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Interesting stories behind a variety of buildings and landmarks across Norfolk will be revealed at the popular Heritage Open Days festival this autumn.

Sun-worshippers are out in numbers today as East Anglia enjoys one of the hottest days of the year so far.

The A47 between Swaffham and King’s Lynn has been reopened after a lorry full of potatoes overturned.

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Sun lovers hoping for a scorching bank holiday may be disappointed as forecasters predict temperatures will start to drop.

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Tourists visiting Thetford Forest on dry, hot summer days have been warned to be vigiliant about fire risks such as barbecues and discarded cigarettes after a large blaze damaged part of the historic attraction.

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

Firefighters have been praised for preventing a large blaze in Thetford Forest which damaged a group of historic trees from spreading further as they today return to the scene to investigate what happened.

Crime

Fri, 15:15

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

As armed officers are deployed across the county in response to the increased threat level, the message from Norfolk’s chief is: “Talk to us”.

Lorne Green

Norfolk police have stationed armed police in Norwich and Great Yarmouth as part of a county-wide operation to reassure the public following the Manchester terror attack.

Reckless people throwing stones at residents are to be targeted by police as part of an anti-social behaviour crackdown on a Norfolk housing estate.

Police chiefs in Norfolk and Suffolk are meeting today to review their response to terrorist attacks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured another 59 at a concert in Manchester on Monday night.

Simon Bailey

Health

Fri, 15:15

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

It is an issue which is dominating the election agenda, taking a close second place only to Brexit in polls on the most important issue to voters.

Theresa May

The region’s ambulance trust has launched a women’s special interest group in a unique style, with two of its female staff pulling off a feat of strength and determination in an ambulance pull challenge.

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Schools in the east are being urged to help nurture a nation of lifesavers by taking part in Restart a Heart Day.

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A Conservative government would consult on a possible cap on social care costs, Theresa May has announced.

Theresa May

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Education

Mon, 14:20
Glen Allott

Former pupils of a Watton high school are being urged to join a new alumni group to help current students achieve their career aspirations.

Charging schools which expel students could worsen an alarming rise in expulsion rates in Norfolk and have a damaging impact on children’s welfare, a principal has warned.

Norfolk County Council

An important meeting of leading figures in Norfolk education is being held today.

Norfolk County Council

Twenty-five rural schools in Norfolk have filled fewer than half of their reception class places, figures show.

Frustrated childminders and nursery schools in Norfolk and Suffolk have urged the government to rethink its “damaging” policy to double free childcare hours before many are forced to close.

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Business

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Peterborough

The closure dates for the East Anglian branches of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society have been confirmed.

The closure dates for the East Anglian branches of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society have been confirmed.

Peterborough

Two Watton-based businesses have been named among the most “inspiring” British companies.

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Thirty jobs have been saved after a caravan park group, which operates sites in Norfolk and Suffolk, was bought out of administration.

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The New York city skyline is on the walls, American football is played on a huge television and there are booths to sit and eat your rack of ribs.

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Mon, 08:15

While visiting a small French village Peter Walsh did not think he would find the graves of three brave servicemen who were stationed at a Norfolk airfield.

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An attempt to revive a Breckland heritage site has failed after dwindling visitor numbers forced the owners to close the attraction.

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The A47 between Swaffham and King’s Lynn has been reopened after a lorry full of potatoes overturned.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

It was its down-at-heel aura that first attracted Polly Grieff to the crumbling Old Manor at Saham Toney.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

It has been a prominent part of a town’s landscape for more than 300 years but recently an historic clock tower has been missing a tick and a tock.

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