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Your Town | King's Lynn

Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

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

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The inquest into the death of a 24-year-old insurance advisor who died after a car crash will be held in April.

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Trains will be replaced by buses this weekend, while a busy road will also be closed because of engineering works.

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A 21-year-old footballer from Norfolk has been selected to represent England in the 2020 Euros and is relying on fundraising to get him there.

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A busy stretch of the A47 will be closed overnight for three weeks while safety measures are being installed.

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A boarding kennels owner now faces legal bills of more than £150,000 after losing her appeal over whether the sound of dogs barking on her premises was a nuisance.

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A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the hand after clashing with a group of five people on a village street.
The assault took place in Middleton at around 10.40pm on Saturday, February 15.

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A number of groups are in talks with an RAF base which hopes to give away a jet to a good home.

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A dog kennel owner has launched an appeal against a court ruling which left her with a £93,000 legal bill.

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10 must do's at King's Lynn Mart

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The town's 816th traditional Mart has been officially opened.
The Tuesday Market Place is set to be a buzz with activity for the next week as crowds flock to enjoy fairground rides and stalls at this year's Mart.
Here are 10 must do's if you are planning to visit.

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A new distillery offering a gin school and a shop will be opening in the centre of King's Lynn.

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Travelling showmen were officially welcomed to a Norfolk town after its traditional Mart was declared open.

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A Norfolk school chef hopes to win a prestigious national cooking competition title after scooping a regional award.

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A new Indian restaurant has officially opened its doors in a Norfolk town.

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Updated Missing 43-year-old man found

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A man who went missing this morning has been found.

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Two estates could be joined together by 380 new homes.

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Busy road reopens as fair pulls into town

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A busy road has reopened after being closed since Sunday's storms.

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Staff at a pub and deli which closed last month claim they are still owed wages.

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The Queen returned to London today after a Christmas break in Norfolk she would probably rather forget.

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One of the longest running businesses in a Norfolk town is set to shut.

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A busy road will remain closed because of fears over the safety of a building.

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Councillors tonight agreed to more rigorously examine future large-scale investments after the debacle over a business centre which defaulted owing millions.

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A man made a "dam of towels" to stem the flow as water burst through the toilet of a listed home and flooded downstairs rooms during Storm Ciara.

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A busy road remains closed after heavy rain hampered efforts to clear away debris.

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A charity shop which was gutted by fire could be knocked down.

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A man watched helplessly as a car carrying his parents and his two daughters crashed into a lorry as they all returned from a family trip to the beach.

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Almost 40pc of shoppers are dissatisfied with what is on offer in one Norfolk town, new figures show.

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Updated Road remains blocked by fallen debris

Monday, February 10, 2020

A clear-up operation is under way to remove fallen debris which is blocking a busy road into King's Lynn.

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A 36-year-old woman was found dead at an assisted housing scheme, an inquest heard today.

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An award-winning children's author surprised pupils at a Norfolk school with a special visit after they revealed to him how much children had fallen in love with his work.

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A swan needed emergency surgery to remove a ball bearing from her cheek after she was believed to have been shot with a catapult.

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A road has been closed after a collision between a car and child.

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Protestors are set to don scarlet robes and shave their heads on King's Lynn's streets in a silent demonstration against a council's "shameful refusal" to debate declaring a climate emergency.

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The Queen recalled where her father King George VI used to walk his corgis on the Sandringham estate as she opened a new pumping station.

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They call them yellow vultures - but they haven't swooped once.

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Strong winds warning for weekend

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Forecasters have issued a weather warning for very strong winds over the weekend.

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Cyclist who died in A47 crash is named

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The name of the cyclist who died in a crash on the A47 has been released - with the inquest into his death due to open today.

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Go-ahead for town transport plan

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A transport strategy to manage congestion as a town develops was today backed by councillors.

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Councillors have again rejected calls to declare a climate change emergency and commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

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Royal visitor for RAF Marham

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Queen will continue her long association with RAF Marham when she visits the west Norfolk air base today.

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Fire crews rescue woman from river

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Firefighters were called out to rescue a woman from a river.

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Wellwishers braved the weather to greet the Queen as she attended a church service today.

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Eastern European people are being targeted by a Facebook scam.

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King's Lynn Mart is just around the corner.

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Rail travellers face disruption this weekend as buses replace trains on part of the network.

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More than half a century after the birth of colour TV, some Norfolk viewers still prefer a black and white telly.

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Shop owners and commuters say they feel unsafe at a town bus station after it was marred by daily fights and anti-social behaviour.

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Health chiefs have agreed to moves to keep a threatened GP surgery open.

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Pub to reopen under new ownership

Friday, January 31, 2020

Drinkers in King's Lynn are getting a new watering hole.

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Perfume was stolen after a department store in a town centre was broken into.

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A drug dealer bit a police officer so hard he needed hospital treatment and attempted to hide a "golf ball-sized" wrap of drugs on a shop shelf.

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Queen to visit RAF Marham

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Queen will be visiting RAF Marham on Monday, Buckingham Palace has said.

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It was a scene like no other for these Norfolk children who were left speechless by a special visit from a Doctor Who Dalek.

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A level crossing on a busy road will be closed for two weekends for engineering works.

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F-35 Lightning jets from RAF Marham have landed on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to begin training flights in UK waters.

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Live shows return to King's Lynn Corn Exchange in March, after a £1.6m refurb which includes a new cinema.

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The A17 is closed in both directions following a six-vehicle crash.

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A splash of springtime peeps through a murky winter's day as the first daffodils come into bloom.

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A heartbroken couple paid tribute to their son before urging parents to talk to their children and not leave them in their bedrooms playing computer games.

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Councillors have warned they could be "failing in their duty" to provide a school after previous plans for one in the area were withdrawn following objections.

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I was wasting time, checking my work emails as I waited for a wrist operation at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

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A lorry driver has been arrested after a cyclist died in a collision.

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A council leader has been accused of paying "lip service" to environmental issues after a motion on climate change was not debated at a meeting.

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Plans to build an incinerator in Wisbech have raised fears of "medically dangerous particles" affecting Norfolk.

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Updated Two people rescued from a car in King's Lynn crash

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The A47 Hardwick Road roundabout has reopened after a crash closed the busy west Norfolk junction.

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The Queen missed her annual appearance at her local Women's Institute as she had a cold and is "not feeling up to it", a member of her security team has said.

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Two solicitors have been banned from being company directors for more than 10 years after investors lost almost £2m.

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A man has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a 27-year-old passenger in his car by careless driving.

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The owner of a Norfolk hotel has shared his plans to transform a patch of derelict land into a hot yoga studio.

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F-35 Lightning aircraft from RAF Marham are making a transatlantic flight to take part in an exercise in America.

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Controversial plans to close a doctor's surgery have been abandoned.

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Dualling part of the A149, a new link road and a new access to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are included in a new transport strategy for King's Lynn.

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Rail passengers are being warned not to travel between King's Lynn and London this weekend.

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Updated Motorcyclist who died in A10 crash is named

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A 20-year-old motorcyclist who died after he was involved in a collision with a car has been named.

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Two brothers who have taken over a restaurant in a historic merchant's house say they want to make it "more casual and stylish" to draw in younger customers.

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Police have made six arrests, seized six bikes and issued more than 30 dispersal orders in a less than a fortnight at a hotspot for anti-social behaviour.

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A van driver died when his van overturned near the Royal Estate.

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A149 closed after lorry overturns

Monday, January 20, 2020

A main road has been closed after a lorry overturned.

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A film shot in one of the region's historic dockyards is set for cinemas this week.

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More F-35 Lightning jets from RAF Marham are set to join the Royal Navy's flagship aircraft carrier.

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Final arguments for and against controversial plans to build 600 homes at a medieval castle were heard at an "emotive" inquiry into the proposed development.

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Junior school pupils and staff have been thanked for their efforts raising money to support wildlife in the fire-ravaged Australian bush.

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A wanted man has been arrested along with two people suspected of assisting him.

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Passengers are being warned not to travel to London by rail over two weekends when trains will be cancelled on part of the network.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving, possessing cannabis, possessing a lock knife and money laundering.

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A mother-of-two whose life was saved by a kidney transplant has praised organ donation as the best thing anyone can do.

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Plans for 600 homes near a medieval castle would only cause "moderate" or "minimal" damage to its setting, a public inquiry has heard.

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Tributes have been left near the spot where a 20-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash.

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A stranded killer whale highlights the polluted state of our oceans, a wildlife trust said today.

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Two people have been taken to hospital, one in a serious condition, after a crash between two cars on the A10.

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Proposals for 600 new homes would harm the historic landscape around a Grade I listed medieval castle and bring gridlock to already congested roads, a public inquiry heard.

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Man in 20s killed in crash

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A woman in her 50s is in custody after a collision in which a motorcyclist died.

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Live Knights Hill public inquiry begins

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A public inquiry into plans to build 600 homes near a historic castle begins today.

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Children re-enacted an ancient tradition as they followed the plough through their village.

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Work under way on improved A&E unit

Monday, January 13, 2020

Dropping off arrangements for patients will change while work is under way on a hospital's accident and emergency unit.

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With the world's media gathering in Norfolk for the so-called Sandringham summit, here's what we know this lunchtime.

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Well-wishers turned up in their hundreds this morning as the Queen attended a church service ahead of tomorrow's talks with Prince Harry and Meghan over their future relationship with the royal family.

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A 73-year-old man died nine days after falling from a ladder at his home.

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Escaped prisoner caught

Friday, January 10, 2020

An escaped prisoner has been caught by police.

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Campaigners trying to stop "dangerous" parking which has been going on at a school since it opened, have told parents to put safety first when collecting their children.

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