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A monitoring inspection by Ofsted at Thomas Bullock Primary School in Shipdham has identified that it is taking effective action to tackle areas of concern but it still requires improvement.

Firefighters were called to a straw stack fire near Dereham.

Firefighters were called to tackle a 500 tonne straw stack fire near Dereham.

Dr Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors have given their strongest indication yet that they are not prepared to increase council tax in Norfolk after throwing out a suggestion that bills should rise by 1.99pc next year.

Pippa Kirkham (13) at the Gressenhall Apple Day. Picture: Ian Burt

Thousands enjoyed a scrumptious day of entertainment and a celebration of one of the country’s favourite fruit.

Colin Lang, Nelson's Journey chief executive.
Picture: Denise Bradley

One of Norfolk’s biggest charities, dedicated to supporting bereaved children, needs a major expansion to meet “unprecedented” demand for its services.

Crime

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Police are investigating reports that a young girl was approached by two teenage boys.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Children as young as 14 are being caught drinking and driving in East Anglia, police records show.

Former Stody Estate gamekeeper Allen Lambert arriving at King's Lynn Magistrates for a previous hearing. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A retired gamekeeper who had a “poisoner’s kit” in an outbuilding has been found guilty of killing 11 birds of prey on a game shooting estate in Norfolk.

Police have been called to a crash in Mundford.

Two men have been arrested in connection with a spate of exposures in the Breckland area.

A boy was knocked off his bike in Reepham.

A car driver is being sought after a boy was knocked off his bike in Reepham.

Health

Monday, October 13, 2014

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.

Baby Phyllisty Ramm from Dereham, needs a CPAP machine to help her breath while she sleeps, but the NHS wont fund pay the £755 for the machine. With her is mum Kylie Ramm. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hopes are high that a little girl who suffers from sleep apnoea and stops breathing up to 20 times a night will finally be able to have a restful slumber as medics trial their latest answer to her condition.

The store cupboard where Ian Semmons was treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A Norfolk man has called on hospital bosses to stop the practice of treating patients in storerooms after he spent nine hours in a cramped area used for storage at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Eligible patients are being urged to take up their free flu vaccination this winter.

Vulnerable patients are being urged to take up their free flu vaccination this winter after it emerged that less than half of East Anglians had the jab last year.

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Education

A monitoring inspection by Ofsted at Thomas Bullock Primary School in Shipdham has identified that it is taking effective action to tackle areas of concern but it still requires improvement.

Mattishall pre-school has had a successful first half term after reopening in September eight months after it was closed when the roof fell in

A pre-school that was forced to suddenly close after its roof caved in during a rain storm, is celebrating its first half term back in business.

Glyn Hambling is the new headteacher at Northgate High school, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

The headteacher of one of the areas newest academies has said “exciting times” are ahead for the school.

More than 100 pupils were absent from classrooms after a sickness bug swept through a market town school.

Music performer J-Sol and Hussain, were at Northgate High School, Dereham, to promote both music and an anti-cyberbullying message. Picture: Ian Burt

Pupils were given a lesson on cyberbullying by an upcoming pop star and entertainer.

Business

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A garden centre has expanded with a £60,000 investment in its restaurant, creating new job opportunities and extending the food business outside into a floral showpiece area.

Solo venture hits milestone

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Kate Duffield set up Pink Lizard Promotions. Picture: Ian Burt

A Dereham woman who went from working with thousands of people to setting up shop on her own is set to mark the first year of her business.

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Thomas Bullock Primary School, Shipdham. Picture: Ian Burt

A monitoring inspection by Ofsted at Thomas Bullock Primary School in Shipdham has identified that it is taking effective action to tackle areas of concern but it still requires improvement.

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Yesterday, 22:31
Firefighters were called to a straw stack fire near Dereham.

Firefighters were called to tackle a 500 tonne straw stack fire near Dereham.

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Yesterday, 15:17
Dr Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors have given their strongest indication yet that they are not prepared to increase council tax in Norfolk after throwing out a suggestion that bills should rise by 1.99pc next year.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:06
Pippa Kirkham (13) at the Gressenhall Apple Day. Picture: Ian Burt

Thousands enjoyed a scrumptious day of entertainment and a celebration of one of the country’s favourite fruit.

Read more
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Colin Lang, Nelson's Journey chief executive.
Picture: Denise Bradley

One of Norfolk’s biggest charities, dedicated to supporting bereaved children, needs a major expansion to meet “unprecedented” demand for its services.

Read more

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Thomas Bullock Primary School, Shipdham. Picture: Ian Burt

A monitoring inspection by Ofsted at Thomas Bullock Primary School in Shipdham has identified that it is taking effective action to tackle areas of concern but it still requires improvement.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:31
Firefighters were called to a straw stack fire near Dereham.

Firefighters were called to tackle a 500 tonne straw stack fire near Dereham.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:17
Dr Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors have given their strongest indication yet that they are not prepared to increase council tax in Norfolk after throwing out a suggestion that bills should rise by 1.99pc next year.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:06
Pippa Kirkham (13) at the Gressenhall Apple Day. Picture: Ian Burt

Thousands enjoyed a scrumptious day of entertainment and a celebration of one of the country’s favourite fruit.

Read more
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Colin Lang, Nelson's Journey chief executive.
Picture: Denise Bradley

One of Norfolk’s biggest charities, dedicated to supporting bereaved children, needs a major expansion to meet “unprecedented” demand for its services.

Read more

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