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Saturday, November 16, 2019

A motorist caught driving at almost 150mph clocked up the highest speed recorded in the county over the past year.

What do you get when you mix some festive cheer, a Christmas sing-a-long, 12,500 cookies, dancing in the aisles and half a tonne of the best hot chocolate for miles? Why, the Polar Express train ride of course!

A gang targeted isolated rural farm buildings as they stole high value items such as power tools and quad bikes totalling around £60,000, a court heard.

Prison sentences should be imposed on people caught fox hunting, campaigners have urged.

Old Buckenham Airfield is gearing up for its most ambitious year ever.

A former visitor attraction could be brought back into use if a proposed swap deal between two councils is agreed.

The full list of people campaigning to become MPs in this year's General Election has been revealed.

Crime

Saturday, November 16, 2019

A motorist caught driving at almost 150mph clocked up the highest speed recorded in the county over the past year.

A number of Norfolk murders remain unsolved to this day. Do you know anything that could help the police make a crucial breakthrough?

A driver will be having an awkward conversation with his mother after police seized his car.

Violence in Norfolk prisons 
has hit record highs with 
more than two assaults 
every day last year, while drug use is "widespread".

A man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill a woman who was assaulted in a Norfolk market town.

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Health

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Norfolk health bosses have unveiled their plans to cope with winter pressures, with extra beds and more than £6m of funding in readiness for seasonal demand.

The boss of the region's mental health trust says he can "only imagine" the distress of patients placed in out-of-area beds, as he pledged to cut occupancy rates.

NHS IT systems in Norfolk are the "most digitally" immature in the UK, a health chief has warned.

Updated Farmer leaves £1m to hospital in will

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A farmer's £1m bequest in his will to Cromer Hospital will help pay for a cancer care centre which will employ 33 people.

For keen golfer Danny Daniels, being told he would almost completely lose his sight served as a crushing blow.

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Education

Monday, November 4, 2019

Investigations are under way at a high school after a teacher allegedly made changes to students' exam papers.

Schoolchildren in Norfolk face disruption to their end-of-term celebrations due to imminent general election.

General Election 2019

A watchdog has praised a "transformation" in front-line services for vulnerable children - but said "significant shortfalls" remain in other areas of practice.

Young people who claimed schools "just didn't care" when it came to bullying have sparked positive action.

Three academies have been threatened with closure if rapid improvements are not made.

Business

Friday, November 15, 2019

A former visitor attraction could be brought back into use if a proposed swap deal between two councils is agreed.

Children could have a new soft play area and laser tag zone as a gym owner vows to give youngsters more to do in their town.

Clintons card store, which has three shops in Norfolk, is in restructuring talks with landlords over possibly closing 66 of its 332 stores.

The energy secretary has agreed to review plans which could see miles of countryside carved up to accommodate offshore wind farms.

Poll How much is a pint in your local?

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The landlord of a newly-reopened pub is pledging to be the cheapest in town, pulling a £1.95 pint.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

A motorist caught driving at almost 150mph clocked up the highest speed recorded in the county over the past year.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

A car thief who stole an Audi to buy cigarettes drove at a police officer lying on the ground after he had thrown her from the car.

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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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Saturday, November 16, 2019

What do you get when you mix some festive cheer, a Christmas sing-a-long, 12,500 cookies, dancing in the aisles and half a tonne of the best hot chocolate for miles? Why, the Polar Express train ride of course!

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

A vegetable producer has told workers its Norfolk factory will close and their jobs will be made redundant after efforts to save the business failed.

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