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Town Council

A festive event is coming to Swaffham in December to celebrate the annual Christmas lights switch on.

Two people have been taken to hospital after a collision between a truck and a car on the A47, near Mattishall.

Norwich

Healthcare professionals who used to work at the region’s mental health trust have slammed “rotten foundations” stemming from a radical redesign six years ago.

NHS

Jade Brown lost her father when she was just nine years old after a road crash. Here, 20 years on from that terrible day, she tells ANDREW PAPWORTH how she coped with loss at such a young age – and how she is now trying to keep her dad’s memory alive.

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.

Julie Cave

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for strong winds across the region.

New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years - whilst the number of managers has risen.

Crime

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A number of burglaries in the Breckland area in which jewellery and cash were stolen may be linked, police have said.

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in which power tools were stolen in Saham Toney, near Watton.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a property was burgled in Ashill.

Norfolk Police is dealing with a challenging set of circumstances due to reductions in the money it gets from central government. Here, chief constable Simon Bailey talks about the main issues the force faces.

Gun owners are being asked to hand over their firearms and ammunition as part of an amnesty.

Suffolk Police

Health

NHS

Healthcare professionals who used to work at the region’s mental health trust have slammed “rotten foundations” stemming from a radical redesign six years ago.

The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.

Julie Cave

New data has revealed the number of doctors at the region’s mental health trust has shrunk over the last five years - whilst the number of managers has risen.

The union representing ambulance crews in our region has called on chiefs to buy new jackets for staff for the winter months.

A day of celebration recognised almost 200 staff and volunteers from the region’s ambulance service.

NHS

Education

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Heritage Lottery Fund

Pupils at a Watton school have contributed to preparations for the centenary celebration of the Royal Air Force.

A well-known Norfolk principal will head up four academies in a new executive role.

Iceni Academy

It is the biggest academy trust in Norfolk, having grown to 30 schools in its four years. Lauren Cope talks to the outgoing and new chief executives at the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT), as it turns a new page.

Norfolk County Council

A group of tiny tots from a Thetford nursery have started monthly visits to elderly residents in a care home.

A college has been shortlisted for prestigious awards for its apprenticeships and career guidance for students.

Business

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Fakenham

A Norfolk law firm has expanded its reach across the county with the opening of its seventh office.

A Norfolk pet food producer is hoping to increase its market share in some of the industry’s newest sectors after opening a state-of-the-art £17m facility.

United Kingdom

“Dumbfounded” and “thunder-stuck” were words used by the winner of the EDP Business Awards 2017 Future50 One to Watch award to describe their feelings about their success.

EDP

People whose communities could be affected by the construction of Norfolk’s largest offshore wind farm have been urged to make their feelings known at a series of public meetings.

A major chain of pharmacies has announced plans to close up to 190 branches – prompting a Norfolk MP to warn about the health and social risks of losing the “lifeline” service.

Clive Lewis

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Norfolk law firm has expanded its reach across the county with the opening of its seventh office.

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Fakenham
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A festive event is coming to Swaffham in December to celebrate the annual Christmas lights switch on.

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Town Council
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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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for strong winds across the region.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Swaffham Rotary Club have presented a prize to the talented winner of their Schools Art Competition.

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Abel Homes

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