South Norfolk Engagement Officer pleased with ‘better than expected’ response to county’s first online surgery

South Norfolk Engagement Officer Jim Squires says he was pleased at the better than expected response to an online surgery – the first of its kind run in the county.

Grenfell Tower. Credit: Henry Nicholls /

READER LETTER: Empty properties should be used to help those displaced by Grenfell Tower tragedy

The leaders of the Labour Party have urged that empty properties in Kensington are requisitioned to help those dispossessed by the tower fire.

Wilby Primary School performs Jack and the beanstalk

Wilby Primary School performs Jack and the beanstalk

Wilby Primary School entertained parents, carers and members of the community with their performance of Jack and the beanstalk on June 22.

Cat of the Week - Gizmo.


Gizmo is a friendly, handsome, affectionate, lap cat who loves everyone he meets.

Pink tractors brighen roads in Thorpe Abbotts

Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run returns as fundraising reaches over £500,000

Roads are set to be brightened up by the sight of pink tractors this weekend as the 14th annual Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run makes its return.

The Cross Keys Steering Committee is working to raise money to purchase The Cross Keys pub in Redgrave on behalf of the community.

Bursary to ‘kick start’ Redgrave pub project

A campaign launched to purchase a Redgrave pub now has the funds to ‘kick start’ the project after it was awarded a bursary worth £2,500.

Residents Staff and guests of Hartismere Place care home enjoy the sunshine at the Care uk open day Residents Ivan and Alfie with Guest Emma Tillson and staff member Loraine precey

Summer fete for Eye care home open day

Hartismere Place care home in Eye opened its doors for a summer garden party to celebrate Care Home Open Day on June 17.

Virtual reality goggles are being trialled in Norfolk

Norfolk trials virtual reality goggles to educate about road safety

Virtual reality goggles are being trialled in Norfolk in a bid to educate young people about road safety.

ACADEMIC ROOTS: Cheltenham Town centre-forward Danny Wright spoke to pupils when he returned to Attleborough Academy.

Cheltenham Town footballer Danny Wright visits Attleborough Academy

Cheltenham Town centre-forward Danny Wright has returned to his old high school, Attleborough Academy.

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Chairs of governors and headteachers from Harleston Church of England School and Archbishop Sancroft High School. From left: Anne Epps, Lisa Blowfield, Alan Thorp and Richard Cranmer.

Harleston schools’ academies vision

A pair of Harleston schools are to launch a consultation to convert into academies.

Lance Beane.

Police appealing for help to trace wanted man who has links to South Norfolk area

Police area appealing for help to trace a wanted man who has links to the South Norfolk area.

Bury Bicycle Collective launches the Purple Tea Party Campaign with a purple ribbon cycle ride from Nowton Park (photo: Suzanne Abbott)

Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre launches new fund-raising campaign

A Bury St Edmunds charity has launched a campaign to raise funds for the development of new services for victims of domestic abuse.

Owner Brian Finbow and Manager Jason Scruby at the fire damaged site in Bacton

Bacton furniture store bounces back after devastating fire

Finbows Furnishers has risen from the ashes with a pop up shop after the business’ main building was destroyed by a fire last Friday.

MDEP-24-06-2017-019 Hannah Day with her son Joshua . Hannah is organising a Charity Ball for Babes at Peace

Starston mother who lost newborn baby organises formal ball to raise funds for Diss charity

A Starston woman is hoping to raise money for a local charity in memory of her first child.

Fressingfield, Suffolk. Fressingfield is facing development of over 100 homes in the village. 


READER LETTERS: Fressingfield is united in developments battle

Judy Fullam’s letter (Diss Express, June 2) described a village which we, the undersigned, do not recognise.

Former PM John Major with EACH chief executive Graham Butland.

Former PM John Major speaks at dinner in support of EACH nook appeal

Sir John Major has attended a dinner in support of East Anglia’s Children Hospice’s (EACH) nook appeal on June 15. The dinner to raise awareness and funds for the charity.

MP for South Norfolk, Richard Bacon

COLUMN: Richard Bacon MP - ‘Deep honour to serve South Norfolk once again’

I am delighted to be penning this month’s column as the re-elected Member of Parliament for South Norfolk.

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Prep School sees nine pupils reach Nationals

Framlingham Prep School’s talented young athletes continued their impressive summer in a record breaking day at the East of England Championships in Bedford.

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Pigeon racing wins for Terry and Burrows duo

Lyndhurst in the New Forest was the racepoint for the Diss and District Racing Pigeon Club as 200 birds were released into a light south west wind at 8.30am.

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WARNING: Mark Williamson

Captain sends out a warning to those in pursuit

Diss Cricket Club captain Mark Williamson believes ‘there is still more to come’ from his table-topping side, writes Alex Moss.

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