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Population: 9,702

Nearby Towns: Diss, Watton, Wymondham

Attleborough is a market town, situated on the A11 between Norwich and Thetford. The exact date of its founding is not known, but it dates back to at least 1085, when it was known as Attleburc. Now, the town is home to more than 10,000 people and is the base for many national companies.

It has been the beating heart of public life in the town for centuries - and it was slowly dying.

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Changes to bus services across Norfolk

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

From next month there are going to be large-scale changes on the routes of one of Norfolk’s biggest bus providers.

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Preparations are under way to cull 23,000 birds at an East Anglian poultry farm after confirmation that the site is infected with a highly-pathogenic strain of bird flu.

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A family is offering a £500 reward for the safe return of their dog who went missing during a walk in Attleborough on Tuesday.

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A programme of creative activities designed to give older people and those with dementia opportunities to get active and socialise is set to expand again after receiving grant funding from a district council.

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Almost £25,000 is being made available to further enhance Breckland’s five market towns and attract more visitors and businesses.

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Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on Breckland Council’s draft budget for 2017/18.

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Breckland Council is calling on people to ‘Recycle Right’ this Christmas to ensure as much recycling as possible is collected from across the district and waste diverted to landfill is minimised.

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You may have seen Batman and Robin riding a tandem bike on your travels across Norfolk.

The two superheroes, also known as Phil Berry and Andrew Heginbotham, have cycled 350 miles to visit all 42 of the county’s fire stations.

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Post Office relocation plan

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Post Office branch based in Attleborough’s High Street will be closing at 12.30pm for good on Saturday as it prepares to relocate to the nearby Londis store.

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Choosing a name for anything – from a new baby to a new car – can prove a challenge.

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A retired arts teacher 
has become the latest 
addition to Attleborough Town Council.

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Rewards for young people who show good behaviour are at the centre of a new pilot scheme being launched by police today.

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The deadline is approaching for Breckland residents to have their say on growth and development in their district over the next 20 years.

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After 40 years in business, directors at a civil engineering firm have decided to hand the company’s ownership to its employees.

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Residents in Breckland are being encouraged to give their views on where future development should take place in their district.

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A pathologist has been unable to conclude exactly how climber Aiden Webb was killed while scaling the Fansipan mountain in Vietnam in June.

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A couple who have been helping run a youth club in Attleborough for 40 years have been honoured with a special award for their contribution to the town.

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A programme of summer activities gets underway today to give youngsters in Breckland a chance to take part in a range of sports and games during the school holidays.

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The market town of Attleborough is gearing up for a weekend of fun.

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It’s seven years in the making, and now the Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan is finally coming to a head. A six-week public consultation on the plan - which outlines the future development of the town - starts today.

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A major road leading into Attleborough looks set to change dramatically after approval was granted for a new school, nursery, 16 homes and an industrial site.

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Gardening enthusiasts were in for a blooming good time at a plant centre’s summer festival this weekend.

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Opinion: Ten reasons to move to West Norfolk

Friday, June 17, 2016

Rural villages, rolling countryside and rich history are just a few of the things that make West Norfolk an ideal place to take up residence.

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The body of Norfolk climber Aiden Webb has been recovered from the Fansipan mountain in northern Vietnam after it was discovered by rescue teams on Thursday.

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Five kittens that were dumped in a cardboard box on the roadside in Attleborough have been rescued by the RSPCA.

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A search will resume today for a former Norwich schoolboy who has gone missing while climbing a mountain in Vietnam, with his anxious family desperate for good news.

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An Attleborough firm, Redgrave botanist and a sculptor from Diss were all winners at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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A team of 10 intrepid walkers have pushed themselves to the limit, covering 200 miles in just seven days in memory of an Attleborough man who died of bowel cancer.

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A complex-needs school which was shocked to lose its “outstanding” status has been told it is taking “effective action” to tackle areas that inspectors said needed improvement.

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New mayor elected in Attleborough

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A building society area manager has been elected Attleborough’s new mayor.

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It is an open space that will boost all manner of wildlife and provide a scenic acre of land for people to enjoy strolling around.

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An employee-owned commercial print business which had been trading in Norfolk for 40 years has closed, leading to the loss of 35 jobs.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the A11 at Attleborough on Sunday.

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Well-known Attleborough residents including the town’s mayor Tony Perkins will take part in a fashion show to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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A bid to site 23 mobile homes on a field in Norwich Road, Attleborough has been launched by a developer.

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Attleborough’s mayor Tony Perkins has re-opened his butcher’s shop in the market town two weeks after it was damaged by fire.

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Attleborough’s mayor plans to open a temporary butcher’s shop on Thursday after a fire broke out inside his main premises when he was at a town council meeting.

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A forest school which supports vulnerable young people has unveiled fledgling plans for a summer youth festival.

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Attleborough traders have been urged to rally round and offer support after one of their number suffered a devastating fire.

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More than 20 firefighters battled a fire in a fish and chip shop in Attleborough on Saturday night.

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