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Norfolk county councillors back controversial 10% allowance hike

Taxes may be going up and services cut, but Norfolk county councillors have voted to give themselves a pay rise of more than 10 per cent.

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Food and Nutrition event at Cherry Tree Academy at  Marham Infants

Lee Coomber with Year 1 pupils

West Norfolk students given lesson in healthy eating

Pupils of a West Norfolk village primary school have been given a practical lesson in healthy eating.

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Matthew Sanctuary and Warren Winter

Duo take a musical pot-shot at Theresa May

A musical duo from Lynn is hoping to bag a Christmas number one after penning a politically-inspired tune.

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Paul Smith who is raising concerns about proposed cuts to support services for sheltered housing residents

Safety fears over housing funding cuts in West Norfolk

People living in sheltered accommodation will find it harder to get the support they need because of funding cuts, a West Norfolk resident has warned.

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Phil Milner

Foodie paradise held at Thornham’s Drove Orchards

Thornham’s Drove Orchards has brought together many of Norfolk’s speciality food producers and an impressive array of some of the region’s top chefs for a Best of Norfolk Food & Drink Fair and cookery demonstration.

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The Buttercross in Swaffham.

Swaffham mayor welcomes car park enforcement plans

Community leaders have welcomed plans to enforce time limits in Swaffham’s car parks, even though they are unlikely to start for several months.

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The Buttercross in Swaffham.

Swaffham residents urged to join volunteer gritting programme

With winter now firmly upon us, people living in Swaffham are being asked to get involved in the drive to keep the town’s pavements clear of snow and ice over the coming months.

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North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham

BREAKING NEWS: Prime Minister backs campaign to keep CITB in West Norfolk

The fight to keep the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) headquarters in West Norfolk has been raised in the House of Commons this lunchtime.

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Kings Lynn Guide Dogs Forum takes Sir Henry on a blindfolded walk through Lynn town centre

Sir Henry dogged in his questioning

North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham mentioned King’s Lynn Guide Dogs Forum in questions to transport ministers on Thursday.

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Draft Breckland local plan lodged with inspectors

A new blueprint for housing, employment and infrastructure development over the next 20 years has been submitted to government officials.

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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 councillor facing rap in standards probe

A West Norfolk councillor is facing disciplinary action after a standards committee concluded he had committed multiple breaches of the authority’s code of conduct.

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Presentation at the stories of Lynn. Pictured at King's Lynn Town hall. FLtoR Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds Chief Executive KLBC Brian Long..Barry Howard. King's Lynn Mayor's Consort Simon Bower.King's Lynn Mayor Carol Bower.

King’s Lynn heritage volunteer given revived historic title

An historic title, which hasn’t been used for nearly 300 years, has been bestowed on a Lynn heritage volunteer during a surprise ceremony.

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Alistair Beales.

Talks begin over Hunstanton library move idea

Talks are underway over proposals which could lead to a West Norfolk town’s library being moved to a new site, council chiefs have revealed.

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The Rt.Hon Baroness Shephard of Northwold

Former West Norfolk MP quits Social Mobility Commission role

A former West Norfolk MP has resigned from her role as deputy chairman of the government-sponsored Social Mobility Commission.

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Borough mayor Carol Bower is seeking your nominations for the Mayor's Design Awards

Nominations open for West Norfolk Mayor’s Design Awards

The search is now on to find the best examples of design and building work in West Norfolk.

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Planning news

Wretton social club demolition proposal

Plans to demolish a village social club to make way for a housing development will go before councillors next week.

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

Officials decide on future of West Norfolk’s toilet facilities

Council chiefs have backed plans to maintain provision of 17 of the borough’s 22 public toilets.

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Will Newman promoting new idea for broadband,

Dersingham man takes broadband idea to Government

A West Norfolk businessman says he could have the solution to the challenge of providing superfast broadband in difficult areas to serve.

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Cllr Martyn Ashford and Cllr Stephen Cross, on a Speed awareness exercise on the Woodloes Estate after there was a crash there last month. measures/ signs currently being tested.

New speed signs on King’s Lynn roads backed by council’s cabinet

New signs to deter motorists from speeding in Lynn have been backed by West Norfolk Council’s cabinet.

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Tree planting begins at Gaywood River project 

Dale Gagen corporate project manager at Kings Lynn  Borough Council and cllr Elizabeth Nockolds

Work begins on £210k Gaywood woodland project

Work has begun to plant a new wooded area near Lynnsport.

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