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New sponsor to be sought for King’s Lynn secondary school

The future management of a Lynn secondary school has been put into doubt after the trust which runs it revealed it was seeking a new sponsor.Officials of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust (EMAT) have today confirmed their intention to transfer the King Edward VII Academy (KES)to another organisation, preferably by this autumn.They say a switch will give the school the best chance to continue its improvement following a highly critical inspection report two years ago.King Edward VII Academy, King's Lynn.. (34402458)In […]

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Popular charity plans new furniture shop in King’s Lynn

A charity which supports children and young people is gearing up to open a new furniture shop in Lynn next month - Covid permitting.The Benjamin Foundation hopes to open its latest store at the former Brighthouse premises in Broad Street on April 12, when non-essential retailers are currently expected to open under the roadmap for easing lockdown.And the group is also offering a free collection service for members of the public who wish to donate items for its stocks.The Benjamin […]

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Plea to trace relatives of King’s Lynn man following death

Officials from the Norfolk Coroner's Office have issued an appeal for help to trace the next of kin of a West Norfolk man who died last week.Mark Slingsby, who was 53 and who lived at an address in Lynn, died last Tuesday, March 9.Officials have stressed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his Norfolk Coroner's Court (44069695)Although it is believed that Mr Slingsby had relatives living in the area, inquiries to date have not traced any next of […]

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Coronavirus: Death confirmed at King’s Lynn hospital one year on from first fatality

Another coronavirus-related death has been confirmed at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital today - exactly one year on from the first fatality of the pandemic there.A total of 472 patients are now known to have died with Covid-19 at the Gayton Road site.And there has also been a rise in overall case numbers in the borough, according to new figures released late this afternoon.King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital (44852324)Updated data from NHS England shows the most recent fatality at the QEH […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 10

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Appeal after swan fatally wounded by air gun shot near King’s Lynn river

A swan had to be put down after being shot with an air rifle near a river in South Lynn, charity officials have revealed today.The incident, near the River Nar, is the third of its kind referred to the RSPCA's East Winch Wildlife Centre in little more than a week.And officials have today appealed for anyone with information to come forward, amid fears the bird may have been deliberately targeted.The swan had to be put down after it was shot […]

todayMarch 16, 2021 18

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Ventilation plan ‘aims to make King’s Lynn court building Covid safer’, report says

Proposals have been drawn up to improve ventilation systems in Lynn's court building, in a move officials say is intended to reduce the threat posed by coronavirus.The College Lane building was closed for more than three months during the initial lockdown last year.When it re-opened in July 2020, the number of cases listed per day was reduced to aid social distancing and defendants are still being given specific time slots to attend for hearings.King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (44943322)Now, applications for […]

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