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Heather Heslop has been writing back and forth to health chiefs for more than 11 years to find out how her son died. She refuses to accept the hospital’s explanation.

Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Eleven schools across our region could be at risk of government intervention after falling below a key target in the latest GCSE league tables.

A Greater Anglia train at Norwich on the main line service to London Liverpool Street. Since 5th February 2012 the franchise has been run by Abellio.
Photo: Bill Smith

Rail passengers are being hit by cancellations due to a broken down train.

Police outside a house, right, in Whitwell Road after their armed raid. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Two men have been bailed after armed police raided four homes in Norwich and Long Stratton yesterday morning.

The arrival of snow at Archant. Photo by Sophia France.

Snow fell across the region this afternoon as predicted bad weather hit the area.

National Grid working in St Nicholas Street
Picture; Anthony Carroll

Work to repair a gas main in the centre of Diss will see part of the road open tomorrow.

Two boys were hit by a car

Police in Diss are appealing for the driver of a vehicle which collided with two boys in the town to come forward.

Crime

Thu, 17:32

Two men have been bailed after armed police raided four homes in Norwich and Long Stratton yesterday morning.

Armed response unit at Whitwell Road.

Armed police arrested five people in raids across Norwich this morning.

Harleston's new high tech toilet has been sabotaged. Picture by Sonya Duncan

The ongoing controversy over Harleston’s new toilet block has taken a dramatic new turn after it was revealed the facility has repeatedly been targeted by a saboteur.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police have launched an investigation into reports of an aggravated burglary in Rushall.

Lucy Marjoram and Jake Kubala, from Harleston Information Plus.

Long-term unemployed people in south Norfolk are being encouraged to take part in a stage production that will hopefully help them find jobs and bring smiles to people’s faces.

Health

Tue, 11:13

A north Suffolk health site is set to offer residents of Diss and the surrounding area a range of community health services,

Wymondham Leisure Centre

A major council investment of more than £4m will be poured into south Norfolk leisure centres in a bid to transform them into community hubs.

ERS Medical took over the patient transport contract in October.

Patients have waited for more than four hours for hospital transport following the awarding of a health contract to a private provider.

Gabrielle Pagan project co-ordinator and Jo Mountjoy-Dixondementia lead at Age UK Norfolk outside the Dove dementia Café held at the Diss United Reform Church.

The opening of a new café in Diss has propelled the town forward as a dementia-friendly community.

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Education

Yesterday, 11:16

Eleven schools across our region could be at risk of government intervention after falling below a key target in the latest GCSE league tables.

Hazel Hallett at her new shop Party & Prom in Long Stratton

It is a tradition more associated with American schools, but now Norfolk schools are catching prom fever.

Children at work in the classroom.

A headteacher of a primary school in Long Stratton has spoken of her disappointment after an Ofsted inspection said the school “requires improvement” – and has demanded a re-inspection.

Pupils from three primary schools showed off their operatic skills when they rehearsed an opera they had composed themselves.
More than 90 pupils from St Mary’s Primary School at Long Stratton, Pulham Market Primary School and Diss Junior School are taking part in the Norfolk Schools Project, run by Norwich Theatre Royal. 
The project culminates in a performance on the theatre’s stage on November 9.

Pupils from three primary schools showed off their operatic skills when they rehearsed an opera they had composed themselves.

Business

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Three top family regional attractions have launched a recruitment drive for hundreds of seasonal posts.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Singin' in the Rain will be at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Supplied

There will be umbrellas galore at Norwich Theatre Royal as classic musical Singin’ in the Rain is among the shows announced today as coming to the city venue for its new season.

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