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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

Families who believe the deaths of elderly relatives were hastened by painkillers they were given in hospital are set to meet in Norfolk.

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Two men have been arrested for fighting in King's Lynn.

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A man has been arrested after a string of cycle thefts.

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Norfolk Take That fans got the trip of a lifetime when one of the band rescued them at the roadside and drove them to a gig.

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Victorious King's Lynn Town FC are being honoured with a civic reception.

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Families flocked to the South Lynn Big Bash, for an afternoon of free entertainment in the sunshine.

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A derelict warehouse on King's Lynn's waterfront looks set to become the site of a major new leisure development.

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Spring clean for Norfolk river

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Thousands of tonnes of silt are being dredged to improve a river.

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Protestors greeted newly-elected councillors when they turned up for their first meeting.

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Blue tape has been placed on buildings in the centre of King's Lynn.

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Obesity is a growing problem in our pets, say Norfolk vets who are running special clinics for fat cats and podgy pooches.

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A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a collision which blocked a busy road in King's Lynn.

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Knife crimes and violent offences have increased in west Norfolk, a public meeting heard tonight.

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West Norfolk's new mayor will start their year in office with a climate change protest.

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People in west Norfolk get the chance to quiz Norfolk's police and crime commissioner and the county's chief constable tonight.

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A retired lorry driver has bequeathed £12,000 to three departments in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn.

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King's Lynn's hanseatic heritage will be commemorated at a festival tomorrow.

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Sudden death in King's Lynn

Friday, May 10, 2019

Police say a sudden death in King's Lynn is not being treated as suspicious.

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One of the most poignant legacies of any conflict is the families left behind by those who lost their lives.

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More than 20 new international nurses are now caring for patients at a Norfolk hospital after intensive training enabled them to pass their UK registration exams with flying colours.

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Two alleged fuel thieves picked the wrong night to go siphoning diesel.

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Pilots will be carrying out night time flights in the RAF's new stealth bomber.

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Police are hunting a driver who ran from the scene of a crash in which another driver received minor injuries this afternoon.

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People in west Norfolk get the chance to quiz Norfolk's police and crime commissioner and the county's chief constable next week.

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My name's Paul and I'm going to save you. When I throw the rope, I want you to turn onto your back and put it over your shoulder.

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A former bar and grill could be turned into flats.

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Patients have gone down with a sickness and diarrhoea bug at a Norfolk hospital.

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A west Norfolk man wants to spread the word of a charity that has helped him developed a passion for extreme-sports whilst being in a wheelchair.

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Morris dancers drew bemused looks from shoppers on their May Day parade through King's Lynn.

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Teenagers were given a graphic reminder to drive safely when a hard-hitting campaign by the emergency services came to school.

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Head shave for breast care unit

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A King's Lynn woman had her head shaved one year to the day after sister's cancer operation to raise money for west Norfolk patients.

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New homes could be built on a car park in the centre of King's Lynn.

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Morris dancers take to one of Norfolk's highest spots to dance up the dawn on May Day.

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A cafe/bistro chain with 100 branches across the country is set to open its first outlet in Norfolk.

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A chef has escaped jail after being found with a kitchen knife, throwing star and cannabis.

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A town's rich and colourful heritage will be commemorated with the return of a one day festival.

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People living in a period terrace told how it was the scene of an armed police swoop.

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Police in King's Lynn had a busy night, with a number of arrests in the town.

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A west Norfolk initiative is aiming to banish hygiene poverty - when someone is forced to choose between buying food or buying items to keep them clean.

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Dragons, medieval bodyguards and a 15th century king on horseback revived an age-old tradition in west Norfolk.

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An 84-year-old man died from an industrial disease, a coroner has concluded.

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A 62-year-old woman was found dead in her flat by her son-in-law, a court was told.

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A 41-year-old man died of a flesh-eating bug after long term drug use, a court was told.

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A crisp packet has been found in near perfect condition after spending two decades in the ground.

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Police are looking for a 45-year-old woman who has gone missing from near her home.

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Three new apps have been launched to showcase the best of west Norfolk's heritage.

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A New Zealander who lives in west Norfolk has described her shock and disbelief as the killing of 50 Muslim worshippers unfolded just yards away from her.

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Tim Baldwin's final trip while he explores west Norfolk is to walk part of the Fen Rivers Way, whichruns for nearly 50 miles between King's Lynn and Cambridge.

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"Dad, why's that man dressed up as a penguin," asks a shopper's son as Dr Edwin Salter swoons and sways, dressed as the very same in a shop doorway, to highlight the creatures' plight.

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A trio of oarswomen have abandoned their attempt to row around Norfolk.

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Roads in and around the centre of King's Lynn will be closed for a popular 10k run.

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Police seized cars, a pick-up full of scrap and made three arrests during a roads policing operation in west Norfolk today.

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Emergency services were called to a car wash after a vehicle drove into a wall.

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More than 80 new nurses are joining a Norfolk after a successful international recruitment campaign.

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Police used a pepper spray on a man who threw a punch at an officer.

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A woman who slammed Prince Philip after he caused a collision in which she was injured could lose her driving licence.

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The finishing touches are being put to a historic pub before it re-opens.

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In the last of our three part special report on King's Lynn, we look at some more of the positives.

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Young people told how their lives had been changed by going on a Princes Trust course at a special presentation evening.

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A wind of change is blowing in off the river, as an ancient port sets sail for the future.

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You know that spring is well and truly here when Norfolk's tulip fields burst into bloom.

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Never mind the traffic jams - King's Lynn still has plenty going for it.

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Boy racers could face £80 fines

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Drifters and doughnutters in a Norfolk town can now face £80 fines.

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Man exposed himself in King's Lynn

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Police are investigating after a man indecently exposed himself in King's Lynn.

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King's Lynn Festival is joining forces with the Shakespeare Festival to host a weekend full of 16th-century nostalgia.

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A female ocean rowing team is set to row 80 miles around Norfolk's coast over the Easter weekend.

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Gold flashed in the sunshine as a ploughman found his fortune in a Norfolk field.

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The RSPCA saved a pheasant's life and released it back into the wild after it collided with a van.

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Police are continuing to gather evidence into the death of two men last summer.

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Norfolk's Lord Lieutenant could be granted the freedom of West Norfolk.

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A town centre pub is set to reopen under its original name.

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A Norwich City legend is giving one Norfolk village under 12 football team a special, one-off training masterclass this weekend.

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They may not even have heard the drone of the bomber's engines over the boozy din of a Friday night in a town centre bar.

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Four midwives are hanging up their uniforms after delivering thousands of babies and giving a combined total of 140 years to a Norfolk hospital.

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A grand reopening celebrated the refurbishment of a village hall.

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A former police station could be knocked down and replaced by flats.

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A driver was found with a banned weapon and drugs after police stopped him in King's Lynn.

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An investigation is under way after a charity shop was plagued by fly-tipping.

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Six years after its last inspection, Freebridge Community housing is celebrating its latest results.

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A west Norfolk mum battling leukaemia says she is amazed by the support of the community after more than £31,000 was raised towards her last chance of life-saving treatment.

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A couple are cutting short a dream road trip after a break-in at a French service station during which they believe they were "gassed".

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An air ambulance was called to a west Norfolk town yesterday after a teenager became ill.

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A foodbank has appealed for well-wishers to stop donating baked beans - because they have more than 100 crates of them.

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A boy has escaped detention for three vicious assaults on passers-by in King's Lynn.

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A special gift will be given to women who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer treatment thanks to a Norfolk charity.

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A new discount food store has opened in King's Lynn.

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A boy is due in court today over an attack on a homeless man pushing a wheelchair-bound friend on Christmas Day.

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West Norfolk's mayor and former borough council leader is standing down at the next elections.

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A goalkeeper could be jailed for an attack which maimed a referee for life.

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Councillors vote tonight on whether an independent inquiry should investigate how they handed out £2.75m in loans to a troubled enterprise agency.

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Two men face prison after stealing thousands of snowdrops from a Norfolk estate.

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As part of a new series of reports on the towns and villages in our region, we are looking in depth into what makes King's Lynn special and what needs to be improved.

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The SCRAP fly-tipping campaign comes to King's Lynn today, offering help and advice on the legal disposal of waste.

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Part of a busy road near the centre of King's Lynn will be closed for the weekend.

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Funding boost for coastal towns

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Coastal regeneration schemes in Norfolk and Suffolk have netted more than £800,000 in government funding.

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A touching family tribute has been left to a man who died in a car crash.

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A man has been charged with possessing a knife after an incident at a railway station.

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Free concert tickets are being offered to under-18s, to give teenagers the chance to experience a live orchestra.

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