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08:20

A woman who visited the British Sugar plant in west Norfolk says she has doubts over whether the mysterious smell that swept the county last month could have originated there.

Prince William has written a letter sharing his ‘profound respect’ for his colleagues in the East Anglian Air Ambulance as he prepares for his last shift as a pilot for the charity.

William

Norfolk police know how to get creative when it comes to Twitter - with regular updates accompanied by pictures, hashtags and emojis, here are top ten accounts to follow.

Health organisations across Norfolk have highlighted ways they are tackling concerns which were raised by staff in a hard-hitting report released by consumer champion group Healthwatch.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Faster mobile internet is set to bring a rural mid Norfolk village up to speed after O2 announced it was expanding its 4G service.

A prisoner reportedly shouted “this is for Allah” and then cut a guard and injured another inmate with a blade in HMP Wayland.

Norfolk Police

A person was trapped in their car after it ended up in a ditch in Stow Bedon, near Watton.

England Ambulance Service

Crime

Yesterday, 11:23
Norfolk Police

A prisoner reportedly shouted “this is for Allah” and then cut a guard and injured another inmate with a blade in HMP Wayland.

Vulnerable young people who are exploited by London gangs to transport drugs into Norfolk should be treated as victims, rather than criminals, according to the NSPCC.

Norfolk Police

A high-speed car chase led police across two counties and smashed through rail crossing barriers at Lakenheath train station, Station Road, last night.

Suffolk Police

The attempted abduction of a serviceman from a Norfolk airbase a year ago is no longer being treated as an active investigation by police.

Dozens of calls raising concerns about the underground puppy trade were made in the region last year, new statistics show.

Health

Yesterday, 16:33
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Health organisations across Norfolk have highlighted ways they are tackling concerns which were raised by staff in a hard-hitting report released by consumer champion group Healthwatch.

The people who make Norfolk’s NHS function have opened their hearts about the “constant battle” they face to keep services afloat.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest diabetes prevention research studies in the world has just finished recruiting after screening over 13,000 participants at risk of diabetes in Norfolk, Suffolk and north east Essex.

United Kingdom

Ten days after the prime minister announced an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, one Norfolk victim speaks out from his hospital bed.

Theresa May

More than 6,250 people who were arrested in the last two years were seen by a service which supports vulnerable people to get their lives back on track.

NHS

Education

Tue, 15:24
Wayland Academy

Pupils at Wayland Academy took part in a two-day activity event which involved the whole school.

Falconry displays, archery and a barbecue were some of the activities that young and old alike enjoyed at a school fete.

Children have been taught how to keep safe on building sites during a Norfolk school visit.

A £4.8m expansion which will more than double the size of a Thetford school to help tackle a chronic shortage of primary places in the area has been unveiled.

Students at Downham Market Academy have graduated in a special team building and leadership programme run in conjunction with RAF Marham.

Downham Market

Business

Mon, 11:45
Cranswick

Food producer Cranswick says it has made a “positive start” to the financial year.

A Norfolk firm which make protective coatings has been awarded a £10,000 grant for new equipment it says will help it win more contracts.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

A grocer and florist has attracted blue chip clients after finding a fruitful way to diversify her business.

United Kingdom

The nucleus of the idea is simple – but it’s one that Dr Simon Stafford hopes he can sell around the world.

Norfolk’s countryside is now home to more so-called ‘mega-farms’ than anywhere else in the country thanks to a boom in intensive poultry production, we can reveal today.

Environment Agency

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Yesterday, 11:23

A prisoner reportedly shouted “this is for Allah” and then cut a guard and injured another inmate with a blade in HMP Wayland.

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Norfolk Police
Yesterday, 13:25

Faster mobile internet is set to bring a rural mid Norfolk village up to speed after O2 announced it was expanding its 4G service.

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Tue, 16:38

A person was trapped in their car after it ended up in a ditch in Stow Bedon, near Watton.

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England Ambulance Service
08:20

A woman who visited the British Sugar plant in west Norfolk says she has doubts over whether the mysterious smell that swept the county last month could have originated there.

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Tue, 16:36

A departing military commander is preparing to make his final flight in an iconic Tornado aircraft ahead of his emotional goodbye to a Norfolk airbase.

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