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An old Milestone discovered buried in Thetford during building work has been restored by Nigel Ford of the Milestone Society (kneeling down)and put back in place along Norwich Road in the town. With Nigel are members of the MIlestone Society, Breckland COuncil, Thetford Town COuncil and Thetford Society.

In an age before A-Z maps, electronic road signs and GPS, they were a traveller’s lifeline - the stone Sat Nav of its time.

Clubs

1st Sculthorpe Scouts at a Jamboree at Sennowe Park, Guist.

Date -- 10 August 1960

Photograph -- c10194

It sounds like the sort of quest that would merit its own activity badge.

Norfolk
Solicitors from Cole Bentley and Co, Norton Peskett, Breydons and Powleys campaigned against the closure of Lowestoft Magistrates Court. 

Picture: James Bass

There is going to be another round of court closures in East Anglia as the government today confirmed that courts at Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Bury St Edmunds would shut.

Shailesh Vara
Can you name the 10 cars in our photo quiz?

Following the news that Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan is to join the new Top Gear team, we want to test your motoring knowledge.

Quiz
Gurkhas prepare for Kabul mission
 
Gurkhas are training with a pack of Foxhounds as they prepare to deploy to Kabul.

The Gurkhas have been put through their paces at a Norfolk military training facility as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

United Kingdom
Manhunt after possible burglary in Haverhill

Police are looking for the driver of a Ford Focus which forced another car off the road in an incident near Thetford.

Thetford
Thetford Academy have set up programme for past students to come forward and inspire current pupils with talks and mentoring.
Sue Scott is with some of the students from the school who will benefit from the programme.

A school is calling on its former pupils to step up and help inspire its current crop of students.

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Thetford and Brandon Sport

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Thetford Dolphins made the short trip to Mildenhall for the West Row Coaches Trophy Gala.

Thetford Dolphins made the short trip to Mildenhall for the West Row Coaches Trophy Gala.

Thetford AC athletes at the South of England Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill in London, (from left) Charlie Stone, Aiden Try, Jessica Norkett, Tom Mead and Joseph Smythe.

Thetford Athletics Club juniors made the annual pilgrimage to London for the South of England Cross Country Championships.

Tom Mead
Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

Wayne Anderson
Cameron Try at the Norfolk County Indoor Championships at Lynnsport.

There was double gold success for Thetford Athletics Club’s Cameron Try at the Norfolk County Indoor Championships, held at Lynnsport in King’s Lynn.

Harley Swan
Thetford athletes found themselves in the middle of a winter wonderland on the Haughley Park estate near Stowmarket during a recent cross-country race.

Thetford athletes found themselves in the middle of a winter wonderland on the Haughley Park estate near Stowmarket during a recent cross-country race.

Joe Smythe

Thetford and Brandon Events

Then and Now: The cast of the new Dad's Army film starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays

Dad’s Army has always had a special place in the hearts of East Anglian viewers. David Croft, the co-writer and creator of the classic TV series, lived in Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, while much of the location filming was done in and around Thetford. We have always claimed Dad’s Army as part of Suffolk’s cultural heritage, so we were always going to have a keen interest in the new big screen version of the film. So what’s it like?

Dad's Army
Scenes from the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebrations held at King's Lynn Town Hall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Weeks of celebrations are underway in Norfolk as people welcome the start of the Chinese New Year today.

West Norfolk
James Bay at Thetford Forest

Singer-songwriter James Bay doesn’t get much time to reconnect with his North Herts roots since taking the music world by storm.

Forestry Commission
Ex West Suffolk College student Alex Unsworth who recently worked on the latest Star Wars film is revisiting his old college to speak to students.

At just 20-years-old, former West Suffolk College arts student Alex Unsworth has an impressive CV, having recently landed a job designing sets for a horror film after learning his trade on the latest Star Wars movie.

West Suffolk Hospital
James Bay performing on the Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival. Yui Mok/PA Wire

Tickets for James Bay’s show at Thetford Forest in July sold out less than 40 minutes after going on sale and some are already being resold for £100.

Norwich

Norfolk Entertainment

Immersion Theatre’s Rapunzel

There is something for all - toddlers to teenagers - on the region’s stages this half-term. SIMON PARKIN highlights shows, from fairytales to puppets, that offer the perfect family treat.

United Kingdom
The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway are holding an I-Spy Trail this weekend and throughout the half-term. Picture: Ian Burt

Take a look at our guide for some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

Sisters Chloe (left) and Paris Chandler. Picture: SUBMITTED

Two sisters are playing love rivals in a youth musical telling the story of one of the 20th century’s most influential and tragic women.

United Kingdom
Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

London
Blickling Hall, Holkham Beach and the view from Mousehold Heath in Norwich.

Norfolk’s beautiful landscape and heritage means it’s packed with romantic spots. We’ve picked eight of the best.

Norwich

Norfolk Sport

FA Cup match, Norwich United v Wisbech Town. Norwich United manager Damian Hilton. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich United chairman John Hilditch admitted Damian Hilton’s decision to leave the Planters and take over at Wroxham had caught him by surprise.

Stewart Larter
Connor Deeks has signed for Lowestoft Town.

Ady Gallagher has urged fans to be patient with new signing Connor Deeks – but believes the youngster can have an impact in the club’s relegation battle.

Damian Hilton has been named the new Wroxham boss.

Wroxham have appointed Damian Hilton as their new first team manager.

Stewart Larter
Sunday League Dynamo FC (green shirts) V Constable Crusaders at Easton College. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The three-way battle at the top of the Norwich Premier Division took another twist this weekend as champions Riverside Rovers dropped their first points of the season in a 2-2 draw at The POW.

Young Norfolk Sports Academy, Cerys Maryan.
 Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Promising rower Cerys Maryan is one of 19 young athletes receiving coaching from the Young Norfolk Sports Academy.

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