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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.

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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Sheringham and Cromer fear being left on the slow track to economic growth if they miss out on a proposed half-hourly train service to Norwich.

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Police are appealing for help to trace Zak Burrell, who is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

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“Their failings have destroyed my life.” These are the words of a man who sustained life-changing injuries when he suffered a massive electric shock while at work.

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A large crowd cheered on a charity football match in memory of a devoted dad.

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Concerns have been raised that coastal towns could miss out on promised improvements to rail services if a new station is built on the edge of Norwich.

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Train enthusiasts are being given a rare opportunity this November – to ride the rails all the way to York and back.

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Hopes of persuading rail chiefs to build a new station on the edge of Norwich, and run more trains on north Norfolk’s Bittern Line have edged a little nearer.

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An elderly man has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious injuries during a fire at Barton Turf, near Stalham.

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Councillors have agreed to establish a project board aimed at exploring the possibility of a new rail station on the edge of Norwich.

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A signalling problem caused delays on the rail line between Cromer and Sheringham on Tuesday morning.

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A new railway station on the outskirts of Norwich could cost more than £6.5m to build, a study has revealed.

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Shockwaves have been breaking through Cromer following the tragic death of a popular resident.

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“You are so lucky to have the Pastons’ story and their letters as part of Norfolk’s history but it’s so amazing that you can be in the county and you would hardly know.”

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HSBC bank in North Walsham to close

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Another Norfolk town is to lose a bank branch following a wave of recent closures.

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Norwich is one of the places in Britain with the fewest number of railway stations per population, new research has revealed.

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The prospect of a new railway station being built on the edge of Norwich has today moved another step closer.

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A man is in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash in North Walsham.

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A life-saving partnership which will see firefighters from seven Norfolk stations deployed to cardiac arrests, alongside ambulance crews, will start today.

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Suzannah Thomas, 37, is one of 12 new special constables who began patrolling the county last month following an official attestation ceremony at Norfolk Constabulary’s Wymondham headquarters.

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Fears were sparked that people could breathe in toxic fumes after a farm building caught fire at a north Norfolk village.

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A Norfolk police officer who was convicted of two drink-drive-related offences has lost his job.

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A pioneering environmental services and transport firm has invested more than half a million pounds in new machinery, and is calling for a “waste revolution”.

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Some 50 people gathered in North Walsham churchyard early this morning to remember those killed in the Battle of the Somme, which began 100 years ago.

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The family of a North Walsham teenager who died in a crash near to the town on Sunday have paid tribute to their “beautiful, precious boy”.

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For the hundreds of young homeless people who have passed through its doors, Winston Court has provided them with the support needed to get their lives back on track.

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A 19-year-old man who died in a car crash near North Walsham on Sunday morning has been named locally as Preston Fulcher.

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A man in his late teens has died after suffering serious head injuries after a crash near Westwick in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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A couple who drove a lorry load of aid from Norfolk to help Christmas flood victims in York have been nominated for an award.

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An ancient craft, which helped power the medieval economies of Norfolk and Suffolk, is weaving its way back into the limelight.

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Smoke from a faulty compressor led to Sainsbury’s supermarket at North Walsham being evacuated this morning.

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A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car crashed into a hedge.

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A team of young singer-songwriters are preparing to take to the Norwich Playhouse stage with a show inspired by their music. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

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Train services between Norwich and Sheringham are delayed by up to 40 minutes due to a points failure at Cromer.

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Trains have been delayed and vehicles diverted in North Walsham after a lorry hit the railway bridge on Aylsham Road.

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Plans for two high schools and two sixth forms to create a pioneering academy trust may proceed without one of the sixth forms.

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A thriving north Norfolk business has been ordered to close, with the loss of six jobs, because of complaints about a noisy vacuum cleaner.

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A bloody medieval battle which put North Walsham on the history map will be recreated this summer - in a mass community dance.

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