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A man in his 20s is in a critical condition after being involved in a hit and run outside a McDonald's.

Staff at council workplaces faced abuse more than once a day last year, on average - with teachers receiving the vast majority.

Museums, council offices and youth centres have been included in 27 new places which will soon provide sanitary products free of charge.

Builders had a welcome surprise from 113 years ago as they completed work on an historic building in a Norfolk town.

A train station car park is set to expand by nearly 20 times its original size as Greater Anglia looks to improve its facilities.

Plans to shake-up children's centre provision in Suffolk will go to the public from September, after it was agreed for consultation this afternoon.

Thousands of households in rural villages around Diss and Thetford have been earmarked for ultrafast broadband that would see connection speeds race from among the slowest to some of the fastest in the UK.

Crime

A man in his 20s is in a critical condition after being involved in a hit and run outside a McDonald's.

The owner of an elderly parrot which was stolen in a raid on its aviary said he doubts the bird will survive the stress of being snatched from his cage.

East Harling

Vandals have destroyed a sprinkler being used to water freshly-sown young people's football pitches.

Thetford

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 40 year-old male from west Suffolk.

A 50-year-old parrot was among four birds stolen from their aviary in south Norfolk.

East Harling

Health

Monday, July 8, 2019

Urgent mental health-related incidents attended by police officers have almost doubled in four years as pressures on the 999 service grow.

Another director has resigned from the region's ambulance trust as a major overhaul of its top management team continues.

Healthcare trusts spent nearly half a million pounds on equipment specifically for obese patients, it can be revealed.

More than one in every ten pregnant women in Norfolk smoke during their pregnancy, new figures have revealed.

A person who called for an ambulance 1,136 times in the last 12 months is among dozens of notorious nuisances who are costing the service a fortune, it can be revealed.

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Education

Plans to shake-up children's centre provision in Suffolk will go to the public from September, after it was agreed for consultation this afternoon.

Fresh fears have been raised over the impact plans to close some of Suffolk's children's centre will have on rural communities - with some areas set to share just one or two centres.

Plans for a major overhaul of children's and family services in Suffolk - which could save up to £1million - are set to be presented for public feedback.

School pupils in Thetford have been thrown into the world of opera as they prepare to perform at Norwich Theatre Royal.

A school for children with special needs could triple in size to allow 22 more students to become residential.

Business

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Medicinal cannabis growers at the country's largest farm of its kind say they have found success after switching production from tomato plants to the crop.

Discount book, crafts and toy store The Works has confirmed it is "looking into" a location in Thetford.

Thetford

Business owners are set to be celebrated as the Thetford Business Awards return for a second year.

A discount food store is the latest to join a new £6.9m retail park.

Thetford

People are being encouraged to vote for their favourite local pub in South Norfolk Council's Pub of the Year contest.

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16:11

Builders had a welcome surprise from 113 years ago as they completed work on an historic building in a Norfolk town.

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A man in his 20s is in a critical condition after being involved in a hit and run outside a McDonald's.

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13:56

A train station car park is set to expand by nearly 20 times its original size as Greater Anglia looks to improve its facilities.

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12:54

Thousands of households in rural villages around Diss and Thetford have been earmarked for ultrafast broadband that would see connection speeds race from among the slowest to some of the fastest in the UK.

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Yesterday, 15:08

An investment of more than £160m into RAF Lakenheath will bring 50 apprenticeships and 70 jobs to the area and see a significant boost to the local economy.

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