West Norfolk

A primary school in West Norfolk is rewarding its pupils every time they take part in the 2k junior Parkrun.

Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenagers were threatened at knifepoint and robbed in King’s Lynn.

A home was left covered in paint and the satellite box was stolen in a burglary in King’s Lynn.

A “remarkable” Norfolk father and grandfather has died peacefully of old age - twenty years after being shocked to find his obituary had hit the headlines.

The new year is a time when many people are making changes to their lives – and it is also a time when many people begin looking for a new home.

Only one council in Norfolk and Suffolk enforced new powers to fine rogue landlords last year, leading to criticisms local authorities are not doing enough to “root out crooks.”

A busy road into King’s Lynn is closed due to an accident between two cars and a lorry.

A care home in West Norfolk has been turning the clocks back when groups of primary school children come to visit.

A gang of feral youths has been terrorising passengers at King’s Lynn bus station, assaulting passers-by and posting videos on social media.

A 90-year-old family-run butcher’s shop has been given the green light to be coverted into a home.

A major development in west Norfolk has been given the go ahead despite fierce objections.

After 30 years, a family-run, ladies fashion chain is closing one of its stores in west Norfolk.

Millions won’t be enough to fix west Norfolk’s bumpy roads according to the RAC.

Andy Newman says get out and enjoy a meal for a reasonable price in January

Nearly 4,000 people over the age of 65 in Norfolk are living with undiagnosed dementia, according to the NHS.

Women have been urged to attend breast cancer screening tests, as figures show almost 35,000 in Norfolk and Waveney did not go to their last scan.

West Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service bid a fond farewell to one of their own after 30 years of service.

A homeowner in West Norfolk was more than a little surprised to find a seal pup in their garden - four miles inland.

West Norfolk active reality adventure game has found its first code breaker, and given him £250.

A flytipper was fined £2,229 after pleading guilty in King’s Lynn Magistrates court.

More than 450 new homes have been approved on the edge of King’s Lynn despite fierce opposition.

Rock band Mud may have been feeling lonely at Christmas but to prevent the same happening to people in Norfolk, dozens of organisations are opening their doors to ensure no-one spends the festive season alone.

Nineteen community groups from across Norfolk and Suffolk have each received an early Christmas present in the form of a share of a £30,000 funding pot.

We’ve all heard of ghosts that rattle chains - but ghosts that rattle bedsteads in terrace houses in King’s Lynn? No wonder crowds flocked in their hundreds to see what the spectre would do next.

One in every five recycling trucks in Norfolk is contaminated as people are putting the “wrong things” in their bins, councils have warned.

A father has raised concerns about mental health services in West Norfolk after one of his sons died from a self-inflicted stab wound.

Norwich were dealt a big blow in midweek when the influential Robbie Bridgstock dislocated his knee in training.

The Norfolk-based Construction Industry Training Board has been accused of “betraying” its staff after it emerged that more than 200 staff faced relocating out of the county to keep their jobs.

A hospital in special measures has appointed a new chief executive.

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong rounds up the parkrun scene at Lowestoft, Gorleston, Thetford and King’s Lynn

It weighed 300lbs, contained almost 12 pints of brandy and needed a special stretcher to carry it.

Drivers are being forced to pay a “stealth tax”, it has been claimed, after it was revealed car owners in Norwich paid £74 on average last year to park their cars.

Around one in three children in Norfolk are doing fewer than 30 minutes of exercise a day, with even lower numbers doing the governmental guideline of one hour of activity a day.

North Walsham will be heading into the unknown this weekend – as they face a team playing at London 1N level for the first time.

A West Norfolk high school has honoured a much loved headteacher with a special ceremony a year after his death.

A car caused significant structural damage to a house in Heacham when it crashed into the front of it.

The number of additional deaths during winter almost doubled last year compared to the previous year across the UK, as the colder months took their toll on the elderly and infirm.

A Norfolk town will host its first ever Shakespeare festival in a building where the playwright is thought to have performed almost 500 years ago.

A new ward being built as part of a £4m project to bring King’s Lynn’s specialist adult acute mental health services onto one central site is to be named after a sea vegetable for which Norfolk is renowned.

A Crematorium in West Norfolk is hosting a Christmas carol service in their unique venue, on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm.

A charity for people with sight loss in Norfolk celebrated the opening of a new building to help scores of people in West Norfolk.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service are on the scene of a caravan fire in West Norfolk.

More than 600 people are homeless in Norfolk with nearly 50 of them sleeping rough on the streets.

After a weekend off, Norwich return to London 2NE action with a tough trip to Wanstead, a place that has not been a happy hunting ground over the years.

A former west Norfolk man who was convicted of child sex offences on two girls has been warned by a judge that he should prepare himself for a long jail sentence.

A west Norfolk women rediscovered her love for thrill seeking after being diagnosed with a disease that attacks her central nervous system.

An armed forces charity has launched its Christmas campaign by asking supporters to don their favourite festive hat and take a selfie to support the children left behind by fallen heroes.

A second half goal from James Gray earned Harleston Magpies a 2-1 win over Saffron Walden, with an eighth straight victory setting them up nicely for next week’s trip to second placed St Albans.

The RSPCA are launching their 2018 Christmas appeal asking for help to provide vital care for neglected, abused and poorly animals in Norfolk.

A museum in West Norfolk put itself at the mercy of 60 primary school children as it took part in a kids’ take over day.

Fireworks, streamers and lots of festive fun marked the switching on of the Christmas lights in King’s Lynn with drizzle failing to dampen seasonal spirits.

The fairy godmother rose into the night sky above the festive crowds to act out scenes at the launch of a world first interactive game that is part of Christmas celebrations in King’s Lynn.

Two women involved in running a “professional and well-oiled” cannabis growing operation in West Norfolk have both been jailed for 32 months.

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong discusses why competitive running standards appear to be in decline

A new Lidl store has opened its doors on the outskirts of Norwich, two years after it was first proposed.

Two experienced publicans have taken over a west Norfolk pub.

Meet Santa, drink mulled wine, eat mince pies and celebrate the start of the Christmas season in style at light switch-ons across West Norfolk.

A new hi-tech police operation for Norwich aims to create a “ring of steel” around the city to snare criminal gangs.

Fire crews rushed to the aid of a stricken swan in a dramatic rescue during the weekend.

A school in West Norfolk has been given the highest possible rating for its quality and standards.

Hundreds of villages in the region are at risk of becoming “fossilised” and trapped in a cycle of decline due to failures in planning policy, a report has found.

Olly Murphy believes Foxtrot Juliet represents his best chance of adding to his healthy strike rate at Fakenham today in the MF Sporting Ltd-Fitzroy’s 60th Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

A primary school has done its bit to make Pudsey proud, with a mammoth pedal-powered fund-raising effort.

After an enforced week off due to Harpenden conceding their RFU Cup game at Beeston Hyrne, Norwich host third-placed Saffron Walden tomorrow in their latest London Two North East game.

A little dog who was found starving, scared and alone has found a new home.

Prince William loves Norfolk so much it’s the place he calls home. So what’s to like?

A museum in West Norfolk is being taken over by 60 primary school children as part of an annual take over day.

Plans for a new cinema in King’s Lynn have moved a step closer.

Visiting Sheffield runner takes first token at Thetford as Mark Armstrong rounds up the local parkrun scene

AN APPLICATION in respect of Norfolk Woods Resort And Spa, Pentney Caravan Park, Main Road, Pentney Norfolk PE32 111U has been made to the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk as follows:

West Norfolk Council is consulting on proposed changes to its polling district boundaries and polling station locations.

Proposals to bring the five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in Norfolk and Waveney under one single management team will be approved later this month.

A Norfolk fish and chip has been short-listed for a national award for the second year running.

Diss return to Amersham and Chiltern for the second time in three weeks on Saturday following the postponement of the original match due to serious traffic issues.

A West Norfolk runner is celebrating after he completed a marathon just seven months after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

A West Norfolk councillor has criticised a plan to move a recycling centre across a road, saying the council needs to “move with the times”,

A green energy scheme which has benefited thousands of households in the region could close to newcomers.

Plans to develop a new two-screen cinema in King’s Lynn have been backed by the town’s much-loved Majestic cinema.

A 21-year-old woman has told of her shock after she was assaulted in the car park of a busy retail park in West Norfolk.

Artist studios, hot-desking, incubator units and creative spaces are just some of the buildings that could be available if King’s Lynn had a creative hub.

Thousands of people descended upon The Walks, King’s Lynn, last night for the 10th annual Fawkes in the Walks firework display.

Animal lovers are urging people to check for any wildlife that could be hiding inside your bonfires as firework night approaches.

West Norfolk’s RSPCA centre has successfully nursed a young swan back to health and released him back to the wild.

West Norfolk and The Fens are hosting a number of events to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

A mother and daughter from West Norfolk are hosting a race night to raise money for two cancer charities close to their hearts.

An active reality adventure story is coming to west Norfolk this Christmas - in what is claimed to be a world first.

Diss continue their search for a first win of the season in London One North when they make the long journey to London to take on HAC.

Disabled people are still second class citizens, says a campaigner who has spent two decades fighting for their rights.

Primary schools in West Norfolk have joined forces to raise money for an animal charity close to their hearts.

A west Norfolk crematorium will present a cheque for £5000 to Big C cancer charity thanks to a scheme that recycles medical implants after cremation.

A change of team has put a spring in the step of Oliver Clarke as the Downham Market schoolboy very nearly recorded a pair of top-10 places in the final round of the F4 USA Championship.

Norfolk is set to get no new investment from the Budget because it is a “basket case” in the eyes of the Treasury, it has been claimed.

Runners out in force around the local parkrun scene as Mark Armstrong rounds up the events at Gorleston, Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Thetford

Great Northern trains are putting on an extra early service from King’s Lynn on Remembrance Sunday, so veterans can attend the ceremony at London’s Cenotaph.

Holt continued their unbeaten run with a 20-13 win but were made to work hard by a lively West Norfolk side.

A new road to enable thousands of new homes to be built in West Norfolk will cost around £13.5m, says a report to councillors.

It’s a big day in London Three Eastern Counties on Saturday, with the top four teams involved in a couple of intriguing matches.

West Norfolk’s biggest free bonfire night is returning for its 10th year.

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