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Saturday, May 2, 2015
Norfolk County Council

Parents whose children missed out on a place at their village primary school have been told a second reception class will be introduced to make room for them.

There has been a fire at Archbishop Sancroft High School. Photograph Simon Parker

A Norfolk high school had to be briefly evacuated today after a fire broke out in some toilets.

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A previous Banham Zoo fun run.

People can run wild at Banham Zoo at the end of May by taking part in a popular annual event.

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Residents of Diss are being encouraged to flock to the town centre so they can enjoy the annual carnival and fun day.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

The A1066 Thetford Road in South Lopham was closed in both directions in the early hours of this morning after an accident involving a lorry.

Marcus Dunn, 7, of Wicklewood, recovering from acute leukaemia, getting ready to go back to school for a few hours. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The mother of a little boy who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia just before Christmas has told how she has been “overwhelmed” by the support of family, friends and even strangers through the darkest days of his illness.

Norwich
The white storks at their new home

While Britain waits for the overdue royal stork to arrive to deliver the latest Royal baby, a Norfolk wildlife centre is hoping for its very own special delivery.

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Crime

Friday, April 24, 2015

A gang of burglars could be behind 80 house break-ins across Suffolk and south Norfolk in the last five months, detectives believe.

Vindaloo and Tarka with their previous ducklings.

Five pet ducks have been stolen from a back garden in Wortham.

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Picture: Ian Burt

The A140 at Dickleburgh was closed south-bound because of a one car crash tonight.

Fire crews have been at a barn blaze in Hoxne

A total of 50 pigs are feared dead in a barn blaze near Eye after 100 tonnes of straw caught alight at a farm.

George Robson, former schoolmaster at Banham Marshalls College. Photo: Denise Bradley.

Fourteen Norfolk claimants are among nearly 120 people who are part of a civil action alleging they were sexually, physically and emotionally abused at a school in the county between 1975 and 2003.

Norwich

Health

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Norwich

The mother of a little boy who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia just before Christmas has told how she has been “overwhelmed” by the support of family, friends and even strangers through the darkest days of his illness.

Diss Leisure Centre
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

The results of a £150,000 makeover will be unveiled on Monday when Diss Leisure Centre opens its doors to the public.

Diss
Around 80 toddlers are admitted to accident and emergency units in hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney each month

Around 80 toddlers are admitted to accident and emergency units at hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney with injuries each month, new figures have revealed.

Norfolk County Council
Carol Mellows suffered a broken neck after a fundraising parachute jump went wrong, she wants to thank the air ambulance without whom she would have been in a wheelchair now.

A mother-of-three who broke her neck in a cancer charity sky dive, after beating the disease herself, has thanked the crews she says stopped her from living life in a wheelchair.

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Education

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Norfolk County Council

Parents whose children missed out on a place at their village primary school have been told a second reception class will be introduced to make room for them.

East Harling Primary School

The parents of five children who missed out on their first choice primary school have called on decision-makers to do what they can to avoid disrupting their education.

Norfolk County Council
Headteacher Karen Sewell says that the school's report has many positives.

A junior school in Diss has been told it is in need of improvement following an Ofsted inspection.

Scenes from the CPRE schools conference at Fakenham Academy conference hall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The impact of housing and tourism on rural Norfolk was the hot topic of conversation as youngsters from across the county came together to discuss rural issues and how they affect their communities.

Business

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A global events company based in Norfolk has undertaken its biggest recruitment drive in 15 years after winning prestigious new contracts.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Diss Carnival Submitted

Residents of Diss are being encouraged to flock to the town centre so they can enjoy the annual carnival and fun day.

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GoGoDragons! in store with Martin Green and Michael Rooney, from Break as the event nears.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Excitement is building as Norwich’s clan of GoGoDragons! get ready to roar into the city next month.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Picture of Piggots Farm, Tasburgh.

A Norfolk horse sanctuary is one step closer to ridding a disease that has quarantined several horses this year.

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Norwich
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Martello in her prime.

A Victorian locomotive will be steaming into action again at its south Norfolk home as part of a first-of-its- kind restoration project.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015
East Harling Primary School

Parents whose children missed out on a place at their village primary school have been told a second reception class will be introduced to make room for them.

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Norfolk County Council

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