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(L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.

 Picture: James Bass

Ofsted under fire again over inspections row at three Norfolk schools

Pressure is mounting on Ofsted today for further reassurances over claims three Norfolk schools were unfairly given advance notice of inspections.

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Norwich Magistrates Court

Man admits making racist and insulting comments on train between Norwich and Diss

Two teenage girls travelling on a train between Norwich and Diss were left “frightened” by a drunk man who made racist and insulting comments, a court has heard.

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Picture of man driving while using phone. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Revealed: The number of Norfolk motorists putting lives at risk by driving while using a mobile phone

The shocking number of motorists putting other people’s lives at risk on Norfolk’s roads by driving while using mobile phones has bee laid bare today.

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Aftermath of the illegal rave at Marsham Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Video and photo gallery: Marsham Heath, Site of Special Scientific Interest, ‘will take several years to recover’ from rave

A Norfolk Wildlife Trust chief says it could take several years for an internationally-important stretch of heath to recover after it was trashed by hundreds of rave-goers.

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Royal Mail creates 160 seasonal part-time jobs in Norwich

Royal Mail is creating 160 part-time jobs in Norwich on the run-up to the festive season.

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Hurricane Gonzalo. Picture: Supplied

Hurricane Gonzalo morning update: Heavy winds expected to hit Norfolk and other parts of East Anglia later today

Gale force winds - with gusts as high as 60mph - are expected in Norfolk later today as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo sweep across the UK.

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Lynda Bellingham. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Norwich theatre boss pays tribute to actress Lynda Bellingham

The boss of one of Norwich’s theatres has paid tribute to Lynda Bellingham, describing the actress and a “great personality” and an “enduring inspiration.”

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Norwich Magistrates Court

Man admits making racist and insulting comments on train between Norwich and Diss

Two teenage girls travelling on a train between Norwich and Diss were left “frightened” by a drunk man who made racist and insulting comments, a court has heard.

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Politics See all

Rats are causing problems down by the River and near a cafe In Thetford.
Cllr Terry jermy, Cllr Denis Crawford, mayor Sylvia Armes, Cllr Stuart wright and Cllr Brenda canham.
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“Stop feeding the ducks”, say council, after rats take up residence in riverbank

A council is urging people not to feed the birds at a popular riverside spot after a rise in the number of rats.

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Health See all

Carlton Court Hospital in Carlton Colville.

Campaigners question logic of shutting mental health beds in Waveney

Mental health chiefs insist they have enough beds in Waveney and Great Yarmouth, despite figures showing two hospitals were more than 90pc full before a decision was made to close inpatient beds.

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Education See all

(L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.

 Picture: James Bass

Ofsted under fire again over inspections row at three Norfolk schools

Pressure is mounting on Ofsted today for further reassurances over claims three Norfolk schools were unfairly given advance notice of inspections.

Read full story »

Lynn and West Latest See all

The new Police Investigation Centre at Saddlebow. Picture: IAN BURT.

King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre has Ebola scare

The King’s lynn Police Investigation Centre (PIC) kept a woman in isolation after she who was found to have a temperature.

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