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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.


Inquest opens into death of Mellis man

An inquest has been opened into the death of a 47-year-old man at his home in Mellis.

Village Focus - Mendlesham

Pictured: Village sign

Mendlesham man found dead with gun by his side, inquest hears

A man suffering from an asbestos-related disease was found dead with a gun at his side in Mendlesham, an inquest has heard.

Bike seized at Diss train station after numerous reports of reckless and anti-social driving. Picture: South Norfolk Police.

Motorbike driving recklessly seized by police in Diss

A motorbike was seized by South Norfolk Police at Diss railway station on Saturday.


Diss and Long Stratton transport links to be reviewed before thousands of new homes built

Diss and Long Stratton have been named as two of eight Norfolk market towns going under review to determine if their transport links will mange with thousands of new homes.

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.

CATS OF THE WEEK: Sugar and Spice.

CATS OF THE WEEK: Can you give kittens the home they’ve never known?

Sugar and Spice are a lively pair of kittens approximately five months old.

Mere Street in Diss.

Diss Youth Group searches for new members to help local community

A recently established youth group in Diss is looking for new members to take part in exploring issues, new activities, and getting involved in the community.

John Docker

COLUMN: Senior Moment - ‘Bring back the horse and cart, I say’

After weeks in the arms of the NHS, my normal, reasonably sprightly gate has been severely diminished by the need for an extra leg – by way of a walking stick, I hasten to say, to provide more confidence in the anti-wobble department that increasingly besets us oldies.

Left to right,fundraiser Sarah Reader with store manager Emily Smyth at Specsavers store in Mere Street, Diss.  Picture: Andrew Martin

Diss Specsavers employee sees generous donations for RNIB week

Sarah Reader, a Specsavers optical assistant, has raised £156 for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Scam alert

Scam warning after false HMRC calls in Suffolk

Suffolk Police have warned of a telephone scam following reports this week that a number of residents have been contacted by a caller claiming to be from the tax office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Harleston. General views of the high street and town.

Council insists parking offers ‘non-negotiable’ as Harleston must make decision by end of October

South Norfolk Council has insisted its position on car parking in Harleston is ‘non-negotiable’.

Greater Anglia train at Diss railway station. Picture: Andrew Martin.

Diss rail commuters delayed after person struck by train

Rail commuters in Diss found themselves facing delays of up to 70 minutes yesterday evening – after a person was struck by a train in Ingatestone.

South Norfolk Police are appealing for the publics help to identify two men in the Diss area. Picture: South Norfolk Police.

Police appeal for identity of two men following burglary in Diss

South Norfolk Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify two men in the Diss area.


Kenton paedophile jailed after sex with 14-year-old

A Suffolk man who performed a sex act with a girl of 14 after watching child porn on his computer was today jailed for six years and nine months.

Pulham Market, Norfolk. Flowers and tributes at the scene of the crash in Pulham Market, where three teenagers Kyle Warren, 17, Billy Hines, 16, and Dominic O�"Neill, 18, died following the accident on April 6 on Tivetshall Road just outside the village.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

Charity game in Diss will celebrate lives of teens killed in Pulham Market crash

Friends and family of three teens killed in a car accident in Pulham Market earlier this year will come together to celebrate their lives at a memorial football match at Diss Town FC on Thursday, September 28.

Charles Wilson and Matt Purling will cycle from Lands End to Norwich Cathedral later this month. Submitted picture.

Eye and Scottow pair to brave Land’s End to Norwich cycle for charities

Two men will brave a gruelling cycle from Land’s End to Norwich Cathedral to raise money for homeless charity Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney and the British Heart Foundation.

Harleston. General views of the high street and town.

Auditions opening for Harleston Player’s production of Around The World in 80 Days

Aspiring amateur actors and actresses have the chance to be in the Harleston Player’s latest production, Around The World in 80 Days.

Emma Poppenborg and Wagobera Christopher.

‘I can’t stress enough what a huge support the community has been’ – Emma’s annual jumble sale returns to Wortham next month

The founder of a charity to support young people in Uganda says she will be returning to the country next year to see the inspiration behind the organisation.

Police close road.

BREAKING: Road closure after cars collide in Harleston

Police, fire and ambulance services have been called to Harleston after two cars collided.

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