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Scotland

A university technician who killed a Norfolk grandfather by pulling out straight into the path of his motorbike has been spared jail by a Scottish court.

Lyng conker tree. Villagers are trying to save the horse chestnut tree outside the Fox pub,

A bid has been launched to help save a long-established conker tree which sits in the heart of a rural village.

United Kingdom
The JDT Music Academy, Dereham attempt a 72hr Drumming session top claim a World record. Holly Jones

The co-owner of a Dereham-based music academy has spoken of her pride after eight of its members set a new world record.

Emergency services on scene at Searles Leisure Resort in Hunstanton after a fire broke out in the pool treatment room. Picture: @HaresYouth

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire in the pool treatment room at Searles Leisure Resort in Hunstanton.

Basil Todd when he bought Palmers in Dereham .

A prominent Norfolk businessman has died following a battle with cancer.

Basil Todd
The Tour of Britain 2011 cycle race passing through Reepham.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Communities and businesses in Broadland are set to benefit from the arrival of the Tour of Britain when it races through the district next month.

Summer of Cycling
A team of drummers from JDT Music Academy are going for the Guniess World Record drumming marathon on August Bank Holiday, attempting to play for 72 hours - From left, Ryan Murray, Toby Ellis, Janel Spalding, Oscar Milnes, Holly Jones, Aaron Houseago, Ryan Mileham and Michael Stoker. Picture: Matthew Usher.

History could be made this weekend as a group of dedicated drummers attempt to snare a world record for a third time.

Tesco

Crime

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Norfolk police

More than 30 straw bales were torched in a suspected arson on the outskirts of Dereham.

Man collapses in his car in Dereham

Monday, August 24, 2015

A man in his 50s has been taken to hospital after he collapsed in his car.

Norfolk fire and rescue service.

Firefighters put out a blaze which covered one tonne of waste plastic in Wood Norton this evening.

Norfolk fire and rescue service.

Fireworks have been ignited and put in post boxes in Reymerston and Woodrising, causing “significant damage”.

A man arrested following a burglary in Watton last week has been released on police bail.

Health

Monday, August 17, 2015
NHS

It’s long been believed some farmers have suffered ill-health and even brain damage from using sheep dip. Now there are growing calls on the government to officially recognise the problem. Investigations editor David Powles reports.

Dorrington House Care Homeon Quebec Road in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A care home owner says progress has been made after an inspection found elderly residents were given the wrong types of food.

NHS
Radley Sexton met his hero Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix. Picture: Ian Burt

When Radley Sexton was undergoing cancer treatment, the youngster wished that one day he would meet Lewis Hamilton – and that dream came true as his Formula One hero raced to an impressive win at the British Grand Prix.

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Education

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Norfolk County Council

GCSE results in Norfolk and Suffolk have improved in a year which saw wide variations between schools and districts.

Pupils open their GCSE results at The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham.

The anxious wait was over for pupils across mid Norfolk as they finally collected their GCSE results.

Reepham College students receive their A Level results.

The nervous wait was over for pupils across mid Norfolk as they finally were able to pick up their A-Level results and find out if they had made it to their chosen universities.

Cambridge
Loans could be offered to attract teachers to the region

Interest-free loans could be used to encourage more teachers to move to Norfolk, as a campaign to tackle the county’s recruitment crisis moves into its next stage.

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The final 22 pupils in front of the school before it closed. Picture: Stephen Olley.

Tears welled up as they lined up, one by one to ring the bell for the final time.

Mileham Primary School

Business

Monday, August 24, 2015

A Norfolk farmer has branched out from the family business to realise his dream of setting up his own machine sales enterprise.

A sign is placed into the window of the former Palmers store in Dereham, showing the new name Chattels of Dereham, which is opening soon. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Chattels is still going ahead - that was the defiant message from owners after rumours that plans for the shopping destination had fallen through.

Basil Todd
The empty shops in Dereham town Centre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Dig deep for Dereham - that is our rallying call as the Dereham Times today launches a new campaign to inject to new life and enthusiasm into the town’s high street and the heart of Norfolk.

Breckland Council
E & SJ Walpole's North Pickenham site was struck by a fire in November. The commercial side of its business in Dereham is now expanding. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A firm which was struck by a devastating fire is set to expand part of its operation due to increased business.

Breckland Council
Hugo and Anna Stevenson at The Mill Cafe Bar and Restaurant at Yaxham. Picture: Denise Bradley

A village pub is set to close its doors as the venue’s owners decide to sell up because of ill health.

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Yesterday, 14:17
Mervyn Taylor from Clint Green, Yaxham. Picture: Submitted.

A university technician who killed a Norfolk grandfather by pulling out straight into the path of his motorbike has been spared jail by a Scottish court.

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Scotland
Wed, 07:59
Lyng conker tree. Villagers are trying to save the horse chestnut tree outside the Fox pub,

A bid has been launched to help save a long-established conker tree which sits in the heart of a rural village.

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United Kingdom
Mon, 16:09
The JDT Music Academy, Dereham attempt a 72hr Drumming session top claim a World record. Holly Jones

The co-owner of a Dereham-based music academy has spoken of her pride after eight of its members set a new world record.

Read more
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Emergency services on scene at Searles Leisure Resort in Hunstanton after a fire broke out in the pool treatment room. Picture: @HaresYouth

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire in the pool treatment room at Searles Leisure Resort in Hunstanton.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Basil Todd when he bought Palmers in Dereham .

A prominent Norfolk businessman has died following a battle with cancer.

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Basil Todd

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Yesterday, 14:17
Mervyn Taylor from Clint Green, Yaxham. Picture: Submitted.

A university technician who killed a Norfolk grandfather by pulling out straight into the path of his motorbike has been spared jail by a Scottish court.

Read more
Scotland
Wed, 07:59
Lyng conker tree. Villagers are trying to save the horse chestnut tree outside the Fox pub,

A bid has been launched to help save a long-established conker tree which sits in the heart of a rural village.

Read more
United Kingdom
Mon, 16:09
The JDT Music Academy, Dereham attempt a 72hr Drumming session top claim a World record. Holly Jones

The co-owner of a Dereham-based music academy has spoken of her pride after eight of its members set a new world record.

Read more
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Emergency services on scene at Searles Leisure Resort in Hunstanton after a fire broke out in the pool treatment room. Picture: @HaresYouth

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire in the pool treatment room at Searles Leisure Resort in Hunstanton.

Read more
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Basil Todd when he bought Palmers in Dereham .

A prominent Norfolk businessman has died following a battle with cancer.

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Basil Todd

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