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Five men have been convicted of a string of cash machine ram raids and burglaries in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire in which more than £400,000 was stolen and £250,000 of damage caused.

George the donkey at Elsing has some new friends. Pictured with the new donkeys (L) Cameron and Crawford are Ken and Genine Thompson with 3 year-old twins (L) Daisy and Bluebell Sandiford. Picture: Ian Burt

There was a sense of intrigue and delight as the newest arrivals in a village near Dereham met their neighbours.

The parade at 2012's Dereham Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

There will be no encore for a festival which brought a feast of arts and culture to Dereham due to funding fears.

Wind Turbine
. Picture: James Bass

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Villagers are asking “when does no mean no?” after an energy firm which was denied planning permission for two wind turbines at a Norfolk farm has taken its case to the High Court.

Dereham Shopping Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

A long-established pressure group which has campaigned for improvements in a mid-Norfolk town for almost 40 years has been given a stay execution.

Pupils at Reepham High School got to look around rally cars. Back from left, Ricky Hawkins, Peter Horsburgh, Mark Banham and Richard Egger with pupils from the school. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Youngsters discovered more about life behind the glitz and glamour of motor sport when an industry chief visited their school.

The proposed 300 homes near Toftwood in Dereham. Picture: Submitted.

People concerned about the prospect of 300 new homes on the edge of Toftwood and Dereham have been making their feelings clear by writing strongly worded letters to their MP, Breckland Council and the EDP and Dereham Times.

Crime

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Five men have been convicted of a string of cash machine ram raids and burglaries in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire in which more than £400,000 was stolen and £250,000 of damage caused.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A sex offender and former Labour candidate, who had in the past been convicted of filming up a teenage girl’s skirt, has now admitted exposing himself.

The police car which crashed at the bottom of Grapes Hill.

Norfolk Police has seen more than 30 of the force’s cars written off in the last five years - including one in a head-on collision with a bus.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A man has been arrested after £15,000 worth of cannabis was seized by police in Bradenham.

Dereham Market Place. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Police were called to a fight in Dereham town centre this afternoon.

Health

Tue, 14:08

A successful pilot scheme has led to additional investment being made into dementia care across Norfolk.

Meeting Point in Dereham is looking to make the town dementia friendly. From left, Barbara D'Arts, treasurer David Ovenden and centre manager Shonette Mooney. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Dereham is the latest Norfolk town looking to become dementia friendly.

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.

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Education

Thu, 11:25

Youngsters discovered more about life behind the glitz and glamour of motor sport when an industry chief visited their school.

Campaign to save Mileham school

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Parents are fighting to save Mileham Primary School from closure. Picture: Ian Burt

Parents have hit out at plans to close one of the county’s smallest schools as a campaign against the move reaches Buckingham Palace and Westminster.

Mileham Primary School. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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.

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.

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The ram raid at the Tesco Express in Taverham. Picture: Eastern Region Special Operations Unit.

Five men have been convicted of a string of cash machine ram raids and burglaries in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire in which more than £400,000 was stolen and £250,000 of damage caused.

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Yesterday, 14:55
George the donkey at Elsing has some new friends. Pictured with the new donkeys (L) Cameron and Crawford are Ken and Genine Thompson with 3 year-old twins (L) Daisy and Bluebell Sandiford. Picture: Ian Burt

There was a sense of intrigue and delight as the newest arrivals in a village near Dereham met their neighbours.

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Yesterday, 14:53
The parade at 2012's Dereham Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

There will be no encore for a festival which brought a feast of arts and culture to Dereham due to funding fears.

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Yesterday, 08:50
Wind Turbine
. Picture: James Bass

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Villagers are asking “when does no mean no?” after an energy firm which was denied planning permission for two wind turbines at a Norfolk farm has taken its case to the High Court.

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Thu, 21:41
Dereham Shopping Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

A long-established pressure group which has campaigned for improvements in a mid-Norfolk town for almost 40 years has been given a stay execution.

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The ram raid at the Tesco Express in Taverham. Picture: Eastern Region Special Operations Unit.

Five men have been convicted of a string of cash machine ram raids and burglaries in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire in which more than £400,000 was stolen and £250,000 of damage caused.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:55
George the donkey at Elsing has some new friends. Pictured with the new donkeys (L) Cameron and Crawford are Ken and Genine Thompson with 3 year-old twins (L) Daisy and Bluebell Sandiford. Picture: Ian Burt

There was a sense of intrigue and delight as the newest arrivals in a village near Dereham met their neighbours.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:53
The parade at 2012's Dereham Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

There will be no encore for a festival which brought a feast of arts and culture to Dereham due to funding fears.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:50
Wind Turbine
. Picture: James Bass

.

Villagers are asking “when does no mean no?” after an energy firm which was denied planning permission for two wind turbines at a Norfolk farm has taken its case to the High Court.

Read more
Thu, 21:41
Dereham Shopping Centre. Picture: Ian Burt

A long-established pressure group which has campaigned for improvements in a mid-Norfolk town for almost 40 years has been given a stay execution.

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