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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.

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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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 day service for adults with learning disabilities has officially opened at its new home.

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Police have confirmed that a man's body was found in North Walsham this morning, Friday, November 23.

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A Norfolk MP will hold a phone operator to account if a long-delayed telecommunications mast is not operational by January.

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Many national banks are closing their branches but Santander's newly designed and refurbished home in North Walsham will officially be opened on Friday, November 23.

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A pamper and well-being day is being held as part of the White Ribbon campaign to help stamp out domestic abuse in Norfolk.

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Police are re-appealing for help to trace a 46-year-old man who is missing from the North Walsham area.

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A Norfolk school will be saying 'Hola' to its Spanish friends next year as it celebrates its latest award.

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Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 46-year-old man who is missing from the North Walsham area.

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A rugby club raised £3300 to help fund a project that will enable early testing into prostate cancer based in Norwich.

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A Norfolk school has picked its first head boy and girl.

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A row has broken out over delays to pub giant JD Wetherspoon opening a new business in a Norfolk town.

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People at risk of getting type 2 diabetes have been getting advice on how to prevent it.

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Amnesty International's annual letter-writing campaign is being launched in north Norfolk to support women who have been locked-up, harassed or killed for defending their rights.

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After recent deaths in north Norfolk, bereaved parents, a GP and a campaigner tell JESSICA FRANK-KEYES how a lack of local services is failing suicidal young men.

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A driver who caused a serious collision has received a four-week ban after magistrates heard that a longer ban would make travelling a "pain".

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A vandalised bench is so badly damaged it will have to be replaced - but a council said it not would not stop them trying to improve a Norfolk town.

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Revised plans to build 43 affordable homes in a north Norfolk town, submitted by Victory Housing Trust, are recommended for approval by councillors.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 28-year-old woman in a three-vehicle crash on the A149, near North Walsham.

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Free advice and coaching on digital skills from Google will be available in North Walsham.

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Woman in her 20s dies in crash on A149

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Police have confirmed a woman has died following a serious collision on the A149 near North Walsham.

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Three vehicles were involved in a "serious collision" on the A149 near North Walsham.

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Crews are still on the scene at a roof fire in Felmingham.

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A charity trampolining event raised £3,000 for the coronary care unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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Norfolk and Waveney have lost around 50 bank and building society branches in the past four years, figures have revealed.

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A Norfolk hotel has been chosen as one of the ten new discoveries in the Good Hotel Guide 2019.

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A popular coastal bus route is among a host of rural services under threat because there are too many people using it with a free bus pass, the firm's boss claims.

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People who gave their lives fighting for their country, whether England or Germany, were remembered at a poignant civic dinner in North Walsham.

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A Norfolk town will be left without any national bank branches following the latest closures announcement.

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A community driver who helps elderly people get about in north Norfolk is set to get a 'Big Surprise' on national television.

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An inquest has been opened after a 30-year-old man's body was found in a field in Mundesley.

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Norfolk's chief fire officer hopes a lifesaving scheme which sees firefighters respond to medical emergencies in the county can be revived.

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The family of a 30-year-old north Norfolk man have commemorated the 100th anniversary of his death during the First World War.

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Revised plans to build 43 affordable homes in Laundry Loke, North Walsham have been submitted by social housing landlord Victory Housing Trust.

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A survivor of meningitis raised £2,640 to help fight the disease.

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Pirates descend on Norfolk care home

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A pirate-themed day was held at a north Norfolk care home.

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