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06:07
Care Quality Commission
Sandie Bailes with her husband Arthur, at their home in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

“They have taken away everything that made me smile and my life worth living. The tragedy is they don’t even seem to care. If they cut my budget any more I’ll end up being stuck in my home, not even wanting to speak to people. Not even being a human being, just someone stuck in a home, a disabled person, sitting in a wheelchair with a blanket over my legs.”

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting with MPs. Keith Simpson MP with host Emma Hutchinson, political correspondant for ITV Anglia.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The campaigning spirit that secured the dualling of the A11 must be rekindled to make an upgraded A47 a reality, business leaders have been told.

Chloe Smith
A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher

A child was taken to hospital as a precaution after a 4x4 went into a ditch at Swanton Morley.

Cley Mill and Blakeney Church and Cley marshes. Photo: David Thacker/iwitness24

Explore our interactive map to find out how much homes are selling for on your street.

Norfolk
Just some of the people who have made jokes about Norfolk.

BBC Norfolk presenter and EDP columnist Nick Conrad pointed out in yesterday’s column that Norfolk was always the butt of jokes - he’s right...

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The Brisley Bell

A major renovation project could see a 300-year-old inn reopened with a new restaurant overlooking a picturesque village green.

Breckland Council
Congestion on Westfield Road

A housing scheme for 100 new homes in Dereham looks set to get the green light, despite repeated calls by the town council and residents to retain the land for employment use.

Crime

Wed, 10:53
Norfolk Police
Picture: Ian Burt

Jewellery and cash were stolen in a burglary in Toftwood on Monday.

Police Officer. Picture: Ian Burt

Police are stepping up patrols on land near Fakenham after an increase in reports of motorcyclists, quad bikes and vehicles damaging grassed areas and pathways.

Picture: James Bass

An assault in Dereham town centre left one man with a double fracture to his chin and another man with minor injuries.

Norfolk police
Police are investigating a burglary. Photo: Library

Thieves unwrapped Christmas presents but left the gifts behind during a break-in at Reepham.

Frederick Senior is wanted by police.

Police are appealing for help to trace Frederick Senior who is wanted after breaching his licence conditions.

Dereham

Health

Mon, 11:28
West Norfolk
Consultants at Slimming World in West Norfolk have agreed to support the Excel Appeal. L-R (back): Katie Hopgood and Christine Szewc. L-R (front): Sabrina Barrow and Jo Jackson.

A slimming company has become the latest to support a hospital’s fundraising appeal after pledging to organise events and activities across its area.

Care homes

Tougher inspections of care homes have led to high numbers in the region being labelled as inadequate. But are many of our elderly enduring unacceptable standards? Investigations editor David Powles reports.

Norfolk County Council
A Wellbeing Festival for mental health across south Norfolk is held at the Connaught Hall in Attleborough, hosted by the ABCD Project which is run by SOuth Norfolk CCG it brings together all the services available to people.

Resources to help people across south Norfolk nurture their wellbeing have been drawn together at a community festival.

Norfolk County Council
Susanne Benjamin with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Fundraising stall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hundreds of people found bargains at a special charity event held at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Pulling it out of the hat - Hazel Saunders, 82, had her hair shaved off for the Big C handing the £700 she raised to Shirley Goldring, deputy manager of the Big C cancer support and information centre at the NNUH. Photo : Steve Adams

A great-gran who cut her hair off for charity has raised hundreds of pounds to help other sufferers of cancer in Norfolk.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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Education

Thu, 06:32
Norfolk County Council
Fred Nicholson School, Toftwood. PHOTO: IAN BURT

A special school in Dereham for children with complex needs has been rated as good by Ofsted in its latest inspection, but it had to take immediate action to rectify a failure to meet two national minimum standards.

Scarning Pre-School have been given planning permission for a new brick building - From left, Rosey Grauwiler and Donna Wales with children who attend the pre-school. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A generous donation from an anonymous benefactor, and planning approval, has enabled Scarning Pre-School to take the first steps to build an new home for its valuable community facility.

Breckland Council
Neatherd High School, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Senior leaders of a high school in Dereham have offered reassurances that their decision to apply for academy trust status was designed to protect its valuable heritage and reputation rather than make vast changes.

Dereham
Peter Devonish, headteacher of Dereham Neatherd High School

A self-styled “arch-critic” of the academy movement has revealed his high school will change course and apply to form an academy trust of its own.

Peter Devonish
Peter Devonish, headteacher of Dereham Neatherd High School

One of the last community high schools in Norfolk has reversed its opposition to becoming an academy, and is applying to set up its own multi-academy trust.

Peter Devonish

Business

Yesterday, 20:46
Chloe Smith
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting with MPs. Keith Simpson MP with host Emma Hutchinson, political correspondant for ITV Anglia.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The campaigning spirit that secured the dualling of the A11 must be rekindled to make an upgraded A47 a reality, business leaders have been told.

The former Chambers newsagents in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The news an town centre empty shop will soon become an Italian restaurant has been greeted by councillors.

Alison Webb

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06:07
Sandie Bailes with her husband Arthur, at their home in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

“They have taken away everything that made me smile and my life worth living. The tragedy is they don’t even seem to care. If they cut my budget any more I’ll end up being stuck in my home, not even wanting to speak to people. Not even being a human being, just someone stuck in a home, a disabled person, sitting in a wheelchair with a blanket over my legs.”

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Care Quality Commission
Yesterday, 20:46
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting with MPs. Keith Simpson MP with host Emma Hutchinson, political correspondant for ITV Anglia.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The campaigning spirit that secured the dualling of the A11 must be rekindled to make an upgraded A47 a reality, business leaders have been told.

Read more
Chloe Smith
Yesterday, 16:48
A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher

A child was taken to hospital as a precaution after a 4x4 went into a ditch at Swanton Morley.

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Yesterday, 11:07
Cley Mill and Blakeney Church and Cley marshes. Photo: David Thacker/iwitness24

Explore our interactive map to find out how much homes are selling for on your street.

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Norfolk
Thu, 15:00
Just some of the people who have made jokes about Norfolk.

BBC Norfolk presenter and EDP columnist Nick Conrad pointed out in yesterday’s column that Norfolk was always the butt of jokes - he’s right...

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06:07
Sandie Bailes with her husband Arthur, at their home in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

“They have taken away everything that made me smile and my life worth living. The tragedy is they don’t even seem to care. If they cut my budget any more I’ll end up being stuck in my home, not even wanting to speak to people. Not even being a human being, just someone stuck in a home, a disabled person, sitting in a wheelchair with a blanket over my legs.”

Read more
Care Quality Commission
Yesterday, 20:46
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting with MPs. Keith Simpson MP with host Emma Hutchinson, political correspondant for ITV Anglia.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The campaigning spirit that secured the dualling of the A11 must be rekindled to make an upgraded A47 a reality, business leaders have been told.

Read more
Chloe Smith
Yesterday, 16:48
A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher

A child was taken to hospital as a precaution after a 4x4 went into a ditch at Swanton Morley.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:07
Cley Mill and Blakeney Church and Cley marshes. Photo: David Thacker/iwitness24

Explore our interactive map to find out how much homes are selling for on your street.

Read more
Norfolk
Thu, 15:00
Just some of the people who have made jokes about Norfolk.

BBC Norfolk presenter and EDP columnist Nick Conrad pointed out in yesterday’s column that Norfolk was always the butt of jokes - he’s right...

Read more
United Kingdom

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