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Action to improve air quality on A143 at Great Barton

Steps will be taken to improve air quality on the A143 through Great Barton after a special Environment Act order was issued.

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A historic 250-year-old oak tree, located next to the play area in Willbye Avenue, Diss, is being cut down due to safety concerns. 



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Sad loss for Diss as historic oak set for removal due to safety concerns

Diss residents have expressed sadness at the impending loss of an oak tree which has stood in the town for more than two centuries.

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The alien invader ant Lasius neglectus, left, compared to the native  brown garden ant

Look out for alien invaders that like electricity

The public is being asked to look out for an alien invader with a dangerous liking for electricity.

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Members of Diss and Harleston Business Forums, as well as eight Year 9 students from Archbishop Sancroft High School, were given a tour of Westminster by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon.

Local business forums and Archbishop Sancroft High School students get a flavour of Westminster after tour with South Norfolk MP

Members of Diss and Harleston Business Forums have been getting an insight into life at Westminster after they were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon on Monday.

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Heather (who wishes to remain anonymous) is a dog walker. Her lurcher has been unwell after eating elastic bands left in Diss Park. She wants to warn other dog walkers to be vigilant.

Dog walker warns Diss residents after lurcher falls ill from eating dumped elastic bands

A dog walker has made an impassioned warning to others after their lurcher ate elastic bands in Diss Park – resulting in veterinary bills running into hundreds of pounds.

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Flatford Mill now the power lines have been removed.

Constable country’s iconic Flatford Mill now free from power lines

One of the most famous landscapes immortalised by artist John Constable has been improved thanks to a £180,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

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Met Office says to expect some wind damage on Friday

Latest: Gale warning area for East Anglia reduced

The Met Office has reduced the area of East Anglia covered by the gale warning for today.

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More snow showers on the way says Met Office

More snow and ice for East Anglia tonight

Don’t put the toboggan away yet because the Met Office has issued a warning for more snow and ice across East Anglia today and tomorrow.

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Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant generates first electricity ahead of schedule

Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant has generated its first electricity for the national grid — nearly two months ahead of schedule.

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South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon

South Norfolk MP says Marston’s Diss appeal rejection an ‘early Christmas present’ to independent traders

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says Marston’s non-food retail unit appeal being dismissed is an “early Christmas present” for Diss’s independent traders.

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Thousands of fish being rescued after dramatic water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

The Environment Agency (EA) are having to rescue thousands of fish from their spawning grounds after the River Stour dropped by at least six feet following a blockage.

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Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Britain’s beaches are getting cleaner, following the introduction of the 5p plastic bag tax.

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Diss pilgrim celebrates after ratification of Paris climate agreement

Diss pilgrim celebrates after ratification of Paris climate agreement

A Diss pilgrim who walked from London to Paris to raise awareness of climate change is celebrating after a historic climate agreement came into force on Friday.

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Free events in Diss, Harleston and Thetford hope to get residents ‘switched on’ for money saving

Diss, Thetford and District Citizens Advice is hoping to get people ‘switched on’ to cutting their energy bills as the winter months approach.

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Tom Blofeld cuts the ribbon on the new outdoor cabin classroom for pupils at Riddlesworth Hall School.

Riddlesworth school opens woodland classroom nine years in the making

A new woodland classroom nine years in the pipeline at a Norfolk primary school has at last received its official opening, with its first lesson led by a well-known writer.

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The Eye Green Fair at Eye Town Hall in 2015. Rich Marsham - RMG PhotographyANL-151024-195330009

Green Fair returning to Eye later this month

The annual Green Fair at Eye Town Hall returns on October 15.

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Mills across East Anglia open for Heritage Weekend

Mills all over East Anglia are joining in an annual heritage open weekend next Saturday and Sunday.

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People of the village of Akum in Uganda benefit from their new water well, funded by Rosedale Funeral Home of Diss.

Diss funeral home’s £4k fundraising push helps build water well in Uganda

A Diss funeral business says their experience fundraising to sponsor a new water well for an impoverished region of East Africa has been “truly inspiring” and “a blessing”.

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Localised flooding could happen anywhere in East Anglia today

Met Office updates its storm warning for the East today

Some places in the east of England could get half the average monthly rainfall it a few hours today, the Met Office has warned.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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