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Population: 4,961

Nearby Towns: Fakenham, King's Lynn, Wells-next-the-Sea

Thousands of leisure centre users in West Norfolk could face higher charges for sports facilities.

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Homeless women and those on low incomes in West Norfolk will benefit from the extension of a service set up to provide free sanitary products at libraries.

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This is the terrifying moment a masked man armed with a 10ins kitchen knife tried to rob a corner shop.

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Police hunt knife robber in resort

Friday, January 5, 2018

A female shop worker was threatened with a knife by a masked man demanding money.

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New car wash proposed for resort

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A new hand car wash could be build at a seaside supermarket.

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Riddle of Norfolk whale sightings

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Mystery surrounds reports a group of whales have been sighted in The Wash.

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Police in West Norfolk made two arrests as the Christmas drink drive campaign gets into full swing.

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Hunstanton’s library and bus station could be moved to make way for new development.

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An historic Fakenham pub which closed just weeks after reopening could open again by Christmas.

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Man denies sex offences against chickens

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A 59-year-old man has denied sexual offences against chickens and stealing female underwear from a washing line.

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A couple who died after their car ploughed into a lorry have been named.

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Hunstanton lifeboat was launched in the early hours to go to the aid of two vessels in difficulty in The Wash.

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At just 18-years-old, Roland Worth became a part of living history after he landed on the beaches of Normandy on D Day in 1944.

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Janice Curtis has shown her support for both her sister and the chemotherapy team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with a £3,250 donation.

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Blue Planet shows us some of the wonders that lie beneath the waves around the world.

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Peter Andre is heading to Hunstanton

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Peter Andre is heading to Norfolk for a special live appearence.

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Eight young seals were released back into the wild today after being cared for a Norfolk marine sanctuary.

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Tides are expected to be higher than usual tomorrow on the coast between Hunstanton and King’s Lynn.

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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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Video: Weird Norfolk: The grey lady of Hunstanton Hall

Friday, September 29, 2017

While they were essential to an enchanting Arabian Night, magical carpets aren’t just confined to folklore and far-flung lands – in Norfolk, the thread of a story of one such carpet and its Tudor home has been embroidered through the centuries from the 1700s.

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Police are hunting a white Audi after a gang blew up a cashpoint in a bank raid.

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Bank raiders used a new tactic to escape with thousands from a coastal cashpoint.

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The site of a former print works could be turned into flats.

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More access roads look set to be built from a new housing estate on the edge of Hunstanton onto the main A149.

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Crowds flocked to Hunstanton for the revival of the town’s once legendary kart races.

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Could a solar storm in space hold the key to a spate of whale strandings around the North Sea?

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A Norfolk delicatessen has been named among the brightest small businesses in the UK in an initiative to promote smaller companies.

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It’s been the subject of heated debate up on the coast at Hunstanton.

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An ancient oak collection chest has been stolen from a village church.

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Four properties in Hunstanton and Holme were burgled over the course of two nights.

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A family swept away by the sea were minutes from tragedy, says a lifeboat official.

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A private school has unveiled plans to launch a sports academy when the new academic year begins in September.

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

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Five West Norfolk parks are among the best in Britain.

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Crowds enjoyed the fantastic floral displays and entertainment at the 43rd Old Hunstanton Flower Festival.

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Crowds flocked to Hunstanton for the annual allotments open day.

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A new hi-tech vehicle will help police to reach emergencies in tricky terrain, including beaches, farms and rural woodland.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash which left a woman in a critical condition.

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Conservation organisers and individuals are in a race against time to discover the special wildlife on North Norfolk’s coast.

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A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in Hunstanton.

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A jazz band will be headlining Old Hunstanton’s Church Flower Festival and Fete this summer.

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Deer oh deer - pleasure boats rescued a muntjac which swam out to sea.

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Two anglers were rescued by Hunstanton lifeboat after their boat broke down in The Wash.

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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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Firefighters were today called to deal with a shed and hedge on fire.

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Crowds gathered last night as firefighters battled a fire in a chip shop.

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Bomb disposal experts were called out tonight after a suspected unexploded shell was found on a Norfolk beach.

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For those looking forward to a summer in Sunny Hunny, you can keep hydrated and protect the environment by visiting a water refill station.

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A primary school has gone from being in special measures to achieving a good rating from the education watchdog.

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A life-sized statue of Hunstanton’s founding father now stands proudly on the Green.

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A steering group has been formed to campaign to restore the railway between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton.

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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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Carnival’s coming back to Hunstanton this summer, with a two-day extravaganza on and around the Green.

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New recruits have been put through their paces after signing up to become retained firefighters.

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Further calls have been made for people to stay safe at the seaside after several people got into difficulties during the weekend.

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A five-armed friend is returning to Norfolk beaches lending an extra hand to families to help keep their children safe this summer.

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How to beat the Bank Holiday jams

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

If it’s as hot as they’re forecasting it will be, one thing’s as sure as sunburn this weekend.

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Biker died on ride to Hunstanton

Friday, May 19, 2017

A 45-year-old lorry driver died when his motorcycle collided with a car, a court was told.

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Police are hunting a store thief who snatched cash from a till before escaping on a bike.

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The continuing death toll on British farms has prompted a Norfolk farming consultant to reveal his top ten list of “stupid and irresponsible acts” in a bid to prevent further tragedies.

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If you’ve been to Sunny Hunny this weekend, do you wish you could have caught the train?

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A stingray at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary has given birth to quadruplets.

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Almost 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for the rail link to be restored between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton.

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Riddle of missing town sign solved

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It’s been a much-loved landmark for donkey’s years. But in recent times, it’s started showing its age.

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Memories of Hunstanton pier fire

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It was almost certainly the biggest blaze the town had ever seen.

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The pitter-patter of tiny penguin feet could be heard at Hunstanton this summer.

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A couple and their young child had to be rescued after being trapped in their car at Beach Road in Brancaster.

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Most days, it would take you less than 30 minutes to get from Hunstanton to King’s Lynn.

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Most days, it would take you less than 30 minutes to get from King’s Lynn to Hunstanton.

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Staff from the Sainsbury’s store in Hunstanton are celebrating after they raised £2,224 for Comic Relief.

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Two friends have completed the journey of a lifetime but it didn’t come without its ups and downs.

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A new tropical rainforest enclosure at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary carries some important conservation messages.

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Arson attack at Hunstanton toilets

Friday, March 24, 2017

Firefighters were called to a fire in public toilets at St Edmund’s Terrace, near the seafront.

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A Norfolk artist is set for his second one man show in Hong Kong.

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In their first official release of the season, four grey seals named after Star Wars characters have been released back into the wild by Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary.

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Victory has tasted sweet and citrusy for the winner of Norfolk’s first Marmalade Making Awards.

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A woman has been assaulted in an apparently motiveless attack as she walked through a cemetery near the centre of Hunstanton.

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More of Norfolk’s coastline could gain extra protection from development after a 12-year battle.

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Work begins on Hunstanton Prom

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Parts of the promenade at Hunstanton could be closed over the next few weeks as repairs get under way.

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While families were enjoying their Christmas morning, Raymond Harris gave up his and went for a sponsored swim in the North Sea to raise money for CHIPS - a charity set up on behalf of the gaming industry, which aims to provide specialised powered wheelchairs for children with severe mobility problems.

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A Christian charity which flies aid and medical supplies to remote areas of third world countries brought one of its planes to a Norfolk church which is supporting it.

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A new roundabout is being built at the bottom of Redgate Hill to serve a new housing development on the southern side of Hunstanton.

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A memorial to 31 victims of the 1953 floods looks set to be staying put.

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Land with outline permission for 120 new properties has been sold to an unknown developer.

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A £1.3m project to celebrate the vision of the founder of Hunstanton, Henry Le Strange, has taken a step closer with the appointment of a contractor to carry out the work.

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