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A man who pretended to be a police officer told a group of people that terror group ISIS were in a supermarket, King’s Lynn Magistrates Court heard.

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Two brothers will reach for the skies in memory of their father who died of motor neurone disease one month after being diagnosed.

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A motorcyclist carrying a pillion passenger at more than 100mph had no licence, no insurance, no MOT, a bald back tyre and a driving ban.

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A woman has been taken to hospital after she was involved in a collision with a lorry.

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Festival box office opening

Thursday, April 20, 2017

King’s Lynn Festival organisers expect a rush to buy tickets for more than 30 events which make up this summer’s festival when general booking opens at Lynn Corn Exchange box office on Monday.

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Cow horns will sound and grown men wearing bells and baldrics will dance on a lofty roundabout to welcome the merriest month.

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A man has been taken to hospital after falling in a busy road in King’s Lynn.

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A group of runners from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are GEAR-ing up to raise money for elderly patients.

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Police seize car near King’s Lynn

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The driver of this Nissan Note probably wishes he’d made a closer note of the speed limit.

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The figure loaned to a £5m business centre when expected EU grant payments were delayed by Brexit has been disclosed under Freedom of Information rules.

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Youngsters and older patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital have been tucking into Easter Eggs thanks to generous groups in the community.

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Twelve jobs are to be lost at fashion chain Jaeger’s Norfolk distribution centre following the company’s collapse.

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Police are hunting a man who assaulted a boy in King’s Lynn.

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Relatives are urged to do their bit to help hospital staff fight a major healthcare issue facing elderly patients.

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Parking crackdown at Bawsey Pits

Monday, April 17, 2017

A summer parking crackdown has been launched around a beauty spot where two men drowned.

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A police officer suffered a broken finger as he tried to break up a fight and another was assaulted by a drunken woman in King’s Lynn last night.

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Busted head for Norfolk

Friday, April 14, 2017

Everyone’s favourite wedding-crashing, time-travelling and teacher-ogling rock band Busted are headlining this year’s final weekend at King’s Lynn Festival Too 2017.

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You’ve got to be sharp to beat Yucel Olmezkaya. For the King’s Lynn-based barber has just been named East of England Champion in Britain’s Best Shave tournament.

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Villagers are launching a £30,000 appeal to save their much-loved church organ - to keep the joy of music alive in their rural community.

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Waterfront bar plan revealed

Thursday, April 13, 2017

You could be sipping wine by the riverside soon as plans are under way to transform the derelict probation offices on Purfleet Quay into a bar and hotel.

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A new training programme will enable more mums to give birth at home and cut the number who need caesarians.

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Tulips have set a Norfolk field ablaze with colour under the late spring sunshine.

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Video: Does King’s Lynn have the X-Factor?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Future stars of King’s Lynn have been brushing up on Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You for The X Factor auditions in town.

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A deer wandered into the Vancouver Quarter in King’s Lynn today, as singers were auditioning for a slot on hit TV show the The X Factor.

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A Distinguished Service Medal and four other medals awarded to one of the first Norfolk men to join the Royal Air Force, sold for £1,920 at auction this afternoon - £800 more than they were expected to fetch.

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Award winning gastro pub and hotel proprietors Anthony and Jeanette Goodrich have bought the former probation office building, on Purfleet Quay.

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A footballer who holds the record for playing the most games won’t be given the Freedom of West Norfolk.

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Council leaders will tonight discuss whether a King’s Lynn footballing legend should be granted a civic honour.

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Jaeger’s history stretches all the way back to the 1880s, when Dr Jaeger first extolled the health benefits of wearing wool.

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Police said the woman was arrested in the town this afternoon.

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A landmark building on King’s Lynn’s waterfront is set to become a hotel and bar.

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There was a party atmosphere at St Nicholas Chapel on Saturday evening when King’s Lynn Festival Chorus celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a special concert of their favourite choral music. There was a party atmosphere at St Nicholas Church on Saturday evening when King’s Lynn Festival Chorus celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a special concert of their favourite choral music. The nearly 100-strong choir, which included five of the original choir of 1977, served what their director, Tom Appleton, described as a veritable musical smorgasbord.

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King’s Lynn’ss medieval trading links with Europe will be celebrated at a festival next month.

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From royalty to Hollywood stars, King’s Lynn has seen a number of famous faces over the years. Take a look at some of the big names that have walked our very streets.

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Patients at a Norfolk hospital will benefit from new equipment costing more than £100,000 thanks to fund raising volunteers.

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Hospital staff have been warned they face being reprimanded if they fail to look after confidential patient information.

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Hidden away in the depths of King’s Lynn Town Hall lies the fascinating history of the town dating more than 800 years.

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Firefighters are running a contest for school pupils to design their lown safety posters.

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Brit Award winner KT Tunstall will headline Festival Too’s second weekend this year bringing folk rock to the Tuesday Market Place.

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King’s Lynn’s much-loved morris dancers are polishing their bells and ironing their britches ready to kick off their summer season.

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A young woman who rushed to help a man seriously injured in a car crash said she was still in shock after the incident.

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Police have been called in to deal with freerunners on shop roofs.

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A 36 year-old man from the King’s Lynn area has admitted to using a stolen bank card to withdraw money.

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Discussions over whether a footballing legend should be granted the freedom of the borough will take place behind closed doors.

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Budding young film-makers in King’s Lynn will have the chance to shoot a short film to screen at this year’s King’s Lynn Film Festival in August.

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Festival Too attracts a variety of entertainment and live music to King’s Lynn town centre and is thought to be one of the largest free festivals in Europe. It has brought internationally-renowned stars to the stage in Norfolk, we take a look back at some of them.

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South Wootton Infant School celebrate their 50th anniversary with the opening of a newly-refurbished library.

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Hardworking staff and dedicated volunteers at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital were praised by a Royal visitor.

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The boss of an academies trust insists it parted company with its founding college over its desire to expand its stable of primary schools.

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The College of West Anglia is resigning the leadership of the academies trust it set up seven years ago.

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Visitors to a Norfolk hospital are being asked to take extra care after a norovirus outbreak in the wider community.

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The woman who led a hospital out of special measures says she is proud of the staff who have helped her to transform it.

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The finishing touches are being made to a rebuilt Norfolk fishing boat before she sets sail again.

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X-Factor auditions in King’s Lynn

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Auditions for TV’s X-Factor are heading for Norfolk.

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It’s a sight which hasn’t been seen in nearly 20 years - the bottom of the Purfleet.

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A £2.7m bid to upgrade St George’s Guildhall in King’s Lynn has been rejected by the Heritage Lottery Fund after they said they will not be supporting the project.

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Police have ruled out foul play over the death of a woman hit by a train in King’s Lynn.

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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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Linnet’s record-breaking player

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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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