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Norfolk is set to go stateside as a charity American car cruise makes its way from Norwich to Thetford.

Like many towns, Thetford’s high street is struggling under the weight of stagnating wages and competition from the internet.

For the people who live in Thetford, the challenges the town faces and where it sits at the moment change dependent on where you live and how long you have lived there.

In the second of our series focusing on key issues in some of our largest towns Conor Matchett puts the spotlight on Thetford

The final two cast members have been announced for the remakes of three episodes of wartime comedy sitcom Dad’s Army.

Four Norfolk attractions have been recognised by a national tourism board for providing excellent visitor experiences.

Norfolk MPs have branded “unacceptable” the decision to close a bridge over the Norwich to Thetford rail line for five years after it was damaged in an accident.

As a major new exhibition arrives at Norwich Castle we find out about the legacy the Vikings left in our language, landscape and legends

Norwich City versus Ipswich Town is top versus bottom in the Championship at Carrow Road on Sunday. Here’s everything you need to know about the big game.

Extra trains are being put on for fans heading to the East Anglian derby on Sunday.

Rent-to-own company BrightHouse has announced that one of its Norfolk stores will be among 30 shops which will shut.

It was an emotional night which brought together unsung heroes, volunteers and community groups to receive much-deserved recognition.

After notching up a fifth straight win in London 2NE Norwich take a break from league action on Saturday to visit Letchworth Garden City in the RFU Intermediate Cup.

A petition launched by shopkeepers fed up of town centre parking woes has gained hundreds of signatures.

Testing of Greater Anglia’s new trains is set to take place in daylight on more routes in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex from later this month.

Tributes have been paid to the humour and public service of a town and district councillor who died last week.

A till containing nearly £1,000 was stolen from a Norfolk mayor’s business after thieves bent metal bars and unscrewed smash-proof windows to get access to his shop.

Police arrested a driver who gave a positive drug test an hour after smoking cannabis.

A man whose white removals van had its tyres slashed and window damaged has today issued a warning to others following a spate of white van thefts across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Children from a Cromer school celebrated the festive season at a Christmas service featuring pupils from academies across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The construction of a new ‘roundabout to nowhere’ which has cost taxpayers £1.5m has not led to any firm interest from businesses - despite being billed as the key to “unlock the full potential” of an employment site.

Rock band Mud may have been feeling lonely at Christmas but to prevent the same happening to people in Norfolk, dozens of organisations are opening their doors to ensure no-one spends the festive season alone.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a collision in Thetford.

People living in a south Norfolk village which has been left without a dentist have told how they are now having to travel for miles to receive care, with some missing out altogether.

Hundreds of runners donned red hats and bellies to raise money for charity in Thetford on Sunday.

Steph Callen of Diss and District Athletics Club tells us why we should consider Park Run this January

The British Dental Association has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to tackle a crisis in access to dental services that is forcing new patients in Norfolk to travel over 60 miles.

Residents are being urged to keep their vehicles secure following a spate of van thefts.

Blogger Faith Archer reveals why she’s ditched the traditional Christmas calendar if favour of something much more charitable.

Sector leaders have their say on Theresa May’s Brexit deal

An author from mid-Norfolk has written a book about a Vikings after being inspired by “fake news”.

The deputy mayor of Thetford will welcome the town’s newest charity shop when it opens in two weeks.

A woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting two people and a police officer at a remembrance concert.

Communities across Norfolk and Suffolk have marked 100 years since the Great War’s armistice with a host of processions, services and events.

Artworks from the collection of a distinguished diplomat are going under the hammer.

The parents of Helen Lovegrove have spoken of their devastating loss and anger at the sentence for the driver who admitted causing her death by careless driving.

A former King’s Lynn restaurant owner is nearing the £1m turnover milestone after launching his own food delivery app to compete with national rivals.

A touching mural dedicated to the lives lost in the First World War has appeared on the side of a Thetford pub.

Sikhs from across the United Kingdom gathered in Thetford to pay their respects to the last ruler of the Sikh Empire at a wreath laying and plaque unveiling ceremonies.

A village will be left without dental care at the end of next month, with no nearby practices accepting new patients.

Most teenagers are hooked on computer games, but Ben Sullivan gets a buzz from beekeeping.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a popular 24-year-old who died after a road crash near Thetford.

A trio of students are bringing girl power to South Norfolk as they release their debut single this month.

Norfolk’s chief fire officer hopes a lifesaving scheme which sees firefighters respond to medical emergencies in the county can be revived.

Lost episodes of Dad’s Army could be re-made with a new cast.

It’s the highest Norman motte in England although no trace remains of the castle built in turbulent times which it housed: but today’s tale regards the hill, not what topped it.

A mother was attacked by a mugger who punched her in the face whilst she was on the way to collect her son from school.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays for 13 weeks as a £1.5m project gets underway to build a roundabout in Thetford.

A group of football fans have shown their charitable sides by riding more than 200 miles across East Anglia to raise £5,200.

It has been one of the most distinctive vehicles on our roads for more than half a century.

Business owners, employers and the community are being encouraged to take part in a new awards which have been launched to celebrate the business industry in Thetford.

A poignant Torch of Remembrance is making its journey home from Belgium and will be marked with events across Norfolk.

It was a top secret military base which played a key role in the early days of Britain’s nuclear weapons programme.

Recycling banks designed to stop cooking oil and other fats going unnecessarily down the drain causing fatbergs are to be removed due to people dumping hazardous items.

Some of Norfolk’s most exciting stories - fact and fiction - are being retold for children

A teacher and support staff member from Cromer have received awards from an Olympic gold medallist at a special event to mark the new school year.

Roadworks to create a new roundabout at the entrance to a busy industrial estate get under way from September 10 - and are likely to cause 13 weeks of disruption.

These are the 10 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to trace in the county with crimes ranging from drug offences to attempted murder in Norwich.

Visitors to Thetford Forest can learn about the thousands of years of history beneath the trees during a heritage open day.

Torrential rain failed to dampen spirits as hundreds of people gathered for a festival in Thetford to mark the 125th anniversary of the death of the last Sikh ruler.

A one-day festival will see hundreds of people gather in Thetford to mark the 125th anniversary of the death of the last Sikh ruler.

A Norfolk church has teamed up with a Pink Floyd tribute band for two fundraising concerts.

A new bobby will be out on the beat in Breckland next month, after being appointed its Chief Inspector.

The family of a man who went missing from a Norfolk care home have praised the public, emergency services and rescue teams involved in the search for him.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals who were jailed in Norfolk courts in July.

The dangers of children being sold illegal cigarettes and tobacco across Norfolk are to be highlighted in a touring roadshow featuring a sniffer dog who is the bane of unscrupulous traders.

A group of travel agents from Norfolk have picked up their paintbrushes to decorate a sensory room for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

It is a day to celebrate everything which makes our county wonderful.

A couple who met and fell in love during the Second World War have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

The mayors and chairmen of Norfolk have visited Thetford as part of the Norfolk Grand Tour.

Volunteers are needed to bash the balsam.

A new defibrillator will be installed in Brandon thanks to the fundraising efforts of a football team.

Pubs and beer gardens the length and breadth of the county erupted in celebrations as England took one step closer to a place in the World Cup final today.

A man has died after being trapped beneath a car.

One of the largest investments on a single site in Norfolk in a decade, made by a homegrown pet food producer, is starting to reap rewards.

Did you attend Thetford Grammar School nearly 60 years ago?

The new boss of a major East Anglian holiday resort has revealed its £10m investment plan for the next year.

A Norfolk runner is preparing to take on 10 marathons in 10 days to help raise money to start a junior parkrun event.

A drunk man turned slumped on a road sign turned out to be wanted by police.

Business owners are being encouraged to help offenders get a foothold in the job market to drive down the £15bn annual bill which reoffending incurs for the country.

CCTV footage showing the final movements of a homeless man before he was killed in Norwich is being prepared ahead of his inquest.

The new Mayor of Thetford said his year in post will be spent championing the town and creating a legacy for the future.

A holiday resort on the Norfolk/Suffolk border has unveiled new additions to its accommodation stock.

A Thetford man is preparing to take on a 152 mile cycle challenge to help raise money for medical treatment for his uncle.

The new Mayor of Thetford will be sworn in during a mayor-making ceremony at the town’s Guildhall.

Dublin’s finest The Script return to Thetford Forest on June 7. We spoke to the band’s Mark Sheehan.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals who were jailed in Norfolk courts in April.

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a Norwich man who is wanted.

An inquest has been opened into the death of a woman who had a fall at her Norwich home.

Course specialists are often worth following at Fakenham and Master Workman, Can Mestret and Queen Spud, all already multiple winners there, may continue that trend when the venue stages its one Point-To-Point of the year, the West Norfolk fixture on Sunday.

The second stage of a public consultation into boundary changes in Thetford has started.

Winter may finally be over as Mediterranean temperatures are set to hit Norfolk and Waveney with many expected to see the hottest day of the year so far.

Thetford Town Council is calling for boundary changes so that people moving into thousands of new homes on the outskirts of the town pay the same as those already living there.

A new gardening group which aims to bring women from different communities together is being held in Thetford.

A road was blocked for hours today after a lorry load of turkeys went into a ditch.

A regional accountancy firm has bolstered its presence in Suffolk through a merger with another practice.

New gender pay gap data released by some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest manufacturers has revealed a mixed picture in the industry.

The country’s largest chicken processing group has revealed its gender pay gap alongside a raft of measures to strengthen gender equality.

A force of brave runners made their way through Elveden’s tough terrain to raise thousands for East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).

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