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Suffolk County Council

Concerns over parking and open space for new residents have been raised over plans for nearly 30 new homes on the site of a former library and community centre.

An RAF base will honour the lives of 10 American airmen with a flypast after a pensioner who witnessed their plane crash started a social media campaign after appearing on TV.

BBC

A new plan to help rail services in Norfolk and Suffolk cope with extreme weather and avoid the scale of during last year’s Beast from the East disruption has been drawn up.

Greater Anglia

Plans have been unveiled to pump up to £45.1million into creating hundreds of special educational needs places in Suffolk, in a bid to meet soaring demand.

Department for Education

A care home has been given an outstanding rating and is offering residents a “vibrant, happy and thriving” environment, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said.

Care Quality Commission

The uptake of young woman attending a potentially life-saving routine test is at an all time low after new research has revealed many feel too embarrassed, scared or vulnerable to go.

NHS

A £350,000 revamp of a Norfolk church tower has reached the next step after architects began the process of finding builders to take on the job.

Crime

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Concern is growing for the safety of a Norfolk man who has gone missing.

The spiralling cost of livestock theft in our region has today been revealed, after a hundred sheep were stolen from a Norfolk farm.

Norfolk police

Police have charged a man more than a year after an alleged carjacking.

A leading barrister has said a “crisis” in Norfolk’s courts is “undermining the credibility of witnesses” as waiting times for justice soar across the county.

Norfolk

A till containing nearly £1,000 was stolen from a Norfolk mayor’s business after thieves bent metal bars and unscrewed smash-proof windows to get access to his shop.

Roy Brame

Health

Care Quality Commission

A care home has been given an outstanding rating and is offering residents a “vibrant, happy and thriving” environment, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said.

The uptake of young woman attending a potentially life-saving routine test is at an all time low after new research has revealed many feel too embarrassed, scared or vulnerable to go.

NHS

Pharmacists in Norfolk are “at their wits’ end” as they struggle to get hold of many common medicines, including painkillers and anti-depressants.

European Union

There is still time to have your say about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney, with local people being urged to join the conversation to help take the plans to the “next step and make it real.”

Mental ill health in men has been called an epidemic. Health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at why men are struggling, and what is being done to highlight the issue.

University of East Anglia

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Education

Department for Education

Plans have been unveiled to pump up to £45.1million into creating hundreds of special educational needs places in Suffolk, in a bid to meet soaring demand.

One of Norfolk’s biggest schools has retained its ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted but has been told to do more to address persistent absences by pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Thetford Academy

A Norfolk academy trust has been judged as one of the country’s best for disadvantaged pupils.

Thetford Academy

Mystery surrounds the dismissal of a Norfolk academy trust chief executive.

Norwich

A Norfolk school has called on parents to monitor their children’s use of the internet after an Instagram account was reported for cyberbullying.

Thetford Academy

Business

Friday, January 18, 2019
The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

If a business idea worked in the past, there’s every chance it’ll work again, says Peter Sharkey.

A new £100,000 fund has been launched in Breckland to support local entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses in an effort to boost employment and training opportunities in the area.

Norfolk Community Foundation

In the latest stumble of the British high street, fashion retailer New Look has issued a profit warning.

United Kingdom

Do companies do enough to keep their staff with workplace perks like pilates? Peter Sharkey investigates.

Peter Sharkey

Ad Feature Why low-risk investments are in demand

Friday, January 4, 2019

Gold’s appeal remains undimmed in 2019, says finance expert Peter Sharkey

Peter Sharkey

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A paramedic is believed to have suffered a broken leg after being hit by a car.

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A £350,000 revamp of a Norfolk church tower has reached the next step after architects began the process of finding builders to take on the job.

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A care home has been given an outstanding rating and is offering residents a “vibrant, happy and thriving” environment, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said.

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Care Quality Commission

An RAF base will honour the lives of 10 American airmen with a flypast after a pensioner who witnessed their plane crash started a social media campaign after appearing on TV.

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BBC
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Concern is growing for the safety of a Norfolk man who has gone missing.

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