Members of the public are being urged to stay away from the area as work to tackle the blaze continues.
An investigation has been launched following a robbery last night.
But ministers will make a final decision as the company behind the plan says a decision should already have been made.
A councillor has urged Norfolk leaders to join criticism of the project's handling – but they would not be drawn.
More drinkers and diners will be able to visit an historic town centre pub if new plans are given the go-ahead.
More than £20 million could be needed to provide sufficient school capacity if plans for thousands of homes proceed, a new report has revealed.
Officials say they are also concerned at a rise in complaints about sales to children.
Four separate applications are now being considered by West Norfolk Council.
The chairman of Norfolk's Strategic Flood Alliance says 'real progress' has been made in the last year.
Emergency crews spent nearly two hours at the scene of an incident late last night.
The hospital's boss has admitted that dozens of patients faced 'unacceptably long' waits for care.
Flood gates are being closed along the town's seafront, officials say.
Police say officers are working with borough council officials 'to establish whether a crime has taken place'.
The head of Lynn's hospital trust is set to take up a similar role in Cambridgeshire this spring.
A hearing into alleged misconduct by a councillor was halted amid fury at what was described as the 'unacceptable' conduct of the panel's chairman.
But offences in several areas, including burglary and theft, have fallen sharply.
Two wildlife groups claim developers haven't shown the scheme will not be harmful.
Businesses, community groups and members of the public are being invited to work with political leaders following 'very encouraging' initial talks.
Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Lynn once again this spring.
Senior health officials have renewed their appeals for the public to 'use services wisely'.