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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.

An historic house has been restored to its former glory to become a Norfolk town’s new tourist information centre (TIC).

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Punk princess Toyah and music legend Georgie Fame are among the first highlights announced for the Holt Festival 2019.

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A Norfolk schoolboy was praised by Prince Charles who presented him with a top prize for his skill in speaking from the Book of Common Prayer.

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Thousands of pounds worth of tools and a trailer were stolen from a construction firm in north Norfolk.

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Moorhens in aerial combat is one of the photographs picking up plaudits in a cup competition.

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A man was spat at through a car window in a road-rage incident.

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Revised plans for 52 new homes in Holt have met with online opposition from the town council.

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The Conservative’s prospective parliamentary candidate for North Norfolk at the next general election, Duncan Baker, has been setting out his priorities and laying down his marker. The man he will most probably have to beat to become the MP is Lib Dem Norman Lamb, who has been in office since 2001, and will take some beating. Reporter DAVID BALE spoke to them both...

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More than two dozen cockerels were heartlessly dumped by the side of the road in Kelling, near Holt.

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An award-winning chamber music group will be trying out the new Fishmongers’ Recital Hall at Gresham’s School, which has been crafted with the highest acoustic specifications in mind.

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The topic of women bishops is again a talking point after a Holt rector said he was against a female replacing the retiring Bishop of Norwich.

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Interactive events at Holt Country Park will keep the children occupied over the half-term holidays.

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Radioactive material has been found at a derelict barn where military equipment was stored in north Norfolk.

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A dementia group has reached a new milestone after becoming a registered charity, which means it can now benefit from a variety of tax reliefs.

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Police are renewing an appeal for information after a tea room in Holt was broken into.

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The Stody classic vehicles day is returning to north Norfolk by popular demand.

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Thieves smashed a window to break into a tea room in Holt and stole about £200 from inside.

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A Norfolk-based food hall has been named as one of the finalists in the Guild of Fine Food’s annual Shop of the Year awards.

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Stunning images of Holt Country Park have already won prizes in a photography competition.

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Fire crews were called to a blaze at a private property in Holt today.

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Desperate people at a food bank were given a cash boost by a Norfolk rotary club.

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Gresham’s Girls have recorded a third single, Christmas Day with You, to help raise money for school charities.

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Music lovers who enjoyed a night of Northern soul have helped a little boy with a congenital heart defect.

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North Norfolk’s C T Baker Group continues to be nominated and win awards.

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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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A Norfolk couple who are house builders have won a national award at a ceremony likened to the ‘Oscars of the construction industry.’

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A new First World War memorial stone at Gresham’s school in Holt includes the names of 15 students and staff who were originally omitted.

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Updated Fire rips through flat in north Norfolk town

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fire ripped through a flat in a Norfolk town this afternoon.

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Three life-size Tommy silhouettes have been installed in north Norfolk as part of the centenary commemorations of the end of the First World War.

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Break-in at house in Holt

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Burglars broke into a house in Holt, but it’s unknown whether anything was taken.

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A concert featuring the Taverham Brass Band and the Vocalights Choir will be held at Cromer church.

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East Anglia Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) nook appeal has received a boost of £3,310.45, thanks to Cawston Triples League and Reepham Nomads Bowling Club.

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A 15t Christmas tree and a log fire will greets visitors at the Holt Hall festive fair.

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Norfolk solicitors Hayes and Storr have raised more than £1350 for cancer charities through a series of events including a golf day in Cromer, a coastal hike from Wells to Hunstanton and a coffee morning in Holt.

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A controversial proposal to build four huge silos within 30 metres of a country park has been withdrawn.

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A trio of siblings has organised a fundraising extravaganza to raise money for a trailer trike, so they can go out as a family with their little sister, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

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It was a match made at sea for newly-married Sheringham lifeboat crew member Paul Harding, whose bride is a local Coastguard who accepted his proposal on board a two-man kayak in Italy.

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A businessman who lost thousands of pounds worth of designer menswear when his shop was broken into has thanked the community for rallying round to support him.

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Environmental chiefs are working with nature to protect Norfolk’s communities from the damage caused by flooding.

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Neighbouring businesses have spoken of their shock after a concrete block was used to break into a menswear shop in Holt.

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Thieves used a stolen car to escape with thousands of pounds worth of designer menswear from a shop in Holt.

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A new application for more than 100 homes on the edge of Holt has the added bonus of providing land for a new primary school.

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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 MP will talk about the Holt he knows and loves as part of an interview series.

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A school bus was held up at roadworks by contractors who had been told to let it through, making many of the pupils on board late for their first day.

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A regional accountancy and business advice firm has welcomed its newest cohort of trainees.

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A special exhibition celebrates the contributions that students at one of Norfolk’s most famous public schools have made in the field of design, engineering and the arts in the 20th century.

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The fourth Holt 1940s Weekend, which is part of North Norfolk Railway’s (NNR) popular attraction, is set to be the best yet.

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North Norfolk has become the full-time home of two of the fabulous GoGoHares that have taken the region by storm.

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Nearly 60 people attended the inaugural meeting of the Holt People’s Forum to discuss how the north Norfolk town could spend £100,000.

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Norfolk-born Olivia Colman has been named the most powerful person in British television, according to a ranking by the Radio Times.

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A memorial to commemorate seven airmen killed in a plane crash 50 years ago was unveiled at Holt Country Park.

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A heritage railway has postponed its annual autumn steam gala due to fears that damage could be caused to the picturesque north Norfolk coast by fires along the line, because of the recent dry weather.

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Seven men lost their lives when two planes collided 50 years ago. The night is still rememembered by the people of Holt, and in the landscape itself

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A Norfolk council will appeal a decision not to hold a public inquiry into controversial plans for two wind turbines.

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Opposing views have been expressed after it emerged that there would be no new public inquiry into controversial plans for two wind turbines in north Norfolk.

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Hopes of campaigners for a new public inquiry into controversial plans for two wind turbines in north Norfolk have been dashed by a new High Court ruling.

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The discovery of dead crayfish in a Norfolk river has raised concerns about the survival of an iconic species.

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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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East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Holt is benefiting from the artistic touch of Lucy Loveheart.

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A North Norfolk artist is this year’s winner of Holt Festival’s Sir John Hurt Art Prize and the accompanying cheque for £1,750.

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It was once the hub of the village and the new people at the Black Boys in Aldborough aim to spend about £50,000 to restore it to its former glory.

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A Norfolk couple whose lives have been inextricably linked with one of the county’s biggest business success stories have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

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Santander’s North Walsham branch will be shut temporarily from today until August 22 while a complete refurbishment is carried out.

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A north Norfolk church twice targeted by lead thieves has received a £95,000 National Lottery grant.

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Pupils at Gresham’s School in Holt achieved four points above the global average on IB Diploma results day with an average score of 34 points.

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Tributes have been paid to a “Norfolk gentleman” who worked for over 30 years as a magistrate and was also a devoted family man.

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Controversial plans for an off-shore wind farm sparked a public debate at a meeting hosted by a Norfolk MP.

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A new Co-op food store and a care village could be built on the old station yard site in Reepham.

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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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People in north Norfolk can have their say on plans for a controversial off-shore wind farm at a meeting hosted by MP Norman Lamb.

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Cromer will host the Rotary Club of Holt and District’s 12th annual golf day for the first time.

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A motorist was lucky to escape with slight injuries after a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

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Ex-pupils and rugby internationals Tom and Ben Youngs were the special guests at Gresham’s in Holt as it marked the end of the academic year.

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More than 100 objections have been made to proposals to build four huge silos within 30 metres of a country park.

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A raising the roof fundraising auction is being held at a Norfolk church that was twice targeted by lead thieves last year.

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A popular annual arts festival has special Norfolk Day events planned in its 10th anniversary year.

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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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Police have released CCTV images of two women they want to speak to after an incident of fraud at Budgens in Holt.

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A Norfolk fayre returned on the weekend and was so successful it will be back next year.

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Police have identified two men sought in connection with a theft in Holt.

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Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with a theft in Holt.

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Organisers of the fourth annual Holt 1940s weekend are inviting stall-holders to set up a pitch in the north Norfolk town.

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Traditionally held around the Summer Solstice, the Aldborough fayre in north Norfolk stretches back almost 800 years to the 13th century.

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Police have released CCTV images of two people they want to talk to following a supermarket fraud in Holt.

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A six-week consultation has started on a draft neighbourhood development plan which will help shape the future of two north Norfolk villages.

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Naturalist and broadcaster Simon King officially opened a new 600 sq m wildlife pond and hide area at Kelling Heath Holiday Park in north Norfolk.

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A wartime evacuee has been reliving wonderful memories of his time at a Norfolk farm where three spinster sisters used to bathe him and his two brothers.

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

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Norfolk mother Kyra Welch, writes about her experiences with her terminally ill four-year-old son Kaiden Griffin.

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A young mother has seen her dream come true, as the keys to her own home in the town she grew up in were handed to her.

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A fundraising auction is being held at a Norfolk church that was twice targeted by lead thieves last year.

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An iconic Norfolk name is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2020.

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A classic vehicles show and vintage fair will be held to raise money for vital repairs at a 1,000-year-old Norfolk church.

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The best work by individual members of the North Norfolk Photographic Society was judged in an annual competition.

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Two north Norfolk residents have made it their mission to keep a rare breed of animal safe in the north Norfolk District.

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A Holt single mum is thought to be the first UK woman to complete a triple Ironman triathlon challenge.

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Police have released CCTV images of a woman they want to speak to after a theft in Holt.

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Revised plans to build much-needed new affordable homes as part of a mixed development at a north Norfolk village have been submitted.

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