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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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An author who spent 12 years of her life in north Norfolk is set to publish her first murder mystery novel, which is based in the area.

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A person had to be cut free from a car after a crash on the the A148 at Tattersett.

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A well-attended music festival kicked-off a jam-packed week of fun events in Fakenham.

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A loving daughter has dedicated a new website that remembers fallen heroes to a Norfolk man whose passion was researching past wars.

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It was once the shocking scene of a devastating fire.

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It’s taken about 10 years but a replica of First World War German ace, Baron Von Richthofen’s triplane is now ready to fly.

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Two friends from Fakenham are taking part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100-mile bike ride, on Sunday, July 29.

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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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It was the first large military road run in the county and featured vintage vehicles from across Norfolk and north Suffolk.

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A Norfolk brewery will be featured at the biggest beer festival in the country - partly thanks to a team member having to go gluten free.

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Resurfacing work will begin at a popular Fakenham car park in September, ahead of the introduction of parking charges, a Norfolk council has decided.

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Four inland market towns in north Norfolk are set to get a £400,000 boost to help regeneration.

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A gym, a brass band and the Benjamin Foundation are among the groups and projects given a boost in the latest distribution of funds from a council fund.

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Future generations will be able to enjoy a new garden for adults with learning disabilities in Fakenham.

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Thousands of Norfolk residents are proud to have been born and bred in the East of England for generations.

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The A148 in north Norfolk has reopened following a multiple-vehicle accident.

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Businesses can learn how to save money and avoid costly marketing and advertising mistakes at a networking event.

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Three west Norfolk businessmen have raised £25,000 for a cancer charity after completing the London Marathon.

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One of the region’s largest hauliers has fitted out its fleet with in-cab cameras which have already helped to resolve an accident.

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A Norfolk family retailer says it is in a “very positive” position following a strong 2017 which saw pre-tax profit increase by 12%.

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Fakenham Town Council is appealing to local people to nominate kind-hearted residents for its annual Community Volunteer Award.

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At around 11.30am on Saturday, May 5, a north Norfolk charity will sell its 50,000th book in a nine-year quest to raise funds for the repair of a village church.

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The town of Fakenham usually has an average of around five reported thefts per month but this week that number was almost reached in a single night.

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It’s full steam ahead for the regeneration of a former RAF station near Fakenham with another 94 homes to be built on the site.

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Fans of ex-professional footballers and reality TV stars jostled for pole position to watch a charity football match at Fakenham Town’s ground.

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An ex-servicewoman who celebrated her 99th birthday in February laid the wreath at a former Norfolk station as it belatedly celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

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Former professional footballers, celebrities and community heroes will be turning out for a charity team at a match in Fakenham tomorrow.

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A travel giant is boosting its links between Norwich and a north Norfolk market town with greener vehicles.

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The announcement that a bus service currently serving a route from Kings Lynn to Norwich is to be taken on by a new provider and heavily modified has caused fury among affected communities.

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There has been a mixture of confusion and anger in a mid-Norfolk village after a new bus timetable revealed that their community would no longer be serviced.

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The current state of the A47 is holding back the growth of Norfolk’s economy, according to business bosses who want to see the road fully dualled.

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Two Norfolk venues have made the shortlist for the first time in the GQ Food and Drink Awards, and they are owned by the same people.

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Drivers can now use their mobile devices to pay at North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) car parks, as well as cash and card payments.

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The NHS has issued a call for blood donors after poor weather conditions led to a significant decline in blood stocks.

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A farm company was wrongly penalised after a gamekeeper poisoned wild birds of prey to preserve game birds for shooting, the High Court has ruled.

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Five men have been dubbed #localsuperheroes for travelling around north Norfolk helping stranded drivers during the cold spell.

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A man who lives in Fakenham travelled more than 320 miles across Norfolk over 16 hours in order to pull stranded motorists to safety.

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An actress who entertained audiences across Norfolk with her singing and character roles had one final standing ovation - at her funeral.

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How does heavy snow affect businesses?

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Snow. In most of us it either brings out childish glee or grumpiness.

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The oldest member of a north Norfolk seated exercise class is proving you are never too old to keep fit.

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A man was arrested after a nurse was bitten in A&E at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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Plans for an equestrian business in north norfolk were refused despite the applicant claiming it would create two jobs and boost the economy.

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Parts of Norfolk could see further wintry showers today before temperatures plummet overnight.

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A new bus service will enable people to travel from Norwich to Fakenham every hour, six-days-a-week.

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Norfolk’s disused rail lines could be turned into cycle paths or walking routes.

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Former Norwich City footballer Iwan Roberts scored a hit with Sheringham shoppers when he turned out to open a new Specsavers store in the town centre.

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The inclusion of two Fakenham junctions on a list of the county council’s top 10 accident blackspots has prompted renewed calls for roundabouts to be installed.

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The deputy manager of a nursery in Fakenham has said that an arson attack on a storage container has destroyed thousands of pounds worth of toys and equipment.

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Another North Norfolk district councillor has quit the Conservative group, in the latest in a string of similar resignations.

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A fire at Fakenham Connect this morning was started deliberately, police have said.

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A well-known member of the Norfolk equestrian scene, former hunt master and chairman of Fakenham Racecourse has passed away aged 83.

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Hundreds of homes are without power in north Norfolk.

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Tributes have been paid to a Norfolk D-Day veteran, who has died at the age of 97.

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A charity set up in memory of a Norfolk teenager has brought smiles to the faces of dozens of children facing Christmas in hospital.

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Norfolk’s biggest musical extravaganza goes from strength to strength with more than 24,500 tickets already sold for 2018’s Thursford Christmas Spectacular - with several days still left of this year’s shows.

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Gallery: Nature photography goes on display at Pensthorpe

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The ever-changing kaleidoscope of light, patterns and colours at Pensthorpe Natural Park creates a rich vein of material for budding photographers.

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The East Anglian air ambulance landed at a playing field in Briston in North Norfolk yesterday afternoon.

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A lovely Christmas experience is on offer at Holkham Hall’s festive food fair, which is on today and tomorrow, from 10am to 5pm.

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A slimmer lost 7st after being shamed into action following a frightening wake-up call on a Welsh mountain.

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Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced she will be performing in Norfolk next summer.

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Gallery: Fakenham light switch on event comes back with a bang

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Fakenham Christmas lights made a spectacular return this year thanks to the hard work of a local woman.

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A £12.6m investment in state-of-the-art sporting facilities in North Norfolk will go before Cabinet councillors for approval on Monday, December 4.

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It’s always a beautiful sight, rows of twinkling Christmas trees lining the pews and choir stalls and even in the font.

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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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Savoury snacks and fizzy drinks were stolen in a burglary at Fakenham Town football club.

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It wouldn’t be Christmas in Fakenham without the Christmas Tree Festival in the parish church.

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Youngsters at a Fakenham indoor bowling club are on a roll after receiving a donation to fund new equipment from electricity company, UK Power Networks.

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A Norfolk law firm has expanded its reach across the county with the opening of its seventh office.

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He’s more used to pony tails on an actual pony but four-year-old Kaiden Griffin looked quite at home for a hairdressing job with a difference.

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A Norfolk council has been forced to make a U-turn after a public outcry over plans to sell a popular car park in Fakenham.

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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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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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