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Dualled A11 between Thetford and the Fiveways roundabout to officially open this morning

The A11 will be officially opened today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It has taken almost two years and now the dualling of the A11 between Thetford and the Fiveways roundabout has finished.

The £102 million project which began in January 2013 will be officially opened later this morning by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.

It is the last section of single carriageway on the A11 to be dualled, linking the east with London.

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Police appeal after motorcyclist dies

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the A134 near Thetford yesterday (Saturday). The accident happened at Barnham at about 12.30pm and involved a motorcycle and a tractor. The male motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. He died in hospital last night. As a result of the collision, the road was closed until approximately 5.30pm with diversions put in place.

Thousands of Volkswagon fans attend Thetford Forest WhiteNoise festival

Thetford Forest WhiteNoise festival.

Thousands of Volkswagon fans have been meeting in Thetford Forest this weekend for the twelfth annual WhiteNoise festival.

It's a celebration of all things VW as more than 300 campervans and Beetles from across the country made the journey to Euston Hall on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

It's the biggest VW event in the region and includes bands and children's entertainment.

Thetford Forest WhiteNoise festival.

"I think it's a lifestyle, people buy into it and they get the bug and it's a lifelong sort of obsession then."

– Neil Haughey, Organiser
Thetford Forest WhiteNoise festival.

Boyzone, Katharine Jenkins and Deacon Blue perform at Thetford Forest this weekend

Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Ronan Keating of Boyzone. Credit: PA Images

Boyzone, Katharine Jenkins and Deacon Blue are all coming to Thetford Forest this weekend.

Former Westlife and "I'm a Celebrity" winner, Kian Egan, who lives in Brentwood, joins Boyzone tonight for the next in a series of concerts organised by the Forestry Commission.

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Norfolk gardening group to display at Hampton Court

Thetford gardening group Credit: ITV News Anglia

A gardening group from Thetford in Norfolk is taking centre stage at the Hampton Court Flower Festival this week.

The theme of their display is a showcase of Thetford's history. They're hoping to impress the judges who always look for originality and good use of plants.

Display at the Hampton Court Flower Festival Credit: ITV News Anglia

Music event shut down by police in Norfolk

Police in Norfolk shut down a music event being held on land owned by a pub early this morning.

They took the action at the Flying Fish Inn at Carbrooke near Thetford after getting numerous reports of "very loud" music being played.

Officers also seized sound equipment. Inspector Jerry Wright, from Norfolk Police, said

“Police officers at the scene spoke with those involved in the organisation and we are in the early stages of an investigation that will include interviewing the licence holder in relation to this music event.”

– Insp Jerry Wright, Norfolk Police
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