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NCE success for 55 per cent of candidates

A 55 per cent pass rate in the Spring 2003 National Certificate Examination means that 156 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 286 candidtates sat the NCE in April at 16 centres across the UK. The candidates who

NCE success for 44 per cent of candidates

A 44 per cent pass rate in the National Certificate Examination means that 116 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 263 candidates sat the National Certificate Examination in October at 15 centres across the UK. The candidates who

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'Fourth generation editor' has died at 96

Regional press man Dyker Thew, one of the first reporters to enter the Belsen concentration camp on its liberation, has died aged 96. After working as a young reporter in Brighton he became editor of the Lynn News, then known

Dad shops suspect son – after photo appears in News

The Lynn News has been praised for its role in identifying a shoplifter who remained a mystery to the police. Posters at police stations in the town failed to help detectives. But a photo in the paper resulted in 40

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After reading of his crime in the Cornish Guardian, a thief with a conscience returned £100 of child benefits that he stole from a young mother of three.Police in St Austell received an envelope containing the money – and an

Popular strip on public display

The creator of a comic strip which appears in a Norfolk weekly newspaper has been driven to the brink of insanity trying to prepare for the cartoon’s first public appearance. Skip and Horrie first appeared in the Lynn News four

Newspaper fined over asbestos scare

The Lynn News has been fined almost £7,000 for exposing its staff to asbestos while air conditioning work was carried out at its King’s Lynn offices. The paper’s parent company Anglia Newspapers pleaded guilty to three charges under health and

Rape fear sparks attack alarm surge

More than 250 Lynn News readers have brought personal attack alarms from the newspaper’s offices after it stocked up following a rape in the town. Several other women have come forward to say they were approached by a serial sex

Publishing director David told: This Is Your Life

Lynn News publishing director David Dixon was surprised by his colleagues and friends with a This Is Your Life-style event to mark his 25 years in the newspaper industry. Faces from the past turned up to pay tribute to David,

New look for Norfolk web site

The Lynn News web site is about to get a facelift. More news, sport and features are promised in an expansion of the already popular site, which covers Kings Lynn, Hunstanton and Fakenham. And the web team is planning to

Jack Straw praises crime feature

A crimebusting column in a weekly Norfolk newspaper has come in for praise from Home secretary Jack Straw. The Lynn News launched the Crimebusters column last year – and it has already prompted a number of calls to the police

Lynn News denies asbestos charges

The Lynn News has denied three charges of failing to ensure the health and safety of its staff and other people working at its offices in King’s Lynn. Anglia Newspapers pleaded not guilty to three charges each relating to the