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King’s Lynn recycling centre to host waste amnesty weekend

West Norfolk residents will have the chance to get rid of their unwanted paints and chemicals during an amnesty in Lynn next month.

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The current sportshall on the site at The Nicholas Hamond Academy Swaffham, this is shared with the general public as a sports centre.

Swaffham councillor calls for clubs to work together on improved sports facilities

Sporting organisations in Swaffham should join forces to help develop a new, comprehensive facility for the town, a councillor has claimed.

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Major housing scheme in Downham Market back on agenda

New plans for a major housing scheme in Downham has been submitted – and the applicant says it remedies issues on a previously-rejected version.

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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 villages to vote on neighbourhood plan proposals

Voters in three West Norfolk villages will go to the polls next month to have their say on neighbourhood plans for their areas.

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The Buttercross in Swaffham.

‘Take it to our leader’, Swaffham town councillors told over car park enforcement plea

Town councillors in Swaffham have demanded action to properly enforce the rules relating to use of its car parks.

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The Buttercross in Swaffham.

‘Don’t feed ducks’ plea to Swaffham residents as council worries above bill to move them

People are being urged not to feed the ducks that residents of a Swaffham estate say are driving them quackers.

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

‘Don’t break up this community’, pleads councillor over West Norfolk boundary review

A group of West Norfolk villages would have their community split if council boundary reform proposals get the go-ahead, their representative has warned

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Freebridge housing management team: From left, Birgit Lenton, Colin Davison, Robert Clarke, Alex Dixon, David Marshall, Tony Hall.

Freebridge boosts its management team

Freebridge Community Housing have appointed two new directors to their top management team.

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Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

A senior cabinet minister has insisted a key bottleneck on the rail network of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire is one of his main priorities during a visit to the region.

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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 publishes boundary reform proposals

West Norfolk Council has published its proposals for where ward boundaries should be changed to reduce the number of elected members.

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King's Lynn shoppers at the Body Shop Store High Street , will be joined by Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer as they call for a global ban on testing cosmetics on animals.
Body shop staff Maddie Callaghan (left) and Laura Stogdon (right) with MEP Alex Mayer

Politician visits King’s Lynn store to show support for campaign against animal testing

One of West Norfolk’s representatives in Europe has called for public support for a campaign to ban animal testing on cosmetics.

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New Conservative borough councillor Mike Taylor, centre, celebrating his by-election win with Conservative agent Ian Sherwood, left, and council leader Brian Long.

Conservatives take King’s Lynn ward in by-election

Conservative candidate Mike Taylor has won the St Margaret’s with St Nicholas ward by-election, taking the seat previously held by Labour.

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

Plan to close West Norfolk Council branch offices approved

Plans to close council offices in two West Norfolk towns have been approved, despite claims they represent an unacceptable cut in services to rural areas.

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Council chiefs believe the regeneration of Lynn's riverfront will attract more visitors, like those attending the Hanseatic Water Ski races

Riverfront regeneration ‘will benefit all of King’s Lynn’, council meeting told

Plans for the regeneration of Lynn’s riverfront are a chance to solve wider transport issues affecting the whole town, council chiefs say.

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British Sugar's Wissington sugar beet factory near Stoke Ferry.

Action pledged on mystery West Norfolk smell, as investigation continues

British Sugar bosses have vowed to act if their operation is found to be the cause of the mystery smell blighting communities in West Norfolk.

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West Norfolk Council backs joint waste contract plan

Council chiefs have backed plans for West Norfolk to team up with other districts on a new waste collection contract.

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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 urged to back joint waste collection deal

Council chiefs in West Norfolk could save tens of thousands of pounds by teaming up with neighbouring districts to agree a new waste contract, officials say.

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Britain in Bloom officials with Hunstanton group members and volunteers during a judging visit in 2014

Hunstanton to welcome Britain in Bloom officials

While groups across West Norfolk have been busy making their communities look their best for Anglia in Bloom, the Hunstanton group is preparing for a day in the national spotlight.

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Building work begins on North Runcton hall improvements

Building work begins on North Runcton hall improvements

Work has begun to improve access and facilities at a West Norfolk village’s community hall.

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

Council urged to back Downham and Hunstanton office closure plan, despite deferral plea

Plans to close West Norfolk Council’s offices in Downham and Hunstanton could be approved as early as next week, despite calls for the issue to be put on hold.

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