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Police are appealing for information after a car theft in Harleston this morning.

Anthony Ogogo and Darren Eadie take part in a shopping trolley dash at the Long Stratton Co-op for the Foodbank campaign.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Two of Norfolk’s sporting legends took to the aisles in a supermarket dash challenge to raise funds for foodbanks in their hour of need.

Trains between Norwich and London have been disrupted because of a broken-down train in Essex.

Train passengers in Norfolk faced disruption, after a broken-down freight train caused delays and cancellations.

Hi octane fun at Snetterton for the charity day where visitors got to be passengers in high performance cars.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Speed lovers had a crash course in wet weather conditions at a charity event which gave them a chance to get in the cockpit of some top cars and get on the grid.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a church in Bracon Ash.

Persistent rain has been falling across Norfolk today

Emergency services are being called out to a catalogue of flooded roads tonight because of heavy rain across the region.

The safe in Diss Council offices which was broken into.
Sarah Richards, Deputy Town Clerk

The town clerk of Diss has slammed burglars who caused “wilful destruction” of council property and left a £2,000 repair bill.

Crime

Yesterday, 16:46

Police are appealing for information after a car theft in Harleston this morning.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a church in Bracon Ash.

The safe in Diss Council offices which was broken into.
Sarah Richards, Deputy Town Clerk

The town clerk of Diss has slammed burglars who caused “wilful destruction” of council property and left a £2,000 repair bill.

Burglars stole a Cannondale bike from the garage of a Dickleburgh property.

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.

Health

Monday, October 27, 2014

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

Saturday, November 8, 2014

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

Dickleburgh Primary School headteacher James Richards. Photo: Bill Smith

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).

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.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Cromer beach and pier surrounded by sea mist.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The British Red Cross has launched two call centres in Norwich and Ipswich to check on the welfare of hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people in the region.

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

A district council has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money and ignoring key issues after it wrapped up a full council meeting in 16 minutes.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Amputee Bobby Kilkenny who faces losing his disability benefit which enables him to get a car to get around in.

A petition is being started calling on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) not to cut the disability benefit received by a Norfolk man who lost his leg.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Red Cross staff Terri Anderson (left) and Alex Swanson outside the new Red Cross shop in Diss

A new Red Cross shop has opened in a Norfolk town to add to the growing number of charity shops in the high street.

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