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Your Town | Watton

Population: 6,819

Nearby Towns: Attleborough, Dereham, Swaffham

Watton is a typical mid Norfolk market town with a weekly market on a Wednesday morning.

The nearby Wayland Wood is believed to be the scene of the old English folk tale the Babes in the Wood and the town sign reflects this link.

The town hosts the Wayland Agricultural Show each year which is one of the oldest and largest shows of its kind.

Formerly home to an RAF base some of the area’s big employers now include Cranswick Country Foods and Exheat.

A town council’s offices and museum has closed for deep cleaning amidst concerns a member of staff as been in contact with a coronavirus patient.

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A business owner has praised the resilience of a town high street after a fire ripped through a restaurant.

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Caroline Flack spoke of her fond memories of growing up in Norfolk in her 2015 Autobiography. ABIGAIL NICHOLSON reports...

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A son is appealing for people to give a final salute to his war veteran father, amid concerns there will not be many mourners at his funeral.

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A town’s high street has reopened after a fire gutted a building.

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A business owner who lost his life’s work in a building fire says he has been overwhelmed with community spirit.

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Beijing Diner, a Chinese restaurant on Watton High Street, went up in flames at on Thursday, February 6 after a fire reportedly broke out in the kitchen.

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A drone pilot has captured dramatic images of a high street building being ravaged by fire.

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A road is still closed and fire crews remain on the scene in Watton this morning after a blaze which gutted several retail units.

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A business owner has told how he has lost his life’s work after a fire gutted his building.

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Video WATCH: Man caught on CCTV stealing from cars

Monday, February 3, 2020

A quiet neighbourhood has been left shaken after footage captured a man stealing from cars and attempting to get into more.

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Flats which developers said would appeal to eastern European workers have been approved despite objections from the town council.

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Ultra-fast broadband is coming to nine Norfolk towns following a trial by BT Openreach.

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The family of a man who was punched in the face while walking his dog have warned other pet owners to be wary of attackers.

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A high street with a number of empty units is set to see one come back to life after plans were approved to create a tapas restaurant.

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Wayland is the perfect destination for families to visit, a commerce group has claimed, as plans are announced for an advertising campaign to show off the area.

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Watton turned every shade of colour as life in the town was celebrated with events and a carnival procession.

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When Wendy and Norman Brown bought their home, they fell in love with its view over fields that are a haven for wildlife.

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Inquests have been opened into the deaths of a married couple who were killed in a collision on a Norfolk road.

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An inquest has opened into the death of a property developer who died at home.

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Two men have been arrested after a man was threatened with a knife in Watton.

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