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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.

A Norfolk distillery has won an international award just six months after launching its very first gin.

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The latest attempts to build homes on the site of a Methodist church in Norwich’s Golden Triangle have been knocked back by councillors.

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Concerned members of the public turned out in force for a planning appeal hearing over a bid to turn a Norwich church into homes.

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A house builder with permission to develop land near Wymondham has applied to cut the number of affordable homes in the project.

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A revived attempt to convert a Golden Triangle church into flats looks set to be knocked back, with council officers recommending it for refusal.

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A cyber services firm in Norfolk is helping small and micro businesses get to grips with cyber security.

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The annual memorial football match for Norfolk’s King of Sport will be taking place tomorrow.

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Controversial proposals which would see the conversion of a Norwich church into flats have been revived.

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A Norfolk cancer charity is appealing to people in the area to support their first ever sponsored event.

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A cricket club supported by volunteers has received a financial boost.

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A Wymondham steelwork company has become the latest to fulfil its pledge to a charity campaign.

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An East Anglian fintech company which has designed a digital search tool for finding lost financial assets is in talks with major national clients which could make its software the industry gold-standard.

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Three of our 10 Hares Rocks have already been found by eagle-eyed GoGoHares fans in Cromer, Wymondham and Norwich - and today we reveal the clue for where the seventh rock will soon be waiting to be discovered.

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A controversial move, which would see the closure of part of a Norwich road and the removal of a set of city traffic lights, may be permanently ditched.

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A consultant clinical psychologist from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has spoken at one of the world’s top literary festivals on the subject of men and suicide.

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Video: What do you really need to know about GDPR?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

As the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, Bethany Whymark speaks to East Anglian experts about the facts – and myths – around the biggest data protection shake-up in two decades.

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An inspector has ordered a public hearing to help them determine whether city councillors were right to prevent a Norwich church from being turned into flats.

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A retired couple have taken their 35-year-old Royal Mail Van for a third fundraising outing around the British Isles, this time in aid of a new school.

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A Norfolk environmental group has had a record breaking litter pick event; both in the amount of volunteers who wanted to help, and sadly, the amount of rubbish collected.

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Residents are bracing themselves for a second battle with developers looking to convert the St Peters Methodist Church in Norwich’s Golden Triangle into flats.

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Two Norfolk organisations are celebrating a £1,000 funding boost thanks to a leading house builder.

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Bringing the bedroom coder into the workplace has helped a Norfolk technology firm to combat the industry’s skills shortage – and now it is calling for other businesses to join in.

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Five branches of Waitrose in East Anglia will be among the first to do away with disposable coffee cups.

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Waitrose has announced a pilot to remove disposable coffee cups from nine stores - including in Norwich and Wymondham - as part of efforts to reduce plastics and packaging.

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A village road on the outskirts of Norwich will be closed for almost two months for the creation of a new cycle path.

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A dementia support group has been offered a place to eat by a former mayor, after appealing for help to celebrate Norfolk Day at the seaside.

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Scores of people took part in the third Wymondham AC 20 mile race in the 2018 Sportlink Grand Prix today.

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Fears have been raised that the controversial decision to close a village road for almost two months will put the lives of schoolchildren in jeopardy.

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An easter egg hunt around town centre shops is being organised by a Norfolk solicitors firm.

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We all know Norfolk is the best place to live, but now it seems the experts think so too.

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Poll: Why is Wymondham such a great place to live?

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Is it the quaint streets, the thriving town centre or the wealth of events?

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An Essex city has been named as the best place to live in the East of England.

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New community choir sessions

Monday, March 12, 2018

A new daytime community choir based in Wymondham is offering free taster sessions in February and March.

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Police are urging people in Norfolk to remain vigilant after a cold caller pretending to be a police officer once again tried to con a vulnerable person to withdraw a large sum of money.

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A bus service between two Norfolk towns that was due to be scrapped at the end of February has been saved.

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The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk has scooped a prestigious national award for openness and transparency.

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An issue that has been dividing a town for years was seemingly put to bed at a council meeting.

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The Mayor of Wymondham has helped lay the building blocks of new housing development in the market town.

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A dementia cafe in Wymondham has received a surprise donation of £400.

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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 Norfolk community centre’s roof repair fundraising campaign has raised its first £1,000.

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Mental health patients in Norwich are now receiving community mental health services from a new premises following a £600,000 refurbishment project.

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A campaign to repair the roof of a much-loved community centre has reached its first milestone.

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Riders and followers turned out in their droves for East Anglia’s traditional Boxing Day hunts.

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He has been a familiar sight selling locally-grown fruit and veg on the region’s markets for more than half a century, during which his tiny stall has battled the might of the supermarkets.

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Air ambulance lands in Wymondham

Sunday, December 10, 2017

An air ambulance was seen landing in Wymondham this morning.

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The best friend of a man who died after being assaulted at a Morrisons supermarket broke down in tears when asked to recall the incident.

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Throughout advent, we’re highlighting those who work hard throughout the year - and at Christmas - to keep Norfolk and Waveney’s health service ticking over.

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Join In: Vote for your favourite Christmas lights display

Monday, December 4, 2017

Love them or hate them, decorating our homes with Christmas lights is a festive tradition that seems to get bigger and brighter every year.

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Tickets are selling out fast for the EADT EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 ceremony, which takes place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on February 8. The finalists in each category are as follows:

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The market town of Wymondham was full of festive cheer this weekend as Wynterfest got under way.

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First snow comes and goes

Thursday, November 30, 2017

East Anglia has welcomed the first snowfall since last winter, but it is not expected to stick around.

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Work has begun on a Transport for Norwich (TfN) project that will improve cycle routes between Wymondham, Hethersett and Norwich.

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A Wymondham metal coatings firm claims it is “leading the comeback” of an electrical treatment technique with the completion of a £2m processing facility.

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A Norfolk veterans charity has launched their Christmas campaign to support wounded soldiers in finding a path back into society.

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Ad Feature: Tax dodging and rate rises

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tax dodging and mortgages may be two separate issues but Keith Hood, a financial advisor at Warners Financial Services, discusses both topics.

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When it comes to ploughing the usual thought is of tractors in fields on a misty morning, but never that of a competition.

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A newly-formed networking group is welcoming George Freeman to its breakfast meeting this month.

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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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A series of short radio plays is being produced to celebrate 1,000 editions of a talking newspaper.

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The Green Dragon in Wymondham has once again won the South Norfolk Community Pub of the Year award.

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She has been helping our community’s youngest members communicate for 13 years.

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A dream, a family home, a thriving pub.

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Two sports enthusiasts are helping children across Norfolk to get active after taking over a sports club franchise.

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Norwich City footballers and their children will be playing a different kind of game after a Norfolk company agreed a deal to decorate their Carrow Road crèche.

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Jane Ingram made medical history 18 years ago by giving birth to “miracle” triplets against all the odds.

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A number of changes to bus services in Norfolk will be introduced later this week.

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An attempt to resolve a long-running dispute around a Wymondham play park seem to have taken a step backwards.

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Barely out of her 20s and mum to two young boys Kimberly Read was facing the real prospect of a life cut short.

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Small and micro-businesses must not sacrifice functionality for safety when setting up their cyber security defences.

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A Lowestoft couple will take their love to new heights when they appear on E4’s Don’t Tell The Bride on Wednesday night.

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Two Wymondham businesses are raising a glass after helping to raise hundreds of pounds to repair a railway line targeted by vandals.

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Home improvement companies are seeing a boost in trade as more homeowners opt to stay put rather than venture into the property market.

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