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The girl was taken to hospital by land ambulance. Photo: Steve Adams

School girl suffers leg injury after being run over in Norwich

A school girl suffered leg injuries after being run over while walking home from school.

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Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

Queen’s Square car park in Attleborough to reopen after resurfacing as project moves to Watton

A car park in Attleborough which was shut for resurfacing will reopen on Monday - with works set to begin in Watton.

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70-year-old Anastacia Sullivan has become an inspiration to others at her gym as she has regular sessions with her personal trainer Xavier Gomez.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Fitness fanatic Anastasia, 70, puts others to shame at her gym

It’s hard to believe that gym-fanatic Anastasia Sullivan has just celebrated her 70th birthday, but she is determined not to let her age stop her from keeping fit.

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Dr Anne Beaumont has written a book on Thailand's Transsexuals.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

From failing the 11-plus to publishing her own book - a grandmother’s extraordinary return to study

When Anne Beaumont failed her 11-plus exam, she was told she wouldn’t amount to anything.

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Attleborough station adopter Noël Shearing has on Best Personal Contribution award for his services.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Dedicated Attleborough train station volunteer is rewarded for more than a decade of hard work

A railway enthusiast who has transformed Attleborough train station into a vibrant floral display for more than a decade has scooped a top award for his work.

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David Bills, Conservative candidate for Hethersett

Councillor starts fight for new doctors’ surgery in Hethersett

Fears for over-loaded services in south Norfolk have prompted a councillor to campaign for a new doctors’ surgery in Hethersett.

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Pleasurewood Hills theme park, Lowestoft are getting ready for the half term holiday by creating 'Pleasurewood Chills'

Dare you visit Lowestoft’s ghoulish attraction?

Be prepared to have the scare of your lives!

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Barbara Miller, celebrating fifty years of guiding tours around the city, at one of her favourite places, St Michael at Coslany Church at Colegate. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fountain of knowledge Barbara celebrates 50 years as Norwich tour guide

For 50 years, Barbara Miller has been leading visitors on tours of Norwich as a city guide.

To mark this milestone Mrs Miller talks about the joys of the job, her favourite spots and the biggest changes she has witnessed.

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Runners taking part in the charity run organised by Matthew Pamplin, 2nd right, and Katie Hales of the Earlham Arms, for the Oesophageal Patients Association. With them from left, Edward Cheong, consultant oesophageal and gastric surgeon; Dimitri Pournras, oesophageal and gastric registrar; and Andrew Hart, consultant gastroenterologist. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Landlord and lady organise run to raise money for charity

Matthew Pamplin and his partner Katie Hale have so far raised nearly £1,000 for the Oesophageal Patients Association by organising a run.

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Laura Spurling has celebrated her 100th birthday at Witton. Pictured with Lyn and Mike Linley, and Val Etheridge, left, owner of Heron Lea. Photo: Bill Smith

Celebrations as Laura completes eventful and challenging 100 years

She’s lived through the ends of both world wars, and seen the coronation of the Queen.

And Laura Spurling’s own 100 years have been as eventful – with the centenarian still entertaining staff at the care home she now resides in.

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Award winning Norwich author Kris Holt. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich author Kris Holt wins writing award at festival aiming to raise awareness of mental health

A Norwich author is celebrating today after winning an international writing award which aims to challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.

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Norwich United under 8s showing their support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal with their Poppies4Kits poppy. Picture: SUBMITTED.

Sports clubs in Norfolk urged to back the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal with the help of Poppies4Kits fabric patches

Clubs and organisations in Norwich are being urged get sticking in support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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Johnson Street, Ludham.

Update: Male pedestrian dies following crash in Ludham

A pedestrian has died after being involved in a crash on the A1062 in Ludham.

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Children and their families enjoying the new King's Head Meadow play area at Wymondham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Wymondham parents brand new play area noise complaints ‘pathetic’ - as its future comes under threat

Parents in Wymondham have branded the idea of removing a new play area as “pathetic”.

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Proposed J. D. Wetherspoon pub in North Walsham. Citizen Advice Bureau manager Steve Marsham.

Opinion divided over North Walsham pub plans

Opinion is divided over plans for a pub chain to create a new public house in North Walsham.

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Local Life embraces the stories which are at the heart of the community, both in Norwich and its surrounding areas, so if you have an exciting or heart-warming story we would love to hear from you to share your news with the rest of the county.

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