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The Fakenham Great Fire Painting by Brian Exton. Picture: Ian Burt

The huge fire which destroyed part of Fakenham town centre in the spring has been captured in a painting which will be sold to raise money for charity.

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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Yesterday, 17:29
Victory Housing Trust chariman Clare Barter and Wells town councillor Mike Gates sign the contract for 40 new affordable homes in Wells.

Forty affordable homes are to be built in Wells.

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The Fakenham Great Fire Painting by Brian Exton. Picture: Ian Burt

The huge fire which destroyed part of Fakenham town centre in the spring has been captured in a painting which will be sold to raise money for charity.

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Yesterday, 06:14
Sian Howell setting up her tree for the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Fakenham Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Miles of tinsel, strands of lights and bucket loads of baubles have taken over Fakenham’s parish church as charities and organsations have adorned their trees for this year’s Christmas Tree Festival.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Roy Beck from Fakenham, with some of his collection of bottles he found by digging since the age of 11. Picture: Matthew Usher.

As hobbies go, it is one of the more unusual.

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Kevin Keable(centre), MD of Oilennium, and some of his team(l to r) Jonathan Harvey, special projects manager, Nick Williams, IT manager, Sam O'Hara, general manger, Ian Smith, production manager and Fran Heathorn, creative team manager, at their Loddon HQ where they have developed a niche in providing courses for oil and gas industry - using imagery of computer game quality.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Kevin Keable has experienced the hands-on, dirty side of the oil industry, working on platforms right around the world and living in such far-flung places as Norway, Bangkok, Singapore and Australia.

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