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Population: 4,961

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

A whale has been sighted off Hunstanton this afternoon.

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A sign which has been confusing visitors in Hunstanton is set to be moved.

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Sunseekers are being warned to check tide times and not venture out onto sandbanks after a lifeeboat was called out four times over a single weekend.

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Britain in Bloom judges have been casting their eye over two East Anglian towns who are hopeful of success in this year’s contest.

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A new parlour has brought a taste of Italy to Sunny Hunny.

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A survey starts next week to see how Hunstanton’s southern seafront could be redeveloped.

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Health chiefs issue sunburn warning

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Health chiefs are warning people to wear sunscreen after nearly 60 people needed treatment for sunburn in West Norfolk last year.

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A common seal pup discovered among the rocks at Brancaster beach in north Norfolk is recovering well.

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Hunstanton Town Council has welcomed a bid to breathe new life into the resort’s southern seafront.

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An 84-year-old man has been left devastated after thieves stole his beloved collection of cage birds.

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Two men were arrested for shouting abuse outside a police station.

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Congestion on the A149 needs to be dealt with before a revamp of Hunstanton’s southern seafront to boost tourism in the town.

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A popular colourful charity fun run will be coming to Hunstanton this year.

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A tiny patch of land has become the centre of a major village row - with a landowner and parish council at loggerheads over who owns it.

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A seal which was found with a discarded air filter wrapped around his neck has been released after being nursed back to health.

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People in West Norfolk are being urged to support hard working doctors and nurses over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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This idyllic late Georgian residence overlooking the sea, for sale for £895,000, is believed to have been the Bishop of Norwich’s country retreat as well as an army base during the war.

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Police have released CCTV images of two women following a baby milk theft at a Tesco store.

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Three people were arrested on suspicion of drug offences after police raided a property in Hunstanton.

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The first painted ceramic tiles have been laid today on the newly-refurbished toilet block in Hunstanton’s Heritage Gardens.

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For many of us, bad weather is a minor annoyance – but for tourism businesses too much of it can mean the difference between managing or foundering.

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The danger posed to marine animals by discarded waste plastic has been illustrated by a rescued juvenile grey seal displaying some unusual behaviour.

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A popular bus service along the Norfolk coast is being extended by its new operator from today.

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Flood alert issued for Hunstanton

Sunday, April 29, 2018

A flood alert has been issued for part of the Norfolk coast.

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The discovery of Seahenge is being celebrated 20 years after the Bronze Age timber circle was uncovered by the tides on a Norfolk beach.

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Two women have been arrested for drug offences in two seaside resorts.

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A Royal Air Force bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion in Hunstanton.

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A second drop-in public consultation event about the Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan is being held on Monday, April 9.

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The Norfolk Coast has been a nationally protected area for 50 years, and today sees the launch of a series of exciting events to mark the occasion.

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Penguins in a seaside attraction have been showing off their new home.

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There’s plenty to do in West Norfolk over Easter.

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Revised charges at a group of West Norfolk leisure centres go live from Monday.

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Dersingham vicar Mark Capron is swapping the church aisle for the catwalk of the M & Co Charity Fashion Show.

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Proposals to improve public access along a 37-mile stretch of Norfolk coast have been published.

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North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham helped lay the building blocks of McCarthy and Stone’s forthcoming retirement development in Hunstanton.

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Penguins at a sea life centre are getting a bigger home as their colony grows.

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Just days after the departure of the Beast from the East, ponds are stirring with a sure sign Spring’s on its way.

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The mystery objects which washed up on a Norfolk beach turned out to be the remains of ancient trees.

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Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control after a deer was savagely attacked at a nature reserve.

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A bomb disposal unit has been despatched to Holme to investigate an unexploded device on the beach.

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Drivers on the A149 between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton will be monitored by average speed cameras.

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A couple whose young daughter’s underwear was stolen by a man who went on to attempt to abduct a child said he should not have been allowed to walk free from court.

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Video: Police rescue woman from freezing sea

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Police went into the sea to rescue a woman from the water.

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Video: Heavy snowfall in West Norfolk

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

There was heavy snowfall in West Norfolk overnight, with more forecast for today.

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A new one-way system could be brought into force on residential streets in Hunstanton.

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Friends of the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens are reconvening after a short break.

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New project to remember Snettisham 45

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A village which lost one in six of its young men to the First World War is pledging to remember them all.

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A driver faces a trip to see the beak after being pulled over near the bird reserve at Titchwell.

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Serious flooding like the 2013 storm surge which devastated Norfolk’s coastline are set to become more frequent, scientists warn.

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A colony of leaf-cutter ants have received what is believed to be the world’s smallest Valentine’s Day card.

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Plans to demolish a former print works and build flats on the site have been turned down.

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Plans to demolish a former print works and build 16 flats look set to get the go-ahead.

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A new coastal management plan is being drawn up for Hunstanton.

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

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People will be able to refill water bottles for free at shops, cafes, businesses and water fountains across England as part of a scheme tested in Norfolk.

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Hunstanton bus station could be moved

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A survey which could see Hunstanton’s bus station and library move is under way.

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Plans to build 30 affordable homes on a field in Hunstanton have angered people living around the site.

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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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