PUBLISHED: 16:40 23 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:43 23 September 2019 Karen Bethell Sheringham B&B owners Ian Abernethy and Christine Hendry, who will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the Channel 4 reality show Four in a Bed. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Archant The hospitality skills of the owners of two Norfolk bed and breakfast establishments will be put to the test next week, when they appear on the Channel 4 reality show Four in a Bed. The long-running programme sees four B&B owners taking turns to spend a night at their fellow competitors' homes, before anonymously rating each one in categories including food, cleanliness and friendliness.Guests, who are also taken on trips out to local attractions, then pay the host what they consider a fair amount for their stay, with the B&B rated best value for money winning the show.Christine Hendry and Ian Abernethy, who opened Sheringham B&B Picaroons after moving to north Norfolk from Kent, … [Read more...] about Two Norfolk B&Bs to battle it out on Channel 4 reality show
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PUBLISHED: 09:27 05 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:27 05 September 2019 The Auto-Loco shop in Station Road, Sheringham. Picture: Google Maps Archant Model railway fans on the north Norfolk coast may have lost one specialist shop, but they need not despair. Smith's Model Railways is taking over the closed Auto Loco shop in Station Road, Sheringham.Owner James Smith posted a notice on the shop window, which says: "We've noticed we've sparked a lot of interest while emptying the shop, hence you're reading this note. Auto-Loco has unfortunately closed down."The good news is that Sheringham is not losing a model shop as we are bringing a new lease of life to it. "We're giving it a lick of paint, fitting new fixtures and fittings and stocking a large range of new and used model railway items ranging from O to N gauge including die-cast vehicles, scenery, locos, rolling stock, and accessories." You may also want to watch: Mr Smith, 21, added: "I believe the former Auto-Loco shop has been … [Read more...] about New model train shop for Norfolk
Video PUBLISHED: 09:18 30 August 2019 | UPDATED: 09:18 30 August 2019 Matthew Farmer County School Station PICTURE: Matthew Farmer Archant On April 4, 1964, the last passenger train rolled out of a village which relied on its rail yard. Trustees, councillors, land owners and volunteers at the Three Brick Arches bridge outside Fakenham, owned by the Norfolk Orbital Railway PICTURE: Matthew FarmerNow, a group plans to bring the railway back to Melton Constable and Fakenham.Recently, they met to talk about how they keep their plans on track.Landowners, councillors, volunteers and trustees gathered at County School Station in North Elmham, near Dereham, to discuss their plans to bring the railways back to Melton Constable and Fakenham.The Norfolk Orbital Railway group received Lottery funding to restore bridges outside Fakenham, add information panels and put together education resources for schools.Now, the group is working toward teaching students … [Read more...] about WATCH: When will trains return to north Norfolk?
Soft light just after sunrise at Horsey Gap beach. Picture: JP Appleton (c) copyright newzulu.com Two Norfolk seaside spots made The Sunday Times' best beaches in Britain list recently. Beautiful Holkham beach in the sunshine. Picture: Martin SizelandBut there are more than two beautiful beaches in the county, and with a heatwave in full swing now's the time to enjoy them.So pack up your bucket and spade and don't forget the suncream - here are nine of the best beaches in Norfolk according to vistor feedback on TripAdvisor.1. Horsey BeachTopping the list with 82pc of the 805 reviewers giving it the highest rating of 'excellent' is Horsey Beach on the east Norfolk coast.The beach, which is described by seaside-goers as 'unspoilt' and 'stunning', is famous for its spectacular seal sightings.People enjoying Sea Palling beach. Picture : ANTONY KELLYA recent visitor said: "Fantastic to see the seals at a good distance without wanting to get too close and disturb them."Great views whether … [Read more...] about Nine of the best beaches in Norfolk according to TripAdvisor
PUBLISHED: 17:08 13 February 2019 | UPDATED: 17:12 13 February 2019 Station Road in Sheringham. Picture: GOOGLE STREETVIEW Archant Easter trading is likely to be “severely impacted” by a £1m+ project to replace Sheringham’s railway platform, according to the town’s chamber. Christopher Taylor, vice chairman of Sheringham Chamber of Trade, has criticised Greater Anglia for a lack of consultation over the project, which will see the station closed from Sunday 31 March to Sunday 5 May, with rail services replaced by buses. Mr Taylor said: “Without any prior consultation with the local community and businesses Abellio East Anglia Limited have decided to set in train a programme works that is likely to severely impact Easter trading.“As a chamber, we have to say that we are really disappointed that we were not consulted much earlier so that we could have canvassed views and ideas from our members and fed them back into the decision-making … [Read more...] about Town’s traders will be hit by month-long railway station closure, chamber asserts