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VE Day 75 celebrations are off in the interests of public health and safety

Despite organisers remaining defiant that a market town's VE Day celebrations could go ahead late last week, a national announcement put paid to those hopes shortly afterwards.

The national pageant master of VE Day 75, Bruno Peek, announced on Friday that the coronavirus had forced them to make the "difficult decision" to cancel all celebrations on May 8.

This includes Swaffham where a Lancaster Bomber flypast had been booked for the event.

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