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Population: 9,702

Nearby Towns: Diss, Watton, Wymondham

Attleborough is a market town, situated on the A11 between Norwich and Thetford. The exact date of its founding is not known, but it dates back to at least 1085, when it was known as Attleburc. Now, the town is home to more than 10,000 people and is the base for many national companies.

A former air force corporal refused to let lockdown dampen spirits as she reached her 100th birthday.

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A former army sergeant who served during the Second World War was treated to a memorable 100th birthday celebration.

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Elaine Day and Sarah Huddlestone, from Attleborough, wanted to provide a safe place for people to interact and perform acts of kindness throughout lockdown.

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Almost £1,000 has been raised for a Norfolk cancer charity thanks to the efforts of a kind-hearted youngster.

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The training of lorry drivers in the UK will be changed after a Norfolk pensioner was run over and killed.

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A business is keeping customers sweet by delivering sugary treats throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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A coroner says the training of lorry drivers should be changed after a pensioner was run over and killed.

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Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity is caring for record numbers of animals.

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Proposals for up to 4,000 new homes in a Norfolk market town have been given the official green light by Breckland Council, one year after they were agreed in principle.

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A phone number designed to help the elderly and vulnerable through the coronavirus crisis has gone live.

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Care workers who moved into a home to look after residents during the coronavirus pandemic nearly three weeks ago have said it has been “hectic”.

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The coronavirus pandemic has seen a number of community-spirited people come to the fore during what is a time of unprecedented crisis.

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An Indian takeaway restaurant is offering free meals every day for NHS staff and police.

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A civil engineer who was left stranded in Sri Lanka after a serious motorbike accident is finally back on British soil.

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A Norfolk couple are stranded in Uganda where they say they have received abuse for being travellers amid coronavirus.

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A civil engineer stranded in Sri Lanka following a serious motorbike accident has received positive news in his bid to return home.

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A 23-year-old Norfolk man is stranded in hospital with life-changing injuries thousands of miles from home after a motorcycle accident.

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Care workers have moved into a home to protect both residents and their families from the coronavirus.

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The mayor of Attleborough says the town council is doing “all we can” to assist the community amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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A pub is taking donations of essential supplies which are being delivered to those in isolation due to coronavirus.

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A father has described his disgust after finding children’s medicine being resold online for thousands.

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A community has come out in force to offer support for those forced into isolation by the potential spread of coronavirus.

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A much anticipated town assembly has been postponed as a precautionary measure over the spread of coronavirus.

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Around 200 people have demanded a referendum which could see voters call for the resignation of their town’s divided council.

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A town council locked in a ‘bullying’ saga which has seen two members stripped of their roles is set to reconvene for a much anticipated meeting.

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A town council’s latest meeting was abandoned in a matter of minutes and police called to attend after the mayor refused to take questions from the public.

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Protesters rallied in support of two councillors accused of “harassment, bullying and intimidation” as their futures were discussed in private.

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Business leaders have raised questions over a parking trial aimed at boosting business in a market town.

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Dedicated staff providing respite care to people with learning disabilities are “making a difference” according to an outstanding health report.

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Ultra-fast broadband is coming to nine Norfolk towns following a trial by BT Openreach.

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Free makeovers are being offered to people struggling to find a jpb - by a make-up artists who knows just how they feel.

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Work starts on 10 new homes in town

Friday, January 10, 2020

The construction of 10 new homes has officially started in Attleborough.

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Dashcam footage captured the tragic moment a lorry driver ran over and killed an elderly pensioner crossing in front of his vehicle, a court heard.

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A lorry driver is due to go on trial today following the death of a pedestrian.

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A nurse has been fined £100 after parking for less than five minutes in a town car park.

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A burst water main has left families without water.

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A Norfolk town is fed-up with standstill traffic caused by roadworks, which shop owners say is losing them business.

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An investigation into the death of a motorcyclist who crashed during a race meeting in Belgium has been completed, a court heard today.

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