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Action needs to be taken to stop areas of deprivation across the region becoming more disadvantaged, it has been claimed, amid fears the gap is widening between affluent and struggling young people.

Dwindling cash for complex needs support and oversubscribed specialist schools have left some parents claiming they face a battle to secure help for some of the region’s most vulnerable children.

Pupils in Watton are seeing their word counts spiral into the millions thanks to a new school scheme to encourage reading.

Soaring numbers of pupils being expelled from Norfolk’s schools mean that almost 100 children have fallen through the cracks and are currently missing out on any type of education.

The steep rise in exclusions has left a school for children who have been excluded facing “significant barriers” to giving pupils a high-quality education.

A Norfolk astronomer who spent five days building igloos, snowshoeing and husky sledding during an Arctic adventure for a children’s charity is back on Norfolk soil.

When the reputation of education in Norfolk hit rock bottom four years ago, it also served as a turning point. As part of our Fighting For Their Futures campaign, Lauren Cope examines how far we have come.

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of firearms offences in Northrepps.

A celebration of apprentices and those who support their training has been held in Norwich.

A plane trailing a banner with a political message has been spotted flying above Norwich.

A soon-to-be scientist and young mum has attracted more than 450 people to a science day in Norwich to show that anyone can love the field - regardless of their background.

A new county wide scheme hopes to encourage schools to become sanctuaries for those in need of help.

Norwich City chairman Ed Balls praised Alex Neil’s dignified response to the sacking, a fan has said.

We asked our readers to let us know their thoughts on Alex Neil’s sacking. Here are a selection below:

Schools are being forced to cut back on trips and after-school clubs as a result of a funding crisis, headteachers have warned.

Youngsters in Norwich became comedian and author David O’Doherty’s latest audience during a whistle-stop visit to the city.

A mindfulness teacher will be holding free happiness classes in Norfolk for children aged five to 10.

Facilities for some of the most vulnerable children in Norfolk and Suffolk could be bolstered by a £4m investment in special needs education.

Sporting students made the way for rugby stars as they played a five-a-side match at Twickenham.

A sandwich designed by Norwich students is on shelves across the region, after it triumphed in a regional contest.

Dissatisfaction with traditional schooling has seen the number of parents in Norfolk shunning the classroom for the flexibility of home educating treble over a decade.

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