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Thetford and Brandon News

10:14

One person was trapped and others injured after a three vehicle crash that closed the A134.

A US airman was found slumped in the vomit-spattered front seat of a car he drove with a shredded tyre while drunk on tequila.

A man with 253 previous convictions spanning 30 years has been jailed for nine months at Ipswich Crown Court.

Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

Suffolk County Council

Two people have been arrested after officers seized 79 cannabis plants at an address in Thetford.

Plans have been unveiled to bring up to 20 council sites forward for housing developments - with nearly £11 million pledged to kick start the scheme.

Norfolk shoppers have helped an independent department store raise £19,500 for several local charities.

Crime

06:00

A US airman was found slumped in the vomit-spattered front seat of a car he drove with a shredded tyre while drunk on tequila.

Two people have been arrested after officers seized 79 cannabis plants at an address in Thetford.

Seven hundred people were stopped and tested in Norfolk during a drink and drug-driving crackdown over Christmas - and more than 30pc failed.

An 80-year-old grandmother's home was left "completely trashed" after burglars stole jewellery she planned to leave to her grandchildren.

A Suffolk man facing two charges of rape will appear at crown court next month.

Health

Yesterday, 06:30

A man has described his treatment at A&E as "soul destroying" and has lodged an official complaint over its lack of "basic care".

The deaths of two vulnerable people living in the same Norfolk care home, including an elderly woman who died after she was attacked by another resident, have raised serious concerns.

A mother-of-two whose life was saved by a kidney transplant has praised organ donation as the best thing anyone can do.

King's Lynn

The struggling mental health trust for Norfolk and Suffolk remains in special measures - despite a watchdog lifting it from the lowest possible rating of 'inadequate' to 'requires improvement' in a new inspection report.

Faeces under fingernails, weeks without baths and calls to emergency services for support - these are some of the damning observations made at our region's failing care homes.

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Education

Suffolk County Council

Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

An annual 35-year-old sporting event welcomed 150 pupils from across mid Norfolk to Dereham.

Plans to revamp Suffolk's children's centres - which could see two closed - are not about saving money, council leaders are insisting.

Suffolk County Council

A key project to raise educational standards in Suffolk is "not null and void" council chiefs insist, despite fears that spending has plummeted.

suffolk county council

A headteacher has been banned from teaching indefinitely after he failed to protect two pupils suffering neglect.

Business

Thu, 18:22

Ping pong, pool and live entertainment have been introduced to a town restaurant as part of a makeover.

Everyone would love to earn a bit more money - and these jobs all come with an impressive pay packet and are based right here in Norfolk.

When it comes to pubs in Norfolk, we're spoilt for choice - and sometimes it can be hard to chose where to visit.

A new coffee shop, restaurant and drive-thru could be built close to a town along the A11.

Thetford

Rail fares for Greater Anglia train passengers have gone up by an average of 2.6pc from today - and some season ticket holders in Norfolk have seen even higher increases.

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Yesterday, 21:53

Two people have been arrested after officers seized 79 cannabis plants at an address in Thetford.

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10:14

One person was trapped and others injured after a three vehicle crash that closed the A134.

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Thu, 18:22

Ping pong, pool and live entertainment have been introduced to a town restaurant as part of a makeover.

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06:00

A US airman was found slumped in the vomit-spattered front seat of a car he drove with a shredded tyre while drunk on tequila.

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Yesterday, 06:30

A man has described his treatment at A&E as "soul destroying" and has lodged an official complaint over its lack of "basic care".

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