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Nearby Towns: Dereham, Holt, Hunstanton

Three crews called to fire in Fakenham

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Three crews were called to a fire in Fakenham, but it was put out before their arrival.

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‘All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small’ is the theme for this year’s Colkirk Arts festival.

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Thieves stole a number of fuel pumps and a large amount of red diesel during a burglary in Pudding Norton, near Fakenham.

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As riders and foot followers gathered for the West Norfolk Hunt’s Boxing Day meet, the trail was being laid for the hounds.

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Norfolk woman loses over 7st in weight

Friday, December 14, 2018

Super slimmers at a Mid-Norfolk club have lost a whopping 10,779 pounds in weight in 2018 – that’s the equivalent of around 41 baby elephants.

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Three much-loved Norfolk churches will receive a share of a £429,211 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.

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The air ambulance was launched to Hempton, near Fakenham, at about 2.30pm on Saturday, December 1.

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Fifteen organisations shared a £69,360 windfall as north Norfolk’s largest social landlord announced its biggest ever grants round.

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An inquest has opened into the death of a teacher who lived in Fakenham.

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A project that aims to quadruple the size of a nature reserve near Fakenham has received a £100,000 boost.

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A building society in Fakenham has become a drop-off point for the children’s charity, Break’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Appeal 2018.

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It started with an ambitious dream to bring the world of theatre to the doorsteps of children in rural north Norfolk.

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A group of East Anglian veterans had the chance to get behind the wheels of a tank in north Norfolk.

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A bid for £100,000 is being made to revamp Fakenham town centre and help local businesses in the “fight back” against online shopping.

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A paranormal database has revealed some of the creepiest paranormal happenings in the county.

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An iconic collection of Jack Richards lorries sold for a total of £147,658 at auction.

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A businesswoman is opening a restaurant at her successful Fakenham tea room, which opened three years ago.

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Government figures reveal a third of all properties bought in north Norfolk in 2017-18 were second homes. JESSICA FRANK-KEYES looks into the effect this rise has had on the area’s coastal communities

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A north Norfolk author has set his new teen history book on the Isles of Scilly.

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Members of the public are urged to nominate the community heroes who have made a difference in north Norfolk.

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An author who spent 12 years of her life in north Norfolk is set to publish her first murder mystery novel, which is based in the area.

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A person had to be cut free from a car after a crash on the the A148 at Tattersett.

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A well-attended music festival kicked-off a jam-packed week of fun events in Fakenham.

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A loving daughter has dedicated a new website that remembers fallen heroes to a Norfolk man whose passion was researching past wars.

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It was once the shocking scene of a devastating fire.

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It’s taken about 10 years but a replica of First World War German ace, Baron Von Richthofen’s triplane is now ready to fly.

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Two friends from Fakenham are taking part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100-mile bike ride, on Sunday, July 29.

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Hot weather is great for most people but for those looking after animals and wildlife in our region it just adds to the workload.

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It was the first large military road run in the county and featured vintage vehicles from across Norfolk and north Suffolk.

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A Norfolk brewery will be featured at the biggest beer festival in the country - partly thanks to a team member having to go gluten free.

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Resurfacing work will begin at a popular Fakenham car park in September, ahead of the introduction of parking charges, a Norfolk council has decided.

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Four inland market towns in north Norfolk are set to get a £400,000 boost to help regeneration.

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A gym, a brass band and the Benjamin Foundation are among the groups and projects given a boost in the latest distribution of funds from a council fund.

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Future generations will be able to enjoy a new garden for adults with learning disabilities in Fakenham.

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Thousands of Norfolk residents are proud to have been born and bred in the East of England for generations.

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The A148 in north Norfolk has reopened following a multiple-vehicle accident.

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Businesses can learn how to save money and avoid costly marketing and advertising mistakes at a networking event.

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Three west Norfolk businessmen have raised £25,000 for a cancer charity after completing the London Marathon.

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One of the region’s largest hauliers has fitted out its fleet with in-cab cameras which have already helped to resolve an accident.

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A Norfolk family retailer says it is in a “very positive” position following a strong 2017 which saw pre-tax profit increase by 12%.

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Fakenham Town Council is appealing to local people to nominate kind-hearted residents for its annual Community Volunteer Award.

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At around 11.30am on Saturday, May 5, a north Norfolk charity will sell its 50,000th book in a nine-year quest to raise funds for the repair of a village church.

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The town of Fakenham usually has an average of around five reported thefts per month but this week that number was almost reached in a single night.

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It’s full steam ahead for the regeneration of a former RAF station near Fakenham with another 94 homes to be built on the site.

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Fans of ex-professional footballers and reality TV stars jostled for pole position to watch a charity football match at Fakenham Town’s ground.

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An ex-servicewoman who celebrated her 99th birthday in February laid the wreath at a former Norfolk station as it belatedly celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

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Former professional footballers, celebrities and community heroes will be turning out for a charity team at a match in Fakenham tomorrow.

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A travel giant is boosting its links between Norwich and a north Norfolk market town with greener vehicles.

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The announcement that a bus service currently serving a route from Kings Lynn to Norwich is to be taken on by a new provider and heavily modified has caused fury among affected communities.

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There has been a mixture of confusion and anger in a mid-Norfolk village after a new bus timetable revealed that their community would no longer be serviced.

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The current state of the A47 is holding back the growth of Norfolk’s economy, according to business bosses who want to see the road fully dualled.

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Two Norfolk venues have made the shortlist for the first time in the GQ Food and Drink Awards, and they are owned by the same people.

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Drivers can now use their mobile devices to pay at North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) car parks, as well as cash and card payments.

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The NHS has issued a call for blood donors after poor weather conditions led to a significant decline in blood stocks.

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A farm company was wrongly penalised after a gamekeeper poisoned wild birds of prey to preserve game birds for shooting, the High Court has ruled.

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Five men have been dubbed #localsuperheroes for travelling around north Norfolk helping stranded drivers during the cold spell.

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A man who lives in Fakenham travelled more than 320 miles across Norfolk over 16 hours in order to pull stranded motorists to safety.

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An actress who entertained audiences across Norfolk with her singing and character roles had one final standing ovation - at her funeral.

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How does heavy snow affect businesses?

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Snow. In most of us it either brings out childish glee or grumpiness.

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The oldest member of a north Norfolk seated exercise class is proving you are never too old to keep fit.

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A man was arrested after a nurse was bitten in A&E at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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Plans for an equestrian business in north norfolk were refused despite the applicant claiming it would create two jobs and boost the economy.

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Parts of Norfolk could see further wintry showers today before temperatures plummet overnight.

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A new bus service will enable people to travel from Norwich to Fakenham every hour, six-days-a-week.

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Norfolk’s disused rail lines could be turned into cycle paths or walking routes.

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