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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

A man has been arrested after a newly-recruited police officer was assaulted.

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A bus route through the outskirts of King’s Lynn should not be opened up to all traffic, a councillor warns.

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A new apprenticeship scheme is being launched to help the next generation of nurses achieve their dream career.

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A celebration of the era of scooters, parkas and all night dancing tops this summer’s bill at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

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King’s Lynn Mart will be closed tonight due to safety concerns surrounding Storm Doris.

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Most people may have given up on their New Year’s fitness resolutions - but one man is sticking with his as part of a challenge to run a half-marathon for every month this year.

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A tree has been knocked down by strong winds outside the ambulance station at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

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A dog which was rescued after he became trapped beneath a bus is getting better.

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The 67th King’s Lynn Festival will serve up another exciting feast of music and the arts featuring world-famous names in a packed two-week programme of more than 30 events this summer.

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Young scouts and guides in King’s Lynn have gone to school with more than their thinking caps on today.

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More than 100 jobs are set to be lost when a garden supply company ups sticks to a new warehouse.

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People who have been guided on tours of historic buildings and artefacts in King’s Lynn have contributed towards their upkeep.

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Police are trying to trace the owner of a large quantity of chocolate which has been found in King’s Lynn.

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New hope has been given to breast cancer patients after a hi-tech surgical X-ray machine was installed at a Norfolk hospital to help people beat the deadly illness.

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A leading housebuilder has donated £1,000 towards much-needed refurbishment works at the Terrington St Clement’s village hall.

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King’s Lynn will be commemorating two great causes this week with dazzling displays at Town Hall.

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A West Norfolk councillor has raised concerns over the proposed cuts to housing-related services which could leave vulnerable people at risk of homelessness.

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The first signs of spring appear to be here, with this early sight of daffodils in bloom.

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Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself in front of a female victim whilst riding his bike in King’s Lynn.

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Step into the world of wellbeing at the Rainbow Festival’s Mystic, Holistic and Artistic Festival at the The Duke’s Head Hotel.

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Poll: Poll: Who is your favourite cartoon mouse?

Friday, February 17, 2017

His creation is a labour of love which has been five years in the making as he carefully crafted his clay models by hand.

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Mourners attending funerals at a Norfolk crematorium could be offered extra parking spaces.

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Seven good causes are set to share in a £4,000 windfall from King’s Lynn Town Guides.

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New arts and crafts sessions will be held at Gaywood Church Hall in King’s Lynn to aid the recovery of people who have suffered strokes.

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The world’s only official tribute band to glam rock legend Marc Bolan and his band T. Rex. celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.

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A cruel gang exploited a vulnerable drug addict after taking over his home and making his addiction worse by giving him drugs.

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It might have been chilly outside, but there were smiles and laughter inside in the warm, as Jamie Lucas cooked up a hearty lasagne.

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Police have seized drugs believed to be worth £50,000 from an address in King’s Lynn.

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Police are warning cyclists to secure their bikes after a spike in thefts.

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Alive Leisure trustees Abbie Panks and Avril Wright are thanked by Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds for their pledge to support the St George’s Guildhall development project with a contribution of £10,000.

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More than 50 people have been arrested or cautioned in a police operation at King’s Lynn bus station.

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King’s Lynn says goodbye to Juggling Jim

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hundreds flocked to Lynn Minster to pay their last respects to the much-loved street entertainer, who passed away on January 23.

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Police are warning van owners to be vigilant after a number of vehicles were targeted by thieves overnight.

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Doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have completed a three-day advanced trauma life support course to hone their lifesaving skills and increase confidence in dealing with serious injuries.

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The Mart is in town! Reporter Taz Ali found 10 things not to miss at this year’s fair.

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King’s Lynn Minster will be packed tomorrow for the funeral of a much-loved street entertainer.

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A heart transplant patient is walking the Norfolk coast as part of a 5,000-mile trek around Britain to help raise £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life-saving research.

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A leisure trust has agreed to donate £10,000 towards the restoration of King’s Lynn’s historic Guildhall of St George.

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Final preparations are being made for the King’s Lynn Mart, which will bring rides and sunshine on its opening day tomorrow (Tuesday, February 14).

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Tributes have been paid to King’s Lynn Labour councillor Ian Gourlay, who passed away aged 67 yesterday after suffering from cancer since 2011.

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As more of us are being mindful of how much we spend, sometimes it can be difficult to buy a knock-out outfit for Valentine’s Day without going over budget - especially as February 14 falls on the wrong side of pay day for most people.

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Stickers are being fitted to council grass cutting equipment warning workers to watch out for hedgehogs.

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Residents living near to fire at a large pile of scrap timber which has been burning for almost a fortnight have spoken about the disruption the blaze has caused to their everyday lives.

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A mental health patient was kept in a police cell for three days in King’s Lynn because no bed could be found for him.

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Computing students from the College of West Anglia’s King’s Lynn campus have been raising money for charities close to their heart.

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They say an ancient castle once stood on the site of the Red Mount Chapel.

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Two new CT scanners are being installed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

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Officers want to talk to them about two incidents which happened in Kings Lynn in the last couple of weeks.

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Good things come to those who wait, they say, and that certainly rings true for Norfolk-born author Gayle Curtis.

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Work has started on a £260,000 revamp of a popular skatepark.

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At the click of a button, users can get up close with ultra-high resolution images including sketches and paintings by artist Henry Baines and a gold coin hoard found in a cow bone at Sedgeford.

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The Queen caught the train back to London at the end of her christmas break in Norfolk.

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Norfolk fire service said the pile of waste wood, which caught alight on January 21, had reduced in size by 70pc since that time.

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King’s Lynn mart’s on its way

Monday, February 6, 2017

The fair has traditionally been held in the Tuesday Market Place for more than 800 years.

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A man has been arrested after a car demolished a garden wall.

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A man has been charged with possessing cocaine with intent to supply in King’s Lynn.

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For nine months and two days, it had been a perfect pregnancy. Then a couple’s world fell apart when their beautiful baby girl was stillborn.

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The QEH is tonight appealing for the public’s help dealing with a spike in demand, after “significant numbers” of acutely-ill patients were admitted to A&E.

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A £3.5m extension which has enabled a West Norfolk Catholic primary school to double in size from 210 to 420 places, has been blessed by the Bishop of East Anglia the Rt Rev Alan Hopes.

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The devices, which measure drivers’ average speed, went live for the first time on Monday, January 9.

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Hundreds of pounds has been donated to two West Norfolk charities as businesses around King’s Lynn gear up to take part in a series of challenges this year.

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A man and a woman, both aged in their 20s, have been charged in conection with a burglary which happened in Kings Lynn.

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Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the size of the pile of waste wood has reduced by 50pc since it caught alight on Saturday, January 21.

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King’s Lynn Festival Chorus is trying to track down former members for a special reunion.

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Two extra shows have been added to this year’s Thursford Christmas spectacular to meet demand- 10 months before it’s due to start.

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There were astonishing scenes at a public meeting when a Norfolk farmer who shot two burglars took the county’s chief constable to task over policing cuts.

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A trip to the chip shop cost a ‘well known’ businesswoman £10,000 after she collided with a parked car whilst over the drink drive limit.

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The commemorative community wall was housed in a unit on New Conduit Street in the Vancouver Quarter in the run up to Remembrance Sunday and more than £5,500 was raised for the charity that supports service personnel, their families and veterans.

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The knowledge and commitment of council workers was recognised at West Norfolk’s annual long service awards presentation at King’s Lynn Town Hall.

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Cards and tributes have been left in the High Street doorway where the much-loved busker performed with his trademark battered guitar.

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MPs and officials met today to discuss upgrading a key junction in Cambridgeshire.

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A fire in a 15m-high stack of scrap timber could burn for another 10 days.

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Discussions being held on Friday will focus on the work required to improve road layout, level crossings and track upgrade in the Ely area. The rail junction

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The leisure centre, off Greenpark Avenue, was evacuated on Monday night, after overheating cables set off fire alarms.

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The much-loved busker, whose real name was Anthony Bowen, was pronounced dead after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday.

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Premier for film about King’s Lynn Mart

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Last year a film-making course for young people aged 10-15 was offered at Stories of Lynn, to explore stories from the 800-year history of the Mart.

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The King’s Lynn-based Baden Powell Project hopes to have the 120-year-old wooden fishing boat back in the water on the Great Ouse this year.

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Operation Wonderland, which was first launched during the Christmas period, saw a significant reduction in retail theft in and around the town centre.

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The A47 at Narborough in west Norfolk has reopened, following a crash involving two lorries.

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Caring for wild animals can be a messy business and now RSPCA East Winch is appealing for people to help in the centre’s laundry room.

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Tributes were being left at his usual pitch in a doorway in the High Street today.

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New body-worn cameras will go on show for first time at a public accountability session at West Norfolk council’s offices.

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It’s a challenge that has never been completed before, and Adrian Riley did it with two weeks to spare.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fail-to-stop collision in which a three-year-old boy suffered a broken leg.

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Support workers who had been on trial accused of failing to take care of a teenager who drowned at Bawsey Pits, near King’s Lynn, have been found not guilty.

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The Queen spent about 90 minutes enjoying the company of fellow members of the Sandringham Women’s Institute today.

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A vital lifeline for disabled people in west Norfolk could be forced to close, after its health authority funding was withdrawn.

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Youngsters at a Norfolk school were treated to a trip around the world, thanks to Google boffins.

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A support worker who failed to look after a teenage boy who drowned in his care was “set up” by the company he worked for, a court heard.

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A man has written a second book to raise more money for a hospital in his wife’s memory.

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A support worker told a court there did not seem to be any danger when two teenage boys waded in the water at a west Norfolk beauty spot.

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Will a small exhibition a few miles from where it was found help shed light on one of Norfolk’s most intriguing archaeological finds?

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King’s Lynn Academy is celebrating a landslide win at this year’s Inter-School Maths Mastermind challenge, taking five individual year group trophies and the overall award for the highest accumulative score.

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Officers made seven arrests in the town last night.

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A premises licence at a King’s Lynn shop has been revoked, just a day after a trading standards operation found illegal cigarettes at the store.

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A support worker told a court it was “horrible” having to deal with the knowledge that a teenage boy in his care drowned at Bawsey Pits, near King’s Lynn.

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Two support workers who failed to look after a boy in their care who drowned, were near a ‘No swimming sign’ when it happened, a court heard.

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A care home manager did not read the swimming risk assessment form for a teenager who drowned at Bawsey Pits, near King’s Lynn, a court was told.

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Lynn Museum will be displaying two of the extraordinary Anglo-Saxon silver brooches found in the churchyard of Pentney Church in the 1970s until the end of next month.

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