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The inaugural North Norfolk District Council Business Awards have been launched – and businesses across the district are being encouraged to put themselves forward to win one of the prestigious titles.

A former soldier has been nominated for professional driver of the year for his work as a chauffeur.

Celebrating Success

Beer drinkers have an extra reason for cheer as a popular brewery’s ales have been brought back into production.

A Norfolk law firm has expanded its reach across the county with the opening of its seventh office.


A major chain of pharmacies has announced plans to close up to 190 branches – prompting a Norfolk MP to warn about the health and social risks of losing the “lifeline” service.

Clive Lewis

LloydsPharmacy will close 190 stores across England due to changes in government policy, with its parent company blaming funding cuts and business rates for the move.


After laying derelict for more than a decade, an RAF base in north Norfolk is now a growing business hub. BETHANY WHYMARK went to meet some of its tenants.

A business networking group from Dereham will hold its next meeting to discuss the impact of expansion on cash flow.

Fakenham town councillors have raised objections to a planning application for a new two storey retail unit in the centre of the town.

George Acheson

She has created bouquets for ballerinas and put together posies for royalty and now florist Janet Dodd is celebrating 30 years in business.


Monarch Airlines has gone into administration and has cancelled around 300,000 future bookings.

United Kingdom

Fakenham is losing two well-established shops with a bakery and a charity store both closing their doors for the final time.


The future of some jobs at one of Fakenham’s biggest employers is uncertain after the factory’s American owner confirmed a restructure was being considered.

United States

A Norfolk textiles design firm is making the leap from artisan origins to the high street after securing a deal to supply a major national retailer.


MP Norman Lamb said residents deserve a “fair deal” if plans to build two wind farms off the north Norfolk coast, including one of the biggest in the world, are approved.

A chocolate factory which is the largest employer in Fakenham is set to expand its permanent workforce in the run-up to the Christmas period.

From growing up on the family mill and turning it into a multi-million pound business, to returning the corn crake’s call 
to the fields of Norfolk, Bill Jordan has written a few tales with his life.


A commitment to serving quality locally-sourced food has earned a Norfolk gastropup an industry accolade at the Aylsham Show.

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