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Appeal after two Norwich burglaries 1

Appeal after two Norwich burglaries

09 May 2016 Officers from Norwich Criminal Investigations Department are appealing for witnesses to come forward following two burglaries in Great Hockham. The incidents happened before 4.35pm on the afternoon of Friday 6 May 2016 in Shropham Road. Both houses were broken into and various items of jewellery and cash stolen.

It is believed that four men were involved, one of whom stayed in a white Audi parked on the corner of The Green and Shropham Road. The men are described as wearing scarves over their faces with one wearing a trilby hat and another wearing a baseball cap. Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated or anyone with information about the burglary or the males described should contact DC Andrew Vinsen at Bethel Street Police Station on 101 .

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at

Duchess Kate: Kate in Eponine London for XLP Mentoring … 0

Duchess Kate: Kate in Eponine London for XLP Mentoring …

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the mentoring programme of the XLP 1 (eXcel Project) at London Wall this afternoon. In March last year the Duke and Duchess visited the XLP project at Gipsy Hall 2 and, clearly impressed by what they learned about the charity, decided they wanted to see another side of its work supporting vulnerable young people. XLP works to create positive futures for young people from inner London boroughs and has been operating its XL-Mentoring programme since 2008.

The programme is focused on at-risk young people who are facing exclusion from school, risk involvement in gangs and other anti-social behaviour. The young people taking part are referred to the project by their schools, pupil referral units, youth services and the police. They are then matched with a mentor who commits to providing two hours face-to-face time each week for a minimum of twelve months.

Mentors are drawn from the local community. They receive training and supervision from an experienced full-time co-ordinator, who manages up to twenty-five active relationships by supporting the mentors, mentees and families through the process. The results of the programme speak for themselves: over ninety per cent of beneficiaries have either remained in school or returned to school and are doing well after twelve months with a mentor.

The charity’s website shares a number of stories 3 from young people who have benefited from availing of the programme and having a mentor in their lives. Kate chatting with XLP founder Patrick Regan OBE. William and Kate met mentors and mentees who discussed their experiences of the programme and how it has helped them.

Mentoring coordinators from around the country who have completed their training shared their reasons for wanting to help and how rewarding it has been for them thus far. Among the topics discussed at the event were prison, homelessness, gun and knife crime. The goal is to expand the project within London and to share expertise by operating a free training programme.

Over a hundred organisations have already taken part in the two-day course for co-ordinators who are trained to run programmes and to train, in turn, their own mentors. More from the Daily Express: 4 The Duke of Cambridge put his hand up and grinned when a charity official asked if anyone in an audience of young people and youth mentors had heard of the show, which features a team restoring and customising old cars. He and Kate heard how a former police riot van turned into a recording studio by the youth charity XLP had starred on the show in 2008.

The royal couple saw it last year on a visit to the charity in Gypsy Hill, south London. When charity workers offered him and Kate a couple of gifts, a picture and a record made by an inspirational young woman who had overcome clinical depression and an eating disorder , William joked: “Do we get the van? I want the van.” A lovely shot of the couple.

Kate debuted a new label today – Kensington-based bespoke firm Eponine London 5 . Kate’s red and white skirt suit is from the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection 6 . The top features a boat neck and three-quarter sleeves while the skirt is A-line It’s a beautiful outfit and I love the silhouette, the lines, and the gingham pattern.

Eponine shared news the suit retails for 1200. It’s very much a fresh Spring look reminiscent of Jackie O. and perfect for a day time engagement.

The womenswear brand is inspired by the elegant lines of the fifties and sixties. Founded by designer Jet Shenkman, Eponine was born from her passion for clothes with a unique, relaxed silhouette. Jet s years of styling experience have equipped her with an expert eye for precision and an innate understanding of the female form.

Every garment is designed and made in London for women who seek out individuality and who desire to be both chic and contemporary. Below, three retro styles from the current collection. There’s a lovely article in The Telegraph 7 about the owner of the brand.

Oh my goodness, it s unbelievably nice, Shenkman told The Telegraph of how it feels to have Duchess championing her label. The mother-of-four – whose design studio is in her Kensington home – said it remains a mystery how Kate discovered her. But within hours of pictures of the Duchess emerging wearing Eponine, her small firm was inundated with emails and sales enquiries.

I have never experienced anything like this! she added. A mother of four, Shenkman s studio is in her family home – giving an air of intimacy she thinks her clients like.

It can be a distraction from time to time, but I really enjoy it and am incredibly lucky to have a very supportive family who don’t mind loads of women traipsing through the house, she says of her children, who helped choose the name of her business after their favourite character in Les Miserables.’ The Duchess wore her black suede Gianvito Rossi pumps 8 . Described as “sophisticated and elegant” they retail for $670 at My Theresa 9 . Kate accessorised with her elegant Kiki McDonough Morganite and Cushion Drop earrings 10 .

Kate carried her Muse clutch again today. You can watch a video from the engagement at ITN Source 11 .There’s a cute moment when Patrick Regan is giving a talk and compliments Kate, “you look absolutely wonderful this afternoon”. Check out William’s and Rebecca’s smiles when he says it. 🙂 Also today, Kensington Palace announced Kate will open the new East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices charity shop in Holt, Norfolk next Friday, 18 March.

The new shop will form part of EACH’s portfolio of 21 charity retail outlets, and will play an important role in raising funds for the organisation, which largely relies on voluntary donations. The Duchess, who has been Patron of EACH since 2012, will be taken on a tour of the shop and will meet staff. The shop is located quite close to Anmer Hall.

The Palace also announced unexpectedly, Prince William will be attending the St. Patrick’s Day parade and present sprigs of shamrock solo on 17 March. This is very surprising news as it has become something of a tradition for Kate to attend each year, and has been a longstanding tradition for a female member of the British Royal Family to do so.

It is not known why Kate is not attending, however Richard Palmer tweeted “It was suggested to me that they wanted to get away from the expectation she’d do it every year.”.

We’ll see you on Monday for the Commonwealth service.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend 🙂 References ^ XLP ( ^ visited the XLP project at Gipsy Hall ( ^ shares a number of stories ( ^ Daily Express: ( ^ Eponine London ( ^ Spring/Summer 2016 Collection ( ^ The Telegraph ( ^ Gianvito Rossi pumps ( ^ at My Theresa ( ^ Kiki McDonough Morganite and Cushion Drop earrings ( ^ at ITN Source (

Where the travel experts go on holiday – Surrey 0

Where the travel experts go on holiday – Surrey

Ever wondered where the travel experts head on their hols? Tim Winkworth from the Family Adventure Company 1 (Have you checked them out? They re amazing) knows a thing or two about what to look for, so here are his tips for a brilliant break.

Morocco: Riad Arganier D or 2 This place is incredible 3 , only 20kms from Taroudant, on an orange grove nestling at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, so not a bad location! We always stay here when we go to Morocco, as it s just a few hours drive from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and with just 14 rooms it s the perfect family escape. The riad has a fantastic swimming pool (tick), berber inspired tent restaurant (tick), and a wonderful family friendly zen like atmosphere.

Thailand: Mae Taeng Valley to Elephant Nature Park 4 One of the most magical days 5 you ll ever spend with your children. Up close and personal (responsibly!) with around 100 rescued Asian elephants in this magical park approx 60km drive into the hills from Chiang Mai. Feeding them huge chunks of water melon and sugar cane, gently approaching and petting an elephant, and then bath time with your very own Asian elephant on the river that runs through the sanctuary.

Quite hard to put in to words to be honest. Italy: Anacapri We always suggest customers come here when they have free days on our Italian holidays 6 as it s just stunning. Anacapri is a little town on a high plateau above Capri Town the two places are linked by a zigzag road down the cliffs.

It s easy to get there by bus or taxi from Capri Town, but it feels a world away from the busy port where tourists arrive on ferries or glitzy Capri itself. Anacapri has a lovely villagey atmosphere, with locals sitting chatting or reading newspapers in the sun, and lots of interesting shops selling local produce. We loved wandering through the pretty whitewashed streets and alleys not quite sure where we d end up!

I d recommend Caf Michaelangelo, just off the main square, for some amazing gelato and people-watching. Also, don t miss the Museum of Villa San Michele, where you can see sweeping views of the entire Bay of Naples. Vietnam: Hoi An Lantern Festival Hoi An is always lovely but it become even more magical with the lantern festival, which happens once a month on the 14 th day of the lunar calendar.

We were really lucky that our trip coincided with it. All the electric lights in the town are switched off and the streets are pedestrianised. Both locals and visitors light tiny paper lanterns and place them in the water, where they join thousands of others bobbing down the river.

Lanterns are hung from trees and outside shops, there are dragon dancers in the streets and the smell of incense is everywhere the atmosphere is really magical. The kids were mesmerised by all the sights and smells it was a fantastic experience for them. If you re booking a holiday to Vietnam, it s worth looking at departures that work with the festival dates.

Hampshire: Alice Holt Forest 7 Set on the border between Surrey and Hampshire, Alice Holt forest is a wonderful place to take the kids, dogs, friends, anyone you know really. The forest has really well maintained foot and cycle paths, some magical woodland creatures set in the forest include a wooden owl and woodpecker and lots of areas for the kids to make dens or just run off-road. The best time to visit is early early morning.

We live really close by so are often there at 6 or 7am on a weekend. At that time, not only is it a great place to take the family, but with the sun dappling through the canopy and the birds in morning song , its one of the most beautiful places on the planet. To top it off, there s a fabulous cafe there, and a Go Ape, you can rent bikes, and big play area or the kids.

Heaven really. Sri Lanka: Cactus Lounge restaurant, Tangalle Sri Lanka is my favourite place in the world full of energy, colour, lovely people, amazing beaches, culture and history. Located on the point of a stunning beach in Tangalle, this restaurant looked nothing more than a shack.

But blimey, the friendliness of the owner, the simplicity of the food and the taste of the fish was like nothing I d ever tasted.

We also had the delight of releasing baby turtles into the sea to start their life a truly transcendental experience and one we ll remember forever. 8 References ^ Family Adventure Company ( ^ Riad Arganier D or ( ^ This place is incredible ( ^ Mae Taeng Valley to Elephant Nature Park ( ^ One of the most magical days ( ^ free days on our Italian holidays ( ^ Alice Holt Forest ( ^ (