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Your Town | Cromer

Population: 7,749

Nearby Towns: Aylsham, Fakenham, North Walsham

After its predecessor village Shipden was swallowed by the sea, Cromer took over as a fishing community famous for its small sweet crabs.

A quiet place where well-heeled Victorians took the air and salt water dips was transformed into a popular resort by the coming of the railway.

Its 100-year-old pier is home to the current lifeboat station, and pavilion theatre, which hosts the only remaining end-of-the-pier summer variety show.

A seafront museum tells the story of the town’s lifeboat including legendary coxswain Henry Blogg. The town also has a South American-themed zoo, and a big mid-August carnival.

A familiar face around Sheringham, local character Glyn Chestney has died aged 72.

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A concert featuring the Taverham Brass Band and the Vocalights Choir will be held at Cromer church.

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The annual Poppy Appeal starts next Saturday and volunteers will again be on the streets of Cromer over the next fortnight selling poppies to members of the public.

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The second North Norfolk Business Awards, which celebrate the best businesses in the region, are now open for entries - and businesses are being encouraged to put themselves forward to win one of the prestigious titles.

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Several longstanding RNLI crew members retired this year, including eighth-generation lifeboatman John Davies.

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Community bosses hope to build on the success of a fun-run held on the carnival field in Cromer today.

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Empty homes are a major frustration for many communities at a time of a national housing shortage.

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A Norfolk hotel has been chosen as one of the ten new discoveries in the Good Hotel Guide 2019.

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Budding young fire-fighters will be able to meet Cromer station crew members and look around a fire engine at a community fun-run.

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A Cromer district councillor is going on the road with his radio show, and will be playing an evening of Beatles’ music at the White Swan pub in North Walsham.

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A popular coastal bus route is among a host of rural services under threat because there are too many people using it with a free bus pass, the firm’s boss claims.

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A man appeared in court charged with burgling offences in Cromer.

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From a 97-year-old who served in the same branch of the army as the Queen, to Norfolk’s youngest standard bearer, all ages came together to launch a veteran charity’s remembrance torch on its journey across the county.

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Walkers showed how passionate they are about their hobby at a national get-together.

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Two arrested after Cromer burglaries

Monday, October 15, 2018

Two people have been charged in connection with a number of Cromer burglaries.

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Businesses in the Cromer area are warned to be vigilant after a total of £3,000 was stolen in a number of burglaries over the last two days.

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An inquest has been opened after a 30-year-old man’s body was found in a field in Mundesley.

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It was a part of the set the BBC erected in Cromer alongside the helter-skelter and the lights, but it was taken down at the end of filming.

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A major development comprising 185 new homes, a sports and leisure park, and a dementia care home and supported living units could be built on the outskirts of Cromer.

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More than 60 delegates from the national network of Walkers Are Welcome towns and villages will descend on Cromer this weekend for the annual get-together.

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People are being urged to join the East of England Co-op Funeral Services for an evening of entertainment in aid of Norfolk charity, Nelson’s Journey.

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The family of a 30-year-old north Norfolk man have commemorated the 100th anniversary of his death during the First World War.

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A new rector for the Thetford Benefice has said he is “delighted” to be starting in his new role.

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Relations between two Norfolk councils have been described as “toxic”.

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Filming’s over in Cromer with the Christmas tree being dismantled on the pier.

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Gallery: Hundreds of people watched BBC filming on Cromer pier

Thursday, October 4, 2018

There may not be a lot going on, but that has not stopped hundreds of people watching the BBC filming on Cromer pier.

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Staff at a Norfolk travel agents will be stepping on to the treadmill to help a local charity.

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Filming is set to resume on a BBC drama at Cromer pier today.

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Norfolk solicitors Hayes and Storr have raised more than £1350 for cancer charities through a series of events including a golf day in Cromer, a coastal hike from Wells to Hunstanton and a coffee morning in Holt.

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They are just a few miles apart and rivalry between Sheringham and Cromer in north Norfolk has always been intense.

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Colleagues and friends walked from Cromer pier to Norwich to raise £1,200 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) nook appeal.

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The work of Norfolk artist Anna Ovenden is being showcased at North Norfolk District Council’s (NNDC) offices on Holt Road, Cromer.

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A Cromer district councillor and MBE has taken off on a 250-mile walk in support of a heart disease charity five years after her husband survived a heart attack.

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The low roar of Jaguar E-Type engines is filling the Norfolk air as a small fleet of the classic automobiles cruises through the county to help fight prostate cancer.

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Fancy a community fun-run for charity?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

People can take part in a community fun-run to raise money for their own charity or organisation.

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Environmental chiefs are working with nature to protect Norfolk’s communities from the damage caused by flooding.

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The legend that is Icarus Hines is stepping down from running his butcher’s shop in Cromer - but the business will continue under new management.

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A trailblazing physiotherapist who turned around the a hospital department she admitted was “worse than average” has died.

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People in the Cromer area can quiz Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lorne Green and Chief Constable Simon Bailey at a special Q&A session.

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The legend that is Icarus Hines is stepping down from running his butcher’s shop in Cromer - but the business will continue under new management.

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The number of overnight trips made to north Norfolk in 2017 rose by more than 12pc year on year, compared to just three per cent in England.

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Former Cromer pier show singer Michele Summers has completed a sponsored abseil down an American skyscraper for charity.

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A cash boost to community transport projects, worth £32,000, will help people living in rural communities in north Norfolk.

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Every TripAdvisor review at Cromer’s North Lodge Park Tea Rooms in August was five star.

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Members of the public are urged to nominate the community heroes who have made a difference in north Norfolk.

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A smoking ban introduced on Cromer pier during the very hot summer looks set to become permanent.

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Tourists and locals have been heading down to a Norfolk beach today to catch a glimpse of a “fascinating” new sight.

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Essential maintenance work to the pavement on The Warren in Cromer will start on or shortly after Monday, September 10.

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A teacher and support staff member from Cromer have received awards from an Olympic gold medallist at a special event to mark the new school year.

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Drivers urged to give our badgers a brake

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Nature lovers want drivers to give Norfolk’s badgers a brake.

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These are the 10 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to trace in the county with crimes ranging from drug offences to attempted murder in Norwich.

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A north Norfolk authority has become only the seventh in the county to gain ‘Quality’ status from the National Association of Local Councils.

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Pupils invite Sheringham town mayor Madeline Ashcroft and deputy mayor Liz Withington to their school’s first summer fete.

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Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who is wanted in North Norfolk.

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North Norfolk marked Merchant Navy Day with a special service and the hoisting of a Red Ensign.

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The mayor of Cromer has welcomed a controversial new chain coffee shop to the town, saying there’s enough business to go around.

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Four people were queuing before 7am today to be the first customers at the newly opened Costa store in Church Street, Cromer.

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Costa Coffee is opening in Cromer tomorrow.

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Two 18-year-old women were arrested in connection with a robbery on the final night of Cromer Carnival.

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It was a busy day for RNLI teams on the north Norfolk coast, with two call-outs within 75 minutes of each other.

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North Norfolk is leading the way in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Apple record label being formed, and the anniversary of the group’s White Album.

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Famous as the birthplace of naval hero Nelson, Norfolk has long had a rich maritime history.

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A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a robbery on the final night of Cromer Carnival.

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A former Cromer summer show star is stepping off a skyscraper to help a charity close to her heart.

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A funeral service is offering a different kind of send-off for your loved one that will appeal to biking families.

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It has been a familiar sight to passing train passengers for more than 90 years.

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Cromer RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Lester was launched yesterday at midday following reports that a man was missing out at sea.

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A number of trains have been cancelled between Norwich and the coast this morning, as well as delays to London.

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Three people were kicked and punched during an assault in Cromer.

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A new play by Norfolk writer/performer James McDermott is a comedy drama set at a crumbling cafe on the end of Cromer pier.

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A man is being hunted after he indecently exposed himself to a woman in Cromer.

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There has been no repeat of last August’s ‘lockdown’ weekend in Cromer when a group of Travellers wreaked havoc on the close-knit seaside community.

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During one weekend last August, Cromer was put on ‘lockdown’ as a group of Travellers wreaked havoc on the close-knit seaside community.

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A man was arrested for being nearly three times the drink-drive limit in the early hours today.

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The death of a retired judge who drowned in a pool on holiday remains a mystery, an inquest has heard.

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The Cromer inshore lifeboat was launched to help an inflatable boat with persons on board that had got into difficulties off Overstrand.

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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

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Fishermen are celebrating after claiming victory in a fight over a patch of land in north Norfolk.

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Crowds lined the cliff tops for one of Cromer carnival’s most anticipated events.

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A fishing boat had to be rescued and towed back to shore after it got into difficulty off the north Norfolk coast.

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A Norfolk council will appeal a decision not to hold a public inquiry into controversial plans for two wind turbines.

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Fears that the Armistice Day parade would not go-ahead in Cromer this year, due to a lack of Royal British Legion members, have been dispelled.

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All the fun of the fair is coming to Norwich as new concept bar Bished is coming to Prince of Wales Road.

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You’re bound to get hot under the collar as a Magic Mike vs Full Monty night is coming to the city.

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A key appointment has been made by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) to ensure that more easy read information is made available to service users with learning disabilities and / or autism.

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A teenage singing sensation has gained a top distinction in her grade eight Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examination.

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The fall-out from a row at the Royal British Legion in Cromer continues to rumble on, with a town councillor resigning over what has happened.

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Selected works from the world renowned Methodist modern art collection will be on show in Cromer from next week.

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Artist Carole Wilshaw is the latest to see her work put on display at North Norfolk District Council’s (NNDC) public art gallery.

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Seven former pupils, now in their 80s and 90s, have been reliving their days at the Belfry School in Overstrand.

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Heartfelt goodbyes were said to some long-serving members of the team at Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School in Mill Road, Cromer.

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It was once the hub of the village and the new people at the Black Boys in Aldborough aim to spend about £50,000 to restore it to its former glory.

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The hot weather is proving a godsend for the unusual and exotic planting at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk.

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A Royal British Legion branch in Norfolk is in disarray after four of its leading lights resigned.

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Fears have been raised that three stolen taxi roof signs could be used to dupe people into using bogus vehicles.

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Hot weather is great for most people but for those looking after animals and wildlife in our region it just adds to the workload.

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Tributes have been paid to a Norfolk teaching assistant and mother-of-three who set up a school charity shop to help children with special needs.

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Rivalry between crab and lobster was temporarily put aside as Cromer and Sheringham joined forces at the former’s annual lifeboat day.

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