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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

A quadriplegic six-year old with cerebral is taking part in a superhero triathlon this weekend with support from her family.

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A village school could be on the move to a new greenfield site.

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A man in his 30s was arrested for being drunk and disorderly following an incident at Cromer Carnival, and will appear before magistrates next month.

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A 59-year-old man has been charged with attempting to take a child under 16 and two counts of outraging public decency.

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Students were smiling across West Norfolk and the Fens on results day.

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Crime is rising on the region’s railways, new figures reveal - but police say your chances of becoming a victim still remain low.

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Banger racers are taking to the track to crash for cancer.

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Residents fed up with speeding drivers are set to carry out speed checks.

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A former landfill site is set to be transformed into a nature reserve.

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RAF Marham’s new commander says he’s thrilled to be back in the cockpit of a fast jet.

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Wreaths were laid to remember those who fell in the Far East during the Second World War.

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Wellwishers gathered on the quayside as she sailed home up the river.

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A car and a mobility scooter were involved in a collisison on a pedestrian crossing.

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in in King’s Lynn.

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A programme of resurfacing and improvements to the A47 in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were unveiled at an exhibition in King’s Lynn.

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Volunteer drivers will now be able to deliver emergency blood donations and breast milk in a new car thanks to the generosity of volunteers.

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New courses are being offered to employers, to train staff in how to offer mental health first aid in the workplace.

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Think it’s time for improvements to the A47? Then next week’s your chance to have your say.

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Boy hurt in bike rage incident

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses following a verbal abuse incident in North Wootton.

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Think it’s time for improvements to the A47? Then next week’s your chance to have your say.

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Work is set to start on a major new store development in the centre of King’s Lynn.

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A woman in her 60s was pushed to the floor by two men who ran off with her handbag.

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For more than 600 years, one of Norfolk’s grandest churches has towered over King’s Lynn’s old fishing quarter.

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The devastated family of superbike racer Mark Fincham say he will be forever loved, missed and remembered.

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Robert Lovick, incoming governor of the Rotary Club’s District 1080, says the main aim of his year in office is to attrract new members.

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Rare photos give an insight into the booming numbers of natterjack toadlets at an RSPB nature reserve.

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Thieves have stolen electrical items and money from a house in King’s Lynn.

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King’s Lynn will be transformed into a hero and princess-filled wonderland for a day.

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A disabled superbike rider has died after a collision with another rider.

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Controversial plans for holiday lodges on the outskirts of a village have been given the go-ahead.

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Five West Norfolk parks are among the best in Britain.

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Winning candidate Sir Henry Bellingham spent more than all his four challengers put together to hold onto the North West Norfolk seat in June’s General Election.

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Research to help find a cure for deadly and debilitating diseases is not just happening in university laboratories but also here in the Fens.

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She harvested shellfish from The Wash for almost a century. Now she’s returned home to King’s Lynn after 10-year rebuild.

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An ambitious blueprint to regenerate King’s Lynn’s waterfront could become a reality within 10 years.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which happened on Saturday, July 22.

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Two people stopped on the street have been arrested on suspicion of dealing Class A Drugs.

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A midwife is helping more South Lincolnshire mums to give birth at home.

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A nail art technician from King’s Lynn has scooped a national award for her unique designs.

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Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after 17 bottles of washing up liquid were stolen from a shop in King’s Lynn.

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A man with lung cancer and a brain tumour has been batted from pillar to post for more than a month by the NHS.

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More than 100 jobs are at risk at a factory in King’s Lynn.

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Six arrested after fight on train

Friday, July 21, 2017

Six people were arrested after a fight broke out on a train.

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A primary school has been taken out of special measures by the education watchdog.

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New train timetables mean travelling between King’s Lynn and London will take longer.

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KES told it “requires improvement”

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A 1,200-pupil high school has been told it requires improvement by the education watchdog.

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A wildlife hospital is caring for more than 30 orphaned owlets.

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Police are hunting a bike thief in a blue hoody.

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Carl Fogarty is on the mend after a nasty crash at the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn.

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Street drinkers have been losing their lagers in a police crack down.

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Motocross gear stolen in burglary

Friday, July 14, 2017

Motocross equipment has been stolen in a burglary.

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An animal hospital has installed a CCTV system which monitors wildlife without the need for human interference.

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A beer brewed in memory of a much-loved busker has sold out and raised £500 for charity.

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Years of hard work have paid off for doctors and nurses at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after gaining a top quality rating.

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People are being invited into the Vancouver Quarter in King’s Lynn on Saturday (July 22) to upcycle their unwanted clothing as part of a make do and mend workshop.

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A King’s Lynn estate agency has raised hundreds of pounds for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Officials are mapping where people smell cannabis in the Fens.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing oxygen from a hospital.

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Some 800 couples have been referred to a specialist fertility clinic in its first two years of opening. Half have successfully conceived.

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A 45-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of stealing from Ann Summers and River Island in King’s Lynn.

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King’s Lynn Festival gets under way with free fun events for families.

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West Norfolk’s clinical commissioning group holds its annual general meeting next week.

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A superbike rider says he has ridden his last race after he was airlifted to hospital after crashing in King’s Lynn.

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A busy Norfolk wildlife hospital is hosting an open day so people can find out more about the work it does.

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Guttural sounds of revving engines can be heard reverberating around the fields in West Norfolk today.

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Parents have been banned from their children’s sports day after a handful of them were “aggressive” towards school staff.

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They’re under starter’s orders for one of Norfolk’s more eccentric traditions.

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A glass partition manufacturer has cemented its ambitions for growth after moving to larger premises.

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This view from the office is little changed since the days when Northenders lived in yards and sang in the Tilden Smith.

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A village school has launched a buy a brick appeal to raise money for a new classroom.

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A quick-thinking hospital porter has been praised for helping to deliver a baby girl.

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Churches are opening as night shelter two nights a week after a rise in homelessness.

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This year’s Festival Too will see big names like Busted and KT Tunstall performing on stage in King’s Lynn in one of Europe’s biggest free festivals.

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Health chiefs meet today to discuss proposals which will see the closure of the Fermoy Unit in King’s Lynn.

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Health chiefs have today agreed to press ahead with the closure of the Fermoy Unit in King’s Lynn.

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The sounds of New Orleans will get visitors toe-tapping to traditional jazz at this year’s Festival Too in King’s Lynn.

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King’s Lynn ferry services have been cancelled today because of flooding.

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A collaborative operation between retailers and the police has seen a rise in the number of arrests made in the town centre.

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A pensioner did not let his recent diagnosis with diabetes stop him from winning a European Championships sailing title.

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The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

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Some people collect stamps. This driver collects parking tickets by the look of it.

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Police are warning drivers not to park on grass verges outside Bawsey Pits.

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A man and a woman have been handed criminal behaviour orders (CBO) forbidding them from entering Kings Lynn bus station for at least two years.

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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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