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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

For many towns and villages across the county, the pub acts as the focal point which binds the community together.

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Once common cars are becoming endangered species on our roads, research shows.

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The world’s biggest label printing manufacturer, based in Norfolk, hopes to lead the way in the plastics recycling industry.

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Twinners are celebrating the 40th anniversary of links between their towns.

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All eyes are on Windsor tomorrow, as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle.

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The first West Norfolk Wins draw takes place in less than two weeks’ time and already 41 good causes have signed up and are set receive 50p for every £1 ticket they sell.

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A company director has admitted his firm operated an illegal waste activity on rural land for nearly two years.

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A teenage cyclist was left with bruises after being punched in the face by a man.

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Forces veterans should be protected by a statute of limitations against historic allegations over their conduct during conflicts, MPs heard today.

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Russia will be watching Norfolk with interest when the new F-35 stealth fighter arrives at RAF Marham, the Lightning Force commander has said.

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A new waste to energy plant can be built on the outskirts of King’s Lynn.

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A couple went the extra mile to raise thousands of pounds for a charity which helped to keep their stillborn child’s memory alive.

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Gardening enthusiasts and artists of Dersingham have joined forces once more to create the annual Dersingham Open Gardens and Art Trail.

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King’s Lynn Town Guides have introduced family-friendly worksheets to encourage more young people to take an interest in the town’s history.

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Two men from Essex have been charged with attempting to steal lead roofing from Norfolk churches.

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A man has been charged with driving offences after an illegal rave in Norfolk.

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Former sand workings where an illegal rave took place over the weekend will be turned into a family-friendly country park, their owner pledged today.

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Hundreds of nurses worked the equivalent of 7,500 extra shifts to help an under pressure hospital cope with the most difficult period in its history.

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Two first time buyers got the keys to their new home from the Housing minister as he toured a new development in King’s Lynn.

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Festival Too is returning to King’s Lynn for its 33rd year of free music and entertainment.

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A woman who threw paint over a statute told police it was performance art, a court was told today.

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Two men arrested in connection with scuffles after a football match have been released on bail.

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A hospital trust is spending £650,000 on extending its car park.

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A man has been charged with possessing Class A drugs and dangerous driving after a police pursuit in King’s Lynn.

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A desperately-needed piece of kit costing £50,050 has been bought for the Trust by The League of Friends of the King’s Lynn Area Hospitals.

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New homes to let unveiled at Gayton

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Four new homes to let have been created in a West Norfolk village.

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All a mother wanted was answers but an inquest into her daughter’s death reached an open conclusion.

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Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King’s Lynn.

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A floating restaurant could come sailing into King’s Lynn within weeks.

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A popular classic cars event is set to return this summer which is hoped to raise thousands for its new chosen charity.

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A road bridge or underpass will now be needed as part of long-awaited improvements to the worst bottleneck on the region’s railway network.

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There are a host of things to do in West Norfolk over the long Bank Holiday weekend.

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Two financial advisors who lost around £5m of investors’ money through a high risk investment scheme will be sentenced this afternoon.

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A new service to help pregnant women and new mums who might be suffering from mental health issues has been launched in Norfolk.

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A candlelit vigil is being held in protest at plans to open part of a bus and cycle route to all traffic.

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Heritage volunteers are needed to show visitors around two historic buildings.

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Its products are already improving lives around the world – but further international expansion is on the cards for a Norfolk medical devices manufacturer.

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A man who had been towing a stolen caravan with no headlights was arrested after failing to stop for police.

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The chairman of a trouble-hit parish council has resigned after a year of controversy surrounding a bid to build 44 new homes in a village.

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A call to drop a proposed 30pc parking charge rise at a hospital looks likely to be rejected, with its chief executive saying it had reached a “reasonable and sound compromise” on the hike.

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A man suffered bruising to his arm and face after being punched and kicked by a group of youths.

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A road has reopened on a busy interchange in King’s Lynn although a further weekend closure is planned to complete repair works.

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Norfolk police have identified a man sought in connection with a theft in King’s Lynn.

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Thousands of runners are putting in the final preparations ahead of one of the region’s most popular charity races.

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A floating restaurant could be set to moor near King’s Lynn Custom House.

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A popular bus service along the Norfolk coast is being extended by its new operator from today.

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People living in King’s Lynn are being encouraged to have their say and help shape local policing priorities.

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Rotarians have donated £3,100 to buy a new rowing boat for the King’s Lynn Sea Scouts.

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Part of the A10 has been reopened after a three vehicle crash.

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A retired headteacher has written his fifth book about the history of King’s Lynn’s schools.

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Sixty delegates representing 11 towns and cities across the east of England attended a tourism conference hosted by King’s Lynn Town Guides at the historic Hanse House.

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A man who left a police officer with a bloodied nose after punching him in the face has been ordered to pay £50 compensation.

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An inquest into the death of a teenager who died nearly four years ago has been delayed, a court heard.

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A photo of a young girl provided a hospital worker with the inspiration to have her long hair cut short for charity.

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A community transport charity has invested £850,000 in a fleet of buses and taken on 18 staff to take over four bus routes.

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Police have released a CCTV image of a person they would like to speak to following a theft of a mini-moto.

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Youngsters at a West Norfolk school were able to demonstrate how keeping active has helped them both inside and outside the classroom.

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Thousands of students from seven West Norfolk schools attended an event which focussed on tackling English and maths exams.

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Dancing up the dawn in King’s Lynn

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Morris men and women will be dancing up the dawn to mark May Day.

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A health watchdog has sent inspectors to a Norfolk hospital.

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Monday’s Royal birth appears to have sparked a surge in new arrivals near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Norfolk home.

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The discovery of Seahenge is being celebrated 20 years after the Bronze Age timber circle was uncovered by the tides on a Norfolk beach.

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Passengers have been promised fewer delays and more reliable services by the country’s biggest rail franchise.

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A man who spat at two police officers during a frenzied attack has been jailed for 21 weeks.

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Two people chased by police after they were found running across railway tracks put their lives in danger, a court has heard.

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Twelve members of staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn have been recognised with long service awards.

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A man has been charged with stealing 18 cans of deodorant from a Norfolk discount store.

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An 87-year-old man has been jailed after admitting child sex offences dating back to the 1960s.

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Kings Lynn Festival box office will open up for general bookings on Monday hot on the heels of a busy period of priority bookings.

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Crew called to fan on fire

Friday, April 20, 2018

Firefighters were called to deal with an extractor fan which caught fire.

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A health union claims proposed increases to parking charges at a Norfolk hospital will wipe out the NHS pay rise for many staff.

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The family of a crew member killed in an accident on a cargo ship should be paid compensation “without delay”, the shipping minister has said.

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Despite operating under a new name for only just under a year, the Ferry Lane Social Club in King’s Lynn has been recognised for its success.

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A post office in King’s Lynn is set to move a few doors up the road into a new site.

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Thousands of children will learn valuable fire safety skills at an interactive workshop led by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

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A housing association will be holding consultation events at the Discovery Centre in King’s Lynn after taking ownership of the site.

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A trade union has criticised a Norfolk hospital’s decision to increase its car park charges by nearly 30pc.

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Video: Parking price hike at hospital

Monday, April 16, 2018

Patients, visitors and staff face paying more to park at a Norfolk hospital.

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A primary school in King’s Lynn has been rated good by Ofsted following its first inspection under a new academy trust.

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A man has admitted to assaulting hospital staff and a police officer “over a prolonged period of time”.

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The Stroke Association is hosting a fundraising walk in the Queen’s Sandringham Estate to support stroke survivors and their families.

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An environmental campaign group in King’s Lynn are putting together a special event to celebrate International Earth Day.

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After 10 years of showcasing their creative artwork, King’s Lynn artists are hoping a stroke of luck will help save their art space.

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The revival of a Saturday market in the heart of historic King’s Lynn proved a sell-out success.

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A businessman has been left with a £675 bill after waste he was responsible in disposing of was found illegally dumped on a bypass.

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A man has denied stalking a woman by using a tracking device.

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A man who went missing has been found safe and well.

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Research has shed new light on the history of medieval King’s Lynn.

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Computer tuition will be provided to give homeless and vulnerable people the skills to apply for work following a charity film fundraiser.

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A King’s Lynn man will be pounding the pavements across the capital in his bid to fight prostate cancer.

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An electrical wholesaler has donated a TV and DVD to a hospital to help recovering patients.

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A Norfolk charity which supports bereaved forces children has been chosen by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to receive donations in lieu of wedding gifts.

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Firefighters were called to a house fire in King’s Lynn.

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A burglar ran off after a householder caught him up a ladder trying to break into their property.

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West Norfolk’s new mayor said engaging with businesses would be one of his main priorities.

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A chef will be using his expertise to teach homeless people how to cook healthy meals on a budget.

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The Norfolk Coast has been a nationally protected area for 50 years, and today sees the launch of a series of exciting events to mark the occasion.

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Talks on Norfolk’s inspiring women

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Stories of Lynn’s Spring Talks programme returns with three lectures on women who have been important to Norfolk’s history.

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Ticket sales for this summer’s King’s Lynn Festival have got off to a flying start.

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A hospital pharmacy now has a robot working in it.

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