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Independent Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk Constabulary Stephen Bett . Photo: Steve Adams

In November 2012 Stephen Bett became Norfolk’s first ever police and crime commissioner following the inaugural elections for the controversial role hailed by the government as making the police more accountable.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The government has abandoned plans to force all schools in England to become academies - but it was not clear whether new rules could still require all schools in our region to convert.

Visitors to Hunstanton enjoy the warm weather.

Make the most of the sun while it lasts is the message from forecasters as an abrupt shift in the weather system has brought Norfolk its hottest day of the year only a week after flurries of snow.

The A11 at 
Attleborough from the air. 

Picture: James Bass

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the A11 at Attleborough on Sunday.

Pic shows Calum Kerr at the Old Bailey
A prison officer stabbed while breaking up a fight recruited an inmate to exact revenge on his attacker, a court heard.

Calum Kerr, 27, sought retribution after Kerney Grantham lashed out with an improvised weapon when the guard tried to stop him attacking another prisoner, it is claimed.

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A prisoner accused of carrying out a revenge attack on a fellow inmate on behalf of a guard claims he was just defending himself against a sadistic criminal, a court has heard.

Weather. Enjoying the sunshine at Norwich Castle.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Highs of 22C are expected in Norfolk this weekend and Norwich in the sunshine is a sight to behold, so here are 11 photos that are guaranteed to make you want to get outside and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.

Police want to speak to this woman after an elderly lady was pushed on the floor in the Tesco store on Guildhall Hill in Norwich. Photo: Norfolk Police

Police have released CCTV after an elderly shopper was shoved to the floor in the Tesco store on Guildhall Hill, Norwich.

Emergency crews at the scene of the crash on the A146 near Thurton in June 2015. Photo: Archant/EDP

A driver has denied causing the death by careless driving of a 78 year-old man following a three-car collision on the A146 at Thurton last summer.

Crime

Scenes from the PCC count at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn - Stephen Bett loses his position as Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner as Lorne Green, the Conservative candidate, is all smiles. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Norfolk’s first elected Police and Crime Commissioner said on Friday afternoon he is “very disappointed” after losing out on the chance to carry on for a second term.

Health

Michael Scott, chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust . Photo: Steve Adams

Two consultants involved in a “strategic reorganisation” which saw hundreds of jobs axed at the region’s mental health trust, each received payouts worth more than £200,000.

Business

Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

The UK high street has suffered its worst month since 2008 as poor weather combined with economic uncertainty ensured shoppers kept a tight grip on their wallets.

Education

Education secretary Nicky Morgan. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The government has abandoned plans to force all schools in England to become academies - but it was not clear whether new rules could still require all schools in our region to convert.

Politics

Independent Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk Constabulary Stephen Bett . Photo: Steve Adams

In November 2012 Stephen Bett became Norfolk’s first ever police and crime commissioner following the inaugural elections for the controversial role hailed by the government as making the police more accountable.

Environment

The friendly urban fox. Picture Simon Finlay

A photographer pottering away in his garage had some welcome company when a fox came to join him at his Norwich home.

Tech

Five year old Amelia Ockelford from Dereham, has her own Youtube channel demonstrating crafts. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Amelia Ockelford loves watching YouTube videos.

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