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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.

Dualled A11 between Thetford and the Fiveways roundabout to officially open this morning

The A11 will be officially opened today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It has taken almost two years and now the dualling of the A11 between Thetford and the Fiveways roundabout has finished.

The £102 million project which began in January 2013 will be officially opened later this morning by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.

It is the last section of single carriageway on the A11 to be dualled, linking the east with London.


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.
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