Take part in the Evening News pumpkin challenge

Pick your pumpkin, dig out your tools and carve your way to the front page this Halloween.

From spooky faces and witches on broomsticks to cats and bats, the Evening News is encouraging people to get carving.

Pam Ford, who runs Ford and Yarham greengrocers, off Unthank Road, with her son, Chris, sells hundreds of pumpkins every year.

'They are locally grown pumpkins – some of them were grown in Hethersett.

'We have a witch outside the shop every year which always attracts children.


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'We always have a large selection of pumpkins but smaller ones are often more popular so children can carry them. When they get too big, children can't carry them home.

Mr Ford said that this year's crop had been good and in the final few days leading up to Halloween, they started to stock larger pumpkins.

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'A local pub buys smaller pumpkins because they carve one for each table,' Mr Ford added.

As the darker evenings draw in, Mr and Mrs Ford carve and light their own pumpkins outside their shop.

And now it is your chance to get involved. The Evening News is running a competition to find the most creative pumpkin.

Simply carve a design in a pumpkin and send a photo of you and your pumpkin via www.iwitness24.co.uk or email to picdesk@archant.co.uk and the winning photo will be printed on the front of the paper.

The deadline for entries is Friday, October 26.

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