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Hospital shop closed for year

A fundraising shop at Lynn's hospital will be closed until April as most of the volunteers are vulnerable to the coronavirus.Chairwoman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital League of Friends Penny Hipkin said the shop has been closed as most of the volunteers are aged over 70.As a result, the League of Friends shop has distributed all perishable stock to the hospital wards and departments.Mrs Hipkin said: "We normally expect to […]

todayNovember 9, 2020 3

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Game on for charity’s marathon challenge despite lockdown

A homeless charity's annual gaming marathon will take place remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.The Purfleet Trust, based at Austin Fields in Lynn, will be staging its fifth gaming event from November 26 to November 29.It will help to raise vital funds for the charity as the weather turns colder and the nights draw in amid the grips of the pandemic.The Purfleet Trust is based at Austin Fields in […]

todayNovember 9, 2020 3

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Medals for military veterans who raised money for Lynn charity

Two military veterans who raised £667.10 for a Lynn charity have been awarded with challenge medals.Karl Perryman and Mark Howard, together with support riders from the South-East Hand-Cycle club completed a 100-mile cycling challenge around West Norfolk, South Lincolnshire and North Cambridgeshire in August.Karl, an RAF veteran of 24 years, rode an upright bike and Mark, a veteran of the Household Cavalry, was on a three-wheel recumbent hand-cycle.During the ride […]

todayNovember 8, 2020 1

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Carey the hero as King’s Lynn Town record shock FA Cup win at Port Vale

FA Cup first roundPort Vale 0 King's Lynn Town 1 Substitute Sonny Carey was the late hero as King's Lynn Town stunned League Two highflyers Port Vale in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup.Carey was the matchwinner eight minutes from time to leave Ian Culverhouse's side in dreamland at Vale Park.The youngster smashed home from a few yards out after an excellent run into the box from fellow […]

todayNovember 7, 2020 8

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Man arrested following King’s Lynn vehicle stop

A man has been arrested after a vehicle was stopped by police on a Lynn housing estate today.Officers said in a social media post that the incident happened on the Fairstead estate during the early hours of this morning.The man was detained on suspicion of drug-driving, following a roadside test, and possession of cannabis.Police news (42963616)This news brought to you by the Lynn News, local and trusted, download the Lynn […]

todayNovember 7, 2020 4

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New road maintenance depot planned for King’s Lynn site

Proposals for a new highways depot to be sited close to a major Lynn road junction have been submitted to planners.Highways England is seeking permission to develop a new facility at the Freebridge Park site off Clenchwarton Road, West Lynn.The site is just off the Pullover roundabout, where the A47 meets the A17 and close to the existing Shell garage, McDonald’s restaurant and Premier Inn hotel.The proposed depot is intended […]

todayNovember 5, 2020 16

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Lockdown Lynn: Streets empty on first day of new coronavirus restrictions as big jump in cases revealed

West Norfolk is adjusting to life back in lockdown after new coronavirus restrictions came into force today.The tighter restrictions came into force as new data showed a sharp increase in the rate of confirmed cases in the borough.Under the latest rules, residents will have to remain in their homes until December 2, except for limited purposes, such as shopping for food, going to work if working from home is not […]

todayNovember 5, 2020 6

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First lockdown aftermath saw domestic abuse cases double for charity

A Lynn-based domestic abuse charity is raising awareness of a worldwide campaign during the challenging lockdown period.The Pandora Project will be sharing content on social media as part of the White Ribbon Campaign, which is a global effort to end male violence against women.This takes place on November 25 and comes at a time when the charity is expecting a huge demand in service following the first national lockdown.White Ribbon […]

todayNovember 5, 2020 8

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Man arrested over King’s Lynn cannabis farm discovery

A man has been arrested following the discovery of dozens of cannabis plants at a house in South Lynn yesterday.Police say 26 plants were discovered and seized when they attended an address in Saddlebow Road.A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned with the production of a controlled drug.Cannabis plants were seized from an address in Saddlebow Road, South Lynn (43001590)He has since been released under investigation pending […]

todayNovember 5, 2020 5