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Population: 2,451

Nearby Towns: Holt, Hunstanton, Sheringham

A Norfolk lifeboat crew was called into action after a 32ft pleasure boat had lost steering.

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The hottest day of the year has seen temperatures soar to the point it was too hot to even tuck into fish and chips - according to one chippy owner.

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A holidaymaker has called for improvements after he had to wait more than an hour to buy a parking ticket at a popular seaside car park.

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One of Norfolk’s most popular seaside summer carnivals has gone virtual for a week-long event of competitions and games.

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Reporter STUART ANDERSON spoke to Jemma Thake, who was proud to call the Ark Royal pub in Wells-next-the-Sea her childhood home.

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Things are getting heated on our Norfolk coast. In normal times the hot weather would be welcome to the many communities who rely on it to thrive. But these are not normal times and thousands heading to the coast have caused concerns they could help cause a second coronavirus spike. Chris Bishop spoke to those affected.

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Meet the luckiest man in lockdown - the train buff who’s self isolating on a railway.

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People are being warned to stay away from second homes and holiday lets as fine weather forecast for the weekend sparks fears some may flout the rules.

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A Norfolk family-run care home celebrating its 12th birthday has also remained coronavirus free.

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You can drive to the coast if you like from tomorrow - but just about everything will be closed apart from the beaches when you get there.

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Two Norfolk councils have between them paid out more than £20m in government grants to the owners of holiday lets during the coronavirus outbreak.

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A famous floating bar and restaurant, which has attracted thousands of people to the heart of Wells, has sold.

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From fresh fruit and vegetables to locally made gin, many businesses right here in Norfolk are helping ensure local people get the items they need through home delivery services.

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The world’s smallest public railway has launched a crisis appeal to help keep it alive.

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Lifeboat teams were on alert to rescue a crew from their yacht after it ran aground and began taking on water.

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February 14 is Valentine’s Day and the festival of love is the ideal excuse to find 14 reasons to love the Norfolk coast. From west to east:

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A lifeboat crew was on hand to rescue four women who had been cut off by the tide on the north Norfolk coast.

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A floating bar and restaurant which has attracted thousands of people to the north Norfolk coast is up for sale.

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New call to support our lifeboats

Monday, December 23, 2019

As Christmas approaches, the RNLI is issuing its own call for help as new figures show that the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crews are almost 10 times as busy over the festive period compared with 40 years ago.

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Visitors to Wells quayside are hoping the former Dutch sailing ship, Albatros, which is used as a bar, restaurant, music venue and B&B, reopens soon.

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The Norfolk co-creator of Spitting Image said the “chaotic” state of politics had prompted the television satire’s revival.

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A Spitfire memorial project in north Norfolk won’t now be completed until next spring.

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A re-dedication service was held to mark the official completion of a £270,000 restoration project at a north Norfolk church.

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Updated Firefighters rescue dog from flat fire

Monday, August 19, 2019

Fire crews rescued a dog from a blaze at an upstairs flat in north Norfolk.

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A previously unknown wall painting was uncovered during a £270,000 restoration of a tiny church in north Norfolk.

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More lonely and isolated people in north Norfolk can enjoy company and activities at a day care centre, thanks to a new fleet of minibuses.

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