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A car has ended up on its roof after a collision involving two lorries near Thetford.

Thetford police helped a group of daytrippers who were stranded on the rain in the A11 after their coach broke down. Photo: @BrecklandPolice

Police showed their softer side when they ferried a group of 30 day-trippers stranded by the A11 in the rain to the nearest McDonald’s.

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Thieves have made off with a number of catalytic converters from a dairy firm in Thetford after targeting seven vehicles.

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Bury Road in Thetford is set to close for roadworks

One of Thetford’s busiest roads is set to close while £149,000 of roadworks are carried out.

How much would it cost you to insure this car?

A staggering postcode lottery for people insuring their cars in Norfolk and Suffolk can today be revealed – with some motorists paying £600 more than those living just half a mile away.

Nunnery Place in Thetford. Photo: Google Maps/Screenshot

A bomb disposal team was called after a Second World War grenade was found in a river by a child.

Mildenhall Stadium, West Row.

Mildenhall Stadium “could close” after Supreme Court judges ordered the owners to pay nearly £500,000 in costs.


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Thetford and Brandon Sport

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A host of the area’s semi-professional clubs will continue their preparations for the forthcoming season this afternoon.

Mildenhall Stadium, West Row.

Mildenhall Stadium “could close” after Supreme Court judges ordered the owners to pay nearly £500,000 in costs.

Happisburg batsman Jamie Carter. Picture by Marie Meale Photography

May player-of-the-month winner Jamie Carter scored a mammoth 201 for unbeaten Happisburgh as the Division One leaders piled up 335-6 against bottom side Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway, who could only muster 190 in reply.

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Thetford Dolphins Swimmers who took part in the Norfolk County Challenge across two weekends in Dereham.

There were 29 Thetford Dolphins swimmers taking part in the 2015 Norfolk County Challenge, held over two weekends at Dereham Leisure Centre, under the watchful eye of head coach Terry Clucas.

Discus thrower, Oliver Massingham, 16, student at Thorpe St Andrew School, who competed for England at the International Schools Championship, pictured holding his silver medal from the English Schools Championship. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Thetford athletes Mia Browne, Levi Roper and Oliver Massingham travelled north to Gateshead to compete for their counties at the English Schools National Track and Field Championships.

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Making the most of the summer holidays on the seafront at Felixstowe

What are we doing today? A question every mum dreads during the school summer holidays.

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Youngsters and author Alexander Gordon Smith working on

Young people have been having fun with words at a special festival of literature that has swooped into the city.


Shakespeare goes on tour

Friday, July 10, 2015
LCM will perform 12th night

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is coming to venues throughout 
Somerset this month, putting on performances from a wide variety of talented theatre companies in some untraditional settings.

Tom Odell performs at Thetford High lodge in the last of the Forestry commission summer open air concerts of 2015 - Lee Blanchflower

Singer-songwriter Tom Odell took to the stage at Thetford Forest last night to play out the final show of the Forest Live concert series in Suffolk.

Paloma Faith at Thetford Forest

Having seen Paloma Faith perform at Glastonbury in 2010 I knew the flame-haired star would not disappoint in Thetford Forest, Norfolk, with her quirky stage presence and ability to belt out every note perfectly.

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Martin Johnson and Sherrie Halsey: Picture by Mark Benfield.

It was a 10-hour quest which required more than 46,000 footsteps and around 1,500 calories.

Cambridge Touring Theatre's Robin Hood - The Musical. Photo: Chris Carroll-Davis

Cambridge Touring Theatre bring the iconic tale set in the English countryside of Robin Hood and his band of merry men to The Walks in King’s Lynn, plus music, theatre, art and a show about false hair! SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

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300 norfolk primary school children at the Auden Theatre in Holt watching the Classic Buskers and Neil Henry act as part of the Holt Festival.


A diverse mixture of fiery showcases, art exhibitions and poetry readings made for a thrilling return of the seventh Holt festival.

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Lesley White is starring in BBC 2 show, Hair. Picture: BBC

A go-getter mum is hoping to show others it’s never too late to follow dreams after she switched careers and landed a spot in a national TV competition. Lesley White moved to Hopton from her native south east London last year with the intention of continuing to work as an English teacher.

Circus performers Jed Tizzard and Hew Jones entertain festival-goers at Rock Bodham. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Organisers of north Norfolk’s annual Rock Bodham charity music festival are confident of equalling last year’s takings of £3,400, in spite of being forced by the weather to delay the event’s kick off time by two hours.

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Dawid Radomski, formerly of Lowestoft Town. Picture: RICHARD LAND/FOCUS IMAGES

Midfielder Dawid Radomski will not line up against his former club this evening after Matt Henman confirmed the Polish playmaker has departed Dereham Town.

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Carter Cup semi-final - Brooke (bowling/fielding) v Swardeston (batting).
Will Minchin bowling to Peter Lambert.

The game was eventually called off due rain.

Picture: James Bass

Overseas star Chad Bowes was in the runs again as Fakenham stretched their lead at the top of the Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Premier Division to 33 points.

Carter Cup semi-final - Brooke (bowling/fielding) v Swardeston (batting).
Richard Sims in bat.

The game was eventually called off due rain.

Picture: James Bass

Swardeston lost their position at the top of the table after a rare rain-affected day in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Lynn's Jack Frohawk. Picture: Ian Burt

An air of optimism tends to breeze through football stadiums at this time of the year.

Lee Stevenson netted twice for Lynn during their 4-1 friendly victory over AFC Sudbury. Picture: Ian Burt

Impressive Lynn came from behind to extend their unbeaten pre-season programme to four matches.


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