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Chief Inspector Nick Paling, right, and PC Adam Binns, outside the first floor flat in Derby Street which has a Closure Order issued by the courts on it as part of Operation Gravity. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

More than 100 suspected drug dealers have been arrested by police in Norfolk as the drive to rid our county of heroin and cocaine gathers pace.

Raimie Watson. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

A 24-year-old man with links to Norwich and Thetford is being sought by police after he breached the terms of his licence.

Suffolk police
The skeleton found at Drake Primary School in Thetford. Picture: Drake Primary School

Pupils in Thetford had a first-hand history lesson after a skeleton was found on their school site during expansion work.

Aviva insurance has issued safety advice ahead of Storm Doris. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Homeowners and businesses are being advised to take basic precautions to protect themselves and their property ahead of severe weather warnings for Norfolk.

Met Office
File photo of fallen tree.. Picture Simon Parker.

Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys on Thursday with Storm Doris set to sweep across Norfolk and Suffolk with winds in excess of 70mph in some places.

Norfolk County Council
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It’s the apocalyptic nightmare that has been the subject of countless gruesome films and hit shows like The Walking Dead.

Norfolk Police
Squadron at Attlebridge

The influx of US airmen into our region during the Second World War created lasting bonds, and stories which have stood the test of time.

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Thetford and Brandon Sport

Tue, 11:53
Archie King
The Thetford Dophins swimmers that swam in the Copeman Cup final. Picture: STEVE KING

Thetford Dolphins Junior swimmers travelled to Dereham in the A final of the Norfolk Junior League for the Copeman Cup and put in a very good performance against strong opposition to finish a creditable fourth place.

Rob D

Thetford’s first team went into the game knowing that league position meant nothing and Bury were going to be a stern test.

Josh Clark
Bury Bowl hosted Mellis in Division One of the Plastic Trade Frames Bury Sunday League but went down to a 3-1 defeat.

Bury Bowl hosted Mellis in Division One of the Plastic Trade Frames Bury Sunday League but went down to a 3-1 defeat.

Norton
Bridgham United went down to a 4-3 defeat against Castle Acre Swifts. Picture: ARCHANT

Bridgham United were involved in a real game of two halves at Castle Acre Swifts in Division Two of the Central & South Norfolk League.

Thetford Town Boxing Clubs Milo Claylost to Sean Pavitt from Braintree last weekend.

For the first time in 25 years a boxer from Thetford has represented their hometown club.

Sudbury

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Ray Cooney

EastEnders’ Shaun Williamson, and Only Fools and Horses’ Sue Holderness take lead roles in the comedy

Jeremy Corbyn
Caroline Flack is set to star in the musical Crazy for You. Photo: Nathan Pask.

She wowed the crowds when she danced to victory on the TV show Strictly Come Dancing, and now Norfolk’s Caroline Flack is set to star in a new touring musical.

BBC
James Galway Photo: CHRIS MORRIS

World-renowned keyboard player Rick Wakeman, virtuoso flautist James Galway and classical guitarist John Williams will top a stellar line-up at one of the region’s biggest music and arts celebrations this spring, it has been confirmed.

United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire singer Sam Smith who will be performing this summer at Thetford Forest

With Clean Bandit announced as the latest band to perform at the hugely-popular Forest Live in Thetford, here’s a look at some other top performers who have wowed the crowds in years gone by.

Sam Smith
Clean Bandit will perform at Thetford Forest on July 2. PHOTO: Forest Live.

Clean Bandit is the latest act to announce a performance at Thetford Forest this summer and tickets go on sale on Friday.

Rick Astley

Norfolk Entertainment

NNF17: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. Photo: Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017

From a giant moon casting its glow upon lunar-inspired performances to a double decker bus taking people on a theatrical journey around the city, there are lots of colourful and quirky events to entertain audiences during this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Norwich University
Poet George Szirtes with his new book.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A tiger, a bear, monkeys and more feature in author George Szirtes’ new book of poems for children.

University of East Anglia
Connaught Hall in Attleborough

An X Factor star, a big band and tributes to Take That, Adele, Cliff Richard and Elton John feature on this year’s programme of events at Connaught Hall.

Ed Sheeran is performing at The Brit Awards 2017. Picture PAUL BAYFIELD

The Brit Awards 2017 take place tonight with David Bowie up for two posthumous awards, while Little Mix and Skepta are leading the way with three nods apiece. Here is everything you need to know about the biggest night in British music.

ITV
Seachange mardis gras. Photo: Seachange

Seachange Arts, revive their Mardi Gras event this week (Tuesday, February 28) at the Drill House on York Road.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Sport

Ian Culverhouse pictured in September 2012, during his time as assistant manager at Aston Villa. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

King’s Lynn Town supporters are taking sock this evening after a whirlwind 24 hours for their club, resulting in the appointment of Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse at the Linnets new manager.

Gary Setchell
Action from Snowflake Sailing Club. Picture: IAN SYMONDS

Snowflake Sailing Club held a single 90-minute race for all classes with the Dugdale Memorial Trophy up for grabs for the winning boat after handicaps had been applied.

Dave Horton-Jones with youngsters from the Wymondham Judo Club. Picture: WYMONDHAM JUDO CLUB

Youngsters have had a martial arts master class from an expert at the Wymondham Judo Club.

It was second against third as Wensum D played Dynamic Rams A in Premier B of the Norwich and District League.

Norfolk County
Gary Setchell has left King's Lynn Town after seven years at the club's helm. Picture: Simon Moore/Focus Images

King’s Lynn Town will announced their new manager tomorrow – as fans, supporters are reporters alike took to Twitter to have their say on Gary Setchell’s sacking late on Tuesday night.

Gary Setchell

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