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Wacky sailing craft cobbled together from backyard junk ranging from plastic barrels to old bicycles will take to the waves at Sheringham on Sunday, in the annual carnival raft race, which sets off from the west beach at midday.

Grey skies and heavy showers failed to dampen spirits on the opening day of Sheringham's annual Potty Morris and Folk Festival, which kicked off with a procession through the town on Saturday.

Sheringham traders affected by the sinkhole which opened up in the town centre nearly two weeks ago are making the best of a bad situation, by coming up with a series of innovative ideas to use the catastrophe to boost flagging sales.

Youngsters sporting headgear with themes ranging from spring flowers to chicks and rabbits delighted Sheringham shoppers, when they marched through the town centre as part of a traditional Easter Bonnet parade.

A pair of siblings have their sights set on scaling Africa's highest mountain, as a tribute to their much-loved grandfather who died from cancer last year.

Shoppers will have a chance to see new season outfits on the catwalk, at a charity fashion show being hosted by the Cromer branch of clothing chain M&Co.

There was standing room only at Thornage Church, near Holt, when mourners turned out in force to pay tribute to to north Norfolk's own James Herriot - much-loved vet Ken Gledhill - who has died aged 94.

A 28ft longboat sailed into Sheringham at the weekend, marking the launch of the town's annual Scira Viking Festival.

A slice of the lighter side of life will be on the menu at Bawdeswell village hall, near Dereham, on March 22, when poet, playwright and broadcaster Ian McMillan teams up with musician and composer Luke Carver Goss to present an evening of songs, stories and comedy.

A Sheringham church hailed a 'huge' success story when it was built five years ago at a cost of £1.6 million is hoping a new £300,000 scheme will help men experiencing loneliness, isolation and mental health problems, by providing them with a space to forge friendships while working on practical skills.

Kind-hearted Cromer folk have rallied round to make sure needy youngsters and their families have a happy Christmas, by filling more than 300 shoe boxes with toys, gifts and toiletries as part of an appeal run by Christian charity Blythswood Care.

When former Sheringham mayor Noel Gant got chatting to his future wife Margrit at a dance in Germany in 1956, he says he knew immediately that she was "the one".

With around 20,000 people set to descend on Sheringham and Holt on September 15, this year's 1940s weekend looks set to go with a swing. Here's everything you need to know about the biggest event in the North Norfolk Railway calendar.

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