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Population: 2,451

Nearby Towns: Holt, Hunstanton, Sheringham

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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Police say it happened in Staithe Street, where a man pushed his way through a group of people and then became verbally abusive.

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The crew put their new inflatable inshore lifeboat, donated by a generous supporter, through its paces today as hundreds flocked to find out more about the work of its busy station.

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New campsite opens at Wells

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Patrick Weston and Chris Walsingham have launched Blue Skies Campsite on land owned by the Holkham estate, off the Stiffkey Road at Wells.

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They do four laps of the field at Wells Primary and Nursery School in an initiative started by one of their teachers.

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For a man running the length of the entire UK coastline, getting a good night’s sleep at the end of each day is crucial. But this is not something that Wayne Russell is guaranteed as he is spending his nights staying at fire stations around the coast.

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A grandmother who was rescued after suffering a fall at Titchwell marsh, on the north Norfolk coast, is still off work and unable to walk nearly two weeks later.

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She slipped her moorings as clouds sailed in overhead like galleons riding the sea breeze.

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Phil Platten, whose family have been frying fish at Wells Quay since the 1960s, is looking to complete a major revamp of the site this summer, when a new fish restaurant opens between the refurbished Plattens chippy and a new gift shop.

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North Norfolk councillors today voted unanimously to approve the scheme, after a report said that the structure would improve facilities at the town’s busy quayside.

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The Staithe Street site is being transformed into a landmark cultural and community destination with a new heritage and learning centre, tourist information provision, theatre, community space, gallery and café.

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