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Your Town | Downham Market

Population: 9,994

Nearby Towns: King's Lynn, Swaffham, Wisbech

Two giant Christmas trees have been stolen from a garden centre.

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A child has been taken to hospital after they were involved in a collision with a car.

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Pupils from a Norfolk primary school have returned to school after spending a week learning with children in Sweden.

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Police found a stolen car in the west Norfolk area whilst out on other duties.

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The chairman of a west Norfolk heritage society who has given many years of his life to the role has stepped down.

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Swathes of low-lying Norfolk could regularly flood within decades, claims a new report.

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Figures show the number of times Downham Market fire station has responded to false alarms in the last year.

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A west Norfolk store has raised more than £1,000 for Children in Need, adding to the company's overall fundraising total.

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This is the moment a man is caught on camera vaulting the gates of a closed level crossing and running across railway tracks in front of a train.

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A west Norfolk school has become the first primary in the county to take children overseas, with pupils travelling to Sweden to study.

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Tributes have been to a 47-year-old car valeter who was found dead on a rural road.

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A popular west Norfolk firework display has received a 'new record' in attendance, with organisers claiming to be the biggest volunteer run fireworks display in East Anglia.

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Police appeal over stolen Quadzilla

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Quadzilla was stolen from Outwell.

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A west Norfolk primary school marked its 40th birthday celebration with an event bringing together three of the school's headteachers.

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A coroner's report has been made public after an inquest into the death of a teenager.

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A bike was seized after police caught the rider speeding and doing wheelies in a Norfolk town.

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Why has this property been boarded-up for years?

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A west Norfolk Poppy Appeal shop that raised more than £30,000 last year aims to achieve the same success.

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Town entertained families this half-term with annual Halloween Fun Day.

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A store supermarket has revealed its new shop layout and improvements after a multi- million pound refurbishment.

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A bridge that was seen as a vital link for trade and commuters took 27 years to replace.

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A west Norfolk town will host its traditional Christmas light switch on, marking the start of the festive season.

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Police arrest two in drug operation

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Two people are being questioned over drugs offences after a police operation in west Norfolk.

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Police are hunting for a man who stole designer clothing accessories and a wallet after he entered a house armed with a crowbar.

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Downham Market is getting ready to host its annual Halloween fun day.

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Long awaited work to clear a major bottleneck on the region's railways has moved a step closer.

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Holiday lodge park up for sale

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A holiday lodge park with fishing lakes is up for sale.

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A person dubbed the 'Queen of the witches' will be making a rare speaking appearance in west Norfolk.

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A church cancelled an event where MP Chris Williamson, who was suspended from the Labour Party, was due to speak.

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School children dressed up in yellow to show their support for young people's mental health.

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Staff at a West Norfolk care home will be taking to the sky in the hopes their efforts will raise much needed funds for resident activities.

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Go ahead for 100 homes in village

Monday, October 7, 2019

Plans for 100 new homes in a Norfolk village got the go ahead today.

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Girl Guides grateful for refurb boost

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A Girlguiding group which appealed to the community for help has received a boost in donations.

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A prospective Brexit Party candidate is unhappy with a town council decision against holding a political stand in the town.

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A Norfolk town was brought alive with the sound of music.

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A group of young baton twirlers have done their town proud by scoring their best results in 20 years.

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Police have seized an uninsured vehicle which was towing a "dangerous" trailer, which was also taken off the road.

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A town centre pub which closed suddenly six months ago is back in business.

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This quiet market town has had its fair share of activity and royal visits. Here are ten things you may not know about Downham Market.

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Thousands of eyes catch a glimpse of the 'hunks' of Downham Market every day on their way to and from work.

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An exhibition will be held in a Norfolk town to celebrate 75 years of farming in the region.

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Two head-turning hay bale sculptures have surprised motorists by appearing by the side of a busy road.

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Town scoops gold in Anglia in Bloom awards

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A West Norfolk town has won gold in an annual flower competition.

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Girl guides in Downham Market are asking the local community to get involved and help refurbish their hut.

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The Wizard of Oz is coming to Downham

Monday, September 16, 2019

Organisers are making their way down the yellow brick road in preparation for their production of The Wizard of Oz.

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Dignitaries and the people of Downham Market gathered in the town to remember the victory in the Battle of Britain.

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Campaigners have called on councillors to declare a climate emergency.

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Town target of double break-ins

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Shop windows were smashed and thousands of pounds of items were stolen in two town centre break-ins.

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If you're looking for a place to stop off and eat after exploring the beautiful scenic area or quaint market town of Downham Market, we have you covered.

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A crowd-funding appeal in aid of a church which was devastated by fire has smashed its target within days.

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Two former sheltered housing complexes are set to be demolished.

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An investigation into the cause of a blaze which gutted a Norfolk church is expected to take days, as conservation experts say the heritage lost in the fire is "irreplaceable".

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An air ambulance was called to a crash which closed a Norfolk road.

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A woman who has struggled with mental health for years hopes to help the community by providing physical and mental health support.

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A church has been severely damaged in a blaze which was battled by dozens of firefighters.

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This is the ornate interior of a medieval church before it was destroyed by fire.

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A senior cleric has thanked firefighters who battled a fierce blaze that devastated a church.

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Plans to convert a commercial hall into studio flats have been approved.

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Plans to fence off a garden that has been used by dog walkers have been refused.

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Some say food shortages are inevitable in the event of a no-deal Brexit - but one village shopkeeper isn't worried.

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Kittens that were left uncared for and covered in fleas have gone to new families.

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A planning application to build on land in a Norfolk town has been refused.

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Firefighters were called to a road collision in Downham Market.

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A group of runners from Downham Market took part in an event in memory of PC Andrew Harper who was killed on duty on August 15.

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The longest staying cat at a Norfolk adoption centre has finally been given the chance he deserved.

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Are Downham homes set for go ahead?

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Plans for 19 homes on a paddock are coming back before councillors.

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An 11-year-old girl who 'lives and breathes' baton twirling competed in the International cup for the first time.

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A cafe in West Norfolk has opened its doors to dogs, becoming the first dog-friendly cafe in the town.

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West Norfolk students enjoyed some of their best results in recent years.

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Mourners stood in the rain to remember a selfless mum-of-four who died after bravely battling a rare cancer.

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A community of walkers could lose the ground they have been walking on for years.

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A kind-hearted six-year-old girl has given her pet tortoise to a Norfolk care home in a shell-fless act.

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Thousands of people flocked to Downham Market Water Festival to see dragon boat racers battle each other, the wind and the 
rain.

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A Norfolk town could come alive with the sound of music after a lottery grant.

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Downham Market is one of Norfolk's oldest towns dating back to Saxon times.

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The funds raised for a terminally ill Norfolk woman who died following a battle against leukemia will be donated to the hospitals that cared for her.

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The heartbroken husband of a mum-of-four who battled a rare form of cancer has revealed how they married days before she died.

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Passengers are being warned not to travel over the Bank Holiday weekend when one of London's busiest stations will be closed for track repairs.

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A Norfolk town has been left devastated after a mum-of-four lost her battle with a rare form of blood cancer.

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A quiet Norfolk town is transformed into a buzz of activity every year when the annual water festival takes place.

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Boy, 16, arrested in drugs raid

Saturday, August 3, 2019

A 16-year-old boy is being questioned after a drugs raid this afternoon.

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Man in court for dog fouling

Saturday, August 3, 2019

A man has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £330 for allowing his dog to foul.

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A planning application to develop on land in a Norfolk town has been deferred following a vote against it.

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A west Norfolk youth group provides a space for children to "escape the troubles" outside and meet socially.

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Train travel has been disrupted between Cambridge and King's Lynn.

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The recent hot weather is being blamed for bringing a town's landmark clock to a standstill.

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He has pawsitively trounced the competition two years in a row and now one Norfolk police dog is looking to sniff out a third win.

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Families have expressed concern over fly-tipping in a Norfolk town.

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A charity shop is appealing for donations after it was targeted by thieves.

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A disabled riding charity is staging a special horse show at its west Norfolk HQ.

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You don't see one of these in your garden every day.

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Money and jewellery have been stolen from a home in Downham Market.

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Biker arrested for riding on drugs

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Police arrested a biker who failed to stop for officers when they found out why.

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Tributes have been paid to a Norfolk headteacher who has died at the age of 91.

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Norfolk town club thanks couple for supporting their group.

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A man has been fined £520 for running an illegal waste site.

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Town's tale of the unexpected

Monday, June 24, 2019

It was one town's five minutes of fame on TV.

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A popular display that was previously held near Downham Market will move location this year.

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A madcap river raft race has been cancelled due to concerns over insurance.

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A madcap river raft race has been cancelled due to concerns over insurance.

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