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A former child abuse detective has lifted the lid on the trauma of delving into “harrowing” online images on a daily basis after it led him to develop PTSD.

It is set to be a mixed bag when it comes to the weather forecast for Norfolk and Waveney this week as children (and teachers) celebrate the first half term break of 2019.

A decade ago, one village gained a new landlord who managed to turn it from an unloved, run-down dying business into a thriving community pub.

Equine flu has been confirmed in Norfolk.

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Care home residents in Swaffham had a “lovely surprise’ when players from the town’s rugby club paid a visit armed with roses on Valentine’s Day.

Hundreds of people from Norfolk have signed an online petition to ban all ISIS members from returning to the UK.

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A former child abuse detective has lifted the lid on the trauma of delving into “harrowing” online images on a daily basis after it led him to develop PTSD.

As traditional detective methods become redundant police must adopt a “new set of skills” to prepare for the future, Norfolk’s chief constable has warned.

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Police caught a string of drivers speeding during a crackdown in Norfolk.

A Watton couple reveal how they were “groomed” by scammers who made off with their £200,000 life savings.

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Two people faced police action after “needlessly overtaking” and displaying a number plate incorrectly.

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Health

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Norfolk’s alcohol crisis is today deepening, as drink-related deaths have hit a 10-year high in Norwich and almost 60 people a day in Norfolk are being admitted to hospital with conditions linked to booze.

NHS bosses have admitted there is no “definitive timeline” for when changes will be made to the region’s failing mental health services.

Clive Lewis

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney could soon be chatting to their GP on an app on their mobile phone instead of having to make a face-to-face appointment.

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Elderly residents found in their own faeces, a lack of food and no hot water.

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Couples in South Norfolk will once again be able to access fertility treatment after health bosses reversed a decision made two years ago.

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Education

Friday, February 15, 2019
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Thousands of youngsters around the country, including in Norfolk, are expected to go on strike from school today as part of a global youth action over climate change.

Thousands of young people will come together to compete for their School Sports Partnership in the Norfolk Winter School Games.

A Norfolk school placed in special measures has shown improvements in controlling bullying but pupil progress is still lagging behind.

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Mobile phones should be banned from classrooms, with pupils to be lectured about the dangers of device dependency, the schools minister has said.

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Robot unicorns and stop motion animation will be among the creative technologies children and families can try out at libraries across Norfolk in February.

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Business

Friday, February 15, 2019
George Freeman

After more than six months of waiting a Norfolk town has finally welcomed back a post office to its high street.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Investing in uncertain times can pay longer-term dividends, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

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Finance columnist Peter Sharkey on why investing needn’t be too complicated.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Having your investments actively managed can pay dividends, says financial expert Pete Sharkey

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Retail giant Tesco is reportedly considering thousands of job losses as part of a bid to bring down costs.

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