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Downham in the news (May 27 to June 8)

It goes without saying that the biggest news story coming out of the Downham Market area in the last couple of weeks has to be the town s festival. The theme for this year s festival was Downham Goes Wild in the West and the carnival parade on Bank Holiday Monday did not disappoint. There were also plenty of other events during the eight-day festival including a great evening of music from the Houndogs in the Town Hall on Friday, June 3. Moving on, I told you in my last blog post about the launch of a review into the health centre close to the Town Council offices in Paradise Road. Well, a widower has now spoken out about his delight at the review being launched after previously calling for an independant inquiry into the centre. There was the heartwarming tale last week of Downham couple Neil Brown and Hannah Bush who have raised thousands of pounds for Great Ormond Street Hospital after surgeons changed their son s life. One of the fundraising events saw Neil have his head shaved and it looks like they still have the fundraising bug and will raise more funds for the hospital next year. Meanwhile, on a slightly quirky note, a pig farmer on the outskirts of Downham Market sparked an internet frenzy after an online rant about her “evil” pet dog in an advert. Well worth a read this..! This week there were also stories about pilot Gary Cotterell, from Downham Market, who had a lucky escape after having to embark on an emergency landing in Northumberland, and the former head boy of Watlington Primary and Downham Market High schools being made an associate of the Royal Academy of Music. *Have you got a story or event that you would like the EDP to cover? Contact reporter David Blackmore on 01553 777 624 or by e-mail [email protected]



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