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Nearby Towns: Fakenham, King's Lynn, Wells-next-the-Sea

A storm lashes the Prom in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Parts of the promenade at Hunstanton could be closed over the next few weeks as repairs get under way.

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From left, area manager Angelique Bklake, Raymond Harris ansd chief executive Nick Harding. Keith Osborn

While families were enjoying their Christmas morning, Raymond Harris gave up his and went for a sponsored swim in the North Sea to raise money for CHIPS - a charity set up on behalf of the gaming industry, which aims to provide specialised powered wheelchairs for children with severe mobility problems.

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Kevin Crook, from the Mission Aviation Fellowship, with one of its Cessna aircraft at Hunstanton Methodist Church. Picture: Chris Bishop

A Christian charity which flies aid and medical supplies to remote areas of third world countries brought one of its planes to a Norfolk church which is supporting it.

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The ongoing roadworks on the A149 at Heacham. Picture: Ian Burt

A new roundabout is being built at the bottom of Redgate Hill to serve a new housing development on the southern side of Hunstanton.

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The memorial to victims of the 1953 floods in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

A memorial to 31 victims of the 1953 floods looks set to be staying put.

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The site of the proposed development off Cromer Road, Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Land with outline permission for 120 new properties has been sold to an unknown developer.

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The flooding memorial in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

A £1.3m project to celebrate the vision of the founder of Hunstanton, Henry Le Strange, has taken a step closer with the appointment of a contractor to carry out the work.

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Lowestoft coastguard generic pictures

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

They serve and protect coastal communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Norfolk Wildlife Trust are currently recruiting for a range of seasonal and part-time roles. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Norfolk Wildlife Trust currently have nine different positions available across the county, including a warden role and catering vacancies.

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Flashback - the A149 between Heacham and Hunstanton before work began. Picture: Ian Burt

Hunstanton Road remains closed, with traffic diverted via the Lavender junction while work continues on a roundabout to serve the new development off Redgate Hill.

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Scenes from the 1953 Hunstanton floods

For more than 60 years, it has stood in memory of those who lost their lives when the sea smashed through a town’s defences.

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Thirteen hare coursers arrested in Norfolk

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Police have sent out a strong message that they won’t tolerate hare coursing in Norfolk, after the arrest of 13 men and the seizure of their dogs and four vehicles in recent weeks.

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Jordan Dowen, with his mother Joanne. Picture: Chris Bishop

Jordan Dowen, now 16, was riding the short distance from his home in Hunstanton to the town’s Smithdon High School, when he was involved in a collision with a car and suffered horrific head injuries.

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Picture shows lifeboat returning to RNLI station with the dinghy stowed at the front.

A small dinghy with no-one on board was recovered about two miles off-shore by the Hunstanton RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew.

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A woman in her 80s has died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash on the A149 at Snettisham on December 1.

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Hunstanton was founded as a seaside resort by Henry Le Strange. Picture: Ian Burt

Without the vision of Henry Le Strange in the mid-19th century, Hunstanton would not be the seaside resort it is today.

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'Gold from Norfolk', Snettisham school book launch with pupils and author John Haden. Picture by Emma Hunt

Youngsters have been working with author John Haden on a book about the gold torcs found outside their village.

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Local charities bag £3,000 from residents who recycle with Recycling Rewards scheme. Left-Right: Brian Long, Adam Woodhall (behaviour change advisory panel member), Zena Penty (West Norfolk Mind), Jessica Walker (The Norfolk Hospice), Debbie Crown (Scottys Little Soldiers), David Greenfield (behaviour change advisory panel member), Graham Simmonds (Local Green Points)

Charities in west Norfolk have bagged £3,000, thanks to residents who recycle.

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Respect Your Taxi Driver: West Norfolk Council's new campaign. L-R Jim Nolan, Terry Thorn, Teresa Shepperson, Gary Greenacre.

People in west Norfolk are being urged in a new advertising campaign to respect taxi drivers in the run-up to Christmas, amid reports of bad behaviour in cabs.

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Police are renewing appeals for witnesses after a crash on the A149 at Snettisham.

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Proposed Heacham Lidl. Picture: Lidl

Controversials proposals for a new Lidl store in Heacham were deferred today, to allow the company to look again at the design and the materials used in the building.

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The official opening of the new classroom block and trim trail at Snettisham Primary School. Pictured is Logan. Picture: Ian Burt

A new classroom block and newly installed trim trail obstacle course were officially opened at Snettisham Primary School by North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham yesterday.

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Proposed Heacham Lidl. Picture: Lidl

A new Lidl looks set to be built on the outskirts of Heacham, despite continued opposition from the parish council.

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Hillcrest school choir perform at the Downham Christmas light switch-on. Picture: John Fox

Thousands of people packed town centres across the county today for the traditional Christmas lights switch-on events.

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Willie Searle's new Wash Monster making its way along the A47 at King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A former landing craft from the Vietnam War travelled on a lorry from Tilbury docks to Hunstanton yesterday to join the Searle’s Sea Tours fleet.

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A fashion show was held at St Nicholas Hall in Dersingham, to raise funds for a new village centre. Picture: Ian Burt

Some of the women were a bit tentative and showed their inexperience on the catwalk - but it was for a good cause.

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Thornham village hall on opening night. Pictures Paul Murrell

The trustees of Thornham village hall can now add to their eco-credentials after being awarded £12,500 in a national energy fund competition.

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Celebrating the new acute frailty unit are Dr Pradip Sarda, Chief Executive Dorothy Hosein, Terrington ward sister Sue Green, medical director Dr Tim Petterson and Dr Ishaku Pam.

Elderly and frail patients are benefiting from an innovative new service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

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The UK Border Agency.

About half the staff at a west Norfolk care home have been ordered to leave Britain, after the licence allowing them to legally work here was withdrawn.

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Val Newton: Picture Victoria Fear

A west Norfolk hospital is warning people who have experienced norovirus symptoms not to visit and put loved one’s lives at risk.

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West Norfolk Academies Trust executive headteacher,  Andy Johnson. Picture: Ian Burt

A west Norfolk high school has started a consultation after it confirmed it was closing its sixth form to become an 11-16 academy.

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Headteacher Paul Marsh: Picture Smithdon High School

A consultation has started on Smithdon High School becoming an 11-16 academy later this year.

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It has taken several years, but the last of 14 milestones to be restored on the north Norfolk coast has now been installed.

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Store manager Matt Thorogood, vice-chairman of the parish council, Ros Pugh and pupils from Snettisham Primary School officially open the new store. 

Photography by Jason Bye

Youngsters from Snettisham Primary School joined members of the parish council as guests of honour at the launch of the Co-op’s new foodstore in the west Norfolk village, which opened following a £600,000 investment.

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Heacham village sign: Picture Archant

Independent candidate Terence Parish has been elected the new West Norfolk borough councillor for Heacham ward.

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Richard Blunt. Picture: West Norfolk Council

How do you see West Norfolk in 20 years’ time?

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The new ceramic wall feature on Hunstanton's seafront. Pictured is Suzy Mason. Picture: Ian Burt

It’s a seaside resort which already has the cliffs, beach, fish and chips and In Bloom awards to boast about – and now it’s got an added attraction.

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Springwood Sixth Form students will be among around 2,000 going to a West Norfolk careers fair later this month. Picture: Ian Burt

Organisers of the largest careers’ show to be held in west Norfolk in recent years are expecting about 2,000 young people to attend.

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British duo on world record tandem ride. John Whybrow and George Agate. Mr Whybrow rides at the front: Photos C/O John Whybrow.  I

A 24-year-old man from Hunstanton is about 6,000 miles into an 18,000-mile trip around the world by tandem bicycle.

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Charity golf match at Heacham Manor raising money for the West Raynham ward at the QEH and the Norfolk Hospice. Pictured are (from left) James Reid, Alex Gunthardt, Ben Allen and Andy Mackenzie. Picture: Ian Burt

A charity golf day boosted hospital coffers and gave a group of high-flying businessmen the chance to unwind for a few hours.

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The Budgens store in Dersingham is to be taken over by the Co-op. Picture: Ian Burt

More than £650,000 is being invested in a supermarket in Dersingham, which has been taken over by a rival chain.

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Fish and chips: Pictures Ken Field

A Thornham business has been named as one of the UK finest fledging fish and chip shops in a country-wide competition.

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The new University Centre at the College of West Anglia. Picture: Ian Burt

A new £6.5m university centre for west Norfolk and the Fens has been officially opened, almost 10 years after College of West Anglia principal David Pomfret started the ball rolling.

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The collision happened on Lighthouse Lane, the road leading off to the left of the picture. Photo: Ian Burt

A man suffered serious injuries when his motorbike hit a kerb in Hunstanton last night.

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Henry Bett at court last year. Photo credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A Norfolk farmer jailed for his part in a road crash in which a woman was killed today took his appeal against conviction before top judges.

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The official opening of Thornham village hall three years ago: (from left) Louise Howell, Ian Barrett, Wendy Brooks, Colin Venes, Tony Morris, Sue Grout, Anthony Needham, Ann Whiting, John Warham and Stephanie Mocatta. Picture: Ian Burt

The trustees of Thornham village hall are urging the public to help them win a competition and £12,000 funding by voting online.

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Heritage Open Day will give people the chance to explore the historic heart of King's Lynn - The Custom House. Picture: Ian Burt

It will be a special day in King’s Lynn next Sunday when about 60 buildings not normally open to the public throw open their doors as part of Heritage Open Day.

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Scenes from Stars of West Norfolk Awards Evening hld at the Alive Corn Exchange in King's Lynn - All the winners on the night lead by Special Recognition award winner Georgina Futter.

They are the people who often go without reward or recognition. But, without them, our communities would be much poorer.

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Construction work on new homes. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A housing development comprising 77 new homes on an “eyesore” site could get the green light from planners next week, despite strong opposition from the parish council.

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All About Dogs Show at the Royal Norfolk Showground, Costessey. Photo : Steve Adams

Tickets sold out, empty tables were few and far between and records were broken as visitors turned out in force to make the most of the bank holiday weekend.

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Menai Lamb setting up one of the displays at Sedgeford's Flower Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

St Mary’s Church at Sedgeford hosts its annual flower festival and craft fair from today until Sunday. Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm each day, as well as the flowers there will be many stalls and All that Jazz will be playing each day from 12-1pm and from 2-3pm.

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West Raynham ward: Picture supplied

The stroke unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn, is set to get a £265,000 makeover to make it more ‘homely’.

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Crime writer Jim Kelly met the real life version of his fictional hero detective Peter Shaw on a visit to Hunstanton lifeboat station. In the books, Shaw pilots the RNLI’s rescue hovercraft Hunstanton Flyer. Kelly, pictured, was taken out on an exercise by Victor Dade, commander, pictured left, with Hannah Torrice, right. Picture supplied

Award-winning crime writer Jim Kelly met the real life version of his fictional hero detective Peter Shaw on a visit to Hunstanton lifeboat station.

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xxx_Seals released back into the wild at Hunstanton beach: Pictures supplied

Three rescued seals have been released back into the wild, easing the pressure on the hard-pressed animal care team at Hunstanton Sea Life sanctuary.

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Scolt Head Island

Beach-goers in north Norfolk are being urged to keep safe after a family of six had to be rescued after being cut off by the tide on Scolt Head Island.

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League of Friends shop at Queen Elizabeth Hospital appealed for new volunteers - From left - Linda Cain, Joan Edwards and Carol Crake. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Ten volunteers have come forward to help after an appeal was launched to keep a vital fundraising store open at night – but more are still needed.

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The view over the fields close to the site of the proposed poultry farm near Sedgeford - The village sign. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Campaigners have vowed to continue a fight against a proposed poultry farm in west Norfolk, despite it being approved by councillors earlier this month.

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Natalie Emmerson from Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and a seal pup: Picture Barry Williams

A record number of 52 grey and common seal pups have been rescued so far this year at Hunstanton Sea Life sanctuary – nine more than last year’s record with four months of the year still to go.

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One of the proposed silica sand sites in Dersingham. Picture: Ian Burt

Campaigners are hailing it as a victory for residents after a site in west Norfolk was taken off a list of potential silica sand extraction locations.

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£1m improvement to X-Ray department at QEH: Pictures supplied
Pictured are: Chris Dales, Mark Abbott and Ann Garner with the new equipment

A £1m refurbishment of the X-Ray department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn is benefiting patients and radiographers.

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File photo of construction work on new homes.Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

West Norfolk could be in line to get nearly 230 new homes, after two separate applications were submitted to the borough council.

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Pictured from left in the new garden are: Lucy Massen, Sharon Harvey, Lindsey Rasberry, Laurence Morlaás and Hospital Chief Executive Dorothy Hosein

A new memorial garden has been created at a Norfolk hospital to help terminally ill patients and their families find peace.

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The driver of a red, old-style car is being sought by police, after a young girl pedestrian was struck on the hip by a passing vehicle’s wing mirror.

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Scenes from the 2016 RNLI Sandcastle competiton on Hunstanton Beach. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It’s an annual treat that mums and dads love taking part in just as much as toddlers.

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Pictures from previous Hunstanton kite festivals: Adrian Judd

Final preparations are being made for the 20th Hunstanton kite festival and classic car rally.

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This year's Sedgeford dig , with a new trench being dug, and  the footings of a bulding being unearthed. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Budding archaeologists and history buffs are being invited to attend an open day at Sedgeford to celebrate 21 years of excavating and research in the north-west Norfolk village.

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West Norfolk Council leader Brian Long. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Council chiefs in west Norfolk have banned the release of balloons and sky lanterns on the land it owns.

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David Elvidge, winner of the allotment of the year award with (left) judge Pat Richardson and (right) Hunstanton mayor James Johnson. Picture: Chris Bishop

Plot holders from the Northfields Allotment Club threw open the gates of the site and laid on a produce stall selling their home-grown fruit and veg, cake stalls and a beekeeping display.

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The proposed housing development site on School Road, Heacham. Picture: Ian Burt

The planning inquiry held into a controversial development in Heacham cost West Norfolk Council more than £60,000, it has been revealed.

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West Norfolk Health and Wellbeing art/crafts workshops.Pictures submitted

Inspirational art created by stroke survivors from across west Norfolk will be on show and for sale at Hunstanton Methodist Church next month.

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Pictured are: Trust Chairman Edward Libbey with Project Search supporters and hospital department representatives: Picture submitted

A west Norfolk hospital continues to spearhead a project to help students with learning difficulties find jobs by giving them skills and experience in the workforce.

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Peter Colvin (centre) leaving King's Lynn Magistrates' Court. Picture: Staff Photographer.

A borough and parish councillor resigned after he crashed his blue BMW car into a field when more than three times the legal limit, and was convicted of drink-driving for the third time.

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The Heritage Gardens in Hunstanton pictured last year with the then town mayor Andrew Murray. Picture: Ian Burt

A revamp of Hunstanton Heritage Gardens is set to go-ahead, thanks to a £993,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund.

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Villagers at Heacahm celebrate their victory over the new housing proposal on Station Road, with MP Sir Henry Bellingham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham joins the celebrations after plans for a controversial development were dismissed for a second time following a public inquiry.

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The North West Norfolk parlimentary candidates social media event at the EDP offices in King's Lynn - Conservative candidate Henry Bellingham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

North west Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham has welcomed the inspector’s decision to rejected the developer’s appeal for a second time.

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This year's Sedgeford dig , with a new trench being dug, and  the footings of a bulding being unearthed. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It’s an archaeological dig that has outlasted the popular TV series Time Team, and shows no signs of coming to an end just yet.

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New recruitment car, l-r, chief executive Dorothy Hosein, Milena Krasinska-Chavez, Asher Dino and Unison branch secretary Darren Barber with the car: Submitted

A new specially decorated recruitment car will be taking to the roads of west Norfolk in a bid to get more nurses and midwives to work at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

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Old Hunstanton town sign. Picture: Ian Burt

Three glorious days of flowers, music and fun are on offer at the annual Old Hunstanton flower festival.

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Ivan and Maureen Wolfe are doing a 100 mile charity cycle ride to raise money for Rays of Sunshine. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The owner of a King’s Lynn video and photography shop is gearing up to take on a 100-mile challenge.

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John Dobson. Picture: Ian Burt

A parish council has defeated an attempt to overturn a court ruling by the secretary of state.

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Bob Booth has donated 12 of his books to the QEH: Pictured are, L-R, Theresa Mota, Bob Booth and Loraine Andrew: Picture submitted

Popular author Bob Booth has donated 12 copies of his popular books to help entertain patients who are in the discharge lounge at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

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Sara Stock is preparing for Ringstead's open gardens day this weekend. Picture: Ian Burt

A picturesque north-west Norfolk village will be a blaze of colour this weekend with the 39th annual open gardens event in Ringstead expected to attract hundreds of visitors,

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Postcard of Licensed Victuallers III lifeboat and crew in 1905: RNLI archive

A century ago they risked their lives to rescue sailors and fishermen adrift at sea, and now they could be set to get a fitting memorial.

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Hunstanton crew manager Peter Greeves gets muddy at Thornham harbour: Picture submitted

A man in his 70s had to be rescued after he got stuck in deep mud when he fell from his boat at Thornham harbour.

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Thornham Harbour. Picture: Chris Bishop

Emergency services were called to Thornham last night after a man fell into the water from a boat.

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Iain Duncan Smith visited King's Lynn, leafleting with Vote Leave canvassers. Also pictured is Jo Rust. Picture: Ian Burt

According to the polls, people in west Norfolk are more out than in when it comes to the EU referendum, but top Vote Leave campaigner Iain Duncan Smith got more than he bargained for when he went walkabouts in King’s Lynn town centre.

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The proposed silica sand site at Dersingham. Picture: Ian Burt

A six-week consultation period on proposals for sand extraction in west Norfolk could be extended, after campaigners pledged to continue their fight against the plans.

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Cheryl Phillips with her grandchildren, baby, Emilia-Grace, boy in front, Preston, girl behind, Sasha: Submitted.

A grandmother who was rescued after suffering a fall at Titchwell marsh, on the north Norfolk coast, is still off work and unable to walk nearly two weeks later.

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Hunstanton Retained Fire Fighter Gerry Desroches has retired after a 40 year career.  Picture: Paul Tibbs.

Gerry Desroches, from Hunstanton, has attended some of the area’s most memorable blazes over the years - and is now urging others to also join the service.

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Jimmy Tarbuck: Submitted

“Hello David, this is Jimmy Tarbuck”, the evergreen comedian said in his unmistakable Liverpool accent.

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A public event is being held tonight to discuss a proposed minerals site that is being considered for silica sand extraction.

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St Mary's Church in Sedgeford has just undergone a £365,000 revamp - Church warden Pam Goddard in the repaired altar area. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A much-loved church in west Norfolk that dates back to the 1200s has been saved for future generations to enjoy – and churchwarden Pam Goddard cannot quite believe the improvement.

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Tina the terrapin. Photo: photo-features.co.uk

Terrapin by name, terror by nature - this female yellow-bellied slider terrapin, dubbed Tina, had to be found a tank of her own at the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary after terrorising the other occupants.

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The pond in Ingoldisthorpe, where the planning inspectorate has allowed an application for housing. Picture: Ian Burt

A field residents claim is the central focus of the west Norfolk village is now a step closer to having housing built on it, a government inspector has decided.

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Deckchairs on Cromer beach.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Ten of our region’s beaches will be flying flags this summer to show visitors they are among the best in the country.

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The proposed housing development site on School Road, Heacham. Picture: Ian Burt

West Norfolk Council’s claim that it now has enough land allocated for housing across the borough has been scrutinised at a public inquiry into a proposed development in Heacham.

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Residents in Heacham with their 'Keep Heacham a Village' banner at the start of a planning inquiry

A controversial planning saga that has been ongoing for three years has taken another turn as a public inquiry opened to decide whether the application should go ahead in Heacham.

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Fishermen on trial at King's Lynn Magistrates Court. Pictured Kieron Johnson

Six men have gone on trial accused of illegally dredging for shellfish in a closed area of the Wash.

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The Green, Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Barriers have been erected around the concrete butterfly shelters next to the Green in Hunstanton, ahead of their removal and potential replacement.

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Leader of the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Brian Long. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The new chair of the West Norfolk Conservative Party Group this morning starts his first day as leader of West Norfolk Council.

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