West Norfolk

A campaign to halve unemployment in young people across Breckland and West Norfolk has been launched.

Expeditions down thundering river rapids and through pathless rainforests began in the Norfolk Fens for My Year With The Tribe presenter Will Millard

An elderly man was rescued from the sea after his kayak capsized off the West Norfolk coast.

A talk looking back at the life of a town’s first female mayor will be hosted by the current mayor of West Norfolk.

South Norfolk has ranked top in the county for dynamism amongst its businesses – but most of Norfolk comes in below the national average, according to a new study.

A new initiative to support young people into work is set to be launched by three Norfolk MPs.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) had already revealed proposals to move its head office, where it employs 575 people, from Bircham Newton in north West Norfolk, with Peterborough the most likely destination.

Tickets are now on sale for West Norfolk’s new online lottery scheme aimed at raising money for good causes.

Hard-working youngsters at a West Norfolk primary school were treated to a trip to the cinema.

People living in Great Yarmouth are the least active in England, with more than a third failing to manage 30 minutes of exercise a week, new figures reveal.

Hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles are clogging up the region’s roads despite calls for motorists to opt for more cleaner fuels.

Zinc roofing on the newly-refurbished butterfly shelters in Hunstanton is set to be replaced due to discolouration.

A Norfolk cattle farmer will swap her wellies and overalls for something more glamorous after receiving a surprise invitation to the Royal wedding.

There could be more to plastic fashion than just wearing pink on Wednesdays.

Norwich have announced head coach Jonny O’Brien will be standing down at the end of the season after four years in charge.

Changes to lane priorities on one of King’s Lynn’s busiest roads is hoped to tackle traffic congestion in the town.

When Carly Hain received an invitation to the Royal wedding, she thought it was a scam.

The revival of a seaside town’s legendary kart race is set to return for a second year.

Three generations of one family will be taking part in the GEAR 10k after a much-loved mother and grandmother beat breast cancer.

A lifeboat crew was called out to search for a missing man last seen in the early hours of yesterday morning near the river in King’s Lynn.

A traditional market offering locally-sourced food, drinks and snacks is set to return to the historic heart of King’s Lynn.

A man in his 50s has been arrested following a single vehicle crash which left a car stuck in a field and on fire.

West Norfolk racer Aaron Alexander has bagged himself three podium finishes in a row.

Dan Blackburn of VC Norwich and Luke Hirst of Ashtons Legal CC won the Diss Cycling Club’s time trial for teams of two, as well as being the only riders inside the hour for the 25 miles.

A West Norfolk based American football team, now coached by a Soham man, are on the hunt for players to bring their dream of qualifying into the British American Football Association (BAFA) national league a reality.

More than £2m will be pumped in to a campaign to tackle loneliness in Norfolk.

Taxpayers in Norfolk and Suffolk saw a significant rise in earnings over five years, according to newly-released figures from HMRC.

Obesity-related hospital admissions in Norfolk have increased by thousands over the last three years, the latest figures show.

Drivers faced delays after the A10 in West Norfolk was closed for nearly nine hours following a crash.

A young porpoise found stranded on a West Norfolk beach had a second chance of life after being rescued and successfully released.

A new gallery, cinema and flexible performance space are some of the things which could be in store for a Norfolk arts venue.

King’s Lynn could lose seven councillors if recommendations published today by an election watchdog are accepted.

As Neil Haverson prepares to bring out his memoirs, he’s had a bit of explaining to do to Mrs H...

A commercial space management company is helping burgeoning businesses in West Norfolk to get off the ground with the opening of a new co-working space.

A series of raids carried out in parts of King’s Lynn and Swaffham in relation to the illegal importation of tobacco and money laundering has led to 19 arrests.

A concert will be held at the Queen’s Royal Estate in Sandringham to celebrate Norfolk Day.

Video: Penguins arrive at new £75,000 home

Monday, March 26, 2018

Complete with plenty of sand, rocks and a pool, this brand new enclosure has everything a penguin looks for in a home.

A team of volunteers sprung into action for the spring clean of a doorstep green.

A West Norfolk school received top marks after being rated good in an Ofsted report.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) could be about to undergo the biggest change in its history since it was founded. Reporter Kim Briscoe finds out why its proposals to modernise and widen its remit to include quality “craft beers” are proving divisive.

A West Norfolk beach clean will be one of many taking place as part of a national survey monitoring the state of the UK’s beaches.

A West Norfolk town will serve as a backdrop for hit ITV crime drama Unforgotten.

There are measures in place to help rough sleepers find a place to sleep, but some are reluctant to accept help.

More women die from breast cancer in more deprived areas of Norfolk and Waveney than those living in more affluent areas.

The Arctic conditions returned but that didn’t stop runners at King’s Lynn and Thetford turning up for their weekly 5k run as Mark Armstrong reports

Roads minister Jesse Norman was today left in no doubt what Norfolk wants when it comes to its main artery: Just Dual It!

Southwold overwhelmed West Norfolk in arctic conditions on Saturday in London Three Eastern Counties.

Jewellery and Egyptian style charms were stolen in a burglary in West Norfolk.

Young people across Norfolk have the chance to vote for their peers as the elections for the youth parliament get under way.

One small step for West Norfolk youngsters, one giant leap for imagination.

Two children’s piggy banks and jewellery were stolen in a burglary in West Norfolk.

Dozens of people lined the streets in Downham Market for the annual St Winnold’s Fair.

Southwold will be looking to win their game, while hoping for a favour from elsewhere, as a fascinating battle for the London Three Eastern Counties title continues on Saturday.

King’s Lynn is well known for its maritime heritage and more. But how often do people think or take notice of the Gaywood River, asks Annabel Hill, Senior Education Officer at Norfolk Wildlife Trust?

A model of the railways around King’s Lynn has helped a man in Australia get his life back on track after suffering a brain tumour.

The parkrun scene recovered in style from the Beast from the East as Mark Armstrong takes a look at the events at Catton, Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Thetford

Youngsters from a West Norfolk school were able to meet and play with their pen pals from Leicester.

Lights will be switched off in a West Norfolk town to put a spotlight on the issues of climate change and pollution.

A new project has been launched to uncover the history of a Norfolk port which came under siege during the English Civil War.

A new train control system could help cut delays on the King’s Lynn to London line.

People in West Norfolk are being invited to share why they love West Norfolk at three events taking place across the district.

A keen bird watcher and his wife were on a peaceful stroll when they spotted an incredibly rare sight.

Centuries ago, one of the biggest horse-trading fairs took place in a small market town in West Norfolk.

Southwold put in a good all-round display to see off a determined Thetford side and keep their title bid very much on track.

A snowy owl has made an “extremely rare” visit to Norfolk this weekend - thousands of miles away from its usual feeding ground.

A mother and son have both admitted their involvement in producing cannabis in a west Norfolk village.

Volunteers who give up their time helping the police have been recognised for their hard work in a ceremony held in West Norfolk.

Stagecoach has confirmed it will stop operating a number of bus routes across the county from next month.

Two housing associations are in discussions over a partnership to create East Anglia’s biggest housing group.

Three women will embark on the journey of their lives in a 3000 mile race across the world.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) will remain at its head office in west Norfolk until the end of 2019, it has announced.

Families with children and pets are being urged to take care when visiting Hunstanton beach after a number of unknown ‘solid deposits’ washed up ashore.

Police are appealing for information following an attempted distraction burglary in West Norfolk.

Animals at a RSPCA centre are being kept safe and warm as West Norfolk continues to freeze.

People will have to wait a bit longer for their bins to be emptied, with collections across most of Norfolk once again cancelled because of the weather.

Villagers are not letting the Beast from the East dampen their community spirit, as many check up on their neighbours and the vulnerable to make sure they’re ok.

The Beast from the East brings renewed hopes for ice skaters in keeping a centuries-old tradition alive.

It seems the Beast from the East is affecting everything - including this group of birds.

Council bosses have warned of “severe disruption” to services today as snow brought by the Beast from the East weather front continues to cause problems across Norfolk.

More than 60,000 people in Norfolk have now been diagnosed with diabetes, according to new figures, with a charity warning that number will continue to increase.

It is a competitive dog sport which puts the bond between man and his best friend to the test.

Hip hooray for Norfolk Day on July 27!

The growing problem of homelessness and rough sleeping is to be tacked with a £1.5m fund from Norfolk County Council (NCC).

A festival dedicated to all things mystic, spiritual and holistic is returning to West Norfolk.

An animal welfare group is calling on the public to avoid a circus in West Norfolk, citing its animal acts as an “outdated” practice.

Despite a tough climate for the construction industry the East Anglian arms of a national builder have hailed strong performances off the back of multi-million pound projects.

Three new support services will be rolled out in West Norfolk in a bid to tackle the worsening rates of homelessness.

Campaigners and volunteers will be spending a night sleeping rough on the street to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless.

Hundreds of pounds raised through business challenges and free family events has been donated to two West Norfolk charities.

Four members of West Norfolk Swimming Club have earned the right to compete in the prestigious 2018 British Championships in Edinburgh – with a fifth losing her spot at the last minute.

Lowestoft, Thetford, King’s Lynn, Blickling and Gorleston Cliffs all figure in this week’s parkrun round-up

The beach and a pint on the coast are some of the things renowned actor Tim Bentinck loves about West Norfolk.

Three men have been ordered to leave their home following a three-year dispute with neighbours over noise levels and disorderly behaviour.

In recent years, cycling has become the country’s fastest-growing participation sport – but that popularity has attracted the big boys. Mark Shields reports on how one Future50 member has been evolving.

Police are appealing for help to identify two men and a woman following a theft in West Norfolk.

Solicitors celebrated the opening of a new office in West Norfolk, their ninth across the region.

People of all ages in West Norfolk who may be vulnerable or have a disability now have a new champion in their corner.

Four men have been arrested following a police pursuit in West Norfolk.

Improvement works on a landmark 15th century building in King’s Lynn has been given a boost thanks to a helping hand from Friends of the Walks.

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