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Doris Posnett celebrates her 103rd birthday with her family at Austhorpe House at Forncett St Peter. From left, front row, great grandsons, Ben, 25, and Max Posnett, 14; granddaughter in law, Jan Posnett; and great granddaughter, Abi Baxter, 14. Back row, granddaughter Susan Baxter; great granddaughter Jessica Baxter, 17; grandson David Posnett; and son Bill Posnett. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hard work is the secret to 103-year-old Doris’ long life

She was born at a time when people had to travel by foot and entertain themselves by playing the piano, because the idea of watching television - let alone surfing the internet - was a mere distant fantasy.

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An East of England Ambulance Service ambulance in Norwich.

Ambulance Watch: 999 trust faces £1.5m fine for not hitting key targets

The region’s under-performing ambulance service is set to be fined £1.5m for not hitting key response times - four months after it received an extra £12m to improve performance.

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A customer has a go at painting at the Card and Party shop in Harleston

Customers at Harleston shop get the chance to paint

Customers at a Harleston shop had the opportunity to paint a section of a watercolour, with a little help from a Long Stratton artist.

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Eye airfield

Councils join forces to oppose £200m Eye power station

Parish councils have formed a working group to oppose plans for a new £200m power station for Eye airfield.

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Diss YMCA store manager Martin Scott (left) and Paul Ward, area manager, at the opening of the new YMCA store in Mere Street, Diss

Concerns about town’s charity shops following opening of new YMCA

A charity manager believed there was a market for a new YMCA store in Diss as he spoke at the launch of the town’s tenth charity shop.

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