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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.

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


Road closures as work continues on A11

Dualling work continues on A11 in Suffolk Credit: Mike Page

There will be a number of road closures on the A11 in Suffolk this week as dualling work continues between Thetford and Barton Mills.

It will be shut in both directions overnight on Thursday and Friday between the Fiveways roundabout and the B1106 Elveden crossroads.

Man with severe burns found close to supermarket

Police in Norfolk are investigating how a man sustained severe burns following an incident in Thetford.

Officers were called to the Norwich Road area of the town near the Tesco store at around 9.45pm after reports of a man in distress.

An air ambulance was called in and the man is now in a critical condition in the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Police are investigating the incident but don't believe anyone else was involved. They want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

Dad's Army set for the big screen

News that Dad's Army is to be remade as a feature film has been welcomed in Thetford where much of the original series was filmed.

Set in the fictional town of Walmington-on-Sea, the hugely popular comedy was made into 80 episodes.

It's hoped the new film will rekindle interest in the original show and its setting.

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