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A community organisation working to highlight all that is good about Dereham has unveiled its vision for the future of the town.

A man and a boy have appeared in court after police uncovered and dismantled a £1m cannabis factory hidden behind closed doors at a Norfolk industrial estate.

Proposals for 48 more homes on a Dereham estate have been approved after an agreement was finally reached on contributions to services in the town.

A surge in police recruitment is contributing to pressures on the 999 system, as roads officers are being called on to attend emergencies.

The stock car fraternity paid tribute to legend and gentleman Horry Barnes at a race meeting.

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Two women have become the first ever recipients of a 'freedom of the parish' award for service to their village.

Soaring temperatures across Norfolk have prompted a warning about an increased risk of open fires.

Crime

A surge in police recruitment is contributing to pressures on the 999 system, as roads officers are being called on to attend emergencies.

Police are appealing for witnesses and footage after a man lunged at a teenager in Swaffham.

A convicted rapist who has gone on the run could be in Norfolk, warn detectives who are investigating a potential sighting of him in the county.

Thieves distracted their victims by pretending to ask for directions as they stole three mobile phones within two hours.

Nearly 200 people have reported cases of revenge porn to Norfolk police since it was outlawed four years ago - but just a handful have made it to court.

Health

A bid to overhaul the region's air ambulance bases and ensure the service can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has been boosted by a government grant.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds is owed to Norfolk's NHS by foreign patients not entitled to free healthcare.

Staff on the frontline of community mental health services are reporting much longer waiting lists than those recorded by bosses.

Smokers could soon be banned from lighting up on council land as a new report reveals the habit's staggering cost to Norfolk taxpayers.

A care home in Dereham is celebrating success at the Caring Homes Group Recognition Awards.

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Education

Pupils at a rural Norfolk primary school may not be returning in September if proposals to shut it get the go-ahead.

Parents have been left frustrated and disappointed after a Norfolk primary school cancelled an end-of-year celebration.

Dereham Neatherd High School has become one of the first schools in England to be awarded official Computer Hub status by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).

Three Norfolk schools have scooped up £1,000 in LEGO Education resources after a four-month-long competition.

Students at Fakenham Academy took the opportunity to make a noise on International Make Music Day.

Business

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The closure of a busy road is a "nightmare" scenario for nearby businesses, according to a shop owner.

MP George Freeman has delivered a rallying cry to the region to carve out a bright future for itself by claiming "no one in London cares about Norfolk".

A company boss is driving extra trade to his tourism venue after unveiling a new free shuttle bus service.

Work is well underway on a new business park - but it is still unclear who will be moving in.

An area of land which has been derelict for more than 10 years after one of Norfolk's largest employers closed could finally be redeveloped for housing.

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A community organisation working to highlight all that is good about Dereham has unveiled its vision for the future of the town.

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A man and a boy have appeared in court after police uncovered and dismantled a £1m cannabis factory hidden behind closed doors at a Norfolk industrial estate.

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Proposals for 48 more homes on a Dereham estate have been approved after an agreement was finally reached on contributions to services in the town.

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A surge in police recruitment is contributing to pressures on the 999 system, as roads officers are being called on to attend emergencies.

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The stock car fraternity paid tribute to legend and gentleman Horry Barnes at a race meeting.

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A community organisation working to highlight all that is good about Dereham has unveiled its vision for the future of the town.

Read more
58 minutes ago

A man and a boy have appeared in court after police uncovered and dismantled a £1m cannabis factory hidden behind closed doors at a Norfolk industrial estate.

Read more
16:38

Proposals for 48 more homes on a Dereham estate have been approved after an agreement was finally reached on contributions to services in the town.

Read more

A surge in police recruitment is contributing to pressures on the 999 system, as roads officers are being called on to attend emergencies.

Read more
16:00

The stock car fraternity paid tribute to legend and gentleman Horry Barnes at a race meeting.

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Dereham

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