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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.

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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Norfolk builder dies aged 52

Friday, April 26, 2019

A Norfolk builder has passed away at the age of 52.

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A coroner is deciding whether to continue the inquest into the death of a worker at a skip hire company.

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A Norfolk woman will be taking on a gruelling trek through the Himalayas after being inspired by her mother's own battle against cancer.

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A couple who left a herd of deer to starve in a field have been banned from keeping the animals for two years.

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Deer were left to starve at stately home

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A herd of deer were left to starve at a stately home, a court heard today.

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Norfolk artists have been invited to bid for a £5,000 commission to produce a piece of public art at a development of new homes.

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After more than six months of waiting a Norfolk town has finally welcomed back a post office to its high street.

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A final, emotional, plea for a rethink has been made by parents of children with disabilities who would lose out because of care cost changes.

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One of the busiest roads in a Norfolk town is to shut for nearly a week for resurfacing.

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The mid Norfolk town of Watton was the focus of a national TV Sunday morning politics show which discussed its history and local people's views on Brexit.

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Campaigners who want a People's Vote over Brexit are out on the streets of Norwich and Sheringham today (Saturday).

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A television crew for a political show on Sky has been filming in a Norfolk town this week.

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