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Let's practise in...Norfolk Broads

A look at practicing in the Norfolk Broads

A look at practicing in the Norfolk Broads

Where?

Easily accessible from the M14, with links to London, the Midlands and the North.

What's it like?

The area is home to Britain's largest protected wetland.

Work?

The Norfolk Broads area has 26 practices. South Norfolk PCT has almost 700 GPs on its books.

Homes?

A detached four-bedroom house in Stalham costs around £226,000. House prices are 30 per cent lower than the UK average.

Schools?

A good mix of state and independent schools, many of which achieve above the national average in exam results. Norwich School leads the state sector, while Gresham's and Hethersett Old School are frontrunners in the independent sector.

Leisure?

The area is famed for its many footpaths and cycle routes and its forward-thinking approach to ecotourism. Visit the Ecotech Centre to wander around the organic gardens, see the ecotricity wind turbine and eat at the first Fair Trade café. Nearby Norwich shopping centre features medieval buildings and street systems.

Famous residents?

Author Ian McEwan and Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.

In the news:

The Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia says that prayer and his local community are helping him deal with prostrate cancer.

Anything else?

Arthur Ransom based parts of his books The Coot Club and The Big Six on a boat tour of the Broads, which is recreated for visitors today.

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