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A handbag has been stolen from a car in Great Hockham.

Thetford police have taken possession of two Honda 400cc quad bikes to help In the diverse areas of terrain found in breckland.
PCSO Sharon Caws with her colleague on barnham Common.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A pioneering scheme to tackle crime is taking police officers offroad as a Norfolk force becomes the first in the county to have its own quad bikes.

A road near Diss has been reopened after a crash between a lorry and a car - which caused a fuel leak - left it blocked for most of the day.

Children from Busy Bees Nursery in Thetford have been collecting food items for the Foodbank. Nursery Manager Emma Brown (grey dress) with room managers Emma Haplin and Amanda Evans (blond hair and fringe)Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Generous children and parents at Thetford Busy Bees have been collecting tinned and dried food to donate to those in need.

The team from the BTO pick up the RSPB Medal for their work on the Bird Atlas 2007-11. Picture: RSPB

An ornithological trust team behind an invaluable piece of research on bird life in the UK have scooped a prestigious prize.

The discovery of a burnt out car in Thetford sparked a hunt for suspects from the police helicopter and dog units.

Several people were injured after a three-vehicle collision on the A11.

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Thetford and Brandon Sport

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Thetford Athletics Club were represented by three teams at the Southern Cross Country Relay Championships which took place in the shadow of Wormwood Scrubs prison, on the West London parkland to the rear.

Thetford Tennis Club junior players who competed at Risbygate Tennis Club.

Thetford Tennis Club sent five of their young juniors to Risbygate Tennis Club in Bury St Edmunds for an end-of-season friendly and did themselves proud against their more experienced opponents.

Thetford v Whitton
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Thetford Town earned a 1-1 draw at Whitton United thanks to James Dean’s first-half strike.

Thetford v Whitton Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Norwich United are flying the Norfolk flag as they continue their charge at the summit of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Norfolk Entertainment

Paul Flannery as Treguard in Knightmare Live.

A tolling bell, a thumping heartbeat, an empty knapsack. For people of a certain generation that means only one thing: Knightmare.

Timothy Spall arriving at the BFI London film festival gala of  Mr. Turner at Odeon West End in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 10, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Turner. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

On his death bed, celebrated landscape painter and watercolourist Joseph Mallord William Turner, who was a divisive figure in the 19th-century art world, reportedly lamented, “So I am to become a non-entity.”

Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios: Gt Fransham-based Nigel Barnett at work in his studio.

Norfolk artists are being encouraged to take part in an annual county-wide celebration of art.

Norfolk Dixieland Jazz band

A one off session at the Skeyton Goat inn two years ago to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee has turned the pub into a jazz jewel in the crown.

Guitarist Manus Noble

An innovative young guitarist 
stars in the latest Cromer 
Music Evening concert this 
weekend.

Norfolk Sport

rugby

Swaffham’s players have held a clear-the-air meeting to help turn their troubled club’s fortunes around.

Tristan Cliffe, left, faces the camera.

Snetterton’s only night race of the season takes place on Saturday when the Lotus Cup UK Championship will be settled in a two-hour night-time event.

Matthew Baker (Great Yarmouth CC), from Norwich, pictured on his way to his first win in the Youth Race at the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League meeting at Mistley. Picture: Fergus Muir

Matt Baker (Great Yarmouth CC) scored his first Eastern Cyclo-Cross League win after an exciting race at Mistley in which five different riders held the lead at various stages of the race.

John Bailey on the remodelled Glaven. Can it host sea trout in the future?

It was in my first incarnation as a writer for the Eastern Daily Press that, getting on for 40 years or so ago, I wrote about sea trout under the title, A Yard of Silver.

JR Osborne with the new Snetterton-built Ralph Firman Racing championship winning car.

Snetterton racing car manufacturer, Ralph Firman Racing, made a hugely successful winning debut in America with their new Kawasaki-powered Formula 1000 single-seater race car.

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