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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.

Long-awaited improvements to water drainage in a north Norfolk village may have to wait due to a lack of money.

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A retired nurse from Norfolk has highlighted the county’s role in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 in an historical novel.

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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

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One of the region’s most scenic train lines which once faced the threat of closure has marked the 21st anniversary of a partnership which has helped keep it alive.

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A remembrance garden will be created around a new war memorial at a north Norfolk village.

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Businesses, charities, communities and individuals have pulled together to back the special day which takes place on Friday, July 27.

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Money needed for a new play park in North Walsham was raised in just one year.

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A pensioner has been told to remove a vegetable garden he created without permission in a communal area by his home because it’s a health and safety hazard.

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Hundreds of students met the potential employers on their doorstep at an inaugural skills and careers festival.

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A North Walsham resident has called vandals that destroyed a park bench “pathetic” and “inadequate”.

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Youngsters from a north Norfolk primary school competed aginst hundreds of other pupils to win places and prizes in a mythology competition.

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People can once again see fascinating archive photographs of North Walsham at an annual popular event.

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Retirement builder McCarthy and Stone has named its latest development in North Walsham, Louis Arthur Court, in honour of the royal baby, Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge.

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The approval of a breakthrough cancer drug to be available on the NHS is bittersweet for a North Walsham mother whose 22-month-old son died from the disease five years ago.

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Campaigners have welcomed work starting to make a busy road used by pedestrians and schoolchildren safer.

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Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after the theft of alcohol from Waitrose in North Walsham.

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On February 17 last year, 56-year-old Allan Morgan, from Witton, fell six metres through a roof. He broke his spine, pelvis, and wrist – and was at risk of bleeding to death.

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It was a fantastic and amazing sporting year for Millfield Primary School in North walsham with children competing and winning in various events.

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A host of children’s activities will be on offer in Cromer, North Walsham and Stalham during the six-week summer break.

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Jigsaw-loving care home resident Beryl Sadler had a nice surprise when 10 brand new puzzles arrived in the post.

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Pet lovers can enter their companions in a summer dog show at a Norfolk residential home.

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Business is booming in a Norfolk town with another shop opening on Monday, July 2.

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A 79-year-old care home resident has just completed her latest jigsaw that pictures hundreds of jelly beans.

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Thespian Titania Trust will be taking to the stage in North Walsham as this season’s fundraiser for a pop-up theatre initiative.

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More tributes have been paid to a former town mayor and his beloved wife who died within hours of each other.

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Four inland market towns in north Norfolk are set to get a £400,000 boost to help regeneration.

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It does not happen that often - only when England do especially well at the World Cup.

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Ninety-one North Walsham High School students slept under the stars as part of the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.

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A couple who were devoted to each other in life and married for more than 60 years died on the same day just three hours apart.

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Members of a bowls club can now sit down in comfort in their clubhouse – thanks to a grant from the Victory Housing Community Fund.

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Youngsters at a north Norfolk school are celebrating after receiving their first new football kit in 10 years.

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As young girls Amy and Lauren Hemp loved a casual game of football in their back garden in North Walsham.

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People living in a small north Norfolk village are fundraising for a new war memorial.

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Up to 2,000 new homes could be built in North Walsham as part of the local plan.

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Areas of Norfolk faced a deluge on Saturday as heavy rain hit the county.

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Bikes worth thousands of pounds were stolen when thieves broke into a garage in North Walsham.

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A festival promising colour, music and great community spirit is returning to a north Norfolk town next month.

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Police want to speak to witnesses who saw a drone operating in the same area where two attempted burglaries occurred.

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Revised plans to convert an historic pub in a Norfolk town centre into new shops and homes have been submitted.

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Six RAF Coltishall airmen killed in a coach crash in Germany 35 years ago have been remembered at an annual memorial service.

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Employees at a housing association were offered a week of activities to support wellbeing in the workplace to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

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The incoming North Walsham mayor has spoken of his plans and focuses for the year ahead.

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Two north Norfolk residents have made it their mission to keep a rare breed of animal safe in the north Norfolk District.

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A North Walsham boy with leukaemia is recovering after undergoing a bone marrow transplant at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

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A much-loved North Walsham man’s life and work was remembered as the community unveiled a bench in his honour.

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A Norfolk mayor stood in for a county MP at the official opening of a new Specsavers shop.

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A charity football match and fun-day in memory of a popular dad and husband will be held for the third year at North Walsham Football club.

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Being a schoolgirl in the late 1940s was much harder than today, according to ex-pupils from one Norfolk school.

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Councillors on a site visit were hijacked by protesters, angry at plans to build 14 affordable homes in the middle of their village.

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A public inquiry into a council decision to refuse 200 homes from being built in North Walsham will be held on August 21.

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Controversial plans for affordable homes in a north Norfolk village received 100 letters of objection.

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Staff, governors, parents, carers and pupils at a north Norfolk school are delighted it has maintained its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating.

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, who suffered a stroke earlier this year, has pulled out of opening a new shop in North Walsham this weekend.

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Norfolk Day is fast approaching and dozens of events have been organised by individuals, communities, charities and businesses.

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A Norfolk library is marking its 50th anniversary with a week of special events, children’s activities and celebrations, from May 19.

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A North Walsham couple are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on the same day that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married.

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He is a legendary figure in Norfolk folk history, whose ghostly story has been retold for generations.

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A care home helped a resident fulfil one of her dreams with a visit to the Theatre Royal in Norwich to see Daniel O’Donnell perform live.

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Road safety campaigners have received nearly £300 for better warning signage on the busy and dangerous Aylsham Road in North Walsham.

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Folk music from Britain and the US will be spotlighted in the spring concert at St Mary’s Church in Worstead.

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Motorists are being urged to take care after a hole appeared on a busy road.

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As pub crawls go, 11 years takes some beating - and it all ends today.

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A north Norfolk church will be a sea of colour as it hosts two events over the spring bank holiday weekend.

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Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop is returning to where it all started as Rossis in North Walsham celebrates 40 years of squash.

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A reconsultation is being held into revised plans for 43 new affordable homes in North Walsham.

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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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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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