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The chairman of a group working to open a permanent museum in Watton has said it has “taken longer” than expected but progress is being made.

The terror attack on Westminster might demonstrate the worst in human nature but it has prompted random acts of kindness which show people at their very best.

Norfolk police

Religious leaders in Norfolk have united in condemnation of the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

West Norfolk

Policing plans in Norfolk and Suffolk are being reviewed following the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

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A Watton school principal has said an overall Ofsted grade of “requires improvement” highlights the progress that has been made since it became an academy.

Officers from Norfolk Constabulary have been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of Pc Keith Palmer who was killed in a suspected terror attack in Westminster.

London

A library mentoring project teaching more than 750 Norfolk residents to read can go ahead after receiving a funding boost of almost £100,000.

Crime

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Norfolk police

The terror attack on Westminster might demonstrate the worst in human nature but it has prompted random acts of kindness which show people at their very best.

Religious leaders in Norfolk have united in condemnation of the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

West Norfolk

Policing plans in Norfolk and Suffolk are being reviewed following the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

United Kingdom

Officers from Norfolk Constabulary have been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of Pc Keith Palmer who was killed in a suspected terror attack in Westminster.

London

Norfolk stands in solidarity with those affected by the London terror attack in the heart of the capital, and praises the heroes from our emergency services.

Norwich

Health

Saturday, March 18, 2017
England Ambulance Service

A group of dedicated paramedics are hoping a new volunteering scheme could be the difference between life and death for people who suffer life-threatening health emergencies.

A carer from Norfolk is marking 25 years of service in the care industry with a series of special celebrations.

London

A charity is warning of a rising number of children referred to its sleep service.

BBC

The number of people smoking in certain areas of Norfolk is on the rise despite figures showing that the proportion of smokers across Britain is at its lowest on record.

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Four of Norfolk and Suffolk’s seven NHS trusts have scored below the national average in two key questions asked of staff in the annual NHS Staff Survey.

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Education

A Watton school principal has said an overall Ofsted grade of “requires improvement” highlights the progress that has been made since it became an academy.

A library mentoring project teaching more than 750 Norfolk residents to read can go ahead after receiving a funding boost of almost £100,000.

Heads of hundreds of the county’s primary and secondary schools have warned of an “imminent” crisis, in hard-hitting letters sent to parents and carers. Here is the letter in full:

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’Decisions on school spending will no longer be driven by what is best for our children but rather what we can afford’.

United Kingdom

Pupils in Swaffham have been recognised for their sporting achievements by a former professional tennis player.

Nicholas Hamond Academy

Business

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Norwich

An opticians has its sights set high after being shortlisted for two awards in a national competition.

Thousands of teenagers have a fresh insight into the variety of jobs and training on offer in Norfolk after a major careers festival.

Norwich

More than 800 jobs have been lost after the owner of 34 Budgens stores collapsed into administration.

A 22-year-old car salesman is racing towards a £250,000 first-year turnover with the help of start-up funding from his university.

University of East Anglia

Three convenience stores could face closure, with up to 95 jobs at risk, after the owner placed them into administration.

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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 60-year-old steam locomotive is expected to make its way through East Anglia this week on its way to a heritage railway.

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To some, they’re a little short when it comes to legroom. To others, they’re a Sixties icon still on the road half a century later.

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The chairman of a group working to open a permanent museum in Watton has said it has “taken longer” than expected but progress is being made.

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