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Your Town | King's Lynn

Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

Its built heritage is famed worldwide, from its towering churches to its Custom House and St George’s Guildhall.

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Hundreds of council workers look set for a pay rise.

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Security has been stepped up at a medieval church which was vandalised last month.

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Part of a busy road near the centre of King’s Lynn will be closed for two weekends, starting today.

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Norfolk’s George Russell is vowing to become Formula One world champion as his racing career gets under way at the Australian Grand Prix tomorrow.

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Average speed cameras are set to be installed on the A149 between King’s Lynn and Snettisham this summer

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Children and staff at Anthony Curton Primary School and Tilney All Saints Primary School celebrated World Book Day in style.

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Proposals for 600 new homes on the outskirts of King’s Lynn were thrown out today.

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A restored steam locomotive will haul a special memorial train from King’s Lynn this weekend.

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Councillors meet today to decide plans for 600 new homes on the outskirts of King’s Lynn.

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Priceless treasures unearthed from a farmer’s field are set to go on show in Norfolk.

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Campaigners are set to reveal how their bid to reopen the railway line between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton is progressing.

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A 20-year-old man suffering mental health problems revealed the depths of his despair before his death.

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One of the town’s best-known landmarks, the Custom House has overlooked King’s Lynn’s historic quays for centuries.

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Eyes turned to the skies as the final farewell to a true hero was marked with a poignant flypast of two Tornado jets.

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Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and Where’s Wally were favourites among youngsters this World Book Day.

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A lane has been named after a much-loved former allotments chairman.

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A pioneering arachnologist from west Norfolk, who discovered a UK population of rare spiders, has died.

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A man’s body was found in King’s Lynn in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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RAF Marham has released this incredible footage which shows a pilot’s view of the Tornado’s final nine-ship flight over Norfolk.

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People can have their say over future development in west Norfolk.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who played Maui in Disney movie Moana, has sent his love and support to a little Norfolk girl who is battling cancer.

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The west Norfolk borough archives opened its doors to give the public a chance at transcribing historical documents.

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A hospital radio station is celebrating multiple nominations at this year’s Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) awards.

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A badger found suffering with a nasty head wound is recovering at a specialist RSPCA wildlife centre.

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A busy road near the centre of King’s Lynn will be closed for two weekends.

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A teenager has told of her anger at the driver who knocked her over and drove off.

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Police are hunting a hit and run driver who knocked over a 15-year-old girl, leaving her with leg injuries.

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A widower from Docking has raised more than £60,000 for cancer patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).

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Plane spotters hoping to catch a glimpse of the last-ever Tornado flight have been warned over dangerous parking, as thousands flock to Norfolk to bid farewell to the jet.

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An elderly woman was conned out of almost £7,000 by a gang of “contemptible” fraudsters.

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Horses and a camel grazing by a busy roundabout can only mean one thing: The circus is back in town.

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Police are still investigating a town centre stabbing which happened over the weekend.

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Two men were arrested for multiple offences after police swooped near King’s Lynn.

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A convenience store could lose its licence for allegedly selling smuggled tobacco and alcohol.

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A former high sheriff of Norfolk who raised £65,000 for unpaid carers has started distributing the money, but his fund raising efforts are far from over.

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A west Norfolk family are raising money for a planned bereavement centre so women can give birth to stillborn babies in a different delivery suite.

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A virtual reality amusement centre is coming to west Norfolk.

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Adding £1 to your restaurant meal bill could help homeless people into accommodation and to live independently.

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A person needed hospital treatment after a house fire in west Norfolk

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

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Water supply problems in King’s Lynn

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Anglian Water engineers have found the leak which has cut off water supplies to some homes and businesses in King’s Lynn.

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Seven new registered nurses have achieved their degrees after years of juggling study with the demands of working on the wards.

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An ambulance was called after a woman fell during a Parkrun event.

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A judge has warned a surgeon who seriously injured a midwife in a crash that he could face jail - but said depriving people of his skills would be a “complete waste”.

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Young people on a Prince’s Trust course are raising money to restore a mental health charity’s allotment.

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Primary school children across west Norfolk have been creating artwork for a new TV show on Sky.

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Children can make a splash this half term and get their wellie boots wet as the Puddle Jumping Championships return.

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Overcrowded trains could soon be a thing of the past on one of Norfolk’s busiest rail routes.

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A Norfolk woman who suffered a broken wrist in a crash involving Prince Philip has criticised the decision to take no further action against the royal.

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Friends and family of a missing student are pulling together to support each other as the search continues.

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Cheers, flashing lights and the smell of candyfloss and onions fills the air can only mean one thing - the Mart is back in town.

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There was nothing to be achieved from prosecuting the Duke of Edinburgh over his car crash, a royal commentator has said.

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A warehouse worker has appeared in court accused of killing his 13-year-old daughter by inflicting head injuries when she was a baby.

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Prince Philip will face no further action over a car crash he was involved in last month.

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A devastated Norfolk man was scammed out of his £15,000 life savings and plunged into debt by a woman who posed as his former friend and romanced him online.

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A man has been charged with the murder of a Norfolk teenager who died five years ago from injuries allegedly sustained more than a decade earlier when she was a tiny baby.

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A tool used to help free people trapped in vehicles has been stolen from a west Norfolk fire station.

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A Tornado jet will take off from RAF Marham next week as the warplane sets off on its farewell tour.

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King’s Lynn Mart is rolling back into town with new attractions alongside traditional favourites.

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A hospital boss today praised the staff she hopes will help her lead it out of special measures.

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The Queen’s winter break in Norfolk has certainly been an eventful one.

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The Queen joined passengers on a train to London today as she ended her winter break in Norfolk.

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From Salvador Dali to David Beckham, facial hair has always had a key role in men’s fashion.

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

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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.

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

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Financial business celebrates the opening of its new mortgage advice drop-in centre in Norfolk

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Downham Market Academy is showcasing an original play this weekend, devised by its students.

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

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A nurse who has spent 45 years caring for patients in two King’s Lynn hospitals has been celebrated as she embarks on a semi-retirement.

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Mobile phones, tablets and computer equipment were stolen in the early hours at a raid at Currys PC World in King’s Lynn

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A crash in which the Duke of Edinburgh’s car overturned was “a shock to all concerned”, reveals a letter to wellwishers.

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King’s Lynn Mart returns

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A centuries-old fair is set to fill a market square.

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A gastro pub which closed down two weeks ago could soon reopen under its original name.

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A trust set up to save the only surviving theatre where Shakespeare performed needs more trustees.

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Underused town centre office space has been turned into temporary accommodation for couples and families who are homeless or under threat of it.

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She may be 92, but as these pictures show, the Queen still enjoys meeting the public.

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A student for whom English is his third language has been rewarded for his A-level success by being presented with The Queen’s Gold Medal.

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Hundreds of well-wishers braved freezing temperatures to greet the Queen during her last Sunday service before leaving Norfolk.

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

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A Bomber Command veteran and former mayor of West Norfolk has passed away at the age of 96.

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Drivers complained about being delayed after police officers closed a road so a casualty could be freed safely from a crashed car.

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Street racing, excessive engine revving and pulling stunts in King’s Lynn could soon land you with an £80 fixed penalty notice.

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A busy street is having its pavements repaired.

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Police seized a car in the centre of King’s Lynn today.

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MPs are meeting rail bosses to call for improvements on one of the region’s busiest lines.

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A motorcyclist involved in a crash at Stradsett this morning has died.

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Two teenagers have been arrested for criminal damage after throwing ice at pedestrians and motorists from the roof of a car park.

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A 91-year-old woman felt she had been robbed of her life by a negligent nurse.

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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.

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West Norfolk woke up to a scattering of snow - but more could follow.

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A pub in west Norfolk has teamed up with a foodbank to cut down on food waste.

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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.

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Beauticians and their customers teamed up to raise money for a hospital radio station.

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A new gastro pub has ceased trading less than a year after opening.

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

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A west Norfolk school is blazing a trail in care and education for children on the verge of exclusion with a groundbreaking £200,000 centre – where pupils say they are given “a second chance”.

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Sandringham Women’s Institute has never found itself at the forefront of political debate in all the years since it was first formed by Queen Mary.

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A call for an independent inquiry into a local authority’s relationship with a troubled enterprise agency was blocked last night.

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