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RAF Marham awarded £135m contract for revamp

The F-35B

A £135m contract to improve facilities at RAF Marham in Norfolk has been awarded by the Ministry of Defence.

The work will deliver a new aircraft hangar capable of housing 12 of the new F-35 jet aircraft and will improve existing facilities, including resurfacing two existing runways and taxiways.

Vertical Landing Pads will also be added to RAF Marham, accommodating the F-35B’s ability to land vertically, a capability previously covered by the Harrier jets.

The major investment in RAF Marham is the last of seven projects worth £250m undertaken to ready the Station for the arrival of the aircraft in 2018.

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Galliford Try and Lagan Construction Ltd, creating local jobs at RAF Marham and across East Anglia.

Throughout the F-35 programme, British firms have won major contracts creating thousands of jobs.

The contract to improve the runways and taxiways as well as installing new landing pads will bring local jobs to Marham.

– Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon

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Missing woman thought to be one of two bodies found in house

Kanwal Bernice Williams has been missing for a fortnight. Credit: Lincolnshire Police.

The body of a woman missing for more than a fortnight is believed to have been found alongside that of a man near Wisbech.

Kanwal Bernice Williams, 50, from Lutton, in Lincolnshire, had not been seen since March 25.

Two bodies were found at a house in the Lutton area, which is between Spalding, King's Lynn and Wisbech.

Police, who are treating the deaths as "unexplained", have confirmed they are linking the discovery with the missing person inquiry.

The force added: "Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with this inquiry."

Investigations into the deaths are ongoing and formal identifications are not expected to take place until later this week.

Culverhouse named as new King's Lynn boss

Culverhouse was Norwich City Assistant Manager alongside Paul Lambert Credit: PA Images

Former Norwich City full back Ian Culverhouse has joined King's Lynn Town as the club's first full-time manager.

The EvoStick Premier League side made the announcement on its website earlier today.

Culverhouse, 53, joined Norwich from Spurs in 1985 and went on to make 296 appearances for the team.

He'll be unveiled at the Walks tomorrow.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital names new Chief Executive

Jon Green will start in May. Credit: Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn has appointed a new Chief Executive.

Jon Green will officially join the Trust in May, where he'll take over from Dorothy Hosein who resigned last October.

Mr Green currently works at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

I am excited by the opportunity to help QEH at such an important stage in its recovery and to lead the organisation as it strives to deliver high quality healthcare.

I am really looking forward to bringing some of my experiences from elsewhere and working with all staff to develop an organisation that we and our community can be proud of.

– Jon Green
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