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Ryan Sweatman's family get together for his birthday, wearing their green and yellow wristbands in memory of him. Mum, Gina Weston and dad, Paul Sweatman, with sisters Holly Sweatman, left, and Carly Fryman, and brother Danny Sweatman. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk mother’s quest to raise awareness about meningitis

A woman who has lost two sons to meningitis is urging people to make sure they know the symptoms of this deadly disease. As Meningitis Awareness Week starts today, Gina Weston, from Coltishall, shares in her own words her family’s story, and highlights why the work of the Meningitis Research Foundation is so vital in the fight against the disease.

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Police at the scene of the incident in Dog Lane, Horsford. Photo: Bill Smith

Man arrested after police helicopter scrambled to Horsford

A man has been arrested following an incident in Horsford today which saw the police helicopter and armed officers called to the village.

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Peacock by Tony Cox from the Butterfly Conservation. Photo: Tony Cox.

Norfolk’s butterfly numbers bounce back

It has been a good summer for butterflies across Norfolk, according to figures - but conservationists have warned it is too early to say the declining insects have turned a corner.

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Update: Police put ‘gunfire’ noise in Hethersett down to fireworks

Police have put reports of gunfire in Hethersett down to “cluster fireworks”.

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Update: Child taken to hospital after air ambulance lands in school playing field in Dereham

A poorly child was taken to hospital after the air ambulance was scrambled to Dereham.

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Chairman shake-up at Aviva as McFarlane joins Barclays

Barclays has ended its search for a new chairman by announcing that banking veteran John McFarlane will take on the role from next year.

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Beer festivals at the popular Fat Cat Brewery Tap in Lawson Road, Norwich are never run of the mill.

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