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Downham Market primary school expansion plans revealed

Plans have been revealed to expand a primary school in Downham and increase it to a 630 pupil facility.

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King’s Lynn rally to call for an end to pay freeze

King’s Lynn rally to call for an end to pay freeze

Campaigners are set to march through Lynn next week and call on the Government to lift the pay freeze for public 
sector workers.

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Glenda and Charlton (Geordie) Todd with their son David Todd (53) at home in Great Massingham

‘He was our life’: Great Massingham mother pays tribute to disabled son following sudden death

A disabled care user, whose day centre group could be facing closure, has died suddenly.

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New electric car charging sites could be provided in Swaffham if a funding bid is successful

Council backs plan that could bring new electric car charging point to Swaffham

A new electric car charging point could be installed in the Swaffham area, if a bid for national funding is successful.

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Elizabeth Truss

Plan to extend West Norfolk parliamentary seat into Cambridgeshire moves a step closer

A new consultation has been launched on planned boundary changes that could see one of a West Norfolk parliamentary constituency cross the border into Cambridgeshire.

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Planning news

Sedgeford planning exhibition today

A neighbourhood planning exhibition will take place at the Sedgeford village hall today, between 3.30pm and 8pm.

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Residents are being urged to have their say on a proposed neighbourhood plan for Heacham

Heacham residents urged to have their say on neighbourhood plan ideas

People living in a West Norfolk village are being given the chance to have their say on the future of their community this weekend.

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Katy Williams, Maarten Klem and Lewis Palmer

King’s Lynn Foodbank pounds poverty by running old £1 scheme

The King’s Lynn Foodbank is encouraging people to donate their unspent old £1 coins to help feed those in need in West Norfolk.

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Acting chief executive of Norfolk Citizens Advice David Potten. Photo: SUBMITTED.

King’s Lynn charity’s plea for benefit support

An organisation providing free advice to members of the public in Lynn has warned it will struggle to cope after the introduction of Universal Credit next year.

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District council defends plan to sell Fakenham car park for housing

District council defends plan to sell Fakenham car park for housing

Maintaining a Fakenham car park as it is, rather than selling it off for housing is unsustainable, district officials have insisted.

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Court news.

Former Breckland councillor cleared of hunting offences

A former Breckland district councillor, who was filmed making lewd remarks to an anti-hunt protestor, has been cleared of alleged hunting offences.

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BAE System say work to accommodate new fighter jets at RAF Marham mean they are committed to the base for the long-term despite today's announcement

BAE Systems announces job losses at RAF Marham

Hundreds of West Norfolk jobs look set to go after BAE Systems announced plans to make significant cuts to its workforce.

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King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council Toilet facility at the Tuesday Market Place King's Lynn

Plan to close three West Norfolk public toilets outlined

Three of West Norfolk’s public toilet blocks look set to close for good under plans to be debated by councillors next week.

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Planning news

Developers unveil bid for new homes, shops and care facilities in Swaffham

Proposals for a major new development of homes, medical and care facilities plus shops on the edge of Swaffham have been unveiled.

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(Left to right) Andy Walder, Tony Hall, Ray Johnson

Freebridge housing appoints new chairman

West Norfolk’s main social housing provider has appointed a new chairman of its board after Ray Johnson stepped down after nine years.

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Norfolk County Council announces service review, but admits there will be more cuts and higher taxes

Norfolk County Council announces service review, but admits there will be more cuts and higher taxes

Norfolk County Council chiefs have this morning announced plans to review how and where it delivers its services in the future.

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GV of  the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn

West Norfolk Council backs local lottery plan despite addiction fears

Plans to set up a local lottery for West Norfolk have been passed, despite concerns over the potential risk of problem gambling.

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Hunstanton in Bloom is one of 78 finalists vying to win a Gold Award in this year�"s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) National Britain in Bloom Competition, 
GV of the gardens and newly installed photograph wall

Disappointment over Hunstanton in Bloom resignation row

Senior Anglia in Bloom officials have been left disappointed by the row which rocked Hunstanton’s organising committee, councillors have heard.

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Bus Route  Hardings Way  bollards left in the down position.
(The Boal Quay Entrance)

King’s Lynn riverfront plan backed despite bus lane concerns

Proposals for the regeneration of Lynn’s riverfront have cleared their latest hurdle, despite continuing opposition to the potential opening of a town bus lane.

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Ian Devereux, centre, is backing calls to recycle more bathroom products

New campaign urges West Norfolk residents to go green in the bathroom

People in West Norfolk are being encouraged to go green in the bathroom to help boost recycling rates.

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