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The number of children given a place at their first-preference school has risen in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Parents defy increase in child population to secure place at first-choice primary school

The proportion of Norfolk parents securing a place for their child at their first-preference primary school has increased, despite more than

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From left, George Spicer, Simon Linstead and Jim Goreham

Impressed City College Norwich mentor gives his student a job

A mentoring programme run by City College Norwich has made a young business dream come true.

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Has your child missed out on their first-choice primary school?

National Offer Day - Has your child missed out on their first-choice primary school?

Children across England are learning today which primary school they will be attending from this autumn.

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NUA srudent Laura Dennis is one of three winners of the Axisweb Curated Selection Prize.

Norwich curation student scoops national award

Norwich student Laura Dennis has been announced as a winner of a national prize for writing on the subject of art curation. Laura, who is studying MA Curation at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), is one of three winners of the Axisweb Curated Selection Prize, which was selected by a jury including Sarah Martin, head of exhibitions at Turner Contemporary.

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Jennifer Battle is heading off to Fiji to help others; Photo credit: Submitted.

Bradwell student’s sponsorship search to help teach children in Fiji

A Norfolk student is gearing up for an experience of a lifetime ahead of a charity trip to Fiji.

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Charlie Storey proudly holds his driving test certificate after overcoming anxiety; Photo credit: Submitted.

Taverham man overcomes anxiety and low self-esteem to pass driving test

A Norwich shop worker has steered his life back on track by passing his driving test after overcoming severe anxiety and low self-esteem problems.

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Children enjoy the games at the Sewell Toy Library Easter Trail. Three-year-old Kian Colby with some Easter goodies. 
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Youngsters enjoy Easter fun at Sewell Toy Library

Youngsters have been enjoying some Easter fun at Sewell Toy Library in Norwich.

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Kinsale Infant School needs people's votes to secure £25,000 of funding. Pictured is seven-year-old Kinsale Infant School pupil Hannah Bright.

Hellesdon school needs your vote to secure funds for playground project

A Hellesdon school needs your vote in its quest for £25,000 worth of funding for a revamp of its school playground.

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Cake Club at Drayton junior school with Dale Wrenn. Photo: Bill Smith

Photo gallery and video: Students at Drayton Junior School cook up a storm at cake club

Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what the goodies at Drayton Junior School’s cake club are made of.

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The 2014 Spring Fling, held at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Taylor Bibby, 5; Alexie Elwood, 2, and her grandmother, Tessa Elwood, meet a Jersey calf. Picture: Denise Bradley

Photo gallery and video: Youngsters enjoy super sunshine Spring Fling at Norfolk showground

A sunshine Spring Fling was a super success as thousands of youngsters flocked to the Norfolk showground.

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Former chairman of the estates committee, Barbara Hacker, left, delighted that the work has started on the demolition of the old workshops at City College. With her are, Corrienne Peasgood, principal; Mitchell Demolitions workmen, James Shepherd (driver), and Edward Fox; and Stuart Mullineux, director campus services, right. Picture: Denise Bradley

Demolition of war-time workshops at City College Norwich underway in latest stage of campus development

City College staff today said a cheerful goodbye to the oldest building on its campus as demolition work on saw-toothed workshops got underway.

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Executive principal at Ormiston Venture Academy Nicole McCartney becomes a designated national leader in education and the school is named Norfolk's first secondary teaching school. With the new teaching school branding Ignite.  Picture: James Bass

Triple boost for Norfolk education as schools gain national designation and Future Leaders Trust comes to the county

The future of education in Norfolk has received a triple boost with the news two schools have received a national designation for teacher training, and a scheme to train future leaders of challenging schools has come to the county.

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EAGIT CEO, David Shorten. Picture: Denise Bradley

College to pick up 160 engineer apprentices after training organisation Eagit closes

A college has said it will take on 160 engineering apprentices whose training centre announced it will close in July.

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Councils are assessing how ready schools are for the introduction of free schools meals for infants. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Councils still assessing whether schools will be ready for free meals for infants

Five months before the introduction of free school meals for infants, councils are still assessing how ready their schools are.

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The Barclays Premier League Trophy visits South Town, Yarmouth.
Shrublands Youth FC.

Football fans flock to Great Yarmouth to see Barclays Premier League trophy up close

Football fans of all ages flocked to Great Yarmouth to get their picture taken with one of the game’s most coveted pieces of silver ware.

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A science festival was held at Ormiston Victory Academy to help year 11 students from Victory, Venture, Endeavour, Cliff Park and North Walsham High School with revision.

Costessey school’s science festival gives a boost to students

A huge festival of science at a Costessey school boosted students’ learning ahead of exams.

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Stradbroke Primary School, Gorleston

East Norfolk school is placed in special measures

An east Norfolk school has been placed in special measures after being branded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted.

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Max (L to R) and Miles Nicholls along with Layla Pimble gather reeds at the Spring Fling. Photograph Simon Parker

Sell-out for sunshine Spring Fling at the Norfolk showground

A super sell-out Spring Fling is on the cards tomorrow at the Norfolk showground.

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Social worker struck off for misconduct at Norfolk independent school

A social worker, who used unnecessary force against a student with autism, has been struck off.

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Sarah Shailes, 25, with her Queen's Guide Award. With her is county commissioner, Pat Pinnington. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norwich Brownie leader Sarah completes challenge of Queen’s Guide Award

An assistant Brownie leader has been presented with a top Guiding award as she prepares to take part in a project in Africa.

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Residents in Belton reported hearing a loud bang. Picture: James Bass

Free school bus pass battle is a “failure of democracy”

Hundreds of parents in east Norfolk are starting the school Easter break facing a dilemma over how to get their children safely to school after free bus passes were finally withdrawn.

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Library picture of Ofsted logo.

Primary school celebrates after praise from inspectors

The headteacher of a primary school in north Norfolk has said she is “pleased” after its rating was boosted to good in its latest Ofsted report.

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Bethany Rushmer, as a phoenix, took 1st place for Beauty Level 2 at the Great Yarmouth College annual hair and beauty competition. Picture: submitted

Photo gallery: Fairies and nymphs at Great Yarmouth College’s hair and beauty catwalk show

Fairies, nymphs and princesses sashayed down the catwalk when hair and beauty students from Great Yarmouth College showed off their skills.

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Holt Festival Art prize 2013 winner Emily Cole

Artists invited to enter Holt Festival Art Prize

Artists are being invited to take part in a competition which has a £1,500 cash prize and sees the winning picture being displayed at the prestigious Sainsbury Centre in Norwich.

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Library photo of Stalham Junior School headteacher Kim Breen. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Concern after teacher leaves Stalham Junior before school year ends

Angry parents have hit out after their children will not have a permanent teacher for the final school term.

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Andy Whittle is retiring after ten years as the head of Hethersett Junior School.

School head who guided Hethersett school through changes steps down after a decade

The first time Andy Whittle visited Hethersett Middle School, he said that he fell in love with it.

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Olly Day performs his 1000th Road Safety Magic Show at Arden Grove Infant & Nursery School in Hellesdon after which he was presented with an award for his achievement by County Council chairman Hilary Cox.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Photo gallery: ‘Stop, look and listen’ - magician Olly Day performs 1000th Road Safety Magic Show in Hellesdon

Stop, look and listen - that’s the message which has been repeated to Norfolk’s school children for more than two decades by magician Olly Day.

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French café breakfast organised by six and seven-year-olds at Notre Dame prep school in Norwich. organised by tPhoto: Bill Smith

Voulez vous du lait avec ça? French breakfast for Norwich parents

Breakfast was served up with a distinct Gallic flavour at one Norwich school in a bid to making learning languages fun.

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Lord Mayor Keith Driver launches the Norwich in Bloom competitions with manager Steve Boon at Notcutts. Photo: Bill Smith

Friends of Norwich in Bloom launch schools and summer horticultural competitions

People across the community are being encouraged to get out in their gardens and create some blooming marvellous displays as Norwich’s summer and schools horticultural competitions are launched.

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Abigail Blake is among the Access To Music students taking place in an Acoustic Talent Showcase at EPIC Studios in Norwich.

Access to Music students get set for an acoustic talent showcase in Norwich

Talented young musicians are
getting ready to take to the stage at
a special showcase event in

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