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Yesterday, 15:11

Six geese who have made a home on Diss mere are to be removed after fears were raised by a town council that they would attack children.

The church of St Nicholas, North Walsham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

They are sites which tell the stories of our rich historical past – but more buildings, churches and conservation areas are now deemed at risk in the region.

Chris Ball, pharmacist at Hurn Chemist in Norwich, who is part of a new campaign urging patients to cut down on wasted medicines. Picture: Supplied

Patients have been urged to help save the NHS millions of pounds after it emerged that almost £5m was being lost every year in Norfolk through unused prescription medicines.

Jamie-Lee Weller opens up J W Core in Long Stratton.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A fitness instructor has started a new gym teaching exercise, martial arts classes and massage therapy.

Norfolk's chief fire officer has warned if he has to make substantial cuts it would put firefighter jobs and engines at risk.

Firefighter jobs and fire engines could be at risk if “substantial cuts” are forced on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in the years ahead, the county’s chief fire officer has warned.

Emergency services have been on the scene of a crash near Diss.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are currently dealing with a straw stack blaze near Diss.

Crime

Tue, 14:15

Police are investigating an arson at a farm in Winfarthing which has caused more than one millions pounds worth of damage.

The driver of a Renault Clio sustained a nose bleed, bruising and a cut during a road rage incident.

The Little Hen Rescue centre in Flordon is run by Jo Eglen and takes in battery hens

For six years it acted as a sanctuary, saving helpless hens from slaughter at the end of their commercial life in egg farms.

Shoplifters in Norfolk have made off with more than 14,500 items from the county’s stores in the last four years.

Police have issued an appeal after one pet has died and several others injured in the Bracon Ash area after it appears they were snared in a spring loaded trap.

Health

Yesterday, 15:54

Patients have been urged to help save the NHS millions of pounds after it emerged that almost £5m was being lost every year in Norfolk through unused prescription medicines.

Norfolk Care Awards 2014. Pictured: Outstanding Achievement - Paul Goldsmith and Paul Scott.  Photo: Supplied

Do you know a carer who has gone beyond the call of duty?

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.

The region's ambulance service has created two new roles to improve patient care.

Two new roles have been created at the region’s ambulance service in a bid to improve patient care and career progression for front-line staff.

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Education

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A village primary school has been forced to put back its start of term and create a makeshift classroom in nearby church rooms after building work was delayed due to concerns over the safety of pupils accessing the site.

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).

Tom and Jack Parsons, from Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston.

They say that sibling rivalry is one of the toughest forms of competition a youngster has to face.

Alex Oslavio (far left) and her friends Emily Pegg (middle) and Holly Ranson (right)

Diss High School achieved a great set of results with A*-C grades up 8pc on last year.

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.

Business

Monday, October 13, 2014

East Anglia’s fastest growing medium-sized businesses have mounted combined sales of £3.9bn, according to new report underscoring their value to the local economy.

The Diss in View business exhibition event at the Park Hotel. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An increased number of exhibitors showed off the best that Diss has to offer when they participated in an annual showcase for local businesses.

The King's Lynn branch of Phones 4U, with the shutters down today. Picture: Chris Bishop

Phones 4u is to go into administration - placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk - after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer.

Nicks Diner in Deopham is going from strength to strength. Owner Craig Armitage.

With pubs and restaurants struggling for trade since the recession, you would have forgiven a 30-year-old diner hidden away in a small South Norfolk village for struggling to attract new customers.

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Yesterday, 15:11
Diss Mere has provided a home for many species of birds, including geese.

Six geese who have made a home on Diss mere are to be removed after fears were raised by a town council that they would attack children.

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Yesterday, 15:51
Young people preparing for the Hostry Festival's Debut event,

Young wordsmiths will be taking to the stage this weekend in a special event celebrating emerging writers.

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Yesterday, 16:09
The church of St Nicholas, North Walsham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

They are sites which tell the stories of our rich historical past – but more buildings, churches and conservation areas are now deemed at risk in the region.

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Friday, August 1, 2014
A family group cycling at Center Parcs

It has become one of the UK’s top holiday destinations which has brought families together to enjoy stress-free breaks in the beautiful setting of the Suffolk countryside.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

A pair of listed Suffolk cottages may have to be demolished after a fire swept through them overnight.

Building control experts were yesterday due to visit Oak Farm cottages in Hoxne Road, Weybread, to assess the scale of the damage.

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