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Aviation academy to take off with cash boost - Norwich scheme part of £48.3m new growth cash for the region

Norfolk and Suffolk have won a £48.5m slice of a billion pound pot of Whitehall cash to boost skills and infrastructure and drive innovation in the region.

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Earthquake in East Midlands felt as far as Norfolk

An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale hit the village of Cottesmore in Rutland in the East Midlands tonight, the US Geological Survey said.

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Coroner says busy north Norfolk road where Holt teenager Martha Seaward died last year is “too dangerous” for pedestrians

A junction where a Holt teenager died when crossing the road has been tagged “too dangerous” by a coroner.

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A suspected tornado has left a pathway of damage through several properties in Forncett St Peter.

Video: Norfolk hit by strong winds, heavy rain and suspected tornado

Norfolk experienced gusts of wind between 55-60mph today with people in the south of the county claiming they were hit by a tornado.

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, was today asked about the report into claims three Norfolk academies received advance notice of inspection dates. Photo: Bill Smith

“It does seem to be an enormous amount of coincidence” - MP on missing emails and minutes that “hampered” Ofsted tip-off probe

An MP has described the deleted emails, inaccessible emails and missing minutes that “hampered” an investigation that cleared three Norfolk academies of receiving tip-offs about inspection dates as “an enormous amount of coincidence”.

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Armed response unit at Whitwell Road.

Update: Armed police carry out operations in Norwich and Long Stratton

Armed police arrested five people in raids across Norwich this morning.

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Geoffrey Humphrys in his study at home.

Obituary: Geoffrey Humphrys, former North Walsham head teacher and prolific published writer

A former north Norfolk head teacher, known and respected by thousands of pupils, has died, aged 93.

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Matthew Smith arriving at his continuing trial at Norwich Crown Court. Two fellow defendants have been cleared.

Ukip’s Matthew Smith faces retrial as jury discharged in electoral fraud case

A former Ukip parliamentary candidate faces a retrial from June 1, after jurors failed to reach a verdict on two remaining counts.

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Artists impression of Norwich Aviation Academy

Aviation academy to take off with cash boost - Norwich scheme part of £48.3m new growth cash for the region

Norfolk and Suffolk have won a £48.5m slice of a billion pound pot of Whitehall cash to boost skills and infrastructure and drive innovation in the region.

Read full story »

Health See all

The N&N's new urgent care centre attached to the accident & emergency unit. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital plans A&E expansion to relieve pressure

Norfolk’s biggest hospital is set to expand its A&E department in a bid to help meet increasing demand.

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, was today asked about the report into claims three Norfolk academies received advance notice of inspection dates. Photo: Bill Smith

“It does seem to be an enormous amount of coincidence” - MP on missing emails and minutes that “hampered” Ofsted tip-off probe

An MP has described the deleted emails, inaccessible emails and missing minutes that “hampered” an investigation that cleared three Norfolk academies of receiving tip-offs about inspection dates as “an enormous amount of coincidence”.

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Photos of Upwell Post Office. PHOTO: Matthew Usher

Proposal to relocate postal services in Upwell

Services of a village post office could be moved to a different location which would offer longer opening hours seven days a week.

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