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Population: 7,357

Nearby Towns: Dereham, Holt, Hunstanton

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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The new manager of a Norfolk sports centre said children should get active instead of "eating rubbish and doing a lack of exercise".

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Plans for new Norfolk homes are put on hold after a town council rejected an alternative proposal on a footpath

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New bar for Fakenham Racecourse

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Race-goers could soon be enjoying a pint at a new bar at Fakenham Racecourse.

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15 signs you grew up in Fakenham

Friday, January 10, 2020

The famous things you only got to see if you grew up in this famous market town.

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A Norfolk charity chairman hopes that a showcase in Norwich will bring people to the town.

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The chairmen of a Norfolk cricket club meets with Norfolk County Councillors as land consulation over SEND school continues.

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Crowds gathered for the Boxing Day meet of Britain's oldest hunt.

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A woman left bedbound with an incurable illness revealed her fight simply to be believed.

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Fakenham Ukes, who have become well known for their charity work, were at it again.

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The co-owner of a deli has been left heartbroken after finding her shop damaged.

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A secretary of a cricket club belives that the failure of a lease agreement has had a "detrimental effect" on them

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Mince pies are as much a part of Christmas cuisine as the pigs in blankets you put away and the sprouts you push to the side of your plate.

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The annual Christmas tree festival broke its own fundraising records.

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The operators of a controversial car park are hoping to leave on better terms.

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Fakenham Racecourse is starting a run of charity events with a Christmas Jumpers day.

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Work is progressing so well at a housing development in north Norfolk that about 15pc of the homes could soon be occupied.

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Plans for 41 new homes in town

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Four apartment blocks comprising 41 new homes could be built on a section of former railway cutting in Fakenham.

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An 85-year-old pensioner was found dead in a river, a court was told.

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A 62-year-old man died after taking an overdose of painkillers, an inquest heard.

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A poor year for a famous Norfolk malting barley variety has sparked calls for higher premiums to be paid to farmers to acknowledge the financial risks of growing it.

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A 46-year-old man has appeared in court charged with sending lewd messages to young girls.

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A motorcyclist died after his machine crashed into a car at high speed, an inquest heard today.

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An inspirational Norfolk farmer who selflessly fought to smash the stigmas around mental health during his own battle with terminal cancer has won a national honour from his industry.

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Hidden in a corner of a farmyard, they were once in the vanguard of our nation's defence.

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A re-dedication service was held to mark the official completion of a £270,000 restoration project at a north Norfolk church.

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A previously unknown wall painting was uncovered during a £270,000 restoration of a tiny church in north Norfolk.

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A former RAF station was brought to life with the opening of a new heritage centre in north Norfolk.

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An ex-policeman has been praised on social media for smashing a car window to rescue a hot and distressed dog from inside.

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The future sustainability of a Mid Norfolk village has been given a boost with planning permission granted for 21 new homes, including five affordable properties.

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A slowed-down form of rugby is proving a great success across a range of ages at Fakenham since its start at the beginning of May.

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A Norfolk mum who has two sons with autism persuaded bosses at a nature reserve to host a new 'accessible' family weekend.

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Controversial plans to build up to 55 homes on a pasture field in the Wensum Valley are included in a district council's draft local plan.

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A team of nine including directors and staff at Fakenham Racecourse took part in the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) challenging mud race 'Only the Brave', and raised £21,088.64 for the charity.

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Video Norfolk's rare white deer caught on video

Thursday, April 11, 2019

A rare white deer has now been captured on video.

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Victims of a military disaster exactly 140 years ago, remembered in a poem by Rudyard Kipling, would have lived in Norwich

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Two men face prison after stealing thousands of snowdrops from a Norfolk estate.

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A group behind a new men's shed in Fakenham is looking for suitable premises.

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A factory has confirmed that fire-fighters were called out to deal with a chemical incident.

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The Momo "suicide challenge" which has been sweeping the globe is an indisputable hoax, according to a Norfolk cyber security expert.

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A funeral directors has formed a new group for those who have lost someone close to them after noticing a rise in the need for practical support for bereaved people.

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For many of us, a walk in the Norfolk countryside is a chance for a peaceful breath of fresh air.

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