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Population: 4,961

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

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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They serve and protect coastal communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Norfolk Wildlife Trust currently have nine different positions available across the county, including a warden role and catering vacancies.

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Hunstanton Road remains closed, with traffic diverted via the Lavender junction while work continues on a roundabout to serve the new development off Redgate Hill.

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For more than 60 years, it has stood in memory of those who lost their lives when the sea smashed through a town’s defences.

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Thirteen hare coursers arrested in Norfolk

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Police have sent out a strong message that they won’t tolerate hare coursing in Norfolk, after the arrest of 13 men and the seizure of their dogs and four vehicles in recent weeks.

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Jordan Dowen, now 16, was riding the short distance from his home in Hunstanton to the town’s Smithdon High School, when he was involved in a collision with a car and suffered horrific head injuries.

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A small dinghy with no-one on board was recovered about two miles off-shore by the Hunstanton RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew.

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A woman in her 80s has died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash on the A149 at Snettisham on December 1.

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Without the vision of Henry Le Strange in the mid-19th century, Hunstanton would not be the seaside resort it is today.

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Youngsters have been working with author John Haden on a book about the gold torcs found outside their village.

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Charities in west Norfolk have bagged £3,000, thanks to residents who recycle.

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People in west Norfolk are being urged in a new advertising campaign to respect taxi drivers in the run-up to Christmas, amid reports of bad behaviour in cabs.

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Police are renewing appeals for witnesses after a crash on the A149 at Snettisham.

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Controversials proposals for a new Lidl store in Heacham were deferred today, to allow the company to look again at the design and the materials used in the building.

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A new classroom block and newly installed trim trail obstacle course were officially opened at Snettisham Primary School by North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham yesterday.

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A new Lidl looks set to be built on the outskirts of Heacham, despite continued opposition from the parish council.

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Thousands of people packed town centres across the county today for the traditional Christmas lights switch-on events.

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A former landing craft from the Vietnam War travelled on a lorry from Tilbury docks to Hunstanton yesterday to join the Searle’s Sea Tours fleet.

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Some of the women were a bit tentative and showed their inexperience on the catwalk - but it was for a good cause.

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The trustees of Thornham village hall can now add to their eco-credentials after being awarded £12,500 in a national energy fund competition.

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Elderly and frail patients are benefiting from an innovative new service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

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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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A west Norfolk hospital is warning people who have experienced norovirus symptoms not to visit and put loved one’s lives at risk.

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A west Norfolk high school has started a consultation after it confirmed it was closing its sixth form to become an 11-16 academy.

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A consultation has started on Smithdon High School becoming an 11-16 academy later this year.

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It has taken several years, but the last of 14 milestones to be restored on the north Norfolk coast has now been installed.

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Youngsters from Snettisham Primary School joined members of the parish council as guests of honour at the launch of the Co-op’s new foodstore in the west Norfolk village, which opened following a £600,000 investment.

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Independent candidate Terence Parish has been elected the new West Norfolk borough councillor for Heacham ward.

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How do you see West Norfolk in 20 years’ time?

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It’s a seaside resort which already has the cliffs, beach, fish and chips and In Bloom awards to boast about – and now it’s got an added attraction.

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Organisers of the largest careers’ show to be held in west Norfolk in recent years are expecting about 2,000 young people to attend.

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A 24-year-old man from Hunstanton is about 6,000 miles into an 18,000-mile trip around the world by tandem bicycle.

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A charity golf day boosted hospital coffers and gave a group of high-flying businessmen the chance to unwind for a few hours.

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More than £650,000 is being invested in a supermarket in Dersingham, which has been taken over by a rival chain.

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A Thornham business has been named as one of the UK finest fledging fish and chip shops in a country-wide competition.

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