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Population: 3,550

Nearby Towns: Cromer, Fakenham, Sheringham

Modern day Holt was shaped in 1708 when a fire destroyed most of the medieval town, and saw it replaced by the Georgian street scene that is part of its charm today.

Its famous independent school Gresham’s dates back even further to 1555, and boasts former pupils ranging from composer Benjamin Britten to bagless vacuum cleaner inventor Sir James Dyson

The town is a Mecca for shoppers due to its range of independent traders including department store Bakers and Larners.

On its doorstep is Holt Country Park and one end of the North Norfolk Railway heritage railway line.

A new application for more than 100 homes on the edge of Holt has the added bonus of providing land for a new primary school.

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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 MP will talk about the Holt he knows and loves as part of an interview series.

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A school bus was held up at roadworks by contractors who had been told to let it through, making many of the pupils on board late for their first day.

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A regional accountancy and business advice firm has welcomed its newest cohort of trainees.

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A special exhibition celebrates the contributions that students at one of Norfolk’s most famous public schools have made in the field of design, engineering and the arts in the 20th century.

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The fourth Holt 1940s Weekend, which is part of North Norfolk Railway’s (NNR) popular attraction, is set to be the best yet.

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North Norfolk has become the full-time home of two of the fabulous GoGoHares that have taken the region by storm.

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Nearly 60 people attended the inaugural meeting of the Holt People’s Forum to discuss how the north Norfolk town could spend £100,000.

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Norfolk-born Olivia Colman has been named the most powerful person in British television, according to a ranking by the Radio Times.

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A memorial to commemorate seven airmen killed in a plane crash 50 years ago was unveiled at Holt Country Park.

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A heritage railway has postponed its annual autumn steam gala due to fears that damage could be caused to the picturesque north Norfolk coast by fires along the line, because of the recent dry weather.

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Seven men lost their lives when two planes collided 50 years ago. The night is still rememembered by the people of Holt, and in the landscape itself

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A Norfolk council will appeal a decision not to hold a public inquiry into controversial plans for two wind turbines.

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Opposing views have been expressed after it emerged that there would be no new public inquiry into controversial plans for two wind turbines in north Norfolk.

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Hopes of campaigners for a new public inquiry into controversial plans for two wind turbines in north Norfolk have been dashed by a new High Court ruling.

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The discovery of dead crayfish in a Norfolk river has raised concerns about the survival of an iconic species.

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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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East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Holt is benefiting from the artistic touch of Lucy Loveheart.

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A North Norfolk artist is this year’s winner of Holt Festival’s Sir John Hurt Art Prize and the accompanying cheque for £1,750.

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It was once the hub of the village and the new people at the Black Boys in Aldborough aim to spend about £50,000 to restore it to its former glory.

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A Norfolk couple whose lives have been inextricably linked with one of the county’s biggest business success stories have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

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Santander’s North Walsham branch will be shut temporarily from today until August 22 while a complete refurbishment is carried out.

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A north Norfolk church twice targeted by lead thieves has received a £95,000 National Lottery grant.

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Pupils at Gresham’s School in Holt achieved four points above the global average on IB Diploma results day with an average score of 34 points.

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Tributes have been paid to a “Norfolk gentleman” who worked for over 30 years as a magistrate and was also a devoted family man.

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Controversial plans for an off-shore wind farm sparked a public debate at a meeting hosted by a Norfolk MP.

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A new Co-op food store and a care village could be built on the old station yard site in Reepham.

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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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People in north Norfolk can have their say on plans for a controversial off-shore wind farm at a meeting hosted by MP Norman Lamb.

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Cromer will host the Rotary Club of Holt and District’s 12th annual golf day for the first time.

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A motorist was lucky to escape with slight injuries after a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

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Ex-pupils and rugby internationals Tom and Ben Youngs were the special guests at Gresham’s in Holt as it marked the end of the academic year.

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More than 100 objections have been made to proposals to build four huge silos within 30 metres of a country park.

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A raising the roof fundraising auction is being held at a Norfolk church that was twice targeted by lead thieves last year.

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A popular annual arts festival has special Norfolk Day events planned in its 10th anniversary year.

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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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Police have released CCTV images of two women they want to speak to after an incident of fraud at Budgens in Holt.

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A Norfolk fayre returned on the weekend and was so successful it will be back next year.

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Police have identified two men sought in connection with a theft in Holt.

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Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with a theft in Holt.

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Organisers of the fourth annual Holt 1940s weekend are inviting stall-holders to set up a pitch in the north Norfolk town.

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Traditionally held around the Summer Solstice, the Aldborough fayre in north Norfolk stretches back almost 800 years to the 13th century.

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Police have released CCTV images of two people they want to talk to following a supermarket fraud in Holt.

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A six-week consultation has started on a draft neighbourhood development plan which will help shape the future of two north Norfolk villages.

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Naturalist and broadcaster Simon King officially opened a new 600 sq m wildlife pond and hide area at Kelling Heath Holiday Park in north Norfolk.

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A wartime evacuee has been reliving wonderful memories of his time at a Norfolk farm where three spinster sisters used to bathe him and his two brothers.

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

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Norfolk mother Kyra Welch, writes about her experiences with her terminally ill four-year-old son Kaiden Griffin.

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A young mother has seen her dream come true, as the keys to her own home in the town she grew up in were handed to her.

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A fundraising auction is being held at a Norfolk church that was twice targeted by lead thieves last year.

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An iconic Norfolk name is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2020.

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A classic vehicles show and vintage fair will be held to raise money for vital repairs at a 1,000-year-old Norfolk church.

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The best work by individual members of the North Norfolk Photographic Society was judged in an annual competition.

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Two north Norfolk residents have made it their mission to keep a rare breed of animal safe in the north Norfolk District.

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A Holt single mum is thought to be the first UK woman to complete a triple Ironman triathlon challenge.

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Police have released CCTV images of a woman they want to speak to after a theft in Holt.

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Revised plans to build much-needed new affordable homes as part of a mixed development at a north Norfolk village have been submitted.

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A multi-disciplinary construction consultancy has helped to develop and construct a new activity centre with one of Britain’s tallest climbing towers for a Norfolk school.

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A Norfolk council has apologised to a wheelchair-bound man and paid him £1,700 after being rapped over a housing complaint.

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Much-needed new affordable homes could be built in a north Norfolk village.

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A photographic society continues to impress against other clubs from across the country.

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A new heritage trail revealing the history and hidden secrets of Holt has been formally unveiled.

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Do you know anything about a John Rowland Cuthbert who died in the Second World War, and was from High Kelling, near Holt?

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The future of a thriving north Norfolk town could depend on tracking down a woman in America and getting her to sign a contract to release land for a car park.

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Holt rugby club’s long-standing chaplain Nick Bell is set to enjoy a special trip to Twickenham, as part of a volunteer recognition programme.

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Norfolk mother Kyra Welch, writes about her experiences with her terminally ill four-year-old son Kaiden Griffin. Kaiden, who grew up in North Creake, near Fakenham, now lives in Holt has an abnormal heart, lungs and veins and the situation is too complex for him to undergo an operation...

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Eminent photographer Colin Westgate has shown some of his landscape images to members of the North Norfolk Photographic Society.

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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 new documentary tells the story of the refugees who escaped the Nazi regime and found refuge in the UK through the remarkable images of photographer Lotte Meitner-Graf. Simon Parkin talks to the Norfolk filmmaker behind Through Lotte’s Lens.

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A new community hub in Holt to house the tourist information centre (TIC) and hold exhibitions could be up and running by May.

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Army and rail dignitaries will join museum staff at the presentation of the third nameplate cast for the Royal Norfolk Regiment steam locomotive, which runs on the North Norfolk Railway (NNR).

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A group from North Norfolk Coalition Against Cuts will be demonstrating at Kelling Hospital and in Holt town centre on Saturday, March 10.

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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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A pupil of Gresham’s School in Holt has been rewarded with a special certificate to mark his skill in speaking from the Book of Common Prayer.

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A youth football club is being backed by a car dealership which has provided new kits for coaches worth up to £300 for all future games and training sessions.

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A north Norfolk hospital chaplain has taken “early retirement” at the age of 96.

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Loneliness is one of the main problems facing people in rural north Norfolk and a community café in Holt has won recognition for the work it does in tackling the problem in the community.

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Millions fewer journeys are being made on Norfolk buses, with figures showing a near 10pc drop in passenger numbers within three years.

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A question mark is looming over the future of north Norfolk’s popular Coasthopper bus service, after Stagecoach announced it was reviewing its King’s Lynn-based operations.

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North Norfolk is on the road to becoming one of the first areas in the county to provide dementia-friendly trains and buses – a move which could have knock-on benefits for passengers with other health problems.

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A north Norfolk school has received a good Ofsted report.

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An intrepid brain injury survivor from north Norfolk has just completed the fourth leg of the Clipper 17/18 Round the World Yacht Race.

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A play set in north Norfolk that wowed audiences at the Holt Festival has been optioned by the TV production company behind Father Ted and Outnumbered.

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History does not record whose original idea it was - but 25 years ago a group of budding thespians decided there was enough talent in a north Norfolk village to support an annual pantomime.

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A laugh-out-loud coming of age comedy about sexual identity that was a hit at last year’s Holt Festival is being rolled out across the county.

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The Sheringham Post Office is advising their customers to get packages away by 1pm today before the shop closes for refurbishment.

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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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Hundreds of homes are without power in north Norfolk.

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A new residential development comprising 52 new homes could be built on land to the north-east of Hempstead Road in Holt.

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The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has become quite a cult figure among the young and Granny Corbyn - in the shape of a north Norfolk schoolgirl - came to the rescue in Aldborough Primary School’s Christmas show.

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Police are linking a number of incidents where cars were damaged in High Kelling, near Holt.

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Gresham’s Girls have recorded a second single, a cover version of the Depeche Mode song, Enjoy the Silence, to help raise money for school charities.

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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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An image of a row of sanderlings with their heads tucked under their wings was one of the winners at a photography competition.

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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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They’ve done it again. Shortly after winning a competition against nine other clubs in the Fens, North Norfolk Photographic Society has beaten three more local camera clubs in a competition.

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