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Heritage Lottery Fund

The region’s historic churches have been put at risk after a decision to scrap a vital Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme for places of worship.

A mother-of-three has said she hopes to give something back to a charity which helped her during a tough period in her life.

Witnesses are being sought after it is believed burglars were scared-off from property in Brandon after they heard a voice call out.

Suffolk Police

They are sleek, shiny and virtually silent, and they have proven a big hit in Thetford.

Terry Jermy

Previous Latitude headliner Two Door Cinema Club have been announced as special guests for 2017.

An independent ambulance service used in the region has suspended offering urgent care after it was hit with a long list of issues by health inspectors, including finding bodily fluids on equipment.

NHS

A student from Watton is preparing to spend three months volunteering in West Africa in the hope she can make a positive impact in people’s lives.

Norwich

Crime

Yesterday, 14:54
Suffolk Police

Witnesses are being sought after it is believed burglars were scared-off from property in Brandon after they heard a voice call out.

Solid gold earrings and a Hugo Boss watch were some of the items of jewellery stolen during a burglary in Thetford.

A dramatic increase in speeding fines has not deterred one motorist who was caught speeding at 134mph on the A11.

United Kingdom

Unwanted telephone calls, unsolicited gifts and damage to property are just some of the signs of stalking that police are trying to make people aware of during National Stalking Awareness Week.

Norfolk police

Thieves used a 4x4 vehicle to steal a cash machine from a petrol station in Great Barton.

Suffolk Police

Health

Thu, 20:02
NHS

An independent ambulance service used in the region has suspended offering urgent care after it was hit with a long list of issues by health inspectors, including finding bodily fluids on equipment.

More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Teenage parents across Norfolk will receive extra emotional and practical support from this autumn through a new one-to-one service.

Norfolk

No new beds for patients in psychiatric crisis will be made available by the region’s mental health trust, despite concerns being raised by the health watchdog over that a shortage of beds “had impaired patient safety and treatment at times”.

NHS

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” and called for a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that has blighted so many lives in this region.

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Education

Wed, 18:27

A Paralympian has visited a Feltwell school to help inspire the next generation of sporting stars.

Nine out of 10 parents in Norfolk and Suffolk will be sending their child to their first-choice primary school in September.

Norwich

Watchdogs have welcomed ‘decisive action’ to speed up improvement at the department which looks after Norfolk’s most vulnerable children.

Norfolk County Council

More than 75pc of readers have agreed with government proposals to axe national curriculum tests taken by seven-year-olds in England.

Department for Education

The RSPB is calling on families and budding explorers to get outside and enjoy nature during the upcoming Easter holiday.

Business

Mon, 18:45
Thetford

The New York city skyline is on the walls, American football is played on a huge television and there are booths to sit and eat your rack of ribs.

Doubts have been cast over the future of two key routes from Norwich airport, after they were omitted from an airline’s winter schedule.

A fast-growing Suffolk business has received backing from a private equity firm as it aims to continue expansion in the holiday lodges market.

An independent, family-run business has been forced to close one of its stores, saying it has been priced out of the market by national retailers.

Changes to employment and tax law are coming into force today. Will you be affected?

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Yesterday, 15:40

A mother-of-three has said she hopes to give something back to a charity which helped her during a tough period in her life.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A recovery driver has been jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of raping a woman he went to assist at the roadside when her car broke down.

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Norwich Crown Court
Yesterday, 15:15

I have lived in Thetford since the age of 10, when it was an everyday thrill to run up and down Castle Hill.

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Thetford
Yesterday, 14:54

Witnesses are being sought after it is believed burglars were scared-off from property in Brandon after they heard a voice call out.

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Suffolk Police
Thu, 14:17

Solid gold earrings and a Hugo Boss watch were some of the items of jewellery stolen during a burglary in Thetford.

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