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Five hundred pound bomb successfully detonated

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Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion at Thetford Forest on the Norfolk / Suffolk border after a 500 pound bomb and live mortar shell were found.

They were discovered yesterday. A mile wide cordon around the site has now been lifted


Experts get ready to blow up 500 pound bomb

The wartime bomb that has been discovered in Thetford Forest

Bomb disposal experts are getting ready to carry out a control explosion at Thetford Forest on the Norfolk and Suffolk border after a 500 pound bomb and live mortar shell were found.

The devices were discovered at 12.30 yesterday afternoon in the forest, near the B1106.

Police have a one mile cordon in place around the bomb.

James Bay to play Thetford Forest gig in the summer

James Bay is to play a gig in Thetford Forest as part of the Forestry Commission summer concert series.

James Bay is to play Thetford Forest in July.

He'll appear on Friday 1 July 2016 as part of the Forest Live even and tickets will go on sale on Friday 29 January.

James Bay has had a phenomenal year since winning the 2015 Critic’s Choice Brit Award. His debut album ‘Chaos And The Calm’ continues to ride high in the charts having been one of the best-selling UK albums of last year.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Cash from ticket sales is spent on protecting,improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands.


Simply Red to play Thetford Forest

Simply Red will be playing at Thetford Forest in July 2016. They're the first band to be announced in the line-up for the Forestry Commission's Forest Live events.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.

Simply Red will play Thetford in July 2016

Mick Hucknall’s iconic voice was the defining sound of British R‘n’B in the eighties and nineties. The band’s landmark albums include ‘Picture Book’, ‘Men and Women’, ‘A New Flame’, ‘Stars’, ‘Life’ and ‘Blue.’

They'll be performing some of their greatest hits such as ‘Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)’, ‘Holding Back The Years’ and ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’.

Simply Red play Thetford Forest on Sunday 3rd July 2016. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23 October.

Sam Smith concert sells out in 40 minutes

Tickets sold out

Tickets for Sam Smith's "home" gig in Thetford are reported to have sold out within 40 minutes on Friday morning.

The Cambridgeshire singer will perform at Thetford Forest on Friday 3rd July as part of Forest Live, the annual summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Sam Smith’s album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ has sold over 5 million copies globally. He's also won four Grammy and two Brit Awards!

Road named as one of the UK's biggest deer accident hotspots

Thetford Forest one of the worst deer accident hotspots in UK Credit: ITV News Anglia

The A134 which passes through Thetford Forest has been named as one of the nation's biggest deer accident hotspots.

As summer draws to a close, The Country Landowners Association is warning motorists of the increased risk of deer running into roads in rural areas.

October and November is rutting season when males become more territorial and aggressive.

The AA estimates that between 40,000 and 75,000 deer are killed in collisions on the UK's roads every year, causing £11 million worth of damage to vehicles.

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