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Shouldham pub named West Norfolk’s best for the second time

A village pub whose community united to keep it open has been named as West Norfolk’s best for the second successive year.

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Weleny Puddle Jumping Championships
Left to right Lola Clifford 5 and Laci Johnson 7

Big splash at puddle jumping championships in Welney

People of all ages pulled on their wellies for the annual East Anglian Puddle Jumping Championships in Welney on Saturday.

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Award-winning poet from Ingoldisthorpe to offer free writing workshops

An award-winning poet from Ingoldisthorpe is to offer free creative writing workshops in the coming months as part of a project funded by Arts Council England.

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Fallen tree at Benns Lane, Terrington St Clement. Photo: Anne Waddelow.

Residents in West Norfolk still without power after Storm Doris causes ‘extensive damage’ to network

Storm Doris caused chaos yesterday (Thursday, February 23) as it ripped through West Norfolk and much of the country.

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Ernest 'Nipper' Joyce sitting in the cockpit of his Hurricane IIC, October 1942, Egypt, 73 Squadron RAF. The emblems painted blow him resemble his 'victories' - 2 German day, 4 German night and two Italian day victories at this time.

Wanted down under – the history of Kiwi fighter pilot and his King’s Lynn connections

A historian from New Zealand who is researching the life of a Second World War fighter pilot is hoping to learn more of his connections to Lynn.

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Rainbow projection at King’s Lynn town hall marks LGBT History Month

Rainbow projection at King’s Lynn town hall marks LGBT History Month

The rainbow colours were projected onto the walls of Lynn town hall last night to mark LGBT History Month.

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West Norfolk Council leader Brian Long

West Norfolk Council approves £4 council tax rise plan

West Norfolk residents are facing average council tax rises of around £65 this spring after borough council budget plans were approved.

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Houghton Hall to host event by British sculptor

Houghton Hall to host event by British sculptor

A major exhibition by the internationally celebrated British sculptor, Richard Long, will be held atHoughton Hall – and will include some specially commissioned new works.

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Crime news.

Woman taken to hospital after attack in Hunstanton cemetery

A woman in her 40s was in need of hospital treatment after she was assaulted in a cemetery in Hunstanton last week.

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Four bands at King’s Lynn Workers’ Club

Four bands at King’s Lynn Workers’ Club

Twisted Melon has teamed up with Poets On Payday to bring a great gig to Lynn with acts from Norway, Cambridge, Norwich and Downham.

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Special needs childrens day at The Mart

Hundreds of schoolchildren enjoy special day at King’s Lynn Mart

Hundreds of children enjoyed a break from the classroom on Wednesday at a trip to Lynn’s historic Mart.

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Battle of the Bands heat at West Winch

Battle of the Bands heat at West Winch

Battle of the Bands travelled to West Winch’s William Burt Social Club for the first time in its history on Sunday, and what a debut heat it was.

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The classic silent film Napoleon with Albert Dieudonne in the title role

Napoleon classic is shown at Westacre

Film buffs are in for a treat at Westacre Theatre, with the full screening of the monumental 1927 silent film Napoleon.

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Theodore Brun

Author pens an epic Norse saga

He was last seen in the Lynn News in October 2011 after completing a 10,000 mile cycling adventure across the globe.

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King’s Lynn Corn Exchange lifts lid on summer season

The Alive Corn Exchange announced its summer season today with plenty of entertainment on the cards for young and old alike.

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UPDATE: Witnesses sought after man seriously hurt in crash on A10 near Southery

Police have appealed for witnesses following a crash on the A10 this morning, in which left a van driver was badly injured.

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From left: Bob Linford, president of Downham Rotary Club, and Martin Chilvers, vice president, launching the Meal Voucher Lottery in conjunction with Dents Farm Shop at Hilgay.

Chance to muck in and tuck in with meal lottery in Downham Market

A club in Downham is launching a meal voucher lottery in conjunction with a nearby business in the hope of raising charity funds.

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Caroline Williams

West Norfolk’s future will be brighter if we harness knowledge of talented business leaders

Not too long ago I wrote about leadership, and how business leaders can and should have a voice in the region’s strategy.

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John Paul Latham receives his award from Theo Paphitis

Entrepreneur from South Wootton wins ‘Dragon’s’ award

The founder of a website dedicated to helping people access information about the motorsport industry, John Paul Latham, of South Wootton, has won a coveted award from a former star of BBC’s Dragons’ Den.

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Maids Head pub in King's Lynn: New landlord Vicky Quinn is pictured with bar staff team member Dan Arbon.

New landlords take over King’s Lynn’s Maid’s Head pub

New landlords of The Maid’s Head in Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place, Vicky Quinn and Richard Owen are looking forward to an exciting new future at the pub which they reopened on February 4 after it had been closed for a month.

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