George Nobbs, leader of the Labour group on Norfolk County Council, was today (Friday) elected leader of the authority at an extraordinary meeting of the full Council, held at County Hall, Norwich.
The council also agreed to take the first steps towards changing the current cabinet system of decision-making to a committee system.
Wings and wands were on show when Heacham Infant School celebrated outdoor improvements carried out with the help of a £7,000 Lottery grant.
The annual Downham Market Festival gets under way this weekend and the town is set to become a hive of activity as festivities promise even more food, entertainment and music this bank holiday.
Swaffham’s vicar will be swapping his pulpit for the kitchen at the town’s historic Market Cross Cafe Bar this evening as he prepares a special menu for up to 30 diners.
After five months and ten heats across some of West Norfolk’s best live music venues, more than 50 acts have now been whittled down to the final 15 in this year’s Battle of the Bands.
Five Tesco workers based in Welwyn Garden City will run 10k for charity as part of their training regime before they take on four half marathons in six months.
A computer scientist from Cambridgeshire has set himself the challenge of running 12 races in 12 months to boost funds for an Alzheimer's charity.
The daughter of a woman from Chelmsford killed by a convicted murderer has claimed that her mother would still be alive if police had done their jobs properly.
Eighteen people have been arrested on suspicion of helping to smuggle Sri Lankan illegal immigrants into Britain in a series of dawn raids across Europe, including in London, Luton and Essex.
Robinson's squash maker Britvic is to close its factory in Essex where it was founded in the 19th century under plans to axe up to 400 jobs.
Liverpool football manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his relief after his son Anton was cleared in a sex case involving a teenage girl.
Bank holiday travellers faced huge tailbacks on one of the country's busiest motorways as police closed a stretch of the M6 while they investigate a "suspicious vehicle" at a service station.
A father who stabbed his adulterous wife to death as she prepared for a weekend break with her new lover has been jailed for life after being found guilty of murder.
Some performances have been cancelled at Radio 1's Big Weekend because of disruption at Heathrow, it was revealed.
A van driver has admitted running down and killing a mother of three in a hit-and-run frenzy in which more than a dozen other people were injured.
Pop, rock and plenty of soul are set to attract thousands to Festival Too events with top acts including Gareth Gates, The Primitives and Harry Cracknell.1 comment
More than a decade after they first flew to the top of the charts with All Rise, the Blue boys are back and set to headline Festival Too as part of their 2013 European tour.
A motorist escaped unhurt after a car ended up in a ditch.
A mid-week market will be returning to Hunstanton after six-year absence.
With the significant achievement of being shortlisted for the Mayor’s Award for Business under her belt, hairdressing salon owner Sharon Hanson has her sights set on taking her business to a new level.
Incinerator developers Cory Wheelabrator said the plan is urgently needed to move away from landfilling.12 comments
West Norfolk Council called for the incinerator to be refused planning permission on the grounds that it would “offend” waste policies.4 comments
The incinerator should be allowed to go ahead, as it meets planning policies, says Norfolk County Council.4 comments
The risks to public health and the environment were the key arguments put forward by campaign group King’s Lynn Without Incineration (KLWIN).35 comments
The party’s over, but it’s anything but time to call it a day for planning inspector Elizabeth Hill who now faces a trawl through 30 days of evidence and papers.7 comments
A 23-year-old Lynn man has died in the Collingwood area of Ontario, Canada.
An antique clock has been damaged by an air rifle pellet.
A horsebox has been stolen from a smallholding.
Cash has been stolen from two Lynn telephone kiosks.
A two-wheel carriage has been stolen from a stable.
Year 11 students at Swaffham’s Nicholas Hamond Academy have been giving up their Saturday morning lie-ins to continue preparations for their final exams and coursework.
A period of unsettled leadership saw standards fall at previously outstanding Clenchwarton Primary School.1 comment
Roman artefacts which have been discovered in West Norfolk were some of the treasures that pupils from Howard Junior School learnt about on a visit to Gaywood library.
A headteacher said his school was moving in the right direction after an Ofsted report ruled it requires improvement.
Lynn’s College of West Anglia is offering young people the chance to take part in a summer school to help boost their CV through the National Citizenship Scheme.
The founder of a children’s cancer charity has lodged complaints against police officers over their handling of the work arrangements of a registered sex offender.
A Dersingham homeware shop hosted a ‘pop-up’ boutique to raise money for the Macmillan cancer centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Staff and supporters at West Norfolk Mind took part in a sponsored walk from Downham to Lynn as part of mental health awareness week.
Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been accused of turning into a “care home” as urgent operations are delayed due to bed-blocking.
Jobs could be at risk at the Sandringham private hospital in Lynn.
A Hunstanton beach has won a new award.
Forget shopping; the very latest thing for those seeking retail therapy is shwopping, and now it has come to West Norfolk.
And the beauty of shwopping is that you will be helping Oxfam in its fight to end poverty.
Visitors to The Walks in Lynn will be able to enjoy some new features to the landscape following work by French artists and landscape architects.2 comments
Children from schools in Hunstanton joined in on a purge of plastic bags down at the beach to mark a global push to save turtles.
West Norfolk Council’s cabinet has given the green light to a controversial enhancement scheme, costing up to £300,000, for the Spinney in Hunstanton.
A motorist escaped unhurt after a car ended up in a ditch.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a car failed to stop following an accident outside the Norfolk Arena on Saddlebow Road, Lynn, on Saturday, May 18.
A rescue dog’s tail has had a happy ending after a bus was named after him.
The A1122 Downham bypass is to close between 7pm and 7am on six nights early next month while a £505,000 resurfacing scheme is carried out.
Lynn’s busy Hardwick Road will be closed to traffic tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday night, from 8pm to 5am, while surfacing work for the new road layout is carried out.
New archaeological finds fascinated a constant stream of visitors to Docking Heritage Group’s annual exhibition over the bank holiday.
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Toasting marshmallows over a blazing campfire as you watch the sun set over endless fields that stretch as far as the eye can see - the woods behind filled with the rustling of birds going to roost.
Another bank holiday weekend is upon us, they certainly come fast and furiously at this time of year, but fear not, there is much to entertain us in West Norfolk however the weather turns out!
Burglars have invaded my privacy. My personal space violated and my property taken. It’s never happened to me before and apart from the initial financial loss, there was an uneasy feeling of insecurity.
Today marks a very special moment in the history of Fakenham Junior school as it marks the 100th anniversary of its opening on May 21, 1913.
Well what do you know. I write about how our lovely language is being strangled, and what should become the most-read story on the BBC News website but a piece about bad grammar.2 comments
When the town council meets on the second Friday of each month, Hunstanton residents have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments.
You published a letter from ‘single mum’ (Lynn News, May 17) concerning the theft of her son’s shoes.
I should like to crave the courtesy of your columns to thank my many friends in Heacham and West Norfolk for much kindness, help and support received during my recent six-month period of indisposition, including lengthy stays in three hospitals.
There is so much unease aimed at the Ambulance Service and the NHS I feel I must have my say.
There’s already discussion is to where Wayne Rooney might move next.
To all readers who have problems with the small food waste caddy bags.
Viscount Tom Coke and Holkham Hall are set to play a part in Leonard Cheshire Disability’s new Cycle Together, Sandringham, event on Sunday, June 23.
The sun shone on a bumper turnout for this year’s Samaritans’ Bike ride around the Sandringham estate on Sunday.
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Staff at a farm are as proud as punch after the birth of a rare heavy horse.
Ex-students of the former Hamond’s Grammar School in Swaffham had the chance to see some of the school’s archives at the town’s museum when they held their annual reunion at the weekend.
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