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A 95-year-old seamstress who learned her trade from French nuns will fly her clothes more than 6,000 miles, to help orphans in some of the poorest corners of the world.

A village which has already seen more than 100 sets of roadworks since 2017 faces another six months of disruption, as work continues to improve cycle routes in the area.

It has been revered as a spiritual sanctuary for Christians for 900 years. But a bitter feud between the choir and vicar at Wymondham Abbey is threatening to "seriously damage" the community, a leaked report has revealed.

Wymondham

Norfolk shoppers have helped an independent department store raise £19,500 for several local charities.

Seven hundred people were stopped and tested in Norfolk during a drink and drug-driving crackdown over Christmas - and more than 30pc failed.

The owner of a country pub and restaurant has said a downturn in trade and the rise of takeaways has left him no choice but to wind down and close.

Rural rail stations have seen an increase in users as almost 10m people travelled across Norfolk alone by train last year.

Crime

Yesterday, 12:42

Seven hundred people were stopped and tested in Norfolk during a drink and drug-driving crackdown over Christmas - and more than 30pc failed.

A safe containing cash, a collection box and valuable donated items has been stolen from a cancer charity.

A man who described a collection of war medals as 'all he had left of his father' has pleaded for their safe return following a burglary.

Police are hunting for three thieves after a collection of war medals was stolen from a home.

Police have put an increase in dangerous dog offences down to owners not socialising their pets enough and an "influx of street dogs" from outside the UK.

Health

Thu, 12:58

The deaths of two vulnerable people living in the same Norfolk care home, including an elderly woman who died after she was attacked by another resident, have raised serious concerns.

A mother-of-two whose life was saved by a kidney transplant has praised organ donation as the best thing anyone can do.

King's Lynn

Faeces under fingernails, weeks without baths and calls to emergency services for support - these are some of the damning observations made at our region's failing care homes.

Scientists studying dementia are appealing for volunteers to help them investigate how feasible it is for people to take up and stick to a Mediterranean-style diet.

The family of an 81-year-old who was sent more than 250 miles away for mental health treatment and then died on the roadside have faced further heartache after being unable to plan her funeral.

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Education

Wed, 09:13

An annual 35-year-old sporting event welcomed 150 pupils from across mid Norfolk to Dereham.

An offer has been made to buy the site of a former boarding school, which went into liquidation last year.

Almost three quarters of the millennial workforce in the East of England seek major career changes as they hit their 'quarter life crises', new research reveals.

New school places will still be provided in growing areas, a council has insisted, despite data forecasting an education funding shortfall of almost £74m.

Norfolk

Rising numbers of families are seeking help for children with special needs, but thousands are being denied assistance, a national investigation has found.

Norfolk

Business

Yesterday, 07:13

The owner of a country pub and restaurant has said a downturn in trade and the rise of takeaways has left him no choice but to wind down and close.

Everyone would love to earn a bit more money - and these jobs all come with an impressive pay packet and are based right here in Norfolk.

The first of Greater Anglia's new Inter City trains between Norwich and London has made its inaugural journey with passengers.

A Norfolk family found themselves on BBC2 on Christmas Eve as they stacked shelves with business titan Deborah Meaden.

Savers in the East of England typically put away more cash in 2019 than they did last year - but they are still saving less than national average, according to research.

Most Read

Yesterday, 07:13

The owner of a country pub and restaurant has said a downturn in trade and the rise of takeaways has left him no choice but to wind down and close.

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Yesterday, 13:26

It has been revered as a spiritual sanctuary for Christians for 900 years. But a bitter feud between the choir and vicar at Wymondham Abbey is threatening to "seriously damage" the community, a leaked report has revealed.

Read more
Wymondham
Mon, 11:26

An offer has been made to buy the site of a former boarding school, which went into liquidation last year.

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Thu, 08:30

Traffic off the A11 has been delayed after a crash on a busy slip road.

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Mon, 13:05

Police are hunting for three thieves after a collection of war medals was stolen from a home.

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