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Then and Now: The cast of the new Dad's Army film starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays

Dad’s Army has always had a special place in the hearts of East Anglian viewers. David Croft, the co-writer and creator of the classic TV series, lived in Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, while much of the location filming was done in and around Thetford. We have always claimed Dad’s Army as part of Suffolk’s cultural heritage, so we were always going to have a keen interest in the new big screen version of the film. So what’s it like?

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Scenes from the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebrations held at King's Lynn Town Hall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Weeks of celebrations are underway in Norfolk as people welcome the start of the Chinese New Year today.

West Norfolk
James Bay at Thetford Forest

Singer-songwriter James Bay doesn’t get much time to reconnect with his North Herts roots since taking the music world by storm.

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Norfolk events

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Paul Coltas.

Here is a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Norwich
The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway are holding an I-Spy Trail this weekend and throughout the half-term. Picture: Ian Burt

Take a look at our guide for some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

Eating Out or Eating In

Richard Bainbridge at Benedicts on St Benedicts Street, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich chef Richard Bainbridge will be endeavouring to plate up perfection for harsh critics this week as he represents the region on BBC Two’s Great British Menu.

BBC
GY Food Festival

Anticipation is building for the fourth annual Great Yarmouth Food Festival which was officially launched this week.

East Twenty Six bar and restaurant, Exchange Street, Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Hundreds of diners, nearly two dozen of Norwich’s finest independent restaurants and thousands of pounds raised for a worthy cause: tickets for Lloyd Addison’s Moveable Feast may have sold out already, but you can still be part of the mystery tour for taste buds.

United Kingdom

Film & Cinema

Deadpool. Picture: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Its decision to break the fourth wall could backfire, but Marvel’s latest is a welcome apology for 2015’s awful Fantastic Four, says Michael Joyce.

Meru Expedition, Garwhal, India. Picture: Jimmy Chin

This documentary following three climbers trying to conquer the Meru Peak offers a wider look at the supercharged tedium of mountain climbing, says Michael Joyce.

Then and Now: The cast of the new Dad's Army film starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays

Dad’s Army has always had a special place in the hearts of East Anglian viewers. David Croft, the co-writer and creator of the classic TV series, lived in Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, while much of the location filming was done in and around Thetford. We have always claimed Dad’s Army as part of Suffolk’s cultural heritage, so we were always going to have a keen interest in the new big screen version of the film. So what’s it like?

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