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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.

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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Wellies on and kit off - that was the (un)dress code for North Walsham Young Farmers’ Club members during photo shoots for a charity calendar.

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Businesses rallied round to save a popular annual calendar showcasing archive photographs of the North Walsham area when its future was in doubt.

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Extra helpers are needed to make the North Walsham Poppy Appeal another popular success and beat last year’s record collection of £16,759.

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A teenager’s karting passion led to his parents buying the local go-karting track in north Norfolk.

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Road safety campaigners were out in force in North Walsham calling for safety improvements including a 20mph speed limit.

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Anthony Baker didn’t choose the director’s life – the director’s life chose him.

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Road safety campaigners in North Walsham are pressing for improvements to be made in the town.

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A grandmother-of-two who raised about £20,000 in north Norfolk has been praised by a cancer charity for her work, ahead of her funeral.

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Firefighters from Norfolk stations will no longer respond to medical emergencies, raising fears lives could be put at risk.

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A woman had to be cut free from a car by firefighters after a crash in north Norfolk.

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Calls have been made for a Norfolk councillor to be reprimanded and removed from a position of leadership at a parish council, after she was found to have breached the code of conduct.

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More than 50 people attended the official opening of Sustead Common nature reserve in North Norfolk.

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A teenager is looking forward to raising lots of money for charity in her role as the student president of Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham.

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Open top bus tours of the former RAF Coltishall site have proved so popular that they are fully booked.

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It’s normal for Norfolk, as they say ... The Blessing of the Plough has become a popular annual event in Honing, near north Walsham, and was held as part of a fundraising weekend in the small parish.

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It’s normally its sister railway bridge less than a mile away in Cromer Road that is notorious for being clipped by tall vehicles - but this time it happened at the Norwich Road bridge in North Walsham.

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North Norfolk District Council has been urged to check the potential health impact on residents, and push for the least physically demanding option, should the Hornsea Project Three development be built 120km off the coast.

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The daughter of a popular surfer who dedicated countless hours training others to save lives is fundraising in his memory by running, cycling and kayaking across Scotland.

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August Bank Holiday is fast approaching and along with it comes the much anticipated three-day spectacle, north Norfolk’s friendliest festival, Trunchonbury.

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As diamond wedding anniversaries go, this celebration has to be one of the most unusual.

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Students are celebrating at Sheringham High School after it recorded a 70pc pass rate at A*-C grades in its A-Level results.

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Britain’s first national museum of magic has opened in North Walsham, on the site of the former Davenport’s Magic Kingdom in Cromer Road.

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Passengers described hearing a “loud bang” when a train hit a branch on the line between North Walsham and Cromer.

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Young people in Badersfield in north Norfolk enjoyed the first session of the summer at their new youth club.

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A mop-up operation is underway after a thunder and lightning storm left a trail of destruction across North Norfolk.

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A 65-year-old man who was left unable to walk after a brain injury four years ago has set off on the toughest endurance challenge on the planet and won’t be coming home for nearly a year.

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A North Walsham man has pleaded not guilty to enabling customers to illegally stream Sky television content.

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Happisburgh-based Ollands Farm Foods has won two stars for its Seville Orange Marmalade at the Great Taste Awards 2017, which celebrate the best in food and drink.

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Revised plans to build 200 new homes in North Walsham have been refused - despite the latest proposals including plans for 90 affordable homes.

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A gymnastics club is doing somersaults after coming out top in a national competition.

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Volunteers are needed for a project aiming to bring to life the famous letters of a Norfolk family who rose from peasantry to aristocracy.

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It played a pivotal role in defending the country during the Second World War and monitored hostile activity in the skies until the end of the Cold War.

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A charity weekend which attracts hundreds of visitors over its three days got under way this evening with a five-mile run won by a first time entrant.

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A Norfolk chef is set to take on a 100 mile bike ride as part of Prudential’s RideLondon.

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A Liberal Democrat candidate who was suspended by his party after being charged with fraud has been elected on to North Walsham Town Council.

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