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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.

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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A Norfolk mayor who received abusive personal letters which led to her keeping a baseball bat by the side of her bed has spoken out about her experience.

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A couple have told how they want to move out of their Norfolk home after their driveway was repeatedly used as a toilet by passers-by.

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The date of the long-awaited re-opening of a Norfolk town's Post Office has been officially confirmed.

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A family run firm in Norfolk has passed its fund-raising pledge and donated £40,000 to the nook appeal.

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The six wheels on a minibus were stolen while it was parked on an industrial estate in Dereham.

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Dramatic drone footage of a 600 tonne straw fire shows the ferocity and size of the blaze.

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A 600-tonne straw fire which took 15 hours to finally die down has been described as "catastrophic" by the mayor of Watton.

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In 1988 Tina Kiddell was the youngest woman to ever become a London black cab driver, and only the 42nd ever woman to be given her badge.

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A removals firm which carried Second World War pilots around the country and survived three recessions has celebrated its 90th birthday. Hadley and Ottaway removals was founded in Norfolk in 1928 by Jack Hadley and Herbert Ottaway, who with their single van began moving families around Norwich.

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Family and friends yesterday paid an emotional farewell to Jon Collins, the pest control worker killed at Banham Poultry.

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After nearly six months without a Post Office, the people of Watton will finally have somewhere to send their parcels from when the new Post Office opens in Watton Edwards News.

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Towns across the region will remember the fallen soldiers and the centenary of the end of the First World War next weekend.

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A pair of entertainer pals are hoping to add a touch of magic to North Walsham's annual family fun day, by donating part of the proceeds of a circus-themed variety show they are staging at the town's Atrium community arts centre to the popular summertime event.

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Prepare to be amazed as Britain's Got Talent runner-up Jamie Raven comes to the city with his latest show.

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If you're looking for luxury living in a new home, this weekend, many showhomes are open to potential buyers with several open events planned around the county.

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Bank closure sparks 'town dying' fears

Thursday, September 20, 2018

People fear their town is "dying" after it was announced that one of its two banks is closing.

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