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Children's TV presenter Radzi Chinyangnya was the special guest at this years Wild About Wensum event held at Pensthorpe - with him are 1st Strumpshaw brownies from left, Lacey Cook, Kittie Hibbitts, Lilly Dack, Mia Robinson, Emily Warren and Tasha Eastman. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Wensum’s getting wilder, thanks to work on restoring the river to its former glories.

Crime

The tractor targeted by thieves at South Creake

Police said the green front weight block, worth £1,500, was stolen from the John Deere tractor last weekend.

Health

Wells, where a dementia-friendly community initiative has been launched. Picture: Chris Bishop

The town is the sixth community in the county to sign up to an initiative by Age UK Norfolk, joining Aylsham, Wymondham, Swaffham, Diss and Wayland.

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Education

Reepham Primary School. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Reepham Primary School has been praised by Ofsted for its progress, less than four months after it was told it must improve.

Business

The existing Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off north Norfolk. Work has started on the nearby Dudgeon windfarm off Cromer -  but on land to begin with.  Picture: Ian Burt

Work has begun on the onshore cabling which will connect a new Norfolk offshore wind farm to the National Grid.

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Lord Leicester pictured two weeks ago, declaring his support for UKIP in Holkham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

In a statement today, the Holkham Estate said: “The 7th Earl of Leicester died in the early hours of Saturday, April 25.”

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Children's TV presenter Radzi Chinyangnya was the special guest at this years Wild About Wensum event held at Pensthorpe - with him are 1st Strumpshaw brownies from left, Lacey Cook, Kittie Hibbitts, Lilly Dack, Mia Robinson, Emily Warren and Tasha Eastman. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Wensum’s getting wilder, thanks to work on restoring the river to its former glories.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Tattersett tyre mountain

The mastermind behind Britain’s biggest ever mortgage fraud - which included a bogus deal to buy a former air base in Norfolk - was today jailed for 13 years.

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Day after scene at the house fire in North Elmham off Eastgate Street. Picture: Paul Tibbs

The parents of a man who tragically died in a fire at their family home tried in vain to rescue him, an inquest heard.

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Glassmakers Salt Glass Studio, who will be attending the event.

Makers will be putting their mark on Thornham at the weekend with a two-day exhibiton featuring more than 20 craftspeople.

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