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A new scheme launched just a week ago now has over 80 volunteers ready to help those who are vulnerable in Dereham and Toftwood.

A Norfolk pub that closed its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak has displayed a massive banner thanking the NHS and encourage people to stay at home.

NHS staff have thanked the public for care packages, food and cakes delivered to their wards and practices.

Vulnerable residents in Dereham are being supported through a council derived delivery service.

A school in mid Norfolk has promised its students they will get their year 11 prom despite lessons being cancelled.

A sixth form college have planted 30 trees after pledging to help environment.

A popular pub in a Norfolk town has announced that it has closed temporarily, saying that it would be “absolutely wrong” to jeopardise the safety of its customers.

Two Dereham-based cancer charities have called off their meetings and events due to the coronavirus outbreak.

A community fridge, set up to reduce food waste, has issued fresh advice amid growing coronavirus concerns.

Students at a Norfolk high school have won a national competition after building their very own robot.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested after a boy, 15, was injured in a fight outside a Wetherspoon pub.

A family run car rental business in the heart of Norfolk is celebrating taking customers around the world more than 11,000 times.

A teenage boy was glassed during a fight outside a Wetherspoon pub.

Police are currently on scene dealing with an incident at a Wetherspoons pub in Dereham.

The Dereham area is leading the way in its tributes to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Second World War.

A man has been banned from driving after he was caught riding his moped while over the drink-drive limit.

Landlords will hear how they can combat tenants involved in County Lines drug dealing.

Roadworks on a busy 200-metre stretch of road will see thousands of locals and commuters forced to travel an extra 18 minutes due to diversions.

The owners of a former Norfolk nightclub have been given permission to add two rooms to their controversial development.

A mid-Norfolk town is getting ready to welcome a new rector, after being told they might be without one for three years.

A Grade II listed building, formerly used as a hotel, could be changed into a multiple occupancy home with 30 rooms.

Residents in Dereham have raised concerns over anti-social behaviour, speeding and danger on a narrow residential road.

Tributes were paid to a “thoughtful, loving, generous” young man at an inquest into his death.

A town council is hoping to repair one of the town’s oldest buildings to resolve recurring damp problems.

Police are following several lines of enquiry as investigations continue into an arson attack at a high school.

Updated Police probe arson attack at school

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Police have launched an arson investigation after a blaze at a high school.

Italian-designed leather seats and wooden floors sound like features in a hipster’s house.

Ultra-fast broadband is coming to nine Norfolk towns following a trial by BT Openreach.

More than 200 homes are set to be built in a Norfolk town despite fears over the consequences the development could have on the lives of people living nearby.

Plans to build more than 250 homes in a Norfolk town were refused after councillors were warned the scheme could see traffic “queueing on the A47”.

A council is set to discuss controversial plans to build more than 250 homes in a Norfolk town - more than five years after the idea was originally proposed.

A Norfolk bride-to-be will have a fairytale wedding after winning a £1,500 Cinderella outfit package.

A much-loved football fan has been saluted for never letting disability prevent him from enjoying life.

Motorists faced delays and diversions on the A47 after a crash between a lorry and a van.

Investigators were able to track a fly-tipper who threw rubbish out of his moving car by the receipts he left behind.

A driver has been left with minor injuries after crashing into a 6ft wall in order to avoid a fallen tree.

The Yuletide season is upon us, and Norfolk’s finest free-range turkeys will begin leaving the fields this weekend to meet their festive destiny.

Plans to demolish a former shop and post office will be discussed by a district council.

Farmers have been urged be more open to educate the public about their environmental work – and insights from millennials could help change the conversation about how food systems are managed.

Four people are being hunted after thieves threw paint at school windows and let off a fire extinguisher.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, 22-year-old butcher THOMAS BRYANT explains how a club visit as a child inspired his future career choices.

It was second time lucky for eight-year-old Crystal June Barnes when she auditioned for the Norwich panto.

Family and friends of a much-loved Dereham man came together again to celebrate his life at a second rave event.

A main road through one of Norfolk’s biggest villages will be shut for 10 days.

The stock car fraternity paid tribute to legend and gentleman Horry Barnes at a race meeting.

Thousands of people enjoyed five days of top blues music in Mid Norfolk.

Two weeks of sport, culture, competitions and live music are being held in a mid-Norfolk village.

The green light has been given to turn a former Dereham department store into a two-storey gym.

A woman who threw two cats was today given a community sentence.

A have-a-go-hero was “grabbed around the throat” as he tried to stop a prolific thief with more than 220 offences on his record.

A car struck a deer on the A47 in Dereham in the early hours of the morning.

A film student from Dereham hopes her current project exploring abuse will be shown at a UK festival and then released to the public.

A music academy in mid Norfolk celebrated its 18th anniversary with a concert showcasing an eclectic and varied mix of music,

A group that fought for better access for disabled people in a mid Norfolk town has been forced to close.

A Norfolk-based band, which is now in its 87th year, will be giving a free evening concert next month.

It’s previously focused more on beer, but gin and rum will do just as well, if the numbers attending a Mid Norfolk festival are anything to go by.

A Norfolk care home has been placed in special measures after being rated as inadequate for its overall service.

A chef has escaped jail after being found with a kitchen knife, throwing star and cannabis.

A post office and store that were ram-raided are rising from the ashes just in time to celebrate 50 years being run by the same family.

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