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Population: 9,994

Nearby Towns: King's Lynn, Swaffham, Wisbech

Students in technology challenge

Saturday, December 9, 2017

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

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Teenagers raise £1,100 for hospital

Saturday, December 9, 2017

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

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Norfolk school ‘requires improvement’

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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

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

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When Robert Fleming watched one of the world’s most powerful weapons detonate 60 years ago, little did he know of the lasting impact it would have on future generations.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Three arrested after rave in Norfolk

Monday, October 2, 2017

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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More than 12,000 new homes have been built in the last five years in Norfolk. Will we get the GP surgeries and schools too?

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Elizabeth Truss maintained a tradition stretching back more than 50 years when she won South West Norfolk, with a majority of almost 14,000, in 2015.

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Robbery in Downham Market

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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

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

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

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Makeover for Downham Market station

Friday, April 28, 2017

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

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Could you be Graham’s new friend?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

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Wanted man Jack Stacey arrested

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

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

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Did you see walk-in burglars?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

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Burglary in Downham Market

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

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

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

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Downham Market man wanted by police

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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How did wife carrying come to Norfolk?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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.

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

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An award-winning fish and chip shop will be saying goodbye to owner of 22 years, a colourful character wishing to retire and enjoy the finer things in life.

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A Suffolk punch led a parade through town to commemorate its horsey history.

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The centrepiece of a couple’s wedding day was painstakingly re-created for their 65th anniversary.

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Downham Market Rotary held its annual Technology Tournament for 10 teams of students from Iceni Academy, St Clement’s High School and Witchford Village College.

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Visitors to Downham Grange stepped back into the 1950s on Saturday during the care home’s open day.

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Eight month old Rhodesian ridgeback “Lexi” qualified for Crufts at her first show.

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A new campaign is being launched to build a memorial for Norfolk’s forgotten heroes.
More than 700 air crew who flew from RAF Downham Market were shot down and killed in the Second World War.

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Staff at a Norfolk care home have welcomed an overall good Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection rating.

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A property in Norman Drive was broken into between 7pm and 9.30pm on Saturday, March 4.

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As a West Norfolk councillor, she’s used to the odd stormy scene in the council chamber. But now mum-of-two and Wimbotsham ward member Sandra Squire is set to face mountainous seas in a transatlantic yacht race which last year claimed the lives of two sailors.

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He still features on the town’s sign and for centuries the biggest horse fair in the Fens was named after him.

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Some 5,000 crocuses are in full bloom next to these busy traffic lights in Downham Market.

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The great and the good of west Norfolk’s business community came together at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange for the West Norfolk Mayor’s Business Awards yesterday (Friday, March 3).

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A man suffered a serious chest injury in a collision near Downham Market this morning.

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Detectives are trying to contact the writer of a letter sent to Downham Market police station.

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A commitment to high-welfare production has helped an award-winning pig farmer win new export customers in the USA, farmers’ club members were told.

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A man who conned three elderly women into sponsoring him for a non-existent charity bike ride has been ordered to pay the money back.

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Staff are planning to bring back the rock ‘n roll era at a Downham Market care home by creating a 1950s retro activities lounge.

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A magistrate from Downham Market will be given an OBE for his work in justice, mental health support and the community in Cambridgeshire.

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Good things come to those who wait, they say, and that certainly rings true for Norfolk-born author Gayle Curtis.

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Residents packed a public meeting before councillors voted to oppose proposals for hundreds of new homes.

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Police say it happened at about 11.25am on Saturday after a near-miss incident between a pedestrian and vehicle at a zebra crossing in the Tesco car park.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two people were injured by a dog in separate incidents in the town.

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Developers have applied for outline permission to build on farmland beside the A1122 on the south-eastern outskirts of the town.

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The international Clandestine Cake Club (CCC) is coming to north Norfolk.

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Discussions being held on Friday will focus on the work required to improve road layout, level crossings and track upgrade in the Ely area. The rail junction

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A west Norfolk community is closer to getting a village hub with more space for different activities, thanks to £31,650 from the Prince of Wales’s rural charity.

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Firefighters have left the scene of a blaze at a waste management centre in West Dereham, near Downham Market.

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Greene King Pub Partners has applied to demolish a conservatory beside the Hare Arms at Stow Bardolph, off the A10, replacing it with a new trading area with improved disabled access.

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Dozens of students and staff across west Norfolk donned their most festive woollies, as part of a national charity’s fundraising efforts.

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A coroner wants lessons to be learned after a 23-year-old man was knocked down and killed while walking home in the dark after consuming alcohol.

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Members of a west Norfolk community were treated to a three-course Christmas lunch plus entertainment, courtesy of RAF Marham.

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Vandalism at a Fenland school has been called “senseless” by its headteacher, as pupils and staff come to terms with the attack.

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