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King’s Lynn college students challenged at Marine training day

A group of West Norfolk college students have been put through their paces by the Marines.

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Candidates for the Norfolk County Council Elections May 2013

Jobs hope after West Norfolk Council talks with firm over relocation idea

West Norfolk could win a significant jobs boost following talks between council chiefs and company bosses, it has emerged.

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Planning Applications

Legal challenge lodged over Gayton planning decision

Council chiefs have lodged a legal challenge against a decision to allow dozens of new homes to be built in Gayton.

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Swaffham.

Fears over anti-social driving in Swaffham

Police have apologised after they initially missed a report of a scooter being ridden in an anti-social manner through Swaffham’s market.

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Swaffham.

Fury over Breckland Council plan to axe Swaffham office

Proposals to close Swaffham’s district council office have been condemned by town representatives.

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Norfolk County Hall.

Norfolk County Council tax rise approved at budget meeting

Councillors have approved a budget which they say sees increased investment in social care services in the county and also includes a rise in council tax.

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Love West Norfolk Campaign Launch at the King's Lynn Custom House and Bank House
Loving West Norfolk LtoR, Sarah Dennis, David Pomfret, Wendy Thomson, Sir Henry Bellingham, Elizabeth Truss, Jo Maule, Supt David Buckley, Brian Long, Ray Harding, Tony Hall, Sharon Clifton.

It’s a Love in for West Norfolk...

People of West Norfolk came together on Valentine’s Day to celebrate their love for the region.

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GV of  the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn

Plans for review into scale of dog fouling issue in West Norfolk

Council officials will discuss the possibility of a review into the scale of littering and dog fouling in West Norfolk at a meeting this evening.

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Planning Applications

‘Innovative’ housing plan for Hunstanton outlined

A public consultation event on plans for a new housing development in Hunstanton will take place next week.

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Top performer set to lead Swaffham singing workshop

Top performer set to lead Swaffham singing workshop

A new series of singing workshops for older residents will visit Swaffham later this month.

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The current sportshall on the site at The Nicholas Hamond Academy Swaffham, this is shared with the general public as a sports centre.

Swaffham sports centre roof repairs set to start – at last

Work to repair the damaged roof of a town leisure centre is finally set to start next week, even though it was meant to have been finished around now.

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Planning news

Plans for new place of worship in Ingoldisthorpe given green light

Plans to build a new place of worship on a storage container site in Ingoldisthorpe have been given the go ahead.

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GV of  the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn

West Norfolk set to take on new parking work

West Norfolk Council is set to take on more responsibility for processing parking fines across nearly all of the county under plans outlined this week.

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West Norfolk Council opposition leader walks out of meeting in landlord row

West Norfolk Council opposition leader walks out of meeting in landlord row

The leader of West Norfolk Council’s main opposition group walked out of a cabinet meeting this week in a row over additional powers to target rogue landlords.

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Mayor reveals why she loves West Norfolk

Mayor reveals why she loves West Norfolk

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GV of  the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn

West Norfolk council tax and car park charge rise plans backed

West Norfolk is in a better position than many councils, despite budgeting to raise tax and most of its charges, its leader has claimed.

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Lorne Green Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner

Surgery pledge as Norfolk police panel agrees 5.5 per cent tax rise

The proportion of council tax used to fund police services in West Norfolk will rise by 5.5 per cent this spring after budget plans were approved today.

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Dereham, Norfolk. Breckland Councillor Philip Cowen. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Breckland Council tax increase plan backed

Tax bills in the Swaffham area will remain among the lowest in the country despite a proposed increase, council leaders have claimed.

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Lorne Green Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner

Panel to ponder 5.5 per cent tax rise for Norfolk police services

The portion of council tax used to fund police services in West Norfolk could go up by more than five per cent under plans due to be debated today.

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Ex-forces musicians head back to school for charity

Ex-forces musicians head back to school for charity

The East Anglian Ex-Forces Big Band will once again be hosting a charity concert at King’s Lynn Academy to raise funds for Heroes.

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