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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 long-running wind farm debate in north Norfolk is set to be dragged out further after a council announced plans to appeal against a decision made by the Planning Inspectorate.

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An air ambulance was scrambled after reports that a man in his 60s was suffering from breathing difficulties.

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Council bosses intend to press ahead with plans to redevelop a derelict hotel on Sheringham seafront via a compulsory purchase order , if necessary.

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An inshore lifeboat named after the Sheringham Shantymen has been decommissioned after 10 years’ service in Ireland.

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A holidaymaker who was struck down by illness during a dream break abroad revealed he is still struggling to recover from his nightmare ordeal - nine months after flying home.

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Norfolk songsters the Sheringham Shantymen are holding a concert at St Peter’s Church in their hometown where they recorded a CD of their favourite songs.

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It was big news for the Eastern Daily Press in 1946.

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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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The first of five massive beams, which will form part of a bridge carrying the Norwich Northern Distributor Road over the railway, has arrived.

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Drivers have been warned that they are likely to face disruption this week - when huge steel beams for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road are brought into the county.

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Drivers have been warned that they are likely to face disruption next week - when huge steel beams for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road are brought into the county.

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Drivers have been warned that they are likely to face disruption next week - when huge steel beams for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road are brought into the county.

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A childminder has made an impassioned plea for help in finding larger premises, after she was told by the council to cut down the number of youngsters she looks after, following complaints.

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A North Norfolk pub has turned a potentially costly equipment failure into a pioneering success story – thanks to the tenant’s love of gin.

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A world-renowned rock art photographer has captured Norfolk through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy.

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A rotary club emblem has been moved to its new premises at the Sea Marge Hotel on the clifftop at Overstrand.

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A teenager from north Norfolk is continuing a family tradition which began with his great-great-grandfather almost 100 years ago - by joining his local fire station.

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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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The train line between Norwich and Sheringham has reopened after hours of disruption due to Storm Doris.

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About 25,000 homes across East Anglia remain without power overnight due to Storm Doris - and some may not be restored until Friday afternoon.

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Taxpayers in Breckland still receive the cheapest rate of council tax in the county, according to district councillors - despite them voting for a 6.6 per cent increase.

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Greater Anglia is running extra train services on Sunday for football supporters travelling to Norwich for the Championship local derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town.

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Train crews and station staff at North Norfolk Railway were praised during a visit by the High Sheriff of Norfolk.

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Rail passengers have today been facing disruption on many services in and out of Norwich.

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One of the region’s most popular visitor attractions has secured another award for its work in bringing back mainline dining excursions.

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A north Norfolk pub frequented by Hollywood’s finest is seeking a new community-focused tenant.

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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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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 Sheringham pharmacist has won an award for giving exceptional help to a customer.

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Inspired by a friend’s illness a duo launched a community interest company (CIC) which uses music to improve health and wellbeing.

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A road in Norwich which was shut while the first major bridge beams on the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road were hoisted into place has reopened.

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A bridge which will one day carry thousands of cars travelling on the £178.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road is taking shape.

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Drivers have been reminded that a city road has shut because a bridge which will carry the Norwich Northern Distributor Road is having its main beams lifted into place.

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Work on a significant milestone in construction of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road -- which will mean a three day road closure - has been delayed by a day because of bad weather.

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Volunteers are becoming increasingly important for vital charity services amid funding cuts.

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The first funeral is set to take place at the new crematorium in Cromer next week, it has been confirmed.

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Campaigners against the new year increase to train fares are gathering outside Norwich Railway Station today.

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Action is being promised in the new year to secure improved mobile phone coverage from service providers.

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It has applied to North Norfolk District Council for permission to make alterations to an existing wing to create six new bedrooms for patients, including an overnight guest room which could provide the link to a further expansion of the property.

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Sheringham mayor David Gooch praised Norfolk Constabulary for its policing of the area - and then warned he wouldn’t like to see it change.

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Work described by council officers as “critical” in the building of the controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Road has been completed two months ahead of schedule.

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Films of rural life in days gone by are starring in a special event at this year’s Norwich Sound and Vision festival.

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

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The Bittern Line has reopened following a bridge bash at North Walsham this morning.

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Bittern Line trains between Norwich and Sheringham are running up to 20 minutes late, or being cancelled, this morning following reports of a bridge bash.

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Updated: Missing pensioner found in Norwich

Friday, September 2, 2016

A man reported missing whilst travelling from Sheringham to Norwich has been found.

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Work to tie new roundabouts on the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road in with existing roads could be carried out overnight.

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A man was taken to hospital after being struck by at train on the line between Norwich and Brundall Gardens on Wednesday afternoon.

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It has been announced that Abellio Greater Anglia has won the new nine year contract to run rail services in the region for the next nine years and we want to know your reaction to the news.

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Fears have been voiced that a beauty spot in one of the coast’s most popular tourist resorts could descend into a wasteland for years to come if controversial plans to demolish a landmark building are approved.

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Swashbuckling Sheringham Primary School pupils celebrated the start of the summer holidays this week, by setting sail on a pirate ship-themed adventure play centre.

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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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It is a place that has always had plenty to shout about. And now Sheringham is set to welcome a new town crier.

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Trains between Norwich and Sheringham are returning to normal following a points failure at Cromer which blocked the line.

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Looking for work in the medical or carer sectors? There are currently 127 positions available across the county online at Jobs24.

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When Sheringham toy shop owner Barry Starling heard that the town council planned to hand out mugs to local children to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday, he was keen to make sure youngsters at Ladybird Pre-School Nursery, which his late wife helped found, didn’t miss out.

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Yoga fans from all over north Norfolk gathered at historic landmark St Mary’s Priory, at Beeston Regis, to mark the longest day of the year on Monday.

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Opinion: Ten reasons to move to West Norfolk

Friday, June 17, 2016

Rural villages, rolling countryside and rich history are just a few of the things that make West Norfolk an ideal place to take up residence.

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The success of road closures for a street party in Sheringham to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday may reinvigorate plans for town centre pedestrian-only zones.

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Hefty showers and stormy weather caused problems across the region last night as several areas experienced flash-flooding.

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Plans to host one of the longest street parties in the county have hit a dead end - after organisers failed to apply for the road to be closed. But the celebrations are still going ahead.

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Calls have been made for further safety improvements following the latest accident at a busy north Norfolk junction.

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From struggling with tourists to learning to cope with extreme weather conditions, here are eleven things you’ve probably experienced if you live on the North Norfolk Coast.

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Ten of our region’s beaches will be flying flags this summer to show visitors they are among the best in the country.

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The chain of office will be worn by Sheringham Mayor David Gooch for a another year after he was re-elected to office.

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Fears have been voiced that clues to north Norfolk’s past could be consigned to history – by overzealous fossil hunters digging for mammoths.

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More than 500 fundraisers, young and old alike, entered the tenth annual Hunny Bell Cross Country at Stody Estate, near Holt,

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It is a noble tradition with origins dating from medieval times – so when it was suggested that two rival seaside resorts could share a town crier a chorus of consternation ensued.

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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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Rail passengers have criticised the standard of service in north Norfolk after they were left facing a three hour detour home following a points failure.

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They are their owners’ pride and joy and after a final lick of polish and, in some cases, gentle encouragement, the assembled collection of hundreds of classic cars was ready to roll.

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A north Norfolk teenage maths whizz has been named in the top 100 students nationally, in an annual competition attracting more than 200,000 young people from all over the UK.

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Beeston Regis Parish Council has intervened to ensure children in the neighbouring village don’t miss out.

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Controversial proposals for two coastal communities, with a rivalry going back centuries, to share a town crier appear to be in tatters – after the man most likely to be appointed to the role ruled himself out.

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It might be the adjacent railway which takes most of the focus, but since its creation the Bure Valley path has become a popular attraction in its own right.

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Every school child who lives in Sheringham will be presented with a special mug to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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They are neighbouring seaside towns separated by just five miles, but with a rivalry going back centuries.

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An elderly man suffered a cut and bruising and swelling to his arm during an attack by a dog on Sheringham beach.

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A number of train services to and from Norwich have been cancelled today due to Abellio Greater Anglia experiencing a high level of sickness amongst their staff.

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