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    EPISODE 35 OF THE FARMING SOCIAL HUB PODCAST

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No alternative to building new hospital, MP warns

A new building is the only sustainable solution to the crisis facing Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a West Norfolk MP has warned today.The comments by the South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss follow talks with her Cabinet colleague, the Health Secretary Sajid Javid.The extent of the structural problems facing the QEH, which currently has more than 200 props holding up its roof, has been well documented in recent months.South West […]

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Council chiefs reject call for free parking offer in town

A call for free parking in Lynn has been rejected by council chiefs, despite town centre retailers saying it would bring “a real boost”.During West Norfolk Council's latest meeting, on Thursday afternoon, independent councillor Tom Ryves asked the authority's deputy leader, Graham Middleton, whether the council would “show some leadership and support retail”.“In the last council meeting I enquired about the possibility of some sort of free parking or supportive […]

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Time to get on the road as town hall becomes driving theory test centre

It’s a wedding venue and the seat of West Norfolk’s democracy and now it could be the place that helps you get on the road.A temporary centre for driving theory tests has been set up at Lynn’s town hall, amid fears that some learners faced round trips of up to 100 miles for an assessment.Officials also say they are working on plans for a new, permanent centre in the town.L […]

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Debbie McGee recalls bursting into tears in her car after breast cancer diagnosis

Debbie McGee has said she sat in her car and burst into tears after learning she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The TV star, 62, said she first became aware something was the matter after a routine mammogram and ended up having a biopsy on her birthday. She was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), an early form of breast cancer, in 2018. The wife of late magician […]

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Goto Energy becomes 13th supplier to quit troubled energy market

Goto Energy has become the latest in an ever-growing list of energy suppliers to go out of business since the start of September amid a massive spike in gas prices. The company, which supplies around 22,000 households in the UK, ceased to trade on Monday, regulator Ofgem announced. These customers will be protected by Ofgem’s safety net, which will ensure they are assigned a new supplier and will not have […]

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Sir David Amess killing What we know so far about the suspect

Police have until Friday to question a man suspected of killing MP Sir David Amess. Counter-terrorism officers are quizzing a 25-year-old – understood to be Ali Harbi Ali, a British citizen with Somali heritage – who is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder. It is thought he was born in the UK after his family fled the war-torn African nation in the 1990s. He is reportedly the […]

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England ordered to play match behind closed doors after Euro 2020 final disorder

England will have to play their next home UEFA competition match behind closed doors as punishment for the disorder surrounding the Euro 2020 final at Wembley last summer. The showpiece game between England and Italy on July 11 was marred by chaotic and ugly scenes before, during and after it, with some ticketless supporters forcing their way through security cordons and gaining entry to the stadium. Tournament organisers UEFA opened […]

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Man admits charge over Emiliano Sala flight

A man has pleaded guilty to a charge relating to the flight in which footballer Emiliano Sala died. David Henderson, 67, admitted attempting to discharge a passenger without valid permission or authorisation. Henderson, of Hotham in the East Riding of Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to the charge when he asked to be rearraigned on the eve of his trial at Cardiff Crown Court. He is to stand trial accused of endangering […]

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News of Southends city status described as sombre but special

Southend’s city status comes after at least two decades of work in championing the area by local MP Sir David Amess. The Essex town was among a number competing to be made a city as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next year. The news on Monday was hailed as a “sombre but special moment” by the mayor, and “emotional but incredible” by a local councillor. Throughout history, many […]

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