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Issue 111 February 2017



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A Look At Home Insurance


Your 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. With over 35 years experience in providing Home Insurance at all levels, we would welcome your enquir y and would be pleased to provide quotations or advice. For more information or quotation, please contact Miss Lucy Moy on 01953 602866 or e-mail lucy@prior

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NORFOLK AMATEUR DRAMA SOCIETY Cinderella Production at Wymondham Central Hall n Saturday 7th Januar y, Norfolk Amateur Dr ama Society put on their ver y fir st production, Cinderella at Wymondham Centr al Hall.


With the group open to children from 10-18 year s of age the pressure was on to perfor m to a sell-out audience . The children didn’t disappoint, from the ver y beginning they had the crowd cheer ing and laughing and with the help of the huge per sonality of 11 year old Buttons played by Br adley 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 Geor ge 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 .

“ 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” Pr ince played by Har r y Smith (13) and Cinderella played by Imogen 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 infor mation can be found at www.norfolkdr

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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 | Wymondham & Dereham

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



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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 flippers 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

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 run, go to 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 Wymondham & Dereham | 09


FAST FACTS • Max speed: 103 mph • 0-62 mph: 11.5 secs • Combined mpg: 60.1

2017 Suzuki Ignis (1.2 SZ5 SHVS 4x4)

By Tim Barnes-Clay – Motoring Journalist - @carwriteups

• Engine layout: 1,242cc 4-cylinder petrol/electric • Max. power (PS): 90 • CO2: 106 g/km • Price: £13,999

PROS ‘N’ CONS • Looks √ • Character √ • Efficiency √ • Grip √ • Vague Steering X

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f you’re a retro lover and small cars are your thing, then you’ll like the new Suzuki Ignis.

The car’s design pays homage to the tiny Suzuki Whizzkid. It has slats just behind its rear doors - and, if you’re over 40, you’ll just about remember the same look on the Whizzkid when it graced our roads in the latter part of the 70s. Even as a seven-yearold, I thought the car was small. The all-new Ignis is petite, too, but not in a sweet, girly way. It’s more evil Hillman Imp than cutesy Fiat 500. The Ignis has got the same power units under its bonnet as the recently launched Suzuki Baleno. It is propelled via a 1.2-litre petrol unit or via hybrid power. It is also available in front or

all-wheel-drive, and comes with either a manual or automatic gearbox. A BoosterJet turbo engine is also going to be ushered in during 2017. In spite of its all-wheel-drive styling, the Ignis is only 3693mm long, yet it does seem roomy enough inside. It’s truly comfortable in the rear for two adults, but the front has the best leg and headroom. Actually, Suzuki has been clever with the way it has packaged the back seats. They can be adjusted so that you can increase either load space or legroom. Back in the front, the dashboard is cleanly laid out, so all the switchgear falls easily to hand, and there’s a large ‘in-yourface’ speedo. Additionally, as with most modern cars now, there’s a touchscreen with connectivity for smartphones.


I tested the Ignis in 1.2 SZ5 SHVS 4x4 guise. This hybrid version makes use of a belt-driven starter and generator, as well as a second lithium ion battery. This boosts the car’s petrol engine during acceleration. Producing only 90PS, this variant of the Suzuki is no sports car, but, because it’s so minuscule, everything feels faster than it really is. Zero to 62mph arrives in 11.5 seconds, and the top speed is only 103mph. But there’s a lot of fun to be had if you work the Ignis’ five speed ‘box hard. The new Suzuki Ignis’ steering is a tad vague and the car does roll in corners, but that just adds to the enter tainment factor. Hit a pothole, and things become even crazier as the rear bounces up and down like a 1970s’ space hopper. Bizarrely enough, none of this makes you dislike the car at all. And that’s because the 2017 Suzuki Ignis has bags of character – something many motors lack today. The Ignis is agile, and with four-wheeldrive added, the Japanese car turns very mountain-goat-like, clambering up inclines

“ The all-new Ignis is petite, too, but not in a sweet, girly way. It’s more evil Hillman Imp than cutesy Fiat 500.”

and muddy trails like said beast in season. There’s even hill descent control, to keep you from overeagerly scrambling back to ear th. The Ignis’ talent for traction transfers to the tarmac, too, with oodles of grip in corners. With an average fuel consumption of 60.1mpg, and CO2 emissions of only 106g/ km the 4x4 hybrid version of the Ignis will be cheap to run. The basic Ignis goes on sale this coming spring priced from just £9,999, while the 1.2 SZ5 SHVS 4x4, reviewed here, will set you back £13,999. Wymondham & Dereham | 11



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 or call The Hearing Care Centre on 0800 096 2637.

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Cloudy2Clear Announce Trusted Trader Partnership Which? have now added themselves to the thousands of customers who recognise that, in Cloudy2Clear you are dealing with a business that you can really trust. Cloudy2Clear who recently celebrated their 10th Birthday, replace misty glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window.

Norwich manager Lee Rixon believes that Which? have endorsed Cloudy2Clear’s long standing company policy of delivering a trustworthy and credible service at all times. ‘Our service is simple. If your double glazing has steamed up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type

of frame, and with a new 25 year guarantee. Stephen continues ‘We also GUARANTEE that an average quotation will take no longer than 20 mins, with little or no disruption to your home’. ‘These things seem simple but not enough companies do it and it’s great that someone like

Which? has endorsed our philosophy. Locally Cloudy2Clear service Diss & Attleborough and surrounding areas. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Lee a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

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