West Norfolk

There are many beautiful rural areas in Norfolk which can be explored on foot or by bike. Tim Baldwin sets off to discover some using the new walk west Norfolk app.

We've had some fantastic weather recently, Spring has most definitely sprung. Now is the perfect time to explore what our county has to offer, writes Tim Baldwin. Two new apps and a website are helping him do so.

A very 21st Century way has been launched to explore some of our ancient history.

More than 12,000 homes could be built across the county without the need to eat into the beauty spots that make Norfolk what is it today.

North Walsham ran in 11 tries for a 75-5 win in a match that ended early due injuries picked up by a courageous but limited Amersham & Chiltern side.

Police used a mobile CCTV van as part of efforts to break up large groups of young people and combat anti-social behaviour.

A weekend off should have done wonders for North Walsham who struggled to get a toe-hold in their previous game at Old Haberdashers, with players carrying injuries and in one case a chest infection.

Failures by a council in handing over almost £5 million to build a new business centre have been laid bare.

The title race in London Three Eastern Counties is heading for a nailbiting finish, with three teams right in the thick of it.

North Walsham Raiders and West Norfolk go head to head at Scottow on Saturday (2.45pm) for a place in the Norfolk Intermediate Cup final.

Soon Norfolk Chamber will start a comprehensive program of transition and evolution, significantly changing to build 
on our firm foundations to become a stronger, louder, more helpful, more diverse more connected and modern business support group.

Hunstanton's rail link must be restored to ensure the town's future prosperity, a meeting heard.

An extraordinary meeting will be held into how a council lost millions when a troubled enterprise centre defaulted on a loan.

North Walsham recovered from the shock of conceding two tries in the opening 16 minutes to record an impressive 43-17 win at Old Haberdashers.

Almost 200 households near King's Lynn have been left with electricity after a power cut amid high winds that have battered the region with gusts in excess of 60mph.

Two councils on the Norfolk coast say they face an "ever-increasing burden" to tackle the impact of coastal erosion and have called on utility companies to help protect the country's coastline.

A Tornado fighter jet will fly over the funeral of a former Wing Commander to honour the veteran Lancaster Bomber co-pilot.

A report into how a council lost millions of pounds in a loan to an enterprise centre will be kept secret from the public.

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong rounds up the events at Thetford, Lowestoft, King's Lynn and Gorleston

Cuts in government funding and rising demand for services mean councils, including in Norfolk and Suffolk, are selling off land and property to bring in cash.

Proposals for 117 new homes and flats in a west Norfolk village are being recommended for approval despite local opposition.

Only one district council in the county has decided not to increase its share of council tax for the upcoming year, as taxpayers in the rest of Norfolk will see increases of up to £8.

North Walsham face what is certainly their hardest fixture of the run-in when runaway leaders Rochford Hundred visit Scottow on Saturday.

"Productive" work by leaders at a Norfolk college has helped to lift it to a "good" ranking from inspectors.

An unassuming, abandoned bungalow in West Norfolk hides secrets within its walls from the First World War - but that could soon disappear with plans to tear it down for a new home.

Police in Norwich seized a driver's car and arrested him after checks established that he was using a fake driving licence.

Ten homeless people died in Great Yarmouth over five years, more than double the national estimate, new figures reveal.

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong rounds up the events at King's Lynn, Lowestoft, Gorleston and Thetford.

A community needs affordable homes and facilities, villagers agreed today.

A large fire has broken out near King's Lynn railway station this morning.

Care groups teamed up to offer free tests and information on how to keep the heart healthy.

Three councils have been targeted by government for failing to build enough homes in Yarmouth, Waveney, King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

Councils have been criticised for spending millions on awards.

The company building the flagship store in King's Lynn's Vancouver Quarter has gone into liquidation, putting around 20 jobs at risk.

The 69th King's Lynn Festival has looked to the skies for a theme for its music and art-filled fortnight.

For an unseasonably warm start to the half-term break, it might not have been the most obvious of activities.

Animal sanctuaries may be bursting at the seams right now, but it seems the message may have been getting through when it comes to giving pets as festive presents.

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

Tornado jets are set to take off from RAF Marham next week as part of a finale flypast tour.

It's official - Norfolk Day is returning for a second year and people across the county are being encouraged to get involved and celebrate what a wonderful place Norfolk is.

Having had a reasonably easy ride against Luton last week North Walsham face somewhat stiffer opposition at Eton Manor on Saturday.

Charity shops have their place in a thriving market town but yes, they can kill local enterprise.

It is almost 170 years since the first public toilet was opened in the UK. Yet in many parts it has become harder to spend a penny because of the closure of council-run toilets.

A Grade I-listed chapel in west Norfolk has been vandalised - with the words 'No bells' spray painted onto its doors.

After the success of the inaugural #lovewestnorfolkday last year, it is back for 2019.

West Norfolk primary school children are to be involved in creating artwork that could be brought to life for a new television show on Sky.

Visit the marketing suite from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 9 February, to find out how a Help to Buy Equity Loan could help you secure your first home - or move up the property ladder.

A Norfolk woman has met the ambulance crew who saved her life just four weeks ago.

A Norfolk dialect lover is on a mission to keep the accent alive with the help of social media.

Parts of rural Norfolk have been rated as among the worst places for young people in the country to live, a survey has claimed.

Guns and drugs were seized after police stopped a car in Norwich and arrested the driver - after chasing him when he tried to flee.

More than 200 residents attended an open day in west Norfolk to discuss objections to a major development.

A man has been sent to jail after pleading guilty to possessing heroin with a street value of £5,600.

A west Norfolk councillor has spoken out against proposals which could see 500 new homes built.

When she started working at the council, you could smoke in the office, desks were filled with chunky equipment and the women had big hair.

The Norfolk Indoor Championships at King's Lynn showed a big entry with enthusiastic competition.

Two parish councils are holding an open event for residents to have their say on proposed plans for hundreds of new homes in west Norfolk.

Up to 3cm of snow is forecast to fall across the region tonight and in the coming days.

A West Norfolk man has spoken out after the council cut the speed limit on a dangerous A road following Prince Philip's crash.

A busy Saturday of rugby union action sees North Walsham and Diss hit the road for testing fixtures while Norwich will be aiming to make it five wins on the trot in London 2NE at Beeston Hyrne. CHRIS WISE looks ahead to the games.

Thanks to the success of last year's Big Gay Out at Stody Lodge Gardens, a second event is being planned in support of the rural LGBT+ community.

More new businesses were established in Norfolk during 2018 than in any previous year - despite the challenges of political and economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit, new data has shown.

A radio show which takes a pop at King's Lynn is being broadcast tonight.

Two people have been charged after a large sum of drugs and a blade was found.

A foul fatberg could be growing in the sewers under your feet right now.

King's Lynn parkrun benefited from a few January fitness drives as Mark Armstrong also rounds up the parkrun scene at Lowestoft, Thetford and Gorleston

The county's chief constable says he is "unhappy" with the level of CCTV coverage in Norwich - a view echoed by some residents in the city.

Glass from a smashed window and fragments of wing mirrors were the only remaining signs of the Duke's crash in West Norfolk on Friday.

A West Norfolk sex offender who abused two young girls, has been given a 28 year extended sentence by a judge who described him as posing a "significant" risk.

It's meant to be the place to go where you can swap your completed best-selling novel for another, without facing the cost of always buying a new book.

A special memorial service will be held in West Norfolk to remember the Holocaust.

West Norfolk maintained their challenge at the top of the table when they beat Southwold 41-19 at Gatehouse Lane.

Bosses from the region's mental health trust and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King's Lynn have said improvements have been made since they were placed in special measures.

An MP will be is meeting campaigners on Friday to hear their concerns over a proposed new quarry site.

A woman was rescued from the sea as passers-by saw her enter the water.

A west Norfolk cinema is using echoes of it's past to enhance its future.

Police have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with an assault.

A west Norfolk hospital in special measures has welcomed its new interim chief executive.

Britain's oldest guildhall is a step closer to remaining a theatre in 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.

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