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Norfolk van artist pays tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth with latest ‘grafilthy’ art effort

Norfolk van artist Ruddy Muddy has paid his respects to Sir Bruce Forsyth the only way he can – with his latest offering of ‘grafilthy’ art.

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Diss fire crew attempt to rescue cat from 70ft tree in Roydon.

Diss fire crew avoids cat-astrophe as feline gets stuck 50ft up a tree in Roydon

A fire crew from Diss attempted a tree-mendous rescue after a pet cat in Roydon became stuck up a 70ft tree.

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The Bloody Mary Returns event takes place at Framlingham Castle this weekend. Submitted picture.

Bloody Mary Returns event at Framlingham Castle this weekend

Visitors to Framlingham Castle will come face to face with gruesome monarch Queen Mary I – also known as ‘Bloody Mary’.

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Planning news

Breckland growth blueprint enters final stages

Today Breckland’s draft Local Plan enters a six-week ‘pre-submission period’, during which the proposals can be reviewed by members of the public.

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A-level results day.

Joy as Suffolk students beat their national counterparts on A-level results day

Suffolk pupils outperformed their national counterparts after provisional A-level figures were above the UK average.

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Burglary in Diss.

Cash, phone and sentimental jewellery stolen in Diss burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Heywood Road, Diss, between 8pm last night and 5am this morning.

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Police are appealing for information after a burglary in Old Buckenham.

Police launch appeal after items including champagne and power tools stolen in Old Buckenham

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Old Buckenham.

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GOOD DRAW: Long Melford (black and white) will face Ipswich Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup

SUFFOLK PREMIER CUP: Melford draw Ipswich

Long Melford have been drawn at home against Ipswich Town Under-23s in the first round of the Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup.

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Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council Offices in Long Stratton

Deadline for 17th prestigious South Norfolk Council Design Awards this Friday

The closing date for South Norfolk Council’s prestigious Design Awards is this Friday.

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CAT OF THE WEEK: Mr Tibbs.

CAT OF THE WEEK: Mr Tibbs needs a retirement home for his golden years

Handsome and slightly nervous Mr Tibbs is looking for his retirement home as soon as possible.

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St Nicholas Hospice Care has been given a funding boost of �1,650 after Discord, a wellbeing choir, presented a cheque to the charity after their performance at Park Alive on August 12. Submitted picture.

Choir sings for charities to the tune of £1,650 each at Park Alive

Park Alive didn’t only raise the roof this year – it also raised money for a charity helping to support children and young people coping with bereavement.

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Peter Wrighton, 83, from Banham near East Harling.

EAST HARLING MURDER: Bressingham Steam and Gardens pays tribute to ‘kind, giving, gentle gentleman’

Bressingham Steam and Gardens has paid tribute to a former volunteer who was murdered in broad daylight in East Harling.

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Frontier Agriculture have harvested �2,086 for St Nicholas Hospice Care. Submitted picture.

Diss farming business digs deep for charity

Frontier Agriculture, in Diss, have harvested £2,086 for St Nicholas Hospice Care – a charity looking after people experiencing long-term or life-threatening conditions, death, dying and bereavement.

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READER LETTER: Three options to solve Harleston car parks issue – but an obvious solution has been missed

In your report of the recent meeting in Harleston (Public will have say on parking proposals, Diss Express, August 11) at which the three options facing residents were outlined, one obvious solution has been missed.

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Fire incident

Norfolk and Suffolk fire crews tackle wood pile blaze in Eye

Fire crews from Norfolk and Suffolk were called to tackled a fire near a residential property in Thorndon, Eye on Saturday.

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JUNIOR CHAMP: Charlie Stammers collects his trophy

Stammers storms to victory in Junior Champs

Junior skipper Charlie Stammers was victorious at Diss Golf Club’s Junior Championships on August 3.

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GOAL-DEN MOMENT: Haverhill Rovers players celebrate equalising against higher-league Heybridge Swifts   Picture: Mark Bullimore

Saturday's local football round-up

AFC Sudbury and Mildenhall Town were the only local sides to get through their Emirates FA Cup ties while Stowmarket Town, Haverhill Rovers and Haverhill Borough will all get the chance to make the next round with replays to come on Tuesday.
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Rodwell produces a golden performance in Sheffield

Evie Rodwell was one of the Eastern Region’s star performers at the National Special Olympic Games earlier this month.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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GOOD START: Fram boss Mel Aldis

Framlingham get off to a winning start

Mel Aldis is pleased with the start his Framlingham Town side have made to the new Thurlow Nunn League First Division, writes Liam Apicella.

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