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Population: 6,935

Nearby Towns: Dereham, Downham Market, Watton

Councillors in a Norfolk market town have met with bank representatives in an effort to mitigate the effects of a planned closure.

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A family-owned funeral services has undergone a major refurbishment and is set to hold an open day to give the public a chance to meet the team and ask questions.

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Add a splash of colour to your summer wardrobe at a charity event for Norfolk Hospice Tapping House.

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South-West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has backed plans for the whole of the A47 to be dualled.

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From a growing hotel chain to losing almost everything in a battle with his bank; David Easter is one of thousands of small business customers who accuse RBS of wrongdoing. But a new report has given a glimmer of hope.

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Drivers in part of a Norfolk town are being warned to keep their vehicles locked.

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The NHS has issued a call for blood donors after poor weather conditions led to a significant decline in blood stocks.

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The green light has been given to a new brewery at a farmhouse barn nestled in the ruins of 900-year-old West Acre priory, near Swaffham.

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A Norfolk MP is setting up a task force to negotiate with developers to secure “serious community investment” as part of the construction of wind farm infrastructure.

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This week’s ice and snow has caused disruption for drivers and public transport – but what’s your position if your train journey or flight plan has been disrupted because of bad weather?

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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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For the past seven years teenager Archie Ramshaw has been battling an extremely rare blood disorder which has seen him have more than 150 blood transfusions. Reporter Rebecca Murphy spoke to his family as they prepare for the next stage of his journey.

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An 83-year-old woman has been found not guilty of causing criminal damage to her neighbour’s van.

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Independent retailers will be given an online shop window as part of plans to create a ‘digital high street’ in some of Norfolk’s market towns.

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A Gothic horror film that brought star Vincent Price and director Roger Corman to Norfolk is to return to Norwich for a screening by Hallowed Histories.

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Holiday firm off to flying start in 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

An East Anglian travel agent has had a flying start to the year after seeing a surge in holiday sales.

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A 35-year-old man is to stand trial after denying sexual grooming offences.

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New Co-op food stores in East Anglia are among a slew of openings planned by the retailer in 2018.

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A community Christmas meal in Swaffham welcomed over 100 people to enjoy a festive lunch free of charge.

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It was all hands to the pump for staff at the grand opening of a new village store in Castle Acre, near Swaffham.

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The Swaffham Lions held their annual seniors Christmas lunch this weekend and welcomed special guests, including the Conservative MP for South West Norfolk, Liz Truss.

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A man has been arrested after being found in a car with false polish number plates.

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The country’s favourite time lord has been around for more than half a century, but there’s never been an adventure set in Norfolk - until now.

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When Robert Fleming watched one of the world’s most powerful weapons detonate 60 years ago, little did he know of the lasting impact it would have on future generations.

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Residents held a demonstration instead of attending a public consultation for two of Norfolk’s largest offshore wind farms.

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Joseph Every, from Swaffham, was only two when he lost his mum Joanna Every to cancer.

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He’s more used to pony tails on an actual pony but four-year-old Kaiden Griffin looked quite at home for a hairdressing job with a difference.

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The trustees of a sports field in Swaffham are overjoyed the property will be included in a ‘Bags of Help’ charity scheme.

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Breckland could see the installation of four charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles after councillors agreed to bid for Highways England funds.

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Ninety children from a north Norfolk school visited the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham, as part of their eco week.

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An inquest has opened into the death of a Swaffham man who was the victim of a car crash on the A47 at Scarning, near Dereham.

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An independent Norfolk gaming shop has raised £157 for a Swaffham-based dementia and mental health charity.

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The victim of a fatal crash on the A47 at Scarning on Saturday was from the Swaffham area, police have said.

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New or relocating businesses in Breckland’s five market towns are being given the opportunity to claim up to 80 percent rate relief in their first year.

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A programme of resurfacing and improvements to the A47 in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were unveiled at an exhibition in King’s Lynn.

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A Norfolk teenager who launched her own line of clothing inspired by the North Norfolk coast displayed her latest products at last week’s Holkham Country Fair.

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A golf day has raised over £4000 for armed forces charity SSAFA, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and other Rotary good causes.

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Golfers took to the tees of Swaffham Golf Club in warm sunshine for a charity event organised by the town’s Rotary Club.

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A roar of jet engines sing the Tornado’s swan song.

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The community rallied round to support a village fete on one of the hottest days of the year.

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A new piece of public art designed by two Swaffham school students was unveiled in the town as a gift from a Norfolk-based house builder.

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A farmer has thanked “the spirit of Norfolk” for the swift return of his calf which went missing over the weekend.

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The Norfolk potato harvest is under way – hailed as a significant moment in the culinary calendar by one of the county’s top chefs.

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A schoolgirl from Swaffham has completed a challenge most adults would find physically tough.

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A 12-year-old from Swaffham has set off on a 47-mile challenge to raise money for her school.

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They have done everything together all their lives and that always includes celebrating their shared birthday with a pint of Guinness at their local.

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