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Kris Johnston is a trainee reporter who joined the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian in May 2021. Kris has a first class honours degree in Journalism from the University of Stirling.

Nearly half of county traffic incidents caused by drivers being distracted, study suggests

22 July 2024
Nearly half of county traffic incidents caused by drivers being distracted, study suggests

Nearly half of county traffic incidents caused by drivers being distracted, study suggests

22 July 2024

Figures suggest that nearly half of all driver-related traffic incidents in Norfolk are caused by a loss of concentration at the wheel.


36-year-old apprehended by police after being given drugs by friend

15 July 2024
36-year-old apprehended by police after being given drugs by friend

36-year-old apprehended by police after being given drugs by friend

15 July 2024

A man was apprehended by the police after being given drugs during a trip to a friend’s house.


Drink-driver who ‘took a chance’ during trip to West Norfolk will pay more than £1,500

15 July 2024
Drink-driver who ‘took a chance’ during trip to West Norfolk will pay more than £1,500

Drink-driver who ‘took a chance’ during trip to West Norfolk will pay more than £1,500

15 July 2024

A drink-driver will pay more than £1,500 after “taking a chance” during a visit to West Norfolk.


27-year-old caught drink-driving after day at the beach with girlfriend

14 July 2024
27-year-old caught drink-driving after day at the beach with girlfriend

27-year-old caught drink-driving after day at the beach with girlfriend

14 July 2024

A trip to the beach with his girlfriend ended in disaster for a 27-year-old when he was caught drink-driving.


Man ‘gave into temptation’ to defy police after argument with wife

14 July 2024
Man ‘gave into temptation’ to defy police after argument with wife

Man ‘gave into temptation’ to defy police after argument with wife

14 July 2024

A man “gave into the temptation” to defy the police following a day of hard luck.


‘Too much alcohol’ caused 40-year-old to urinate on man’s front door

14 July 2024
‘Too much alcohol’ caused 40-year-old to urinate on man’s front door

‘Too much alcohol’ caused 40-year-old to urinate on man’s front door

14 July 2024

“Too much alcohol” led to a 40-year-old urinating over another man’s front door and rug.


Woman ‘behaved abominably’ by kicking police officer after night of 80s music

14 July 2024
Woman ‘behaved abominably’ by kicking police officer after night of 80s music

Woman ‘behaved abominably’ by kicking police officer after night of 80s music

14 July 2024

A woman “behaved abominably” by kicking a police officer after a drunken night listening to 80s music.

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22-year-old has had a ‘reality check’ since town centre offence

13 July 2024
22-year-old has had a ‘reality check’ since town centre offence

22-year-old has had a ‘reality check’ since town centre offence

13 July 2024

A 22-year-old has been fined after repeatedly ignoring police instructions following a night out.


Drug-driver with history of offences had cocaine and cannabis in van

13 July 2024
Drug-driver with history of offences had cocaine and cannabis in van

Drug-driver with history of offences had cocaine and cannabis in van

13 July 2024

A drug-driver with a history of similar offences was caught behind the wheel with cocaine and cannabis in his van.


Man who went ‘off the rails’ after break-up was caught with cocaine

13 July 2024
Man who went ‘off the rails’ after break-up was caught with cocaine

Man who went ‘off the rails’ after break-up was caught with cocaine

13 July 2024

A man who went “off the rails” following a break-up was caught with cocaine just weeks after being warned against any more crime.


Prolific thief who stole from four shops will use ‘will power’ to tackle alcohol issues

13 July 2024
Prolific thief who stole from four shops will use ‘will power’ to tackle alcohol issues

Prolific thief who stole from four shops will use ‘will power’ to tackle alcohol issues

13 July 2024

A thief has been handed a conditional discharge after refusing an opportunity to work with the probation service.


Woman who urinated at bus station claimed boyfriend forced her to do it

13 July 2024
Woman who urinated at bus station claimed boyfriend forced her to do it

Woman who urinated at bus station claimed boyfriend forced her to do it

13 July 2024

A woman who was caught urinating at a bus station claimed her boyfriend forced her to do it.

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Road was blocked after Mini involved in crash

12 July 2024
Road was blocked after Mini involved in crash

Road was blocked after Mini involved in crash

12 July 2024

A road was blocked after a red Mini crashed yesterday afternoon.


Fire crews put out vehicle blaze in town

12 July 2024
Fire crews put out vehicle blaze in town

Fire crews put out vehicle blaze in town

12 July 2024

Fire crews were quick to put out a vehicle blaze in town yesterday evening.


‘I will put politics to one side and get on with the job’: New MP is raring to go

12 July 2024
‘I will put politics to one side and get on with the job’: New MP is raring to go

‘I will put politics to one side and get on with the job’: New MP is raring to go

12 July 2024

For plenty of people, last week’s general election marked the end of a long campaign. For Terry Jermy, it was just the beginning.

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Historic bridge to remain filled in with concrete as harm is ‘outweighed’ by other factors

11 July 2024
Historic bridge to remain filled in with concrete as harm is ‘outweighed’ by other factors

Historic bridge to remain filled in with concrete as harm is ‘outweighed’ by other factors

11 July 2024

A historic West Norfolk bridge will remain buried in concrete after a bid to have the work reversed failed following a public inquiry.


Emergency services rushed to scene after car crashed into side of house

11 July 2024
Emergency services rushed to scene after car crashed into side of house

Emergency services rushed to scene after car crashed into side of house

11 July 2024

Emergency services rushed to a town street after a car crashed into the side of a home.


Dramatic footage shows moment burning car crashed into home and set it alight

10 July 2024
Dramatic footage shows moment burning car crashed into home and set it alight

Dramatic footage shows moment burning car crashed into home and set it alight

10 July 2024

A couple have spoken of their horror after two teenagers crashed a burning car into their home.

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Reform candidate has ‘long term plan’ after receiving nearly 10,000 votes

10 July 2024
Reform candidate has ‘long term plan’ after receiving nearly 10,000 votes

Reform candidate has ‘long term plan’ after receiving nearly 10,000 votes

10 July 2024

A Reform candidate has a “long term plan” in place after taking confidence from the nearly 10,000 votes he received at last week’s general election.

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Norfolk has taken in more than 500 refugees since 2017 - including nearly 300 children

09 July 2024
Norfolk has taken in more than 500 refugees since 2017 - including nearly 300 children

Norfolk has taken in more than 500 refugees since 2017 - including nearly 300 children

09 July 2024

Norfolk has taken in more than 500 refugees over the past seven years, the county council has confirmed.


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