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Population: 42,800

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, Fakenham, Swaffham

A 20-year-old farm worker died after losing control of his car on an icy road.

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The founder of Clap for Carers has called for the gesture to be stopped.

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An entire squadron of stealth fighters are set to swap Norfolk for the navy’s new aircraft carrier.

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Six much-loved local radio stations are set to change names and be rebranded as part of a national network.

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A 53-year-old man will appear in court on drugs charges in connection with the discovery of £30,000 of heroin.

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After eight years of collaring criminals and sniffing out substances, a beloved police dog has clocked off duty for the final time to begin his well-earned retirement.

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A home from home helped a family to stay at the side of a 16-year-old girl as she battled cancer.

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Visitors to the Queen’s Norfolk estate will soon have to pay to park there.

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Grieving families could soon have a lifeline in west Norfolk.

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A virtual event may mark the day which should have seen the 70th King’s Lynn Festival open.

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Prominent buildings in Norfolk were lit up as a show of appreciation for the NHS, key workers and the local community.

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A group delivering to supplies to key workers during the coronavirus pandemic is appealing for donations.

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A Norfolk charity providing help and support to the deaf and hard of hearing is continuing its services throughout the coronavirus crisis, despite its income being “hit very hard”.

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Seven primary schools in west Norfolk plan to reopen on June 1.

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It will take more than coronavirus to finish us off.

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Have you been the victim of a theft lately? If so, your lost items might be lying around for you to claim.

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Parking charges are set to return to normal as more people go back to work over the coming weeks.

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An archery club in Norfolk is set to resume its activity following guidelines being put in place to ensure safe social distancing.

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A cyclist is in a critical condition after falling from his bike.

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Plants grown for the High Sheriff of Norfolk’s Justice Ceremony will now be used to benefit charity and the local community.

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Five people were arrested - including one for driving with two passengers in the rear compartment of his van - in what was a busy night for a town’s police officers.

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Stunning drone footage has shown a town landmark lit up as a display of appreciation for key workers and children.

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When hospital nurse Sam Jude began showing coronavirus symptoms, he knew exactly what to do.

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A 28-year-old man has been charged with assaulting staff at a Norfolk hospital.

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Police are hunting three men who robbed a woman of her handbag.

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A hospital patient has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and public order offences.

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Police were called to an incident at a Norfolk recycling tip after a man blocked the entrance with his van.

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A historic town centre shop is set to come under the hammer next week.

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Staff at a Norfolk hospital have expressed their gratitude for the ‘kind’ donations of scrubs they have received, after experiencing a shortage.

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People across west Norfolk can commemorate the 75th VE Day from their homes during lockdown.

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A Norfolk chef will be cooking for hospital patients and staff to show his appreciation for their response to the coronavirus crisis.

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An appeal has been launched to build a Muslim prayer room at a Norfolk hospital.

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A historic building was turned blue in a tribute to those in the coronavirus front line.

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Coronavirus infections could be past their peak in part of Norfolk, health chiefs will hear today.

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A special hardship fund has been set up at a Norfolk hospital to help front-line staff buy essentials.

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A children’s entertainer from Norfolk has been spreading cheer in her community during lockdown, despite her own struggles.

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Two Norfolk councils have between them paid out more than £20m in government grants to the owners of holiday lets during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Visiting friends, going for a pint or out for a meal are what people in west Norfolk plan to do when lockdown ends.

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A 34-year-old man who harassed his former partner has been handed a Stalking Protection Order under new legislation.

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Meet part of the team working at the heart of a Norfolk hospital to ensure it is properly mobilised in its fight against the coronavirus crisis.

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As our nation faces its biggest crisis since the Second World War, the Royal British Legion is calling on us to celebrate VE Day from home.

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The BBC has announced a slate of programming to the mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, including an address from the Queen.

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Video Put a Tommy in your window for VE Day 75

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

People in lockdown are being urged to show their support for this year’s coronavirus-hit VE Day commemorations by placing a specially designed image of a Second World War soldier in their windows.

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Virtual VE Day 75 in west Norfolk

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

People can commemorate VE Day in west Norfolk without leaving their homes.

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A family gave sweets to police after they saw them arrest a violent suspected drug dealer who spat in an officer’s face.

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The family of a Norfolk care worker who died on the front line joined others today to remember key workers who have lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic.

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There are so many things you can’t do right now.

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A hospital radio station in Norfolk is celebrating its 46th year being on air, while it continues to keep patients and listeners entertained during the coronavirus crisis.

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A trainee nursing associate has given an insight into life inside a Norfolk hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Norfolk butcher has shaved his eyebrows off in a show of support for the NHS and staff on the front line.

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A headteacher at a Norfolk school has said the transition to pupils learning at home was easy, thanks to the school’s “digital expertise.”

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A hospital in Norfolk has put together a special birthday message in honour of Captain Tom Moore.

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A 17-year-old suffered “life threatening injuries” when a car overturned into a field.

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A driver who was seriously injured in a crash last week has died, police said today.

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Hundreds of beef cattle could soon be grazing the pastures at Sandringham - but councillors have been urged to satisfy themselves there will be no “obnoxious odours”.

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A clever little rescue dog has been joining the nation as it claps for carers.

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A night-vision camera strapped to a tree captures one of the first beavers to be seen in Norfolk for centuries.

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A man has been arrested after coughing in police officers’ faces and telling them he had coronavirus.

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A hospital receptionist has become a vital link between patients and their families.

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A beer shop is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special birthday brew.

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Round tablers are pledging to double donations to a hospital’s crowdfunding appeal.

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For Jo Reynolds, becoming one of her community’s heroes at a time of crisis was a seamless transition.

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Hospital chaplains are providing vital support for patients and staff during trying times.

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A 60-year-old man has been taken to hospital for treatment following a serious crash.

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Pupils at a Norfolk school have sent ‘kindness letters’ to care home residents, NHS staff and local supermarkets to spread cheer during the coronavirus lockdown.

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He shares his name with Norfolk’s hero nurse Edith Cavell, who faced the firing squad for helping soldiers from both sdes of the First World War.

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A 10-year-old girl has raised more than £1,000 for a Norfolk hospital after not speaking for a day.

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Prince William has opened the nation’s second Nightingale hospital set up to treat coronavirus patients.

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A senior doctor says he is humbled and amazed at how hospital staff have risen to the challenge of entering the coronavirus war zone.

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Please stay at home to protect our mums and poorly children.

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Town set for drive-through Starbucks

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A new drive-through cafe could be built on a former gas works.

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While many businesses are in lockdown, the burglars are still at work.

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Two seriously injured in crash

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Two people have suffered serious injuries in a collision involving two cars.

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The Environment Agency has warned people to be prepared for possible flooding in parts of Norfolk.

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A council is providing activities for people to do while staying at home for Easter.

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Four people have been found guilty of breaching coronavirus restrictions after stealing alcohol and other goods from a supermarket in Norfolk.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorist failed to stop at the scene of a collision.

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Changes to bin collections in west Norfolk are being introduced in a bid to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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Food and drink businesses are offering deliveries to homes across west Norfolk during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Resurfacing work costing £50,000 will see a busy road shut for two consecutive nights.

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

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have telephoned two UK hospitals as the coronavirus outbreak continues to intensify.

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A fundraising page has been set up so people can show support for west Norfolk’s main hospital as staff battle coronavirus.

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The Prince of Wales has delivered a message of hope to the nation in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, saying “end it will” and praising the “remarkable NHS” as its staff “battle heroically to save lives”.

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A drink driver was so intoxicated he needed to be put on a ventilator - taking up a bed which could have been needed by a coronavius patient.

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The cancelled King’s Lynn Festival will be replaced with a smaller-scale event in October.

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An online community of businesses and individuals have come together to offer their support to the vulnerable and those in need.

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Video Woman’s body found in river

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The body of a woman has been found in a river in King’s Lynn.

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Major incident on waterfront

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A waterfront has been sealed off while the emergency services deal with what appears to be a major incident.

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Team spirit is helping junior doctors at a Norfolk hospital cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

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A winter night shelter for the homeless is staying open to support those on the streets through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Footballer Harry Kane has praised a Norfolk schoolgirl’s drawing which showed her appreciation of the work NHS staff are doing.

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The fire service is urging people to avoid using barbecues during the coronavirus lockdown to prevent risk.

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A teenager has been taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a road collision.

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A council has appointed a cabinet member for emergency planning to oversee its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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North-easterly gusts brought a band of wintry showers to parts of the region on the day the clocks went forward.

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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have backed a new initiative to boost our mental health.

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An incident room is coordinating the fight against coronavirus at a Norfolk hospital.

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A person was treated for burns after a house fire.

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A hospital in Norfolk has stopped visiting in response to the coronavirus to ensure people’s safety.

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