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Bargain chain store B&M has announced it is opening a new store in Thetford.

Residents have been left dazzled by mysterious webs that have appeared across South West Norfolk in hedgerows.

The distinctive livery of Foulger Transport's fleet is familiar to many East Anglian motorists. Steven Russell learns about the figure behind it: a businessman, yes, but also a humanitarian, thinker and inventor.

All things East Anglian are set to be celebrated at this year's Rural Pastimes show.

Bird lovers who put feeders and food out for our feathered friends have boosted the population of an array of species that flock to our garden's, a scientific study suggests.

There was no sight of Alan Titchmarsh or Tommy Walsh, but a Norfolk couple have undergone their own Ground Force style garden makeover after winning a competition.

A high street store owner has hit out at his local MP after she slammed plans to bring in an internet levy.

Crime

Yesterday, 12:34

A Tiffany ring has been stolen after a burglary in west Norfolk.

A man who was caught speeding at 105mph on the A11 has been banned from driving.

Two people have been arrested after a number of vans were broken into overnight.

A motorist caught without insurance less than two years after qualifying could go back to being a learner, police have warned.

Officers are being urged to attend domestic abuse victims within one hour as almost two-thirds in the last year refused to back a prosecution.

Health

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Concerns are growing after large amounts of palm oil were found scattered along our region's coastline.

All GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney have now been fully linked up with the NHS App giving patients the ability to book and manage GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view their medical records and access a range of other services.

All GP practices in Norfolk and Waveney have now been fully linked up with the NHS App giving patients the ability to book and manage GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view their medical records and access a range of other services.

People requiring residential care in some areas of Norfolk are only left with services rated as 'inadequate', a report claims.

Some 10,000 more sick notes were written for patients in Norfolk by GPs in 2018 compared to the year before - with the main cause being mental disorders.

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Education

08:35

An Olympic athlete gave a masterclass to hundreds of budding athletes at a town's first Sports Fest.

Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

Former students from a Suffolk secondary school are being asked to go back to the classroom to inspire current students to career confidence and academic success.

Brandon

Music lessons can often fall victim to under-resourcing at rural primary schools, with a lack of teachers and funds for equipment.

History students were selected to visit the site of one of the most harrowing pieces of modern history.

Business

Bargain chain store B&M has announced it is opening a new store in Thetford.

A high street store owner has hit out at his local MP after she slammed plans to bring in an internet levy.

Billions of pounds are being invested and thousands of highly skilled jobs are being created in our region through the burgeoning offshore energy industry. But would employment and business in Norfolk and Waveney really be boosted, or would overseas companies and workers be the real winners? DANIEL BENNETT reports...

A major route in and out of Norfolk could soon have a new drive-thru café if plans submitted to Breckland Council are approved.

As supermarket chains announce pledges to halve food waste by 2030, reporter JESSICA FRANK-KEYES finds out what Norfolk's businesses are doing to tackle the 10.2 million tonnes of food the UK wastes each year.

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Yesterday, 15:54

Motorists are being warned to avoid a town's main road after a lorry shed its load.

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10:30

A 12-year-old has become the youngest runner to complete 100 park runs in a community group.

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10:49

A high street store owner has hit out at his local MP after she slammed plans to bring in an internet levy.

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Yesterday, 16:37

A village cricket match had to be abandoned after the air ambulance developed a fault while airlifting a woman who had suffered a heart attack.

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11:53

There was no sight of Alan Titchmarsh or Tommy Walsh, but a Norfolk couple have undergone their own Ground Force style garden makeover after winning a competition.

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