Magpies’ impressive year recognised by nomination

Harleston Magpies Hockey Club is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

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IN-FORM FRONTMAN: Sam Mulready, who scored nine goals in nine games to help Soham survive, is mobbed after scoring the first goal. Picture: Mark Westley

Saturday's local football round-up

All the final-day drama a football supporter could ask for was on show at Julius Martin Lane this afternoon as Soham Town Rangers preserved their Ryman League Division One North status during a seven-goal thriller against Maldon & Tiptree.
The organisers of the 2017 Greene King IPA Sevens tournament are hoping for another bumper crowd off the back of some good weather coupled with another great line-up

International sides lined up for Bury St Edmunds' GK IPA Sevens tournament

Rugby sevens teams from France and Jamaica are set to join sides from both the England and Ireland national squads at this year’s Greene King IPA Rugby Sevens tournament at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club next month.
Long Stratton Leisure Centre.

South Norfolk Council announces £2m investment plan for Long Stratton Leisure Centre

South Norfolk Council says it has shown a commitment to continue to invest in the “health and well-being of its residents” after announcing plans for a £2m improvement scheme at Long Stratton Leisure Centre.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME: The Topcroft Ladies Indoor team

Topcroft CC offer female training

With the new season now just around the corner, Topcroft Cricket Club are hosting training sessions for women and girls, which get underway at the club’s ground this evening (Friday, April 21).

Crime news

Man startles home invaders as police investigate two rural burglaries in the Diss Express area

Police are appealing for information and urging residents to be vigilant after two more burglaries in the Diss Express area.

Accident news

No injuries in Tacolneston crash

There were no injuries after a crash in Tacolneston last night.

Six-goal Framlingham maintain their positive sequence of form

Six-goal Framlingham maintain their positive sequence of form


Austrin Samuel Maitland McKenna. Submitted photo.

Family pays tribute to Wetheringsett man killed in A140 crash who “lived life to the full”

A family has paid tribute to a “unique soul” who “lived life to the full” who was killed in a road accident at Little Stonham earlier this month.

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Diss Otters hold their own at tough swimming event

A team of Diss Otters swimmers, some chasing Regional qualifying times, and others looking for long course experience before the upcoming East Region Championships featured at the UEA Sportspark over the bank holiday weekend.

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ON TARGET: Shaun Hunsdon scored Diss' goal in the 1-1 draw at Holland FC

Early goal earns Diss the points


East Anglian Game and Country Fair - 2017

Euston Estate to welcome Game and Country Fair this weekend

The East Anglian Game and Country Fair will take place at the Euston Estate, by permission of the Duke and Duchess of Grafton this weekend.

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FRUSTRATING TIMES: Diss boss Ross Potter

Revival only serves to frustrate Town boss

Diss Town manager Ross Potter has admitted that his side’s recent positive form has left him frustrated, writes Liam Apicella.

Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press

Ed Seaman’s Norwich City column: Maddison can continue to shine

In a year that has seen the rise of ‘fake news’, Norwich City scoring three goals away from home — and winning — is something you’d have to see to believe.

Jazz news

JAZZ MATTERS: Weekly jazz round-up for the east (April 21-28)

Chris Ingham previews the best jazz gigs around the region this week (April 21-28)

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Scole's Duncan Slater became the first double-leg amputee to complete the Marathon des Sables ultramarathon. Photo: SWNS.

Scole’s history maker wants more amputees to tackle toughest footrace on earth

Scole’s history-making Duncan Slater admits it is a “dream come true” to complete the Marathon des Sables (MDS) — dubbed the ‘toughest footrace on earth’.

GUARD CHANGE: Mark Williamson (batting) has replaced James Wilby (99) as Diss' captain ahead of their Division One campaign

Season of consolidation ‘no disaster’ for Diss CC

The 2016 campaign may have ended in relegation, but new Diss CC captain Mark Williamson has insisted it ‘would not be a disaster’ if the club were unable to bounce back at the first time of asking.

Owen Leeder, Diss Town Mayor Julian Mason, and Pete Gillings.

Find out more about town council and honour Diss’s community champions at annual meeting

Diss residents are being invited to find out more about their town council and honour their community champions at its annual meeting next week.

Police news

Vigilance call after Roydon burglaries

Police in South Norfolk are urging residents to be vigilant after a spate of burglaries in Roydon.

Her Majesty the Queen meets Syne Quan Non directors and other guests during a reception inside Buckingham Palace for the Queens Award winners in 2009. Picture credit: Press Association.

Diss biometrics firm Syne Qua Non wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation

A Diss-based biometrics firm has earned the UK’s most prestigious accolade for business innovation, in recognition of its service which helps trials of new medical treatments.

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