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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 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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The space behind St Benet Hall in North Walsham has been transformed into a new community garden with colourful murals.

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A travel consultant has spoken of how her husband’s life was saved by the coronary care unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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A popular annual calendar showcasing archive photographs of the North Walsham area will spark off many happy memories.

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A businesswoman opening a new home furnishings shop in North Walsham has expressed confidence in the town’s future.

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A community nature group is inviting volunteers to help clean out a town pond and surrounding area in North Walsham.

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A love-struck woman with an eight-year obsession with a clergyman breached a banning order by bombarding him with 87 letters in just three months, a court heard.

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More tributes have been paid to a Norfolk couple who died within three hours of each other.

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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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A charity shop in North Walsham is to champion reading for children as it launches a new book club.

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North Walsham’s answer to Nicky Clarke, Shaun Marshall is celebrating 40 years of being the proud owner of the Snippers salon.

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Plans for 200 new homes in North Walsham have hit another setback, after an appeal was dismissed.

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A Deliveroo driver who was 
sent flying off his moped 
while exiting a Broadland Northway (NDR) roundabout 
has thanked those who came 
to his aid.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault near North Walsham.

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Traders have launched a last-ditch bid to save their livelihoods at a Norfolk farm as the district council seek to force them to leave after 10 years over planning breaches.

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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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North Norfolk is leading the way in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Apple record label being formed, and the anniversary of the group’s White Album.

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A rare chance to visit two canal locks usually hidden from public view, a walk packed with heritage and wildlife, and a boat trip are on offer as part of Heritage Open Days events.

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A community shed where men can improve their health and well-being by sharing skills, tools and banter is set to open in North Walsham.

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Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling on BT Openreach to end delays to improving mobile phone reception in North Walsham.

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A plaque has been presented to Bradfield Cricket Club celebrating North Norfolk District Council’s £15,000 grant from its Big Society Fund.

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A man was arrested for being nearly three times the drink-drive limit in the early hours today.

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Long-awaited improvements to water drainage in a north Norfolk village may have to wait due to a lack of money.

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A retired nurse from Norfolk has highlighted the county’s role in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 in an historical novel.

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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

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One of the region’s most scenic train lines which once faced the threat of closure has marked the 21st anniversary of a partnership which has helped keep it alive.

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A remembrance garden will be created around a new war memorial at a north Norfolk village.

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Businesses, charities, communities and individuals have pulled together to back the special day which takes place on Friday, July 27.

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Money needed for a new play park in North Walsham was raised in just one year.

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A pensioner has been told to remove a vegetable garden he created without permission in a communal area by his home because it’s a health and safety hazard.

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Hundreds of students met the potential employers on their doorstep at an inaugural skills and careers festival.

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A North Walsham resident has called vandals that destroyed a park bench “pathetic” and “inadequate”.

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Youngsters from a north Norfolk primary school competed aginst hundreds of other pupils to win places and prizes in a mythology competition.

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People can once again see fascinating archive photographs of North Walsham at an annual popular event.

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Retirement builder McCarthy and Stone has named its latest development in North Walsham, Louis Arthur Court, in honour of the royal baby, Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge.

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The approval of a breakthrough cancer drug to be available on the NHS is bittersweet for a North Walsham mother whose 22-month-old son died from the disease five years ago.

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Campaigners have welcomed work starting to make a busy road used by pedestrians and schoolchildren safer.

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Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after the theft of alcohol from Waitrose in North Walsham.

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On February 17 last year, 56-year-old Allan Morgan, from Witton, fell six metres through a roof. He broke his spine, pelvis, and wrist – and was at risk of bleeding to death.

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It was a fantastic and amazing sporting year for Millfield Primary School in North walsham with children competing and winning in various events.

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A host of children’s activities will be on offer in Cromer, North Walsham and Stalham during the six-week summer break.

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Jigsaw-loving care home resident Beryl Sadler had a nice surprise when 10 brand new puzzles arrived in the post.

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Pet lovers can enter their companions in a summer dog show at a Norfolk residential home.

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Business is booming in a Norfolk town with another shop opening on Monday, July 2.

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A 79-year-old care home resident has just completed her latest jigsaw that pictures hundreds of jelly beans.

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Thespian Titania Trust will be taking to the stage in North Walsham as this season’s fundraiser for a pop-up theatre initiative.

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More tributes have been paid to a former town mayor and his beloved wife who died within hours of each other.

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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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It does not happen that often - only when England do especially well at the World Cup.

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Ninety-one North Walsham High School students slept under the stars as part of the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.

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A couple who were devoted to each other in life and married for more than 60 years died on the same day just three hours apart.

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Members of a bowls club can now sit down in comfort in their clubhouse – thanks to a grant from the Victory Housing Community Fund.

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Youngsters at a north Norfolk school are celebrating after receiving their first new football kit in 10 years.

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As young girls Amy and Lauren Hemp loved a casual game of football in their back garden in North Walsham.

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People living in a small north Norfolk village are fundraising for a new war memorial.

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Up to 2,000 new homes could be built in North Walsham as part of the local plan.

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Areas of Norfolk faced a deluge on Saturday as heavy rain hit the county.

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Bikes worth thousands of pounds were stolen when thieves broke into a garage in North Walsham.

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A festival promising colour, music and great community spirit is returning to a north Norfolk town next month.

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Police want to speak to witnesses who saw a drone operating in the same area where two attempted burglaries occurred.

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Revised plans to convert an historic pub in a Norfolk town centre into new shops and homes have been submitted.

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Six RAF Coltishall airmen killed in a coach crash in Germany 35 years ago have been remembered at an annual memorial service.

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Employees at a housing association were offered a week of activities to support wellbeing in the workplace to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

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The incoming North Walsham mayor has spoken of his plans and focuses for the year ahead.

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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 North Walsham boy with leukaemia is recovering after undergoing a bone marrow transplant at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

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A much-loved North Walsham man’s life and work was remembered as the community unveiled a bench in his honour.

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A Norfolk mayor stood in for a county MP at the official opening of a new Specsavers shop.

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A charity football match and fun-day in memory of a popular dad and husband will be held for the third year at North Walsham Football club.

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Being a schoolgirl in the late 1940s was much harder than today, according to ex-pupils from one Norfolk school.

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Councillors on a site visit were hijacked by protesters, angry at plans to build 14 affordable homes in the middle of their village.

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A public inquiry into a council decision to refuse 200 homes from being built in North Walsham will be held on August 21.

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Controversial plans for affordable homes in a north Norfolk village received 100 letters of objection.

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Staff, governors, parents, carers and pupils at a north Norfolk school are delighted it has maintained its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating.

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, who suffered a stroke earlier this year, has pulled out of opening a new shop in North Walsham this weekend.

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