A Viking ship, a Back to the Future time machine and a 1980s-style roller skate were among the crazy contraptions trundling through Sheringham town centre as part of the annual carnival street races, which saw crowds in their hundreds line the pavements to pelt competitors with flour-filled paper bags and water bombs.

Sunshine, songs and smiling faces made for a spectacular first day of Sheringham Carnival, which launched on the Leas clifftop gardens with the crowning of the carnival queen and her attendants.

Hundreds of people lined the streets in Sheringham to show their appreciation of the RNLI, as it celebrated 150 years in the town.

Tributes have been paid to Sheringham’s first Town Crier, Tony Nelson, who passed away - just hours before he was due to be publicly recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

A major announcement is expected early next week over the future of one of North Norfolk’s most popular visitor attractions.

A teenager from north Norfolk is continuing a family tradition which began with his great-great-grandfather almost 100 years ago - by joining his local fire station.

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