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Watton and Swaffham News

Yesterday, 20:22

An academy trust in Norfolk is on the hunt for an executive principal to lead five schools.

Four people seen in CCTV images released in the search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague have been identified - but are not thought to be significant to the police investigation.

A schoolgirl showed she is on track for success after taking part in two rounds of a national motocross competition.

CCTV images of people police think may be able to help find missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague have been released as officers prepare to mark the anniversary of his disappearance.

Breckland Council has reminded residents of the deadline to have their views heard on the draft of 
a Local Plan for the area.

Oliver and Olivia have been revealed as the most popular baby names in the region for 2016 according to official figures.

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Crime

Mon, 17:26

Two serial burglars who stole thousands of pounds of jewellery and shotguns from homes across the country have been jailed for a combined total of more than 13 years.

Detectives are investigating multiple break-ins in the Watton area.

Norfolk Police Chief Constable Simon Bailey has admitted police may need to work with so-called paedophile hunters despite claims the groups are putting children’s lives at risk.

Armed officers will be deployed across Norfolk over the coming days as the UK terror threat is raised to its highest level.

Norfolk Police

Police were involved in a late-night pursuit after a JCB teleporter was stolen in Swaffham.

Health

Tue, 18:23

Nursing home workers were jubilant after achieving a double success at their company’s awards.

The region’s ambulance service has more than doubled its spend on private ambulances in just one year, new figures reveal.

A carers’ organisation has suggested family carers in Norfolk need to keep up-to-date with technology to make caring easier.

Norfolk County Council

The region’s mental health trust has topped the list for the number of referrals to treat children and young people it turns away.

NHS

Social care experts in Norfolk have warned of the additional challenges faced by family carers as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter.

Education

Yesterday, 20:22

An academy trust in Norfolk is on the hunt for an executive principal to lead five schools.

A sixth form pupil has her sights set on a career in science after spending the summer working at a prestigious research lab.

Academy chains which run schools in Norfolk and Waveney were given more than £1.5m last year to grow and improve performance.

Department for Education

A new website ranking schools on working conditions for their employees has been set up in a bid to better inform teachers.

Heads of schools across mid and north Norfolk have been reacting to their students’ GCSE results.

Litcham School

Business

An Attleborough-based renewable heating company has been shortlisted in a national awards scheme for an installation for housing association Flagship Group.

Attleborough

A ceremony will be held today to officially open the Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant.

Breckland Council

MP Norman Lamb said residents deserve a “fair deal” if plans to build two wind farms off the north Norfolk coast, including one of the biggest in the world, are approved.

A contract catering company has declared its appetite for growth after seeing the strongest start to a year in its 20-year history.

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Yesterday, 20:22

An academy trust in Norfolk is on the hunt for an executive principal to lead five schools.

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Yesterday, 09:00

A schoolgirl showed she is on track for success after taking part in two rounds of a national motocross competition.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

An award-winning bakery in Watton has been saved from closure thanks to a last minute takeover.

Christine's Country Bakery in the High Street was named Baker of the Year in the EDP Norfolk Food Awards but owners Christine and Roger Yexley had already decided to shut at the end of last week.

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Yesterday, 12:46

Four people seen in CCTV images released in the search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague have been identified - but are not thought to be significant to the police investigation.

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Wed, 07:50

Motorists have faced disruption following a crash on the A47.

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