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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.

Click below to watch a video report by Tanya Mercer:

Man assaulted in Thetford taken to hospital with serious leg injuries

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Thetford.

Police were called to an area at the back of the Bell Hotel on King Street at around 9.30pm, Monday 14 April 2014, by the ambulance service who were treating an injured man there.

The man, who is Russian and in his 20s, had previously been in the river and was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. Officers are carrying out a search of the riverbank today to try to establish exactly where the incident took place and what happened.

Anyone who was in the area last night and may have any information should contact DS Andy Garner at Thetford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Plea to discover the fun of the forest

Discover the fun of the forest Credit: PA

A major new initiative has been launched by the forestry commission in a bid to get more people to visit their local woodland.

The government department is staging a Discovery day at Thetford Forest on March 30 which will include a number of activities to highlight the fun of the forest.

It follows a Forestry Commission study which shows that 91 per cent of people find woodlands relaxing.

Find out more about Forest Discovery Day here.


Suede announce Thetford Forest gig

Suede released No 1 albums like ‘Coming Up’ and ‘Head Music’ and top 10’s ‘Dog Man Star’ and ‘Sci-Fi Lullabies’.

Britpop pioneers Suede have announced they will be performing at Thetford Forest this summer. It comes only a few weeks after Boyzone and opera star Katherine Jenkins confirmed they will be playing the venue.

Tickets go on sale this Friday.

For more information click here.

Calls for manned crossing

Two MPs have called on Network Rail to re-introduce a manned crossing at Brandon Station near Thetford.

It follows complaints from motorists about lengthy delays.

Drivers say the barriers at the crossing are down for too long after new equipment was installed a year ago.

Local MPs Elizabeth Truss and Matthew Hancock say putting a man back on the crossing will save huge amounts of time and money.

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