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Video and images shot by a drone show the scale of devastation caused by a major blaze in King’s Lynn town centre.

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Officials are failing to communicate with or listen to parents as they press ahead with closing a home for children with complex needs, an MP claims.

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There are some major displays planned for west Norfolk and the Fens.

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When do the clocks go back in 2018?

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Every year, the clocks go back in October when British Summer Time ends.

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The future of King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and four West Norfolk leisure centres will be discussed behind closed doors next week.

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Family and friends of a 26-year-old woman who was stabbed to death have raised enough money to take her home to be laid to rest.

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A new text reminder service is being introduced at a Norfolk hospital in a bid to cut missed appointments, which last year cost it nearly £3m.

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Part of King’s Lynn town centre will be a closed for a day for road works.

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Alive Leisure centres around King’s Lynn and West Norfolk had a great week raising money for charity.

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Pupils have more space to read together and shelves full of new books after a £24,000 refurbishment of their school library.

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Poll: Should deer be culled to reduce their numbers?

Sunday, September 30, 2018

A young male muntjac takes a breather in the centre of King’s Lynn.

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The RAF’s latest stealth bomber is not being grounded - as an investigation gets under way into the first crash involving an F-35.

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Tributes have been paid to a “smiley girl” who was there for everyone.

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A brand new event aims to give West Norfolk businesses the support and advice they need to flourish.

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Barriers at a busy level crossing have been stuck down this afternoon because of an electrical fault.

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A special conference will mark the 20th anniversary of the discovery of seahenge.

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Residents in a care home threatened with closure broke down in tears when they were told its future was under review.

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A safari park could be built in West Norfolk giving people a chance to see exotic animals at close quarters.

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Regional employers and their apprentices in sectors from housing to healthcare have been commended at an awards ceremony.

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Hospital bosses have agreed to take on more temporary nurses in a bid to avoid closing wards and cancelling operations.

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Tribe Norfolk festival is coming to a Norfolk glamping site.

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With magic, unicorns and The Greatest Showman sound track, it’s no wonder a circus in King’s Lynn is performing to packed out audiences.

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A hospital has waved a reluctant farewell to a loyal nurse with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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Rail passengers faced weeks of chaos because the rail industry was not properly prepared for timetable changes, a government watchdog says.

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Ahoy me hearties - it’s Pirate Day

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shivver me timbers a bar in King’s Lynn celebrated international talk like a pirate day in Style on Wednesday.

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A project to immortalise West Norfolk’s 620 First World War fallen is nearing fruition.

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Police car rammed in Norfolk

Monday, September 17, 2018

A police car was rammed during a pursuit in King’s Lynn.

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king’s Lynn set for festival weekend

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A packed programme of concerts, talks, workshops and films plus a high-profile art exhibition make up the King’s Lynn Festival Extra weekend from October 12 - 14.

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A charity set up in memory of a woman who died from a brain tumour has closed down.

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A group which has raised millions to support King’s Lynn’s hospitals needs volunteers to help its work continue.

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More than 210,000 illegal cigarettes and a quantity of illegal hand rolling tobacco was seized in King’s Lynn last night by police and trading standards officers.

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A Norfolk church must raise £4,500 to buy back its missing font cover.

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Veterans gathered in King’s Lynn today to remember one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War.

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Officers working in the wee hours arrested a man for doing just that.

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The wide range of careers available at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is being showcased to potential new recruits at two events this month.

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Nature lovers have launched a photography contest to capture why Norfolk’s commons are so special.

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Updated: Body found at scene of King’s Lynn fire

Monday, September 3, 2018

A body has been found after a fire in King’s Lynn in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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A pensioner is brushing off a devastating run of bad news for his family to raise money for the West Norfolk Breast Care Unit.

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Hospital volunteer retires - aged 92

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A volunteer whose friendly face greeted visitors and patients arriving at hospital has retired at the age of 92.

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Tax payers could face a £2m bill if West Norfolk council takes back control of King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and the borough’s four leisure centres.

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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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