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She was a friend to all as she delivered letters and parcels on her Dereham round, but now a whole community, including its four-legged members, is mourning the death of its favourite post lady.

Maisie Moody and her twin brother Stanton at the EAAA base

A little girl who wrote to Santa asking for money to donate to the East Anglian Air Ambulance instead of presents has raised more than £1,000 for the life-saving charity.

A repossession notice has been served on the Norfolk Camera Centre, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

A repossession notice has been served on a camera shop which closed suddenly over the festive period.

The extension of the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme is welcomed at County Hall. From left, Karen O'Kane, the programme director; Marie Strong, Broadband Working Group chairman; George Nobbs, leader of the Norfolk County Council; Mark Pendlington, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership chairman; and Bill Murphy, BT managing director for Next Generation. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

£17.9m extra funding will see 90% of properties in Norfolk get access to fibre-optic broadband.

Picture: James Bass

Thousands of people in rural Norfolk will benefit from faster broadband thanks to a new multi-million pound deal.

Mileham Primary School. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A question mark has again been put over the future of one of Norfolk’s smallest village schools.

The Norfolk Festival of Choirs held at The Green Britain Centre, Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

One hundred and sixty singers from across the county filled a room with tuneful melodies at the first Norfolk Community Choirs Festival.

Crime

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Emergency services were called to six crashes in Norfolk this morning.

Police are investigating a reported break-in.

Police are investigating reports of a break-in at a property in Dereham this afternoon.

Scene of the collision between a police van and a taxi at the Boundary junction in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk Police cars have been involved in more than 600 accidents in the last five years, new figures have revealed.

Pictured at the North Elmham Community Smallholding are (from left) Colin and Julie Smith, Christine Walters, John and Heather Caley. Picture: Ian Burt

Members of a community farm have vowed not to let the burglars beat them after their smallholding was ransacked.

Jewellery stolen from Dereham home

Monday, January 5, 2015

A large amount of jewellery has been stolen from a Dereham home.

Health

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ambulance chiefs have brought in external investigators to probe whether thousands of 999 calls were downgraded, giving paramedics a longer time to respond to emergencies and potentially affecting patients’ treatment.

Anthony Marsh, the chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Trust. Photo: Steve Adams

Turning around the performance of the region’s ambulance service could take two years, according to health chiefs who admit there are not enough staff to deal with increasing numbers of 999 calls.

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Education

Mon, 14:15

A question mark has again been put over the future of one of Norfolk’s smallest village schools.

Fred Nicholson School, Dereham. PHOTO: IAN BURT

The excellent care, guidance and support given to pupils at the Fred Nicholson School for children with complex needs in Dereham has been highlighted as an outstanding aspect of the setting in its latest Ofsted report.

Reepham Primary School headteacher Miriam Jones . Picture: Denise Bradley

A headteacher has said staff are determined to show rapid progress after inspectors gave the school a ‘requires improvement’ rating.

Michael Warwick of Exam Magic at Litcham School

A Norfolk school has turned to psychological methods used by top sporting stars in an effort to improve pupils’ self-believe and performance.

Pupils from Scarning Primary School have dressed up as characters from the Hobbit, for a visit to the Hollywood Cinema in Dereham. From left, Tasmyn Reynolds, Lucy Milnes, Sam Smith, Joe Godin Amberly Wright, Millie Williamson, Tayla Bartlett and Harry Gooch. Picture: Matthew Usher.

While their quest did not take them over the Misty Mountains or through the tall trees of Mirkwood a group of young hobbits, dwarves and wizards went on a not-so-unexpected journey to see the latest Hobbit film.

Business

Friday, January 23, 2015

A Mattishall-based heating specialist is looking to mount rapid growth through acquisition after making significant inroads into the South East Asian market.

Rob Burnett, Bernard Matthews new Chief Executive.

News that Bernard Matthews is set to create 90 new positions at the company’s factory near Dereham has been welcomed - but calls have been made for more employment opportunities to be created in and around the town to meet the area’s jobs deficit.

RTA Wine Rack on Station Roa in Great Ryburgh. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A factory near Fakenham, claimed to be the largest producer of wine racks in Europe, has been saved after its parent company went into administration.

Norwich City Football Club Annual general meeting to discuss the annual report 2014 at Carrow Road. Photo: Steve Adams

Getting back to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity - that is the priority for bosses at Norwich City.

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Cat loving post lady Avril Harris who has died aged 62

She was a friend to all as she delivered letters and parcels on her Dereham round, but now a whole community, including its four-legged members, is mourning the death of its favourite post lady.

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Maisie Moody and her twin brother Stanton at the EAAA base

A little girl who wrote to Santa asking for money to donate to the East Anglian Air Ambulance instead of presents has raised more than £1,000 for the life-saving charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:36
A repossession notice has been served on the Norfolk Camera Centre, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

A repossession notice has been served on a camera shop which closed suddenly over the festive period.

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Yesterday, 06:30
The extension of the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme is welcomed at County Hall. From left, Karen O'Kane, the programme director; Marie Strong, Broadband Working Group chairman; George Nobbs, leader of the Norfolk County Council; Mark Pendlington, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership chairman; and Bill Murphy, BT managing director for Next Generation. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

£17.9m extra funding will see 90% of properties in Norfolk get access to fibre-optic broadband.

Read more
Tue, 10:05
Picture: James Bass

Thousands of people in rural Norfolk will benefit from faster broadband thanks to a new multi-million pound deal.

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Cat loving post lady Avril Harris who has died aged 62

She was a friend to all as she delivered letters and parcels on her Dereham round, but now a whole community, including its four-legged members, is mourning the death of its favourite post lady.

Read more
Maisie Moody and her twin brother Stanton at the EAAA base

A little girl who wrote to Santa asking for money to donate to the East Anglian Air Ambulance instead of presents has raised more than £1,000 for the life-saving charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:36
A repossession notice has been served on the Norfolk Camera Centre, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

A repossession notice has been served on a camera shop which closed suddenly over the festive period.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
The extension of the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme is welcomed at County Hall. From left, Karen O'Kane, the programme director; Marie Strong, Broadband Working Group chairman; George Nobbs, leader of the Norfolk County Council; Mark Pendlington, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership chairman; and Bill Murphy, BT managing director for Next Generation. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

£17.9m extra funding will see 90% of properties in Norfolk get access to fibre-optic broadband.

Read more
Tue, 10:05
Picture: James Bass

Thousands of people in rural Norfolk will benefit from faster broadband thanks to a new multi-million pound deal.

Read more

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