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The number of civil partnerships in Norfolk has fallen dramatically since same-sex marriage was legalised.

A Swaffham grain trader has bought a Yorkshire competitor in an undisclosed-value deal.

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Swaffham town councillors have agreed to apply for a £6 million government loan to fund the development of 51 new homes.

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A First World War memorial campaign led by former head of the army Lord Dannatt will see 6ft tall Tommy silhouette statues erected around the county.

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A Swaffham based charity which aims to provide entertainment and activities for older people is hosting a Big Weekend event in September.

Norfolk County Council leader Andrew Proctor discussed a range of key subjects in an interview with BBC Norfolk. Here is what he had to say:

Lorne Green

Norfolk County Council failed to tell an elderly couple the cost of care they did not want, or need, leading them to rack up £10,000 worth of debt.

County Council

Crime

Wed, 12:10
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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

A new bobby will be out on the beat in Breckland next month, after being appointed its Chief Inspector.

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A police car window was smashed when a spanner which was thrown at it while officers were attending an incident in Swaffham.

A children’s charity has criticised the Government after it appeared to go back on plans to change the law which would protect teenagers from adults working in positions of trust.

House of Commons

A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers in Norfolk starts today as part of a Europe-wide campaign.

Lorne Green

Health

Fri, 11:20
County Council

Norfolk County Council failed to tell an elderly couple the cost of care they did not want, or need, leading them to rack up £10,000 worth of debt.

More than a quarter of children with eating disorders seen by the region’s mental health trust are waiting too long to begin their treatment, with some having to wait months for care.

NHS

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney have had their say on their GP surgeries in a wide-ranging survey.

NHS

Paramedics have claimed morale is at an “all time low” after new rules put restrictions on holiday time for half the year.

NHS

Dehydration and severe sunburn are just two complaints clinicians at Norfolk’s hospitals have been confronted with during the recent heatwave.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Education

Thu, 06:52

Hundreds of students around the region will today open their all-important A-level results envelopes.

For thousands of GCSE students in Norfolk and Waveney, an all-important day is inching nearer.

For thousands of students around Norfolk and Suffolk, a big day is on its way.

In just over two weeks, hundreds of students around Norfolk and Waveney will be collecting their A-level results.

Schools and children can showcase their favourite places to read through a special Norfolk Day contest.

BBC

Business

Fri, 18:30
United Kingdom

A Swaffham grain trader has bought a Yorkshire competitor in an undisclosed-value deal.

Norfolk businesses have just three weeks to enter the Great British High Street Awards.

A former farmer is changing careers after going through in a revelatory mental health programme.

Norwich

A loyalty scheme to promote the quality of Norfolk produce to the county’s shoppers is being launched today, on Norfolk Day.

Norfolk Day 2018

Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact programme examines how you can make your business stand out from the crowd.

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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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Fri, 16:58

Swaffham town councillors have agreed to apply for a £6 million government loan to fund the development of 51 new homes.

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Swaffham
Fri, 18:30

A Swaffham grain trader has bought a Yorkshire competitor in an undisclosed-value deal.

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United Kingdom
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A new store and drive-through coffee shop may soon be built in Necton if plans are granted by Breckland Council.

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Breckland Council
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Military presence in the region is set for dramatic changes after the government announced it will close several defence sites in East Anglia.

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