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One lane of the A11 has been closed southbound towards London this morning after a collision near Red Lodge.

Fire crews have had to tackle a blaze on a 200sqm patch of grassland in Lynford which was deliberately ignited.

Glenn  Burrows (right) of the national campaign group 38 degrees hands over a petition to save the NHS to three of the five general election candidates for North Norfolk, pictured from left Denise Burke (Labour), Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrats) and Mick Macartney-Filgate (Green Party).   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Campaigners have been calling on the public to back their fight to ‘Save the NHS’ by signing a petition.

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South West Norfolk election candidates (l-r) Sandra Walmsley (Green Party), Peter Smith (Labour), Rupert Moss-Eccardt (Liberal Democrats), Paul Smyth (UKIP)

Our latest Election debate with your local candidates saw the South West Norfolk hopefuls answer your questions.

Norfolk and Suffolk firefighters have been assaulted 37 times since 2010

Firefighters in Norfolk and Suffolk have been verbally abused, had objects thrown at them, been harassed and physically assaulted nearly 40 times in the last five years, figures have revealed.

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Edge plane moments before it crashed during aerobatics display at Old Buckenham Airfield, killing the pilot. Photo : Sonya Duncan

Tributes have been paid to a pilot killed following a crash involving an aerobatics plane at Old Buckenham Airfield this afternoon.

A campaign has started to get White Hart Street in Thetford opened up so traffic can enter and leave.

Calls have been made to remove a set of bollards which businesses say are blocking access to Thetford town centre.

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Brandon bowler Tymal Mills is enjoying his start to life at Sussex, despite picking up a back injury in just has second match.

Action from Great Yarmouth shock 3-0 home defeat to Debenham last weekend. Picture: James Bass

There are no promotion play-offs in the Thurlow Nunn League – but the final round of matches in Division One has thrown up a mouth-watering winner-takes-all showdown with a place in the top flight at stake.

Cycling Club Breckland riders in the Wolsey Road Club promoted 25- mile time trial near Wortwell, Mark Fairhead. Picture: Steve Rush

Six Cycling Club Breckland riders took part in the Wolsey Road Club promoted 25-mile time trial on the B20/50 course near Wortwell, Bungay.

Thetford U16s celebrate beating Lakeford Rangers in the John Savage Cup final at the FDC in Norwich. Picture: Steve Wood

It was a great weekend for Thetford Town FC, with the first team securing Thurlow Nunn Premier Division football for next season with a 2-0 win at Hadleigh United.

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Action from the Norfolk Cricket League last season, Sprowston B bowler Alex Potter and wicket-keeper Ian Doy in action against Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway in Division Two. Picture: Lizzy Hampson

Change is afoot on the Norfolk cricket landscape, as two of the county’s leagues begin finalising plans for a merger.

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St George's Fayre, March.

The streets of March will be a melting pot of music, street entertainment and games as hundreds of people pack the town for the seventh St George’s Fayre.

What to do this Easter.

From Easter egg hunts to family shows, riding a steam train to seeing new spring arrivals down on the farm, there are plenty of things to do this Easter for all the family.

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Hunting for eggs

Will you be feeding the newborn lambs at The Museum of East Anglian Life, trying your hand at archery at Ickworth House or hunting eggs at The Middy’s Steam up this weekend?

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John Grant's son

It was a classic example of the benefits of being out in the natural environment – a discovery day event in Thetford Forest in which John Grant discovered some of the many things that make the forest such a key regional asset

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In Here Festival, Lorraine & Alan. Picture: Paul Blakemore

A Celtic myth - telling the tale of a tour guide’s unusual encounter on a beach - has been given a Norfolk twist as part of an upcoming new arts festival.

People queueing up outside Open in Norwich for Radio 1 Big Weekend Academy tickets.

People hoping to bag one of the 7,000 free tickets for a week-long programme of workshops in Norwich with bands including the Maccabees are queueing outside Open in Norwich today.

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Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green, Glasgow. Photo: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire.

Anger has erupted after it emerged that tickets to see the likes of the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Muse and Sam Smith at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were being offered online for hundreds of pounds.

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Artist John Stokes, front centre, with his Shakespeare inspired GoGoDragon called GoGoMadder at the Maddermarket Theatre. With him are from left, front, Peter Beck, joint creative director, and Cleopatra, played by Rebecca Aldred. Back, Susan Seddon, chairman of the Maddermarket Theatre Trust; Stash Kirkbride, joint creative director; and Anthony, played by Jonothan Redding. 
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A Norwich theatre has revealed a special tribute to Shakespeare in the anniversary week of the great playwright’s birth.

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Norfolk Scouts unveil their GoGoDragon! Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Norfolk Scouts have been having fun welcoming a new member into their community - their GoGoDragon! called Bajestic.

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Tymal Mills in action. Picture: SUSSEX CCC

Brandon bowler Tymal Mills is enjoying his start to life at Sussex, despite picking up a back injury in just has second match.

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Robert Lambert shone on the World Speedway League stage. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars’ first meeting on the continent for 15 years ended in agony as they narrowly missed out on a third-placed finish at the World Speedway League.

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King's Lynn Stars in action.

Live updates of this evening’s World Speedway League meeting from Poland as King’s Lynn Stars face Gorzow, Holsted and Vetlanda.

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Vanarama Conference North football action between Lowestoft Town and Barrow.
 Lowestoft Town joint managers Micky Chapman (right) and Ady Gallagher. Picture: Nick Butcher

The final match of club legend Micky Chapman’s reign finished in defeat for Lowestoft Town – but ended in high spirits after a late rally to give the visitors a real scare.

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Action from Great Yarmouth shock 3-0 home defeat to Debenham last weekend. Picture: James Bass

There are no promotion play-offs in the Thurlow Nunn League – but the final round of matches in Division One has thrown up a mouth-watering winner-takes-all showdown with a place in the top flight at stake.

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