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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

While the sun shone down on the shrimp boats, there could be rough seas ahead for King’s Lynn’s fishing fleet and what few vessels still manage to steer their way through the murky waters of EU fisheries policy.

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Staff at an insurance broker gunged the boss and raised more than £10,000 for Comic Relief.

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King’s Lynn has been showing is solidarity with victims of the Westminster terror attack.

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Corrugated iron and old scaffolding boards, neon and booths, splashes of paint and a graffiti artist whose pen’s got the runs.

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Norfolk’s oldest person Vi Malin enjoyed a 111th birthday party with family and friends today at Lisbon Court, the home where she lives in King’s Lynn.

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A training centre in Mattishall has strengthened its links with its partners in a scheme to support young speedway riders.

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A council has formally apologised for not following its own procedures when dismissing a soccer hero’s nomination for the freedom of the borough.

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Mick Wright joined King’s Lynn FC in 1961 aged 19, and holds the British record for the number of games played without ever getting booked or sustaining an injury.

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Two nurses from King’s Lynn have been awarded top national life-saving honours for their fight to save the young victims of a road crash which claimed the life of a 21-year-old.

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Campaigners are raising money to buy a bench to remember one of King’s Lynn’s most enigmatic figures.

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The master of one-liners will be making a bee-line for King’s Lynn this autumn.

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Media students have filmed a tribute to street entertainer Juggling Jim.

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The victim, a man aged in his 30s, was found injured walking down Cresswell Street, off Loke Road, in the early hours of Sunday, March 12.

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Officers have taken to social media to issue a light-hearted warning about a serious issue.

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Choir-singing is quickly becoming a lost tradition, much like attending church save for a christening, wedding or a funeral. But one woman has spent almost her entire life keeping that tradition alive.

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The King’s Lynn Festival Chorus will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on a high note with a concert at St Nicholas’ Chapel.

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With new routes and distances, the annual Cycle Together Sandringham event this summer promises a day of wheely good fun.

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A King’s Lynn farm supply group made several calls for help - 800 in total to raise money for three charitable causes.

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Ashwicken Church of England Primary School continues to be a good school following a recent Ofsted inspection.

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Health chiefs hope emergency care for older patients is going to be improved by a new pilot scheme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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The Duke of York visited the King’s Lynn Innovation Centre to speak to budding entrepreneurs and get a taste of what the town has to offer in the world of business.

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Pupils caught an alien on camera, after her spaceship crash landed on their playing field.

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Deconditioning Syndrome is an important issue facing older patients, who can lose the ability to do everyday tasks as a result of prolonged periods of inactivity.

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If a crowd of street drinkers is your first impression of King’s Lynn, it’s not going to be a good one, admits one of the officers tasked with a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

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New homes and jobs are set to be created by a five-year vision to breathe new life into historic parts of King’s Lynn.

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Police arrested a drunk man for exposing himself in King’s Lynn.

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A thief was arrested as he stole a bike from the town’s railway station - unaware two plain-clothed officers were watching.

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The going was good for a Snettisham family who took to the race course in memory of a popular wife and mother who died from cancer.

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The scenic village of Dersingham was named in The Sunday Times top 20 best villages in Britain, ranking in at number nine. We look at 10 things which makes this north-west Norfolk town so special.

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An expansion into the Midlands has helped a Norfolk construction firm increase its turnover by more than 25%.

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Police seized 50 wraps of heroin and this terrifying machete with a foot-long blade when they arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of drug dealing.

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People living in part of King’s Lynn are being reminded of their responsibility to dispose of their waste properly.

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When it comes to the lottery, it is often said you’ve got to be in it to win it.

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Patients and visitors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are being warned of traffic disruption.

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Stunned officers breathalised a driver in the busy town centre and found he was four times the legal limit.

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Prince Andrew, a keen supporter on entrepreneurship, is visiting King’s Lynn Innovation Centre on Friday.

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Medieval monks loved to stargaze from its lofty summit. And King’s Lynn’s leaning tower was just the place to catch some rays in today’s spring sunshine.

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College of West Anglia principal David Pomfret gave us the following statement after Ofsted said it “required improvement”.

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Six seals swam back into the wild in the spring sunshine today.

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Education watchdogs say teaching and learning require improvement, while too many students fail to complete their courses.

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Flowers have been laid at the scene of a crash in which a 79-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries.

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It might be warming up outside, but it’s getting pretty chilly on stage.

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A new local lottery in West Norfolk could get the ball rolling for local good causes by generating additional funds for the council.

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Steel doors thick enough to withstand a nuclear blast are unlikely to open for the forseeable future.

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King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital is one of West Norfolk’s biggest business rates payers, new figures reveal.

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A classic car collector from Norfolk lent his Range Rover to Ed Sheeran to drive ‘down those country lanes’ - for a music video.

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An investigation was launched after the man’s body was seen in the tidal River Ouse on Saturday, March 4.

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Reality TV stars and celebrity DJs will be entertaining party-goers at a new club venue set to open in King’s Lynn.

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An elderly woman who was flown to hospital following a road accident in King’s Lynn is in critical but stable condition.

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A petition to stop a post office from being moved down the road has received over 500 signatures from the local community.

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People are being urged to avoid visiting the accident and emergency department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital unless their condition is ‘life-threatening’.

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Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, will visit the King’s Lynn Innovation Centre next Friday.

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A £500,000 funding application is being submitted to the Arts Council England to refurbish the interior of the historic St George’s Guildhall.

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High performing apprentices from the College of West Anglia (CWA) were celebrated for their ambitious drive and impressive talent.

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A woman who picked up her son while he was being chased by police has admitted obstructing officers.

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Education watchdogs have given Springwood High School its second “good” rating in successive inspections.

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Police arrested a man described as “very drunk” in the town.

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Wandering lonely as a cloud through the town centre, you can’t miss this host of golden daffodils floating in the breeze.

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A Norfolk man is running his second brighton marathon in memory of his brother who suffered a heart attack and died in front of him.

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A woman who was caught racially abusing a shop keeper in King’s Lynn has admitted the offence which was caught on a police body camera.

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King’s Lynn Festival Chorus is preparing for a celebratory concert next month.

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Another school is joining the 10-strong West Norfolk Academies Trust.

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A primary school placed in special measures has become the first in Norfolk to bounce back straight away to be graded ‘outstanding’.

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Detectives are now studying CCTV footage of King’s Lynn’s waterfront and town centre to see if it can provide any clues to how and when the man entered the river.

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A man’s bicycle and other items were stolen during a burglary in King’s Lynn.

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Parts of Blackfriars Road and Norfolk Street will be closed for a day for carriageway resurfacing on Sunday, March 26.

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As a West Norfolk councillor, she’s used to the odd stormy scene in the council chamber. But now mum-of-two and Wimbotsham ward member Sandra Squire is set to face mountainous seas in a transatlantic yacht race which last year claimed the lives of two sailors.

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The Salon at the College of West Anglia King’s Lynn campus has raised £130 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Excel Appeal.

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The College of West Anglia (CWA) is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with its annual back to the floor event, where senior staff members join apprentices in the workplace to get a real taste of learning whilst earning.

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A new NHS apprenticeship scheme to help people achieve their dreams of becoming Registered Nurses received an excellent response at its launch.

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Police say it happened at approximately 7.15pm on Sunday, March 5, at an address in Henry Bell Close, off Queen Mary Road.

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Police are nearer to identifying a body found in a river near King’s Lynn

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King’s Lynn hosts two literary fests each year. This weekend sees the town’s Fiction Festival at the Town Hall.

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An incident involving a woman allegedly racially abusing a store keeper in South Lynn was said to have been captured on a police body camera.

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A man was arrested after he was allegedly caught indecently exposing himself by a CCTV camera.

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Air Cadets of 42F King’s Lynn Squadron took up position inside the Minster church as an Honour Guard for the annual High Sheriff of Norfolk’s church service for Her Majesties Justices.

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The completion of Colby Court is the latest milestone in the regeneration project, following the completion of Millfleet Court and Valentine Place, and sees work on 158 of the original 320 homes completed.

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Owner Wetherspoons has applied for listed building consent to make more space for customers.

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The Rotary Club of King’s Lynn celebrated their 90th anniversary with a special ceremony at Town Hall.

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Larger ships will be able to use the docks at a town port thanks to a £3.3m investment in a new warehouse and crane.

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A company running a network of children’s homes is facing a huge fine after a teenager drowned on a trip to a Norfolk beauty spot.

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With March being Brain Tumour Awareness Month, reporter TAZ ALI looks into the efforts made by Lisa Wiles Red Wellies - a King’s Lynn charity set up to fight this devastating disease.

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An academy rated “inadequate” by education watchdogs is getting a new principal.

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Pupils at West Lynn Primary School put on their princess dresses, wizard capes, big ears and loud cheers for the opening of their first library.

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West Norfolk council leader Brian Long met five of the council’s apprentices to congratulate them on their success and mark National Apprenticeship Week.

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Domestic assistant Sue Kelley has notched up 25 years of service with Mill House Vets in King’s Lynn.

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Life is going to be made easier for new and expectant mothers by an electronic patient record system being introduced to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Outstanding news for pupils and teachers at Eastgate Academy after receiving top marks in an Ofsted report following a recent inspection.

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Two established restaurants will bring a special taste of their acclaimed menus to the College of West Anglia’s Novus Restaurant.

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Seven business teams from around King’s Lynn battled it out to be crowned the best flippers in town.

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A King’s Lynn woman told magistrates she could not remember assaulting two female police officers because she had consumed too much alcohol.

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A man who is being treated for cancer has organised a benefit gig to give something back to one of the hospitals which treated him.

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West Norfolk council has stepped in to buy 21 acres of land in the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area for £850,000.

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The temporary closure for renovation of a high-profile Cambridge art gallery has given King’s Lynn Festival a rare opportunity to stage an exhibition of paintings by a much-admired artist and mariner.

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People visiting Kings Lynn at the weekend saw a different kind of police presence on the streets.

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A man who has been charged with assaulting a female police officer will appear in court in two months’ time.

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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner said assaults on officers were “intolerable” after a young woman who had just joined the force was brutally attacked in King’s Lynn.

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A display of Anglo-Saxon brooches on loan from the British Museum will now stay open until May 14.

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A glittering civic reception was held in honour of a nine-strong team of students who came fourth in an international law competition.

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