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Population: 6,935

Nearby Towns: Dereham, Downham Market, Watton

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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Swaffham is one of 69 historic English shopping centres to benefit from the government's £95m regeneration fund.

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A great dane who tore a muscle chasing a squirrel needs a £3,200 operation to help her walk again.

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Time limits on some car parks in Swaffham town centre are being introduced as part of a trial aimed at making more spaces available and boosting the economy.

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A fire in Swaffham is being treated as a suspected arson attack.

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A £6m revamp of a stately home will include a new visitor experience.

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Was it the missing headlight, the mangled wing or the number plate about to fall off..?
Something about this Citroen hatchback caught police officers' eyes when they attended an illegal rave.

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Residential care in luxury surroundings is on offer at a new unit just opened at a Norfolk care home.

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A forest school that was vandalised for a third time earlier this year should now be safe, after a commercial landscaping company came to the rescue.

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A 36-year-old man with drug problems and depression died of an overdose.

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Pilots will be carrying out night time flights in the RAF's new stealth bomber.

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A forest school area at Swaffham Infant and Nursery School has been vandalised for the fourth time since last September.

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Mud, bitterly cold wind and driving rain failed to deter more than 500 runners, who turned out to take part in an annual cross country event held in aid of Norfolk-based charity Break on Sunday.

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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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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who played Maui in Disney movie Moana, has sent his love and support to a little Norfolk girl who is battling cancer.

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A Norwich taxi driver says a crash that sent bricks flying into his car "like bullets" has forced him to postpone his retirement.

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The head of the RAF has paid tribute to the Tornado jet, which "delivered so well on operations around the world", at the end of a series of flypasts to mark its retirement.

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More than 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham to be re-opened.

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It's already famous for its long and distinguished history and RAF Marham has now become Britain's first green military station.

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Turkey, pigs-in-blankets and sprouts were on the table at two community Christmas dinners in mid-Norfolk.

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