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Yesterday, 11:35

Environment experts will survey the region’s waterways in the coming weeks to gauge what damage the recent storms caused.

Chief inspector Chris Spinks' road police team will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.Photo: Bill Smith

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

A £600,000 river restoration project at Pensthorpe has started - Ed Bramham-Jones with part of the river. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A £680,000 restoration project to put one of the country’s most important rivers back into sound ecological working order is nearing completion.

Estate director at Holkham Hall David Horton-Fawkes.

It is a national treasure and a jewel in the crown of north Norfolk.

At Fakenham Golf Club are (from left) Graham Cocker (secretary), Brenda Townsend (ladies captain) and Chris Baynes (men's captain). Picture: Ian Burt

One of Norfolk’s oldest golf clubs is celebrating a special milestone.

Fight for Fakenham presentations. At the front are (from left) Barry Bishop (First Focus), Debbie Brown (The Wensum Centre), Chris Smith (EP Youth) and EDP editor Nigel Pickover. Picture: Ian Burt

Thousands of pounds have been donated to three Fakenham charities thanks to the incredible generosity of EDP and Fakenham and Wells Times readers.

Outside the new Chocolate Factory Shop in Fakenham is Sarah Ramm. Picture: Ian Burt

A confectioner will be hoping that a move of premises will give them the sweet taste of success.

Crime

Yesterday, 11:24

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

Witnesses are being sought by police after a burglary at a derelict building in a village.

Lead thieves strike at Walsingham churches

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hundreds of pounds worth of lead has been stolen from two north Norfolk churches as metal thieves strike yet again.

Masie the dog, who was attacked on Wells beach

A dog owner has described the moment he and his wife fought two English bull terriers off their pet as the most terrifying ordeal of his life.

Wells beach, where the dog attack took place.

A dog was attacked and injured by two other dogs as it was being walked by its owners along Wells beach.

Health

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A town’s bid to become county’s next dementia-friendly destination moved a step closer after its hospital threw open its doors to visitors.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital staff on strike. Picture: Ian Burt

Thousands of health workers went on strike today in protest at the Government’s controversial decision not to give them a 1pc pay rise, including midwives taking action for the first time in their history.

The cost of

The cost of patients missing appointments at Norfolk’s three main hospitals soared to an estimated £10m last year, according to new figures.

Eligible patients are being urged to take up their free flu vaccination this winter.

Vulnerable patients are being urged to take up their free flu vaccination this winter after it emerged that less than half of East Anglians had the jab last year.

MP Norman Lamb begins 100-mile cycle ride around north Norfolk. Picture: Andrew Wells.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb is set to raise more than £6,000 from his 100-mile bike ride around the constituency in aid of local health charities.

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Education

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A small village school near Fakenham has opened a new play area thanks to the determined fund-raising efforts of its Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).

University students are urged to sign up with a GP

With the beginning of term approaching, bringing a flurry of first year students, NHS England in East Anglia wants to stress the importance of registering with a local general practitioner (GP).

Latest A-level results

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Notre Dame School, Norwich sixth formers collecting their A level results. Photo: Steve Adams

Click here for a summary of A-level results from schools and colleges across the region as they come in.

A-level results and people’s reactions, tweets and pictures as they happened

Business

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fakenham-based Kinnerton Confectionery said it was benefiting from being part of a wider group as it targets fresh growth across Europe.

FABCOM's Keith Osbourn (left) and Steve Hall promoting Fakenham Business Fair. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Business and community figures have expressed optimism for Fakenham’s economic future at a time when several ventures are opening and closing “like football’s transfer window”.

David Williams, left, and Steve Law. Pic: Daniel Kennedy.

Norfolk entrepreneur Stephen Pitkethly will be realising his father-in-law’s dream when he launches an innovative craft at the Southampton Boat Show next month.

Tidal Transit's (L) Adam Wright and Leo Hambro at the Outer Harbour in Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk’s growing role as an energy industry hot-spot has been underscored by fresh contract wins by firms at either side of the county.

David Matwij, operations manager at Linda McCartney meat-free food plant, who has overseen a startling financial turnaround and is preparing to open a new dessert production area. 
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The growing success of a Fakenham food factory has capped off a profitable year for its American owners.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Managing Director David Maeer of Marston & Langinger outside the company factory in Fakenham, Norfolk.; 10/05/2011; Byline John Nguyen

A renewed demand from overseas for traditional British craftsmanship is behind a Norfolk company’s rapid turnaround in fortunes, according to its managing director.

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Yesterday, 11:35
Dead fish at Acle Dyke. Picture: Supplied

Environment experts will survey the region’s waterways in the coming weeks to gauge what damage the recent storms caused.

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Yesterday, 11:24
Chief inspector Chris Spinks' road police team will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.Photo: Bill Smith

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

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Yesterday, 10:07
Benjamin Foundation Heart and Home campaign

A charity is calling on Norfolk residents to offer a home to thousands of young people in the county with nowhere to live.

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Yesterday, 06:30
Estate director at Holkham Hall David Horton-Fawkes.

It is a national treasure and a jewel in the crown of north Norfolk.

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