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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.

The boss of a Norfolk factory where 127 workers contracted Covid-19 says the company has installed safety measures which would rival those in the country’s best hospitals.

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Banham Poultry in Attleborough closed on August 27 after a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Banham Poultry is set to reopen its Norfolk factory after experiencing the county’s largest coronavirus outbreak.

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A task group has been formed to work with food processing plants across Suffolk to prevent coronavirus outbreaks similar to that seen at Banham Poultry.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has pledged to work with public health officials to ensure coronavirus outbreaks similar to that of Banham Poultry do not occur in other workplaces.

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A community is coming to terms with being at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak which has seen a factory partially closed and hundreds of workers sent home.

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A community volunteer group have been reminding residents that help is out there after an outbreak of coronavirus at a Norfolk chicken factory.

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Almost 50 workers linked to Banham Poultry have tested positive for COVID-19 after more than 300 workers were checked following a coronavirus outbreak.

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Test results from more than 300 workers at Banham Poultry, after a coronavirus outbreak, are expected back today (Wednesday, August 26).

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Residents have been told there is “no cause for panic” after an outbreak of coronavirus in a Norfolk meat processing factory.

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A £500,000 project to improve a train station’s parking facilities has begun.

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A beer garden is set to open at a community hall left struggling as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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The air ambulance and police are currently on the scene of a crash.

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The ex-wife of a clergyman conducted “an obsessive campaign” against him, repeatedly making false claims that he had abused their now grown-up son, the High Court has heard.

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Traders have urged customers to support their high street as the next stage of long-running roadworks begins.

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Drivers and businesses can expect two weeks of disruption when several town centre roads close as part of long-running roadworks.

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“It’s important we use this to mark the beginning of a new era.”

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A town council left in turmoil following a series of bitter rows has elected a new leadership duo - after the outgoing mayor launched a staggering attack on councillors and residents.

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A council left in disarray following a tumultuous year of disputes and in-fighting is set to elect a new leadership duo.

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Councillors are calling for a mayor to resign after he called off a full council meeting two minutes before it was due to start.

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A committee has been formed to investigate the long-running saga which saw town councillors accused of “bullying” council staff.

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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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