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Population: 2,451

Nearby Towns: Holt, Hunstanton, Sheringham

A 91-year-old former coxswain joined around 600 people for the 57th Annual Lifeboat Service on Wells Quay, at the culmination of Carnival Week.

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A week in a luxury holiday house in Wells has been offered up in a charity auction to raise money towards a new boathouse for the RNLI’s new Shannon lifeboat.

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Norfolk-born artist Chloe Steele has been announced as this year’s winner of Holt Festival’s Sir John Hurt Art Prize.

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Conservation organisers and individuals are in a race against time to discover the special wildlife on North Norfolk’s coast.

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Twelve ‘Big Belly’ bins that can take about eight times as much litter as traditional street bins are being installed in Cromer and Wells.

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The unmistakeable roar of Harley Davidson engines will return to Fakenham this year for a second rally in the town set to be three times bigger than the first.

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few suggestions.

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Despite jelly-legs and blistering heat three friends who are running as many marathons in a year as they can for charity completed the 100km race across north Norfolk.

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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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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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Police want to speak to a man about an incident on board a bus near King’s Lynn.

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

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The new chairman of North Norfolk District Council said it was “quite humbling” to take on the role.

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A five-armed friend is returning to Norfolk beaches lending an extra hand to families to help keep their children safe this summer.

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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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Electricity has been generated for the first time at the Race Bank offshore wind farm, off the north Norfolk coast.

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The last of Norfolk’s eel catchers will reminisce about their lives in a film premiere being shown as part of a series of free events.

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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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This will be a familiar sight on the roads of North Norfolk this month.

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Two new directors will take over the running of the Poetry-next-the-Sea Festival next year.

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Terry Waite, the former envoy to the Archishop of Canterbury who was held hostage for five years in Beirut in the 1980s, will head to Wells next week for the town’s 20th Poetry-Next-The-Sea festival.

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A report into shopping habits in north Norfolk has revealed mixed results with some town centres faring well and others in need of improvements.

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Householders in north Norfolk are urged to be vigilant after police received a number of reports of cold callers across the district in the last few days.

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A couple and their young child had to be rescued after being trapped in their car at Beach Road in Brancaster.

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North Norfolk will be represented by eight fewer district councillors in future under boundary review recommendations.

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It’s one of the trendiest parts of the region so it’s no surprise that a new trend that’s popular with ‘hipster’ communities across the country has proved a success on the north Norfolk coast.

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A concert celebrating the work of the pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff is set to take place at Holkham Hall to help raise money for Alderman Peel High School at Wells.

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Police are investigating the theft of a bicycle from a property in Wells and are appealing for information.

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Protesters in north Norfolk have forced the district council to hold fire on controversial asset commercialisation plans.

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Two of the 12 national winners in the British Institute of Professional Photography awards come from north Norfolk.

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Pupils from Wells Primary and Nursery School have been named officially brilliant.

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Cabinet members have decided to press ahead with proposals to develop four of the council’s assets in north Norfolk.

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Forecast tides were on a par with those predicted on the night of the storm surge of 2013, which brought devastation to coastal communities.

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Wells escapes threatened flood

Friday, January 13, 2017

High tide lapped harmlessly against defences at Wells, as the threatened gale failed to materialise.

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Robert Smith grew up messing around in boats around Wells Harbour. He worked as a fisherman and stevedore, before joining the harbour team as assistant harbour master 28 years ago.

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They started out frying fish by the harbour on a coal-powered range.

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Community responders are appealing for the return of a defibrillator which has gone missing from a police station.

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Two heroic teenagers who ignored warnings to stay in shallow water during a seaside camp in order to save a 10-year-old boy from being swept out to sea are to receive top national life-saving awards.

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Beach-goers in north Norfolk are being urged to keep safe after a family of six had to be rescued after being cut off by the tide on Scolt Head Island.

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