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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.

Convenience store chain McColl has issued a profits warning today, linked with the collapse of wholesaler Palmer & Harvey.

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When a young man from Norfolk organised a beach clean up with five friends he had no idea he was kick-starting a global movement to tackle plastic that would take him all the way back to his home town.

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The British Dental Association has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to tackle a crisis in access to dental services that is forcing new patients in Norfolk to travel over 60 miles.

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Residents are being urged to keep their vehicles secure following a spate of van thefts.

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As the Christmas shopping countdown begins, businesses in Attleborough have spoken about the impact major traffic works are continuing to have on footfall.

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The business headlines this week were full of the aftermath from last week’s Budget, accompanied by the now-common news of high street store closures, and consumer spending fears.

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A village is preparing to travel back 100 years to celebrate the return of its young soldiers and trace those lost in battle.

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Norfolk chicken firm Banham Poultry owed more than £41m when it went into administration last month, a new report reveals.

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Work has begun on what is described as one of the most advanced poultry factories in Europe, which is taking shape in Eye.

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Traders in a Norfolk town undergoing major £4.5m road improvement works have pleaded with customers not to abandon them despite the disruption.

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A village will be left without dental care at the end of next month, with no nearby practices accepting new patients.

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A trio of students are bringing girl power to South Norfolk as they release their debut single this month.

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The purchase of troubled firm Banham Poultry on Friday night has been hailed as a ‘fantastic’ outcome by Attleborough councillors.

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After a few tense days of negotiation the new owner of Banham Poultry was announced on Friday.

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Teams of specialist investigators today remain on site at Banham Poultry in Attleborough following the bodies of two men being found at the factory.

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A go-kart racing youngster from Bunwell, near Attleborough, will be able to keep his dream of becoming a Formula One driver alive after a sponsor was found at the last minute.

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A poignant Torch of Remembrance is making its journey home from Belgium and will be marked with events across Norfolk.

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A new bobby will be out on the beat in Breckland next month, after being appointed its Chief Inspector.

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As it celebrate its 20th anniversary, a family-run business which offers hearing care services from 25 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan.

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A former Norfolk teacher has been jailed after defrauding a national education charity of more than £180,000 over a seven year period.

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While most artists are famed for their work with pencils, pens and paintbrushes, a Dereham artist has discovered a more unique way to produce his artwork.

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A Norfolk party food manufacturer is firmly on the path to future success less than 18 months after being rescued from administration, say bosses.

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A judge said taxi drivers deserve the protection of the courts after he jailed a fare dodger, who pulled a knife on a driver after refusing to pay for his journey.

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Teams can put their best foot forward next month to raise money for a new children’s hospice.

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They’re more familiar with rescuing felines stuck up trees.

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Police hunt wanted man across Norfolk

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a Norwich man who is wanted.

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Parish residents are being asked to give their views on revised proposals for an extended boundary.

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Attleborough Town Council has been threatened with “black magic” after it erected a fence to try to keep dogs off certain parts of Gaymers Meadow.

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Two Norfolk companies saw success at a heating and cooling system industry award ceremony.

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A law firm treated 35 children and their families to a day out at the panto including a chance to meet the cast.

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Independent retailers will be given an online shop window as part of plans to create a ‘digital high street’ in some of Norfolk’s market towns.

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Four new beginners’ running groups have been set up across Norfolk for people wanting to get into shape in the new year.

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