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"It will not happen again", council bosses have pledged after an investigation uncovered the blunder which led to parents whose children had died being sent letters urging them to register for school places.

A pub given a one out of five food hygiene score and told to make major improvements has regained the top rating after addressing concerns.

Norfolk is at risk of being "left behind" during the transition to electric vehicles after the county council failed to apply for government funding for charging points, an MP has warned.

A landlady who swore she would never run another pub has turned around a traditional country watering hole to an overwhelming response from patrons.

Two swans that confused the A140 for a river were successfully relocated to a nature reserve after a rescue mission involving passing motorists and wildlife experts.

Police in Suffolk are reminding drivers of the crashes which need to be reported to them ahead of a predicted rise in accidents involving deer.

A Norfolk museum has said it will no longer be hosting petting zoos as part of its programme of events following changes to welfare rules.

Crime

Thu, 09:00

Children as young as 12 are using knives to threaten people in schools as officers target year eight and nine pupils to try to intervene.

Police discovered two people in possession of cannabis after they were stopped in Harleston Recreation Park.

A man attacked in the street in Diss town centre was knocked unconscious after being punched in the head by a stranger.

A man was caught sexually assaulting a woman after she came round from a medical episode, a court has heard.

A man will be sentenced next month after he admitted possession of a banned weapon.

Health

Thu, 15:40

Parents and dog owners are being warned to stay away from open water after a dangerous poisonous algae has been found in various beauty spots in Norfolk and Suffolk.

A Norfolk man diagnosed with incurable bone marrow cancer is at forefront of pioneering new treatments after joining a clinical trial.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has today announced the appointment of a new chair for its board, Nicola Scrivings.

People living with mental health issues can now receive a lifeline of support to get back into work thanks to a new service.

Norfolk beauty blogger Samantha Last who revealed she had weeks to live in an emotional final video is undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy to fight the return of her brain tumour following surgery.

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Education

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Parents and community leaders are being consulted on plans to merge small primary schools in two South Norfolk villages.

Vulnerable children in Norfolk are set to benefit from a share of £84m of government funding for a landmark project to improve support for those at risk.

A rural primary school at risk of closure before the summer holidays has shut.

Parents who park where they shouldn't during the school run will face a greater chance of being fined in the future.

A headmistress who inspired generations of children has been remembered by having a new bridge linking her former school to nature meadows named in her honour.

Business

Yesterday, 13:39

A landlady who swore she would never run another pub has turned around a traditional country watering hole to an overwhelming response from patrons.

A family more used to classrooms than beer deliveries have seen the pub they took over seven months ago named the most family friendly in South Norfolk.

A pub which has undergone massive transformation since new owners took over in April has been voted the friendliest in the region, by its loyal customers.

Postal workers at a sorting office covering South Norfolk have walked out in a dispute over sewage contamination health and safety concerns after the building was flooded.

Thomas Cook employees have had their jobs saved after a rival bought all of the stricken firm's stores.

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Yesterday, 13:39

A landlady who swore she would never run another pub has turned around a traditional country watering hole to an overwhelming response from patrons.

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Yesterday, 15:02

A pub given a one out of five food hygiene score and told to make major improvements has regained the top rating after addressing concerns.

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Yesterday, 12:02

Police in Suffolk are reminding drivers of the crashes which need to be reported to them ahead of a predicted rise in accidents involving deer.

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Tue, 14:40

A man attacked in the street in Diss town centre was knocked unconscious after being punched in the head by a stranger.

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Yesterday, 12:52

Two swans that confused the A140 for a river were successfully relocated to a nature reserve after a rescue mission involving passing motorists and wildlife experts.

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