PUBLISHED: 09:51 22 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:29 22 January 2019 The Owl Tea Rooms in Holt was broken into. Picture: Google Maps Archant Thieves smashed a window to break in to a tea room in Holt and stole about £200 from inside. Ben Philo, co-owner of the Owl Tea Rooms, spotted the break-in when he went to the shop yesterday to do some maintenance work. He said the shop had closed about 4.30pm on Sunday, so the offence must have taken place overnight on Sunday/ Monday.Mr Philo said: “It’s irritating and very disappointing for us. They stole charity money, petty cash and tips, worth about £200.“They gained access by smashing a window on Church Street and climbing through.“They left a footprint on a seat cushion then finger prints on a vodka bottle, which they left behind. They must have been distracted when they saw the charity money.“Luckily, another charity money box, for the Holt Christmas lights appeal, was not there, as we had taken it … [Read more...] about Oldest tea room in Norfolk broken into and cash stolen
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PUBLISHED: 11:16 28 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:19 28 December 2018 Karen Bethell Cromer Junior School pupils help head teacher Whil de Neve and Simon Clipsom (left) load up shoe boxes filled with toiletries and treats for needy people in Eastern Europe as part of a collection co-ordinated by Mr Clipsom in his role as community champion at Morrisons, Cromer. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Archant Staff and customers at Morrisons supermarket, Cromer, have raised just over £76,000 for local good causes, supporting community projects ranging from school breakfast clubs and animal sancturaries, to the town’s Christmas lights and carnival. Morrisons Cromer community champion handing over the keys to a new minibus to North Norfolk Community Transport chief executive Claire Abbs. The vehicle was paid for with a £35,000 grant from the Morrisons Foundation charity. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSimon Clipsom, who, since taking over as the Cromer Road store’s … [Read more...] about Cromer supermarket rings up trolley good total for local good causes
PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 December 2018 Judy Rimmer Southwold Christmas Day Swim 2017. Photo: Cathy Ryan. Archant Beyond the Christmas tree, decorations and pudding, do you have any special customs unique to your family? Here’s a look at some weird and wonderful festive traditions. A couple of elves using some unusual decorations for the tree Picture: ABBEY FARTHINGChristmas treesChristmas trees might be a standard Christmas idea, ever since Prince Albert made them popular in the 1800s, but some people put all kinds of surprising spins on them. Angels, stars and fairies are not the only decorations which appear on top of a tree. Alexander Seddon from Ipswich writes: “I usually have a monkey on the top of my tree at Christmas.“It came from when I first moved into my own flat, and had to beg, steal and borrow all the decorations. The only thing I didn’t have was a star or an angel to put on the top, so I improvised with a cuddly monkey. … [Read more...] about Do you have any weird Christmas traditions?
Did Prince William express his doubts about Meghan Markle to his brother, Prince Harry, before the couple wed earlier this year?According to a new report in the Daily Mail, he did, following a "ghastly row" last Christmas between members of the royal family, which points to even deeper-seated than previously thought.The outlet reported on Sunday that Meghan and Harry's visit to William and Kate's country home called Anmer Hall was engineered by Prince Charles, who is quite fond of the former "Suits" actress, in an attempt to "smooth things over." A royal aide told the Daily Mail that the future Duchess of Sussex was thought to be "downright rude" during the visit, which prompted Kate to pull her aside for "a quiet word."SEE ALSO: What you need to know about the growing "tension" within the royal family"It escalated rapidly after Meghan complained to Harry that she had been 'told off' by Kate," the source said. "He took her side, while William defended Kate, who was five months … [Read more...] about Prince William reportedly expressed doubts about Meghan Markle to Prince Harry
PUBLISHED: 14:26 27 September 2018 Simon Parkin Rosedale Funeral Home is helping pack shoeboxes for Link to Hope’s Christmas Appeal. Picture: Rosedale Archant People in South Norfolk are being urged to donate old shoeboxes and supplies to a charity Christmas appeal. Rosedale Funeral Home, which has branches in Diss, Wymondham and Attleborough, as well as Beccles, Halesworth and four other locations in north Suffolk, have been busy wrapping and packing shoeboxes for Link to Hope’s Christmas Appeal.More than 400 shoe boxes have already been filled with toys and practical gifts, such as toothbrushes, soap, notebooks and colouring pencils, and will be hand delivered to families and the elderly in Romania, Moldava, Ukraine and Bulgaria.They will continue their efforts until the deadline of November 6 and are appealing for empty shoe boxes or donated items to pack inside. There will also be a wrap and fill party at Beccles on October 16 open to … [Read more...] about Appeal to help kick-off Christmas shoebox appeal