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George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences, unveils the plaque to open the new Centrum Building at the Norwich Research Park. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk could reap benefits of £300 million DNA project to help find a cure for cancer and other rare dieseases

Better diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and cancer could be created through a £300m project launched today – and Norfolk is perfectly placed to reap the benefits, life sciences minister George Freeman has claimed.
The four-year project will see scientists decode 100,000 patients personal DNA codes by 2017 in a bid to understand more about how disease works.

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Norfolk police control room at Wymondham. Photo: Bill Smith

Every second counts with Norfolk’s 999 calls

Only dial 999 in an emergency, or lives could be lost – that is the plea from Norfolk’s blue light services at their busiest time of the year.

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David Bale, EDP reporter, with the cheque for £1000 from City of Ale organisers for the EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal. From left, Rachel Holliday and Cathy Waller of Norfolk Brewhouse; Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter, co chairmen of the Norwich City of Ale. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich real ale drinkers boost EDP appeal funds

Thirsty drinkers at this year’s Norwich City of Ale festival helped to raise £1,000 for the EDP’s Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal.

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St Margaret's church, Lowestoft.

‘Diabolical’ - 88-year-old man attacked whilst tending to a grave in Lowestoft churchyard

A mugger was branded “diabolical” last night after a pensioner was hit over the head with a glass bottle and robbed of his wallet whilst tending to a grave at a Lowestoft churchyard.

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Becki Bailey with Lulu, her seven-year-old dog who can detect when Becki is having a diabetic hypo, when her insulin levels are low. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich dog owner’s surprise after pet warns of her of an imminent diabetic hypo attack

Becki Bailey thought she knew everything about her dog Lulu after rehoming the Staffordshire Bull Terrier seven years ago.

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Catherine Bayham is starting an 'Eco Lunch' round. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich mum’s ultimate meals on wheels

A Norwich triathlete is hoping to change the meaning of fast food as she gets set to deliver freshly-made lunches and homemade tea-time treats to city offices.

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Norwich City midfielder Andrew Surman is back in the fold. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Neil Adams - Andrew Surman has a Norwich City future

Andrew Surman has a big future at Norwich City, insists Canaries’ boss Neil Adams.

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Norwich’s Emma Pooley clinches a Commonwealth Games silver medal

Norwich’s Emma Pooley was denied a Commonwealth Games gold medal by six seconds in Thursday morning’s road race event in Glasgow.

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The opening of the new M&S Simply Food store at the Sweet Briar Retail Park. Store manager Simon Rossiter, front centre, with, Jade Hunter, front left, customer assistant; and Sarah Barker, front right, section co-ordinator; ready to cut the ribbon with all the staff. Picture: Denise Bradley

New M&S Simply Food store officially opens its doors in Norwich

Hundreds of customers and employees turned out to the official opening of a new food store in Norwich.

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