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Holkham Hall apologises for Tom Jones traffic problems

Tom Jones performed at Holkham Hall on Saturday. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Press Association

The Holkham Estate has "sincerely apologised" after a concert by Tom Jones caused major hold-ups in the village.

The Welsh singer performed at the north Norfolk stately home on Saturday, July 23, coinciding with its country fair.

The combination of the two events meant concert-goers were stuck in traffic for hours.

"We hosted two large-scale events at Holkham on the day and with that in mind additional resources were deployed as well as a full traffic management plan.

"Despite these measures being taken, we recognise that there was a very high volume of traffic in the area and in Holkham Park causing problems and delays for drivers. This was further compounded by a road traffic accident on the main access route to Holkham.

"We are doing everything we can to ensure this situation will never happen again. We would like to reassure guests that we are undertaking a full investigation into the logistics of the event."

– Holkham Estate spokesman.


Investigators appeal for pictures of whale washed up on Norfolk coast

A fin whale that washed up at Holkam died of starvation. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Investigators looking into why a young fin whale washed up on the north Norfolk coast are appealing for photographs of the left side of her body.

The juvenile female was stranded on the beach at Holkham on 20 October.

A post mortem found the whale died from starvation due to a spinal abnormality.

Experts say photos of her left side could help them work out if that was congenital or the result of a trauma.

Mystery canoe sparks sea search at Holkham

The canoe washed up at Holkham. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A mystery canoe which washed up on a Norfolk beach sparked a sea search yesterday afternoon.

The Wells lifeboat was launched following the discovery at Holkham but was stood down at 4.30pm after failing to find anyone.

"It must be presumed, and we hope, that the mystery of the empty canoe found on Holkham beach has a simple explanation and that the canoeists have made their own way ashore safely."

– Peter Rainsford, Wells lifeboat spokesman.

Appeal for witnesses after man dies in A149 motorbike crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a motorbike crash on the A149 at Holkham, Norfolk, yesterday afternoon.

Officers were called to the scene at 2pm after a Keeway 125 motorbike, travelling from Wells towards Holkham, left the road and mounted the verge.

Emergency services attended to the rider, who was in his seventies, but he died at the scene.

The road was closed while the incident was dealt with. It re-opened shortly before 5.30pm.


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Sea horses on parade as Cavalry head for the beach

Having played a starring role in Shakespeare in Love, Holkham beach on the north Norfolk coast is now known around the world for its miles of beautiful white sand.

But long before the Hollywood film, the beach has been a popular holiday destination with people coming back year after year.

Among them, members of the Household Cavalry, who return every summer for a bit of horsing around and a swim in the sea.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Seaside dip for Household Cavalry

Soldiers and horses of the Household Cavalry have been exercising on the beach at Holkham in north Norfolk.

For 11 months of the year they're based in London with a full calendar of ceremonial duties but they have an annual training visit to the Thetford Battle Training area.

Captain John Rawdon-Mogg says Holkham is a perfect place to go riding with wide flat sand and a calm sea.

Click below to watch the video

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