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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

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.

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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.

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The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a collision in which his car overturned.

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Councillors will today decide whether to install average speed cameras on the A149 between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton.

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A two vehicle collision on the A149 has left one vehicle on its side. Police were called just after 3pm to reports of a two car crash on the A149 at Babingley.

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

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A man found with an axe, knife and knuckle-duster in a busy town centre has been jailed for 13 months.

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

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

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

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Dog Detectives are leading the fight against the illegal tobacco trade.

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

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Britain’s oldest guildhall is a step closer to remaining a theatre in West Norfolk.

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King’s Lynn High Street has been delivered a further blow, as yet another store is closing down.

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One of King’s Lynn’s busiest roads is slow moving this afternoon due to a three-vehicle accident which left one person trapped.

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A 70-year-old hospital patient died after staff transferred him between wards without his oxygen supply, an inquest heard.

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

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

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Police are investigating two burglaries in west Norfolk.

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A football club has been warned it could face prosecution for food hygiene offences if it does not clean up its kitchens.

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Tiredness and slippery roads don’t mix. That’s the warning from police after a car overturned in King’s Lynn today.

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A widow whose husband died in hospital shortly after being transferred between wards hopes an inquest will provide answers regarding his death.

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They might be near the top of the table. But they’ve just picked up a yellow card in the catering department.

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Average speed cameras look set to installed along part of Norfolk’s coast road, while the speed limit could be reduced to 50mph through part of the Queen’s Norfolk estate.

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Police are investigating two armed robberies in King’s Lynn and Downham Market.

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The UK’s F-35 Lightning stealth fighter jets are ready to be deployed on operations for the first time, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

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An announcement is being made at RAF Marham this morning regarding the future of the United Kingdom’s fighter jets.

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Increased foot and bike patrols, more use of CCTV and a change to the bus station environment are all ways King’s Lynn police hope to curb anti-social behaviour.

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

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A brand new school is set to be built in King’s Lynn.

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Police dispersed four youths suspected of anti-social behaviour and arrested a fifth on suspicion of assault.

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

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A magistrate told a defendant he hoped prison had given him the ‘short, sharp shock’ he needed before freeing him.

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A mother on the run has told why she has gone into hiding with her three-year-old son.

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It’s a rare spectacle sure to delight sky-watchers.

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A budgerigar breeder has been left devastated after a fire killed 40 of his birds.

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To friends and family, she was the smiley girl before her life was so brutally cut short.

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Well-wishers have rallied round to send toys to a Norfolk boy with a rare condition.

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Staff at a Norfolk hospital are celebrating after being ranked in the top 10 stroke units for another year.

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Vintage vessels will sail on the river, while there will be parades, bands, food and craft markets ashore.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in a King’s Lynn pub.

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Plans for new industrial units in King’s Lynn look set to get the go-ahead despite opposition from people living near the site.

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An augmented reality game which brought thousands of players to King’s Lynn could return next Christmas.

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Police are appealing for information about an assault on Christmas Day.

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Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to see the Royal Family attend the Christmas Day church service on the Sandringham estate - but the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall were missing.

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The Queen and members of the royal family braved the December weather to attend a Sunday service at the Sandringham Estate.

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We are told not to judge a book by its cover, yet the wrapping of a Christmas present sometimes seems just as important as the gift inside.

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Get that festive party look for under £15

Saturday, December 22, 2018

What’s a girl to do when she’s spent out on presents and there’s not much left in the piggy bank for a party frock..? She could always hit the charity shops.

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Dear old Sandringham

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sandringham House, where the Queen spends Christmas, has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862.

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As she oversees the finishing touches to her Christmas decorations, she will be expecting a real house-full.

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You know Christmas is just around the corner when the Queen gets the train to King’s Lynn.

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Progress is being made behind the scenes at a historic guildhall, it was claimed today.

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New aviary for injured birds of prey

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Two new aviary blocks have been built at an animal hospitalto help recovering birds get back into the wild.

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A recruitment company in Norfolk organised a trolley dash and collected more than £1,000 worth of food for homeless charities this Christmas.

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Protect your pets from Christmas dangers

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

It’s not just about the scrumptious food, thoughtful gifts and silly party games, Christmas is about spending valuable time with all the family, including our precious pets.

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A decision is expected to today over plans for more than 600 homes on the edge of King’s Lynn despite opposition from villagers and a 1,000-signature petition.

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Police are investigating after a man was found dead at a supermarket.

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Power back on in west Norfolk

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Power has been restored to hundreds of homes left without power after a stormy night in west Norfolk.

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This is the giant power station which will take three years to build and bring 600 construction jobs to west Norfolk.

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Norfolk’s newest leisure retreat has opened its doors for the first time.

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The Royal family’s Christmas gathering in Norfolk is like “Downton Abbey on speed”, according to a former Royal butler.

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With its elegant, willowy silhouette and height of four foot, the majestic crane has been missed since the 17th century, when hunting and loss of wetland made them extinct.

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Three much-loved Norfolk churches will receive a share of a £429,211 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.

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Travellers could soon be on track for longer trains between King’s Lynn and Cambridge.

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Don’t write town centres off yet - they can still offer you things you cannot get online.

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More than 100 bereaved armed forces children and their families came together for a day of festive fun hosted by a West Norfolk charity.

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A cargo ship on which a crewman was crushed by a hold cover had a “weak safety culture”, according to an official report into his death.

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One person left trapped after a crash on A17

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

One person was left trapped in their vehicle after a crash on the A17 at Walpole Cross Keys this afternoon, (December 12).

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A flagship business centre in West Norfolk is being given back to West Norfolk council over an unpaid £2.75m loan.

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King’s Lynn Festival Chorus is one of this year’s winners in radio station Classic FM’s carol competition.

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A wetland park could form the centrepiece of a major development alongside King’s Lynn’s historic quarter, councillors heard tonight.

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Disruption suffered by rail passengers between King’s Lynn and London this summer was “a sorry chapter”, councillors heard tonight.

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A new power station could bring 600 new construction jobs to west Norfolk.

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Councillors are being warned of the strength of local opposition to two major developments, before they meet to decide plans which could see almost 600 new homes.

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Fashion retailer Next is closing its town centre branch in King’s Lynn.

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Police have seized a total of 430,000 cigarettes during an operation in King’s Lynn.

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A Norfolk police officer has resigned over inappropriate use of social media.

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Talks are still ongoing over the future of a flagship enterprise centre.

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The boss of a troubled hospital is moving to another health trust.

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A store chain has removed a Christmas window display after it sparked outrage.

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New Norfolk safari park given go-ahead

Monday, December 3, 2018

A new safari park will let people see “extraordinary” animals in the heart of the Norfolk countryside.

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A coroner is meeting with health commissioners to find out why diabetics have to rely on charities and fund raising by hospital staff to buy potentially life saving equipment.

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A council could repossess a flagship business centre from an enterprise agency which owes it £2.75m.

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A historic hotel and a former office block next door to it could be turned into homes.

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A coroner will tomorrow sum up and deliver her conclusion over the death of a man who died of a diabetic episode.

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Prince Charles hailed the “marvellous” work of Norfolk police as he toured the county’s most modern police station today.

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A diabetic said he had lost confidence in his insulin pump days before he died of an overdose of medication.

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A staffing crisis looks set to help plunge a hospital more than £30m into the red.

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Senior doctors say proposals to send cancer patients from King’s Lynn to Norwich for surgery are unsafe.

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A 10 year-old-boy is appealing for the return of his much-loved companion.

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Patients were given sherry, their medication was written on lolly sticks and if they had fluff in their belly buttons their operation could be cancelled.

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A driver who fell asleep at the wheel, causing a collision in which he and a friend died had traces of heroin in his blood and did not have a licence, a court was told.

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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are throwing a Christmas party for service families from RAF Marham.

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Plans for a safari park in west Norfolk are being recommended for approval.

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Prince Charles is visiting a Norfolk police station to meet officers and view facilities.

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A care home rated as inadequate created ‘significant risks’ by not closing doors giving vulnerable residents access to a lake and main road.

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A paralympic show jumper has had to retire from competitions after she was assaulted outside her home.

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New Lidl planned for King’s Lynn

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Store giant Lidl is planning to build a new supermarket on the outskirts of King’s Lynn.

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A newly qualified registered nurse will be following in her mum’s footsteps by caring for patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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A running club sparked a major alert when it scattered flour to mark the route of a fun run through a Norfolk town.

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