Latest Downham Market news stories

Downham Market Academy has launched a new approach to bullying. Pictured (from left) Phoebe Wright (16), Willow Woodmin (16), Ben Allen (16), Sophie Sharp (16), Bethany Peacock (14) and Katy Beeton (16). Picture: Ian Burt

Students at Downham Market Academy have taken on a successful model which tackles bullying in schools, and adapted it to work for their own needs.

The school’s ‘Student Voices’ is a group of older students trained as peer mentors to help youngsters in lower years who could be experiencing problems.

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The road and ditch on the B1160 near Wissington. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Rescue teams tell of frantic bid to save trapped driver in ditch

A paramedic has told of the frantic attempts to rescue a woman whose car was upside-down in darkness in a water-filled ditch.

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Arrests have been made at a rave

Car ends up in field in Wormegay, near Kings Lynn

Emergency services were called to a car which ended up in a field in Wormegay this morning.

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Launch of this year's Downham Market Games - Frances Rayner ready for the games. Picture: Matthew Usher.

On your marks and get set for what will be the best Downham Market Games yet.

That was the message at the launch of the next games, which will be held this year on Sunday June 14.

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School in Marshland St James escapes being placed in special measures

A primary school has been identified as having “serious weaknesses” – but will not be placed in special measures.

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