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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

A flag will be raised in King’s Lynn to commemorate servicemen and veterans on British Armed Forces Day.

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A special event on Saturday will celebrate the life of murdered MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed to death on the streets of her Yorkshire constituency a year ago.

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Repairs to the A47 which will leave drivers facing months of delays will not start until September, highways chiefs pledged today.

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One of King’s Lynn’s busiest roads was closed this lunchtime as emergency services dealt with a car fire.

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Children at South Wootton Infant School had a roaring good time when they received a surprise visit from a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Speed restrictions, lane closures and the closure of entire stretches of the region’s busiest route are planned for routine maintenance and resurfacing.

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A Cancer patient raised £2,000 at a gig to give something back to the medical staff who have treated him.

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Work on redeveloping a landmark retail site in King’s Lynn will start this summer.

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King’s Lynn’s historic waterfront will echo with the roar or powerboat engines, when water ski racing returns to the River Ouse.

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A Labour councillor has lost her seat for failing to attend meetings.

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The world’s greatest living explorer is heading for Norfolk.

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A popular leisure centre is throwing a party to celebrate its 25th anniversary year.

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A steering group has been formed to campaign to restore the railway between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton.

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Police want to speak to a man about an incident on board a bus near King’s Lynn.

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Do King’s Lynn, Downham Market and Hunstanton need new orders giving police extra powers to control drink-related anti-social behaviour?

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A fresh bid has been announced to build a green waste plant in King’s Lynn after it was turned down on a technicality.

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Man tried to steal taxi keys

Monday, June 5, 2017

A man tried to steal the keys to a taxi after a cabby refused to carry him and his mate for free.

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Imagine getting your hands on £25,000 worth of Lego.

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in King’s Lynn over the weekend.

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Volunteers rebuilding an historic Norfolk fishing vessel hope to float their boat next month.

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A private Norfolk hospital has received a ‘good’ rating from health watchdogs but been told it must improve the safety of its surgery.

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A life-changing accident did not change Jordan Bone’s outlook on life. The 27-year-old internet sensation has been on a remarkable journey since becoming paralysed from the chest down at 15, and now she is sharing her story to inspire hope in others.

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A vigil tomorrow night will remember the victims of the terror attack in Manchester.

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People looking to expand their skills and make a difference in their community are being encouraged to visit a pop-up volunteer centre in King’s Lynn next week.

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A pioneering consultant surgeon who set up one of Britain’s first breast care units has died at the age of 81.

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Students from the College of West Anglia have waltzed, jived and pivoted their way through exams and will be strutting their stuff on stage.

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The A47 in King’s Lynn has reopened following a collision on the Pullover roundabout.

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Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Gaywood.

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North West Norfolk candidates answered questions on Brexit, health and terrorism at a hustings in King’s Lynn.

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Candidates hoping to become MP for North West Norfolk are being put on the spot at a hustings in King’s Lynn.

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Hospital bosses have pledged to improve communication after a woman gave them a candid snapshot of the care they gave two members of her family.

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A Heacham man has thanked staff at the West Norfolk Breast Unit by raising nearly £3,000 by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Now that’s what you call a takeaway. Police carrying out spot checks on the Hardwick retail park, in King’s Lynn, found the driver of this vehicle had no licence or insurance.

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A solidarity event will take place in King’s Lynn town centre to remember the victims of the Manchester attack.

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There are 2,563 railway stations in Great Britain - and Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe plan to visit them all.

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Armed with sub-machine guns, they are a stark reminder of the threat we now all face.

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Norfolk police have compiled some FAQs on what the threat level being raised to critical means for people living in or visiting the county.

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A man suffered serious facial injuries in an incident in King’s Lynn.

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How to beat the Bank Holiday jams

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

If it’s as hot as they’re forecasting it will be, one thing’s as sure as sunburn this weekend.

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A 300-year-old coaching inn between King’s Lynn and Fakenham has been given a lavish makeover.

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People who dump waste illegally in West Norfolk face fixed penalty fines of 200.

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A landmark Norfolk coaching inn has reopened after a £2m refurbishment.

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A focus was placed on the needs of people with dementia and their carers during a conference at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Rail passengers travelling from King’s Lynn will be able to travel in greater comfort thanks to brand new, air-conditioned carriages which have taken to the tracks.

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A consultation is being launched over plans to close a road to cars to stop fly-tipping.

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The new chief executive of a Norfolk hospital says teamwork is the key to moving forward.

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Police are looking for the owners of two cannabis factories found in King’s Lynn.

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Lost pigeon lands on oil rig

Friday, May 19, 2017

A racing pigeon who landed on an oil rig is being cared for by the RSPCA after hitching a ride on a supply ship.

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A petition calling for a lorry ban to be enforced in parts of King’s Lynn will be delivered to highways officials on Monday.

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Police are trying to trace a man who is wanted in King’s Lynn.

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A 27-year-old man agreed to transport a stolen 4x4 and caravan after being offered £200, a court was told.

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A campaign to encourage elderly patients to be more independent has helped to halve the time they spend in hospital.

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It doesn’t look like the fish were obliging. But there are worse places to see the sunset than by the river, with a fishing rod.

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It’s all hanse on deck this weekend, as King’s Lynn celebrates its proud trading heritage.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which happened between 9am and 11am on Tuesday, May 9.

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A car thief broke into a house in King’s Lynn and stole the keys to a BMW before driving off in it.

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A man was arrested after police seized a suspected stolen car and caravan on the A47 near King’s Lynn.

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A burglary victim lost their car as well as cash and property, when the thief used it as a getaway vehicle.

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A variety of bands and artists will head to King’s Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange in June with MindAid, an event dedicated to raising funds for a mental health charity in West Norfolk.

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People who fly tip could face new fixed penalty fines between £150 and £200 if they are caught dumping rubbish.

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A suspected shoplifter was arrested after he tried to flee from police.

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A woman rushed to hospital in a “critical” condition after collapsing with a suspected heart attack.

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Patients are being urged to attend appointments as normal at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Police are trying to trace the owner of this mountain bike.

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The docks, waterfront, town centre and town’s hinterland were all captured on film in the 1950, 60s and 70s.

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Police made several public order arrests in King’s Lynn town centre including one woman who punched a police officer.

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This weekend marks your last chance to see one of Norfolk’s most intriguing archaeological finds.

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A man has died after collapsing in a pub in King’s Lynn.

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Officers are investigating after 30 koi carp were stolen from.

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West Norfolk by-election result

Friday, May 12, 2017

The result of a by-election for the Fairstead ward on West Norfolk council has been announced.

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Nursing superheroes at a Norfolk hospital are being celebrated this week.

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Staff at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre have been inundated by orphaned and injured little ducklings.

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Land next to the site of the failed Norfolk incinerator has been sold to a mystery buyer.

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Rock Choir will be rocking out on stage alongside 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey at the Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn.

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Residents and officials have pledged to work together to tackle fly-tipping down North Lynn’s alleys - as rubbish continued piling up today.

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Two Norfolk enterprise centres have been commended with regional design awards.

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Young people care most about education, jobs, housing and transport in the run-up to the June 8 General Election.

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A man has been arrested for assaulting two police officers.

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A post office is set to move a few doors up the road - despite hundreds signing a petition to keep it where it is.

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A police officer who has clocked up more than 20,000 miles pounding the beat is set to retire from the force.

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The A47 has reopened after a crash involving a car and a lorry.

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Cycling might have become the big thing in Norfolk in recent years.

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Police found this knife when they arrested a man on suspicion of robbery.

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Two councillors were suspended from the Conservative Party in the run-up to the county council elections.

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Bus company staff took part in a blindfolded experiment to find out the challenges faced visually-impaired passengers on public transport.

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Police are warning drivers to lock their cars after a number of thefts from vehicles in King’s Lynn.

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Police take arrested man to A&E

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The 34-year-old is being held on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.

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One of the UK’s longest-serving choirgirls is to be featured on the BBC’s Songs of Praise to mark her 70 years of hitting the high notes.

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A man was arrested for being over the drink drive limit whilst supervising a learner driver.

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The new chief executive of a Norfolk hospital admits it faces “substantial challenges” over the coming months.

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Plans for 82 new homes near the centre of King’s Lynn look set to get the go-ahead.

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Carol Bower will be nominated as Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and chair of the borough council for the forthcoming year at the Mayormaking ceremony on Thursday, May 11.

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Police are trying to trace the archer who fired this 3ft hunting arrow which could have killed someone.

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A specialist chemicals producer in Norfolk has been bought by New York Stock Exchange-listed company Huntsman Corporation.

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Residents say they have had enough of lorries “thundering” past their houses causing their windows and doors to shake.

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A female police officer was left with a bloodied nose after being punched three times in the face by a man, a court was told.

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King’s Lynn’s town sign restored

Thursday, April 27, 2017

King’s Lynn’s town sign has been returned to one of the gateways to the port.

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Two days of exciting events and activities have been organised to celebrate International Hanse Day and the 12th anniversary of King’s Lynn’s membership of the new Hanse.

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Police hunt King’s Lynn bin yobs

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Police are hunting vandals who left a trail of rubbish through King’s Lynn in the early hours of today.

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