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Yesterday was the hottest Easter Monday on record as temperatures in the region soared into the mid 20s.

Those who have suffered a near-death experience will often tell the story of a life flashing before their eyes. But a heartbreaking, rare condition led one war veteran to believe he was a “walking corpse” after a motorcycle crash caused him suffer a severe brain injury.

Bosses of a supermarket chain were left with egg on their faces after a banner blunder.

Outside the village halls, leisure centres and churches, few have much in common.

A motorcyclist involved in a crash in Wretham has died.

Norfolk and Suffolk are in for another warm and sunny day for Easter Monday and forecasters say Saharan dust could make for a memorable sunset tonight.

Norfolk’s chief constable has said we have to “stop reacting to crises as they arrive” as victims of stabbings are refusing to engage with police - preventing prosecutions.

Crime

Yesterday, 07:00

Norfolk’s chief constable has said we have to “stop reacting to crises as they arrive” as victims of stabbings are refusing to engage with police - preventing prosecutions.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in East Harling.

A dog’s defensive instinct for its owner may have stopped a woman from being robbed by a man with a knife.

A 13-year-old boy has been banned for life from a Norfolk supermarket following theft and anti-social behaviour.

Police in Norfolk will be targeting drivers who text and talk behind the wheel as part of a two week-long enforcement campaign.

Health

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As Norfolk’s Class A drug supply remains stable despite more than 1,000 arrests, calls are being made for a radical change in policy. Luke Powell reports.

Children in the east of England have the least money spent on their mental health care in the country, as some were having to threaten suicide to fight their way into treatment.

Almost half of Norfolk’s dental surgeries are closed to NHS patients as a lack of dentists in the county impacts on care.

More than 200 NHS staff, service users and members of the community have been reminded of the importance of showing empathy and compassion to others during Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) second equality, diversity and inclusion conference.

Norfolk Family Carers is offering help for families navigating the NHS Continuing Healthcare system, which pays for care for those with long-term significant health conditions.

Education

Friday, April 5, 2019

A run down play area in Swaffham will be given a new lease of life after being handed a £30,000 grant from the government.

Nine secondary schools in Norfolk have more than one in five of their places for the new intake in September unfilled, figures reveal.

A “legacy of poor teaching” is holding back pupils at a Norfolk primary school, inspectors claim.

Primary school pupils in Watton have left buried a hoard of present day items in a time capsule that will be unearthed when they are aged well into their thirties.

In a former school, buried deep in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, lies part of the county’s living history.

Business

Thursday, April 18, 2019

People may not be able to get home to the UK for as long as six days as well as face a bill of thousands after the Jet Airways’ cancellation nightmare.

An estate agents under investigation for fraud and theft has shutdown.

A building firm which customers slammed for the quality of its work has folded with huge debts.

A new business is capitalising on the burgeoning electric vehicle market by being the first in the UK to offer all-terrain electric motorbikes hire.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

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Bosses of a supermarket chain were left with egg on their faces after a banner blunder.

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Yesterday was the hottest Easter Monday on record as temperatures in the region soared into the mid 20s.

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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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Those who have suffered a near-death experience will often tell the story of a life flashing before their eyes. But a heartbreaking, rare condition led one war veteran to believe he was a “walking corpse” after a motorcycle crash caused him suffer a severe brain injury.

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A motorcyclist involved in a crash in Wretham has died.

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