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A man will be quizzed by police today following an incident involving an air weapon which closed the A11 in both directions.

One of the kittens that was neglected by an owner in Thetford.

A woman has been fined and banned from keeping animals after neglecting a mother cat and four kittens - two of which died.

Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Eleven schools across our region could be at risk of government intervention after falling below a key target in the latest GCSE league tables.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, was today asked about the report into claims three Norfolk academies received advance notice of inspection dates. Photo: Bill Smith

An MP has described the deleted emails, inaccessible emails and missing minutes that “hampered” an investigation that cleared three Norfolk academies of receiving tip-offs about inspection dates as “an enormous amount of coincidence”.

Former education secretary Michael Gove with Rachel de Souza.Photo: Steve Adams

An independent probe into allegations three Norfolk academies received advance notice of Ofsted inspection dates has found that “on the balance of probabilities” no one at the schools was unfairly tipped off.

Thetford's Ancient House Museum. Picture: Denise Bradley

Plans to charge for entry to one of Thetford’s flagship museums have been called “extremely short-sighted” amid fears it will stop the less wealthy accessing the town’s heritage.

The extension of the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme is welcomed at County Hall. From left, Karen O'Kane, the programme director; Marie Strong, Broadband Working Group chairman; George Nobbs, leader of the Norfolk County Council; Mark Pendlington, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership chairman; and Bill Murphy, BT managing director for Next Generation. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

£17.9m extra funding will see 90% of properties in Norfolk get access to fibre-optic broadband.

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Thetford and Brandon Sport

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Silence could be golden in Norfolk if a trial to cut out noise on the sidelines of youth football matches across the border is deemed to be a success.

Six athletes from Thetford Athletics Club took part in the South of England Cross Country Championships at Stanmer Park in Brighton. Pictured (from left to right): Joe Smythe, Aiden Try, Harley Swan and Charlie Stone with Jessica Norkett at the front.

Six athletes from Thetford Athletics Club took part in the South of England Cross Country Championships at Stanmer Park in Brighton.

James Dean scored for Thetford at Walsham-le-Willows.  Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Thetford Town return to the comforts of home looking to end a three-match losing streak on Saturday.

Fakenham Town's Ashley Jarvis scored the only goal of the game, from the penalty spot. Picture: Ian Burt

Norwich United extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division table to eight points thanks to a 4-2 win over Gorleston.

Tom Hudson, who trains at Norfolk Snowsports Club in Trowse, has been selected to represent Great Britain.

Norfolk Snowsports Club member Tom Hudson has been selected to represent Great Britain.

Thetford and Brandon Events

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack on the live show of the BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy.

A Strictly Come Dancing star who is bringing his tour to three East Anglian coastal towns has hinted dancing queen Caroline Flack will be in the audience.

Paloma Faith performs at Thetford Forest on July 4.

Paloma Faith will perform at Thetford Forest this summer for Forest Live, the concert series run by the Forestry Commission.

Paloma Faith, playing Thetford this July

Paloma Faith is the latest name added to Thetford’s Forest Live line-up.

Alex Garnett's Bunch of Five will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

A quintet with five-star appeal will be performing live in Welwyn Garden City.

Tom Wrigglesworth who headlines the first Off The Kerb night

Expect whimsical storytelling as Radio 4 favourite Tom Wrigglesworth headlines the first of a new regular comedy night at Norwich Arts Centre, Joan Armatrading plays a solo date on her final tour, there is swing from the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and The Jive Aces and the Thetford Players continue the panto spirit with Jack & The Beanstalk. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Norfolk Entertainment

Edouard Manet Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus (1868, oil on canvas) on display at Norwich Castle Museum. Image: Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford

The Manipulate Festival returns with world class visual theatre, innovative puppetry and animation, comedy returns to the Diss Corn Hall, Manet’s paintings featuring in major exhibition, the Julian Costello Quartet and Geno Washington visit, and there is an exciting collaboration between the Eaton Concert Series and the Norfolk Composers Group. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Every day they pass on their creative wisdom to the artists of the future, but for the next few weeks their own work will be taking centre stage in a special exhibition celebrating the talents of staff at Norwich University of the Arts.

Manipulate Festival at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Mr Carmen by Theatre AKHE. Photo: Vladimir Telegin.

A festival involving puppets — something for the kids then? Think again, Manipulate puts an adult spin on an art form traditionally aimed at children, bringing premieres and some of the world’s best visual theatre artists to Norwich. SIMON PARKIN reports.

Film feat pix 29/1/15

Never underestimate the soothing power of a hug. With one simple squish, you can provide comfort, encouragement or a simple how-do-you-do that transcends a thousand well-chosen words.

Cast members of Cromer church's pantomime, Dick Whittington. Photo: Karen Bethell

With lashings of corny jokes, generous helpings of music, magic and mayhem - and a town councillor and a couple of vicars thrown in to the mix – Cromer parish church members’ production of Dick Whittington promises to provide fun and laughter for all the family.

Norfolk Sport

Finlay Barnham in action for Nottingham.

Retiring from rugby at the age of just 24 could have been a crushing blow for Finlay Barnham – fortunately however, he had a ‘plan B’.

The Freethorpe Ten race through the country lanes and villages around Freethorpe.

Picture: James Bass

A record-breaking entry of more than 500 runners took part in the Freethorpe 10-mile road race.

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City of Norwich Athletics Club’s under-13 girls team stole the show at the South of England Cross Country Championships at Stanmer Park in Brighton.

Suffolk FA launches the 'Silent Weekend', pictured left to right, development manager Nathan French and county development team members Mike Phillips, Phil Woolnough, Paige Shorten, Michael Cornall and Gary Pinyoun.

Silence could be golden in Norfolk if a trial to cut out noise on the sidelines of youth football matches across the border is deemed to be a success.

Winners - Wicklewood Primary school tag rugby team at the South Norfolk schools sports partnership's rugby finals

Silky passing skills, sprints for the line and timely tags were the order of the day when more than 300 children came together to take part in the South Norfolk Schools Partnership tag rugby finals.

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