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Norfolk’s own Caroline Flack won the Strictly Come Dancing crown after a perfect performance under pressure.

Lee Francis, new principal of the Diamond Academy in Thetford. Photo: Bill Smith

A principal is leaving a primary school academy at the end of the year after two years in the job.

Eastgate House, Thorpe Road, where the Coroner's Court is situated. Picture: Denise Bradley.

The victim of a fatal crash on the A1066 near Shadwell has been identified as a 27-year-old woman from Thetford.

Kyle McKechnie from Thetford with his cockerel Fudge who he has to rehome after complaints from neighbours.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

When 11-year-old Kyle McKechnie found a battered and bruised cockerel on a common near his home, the kind-hearted schoolboy did what he thought was right - took it home and cared for it.

Precision Refrigeration's base in Thetford. Picture submitted

A Thetford-based refrigerator manufacturer has embarked on a recruitment drive after rolling out plans to expand the business.

Children from Busy Bees Nursery in Thetford donate their unwanted toys to Sue Ryder Junior shop in the town .
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Kind-hearted children from Thetford’s Busy Bees Nursery have been taking part in the season of goodwill this Christmas by parting with some of their treasured toys.

Emergency services went to a crash at Keswick.

Five men have been charged in connection with a hare coursing incident which took place in Ixworth.

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Thetford and Brandon Sport

Norfolk rivals Gorleston and Thetford Town meet in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division today, with both teams badly in need of a win.

Thetford Dolphins Swimming Club swimmers at the club championships event.

Thetford Dolphins Swimming Club marked the end of their annual Club Championships with a presentation evening and disco at the Charles Burrell Centre.

Mark Farnham Schools of Tae Kwon-Do Thetford instructor Carl Grimes and student Callum Palmer TAGB British Championships 2014 at Worcester Arena.

Two martial arts competitors from Thetford have enjoyed success at the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain British Championships.

The six Thetford AC athletes who represented Norfolk at the Southern Inter-County Cross Country Championships in Oxford.

Six Thetford Athletics Club juniors once again donned the yellow, red and black stripes of Norfolk to represent their county at the Southern Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships in Oxford.

Thetford are up to third in Eastern Counties One after winning their fourth successive game – ahead of this weekend’s derby clash with Swaffham.

Thetford and Brandon Events

Norfolk's Caroline Flack is competing in the Strictly Come Dancing final this weekend. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

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Thousands of Norfolk viewers will be rooting for Thetford-born Caroline Flack when she appears in the Strictly Come Dancing final.

Tom Odell

Singer Tom Odell will appear in Thetford Forest as part of nationwide tour in 2015.

Tom Odell, playing Thetford Forest July 5, 2015. Photo: Andrew Wilton

Tom Odell has been added to Thetford Forest’s 2015 live gig line-up.

Some of Stretham's restored hand bells

A concert of popular and classical music performed on handbells is taking place in Stretham, on December 6.

The Script will return to Thetford Forest on July 2, 2015.

Irish pop band The Script is the first act to be announced for Forest Live 2015, the annual summer music series at Thetford Forest organised by the Forestry Commission.

Norfolk Entertainment

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack, winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.  Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire.

TV presenter Caroline Flack has said she cannot lift her head “let alone the glitterball” the morning after the night she was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion.

The large ocean tank at the Sealife Centre has been given a repaint. Darren Norris painting the model of a diver.  Picture: James Bass

Its cavernous insides are home to some of the world’s most mesmerising marine life who are among the star attractions on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

Peter Pan at Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Threatre Royal’s Peter Pan features a host of familiar faces - from long time panto favoruite Richard Gauntlett to two young stars returning to play Peter Pan and Mrs Darling just weeks after starring in West Side Story. Simon Parkin reports.

Artist Dan McGrath is auctioning off a painting to raise money for the Herring House Trust at Christmas.

A Great Yarmouth artist has raised more than £200 to help give homeless people in the town a happy Christmas.

Artist Kazz Morohashi with her Meow Mansion which is on display at the Cats Protection shop in Norwich.

Decorated in fairy lights and jelly stars, and with a party ring biscuit doubling as a Christmas wreath on the front door, this elaborate gingerbread house is home sweet home to Kitty and Boots and their 65 kittens.

Norfolk Sport

Jack Ainsley scored two penalties in Lowestoft's win over Chorley.

Lowestoft Town produced a superb team performance to defeat promotion chasers Chorley at Crown Meadow.

Loan striker Ryan Crisp is expected to be fit for Dereham.

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman has challenged his side to strengthen their play-off credentials when they travel to Waltham Abbey this afternoon, kick-off 3pm.

Action from Gorleston's 3-3 draw at Thetford earlier this season. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Norfolk rivals Gorleston and Thetford Town meet in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division today, with both teams badly in need of a win.

Royal Norwich Golf Club that was granted its royal status in 1936. Raising the lag for the Jubilee left to right Phil Grice, general manager, Gordon Cartwright, captain, Patrick Cook, president, Sue Heeles, club administrator, and Rebecca Shubrook , front of house manager.Photo: Steve Adams

Royal Norwich officials have released the first details of their club’s proposed relocation to Weston Park.

George Pragnell. 
Photo: Bill Smith

Ronnie O’Sullivan closed on a record when he scored three century breaks against Norwich snooker player George Pragnell during qualification for the German Masters.

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