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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.

Election Exclusives: Lib Dem candidate eyes ‘huge opportunity’ for change in West Norfolk

19 June 2024
Election Exclusives: Lib Dem candidate eyes ‘huge opportunity’ for change in West Norfolk

Election Exclusives: Lib Dem candidate eyes ‘huge opportunity’ for change in West Norfolk

19 June 2024

A Liberal Democrat candidate is aiming to take advantage of a “huge opportunity” and emerge victorious at next month’s general election.

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Election Exclusives: Candidate pledges to help ‘betrayed’ residents with better transport and healthcare

18 June 2024
Election Exclusives: Candidate pledges to help ‘betrayed’ residents with better transport and healthcare

Election Exclusives: Candidate pledges to help ‘betrayed’ residents with better transport and healthcare

18 June 2024

The Green candidate for South West Norfolk has pledged to fix the ‘broken’ feeling in the area if she is elected.

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Election Exclusives: ‘Only one party is serious’ about fixing the UK, Tory candidate claims

17 June 2024
Election Exclusives: ‘Only one party is serious’ about fixing the UK, Tory candidate claims

Election Exclusives: ‘Only one party is serious’ about fixing the UK, Tory candidate claims

17 June 2024

As he bids to retain the North West Norfolk seat, James Wild insists there is “only one party that’s serious” about the issues facing the UK.

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Election Exclusives: ‘I am best placed to beat Liz Truss’, says Labour candidate

16 June 2024
Election Exclusives: ‘I am best placed to beat Liz Truss’, says Labour candidate

Election Exclusives: ‘I am best placed to beat Liz Truss’, says Labour candidate

16 June 2024

South West Norfolk’s Labour candidate believes he has what it takes to topple Liz Truss and emerge victorious from the general election.

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Election Exclusives: ‘I am the best bet’, Bagge says as he seeks to topple Truss

15 June 2024
Election Exclusives: ‘I am the best bet’, Bagge says as he seeks to topple Truss

Election Exclusives: ‘I am the best bet’, Bagge says as he seeks to topple Truss

15 June 2024

James Bagge speaks exclusively to the Lynn News on why he thinks he is best placed to topple Liz truss at the general election.

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Election Exclusives: ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ for Green candidate

14 June 2024
Election Exclusives: ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ for Green candidate

Election Exclusives: ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ for Green candidate

14 June 2024

“The pen is mightier than the sword” for a Green candidate preparing to take on his fourth general election in the borough.

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Election Exclusives: ‘I point to my record’, defiant Liz Truss says as she fights to keep seat

13 June 2024
Election Exclusives: ‘I point to my record’, defiant Liz Truss says as she fights to keep seat

Election Exclusives: ‘I point to my record’, defiant Liz Truss says as she fights to keep seat

13 June 2024

Speaking exclusively to the Lynn News, Liz Truss has outlined her reasons as to why residents should still vote for her at the general election.

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Mystery surrounds future of high street restaurant - which appears to have closed

12 June 2024
Mystery surrounds future of high street restaurant - which appears to have closed

Mystery surrounds future of high street restaurant - which appears to have closed

12 June 2024

Mystery surrounds the future of a town restaurant which appears to have closed its doors for good.

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Police have now launched investigation into criminal damage at cemetery

12 June 2024
Police have now launched investigation into criminal damage at cemetery

Police have now launched investigation into criminal damage at cemetery

12 June 2024

Police have now launched an investigation after receiving reports of “degrading” vandalism to a war memorial.


‘Despicable’ D-Day damage: Mindless vandals attack war memorial

11 June 2024
‘Despicable’ D-Day damage: Mindless vandals attack war memorial

‘Despicable’ D-Day damage: Mindless vandals attack war memorial

11 June 2024

A pair of vandals have been slammed after their “despicable” actions resulted in damage to a war memorial during last week’s D-Day commemorations.

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Election exclusives: Communist candidate promises an ‘alternative based on hope’

11 June 2024
Election exclusives: Communist candidate promises an ‘alternative based on hope’

Election exclusives: Communist candidate promises an ‘alternative based on hope’

11 June 2024

A parliamentary candidate has pledged to provide “an alternative based on hope” ahead of next month’s general election.

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Shocking incident saw man and woman set A10 speed camera on fire

10 June 2024
Shocking incident saw man and woman set A10 speed camera on fire

Shocking incident saw man and woman set A10 speed camera on fire

10 June 2024

Shocking footage has shown the moment a man and woman set fire to a speed camera along the A10.


‘We were honoured’: Community comes together to mark D-Day anniversary

08 June 2024
‘We were honoured’: Community comes together to mark D-Day anniversary

‘We were honoured’: Community comes together to mark D-Day anniversary

08 June 2024

Residents came together for a poignant event which honoured the efforts of soldiers during the Second World War.


Full list of general election candidates confirmed for West Norfolk

08 June 2024
Full list of general election candidates confirmed for West Norfolk

Full list of general election candidates confirmed for West Norfolk

08 June 2024

The deadline has passed to stand in next month’s general election - and more candidates have been confirmed for our area.

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Veteran lights beacon to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day landings

07 June 2024
Veteran lights beacon to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day landings

Veteran lights beacon to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day landings

07 June 2024

Downham residents paid tribute to those involved in the D-Day landings by joining in with national beacon lighting ceremonies.


‘Almost destroyed’ or ‘wholly overstated’? Inquiry into historic bridge draws to a conclusion

07 June 2024
‘Almost destroyed’ or ‘wholly overstated’? Inquiry into historic bridge draws to a conclusion

‘Almost destroyed’ or ‘wholly overstated’? Inquiry into historic bridge draws to a conclusion

07 June 2024

A decision on the future of a historic West Norfolk bridge is due next month after a public inquiry concluded today.

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Nearly 80 workers lose jobs after town business enters administration

06 June 2024
Nearly 80 workers lose jobs after town business enters administration

Nearly 80 workers lose jobs after town business enters administration

06 June 2024

It has been confirmed that nearly 80 employees have lost their job after a town business went into administration.

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‘Energy bills are a concern’: Labour candidate pays a visit to town mill

06 June 2024
‘Energy bills are a concern’: Labour candidate pays a visit to town mill

‘Energy bills are a concern’: Labour candidate pays a visit to town mill

06 June 2024

South West Norfolk’s Labour candidate paid a visit to one of the country’s oldest flour mills as part of a campaign to promote his priorities.


Jobs at risk as town business goes into administration

05 June 2024
Jobs at risk as town business goes into administration

Jobs at risk as town business goes into administration

05 June 2024

A town business has announced that it has gone into administration - putting a high number of jobs at risk.

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Historic post office and forge which ‘tells the story’ of village will be turned into a home

05 June 2024
Historic post office and forge which ‘tells the story’ of village will be turned into a home

Historic post office and forge which ‘tells the story’ of village will be turned into a home

05 June 2024

A “particularly special” post office and forge with “historic significance” are set to be transformed into a home.

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