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Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.  Picture: Ian Burt

There was confusion today over whether Norfolk MP George Freeman is running to be prime minster after a Sunday newspaper reported he was working on a bid for the top job.

The Royal Scott steam train arrives at Mid Norfolk Railway Station in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hundreds of train enthusiasts are heading to Dereham today to see a true icon of the steam era.

A car on its roof after an accident on the A11 near Wymondham, after hitting heavy flooding. Photo: Paul Bayfield

Roads have turned to rivers and homes have become flooded by water after heavy rain overnight and throughout Thursday.

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The flooded underpass in Toftwood, near Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Fresh calls are being made to sort out the flooding issue of the A47 footpath underpass between Toftwood and Dereham amid fears a child could be killed if they try to cross the busy highway instead of wading through water or taking a long detour.

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Vote counting takes place at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich after the ballot boxes arrived in a fleet of cars.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Here’s how the night and early morning unfolded as Britain voted to leave the EU in a historic referendum.

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Police are appealing for information after two men were involved in an altercation in Dereham.

A girl was taken to hospital to be checked over for minor injuries.

A girl has been taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries after a crash near a school.

Crime

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Police are appealing for information after two men were involved in an altercation in Dereham.

Police have released this CCTV picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with burglaries across two counties

A gang is being hunted after a spate of burglaries and attempted break-ins across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Neatherd High School, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

A man has been arrested on the grounds of Neatherd High School in Dereham this morning.

Neatherd High School
Police arriving at The Maltings in Dereham.

A man arrested in connection with a serious assault in Dereham yesterday has been released on bail while enquiries continue.

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Police at the scene in Dereham.

Armed officers were called to Dereham on Monday morning after a man was stabbed in the hand.

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Health

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Italy
Scenes from Wellbeing and Slow Festival at the Fire Pit Camp in Wendling - Sally Collins on the swing. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It was, claimed organisers, a festival with a difference – one that celebrated the joys of simply taking one’s time.

Westfield House in Toftwood, Dereham has been refurbished to support people with autism and learning difficulties - From left, regional manager Leon Smith and home manager Richard Rogers. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A new residential home has opened in Toftwood, near Dereham, specialising in the care of people with autism and learning disabilities.

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Friday, June 17, 2016
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Fred Nicholson School, Toftwood.
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A Toftwood school has been closed for the day after a water pipe burst.

Norfolk County Council assistant director of children services Gordon Boyd. Photo: Steve Adams

Proposals to break up Dereham Sixth Form College could be back on the table.

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Howard Junior School in King's Lynn, the biggest cohort of children graduating this year, pictured throwing their mortorboards after their Children's University graduation ceremony at the UEA. Photo : Steve Adams

And there wasn’t even any need for Photoshop...

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Members of Reepham High School's allotment team (from left) Craig Evans (18), Robert Webb (18), William Pryke (17) and Emily Baker (16) with teacher Matt Willer. Picture: Ian Burt

Little more than a year ago it was a patch of overgrown land at the bottom of the playing fields at Reepham High School and College that had never grown anything more productive than grass and weeds.

Reepham High School
Dereham Sixth Form College. Picture: Ian Burt

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has responded to concerns over the future of Dereham’s Neatherd High School and Sixth Form College by writing to the regional schools commissioner for clarification on the measures being taken to ensure students have stability to carry out their studies.

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Business

Monday, May 9, 2016
Rob Burnett, chief executive of Bernard Matthews, at Great Witchingham Hall. Picture submitted

Bernard Matthews has insisted it is “business as usual” despite national newspaper reports of concern over its finances.

Bernard Matthews Great Witchingham Hall headquarters. Photo: Steve Adams

Turkey-giant Bernard Matthews has appointed a new chairman, with long-standing chief David Joll taking a non-executive role.

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Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.  Picture: Ian Burt

There was confusion today over whether Norfolk MP George Freeman is running to be prime minster after a Sunday newspaper reported he was working on a bid for the top job.

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The Royal Scott steam train arrives at Mid Norfolk Railway Station in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hundreds of train enthusiasts are heading to Dereham today to see a true icon of the steam era.

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Fri, 09:43
A car on its roof after an accident on the A11 near Wymondham, after hitting heavy flooding. Photo: Paul Bayfield

Roads have turned to rivers and homes have become flooded by water after heavy rain overnight and throughout Thursday.

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Fri, 09:40
The flooded underpass in Toftwood, near Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Fresh calls are being made to sort out the flooding issue of the A47 footpath underpass between Toftwood and Dereham amid fears a child could be killed if they try to cross the busy highway instead of wading through water or taking a long detour.

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Norfolk County Council
Thu, 22:27
Vote counting takes place at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich after the ballot boxes arrived in a fleet of cars.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Here’s how the night and early morning unfolded as Britain voted to leave the EU in a historic referendum.

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Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.  Picture: Ian Burt

There was confusion today over whether Norfolk MP George Freeman is running to be prime minster after a Sunday newspaper reported he was working on a bid for the top job.

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George Freeman
Yesterday, 10:17
The Royal Scott steam train arrives at Mid Norfolk Railway Station in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hundreds of train enthusiasts are heading to Dereham today to see a true icon of the steam era.

Read more
Fri, 09:43
A car on its roof after an accident on the A11 near Wymondham, after hitting heavy flooding. Photo: Paul Bayfield

Roads have turned to rivers and homes have become flooded by water after heavy rain overnight and throughout Thursday.

Read more
US Federal Reserve
Fri, 09:40
The flooded underpass in Toftwood, near Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Fresh calls are being made to sort out the flooding issue of the A47 footpath underpass between Toftwood and Dereham amid fears a child could be killed if they try to cross the busy highway instead of wading through water or taking a long detour.

Read more
Norfolk County Council
Thu, 22:27
Vote counting takes place at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich after the ballot boxes arrived in a fleet of cars.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Here’s how the night and early morning unfolded as Britain voted to leave the EU in a historic referendum.

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