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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.

Canaries’ legend Chris Sutton is backing a community bid to save one of Cromer’s oldest sporting institutions, which could soon be consigned to history.

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She was just 16 when she first donned a nurse’s uniform and nearly 47 years later Fiona Craske is finally saying goodbye to the profession, after working her whole career in Norfolk.

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The traditional art of thatching is alive and well in north Norfolk.

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Youngsters at a north Norfolk school have been learning how to skip to keep them fit.

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Don’t panic if you see blue lights heading to Bacton gas terminal - it’s just an emergency response test exercise being carried out.

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A super slimmer who was once so fat she took up two seats on a bus has revealed the secrets to her dramatic weight loss in an effort to help other people lose weight.

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A pro-EU pressure group plans to support Liberal Democrat North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb at the general election.

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A specialist valuation day will be held in Cromer for collectables including coins, stamps, clocks, watches, silver and gold.

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Whether you were a fan of the Beatles, Thunderbirds, vintage scooters, or just liked cheap beer, the Cromer ‘60s festival had it all.

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A report into shopping habits in north Norfolk has revealed mixed results with some town centres faring well and others in need of improvements.

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Prince & Princess Michael of Kent will open an annual sponsored family fun-run and picnic in north Norfolk on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Gallery: Is this Norfolk’s most quirkiest museum?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Norfolk is home to some of the country’s quirkiest museums but none are quite as dedicated to the craft of straw as much as Ella Carstairs’ project. Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP caught up with the octogenarian to find out more.

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Householders in north Norfolk are urged to be vigilant after police received a number of reports of cold callers across the district in the last few days.

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North Norfolk’s Kerri Clarke, 32, has been training hard ahead of the London Marathon.

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A new free event in north Norfolk spotlighting the county’s finest food, arts, crafts and drinks proved successful and far exceeded its organiser’s expectations.

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The boating pond at North Lodge Park, Cromer, has been extensively refurbished and refilled in readiness for the main visitor season.

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One of the biggest events in north Norfolk returns next month.

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A couple and their young child had to be rescued after being trapped in their car at Beach Road in Brancaster.

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Cromer’s all-weather lifeboat Lester was launched after the lone crew member aboard the fishing vessel, Rory James called the UK Coastguard to report engine problems.

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Norfolk’s finest food, arts, crafts and drinks producers will be showcasing their wares at a new free event in north Norfolk.

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North Norfolk will be represented by eight fewer district councillors in future under boundary review recommendations.

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The widow of a former Cromer councillor who received excellent care at the town’s under-threat Benjamin Court has joined calls for it to be kept open.

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Centenarian Freda Hearn does not know the secret to her long life, but she likes a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream now and again, which could have something to do with it.

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People are being urged to sign a petition calling for Benjamin Court in Cromer to be kept open

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Summer’s on its way, and that means yoga is returning to Cromer Pier.

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Drivers and train passengers have been warned to brace themselves for disruption this weekend, when massive beams for a bridge to carry the Northern Distributor Road will be lifted into place.

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Passengers in north Norfolk will soon be able to travel on a set of four restored suburban coaches following the completion of a £250,000 project.

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A dog owner has described how her pet had to run for its life after being grabbed by the throat by a Staffie on Bacton beach.

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A north Norfolk artist’s work will be seen by about 100,000 people over the next three months after her painting was chosen for the front cover of a British Airways in-flight magazine.

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Students at Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham have created three short films inspired by the art of Sheringham-based photographer Olive Edis

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People in Cromer are urged to support and donate to the local branch of Parkinson’s UK, ahead of the national research charity’s awareness week, which runs from Monday, April 10 to Sunday, April 16.

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A special meeting will be held in Cromer to discuss any possible cuts to healthcare beds in north Norfolk.

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“Bright, natural light is good as darkness can be confusing and frightening. The black mat at the entrance to the museum could have been mistaken for a hole in the ground.”

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They gave their lives during the darkest hours on the home front during the Second World War - and now their sacrifices have been remembered.

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Plaques has been unveiled to remember police officers who died while protecting the people of Great Yarmouth during the Second World War.

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Cromer Hospital’s millionth patient

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cromer Hospital is celebrating treating its one millionth patient, as well as the 150th anniversary of its opening in 1867.

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Speeding motorists will be targeted in rural north Norfolk with mobile vans set to be re-located to the area.

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The relationship between creativity and perfectionism will be brought under scrutiny at an exhibition being held at the Red Lion Hotel, Cromer.

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Fifty people from north Norfolk enjoyed a ‘Traidcraft big brew’ of tea, coffee and cakes at Northrepps village hall.

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A sculpture made from old garden tools is set to be installed on the empty plinth at North Lodge Park in Cromer.

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Classical ballet takes centre stage at Easter when the highly acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet Company comes to the Pavilion Theatre, Cromer.

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More memories of Chuck Berry’s concert at a village on the north Norfolk coast have resurfaced.

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A young mother whose daughter suffers from a rare syndrome that causes epilepsy is calling for more awareness of the condition to end the stigma attached to it.

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Train services between Norwich and Cromer were disrupted for several hours today after a bus hit the Cromer Road railway bridge in North Walsham.

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Work has been completed in north Norfolk to help save a rare species of butterfly after a grant from a local supermarket.

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A man has been bailed after being arrested following an armed incident in Cromer.

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A resident in Reepham was puzzled when she spotted a white transit van parked on the driveway on Thursday.

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A long-running wind farm debate in north Norfolk is set to be dragged out further after a council announced plans to appeal against a decision made by the Planning Inspectorate.

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Fears that a lack of volunteers could force the closure of one of the best skateparks in north Norfolk have been allayed after the community jumped on board a public appeal to save it.

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A new food and music festival this summer in north Norfolk will be held in a 1,000-acre deer park, next to the award-winning Gunton Arms pub in Thorpe Market.

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Deep in the heart of rural north Norfolk a small business is making waves after 15 years of producing exotic Shiitake mushrooms.

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A strange humming noise has been reported in Cromer - and is leaving local residents scratching their heads.

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Norfolk songsters the Sheringham Shantymen are holding a concert at St Peter’s Church in their hometown where they recorded a CD of their favourite songs.

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It was big news for the Eastern Daily Press in 1946.

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The yacht pond in North Lodge Park, Cromer is being given a new lease of life.

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A boy believed to be as young as 15-years-old is one of three suspects police are trying to trace in connection with the discovery of counterfeit cash which has left businesses across north Norfolk out of pocket.

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Villages with the most second homes in north Norfolk could lose out on Government cash for new community affordable housing schemes, the Lib Dems claim.

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The sale of land to allow a new £3.5m medical centre to be built in Cromer has been completed.

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People can discover more about how Cromer Community Centre has been transformed in recent months thanks to thousands of pounds worth of funding, and what’s still to come, at an open evening.

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A teenage boy was knocked to the ground and had his rucksack searched in an attempted robbery.

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A heritage group, disabled people, film fans and users of several village halls across north Norfolk will all benefit from the latest round of grants from the Big Society Fund .

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Tributes have been paid to a Dunkirk and D-Day veteran who has died at the age of 101.

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A short service will be held before the raising of the Commonwealth flag in Cromer on Monday, March 13.

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A north Norfolk podiatrist is ticking off events on a ‘fifty and fabulous’ bucket list, to raise funds for mental health charity Mind.

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Cromer won‘t have seen anything like it since the days of Mods and Rockers in the ‘60s - but without the aggro.

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Protesters in north Norfolk have forced the district council to hold fire on controversial asset commercialisation plans.

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Two of the 12 national winners in the British Institute of Professional Photography awards come from north Norfolk.

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A north Norfolk school has seen a drop in its Ofsted rating from good to requires improvement.

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A North Norfolk pub has turned a potentially costly equipment failure into a pioneering success story – thanks to the tenant’s love of gin.

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Bob Waite hopes to raise £10,000 for his local transplant unit at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital Freeman by travelling around the country on buses using his bus pass.

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A world-renowned rock art photographer has captured Norfolk through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy.

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A rotary club emblem has been moved to its new premises at the Sea Marge Hotel on the clifftop at Overstrand.

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A council has pledged support to communities fighting any possible cuts to healthcare beds in north Norfolk.

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The tremendous work carried out for no pay by volunteers in north Norfolk was recognised at a service of celebration and thanksgiving in Cromer Parish Church.

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A 64-year-old man who was left unable to walk after a brain injury four years ago is taking on the toughest endurance challenge on the planet.

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One helped abolish slavery, another coined the term Poppyland while the third developed flower remedies - and now they all have blue plaques honouring them in Cromer.

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The train line between Norwich and Sheringham has reopened after hours of disruption due to Storm Doris.

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Some parish councils in north Norfolk don’t even know who their district councillors are - because they have never seen them.

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An extra £100,000 has been given to three Norfolk councils to help ongoing work with hundreds of domestic abuse victims over the next two years.

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Taxpayers in Breckland still receive the cheapest rate of council tax in the county, according to district councillors - despite them voting for a 6.6 per cent increase.

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District councillors in north Norfolk have agreed to freeze their share of the council tax - £138.87 for a Band D property - for a seventh successive year.

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A north Norfolk town’s links with its European neighbours will not change, despite Brexit, twinning organisations have insisted.

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Train crews and station staff at North Norfolk Railway were praised during a visit by the High Sheriff of Norfolk.

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Uncertainty surrounds the future of healthcare units in north Norfolk after health chiefs revealed plans to remove patient beds.

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A disability support charity is giving new volunteers the chance to learn professional CV-boosting skills in a bid to attract younger people.

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One of the region’s most popular visitor attractions has secured another award for its work in bringing back mainline dining excursions.

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A north Norfolk pub frequented by Hollywood’s finest is seeking a new community-focused tenant.

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A heart transplant patient is walking the Norfolk coast as part of a 5,000-mile trek around Britain to help raise £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life-saving research.

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A fire spread to another vehicle, a garden shed and a section of fencing.

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Nearly 30 public call boxes - many of them the classic red box - will be removed from towns and villages in north Norfolk, following a consultation with BT.

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Tweets giving out false information from Sanders Coaches - claiming they are on strike - have been reported to Twitter.

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It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, love is in the air and people everywhere find their thoughts turning to romance. But where is the best place to woo your partner on this special day for l’amour?

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A north Norfolk Christian holiday centre is due to re-open in the summer, following essential repairs and improvements.

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Life-saving volunteers are needed at the RNLI in Happisburgh.

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The Earle Arms on The Green, Heydon, near Aylsham, has been shortlisted for country pub of the year in the BBC Countryfile magazine awards.

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Len Fiske spent three and a half years as a prisoner at Japanese camps during the Second World War and his stepson Robert Craske, 69, said the veteran never fully forgave the Japanese.

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Voting is under way in the Waterside by-election in north Norfolk.

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Norfolk champion Keith Skipper will be the master of ceremonies when blue plaques honouring a trio of town greats are unveiled in Cromer later this month.

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27 north Norfolk projects hit the jackpot

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New figures show that more than £690,000 of National Lottery funding was awarded across the north Norfolk area in the last year alone.

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