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MP says proposal to move Diss Post Office into WH Smith would damage Heritage Triangle project

MP for South Norfolk Richard Bacon believes a proposal to relocate Diss Crown Post Office’s services to the WH Smith branch would result in a “damaging effect” on the town centre’s regeneration.

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Crash on the A140 at Braiseworth

Man hospitalised after crash on the A140 at Braiseworth

A man has been taken to hospital with “serious” but “not life-changing” injuries after a crash on the A140 at Braiseworth, near Eye.

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Diss Ambulance Station.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon ‘shocked to learn’ future of Diss Ambulance station could be in doubt – and wants to see greater detail in proposals

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says it was a “shock to learn” the future of Diss’s Ambulance Station could be in doubt.

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Speeding driver in Snetterton

Motorist clocked driving at 134mph in Snetterton

A motorist clocked driving at 134mph in Snetterton has been warned they will be hearing from the authorities.

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Drink driver who was chased across Suffolk at 110mph after being spotted near Harleston jailed

A drink-driver who was chased across Suffolk at speeds of up to 110mph has been sent to prison.

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Ipswich Crown Court

Framlingham man who downloaded nearly 12,000 indecent images of children jailed

A man who downloaded almost 12,000 indecent images of children has been sent to prison.

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Diss-based start-up business Bedrock Learning has launched a fundraising campaign on Crowdcube to help expand its services.

Photo of co-founders Olivia Sumpter and Aaron Leary,

Diss ‘ed-tech’ business Bedrock Learning secures £155,000 in crowd-sourced investments

A Diss-based online learning resource creator has “big dreams” for its future growth, after a campaign for crowd-sourced investments accrued more than £150,000.

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Michael Gosling receives an award for long service at Eye Fire Station.

Long serving Eye firefighter thanked after long service – and recalls encounter with 10ft boa constrictor

An Eye man whose service as an on-call firefighter was cut short by a serious accident has been praised for his dedication spanning almost 26 years a valued member of the town’s crew.

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Crash in Brome

UPDATED: A140 at Brome reopens after collision

The A140 at Brome has reopened following a two-vehicle collision.

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Janet Turner, president of Diss Waveney Rotary Club, and Robin Twigge, president of Harleston Rotary Club.

Diss Waveney and Harleston Rotary Clubs raise £24,000 towards fight against polio

Rotary International’s ongoing fight to rid the world of polio has gained a major boost this month, courtesy of the fundraising efforts of Diss Waveney and Harleston Rotarians.

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Ed Sheeran. Photo: SWNS

Ed’s threads help raise £7,000 for EACH

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has benefited from a sale of Ed Sheeran’s threads — to the tune of nearly £7,300.

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2016/17 ICE Scholar Tomas Jonaitis at work in the ICE development kitchen

Rougham cook school launches 2017/18 scholarship

A Rougham-based cook school is encouraging talented young chefs to apply for its next available scholarship position.

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The Crown Inn, Pulham Market. Photo: Andrew David Photography.

Pulham Market pub hoping to ‘crown’ successful three years in search of national award

A south Norfolk pub will be looking to ‘crown’ a successful three years as it goes in search of a national award.

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Fire in Attleborough

Attleborough bin fire not being treated as suspicious by police

Police are not treating a bin fire in Attleborough as suspicious.

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Accident news

No injuries after two car crash on A140 at Tivetshall St Mary

There were no injuries after two cars were involved in a crash on the A140 at Tivetshall St Mary on Saturday.

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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.

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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.

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Accident news

No injuries in Tacolneston crash

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

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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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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’.

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