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Multi-million pound investment planned for Mars factory in King's Lynn

Mars is planning a multi-million pound investment in its King's Lynn Mars factory. Credit: Mars.

The Prime Minister has revealed a multi-million pound investment plan by Mars for its factory in King's Lynn.

David Cameron announced the deal as he headed to the United States for talks on the global economic outlook for 2015.

Mars employs nearly 4,000 people in the UK and more than 200 at its factory at the Hardwick Industrial Estate in King's Lynn.

Grey seal found stranded begins eating again

'Dumbledore' is now being cared for at East Winch, King's Lynn Credit: ITV News Anglia

A grey seal found stranded 20 miles from the coast and being cared for at an animal hospital at East Winch near King's Lynn has begun eating again.

The seal - nicknamed Dumbledore - was discovered on a farm in Merseyside. He's being treated for pneumonia and ate his first fish this morning.

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Grey seal found stranded 20 miles from coast cared for at animal hospital in Norfolk

A grey seal found stranded on a farmer's field 20 miles from the coast is being cared for at an animal hospital in Norfolk.

The seal - nicknamed Dumbledore - was discovered on a farm in Merseyside. It's thought he'd got stuck there after swimming inland.

He was taken to the RSPCA centre near King's Lynn - where he's being treated for pneumonia.

Cyclist suffers serious leg injuries in collision

Scene of the collision

A cyclist is being treated for serious leg injuries following a collision in King's Lynn this morning.

The woman was cycling on Hardwick Road at around 6:35am when she was in collision with a black Suzuki Alto close to the junction with Hansa Road.

The cyclist is being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call police on 101.

Two Latvian gangmasters jailed for exploiting migrant workers

Ivars Mezals Credit: Cambridgeshire police
Juris Valujevs Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Two Latvian gangmasters from Wisbech and King's Lynn have been jailed for a total of nearly three years for intimidating migrants into working for as little as £1 a week.

28-year old Ivars Mezals from Wisbech and 36-year old Juris Valujevs from King's Lynn used fear and debt to exploit migrant workers picking vegetables in Cambridgeshire.

Yesterday a jury found the pair guilty of acting as a gangmaster without a licence between 2009 and 2013.

Today Mezals was sentenced to 18 months and Valujevs to 16 months.

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Road safety campaign 'David's story' gets award

David Holmes Credit: Brenda Holmes, David's mother

A hard-hitting road safety video showing footage of a fatal motorbike collision in Norfolk has received a top motor industry award.

The family of David Holmes gave police permission to upload the footage to the internet to make people think about road safety.

It shows a car crossing into his path as he travelled at high speed from King's Lynn on the A47.

'David's story' attracted worldwide attention, receiving more than one million views within 24 hours of its release.

"The courage of Brenda Holmes, supported by Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies, in releasing a harrowing video that included the shocking moment when her son, David, was killed on his beloved motorcycle, has undoubtedly saved lives, and seen some good come from this terrible accident."

– Mike Orford, Motor Industry Public Affairs Association

The award was presented to David's mother Brenda and Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, head of roads policing in Norfolk and Suffolk.

"Although we know the video been widely viewed we cannot measure how successful it has been in terms of casualty reduction and for me this award shows that it has been of some value. I would also like to thank Chris and the team who produced the video for their efforts in this campaign.”

– Brenda, David's mother

To view David's story visit:

www.norfolk.police.uk or www.suffolk.police.uk

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Pictures: Queen joins commuters on train to Norfolk

The Queen arrives on the 12.21 train into King's Lynn, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia / Seb White

The Queen has arrived for her annual Christmas holiday at Sandringham in Norfolk by joining rail commuters on the 12.21 train into King's Lynn.

The Great Northern train left King's Cross in London at 10.44am.

It's a regular annual journey for the Queen as the Royal family gather for the festivities on their Norfolk estate.

The Queen and the rest of the Royal family traditionally spend every Christmas on their Sandringham estate. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Destiny's story: facing exclusion as a teenager

Life as a teenager can be difficult and confusing - even more so when you are excluded from school.

In the second of our series of reports on education after exclusion, we meet 15 year old Destiny. She tells us what life is like when you go to a school where all your classmates have been excluded too.

And her head teacher tells ITV News that increasing numbers of children are being kicked out, as schools struggle to improve their results.

Click below to watch Elodie Harper's report:

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