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Population: 3,550

Nearby Towns: Cromer, Fakenham, Sheringham

Modern day Holt was shaped in 1708 when a fire destroyed most of the medieval town, and saw it replaced by the Georgian street scene that is part of its charm today.

Its famous independent school Gresham’s dates back even further to 1555, and boasts former pupils ranging from composer Benjamin Britten to bagless vacuum cleaner inventor Sir James Dyson

The town is a Mecca for shoppers due to its range of independent traders including department store Bakers and Larners.

On its doorstep is Holt Country Park and one end of the North Norfolk Railway heritage railway line.

Holt could be welcoming a new convenience store, almost three months after a fire which destroyed its only supermarket.

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A charity van was totally destroyed by fire in a suspected arson attack in a Norfolk town.

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An investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed Budgens in Holt is still ongoing.

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Dozens of people took part in a clap for Budgens staff in Holt, following the devastating fire that destroyed the town’s only supermarket.

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A ‘pop-up’ post office will open within Bakers and Larners department store in Holt on Friday, June 26.

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Free parking is being offered in Holt in response to a devastating fire that destroyed the town’s only supermarket and post office.

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Until the devastating fire that destroyed Budgens of Holt, the supermarket was at the centre of its community for 35 years.

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People in Holt will take part in a clap to thank Budgens’ staff for their support over the years, following the devastating fire that destroyed the popular store.

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A ‘pop-up’ post office could be set up in Holt as part of the recovery from a devastating fire which destroyed the town’s only supermarket.

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North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker has called for free parking following the devastating fire that destroyed Budgens of Holt and has vowed that the community will be “back stronger”.

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It’s Independent Bookshop Week from June 20-27 and bookshops are reopening to browsers and buyers after months of keeping us reading with online and phone orders

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The entry period for this year’s Sir John Hurt and Sworders Art Prizes at Holt Festival has been extended.

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Bakers and Larners department store in Holt will be reopening on Monday, June 15.

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A woman who is shielding at home during the coronavirus pandemic has completed a 125-mile virtual walk with her husband.

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A bus company has been given permission to use grassland near a country park as an overflow car park.

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Police said that plans to demolish a station and build houses in its place would save them about £30,000 a year.

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Free car parking will be available at CT Baker Budgens of Holt during the lockdown.

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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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Police are appealing for help tracing a 62-year-old man from Holt who has been reported missing.

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An award-winning country park in north Norfolk has been closed on police advice due to the numbers of people driving there, despite the coronavirus outbreak.

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It was almost 60 years ago to the day that Pat and Brian Cottrell strode arms in arm out of the doors of Saxthorpe church after saying their vows.

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Holt Festival has been cancelled due to the government’s social-distancing order during the coronavirus outbreak.

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A steam engine escorted George Cushing’s coffin through Holt to the church as last respects were paid to a giant of sport in the region.

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The funeral of Holt Rugby club founder George Cushing will still go-ahead on Wednesday, March 18, despite the coronavirus outbreak.

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A chef who grew up and trained in Norfolk and has already had a “whirlwind” career is in the running for a national prize.

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A housing development in north Norfolk is going full steam ahead with the next phase of sales soon to start.

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An exquisitely illustrated children’s book by Norfolk artist Fiona French has been 40 years in the making

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A new play area at a country park includes a modern zip line, bug see-saw, and three different swings.

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A visitor to Holt library stole a purse containing cash.

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Controversial plans to build a new school and more than 100 homes in north Norfolk blasted as “detrimental” by an MP have been refused by councillors.

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Experts from Antiques Road Trip visited north Norfolk for their latest series.

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A prominent listed building in the centre of Holt could be converted into seven flats.

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A much-missed restaurant could be heading back to a north Norfolk town.

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Demand for seats on a heritage railway’s first-ever Norfolk Lights Express has soared with 10 further trains being added.

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Measures to combat vandalism at toilets in a north Norfolk town will be discussed by councillors.

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An award-winning youth project is fighting for survival and needs to raise £58,000 annually for the next three years.

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Bosses at a north Norfolk rugby club are hoping that interest in the World Cup will inspire youngsters to become the Ben Youngs of the future.

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The national Pig Farmer of the Year title has come to Norfolk for the second year running – but what does it take to become a champion pork producer? CHRIS HILL reports.

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The sixth Holt 1940s weekend last month raised a profit of more than £3,000 and cheques have been presented to Holt Women’s Institute and Community Centre.

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An all-conquering north Norfolk farmer has been crowned supreme barley champion by his club for an unprecedented third year in a row.

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The national Pig Farmer of the Year trophy has been brought back to Norfolk for the second time in two years.

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