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Population: 7,357

Nearby Towns: Dereham, Holt, Hunstanton

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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There are new faces behind the bar at The Bull in Fakenham.

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Fakenham town councillors have raised objections to a planning application for a new two storey retail unit in the centre of the town.

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What comes to mind when you think of a film set? Big studios and state of the art technology against the backdrop of a big city.

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Children at the Pilgrim Federation of primary schools in north Norfolk have a lot of activities to look forward to this year, including a live radio broadcast.

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Police in Fakenham said a teenager was found to be in possession of drugs at a park in Fakenham last night.

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A truly North Norfolk ale is on the way after the Sheringham Horticultural Society and the Norfolk Brewhouse teamed up to plant a hop garden.

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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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A commitment to animal welfare and a dramatic reduction in the use of antibiotics have made a Norfolk pig farmer the best in the business, according to the fast-food chain he supplies.

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A beer first brewed to raise money to help communities affected by the floods in north Norfolk is set to be showcased at the Great British beer festival.

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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A 60-year-old man called police and threatened to kill Muslims on the day of the Manchester terror attack, a court heard.

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It has been called the finest historic church in Norfolk, and one of the best in Britain.

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Some of them may be in their 90s but a growing group of older people in Fakenham are keeping fit by taking part in regular seated aerobics classes.

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He lost seven stone in weight to take up long distance cycling and turn his life around and now Robert Dalzell will take on another 100-mile cycle race this weekend in memory of his “inspiration”.

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Celebrations for a Norfolk performing group’s 50th anniversary have got off to a flying start, after one of its actors secured a place at RADA.

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The unmistakeable roar of Harley Davidson engines will return to Fakenham this year for a second rally in the town set to be three times bigger than the first.

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Burglars probably left empty-handed after breaking into a property in Hempton, near Fakenham.

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Motorists are being warned that diversions will be in place when repairs and resurfacing work is carried out to the pavement on Bridge Street, Fakenham next month.

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The community rallied round to support a village fete on one of the hottest days of the year.

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Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

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A woman in her 40s died after suffering a cardiac arrest at an address in Great Ryburgh, near Fakenham.

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A new crop nutrition company has celebrated the official opening of its factory with hundreds of invited guests.

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First there was Chalky the all-white blackbird - and now another rare bird has been spotted in Norfolk - Alby the albino sparrow.

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The search is on for descendants of young soldier Cecil Henry Bowles from Fakenham 100 years since his death in the First World War when his troop carrier was torpedoed off the Italian coast.

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The new chairman of North Norfolk District Council said it was “quite humbling” to take on the role.

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A tenfold increase in home deliveries has prompted a Norfolk haulier to instil a stronger customer service ethos in its drivers.

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Two NHS nurses are touring care homes in central Norfolk, on a mission to support staff in keeping residents safe and well.

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Police are appealing for information after vans with false or foreign plates were seen behaving suspiciously.

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The last of Norfolk’s eel catchers will reminisce about their lives in a film premiere being shown as part of a series of free events.

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Fresh calls have been made for the incoming government to focus on Norfolk’s infrastructure needs to unlock the county’s economic potential.

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The Liberal Democrats held their own in the county council elections in North Norfolk, while the UK vote collapsed.

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A business owner has told how she struggles to trust people after a former employee stole almost £26,000 from her company.

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Three generations of the same family were among the runners who successfully completed the London Marathon on Sunday.

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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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The pay-and-display section of a car park in Fakenham will be closed for two days next week to allow tree maintenance to be carried out.

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Easter is one of the most important dates in the calendar for a chocolatier – and this year millions of treats from Norfolk will be eaten across the country.

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

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Jamie Baxter shook his head after being found guilty of laundering thousands from his previous employer to live a “lavish lifestyle”.

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An articulated lorry from haulage firm Jack Richards & Son helped youngsters from Toftwood learn the important message of staying safe near large vehicles.

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It’s one of the trendiest parts of the region so it’s no surprise that a new trend that’s popular with ‘hipster’ communities across the country has proved a success on the north Norfolk coast.

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The clean-up may have only just started but organisers of the annual Fakenham beer festival are already planning ahead for next year’s event.

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A record number of buildings in the East of England have been shortlisted for awards in this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards.

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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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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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A restaurant apprentice from Fakenham challenged MPs to take part in pint-pulling, spud peeling, dough stretching, bottle opening and cocktail making during an Apprenticeship Week event at the House of Commons.

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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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Emergency services were called to an address in Melton Constable in north Norfolk where a sudden death had occurred.

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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 secret to a long and healthy life may sit with a village in north Norfolk.

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A north Norfolk community wants to set up a blueprint for how development in the parish will be carried out in future 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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Gallery: Sunshine and smiles as Fakenham goes racing

Monday, February 20, 2017

The sun shone on racegoers for the National Hunt meeting at Fakenham Racecourse on Friday.

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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 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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Being homeless is more than not having a home. It’s days filled with loneliness, weeks with no money and years with no hope.

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The Crown in Fakenham will reopen tomorrow night, Friday, February 10.

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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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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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Cabinet members have decided to press ahead with proposals to develop four of the council’s assets in north Norfolk.

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A cycling club set up two years ago in north Norfolk by friends who wanted to lose weight and get fitter now has some 120 members.

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A weekend away to Amsterdam has left one group from Fakenham hundreds of pounds out-of-pocket after they fell victim to a scam on a booking website.

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The last surviving child of WJ Aldiss, the founder of the Aldiss department store in Fakenham, has celebrated her 100th birthday.

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The Crown in Fakenham will open again in the next couple of weeks under new management.

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A group of women that run a monthly coffee morning at the Memorial Pavilion, South Creake’s community centre, has already raised £500 towards a defibrillator from the fundraising get-togethers.

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Two extra shows have been added to this year’s Thursford Christmas spectacular to meet demand- 10 months before it’s due to start.

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Community chiefs are calling for the Fakenham College site in Wells Road to be looked after and well-used after sixth formers move out later this year.

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An extraordinary meeting of Fakenham Town Council will be held on Wednesday.

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A project to raise £35,000 and repair the bell tower at Fakenham Junior School is on course to meet its target, after being launched four months ago.

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The A47 at Narborough in west Norfolk has reopened, following a crash involving two lorries.

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Protesters gathered at a school crossing in Briston, near Melton Constable, yesterday against proposals to cut a lollipop service.

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It’s a challenge that has never been completed before, and Adrian Riley did it with two weeks to spare.

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A man has written a second book to raise more money for a hospital in his wife’s memory.

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A government inspector will have ther final say over controversial plans to build 200 homes in the middle of the village after a six-day public hearing in April.

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The former hotel and coaching inn opened as a restaurant and bar last year after being shut for around seven years.

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A 94-year-old woman had a “lucky escape” when a blaze tore through her house in the early hours of the morning.

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Active Fakenham will be repeating last year’s official British Cycling trials, along with a UK Athletics RunEngland 5k running race and fun run on Sunday, April 16.

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Trinity College Cambridge first revealed plans to build on the northern outskirts of the town in 2009.

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Some councillors believe the building, in the Queens Road Cemetery, could be turned into an “attractive public facility” for concerts, weddings and events, as well as council offices and a meeting room.

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A west Norfolk radio station is hoping to put smiles back on the faces of hundreds of children this Christmas, when they each receive a gift donated through an annual appeal.

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A club founded to support ex-servicemen has voted to cut its ties with the British Legion.

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About half the staff at a west Norfolk care home have been ordered to leave Britain, after the licence allowing them to legally work here was withdrawn.

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It was a dreary area not much frequented by youngsters before its makeover.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a collision on the A148 at Harpley, near Hillington, yesterday.

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Fakenham Academy students’ gift of love

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Almost 100 people in some of Europe’s poorest countries will have a present from north Norfolk this Christmas.

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