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Coroner concludes photographer’s death to be suicide

A popular photographer took his own life after struggling with depression and previously attempting suicide, an inquest has heard.Norfolk Coroner's Court was told on Friday that 50-year-old Jonathan (Jon) Seymour, from Lynn, was hit by a train heading into the town on Tuesday, September 6 2022.Mr Seymour was well known in the area for taking photos of local music events such as Festival Too in Lynn.Jon Seymour (63314718)Findings were read

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Fiat 500 driver fails to stop after hitting pedestrian

A driver who hit a pedestrian crossing a busy town road drove away from the scene, causing police to appeal to the public for further information.The incident occurred on Wednesday (March 22) at around 4pm on Tennyson Road near to the junction with Avenue Road in Lynn.A pedestrian had been attempting to cross the road when they were hit by a red Fiat 500. The driver of the Fiat failed

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Charity opens new lodge for bereaved children and young people

Lynn-based charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers has opened a new lodge for bereaved military children and young people at Devon Cliffs Haven.The charity officially opened its seventh Scotty lodge for bereaved Forces families on Wednesday.Founder, Nikki Scott set up Scotty’s Little Soldiers in 2010 following the death of her husband, Corporal Lee Scott, in Afghanistan.Lynn-based charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers opened a new lodge for bereaved military children at Devon Cliffs HavenShe

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‘Dangerous’ muntjacs may pose danger to children

Muntjacs wandering through town streets could lead to “very dangerous” scenarios for young children, says one resident.Graham Price, 73, has joined the growing number of Reffley locals to slam the impact the non-native deer species is having on the likes of animal safety and plant health in recent months.He says that over the past four years, significant damage has been done to his garden - with the bulb heads of

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Concern for green space sparks rally

A rally took place at the weekend, with protestors concerned about potential plans to build homes near a green space in South Lynn.This was the seventh public rally organised by Cllr Alexandra Kemp and others against potential homes near the Harding’s Way/Harding’s Pit area.Cllr Charles Joyce was also present for the rally alongside Kevin Waddington, who initially organised an online petition against increased traffic around Hardings Way.Cllr Alexandra Kemp (left)

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‘Loving’ man who was found dead in river ‘struggled to adapt to life in UK’

A "loving, easygoing and encouraging" man was found dead by a Lynn river last year after struggling to adapt to life in the UK, an inquest has heard.Norfolk Coroner's Court was told on Wednesday that the main cause of 35-year-old Tolulope Oladosu's death was a self-inflicted stab wound to the abdomen.The inquest heard that Mr Oladosu was reported missing on the morning of August 2, 2022 and was found dead

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Less disruption to bin collections this Easter

There will be less disruption to bin collections in West Norfolk this Easter as crews will work on Good Friday to clear the usual Friday waste and recycling collections.The schedule also means that refuse workers get a three-day break over the bank holiday weekend.Barry Brandford, waste and recycling manager at West Norfolk Council, said: “Collection crews will work on Good Friday this year meaning residents with a Friday collection will

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From Chihuahuas to French Bulldogs: More designer dog breeds than ever need homes at rescue centre

Chihuahuas, Cockapoos, Shar Peis and French Bulldogs are among the designer dog breeds in need of a new home.Staff at the RSPCA's Eau Brink's rehoming centre say that the cost of living crisis has had an effect on the number of animals, especially dogs, coming into their care.Now, they are calling out for new volunteers to join their team in the three shops they run across West Norfolk, where 70%

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Oddfellows help combat loneliness among retirees

A society which aims to combat loneliness for retired people is reaching out for more to get involved in the group.The Oddfellows, based in Lynn, are a group with around 378 members who meet regularly for a number of events.Roger Williamson joined the Oddfellows after retiring and said that the group has meant that he always has something in his diary.Roger Williamson joined the Oddfellows since retiring and says it

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