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It has felt more like the height of summer than the end of October today, as unseasonably high temperatures smashed the record for the warmest Halloween in Britain.

Part of the site for the Fakenham Growth plans on Rudham Stile Lane. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A major development plan which could see 900 homes built in Fakenham has been thrust back into the spotlight.

Buzzard Buteo buteo, in flight, UK, March. Picture: Ben Hall (rspb-images.com)

The RSPB has challenged the shooting community to take action against the unlawful killing of wild birds.

South Creake villatge sign.

Plans to establish a traveller site near Fakenham look set to be approved.

Members of the Wells RNLI crew with Teddy Maufe at The Real Ale Shop toasting the winning ale. Picture: EMMA LICENCE.

It will come as no surprise to many people that most lifeboat men enjoy a good pint of beer when off duty.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital car park from the air. Photo: Mike Page

A health minister has urged NHS chiefs to ensure regular visitors are exempt from car parking fees after it emerged that Norfolk’s three main hospitals made more than £3m profit from charges last year.

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.

Crime

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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

Mon, 09:30

A health minister has urged NHS chiefs to ensure regular visitors are exempt from car parking fees after it emerged that Norfolk’s three main hospitals made more than £3m profit from charges last year.

Supporters of Wells Community Hospital enjoying a sunny day in the Dementia Friendly Garden. Volunteer: Ann Small, Marion Perryman, Judith Fowler, Eileen Urquhar with trustee Jonathan Hazell, trustee advisor Pat Mackechnie, volunteer and town councillor Pauline Catton, town councillor Lindsay Dew, development coordinator Liz Downing and county councillor Dr Marie Strong.

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.

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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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Part of the site for the Fakenham Growth plans on Rudham Stile Lane. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A major development plan which could see 900 homes built in Fakenham has been thrust back into the spotlight.

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Tue, 10:32
South Creake villatge sign.

Plans to establish a traveller site near Fakenham look set to be approved.

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Mon, 14:17
Screenshot from a Youtube video of dangerous driving on the A11. Picture: Supplied

Dashboard camera footage of a driver’s dangerous manoeuvre on the A11 has been described as “frightening” by the man who captured it.

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Friday, November 13, 2009
The pea harvester which will take part in the procession

Chris Hill

An enormous Norfolk-made pea harvester is heading to London to represent the nation's farming industry at the historic Lord Mayor's Show.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Chris Scargill

Businesses involved in East Anglia’s £4.2bn tourism industry have sent a clear message to government to think again over legislation that could lead to the schools’ summer holiday being cut from six to four weeks.

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