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Issue 107 October 2016



Issue 107 October



DOMESTIC CLEANING SERVICE We provide the following services: Regular Weekly or Fortnightly Cleans Home Shopping • Preparation of Light Meals Laundry Service • Gardening

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A Look at Motor Insurance...... hether you are a convicted driver, young driver, or have limited no claims bonus, we can find the policy cover specific to your requirements. We have negotiated special rates with our panel of Insurers for those careful drivers and special introductor y discounts for those without any no claim bonus. We are always able to offer instalment facilities.


We deal with many leading UK Insurers and Lloyds Underwriters to provide the best possible quotation and cover for our clients, regardless of the risk. Being totally independent means that we are not tied to a single provider and this allows us access to a range of insurance policies from our panel of carefully selected Insurers. Why not let us compare the market for you and deal on a personal level with your requirements.

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Prior y Insurance Brokers are a locally owned, independent, professional organisation who have been based in South Norfolk for over 40 years. We would be pleased to provide

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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 Wymondham and Dereham 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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Community Centre has had a makeover he green space at the front and rear of the Nor th Wymondham Community Centre has had a makeover, thanks to some ver y hard work by an Aviva community “Away Day” team.


The trees have been trimmed, the bushes have been beautified and the fence panels have been painted.

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A spokesperson for the charity-owned building in Lime Tree Avenue, Wymondham said that it was the equivalent of a donation of several hundred pounds in maintenance costs. For details of the hall’s availability for hire, text 07498 277656.

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Local ar tist creates special Christmas cards for EACH nternationally-renowned artist, illustrator and designer Lucy Loveheart has created two exclusive Christmas card designs in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).


The beautiful cards by Norfolk based artist Lucy, depict an angel flying in harmony with

Lucy is one of the region’s top ar tists and her products, focusing on childhood memories and the world of make-believe, are highly sought after.

After a tour of the charity’s Quidenham hospice last summer, Lucy was in no doubt that EACH was a cause wor th backing.

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and suppor ts their

She said: “I felt really, genuinely moved and inspired by my trip to Quidenham. It was the atmosphere, the care and the love that seemed to be pouring into it.”

“ I felt really, genuinely moved and inspired by my trip to Quidenham. It was the atmosphere, the care and the love that seemed to be pouring into it.” butterflies and a snow-filled scene of joy. The two designs join a range of other festive designs to make up this year’s EACH card selection, which are available to buy now.

families. All the money raised through card sales will go towards providing these vital ser vices to local families at a time when they need it most.

EACH Christmas card are available to buy now in packs of 10, with prices star ting at £3.25. You can pick up your cards online at, at the EACH eBay store or at your local EACH shop. EACH has 21 shops across East Anglia including outlets in Norwich on Aylsham and Unthank Road, Wymondham, Swaffham, Holt, Diss and Downham Market. Diss & Attleborough | 07



The National Bed Federation Awards very September the National Bed Federation Awards take place at the Telford International Centre. These awards are designed to reward hard working retailers and manufacturers in the Bed Industry. To win an award you have to demonstrate how you as a business have been a leader in your category and what you steps you have taken in doing so.


from up and down the UK, quite frankly we are immensely proud of our achievement. Sound Sleep don’t operate like your average bed retailer. Our Dream Team, made up of three family members, Andrew alongside his mother and sister, Trish and Amie, are mattress specialists. We are specialists due to the fact we have spent

“ In the category of Bed Retailer of the Year, Sound Sleep won the runner up award, missing the top spot by just one vote. ”

In the category of Bed Retailer of the Year, Sound Sleep won the runner up award, missing the top spot by just one vote. As a business, Sound Sleep are very involved within the industry, managing director Andrew Bright sits on the prestigious Sleep Council’s Retailer Panel, a panel of 15 retailers from across the UK and Ireland that meet to work on marketing techniques and benefits that retailers can bring to their own customers. Then to add an award in the Bed Retailer of the Year category, which is the category that has the most entries 08 | Diss & Attleborough

years designing and manufacturing our own mattresses, so we have the knowledge of what different products inside mattresses can do for you and how they can benefit your sleep. We also pride ourselves in the way we advise our customers. We are here to advise and help you choose the right bed for you, come in and chat to us, we are very relaxed and you cer tainly will not be followed around or hassled in our store. If you want to just look, then feel free to do so. Just remember, with over 100 beds on display some guidance will most

likely benefit you. We are not working on commission so we are not trying to sell you additional warranties and products that you don’t need. Our products are all made by National Bed Federation approved manufacturers. NBF members are audited and their products are tested to ensure that they are clean, safe and honest. This means that any NBF approved bed or mattress in manufactured using brand new, clean fillings, all mattresses are tested to the correct fire safety regulations and the honest par t is that all products are exactly what the label says they are. By choosing to sell only NBF Approved products, we protect our customers so when they are buying a new bed or mattress from Sound Sleep they know that it is exactly what it says it is. When your bed or mattress is 7 or more years old, make sure your first stop is Sound Sleep. Stockists of leading brands Rest Assured, Sealy, Hilary Devey by Duvalay, Myers, Slumberland and don’t forget we are Norfolk & Suffolk’s only Silentnight Sleep Centre offering the exclusive Platinum Collection. Sound Sleep. Your award winning Dream Team.

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2017 SUZUKI S-CROSS FACELIFT By Tim Barnes-Clay – Motoring Journalist - Tweeting @carwriteups he Suzuki S-Cross has gone under the knife and has got a new engine range for 2017, too. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.


The 1.6-litre petrol unit is now missing from the latest S-Cross and has been substituted by a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-pot and a 1.4-litre four-cylinder Boosterjet engine. These apparently guarantee less CO2 emissions and better mpg. The 1.4-litre Boosterjet was first housed in the Japanese automaker’s Vitara earlier in the year, and the 1.0 power unit is also one of the engines that propels the new Baleno launched in May. The 111PS little 1.0-litre lump has nine per cent more pulling power than the depar ting 1.6 petrol, and it cuts emissions by 11 per cent to 113g/km when hooked up to a manual gearbox. Fuel consumption is also enhanced by ten per cent. 14 | Wymondham & Dereham

Suzuki’s 1.4-litre engine makes 140PS and has got an incredible 41 per cent fur ther torque than the retiring 1.6-litre engine. A 1.6-litre diesel is also offered.

resourcefully. LED lights at the rear-end keep the S-Cross ‘down with the kids’ for 2017 - and the Suzuki is more elevated than the exiting S-Cross, with 180mm of ground clearance now, compared with 165mm.

“ The Suzuki S-Cross’s design team has obviously worked hard as there is a really obvious change at the front end of the car. ”

The Suzuki S-Cross’s design team has obviously worked hard as there is a really obvious change at the front end of the car. It’s far more ‘in your face’, with fresh headlights that not only refine the look, but work more

Step inside the cabin and the dashboard has been remodelled. The SZ4 and SZ-T models have an updated design of seat material, too. Three degrees of Suzuki S-Cross can be bought or leased: SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5. All trim


“ Behind the wheel, the instrument cluster, although surrounded by a little too much cheap looking plastic, helps you focus on driving.”

Fur thermore, the Japanese manufacturer’s Allgrip four-wheel drive set-up can be found on the top two models and with all three power units. Choose any of the above and you’ll discover the S-Cross’s bold and spor ty design offers ample room for passengers and luggage. The front seats provide excellent suppor t and hold you firmly in place, even on tight curves. Behind the wheel, the instrument cluster, although surrounded by a little too much cheap looking plastic, helps you focus on driving. Suzuki’s four-wheel-drive technology leaves no room for doubt that the S-Cross is the perfect fusion of family-friendliness, safety and performance. Don’t get me wrong, it’s no hardcore mud-plugger, but it’ll handle dir t, grass, snow, sand and a bit more – so it’s just right for mini-adventures. Safety equipment hasn’t been overlooked, either. Features include seven airbags for occupants and the bonnet provides impact absorption which lessens injury if the car hits a pedestrian.

levels have ESP as standard, and come with air conditioning, DAB and cruise control. The SZ-T S-Cross, which is targeted mainly at fleets, attaches 17-inch alloy

wheels, dual-zone air conditioning, a rear parking camera with parking sensors, and front fog-lights. The flagship SZ5 adds heated leather seats, a panoramic sunroof and radar brake suppor t.

In fact, the previous S-Cross was rated as one of Europe‘s safest cars, achieving the maximum top five-star status from Euro NCAP, so there’s no reason why the 2017 model should be any different. If anything, it’ll be safer. The basic price of the 2017 Suzuki S-Cross is only £14,999 and it goes on sale in the UK on 17th October. Wymondham & Dereham | 15

We can provide support in your own home enabling you to retain your independence.  

First Choice Home Care is an established business that has been providing quality domiciliary care and supporting people in their homes for the past 3 years. We have two offices based in the market towns of Diss and Wymondham, covering a variety of areas throughout South Norfolk and North Suffolk. • Peace of mind for you and your family • Attention to detail • Caring local staff • Care workers are fully trained and hold a fully enhanced DBS • CQC and local Authority registered.

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Open Days Organised Across Norfolk to Encourage Early Detection of Hearing Loss ne in six people in the UK has a hearing loss. This doesn’t mean that the day we turn 60, we wake up in the morning and can’t hear. The process is usually gradual and progressive. Local hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre, are organising a series of special ‘Open Days’ across their centres in Norfolk to encourage people with hearing loss to take that first step.

“Even if you are one of those people who insist they hear just fine, thank you, there is no harm (and a lot of benefit) in having your hearing checked.”

When it comes to age-related hearing loss, it may not always be preventable. However, not waiting too long before getting tested and – in case of need – getting fitted with hearing aids sooner rather than later, is a ver y smar t move. Hearing Care Centre Managing Director and Audiologist, Karen Finch explained: “Just like our joints and muscles, the use-it or lose-it principle applies to our hearing. Understanding hearing loss and treatment options, such as hearing aids, can assure you don’t lose it before it is too late.

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The ‘Open Days’ are being held on the following dates and specialists from The Hearing Care Centre will be on hand to offer free hearing tests and free professional advice. Appointments are essential.

“One of the many good reasons to get your hearing checked sooner rather

than later is this: undetected and untreated hearing loss can diminish your quality of life by making it difficult to communicate and interact with people around you – be it at work or in family and social situations”, said Karen. “On the other hand, treating hearing loss as early as possible, before it star ts to impact your emotional, psychological and social well-being, can improve your communication and language skills, allowing you to fully par ticipate in all the leisure and work activities.”

To book an appointment at the Hearing Care Open Days call Freephone 0800 096 2637.

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The October 2016 edition of Dispatch Magazine for Wymondham and Dereham.

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The October 2016 edition of Dispatch Magazine for Wymondham and Dereham.