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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

A family is spreading cheer by taking their eye-catching chalk art to communities across Norfolk.

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Proposals have been put forward to tighten rules on public drinking in west Norfolk.

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People in west Norfolk can commemorate the 75th VJ Day celebrations virtually next week.

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A cat was left in agony after his front paw was caught in a heavy metal trap.

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A series of art projections will light up a Norfolk town’s landmark buildings and outdoor spaces to show off its creative ambitions.

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Firefighters spent more than six hours fighting a blaze of more than 40 tonnes of hay following a suspected arson attack.

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Two teenagers have been charged with criminal damage after police were called to reports of disorder on a Norfolk road.

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Rescuers partially dismantled three vehicles while trying to free a kitten that kept climbing into engines in King’s Lynn.

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A Norfolk hospital will be ‘partially’ lifting visiting restrictions that were put in place during the pandemic.

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One of Norfolk’s most iconic cinemas is set to reopen after undergoing a six-figure revamp during lockdown.

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Play areas across west Norfolk will reopen for the summer holidays.

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Police are appealing for help to find a man after more than £1,000 worth of fence panels were stolen.

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A new safari park where people will be able to see “extraordinary” animals and birds is set to open in west Norfolk.

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A special fund raising day to help the homeless is being held in one of a city’s hidden secrets.

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As the Queen Elizabeth Hospital celebrates its 40th anniversary, former and current staff look back on their careers.

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While the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital officially opened in July 1980, maternity services transferred to what would later become the Fermoy Unit on the Gayton Road site in 1971.

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Business owners have expressed their concern over the ‘detrimental’ impact mandatory face coverings could have on trade.

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A special award has been launched for NHS staff at a hospital celebrating its 40th birthday.

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An NHS hospital could buy a private hospital which stands in its grounds to increase its capacity.

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New flats plan for former pub

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

An extra home could be added to plans to turn a former pub into flats.

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I wouldn’t be here today without you - and neither would my son.

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A section of the A47 had to be closed after a 4x4 and trailer carrying machinery overturned.

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At work, he’s the custody sergeant who’s the backbone of the nick. When he’s off-duty, he’s the Baywatch bobby.

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Leisure centres across west Norfolk are set to reopen next week.

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Two men have been arrested in Norfolk as part of a joint police operation targeting cannabis growers.

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Telephone scammers have defrauded people for thousands of pounds by ringing up and claiming they owe tax.

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Campaigners have expressed their anger after an appeal gave the go-ahead for 600 homes near a medieval castle.

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Controversial plans to build 600 homes close to a medieval castle have been given the go ahead.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has said Prince Louis is too young to understand social distancing and wants to “cuddle everything”.

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A rural road has been closed after fly tippers dumped a lorry load of waste including asbestos.

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Rivers of wildflowers criss-crossing the countryside could help declining bees, butterflies and other wildlife move across the landscape, conservationists say.

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More than two miles of overhead power cables which pass close to a historic ruin will disappear when they are moved underground.

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Three attacked by mob in park

Monday, July 13, 2020

Two men and a woman were attacked as they walked through a park in the early hours.

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A supermarket licensing application has been withdrawn after opposition from police and trading standards officers.

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If you take a look up to the Norfolk skies this afternoon, you may spot a special plane soaring through the air.

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An appeal has been issued to help find the family of a 61-year-old man who died at his home earlier this month.

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An exhibition of sculptures by acclaimed British artist Sir Anish Kapoor will open to the public this weekend after lockdown restrictions were eased.

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A vicar has been appointed as a special advisor for black, Asian and minority ethnic affairs.

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A hospital says it has taken great strides in its efforts to emerge from special measures, despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hospital bosses and a Norfolk MP have pledged to continue pressing the case for a £250m upgrade - after prime minister Boris Johnson said it was under “active consideration”.

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A 35-year-old man has been charged in connection wth a stabbing in King’s Lynn.

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A circus fears the big top could be consigned to the history books unless it can hit the road again soon.

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A man remains in custody as police investigate a stabbing which left another man seriously injured.

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Police and trading standards officers say a supermarket should not be given a licence to sell alcohol.

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A man suffered serious injuries after his scooter collided with a kerb.

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A sports pavilion has been sealed off by police after a man was stabbed, suffering serious injuries.

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A nurse paid tribute to his friends and colleagues as he told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge how he battled coronavirus.

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A Norfolk restaurant owner has expressed his happiness at reopening for the first time in months but said his business needs more customers to survive.

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As the nation unites in gratitude for our NHS, and celebrates the courage, skill and dedication of its staff, we dip into Norfolk hospital history

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A council has decided to keep play areas closed until clearer guidance is provided in a bid to keep families safe, despite the government’s announcement that they can now reopen.

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The potential reintroduction of rail services between two Norfolk towns has been hailed by campaigners as the “biggest game changer in a generation”.

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A woman says she is still in shock after a car crashed into her house leaving it badly-damaged.

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A councillor has stepped down from a senior role because he is feeling his age.

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A drink driver got stuck when he tried to evade police by climbing into the back seat of his car.

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Attempts to bring two stretches of Norfolk railway back into full working order have taken a further step forward.

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The driver of a motorcycle was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash with a car.

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The death of a woman whose body was found on Sunday is not being treated as suspicious.

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Plans for dozens of new homes in a Norfolk village were rejected after councillors raised concerns over the impact on the area, crime and disorder and health.

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Police are investigating the death of woman in her 40s after being called to a Norfolk property.

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Seven trees had to be cut down after significant damage left them “dangerously sharp”.

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King’s Lynn Town Hall was turned blue and gold in honour of the town’s newly-promoted football club.

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The Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carriers and their Norfolk-based warplanes are setting sail without the radar designed to play ‘a key part’ in protecting them, warns a new report.

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An 11-year-old girl who has gained more confidence through performing has been crowned the winner of a national theatre competition.

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Chefs take over hospital kitchens

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A chef has taken over a hospital’s kitchens to cook up a treat for hard-working NHS staff.

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A restaurant will be rushed off its feet when it reopens after lockdown as customers flock to its new outdoor dining pods.

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Five cars scratched in same street

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Five cars were scratched on the same night leaving their owners with a £5,000 repair bill.

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A £35m bid is being launched to transform the centre of King’s Lynn.

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A 79-year-old woman whose health deteriorated after she was admitted to a care home died from natural causes, a coroner has concluded.

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Staff at a Norfolk school delivered leaver gifts in costume to spread ‘cheer’ to pupils after they missed out during lockdown.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited businesses in Norfolk to show their support after they reopened this week following an ease in lockdown measures.

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A 27-year-old man was found dead in his flat, an inquest heard.

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A popular free festival which was cancelled because of coronavirus will be going ahead online.

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King’s Lynn Town’s promotion to the National League has been hailed as “fantastic news” for west Norfolk.

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Don’t despair - the downpours will soon give way to a mini heatwave.

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A pigeon christened Pauley has joined the Dambusters.

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Kristen Stewart will play Diana, Princess of Wales, in a new drama set in Norfolk.

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King’s Lynn’s waterfront could be closed to traffic on some days of the year to provide an open air entertaining and hospitality space, while a closed department store could become an indoor market.

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A 40-year-old man who was wanted in connection with a burglary has been arrested, police said.

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A hospital nurse is adapting to the new normal after recovering from coronavirus and returning to work.

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The Duke of Cambridge praised staff from an ambulance station at a Norfolk hospital for their dedicated work in his first royal event since the start of lockdown.

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The first abandoned seal pup of the summer is being cared for at a Norfolk wildlife hospital.

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The Duke of Cambridge has made a surprise video call to a woman and her young son who have been shielding for the last three months.

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Manic Monday got off to a slow start as many shops reopened after almost three months of lockdown.

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An old vicarage is set to be transformed into a shelter for the homeless throughout the winter months.

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Dozens of demonstrators gathered in King’s Lynn to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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A Black Lives Matter protest is set to take place in King’s Lynn.

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Shoppers will have to keep to the left and keep their distance when many of a town’s shops reopen on Monday.

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A devoted husband spent a nerve-shredding five minutes trying to keep his wife alive after she collapsed on their bedroom floor in the middle of the night.

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Police are appealing for help to trace a 40-year-old wanted man.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has celebrated the “amazing” entries to her photographic project documenting life under lockdown.

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A crack stealth fighter squadron has taken off to join the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier.

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Two men have been arrested after thousands of counterfeit cigarettes were seized.

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A town centre is preparing to welcome back the shoppers as lockdown eases.

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An independent trader who has reopened her shop has seen customers venturing back into town.

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Two men have been arrested after they were found to be in possession of drugs and offensive weapons.

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Part of a busy road remains closed after a lorry overturned this morning.

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A woman was stunned when she found a gannet in her garden.

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A woman has been charged with two counts of shoplifting following incidents in May and March.

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A Norfolk traveller has made a pilgrimage to an ancient gypsy fair cancelled for only the second time in hundreds of years due to coronavirus.

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A former MP who famously crossed the floor of the house has died at the age of 86.

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