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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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