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A father whose two sons rely on one of the 46 children’s centres under threat of closure has urged people to make their voices heard over the controversial proposals.

Airy open carriages, free fast wifi and a USB point for every passenger – Greater Anglia have unveiled the inside of their new regional trains.

Sudbury

Ever since that fateful day in June 2016, questions have been asked over just what the people of the United Kingdom - and Norfolk - had voted for.

European Union

The Met Office has released another weather warning for today, and one including potential flooding on Sunday.

Leisure centres in South Norfolk will be helping to celebrate National Fitness Day by hosting fun challenges and activities that will be open to everyone.

Long Stratton Leisure Centre

A go-kart racing youngster from Bunwell, near Attleborough, will be able to keep his dream of becoming a Formula One driver alive after a sponsor was found at the last minute.

Attleborough

A fire caused by a damaged electricity cable caused a powercut in 852 households this morning.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Crime

Wed, 08:21
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Emergency services have been searching for a missing person in a Norfolk village.

A national charity is helping young people to spot the signs of peer-on-peer abuse following thousands of counselling sessions.

The number of complaints recorded by Norfolk Constabulary has increased by 11 per cent, according to new statistics.

United Kingdom

Police are targeting people who use their mobile phones behind the wheel in a week-long enforcement campaign.

Kris Barnard

Norfolk’s emergency services chiefs have welcomed a new law which will double the maximum sentence for anyone convicted of assaulting an emergency service worker to twelve months.

Lorne Green

Health

Mon, 15:30
Queen Elizabeth Hospital

There are no plans to scrap NHS parking charges in Norfolk, despite it being announced fees in Wales would be axed.

Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times.

Robert Morton

A quick thinking charity shop manager has recalled how she saved the life of a colleague who begun choking after a sweet got stuck in her throat.

United Kingdom

As yet another health trust in Norfolk in plunged into special measures by inspectors health correspondent Geraldine Scott looks at what is going wrong in the county’s NHS.

Clive Lewis

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has launched a Get Up and Go Yellow day this Thursday (September 13) to highlight the work they do and National Air Ambulance Week

London

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Education

Mon, 12:03
Penny Carpenter

Forty-six of Norfolk’s 53 children’s centres could be closed after council bosses finally revealed proposals for a review of the service.

The number of children being excluded from Norfolk schools is “shockingly high” and systems need to be changed, one of the county’s MPs has told Parliament.

Norman Lamb

A company which supplies 42 schools in Norfolk and 57 in Suffolk has left children without uniforms on their first days of school.

Twitter

The first day of school can be an anxious milestone for parents and children alike.

Facebook

Schools across the south west of Norwich area have improved upon or maintained their strong GCSE results this year.

Neil McShane

Business

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

In this week’s column, financial expert Peter Sharkey discusses how investors might be able to retain more of what is theirs.

Following an extended summer break, Peter Sharkey returns with his popular personal finance column – and some good news for millennials.

BBC

While countries including the US are quibbling with China over trade, one Norfolk toy maker is having unprecedented success in Asia’s biggest market.

Australia

A management coach who moved her consultancy from Scotland to Norfolk has cemented her place in the business community after being accepted as a mentor on a coaching scheme.

United Kingdom

A South Norfolk bakery is having to close one of its outlets after the company was hit by increasing rent rates and bills which the owner says he can not afford.

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Yesterday, 18:30

People fear their town is “dying” after it was announced that one of its two banks is closing.

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Post Office

The first residents have moved into new affordable homes in Narborough, near Swaffham, which are part of a £4.3 million investment project.

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Breckland Council
Tue, 16:00

The Mayor of Watton has praised the community spirit of the town after her charity ball raised more than £4,000.

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Watton
06:47

Police are warning drivers to be careful as high winds fell trees and power cables this morning as part of Storm Bronagh.

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Norfolk Police
Wed, 09:41

Work to improve the Buttercross in Swaffham will modernise the town centre and bring it into the 21st century, the town council clerk has said.

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Breckland Council

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