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Kings Lynn has been awarded £500,000 for ground work to be done for a new four-storey innovation centre to be built on the southern end of the Nar Ouse Regeneration area.

The plans Norfolk and Suffolk will implement after winning a £48.5m cash boost

Norfolk and Suffolk have won a £48.5m slice of a billion pound pot of Whitehall cash to boost skills and infrastructure and drive innovation in the region.

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Sunday league footballers playing in the winter sun at Rackheath.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

New sports facilities planned for Greater Norwich’s next generation of sports lovers

A shopping list of new sports facilities has been drawn up to cope with the growing population in the Greater Norwich area.

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Jakir Ahmed, who was found abandoned on Prince of Wales Road in 2008 and is in the foster care of Sylvia Nunn, and has received a letter refusing his stay in the country. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Join the campaign to help Jakir stay in Norwich

Let Jakir stay. That is the rallying cry from more than 1,300 people who have pledged their support in the battle to allow Jakir Ahmed to remain in Norwich - the city he has called home since 2008.

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Thetford's Ancient House Museum. Picture: Denise Bradley

Plans for winter charges at Ancient House Museum slammed

Plans to charge for entry to one of Thetford’s flagship museums have been called “extremely short-sighted” amid fears it will stop the less wealthy accessing the town’s heritage.

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The Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg  John Stillwell/PA Wire

Student vote is not lost, claims Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg has played down predictions support for the Liberal Democrats from students will haemorrhage in Norwich when voters go to the polls, claiming undergraduates are giving his party a good hearing.

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The extension of the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme is welcomed at County Hall. From left, Karen O'Kane, the programme director; Marie Strong, Broadband Working Group chairman; George Nobbs, leader of the Norfolk County Council; Mark Pendlington, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership chairman; and Bill Murphy, BT managing director for Next Generation. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk will have some of the best broadband connectivity in Europe as new plan is launched

£17.9m extra funding will see 90% of properties in Norfolk get access to fibre-optic broadband.

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