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Your Town | North Walsham

Population: 12,463

Nearby Towns: Aylsham, Cromer, Sheringham

Like its better known village neighbour Worstead, North Walsham’s early prosperity was due to the cloth of incoming Flemish weavers.

In 1381 it was a battlefield at the climax of a Peasants’ Revolt, which saw the peasants defeated by the heavily armed forces of the Bishop of Norwich and the peasants’ leader Geoffrey Litester hung drawn and quartered.

Paston Sixth form College includes buildings from the old school bearing the same name where Horatio Nelson was educated from 1868-1771.

A great fire in 1600 destroyed 118 homes and the previous market cross.

Today’s town has a busy market, a £5m Atrium arts centre, and Davenport’s Magic Kingdom museum and performance centre.

A major project to replace ageing gas mains with tough new pipes in a north Norfolk town is scheduled to get under way in January 2020.

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The search for a 75-year-old woman is continuing despite no confirmed sightings of her since she disappeared nearly three weeks ago.

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A woman in her late teens was slapped as she left a supermarket.

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Video Video shows last sighting of June, 75

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Police have released video footage of the last sighting of a north Norfolk woman who went missing eight days ago.

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Police are investigating a reported sighting of a missing 75-year-old woman, but said concern for her is growing.

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People are being urged to check gardens and sheds as the search for a missing 75-year-old woman continues.

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Concerns are growing for the welfare of a missing 75-year-old woman.

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People will get the chance to choose whether a JD Wetherspoon pub should open in a north Norfolk town.

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Investigations are continuing into the death of a 28-year-old woman in a three-vehicle road crash nearly a year ago.

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A cyclist who survived being struck by two cars was told by a surgeon that a few millimetres may have been the difference between life and death.

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The mother of a cyclist who survived after being hit by two cars said it could have been "much worse".

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The 'good old days' are returning to a Norfolk town with an annual archive calendar now available for 2020.

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Mixed views have been expressed over the continued use of lights and a CCTV camera over the winter months in a north Norfolk park.

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An initiative to cut food waste by sharing surplus food has been welcomed in a north Norfolk town.

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Nearly a million pounds will be spent improving North Walsham's historic town centre.

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A derelict site in North Walsham could be occupied by the tools and hardware retailer, Screwfix.

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Residents at a care home love chef Chantelle Lown's cooking and she has been thanked for her 30 years' service.

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A petition is calling for the ruling Lib Dems at North Norfolk District Council to reconsider plans for a JD Wetherspoon pub in North Walsham.

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A man had to direct traffic in a busy town centre due to a signs mix-up.

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A discount retailer has a new look as it celebrates its 10th birthday in a north Norfolk town.

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Olympic athlete turned national treasure Lady Mary Peters showed off her gold medal when she officially opened a new retirement homes complex in Norfolk.

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An initiative to reduce food waste and strengthen community bonds is coming to a north Norfolk town.

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He's a veritable goldmine of Norfolk lore and part of that oral tradition is contained in a new book exploring Romany life in north Norfolk.

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Students and staff across north Norfolk are celebrating excellent A-level results.

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A Norfolk teacher is giving up part of her summer holidays to build a cob round house in memory of a former student.

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The first eco-gym in the county has opened in a North Walsham park.

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New windows and footlights could be added to a former pub which closed in 2016.

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Trading standards officers are warning people of a rogue trader trying to sell garden furniture in a north Norfolk town.

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A bid for £1m Historic England funding has been made to restore North Walsham's town centre.

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Fire crews were called to a property in Patch Meadow, North Walsham.

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A doctors' surgery is prescribing parkrun to patients who would benefit from being more active.

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Former British Olympian Dame Mary Peters is heading to Norfolk to officially open a new retirement homes complex.

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Museum visitors are standing in awe before a scale model created to bring back memories of a long forgotten part of a Norfolk town.

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A Norfolk hospital has been given the tonic of a cash boost from the local mayor.

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Fascinating archive photographs of a Norfolk town will agian be on show, plus a scale model of a sorely missed area, at an annual popular event.

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First it was on, then it was off, and now it could be back on again.

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Stand-up comedy provided a fun finale to a year-long appeal helping a north Norfolk hospital support group.

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A group of weary students and teachers arrived back from a school trip to south-western France about 22 hours late, after their coach broke down.

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A group of students whose return from a school trip to France was delayed for more than 15 hours because their coach broke down have made it home.

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Construction work has started on a new state-of-the-art veterinary surgery for one of the oldest businesses in the country.

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A blueprint for the future of a Norfolk town has been rejected by the local council.

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A vet will be running, swimming, canoeing and biking his way around Norfolk to raise funds in memory of his baby sister who died of meningitis.

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The development of a partly derelict area in a Norfolk town could be kick-started after the go-ahead was given by councillors to build a new warehouse.

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Doctors and nurses protested outside a Norfolk hospital in opposition to proposals to charge staff for car parking.

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Regulars at a popular Norfolk pub can now enjoy a cuppa in a new café and relax in a games room.

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It's an eyesore site that countless motorists driving in and out of North Walsham on the Cromer Road will be familiar with.

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Residents in parts of a Norfolk town will find their phone signals much improved after a long-delayed mast finally went live.

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Plans for a JD Wetherspoon pub in North Walsham could be put on hold again, with the district council set to review the situation.

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Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, sent a letter to a Norfolk school praising them for raising awareness about endangered wildlife.

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A north Norfolk care home has been rated outstanding and its staff praised as "committed, passionate, and knowledgeable".

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A muntjac deer had to be rescued by fire crews after it got stuck in a fence.

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Members of North Walsham Churches' Together enjoyed the sunshine as they took part in the annual Good Friday walk of witness.

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A community shop awarded £1,850 to projects and people in North Walsham in its latest batch of grants.

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A conservation charity will help restore the habitat and encourage more wildlife at a north Norfolk wood.

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A survey of young people in a Norfolk town found that free wi-fi was at the top of their wish-list.

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A new exhibition sheds light on May Howard, from Norfolk, who survived the Titanic disaster and went on to settle in America. DAVID BALE went along to find out more...

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A First World War memorial stained glass window has been refitted at a Norfolk church after a £100,000 refurbishment.

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Two gifted young actresses play the role of Annie in Red Loft Theatre's next production at the Atrium in North Walsham.

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There's a general feeling amongst many in North Walsham that it's a town that has never been given the credit it deserves.

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A woman suffered a swelling to her head when she was assaulted outside a supermarket.

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A music group for babies and pre-schoolers will soon be singing classic nursery rhymes to care home residents.

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A further reunion of pupils of the former North Walsham High School for Girls (intake year 1947) will take place in the north Norfolk town.

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One of Norfolk's few remaining council-maintained high schools has unveiled plans to become an academy.

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A Norfolk man has won a trip of a lifetime on a Spitfire after six years of trying.

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It's a part of a Norfolk town's heritage that might have been lost for good, if not for an old guidebook.

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Children at a north Norfolk school have been learning how to keep themselves safe from abuse and to get help if they have any worries.

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A Norfolk MP said in Parliament that long delays to a telecommunications mast becoming operational in North Walsham was "totally unacceptable".

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Staff at John Lewis have seen their bonuses cut for the sixth year in a row, reducing the celebrated bonus to 3% of annual salary.

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An alternative plan should JD Wetherspoon not move into North Walsham has been drawn up by a local businessman.

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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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It's already attracting new visitors, including the wildlife kind, and a Norfolk beauty spot now boasts four new notice boards.

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A riding centre has been fined for hiring out horses without a licence.

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Students from Paston College have been mashing hip-hop, rap and Shakespeare to show the enduring relevance of Julius Caesar.

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A mayor's charity is taking a giant stride forward thanks to the donation of brand new shoes.

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A dedicated model-maker is helping to ignite memories of life in a different time.

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A young family fear they could be made homeless because of a delay over moving into their new £257,000 house.

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A Norfolk council has issued an ultimatum to JD Wetherspoon demanding to know whether it's opening a pub in a Norfolk town or not.

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A £22,000 facelift has turned a community hospital day room into a welcoming space where patients and visitors can relax and reminisce.

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Items up for discussion at a Norfolk council meeting include a no confidence vote in one of its councillors.

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Members from all nine churches in North Walsham came together for the first time at a special covenant service.

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Five hundred Hessian sacks are helping maintain part of north Norfolk's heritage, and allowing the public to enjoy the results.

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A newly formed theatre company made up of ex-Paston College students is staging its first play early next month.

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Calls have been made for elderly people without property or savings to be given more help to pay for their care.

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Community leaders are putting together the first North Walsham Town Guide for five years, and they need the public's help.

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Motorists can expect delays when a road is closed for 72 days while sewage works are carried out.

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A car ended up on its side and a man was taken to hospital after a crash in North Walsham.

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They live close enough to hear our arguments and be kept awake by our late-night parties.

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Employers and business people are being urged to take part in a school's mentoring scheme aimed at helping students gain the confidence and skills they will need when they join the workforce.

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A window at a musical instruments shop was smashed on New Year's Eve.

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A fundraising campaign to buy a village pub for the community has been kick-started with a £500 charity grant.

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Two volunteers are needed to take the restoration of one of only four canal locks in Norfolk to the next stage.

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Thousands more affordable homes will be built in the region, thanks to the merger of two housing associations.

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While many people spent New Year's Day nursing a hangover or having a well-earned lie-in, more than 350 hardy folk turned out to a cloud-covered Sheringham seafront to brush off the Christmas cobwebs by plunging into the icy cold waves.

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Barber shop opens at former Norfolk pub

Thursday, December 20, 2018

A barber's shop has opened on the ground floor of a former Norfolk pub that closed two years ago.

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Schoolchildren have written to avid wildlife campaigner Prince Harry about their projects to save endangered animals.

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A north Norfolk family business has won gold at a prestigious awards ceremony for a product which ensures both parents and newborns get to sleep like babies.

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Residents in north Norfolk are pressing ahead with plans to buy a village's only pub for the community - but need to raise about £250,000 in just six months.

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Vandalism to a state-of-the art £90,000 play park just days after it opened has been described as "mindless destruction".

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A state-of-the art new £90,000 play park that was officially opened on the weekend has already been vandalised.

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From being a town with a dearth of children's play equipment on offer, North Walsham can now boast a good selection, with more to follow.

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