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Downham Market students get political for quiz with MP

Pupils at a school in Downham got political when they were visited by their local MP on Friday last week.

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Urban fear over Necton homes plan

A village would be “urbanised” and an existing house would have to be demolished if a proposed housing scheme near Swaffham gets the go-ahead, according to a council report.

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Church leaders have offered the site for Dersingham's proposed new village centre

20-year village hall dream moves closer after Dersingham lottery grant joy

A 20 year fight to develop a new village hall in Dersingham is a step closer to being won following the allocation of vital lottery funding, community leaders say.

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Lottery bid for King’s Lynn Guildhall renovation rejected

Lottery bid for King’s Lynn Guildhall renovation rejected

A bid for a multi-million pound grant for a major upgrade of Lynn’s St George’s Guildhall has been turned down.

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Norfolk County Council UKIP leader resigns amid claims of split over candidate choices

The leader of Norfolk County Council’s UKIP group has resigned, and is thought to have left the party, amid reports of a split over candidate selections.

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GV of  St James Medical Practice, County Court Road, King's Lynn

New relocation idea for King’s Lynn doctors’ surgery revealed

A Lynn doctors’ surgery can become a “one-stop shop” for local health services if relocation plans are implemented, managers claimed yesterday.

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Plans for new facilities and holiday homes in the grounds of the Congham Hall Hotel have been revealed

Fears over Congham hotel holiday home bid

The owners of a popular West Norfolk country hotel have unveiled major expansion plans for the site, including 11 new holiday homes.

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West Winch village sign

Delivery plan to identify infrastructure need ahead of future development

Infrastructure needs at a site allocated for development in West Winch will be revealed in a detailed plan later in the year, officials have said.

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Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

Region’s politicians unite in horror at Westminster terror attack

MPs and councillors from across East Anglia’s political divide have spoken of their horror at yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

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Air quality plan to address Swaffham pollution

Council chiefs have agreed to step up their efforts to tackle air pollution levels in the heart of Swaffham.

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Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Councillors

New Mini Meet to be staged in King’s Lynn

Mini owners are being invited to take part in a new event that will take place in Lynn this summer.

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Conservative Party manifesto launch at Marriott�"s Warehouse, South Quay, Kings Lynn,  Sir Henry Bellingham MP and Vicky Ford MEP

MP launches Norfolk Conservative election manifesto

Norfolk’s Conservatives have overcome the complacency and leadership troubles that saw them lose control of the county council, according to one of its MPs.

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The nomination of Mick Wright, seen here receiving a lifetime achievement award last year, to receive the Freedom of West Norfolk will now be considered next month

West Norfolk Council says sorry over footballer freedom nomination

Council chiefs have apologised after they admitted mishandling the nomination of a former Lynn footballer to receive the freedom of the borough.

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Launch of the Heritgae Action Zone at the King's Lynn Town Hall - From left, Heather Garrod, Ostap Paparega, Cllr Liz Nockolds, Neil Darwin chief executive of Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough LEP, John Neale Historic England's planning director, Darren Taylor from King's Lynn BID, Cllr Avril Wright and Dr Natalie Gates Historic England principal adviser.

Bid to capitalise on ‘fabulous’ history of King’s Lynn

An initiative which will hope to “breathe life” into Lynn and its neglected historic buildings was launched yesterday.

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Dozens of new safety measures are set to get the go-ahead after funding bids were approved

Committee approves cash for dozens of West Norfolk transport projects

Dozens of community transport projects across West Norfolk look set to get the go-ahead after funding bids were approved by a county committee.

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Westacre Theatre bosses slam council over Guildhall subsidy

Trustees of a West Norfolk community theatre have criticised council chiefs after they admitted taxpayers are subsidising Lynn’s St George’s Guildhall while it is closed.

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Officials want a green light to councillors holding their own budgets for small local transport projects

Local transport budgets for Norfolk county councillors pondered

Councillors could be given their own individual budgets for local transport projects under proposals to be considered today.

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Christmas Lights Switch on at Swaffham

Council backs Swaffham Christmas lights extension, despite row over adminstration costs

Town councillors in Swaffham have backed proposals to extend the town’s Christmas lights display, despite a row over its administration.

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A new online lottery will be lauched by the council

Local lottery is just the ticket for West Norfolk councillors

Councillors have got the ball rolling on proposals for a local lottery, after they approved it in principle.

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Coun Andy Tennant, a South Holland District Council member for Long Sutton, has described the potential doubling of business rates for the town as a "crazy situation".  Photo by Mike Donovan.  Photo: SG070812-71MD.

Rate relief pleas by Suttons’ area gains pace after MP intervention

Pressure is growing from businesses and political leaders in Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge for help with “illogical” rate rises.

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