Thetford and Brandon Events

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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Norfolk events

It’s 70 years since Indian independence.

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Stars from the world of stage and screen will perform at a charity show in Oulton Broad this weekend.

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Author Jon McGregor is among the writers taking to the stage for Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s City of Literature Weekend.

Andrew Burton, from Writers’ Centre Norwich, talks to him about his latest book, Reservoir 13.

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Eating Out or Eating In

Do you live to eat as opposed to eat to live?


We found the perfect coastal gem for a night of celebration.


Calling all doughnut fans! The opening date for Norwich’s second Krispy Kreme store has been revealed.


Film & Cinema

Russian film Loveless landed with a wallop, representing the first serious contender for this year’s Palme d’Or.

Recommended Film of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A)

Cannes celebrated the opening of the 70th edition of its film festival with a knotty, indulgent film about a knotted, indulgent film maker


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