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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

A man who admitted possessing an instruction manual on how to sexually abuse children has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

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A couple from Snettisham remembered young patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital while celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

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Bumper response to toy appeal

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Christmas toy appeal has brought in more than 12,500 presents to bring a smile to children’s faces this festive season.

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Statue will remember Norfolk-born Diana

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A statue of Norfolk-born Diana, Princess of Wales, will be created by a sculptor whose portrait of the Queen appears on UK coins, Kensington Palace has announced.

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First snow arrives in Norfolk

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Snow arrived on cue, with parts of Norfolk waking to a dusting of the white stuff.

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A man has died after his car was in collision with a lorry.

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Crews called to chip shop fire

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Firefighters were called to put out a burning range at a chip shop.

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Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle are set to stay with their future in-laws this Christmas, it’s been claimed.

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Gridlock shows why town needs new gateway

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Another day of gridlock on King’s Lynn’s roads shows why the town needs another gateway.

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There are calls for the railway line to King’s Lynn to be dualled as proposed timetable changes will leave passengers facing longer journey times.

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Police in West Norfolk made two arrests as the Christmas drink drive campaign gets into full swing.

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Hospital launches Christmas wish tree

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Patients and their relatives can share Christmas wishes with hospital staff over the festive season.

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Teenagers raise £1,100 for hospital

Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Downham Market teenager and her friends have raised more than £1,000 to help young patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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A man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition following a serious road traffic collision in King’s Lynn.

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In days of old, when knights were bold he’d keep ne’erdowells and plague carriers out of town.

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Man charged with drink driving

Monday, December 4, 2017

A 34-year-old man from Wisbech has been charged with drink driving after an incident in Hunstanton.

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Cancer patients at a Norfolk hsopital will benefit from a donation from local freemasons.

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New bid to expand historic cinema

Monday, December 4, 2017

An extension to a popular independent cinema is back on the agenda.

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Fire at waste plant extinguished

Friday, December 1, 2017

A fire at a scrap yard near King’s Lynn has been extinguished almost four days after it broke out.

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Residents could have to wait at least a year for a ban on lorries using their street as a rat run.

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A man has been arrested after being found in a car with false polish number plates.

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Julie retires after 49 years with Boots

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Julie Wittred knew what she wanted to do for a job when she was 10. Today she retired after almost 50 years working for the same store.

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Christmas spirit was alive and well in West Norfolk, as a festive toy appeal got under way.

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Animal lovers are struggling to cope with a flood of poorly hedgehogs.

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Christmas gifts flood in for homeless

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Gifts are flooding in for homeless people in West Norfolk.

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School pupils in King’s Lynn organised a collection for homeless people.

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How to protect your bike for free

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Police are giving cyclists the chance to deter thieves from stealing their bikes - or increase their chances of getting them back if they do get taken.

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Crews step up fight against waste fire

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Firefighters are now taking “proactive steps” to put out the fire which broke out at a scrapyard two days ago.

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Do you know these men?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Do you know these men? Police want to speak to them about some stolen headphones.

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Volunteers needed for woodland clean-up

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A clean-up is being held to spruce up a community woodland.

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Fire investigation fizzles out

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

An investigation into a massive fire at an illegal timber dump has been closed because of insufficient evidence.

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Three cats died and a woman needed hospital treatment after a house fire near King’s Lynn.

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Illegal waste site could be cleared

Friday, November 24, 2017

An illegal waste site near King’s Lynn is set to be cleared of thousands of tonnes of rubble and other material.

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Otter which fell in sewage tank recovering

Thursday, November 23, 2017

An young otter which was rescued from a sewage tank is on the mend.

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Drivers face more diversions and delays after the closure of part of the A47.

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Not many seven-year-olds get to turn a brand new car into a tiger.

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New to Norfolk - a photographer’s view

Thursday, November 23, 2017

He’s only lived in Norfolk for a year. But Simon Bratt has already captured some of its magic with his camera.

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Historic Norfolk hotel for sale

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A historic hotel in the heart of King’s Lynn is up for sale.

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New technology is being used to help people across West Norfolk to stay well this winter.

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Christmas has come early for one student thanks to a garden centre.

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Students from the College of West Anglia (CWA) took a skills and careers event by storm winning two gold medals, one silver and a highly commended.

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Police tweet vehicles seized using ANPR

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Police are now using ANPR cameras to seize uninsured, untaxed or unroadworthy vehicles across Norfolk and Suffolk every day.

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Video: Forged £20 notes found in Norfolk

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Police are warning shoppers and traders to beware after forged £20 notes were found in King’s Lynn.

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A port operator which manages three East Anglian sites is planning big changes to its 2,372 acre land bank through its revamped £3.5bn property arm.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an altercation in King’s Lynn.

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Sleep-out for new night shelter

Monday, November 20, 2017

Campaigners will be staging a sleep-out to raise funds for a new night shelter in King’s Lynn.

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Video: Seven drug arrests in King’s Lynn

Monday, November 20, 2017

Seven people are under investigation on suspicion of being involved in drug dealing in King’s Lynn.

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The former chief executive of English Heritage will be giving a talk on the places which shaped the Tudor world.

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A cyclist suffered a broken hip when he was involved in a hit and run collision with a lorry.

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Village post office staying put for now

Friday, November 17, 2017

Post Office has postponed plans to move one of its branches in a West Norfolk village.

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A housing developer is hosting a networking event in King’s Lynn for construction businesses and tradespeople to find out about opportunities to work on major homes projects in the area.

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Five-year-old Dylan Frusher got an early Christmas present when he was given £200 to spend on toys.

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A fire has completely destroyed a family home a father shares with his children.

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Plans are being drawn up for another regeneration scheme for parts of King’s Lynn.

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An explorer who has gone missing after attempting to find a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea was due to talk about his experiences in King’s Lynn.

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Police are investigating after a thief swiped children’s piggy banks.

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King’s Lynn Remembrance Day 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thousands attended the Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at King’s Lynn’s Tower Gardens.

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Video: Miraculous recovery for Frisbee the Norfolk seal

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A seal which was saved from the brink of death is on the mend.

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More than 100 years ago, they posed up for a selfie in the snow with what would become a piece of Norfolk’s history.

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Two men are under investigation on suspicion of hare coursing after a police pursuit in which a car went into a ditch.

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A fuel duty switch is reportedly being considered by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the run-up to the budget.

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Fire at Palm Paper in King’s Lynn

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Firefighters have put out a small fire at the Palm Paper plant in King’s Lynn.

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Sprinklers helped contain a fire which broke out accidentally at a massive paper mill.

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Cyclists set off on a sponsored bike ride to raise money for a charity which teaches parents and children how to protect themselves online.

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The memory of West Norfolk football stalwart Desmond Stewart has been honoured with a donation to the medical teams who cared for him.

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Stuart Howard took on the challenge of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 12 days to raise £2,450 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s cancer care centre.

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King’s Lynn’s Christmas lights switch-on promises an afternoon of festive family fun and entertainment.

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Plans to extend a popular independent cinema and install more than 200 new seats have been shelved.

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A West Norfolk college will play a leading role in a £46m “virtual learning city”.

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A £46m bid has been launched to create a “virtual learning city” to prepare the East’s economy for future challenges including Brexit.

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A West Norfolk primary academy has been given a good rating after its first Ofsted inspection.

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Joseph Every, from Swaffham, was only two when he lost his mum Joanna Every to cancer.

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Thousands upon thousands of starlings swirl through the sky on their way home to their roost.

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Wash your hands with soap before you go on a ward so you don’t put patients at risk.

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A drug delivery device developer and manufacturer secured the EDP Business Award in the Top100 Accelerator category.

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In November 2009, Caroline Spencer from Norfolk lost her husband and the father of her two children, Andrew Spencer in a tragic motorcycle accident.

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A fraudster who stole £1.6m while claiming he was a spy has been jailed.

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An investigation is under way after bags of rubbish were dumped in a village.

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New primary school plan for King’s Lynn

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Plans have gone on show for a new primary school in West Norfolk.

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Animal lovers are battling to save a tiny otter that fell 15ft down a storm drain at a sewage works and couldn’t get out.

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Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports more than 300 children of fallen service people. They include those who have died from illness or accident, as well as those killed in action. Now it wants to help more families like Caroline Williamson and her two young children.

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It’s not the most glamourous job in the world. But it brings you up close to some of our best-loved wild birds.

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Fawkes in The Walks, King’s Lynn’s annual free firework display, returns on Friday.

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Janice Curtis has shown her support for both her sister and the chemotherapy team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with a £3,250 donation.

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Scotty’s Little Soldiers has grown from one woman’s grief to support more than 300 children of fallen service men and women. This week, we’re telling some of their stories, as the charity appeals for help to do even more.

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Police have issued a description of a man they want to trace after a burglary in King’s Lynn.

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Jessica Lawrence was just a few months old when her dad was killed in Afghanistan.

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Sixteen miles out from King’s Lynn, floating lights helped mariners avoid running aground in the treacherous Wash and find their way safely to port.

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Blue Planet shows us some of the wonders that lie beneath the waves around the world.

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Concerns are growing for the future of Britain’s largest-surviving medieval guildhall.

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Views from the office don’t come much better than this.

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Road users are being reminded that major work to repair bridges over the A47 in King’s Lynn will begin on Monday.

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Land Rover lovers teamed up for a charity rally down Norfolk’s back roads.

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Birds being cared for at a Norfolk wildlife hospital could soon have new accommodation.

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Firefighters used a turntable ladder to rescue a person who was stuck on a cherry picker.

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A woman prescribed 19 different medications died of an accidental overdose, an inquest heard.

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An independent financial advice company in King’s Lynn celebrated its 15th anniversary this week.

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A Norfolk hospital is urging people not to attend if are experiencing vomiting or diarrhoea.

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Securing international pharmaceutical contracts led to a strong year for medical device manufacturer Bespak, with revenue topping £120m.

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Families are being invited to get dressed up in their Halloween costumes and head to King’s Lynn for a Halloween spooktacular.

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