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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

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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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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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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Hospital volunteer retires - aged 92

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A volunteer whose friendly face greeted visitors and patients arriving at hospital has retired at the age of 92.

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Tax payers could face a £2m bill if West Norfolk council takes back control of King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and the borough’s four leisure centres.

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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

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Hospital supporters have been given a £300,000 donation.

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The box office opens on Monday for Festival Extra, three days of music, exhibitions, talks and films in King’s Lynn.

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Police are trying to trace a King’s Lynn man who has failed to attend court.

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Video Mods and Rockers ride into King’s Lynn

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Tuesday Market Place was filled with the roar of engines as Mods and Rockers descended on town for their annual meet-up.

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A Norfolk woman’s online dating profile was hacked by a spy trying to steal secrets about the RAF’s new stealth jet.

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The winners of West Norfolk’s annual allotment challenge competition were announced at a special presentation evening.

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Youngsters enjoyed a day of crafts and activities in a community woodland.

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Mods and rockers heading for Norfolk

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mods and Rockers will be heading to King’s Lynn to show off their steeds.

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Missed appointments cost a Norfolk hospital nearly £3m last year.

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Animal lovers caring for injured seals want to highlight the dangers to wildlife of discarding fishing nets and other litter into the sea.

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The South Gate in King’s Lynn reopens to visitors on Saturday, after a month-long closure for a revamp.

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Almost 500 people have signed a petition against plans for new industrial units in King’s Lynn.

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A major rescue operation was launched to save a dog and its owner from a storm drain.

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Drivers faced delays after a fallen tree blocked part of a busy road.

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Thousands will flock to Sandringham today to enjoy the flower show. Here’s 10 things not to miss.

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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be joining the crowds at this year’s Sandringham Flower Show.

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Giovanni Pernice’s 60-date national tour came to an exciting finale in King’s Lynn on Wednesday evening.

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Dozens of people watched in fascination as a town’s historic quarter was restored to its former glory for a major movie.

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King’s Lynn Town Guides’ new website enables people to book walks online.

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Police have seized a terrifying haul of weapons during a drugs raid in King’s Lynn.

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A chemical spill caused delays to drivers on the A47 near King’s Lynn.

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Poundworld in Norwich is set to close its doors on Sunday.

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A school hockey team raised more than £1,000 with a sponsored park run.

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Parts of King’s Lynn’s historic quarter are being transformed, as the waterfront gets set to be the background for a costume drama.

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