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It remains one of the biggest single expansion projects in Norfolk’s history and saw thousands of Londoners move to Thetford.

A symbol of the British countryside, the rabbit is a firm favourite among many, but to farmers they can be seen as pests.

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There were delays on the trains and roads in Brandon this afternoon after a vehicle hit level crossing barriers.

A dramatic increase in speeding fines has not deterred one motorist who was caught speeding at 134mph on the A11.

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First-time runners and the not so experienced completed a marathon which took in the beautiful Brecks scenery.

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A nurse and midwife, who was made an MBE for services to the community, has died aged 85.


A team of family members from Thetford were unable to crack the Eggheads on the popular BBC Two quiz show which was broadcast last night.

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Thetford Town Veterans missed out on county glory when they were beaten by a Darren Huckerby- inspired Cringleford in the final of the Norfolk Veterans’ Cup.

Thetford Heathens travelled to Sprowston to play the last game of this season having already secured the league title.

Thetford Dolphins were represented by 17 swimmers at the recent West Norfolk Open at King’s Lynn. Over the two days an amazing 10 new club records, 10 first places and 37 personal bests were achieved.

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With summer fast approaching thoughts of bowlers are now switching from the indoor to the outdoor game.

Vera Squirrell won the Phillips Cup, one of the first ladies’ trophy events at Thetford Golf Club as the season continues to get into full swing.

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Great Yarmouth Arts Festival is back for its 5th year to celebrate the borough’s heritage, community and thriving arts scene.

The players competing in the inaugural European Tour GolfSixes tournament at Centurion Club in St Albans have been confirmed.

The East Anglian Game and Country Fair will bring thousands of visitors to the event’s new venue at the Euston Estate near Thetford this weekend. Here are ten rural pastimes or sporting spectacles you can enjoy at the show.

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There’s so much going on across Suffolk and Essex over the next seven days. Here are some ideas for things to do over the weekend and beyond.

Many a pub can reasonably claim to be their community’s hub, but standing 10 miles west of Thetford is a free house that feels like the village of Feltwell’s very own front room.


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This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

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Young musicians have the opportunity to learn a few tips from Beethoven’s playbook at an upcoming workshop.

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Will The Dining Rooms’ new menu live up to expectation?


A circus venue is offering youngsters the chance to try their hand at tight-rope walking and clowning.


Great Yarmouth Arts Festival is back for its 5th year to celebrate the borough’s heritage, community and thriving arts scene.

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I used to think the carp lads at Lyng Lake were a decent, caring, sensitive lot.

It was glorious at Great Thurlow for the CC Hackney road races, but it was tough climbing out of the Stour Valley – and the men had to do that 11 times in their 54-mile race.


Alfie Hewett will represent Great Britain in the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Italy next week.

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King’s Lynn star Robert Lambert will go in search of his first national title in the British Under 21 Championship Final at Poole on Wednesday (7.30pm).


Will Evans will have another shot at world glory with England Under-20s this summer.

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