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Population: 7,357

Nearby Towns: Dereham, Holt, Hunstanton

A man had to be forcibly restrained after he bit a nurse who was trying care for him.

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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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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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