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Michael Jerome was jailed for 3 years for breaching his Sexual offences prevention Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A convicted sex offender serving time at HMP Bure, at Coltishall, who was banned from contacting children, wrote a letter from his prison cell to a Norfolk schoolgirl after taking a “shine” to her when he saw her photo, a court heard.

James Joyce.

The Department for Education (DfE) has named social business Catch22 as the in-principle sponsor for a new specialist academy planned for King’s Lynn.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

Two men who carried out a robbery at a Thetford bookmakers in which a member of staff was punched as he lay on the ground have each been jailed for two years eight months.

Craig Warmer.

A man who exposed himself to two teenage girls has escaped a jail term.

David Tuohy arriving at Norwich Crown court.

A former headmaster of a Norfolk boarding school who was due to be sentenced after being found guilty of a string of historic sex attacks on five boys has died.

Anthony O'Rourke. PIC: Submitted.

A Norwich man has been jailed for more than two years after being convicted of sexually abusing a young girl.

Fire crews rescue the man in Rumburgh - photo Jane Davis

A driver is lucky to have escaped after his car careered off the road and into a pond in Rumburgh, say eyewitnesses.

Father Anthony McSweeney. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Former Norfolk Catholic priest Anthony McSweeney has been sentenced to three years in jail for sexually abusing a vulnerable teenage boy at a children’s home in west London between 1979 and 1981.

Gary Baker (far right) and other residents from Avocet Way in Bradwell have been told that must take their wheelie bins to a collection point rather than leaving them outside their homes.

Picture: James Bass

A borough-wide plan to change doorstep bin collections has been slammed by residents who will now have to drag their rubbish away from their homes.

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Craig Warmer.

A man who exposed himself to two teenage girls has escaped a jail term.

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New frailty ward opens at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital: Picture submitted. In Picture (from left): Adriana Eunha,(ward sister), Dr Raj Shekhar (Lead Stroke Consultant), Tanya Lunt, (Clinical Team Co-Coordinator), Dorothy Hosein, (Chief Executive), Iian Butlin, named the ward (Clinical Audit),Dr Pradip Sarda, (Care of the Elderly), Dr Lanre Oladipo, (Medical Registrar), Sharon Tatnell, (Senior Health Care assistant) and Amy Rankin, (Occupational Therapist).

A specialist frailty ward dedicated solely to caring for older patients has opened at a west Norfolk hospital.

Business

Norwich International Airport COE Andrew Bell. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk holidaymakers could be jetting across the English Channel to Paris as part of bold plans to expand the route network at Norwich International Airport.

Education

James Joyce.

The Department for Education (DfE) has named social business Catch22 as the in-principle sponsor for a new specialist academy planned for King’s Lynn.

Politics

Election guru and shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Labour’s election gurus play down the UKIP and Green threat and explain why tea towels have been key to their campaign. Political editor Annabelle Dickson reports

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Gary Baker (far right) and other residents from Avocet Way in Bradwell have been told that must take their wheelie bins to a collection point rather than leaving them outside their homes.

Picture: James Bass

A borough-wide plan to change doorstep bin collections has been slammed by residents who will now have to drag their rubbish away from their homes.

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