional and practical support offered to those in our Norfolk community affected by cancer.

What started as a carrier bag full of biscuits delivered to the Big C NNUH centre every two weeks, quickly grew. Jill now collects 500 packets of biscuits each month for the Big C centres as well as tea, coffee and other kitchen supplies. When the Big C’s kitchen cupboards are full, Jill also stores biscuits until they are needed.

Jill felt strongly that the charity should not have to fund the refreshments in the Big

When available, the biscuits are also distributed to the Big C centres in Great Yarmouth and

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King's Lynn. It is estimated that over seven years of the appeal that Jill has collected and supplied almost 30,000 packets of biscuits for Big C!

It is estimated that over seven years of the appeal that Jill has collected and supplied almost 30,000 packets of biscuits for Big C!

Jill says, “I think the success of the appeal lies in its simplicity. It’s something people feel able to do to help; a packet of biscuits is a tangible donation. But it is so much more than a packet of biscuits; it encompasses the care and support offered by Big C and the power of the Norfolk community working together on behalf of others.” “When it first began, I would meet people in car-parks and all sorts of places to collect their biscuits! I have always been a keen networker and so I would always mention the biscuit appeal in conversation. This led to a diverse range of Norfolk businesses coming on board. Organisations such as the Theatre Royal and Norfolk Police have boxes in their offices for biscuit donations. I am also co-organiser of the ‘Norfolk Tweetup’ group, which holds events for 60 or 70 people per month with the entry fee being a packet of biscuits. Convenience stores around the corner from our event locations have been known to have a queue of 20 before it begins! This all helps to spread the word about Big C too of course, when they explain why they are all there. I even had someone tap me on the shoulder at the airport once, asking if I was Biscuit Jill and handing me a packet of custard creams!” Dr Chris Bushby, CEO at Big C, says “The support that Jill has shown Big C over the past seven years has been phenomenal. To take it upon herself to launch the appeal and make a difference in the first instance and then to promote, grow and organise the appeal to what it is today is incredible, and no mean feat! What Jill has expressed about the power of a cup

of tea is very true and encapsulates the care, support and nurturing environment we hope to create at our centres for anyone in Norfolk affected by cancer, whether that is someone with a diagnosis, a family member, or loved one. Thank you, Jill, from everyone at Big C!” Big C has three existing Big C centres located at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, in Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and a hub at the Louise Hamilton Centre in Gorleston. These facilities provide an oasis of specialist emotional and practical support for those with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones. A brand new Big C support and information community centre is planned in the heart of Norwich for spring 2019, which will ensure more people affected by cancer can access the support they need, close to where they live. If you are a business or group of friends that would like to provide biscuits or other kitchen supplies for Big C, please get in touch with Jill at jill@norfolktweetup.co.uk To learn more about the work Big C does to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney, please visit: www.big-c.co.uk PAGE

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SCULPTURE TRAIL

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Sculpture Trail Set To Grace The Waveney Valley This Summer

Bridge Piece by Martin Cody

A trail of sculptures and site-specific artwork will lead visitors to an idyllic site in the Waveney Valley this summer. The fifth Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail will host the work of more than 30 artists on a three-acre site of hidden paths, romantic groves and secretive corners in a little-known site on the edge of the Waveney Valley.

Many established artists such as Simon Griffiths, Rob Harries, Gordon Senior, Jim Racine, Patrick Elder and Mike Challis will be joined by up and coming artists taking part for the first time. Curator Sarah Cannell, who has encouraged artists to create work in response to the site, said: "This is our second year at the magical Raveningham site and our fifth annual Sculpture Trail in South Norfolk."

Organised by Waveney & Blyth Arts, the event builds on the success of last year’s trail and will take place at the Raveningham Centre, ten miles south of Norwich.

"I am really excited to see how artists will respond to the space with the new meadow and paths now well established."

The Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail annually attracts thousands of visitors to the region to see the work of artists from around the country.

"We will be increasing the gallery space in the house and whilst the majority of artists taking part are based in East Anglia, we have new work

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coming from makers in London, Dorset and Yorkshire for the first time." "I am looking forward to making a success of the 2018 Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail at Raveningham and welcoming visitors from 17th August." The trail will feature site-specific work with artists working with ceramics, stone, bronze, steel, wood, wool, glass, clay, perspex, marble, MDF, seedheads, resin, aluminium and sound. A programme of workshops, guided walks, and events will accompany the event, including a curator’s guided tour of the site to give people an insight into how the sculpture trail was created. Nicky Stainton from Waveney & Blyth Arts said: "Following the very positive response from visitors to last year's sculpture trail at the Raveningham Centre, we are very excited to be back in this lovely setting". "The site, with its areas of meadow, lawn, shrubbery and woodland, provides an ideal setting for the wide variety of artworks on display". "With the additional attractions of the Cinnamon Gallery in the farmhouse, the Ravenous Café with its exhibition of landscape-inspired work by Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective, and the other businesses on site it makes a very attractive day out."

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A number of assistance schemes are in place including a British Sign Language interpreted Curator’s Walk and a portable hearing loop for workshops and walks. The on site Ravenous Café, will be open throughout the trail and will host the exhibition of paintings, prints, textiles and 3-D work by the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail collective. A pop-up shop will also be selling a selection of the artists’ work. Artist Brian Korteling said: "It’s great to be part of the Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail. It is always good to meet the other artists and see such a diverse and interesting collection of work. The site is perfect and has loads of interesting areas for visitors to explore and discover the artists’ work". There are a number of other businesses at the Raveningham Centre including M D Cannell Antiques, Norfolk Rugs, Helen Howes Textile Artist and the History of Advertising Trust. The trail is open from Friday, August 17 until Sunday, September 16 2018 and is open every day from 10am until 5pm. Admission is £5 for adults, £4 for members of Waveney and Blyth Arts, under 18s go free. Pay on entry only. Some of the trail is wheelchair accessible. Well behaved dogs are allowed on a lead. The trail is part of ‘Celebrate the Waveney & Blyth 2018’, an annual programme of events that highlight the unique character of the two valleys situated in North Suffolk and South Norfolk. For more information about events and access please visit www.waveneyandblytharts.com

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TURNING YOUR...

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Turn Your Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping-Stones How often have we enviously watched when someone, perhaps someone we know, achieved a goal that to us appeared impossible? How on earth did they manage it? We know that adopting the right mindset is important. That, coupled with a little luck, hard work and refusing to treat setbacks and hurdles as blockages and impediments lets them focus on reaching where they'd aimed for. They treated stumbling blocks as stepping-stones. When we have a goal, whether it be academic, personal or business related, it makes things clearer when we break the different stages into bite-sized chunks. If we're aiming to run a marathon, earn a qualification, lose some weight, learn to drive, it's sensible to set out stepping-stones from where we are to where we want to be. When we're moving a sizeable distance or through rough, unchartered waters it can make it less daunting to provide a raised stone or two where we can step and safely cross. • Support is often necessary. Would a coach, mentor or trainer be a valuable addition

to your team? They've often been there, done it and are aware of what's required, or they understand the process sufficiently well to educate, motivate and inspire us to stay on target. It's good to have someone with whom we can discuss each stage, who holds us accountable for our actions and who continues to provide motivation and inspiration. • Interim goals can be good as they're an acknowledgement that we're moving in the right direction. Recognising each stage of the journey can significantly impact on our motivation levels, especially on dark days when we've achieved very little or have perhaps slipped back. Some days we may feel that we've taken two steps forward and one step back, but movement of any kind means that we're not standing still. • A big stumbling block can be when we're asked to do something slightly outside our immediate skill set. We may know most, but not all, of what's being asked of us. Rather than decline the work or try to muddle through why

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not use it as a great stepping-stone to forming an alliance with someone who can bridge that gap, oftentimes bringing a win/win result where both parties add value to each other's businesses? • A more positive approach to failure can allow us to treat stumbling blocks as stepping-stones. If success comes too easily, it can prompt us to ask, are we making the best of ourselves? Are we aiming for our highest goals?' When a high-jumper clears the bar they, simply keep on raising it until they're not able to clear it any more; they continue to challenge themselves. Adopting a positive approach to setbacks and treating them as opportunities for growth allows you to move out of your comfort zone and be inspired to even greater heights. • Find alternative routes that push you to improve and progress. Your stepping-stones may be about equipping yourself in advance with the knowledge and experience you need to power forward. You could perhaps start by volunteering at a charity, offering to work for free, starting an internship, shadowing someone who'll provide you with a chance to practise; explore whatever stumbling blocks there may be, make mistakes and acquire important skills relevant to your goal. And sometimes trying a completely different niche, outside of your comfort zone, may introduce you to people, skills and learning opportunities that are relevant and transferable.

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• Your stepping-stones may require you to sit exams to provide evidence, both to yourself and to others, that you're serious, are on your way and are determined to succeed. This could be essential, especially if you're looking for a professional or qualification-demanding career or role. • Goals may require a variety of skill sets along the way. Training to run a marathon may require you to lose weight, organise your time better in order to regularly train, let go of some of your responsibilities, delegate better or enlist help with family or work-related commitments. Could it be worthwhile to outsource some of the routine distractions that eat up so much of your time and energy? What about hiring someone to help with the domestic chores like cleaning, ironing or gardening, or to take over your routine business support like admin, accounts or social media management? It could cost you financially, but it may be worth it. Stumbling blocks can offer opportunities to learn important lessons and new skills along the way. And if we reach a certain stage and then have to pause a while, that's fine too. Acknowledge that stepping-stones sometimes move us a way along and then provide space for a break, a breather, time to focus on other things in our lives whilst enjoying a new, rather different view.

Article By Susan Leigh Susan Leigh, Altrincham Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, has published her third book, 101 Days of Inspiration #tipoftheday (ISBN 9781910275160) based on her social media series. A glossy, pocket-sized book, it's full of inspirational quotes & pictures, a treat to give or simply keep for yourself. For more information visit: www.lifestyletherapy.net PAGE

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SEEWHATMUMMYSAYS

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Helping Your Child Prepare Emotionally For School In the last issue, we talked about ways to help your child be ‘school ready’. In this issue we are talking about preparing your child emotionally so they are ready for the transition to starting school (whether this is their first year of school, starting a new school etc) Some children have never been away from their parent or carer before. To suddenly go to being away from them for six hours each day can come as a bit of a shock! Even the most settled child who has been in childcare for as long as they can remember can have a wobble when starting school and here we have some top tips on ways to make this easier!

Talk to them and remind your child that they can always tell you when they are worried about something (it’s important though not to put your anxieties onto your child). Talk to the teachers - if your child becomes anxious about school, communication and consistency are key. A simple call to the teacher after school can make the world of difference and together you can help your child to settle.

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Find a picture of you and anyone else who is important to them and pop it on a keyring attached to their bag - this one has worked really well on a couple of occasions. That way they can see you whenever they are feeling sad or missing you. Friends - If you have any friends who have children joining the same school or class, it can be nice to meet up beforehand. It's always nice for your child to have a friend to share the experience with! Read stories about starting school (we love the Usborne first experiences books - they have books for all occasions from moving home, visiting the dentist, a new baby and much more!). Topsy and Tim on Cbeebies is also a personal favourite for tackling issues about joining school (and many others) and is another way to show children how school can be. It will help show the order of a school day, what activities they may do at school and the exciting changes coming like making new friends.

Finally, focus on the positives! It is important to tell your child all the fantastic things about school! They will have opportunities to make lots of new friends, have learning experiences, go on school trips, learn new skills, have more to talk to you about when you see each other again etc. Do you have any fantastic memories of school you can share? We would love to hear from you! Visit the school they will be joining - many schools have an open morning and evening (so working parents have the opportunity to catch an open day) and if you are not available usually they are more than happy to show you around at a time that suits you. This way the child already knows where the classrooms they may be in are and even where the nearest toilet is!

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The Diary of a Norfolk Family By Mark King June started off with a bang and ended with plenty of licks and in-between it was just as hectic. The new Northern Distributer Road snaking around the north of Norwich Above: Mark King has not been open for long and already it is causing quite a stir when it comes to its design, and more specifically the safety of the roundabouts along its route. I know the N.D.R has been given a new name, but to date I haven’t heard any one call it by this new name, and I think for many years to come its original name will stick. So there I was driving around one of these said roundabouts when another car came crashing into the side of my car. We both pulled over and, once we had established that we were both psychically ok, we duly swapped names, numbers and addresses. It took me totally by the surprise; the lady was very apologetic about causing the accident. Before this incident, I had read many different views about the design and safety of this new road with roughly half thinking it’s badly thought out, and the

other half saying it's fine and it’s all down to the drivers. Well I was only in second gear and my speed had not even reached twenty miles an hour, so I know it was not down to my driving. I must admit it did shake me up for the next week and over I was very cautious whenever I had to go around a roundabout, which there plenty of in Norwich. But as Mary likes to say in my Daniel Jones series of books, there is always a but in life, but this extra stress was soon relieved when we had a new member join the King family. We received a call from a lady that helps to rehome dogs. She knew we were looking to give a loving home for our first dog after our family cat, Sunny, passed away after nearly seventeen happy years. She knew of a dog just over a year old that needed immediately rehoming because of family health issues. We said yes and that day he joined us. Within a day or two it’s as if he has been part of the family since he was a puppy, and everyone loves him to bits, but more importantly, we know he loves us just as much. www.always-hanging-around.blogspot.com Follow on twitter: @author_king

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'Why?' Those of you who have read my books will know they are set in the US, and a question I am often asked is, 'Why?' The answer isn't particularly interesting. I grew up watching American movies, reading books written by American authors and binge Above: Keri Beevis watching American TV shows. I started writing when I was relatively young and, at the time, it felt the right thing to do. Of course, being British, this brought challenges and it took a while to convincingly write in an American style. Plus the flipside was that when I then tried to write a British-based book I was told it sounded too American. Luckily, I now have a US fan base, but as I get older I feel a need to return to familiar shores, and my new novel is going to set in my home county of Norfolk, England. I have lived here my whole life, but it's only in the last fifteen years I have realised I have taken Norfolk for granted. It really is a beautiful place, with so much to offer, and I can't wait to try and bring my home to life both for local readers and those further afield.

A couple of weekends ago I headed up to the North Norfolk Coast with Mama Beev to scout out some of the locations I plan to use, which include Cromer and Cley. I know all of the Norfolk coastline reasonably well, though I don't visit as often as I should these days, and I have plenty of fond childhood memories: riding the snails in Great Yarmouth, cockling in Stiffkey, picnicking in the sand dunes at Holkham, eating fish n chips opposite Wells harbour, and vomiting over Mama Beev in Hunstanton... I suffered car sickness as a child, though I do wonder how much of that was down to my dad driving like he thought he was in a Starsky & Hutch car chase. One place I only had vague memories of was Blakeney and after visiting Cley, that's where we headed. 'How about we stretch our legs and head down to the sea?' Mama Beev suggested, after we parked the car. 'We both need the exercise.' I agreed and we started along the long path that led by the boats. We had only walked about half a mile when Mama Beev turned and looked wistfully back at the little stalls selling seafood and refreshments. 'Shall we go get a cup of tea instead?' To those continually telling me I should have more willpower: I blame my gene pool. PAGE

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NOVA SILVER

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July At Nova Silver July can be a busy time of year.

It’s the start of the school holidays and holidays in general, whether you’re going away in England or venturing further afield. You can be seasonal with your jewellery without even realising it! Shells, sea creatures and insects are lovely this time of year. We have a range of designs available perfect for the sunny and warm weather, wherever you may be travelling to. We hope you have all been making the most of any nice weather we get, whether it’s a family barbecue, a trip to the beach or countryside or simply just sitting in a nice sunny spot somewhere and enjoying the warm and happiness the sunshine can bring. July’s birthstone is Carnelian, which is a lovely colour for summer. It can vary in its shade but normally is a beautiful deep orange. It would make a perfect holiday gift or to remember that perfect sunset you may have seen on a nice summer's evening. Carnelian is part of the Chalcedony mineral group which is a form of quartz and is said to have the power to drive away evil and bring good luck. Carnelian is a grounding stone that helps the wearer become anchored into the present reality. It is excellent for restoring vitality and motivation. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices and motivates success. We now have our GoGo Hare on proud display in our window, kindly donated from Hockering Primary School. Don’t forget to pop in and have a look! Our leveret is called ‘Flow’; this is kind of to honour the lovely lady that came up with the design and helped the children with the painting. The lady is called Florence Byrne (Flo), she is a retired art teacher and good friend of the school who was kind enough to come in to use her artistic talents to help us with this project. I guess therefore that the sculpture has taken on a female persona!

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ICENI INTERVIEWS

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Alex Wiseman Interviews Brian McFadden Of BoyzLife It’s Monday morning (18/06/2018) and I dial Brian’s mobile number dead on 9am as agreed by management company. ‘I should have had you as my alarm clock’ - I am always punctual I thought. Straight away I could tell this was going to be a fun and honest interview. I started where anyone interviewing Brian would. AW: Are you glued to the World Cup? BM: Absolutely! Golf and world cup this weekend. While my wife watches Love Island…I did pop down stairs for dinner (I am sure this is a fairly common set up for the next 4 weeks or so…) AW: Who is going to win the competition? BM: I may be Irish, but I am supporting England. I think England could do it! They are young kids and they are fearless. Brian you were always my favourite.

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AW: I must start with Westlife… it was 20 years ago since the band started, how does that make you feel? BM: It’s weird that its been that long. Although it's been 14 years since I left the band and I have been out of the band twice as long as I was in it! They were great times and times which I will always remember until the day I die. The band were so successful. It had such a great fan base which appealed to all in the family.

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AW: How do you look back on your time with the band? BM: It changed my life! It was an amazing time of my life, 18-24years old, although it felt longer. I left college and then suddenly I was playing to 15,000 people at Wembley, appearing on ‘Top of the Pops’ and visiting countries I had learnt about in geography but never thought I’d get the chance to visit. It was great to share the experience with 4 friends as being a solo artist would have been a lonely experience. It was 6 incredible years. AW: Will there ever be a full Westlife Reunion? BM: I am sure the other boys will, but I doubt it would be us 5. I left 14 years ago, there was a further 11 years of the band before the split, so it’s unlikely to happen. But I am sure they will reform at some point. AW: You have been a judge on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ but it’s the ITV1 Show ‘Who’s Doing the Dishes?’ which I enjoyed the most. BM: So much fun to make! Every single day at the time of that show coming along was about music. I was producing, writing and signing new artists to my label. I wanted to have a break from music and along came this show! We did 3 series and over 90 episodes which was so much fun! It’s now repeated across the ITV channels and I get a lot of people asking me about it on social media which is lovely. AW: Who was your favourite celebrity to appear on the show? BM: That’s too hard to answer as so many of the people who came on were friends! I’ll always remember James Jordan. I thought he was a right ‘arse’ after appearing on Big Brother but he was great and we’ve since become friends! Olly Lock and Louis Walsh were fantastic. AW: Now on to BoyzLife. You are into your 3rd year of touring, it must be popular? BM: It’s weird for us as it doesn’t seem like 3 separate tours as we haven’t stopped touring since launching the show. We play 20 or so hits from Westlife and Boyzone, with some stories thrown in. It’s like a large karaoke show as every night the audience sing every word with

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us. It’s just so much fun and everyone enjoys the nostalgic feel of it. AW: What’s your favourite song to sing? BM: Flying without Wings. I have sung that song in every show I’ve done. It’s the best Westlife song! AW: Can we expect any other members to join BoyzLife? BM: It’s unlikely the Westlife boys will join. Shane Lynch (from Boyzone) did join the party for one gig not so long back. It depends who’s in the city at the time and who wants to join the party. AW: BoyzLife have 11 dates planned for 2018 what else is planned? BM: We are touring together for those dates and then going out separate ways to allow Keith to re-join Boyzone and for me to complete my own solo tour with a 12-piece band - more details to follow! We will then get back together and see where to take it next. Thank you for speaking to Iceni Magazine, Brian! BM: Thank you and I hope to see lots of your readers at the Waterfront gig in October. Interviewing Brian has to be one of my favourite ever interviews. And I cant wait to see the show live! Go along and see BoyzLife (Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy) on Sunday 28th October at the Waterfront, Norwich. Tickets are available here: https://thewaterfront.ticketabc.com/ events/boyzlife/ PAGE

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JULY GARDENING JOBS

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Wyevale Garden Centres Reveals: Gardening Jobs Of The Month For July Peak gardening season is well underway, which means there are plenty of jobs to keep gardens looking their best in July. This month is all about maintaining your blooms, nurturing your fruit plants, and providing your garden with the care it needs to prevent drying out and becoming damaged during the warmer months. Julian Palphramand, horticulture buyer at Wyevale Garden Centres, shares his gardening jobs of the month, helping you to get one step closer to your dream garden: 1. Dote on your Dahlias Dahlias are incredibly thirsty plants - just look at their fleshy leaves and luscious stems and

it’s easy to see why. To ensure your Dahlias are blooming bright with an abundance of beautiful flowers, nourish your plants with liquid feed and regularly water them during the next month. While smaller Dahlias are self-standing, the tall varieties may need supporting with stakes - simply tie the stems to the stake with string to keep their flower heads up right. 2. Thin out your fruit During peak gardening season, the favourable conditions for plant growth means that fruit trees can abundantly over-produce. Large quantities of heavy fruits such as apples, pears and plums on the branches can often result in a final crop of disappointingly small fruits.

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This is due to the high demand put on the tree’s resources and the limited sunlight penetrating its heavy branches. July is prime time to thin out your dense crops by removing any excess or damaged fruits from the plant, enabling it to develop a more evenly ripe crop of fruits. 3. Love your lawn Summertime means that everything will be growing extremely fast and as a result, you will need to make sure you are mowing your lawn once a week to keep it in good health. It is also important to water your lawn regularly to prevent it from turning brown and drying out during the hotter months. If your ground has become dry, spike it gently with a garden fork before watering to aid the penetration of the water. 4. Take cuttings from your perennials Tender perennials such as Fuchsias are best propagated from cuttings, and so July is a great time to get snipping. As young plants root more easily, cuttings should be taken from the tender new growth for the season. Either pot the plants now so that they develop sufficient roots to survive in the winter, or hold onto your cuttings until the following spring.

5. Water new trees, shrubs and perennials It is important that you water the trees, shrubs and perennials that were planted in spring. Make sure you are watering the base of the plant and avoid wetting the leaves as they won’t absorb any water this way and wetting the leaf tissue can even encourage fungal diseases. 6. Feed the birds Summer feeding is in full swing, so remember to top up your bird and wildlife feeders and water containers. The warmer weather means that July is an especially important month to tend to nature and keep your garden abuzz with birds, bees and other wildlife - particularly as over 82% of Brits would like to attract more wildlife into their gardens*. Birds in particular relish in gardeners’ efforts, using bird baths to both hydrate and cool down through bathing in the water. Whether you’re planting, pruning or reaping the rewards of your burgeoning fruit trees, you are sure to discover many delights in the garden this month. For more information and advice on July’s jobs of the month, along with all the tools you need to gain ground in the garden, visit: www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk. *Taken from Wyevale Garden Centres’ 2018 Garden Trends Report. To request a copy, please email: wyevalegardencentres@fourcommunications.com PAGE

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MOTORING REVIEW

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New Jaguar I-Pace 2018

First Drive Review by Tim Barnes-Clay. Tested: Portugal Unless you've been living hand to mouth on a desert island for the past year, it's been hard to ignore the hype around Jaguar's first all-electric SUV. But after billions of pounds developing and testing the car, the I-Pace is now a reality, beating the usual German suspects to market. Of course, it won’t be long before BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are competing fiercely, but for now, Jaguar is steering this new segment of luxury electric SUVs. And as for Tesla, well, Jaguar isn’t too fussed about it. It says that even though the American-based corporation spearheaded the way for electric vehicles, its products aren’t as opulent. In other words, Jaguar doesn’t even recognise Tesla as a true I-Pace opponent. So, what does the I-Pace look like? In short, it's gorgeous. It seems better in the metal than in photographs - and that's because its pleasing proportions are difficult to capture. It sits hunkered down to the ground and has a brawny stance with very short overhangs. There is just

nothing else in the automotive arena that looks like it. The I-Pace’s flush-floor and absence of engine mean the all-electric SUV is astonishingly practical and jam-packed with convenient stowage solutions. The armrest between the two front seats conceals a 10-litre cubby, and the centre console houses a couple of USB charging docks for smartphones. If that's not enough, there are trays that can be pulled out from under the rear seats. Both receptacles are large enough to conceal an iPad or laptop. The slender A-pillars, big windows and panoramic glass roof, fitted on the EV 400 First Edition model tested here, create an airiness and a feeling of room everywhere. Importantly, this isn’t just an illusion, there’s a respectable amount of space, particularly in the back of the I-Pace. Three adult passengers can fit comfortably with their feet tucked under the front seats. This is because the Jaguar doesn’t have a transmission tunnel. PAGE

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There is also good headroom, although, things are a tad tighter when it comes to shoulder room. The EV 400 First Edition’s boot floor is flat as a pancake with a cargo capacity of 559 litres. There’s also 28 litres of room where you’d typically find an engine. The rear load space bloats to 1,445 litres when the rear seats are folded down, meaning the I-Pace is smaller than the 1550 litres offered by Audi's Q5. That said, the non-electric German SUV provides 9 litres less luggage space (550 litres) - when its rear bench is in place. Jump inside, and everything looks a little less unique than the I-Pace's exterior. In First Edition variants, the cabin is a mass of glossy wood, sumptuous leather and cool aluminium. Despite the bunch of battery cells under the Jaguar's floor, the driving position is exceptional. There's a lot of adjustment in the steering wheel and seat, and the enormous dashboard gives an impression of being inside an old-school longbonneted Jaguar. There is a lot of equipment and tech on the First Edition model, too. The limited run flagship is on sale for one year only and encompasses fourzone climate control, a heated steering wheel and windscreen. The car is also fitted with full leather and sits on 20-inch alloys. The rest of the line-up is named S, SE and HSE spec. PAGE

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But whichever I-Pace you opt for, all models are kitted out with Jaguar’s infotainment unit. This consists of a five-inch display on the centre console and a 10-inch touchscreen on the dashboard. It looks good and is generally intuitive to operate. The I-Pace gets moving via a quick press of a starter button and by selecting ‘D’ on the transmission. It glides off without a sound, feeling more and more planted the faster you go. The Jaguar is heavy (2.2 tonnes), yet it is agile and handles with real precision. This makes the I-Pace very different to other electric vehicles meaning it’s a game changer for this sector of the automotive industry. Indeed, what makes the I-Pace truly shine is its body control and steering. It weights up well, and when you turn quickly into a bend, the car stays flat. Then, when it comes to changing course, the I-Pace does so with liveliness, which is partially due to the suspension system that it shares with the Jag F-Type. The greater part of the I-Pace’s weight is also positioned low down to help cut the SUV’s centre of gravity. With 400PS and 696Nm of torque on hand from a standing start, the Jaguar I-Pace is fast, with 0-62mph taking 4.8 seconds. Top speed is 124mph. So, using all the I-Pace’s battery power is good fun, but it doesn’t last forever it inevitably needs charging up again. Jaguar claims the SUV will achieve around 298 miles

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between charges. Plugged in for 40 minutes using a 100kw charger, like the one we used in Portugal, you’ll get approximately 240 miles. But the issue here is that we don't have any 100kw chargers in Britain. What we do have are 50kw chargers - and these take 85 minutes to give the same range. But, most I-Pace consumers will charge up at the office or home from a 7kw wall box - and that takes more than 12 hours to give a full recharge. At £81,495, the EV 400 First Edition isn’t cheap, especially when compared with Tesla’s $35,000 (£26,355) Model 3 electric offering. But, as we’ve said, Jaguar doesn’t see Tesla as a competitor in the luxury electric SUV sector. The I-Pace is very firmly a premium car that’s priced fittingly. Far more importantly, it’s also an electric vehicle that you’ll aspire to drive unlike a first-generation Nissan Leaf or, say, a G-Wiz. Naturally, there will always be a bit of ‘range anxiety' with an all-electric car, but with a range of well over 200-miles, the I-Pace will easily sort out the needs of most buyers. Be that as it may, some drivers still won’t feel comfortable with it. But what won’t deter people is the way the Jaguar drives - it’s just so quick and handles beautifully. It’s also comfy, calm and capacious all the things that count on a daily basis. Jaguar has triumphed in not only building the finest electric vehicle ever, it has also produced one of the most exhilarating large cars you can purchase. FAST FACTS (I-Pace First Edition as tested) • Max speed: 124 mph • 0-62mph: 4.8 secs • Range: 298 miles • Powertrain: 90 kWh lithium-ion battery, dual electric motors • Max. power (PS): 400 • CO2: 0 g/km • Price: £81,495 PAGE

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LITTLE SNAPPERS

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How To Be Safe Around The Water This Summer • Take time to check the depth, water flow and layout of the pool, especially at leisure pools and holiday resorts • Never enter the water after drinking alcohol

So it’s that time of year where we all start to think about packing our suitcases and heading on holiday to create those family memories. A lot of these holidays will involve being around the water in some form. Hitting the pool or beach and going swimming is a fun and fantastic way to cool off and spend that much-needed family time together. It is also great exercise and a cheaper way to keep the children entertained and, with any luck, tires them out. However, the scary reality is that one third of school-aged children cannot swim by the time they leave primary school. Sadly, one of the biggest causes of drowning is unsupervised non-swimmers and there are still a high number of people, who put all their trust into floatation devices, assuming their children are safe using them. Unfortunately, if you read the small print, it isn’t necessarily the case, and they can even worsen incidents by keeping people in a face-down position. There are some things we can all do to help keep our loved ones safe around water. Here are the RLSS top tips for keeping safe on holiday: • Keep young children under constant supervision • Follow the pool rules (don’t dive into the shallow end)

• When researching your holiday, or arriving at the destination if you haven’t yet done so, check the safety arrangements of any waterbased activities and if there is lifeguard cover at the pool/beach • Check bathing sites for hazards, check the safest places to swim and always read the signs - find out what local warning signs and flags mean • Make sure the whole family can swim • Swim with any children in your care - it’s more fun and you can keep them close and safe • Never swim alone • On beaches check when the tide will be high and low and make sure that you won’t be cut off from the beach exit by the rising tide. Also be aware of dangerous rip-currents • Inflatable dinghies or lilos are a well-known hazard - each year there are drownings as people on inflatables are blown out to sea. Do not use them in open water • Do not swim near to or dive from rocks, piers, breakwater or coral • Swim parallel to the beach and close to the shore I hope everyone has a lovely summer and remember to keep safe around the water. If you would like any more help or advice on how to keep safe around the water or to enrol your child into our private swimming school for lessons, please feel free to get in touch via our website or Facebook page - Little Snappers Swim School Team www.littlesnappersswim.co.uk

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Instagram's New Long-Form Video Feature IGTV Launches You can't have escaped the new icon added to Instagram recently! But what's it for and could it be useful for your business? A recent Instagram update unveiled Instagram's latest feature - IGTV, and it can be found in the top right corner of your home screen (it looks like a retro TV symbol). IGTV is Instagram's push to focus video content on a younger audience, and content that specifically appeals to those digital native users - in the same way Snapchat Discover has tried. IGTV can be viewed directly in Instagram or via its own app and it allows anyone to post long-form videos of up to 60 minutes - a huge leap from the current generic 60 second limit we're all used to, or 15 seconds for Instagram Stories. In addition to this all IGTV videos will be portrait (9:16), so bear this in mind when considering what to post. For the first time Instagram, IGTV users will be able to upload videos from their desktop as well as their smartphone and clips will get a unique link (handy for sharing content into other social platforms). Each Instagram user will have their own 'channel', similar to YouTube, where the videos will be stored. Why should this be of interest to your business? Well, according to Instagram founder Kevin Systrom "All the data we have shows that people are spending less and less time in front

of TVs but spending more and more time on their phones." For those of you with teenagers I'm sure you can attest to this! So, as a business it's potentially time to evaluate if your product or service could benefit from longer videos. The opportunities are there, for instance you could: • Post detailed 'how to' tutorials - whether it's flower arranging, makeup or even common plumbing issues • Episodic content (weekly or monthly) whether it's product, service or fictional content (e.g. plays) • Behind the scenes or exclusive backstage interviews • Reviews (movies, tv, event or products) • Commentary • More detailed overviews of your service/ product/industry It's obvious these are intended to have a more polished finish as you'll be able to edit your video outside of Instagram and therefore have the possibility of higher production values. It should be stressed that, at present, it's unclear if the longer videos would include adverts (as Snapchat does) or if users will be paid for their content as they are on platforms like YouTube. Only time will tell how successful this new app might be for businesses, so keep a close eye on it over the coming months.

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THE GADGET MAN

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 With InfinityEdge Screen The XPS 13- 2-in-1 is a convertible laptop which with the help of Windows 10, converts into a 13” tablet by simply folding away the keyboard and transforming it into a lovely device to please artists or note-takers alike. The 2-in-1 comes in a nicely branded black softtouch box. Inside you find the laptop with its lid and base polished aluminium with embossed Dell logo in the centre. Opening the lid to expose the keyboard and screen isn’t quite as graceful as some other laptops due to the lack of weight, but this is a small issue as once revealed and provides a very pleasant view for owners. The keyboard is nicely recessed; typing is very tactile and feels high quality with a good-sized touch pad below. Surrounding the keyboard and touchpad is what looks and feels like carbon fibre; this looks really nice and gives good grip when ‘manipulating’ the device, but is also

a bit of a fingerprint magnet. There is also a fingerprint reader for use with Microsoft Hello. Now down to the display itself, which I have to admit is absolutely stunning! Dell have gone for a gloss glass screen which makes colours rich and vibrant, blacks are… well black as they should be with no obvious backlight ruining your viewing experience. My unit was a 1920 x 1080 FHD screen, but there is also a 3200 x 1800 model giving even greater clarity. The screen is also multi-touch (10 touch points) capable and for artists the Dell Active Pen can also be used which is sold separately. Powering the device is the 7th generation Intel Core i7 running at 1.60Ghz along with 8GB of memory and a 240Gb Solid State Drive (SSD). As expected the machine runs very quickly indeed with almost instantaneous boot up and excellent performance. Running Adobe Photoshop was a breeze and I can imagine with

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the Dell Active Pen would provide an excellent environment for artists. As the machine runs on Windows 10 Home Edition, the majority of owners will be familiar with finding their way around the system and with a device designed to work directly with this software, the journey is relatively painless. If you are looking to plug in your peripherals, you will find that the XPS 13 2-in-1 has now joined the USB Type C charging club and thus has no traditional USB ports other than using an adapter. Thus, you have 2 USB-C ports for connectivity or charging the device, a Micro SD port for transferring data, a display port connector, a Thunderbolt™ 3.0 connector and headset jack port. The frustration of losing the standard ports we have all grown used to can be easily remedied by after-market adapters. Dell have yet again produced a very highquality machine which sits right up there with other manufacturers hardware. It would be very useful for business people who need to work from remote locations or whilst commuting and I’m pretty sure that a few lucky students would also benefit from using it. Starting at around £1150, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is by no way an entry level device, but if you are look for a very nicely designed notebook or tablet, then buying a 2-in-1 may well be your solution. Review By Matt Porter The Gadget Man www.thegadgetman.org.uk PAGE

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NIBBLES & TIPPLES

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Nibbles &Tipples July Article By Cheryl Cade I consider myself very lucky to come from a region of great food and drink, award winning wines, breweries, chutney makers and butchers, yet so often when we visit a restaurant of a high class we see only wine offered as the pairing for the great produce the chef is raving about.

I recently read that chefs see beer as a drink for after work not during work, but this is not just for them, it is the same for the majority of consumers. Here I do lay some of the blame on the Normans; ale just was not good enough for them. This is slowly changing, but having returned from a tour of Nottingham and Bruges it's easy to see the amount of time, investment, knowledge

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and desire that will be required for this area to catch up. This is especially so after a visit to Brasteds, a beautiful restaurant set in delightful grounds with some great staff.

The food was heavenly and ended with a trio of desserts that could not be faulted, there was one major issue. The BEER, it takes a lot to make Stella (forgive me it was a hot day), but this tasted flat and old (I know normally its served so cold you would not know). The offerings in the fridge were Becks Blue or Peroni, so I opted to tried the Suffolk Brewery, Adnams, Southwold Bitter. Real Ale should have a bit of sparkle, not the lifeless brown, oxidised and hint of Rodenbach beer we were served.

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A staff member queried the beer and we were all told it was because we had the first from the lines since if had been drawn through in the morning. I only wish that was the case.

I can only dream how a few bottles of local beers would have complemented the menu and supported local produce. Imagine the oozing chocolate fondant with Berry Bite from Panther, or the chocolate being enhanced by the coffee notes of Boudicca’s Spiral Stout. But all is not lost, Galton Blackiston has teamed up with Norfolk Brewhouse to produce a beer for his restaurants, Galton’s No1 Ale and No1 Lager. These have been designed to complement the offerings at both No1 Cromer and Morston Hall.

a bit of research on my tour to Mons, so do not be surprised if I come back with stories of great cheese, vineyards and distilleries as well as beer. Cheers Cheryl

To me it is strange that it has taken till now. Beer has over 2000 flavour profiles (this figure is growing) meaning that there is a beer for everything. It's just a matter of spending some time thinking about the tastes in each beer and the food you wish to match it with. Next month, I will tantalise your taste buds with some ideas on food & beer combinations, with maybe even a recipe or 2, but first, I will be doing Twitter: @icenimagazine

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HELP RAISE MONEY Issue 63 2018

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Win This Original Painting By Samuel Thomas Help Raise Money For Life-Saving Treatment For 7 Year Old Harry Norfolk artist Samuel Thomas is supporting the ‘Protons-forHarry Crowdfunding’ page to help raise funds towards a £70,000 goal. The money will pay for Life-Saving treatment for Stalham-based Harry Addy who is just 7 years old and suffering from Leptomeningeal Disease - a rare life-threatening condition. The renowned Norfolk artist is donating a special piece of Original art worth £1,495 for this fundraising campaign as Samuel Thomas explains: ‘I am hoping this impressive original piece of art will encourage donations and support for the fundraising page. We are urging people to give what they can, and for each £10 donation they will be entered into the ‘Charity Raffle’ giving the public an exclusive chance of winning this amazing one-off painting. The artist explains further: ‘The painting is one that illuminates the joys of life itself - and so it’s a fitting painting for a fitting cause in aid of life-saving treatment for Harry who is seriously ill. Melanie and I have been friends for 14 years and in that time Melanie has raised a family of 4 amazing children, and I want to help her raise money for Harry. Melanie explains ‘I feel hopeless, helpless and unable to help my own child but I am working hard hosting numerous fundraising events to help my son’. TO ENTER: To be in with a chance of winning this original painting - go online to visit ‘Samuel Thomas Art Facebook’ - and follow the instructions. To enter you just need to donate £10, supply your email address and QUOTE: WIN SAMUEL THOMAS on the Protons-for-Harry Crowdfunding page, and your donation makes you eligible to win. The charity raffle runs for 30 days from the 1st - 31st July 2018, when one lucky person is selected at random. Good luck - and please make a donation to pledge your support for Harry’s life-saving treatment. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Iceni Magazine Limited PAGE

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Dog Show And Family Fun Day In Aid Of Wells Community Hospital Trust

Proudly sponsored by Barefoot Norfolk Ltd, we are happy to announce our fabulous fun filled day for all the family … two and four-legged … at Wells Town Football Ground, Beach Rd, Wells-next-the- Sea NR23 1DR from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 8th July 2018. *Free parking courtesy of Holkham Estates via Wells Town, Freeman Street Car park, NR23 1FD* Gates open & registration from 10am, with classes from 11am - 4pm. Lots of fun classes for your dog to enter together with a huge array of children’s activities as well over 40 craft stalls, trade stands and food outlets including refreshments at Wells Town Football Club House. Guest of honour will be Norman Lamb, Member of Parliament for North Norfolk.

*Entry £4 per person & children under 12 go free!* Wells Community Hospital Trust is a local charity that provides a wide range of flexible and integrated health & wellbeing services for the community it serves. We support people locally to keep independent longer by the provision of high quality preventative clinical services and non- clinical therapeutic support within a safe environment. We receive no core funding from the NHS, therefore rely on fundraising events throughout the year to ensure our sustainability, with one of our largest events now being our annual ‘Dog Show & Family Fun Day’. Do join us for what promises to be a fun day with doggies training activities, ‘Have A Go’ sessions, live music, children’s entertainment and bouncy castles plus much, much more… For

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Local Cancer Charity Needs Your Support All profits raised will go towards Star Throwers and supporting people affected by cancer.” Star Throwers is grateful for support from local firms SLM Toyota who have kindly sponsored the disabled toilet and Fosters Solicitors who sponsored the printing of our entry forms. You can enter online now (the walk can be booked on the day, but the obstacle course must be pre-booked): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ star-throwers-sponsored-walk-obstacle-coursetickets-45238511606 or call 01953 423304 and we will send you a booking form. To find out more about Star Throwers cancer charity and how they support people affected by cancer, visit: www.starthrowers.org.uk or call 01953 423304. Local cancer charity, Star Throwers, based in Wymondham is appealing for local people to support their first ever sponsored event on Saturday 14th July at Old Buckenham Country Park. Attendees to the event can walk or run the 1mile route round the picturesque country park and do as many laps as they wish. Those looking for a bit more of a challenge can take on the impressive obstacle course (suitable for age 8+), which runs alongside the walk. There will be lots for families to enjoy on the day with a BBQ, mud kitchen area, free parking, ‘slip n slide’ and you can even bring the dog! Victoria Pigg, Marketing & Fundraising Manager, said: “We would love to make this new event for Star Throwers a big success and encourage people to sign up soon to take part.

Star Throwers will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 26th July from 10am - 4pm with a talk on ‘How the immune system works during a cancer diagnosis’ by Dr Mannings at 2pm. About Star Throwers Star Throwers is a cancer support charity based in Wymondham, Norfolk dedicated to helping people affected by cancer. We support individuals to make informed decisions about their treatment options, including alternative treatments, and help them search for clinical trials when appropriate. We also offer complementary therapies, counselling, nutritional advice and lymphoedema support to people with cancer and their loved ones. All of our services are completely free of charge but this is only possible thanks to the support of individuals and organisations donating and fundraising to help us to deliver these services and continue to improve the wellbeing of those affected by cancer. www.starthrowers.org.uk PAGE

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Award-winning International Circus Shows in Norwich

City Celebrates Circus250 With Big Top In Chapelfield Gardens

Pictured: The Hogwallops

Some of the best circus shows from around the world are coming to Norwich this summer to mark 250 years of circus. Chapelfield Summer Circus big top will be in Chapelfield Gardens from 11 to 15 July. Norfolk-based Lost in Translation Circus have hand picked a selection of international contemporary circus shows, all appearing in Norwich for the first time. All daytime and early evening shows are suitable for family audiences while late night cabaret on Friday and Saturday evenings will be for over 16s only. Fauna (Thursday 12 July 8pm) is a multiaward-winning show, by the company of the same name, that has thrilled audiences around

the world. Five international performers balance, tumble, jump and fly, transforming their bodies into spiders, lemurs, tree frogs and birds of paradise to highlight the similarities between human movement and animal behaviour. Accompanied by live music, this unique presentation was described by London’s Evening Standard as ‘like David Attenborough in tights and leotards - great fun’. Amazingly, Lost in Translation’s world conquering The Hogwallops has never been performed in the company’s adopted home city. Now the ‘good old fashioned contemporary circus’ troupe bring their loud and funny dramatisation of the domestic adventures of a chaotic family to Norwich for the first time. Blending thrillingly spectacular circus skills, ➥➥➥ PAGE

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physical comedy and slapstick this is a fantastic family show. Inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Twits, the show includes thrills, gasps, laughs and drama aplenty for both adults and children to enjoy. See it at 7pm on Friday 13 July and 2.30pm Saturday 14 July. Leading Australian company Casus bring their breakthrough show Knee Deep (Saturday 14 July 7pm) for its Norwich debut. Now in its 7th wildly successful year, Knee Deep sees four performers explore the boundaries of strength and fragility. Bodies are pushed and pulled, eggs are weighed and tested, unlikely bonds are forged, and acts of intimacy share space with thrilling physical feats. Late nights on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July will find circus thrills strictly for adults. Circus Cabaret Lates will feature spectacular line-ups showcasing showmanship, circus, variety, humour and music from renowned and celebrated performers from around the world. The shows will be compered by Abigail Collins who has guested in late-night cabaret sensation La Clique and performed as far afield as Australia, Brazil, Colombia and Japan. Over the weekend, a programme of daytime outdoor circus fun will include drop-in workshops and circus skills instruction for all ages. The final performance on Sunday 15 July sees Norwich’s Oak Circus Centre present a Community Cabaret. Students alongside circus professionals will demonstrate their skills in thrills, spills, daring trapeze, juggling and more. Lost in Translation will also be presenting a work in progress version of new touring show Famished. There will be a number of FREE tickets for this show closer to the time. Chapelfield Summer Circus follows this year’s Lord Mayor’s Celebration, which will lead Norwich’s Circus250 extravaganza. Prior to the circus themed Lord Mayor’s Procession on Saturday 7 July, there will be a parade on the evening of Friday 6 July featuring a herd of

Pictured: Casus

life-size elephant puppets. Accompanied by troupes of acrobats, jugglers and other brightly costumed performers, the Elephant Parade will wind from Goal Hill through to the circus big top in Chapelfield Gardens. Here a thrilling world of side shows, a funfair and live music welcomes the circus to town. The parade will recreate the practice of years gone by when visiting circus companies would parade their animals and performers through the streets to announce their arrival. Circus250 is the year-long, countrywide celebration that marks the 250th anniversary of the first circus ever. All over the UK and Ireland contemporary and traditional circuses, museums, festivals, churches, theatres and archives will be celebrating the anniversary with performance, exhibitions, concerts and events. Norwich and Great Yarmouth have been

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jointly selected to be one of the six designated UK ‘Cities of Circus’ that will provide the main focus of the celebrations in Britain. www.circus250.com Helen Selleck, Norwich City Council’s Events and Culture Manager, said: ‘Chapelfield Summer Circus promises to be a real treat for the city, and will keep the feel-good factor from our Lord Mayor’s Celebration going for even longer. We are delighted to have been one of the few cities selected to celebrate Circus250, and very pleased to be working with Lost in Translation on this spectacular event.’ National Circus250 director, Dea Birkett, said: ‘Norwich is perfectly placed to be one of our six Cities of Circus with its long tradition of circus. It’s the birthplace of famous 19th century black circus proprietor Pablo Fanque, PT Barnum paraded his elephants through Norwich and it’s currently home to the internationally renowned Lost in Translation Circus as well as The Oak Circus Centre.’ Massimiliano Rossetti Co-Director of Lost in Translation Circus and The Oak Circus Centre said ‘We are all so pleased that Norwich has been chosen as one of the UK Cities of Circus for 2018. We are looking forward to staging brilliant events that will really put the city on the international circus map. From our Norwich base we have travelled the world to perform and now we’re bringing the circus world to the city.’

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Thursday 12 July 8pm Fauna (60 mins) Adult £12, Concession/child £7.50 Friday 13 July 7pm The Hogwallops - Lost in Translation Circus (60 mins) Adult £12, Concession/child £7.50 10pm Circus Cabaret Lates (90 mins incl 20 mins interval) Adult £12, Concession £7.50 Saturday 14 July 11am - 2pm: Outdoor Circus Fun with dropin workshops and circus skills instruction for all ages. Free 2.30pm: The Hogwallops - Lost in Translation Circus (60 mins) Adult £12, Concession/child £7.50 7pm: Knee Deep - Casus (60 mins) Adult £12, Concession/child £7.50 10.00pm: Circus Cabaret Lates (90mins incl 20 mins interval) Adult £12, Concession £7.50 Sunday 15 July 11am - 2.30pm: Outdoor Circus Fun with drop-in workshops and circus skills instruction for all ages. Free 3pm: The Oak Circus Community Cabaret (90 mins incl 20mins interval) Adult £5, Concession/child £3

Chapelfield Summer Circus Listings info: Wednesday 11 - Sunday 15 July Chapelfield Summer Circus Celebrating Circus250 Lost in Translation Circus present a Big Top style tent with a handpicked selection of international contemporary circus shows, all appearing in Norwich for the first time. Daytime and early evening shows are suitable for family audiences with late night cabaret for adults on Friday and Saturday evenings. Licensed bar available.

Tickets available online, by phone and in person from Norwich Arts Centre, www.norwichartscentre.co.uk 01603 660 352, St Benedicts Street Norwich NR2 4PG. All prices include an admin fee. www.circus250.com

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Norwich Community Choir Celebrates 10 Years Of Singing With 2 Special Events In Aid Of Local Charity Nelson’s Journey

Norwich Community Choir has grown from humble beginnings, in 2008, to present a diverse and polished repertoire, performed entirely from memory, whilst remaining true to the community choir ethos. There are no auditions and many members can’t read music.

Meg Turpin, the choir leader, says: “It’s unusual for a community choir to tackle such an ambitious piece. This reworking of Allegri’s masterpiece preserves the mood and sensuality of the original, whilst bringing it into the present day using poignant lyrics taken from the words of choir members expressing their feelings about belonging to the choir.”

To celebrate 10 years of singing, the choir is holding the first of two special concerts on Sunday 29th July 2018. ‘Journeys’ promises to be a magical afternoon of storytelling and song, suitable for all, in the elegant Assembly House, Norwich. The choir brings together a broad cross-section of singers, young and old, to perform a wide variety of heart-warming songs, interwoven on this occasion with stories told by Paul Jackson from different cultures around the world.

Both concerts are in aid of local charity Nelson’s Journey, who help bring back smiles to bereaved children in Norfolk. Sarah Hyde, Community Funding & Marketing Officer for Nelson’s Journey, told us: “We’re thrilled that Norwich Community Choir have chosen to support us in their 10th Anniversary Year. They join other wonderful fundraisers supporting us in our 20th anniversary year.”

The choir also has a concert planned at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday 24th November, which includes a unique version of Allegri’s Miserere.

Tickets for both events can be purchased from: www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwichcommunity-choir or by calling 07423 118876.

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An Evening Of Cracking Anecdotes

DANNY BAKER LIVE - JULY 29, 2018 Comedian Danny Baker is entertaining audiences around the UK with some cracking anecdotes as he follows up his critically-acclaimed show from last year. His Cradle To The Stage tour in 2017 played more than 50 dates across the UK, and now the broadcasting legend is returning and will grace the Norwich Theatre Royal boards on July 29 for one evening only. He has vowed that his brand new show, Good Time Charlie’s Back!, will serve as his farewell tour. Originally planning to finish with his show in Norwich, he has already extended the tour due to demand. Danny is a broadcaster and writer who has worked throughout print, television and radio for over 30 years. He can be heard on Saturdays mornings with his multi-award-winning BBC Radio 5 Live show which includes his usual mixture of music, sport, guests and, of course, his signature encyclopaedic wit. His recent bestselling autobiographies were adapted into the hit BBC series Cradle to Grave. Danny Baker, Sunday July 29, 2108, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10-22.50. Discounts for Friends. For more info or to BOOK ONLINE www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk PAGE

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Nostalgic Return To Outdoor Family Fun For Summer Days At Pensthorpe

Enjoy hands-on nature activities and outdoor play in the hazy summer sunshine at Pensthorpe Natural Park’s ‘Summer Days’ event running from 25 July to 5 September 2018. Inspired by the heady, rose-tinted memories made outside with friends and family in summertime, the event promises a return to the old-fashioned values of traditional outdoor play. Den building, summer craft activities and the brand new Hootz and Friends Discovery Trail will weave visitors through the 700 acres of woodlands, wetlands and gardens of the reserve. Opening 20 July 2018: Head to the impressive new Wetland Discovery Area to explore one of Norfolk’s most impressive pond-dipping facilities and see Pensthorpe’s glorious resident flock of 29 bright and beautiful flamingos in their exotic new enclosure. Nature talks taking place across the reserve give visitors the chance to find out more about some of Pensthorpe’s cutest residents! Join the squirrel talk at 12pm, the nest box talk at 2.30pm and the guided bird feed at 4pm, all led by expert wardens able to answer questions and reveal more about life on the reserve (included in admission price).

For the best way to explore the far reaches of the reserve (not accessible by foot) book a place on the Pensthorpe Explorer* tour. Hop into the Land Rover and Trailer for an ‘off road’ adventure to discover key habitats, learn about the estate’s history and go wildlife spotting! After discovering what nature has to offer out on the reserve, head over to the epic awardwinning, eco-play areas WildRootz and Hootz House, which have been designed taking inspiration from features of the natural world. Dens, tunnels, streams, towers and zip wires will delight and at 7,000 square-metres in size these play areas are some of the largest and most exciting in the country! Situated 11 miles inland from the north Norfolk coast and with the beautiful River Wensum winding through it, Pensthorpe Natural Park encourages visitors to explore its diverse habitats and get acquainted with the thousands of bird, plant and wildlife species that call it home. Muddy wellies are encouraged and a sense of adventure is a must! Entry to Summer Days is included in the admission price. For more information about Pensthorpe visit: pensthorpe.com or call 01328 851465.

*The Pensthorpe Explorer is a seasonal attraction and carries an additional charge to the entry fee. Adults & Seniors: £5.00, Children: £4.00, Annual Members: £4.50. The Pensthorpe Explorer starts 30th March until 28th October. Limited capacity. Unsuitable for wheelchair users.

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Horoscopes For July Aries 21 March - 20 April This can be a very social

Libra 24 September - 23 October Your ruler Venus,

month for you Aries, but it may take some effort to balance the needs of all those people that are important to you, or perhaps one in particular. With Venus and Mercury as well as Pluto powerful at times, this month there can be some sensitive moments, perhaps where ambitions are fierce and require some personal or family adjustment to them.

Mercury and the Sun, all spend time this month in your sector of sociability. But there may still be some responsibilities and obligations to attend to, especially in week two. You may find yourself being pulled in two different directions, and as Mars combines with the Eclipse on the 27th and squares Uranus, the most rebellious side of your nature can bubble forth.

Taurus 21 April - 21 May Jupiter moves forwards in

Scorpio 24 October - 22 November Jupiter, the planet

your sector of relationships from the 10th, and Venus your ruler, moves into the most glorious of locations for the rest of the month. The Partial Solar Eclipse on the 13th, can see a very intense conversation unfold in the second half of July, and an ambition you hold dear could come to pass from the time of the Lunar Eclipse on the 27th of July.

of fortune, ends a four-month retrograde in your sign, but continues to forge a quite beautiful link to Neptune. Invest in your creativity where possible. But you may find yourself restless this month, and particularly around home or family life. If there are changes that are long overdue, it may prove difficult to put these off, although someone close could be resistant.

Gemini 22 May - 21 June

This month can be exceptionally passionate, and especially from the 3rd to the 7th, when your ruler Mercury goes face-to-face with Mars. You are going to identify more closely with your possessions or values, but there can also be a very intense romantic vibe too. With your ruler going into retrograde from the 26th, stay closely abreast of the details of any paperwork or emails.

Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December You can

Cancer 22 June - 23 July The Partial Solar Eclipse in your sign, midmonth, sees the gauntlet laid down to you, particularly how you balance your individual hopes and aspirations with your involvement with anyone else. But with Jupiter flowing forward from the 10th and Venus giving your word power added charm, the last week of July could lead to a fated, if highly charged conversation Cancer.

Capricorn 22 December - 20 January The planet of the underworld Pluto, continues to make its way through your sign, helping you to increase your understanding of your desires. This month, relationships are very likely to be at the heart of your thinking, especially around the 13th. If an existing tie is a little out of kilter, this could tempt you to be more social, or a shift in the power between you both can manifest itself.

Leo 24 July - 23 August An issue that's been simmering on

Aquarius 21 January - 19 February The Total Lunar

the back burner can come into focus in week two. But you may also find yourself having to contend with the more psychological elements of life in the second half of year 2018. With Mars clashing with Uranus and a potent Lunar Eclipse on the 27th, someone you encounter can be much more rebellious in how they respond to you Leo.

Eclipse in your zodiac sign, may occur later on in the month, but it does embrace the energies of Mars, which is going to be with you for the whole of July. Essentially, you're going to be much more assertive about what you need from situations. But despite this, there could be some politics with the Sun in opposition to Pluto, and Mars is clashing with Uranus. Don't push too hard!

Virgo 24 August - 23 September Your direction in life,

Pisces 20 February - 20 March Travel plans, hopes for

your key aspirations and hopes, are definitely going to come under the astral spotlight on the back of this month's potent lunations. What is wonderful for you however, is that on the 10th Venus, the planet of love, moves into your sign and in the last week of July forges a quite stunning angle to Pluto. However, a role that has lost its allure may see you job hunting.

higher education and anything to do with publishing technology or software, are all given a huge boost as Jupiter goes forwards on the 10th. On the same day, Venus moves into your sector of relating, and by the end of the month forges a heartfelt angle with the planet of power, Pluto. You may have to decide on your priorities this month, but progress can be made.

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find yourself in a much more directed mood when it comes to marshalling your resources. This could go all the way to even being tougher in any negotiations. In fact, this could be a pattern until the year's end, but your love of debate can certainly sparkle to the fore, and you may also find yourself keen to buy a new mode of transport as the month draws to an end.

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