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Hundreds of music lovers headed to the North Norfolk coast this weekend as the first ever Deepdale music festival got underway.

Young readers in Wells have been presented with certificates and medals after successfully completing a summer challenge.

A new series starring comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, hit Netflix on Friday (September 22).

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Norfolk performers are being called to attend auditions for a new community play that will look back at the life of one of Norfolk’s most inspirational figures, Sam Peel.

A scheme that aims to re-establish local pubs as the centre of the community has announced details of winter performances set to take place in mid-Norfolk.

Anna Bridle, 48, from Sporle, took on the Spiral to the Summit challenge on Sunday, September 17 on behalf of the Stroke Association and successfully climbed the Swaffham windmill three times - the equivalent of almost 1,000 steps.

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Crime

Thu, 10:10

A Dereham man has been charged with malicious communications offences and assaulting a police officer after an incident in Dereham Market Place.

A new CCTV camera is to be installed in Fakenham, near to St Peter’s Gardens, in an effort to combat growing reports of low level crimes in the area.

Norfolk Police

A man in his 60s was injured during an attempted robbery in Dereham.

Norfolk Police Chief Constable Simon Bailey has admitted police may need to work with so-called paedophile hunters despite claims the groups are putting children’s lives at risk.

Police say they have taken more Class A drugs off of Norfolk’s streets.

Dereham

Health

Tue, 13:40

The region’s ambulance service has more than doubled its spend on private ambulances in just one year, new figures reveal.

A carers’ organisation has suggested family carers in Norfolk need to keep up-to-date with technology to make caring easier.

Norfolk County Council

The region’s mental health trust has topped the list for the number of referrals to treat children and young people it turns away.

NHS

The family of a little boy born with a congenital heart defect have released a heartwarming video of his difficult start in life to raise awareness of the condition.

Social care experts in Norfolk have warned of the additional challenges faced by family carers as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter.

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Education

Yesterday, 09:30

Norfolk residents are being given the chance to take part in two unique history courses this autumn thanks to the Workers’ Educational Association.

Over 70 students in Year 11 Dereham’s Neatherd High School were rewarded for excellent reports they received for the work experience they completed with a variety of employers.

Neatherd High School

An outstanding childcare provider has opened a new nursery near Dereham to help meet increased demand from parents.

Scarning pre-school has reopened to the public, with a get-together afternoon.

A new website ranking schools on working conditions for their employees has been set up in a bid to better inform teachers.

Business

Thursday, September 7, 2017

MP Norman Lamb said residents deserve a “fair deal” if plans to build two wind farms off the north Norfolk coast, including one of the biggest in the world, are approved.

A chocolate factory which is the largest employer in Fakenham is set to expand its permanent workforce in the run-up to the Christmas period.

A commitment to serving quality locally-sourced food has earned a Norfolk gastropup an industry accolade at the Aylsham Show.

Two Wymondham businesses are raising a glass after helping to raise hundreds of pounds to repair a railway line targeted by vandals.

Wymondham

Missing crates, overpaid pension schemes and a £1m hole in the accounts are some of the problems facing administrators of a potato supplier which served firms including Kettle Foods, Asda, Walkers Crisps and Morrisons.

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Hundreds of music lovers headed to the North Norfolk coast this weekend as the first ever Deepdale music festival got underway.

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Young readers in Wells have been presented with certificates and medals after successfully completing a summer challenge.

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A new series starring comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, hit Netflix on Friday (September 22).

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Norfolk performers are being called to attend auditions for a new community play that will look back at the life of one of Norfolk’s most inspirational figures, Sam Peel.

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Hundreds of music lovers headed to the North Norfolk coast this weekend as the first ever Deepdale music festival got underway.

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11:30

Young readers in Wells have been presented with certificates and medals after successfully completing a summer challenge.

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A new series starring comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, hit Netflix on Friday (September 22).

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Norfolk performers are being called to attend auditions for a new community play that will look back at the life of one of Norfolk’s most inspirational figures, Sam Peel.

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