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Population: 7,357

Nearby Towns: Dereham, Holt, Hunstanton

Businesses in a market town have spoken of their relief after the reopening of a road through it brought an increase in customers.

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The team behind a Christmas tree festival have been left devastated after being forced to replace the celebration with a virtual alternative.

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The councillor behind a town’s heritage trail has been left feeling disappointed as all momentum for its improvement was halted by the coronavirus.

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Emergency services are dealing with a crash, which has closed a busy main road.

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Could you be Fakenham’s next top model?

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Fines for drivers parking illegally have almost tripled in a North Norfolk market town over the last three years - while fines for parking in disabled spots increased eightfold.

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Repair work on a Norfolk church is under way after a spire was blown off in the high winds of Storm Ciara.

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The project manager of a Fakenham charity is worried it will not be here next year, despite the support of their MP.

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A town council has decided to reopen a road less than three weeks after it closed.

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A north Norfolk man said “a bit of compassion would have been nice” after he received a £100 parking charge as he helped his wife into the hairdresser’s.

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A north Norfolk town’s high street has taken another step towards normality as a big brand is reopening its doors.

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Businesses have become frustrated after a road closure to aid social distancing has reduced footfall in the town.

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A month since lockdown restrictions were eased, the floor of Fakenham’s high street is covered with stickers reminding people to stick to the one-way system across the town.

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The director of a building company said his team has been left disappointed after a development site was vandalised for the second time.

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Visitors to a market town can now pick up a free map to navigate its hotspots.

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A Norfolk nature park has hailed parents for taking social distancing measures seriously as it reopen its play area.

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A car enthusiast is hoping to fulfil a 42-year-old promise after he finished restoring a piece of automobile history.

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A north Norfolk council has announced the closure of a town centre road to aid social distancing.

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A Norfolk pub has found a novel way to keep punters safe from coronavirus - by installing traffic lights for its toilets.

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A north Norfolk rugby club is swapping tries with Tetleys as they turn their pitch into a socially-distant beer garden.

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A woman who was involved in a road crash at a notorious blackspot has called on something to be done “sooner, rather than later” to reduce accidents.

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The owner of a hair salon and barbers has revealed the rules and regulations being put in place ahead of welcoming back customers for a long-awaited cut.

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There will be changes for a controversial market town car park after it changed hands.

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The owner of a north Norfolk garden centre is hoping their royal visit will give people the confidence to return to the store.

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A Norfolk property development group was on hand to reach out and support their community during the height of lockdown.

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A north Norfolk business has been left feeling “shocked” after another shop in the town reported him to the council for having an outdoor seating area.

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Churches across Norfolk are slowly starting to reopen with lockdown restrictions continuing to ease.

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Non-essential shops have started to reopen in Fakenham, with local shoppers heading back to the high street.

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As lockdown measures continue to ease, reporter AARON MCMILLAN looked at one north Norfolk town’s top tourist attractions and what they will look like after the coronavirus.

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has recognised a Norfolk gin firm for the “generosity and kindness” of its staff and their charity work.

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Canines across north Norfolk will be wagging their tails in delight - a new dog meadow is opening.

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The owners of a deli who are closing their shop to operate a mobile kiosk are disappointed by what they say is a “lack of support” after a request to operate in their town’s Market Square was refused.

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The future of a north Norfolk town’s second fire engine is still being considered.

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A volunteer paramedic who helped save a man’s life has been sponsored to buy a state-of-the-art sat nav - after his initially meant he couldn’t find the right address.

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Town centre properties had to be evacuated after a two-storey house was ravaged by fire.

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Five fire crews spent nearly three hours fighting a blaze in a home in a Norfolk market town.

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A 20-year-old farm worker died after losing control of his car on an icy road.

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When Bill Hall went for a dip at his local swimming pool, he never expected it would lead to meeting the love of his life.

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As lockdown measures start to ease, signs of normality are returning in Fakenham.

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The Premier League may be on pause due to the pandemic, but Norwich City Football Club has still been spreading that winning feeling.

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A trader has said he believes people are well accustomed to social distancing measures ahead of a town market’s reopening.

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A community centre has been dealt a devastating blow after £500 worth of stock was stolen in a burglary.

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An elderly couple were conned out of £12,000 in a courier fraud in north Norfolk.

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A woman has said she is livid with the “appalling” treatment from Ryanair while she fights for an illegally overdue refund on a cancelled flight.

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A Norfolk martial arts teacher is opening his own school after his holiday plans fell through.

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Carers across Norfolk are providing invaluable support for their residents, becoming an extended family for the people they care for.

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The people of Fakenham paid their respects to a local lorry driver as a procession of trucks made its way to his funeral.

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Businesses have had to acclimatise to a world turned upside down during coronavirus lockdown.

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The UK’s population of cranes has reached its highest level for more than 400 years, conservationists have said.

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Despite closing just over a month ago, one North Norfolk deli is back in business.

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A barber is celebrating her 10th year in the industry.

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A Norfolk photographer is using his skills to document the lockdown in his market town.

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Having 30 easter eggs would be every 11-year-olds dream. However, two brothers saw it as the opportunity to bring some joy to those in need.

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A north Norfolk school is helping to protect the NHS workers as they produce PPE masks.

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A couple who are in isolation have discovered they are to be great-grandparents again - thanks to a message in the EDP.

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A charity producing a free talking newspaper for the visually 
impaired is carrying on despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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From fresh fruit and vegetables to locally made gin, many businesses right here in Norfolk are helping ensure local people get the items they need through home delivery services.

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Her mission has taken her around the world to break down barriers about disability, but she is now looking to one day spread the word even further.

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A 15-year-old girl has pleaded for help to find her best friend - her missing pet owl.

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Despite markets closing across the country, one Norfolk tradesman says his business is moving forward in the face of coronavirus.

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A Fakenham teenager has hailed the ‘life-changing’ course that the town’s Rotary club sponsored him through.

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The coordinator of a volunteer group assisting vulnerable and isolated people during the coronavirus pandemic is hoping to add more services as isolation steps up across the town.

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The father of a Norfolk engineer is “proud as punch” as his son is nominated to be the best in the country.

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Events across Fakenham are being cancelled as coronavirus takes hold.

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Academy moves A-levels online

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Norfolk academy has moved its first year A-levels and BTec classes online to ensure students sitting exams are ready.

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A man dubbed “Brain of Britain” by his defence brief has been jailed after a plan to trick a jury into thinking he was not conspiring to supply cocaine fell flat.

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A charity director has made a call to arms for volunteers to help out the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A gin and beer festival for charity has been postponed.

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A market town deli which is closing down just six months after opening says customers need to be more supportive of local businesses - warning them to “use it or lose it”.

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Market town plans VE day celebrations

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Its time to get the Union Flag bunting out and get ready to dance in the street as VE day comes to Fakenham.

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Can a market town become entirely plastic-free?

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First look at new Norfolk school

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Plans for a new special educational needs school in a north Norfolk town have taken a step forward.

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Over a slice of cake and a cup of tea, the last topic you expect people to talk about is your mortality. But that is exactly what is being encouraged at ‘death cafes’.

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The co-owner of a new bar and restaurant is hoping to bring the community back together ahead of its opening.

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Shoppers at a market town store could be getting a free ride home thanks to a new community scheme.

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A market town’s Festival of Ideas has gone back to the drawing board.

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It’s been six months since their “dangerous” decision to open a shop on the high street. But what is it like running a shop in a market town?

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A Norfolk woman has donated 17 inches of her own hair for charity.

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When you think of students cooking, pot noodles, ready meals and takeaways come to mind. But one Norfolk student is tackling that stereotype pan first.

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A market town’s new ‘pop up’ post office will open its doors this week.

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A market town will become the first place in the country to trial a new postal service.

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A director at an engineering company has been left devastated after three tonnes of materials and cash were stolen by culprits who took their haul away in a forklift.

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The new owner of a historic sweet shop said it could have closed its doors if she did not step in.

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Thieves used a forklift truck to steal three tonnes of brass and steel along with a motorbike and £70 cash from businesses in north Norfolk.

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It is just over a month since the closure of Fakenham’s post office, and hopes over a new temporary location have been dashed.

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A rugby club chairman says there is no time to rest on its laurels after a surge in members.

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Drivers are being warned to expect delays as a road closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place while gas work is carried out over the next month.

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A lorry driver from north Norfolk is prepared to take a four-minute parking bill to court.

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A Norfolk racecourse is using one of the most popular racing events of the year to fight food poverty.

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A local business owner is hoping the return of a town’s fayre 
will keep the momentum going for its high street.

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A church spire was blown off as the high winds of Storm Ciara wreaked havoc across Norfolk.

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Elderly people were left stranded in their homes after Storm Ciara caused flooding in Fakenham.

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A Norfolk sports centre say it will not get into a financial struggle again after a rescue fund drummed up £11,000.

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The mayor of a north Norfolk town says she is appalled by the closure of the town’s registrar’s office.

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Sixth form plans play for classic novel

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A north Norfolk sixth form is putting on its own interpretation of a literary classic.

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A north Norfolk choir is hoping people will lend their voices as they host a charity day.

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A parkrun ambassador has issued a rallying call for volunteers in a bid to set up an international running event in north Norfolk.

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The fate of a market town’s post office is being discussed at a council meeting tonight.

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A town council’s lack of action over the closure of a post office has been branded “embarrassing” by a councillor.

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A Fakenham man is taking on the London Marathon in a bid to give something back to the charity that helped kick-start his career.

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