Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nine out of 10 parents in Norfolk and Suffolk will be sending their child to their first-choice primary school in September.

A mid Norfolk training centre is the new sponsor of professional speedway rider Jason Doyle.

Dozens of families will be hoping an under threat nursery near Fakenham can be saved from closure.

Norfolk County Council

Watchdogs have welcomed ‘decisive action’ to speed up improvement at the department which looks after Norfolk’s most vulnerable children.

Norfolk County Council

More than 75pc of readers have agreed with government proposals to axe national curriculum tests taken by seven-year-olds in England.

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Children in Fakenham have been taking to the courts to learn badminton thanks to successful clubs launched by one of their teachers.

Fakenham Academy

The lives of children with long-term medical problems are being put at risk because schools are failing to take care of them as well as they should, claims a group of charities.

Norfolk County Council

Young footballers from Dereham have returned home from a tour in the USA as champions.

Matt Henman

An articulated lorry from haulage firm Jack Richards & Son helped youngsters from Toftwood learn the important message of staying safe near large vehicles.


A concert celebrating the work of the pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff is set to take place at Holkham Hall to help raise money for Alderman Peel High School at Wells.

Alderman Peel High School

A library mentoring project teaching more than 750 Norfolk residents to read can go ahead after receiving a funding boost of almost £100,000.

Heads of hundreds of the county’s primary and secondary schools have warned of an “imminent” crisis, in hard-hitting letters sent to parents and carers. Here is the letter in full:

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’Decisions on school spending will no longer be driven by what is best for our children but rather what we can afford’.

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Warm tributes have been paid to a hugely-respected and well-loved retired Norfolk headteacher, who has died at the age of 67.


Their sacrifice is etched on memorials the length and breadth of the country - but for the children of one school the men who gave their lives in the First World War have become much more than a set of names.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Singer-songwriter Tom Ryder struggled in his teenage years with the pressure to perform well at school.


A small village school achieved two big ambitions with the opening of a new play space and kitchen.

Thousands of teenagers have a fresh insight into the variety of jobs and training on offer in Norfolk after a major careers festival.


More than 20 students from across the region were awarded £188,351 in scholarships to help them continue their studies.

University of East Anglia

Making fires and cooking food down in the woods may have seemed a novel approach to learning at the time.

Norfolk County Council

Dissatisfaction with traditional schooling has seen the number of parents in Norfolk shunning the classroom for the flexibility of home educating treble over a decade.

Norfolk County Council

Acclaimed authors treated school children in Norfolk this week to a display of writing and knife juggling.


Children are thriving at a pre-school in Bawdeswell according to Ofsted inspectors.


Pupils from Wells Primary and Nursery School have been named officially brilliant.

University of East Anglia

A town’s sixth form is to move out of its 19th-century home and down the road to the site of its high school.

Matthew Parr-Burman

Students at Reepham High School and College have said their goodbyes, or zài jiàn, to new friends from the Shenzen Education Bureau in China after another successful visit to the school.

Reepham High School

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A man who was wanted in connection with an alleged domestic-related assault has been arrested.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Visitors to Wighton in north Norfolk are in for a treat this Spring as the local village pub opens its doors once more following a complete make-over.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

A Public Inquiry will start next week into a planning application to build up to 200 homes at Sculthorpe which was turned down by North Norfolk District Council.

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Terry Waite, the former envoy to the Archishop of Canterbury who was held hostage for five years in Beirut in the 1980s, will head to Wells next week for the town’s 20th Poetry-Next-The-Sea festival.

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