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A husband and wife who have set up their own publishing company have released their latest work - helping dog owners find the best places to take their four-legged friends.
The new guide, Dogs Welcome...on the North Norfolk Coast, is aimed at helping dog owners, visitors and residents to find out exactly where they are welcome with their pooches.
It has been published by Red Flannel Publishing based in East Runton, and the people behind it are Steve and Alyson Appleyard.
The book covers the entire stretch from Snettisham to Winterton-on-Sea and information includes the best dog friendly pubs, cafes, restaurants, campsites and visitor attractions. It also advises on restrictions applied to dogs on the beaches and promenades at the towns and villages on the coast and suggests the best dog walks, and includes parts of the Beach Code and the Coastal Code which relate to dogs.
Mr Appleyard, 67, and his wife Aylson, who have lived in Norfolk for the past 12 years, decided to start writing the books and set up their own publishing company five years ago after Mr Appleyard retired from his job as managing director of a firm in Essex specialising in making electrical products.
Mr Appleyard said: “I felt I was still too young to just sit about twiddling my thumbs and so one thing led to another and we wrote and published the first book.”
They have published three books, Norfolk Beaches, Suffolk Beaches and Children’s Norfolk and Suffolk, with the dog guide being the latest work.
Mr Appleyard said the inspiration for children’s book was their six grandchildren, and then from that they felt they should also include their two Norfolk Terrier dogs Archie and Rosie.
The new book will be available from book and gift shops and cafes in the area or via www.redflannelpublishing.co.uk.
Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a garden pond today.
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