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A historic academy has built a brand new environmentally-friendly, hi-tech extension to help it deal with a Norfolk town’s shortage of nursery places.

Police are appealing for information following an incident of indecent exposure in Thetford.

With the half term week now upon us, we’ve put together a list of activities - both inside and out - families can enjoy over the next few days.


It has been the thriving hub of one of the region’s biggest market towns for almost 200 years.

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One Norfolk headteacher has shared their moving account of how the funding crisis is hitting their school.

An academy trust has said one of its Norfolk schools is currently in consultation with staff over proposals which could result in job losses.


Interesting stories behind a variety of buildings and landmarks across Norfolk will be revealed at the popular Heritage Open Days festival this autumn.

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Thetford Town moved to the top of Norfolk Alliance Division One on Saturday when they beat Norwich A by six wickets at Mundford Road,

Quad Kids returned to Thetford with Thetford Athletics Club taking their turn to host the annual junior multi-event tournament which is organised by Athletics Norfolk.

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The British GT Championship resumes with a two-race format this weekend at Snetterton after a controversial previous meeting which ended up with the on-the-road winner demoted to second place.

Harry Webb left Oulton Park, the venue for the latest round in the F4 British Championship, delighted to have picked up a pair of Graduate Cup victories after two excellent events.

Two steady rounds of 75 were good enough for scratch player Iain Yule to win the Steve Juster Cup at Thetford Golf Club.

Thetford and Brandon Events

Passengers on the North Norfolk Railway had a chance to re-live a classic TV comedy moment, when the popular attraction staged its annual Dad’s Army Live weekend.


Four gardens in Norfolk will be among 400 across the UK to open this Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate 90 years of the National Gardens Scheme.

School’s almsot out for half term – and here’s how to turn a normal week into a bank holiday bonanza of Monday to Friday fun.

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Strumpshaw Steam Rally fires up for its 25th anniversary, Dad’s Army invade North Norfolk Railway, there is two-wheel fun at Holkham and Sandingham, plus fireworks, country fairs, retro computer games and more for all the family.


Pop icon and multi-million selling artist Rick Astley is to bring his collection of hits to Thetford Forest next month – and we have four pairs of tickets up for grabs.

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An indie-rock band will be visiting Norwich as part of a tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their platinum-selling debut album.

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Multi-award winning music theatre group Threshold Theatre is staging the award-winning musical based loosely on Monty Python and the Holy Grail at Norwich Playhouse.


One of Norfolk’s oldest charities is to celebrate its 50th birthday with a ‘Golden Garden Party’.


With the half term week now upon us, we’ve put together a list of activities - both inside and out - families can enjoy over the next few days.


Sexual discrimination and strikes in a car factory are unlikely ingredients for a jolly stage musical.


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The weather has been the deciding factor with bright, hot days proving a little challenging at Rocklands.

There were runs galore in the quarter-finals of the Bob Carter Cup on Sunday - with the three East Anglian Premier League survivors scoring over 1,200 between them.

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A local running club has made a flying start to its first full year at its new home.

The annual North Walsham Sevens again attracted around 20 teams from near and far to the club’s Scottow base on Sunday.

George Shipley broke the Norfolk Cricket League record for the highest individual score when he smashed 270 not out for Bungay A, as the Division 4SE leaders piled up 419-9 against hapless Great Yarmouth A.


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