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Your Town | North Walsham

Population: 12,463

Nearby Towns: Aylsham, Cromer, Sheringham

Like its better known village neighbour Worstead, North Walsham’s early prosperity was due to the cloth of incoming Flemish weavers.

In 1381 it was a battlefield at the climax of a Peasants’ Revolt, which saw the peasants defeated by the heavily armed forces of the Bishop of Norwich and the peasants’ leader Geoffrey Litester hung drawn and quartered.

Paston Sixth form College includes buildings from the old school bearing the same name where Horatio Nelson was educated from 1868-1771.

A great fire in 1600 destroyed 118 homes and the previous market cross.

Today’s town has a busy market, a £5m Atrium arts centre, and Davenport’s Magic Kingdom museum and performance centre.

Two North Norfolk radio presenters are aiming to put the region on the map in the US by providing a new British music podcast/broadcast in New York.

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Twenty-five years ago, when Nick Lee started Broadland Travel in North Walsham, it was rare for a family to holiday in the Caribbean or Far East.

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A new exhibition looks at life in Broadland during the First World War. Items on display include a photo album of a museum volunteer’s family, letters written from the home front, a bayonet and sword from the time, posters from the home front, knitted poppies, and a display of a Broadland family at home at the time, Reporter DAVID BALE went to the Museum of the Broads to speak to curator Nicola Hems and find out more.

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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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A north Norfolk church will once again host an eclectic art exhibition and sale of work by three Norfolk artists.

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Opponents of a controversial scheme for new homes in a north Norfolk village plan to ask the developers to change their minds.

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As pub crawls go, 11 years takes some beating.

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A group of school friends celebrating their 60th birthdays are planning a reunion to mark the milestone.

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb will officially open the new Specsavers store in North Walsham.

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The Commonwealth’s newly-minted squash champion is set to return to the Norfolk leisure centre where he first picked up a racquet.

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A reunion of the former North Walsham High School for Girls (intake year 1947) will take place in the North Norfolk town.

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A regional accountancy firm has bolstered its presence in Suffolk through a merger with another practice.

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Cake, cookies and other treats were on offer as part of an Easter fundraiser run by Bradfield Cricket Club.

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Members of North Walsham Churches Together took part in the annual Good Friday walk of witness, despite the dull and overcast conditions.

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Young people from a north Norfolk amateur dramatic group are staging their first youth plays in a decade.

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A Norfolk market stallholder has dreamed of playing the role of Fagin his entire life.

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A restored Norfolk canal has been included in a national challenge for boat users.

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A Norfolk recycling plant will be expanded from four hectares to six, despite being in the open countryside.

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Twelve students have been mending fences at Sainsbury’s after some of their colleagues let them down by shoplifting.

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It’s a debate that elicits passionate opinions on both sides.

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A huge expansion at a Norfolk recycling plant looks set to be turned down by councillors.

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A new telecommunications mast is still not operational three months after it was due to go live - and a Norfolk MP wants to know why.

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A Norfolk school has lifted a ban on children entering a Sainsbury’s store after just four days.

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A school headteacher has defended a decision to co-operate with a supermarket on banning children from its store, after criticism on social media.

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Updated: Three people treated after fire at sheltered housing

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Three sheltered housing residents were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a flat.

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There was excitement on the north Norfolk coast today after reports of a lost penguin on Trimingham beach.

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Investigations are continuing into a robbery at a north Norfolk post office.

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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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Pub giant JD Wetherspoon is still keen on opening a new business in North Walsham, despite recent setbacks.

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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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East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is opening a new store in North Walsham.

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The Chinese New Year was celebrated in style at Millfield Primary School in North Walsham.

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A residential care home in north Norfolk is launching two innovative projects to bring people together across the community.

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It forced many to abandon their cars or stay tucked up at home, but the Beast from the East could not prevent the region’s dedicated public servants from getting to those who needed them.

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Bosses at an historic hotel in a seaside village have promised to “bounce back” after being hit with a zero food hygiene rating.

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Dog owners are urged to take part in a series of free community walks with their pets in North Walsham and Cromer to help socialise their mutts and meet like-minded people.

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A new contractors’ site compound will be set up south of the Bacton Gas Terminals while asset management and maintenance work is carried out over a two-year period.

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The director of an environmental services company has praised the fire service after a huge fire tore through one of its warehouses at an industrial estate.

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A Norfolk football club has set up a crowdfunding page to raise £5,000 to repair the damage caused by recent storms.

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Fire investigators begin work today to establish the cause of a huge blaze that tore through a warehouse at an industrial estate in North Walsham.

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More misery has been heaped on the Conservative group at North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) with the Liberal Democrats celebrating a landslide victory at a by-election.

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A Norfolk couple who were shot in the Tunisian terror attack three years ago said they would never go back there on holiday, as tour operator Thomas Cook resumed flights to the country.

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Emergency services in Great Yarmouth have teamed up to provide even quicker response times for ambulance crews.

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A north Norfolk town clerk has resigned after four years’ service.

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Forty-three new affordable homes could be built in North Walsham.

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For a young man of just 20 Ian Tang touched an incredible number of lives, and about 500 people attended his funeral at St Nicholas Church in North Walsham.

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Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral of popular 20-year-old Ian Tang in North Walsham today.

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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 people are expected to attend the funeral of popular 20-year-old Ian Tang in North Walsham today.

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Interviews with top stars recorded by North Walsham broadcaster Alan Thompson for the BBC have been saved as they are shortly to be digitalised.

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Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary in North Walsham.

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Bosses at a community-based cricket club have thanked members of the public and organisations for donations to help it replace the outdated clubhouse.

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It may not have been ideal weather conditions, but the community of Mundesley turned out for the Boxing Day dip to raise money for the village’s inshore lifeboat.

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A £420 donation will help pay for specialist play equipment for disabled children in North Walsham.

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A North Norfolk district councillor has resigned due to health reasons.

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Carol singing choristers brought some Christmas cheer to patients at North Walsham War Memorial Hospital.

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Pre-school children enjoyed dressing up and taking part in a nativity play, ahead of the Christmas celebrations.

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A north Norfolk school has been rated good in its Ofsted report with the headteacher judged to be leading the team “exceptionally well”.

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Battles lines have been drawn over a bid to build 300 homes on farmland on the edge of North Walsham.

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The cousin of a popular 20-year-old North Walsham man has set up a Just Giving page to help the family during this sad time.

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The father of Ian Tang whose body was found in woodland near to the B1145 at Swafield, just outside North Walsham, has spoken of the family’s loss on Facebook.

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A book of condolence in memory of Ian Tang has been set up at St Nicholas Church in North Walsham.

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A body found in north Norfolk yesterday is believed to be that of 20-year-old Ian Tang, who has been missing since Sunday, police confirmed.

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 20-year-old man from North Walsham.

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Battles lines are already being drawn over plans to build 300 new homes in North Walsham eight days before a public consultation is due to be held in the town.

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The number of gymnasts at a north Norfolk club has more than doubled since it moved to new premises in mid-September.

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One principal bowed out as another was welcomed on board at an opening day marking the merger of two well-respected colleges.

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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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The news that NatWest will close its branch in North Walsham in June, alongside four others in the region, was met with a mixed reaction in the town.

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A North Walsham firm that has been a pioneer in the baby goods industry has been praised by a Norfolk MP for winning a “significant” national award.

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Car parking at a north Norfolk seaside resort is being improved in line with increased visitor numbers.

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Campaigners say that plans to cut the emergency pull cord service at sheltered housing schemes across north Norfolk could “put lives at risk”.

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An intrepid brain injury survivor was reunited with his twin brother for the first time in 18 years, while on the Clipper Round the World Yacht challenge.

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Staff and residents at a care home in north Norfolk are busy preparing for a Christmas Fair event, and are inviting neighbours, friends, family and the wider community to join them for a day of festive crafts.

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Staff at a care home are celebrating after a remarkable turnaround in which it has gone from being placed in special measures last year to being rated good in its latest Care Quality Commission report.

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The number of people seeking help at the Cromer and district foodbank rose by 15pc this year.

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One lucky family will have a festive feast up to the value of £500 provided for them as part of a new initiative by a north Norfolk homecare company.

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A north Norfolk primary school is one of the first to take part in the Prince William Award programme, which helps build character and confidence.

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Successful GCSE students returned to North Walsham High School (NWHS) for a special awards evening.

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The new manager at a north Norfolk residential care home has worked in the industry for more than 20 years.

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A couple whose ice cream van was destroyed by arsonists said their “livelihood has gone up in flames.”

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A man had to jump to safety from a trailer when it was struck by a car on the weekend.

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It’s not the obvious choice of venue, but a man proposed to his betrothed in a vaping shop in North Walsham.

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Biscuits and chocolate are out and apples and carrots are in. That was the message given to young children at a north Norfolk school, as obesity rates and inactivity levels among youngsters reach epic proportions.

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Norwich City club captain Russell Martin has been showing his support for the wider community by opening a new shop in North Walsham.

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People are being urged to help a community-based cricket club in its fight to grab some much-needed cash from the Aviva Community Fund.

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A centenarian army veteran was among those marking Armistice Day at North Walsham War Memorial Hospital.

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A row has broken out on social media after a Norfolk pre-school was forced to close because not enough parents and carers attended its annual general meeting, as per its constitution.

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Cheques totalling more than £5,000 were handed over to worthy causes after a very successful Skeyton michaelmas trosh.

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People are being urged to vote to help a community project in North Walsham secure money towards a new play park in the town.

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The team behind a firm which provides residential care and support have been celebrated at a ceremony.

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Twenty staff who help provide affordable homes for those in need are sleeping rough for one night to raise awareness of homelessness and fundraise for the Norfolk and Suffolk charity Benjamin Foundation.

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Twenty-five scholarships worth £500 were awarded to students at Paston College that had achieved extremely high standards in their summer GCSE exams.

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We take a look at the finalists in the Skills of Tomorrow category of the EDP Business Awards 2017.

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Reepham and its surrounding villages have a new police beat manager.

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Like others, North Walsham-based pastry Chef Joaquim Teles has been following the progress of contestants on The Great British Bake Off.

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A van ended up on its side in a road crash near North Walsham.

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Regular theatre is making a comeback in North Walsham with a season of shows in a new pop up theatre initiative.

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A north Norfolk girls’ football team has scored big - after being kitted out for the new season.

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Students had the chance to quiz best-selling American author Michael Grant when he dropped into North Walsham High School (NWHS) as part of a promotional tour for his new novel, Monster.

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