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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.

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

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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.

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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.

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 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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Monday, April 22, 2013

We called on Canaries fans to make as much noise as possible in their match against Reading.

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Tue, 22:23

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

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Ross Brawn, centre, deserves huge credit for the Mercedes he left behind in the winter.

Before a single metre was raced in anger this season, our EDPF1 podcast crew predicted the destination of the 2014 constructors’ and drivers’ championships – and everyone said Mercedes would take team honours.

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Monday, December 23, 2013
Banham Zoo tiger cubs, Christmas 2013.

These fluffy bundles left keepers and visitors in awe when they born, after much anticipation, at Banham Zoo in June this year.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Entrepreneur Nicola Osbon at her Star Therap-ease business in Great Ellingham

A desire to help people feel good about themselves was the main motivation for a Norfolk entrepreneur to start her own beauty and massage business, which she has now moved to Great Ellingham.

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