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Hunstanton councillors reject flood defence cash plea

Town councillors in Hunstanton have rejected calls for them to put extra money into the cost of maintaining coastal flood defences.

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Council leaders urged to save West Norfolk disability support service

Council leaders have been asked to step in and help save the West Norfolk Disability Information Service (WNDiS) from imminent closure.

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Lilian Wilson was injured after she tripped on a damaged manhole cover on the A10 Main Road at West Winch. Photo: submitted.

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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Public meeting in Downham Market to consider major planning application response

Downham Town Council has arranged a public meeting to discuss its response to a major planning application in the town.

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Alex Mayer, the new Labour Member of the European Parliament for the East of England.

Campaigners clash after PM’s Brexit speech

The claims of Brexit supporters have been left “in tatters” following Theresa May’s speech this week, according to one of West Norfolk’s European representatives.

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Breckland Council backs allowance hike subject to staff pay award

Breckland councillors have backed plans to raise their allowances, but only in line with staff pay awards.

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West Norfolk Council could face seat cut in ward boundary review

Voters in West Norfolk could see significant changes to the make-up of the borough council following a forthcoming boundary review.

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MP hails education funding boost for Fenland

Fenland is set to share a £72 million funding pot to help boost education opportunities under government plans announced today.

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Norfolk County Council reveals plan for 4.8 per cent tax rise

Norfolk County Council reveals plan for 4.8 per cent tax rise

Norfolk County Council chiefs have outlined budget plans which could see their portion of council tax rise by almost five per cent this year.

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Committee strips King’s Lynn shop of licence

The premises licence for a store in Lynn has been revoked by West Norfolk Council’s licensing sub-committee.

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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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Council rejects call for more cash on Swaffham Christmas lights

Councillors have rejected calls for them to double their investment in Swaffham’s Christmas lights.

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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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BREAKING NEWS: King’s Lynn quay parking suspended due to high tides

Parking on Lynn’s South Quay will be suspended from midnight tonight for 24 hours because of expected high tides.

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67th SOS Change of Command ceremony at RAF Mildenhall.. From left, Lt Col Michael Gunn, Sqdn Ldr David Jones, Lt Col Jason Wright. ANL-171201-090148001

Hunstanton get-together with USAF

On Friday, January 6, Hunstanton mayor, James Johnson, his wife Linda and 10 members of Hunstanton and District Civic Society accepted an invitation to attend the 67th SOS Change of Command ceremony at RAF Mildenhall.

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New deputy leader appointed at West Norfolk Council

A new deputy leader has been appointed at West Norfolk Council.

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County ‘can’t’ balance its books - councillor

County ‘can’t’ balance its books - councillor

Norfolk County Council cannot balance its books, just weeks before it is due to set its budget, one of its members has warned.

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King’s Lynn traffic ‘dire’ and getting worse, say councillors

Traffic in Lynn is bad and getting worse, councillors agreed in a committee meeting on Wednesday.

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Fifteen of West Norfolk's phone boxes should be retained, despite plans to remove them, say councillors

Council bids to veto loss of 15 West Norfolk phone boxes

A total of 15 telephone boxes around West Norfolk should be retained, despite plans to remove them, a council committee has concluded.

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Family, friends and military members attend the memorial service for Senior Airman Juan Gutierrez Jr., 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, at the chapel on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) ANL-171101-161458001

Service held for airman who died at Weeting

Hundreds of people paid tribute to an American serviceman who died when his car crashed at Weeting.

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