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20 years ago today - Norwich library was an inferno

155,000 books and thousands of other precious documents were lost in the Norwich Central Library fire on this day in 1994. ROSA MCMAHON reports on the stories which emerged from the ashes.

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George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences, unveils the plaque to open the new Centrum Building at the Norwich Research Park. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk could reap benefits of £300 million DNA project to help find a cure for cancer and other rare dieseases

Better diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and cancer could be created through a £300m project launched today – and Norfolk is perfectly placed to reap the benefits, life sciences minister George Freeman has claimed.
The four-year project will see scientists decode 100,000 patients personal DNA codes by 2017 in a bid to understand more about how disease works.

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Norfolk police control room at Wymondham. Photo: Bill Smith

Every second counts with Norfolk’s 999 calls

Only dial 999 in an emergency, or lives could be lost – that is the plea from Norfolk’s blue light services at their busiest time of the year.

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David Bale, EDP reporter, with the cheque for £1000 from City of Ale organisers for the EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal. From left, Rachel Holliday and Cathy Waller of Norfolk Brewhouse; Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter, co chairmen of the Norwich City of Ale. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich real ale drinkers boost EDP appeal funds

Thirsty drinkers at this year’s Norwich City of Ale festival helped to raise £1,000 for the EDP’s Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal.

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St Margaret's church, Lowestoft.

‘Diabolical’ - 88-year-old man attacked whilst tending to a grave in Lowestoft churchyard

A mugger was branded “diabolical” last night after a pensioner was hit over the head with a glass bottle and robbed of his wallet whilst tending to a grave at a Lowestoft churchyard.

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Becki Bailey with Lulu, her seven-year-old dog who can detect when Becki is having a diabetic hypo, when her insulin levels are low. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich dog owner’s surprise after pet warns of her of an imminent diabetic hypo attack

Becki Bailey thought she knew everything about her dog Lulu after rehoming the Staffordshire Bull Terrier seven years ago.

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Peter Brooks during his time as curator of Sheringham Museum.

Peter Brooks: An authority on Sheringham’s history

Former curator of Sheringham Museum Peter Brooks has died aged 86.

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Catherine Bayham is starting an 'Eco Lunch' round. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich mum’s ultimate meals on wheels

A Norwich triathlete is hoping to change the meaning of fast food as she gets set to deliver freshly-made lunches and homemade tea-time treats to city offices.

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Norfolk police control room at Wymondham. Photo: Bill Smith

Every second counts with Norfolk’s 999 calls

Only dial 999 in an emergency, or lives could be lost – that is the plea from Norfolk’s blue light services at their busiest time of the year.

Read full story »

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George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences, unveils the plaque to open the new Centrum Building at the Norwich Research Park. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk could reap benefits of £300 million DNA project to help find a cure for cancer and other rare dieseases

Better diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and cancer could be created through a £300m project launched today – and Norfolk is perfectly placed to reap the benefits, life sciences minister George Freeman has claimed.
The four-year project will see scientists decode 100,000 patients personal DNA codes by 2017 in a bid to understand more about how disease works.

Read full story »

Health See all

Becki Bailey with Lulu, her seven-year-old dog who can detect when Becki is having a diabetic hypo, when her insulin levels are low. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich dog owner’s surprise after pet warns of her of an imminent diabetic hypo attack

Becki Bailey thought she knew everything about her dog Lulu after rehoming the Staffordshire Bull Terrier seven years ago.

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Simon Summers is standing down as principal of Lowestoft College. His vice principal Terese Miller has also announced she is heading to early retirement. 
Picture: James Bass

Vice principal at Lowestoft College announces she will take early retirement

A vice principal at Lowestoft College has announced she is taking early retirement after 10 years responsible for corporate resources.

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Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

‘It’s hard to say he’s my son’ - Norfolk man steals from mother, 77, in ‘despicable’ breach of trust, court told

A man has been ostracised by his family after stealing thousands of pounds from his elderly mother and uncle, a court heard.

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