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More parents have been fined for taking their children out of school for holidays

More parents given fines for taking children out of school for holidays

The number of parents being fined for taking their children out of school in term-time is on the rise, with 119 more fixed penalty notices issued across the region than last year.

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Michael got into trouble swimming in the sea off Lowestoft.

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Father says teenage son and pal saved him when sea ‘turned ugly’

Two teenagers have been hailed as heroes after rescuing a man from the sea.

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Stephen Fry. Photo: Zak Hussein/PA Wire

Villagers finally manage to secure Stephen Fry to present prizes at Norfolk summer fair

The old saying goes “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again” – and that adage proved true for the organisers of a village fete when they invited Stephen Fry along.

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Mark pendlington, Ben Gummer MP, and Chloe Smith MP, with former transport minister Stephen Hammond on Ipswich Station

Bid to improve mainline train travel gets boost

The campaign to see major improvements on the main line between East Anglia and London is taking a major step forward today with a bid for widespread public support.

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Crews were called to the old RAF West Raynham site this morning.

Update: Fire-fighters still on scene at blaze in workshop at old RAF West Raynham site, near Fakenham

Fire crews are still on scene after being called to a blaze in a workshop on the old RAF West Raynham site, near Fakenham, this morning.

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Unipart Automotive has gone into administration with the loss of 1,244 jobs.

East Anglia: Jobs axed at Unipart Automotive goes into administration

Nearly 1,250 people, including more than 100 in the East of England, have been made redundant following the appointment of administrators at Unipart Automotive, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of car parts.

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Norwich City defender Steven Whittaker is looking forward to his first test of an East Anglian derby. Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images Ltd

Old Farm will be special for Norwich City’s Old Firm veteran Steven Whittaker

Old Firm veteran Steven Whittaker is looking forward to his first taste of the Old Farm derby when Norwich City face an early Championship trip to rivals Ipswich.

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Norfolk's Colin Oates with his gold medal after victory over Cyprus's Andreas Krassas in the Mens -66kg Gold Medal Final at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Norfolk judo ace Oates strikes gold in Commonwealth Games

Norfolk’s Colin Oates admitted he was a man under pressure coming into the Commonwealth Games – and he delivered in style on Thursday night.

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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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