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Your Town | Wymondham

Population: 23,120

Nearby Towns: Attleborough, Dereham, Norwich

Wymondham is a historic market town situated just outside of Norwich on the A11. It is known for its long-standing farmers’ market, 900-year-old Wymondham Abbey and rich history, including the 1549 Kett’s Rebellion. Today, it is home to a thriving independent high street, as well as several high-tech businesses on its outskirts.

The extraordinary story of poet George Szirtes’ mother swims into focus from a few salvaged photographs

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Fish can move more freely around a Norfolk river after an old weir was removed.

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An egg-citing Easter competition with a twist is being held by a Norfolk care home.

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A Norfolk high school has raised more than £1,000 for the air ambulance which saved the life of their teachers’ young son.

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A tour that celebrates both the fictional world of Matthew Shardlake and the facts about Kett’s Rebellion will be offered free to celebrate English Tourism Week.

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A man accused of daubing rude graffiti over police and court buildings is due to appear in court tomorrow.

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Customers of a former shop owner who was stabbed to death have described the father of two as “a gracious man” who went the extra mile for his patrons.

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A long-running stalemate between developers and the city council over a Golden Triangle church has finally been broken - after councillors admitted they were “hung over a barrel” by the homebuilders.

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Campaigners say they are prepared to dig in their heels over plans for a former methodist church to be turned into housing.

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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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A developer could finally be set to succeed in its long standing ambition to convert a former Golden Triangle church into housing - though fierce opposition from neighbours remains.

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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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A man accused of daubing rude graffiti over police and court buildings has had his case adjourned.

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A Norfolk author has released a book partly inspired by his daily bus commute from Wymondham to Norwich.

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A mechanical engineering contractor is hoping to fast-track its business objectives for the next five years, having being granted EU funding to launch an innovative growth programme.

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From West Walton to Winterton and East Runton to Blo Norton, mobile libraries make more than a thousand stops a month right across rural Norfolk. We got on board with the books.

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The £1.3 million mansion belonging to ex-Norwich City skipper Russell Martin has been snapped up by another former Canary – but who?

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Campaigners have breathed sighs of relief after a planning inspector decided councillors were correct to turn down a bid to turn a city church into 20 homes.

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Emotions are running high as a project offering vulnerable and isolated men a place to ‘fit in’ teeters on the brink of closure.

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The chief executive of a Norfolk-based national apprenticeship enterprise has said the industry is facing “challenging times” which cannot settle until the government is on firmer ground.

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Trains between Norwich and Diss have been cancelled, leaving many football fans stranded as they try to make their way to Carrow Road.

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The VivaVoices choirs’ Christmas charity performances have raised £1490 for the Down’s Syndrome Association.

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Christmas charity performances across Suffolk have raised thousands for a Down’s Syndrome charity.

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A man whose white removals van had its tyres slashed and window damaged has today issued a warning to others following a spate of white van thefts across Norfolk and Suffolk.

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A man accused of daubing rude graffiti over police and court buildings has been sectioned under the mental health act.

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A journalist at the EDP is celebrating after winning a top national trainee award.

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A Norfolk teenage tenpin hotshot stunned competitors by rolling the holy grail of the bowling alley: a perfect 300 points from 12 strikes in a row.

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Proposals for large companies to publicly declare how many people they employ with disabilities have been met with a cool response by Norfolk employers.

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Residents are being urged to keep their vehicles secure following a spate of van thefts.

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A village is preparing to travel back 100 years to celebrate the return of its young soldiers and trace those lost in battle.

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A Norfolk boy hoping to tuck into his favourite chocolate after trick-or-treating instead found a Brussels sprout inside when he opened the wrapper.

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Campaigners will discover in the next few weeks whether a planning appeal over a bid to turn a church into homes they hope will fail has been a success.

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Dozens of dog owners and their beloved pooches rallied together to raise hundreds of pounds for a group of Newfoundlands that were found abandoned and left to die on a rural road in Norfolk.

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Youngsters at a Wymondham school got the chance to try their hand at the Paralympic sport of Boccia thanks to a visit from an award winning coach.

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Pupils have to walk down a dark lane after a key bus service was cancelled, a parent has claimed.

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After weeks of delays, months of anticipation, and years of planning, a rugby club’s new home is finally on its way to completion.

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One of Norfolk’s most iconic brands celebrated its 70th birthday in style.

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A surgery has celebrated a successful 20 years of keeping a town’s residents healthy.

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The UK’s largest fitness operator has chosen a Norfolk fire extinguisher maker to supply its network of more than 200 gyms.

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A group of football fans have shown their charitable sides by riding more than 200 miles across East Anglia to raise £5,200.

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Two medical practices have been given the seal of approval by local health bodies for their work in making their surgeries dementia-friendly.

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UPDATE: This event has now been cancelled

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The founder of a Norfolk cancer charity has stood down after nine years.

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A South Norfolk cancer charity held their annual Garden Party earlier this August.

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A driver arrested on the A11 after allegedly providing a positive drug test was on route to take his seven months pregnant girlfriend to hospital.

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A Norfolk distillery has won an international award just six months after launching its very first gin.

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The latest attempts to build homes on the site of a Methodist church in Norwich’s Golden Triangle have been knocked back by councillors.

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Concerned members of the public turned out in force for a planning appeal hearing over a bid to turn a Norwich church into homes.

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A house builder with permission to develop land near Wymondham has applied to cut the number of affordable homes in the project.

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A revived attempt to convert a Golden Triangle church into flats looks set to be knocked back, with council officers recommending it for refusal.

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A cyber services firm in Norfolk is helping small and micro businesses get to grips with cyber security.

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The annual memorial football match for Norfolk’s King of Sport will be taking place tomorrow.

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Controversial proposals which would see the conversion of a Norwich church into flats have been revived.

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A Norfolk cancer charity is appealing to people in the area to support their first ever sponsored event.

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A cricket club supported by volunteers has received a financial boost.

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A Wymondham steelwork company has become the latest to fulfil its pledge to a charity campaign.

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An East Anglian fintech company which has designed a digital search tool for finding lost financial assets is in talks with major national clients which could make its software the industry gold-standard.

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Three of our 10 Hares Rocks have already been found by eagle-eyed GoGoHares fans in Cromer, Wymondham and Norwich - and today we reveal the clue for where the seventh rock will soon be waiting to be discovered.

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A controversial move, which would see the closure of part of a Norwich road and the removal of a set of city traffic lights, may be permanently ditched.

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A consultant clinical psychologist from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has spoken at one of the world’s top literary festivals on the subject of men and suicide.

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As the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, Bethany Whymark speaks to East Anglian experts about the facts – and myths – around the biggest data protection shake-up in two decades.

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An inspector has ordered a public hearing to help them determine whether city councillors were right to prevent a Norwich church from being turned into flats.

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A retired couple have taken their 35-year-old Royal Mail Van for a third fundraising outing around the British Isles, this time in aid of a new school.

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A Norfolk environmental group has had a record breaking litter pick event; both in the amount of volunteers who wanted to help, and sadly, the amount of rubbish collected.

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Residents are bracing themselves for a second battle with developers looking to convert the St Peters Methodist Church in Norwich’s Golden Triangle into flats.

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