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Police warn Norfolk shopkeepers about fake £50 notes

Fake £50 notes have been found in circulation in the Norwich area.

Norfolk Police are warning shopkeepers to be on their guard against fake £50 notes in circulation.

There have been four reports of counterfeit bank notes being passed in the Norwich area.

The first incident was on Thursday 17 September at the Co-op in Dereham Road, Costessey when two notes were handed over. The following day the Jet petrol station in Rose Lane, Norwich was targeted.

Police say One Stop in Town Green, Wymondham was also hit on Friday 18 September and the BP garage in Costessey on Sunday 20 September.

"Shop workers are asked to be vigilant and to carry out basic checks and making use of ultra-violet equipment, which most stores have."

– Norfolk Police


Gardener auctions off heart-shaped tomato for charity

A keen gardener from Norfolk has auctioned off a heart-shaped tomato to raise money for charity.

Rod and his heart-shaped tomato Credit: Archant

Rod Matless made the unusual find while tending to his fruit and vegetables in his greenhouse in Wymondham.

The 69-year-old, who suffered a heart attack a few years ago, decided to sell the fruit on eBay to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

A woman in Wales won the tomato for £16, she said she would give it to 'someone special'.

Pre-packed flat pack houses go up in Wymondham

With house prices on the up and fears that first time buyers could be priced out of the market could this be the solution to the housing shortage?

Pre-packed house kits that can be up and ready in just a fortnight. Today, they were rolled out in our region.

Three of them are being built for a housing association at Wymondham in Norfolk.

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Local club welcomes rugby legend

Sir Ian with Peter Barry, club president, left, and Josh Wright, First team captain Credit: Archant

Sir Ian McGeechan was guest speaker at Wymondham RFC's annual players' dinner in Norfolk.

Sir Ian won 32 caps for Scotland, coached three tours of the British and Irish Lions, and has served as director of rugby to Scotland, Northampton Saints, Wasps and Bath.

The classic car with one very careful owner

The Triumph Herald has clocked just 20 miles since 1961. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Triumph Herald which has clocked just 20 miles since it was first registered in 1961 will be sold at auction later today.

The car has had just one owner and has spent its whole life in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Still sporting its original tax disc, the car is expected to fetch between £12,000 and £15,000 when it goes under the hammer in Wymondham.

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