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Flytipping in Thetford Forest costing more than £100,000 a year

Flytipping is becoming an increasing problem according to The Forestry Commission. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Forestry Commission, which looks after Thetford Forest, is warning that flytipping is becoming an increasing problem.

Clearing rubbish in our region costs the organisation around £100,000 a year.

They say the money could be spent on projects to improve the area for visitors to enjoy.

According to the Commission, people have been known to dump everything from domestic waste to two lorry loads of cavity wall insulation.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

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James Bay to play Thetford Forest gig in the summer

James Bay is to play a gig in Thetford Forest as part of the Forestry Commission summer concert series.

James Bay is to play Thetford Forest in July.

He'll appear on Friday 1 July 2016 as part of the Forest Live even and tickets will go on sale on Friday 29 January.

James Bay has had a phenomenal year since winning the 2015 Critic’s Choice Brit Award. His debut album ‘Chaos And The Calm’ continues to ride high in the charts having been one of the best-selling UK albums of last year.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Cash from ticket sales is spent on protecting,improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands.

Wrapped presents among items stolen from family home

Wrapped presents were among the items stolen. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Norfolk Police are appealing for witnesses after wrapped christmas presents, jewellery and cash were stolen from a house in Thetford.

Burglars entered the property on Pound Lane in Shipdham sometime between last Thursday and last Sunday when the family were away.

They forced entry through the back door, ransacked the house and stole the items.

Girl, 15, sexually assaulted in Thetford

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assault in Thetford.

It happened at Canterbury Way some time between 10.30pm and 10.45pm on Friday November 6.

The victim was approached by a man who made offensive comments and touched her inappropriately.

She ran away towards St Albans Way and Ripon Way.

The man is described as being white, in his early 30s, of a medium build, about 5ft 4in tall, and bald. He was wearing baggy light blue jeans, dark blue and white trainers, and a dark hooded jumper.

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Police find 470 cannabis plants during raid in Norfolk

Police seized 470 cannabis plants during a raid in Thetford, Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man has been charged with drugs offences after a large cannabis factory was found in Norfolk.

Police seized about 470 plants and equipment during a raid at a property at Lime Kiln Lane in Thetford just after 7pm on Monday October 5.

Quang Van Tran, 22, of Lime Kiln Lane, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with cultivating cannabis and abstracting electricity.

He was due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Tractor auction expected to fetch two million pounds

Paul Rackham's vintage tractor collection. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A fleet of vintage tractors thought to be worth around two million pounds will be sold off today at an auction near Thetford.

They'll go under the hammer at Camp Farm in Roudham, after their farmer and entrepreneur owner Paul Rackham decided to sell up despite working on the collection for 25 years.

Among them are models including John Deere, Ford and Allis Chalmers, with some dating back as far World War One.

Scientists to use Thetford forest to study anti-biotic resistance

Thetford used as study location for the UEA Credit: ITV News Anglia

People visiting Thetford forest today will get the chance to help scientists find out what makes certain diseases resistant to antibiotics.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia are studying bugs in the soil to try and better understand bacteria like MRSA.

They're at the forest today and are asking any visitors there to help them collect soil samples - which they will then analyse back in the lab.

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