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Your Town | King's Lynn

Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

A young mother is still coming to terms with her devastating loss two years after her fiancé was killed in a car crash.

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An appeal is being made for help tracing the next of kin of a 68-year-old man who has died.

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Norfolk’s much-loved wildlife hospital will not be affected by a shake-up which will see the RSPCA make 270 redundancies and close some of its animal shelters.

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A classic car was destroyed as flames tore through a garage after an explosion.

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A former Royal chef says he loved cooking for the Queen at her remote farmhouse retreat.

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Tucked away down a winding tree-lined track behind the village church, it hardly seems palatial.

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Flood alerts have been issued for parts of the Norfolk coast - including the village where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are staying.

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An appeal has been launched to replace a wooden sculpture which commemorates a town’s whaling history.

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Queen and Prince Philip return to Norfolk

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have travelled to Norfolk after spending six weeks at Balmoral.

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A Norfolk hospital in special measures says it has continued to make improvements to patient care despite the “unprecedented” impacts of Covid-19.

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A new boutique cinema has been unveiled as part of a £1.6m facelift for King’s Lynn’s Corn Exchange.

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When you hear the Heaven hounds, you know autumn’s on its way.

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Could Norfolk’s best-loved Royal tradition be cancelled by coronavirus?

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Taking a pub back to its roots has helped it bounce back from lockdown.

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A historic flying tanker is set for the scrap heap because nobody wants her.

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A school of nursing could be opened in King’s Lynn.

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A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A47.

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An earthquake felt across parts of southern England today was detected by a Norfolk research station.

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A Norfolk dad is competing in a half iron man triathlon to raise awareness of mental health.

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People living in parts of Norfolk with “sparse” public transport earn from £600 - £1,300 less than the national average.

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Trade deals being finalised in the run-up to Brexit will not see UK farmers undermined by cheap food imports.

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An art teacher is making waves in the international art world with his abstract painting using west Norfolk’s beautiful beaches for inspiration.

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One of the region’s most-popular pantomimes has been cancelled because of coronavirus.

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Pupils across west Norfolk played, sang and danced their way into a lockdown online talent show which was judged by EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth.

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A Norfolk based printing business is offering a monthly chance to win a free print to celebrate its move into a larger premises.

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Familar west Norfolk landscapes have formed the backdrop to a physical challenge aimed at raising awareness of mental health.

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Patients at a Norfolk hospital will be able to receive daily visits from next week.

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Consumers are keen to support businesses in west Norfolk as shops and services in the district feel the impact of coronavirus.

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Developers behind plans for a lakeside leisure resort on a former quarry say they are happy to discuss villagers’ concerns.

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An ancient ferry service dating back to the 13th Century will soon be setting sail again.

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Villagers fear a leisure resort at a former quarry will shatter their rural idyll.

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Charity grateful after flood of gifts

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A Norfolk charity has expressed its gratitude after receiving a flood of gifts following reopened shops.

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A flooded former quarry working could be turned into an eco-friendly leisure resort, bringing 260 jobs and an £8m a year boost to west Norfolk’s economy.

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A father who fatally injured his baby daughter by throwing her 6ft into her cot has told jurors: “I’m a lowlife scumbag.”

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A man from a Norfolk town has been remanded over 94 child sexual abuse allegations relating to 49 young boys.

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A man has been arrested and sound equipment seized after police shut down an illegal rave.

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More boats will soon be able to moor on a historic waterfront.

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Night flying warning from RAF base

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Norfolk-based Lightning jets are set to begin night training exercises over the region next week.

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Passengers face disruption on one of the region’s main rail routes over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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One of the county’s biggest firework displays and a cult car show have fallen victim to coronavirus.

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West Norfolk students were celebrating a bumper crop of GCSE results after getting their grades today.

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A man has been bailed after being questioned over a machete attack near a block of flats.

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Part of Norfolk’s main coast road has reopened after being partially blocked by an overturned lorry.

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Lorry overturns on A149 coast road

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Part of the main Norfolk coast road has been closed after a lorry overturned.

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A man has been arrested after another man was attacked with a machete.

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Prince Charles is set to concentrate his farming activities in Norfolk as he prepares to become king.

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Food waste collections in part of Norfolk could return next year.

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A dog whose back legs were left paralysed by a freak accident is making a really strong recovery.

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Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary at a pub,

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Students in west Norfolk celebrating improved grades despite disruption from lockdown.

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A crowd-funding appeal to pay the funeral costs of a 22-year-old man who drowned at a country park has smashed its target.

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Tributes have been paid to a 22-year-old man who drowned at a Norfolk country park.

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Families were still taking to the water in a lake where a man drowned over the weekend despite warnings not to swim or paddle.

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A family is spreading cheer by taking their eye-catching chalk art to communities across Norfolk.

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Proposals have been put forward to tighten rules on public drinking in west Norfolk.

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People in west Norfolk can commemorate the 75th VJ Day celebrations virtually next week.

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A cat was left in agony after his front paw was caught in a heavy metal trap.

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A series of art projections will light up a Norfolk town’s landmark buildings and outdoor spaces to show off its creative ambitions.

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Firefighters spent more than six hours fighting a blaze of more than 40 tonnes of hay following a suspected arson attack.

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Two teenagers have been charged with criminal damage after police were called to reports of disorder on a Norfolk road.

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Rescuers partially dismantled three vehicles while trying to free a kitten that kept climbing into engines in King’s Lynn.

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A Norfolk hospital will be ‘partially’ lifting visiting restrictions that were put in place during the pandemic.

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One of Norfolk’s most iconic cinemas is set to reopen after undergoing a six-figure revamp during lockdown.

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Play areas across west Norfolk will reopen for the summer holidays.

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Police are appealing for help to find a man after more than £1,000 worth of fence panels were stolen.

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A new safari park where people will be able to see “extraordinary” animals and birds is set to open in west Norfolk.

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A special fund raising day to help the homeless is being held in one of a city’s hidden secrets.

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As the Queen Elizabeth Hospital celebrates its 40th anniversary, former and current staff look back on their careers.

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While the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital officially opened in July 1980, maternity services transferred to what would later become the Fermoy Unit on the Gayton Road site in 1971.

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Business owners have expressed their concern over the ‘detrimental’ impact mandatory face coverings could have on trade.

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A special award has been launched for NHS staff at a hospital celebrating its 40th birthday.

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An NHS hospital could buy a private hospital which stands in its grounds to increase its capacity.

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New flats plan for former pub

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

An extra home could be added to plans to turn a former pub into flats.

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I wouldn’t be here today without you - and neither would my son.

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A section of the A47 had to be closed after a 4x4 and trailer carrying machinery overturned.

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At work, he’s the custody sergeant who’s the backbone of the nick. When he’s off-duty, he’s the Baywatch bobby.

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Leisure centres across west Norfolk are set to reopen next week.

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Two men have been arrested in Norfolk as part of a joint police operation targeting cannabis growers.

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Telephone scammers have defrauded people for thousands of pounds by ringing up and claiming they owe tax.

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Campaigners have expressed their anger after an appeal gave the go-ahead for 600 homes near a medieval castle.

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Controversial plans to build 600 homes close to a medieval castle have been given the go ahead.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has said Prince Louis is too young to understand social distancing and wants to “cuddle everything”.

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A rural road has been closed after fly tippers dumped a lorry load of waste including asbestos.

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Rivers of wildflowers criss-crossing the countryside could help declining bees, butterflies and other wildlife move across the landscape, conservationists say.

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More than two miles of overhead power cables which pass close to a historic ruin will disappear when they are moved underground.

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Three attacked by mob in park

Monday, July 13, 2020

Two men and a woman were attacked as they walked through a park in the early hours.

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A supermarket licensing application has been withdrawn after opposition from police and trading standards officers.

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If you take a look up to the Norfolk skies this afternoon, you may spot a special plane soaring through the air.

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An appeal has been issued to help find the family of a 61-year-old man who died at his home earlier this month.

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An exhibition of sculptures by acclaimed British artist Sir Anish Kapoor will open to the public this weekend after lockdown restrictions were eased.

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A vicar has been appointed as a special advisor for black, Asian and minority ethnic affairs.

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A hospital says it has taken great strides in its efforts to emerge from special measures, despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hospital bosses and a Norfolk MP have pledged to continue pressing the case for a £250m upgrade - after prime minister Boris Johnson said it was under “active consideration”.

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A 35-year-old man has been charged in connection wth a stabbing in King’s Lynn.

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A circus fears the big top could be consigned to the history books unless it can hit the road again soon.

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A man remains in custody as police investigate a stabbing which left another man seriously injured.

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Police and trading standards officers say a supermarket should not be given a licence to sell alcohol.

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A man suffered serious injuries after his scooter collided with a kerb.

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A sports pavilion has been sealed off by police after a man was stabbed, suffering serious injuries.

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A nurse paid tribute to his friends and colleagues as he told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge how he battled coronavirus.

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