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Population: 15,659

Nearby Towns: Swaffham, Watton, Wymondham

If horses and farming were his life, then art was his passion.

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They may only be little but the next generation of Albert Einsteins and Marie Curies could be emerging from a small mid-Norfolk infant school.

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After months of speculation, planning and renovation the latest addition to Dereham’s High Street has opened.

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A Dereham man has celebrated a decade of sole trading, as his mechanics business reaches its tenth anniversary.

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He’s completed dozens of extraordinary expeditions around the world but even by George Bullard’s standards his latest adventure has gone down as his most risky to date.

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Join In: Vote for your favourite Christmas lights display

Monday, December 4, 2017

Love them or hate them, decorating our homes with Christmas lights is a festive tradition that seems to get bigger and brighter every year.

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Tickets are selling out fast for the EADT EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 ceremony, which takes place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on February 8. The finalists in each category are as follows:

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The deputy mayor of a Norfolk town head-butted and punched his former partner in the head during an attack in her own home, a court has heard.

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The bustling market town of Dereham was packed on Sunday thanks to the roster of events and stalls put on for the Christmas light switch-on event.

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Nearly £4,000 has been raised to buy Christmas presents for the four children of a man who died in a car crash near Thetford.

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An annual event at Dereham’s Neatherd High School proved once again that its students definitely have talent.

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A frenzy of activity is taking place behind the scenes in towns and villages across mid and north Norfolk as preparations are put in place for their annual Christmas lights switch-ons.

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Friends of a father-of-four who died in a car crash have rallied to help buy his children presents for Christmas.

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Caring students at Northgate High School in Dereham are bringing some Christmas cheer to elderly residents this year and raising money for a dementia charity.

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A regional heat of the UK International Kids’ Lit Quiz was held at Dereham’s Neatherd High School and saw 28 teams from 20 Norfolk schools taking part.

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Campaigners battling to save one of Dereham’s oldest oak trees are celebrating a victory for nature over concrete after developers were told it should not be felled to build an access road for a proposed housing scheme.

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A King Charles spaniel was set upon and killed by four other dogs in Foulsham, near Dereham.

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Campaigners fighting plans to build homes next to a Dereham beauty spot are calling on people to show the strength of feeling against the development at a planning meeting on Monday.

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Firefighters cut two people free from cars after a two-vehicle road crash in Salle in north Norfolk on Sunday.

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A funeral director has offered to create a new memorial for a widow after the bench she donated to Dereham was vandalised and removed.

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Have you ever wondered how the streets and buildings of Dereham have changed over the past century or so?

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The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is £390 better off thanks to a nifty knitter in Dereham.

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Niamh starts studies for dream nanny job

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A former Norfolk schoolgirl is pursuing her dream of working with children after gaining a place at one of the world’s most prestigious nanny training colleges.

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Parents of children at a Dereham junior school are furious with a bus driver who reportedly dropped their children in the middle of town and made them walk half a mile to school unaccompanied due to roadworks.

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The winner of the EDP Business Awards 2017 Skills of Tomorrow award helps young people across the region access jobs and opportunities they would not otherwise be able to.

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“I was always made to feel I was special because I was chosen.”

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Shop fitters are busy filling the shelves in the new WHSmith in Dereham but an opening date has yet to be set.

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A widow has told of her shock and devastation that a bench, donated to Dereham and erected in memory of her late husband, has been removed by the town council without any notification.

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Three vehicles were involved in a crash on the A47 near Dereham this morning but police said no-one was injured.

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Jessica Lawrence was just a few months old when her dad was killed in Afghanistan.

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The Mayors of Fakenham and Dereham have expressed concerns over proposals to overhaul policing across the county, which they say could lead to officers being detached from the communities they serve.

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Breckland could see the installation of four charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles after councillors agreed to bid for Highways England funds.

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There maybe a chill in the air but autumn is among the best times to explore our great woods and beautiful forests as they become a glorious patchwork of colour. We highlight some of the best to visit to get the best of nature in autumn.

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He’s a man who has become a celebrity in his own town and widely respected for the thousands of pounds he raises annually for charity.

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We take a look at the finalists in the Skills of Tomorrow category of the EDP Business Awards 2017.

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These are the 13 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to trace in the county with crimes ranging from sexual assault to attempted murder.

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Dereham’s air cadets have ditched the normal browns and greens of their camouflage gear to stand out and stand up to cancer.

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A Dereham man, who attempted to meet a ‘child’ following sexual grooming, has been told by a judge that a prison term is a possibility when he is sentenced next month.

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Police are appealing for assistance from members of the public to trace a man who is wanted.

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Vandals have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at a town cemetery, a place largely untouched by criminal activity for 150 years.

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Mobile phone footage of a former Norfolk hunt master making an improper suggestion to a female protester has been shown to a court.

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Dereham’s local air cadet unit is holding an open evening tonight to show what exciting opportunities it can offer.

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Do you remember Dereham’s slaughterhouse, right in the middle of town?

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An inquest has opened into the death of a Swaffham man who was the victim of a car crash on the A47 at Scarning, near Dereham.

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A total of 340 runners competed in Broadland District Council’s ninth annual Marriott’s Way 10K race on Sunday, October 8.

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They came from far and wide to remember a man many regard as the greatest guitarist of all time and his performance in the heart of Norfolk.

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Preparations are well under way for one of the biggest live events in Dereham’s history.

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Hundreds of Jimi Hendrix fans are expected to paint the town purple on Saturday as they celebrate 50 years since the legendary musician played a gig in Dereham.

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She has created bouquets for ballerinas and put together posies for royalty and now florist Janet Dodd is celebrating 30 years in business.

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Two of the nation’s favourite funny men have given a rural mid Norfolk pub a ringing endorsement after dropping in for three meals in a row.

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The victim of a fatal crash on the A47 at Scarning on Saturday was from the Swaffham area, police have said.

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New team vicar for Dereham ministry

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, welcomed a large congregation to All Saints Church in Swanton Morley for the licensing of the Rev James Rosie as Team Vicar of the Dereham and District Team Ministry.

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From a dog looking like it is wearing a hat and about to play a guitar, to sweaty musicians, this year’s Dereham Blues Festival photographic competition once again brought in some top class entries.

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A call for more drastic action has been made to highlight the need for improved safety measures on the A47 following another fatal accident at the weekend.

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When a headteacher at a rural north Norfolk school took the brave decision to ban mobile phones in the classroom he never expected a French TV crew to be interviewing pupils soon afterwards.

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From Father Christmas in a grotto to live reindeer, a tree of wishes, lantern parade, music and a market, Dereham is set to sparkle brighter than ever this festive season.

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Drinkers from Dereham pubs are taking part in a pub crawl with a difference this weekend.

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Jumping Jaz skydives in a flash for charity

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A college student took to the skies in aid of a cancer charity.

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Fans of the music of Jimi Hendrix will be spoilt for choice as two gigs have been organised in Dereham on the same night to mark exactly 50 years since he played in the market town.

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A Dereham woman is appealing for help to trace a coat that belonged to her late grandmother and was given to a charity shop by mistake.

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A Norfolk charity is urging people who depend on heating oil for their homes to buy early and save money ahead of the colder weather and longer nights approaching.

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Signs point to WHSmith store for Dereham

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Estate agent signs on an empty shop in Dereham are raising hopes that a major retailer will soon confirm its intention to open a store in the town.

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Class A drugs seized in raid in Dereham

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Police say they have taken more Class A drugs off of Norfolk’s streets.

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A number of changes to bus services in Norfolk will be introduced later this week.

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Gallery: Zip wire event at Dereham Windmill hailed a success

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Two youngsters, who were injured in separate accidents while enjoying the Dereham Carnival, counted down to the first teddy bear on the zip wire at Dereham Windmill on Sunday.

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A father who set up a crowd-funding page to replace his son’s life-saving nebuliser has reached his target in just eight hours but will carry on fundraising for a charity which supported them.

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New or relocating businesses in Breckland’s five market towns are being given the opportunity to claim up to 80 percent rate relief in their first year.

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It is almost time to get your glitter on, sew in the sequins and take the ride of your life for the Norfolk premiere of one of Broadway’s most popular and acclaimed musicals.

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A youth football club in Dereham is calling on the community for support to help keep the organisation afloat.

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A mouth-watering programme of local talents and skills will be taking to the stage at Dereham’s Memorial Hall in just over two weeks’ time as the town prepares for its first Fringe Festival.

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A new development of 127 houses has been given approval for land behind the redundant maltings in Dereham but the maltings building itself will not be brought back into commercial use.

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Tributes have been paid to the much-loved former chairman of the Dereham RAF association.

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From brilliant arts venues to wonderful artists to great festivals, an amazing array of cultural champions from across the county have been nominated for the 2017 EDP People’s Choice Awards - and now it is time for you to vote for who you think should win the best small organisation or project accolade.

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The residential course remains a popular form of educational break, from pottery and painting to allotment-keeping. But how about cheese-making?

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A programme of resurfacing and improvements to the A47 in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were unveiled at an exhibition in King’s Lynn.

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It was sold out for the sixth consecutive year, and everyone went home happy again from the Reepham Summer Music Festival.

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They came carrying their deckchairs and rucksacks as if to a social event rather than a live concert.

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Significant work has been carried out to make public paths in Dereham more ‘walker-friendly’ and new plaques have been installed to mark the improved routes.

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Love stories are a cinematic staple, but at Dereham’s Hollywood cinema, one real-life romance is about to reach its happily-ever-after.

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The people of Dereham are being urged to pay tribute to a fallen soldier from the town, 100 years after his death.

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The brother of a runner who suffered a cardiac arrest just before the end of the Run Norwich 10K road race said the father-of-two is “lucky to be alive” and keen to thank those who saved his life.

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If you have been lucky enough to dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant recently, the chances are the beautiful garnish on your dish or the mini vegetables in your side salad were grown in Norfolk.

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Volunteers are needed for a project aiming to bring to life the famous letters of a Norfolk family who rose from peasantry to aristocracy.

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A bid to build 100 homes on employment land in Dereham has finally been approved, despite a previous refusal and dismissal at appeal.

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A new development of 14 homes on land in Hockering has been approved in order to give a growing business the opportunity to create new jobs in Breckland.

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A new autism support group aimed at young people is being launched in South Norfolk.

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A social enterprise that aims to provide an affordable way to travel has said that demand for the service is growing fast.

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The Railway Tavern in Dereham raised £154 for Breast Cancer Now charity at the Dereham Carnival.

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A group of Brownies, who won Dereham Carnival’s award for best float in the parade, are donating their £100 prize money to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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Knitted poppies that formed part of a colourful display at the war memorial for the Dereham Carnival are raising money for the Royal British Legion.

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Physical and financial growth are firmly in the sight line of an air rifle shooting range near Dereham.

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Thousands of people came out to line the streets of Dereham to enjoy a colourful Carnival.

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Every last detail is being fine-tuned to ensure Dereham Carnival this Sunday is a celebration to remember.

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Resourceful students foraged for food, built shelters and survived a storm as part of a challenge to test their nerve and build their courage.

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The Dereham Blues Festival has enjoyed another stellar year, with thousands flooding to the mid Norfolk market town to enjoy bands from across the country.

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The final stitches are being put in place to turn a market town into a wonderfully woolly spectacle for its annual carnival.

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A lorry driver was acting on “pure instinct” when he saved a motorist’s life and almost certainly prevented a multiple pile-up.

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