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Norfolk County Council

The consultation over the potential closure of all but seven of Norfolk’s children’s centres is “shameful” and should be suspended, it has been claimed.

Fear, embarrassment, and stigma are just some of the reasons thousands of women in the country are putting off having routine cervical screening. Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP explores what can be done to break the shame.

Elizabeth Hospital

It is more used to some roaring race cars and motorbikes.

As the two-year anniversary of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance approaches, his mother opens up about theories, potential new searches and her first grandchild.

Nicola Urquhart

Summer is seriously over, as the Met Office announces temperatures in the east of England will reach a maximum of 13C this weekend.

Dan Holley

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss championed Norwich City on a visit to the US as part of efforts to woo an American football team to relocate to the UK.

Elizabeth Truss

A father whose two sons rely on one of the 46 children’s centres under threat of closure has urged people to make their voices heard over the controversial proposals.

Crime

Friday, September 21, 2018
Ipswich Crown Court

A Suffolk car salesman – who pocketed more than £45,000 after falsely charging VAT to a customer – has been jailed.

A man threatened a staff member with a knife before making off with cash from the till at a convenience shop in Hopton.

A national charity is helping young people to spot the signs of peer-on-peer abuse following thousands of counselling sessions.

The number of complaints recorded by Norfolk Constabulary has increased by 11 per cent, according to new statistics.

United Kingdom

Police are targeting people who use their mobile phones behind the wheel in a week-long enforcement campaign.

Kris Barnard

Health

Elizabeth Hospital

Fear, embarrassment, and stigma are just some of the reasons thousands of women in the country are putting off having routine cervical screening. Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP explores what can be done to break the shame.

There are no plans to scrap NHS parking charges in Norfolk, despite it being announced fees in Wales would be axed.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times.

Norman Lamb

As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county’s NHS.

Chloe Smith

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has launched a Get Up and Go Yellow day this Thursday (September 13) to highlight the work they do and National Air Ambulance Week

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Education

Friday, September 21, 2018
Thetford

A mother was attacked by a mugger who punched her in the face whilst she was on the way to collect her son from school.

Forty-six of Norfolk’s 53 children’s centres could be closed after council bosses finally revealed proposals for a review of the service.

Norfolk County Council

A Norfolk trust which educates vulnerable children has once again been told it must improve its “weak financial position” by bringing in more experienced people to help run it.

Students at the Iceni Academy in Methwod have had the opportunity to start a new school year by studying a new subject.

Iceni Academy

The number of children being excluded from Norfolk schools is “shockingly high” and systems need to be changed, one of the county’s MPs has told Parliament.

Norman Lamb

Business

Friday, September 21, 2018
United Kingdom

In this week’s column, financial expert Peter Sharkey discusses how investors might be able to retain more of what is theirs.

Following an extended summer break, Peter Sharkey returns with his popular personal finance column – and some good news for millennials.

BBC

Business owners, employers and the community are being encouraged to take part in a new awards which have been launched to celebrate the business industry in Thetford.

Roy Brame

Profits at holiday group Center Parcs have slipped despite the group inching closer towards the half-billion pound turnover mark.

United Kingdom

A series of free workshops aims to give businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk the skills they need to survive and thrive in the online world.

West Suffolk College

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Friday, September 21, 2018

A Suffolk car salesman – who pocketed more than £45,000 after falsely charging VAT to a customer – has been jailed.

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Ipswich Crown Court
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The consultation over the potential closure of all but seven of Norfolk’s children’s centres is “shameful” and should be suspended, it has been claimed.

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Norfolk County Council
Saturday, September 22, 2018

As the two-year anniversary of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance approaches, his mother opens up about theories, potential new searches and her first grandchild.

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Nicola Urquhart
Friday, September 21, 2018

A mother was attacked by a mugger who punched her in the face whilst she was on the way to collect her son from school.

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Thetford

Fear, embarrassment, and stigma are just some of the reasons thousands of women in the country are putting off having routine cervical screening. Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP explores what can be done to break the shame.

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Elizabeth Hospital

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