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A creative crew has clocked on at Sheringham’s “panto factory”, ready to make a magical festive show.

When Mac McGinn set up a youth club in his home town of Heacham as a 13-year-old in 1944, it sparked a lifelong commitment to serving his local community.

A host of events will be helping to fill visitors to Aylsham Parish Church with festive spirit, with the launch of a Christmas tree festival marking the start of an extended weekend of seasonal celebrations.

Youngsters at Cromer Junior School have filled 80 shoe boxes with toys, books and toiletries for the annual Operation Christmas Child appeal run by Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse.

Sheringham’s Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre is inviting local families to take time out to swim together, by offering free weekly waterslide and waves sessions until after Christmas.

North Walsham’s Christmas lights switch-on event on Saturday will see the town transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with festive food and drink, a visit from Santa and a guest appearance by a chart-topping rock star.

Confetti canons, a snow machine and a parade of youngsters riding decorated bikes and scooters helped fill Sheringham folk with festive spirit, at the town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on.

Staff and pupils at Sheringham Primary School donned spotty outfits, held a spotty-‘cake-off’ and hosted a ‘Spotastic’ parents’ coffee morning, raising more than £550 for Children in Need.

Two north Norfolk music groups will be joining forces next week, for a concert at St Peter’s Church, Sheringham, featuring music ranging from Mozart to Medelsshon.

A naughty dog and cheeky monkey will star in a seaside pantomime, thanks to a link-up between two Norfolk theatres.

When Holt-based photographer Howard Denner was given his first camera at the age of ten, it kick-started a lifelong passion that led to him snapping rock stars ranging from Diana Ross and Debbie Harry, to James Brown and Madonna.

Sheringham’s former mayor David Gooch, who resigned last week citing a lack of support, has pledged to continue as a town councillor, and work towards mending divisions within the council.

Fifty five north Norfolk Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were presented with Chief Scout ‘Top’ awards by the High Sheriff of Norfolk, James Bagge, at an activity day held at Gresham’s School, Holt.

Comedy, music and magic with a North Walsham twist promise to provide fun for all the family, in the Pop up People’s Theatre production of the classic pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, which runs at the Black Swan pub in the town from December 21-24.

Year 6 youngsters at Sheringham Primary School will be playing in a brand new kit this season, thanks to a pair of former pupils who wanted to “give something back” to the school that provided them with their early education.

Santa will be swapping his sleigh for a vintage red tractor on November 15, when he rides in to Holt towing a trailer carrying Mary, Joseph and an elf for the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

A charity fundraising team is inviting families to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost to cancer, at a Christmas lights service at St Peter’s Church, Sheringham.

Sheringham is set to seal its status as a flagship town for people with dementia, thanks to a £9,000 National Lottery grant.

A Norfolk electrician-turned-photographer has his sights set on the stars, with an exhibition featuring images of the county’s beauty spots set against a stunning night sky.

It was a real ‘Thriller’ when young stage stars created a Halloween show in just three days at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Cromer inshore lifeboat was launched on Sunday evening, after a lone moonlight swimmer was seen in the water a mile away from the shore.

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