RAF Marham

F-35B Lightning II

Contract for more of RAF Marham’s Lightning II aircraft to be signed in the coming weeks

A deal for new jets to operate from RAF Marham has moved a step closer, with the Government poised to sign a contract in the coming weeks.

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Thetford town crier Mike Wabe

Thetford town crier’s dutiful life

Mike Wabe has had a busy life, but he’s probably best-known now as the Thetford town crier. In the digital age you might not think there would much demand for something as traditional as a town crier.

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The College of West Anglia is running a scheme with Freebridge to have foreign apprentices. Pictured are (L) Norweigan 3rd year carpentry apprentice David Stensland and first year apprentice joiner Shane Denton. Picture: Ian Burt

East Anglia employers back 76 new apprenticeships

Scores of new apprenticeships in jobs ranging from boatbuilding to policing are to be designed by employers, the government has announced.

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Norfolk service men and women's youngsters are showered with poppy petals, dropped from a retired Chieftan tank to celebrate the launch of this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Photo: Karen Bethell

Shower of red petals helps launch appeal

A symbolic shower of red petals rained down on what was once one of the world’s most powerful tanks today, to mark the launch of this year’s Royal British Legion (RBL) Poppy Appeal.

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EDP defence writer Mark Nicholls with the RAF Marham Tornados of 31 squadron at Kandahar on their final deployment to Afghanistan. Pictured: Hercules taxis out for a dusk takeoff. Picture: Mark Nicholls

Video: Mind-blowing scale of the operation to bring forces home

The withdrawal of British combat personnel and equipment from Afghanistan involves one of the biggest logistical operations carried out by the UK armed forces in modern times. Mark Nicholls reports from Kandahar Airfield on how it is being done.

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