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The audience filters in as curtain up draws closer and King’s Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange is filled to the rafters with excitable adults and children alike.

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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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Tonight sees a drama documentary which claims to shed new light on the case of Norfolk farmer Tony Martin.

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Part of a town centre was closed off for more than an hour after a mystery white powder was scattered in a number of locations.

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Christmas just might never be the same this year. For a festive staple could be missing from our plates.

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Drivers beeped their horns in support as protesters staged a demonstration outside a Norfolk Hospital.

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How much are you spending this Christmas?

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Are you planning a Christmas spend-up? Or are worries over brexit making you keep a tighter grip on your purse strings?

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Protesters will today demonstrate at proposals to transfer cancer operations from from west Norfolk to Norwich.

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King’s Lynn is heading for its most exciting Christmas switch on ever, plunging adventure seekers into a thrilling interactive game.

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A former pub which has stood empty for more than two years could be turned into flats.

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Average speed cameras could still be installed on the A149 between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton.

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A drug driver was lucky he didn’t kill himself or others.

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Campaigners are set to stage a protest over proposals to send cancer patients from west Norfolk to Norwich for operations.

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A10 closed after accident

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Part of the A10 near King’s Lynn has been closed in both directions following an accident.

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A man was arrested for going equipped to steal heating oil - hours after police warned householders to watch out for thieves.

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A West Norfolk high school didn’t want Remembrance Day 2018 to be like the others, they wanted to do something special.

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A council looks set to pay £13m for a new link road.

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Not everyone craves the latest HD TV by the look of figures out today.

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A council could step forward to pay for a new £13m road linking the A47 and A10.

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A man has been arrested after police pulled over a car with a missing wheel.

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For some families, Remembrance Day comes every day.

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Youngsters have made a special effort to honour the men and women who gave their lives in service of their country by creating poppies for patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

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Primary and infant school children took part in a Remembrance event at RAF Marham.

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A new business park could bring hundreds of new jobs to King’s Lynn.

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A school rated inadequate two years ago has vastly improved, say education watchdogs.

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A widower has raised more than £50,000 for patients at a Norfolk hospital.

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The Royal Family were once partial to a game of football whilst staying at their Norfolk retreat - with the Queen in goal.

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Fans are calling for a tribute to Roger Taylor to be put up in his home town after giant ‘drumsticks’ paying homage to the Queen drummer were taken down.

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A council has felled giant drumsticks honouring Queen drummer Roger Taylor - as the band’s blockbuster biopic hits cinema screens around the globe.

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In 1999, Roger Taylor spoke to the EDP’s arts editor Trevor Heaton about his childhood in King’s Lynn.

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A Nurse who has given more than 40 years of service to the NHS is hanging up her uniform to enjoy a well-earned retirement.

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Drivers faced gridlock after a level crossing in King’s Lynn became stuck, blocking one of the town’s main arteries.

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New support services will be on offer to young carers across Norfolk.

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A lighthouse which inspired legendary naturalist Sir Peter Scott is up for sale.

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The good news is you get an extra hour in bed tomorrow.

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A butcher, a beekeeper, a mystery shopper and a ghost tour organiser - these are just some of the second jobs being done by hundreds of Norfolk police officers.

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When do the clocks go back?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Every year, the clocks go back in October when British Summer Time ends.

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Will Debenhams close branches in Norfolk?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The future for Norfolk’s three Debenhams department stores will be revealed tomorrow.

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Video and images shot by a drone show the scale of devastation caused by a major blaze in King’s Lynn town centre.

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Officials are failing to communicate with or listen to parents as they press ahead with closing a home for children with complex needs, an MP claims.

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There are some major displays planned for west Norfolk and the Fens.

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The future of King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and four West Norfolk leisure centres will be discussed behind closed doors next week.

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Family and friends of a 26-year-old woman who was stabbed to death have raised enough money to take her home to be laid to rest.

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A new text reminder service is being introduced at a Norfolk hospital in a bid to cut missed appointments, which last year cost it nearly £3m.

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Part of King’s Lynn town centre will be a closed for a day for road works.

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Alive Leisure centres around King’s Lynn and West Norfolk had a great week raising money for charity.

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Pupils have more space to read together and shelves full of new books after a £24,000 refurbishment of their school library.

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Poll Should deer be culled to reduce their numbers?

Sunday, September 30, 2018

A young male muntjac takes a breather in the centre of King’s Lynn.

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The RAF’s latest stealth bomber is not being grounded - as an investigation gets under way into the first crash involving an F-35.

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Tributes have been paid to a “smiley girl” who was there for everyone.

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A brand new event aims to give West Norfolk businesses the support and advice they need to flourish.

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Barriers at a busy level crossing have been stuck down this afternoon because of an electrical fault.

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A special conference will mark the 20th anniversary of the discovery of seahenge.

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Residents in a care home threatened with closure broke down in tears when they were told its future was under review.

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A safari park could be built in West Norfolk giving people a chance to see exotic animals at close quarters.

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Regional employers and their apprentices in sectors from housing to healthcare have been commended at an awards ceremony.

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Hospital bosses have agreed to take on more temporary nurses in a bid to avoid closing wards and cancelling operations.

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Tribe Norfolk festival is coming to a Norfolk glamping site.

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With magic, unicorns and The Greatest Showman sound track, it’s no wonder a circus in King’s Lynn is performing to packed out audiences.

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A hospital has waved a reluctant farewell to a loyal nurse with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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Rail passengers faced weeks of chaos because the rail industry was not properly prepared for timetable changes, a government watchdog says.

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Ahoy me hearties - it’s Pirate Day

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shivver me timbers a bar in King’s Lynn celebrated international talk like a pirate day in Style on Wednesday.

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A project to immortalise West Norfolk’s 620 First World War fallen is nearing fruition.

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Police car rammed in Norfolk

Monday, September 17, 2018

A police car was rammed during a pursuit in King’s Lynn.

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king’s Lynn set for festival weekend

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A packed programme of concerts, talks, workshops and films plus a high-profile art exhibition make up the King’s Lynn Festival Extra weekend from October 12 - 14.

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A charity set up in memory of a woman who died from a brain tumour has closed down.

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A group which has raised millions to support King’s Lynn’s hospitals needs volunteers to help its work continue.

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More than 210,000 illegal cigarettes and a quantity of illegal hand rolling tobacco was seized in King’s Lynn last night by police and trading standards officers.

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A Norfolk church must raise £4,500 to buy back its missing font cover.

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Veterans gathered in King’s Lynn today to remember one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War.

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Officers working in the wee hours arrested a man for doing just that.

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The wide range of careers available at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is being showcased to potential new recruits at two events this month.

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Nature lovers have launched a photography contest to capture why Norfolk’s commons are so special.

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Updated Body found at scene of King’s Lynn fire

Monday, September 3, 2018

A body has been found after a fire in King’s Lynn in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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A pensioner is brushing off a devastating run of bad news for his family to raise money for the West Norfolk Breast Care Unit.

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