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Fire crews are still on scene at Thetford Forest, after a large blaze covering 30 acres broke out yesterday.

The Script will perform at Thetford Forest in 2015.

This weekend’s four Forest Live gigs have not been affected by yesterday’s fire in Thetford Forest, a Forestry Commission spokesman has confirmed.

Sam Smith
Barber Karl Bier is shutting up his shop in Thetford after 45 years of cutting hair for the town.

If you’ve ever watched an episode of Dad’s Army, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a Karl Bier haircut.

Louie the chihuahua on a chair

A delighted dog rehoming centre has waved goodbye to a diminutive dog it thinks is the smallest it has ever seen.

Thetford
There is an accident on the Newmarket Road in Norwich this afternoon.  Photo: Bill Smith

A watch, earrings and cash have been stolen after a break-in at a house in Thetford.

Thetford
Wayland Prison. Photo:Sonya Duncan

A prisoner at HMP Wayland, near Watton, died of natural causes, a coroner has recorded.

Norwich
Zarles Lawlor, left

A widower has paid tribute to his “extraordinary” wife who was a champion for her town and helped countless people in difficulty.

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Thetford and Brandon Sport

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Norwich

The VC Norwich men’s road race at Great Cressingham climaxed in a devastating blast of a winning sprint from Grant Martin.

The visit by top Team GB long-distance runner Mara Yamauchi, orange top, to Thetford AC.

Commonwealth Games 10,000m bronze medallist Mara Yamauchi gave an informative and insightful training session at Thetford Athletics Club.

Brian Whitwood on his way to top scoring for Elmham with a fine 73. Picture: MIKE WYATT

After some wet weather of late, the sun shone on the cricketers and several sides took full advantage, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Shane Byrne is home and clear at Snetterton, in front of a bumper crowd.

The British Superbikes may have been dominated by Shane Byrne, but Snetterton lived up to its top-class reputation according to Stuart Higgs.

Cricket.

Norfolk League Division One leaders Happisburgh chased down 200 to overcome bottom side East Harling, writes Tim Porter.

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Thetford and Brandon Events

The Script will perform at Thetford Forest in 2015.

This weekend’s four Forest Live gigs have not been affected by yesterday’s fire in Thetford Forest, a Forestry Commission spokesman has confirmed.

Sam Smith
Tom Odell set to appear at Thetford Forest

Tom Odell is among the performers at this year’s gigs at Thetford Forest, plus comedy, the Britten Sinfonia’s talented youngsters and an outdoor Pride and Prejudice. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Sam Smith
Fairyland Trust

Fans of everything from food to cinema tunes, to adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities will have something to enjoy at this year’s Thetford’s Great 
Festival.

Tom Odell is at Thetford Forest on July 5

There is still time to buy tickets to see Tom Odell at Thetford Forest on Sunday, July 5.

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

Grammy award-winning singer Sam Smith has confirmed a special guest for his first comeback show after throat surgery.

Sam Smith

Norfolk Entertainment

The Script will perform at Thetford Forest in 2015.

This weekend’s four Forest Live gigs have not been affected by yesterday’s fire in Thetford Forest, a Forestry Commission spokesman has confirmed.

Sam Smith
Val Doonican (right) with Arthur Askey in 1967.

A Norwich theatre has paid tribute to Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican who has died aged 88.

Val Doonican (right) with Arthur Askey in 1967.

Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican has died aged 88.

BBC
Tom Odell set to appear at Thetford Forest

Tom Odell is among the performers at this year’s gigs at Thetford Forest, plus comedy, the Britten Sinfonia’s talented youngsters and an outdoor Pride and Prejudice. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Sam Smith
Family feat pix 2/7/15

The sun is shining, summer is here - it;s time to party. Norwich will this weekend echo to the sights and sounds of carnival with the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations. SIMON PARKIN has a look what’s in store.

BBC

Norfolk Sport

Taverham Hall's first XI won their county cup final against Thorpe St Andrew. Pictured, back row from left, is: Charlie Greeves, Eddie Darley, William Woodhead, Ben Blowers, Elliot Fox, Saxon Earley, George Harrad; front Ben Chapman, Oliver Liston, Ben Granville, Louis Hart.

Congratulations have been sent to young cricketers at Taverham Hall School from one of English cricket’s best-known personalities.

BBC
Kings Lynns Carl Breeze locks up as he strains to keep Ollie Jackson, formally from Attleborough, at bay during his GT Supercup weekend at Croft. Picture: Jakob Ebrey

Carl Breeze demonstrated a championship-winning mentality with a storming comeback drive in the opening Ginetta Supercup GT4 race at Croft in North Yorkshire.

Action from the VC Norwich Road Races, not much room for manoeuvre among the men at Great Cressingham. Picture: Fergus Muir

The VC Norwich men’s road race at Great Cressingham climaxed in a devastating blast of a winning sprint from Grant Martin.

Norwich
Stars riders watching heat fifteen. Picture: Ian Burt

An incredible last-heat advantage from Robert Lambert and Niels-Kristian Iversen preserved the Stars’ unbeaten home record in 2015.

Cricket.

Snettisham moved to the top of Division One Cup Group A by beating Sandringham, writes Kevin Fisher.

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