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Fire and rescue services across the region were called out a number of times tonight, with a 999 service continuing to operate as four days of strike action got underway.

Hewy in the pool. Photo: Emma Licence

A tattoo artist with a debilitating back injury has shown his fighting spirit after swimming the length of the English Channel.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters have rescued an elderly man with dementia from a smoke-logged bungalow in Dereham.

Norfolk Police are appealing for information about an assault in Dereham.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault in Dereham.

Basil Todd with Palmers on Norwich Street in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Town leaders have urged businessman Basil Todd to stand by his word and invest in Dereham after he announced his acquisiton of the Palmers department store.

Work continues on the thatched roof of Bishop Bonner's Cottage in Dereham

A newspaper, an unusual arrow carving and an elm seed may appear to be completely unrelated items.

Emergency services were called to a crash on the A47 near Honingham.

Crime

Thu, 11:41

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault in Dereham.

Chief inspector Chris Spinks' road police team will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.Photo: Bill Smith

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

Andrew Scottow is trebling the reward for information about the crash. Photo: Bill Smith

Andrew Scottow is so tormented by the fatal crash which left him in intensive care that he has tripled his reward to £30,000 to catch the erratic driver who caused the smash.

Police have closed Reepham Road.

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.

Health

Tue, 15:13

Norfolk sixth form art students are joining forces to raise awareness of Macmillan Cancer Support with a new exhibition.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital car park from the air. Photo: Mike Page

A health minister has urged NHS chiefs to ensure regular visitors are exempt from car parking fees after it emerged that Norfolk’s three main hospitals made more than £3m profit from charges last year.

Baby Phyllisty Ramm from Dereham, suffers from sleep apnoea. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A sleep study conducted on little Phyllisity Ramm showed a shocking 88 episodes of not breathing in just one night, her parents have revealed.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital staff on strike. Picture: Ian Burt

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.

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Education

Mon, 15:19

A school is celebrating after its latest Ofsted inspection saw it graded good.

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.

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.

Business

Friday, October 24, 2014

A £2m plan to transform Palmers department store in Dereham and a neighbouring eyesore into an upmarket supermarket and clothing shop has been confirmed.

Owners Peter and Judy Underwood at Bawdeswell Garden Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

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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Yesterday, 22:30
Firefighters have begun four days of strike action in a dispute over changes to their pension scheme. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Fire and rescue services across the region were called out a number of times tonight, with a 999 service continuing to operate as four days of strike action got underway.

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Yesterday, 17:56
Hewy in the pool. Photo: Emma Licence

A tattoo artist with a debilitating back injury has shown his fighting spirit after swimming the length of the English Channel.

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Yesterday, 09:47
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters have rescued an elderly man with dementia from a smoke-logged bungalow in Dereham.

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Thu, 11:41
Norfolk Police are appealing for information about an assault in Dereham.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault in Dereham.

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Thu, 06:08
Basil Todd with Palmers on Norwich Street in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Town leaders have urged businessman Basil Todd to stand by his word and invest in Dereham after he announced his acquisiton of the Palmers department store.

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Yesterday, 22:30
Firefighters have begun four days of strike action in a dispute over changes to their pension scheme. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Fire and rescue services across the region were called out a number of times tonight, with a 999 service continuing to operate as four days of strike action got underway.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:56
Hewy in the pool. Photo: Emma Licence

A tattoo artist with a debilitating back injury has shown his fighting spirit after swimming the length of the English Channel.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:47
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters have rescued an elderly man with dementia from a smoke-logged bungalow in Dereham.

Read more
Thu, 11:41
Norfolk Police are appealing for information about an assault in Dereham.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault in Dereham.

Read more
Thu, 06:08
Basil Todd with Palmers on Norwich Street in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Town leaders have urged businessman Basil Todd to stand by his word and invest in Dereham after he announced his acquisiton of the Palmers department store.

Read more

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