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Population: 7,143

Nearby Towns: Cromer, Holt, North Walsham

Fishing was at the heart of Sheringham in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, before the town was transformed into a holiday resort.

A 200 strong fleet dwindled to a handful, but the railways came along and brought in coaches full of holidaymakers to change the town’s fortunes.

The town’s history, and a unique collection of its old lifeboats, are housed in two seafront museums.

The town’s Little Theatre is a busy community-run arts venue, whose summer drama programme is one of the few remaining repertory seasons in the country.

The North Norfolk Railway heritage rail station chuffs with steam trains, and just outside the town is the National Trust’s scenic Sheringham Park, famous for its rhododendrons.

A “fitting tribute” concert was held at Sheringham Little Theatre in memory of bushy-bearded, booming-voiced town crier Tony Nelson.

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New beach boards are being rolled out across north Norfolk to encourage people to spend two or more minutes picking up marine litter and plastic pollution.

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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 team of cyclists from a North Norfolk church has completed a 256-mile ride and raised £1000 for a school in Uganda.

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More than 70 children and teenagers joined in battles, dance routines, singalongs, comedy and cops and robbers chases in Bugsy at Sheringham Little Theatre.

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The North Norfolk Breathe Easy group raised £500 for the British Lung Foundation (BLF) last year.

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A couple are spending about £250,000 on the refurbishment of a popular Norfolk convenience store and post office.

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The Norfolk Coast has been a nationally protected area for 50 years, and today sees the launch of a series of exciting events to mark the occasion.

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A new Sheringham Carnival competition is offering people the chance to win a cash prize just by taking a selfie.

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The Easter bunny made a surprise appearance on the Lowestoft branch line to celebrate the holiday.

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More than 70 young actors are filling the stage at Sheringham Little Theatre for the fun musical Bugsy Malone.

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About 2,000 people are expected to use a new path up Beeston Hill in its first weekend alone.

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Best known as Sheringham’s bushy-bearded, booming-voiced town crier, Tony Nelson was also a key player at the Little Theatre, where he acted, directed and had two spells as chairman.

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An elderly resident was escorted from a property by fire-fighters after a blaze in Sheringham.

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Volunteers are needed to help serve the RNLI and an open recruitment day is being held at Sheringham lifeboat station.

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A couple from Sheringham who lost treasured snaps of their “holiday of a lifetime” had them returned six years later after they were posted to Facebook group Secret Norwich.

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It started off with 13 pioneers in a west London park but in the space of a few short years has become an international phenomenon, with almost three million participants in 17 countries, stretching from the UK to Singapore, South Africa, Australia and America.

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Police hunt chainsaw thieves in Norfolk

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Police are appealing for information after a chainsaw was stolen in Sheringham.

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A Sheringham nuisance neighbour breached a noise abatement notice six times.

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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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A West End musical show star is the new patron of a Norfolk seaside theatre.

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A helicopter is being drafted in to airlift heavy materials up Beeston Bump in Sheringham next week.

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Army and rail dignitaries will join museum staff at the presentation of the third nameplate cast for the Royal Norfolk Regiment steam locomotive, which runs on the North Norfolk Railway (NNR).

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While most of the UK was battening down the hatches waiting for the Beast from the East to do its worst, Sheringham-based artist Kate Munro was heading off to Sweden, where temperatures hit as low as minus 35, and snowdrifts reached up to eight feet high.

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A major fundraising project has been launched to bring back bell-ringing at a north Norfolk church for the first time since the 1930s.

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The Beast from the East is still causing havoc on public transport networks across the region.

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Rail passengers have been warned to only travel if necessary with snow and ice expected to bring more major disruption across the whole Greater Anglia network.

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The oldest member of a north Norfolk seated exercise class is proving you are never too old to keep fit.

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Rail bosses say they are using NASA-grade insulation to try to stop points from freezing during the cold snap.

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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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A man was threatened with a knife in a Sheringham robbery, police said.

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Snow is expected to fall across Norfolk this week as the region braces itself for freezing temperatures.

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Eight members of a north Norfolk-based amateur radio group have been teaching girl guides how to contact colleagues around the world as part of Thinking on The Air Day.

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Trains between Norwich and Sheringham have been disrupted due to a signalling fault at North Walsham.

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A public consultation for a huge wind farm has been dubbed “cosmetic” by a community group - but the energy firm behind it insists it went beyond what was required.

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Hundreds of hardy souls braved the icy cold waters of the North Sea for the Boxing Day charity dip at Cromer, and a cheque for £4,450 has been presented to the Stroke Association.

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Crime buffs in north Norfolk get the chance to decide the guilt or innocence of a man in a murder mystery brought to life by former detective Gary Powell.

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Sheringham to Norwich train cancelled

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A morning train from Sheringham to Norwich has been cancelled today because of a fault.

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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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When former nurse Penny Bevan Jones founded Sheringham-based health and wellbeing charity Excel 2000 in 1993, she took inspiration from her own experiences of battling physical and mental health problems.

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An intrepid brain injury survivor from north Norfolk has just completed the fourth leg of the Clipper 17/18 Round the World Yacht Race.

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The future of Sheringham Community Centre could be decided by residents, after the town council called a special meeting aimed at addressing a £45,000 a year deficit.

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A play set in north Norfolk that wowed audiences at the Holt Festival has been optioned by the TV production company behind Father Ted and Outnumbered.

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Birdwatchers from across the country have been heading to a north Norfolk seaside resort to see a rare bird normally found during the winter in southern Europe.

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History does not record whose original idea it was - but 25 years ago a group of budding thespians decided there was enough talent in a north Norfolk village to support an annual pantomime.

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Two north Norfolk men with more than 50 years’ experience of rambling between them have been given long service achievement awards.

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A controversial 30-home retirement village under construction in Sheringham is expected to be opened by summer.

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Rail passengers travelling between Norwich and Sheringham have been warned to expect delays.

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A laugh-out-loud coming of age comedy about sexual identity that was a hit at last year’s Holt Festival is being rolled out across the county.

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A new Specsavers store is opening in Sheringham on Friday, January 19.

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About 600 children and staff were evacuated from a north Norfolk school after the fire alarm went off.

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Rail conductor/guards employed by Greater Anglia are to walk out on strike again for three days – but the company insists passengers in Norfolk should not face any disruption.

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A person has died after being hit by a train in Norwich this morning.

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A person has been hit by a train in Norfolk this morning.

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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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Fossil hunters are being urged to leave “well alone” pieces of ordnance that have washed up on north Norfolk beaches.

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Sell-out panto shows at Sheringham have provided a bonus to the coffers of the town’s Little Theatre.

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Video: Storm Eleanor causes disruption across Norfolk

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Storm Eleanor is causing disruption across Norfolk with fallen trees, power cuts and disruption to some rail services.

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb will attend a special screening of the feature documentary film Unrest at the Sheringham Little Theatre next week.

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Capital funding for a £13.3m investment in sporting facilities in north Norfolk has been agreed by councillors.

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The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has become quite a cult figure among the young and Granny Corbyn - in the shape of a north Norfolk schoolgirl - came to the rescue in Aldborough Primary School’s Christmas show.

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Toys and presents collected by the Aylsham and Sheringham branches of Hays Travel for their fifth annual Santa’s Sleigh Appeal have been handed over to the regional children’s charity Break.

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A slimmer lost 7st after being shamed into action following a frightening wake-up call on a Welsh mountain.

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Sheringham students once again travelled across Europe to take part in Robotex, the continent’s biggest robotics festival.

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A new book from Cromer-based Poppyland Publishing digs deeper into the 19th century phenomenon that was Poppyland.

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North Norfolk is set to get a new £10m leisure centre with a swimming pool and a £2.6m indoor tennis centre with a gym.

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A person has died at the scene of a train crash at Roughton Road train station.

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Rail services are being disrupted after a person was hit by a train between Cromer and Gunton this morning.

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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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A man jumped out from behind a bus stop and attacked a woman who fell to the ground and injured her face.

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A fly-tipper has been fined £600 and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs after illegally dumping waste in North Norfolk.

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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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Fraudsters are using the Postcode Lottery to scam victims into thinking they have won six-figure payouts.

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The owner of jewellery stolen during a burglary in Sheringham is desperate to get some of the items back, because of their significant sentimental value.

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A West Runton student has been named as a finalist in the Association of Colleges’ national Student of the Year awards.

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North Norfolk really is the best place to swim with all six Blue Flag award-winning beaches judged to have excellent bathing water by the government.

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A car ended up on its side after a road crash in Holt Road, Upper Sheringham.

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British Lions, England and Leicester Tigers brothers Tom and Ben Youngs have become the first honorary members of RNLI Sheringham’s lifeboat crew.

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A charity fundraising team is inviting families to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost to cancer, at a Christmas lights service at St Peter’s Church, Sheringham.

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Take a trip down memory lane with our wonderful photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at the seaside town of Sheringham, situated in North Norfolk.

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Noisy motorbikes and vehicles is the hot topic in Sheringham.

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A multi-million pound sporting facility in Sheringham could partly be paid for by a new hotel.

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Fishing has always been one of the mainstays of the north Norfolk economy, and these archive photographs show how much it has featured in the region’s daily life.

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The date for the Christmas lights switch-on in Sheringham has been announced.

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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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Rail passengers are set to experience widespread disruption as work on a major modernisation plan gets under way.

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A north Norfolk church is taking a phone company to court after it failed to abide by Ombudsman rules stating it had acted incorrectly.

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A new housing development in Sheringham called Beaumaris Court has been named after an historic hotel.

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More signalling experience days will be held by North Norfolk Railway (NNR) next year.

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A decision on whether to knock down the old Shannocks hotel in Sheringham has been deferred.

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Despite the open rivalry between the seaside towns of Sheringham and Cromer, the business community of both joined together (however briefly) to discuss the economic challenges which both their tourist-driven economies face.

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Tributes have been paid to David Shepherd, the former owner of North Norfolk Railway’s (NNR) popular Black Prince locomotive, who has died.

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They are just a few miles apart and rivalry between Sheringham and Cromer in north Norfolk has always been intense.

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Four friends took part in a great adventure when they cycled from one animal sanctuary to another wearing animal-themed fancy dress to raise money.

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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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History fans turned out in force at Sheringham and Holt this morning, as the North Norfolk Railway’s annual 1940s weekend got underway with songs, stories and spam sandwiches.

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It was a case of love at first sight when Norwich railway worker Tom Harbord met fellow vintage fan Sarah Evans at a dance held as part of the North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend three years ago.

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Five friends wearing animal-themed fancy dress are cycling 30 miles from one animal sanctuary to another to raise money.

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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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