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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:


Man survives after falling 40ft off a cliff in Hunstanton

A man has survived after falling 40ft off a cliff on the north Norfolk Coast.

Location of fall in Old Hunstanton Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 49-year-old from King's Lynn managed to call 999 after slipping from a footpath off Golf Course Road in Old Hunstanton at about midnight last night.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn where he was treated for a suspected broken arm, cut and bruises.

Residents return home after King's Lynn industrial unit fire

Residents evacuated close to an industrial unit in King's Lynn after a fire broke out are returning to their homes.

Officers were called to a property in Hamburg Way at 3pm to reports of a fire.

Following concerns over gas canisters in the property 16 homes in Nuthall Crescent were evacuated as a safety precaution and people living in the Somersby Close and Whisson Close were advised to stay indoors.

Officers have confirmed the fire has now been put out.

Hospital workers in King's Lynn to strike

Staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn are to go on strike in a row over pay.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn Credit: PA Images

Unison members, including nurses, porters and admin workers, will walk out for four hours on Monday.

The action will be followed by four days of 'working to rule' where employees stick to their contracted hours and take their breaks.

Robbery, assaults and muggings linked by police


Two assaults, a robbery and two attempted muggings which happened in King's Lynn on Saturday night are being linked by police. Detectives believe the same group are responsible for the attacks in around The Walks area of the town - which saw victims punched and kicked before being mugged. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


CCTV released following handbag theft in King's Lynn

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man and woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a handbag in Kings Lynn.

Can you identify these people? Credit: Norfolk police

It happened at the McDonalds on the High Street between 2pm and 2.20pm on Monday 27 October.

A young girl left her red handbag, containing a black iPod and purse, under a table.

Anyone with information can contact PC Michael Futter at Kings Lynn Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on0800 555 111.

Appeal to series of break-ins at East Coast Business Park in King's Lynn

Cash, laptops and other expensive items have been stolen during a series of break-ins at East Coast Business Park in King's Lynn.

At around 10pm on Friday 24 October offenders forced entry into four business units on the park and stole a number of high value items.

Police believe the burglaries could be linked and are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious.

"This was an organised series of break-ins in which high value items were taken. We are sure the offenders will have used a vehicle during this crime and it will have almost certainly been parked nearby, we are keen to speak to anyone who noticed a vehicle in the area around this time."

– DC Simon Stephenson

Two released on bail following discovery of man's body

Two people have been released on bail pending further enquiries as detectives continue to investigate the death of a man in King's Lynn.

At around 6.15pm on Wednesday 17 September, officers sealed off an area in the woods off Woodside in the Gaywood area of the town, following reports the body of a man had been found.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was confirmed dead at the scene.

The death is still being treated as unexplained however a Home Office post mortem is due to take place tomorrow.

A man in his late 20s and a woman in her late teens, who were arrested in connection with the incident have been released on bail until mid-November.

Police continue inquiry after body is found in woodland

Police tape where body was found in King's Lynn Credit: ITV Anglia

Police have taped off woodland where the body of a young man was found in King's Lynn. The body of a man believed to be in his 20s was found near Woodside Road. Police say they're currently treating the death as unexplained. A man in his late 20s and a teenage woman have been arrested in the connection with the incident.

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