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Yesterday, 11:09

For decades he has taken to the skies to capture breathtaking views of Norfolk, which many of us would otherwise never see.

Wages for top managers at academy chains have soared by a quarter, despite a funding crisis gripping the region's schools.

Fears pre-school education in Norfolk is facing a "dangerous" funding gap have been raised after £2.5m of early years money was set aside for other education priorities.

A unique and ambitious project to capture the sounds of bells ringing throughout Norfolk's churches is firmly underway.

The number of emergency hospital admissions for people in Norfolk with dementia has increased by more than 40pc in five years, a new report has found.

Those hailing from Nelson's County are usually protective of their roots, but what about people who move to Norfolk from elsewhere?

Youngsters will have a new soft play area as a business looks to create more activities in their town.

Crime

Wed, 16:00

A man scrawled an obscenity on the wall of a cottage at the end of a wrecking spree carried out while the owner was in Australia.

Offenders in Norfolk could be subject to drug testing in custody in a bid to identify users and reduce crime.

Burglars have broken into and vandalised a primary school, causing significant damage in the process.

A doorman was knocked unconscious after being hit twice by a former champion boxer as he was thrown out of a pub, a court has heard.

Speeding drivers will be targeted by a two week-long police campaign.

Health

Fri, 07:29

The number of emergency hospital admissions for people in Norfolk with dementia has increased by more than 40pc in five years, a new report has found.

Recent news about a rat spotted at a Norfolk McDonald's may have you wondering where your local restaurant ranks for food hygiene.

The deaths of two vulnerable people living in the same Norfolk care home, including an elderly woman who died after she was attacked by another resident, have raised serious concerns.

A mother-of-two whose life was saved by a kidney transplant has praised organ donation as the best thing anyone can do.

King's Lynn

Faeces under fingernails, weeks without baths and calls to emergency services for support - these are some of the damning observations made at our region's failing care homes.

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Education

Yesterday, 08:03

Wages for top managers at academy chains have soared by a quarter, despite a funding crisis gripping the region's schools.

Fears pre-school education in Norfolk is facing a "dangerous" funding gap have been raised after £2.5m of early years money was set aside for other education priorities.

Areas of "rural deprivation" are affecting Norfolk's children's struggle to achieve basic skills, a councillor has warned.

An academy has revealed ambitious plans which will see a "significant investment" transform the school into a full primary.

An annual 35-year-old sporting event welcomed 150 pupils from across mid Norfolk to Dereham.

Business

Thu, 08:19

Youngsters will have a new soft play area as a business looks to create more activities in their town.

A chef and his wife who run a trendy restaurant in the historic part of King's Lynn are selling the business for £40,000 - which includes their fully stocked bar.

A Grade II listed barn converted into a hotel with a permanent wedding marquee set in 2.7 acres of landscaped gardens is for sale for offers in the region of £2.25m.

Plans to convert a town's former bank into a shop or restaurant have been submitted to Breckland Council.

Everyone would love to earn a bit more money - and these jobs all come with an impressive pay packet and are based right here in Norfolk.

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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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Yesterday, 11:09

For decades he has taken to the skies to capture breathtaking views of Norfolk, which many of us would otherwise never see.

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Yesterday, 08:03

Wages for top managers at academy chains have soared by a quarter, despite a funding crisis gripping the region's schools.

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Thu, 08:19

Youngsters will have a new soft play area as a business looks to create more activities in their town.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

A motorcyclist was left with serious back and chest injuries after a crash in Little Cressingham.

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