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Population: 6,935

Nearby Towns: Dereham, Downham Market, Watton

A town council has taken planning for this year’s Remembrance Day into their own hands after the Royal British Legion stepped back from organising the 2020 event.

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A Norfolk town’s traditional Christmas light switch-on is set to be replaced by a festive market due to coronavirus.

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A personal trainer has hit out at a town council after it charged him for using a public park for sessions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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An earthquake felt across parts of southern England today was detected by a Norfolk research station.

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Part of a busy A-road was closed after a collision involving seven vehicles.

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A three-year-old girl who has been on chemotherapy for half of her life has finished her treatment – but coronavirus rules mean she has been unable to celebrate.

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There were long queues outside the drive-throughs as some McDonald’s in Norfolk reopened for the first time after lockdown.

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A reader who specialises in writing about culture fears some independent museums will not recover from lockdown, but also highlights how museums are connecting with new audiences including a tv documentary and older volunteers taking over social media.

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A centuries-old town market has reopened for the first time since lockdown.

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Did you find an egg on your doorstep in Swaffham on Sunday? Here’s why.

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Poignant tributes have been paid to the ‘Mrs Cricket’ of Swaffham, who lost her battle with cancer, aged 50.

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From local bakeries to members of the community, dozens of people are coming together to help the vulnerable through the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Events across the region are being cancelled as coronavirus takes hold. Here are the events that have been cancelled in Swaffham so far:

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A ball pool, soft play maze and beanbag area are some of the features planned for a “first of its kind” soft play area and cafe in a Norfolk town.

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Police are investigating a fire in a warehouse at a builder’s merchant.

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Firefighters are still damping down at the scene of a major fire at a builder’s merchant.

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A man who stole Christmas presents from the back of a car has been given a suspended prison sentence.

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A man has been left with head and face injuries and a damaged car after being assaulted by a group of teenagers in a Norfolk town.

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An afternoon of Pancake Day racing went down a treat in Swaffham as teams competed for a special prize.

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A date has been announced for the re-opening of a newly refurbished £1.5 million sports facility.

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The inquest into the death of a 24-year-old insurance advisor who died after a car crash will be held in April.

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Permission has been given for a former bank building to be turned into a café with a soft play area.

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A shop which attracts gamers from far and wide has announced it is set to close.

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The chance to bag a prize-winning fresh bird for the Christmas dinner table is set to bring hundreds of bidders to traditional festive poultry auctions across Norfolk.

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Breckland’s concentration of potato-growing knowhow has made it the “farming equivalent of Canary Wharf”, according to one of three farms in the area to earn national industry recognition.

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An illegal rave was a birthday party which had to be moved at short notice, a court was told.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill a woman who was assaulted in a Norfolk market town.

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An elderly woman has thanked the Good Samaritans who came to her aid after she suffered a nasty fall and cut her face.

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A proposal to erect a statue honouring Howard Carter in a Norfolk town has been pooh-poohed as a “tad pretentious”.

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Priceless religious wall paintings are at risk, warns a charity launching an appeal to save them.

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