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Your Town | Aylsham

Population: 5,504

Nearby Towns: Cromer, North Walsham, Sheringham

Aylsham sits by the River Bure and was once a busy port handling boats carrying grain, coal and timber.

The town was founded around 500AD by an Anglo Saxon called Aegel. The cloth industry was important in its medieval history and Henry VIII granted a Saturday market.

Markets and a busy auction room remain important today, along with tourism – with visitors drawn by the Bure Valley narrow gauge railway and the nearby National Trust stately home of Blickling Hall. The Trust also owns the predominantly Georgian Market Place.

Since 2002 Aylsham has had Cittaslow status, making it part of an elite international group of communities embracing a slower life style, strong community values and where locally-produced food is championed.

Residents at a north Norfolk care home have smiles on their faces after receiving dozens of letters and postcards from random people across the UK.

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Fire crews spent the night at the scene of a major blaze at a former chicken farm in Marsham, near Aylsham.

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A busy road between a new housing estate, the town centre and a school could seenew walking and cycling paths developed.

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A trail of lights in the sky that has fascinated stargazers the world over have been spotted above North Norfolk.

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A teenager who is just one of a handful across the country with a rare brain condition has defied the odds to celebrate his 17th birthday.

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A disused care home is set to be demolished to make way for more than a dozen new homes in a Norfolk town, despite fears over the impact on people living nearby.

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Missing 70-year-old man found

Thursday, December 26, 2019

A 70-year-old man, who went missing from Aylsham while visiting his family has been found.

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The chance to bag a prize-winning fresh bird for the Christmas dinner table is set to bring hundreds of bidders to traditional festive poultry auctions across Norfolk.

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Hundreds of turkeys, geese, ducks and chickens will go under the hammer at an annual poultry sale in north Norfolk.

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A fish and chip shop could be closed for several months after a blaze ripped through the premises while a town's Christmas lights were being switched on.

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A forgotten architect from the 17th century who rivalled Sir Christopher Wren during his lifetime has been remembered in north Norfolk.

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A north Norfolk auction house takes a starring role in an episode of BBC2's Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

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An exhibition at a public gallery showcases the talents of a member of the Roy's of Wroxham family.

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The success of East Anglia's wheat and barley harvest is being undermined by an inability to export the surplus due to the shifting sands of Brexit, says a Norfolk grain trader.

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A garden centre once owned by a man who was jailed for stealing almost half a million pounds from his elderly mother is holding a closing down sale.

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A drop-in public meeting will be held at Aylsham Town Hall to discuss the expansion of two wind farms off the Norfolk coast.

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An iconic red telephone box could be used to house a bottle filler for water in a north Norfolk town.

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The three-day Aylsham Food Festival proved a popular success in its 14th year with hundreds enjoying the great choice and extra entertainment.

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The three-day Aylsham Food Festival is proving a popular treat with hundreds enjoying the great choice and extra entertainment.

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This year's Aylsham Food Festival is a sell-out.

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A prime-time TV audience of millions awaits for an unsung Norfolk hero and her heart-warming mini donkeys - which will feature in an advert break during Britain's Got Talent on Saturday.

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Duckin' and diving' took on a new meaning with boxer Scott Moises who is quitting fighting.

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One of the nation's finest collections of vintage tractors has raised thousands of pounds from buyers across the world after going under the hammer in Norfolk.

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Seven works by a Victorian taxidermist go under the hammer in a Norfolk auction house.

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About 17,000 visitors are expected to flock to the parkland of the National Trust's Blickling Estate today to enjoy the Aylsham Show, which celebrates the countryside, farming and food.

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One of the earliest printed editions of the Magna Carta is to go under the hammer in Norfolk.

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It's an achievement that Graeme Johnston believes may never be repeated.

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A car and music festival in Aylsham raised more than £2,500 for Kidney Care UK and was attended by more than 2,000 visitors.

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A car once owned by Beatles' manager Brian Epstein will be on show at a classic vehicles and live music event.

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A butcher's tribute was among the winners at the annual Aylsham In Bloom traders' competition.

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More than 100 classic vehicles will be on show at a community fundraising event in Aylsham.

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A care home has been rated as inadequate for the second consecutive time - but improvements have been made.

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A Norfolk domiciliary care agency has been rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Organisers of the Aylsham Show want to hear from new small businesses, as it relaunches its Food and Drink Hero Award.

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New Aylsham Show president Clare Buxton is "honoured" to be taking on the role after 17 years' service.

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A second memorial lecture on celebrated landscape gardener Humphry Repton will be held at Aylsham parish church.

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A farmer is calling on police to catch the people behind two arson attacks in north Norfolk.

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A kissing gate was dedicated in memory of Jeanne Le Surf, former 'Rambler' in the Eastern Evening News, at the Mannington estate in north Norfolk.

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It's famed for its relaxed atmosphere and welcoming people, and now a national newspaper has discovered the many charms of Aylsham in north Norfolk. Reporter DAVID BALE spoke to community leaders and shopkeepers to find out why it's such a great place to live and work in.

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A laptop computer was stolen in Aylsham.

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Restoration work at a stream on the Blickling estate will help improve the water quality of the lake and hopefully lead to the return of plantlife.

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Delays in getting the right fencing posts to form part of a £50,000 revamp of the Marriott's Way means drivers will face disruption on a Norwich ring road roundabout from today.

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Built to tackle the harshest of terrains, its origins date back to post Second World War Germany.

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A north Norfolk woman whose father had a heart attack is running the London Marathon for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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A stock car driver is on the mend after being taken ill ahead of a fight night event two weeks ago.

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The Blickling Estate team scooped a national award for its creative art installation, the Word Defiant!

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Bags of dog poo were left at a children's park in Norfolk just days after another play area in the county was targeted.

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