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Your Town | Dereham

Population: 15,659

Nearby Towns: Swaffham, Watton, Wymondham

More than 200 homes are set to be built in a Norfolk town despite fears over the consequences the development could have on the lives of people living nearby.

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Plans to build more than 250 homes in a Norfolk town were refused after councillors were warned the scheme could see traffic "queueing on the A47".

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A council is set to discuss controversial plans to build more than 250 homes in a Norfolk town - more than five years after the idea was originally proposed.

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Meet Norfolk's Cinderella bride

Friday, December 27, 2019

A Norfolk bride-to-be will have a fairytale wedding after winning a £1,500 Cinderella outfit package.

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A much-loved football fan has been saluted for never letting disability prevent him from enjoying life.

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Motorists faced delays and diversions on the A47 after a crash between a lorry and a van.

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Investigators were able to track a fly-tipper who threw rubbish out of his moving car by the receipts he left behind.

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A driver has been left with minor injuries after crashing into a 6ft wall in order to avoid a fallen tree.

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The Yuletide season is upon us, and Norfolk's finest free-range turkeys will begin leaving the fields this weekend to meet their festive destiny.

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Plans to demolish a former shop and post office will be discussed by a district council.

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Farmers have been urged be more open to educate the public about their environmental work - and insights from millennials could help change the conversation about how food systems are managed.

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Four people are being hunted after thieves threw paint at school windows and let off a fire extinguisher.

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As part of our regular series of profiles on the region's Young Farmers' Club members, 22-year-old butcher THOMAS BRYANT explains how a club visit as a child inspired his future career choices.

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It was second time lucky for eight-year-old Crystal June Barnes when she auditioned for the Norwich panto.

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Family and friends of a much-loved Dereham man came together again to celebrate his life at a second rave event.

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A main road through one of Norfolk's biggest villages will be shut for 10 days.

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The stock car fraternity paid tribute to legend and gentleman Horry Barnes at a race meeting.

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Thousands of people enjoyed five days of top blues music in Mid Norfolk.

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Two weeks of sport, culture, competitions and live music are being held in a mid-Norfolk village.

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The green light has been given to turn a former Dereham department store into a two-storey gym.

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A woman who threw two cats was today given a community sentence.

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A have-a-go-hero was "grabbed around the throat" as he tried to stop a prolific thief with more than 220 offences on his record.

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Car struck a deer on the A47

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A car struck a deer on the A47 in Dereham in the early hours of the morning.

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A film student from Dereham hopes her current project exploring abuse will be shown at a UK festival and then released to the public.

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A music academy in mid Norfolk celebrated its 18th anniversary with a concert showcasing an eclectic and varied mix of music,

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A group that fought for better access for disabled people in a mid Norfolk town has been forced to close.

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A Norfolk-based band, which is now in its 87th year, will be giving a free evening concert next month.

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It's previously focused more on beer, but gin and rum will do just as well, if the numbers attending a Mid Norfolk festival are anything to go by.

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A Norfolk care home has been placed in special measures after being rated as inadequate for its overall service.

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A chef has escaped jail after being found with a kitchen knife, throwing star and cannabis.

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A post office and store that were ram-raided are rising from the ashes just in time to celebrate 50 years being run by the same family.

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Parents were left in tears of joy as children from Mattishall Primary School danced on stage to more than 600 people.

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A dog owner is celebrating the return of her two beloved pets after a truck they were in was stolen more than two weeks ago.

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A Mattishall father has hit out at the county council for refusing to grit a school bus route and said the village is "waiting for a fatal accident to happen".

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The mother of a 14-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time and has lost an eye and both leg bones to the disease says his latest relapse is "devastating".

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It has been a decade since Peanut the cat last enjoyed cuddles with his owners.

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A dog owner has made another emotional appeal for the return of her beloved pets after a truck they were in was stolen.

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A dog owner is desperately appealing for help finding her beloved pets after a truck with the two animals in was stolen.

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A tourism app voiced by Stephen Fry which allows people to virtually explore some of Norfolk's towns and attractions has been launched.

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A rural transport scheme has launched an innovative new project to help people overcome barriers to getting back into employment.

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An MP has praised pupils at a Mid Norfolk school for writing to him about their concerns for the plight of refugees around the globe.

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