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Lateral Flow Testing at College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn

Lateral Flow Testing at College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn

The College of West Anglia (CWA) are looking for paid casual employees to fulfil a variety of different administrative and logistical positions to help with lateral flow testing on-site at the King’s Lynn campus. As part of the response to making teaching safer, CWA...

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New Cancer Health and Wellbeing Centre to open at QEH

New Cancer Health and Wellbeing Centre to open at QEH

A new Cancer Health and Wellbeing Centre where patients and their families will receive support in a state-of-the-art facility will soon open at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn (QEH). Building work is underway on QEH’s new Cancer Health and Wellbeing Centre...

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Keep Britain’s oldest working theatre working…

Keep Britain’s oldest working theatre working…

England’s largest surviving medieval Guildhall and Britain’s oldest working theatre. Since  1445 it has hosted performances in all the key dramatic phases of English theatre, and is the only theatre in the world that can claim Shakespeare played here as an actor: in...

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Rapid-result testing being rolled out in west Norfolk

Rapid-result testing being rolled out in west Norfolk

Over the coming days and weeks, residents who have to go to work because they are unable to work from home, are being offered access to symptom-free rapid-result testing at sites across West Norfolk. Taking part in this type of testing can help stop the spread early,...

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Drive safe tonight is the message from Norfolk Police

Drive safe tonight is the message from Norfolk Police

Motorists are being advised to take extra care on Norfolk's roads tonight (Wednesday 11 February 2021) as temperatures are expected to drop even further. Although we can expect fewer snow showers with more fine and dry weather forecast for the next few days,...

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Plea to follow rules over patients’ belongings at QEH

Plea to follow rules over patients’ belongings at QEH

Under current measures, relatives are permitted to drop-off belongings for their loved ones at the front desk at QEH between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. However, there are strict rules around which items can be left, and they must be provided in a wipeable bag...

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Hollywood is calling, well kind of!   Lucy Bevan Casting is on the search for two boys aged 9 years plus for a 10 part TV series shooting from April in the UK. The boys must have a Norfolk or East Anglian accent to be considered and no previous acting experience...

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Do you recognise these two men?

Do you recognise these two men?

Police want to trace two men in connection with a theft that happened near King’s Lynn. The incident happened at the Co-op store in Lynn Road, Dersingham, on 27 January, when four bottles of rum and five bottles of gin, worth more than £250, were stolen from the...

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Storm Darcy – The Story so far…

Storm Darcy – The Story so far…

Norfolk Police are urging communities to stay safe, and stay off the roads if they can, as more snow arrived overnight. Emergency services and local agencies are continuing to work together to help people who have to make essential journeys under the Government’s...

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An Upgrade for Clenchwarton’s play area?

The parish council in a village near West Lynn has agreed to investigate the upgrading of the local children's play areas. Clenchwarton Parish Council are carrying out a survey to find out the views of the community, which will help them define the specific needs of...

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Puppies Stolen

Puppies Stolen

An appeal for information has been made as three 14 week old puppies have been reported stolen from the Rougham area. The red cocker spaniels were taken on Friday and the owners are said to be devastated. Their owner, Gemma Wright said: "My whole family is absolutely...

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A fitting tribute to Barry

The family of a West Norfolk paramedic who died after contracting coronavirus has thanked the community for its support. Barry Jarvis, of Grimston, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn on December 18, aged 59. He had been admitted to hospital to be...

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Work on new NORA homes is under way

Work has started on the next phase of housing on the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area (NORA) in South Lynn. West Norfolk Council and housing developer Lovell are working together on the Nora 4 project, which  will bring a further 105 new homes. The council has carried out...

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New jobs on Lynn’s Hardwick Narrows?

Proposals for a new commercial building on the Hardwick Narrows in King’s Lynn could create 15 jobs. Ponders End Investments Plc (PEI Plc), a branded sportswear wholesaler, is seeking planning permission for the development at Gardman, in Hamlin Way. A report...

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Actor Stephen Fry signs petition against Gaywood homes plan

Actor and writer Stephen Fry has signed a petition which calls on West Norfolk Council to abandon plans to build 380 homes on land at Gaywood. Yesterday (Thursday), The Save Lynn’s Wild Woodland and Wetland petition had 1,825 signatures against the proposal by the...

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Lockdown sees charity close its wellbeing centre

King’s Lynn-based charity The Purfleet Trust has temporarily closed its Health and Wellbeing Centre amid the third national lockdown. The charity, which works with homeless people, closed the centre at 5pm on Friday until further notice. In an update to supporters,...

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Generosity has helped keep night shelter open

Your Local Paper readers have been thanked for their generosity by King’s Lynn Winter night Shelter. The shelter is one of the three charities supported by our annual Winter Appeal which closes at the end of the month. Since the appeal was launched in October, it has...

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Detailed plans for 300 homes

Detailed plans for 300 new homes on farmland at Downham Market have been submitted to West Norfolk Council. Birmingham-based developer Prosperity Homes bought the land, off Nightingale Lane, from private firm Koto Limited. The 30-acre site already has outline...

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Support group’s “gold standard” donation

A specialised medical couch for patients undergoing prostrate biopsies has been donated to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.  The transperineal medical couch, worth £13,720, was donated by the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group. The couch...

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Man dies in crash at Hillington

A man has died following a collision on the A148 at Hillington in the early of hours of this morning (Friday). Police were called at about 2.20am following reports a blue Audi A4 estate had hit a wall. The driver, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene and...

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Arrest in Heacham after man stabbed in neck

Police have arrested a man following a stabbing in Heacham yesterday (Sunday). Officers were called to an address in High Street at 11.20am and found a man with a stab wound to his neck. The victim, in his 60s, was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth...

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