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Your Town | Wymondham

Population: 23,120

Nearby Towns: Attleborough, Dereham, Norwich

Wymondham is a historic market town situated just outside of Norwich on the A11. It is known for its long-standing farmers’ market, 900-year-old Wymondham Abbey and rich history, including the 1549 Kett’s Rebellion. Today, it is home to a thriving independent high street, as well as several high-tech businesses on its outskirts.

Detectives are today questioning two men on suspicion of murder after a man died following an assault at a Wymondham supermarket.

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A memorial football match in honour of a local legend and king of Norfolk sport Les King is expected to attract more than 100 players and raise thousands for a cancer support charity.

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Independent travel company Premier Travel, which has more than 20 branches across East Anglia and the South East, was among the winners at the 2017 Agent Achievement Awards.

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Plans to convert a Norwich church into homes have been rejected, because developers were not prepared to provide the asked for amount of affordable housing - or pay more than half a million pounds instead.

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Some 800 couples have been referred to a specialist fertility clinic in its first two years of opening. Half have successfully conceived.

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They have been a part of civic life for 300 years - and now they are celebrating by putting £3m back into the community.

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A refusal by developers to provide a suitable number of affordable homes at a former church in Norwich could scupper their plans completely.

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They ended up with tired legs, but happy hearts after an epic walk from Hunstanton to Cromer along the north Norfolk coast.

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A cycling enthusiast has returned from a gruelling 85-mile ride up and down Italy’s highest peaks.

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A couple setting up a gin distillery business in their garage are hoping to celebrate with a ‘gin, gin’ if their planning application is approved.

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The A146 between Ipswich Road and Hall Road in Norwich WAS closed this morning following a single-vehicle collision.

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With the Royal Norfolk Show just around the corner here are some important house-keeping notes for all showgoers to make your experience even better...

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Charity volunteers have spoken of their anger after a man’s “inexcusable” theft of a Poppy Appeal collection tin in the run-up to Armistice Day.

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Workplace teams from across the county are being encouraged to register their interest for next year’s Fit4Work Corporate Games, following another successful event at the UEA Sportspark.

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Drive around Norwich and you will see signs of varying colours in gardens and windows.

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It takes thighs of steel and a iron determination to complete the Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marathon), a gruelling 85-mile cycle covering seven mountain passes.

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Shoppers at Wymondham’s Waitrose supermarket have had the chance to learn about fostering at a special in-store event.

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People desperate for help from a Norfolk charity have had to be turned away because of a ‘perfect storm’ of funding cuts and a shortage of volunteers.

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Heroes who risked their lives to rescue drowning swimmers off a north Norfolk beach have been honoured by Royalty.

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Gin has taken the spirit world by storm over the past few years, and now two Wymondham companies have carved their niche on the bandwagon with a refillable product.

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Gin has taken the spirit world by storm over the past few years, and now two Wymondham companies have carved their niche on the bandwagon with a refillable product.

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He is widely regarded as the finest, and the funniest, rugby union referee in the world.

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Opening up key markets abroad is part of the puzzle for a games-making firm as it aims to drive growth.

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A semi-retired structural engineer has become the new mayor of Wymondham.

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Norfolk’s woodlands offer some of the country’s places to witness spectacular displays of spring bluebells. And after a mild spring the blue woodland carpet should be glorious this year.

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A historic train that once transported goods across the country will take to the tracks once again thanks to the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

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Audiences are loving the toe-tapping and glamorous revival of 42nd Street in London’s West End, and among the musical’s backers is a former Norwich School pupil turned international businessman. Arts correspondent Emma Knights talks to Brooke Greville, chief executive officer of investment company G Entertainment.

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She was a much-loved friend and daughter who died aged just 27 after a five-year battle with cancer.

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Three organisations have come together to offer a wine tasting trip on a heritage railway line.

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She has been through not one, but two major cancer scares.

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It is a psychological thriller featuring supernatural encounters and brushes with the afterlife.

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A pipe and steelwork fabrication firm has joined the businesses supporting a children’s charity.

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A buyer has been found for a Norfolk carmaker which went into administration - but it has been confirmed that 25 jobs have been lost in the process.

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Airmen dashing about in goggles and leather caps, the purr of propellers, fragile biplanes lifting off and landing with a bump and a hop.

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As part of our support of the Voluntary Norfolk Make a Difference in 2017 campaign, the EDP and its sister publications across the region are shining a light on voluntary groups and individuals. Reporter STUART ANDERSON spoke to some of the team at cancer support charity Star Throwers.

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Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has greeted residents at a Wymondham care home as part of a series of visits.

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Two regional community projects have been selected to receive £1000 each, as part of the Persimmon Homes Anglia Community Champions scheme.

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A tiger, a bear, monkeys and more feature in author George Szirtes’ new book of poems for children.

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Controversial plans for a cycle path linking Wymondham to Hethersett have been amended after feedback from the public.

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A proposed 2MW anaerobic digestion unit for the rural village of Morley, near Wymondham, was described as “gargantuan” tonight as town councillors unanimously rejected the scheme.

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A former employee of RAF Marham has admitted stealing the waste aviation fuel from Tornado jets to use in his own vehicles.

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Here’s an act of kindness that shows how small the world is, if we want it to be.

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One of the region’s biggest schools has once again earned an ‘outstanding’ grade from inspectors.

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Norfolk company BBC Fire Protection Ltd has been taken over by critical maintenance services provider Marlowe PLC in a £4.1m deal.

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A Wymondham campaigner for better support for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease has won a victory at County Hall.

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As part of our support of the Voluntary Norfolk Make a Difference in 2017 campaign, the EDP is shining a light on voluntary groups and individuals. Reporter Sophie Wyllie spoke to a passionate Parkrun volunteer.

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The region’s local enterprise partnership has defended its decision to hand nearly a quarter of a million pounds to a Norfolk car manufacturer which has gone into administration.

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A parish council is facing a huge increase to the amount it has to pay for having its dog bins emptied by South Norfolk Council.

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More schools which would take children from age four up to 16 could be created as part of a wider scheme aiming to ease the strain on Norfolk’s school places.

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A programme of creative activities designed to give older people and those with dementia opportunities to get active and socialise is set to expand again after receiving grant funding from a district council.

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Auditorium ceremony

Saturday, December 17, 2016

A church group will celebrate the official opening of its new 200-seater auditorium with a special Christmas carol service.

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A district councillor who made “lurid” comments about a parish clerk over a football is being made to apologise to her by his council.

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Anyone wandering through Norwich city centre may have noticed an unusual addition to the landscape in the Castle Mall Gardens.

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Updated: One-way system in place after bridge damage

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A one-way traffic light system will be put in place in Chapel Lane, Wymondham, after a bridge there was damaged in an accident on Tuesday night.

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A guide to cancer has been produced by Wymondham-based charity Star Throwers.

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Festive spirit was flowing freely in a market town this weekend.

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Morrisons stores across Norfolk and Waveney have appointed specific people to help customers during what the supermarket believes will be the ‘heaviest’ shopping week of the year.

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New public transport links could open up from Attleborough if discussions with bus company Konectbus are successful.

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A council’s discussion about a controversial play area drew heated responses from residents.

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A motorist lost control on the Barnham Broom Road in Wymondham this morning and hit a bank beside the road.

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A decision on whether to move a controversial set of play equipment will be discussed by a town council tomorrow.

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Plans for 1.1m cycle path along a main road in Hethersett have angered some residents and business-owners who fear it will be an ‘accident waiting to happen’.

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The principal of a boarding school failed to take action against alleged cheating in its ICT department despite complaints from two members of staff, a tribunal has heard.

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A primary school has celebrated 140 years of educating children in its community.

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People opposed to plans to convert a church in Norwich’s Golden Triangle into homes are hoping councillors will be convinced to reject the proposal when they see the site for themselves.

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An elderly lady’s bungalow has been badly damaged after the branch of a huge oak tree in the meadow of Wymondham Abbey came down in yesterday’s stormy weather.

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Future roadworks to watch out for

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A11 northbound slip road. Expected to start in January 2017 for four weeks, plans include a new dedicated cycle lane along with changes to vehicle access and on-street parking.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a car fire in Wymondham.

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In an age of cloud computing, a growing web design firm has used a Future50 grant to invest in the bricks and mortar – and silicon – to look after customers when disaster strikes.

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A Wymondham businessman and a paralympian from Attleborough have been named patrons of the Wymondham-based cancer charity Star Throwers.

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A decision over controversial plans to convert a former Norwich church into homes has been put back.

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A controversial proposal to turn an unused Norwich church into homes is being recommended for approval – despite more than 100 objections to the change.

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Angry drivers today issued a ‘sort it out’ plea to highways bosses, after weeks of frustrating delays at Norwich’s Thickthorn roundabout.

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Motorists travelling from Wymondham to Norwich are facing heavy delays, due to faulty traffic lights on the Thickthorn Roundabout.

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Residents who are against plans to convert a city centre church into 20 flats are urging other neighbours to have their say on the future of the site.

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