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Norfolk Fire Service: "Thetford Forest blaze has grown to 30 acres"

The fire has now grown to 30 acres. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk Fire Service have confirmed that a blaze in Thetford Forest has now grown to 30 acres.

Firefighters have been tackling the blaze since 2pm near Kingfisher Lake.

Suffolk Police have been called in to assist. The cause still isn't known.

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Firefighters deal with large blaze in Thetford Forest

The fire is near Kingfisher Lake. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Firefighters are currently dealing with a large blaze in Thetford Forest.

At least nine Norfolk fire appliances are on their way to deal with the fire which is burning near Kingfisher Lake.

Suffolk Police are also helping to control traffic near the scene, because the blaze has been determined as just being in the county.

Around two acres of the forest is on fire. The cause isn't yet known.

More details to follow

Police arrest three after BB gun shootings in Norfolk

Police in Norfolk have arrested three men following an investigation into a series of incidents where people have been hit with BB gun pellets in Thetford.

Police received five reports of people being hit with pellets between Sunday 31 May and Wednesday 3 June 2015.

The men, two 26-year-olds from the Elvedon area and one 18-year-old from the West Row area, have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Formula E: Norfolk-based Trulli team compete in Monaco

The Norfolk-based Trulli Team were in action in Monte Carlo on Saturday for Round 7 of the Formula E Championship.

After late penalties coming through, both drivers failed to finish near the top- Jarno Trulli crossing the line in twelfth and Vitantonio Liuzzi just behind in fourteenth.

The beginning of the race went really well, we had good energy management, so everything was running smooth and nice in 8th position. Then, at the pitstop, we met trouble as the car wouldn't engage in first gear and we lost so much time and so many places, it ruined our chances of scoring points. The way it ended is very disappointing".

– Jarno Trulli

"It was a terrible race. As we slowed down and into the first corner, I got a big hit from behind and got pushed into the car in front of me, breaking the rear wing in the hit. We had quite a good run with the second car, but the race was already over after the accident in the beginning."

– Vitantonio Liuzzi

Despite the disappointing results, the team thanked their fans on Twitter for their support.

The Trulli Team thanked their fans on Twitter Credit: Twitter- Trulli FormulaE Team

Sebastien Buemi secured his second win of the season- making a bit of history in the process to win two races in its inaugural season.

For more on the race click here.

Norfolk: Public backs plan to reintroduce Lynx to the wild

A wild Lynx. Credit: PA

A plan to reintroduce the Lynx to woodland in England, including Thetford Forest, has public backing - according to a new survey.

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How many years that the Lynx has been extinct in the UK.

Lynx UK Trust said that more than 90% of people asked were supportive of the trial to bring back the big cats.

Some landowners in Thetford have raised concerns over the idea, but the Trust said Lynx were harmless to humans and are of little threat to livestock.

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Eleven fire crews at scene of factory blaze

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in a factory in Thetford.

Eleven fire crews are on the scene of a large blaze at a factory in Norfolk.

Emergency services were called to the site at Burrell Way in Thetford at about 3.50pm.

A 150m cordon has been put in place. Some roads have been closed and nearby businesses have been evacuated.

The fire is not affecting any residential properties at the moment.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

Work on Thetford Riverside complex to start in May

Construction of the Thetford Riverside development will start in May, according to Breckland Bridge Ltd, the joint venture company set up between Breckland Council and Land Group.

Artists impression of the new complex Credit: LSI Architects

The project will include a new 62 bed hotel, three screen cinema, food and restaurant units and car parking.

The complex is due to open in Autumn 2016.

CCTV released after Coral bookmaker robbery

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Norfolk Police

CCTV has been released of two men police would like to speak to in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers in Thetford.

The robbery happened at Coral in Well Street on Sunday February 15. Two men entered the shop and assaulted a member of staff, kicking and punching him to the ground.

Cash was taken from the till, along with the victim's mobile phone.

The offenders ran off in the direction of the town centre, with one heading down Tanner Street and the other running down School Lane.

The victim, a man in his 30s, sustained cuts and bruises to his hands and face.

A man his 20s arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with the incident faces no further action.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101.

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