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Clive Lewis

A claim that the Norwich in 90 minutes train time ambition by Greater Anglia could hit the buffers has been refuted by an MP and the train operator.

The ambition to have 90 minute train times between Norwich and London is in doubt, it has been claimed.

Network Rail

A campaign to halve unemployment in young people across Breckland and West Norfolk has been launched.

Chloe Smith

A Swaffham-based schools catering business has teamed up with a Norfolk chef to offer youngsters and their parents a chance to hone their cookery skills.

Residents in Breckland are being encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood.

NHS

These are the 15 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to hunt in the county with crimes ranging from sex offences to assault.

Norfolk experiences its hottest day of the year today - and the warmest since the beginning of July 2017.

Phil Garner

Crime

Friday, April 20, 2018

These are the 15 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to hunt in the county with crimes ranging from sex offences to assault.

Police are investigating the theft of two caravans from properties near Swaffham.

To mark the start of a national campaign Norfolk police are urging victims of stalking to seek help.

Lorne Green

Police are searching for witnesses of a road traffic collision where a driver failed to stop at the scene.

A burglar who stole antiques from a couple’s home was identified by his ‘distinctive’ bald patch, a court heard.

Norwich Crown Court

Health

Friday, April 13, 2018
NHS

Norfolk’s women are more likely to be admitted to hospital with an alcohol-related condition now than they were five years ago, data reveals.

A mental health boss has hit out and branded it ‘utterly indefensible’ that a bid for more than £5m which would be used to address safety concerns was snubbed by the government.

Gary Page

Golden hellos of up to £10,000 are being used to entice medical staff to the region’s struggling mental health trust, it has been revealed.

More than 170 people turned up at Norfolk’s emergency departments last year because of a sore throat, new data has revealed.

Richard Parker

More than £2m will be pumped in to a campaign to tackle loneliness in Norfolk.

Bill Borrett

Education

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The former principal of a Swaffham high school has been banned from the classroom after allowing a young man with a previous reprimand for a sex offence to work and study at the school without appropriate checks or supervision.

A Swaffham charity is looking to educate the community on rural life with a new course that focuses on the development of East Anglia.

United Kingdom

A group of Watton primary school pupils have produced art work to accompany a display in the town’s museum.

Unfilled places in the new intake at a Great Yarmouth school have doubled, amid proposals for a controversial merger.

A “hands-on” experience with animals, crops and technology brought more than 160 schoolchildren to the Norfolk Showground to learn about the Science of Farming.

Business

Friday, April 20, 2018
Chloe Smith

A campaign to halve unemployment in young people across Breckland and West Norfolk has been launched.

A Swaffham-based schools catering business has teamed up with a Norfolk chef to offer youngsters and their parents a chance to hone their cookery skills.

Independent shops in Breckland are fighting back against the national chains in an attempt to entice people back to their local high street.

William Nunn

An innovative new scheme to help independent shops in Norfolk fight back against multi-national chains is set to be launched.

William Nunn

An offshore wind farm in Norfolk has awarded the first clutch of grants from a scheme designed to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

Diss

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Friday, April 20, 2018

These are the 15 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to hunt in the county with crimes ranging from sex offences to assault.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

We’ve mapped the latest price paid data from the Land Registry Office to give a snapshot of the Norfolk property market.

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Norwich
Yesterday, 10:40

The ambition to have 90 minute train times between Norwich and London is in doubt, it has been claimed.

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Network Rail
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Many have dreamed of becoming a lord or lady of the manor and now for some it could become a reality.

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United Kingdom
Friday, April 25, 2014

Detailed designs have been submitted for 82 new homes as part of a planned housing estate on farmland to the south of Swaffham.

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