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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 […]

todayOctober 19, 2021 2

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Driver ran away from police because he’d ‘just smoked cannabis’, court told

An unlicensed and uninsured driver told police he ran from them because he’d only just smoked cannabis.Mark Rix, 29, had refused to pull over for officers and then jumped out of the Ford Fiesta in Winston Churchill Drive in Fairstead.He was soon caught and asked why he’d made off.King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (51811021)“I’ve not long smoked a spliff,” Rix replied.He was arrested and in custody gave a reading of seven […]

todayOctober 18, 2021 3

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Call for action to improve ferry access

County officials are exploring potential ways to upgrade the infrastructure of, and travel links to, Lynn’s pedestrian ferry service.Operators of the historic service, together with a local councillor, say improvements are needed both to increase passenger numbers and on environmental grounds.The six day a week crossings of the River Great Ouse resumed in September last year, following the initial coronavirus lockdown, under the stewardship of Ben Ellis and Richard Stannard.Lynn's […]

todayOctober 16, 2021 6

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‘I don’t feel safe.’ Taxi driver tells of devastation after attackers fined by King’s Lynn court

A taxi driver says he has considered leaving the country after he was attacked while working in Lynn.Lucian Stinga, who has lived in West Norfolk for more than 15 years after moving from his native Romania, spoke out this week after his attackers were told to pay £500 fines, plus compensation, by a court.He believes the punishments were too lenient and a heavier penalty like a community order would have […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 7

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King’s Lynn school student dies suddenly

A teenage student from a Lynn secondary school has died suddenly, it has been confirmed this afternoon.Specialist support is being made available at the Springwood High School following the tragedy earlier this week.Parents were informed of the death of the pupil, whose identity has not been disclosed, in a letter from the school.Springwood High School in King's Lynn.. (34662994)It said: "It is with great sadness that I have to inform […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 715 1

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Man in court accused of sexual offences against teenage girl

A Fairstead man has made a first appearance in court accused of sexual offences against a 14-year-old girl.Scott Doak, 29, is said to have attempted to meet the girl for sex after grooming her between August 21 and 28 last year.He is also charged with attempting to cause a child to look at an image of sexual activity and attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.King's Lynn Magistrates' […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 5

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Man jailed for brawling after row in Primark store

A 26-year-old man has been jailed for his part in a mass brawl in front of shoppers in King’s Lynn.The punch-up involving several men began after a row in Primark spilled outside.Dean Kirk traded blows with two eastern European men, and others who waded in, but came off worst, a court was told.Magistrates heard the brawl took place outside Lynn's Primark store.Witnesses inside and outside the High Street store were […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 4

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Town cinemas launch new big screen partnership

The operators of Lynn’s two cinemas have launched a new partnership which they say will give film fans more choice and make the town more attractive to industry bosses.Officials from the Majestic and Corn Exchange cinemas say they are working together to maximise the range of movies available to audiences.And the agreement means the Corn Exchange will show the new James Bond movie, No Time To Die, for the first […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 2

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Business group needed ‘now, more than ever’, report claims

The work of a group promoting and supporting Lynn town centre businesses is needed “now, more than ever”, officials have claimed.Voting is due to open today on whether Discover King’s Lynn, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) organisation, should be given another five-year term.But the idea is already being backed by council officials who say it could generate more than £1 million of additional investment in the town.King's Lynn town […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 5