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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.

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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With the summer holidays upon us, many tend to travel further afield for a break.

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Being a child at school has changed an awful lot in 70 years, pupils at one north Norfolk primary found out.

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More than 400 patients have been helped by a lifesaving partnership between firefighters and ambulance staff in Norfolk.

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People in a north Norfolk village rallied round to buy a defibrillator, as part of “a real community effort”.

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Mundesley medical centre has a winning team after receptionist Emma Blyth scooped the customer service and retail award at the Poultec Training Achievers’ awards.

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Forty-eight hours non-stop playing pool sounds like a tough challenge.

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A North Walsham student helped his team achieve a silver medal at a world championships in France.

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Former RAF engineer Sean Robson is one of the four new teachers starting at North Walsham High School this half-term.

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A further 81 much-needed affordable homes will be built by a housing association in Norfolk, after it signed contracts worth £9.2m.

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Police are appealing for information after a trailer was stolen in Scottow, near North Walsham.

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Services between Norwich and Sheringham, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth could be disrupted for the rest of the day.

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Naturalists are celebrating the return of a rare sight for Norfolk - an endangered wildflower is once again blooming at two sites near North Walsham.

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A man in his 80s died when his car left the road near North Walsham.

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A lorry driver was acting on “pure instinct” when he saved a motorist’s life and almost certainly prevented a multiple pile-up.

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A plain clothes police officer was assaulted in Sainsbury’s supermarket in North Walsham.

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High-street bank Santander has announced it’s closing its branch in Church Street, Cromer in September.

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A once in a lifetime proposal to bolster sea defences at Bacton Gas Terminal in north Norfolk and nearby villages has moved to the next stage.

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Archery, street dance, and football are among a wide range of sports and activities on offer for youngsters during the summer holidays.

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Fears were raised that it was the end of an era when an annual arts festival in north Norfolk came to an end after 33 years.

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A teenager has been charged with assaulting a police officer at a North Walsham funfair.

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Employers have been praised for embracing a work experience programme, after all 127 Year 10 students at North Walsham High School found placements.

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A small leading lady will take to the stage opposite a tall leading man when the Mundesley Players starts its musical comedy run of ‘The Pirates of Pen’s Aunts’.

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A teenage boy has been arrested after a police car was damaged in North Walsham.

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Youngsters in Sheringham were among those helped by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) to carry out litter picks.

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Two women were injured after an altercation involving five people in Stalham High Street.

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It’s an impressive site that is rarely open to the public.

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When teenager Ed Cubitt looks out over the North Walsham and Dilham Canal at Ebridge, it’s in the knowledge that he has helped open it up for thousands to enjoy.

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Have you seen this wanted man?

Friday, June 23, 2017

A man is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

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Happisburgh RNLI lifeboat station in north Norfolk has received a £500 cash boost from the Oddfellows’ Trafalgar branch, based in North Walsham.

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb knows his first opponent in the Liberal Democrats’ leadership race should he stand.

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Can you guess the occupation this flower arranger is alluding to with her display?

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He’s one of the bookies’ favourites to become the Liberal Democrats’ new leader, but North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb still has to carry out his official duties.

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Broadland Chess Club travelled to Suffolk to play Ipswich in the final of the Norfolk and Suffolk Cup - and brought the trophy back to the county once again.

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Life-saving volunteers in the Stalham area have responded to more emergency calls in the first few months of 2017 than they have in the whole of last year.

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A dog whose body was found tied to a concrete weight in the River Thurne on the Norfolk Broads may have been alive when it went into the water.

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Drinkers are celebrating after their north Norfolk local reopened under its old name, with the owner promising to make it a “drinking pub” again.

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Organisers of a race run to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) had to call it out after a runner collapsed.

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North Walsham Gymnastics Club needs the public’s voting help to get a much-needed helping hand towards the building of its new facility.

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North Norfolk Liberal Democrat candidate Norman Lamb has received the backing of Queen legend Brian May, ahead of the General Election.

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It was a case of on your marks, get set go, as a former RAF site was transformed into a children’s racetrack for the day.

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A chef from Norfolk has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.

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Labour candidate for North Norfolk Stephen Burke has backed his leader Jeremy Corbyn’s call for Theresa May to quit over police cuts, in light of the recent terrorist attacks.

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North Norfolk’s waste contract is up for grabs with the authority looking to make savings on the current arrangement.

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Passengers on a Sanders bus service to North Walsham suffered shortness of breath, watering eyes, and irritated skin after a substance similar to pepper spray was released on their bus.

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Like many rare and wonderful creatures Chalky, an all-white blackbird, is a bit temperamental, so the village celebrity failed to show on Friday.

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New North Walsham Mayor Sallie Stuckey wants more people to attend the town council’s monthly meetings and improve the website.

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Twenty new jobs are being created at family firm, Rossis in North Walsham, which is being transformed into a new American-themed outlet.

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A programme of free music and dance activities for older people in North Norfolk continues in June.

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A social housing provider has secured a £20m funding package to support plans to build 700 new homes, comprising flats and houses, in Norfolk over the next four years.

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It’s a little gem of a town that’s very easy to miss as you pass by on the A149.

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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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