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Up and down the country, pubs are closing, as costs rise and numbers of punters dwindle. In some corners, though, optimism remains. Lauren Cope reports.

A village could get nearly 80 new homes after plans were submitted for a large housing development.

A burglar broke into a care home and stole the treasured jewellery of an 88-year-old resident, who died two months afterwards, a court heard.

A pig farm with 70 years of history in a Norfolk village is planning to move 700m to modernise its facilities further away from houses as the community expands.

A pair of Breckland towns are the latest to benefit from new rapid electric car chargers.

Norfolk County Council and Norfolk police have warned about multiple scams trying to catch residents out.

More than 100,000 sick days were taken by NHS staff in Norfolk last year due to mental health struggles, it can be revealed.

Crime

Yesterday, 10:23

Norfolk County Council and Norfolk police have warned about multiple scams trying to catch residents out.

A forensic scientist from Norfolk is urging the government and retailers to ban pointed knives as part of a new law aimed at tackling knife crime.

A driver has had their car seized after they were found to be on the road without any insurance or a driving licence.

More than 200 sexual offences against children under the age of eight were recorded by police in Norfolk in the past year, new figures have revealed.

"Under siege" Norfolk farmers are digging ditches and building earth mounds around their land to keep out criminals as the cost of rural crime has doubled in just a year.

Health

Thu, 18:14

More than 100,000 sick days were taken by NHS staff in Norfolk last year due to mental health struggles, it can be revealed.

Middle-aged people need to stay physically active if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement, according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.

The number of cases of the life-threatening infection sepsis in Norfolk hospitals has risen by more than 70pc in the last three years.

More than 25,000 abused and neglected children in Norfolk and Waveney could be sidelined by mental health services.

Air quality in a town which failed to meet national targets has been "significantly improved", according to the latest readings.

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Education

Friday, July 26, 2019

A Norfolk school held an art exhibition highlighting its students' work at a well known gallery.

A "steady and sustained journey of improvement" has helped a Norfolk high school pull itself out of special measures.

A forest school that was vandalised for a third time earlier this year should now be safe, after a commercial landscaping company came to the rescue.

Swaffham

Business

06:30

Up and down the country, pubs are closing, as costs rise and numbers of punters dwindle. In some corners, though, optimism remains. Lauren Cope reports.

Two multi-million pound haulage businesses have joined forces after a share buyout - creating a partnership worth more than £475m.

A fish and chip shop war has broken out after the owner of one takeaway accused a fish bar in a neighbouring town of copying his menu.

It sounded more like a bushtucker trial off ITV's 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here when people faced eating crocodile, kangaroo, zebra and locusts.

Norfolk Trading Standards has issued a scam warning after reports of fake emails claiming to be from the TV Licensing.

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Yesterday, 14:05

A village could get nearly 80 new homes after plans were submitted for a large housing development.

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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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06:30

Up and down the country, pubs are closing, as costs rise and numbers of punters dwindle. In some corners, though, optimism remains. Lauren Cope reports.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:50

A burglar broke into a care home and stole the treasured jewellery of an 88-year-old resident, who died two months afterwards, a court heard.

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Yesterday, 11:51

A pair of Breckland towns are the latest to benefit from new rapid electric car chargers.

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