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RAF Mildenhall activates special control measures as “suspicious package” is found at post office

Special control measures have been activated at RAF Mildenhall after a suspicious package was discovered at the base post office.

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Members of the public study the latest plans for the NDR. Picture: Denise Bradley

Update: £148.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road would be ‘biggest piece of environmental destruction yet seen in Norfolk’ planning inquiry told

A proposed £148.5m road to the north of Norwich would be “the biggest piece of environmental destruction yet seen in Norfolk”, it was claimed at a public hearing today.

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‘He was perfect’ - parents pay tribute to 18-year-old who died after falling ill at Latitude music festival

Like thousands of other music fans, Ollie Towler-Jones was looking forward to seeing headliner Damon Albarn at this year’s Latitude Festival.

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A47 Dual Carriageway between Wisbech and Kings Lynn. (Terrington St John) Picture:Steve Williams.

Police reveal “with some degree of certainty” woman pedestrian pushed to her death on A47 - but did man stumble or jump?

A police chief confirmed “with some degree of certainty” that a woman pedestrian was pushed to her death in Sunday’s double fatality on the A47.

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An East of England Ambulance Service ambulance in Norwich.

Soaring temperatures result in ambulance trust’s busiest weekend of 2014

Ambulance chiefs have urged patients to only call 999 in an emergency after soaring temperatures contributed to the East of England Ambulance Service’s busiest weekend of the year.

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David Holgate, jazz musician and stonemason, at Norwich Cathedral where he carved the two figures either side of the West door. 
Photo: Denise Bradley

Craftsman David Holgate has a lasting legacy outside Norwich cathedral

David Holgate, a renowned Norwich sculptor, letter carver and musician, has died after a short illness aged 75. JOYCE DUNBAR, a dear friend and neighbour, looks fondly back at his rich and varied life

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Fertiliser being spread on a potato field. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Norfolk farmers must forge closer ties with region’s researchers, says environment secretary Liz Truss

Environment secretary Liz Truss has issued a clarion call to Norfolk’s farming community to step forward and be counted in the fight to boost global food production.

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A47 Dual Carriageway between Wisbech and Kings Lynn. (Terrington St John) Picture:Steve Williams.

Police reveal “with some degree of certainty” woman pedestrian pushed to her death on A47 - but did man stumble or jump?

A police chief confirmed “with some degree of certainty” that a woman pedestrian was pushed to her death in Sunday’s double fatality on the A47.

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Members of the public study the latest plans for the NDR. Picture: Denise Bradley

Update: £148.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road would be ‘biggest piece of environmental destruction yet seen in Norfolk’ planning inquiry told

A proposed £148.5m road to the north of Norwich would be “the biggest piece of environmental destruction yet seen in Norfolk”, it was claimed at a public hearing today.

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An East of England Ambulance Service ambulance in Norwich.

Soaring temperatures result in ambulance trust’s busiest weekend of 2014

Ambulance chiefs have urged patients to only call 999 in an emergency after soaring temperatures contributed to the East of England Ambulance Service’s busiest weekend of the year.

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Eccles, Hargham and Wilby Primary school will shut on Wednesday, despite a campaign by parents.

Norfolk school closure was a ‘stitch-up’ claims county councillor

The decision to close a rural Norfolk primary school has been blasted as “a stitch-up” by a furious county councillor.

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A47 Dual Carriageway between Wisbech and Kings Lynn. (Terrington St John) Picture:Steve Williams.

Police reveal “with some degree of certainty” woman pedestrian pushed to her death on A47 - but did man stumble or jump?

A police chief confirmed “with some degree of certainty” that a woman pedestrian was pushed to her death in Sunday’s double fatality on the A47.

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