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New holiday park could be created in village

10 August 2022
New holiday park could be created in village

New holiday park could be created in village

10 August 2022

A new 46-cabin holiday park could soon go up in the West Norfolk countryside, if permission is granted by the borough council.


Derelict school building to be made into housing

10 August 2022
Derelict school building to be made into housing

Derelict school building to be made into housing

10 August 2022

A run-down former school site in the heart of Swaffham, which has been repeatedly targeted by vandals, is to be transformed into housing.


Why have we not received a hosepipe ban?

10 August 2022
Why have we not received a hosepipe ban?

Why have we not received a hosepipe ban?

10 August 2022

As the dry summer stretches on and hosepipe bans are introduced across the country, Norfolk remains free from similar measures.


Charity promoting town's historic guildhall closes

08 August 2022
Charity promoting town's historic guildhall closes

Charity promoting town's historic guildhall closes

08 August 2022

An arts charity, which has worked to promote an historic venue, has decided to close – after criticising a council’s “unrealistic” vision.


Liz Truss agrees pledges on media freedom and fair competition

01 August 2022
Liz Truss agrees pledges on media freedom and fair competition

Liz Truss agrees pledges on media freedom and fair competition

01 August 2022

MP Liz Truss has matched her rival in key legislation aimed at reining in the power of big tech firms and improving the digital economy.


Norfolk records highest crime rate since records began

01 August 2022
Norfolk records highest crime rate since records began

Norfolk records highest crime rate since records began

01 August 2022

Norfolk’s crime rate has risen to its highest level since records began, driven by sharp rises in sexual offences, violent crimes and harassment.


Liz Truss says she is committed to building new QEH if she becomes prime minister

29 July 2022
Liz Truss says she is committed to building new QEH if she becomes prime minister

Liz Truss says she is committed to building new QEH if she becomes prime minister

29 July 2022

Liz Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, has committed to building a new Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn if she becomes prime minister.


Fire crews remain on 'high alert' amid fears of more heatwave blazes

29 July 2022
Fire crews remain on 'high alert' amid fears of more heatwave blazes

Fire crews remain on 'high alert' amid fears of more heatwave blazes

29 July 2022

Fears have been raised of a potential repeat of the recent fires which devastated homes across Norfolk, as warmer weather is thought to be on the way.


Concerns raised over plans for 4,000 new homes

28 July 2022
Concerns raised over plans for 4,000 new homes

Concerns raised over plans for 4,000 new homes

28 July 2022

Plans to build up to 4,000 new homes sparked concern among local councillors who worry that the new development could lack vital infrastructure.

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Village shop could be expanded to include five new homes

27 July 2022
Village shop could be expanded to include five new homes

Village shop could be expanded to include five new homes

27 July 2022

Plans to expand a village shop building to include five new homes have been lodged with the borough council.


Fears raised over potential drought in Norfolk as dry weather forecasted for weeks to come

27 July 2022
Fears raised over potential drought in Norfolk as dry weather forecasted for weeks to come

Fears raised over potential drought in Norfolk as dry weather forecasted for weeks to come

27 July 2022

Fears of a drought being declared have been raised, as forecasters warn the region's hot, dry conditions will continue for weeks to come.


Commercial development green-lighted despite Historic England misgivings

26 July 2022
Commercial development green-lighted despite Historic England misgivings

Commercial development green-lighted despite Historic England misgivings

26 July 2022

New shops and eateries on the land of a former Roman fort can be built, borough councillors have ruled.


Plans for 125-home development approved despite being labelled 'ugly'

25 July 2022
Plans for 125-home development approved despite being labelled 'ugly'

Plans for 125-home development approved despite being labelled 'ugly'

25 July 2022

The second phase of a major development close to Lynn has been green-lighted despite misgivings of some planning committee members.


MP Truss criticised over her leadership campaign video

11 July 2022
MP Truss criticised over her leadership campaign video

MP Truss criticised over her leadership campaign video

11 July 2022

Labour has criticised the Foreign Secretary for featuring what they say is taxpayer-funded footage in a film launching her bid to be Tory leader.

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South Gate may be closed to traffic if plans proceed

30 June 2022
South Gate may be closed to traffic if plans proceed

South Gate may be closed to traffic if plans proceed

30 June 2022

Councillors considering options to upgrade one of the main routes into town have heard there is probably not be enough money for a flyover.


Funds sought for £29m Oasis leisure centre replacement

29 June 2022
Funds sought for £29m Oasis leisure centre replacement

Funds sought for £29m Oasis leisure centre replacement

29 June 2022

Hopes for a facility with a six-lane pool, fitness studio and bowling lawn have taken a boost with plans to apply for Levelling Up funds.


Former Sue Ryder shop hit by blaze is to rise from the ashes in a new guise

28 June 2022
Former Sue Ryder shop hit by blaze is to rise from the ashes in a new guise

Former Sue Ryder shop hit by blaze is to rise from the ashes in a new guise

28 June 2022

Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of a charity shop after four years.


Parish Council has new team in place after mass resignation

24 June 2022
Parish Council has new team in place after mass resignation

Parish Council has new team in place after mass resignation

24 June 2022

A parish council has a new temporary team in place, following the resignation last month of all its members.


Letter from minister throws shade on vital rail upgrade

24 June 2022
Letter from minister throws shade on vital rail upgrade

Letter from minister throws shade on vital rail upgrade

24 June 2022

Dreams of two trains an hour to London could be under threat if the Government pulls out of improving Ely Junction.


76 homes in village approved despite opposition

22 June 2022
76 homes in village approved despite opposition

76 homes in village approved despite opposition

22 June 2022

Councillors met today and gave the green light to a homes development in West Norfolk.

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