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Heacham Park, pictured from the air by Mike Page.

Villagers launch bid to buy Heacham Park, where Pocahontas stayed when she visited Norfolk

Campaigners want to use money set aside in a youth and community trust fund towards the cost of buying the park, which is on sale for £550,000.

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Norwich MP calls on culture secretary Sajid Javid to help city businesses get super-connected broadband

Britain’s newest cabinet minister has been told in no uncertain terms to fund faster broadband to set Norwich’s creative sector soaring.

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Mick Castle. Picture: James Bass

Good news as pupils go back to school: spring term saw big rise in “good” Ofsted grades

Ofsted grades received by Norfolk schools showed a significant improvement during the last school term, an analysis carried out by the EDP has found.

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Doeke Dobma at Clinks Care Farm, Toft Monks
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‘Inundated’ social enterprise prompts calls to expand care farm network in Norfolk and Suffolk

The head of a social enterprise has spoken of his hope of expanding Norfolk and Suffolk’s care farm network after being “inundated” with mental health referrals.

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Free workshops for Norfolk families and carers of people with eating disorders

Families and carers of people with eating disorders in Norfolk are being offered free workshops to help them better understand disorders and to provide them with practical skills for difficult situations.

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Councillors heard how some mental health patients who have been sectioned had to wait up to eight hours for an ambulance.

Revealed: How Norfolk mental health patients endured waits of up to eight hours for ambulances

People detained under the Mental Health Act in Norfolk have had to wait up to eight hours for ambulances to take them to hospital, it has emerged.

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Philip Bolam, with his trademark shepherd's crook

Philip Bolam: Former Norfolk county farm adviser became top Barclays banker

A former county adviser for Norfolk, Philip Bolam, who has died aged 91, was a long-serving president of the National Sheep Association.

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Staff at Mears Care in King's Lynn are collecting and sending boxes for troops stationed abroad - From left, Linda Roberts, Chrissie Mitchell and Penny Ahmed. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King’s Lynn care firm Mears collecting treats for RAF Marham II(AC) Squadron out in Afghanistan

Staff and clients of a care provider are collecting parcels for our boys and girls in Afghanistan.

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Councillors heard how some mental health patients who have been sectioned had to wait up to eight hours for an ambulance.

Revealed: How Norfolk mental health patients endured waits of up to eight hours for ambulances

People detained under the Mental Health Act in Norfolk have had to wait up to eight hours for ambulances to take them to hospital, it has emerged.

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Councillors heard how some mental health patients who have been sectioned had to wait up to eight hours for an ambulance.

Revealed: How Norfolk mental health patients endured waits of up to eight hours for ambulances

People detained under the Mental Health Act in Norfolk have had to wait up to eight hours for ambulances to take them to hospital, it has emerged.

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Doeke Dobma at Clinks Care Farm, Toft Monks
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‘Inundated’ social enterprise prompts calls to expand care farm network in Norfolk and Suffolk

The head of a social enterprise has spoken of his hope of expanding Norfolk and Suffolk’s care farm network after being “inundated” with mental health referrals.

Read full story »

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Mick Castle. Picture: James Bass

Good news as pupils go back to school: spring term saw big rise in “good” Ofsted grades

Ofsted grades received by Norfolk schools showed a significant improvement during the last school term, an analysis carried out by the EDP has found.

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Norfolk County Council chairman Hilary Cox is walking from Lynn Minster to Yarmouth Minster. Picture: Matthew Usher

Day two of Hilary’s epic walk across Norfolk

Norfolk County Council chairman Hilary Cox today sets off on day two of her minster-to-minster walk along Norfolk’s trails.

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