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Three neglected horses have been dumped in the Swaffham area and one has died, prompting a charity to appeal for information.

A symbol of the British countryside, the rabbit is a firm favourite among many, but to farmers they can be seen as pests.

Heritage Lottery Fund

There were delays on the trains and roads in Brandon this afternoon after a vehicle hit level crossing barriers.

A nurse and midwife, who was made an MBE for services to the community, has died aged 85.

Swaffham

It remains one of the biggest single expansion projects in Norfolk’s history and saw thousands of Londoners move to Thetford.

London

A dramatic increase in speeding fines has not deterred one motorist who was caught speeding at 134mph on the A11.

United Kingdom

A well-known councillor has called growing demand for meals at mid-Norfolk’s food bank a disgrace after recent figures show a significant increase since 2016.

Harry Clarke

Crime

18:06

Three neglected horses have been dumped in the Swaffham area and one has died, prompting a charity to appeal for information.

A dramatic increase in speeding fines has not deterred one motorist who was caught speeding at 134mph on the A11.

United Kingdom

Unwanted telephone calls, unsolicited gifts and damage to property are just some of the signs of stalking that police are trying to make people aware of during National Stalking Awareness Week.

Norfolk police

A 24-year-old from Swaffham, who used a vulnerable man’s bank cards to buy goods on the internet, will have to pay compensation and complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

Swaffham

A woman is wanted in connection with a fraud where £12,500 was stolen from a bank account.

Health

Friday, April 21, 2017
Norfolk County Council

People affected by cancer in Norfolk will have access to information and support, wherever they are based, due to a collaboration between three organisations.

Patient experience and what is done to improve services will be the focus of the latest ‘takeover’ week by the region’s ambulance service.

NHS

A service of thanksgiving will be held at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate the contribution of nurses and healthcare staff.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

A Norfolk woman left in a wheelchair after what she was told was a routine operation has spoken out about her ordeal on national television.

Facebook

Patients from across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to help the NHS to help them by using healthcare services wisely over the Easter weekend.

NHS

Education

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Norwich

Nine out of 10 parents in Norfolk and Suffolk will be sending their child to their first-choice primary school in September.

A Breckland school has joined an education trust and is also set to welcome a new headteacher.

Watchdogs have welcomed ‘decisive action’ to speed up improvement at the department which looks after Norfolk’s most vulnerable children.

Norfolk County Council

More than 75pc of readers have agreed with government proposals to axe national curriculum tests taken by seven-year-olds in England.

Department for Education

The RSPB is calling on families and budding explorers to get outside and enjoy nature during the upcoming Easter holiday.

Business

Yesterday, 18:45
Breckland Council

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.

Doubts have been cast over the future of two key routes from Norwich airport, after they were omitted from an airline’s winter schedule.

A renewable energy firm has secured two major East Anglian contracts together worth more than £1m.

Watton

Changes to employment and tax law are coming into force today. Will you be affected?

Businesses have a duty to support charitable initiatives like the Wayland Show – according to a Watton businessman whose company will continue its financial support for the event this year.

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There were delays on the trains and roads in Brandon this afternoon after a vehicle hit level crossing barriers.

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Yesterday, 18:45

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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Breckland Council
Friday, April 21, 2017

”Now get on with it”. That is the message to Highways England about long-awaited improvement work on the A47.

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County 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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A nurse and midwife, who was made an MBE for services to the community, has died aged 85.

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