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Traffic negotiates a flood at Meadow Way, Hellesdon, after heavy rain on Wednesday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Our region is expected to be lashed with heavy rain over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the potential for flooding.

Breckland Council Offices, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

A council is making progress towards a housing target but is still falling short, a report has said.

Breckland Council
Troops from 13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps and 8 Field Company (Para) and 7 Air Assault Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers train at Stanta

A private road which runs through a military training base is being closed overnight after locals kept using it as a shortcut – even during training drills where live rounds were in use.

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A huge drill has been brought into the Riverside development in Thetford during ongoing construction work.

A timelapse video has revealed how Thetford’s new riverside development is progressing after 10 weeks work.

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Rubbish in the river around Butten Island, Thetford

Calls for tighter enforcement and increased maintenance of weeds have been made after Thetford’s riverside became a littering hotspot.

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A spart of Thetford Festival, the Ironheads and Combat Paintball hold a taster session at the Charles Burrell Centre for kids to try out sarchery, tank driving, laser missions amongst other things.

Youngsters have been channeling a mixture of King Arthur and Rambo at an action-packed festival event.

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Thetford Town chairman Nigel Armes admits the club have taken a gamble in parting ways with long-serving manager Mark Scott – but he hopes the change will have a positive impact.

In a thrilling climax to the Division One title race Snettisham hosted leaders Hockwold with a 12-point deficit to make up.

The penultimate week left many issues to sort out at both the top and bottom of many of the divisions.

Barton Wanderers
Thetford Town have parted ways with Thetford Town manager Mark Scott. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Long-serving Thetford Town manager Mark Scott has been shown the door after a poor start to the season.

Mark Scott
Action from an early-season FA Cup tie between Wisbech Town, red, and Diss Town. Picture: STEVE WILLIAMS

The preliminary round of the FA Cup will be played this weekend – but our sides already have a good idea of who they will be facing if they get through to the next stage.

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Thetford Festival Launch in the gardens at King's House.
Thetford Players

Two weeks of music, arts, food, sport, walking and wildlife is all set to get underway as the Thetford’s Great Festival begins today.

Great Outdoor Cinema Club, Grease. Photo by Music Art Study

The open air cinema comes to Holywells Park this week and guests are being invited to bring along their camping chairs and picnic rugs - but leave their sandwiches at home.

VW Whitenoise camping site

Lovers of the iconic VW Camper will be descending on a Suffolk estate this weekend as a music festival takes place once again.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Artist Antonella Beschomer, with GoGoDragon! Skipper which was inspired by the artwork around the Royal Arcade, and named after the Arcade's designer George Skipper. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Dragon hunters who venture into Norwich’s Royal Arcade will find a mythological creature inspired by one of the city’s great architects.

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Dirty Dancing's Jessie Hart and Lewis Kirk - who play Baby and Johnny in the stage show in Jarrold’s new-look fashion floor where they demonstrated their dance skills to a crowd of shoppers. Photo : Steve Adams

Stars of the musical Dirty Dancing have been showing off their moves at a Norwich department store.

Norwich
Aylsham Show 2014. A young sheep handler awaits the judges decision.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

East Anglia’s largest one-day agricultural show, returns to the Blickling Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

Actors from the Sheringham Little Theatre summer rep version of Private Lives. Picture: ANDI SAPEY

Drama lovers will enjoy high comedy and lively acting as the final production of this year’s Sheringham Little Theatre summer rep takes to the stage next week.

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Tia Mars. She will be performing at this year's Out There Festival. Picture: Hannah Springhall

When a circus adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet plays out in Great Yarmouth next month it will be a particularly special moment for one of its cast.

Norfolk Sport

Norwich City mascot Captain Canary isn't in our photo quiz, but can you guess 20 of his colleagues from clubs across the country?

Some are good, some are bad and some are just odd. Can you identify which clubs these 20 mascots represent?

Norfolk tennis player Barry Fulcher, right, with James Smith after winning the V35 doubles title at the British Seniors' Closed Grass Court Championships 2015 at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London.

Norfolk county player Barry Fulcher has continued his excellent season on the British veterans tour with a double success on the famous courts of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.

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Jack Tritton in karting action.

A teenage karting star is celebrating a flurry of successes as his season reaches its climax.

Darcy Ward. Picture: SWINDON ADVERTISER

Darcy Ward is being flown back to England for further treatment after a slight improvement in his condition.

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The British Canoeing National Marathon Championships at Norwich Canoe Club. Norwich Canoe Club's Tim Pendle.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The National Marathon Championships for kayak and canoe racers were dominated by Norwich Canoe Club on their home waters at Whitlingham.

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