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The Shell garage at Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

Shell has been given the go-ahead to sell alcohol at its station on Creake Road in Fakenham.

Crime

Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds worth of lead from the roof of Harpley Church. Pictured in the church grounds are PC Kirsty Grand and Rev James Nash. Picture: Ian Burt

Lead thieves left a trail of destruction after they targeted a church for the second time within weeks - just hours after families gathered to remember their village’s war fallen.

Health

Anthony Marsh, the chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Trust. Photo: Steve Adams

Turning around the performance of the region’s ambulance service could take two years, according to health chiefs who admit there are not enough staff to deal with increasing numbers of 999 calls.

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Education

North Norfolk large sided girls school football league at Fakenham Football Club. Picture: Ian Burt

A school is holding a series of girls’ football tournaments with the aim to encourage more youngsters to take up the sport.

Business

Success story. Left, Cathy Howlett, the owner of The Victorian Tea Rooms, in Cromer with Kate Wilde, MD of Enterprise Norfolk whose courses are helping new ventures like Cathy's. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

New skills, and confidence, are being learned by people venturing into business for the first time in north Norfolk.

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The Shell garage at Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

Shell has been given the go-ahead to sell alcohol at its station on Creake Road in Fakenham.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A sign put up by frustrated residents in Honingham

Eight parishes in mid-Norfolk have joined together to raise their concerns at the highest level about the growing problem of congestion and rat-running that has arisen since the creation of a new roundabout on the A47.

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Friday, June 24, 2011
Mount Kenya

The EDP is reaching new heights and coming up with a Top 10 songs which could feature in the Great Gig In The Sky. We hope the musicians don’t peak too soon.

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Friday, January 28, 2011
Carnival procession in Fakenham in 1986.

The streets of Fakenham are set to come alive with colourful celebrations, with the first carnival procession for more than 20 years to be held in the town.

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Friday, November 14, 2014
Emergency services at the house fire in Wells.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A “textbook job” by firefighters saved the life of a man who was left with just inches of air to breathe after collapsing when a blaze broke out in his kitchen.

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