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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.

People desperate for help from a Norfolk charity have had to be turned away because of a ‘perfect storm’ of funding cuts and a shortage of volunteers.

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Cinema-goers breathed a sigh of relief when a small group of volunteers supported by a local business stepped in to save their favourite matinee show.

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Two teenage volunteers with the St John Ambulance Cadets have been presented with the highest qualification available to them.

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A woman was slapped around the face as she sat in North Walsham town centre.

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The Labour candidate for North Norfolk is predicting a “bleak” future for many older people should the Tories win on June 8.

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An important but little-known part of Norfolk’s heritage will take centre stage during a weekend aimed at encouraging people to enjoy a restored attraction.

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They may no longer have to address her as Miss, but there’s still plenty of respect for former PE teacher Jane Williams among her old pupils.

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A school has praised the “massive boost” the £10,000 raised at North Walsham Live Aid will give to staff and pupils.

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James Wild, North Norfolk Conservative parliamentary candidate, today formally launched his campaign in Cromer with party activists before a day of canvassing voters.

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It was a new way of performers engaging with people in care within the community and it could be the first of many similar events.

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This will be a familiar sight on the roads of North Norfolk this month.

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More people will be able to attend a new food and music festival in north norfolk after the organisers extended the site due to overwhelming demand for tickets.

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A secretary at Stalham Staithe surgery has picked up an award for her efforts while studying on an apprenticeship qualification with Easton and Otley College.

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Householders in north Norfolk are being urged to be vigilant after a number of thefts.

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The Liberal Democrats held their own in the county council elections in North Norfolk, while the UK vote collapsed.

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Thousands of people - plus a few dogs - have been heading to polling stations in North Norfolk to cast their votes in the county council elections.

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A pet dog suffered a number of puncture wounds after being attacked by two Staffordshire bull terrier type dogs running loose in North Walsham.

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Living by the north Norfolk coast the sea is an ever present, but one school has brought it even closer.

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The Labour Party has named Stephen Burke as its candidate for North Norfolk at the June 8 general election.

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It’s a free service turned to by thousands of people in their hours of need.

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The traditional art of thatching is alive and well in north Norfolk.

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A man hid inside a pitch-black church to wait for police after hearing possible lead thieves walking on the roof.

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A man found by police on a church roof in Coltishall has been arrested on suspicion of theft offences.

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A man found by police on a church roof in Coltishall has been arrested on suspicion of theft offences.

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Don’t panic if you see blue lights heading to Bacton gas terminal - it’s just an emergency response test exercise being carried out.

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A Pink Floyd guitar signed by Roger Waters and Nick Mason fetched £2,000 at an auction held as part of the North Walsham Live Aid event, which also saw two nights of live music.

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A pro-EU pressure group plans to support Liberal Democrat North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb at the general election.

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A housing association will pay back residents at one of the retirement homes it manages, after they were overcharged.

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A report into shopping habits in north Norfolk has revealed mixed results with some town centres faring well and others in need of improvements.

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Householders in north Norfolk are urged to be vigilant after police received a number of reports of cold callers across the district in the last few days.

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The scaffolding and covers are in place ahead of the restoration of a north Norfolk church, which received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £246,900 in 2015.

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Hundreds of items of rock memorabilia including a guitar signed by Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd will go under the hammer at the North Walsham Live Aid event.

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A boy was kicked in the face several times when he was attacked by a group of teenagers on bikes in North Walsham.

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It started off as just a young mother’s hopeful suggestion, and now it’s coming to fruition.

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North Norfolk will be represented by eight fewer district councillors in future under boundary review recommendations.

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A north Norfolk village has its first defibrillator after a pub landlady raised more than half its cost.

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Novices and experienced runners from Norfolk will be among the thousands of people pounding London’s streets for a variety of charities later this month.

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Caribbean limbo dancers are flexing their muscles ahead of a charity event in North Walsham.

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Centenarian Freda Hearn does not know the secret to her long life, but she likes a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream now and again, which could have something to do with it.

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In these times of rising nationalism, one small Norfolk community has a heartening tale to tell.

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A north Norfolk man is abseiling 150ft down St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London where his critically ill granddaughter was treated.

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Drivers and train passengers have been warned to brace themselves for disruption this weekend, when massive beams for a bridge to carry the Northern Distributor Road will be lifted into place.

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A north Norfolk artist’s work will be seen by about 100,000 people over the next three months after her painting was chosen for the front cover of a British Airways in-flight magazine.

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This weekend swimmers from across Norfolk will be donning their goggles and making a splash for Swimathon 2017 in support of Marie Curie.

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Students at Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham have created three short films inspired by the art of Sheringham-based photographer Olive Edis

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Plans for a heritage centre on the former RAF Coltishall site have moved a step closer, with a crowdfunding campaign progressing well.

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A headteacher has apologised to parents for disruption at his school after staff shortages meant class sizes increased.

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A sculpture made from old garden tools is set to be installed on the empty plinth at North Lodge Park in Cromer.

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It’s been providing vital support and a safe place to live for single, homeless young adults for nearly 20 years.

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Train services between Norwich and Cromer were disrupted for several hours today after a bus hit the Cromer Road railway bridge in North Walsham.

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Bosses at North Walsham Town FC have set out their vision for the future, after a dream move to a new football ground was scuppered by councillors.

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A resident in Reepham was puzzled when she spotted a white transit van parked on the driveway on Thursday.

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A popular series of audio/visual presentations showcasing the history of a north Norfolk market town returns next month.

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A new food and music festival this summer in north Norfolk will be held in a 1,000-acre deer park, next to the award-winning Gunton Arms pub in Thorpe Market.

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It was a ruby anniversary with a difference, as North Walsham Rugby Club celebrated its 40th minis festival.

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Deep in the heart of rural north Norfolk a small business is making waves after 15 years of producing exotic Shiitake mushrooms.

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A former air base in north Norfolk at the centre of plans for redevelopment is to be preserved in its current state to protect its heritage, residents have been told.

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A woman in her 40s was touched inappropriately by a man who walked up behind her while she was walking in Hall Lane, North Walsham.

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Club bosses in North Walsham have admitted they don’t have a “contingency plan”, after planners refused a new 200-home development in the town which held the key to a new football ground.

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Staff and shoppers at a convenience store paid for a public defibrillator for a north Norfolk town.

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It was big news for the Eastern Daily Press in 1946.

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Youngsters from a north Norfolk primary school dipped their toes into high school life for a fun-filled day of learning.

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A boy believed to be as young as 15-years-old is one of three suspects police are trying to trace in connection with the discovery of counterfeit cash which has left businesses across north Norfolk out of pocket.

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A new roundabout being built at a notorious bottleneck on one of the region’s busiest roads will drive tourism in north Norfolk.

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A heritage group, disabled people, film fans and users of several village halls across north Norfolk will all benefit from the latest round of grants from the Big Society Fund .

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Up to 45 retirement flats could be built in North Walsham.

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Hundreds of youngsters will take part in North Walsham rugby club’s minis festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary

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Students from the Douglas Bader school helped plant 100 beech trees at the former RAF Coltishall memorial garden at Badersfield.

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Fears have been voiced that North Walsham could miss out on a ‘one-time opportunity’ for better sports facilities amid speculation that planners are set to recommend refusal of a new 200 home development in the town which would pave the way for a new football ground.

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Residents marched in protest against proposals for up to 550 new homes in North Walsham

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A 64-year-old man who was left unable to walk after a brain injury four years ago is taking on the toughest endurance challenge on the planet.

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Dozens of old photographs were shown for the first time on the large cinema screen at North Walsham’s Atrium.

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The train line between Norwich and Sheringham has reopened after hours of disruption due to Storm Doris.

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Long-awaited work to improve a bottleneck junction in north Norfolk is set to start next month, it has been confirmed.

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A north Norfolk farm has been named the best in the East of England in the tourism enterprise category of the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the rural Oscars.

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Rail passengers have today been facing disruption on many services in and out of Norwich.

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It started out as just one man’s collection, but it now attracts visitors from all over the world.

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Around 30 professionals are embarking on a two-year mentoring scheme with pupils at a Norfolk school.

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Nearly 30 public call boxes - many of them the classic red box - will be removed from towns and villages in north Norfolk, following a consultation with BT.

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Tweets giving out false information from Sanders Coaches - claiming they are on strike - have been reported to Twitter.

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A woman in her 20s had to be cut free from the wreckage by firefighters.

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The Earle Arms on The Green, Heydon, near Aylsham, has been shortlisted for country pub of the year in the BBC Countryfile magazine awards.

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Len Fiske spent three and a half years as a prisoner at Japanese camps during the Second World War and his stepson Robert Craske, 69, said the veteran never fully forgave the Japanese.

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A cycling club set up two years ago in north Norfolk by friends who wanted to lose weight and get fitter now has some 120 members.

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When former Battle of Britain station RAF Coltishall closed in 2006, Dennis Morris joined the ranks of those passionate about preserving its heritage.

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More than half the staff at a north Norfolk housing association have signed up to become Dementia Friends – just three weeks after a member of staff suggested adopting the initiative.

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A record nine Paston College students have been offered university places at Oxford and Cambridge from September.

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Police are appealing for help to trace a wanted man.

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Two Norfolk farmers were given the chance to discuss their industry’s future with key decision-makers after winning the 2017 Norfolk Scholars competition.

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A local businessman has been recognised for his work in the community.

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A mother of two who battled the odds after being diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and vowed she would encourage others with the disease to fight back, has died aged 36.

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A North Walsham man has been arrested after customers alleged they were sold set-top boxes for their television sets which did not work.

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A former north Norfolk schoolgirl has been named Women in Football’s Referee of the Year.

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Gallery: The dates which shaped our city explored in new book

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Norwich historian and author - who immerses herself into the past through costumes and performances - has released a book documenting Norwich in 100 dates.

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A group of prestigious international academics began their research for an important exhibition with a trip to Norfolk.

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Her Britannic Majesty’s former ambassador to Colombia, Sir Thomas Duggin, and his wife, Lady Jeanette, were the VIP guests at North Walsham’s Christmas lights switch-on this evening.

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A Costessey man has spoken today of the daily struggle he faces two years after he came into contact with a power line carrying 11,000 volts of electricity.

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