Downham Market

Three friends from Norfolk who have all experienced struggles with mental health have launched website to offer advice to others suffering in a similar way.

A new JD Wetherspoon pub is set to open in a historic building in West Norfolk which has remained closed for nearly three years.

Police are investigating two burglaries in Downham Market.

While hundreds of schools were closed across the region because of the weather, one was determined to go the extra mile for pupils.

Fairy Fair returns to Norfolk

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Fairy Fair is returning to Norfolk, bringing magical events to two new venues.

Trains are running as normal in West Norfolk, after five days of disruption.

One of the region’s biggest vintage rallies has won a reprieve.

Fire investigators are tonight trying to establish the cause of a blaze which left a home severely damaged.

Two drivers face six points on their licence and a £200 fine after failing to spot a marked police patrol car.

It sat on a mantlepiece for years undisturbed. Which was probably just as well, because it could have exploded at any time.

Train travellers will soon be on track for a new refreshment stop.

Do you recognise this man..? Police want to talk to him about thefts from three shops in West Norfolk.

A popular family-focused games event has officially launched in Downham Market, now in it’s seventh year.

Strenghtening a bridge will help ease delays on train services between King’s Lynn and Ely.

Thousands of leisure centre users in West Norfolk could face higher charges for sports facilities.

Wallet stolen in burglary

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A wallet and cash were stolen in a burglary in Downham Market.

A new defibrillator serving Downham Market will be installed outside Hillcrest Primary School.

Homeless women and those on low incomes in West Norfolk will benefit from the extension of a service set up to provide free sanitary products at libraries.

Plans for 250 new homes on the outskirts of Downham Market have been turned down.

Controversial plans for 250 new homes on the outskirts of Downham Market look set to get the go-ahead today.

Controversial plans for 250 new homes on the outskirts of Downham Market look set to get the go-ahead.

Police are warning householders after an increase in thefts of heating fuel.

Downham Market Rotary held its annual Technology Tournament in the Town Hall.

A Downham Market teenager and her friends have raised more than £1,000 to help young patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A school in the Fens requires improvement, says the education watchdog.

A man has been charged after a number of incidents in Stoke Ferry earlier this week.

A popular pub on a station platform is set to re-open.

Drivers will face diversions during modications to one of the most important sluices in the Fens.

A student turned from a class troublemaker to a role model in his school, all whilst overcoming attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Tornado squadrons from RAF Marham have been awarded special battle honours for raids on Libya.

Three new Public Spaces Protection Orders which will restrict alcohol consumption in areas of King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and Downham Market are now in force.

Three people who attended an unlicensed music event at Barton Bendish, between Swaffham and Downham Market at the weekend have been arrested.

Galileo used his telescope to scan the stars. Now police working on an operation named after him use drones to scan the Fens for hare coursers.

Pupils got a cinema trip to reward them for their school work or good behaviour.

A number of electrical items, a purse and wallet were stolen from a propety in Outwell.

Wreckage of a British Second World War aircraft which disappeared on a mission to Norway has been discovered in the North Sea.

Fund raising events held at the Downham Home and Garden store have raised more than £9,000 for cancer care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A car was stolen after its keys were stolen in a burglary.

Look away now if you’re scared of creepy crawlies..

Farmers’ leaders fear there will be an increase in hare coursing after the harvest.

The public are growing concerned at the lack of police resources, Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner heard when he held a supermarket surgery.

Labour came close to matching the Conservatives’ spending on campaign materials in South West Norfolk - but the Tories still won double their votes when it came to the crunch.

Council offices in two towns look set to close because few people use them.

Police made 22 arrests and seized 36 vehicles in a crackdown on countryside crime last month.

Students at Downham Market Academy have graduated in a special team building and leadership programme run in conjunction with RAF Marham.

New train timetables mean travelling between King’s Lynn and London will take longer.

A waste disposal company is under investigation after villagers were plagued with flies.

The head of the trust which has taken over Downham Market Academy says it will take a “hands-on” approach to getting it out of special measures.

The new trust which will oversee a failing academy has been revealed today.

An MP has called for new leadership at a failing secondary school.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

A supermarket chain is investigating a fatal collision involving one of its lorries.

A supermarket chain is investigating a fatal collision involving one of its lorries.

Libraries across Norfolk are preparing to host what has been described as one of the biggest community celebrations the UK has ever seen in an effort to combat loneliness.

Tributes have been paid to a man who died when his car left the road and crashed into a ditch.

Organisers of a race run to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) had to call it out after a runner collapsed.

Paul Coulten is hosting a picnic with a difference in his garden.

Do King’s Lynn, Downham Market and Hunstanton need new orders giving police extra powers to control drink-related anti-social behaviour?

Academy students are working with the Downham Games to promote the event to young people.

Primary school pupils are finding out about life in the Fens 100 years ago through the eyes of two men who wrote about their heritage.

Police are hunting two robbers after a man was attacked in Downham Market today.

The family of a man whose death seven years ago remains unsolved have joined detectives to make a fresh appeal for information.

Five people have been arrested after an incident near Downham Market.

One of Norfolk’s prettiest railway stations looks a picture in red, white and blue.

Graham the Lurcher dog has been making a swift recovery and is now looking for a new home after being left abandoned in Feltwell.

Police said Stacey, 23, of Landseer Drive, Downham, was arrested in the Brandon area.

A retired scrap metal dealer avoided an immediate jail term after a court heard he had an illegally-held rifle and stash of ammunition.

Detectives are warning householders not to make it easy for thieves after two walk-in burglaries.

Burglary in Downham Market

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A large amount of jewellery and a camera were stolen during a burglary in Downham Market.

A thief tried to make off with 15ft lengths of stolen timber - in a Fiat Punto.

Plans for a permanent memorial to remember air crew lost from a Second World War bomber base were unveiled today.

Can you help officers trying to trace a man who is wanted after jumping bail?

Officers pulled this sporty number over near the Church Farm Rare Breeds Centre over concerns at the manner in which it was being driven.

Plans to add 130 extra homes to a development of 170 properties on the edge of town were turned down by West Norfolk council this week.

Councillors today voted down plans for 130 new homes in Downham Market.

Plans for 300 new homes on the outskirts of Downham Market look set to get the green light, despite local opposition.

A school has been told it must find a new academy sponsor.

Controversial plans for 300 new homes on the edge of Downham Market will be discussed next week.

From a comedy dance routine from two boys in luminous tutus to those of competition standard there was something for everyone at Neatherd High School’s dance show.

Wife carrying began in Finland. Its origins are rooted in the legend of Ronkainen the Robber, whose gang would pillage villages, running off with women on their backs.

Husbands will be under starters orders to run off with their wives this summer.

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