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Woman hurt after fall over damaged manhole in West Winch

A damaged manhole cover which was first reported to the authorities almost two years ago is now due to be fixed, after a 67-year-old woman tripped and injured herself on it last week.

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The Glamtastics tribute band at The Winch for terminally ill Sheila Juby. In front left Linda Fysh (Sheila's sister) and far right Sheila Juby, with members of the glam rock band The Glamtastics.

Terminally ill Sheila, from West Winch, enjoys glamtastic night

A terminally ill woman from West Winch has had one of her greatest wishes fulfilled thanks to friends and family.

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Thousands raised in memory of Swaffham postlady Carol

Organisers of a fundraising event held in memory of a popular Swaffham postal worker have handed over thousands of pounds raised on the day to hospital bosses.

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Jonathan Toye at the WINDIS office Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn

‘Major blow’ to West Norfolk disability service after funding cut

There are fears for the future of a vital service in West Norfolk after the main source of its funding has been cut.

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Footballers join in fight against cancer at Runcton Holme

Two teams of kind-hearted footballers from You Tube got together to raise cash for Cancer Research UK at the weekend.

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Nursing body’s staff warning on NHS pressure in West Norfolk

Nurse shortages are likely to get worse because of the current pressures facing the NHS, the body representing West Norfolk-based staff has warned.

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King’s Lynn hospital wants its kit back

Former patients of Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital are being urged to get out of the frame by returning medical equipment.

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Wife’s tribute to brave King’s Lynn man Andrew

Wife’s tribute to brave King’s Lynn man Andrew

The wife of a popular Lynn man who lost his seven-year battle with a brain tumour wants to set up a charity foundation in his memory.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Mental health trust ‘will learn lessons’ after probe into King’s Lynn woman’s death, inquest told

Mental health staff did not properly follow policies during the treatment of a Lynn woman, who later died following a drug overdose, an inquest has heard.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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The Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge is hosting Gardening for the Brain on Friday, February 3, from 10am until 4pm.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gardening event for carers

Carers and family members living with people who have dementia can sign up for course aimed at helping them to organise therapeutic gardening activities.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Illegal tobacco warning after thousands of cigarettes seized in raids in King’s Lynn

Officials are warning businesses in the county “if you sell illegal tobacco products, we are coming after you”.

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Docking man’s second book for hospital funds in wife’s memory

A man from Docking has written a second book to further raise hospital funds in his wife’s memory.

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Extra staff drafted in at King’s Lynn hospital

Hospital bosses in Lynn were forced to draft in extra staff this week to cope with patient demand.

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Jamie Williamson, Club Captain at West Norfolk Rugby Club (based in North Wootton).
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The club this season have teamed up with Norwich based charity It�"s on the Ball�" and have had a few small fund raising events on their behalf.
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Former West Norfolk Rugby Club skipper surpasses his target

A former rugby player who pledged to remain sober for a year has surpassed his four-figure target for charity.

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Green-fingered Swaffham residents grow fresh produce

Green-fingered Swaffham residents grow fresh produce

Green-fingered residents at Westfields Care Home in Swaffham are growing fresh produce for the table, and colourful plants for communal areas, thanks to advice and support from Breckland Growing Buddy Linda Penney who visits the Home every week.

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King’s Lynn hospital car park to get own taxi service

Complaints about the steep climb from the car park to the entrance of Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has led to a trial taxi service.

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