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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

Students from King’s Lynn Academy, Springwood Academy and Downham Market Academy have boosted their seafood knowledge at an education day at the College of West Anglia on Thursday.

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A team from partnership housing developer Lovell tackled a giant obstacle course to raise £860 for a charity helping young people in King’s Lynn achieve their potential.

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These little piggies went to market in King’s Lynn.

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Revealed: a typical shoplifter’s haul

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kids’ clothes, toiletries, toothpaste, tinned food - it looks like anyone’s typical trip to the shops.

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Author Louis De Bernieres is giving a talk on writing and poetry in King’s Lynn next week.

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An avid cyclist did not let a few mishaps on his journey stop him from breaking a world record.

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A West Norfolk pub has launched a charity ale as part of a six week beer festival, donating 10p to a good cause for every pint sold.

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Pupils from four West Norfolk schools spoke to a Royal visitor about their achievements.

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Alive supports deaf charity

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Alive Leisure will be supporting West Norfolk Deaf Association as its chosen charity.

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Almost 40 years ago the Rotary Clubs of King’s Lynn and Emmerich-Rees in Germany were preparing a formal twinning bond between their clubs.

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Young patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital now have plenty of toys to play with.

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Three youths are being questioned over damage and attacks.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has been described as a “fighter” for braving severe morning sickness to attend a Buckingham Palace reception honouring mental health campaigners.

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West Norfolk Carers has launched a series of stress busting workshops for unpaid family carers.

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King’s Lynn is one of the happiest places to live in Britain, according to a new survey.

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Fawkes in The Walks, King’s Lynn’s annual free firework display, returns on Friday, November 3.

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A King’s Lynn-based fitness supplier has expanded its portfolio of elite customers after signing a partnership agreement with Norwich City Football Club.

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If you struggle to park your car at the supermarket spare a thought for the person behind the wheel of this one.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated offence against a hospital worker.

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Emergency Nurses are appealing for help after a number of toys have gone missing from a hospital A&E department.

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Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him about an attempted sexual assault in which a woman was punched.

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A lorry ban through a residential area of King’s Lynn has come a step closer to coming into force.

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Dr Paul Williams has been appointed as the new Chair of West Norfolk Clincal Commissioning Group’s governing body.

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Two pupils at a specialist school will have short stories published after beating thousands of others from across the country in a creative writing competition.

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Andy Walder has been named the new chair of Freebridge Community Housing.

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The Mediaeval Baebes will be coming to King’s Lynn on their Christmas Carol tour.

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Three new Public Spaces Protection Orders which will restrict alcohol consumption in areas of King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and Downham Market are now in force.

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Did you see three men behaving suspiciously near a parking machine?
Police are appealing for information after thieves targeted a pay and display device in Kings Lynn.

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One of Norfolk’s most legendary treasures could return to the county for a special exhibition.

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Two men have been arrested in connection with drug offences.

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Police are appealing for information after a number of garages were broken into in Gayton.

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Early computer games were projected onto the Custom House as part of the latest series of light shows in King’s Lynn.

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Officials hope delays to drivers will be no more than 10 minutes when roadworks close part of the A47 near King’s Lynn.

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Video: Could you give a home to an ex-battery hen?

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Nearly 400 ex-battery hens were given a new lease of life at a special rehoming day in Norfolk.

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Eight businesses from around King’s Lynn pedalled their way around a race track in a bid to be crowned the fastest in town.

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Drivers face more than six months of delays and diversions as parts of the A47 are closed around King’s Lynn.

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King’s Lynn Festival has moved its office back to the range of historic buildings where the festival began in 1951.

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West Norfolk’s main hospital is in a good position to cope with the challenges ahead this winter.

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A full day of celebrations on marked the 60th anniversary of St Martha’s Catholic primary school in King’s Lynn and the official opening of a new £3.5m extension which has enabled it to double in size from 210 to 420 places.

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What do you want to be when you grow up? We went and asked a Maple Class at Whitefriars CofE Academy, in King’s Lynn and found one or two surprising answers.

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Police will be carrying out extra patrols in King’s Lynn town centre over the coming weeks to address concerns from the public about anti-social behaviour.

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A Norfolk hospital has seen an unexpected spike in the number of patients over the last six months.

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The cost of a major fire at a paper factory in west Norfolk topped £11m, it has been revealed.

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A hospital matron is promoting the importance of getting up and dressed to patients in order to prevent them losing basic life skills due to so-called Deconditioning Syndrome.

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Large amount of money found at hospital

Friday, September 22, 2017

An appeal is being made to reunite the owner of a sizeable sum of money which has been found at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Video: Norfolk’s oldest person dies aged 111

Friday, September 22, 2017

Norfolk’s oldest person has passed away at the age of 111.

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Land around a massive fire at an illegal timber dump has not been contaminated by the blaze.

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Parish councils are urging residents to turn out and vote in a local plan referendum.

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A charity which supports thousands of carers across West Norfolk could fold after losing council funding.

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Ring Associates sponsor Reffley Under-14s

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A football team have unveiled their kit for the new season.

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A major innovation which will save the lives of patients has been invented by doctors in King’s Lynn.

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Taxi driver punched in face

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A taxi driver was punched in the face by a passenger who jumped on the bonnet, denting the roof and bodywork.

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World Rivers day is being celebrated with a free family fun day in King’s Lynn.

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Patients and visitors are warned building work may cause disruption at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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A Sunday league soccer game was held up after a snake slithered onto the pitch.

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Be warned, the compere told them before they set off. You are going to get wet and you are going to get covered in paint.

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A fire in a massive pile of scrap timber is still smouldering almost eight months after it caught light.

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Friends of a much-loved church have launched an appeal to restore its organ.

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A new pedestrian path will be opened up this weekend as King’s Lynn Ramblers, assisted by the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group, Norfolk Rivers Trust and Norfolk County Council put the finishing touches.

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A train narrowly missed colliding with a car on a level crossing as it left a station, it emerged today.

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Classic car owners will be showing off their pride and joy in West Norfolk this weekend.

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Could a solar storm in space hold the key to a spate of whale strandings around the North Sea?

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Quick-thinking paramedics saved a toddler’s foot after she was run over by a lawn mower.

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Do you know these men? Police want a word with them about bike theft.

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Councillors have agreed for part of a bus and cycle route to be opened up for traffic, after hearing it would help boost regeneration.

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Police were sent to investigate reports of three people dressed as clowns behaving suspiciously in King’s Lynn.

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Princes William and Harry remain deeply affected by their mother’s death.

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Wanted: Morris men or women. Must like wearing bells around their ankles, jumping up and down bashing sticks and throwing shapes on the village green and a variety of licensed premises.

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Flowers have been left at the gates at Sandringham in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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A community football club in West Norfolk has scored a top award.

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Plans to open part of a bus and cycle route to other traffic look set to get the go ahead.

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Community speedwatch campaigners caught more than 40 cars exceeding the limit in just over an hour.

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You could win thousands if you hit the jackpot on West Norfolk’s new lottery.

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Children would be at risk from plans to allow cars to use part of a bus route, according to objectors to the scheme.

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Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding to the Prince of Wales was billed as a true life fairytale.

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Born on the Royal Estate at Sandringham, Diana became the people’s princess.

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King’s Lynn hosts packed Mini meet

Sunday, August 27, 2017

King’s Lynn’s was full of Minis, as hundreds brought their pride and joy to a rally devoted to the iconic car.

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Mini Meet rolls into King’s Lynn

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hundreds of Minis are heading to King’s Lynn for the town’s fourth Mini meet.

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A young woman was attacked as she walked through a park in King’s Lynn.

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A quadriplegic six-year-old showed she’s a superhero when she tackled a triathlon.

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Police have revealed where they have been carrying out speed checks in King’s Lynn.

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A mum has donated £1,800 to thank the two hospitals which saved her son’s life.

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A woman whose occupational therapists helped her recover from a serious spine injury has decided to join their ranks.

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An 11-year-old is riding more than 100 miles to raise money to help families coping with autism.

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Hundreds of motorcycles joined the cortege for the funeral of King’s Lynn superbike racer Mark Fincham.

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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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Riders have set off on a lap of the region for charity.

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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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