National furniture company founded in Mellis goes into administration

A national furniture company which originated in Mellis nearly 40 years ago has gone into administration.

Photo of Graham Leitch, MD of Palletline, presenting Service Award to Anglia Freight team. From left to right, Douglas Shawcross (Managing Dirtector), Abby Holden (HR Director), Graham Leitch (MD, Palletline), Stacey Marcks (Network Compliance Manager), Pete Holden (Network Director). PICTURE: James Crockford.

Suffolk’s Anglia Freight delivering big successes in 2017

A family-run Suffolk logistics business is celebrating after delivering some big successes in 2017.

Kevin Mackie, owner, Old Forge Car Sales Diss

Full speed ahead for self-made businessman as new garage opens in Diss

Kevin Mackie has always had the drive to sell cars.

Police news.

Police appeal for help to trace large vehicle after crash in Stradbroke

Police are appealing for help to trace a large vehicle after a crash in Stradbroke which left one person with an arm injury.

Mid Suffolk District Council offices

Mid Suffolk District Council plans to borrow £60 million to develop land, according to report

Mid Suffolk District Council has declined to comment on reports the council is planning to borrow £60 million to buy and develop land near Stowmarket.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May, with Paul Farmer (left), Mind Chief Executive, and Lord Dennis Stevenson,  visits Chapel Green School build site, Norfolk, for mental health visit. �Crown.

Prime Minister Theresa May has high praise for construction firm on visit to new school in Old Buckenham

Prime Minister Theresa May has praised a construction and infrastructure firm’s approach to mental health during a visit to Norfolk last week.

Bullock Fair Close

East of England Co-operative to the rescue after deal sees parking remain free at point of use in Harleston

Car parking in Harleston will remain free at the point of use – after the East of England Co-operative agreed to pay £30,000 a year to a new, long-term lease for the next 10 years.

From left: From left, Jonathan Edge of C andK Meats, Sandra Irvine (ASDA) and Chris Burrows of C and K Meats. Picture: Matthew Usher.

BUSINESS: C and K Meats of Eye steaking reputation on further growth after successful 2017

An Eye meat firm, which is set for a record-breaking year, is celebrating after being recognised for its ongoing success.

Police news.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash in Attleborough

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision between a lorry and a pedestrian in Attleborough on Friday.

Parking sign.

Ticket machines will be installed in Harleston if no decision made by October 31 deadline

Harleston’s car parks will be fitted with ticket machines if South Norfolk council is not informed of a decision by October 31, the Diss Express has learned.

A new 25m mast has been installed at Diss Youth and Community Centre as preparations continue for Park Radio. Photo: John Hutton, Diss Camera Club.

Park Radio hits all-time high as new 25m mast is installed in Diss

Park Radio, soon to be Diss’s first radio station to be hitting the airwaves, has taken a towering step forward as a new 25m mast was installed on Sunday.

GTB Restoration restores some of the worlds most coveted cars. Picture: Madhouse PR.

Meet the father and son breathing life into classic cars

A Suffolk-based Ferrari car restoration business races ahead with beautiful results – as the iconic car brand celebrates 70 years of legendary motoring.

Roadworks set for Snetterton

Road closure set for two nights on A11 at Snetterton

The A11 at Snetterton will be closed for two nights in October to allow for surfacing works.

McDonalds logo.

Picture Mark Westley

Scole Parish Council objects to McDonald’s bid at ‘accident hotspot’

Scole Parish Council has objected to a proposal to bring McDonald’s to the Diss Express area over highway concerns.

Damian Conway, Director of Dipple and Conway Opticians (left), celebrates the success of Cats Eyes ale with Martin Green, Fundraising Manager of childrens charity Break. Picture: Newsmakers.

Cheers! Diss opticians’ glasses to glasses initiative is a barrel of fun – and raises charity cash

It was a case of ‘cheers’ 14,500 times over after a local optician’s handed over a huge cheque for charity.

Tanya Heasley, of Harleston, owner of Tristone Coaching. Submitted picture.

Harleston mumpreneur ‘delighted’ as she eyes national business prize

A ‘mumpreneur’ from Harleston is eyeing national success at a prestigious awards ceremony next month, which celebrates business women all over the UK.

The new plant at Snetterton.

Breckland Council chairman says local economy will be boosted as Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant opens

The chairman of Breckland Council says the local economy will be boosted after a new renewable energy plant in Snetterton was formally opened last Thursday.

Road closure in Aslacton

Aslacton braced for five-day road closure for ‘major’ work

There will be a road closure in Aslacton for five days next month as Norfolk County Council carries out “major carriageway reconstruction works”.

The roadshow visits Diss later this year

Roadshow heading to Norfolk and Suffolk to boost the region’s businesses

Free business roadshows are set to offer advice and funding support to small-to-medium enterprises across Norfolk and Suffolk this autumn.

A new Greater Anglia Class 170208 train

Rail strike looms across Greater Anglia in guards dispute

The rail union RMT today confirmed its Greater Anglia members will take two days of strike action over the potential extension of driver only operation.

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