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The Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk protest taking place in Norwich centre. M.P Clive Lewis adding his voice to the protest.
It comes as mental health services in the region are facing the strain following multi-million pound cuts and the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust being placed into special measures. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has said he rejects the use of racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic language after a political blog raised one his social media posts from 2011 in which he quoted a commentator suggesting Israel should have been put in the “Middle-West”, not the “Middle-East”.

The KFC branch on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich.

KFC has confirmed that its branch on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich is to remain closed permanently.

Just some of the people jailed in Norfolk in April.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk courts in April.

Parents have been reassured about the safety of their children after a former school worker admitted possessing indecent images of children.

Peter Marko pictured in 2012

A Norwich jury today cleared the boss of an electrical appliance company of six counts of fraud.

The railway bridge on Aylsham Road in North Walsham which was struck by a shipping container being hauled by an articulated lorry.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Trains have been delayed and vehicles diverted in North Walsham after a lorry hit the railway bridge on Aylsham Road.

Krons Manor, Fairstead Lane, Hempnall. Photo: Savills.

The most expensive home sold in Norfolk in March was Krons Manor, a six bedroom property on Fairstead Lane in Hempnall which dates back to 1609.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Ickburgh on Sunday.

Crime

Just some of the people jailed in Norfolk in April.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk courts in April.

Health

Chris Harding MBE

An outgoing police boss received an £147,000 payout for retiring when a new structure was introduced in 2013, our investigation can reveal.

Business

The Co-operative shop on Plumstead Road, Norwich.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Co-op food stores in Watton, Wisbech and Norwich’s Plumstead Road are among 36 which will be sold off by the Co-operative Group as it sharpens its focus on convenience shopping.

Education

Ofsted inspection at Thomas Clarkson Academy. Principal Clare Claxton.

Ofsted’s latest inspection of Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech, offers only a fleeting glimpse of hope that the school is on its way to improving.

Politics

The Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk protest taking place in Norwich centre. M.P Clive Lewis adding his voice to the protest.
It comes as mental health services in the region are facing the strain following multi-million pound cuts and the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust being placed into special measures. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich MP Clive Lewis has said he rejects the use of racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic language after a political blog raised one his social media posts from 2011 in which he quoted a commentator suggesting Israel should have been put in the “Middle-West”, not the “Middle-East”.

Environment

The Plantation Garden has re-opened after being closed due to subsidence at a neighbouring property. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It is one of Norwich’s hidden horticultural gems and, just in time for the start of the summer season, visitors can once again marvel at its delights.

Tech

Picture: Ian Burt

A further person has been arrested in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk.

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