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A proposed wind farm off the coast of Norfolk is likely to be given the backing by councillors tomorrow - but they want pledges on compensation for people affected by its construction.

A beer festival celebrating the best of Norfolk's independent breweries marks the start of Cromer Carnival on Friday (August 16) and, with Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation (CVEO) celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the hugely popular annual event looks set to be bigger and better than ever.

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They were times when sabre-tooth cats prowled the plains and our distant ancestors eked out an existence as hunter gatherers.

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Cromer Carnival got off to a successful start on Saturday, with blue skies and sunshine bringing out crowds in their hundreds for a day of attractions ranging from a dog show and a craft fair, to a bake-off competition and a car boot sale.

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The streets are alive with the sound of music in Fakenham today as the town holds its third annual music festival.

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The public may never know the cost of installing, and later removing, anti-bird netting over a swathe of north Norfolk cliffs.

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A Conservative gearing up for a general election claims he would have backed May's Brexit plan, but that the region could handle leaving the EU without a deal in place.

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Crime

Fri, 10:23

Norfolk County Council and Norfolk police have warned about multiple scams trying to catch residents out.

Police are appealing for help to trace a man wanted in connection with a theft in the north Norfolk area.

A 22-year-old who injured three children and their parents after taking a bend at 60mph on a wet road has been banned from driving.

Two young men have been arrested following two incidents in which fake £50 notes were used to buy things.

A forensic scientist from Norfolk is urging the government and retailers to ban pointed knives as part of a new law aimed at tackling knife crime.

Health

Thu, 18:14

More than 100,000 sick days were taken by NHS staff in Norfolk last year due to mental health struggles, it can be revealed.

A funday raised £2,000 towards a campaign to send a Norfolk boy to Germany to receive essential medical treatment.

Middle-aged people need to stay physically active if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement, according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.

The number of cases of the life-threatening infection sepsis in Norfolk hospitals has risen by more than 70pc in the last three years.

Inspectors have rated a north Norfolk care home as outstanding.

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Education

Thu, 14:47
North Walsham

Students and staff across north Norfolk are celebrating excellent A-level results.

A family-friendly cafe, community support base and space for more nursery school places are the latest plans revealed for a network of children's centres in Norfolk.

Youngsters from north Norfolk schools were sent out onto beaches to collect washed up plastics, as part of a national campaign to stop the problem.

A beautiful bench featuring a fox and an owl has been donated to a north Norfolk school in tribute to a former pupil.

Year 6 pupils at Cromer Junior School topped off their last year in primary education in style, by staging an all-singing, all-dancing production based on the TV talent show The X-Factor.

Business

Yesterday, 08:23

The politician dubbed 'Baroness Thrift' is preparing to downsize from her Norfolk home of 30 years. Caroline Culot spoke exclusively to Baroness Patricia Rawlings about politics, Hollywood stars and the Queen Mother

Up and down the country, pubs are closing, as costs rise and numbers of punters dwindle. In some corners, though, optimism remains. Lauren Cope reports.

Norfolk businesswoman and winner of Channel 4's Come Dine with Me, Polly Guy, will be showing off her culinary skills at Norfolk's Aylsham Show.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) opened its 40th shop and 17th in Norfolk - with a little help from a mermaid.

Sheringham

A Norfolk business coach has called for bosses to talk to their staff more to combat the rising numbers of workdays taken off for stress, anxiety or depression.

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Yesterday, 10:30

It's a new building dubbed an "eyesore" by many residents of a picturesque north Norfolk village.

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Yesterday, 07:06

A Norfolk coastal spot has joined the Amazon rainforest and Antarctica among Sir David Attenborough's favourite places in the world.

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Thu, 11:53

An enforcement notice requiring the demolition of a two-storey building has been served on the owners of a property in north Norfolk.

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Yesterday, 09:46

A petition demanding a council reverses course on plans for a £12.7 million swimming pool has been launched, amid claims it will be "not fit for purpose".

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Yesterday, 08:50

In contrast to the wind and rain of the last few weeks, the weather outlook for the 50th Cromer Carnival is looking bright and sunny.

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