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Yesterday, 22:30

Fire and rescue services across the region were called out a number of times tonight, with a 999 service continuing to operate as four days of strike action got underway.

Southwold beach on another warm sunny day in October.
Iona (left) and Isobel Jenkins enjoying the beach.

It has felt more like the height of summer than the end of October today, as unseasonably high temperatures smashed the record for the warmest Halloween in Britain.

Firefighters were called to put out a fire in a car following a crash at Starston this morning.

Kett's Oak is in the running for England's Tree of the Year

For more than 500 years, it has stood as an immovable part of the local landscape, playing a central role in one of the most famous chapter’s in our region’s history – and now, Kett’s Oak needs your help

The geese with their goslings in June enjoying happier times on the Mere. Photograph John Bulloch.

Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, in Dickleburgh, have offered to give the geese a home.

A Sir Alfred Munnings painting of cattle grazing before hay wagons in a landscape.

While everyone wishes they could uncover a Lowry in their loft or a Picasso tucked away in the back of their pantry, one Norfolk man struck gold when he unearthed a painting worth tens of thousands of pounds after clearing out his shed.

(l-r) NFU Mutual Chairman Richard Percy, Peter Beck and Simon Prince, Chief Constable at Dyfed Powys police who was a judge for the competition.

Two watch scheme co-ordinators from Suffolk have been praised by police at an awards ceremony in London.

Crime

Mon, 14:17

Dashboard camera footage of a driver’s dangerous manoeuvre on the A11 has been described as “frightening” by the man who captured it.

Chief inspector Chris Spinks' road police team will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.Photo: Bill Smith

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

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.

Health

Mon, 09:30

A health minister has urged NHS chiefs to ensure regular visitors are exempt from car parking fees after it emerged that Norfolk’s three main hospitals made more than £3m profit from charges last year.

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.

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.

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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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Mon, 14:17
Screenshot from a Youtube video of dangerous driving on the A11. Picture: Supplied

Dashboard camera footage of a driver’s dangerous manoeuvre on the A11 has been described as “frightening” by the man who captured it.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
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.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sandra Price leaving King's Lynn Magistrates.

Television star Martin Shaw last night said justice had been done after seeing his stalker convicted of a five-year campaign of harassment - then added that he hoped she would be able to move on in life.

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Yesterday, 15:43
Southwold beach on another warm sunny day in October.
Iona (left) and Isobel Jenkins enjoying the beach.

It has felt more like the height of summer than the end of October today, as unseasonably high temperatures smashed the record for the warmest Halloween in Britain.

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Thu, 10:38

Firefighters were called to put out a fire in a car following a crash at Starston this morning.

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