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By Basil Abbott
eath has come in many guises to the citizens of Diss. During the General Strike of 1926 a man volunteered to help run the trains. Climbing up to fetch coal, he was killed as the engine went under the Rose Lane bridge.
This was also the fate of a drunken American serviceman in WW2. He climbed on top of a train and was decapitated at the same spot. Louie Bryant was mysteriously stabbed to death in 1829, in what has ever since been known as Louie’s Lane. When the red-coated British army was overrun by the Zulus at the Battle of Isandhlwana in 1879, one of the soldiers was from DissPhotographer Cleer Alger,Junior, and his son Charles were killed when the brakes on their car failed when going down a steep hill on the way to Stratford-onAvon in 1903.The open-topped Wolseley hit the bank at 50mph and they were both thrown out. In the cemetery there is the grave of a man who drowned in the sewerage works. Mere drownings also feature on several gravestones. Evacuee brothers Raymond (9) and Tony Coles (7) went through the ice just after Christmas 1944. Stuston-born Spencer Keeley was Chief Wireless Operator on the R101 airship, losing his life when it plunged into a French hill in 1930. One of the most freakish deaths was caused by an inexperienced army lorry driver. He failed to brake effectively at Crown corner and hit a pedestrian standing opposite. Next to where CopyDiss now is, there was a man-shaped hole in the wall afterwards.
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“Is Airbnb for me?”
eptember 2016 the above question was answered in the negative by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) for Mrs. Iveta Nemcova.
She owned a 99-year Lease of a one bedroomed flat in Enfield, and occasionally let it out on shor t lettings mainly to business visitors working in London. The Lease contained a restriction not to use the premises “…………….for any purpose whatsoever other than as a private residence”. A similar restriction was contained in the leases of the other flats in the block. The freehold owner of the building and Landlord applied to the First Tier Tribunal (Lands Chamber) for a determination that Mrs. Nemcova had breached the restriction in the Lease because it was alleged the shor t-term lettings were using the flat otherwise than “as a private residence”. The First Tier found in favour of the Freeholder Landlord and Mrs. Nemcova appealed that decision.
On Appeal, it was found that the lettings which had taken place which were restricted to days or a few weeks at a time could not enable a shor t term tenant to be using the flat as a “private residence” and upheld the First Tier funding. The Judge said that each case would be “fact specific” and the final determination may var y from case to case but this decision does show clearly that shor t-term lettings would infringe a similarly drafted restrictive clause. If you own a long lease and plan to sublet it out on shor t or longer terms, it would be advisable to seek legal advice on any restrictions in the Lease which might thereby be infringed and put you at risk of costly enforcement proceedings by the Landlord. Wikepedia description: Airbnb is a peer-to-peer online marketplace and homestay network enabling people to list or rent shor tterm lodging in residential proper ties,
with the cost of such accommodation set by the proper ty owner. The company receives percentage ser vice fees from both guests and hosts in conjunction with ever y booking. It has over 2,000,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 191 countries. Airbnb was founded in August 2008,• Family • Accident Claims is headquar tered in San Francisco, • Landlord and Tenant • Clinical Negligence California, and •isCommercial privately owned and• Powers of Attorney operated. • Debt Recovery • Property
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New Year, New Bed.........?
id you sleep well last night? Do you feel refreshed and ready to star t the day?
For most of us a third of our life is spent asleep, meaning the wear on our mattress over time is considerable , yet a staggering 25% of people wouldn’t consider changing their mattress – even after more than 10 year s.* It is hardly surprising then that 58% of the population complain of waking feeling stiff and achy.* How do you know if you need to replace your bed? • Is your bed more than 7 year s old? • Is it uncomfor table? Or when you sleep in someone else’s bed, does that feel better than your own? • Do you wake in the morning with a painful back or stiff limbs? • Can you feel the springs beneath the surface of the mattress? • Do you and your par tner roll together? • Is your mattress just generally warn and discoloured? 06 | Diss & Attleborough
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then it could be time to invest in a new bed! One of the keys to having a healthy and happy life is SLEEP! Sleep is required to allow our bodies to recover, help our brains work correctly and can even help you lose weight. The right environment is essential for a good nights sleep, your room should be dark, quiet and warm. Remember to turn off those mobile phones, vibrations and flashing lights can disturb your sleep. The Sound Sleep Dream Team, made up of the Bright Family – Andrew, Trish and Amie; we are mattress specialists, with years of manufacturing and retail experience, so we are more than qualified to help you make the correct decision on a new bed. We have an extensive range of mattresses suitable for any budget. With a huge range of open coil, pocket sprung, traditional mattresses, eco memory, latex and memory foam, we are positive we have a mattress for you. At Sound Sleep, we stock a variety of brands and different types of mattresses,
for example pocket sprung, memor y foam, latex and so on. Each manufacturer has different mattresses that offer different levels of suppor t and comfor t. When mattress shopping, it is essential to ask for help. Our highly trained Dream Team and are on hand to advise you, not to high pressure you in to buying something that may not be suitable. When you have chosen a new mattress, don’t forget that pillows are ver y impor tant too. A cheap, unsuppor tive pillow can cause neck and back problems. These are just as impor tant as your new mattress. Sound Sleep won the runner up position in the Bed Retailer of the Year categor y at the 2016 National Bed Federation awards. So if your bed isn’t award winning, isn’t it time to come and visit the Sound Sleep Dream Team? *Research by British Chiropractic Association and Sealy 2012 www.sleepcouncil.org.uk www.soundsleepbeds.co.uk www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk
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EAST ANGLIAN CHILDRENS HOSPICE
Join EACH for a flipping good fun pancake run! ast Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is being backed by two celebrity chefs as it mar ks Shrove Tuesday with a novel pancake run fundraiser.
Flip It for EACH will see teams of four racing against each other, with prizes for the fastest individual and team pancake flipper s up for grabs. Keeping an eye on the action will be Richard Bainbridge and Richard Hughes. The event will take place at The For um in Norwich between 9.30am and noon on Tuesday, 28 Febr uar y – and teams can sign up now!
Pancakes will be made by trainee chefs at City College Norwich, with some extras available for hungr y competitors and spectators! Entrance is £50 per team, a fee which includes a chef hat and apron for each
We can’t wait to host our inaugural pancake run and are looking very much forward to what promises to be a tasty celebration of Shrove Tuesday.
Colin Lang, EACH nook appeal Development Manager, said: “We can’t wait to host our inaugural pancake r un and are looking ver y much forward to what promises to be a tasty celebration of Shrove Tuesday.”
member. Each par ticipant will also receive a goody bag.
“Pancakes will be flying through the air as our teams make their way around the cour se and we encourage ever yone to come along and get involved.”
All funds r aised will benefit either EACH’s hospice in Quidenham, which provides care for children and young people with life-threatening
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conditions and suppor t for their families across Norfolk, or the nook appeal, its £10 million campaign to tr ansfor m children’s palliative care ser vices across the county, including the building of a new hospice in Fr amingham Ear l. Colin added: “The proceeds will be used to make a real difference at EACH in Norfolk, whether suppor ting our shor t-break care, end-of-life care and bereavement suppor t ser vices or our appeal for a new purpose-built hospice.” EACH would like to thank its event sponsors Naked Marketing, City College Norwich, Anglia Culinar y Supplier s, QD Norwich and Builders Equipment. To sign up for the pancake r un, go to www.each.org.uk/suppor t-us/eventsdiar y/details/flip-it-for-each. Registration closes at 9pm on Tuesday, 21 Febr uar y. For more information, please contact the EACH Norfolk Fundraising Team on 01953 666768 or at Norfolk@each.org.uk. www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk
A Look At Home Insurance our most valuable asset is likely to be your home. Have you ever considered what would happen in the event of a serious fire, flood or theft ?
With access to over 200 Insurance Schemes, our fully trained staff will search our panel of carefully selected Insurers to ascer tain the correct levels of cover and protection required for your individual circumstances. We can provide cover for just Buildings or Buildings and Contents combined. In addition to standard cover, we can arrange to include Accidental Damage, together with Personal Possessions cover for items away from the home. If your proper ty is of non standard construction, or you work from home, we can cater for these difficult and sometimes expensive policies, with our exper t knowledge and understanding of your individual circumstances.
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ALMARY GREEN Live Long and Prosper?
It’s true that we are all living longer and this has put significant pressure on families’ financial planning. It’s not just the long year s of retirement that need to be funded, there’s also the prospect of an increasing number of us needing to pay for care at some stage.
Having established the difference a life event can make on your finances, an adviser can then explore ways to mitigate the issues created. We can show, for example, the effect of an Immediate Care Plan to provide a top-up to pension income to cover care fees using a one-off payment. This type of plan is a form of annuity, individually underwritten, and its use can help protect the remainder of your estate from erosion, allowing you some cer tainty about the amount you will be able to leave to your heirs on your death.
Good financial planning will allow you to look at what life may throw at you and factor in all the possible challenges to your wealth. Many firms will use lifetime cashflow planning tools that give the adviser the oppor tunity to show what impact changes to your financial plan can have on your long term income and investments. It can be used, for example, to demonstrate the effect of paying care fees, allowing you to see at what point the money could potentially r un out.
Many new pensioners are now looking at the use of flexible drawdown pension income routes which draw funds directly from pension savings rather than buying an annuity. We can use lifetime cashflow planning to compare the drawdown and annuity routes, using “what if ” scenarios to explore the impact of events such as the need for care or an early death. We can incorporate the finances of a par tner or other family member into the cashflow planning so that you can see the impact any changes make on them too. This might
tar Trek’s Mr Spock used the phrase as a greeting, but is it really possible to have both long life and prosperity? Phil Beck looks at the challenges in later life.
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include, for example, the death benefits from your pension scheme. Your savings and investments will have been set up to produce investment growth, income, or a mixture of both. Using lifetime cashflow planning, we can assess if and when existing investments need to be adjusted to deliver the right mix to allow you to sustain your desired lifestyle and reach your growth objectives. Lifetime cashflow planning can also be used to identify estates that might incur Inheritance Tax (IHT) charges. Those who have built up wealth in their lifetime may find that their savings and investments can generate more than their income needs on an ongoing basis, leading to continuous growth of their overall estate. We can use our planning tools to project the likely growth of your wealth and to identify the potential IHT liability of your estate under a range of scenarios. This can lead to discussions with you about mitigating your future IHT liability through the use of lifetime gifts and trusts.
Technology has done much to improve the services that independent financial advisers can bring to their clients, and lifetime cashflow planning is just one of a range of tools that we use to enhance the client experience. However, the relationship between adviser and client remains the most important element in our service: we get to know our clients well and, in the main, they become our friends. We really do wish that you will live long and prosper. The value of an investment and the income from it could go down as well as up. The return at the end of the investment period is not guaranteed and you may get back less than you originally invested. The tax treatment of investments depends on individual circumstances and is subject to change. For independent financial advice, contact Phil on 01603 706740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that the advice here is generic and we recommend that you get individual personalised advice.
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NORFOLK AMATEUR DRAMA SOCIETY Cinderella Production at Wymondham Central Hall n Saturday 7th Januar y, Norfolk Amateur Drama Society put on their ver y fir st production, Cinderella at Wymondham Central Hall.
With the group open to children from 10-18 year s of age the pressure was on to perform to a sell-out audience . The children didn’t disappoint, from the ver y beginning they had the crowd cheering and laughing and with the help of the huge per sonality of 11 year old Buttons played by Bradley Elliott the audience were made to feel at ease from the off. Many reviews have commented on the quality of the Ugly Sister s, played by George Cooke (14) and Louis Miller (15) with many not even realising they were male until half way through the show! Their ad lib when things didn’t quite go to plan was outstanding including their constant teasing of a male member of the audience. Pr ince played by Har r y Smith (13) and Cinderella played by Imogen 12 | Diss & Attleborough
“ Cinderella and Prince Charming were wonderful and their duet together was very emotional, but I have to mention the performance of the two Ugly sisters (George for me, was an absolute star)”
Addison (15) showed incredible talent between them with a spine tingling perfor mance of ‘Love Stor y’. One audience member said “Cinderella and Pr ince Char ming were wonderful and their duet together was ver y emotional, but I have to mention the perfor mance of the two Ugly sister s (Geor ge for me , was an absolute star) who gave perfor mances far super ior than some I have seen in professional pantomimes.” Norfolk Amateur Dr ama Society
would like to thank ever yone involved with the perfor mance because without them this show would not have been possible . The Society’s next production will be ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat’ and they would like to invite any boys and gir ls age 10-18 that have an interest in singing, dancing and acting to the auditions on 5th Febr uar y at ‘The Deep End’ in Attleborough, fur ther information can be found at www.norfolkdrama.co.uk. www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk
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If you want things to be different, YOU have to make the change. Life doesn’t have a remote control, so you have to get up and change it yourself. And of course if you do nothing, guess what... Nothing changes, you will be in the same place this time next year. If you’d like More Money, More Free Time, build a better future for you and your family and you’re open mind enough to just look at how you can change your life and earn an unlimited monthly income which grows and grows every month, take a look at our website and get instant access to see how simple it is to be in control of your own destiny.
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“This is NOT a ‘Get Rich Quick Scheme’ but it is a ‘Get Rich Quicker System ’” So what is ‘Residual Income’? Residual income (also called passive income) is income that continues to be generated after the initial effort has been made. Compare this to what most people focus on
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FAST FACTS • Max speed: 155 mph • 0-62 mph: 5.3 secs • Combined mpg: 42.8 • Engine: 1984cc 4 cylinder 16 valve turbocharged petrol • Max. power (PS): 230 • CO2: 153 g/km • Price: £44,095 (as tested)
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Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI Quattro S Line S tronic
By Tim Barnes-Clay – Motoring Journalist - @carwriteups udi is a car-maker of quality. From the strong, yet sophisticated, lines of its models to the flawless interiors, the German firm always delivers. The TT Coupe is no exception.
The current TT Coupe arrived in Britain in 2015. It looks angrier and is almost the same length as its forerunner, though its wheelbase has expanded, making for shor t overhangs. The TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI 230 PS S Line S tronic, under review here, has a vir tual cockpit, which is based around a sizeable high resolution LCD display. It fills the instrument binnacle and supersedes the time-honoured analogue dials. It’s mar vellous and clear as day.
You can cherr y-pick between two display settings: in the ‘classic’ view, the rev counter and speedometer are in the forefront. Then in ‘infotainment’ mode the vir tual instr uments are smaller. The area that becomes free therefore provides sufficient room for other functions, such as the navigation map. At the lower edge of the Audi vir tual cockpit, the displays for time, outside temperature and mileage are perpetually visible. The Audi TT is comfy and the Alcantara and leather super spor ts seats are hiphuggingly suppor tive. The 2.0 TFSI 230 PS S Line S tronic also has manual climate control with functionality ingeniously incorporated into the air vents. www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk
MOTORING Other interior tech highpoints include: a music interface with Bluetooth connectivity, a touch pad for finger tip data input, and keyless go. Outside the cabin, attractive alloy wheels adorn the TT. Mine was fitted with 19-inch five-spoke ‘Blade’ design wheels. These are optional and cost £450 – but they do look awesome. Other features fitted include spor ts suspension; xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a speed-dependent active rear spoiler. As a 2+2 seater, the Audi TT Coupe is a spor ts car that is suitable for real-world use. My three-year-old daughter sat in the rear, but you’ll probably use the back seats as an area to keep superfluous shopping. That said, with a load area capacity of 305 litres - 13 litres more than the old TT – the boot space is practical enough to load in a tot’s buggy – or a couple of flight cases. Behind the wheel, the first thing I noticed about the Audi TT is how well it drives. The 1984cc, 230PS petrol powerplant is domesticated in urban environments, but it’s still hard to disguise the rasping clout waiting to be set free. Open up the TT on the straights and you’re pressed into your seatback. Zero to 62mph arrives in an eyeball yanking 5.3 seconds and the top speed is 155mph. The ride is firm, but not unpleasantly so, and the steering has a good weight to it, while the dual-clutch automatic transmission changes seamlessly. What’s more, the car grips like glue in the corners – thanks to its all-wheel-drive ‘Quattro’ set-up.
“Open up the TT on the straights and you’re pressed into your seatback.” If the Audi TT’s talent for turning heads and drivability is not enough, its average fuel economy figure of 42.8mpg and relatively low CO2 emissions of 153g/km are also to be applauded. Driving from Kettering in Northamptonshire to Lincoln - a journey of 76 miles - I averaged 38mpg. That’s not at all bad, considering how heavy my right foot can get on the A1. Fully kitted out, as my review car was, with luxuries such as heated seats and an LED interior lighting package, the price-tag came to £44,095. The on-the-road basic cost is nearer to £37,000. That’s an acceptable price to shell out when you take into account what a well-made, entertaining car the Audi TT Coupe is. www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk
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Local Expert Warns of DIY Earwax Removal Risk
otton buds, pencils, paperclips, kits bought off the EBay, pen caps and even pieces of jeweller y — people stick all kinds of things in their ear s to tr y and remove troublesome earwax. One local exper t is warning that wedging foreign objects into the ear canal to dislodge wax is a really bad idea.
doing is pushing the wax fur ther and exacerbating the problem.”
patients in the local area who couldn’t get an appointment at their surger y.
“Earwax can quickly and easily be removed by a professional, however because many GP surgeries either don’t offer this ser vice ver y often or even at all, hence why people are turning to other methods.
“The demand we were seeing for private earwax removal, just grew and grew and we decided we had to get a dedicated professional in to help our patients,” said Karen.
Karen Finch is Managing Director of The Hearing Care Centre and a senior audiologist with 23 year s’ experience . She has seen the damage that has been caused by people tr ying to treat themselves.
Earwax (or Cer umen) is one of our body’s mundane, under-appreciated, protective devices. Like eyelashes and nose hair, earwax shields our body from outside invader s including dust, bacteria, and other micro-organisms that can get in and irritate, inflame, or infect.
“I’ve known of patients who have caused themselves severe hearing loss and tinnitus, punctured their eardr ums and damaged the fragile bones in their ear. When you put something in your ear you leave your selves open to these risks and in reality all you are
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Karen’s family-r un company, The Hearing Care Centre which has 6 centres across Norfolk, last year employed their own dedicated ear care practitioner to focus on helping
“We now offer ear syringing at all of our 22 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk and microsuction from a fur ther 6.” The company is managed by Karen Finch RHAD FSHAA FRSA who has been involved in the Hearing Care industr y for many year s. For fur ther information on earwax and techniques for safe removal visit www.hearingcentre.co.uk/waxremoval or call The Hearing Care Centre on 0800 096 2637.
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The February 2017 edition of Dispatch Magazine for Diss & Attleborough