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Extra £5.3m for Norfolk broadband pot after BT enjoys better-than-expected results

Millions of pounds will be ploughed back into Norfolk’s flagship broadband roll-out deal with BT after the telecoms giant has seen a higher-than-expected take up of its services.

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A man needed hospital treatment for facial injuries after he was set upon in Fakenham.



Wattbike on tour at Kinnerton's in Fakenham. Pictured are (from left) Marina Moutinho, Steve Hitcham and Rebecca Ford. Picture: Ian Burt

Staff at Kinnertons chocolate factory, in Fakenham, completed 182km on a pair of static bikes in a corner of the canteen, riding an eighth of the length of the Tour of Britain course.

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Loans could be offered to attract teachers to the region

Interest-free loans could be used to encourage more teachers to move to Norfolk, as a campaign to tackle the county’s recruitment crisis moves into its next stage.

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Ed Smith and Richard Wilkinson from Doisy and Dam chocolate. Picture: Right Hand PR

Super foods, vegan ingredients and gluten-free are not usually words that spring to mind when describing chocolate.


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Monday, July 27, 2015

A man needed hospital treatment for facial injuries after he was set upon in Fakenham.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Winner Craig Ledbury. Photo: Emma Licence

He might have looked like he was heading straight for an early bath, as he paddled off in his ramshackle old tub. But Craig Ledbury pulled off a display of seamanship Nelson would have been proud of to win the Wells Carnival raft race.

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Friday, July 31, 2015
Wells lifeboat. Picture: Ian Burt

A man in Wells was assisted by a lifeboat crew this morning after falling overboard in the town’s harbour.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wells Carnival Parade. Picture: Ian Burt

Thousands will head to the coast this week, as the town’s 2015 carnival gets under way.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
An arrest has been made. Picture: Ian Burt

Police are appealing for information after a racially aggravated incident in Fakenham.

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