From fighter jets to furniture shops, the old RAF airbase at West Raynham has seen plenty of change. Is this finally the start of a sustainable plan for its place in Norfolk? Jess Staufenberg reports.

When Ken Sims bought Thrigby Hall and its sun-parched grounds euphemistically described by estate agents as “rough shoot” in the long, hot summer of 1976, the local tourism scene was in an altogether different place to now.

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Dog walkers have been banned from letting their dogs off the lead in great wood on Blickling Hall estate with new notices posted all around the Blickling Estate instructing dog owners to keep their dogs on leads at all times when on estate land.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A horrified dog owner has called on others to use leads after his friendly family pet “turned into a wolf” and ran towards a flock of sheep – leaving one wounded.