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The A47 between Swaffham and King’s Lynn has been reopened after a lorry full of potatoes overturned.

Sun-worshippers are out in numbers today as East Anglia enjoys one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Sun lovers hoping for a scorching bank holiday may be disappointed as forecasters predict temperatures will start to drop.

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Tourists visiting Thetford Forest on dry, hot summer days have been warned to be vigiliant about fire risks such as barbecues and discarded cigarettes after a large blaze damaged part of the historic attraction.

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

Firefighters have been praised for preventing a large blaze in Thetford Forest which damaged a group of historic trees from spreading further as they today return to the scene to investigate what happened.

Concerned factory workers at a Thetford company known for its diverse workforce questioned a leading cabinet minister about whether they and their colleagues would have the right to stay in Britain after Brexit.

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Earlier this month 14 of the 20 surviving senior captains of Richmond Park Golf Club took part in the annual Past Senior Captains’ Cup competition.

A superb season for Swaffham Town’s Under-18 side ended on a disappointing note last Friday.

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In the EBA league Watton lost 5-0 away to Shipdham (45-86 on shots).

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix Review.

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Callum Gough from Watton Kuk Sool Martial Arts turn on the style at a recent local inter-club competition in Norwich.

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Watton and Swaffham Events

Norfolk is being transformed into a giant gallery of art with artists galore opening up their studio doors to the public.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more about this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios.

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The Mid Norfolk Singers are holding a ‘Come and Sing’ concert on Saturday, June 3, in aid of the charity Keeping Abreast.

Here’s a look at some of the brilliant bakeries across the county you can visit to grab yourself a tasty loaf or two.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Latitude Festival is back in the beautiful surroundings of Henham Park in Suffolk this summer and we’ve got FIVE PAIRS of camping tickets to give away!

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is bringing 17 days of music, circus, theatre, art, literature and more to the city and county.

Norfolk

With the glorious weather this past week many of us will have been sitting in the warmth of the sun reading our favourite book.

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Four gardens in Norfolk will be among 400 across the UK to open this Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate 90 years of the National Gardens Scheme.

Reading from his debut book Grief Is The Thing With Feathers, Max Porter said it was too hot in the bejewelled Adnams Spiegeltent surroundings to get in to the really heavy stuff – as if the extracts he delivered with 
such brave force were easy words.

Norfolk Sport

The non-league football season maybe at a close, but how about tackling our non-league quiz?

King’s Lynn have pulled out of the National League with immediate effect.

Over 2,500 cyclists are set to descend on Holkham Hall this Bank Holiday weekend as the estate once again hosts the cycling festival Pedal Norfolk.

The opportunity of a return to Fakenham Town was too good to resist for Robbie Harris.

Premier Division

Lowestoft Town chairman Gary Keyzor has promised an occasion to savour after Norwich City confirmed they will return to Crown Meadow this summer for their first pre-season friendly.

Gary Keyzor

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