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Your Town | Downham Market

Population: 9,994

Nearby Towns: King's Lynn, Swaffham, Wisbech

More than 300 homes and businesses have been left without electricity after a powercut.

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A Norfolk town could be one step closer to getting a McDonald's and Starbucks following plans that received no objections from highways officers.

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Groups of business women across East Anglia will come together for an event to mark International Women's Day.

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Prosecco, toilet roll and cash were among the items stolen in a spate of break-ins in a west Norfolk town.

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Lead stolen from town centre church

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The lead from a town centre church has been stolen.

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A school in west Norfolk could get the addition of a new classroom if plans are approved.

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A market town has been left behind as it is the "poor cousin" of its Norfolk neighbour, a councillor has claimed.

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'Mindless' criminals broke into a number of independent shops in a Norfolk town stealing a range of peculiar items.

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Ideas for the future use of a town hall were discussed at a town council meeting following concerns the building was "not making any money."

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Warning after thieves target villages

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Six villages have been targeted in a spate of burglaries.

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A plan to build a new McDonald's and Starbucks on the outskirts of a town has been given the thumbs down by councillors and slammed as "ludicrous" by residents.

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A primary in west Norfolk collapsed its normal school timetable this week to teach children about the importance of the environment and sustainability.

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A £1.7m scheme saw major investment put into a Norfolk town to enhance and improve its centre.

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Parking and traffic flow have been outlined as key focuses for a Norfolk town in a new strategy blueprint.

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Downham Market town council are promising the event will be 'bigger and better' than before.

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Like thousands, they took off from Norfolk in their lumbering bomber and never came home.

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Ultra-fast broadband is coming to nine Norfolk towns following a trial by BT Openreach.

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A shop owner says commuters parking all day in west Norfolk has reduced footfall and knocked his trade.

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An empty building, which has deteriorated over the years, has been labelled an eyesore.

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A member of a club aimed at tackling loneliness and isolation for the older generation has claimed it is under threat of "destruction" by the town council.

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The owner of a Norfolk bakery is encouraging the public to support their local shops warning people that "once they're gone, they're gone."

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Passengers are being warned not to travel to London by rail over two weekends when trains will be cancelled on part of the network.

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A home owner who had her application to enclose her garden refused says she now feels vindicated following her successful appeal.

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A Norfolk library celebrated its 20th year being open with a special day marking the occasion.

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Police are linking a number of burglaries in which jewellery, an airgun and whisky were stolen.

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A new board game café is set to open this weekend.

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A Norfolk town council has objected to plans to turn a Grade II listed hotel into apartments.

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A Norfolk library is set to host a birthday celebration to mark its 20th year of serving the community.

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A charity that supports vulnerable children and young people will be opening up a new shop in a west Norfolk town.

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Receding flood waters mean drivers can once again use a road through the low-lying Fens safely.

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A Norfolk town could be getting a Starbucks and McDonald's if plans are given the go ahead.

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A cat who is used to getting his own space and wandering around freely is in desperate need of a new home.

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Residents in west Norfolk villages are experiencing problems with their water supply following a pipe leak.

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A Grade II listed Norfolk hotel could be at risk of being turned into apartments if a buyer does not come forward.

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Passengers face major disruption on one of the main rail routes into London after a person was hit by a train.

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A town's toy shop has revealed the most in-demand toys for this Christmas.

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West Norfolk residents have called on the Prime Minister to get Brexit done following the Conservative win at the general election.

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A year of centenary celebrations for the Norfolk branch of the National Farmers' Union (NFU) ended with a festive soiree in the west of the county.

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A man who has been left with an 'empty void' following the loss of his friend who died from cancer will be fundraising in his memory.

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15 signs you grew up in Downham Market

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Discos, toy shops and fields full of horses - just some of the things you will remember if you grew up in Downham Market.

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A charity that provides horse riding for the disabled is calling on the public to support them during the winter.

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Is parking in town still an issue?

Friday, December 6, 2019

Efforts to improve a town's parking problems are ongoing following years of concern from residents and businesses.

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Traces of cocaine were found on one in six people during a police drug swab operation at a pub in a Norfolk town.

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A town's Poppy Appeal has exceeded its expectations in raising support for the Royal British Legion (RBL) and those that lost their lives in service.

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A west Norfolk police dog has tracked and located a suspect van thief.

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A 74-year-old woman has had her purse stolen in a west Norfolk town.

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A town has been warned it could lose its cinema if people do not use it.

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Hare coursing gangs are changing tactics and targeting deer after a police crackdown on the illegal bloodsport.

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The father of a five-year-old girl who was "special in every way" has paid tribute to her after she died from a rare heart condition.

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A 4x4 has been seized in a Norfolk village for having no insurance while it was being towed by another vehicle.

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Leak leaves disabled man without water

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A disabled man has been left without water for more than a week after a water main burst.

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Christmas family fun and festivities saw thousands of people flock to a west Norfolk town to see the turning on of its Christmas lights.

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Students from west Norfolk schools took part in a technology tournament designed to test their engineering skills.

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Quiz How much do you know about Downham Market?

Thursday, November 21, 2019

How much do you think you know about this Norfolk town?

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Road closed due to burst water main

Thursday, November 21, 2019

A west Norfolk road has been closed following a burst water main.

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A former councillor hopes people will remember the good things he achieved over decades of serving his community, not the error of judgement which saw him banned from public office.

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The west Norfolk riding for the disabled centre is to introduce riding for people living with dementia.

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A west Norfolk farmer has lifted his club's annual trophy after harvesting a sugar beet weighing a whopping 12.56kg.

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A west Norfolk town is gearing up for an afternoon packed event full of early Christmas family fun.

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Armed robbery at village store

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Two men carried out a robbery at a village convenience store.

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

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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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