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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

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Hospital supporters have been given a £300,000 donation.

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The box office opens on Monday for Festival Extra, three days of music, exhibitions, talks and films in King’s Lynn.

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Police are trying to trace a King’s Lynn man who has failed to attend court.

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Video: Mods and Rockers ride into King’s Lynn

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Tuesday Market Place was filled with the roar of engines as Mods and Rockers descended on town for their annual meet-up.

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A Norfolk woman’s online dating profile was hacked by a spy trying to steal secrets about the RAF’s new stealth jet.

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The winners of West Norfolk’s annual allotment challenge competition were announced at a special presentation evening.

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Youngsters enjoyed a day of crafts and activities in a community woodland.

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Mods and rockers heading for Norfolk

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mods and Rockers will be heading to King’s Lynn to show off their steeds.

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Missed appointments cost a Norfolk hospital nearly £3m last year.

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Animal lovers caring for injured seals want to highlight the dangers to wildlife of discarding fishing nets and other litter into the sea.

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The South Gate in King’s Lynn reopens to visitors on Saturday, after a month-long closure for a revamp.

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Almost 500 people have signed a petition against plans for new industrial units in King’s Lynn.

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A major rescue operation was launched to save a dog and its owner from a storm drain.

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Drivers faced delays after a fallen tree blocked part of a busy road.

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Thousands will flock to Sandringham today to enjoy the flower show. Here’s 10 things not to miss.

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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be joining the crowds at this year’s Sandringham Flower Show.

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Giovanni Pernice’s 60-date national tour came to an exciting finale in King’s Lynn on Wednesday evening.

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Dozens of people watched in fascination as a town’s historic quarter was restored to its former glory for a major movie.

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King’s Lynn Town Guides’ new website enables people to book walks online.

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Police have seized a terrifying haul of weapons during a drugs raid in King’s Lynn.

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A chemical spill caused delays to drivers on the A47 near King’s Lynn.

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Poundworld in Norwich is set to close its doors on Sunday.

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A school hockey team raised more than £1,000 with a sponsored park run.

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Parts of King’s Lynn’s historic quarter are being transformed, as the waterfront gets set to be the background for a costume drama.

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Doctors are encouraging more patients to put on their trainers and get active by joining their nearest parkrun.

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Proud pupils showed how much they enjoyed learning about their town’s rich heritage with a special exhibition.

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Lynn from all Angles, this year’s King’s Lynn Festival exhibition, features the work of two artists who have shared a fascination for Lynn, its architecture, river and big skies.

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A rail firm says it is too early to say whether timetable changes have made its services more reliable.

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Up to 30 drivers a day are being issued with parking tickets on a country road in West Norfolk.

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The return of a popular nostalgia event will take King’s Lynn back to the 1940s.

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A church has been filled with a riot of colour as quilters stage their annual exhibition.

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A petition calling for a bank holiday if England wins the World Cup has gathered tens of thousands of signatures.

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A well-known West Norfolk landmark has been renamed in honour of the England manager.

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Football mania is expected to leave our roads with up to a third less traffic tonight.

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Kings Lynn Festival will burst into life on Sunday as demand grows for tickets for the packed two-week programme.

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Former students of King Edward VII Grammar School and West Norfolk and King’s Lynn High School attended a reunion at KES.

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A Fenland artist is celebrating National Democracy Week with an exhibition of pictures in London.

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Labour and trade union campaigners will be out in King’s Lynn to celebrate the 70th Birthday of the NHS tomorrow.

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Help us get a dog for Ben

Friday, July 6, 2018

A campaign is being launched to raise thousands of pounds to transform the life of an eight-year-old King’s Lynn boy.

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A West Norfolk charity that offers automotive training to young people experiencing difficulties in mainstream education is expanding its services.

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A man was beaten and kicked by a gang of youths on bikes, before they stole £60 and pedalled off.

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A King’s Lynn grandmother is riding high after losing more than a stone following a health check which warned that she was a borderline diabetic.

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A group of cyclists, including two members of the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn have raised funds to enable the purchase of a public access defibrillator for the town.

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The body which commissions health care in West Norfolk said it was working on improving after an unprecedented winter saw the healthcare system go into melt down.

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Firefighters have been dealing with a blazing embankment at former gravel workings in West Norfolk.

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Video: Whale in Norfolk river has died

Friday, June 29, 2018

A whale which swam up the river to King’s Lynn has died.

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A million illegal cigarettes and cash were seized in King’s Lynn yesterday as part of a joint operation between Norfolk police and Norfolk County Council trading standards.

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The whale which was seen in King’s Lynn today was a fin whale, experts say.

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A special flag was raised in King’s Lynn to honour our armed forces.

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Nature lovers want us to dig more garden ponds to help declining frogs and toads.

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Two Norfolk restaurants have received commendations from a respected guide.

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Preparation work is under way for a major new business park which could eventually bring more than 2,000 jobs to West Norfolk.

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Health chiefs issue sunburn warning

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Health chiefs are warning people to wear sunscreen after nearly 60 people needed treatment for sunburn in West Norfolk last year.

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An online community is staging a weekend festival.

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Police are trying to trace two cars involved in a collision in which a woman was injured.

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Natural harp strings can only be made by those who have the stomach for it.

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West Norfolk residents have another opportunity to find out more about Mintlyn Crematorium at an open day.

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BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time, will be hosted from the Alive Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn next month.

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One of Norfolk’s finest churches has been celebrated in Lego.

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A football fan admitted he had a few reservations as he packed his bags ready to set off for the World Cup.

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A Norfolk hospital hopes changes to immigration rules could help ease staff shortages.

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Animal lovers in West Norfolk saved 300 hens from being slaughtered over the weekend.

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Women urged to have vital check-ups

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Almost a quarter of women in West Norfolk aren’t taking up free cancer screening.

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West Norfolk’s annual registration exercise will be taking place from the end of July onwards with publication of a revised register of electors following on December 1.

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A woman was arrested for drink driving after she sped past police on the wrong side of the road with no lights on.

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This is a bird’s eye view of major bridge repair works in progress on the A47.

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A campaign group claims it is being met with a wall of silence regarding the future of a medieval guildhall.

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Oh deer - fancy seeing you here

Monday, June 11, 2018

They normally keep a lower profile by day. But this deer didn’t mind posing up for a picture.

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Thousands of tickets were sold in the first council-run lottery draw for good causes.

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The Love West Norfolk campaign is getting behind Norfolk Day, the county-wide celebration of everything that makes Norfolk unique and special.

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A former teacher from West Norfolk has been jailed for 11 years for raping a pupil at a boarding school in Kent the 1970s.

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Officers want to speak to them about what’s being described as a “high value” theft in King’s Lynn.

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A free session at King’s Lynn Borough Archives is a chance to see a selection of fascinating documents up-close and learn all about their history.

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Colour fills one of the most beautiful churches in the Fens as it stages its annual flower festival.

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Three west Norfolk businessmen have raised £25,000 for a cancer charity after completing the London Marathon.

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Developers want to increase the amount of material which will be processed by a new waste plant.

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Dock workers have set up an online crowd funding page to raise money for the family of a crewman who died in an accident on a cargo ship.

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A grey seal is fighting for life after becoming entangled in carelessly discarded plastic fishing netting which has created a wound around his neck.

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An entire hospital ward had been shut for three weeks for a deep clean as part of an infection control measure.

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An 18th century church in North Runcton will be decked out in flowers for the 23rd annual flower festival.

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An elderly man was conned out of £4,000 after being targeted by a telephone scammer pretending to be a police officer.

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A protest to denounce parking fare hikes for hospital staff was called off at the last minute after hospital bosses and union representatives reached an agreement.

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Almost 200 people have signed a petition against plans to build more units on the edge of an industrial estate.

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Doctors, nurses and hospital staff have agreed to suspend a protest over car parking charges for further talks.

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An inquest into the death of a man found dead in his driveway will be held next month.

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Cyclists will be heading for West Norfolk on Sunday for the first Pedal Lynn.

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A popular independent cinema celebrates its 90th birthday with a special screening tonight.

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Nurses, doctors and other hospital staff are set stage a protest to denounce impending increases to car parking charges.

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Police have seized a baseball bat and cannabis after a disturbance in King’s Lynn.

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An award-winning hotel and restaurant in King’s Lynn is up for sale for £1.9m.

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People in West Norfolk are being urged to support hard working doctors and nurses over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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King’s Lynn Town Guides are teaming up with the Rathskeller Restaurant for their next summer supper walk.

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A King’s Lynn based Indian classical dance group wowed the crowds at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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A man has been arrested after police found he was carrying a weapon and a stash of drugs.

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For many towns and villages across the county, the pub acts as the focal point which binds the community together.

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Once common cars are becoming endangered species on our roads, research shows.

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The world’s biggest label printing manufacturer, based in Norfolk, hopes to lead the way in the plastics recycling industry.

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Twinners are celebrating the 40th anniversary of links between their towns.

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