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Gove vows to ‘listen’ to farmers during Royal Norfolk Show visit

New to the job Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, was given a damp introduction to the world of farming in the eastern counties when he called in at the Royal Norfolk Show today.

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UPDATED: Lorry and minibus crash closes A11

Emergency services are currently at a collision which has closed both carriageways of the A11 at the Stag roundabout between Thetford and Attleborough.

Oakley, Suffolk. Melody Cooper had a custom-made table, used for selling tomatoes, taken from her house. Following an appeal in the Diss Express, it has been returned.


Oakley table tale has a happy ending for Melody

A custom-made table which was taken from the front of an Oakley house has been returned.

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UPDATED/PICTURES: A11 at Attleborough closed in both directions after accident involving HGV and minibus

The A11 at the Stag roundabout in Attleborough is closed in both directions following an accident involving an HGV and a minibus.

Hannah Mayhew was crowned 'Unsung Hero of the Year' at Suffolk County Council's Raising the Bar Awards. Submitted photo.

Hoxne mum praised as unsung hero for school fundraising

A Hoxne mother has encouraged more parents to have a say on their children’s education after scooping a prize at the Suffolk County Council Raising the Bar Awards this week.

Health news

Region’s mental health trust named among worst for out-of-area placements

Mental health patients in Suffolk and Norfolk are being forced to seek treatment away from home in higher numbers than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed.

Police recommend using a hitch lock (red device)  to help secure caravans

Police warning after series of Suffolk caravan thefts

Suffolk Police are issuing security advice to caravan owners following a number of caravan thefts in the county.

Pupils, staff and parents at Alburgh with Denton Primary School took part in Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

PICTURES: Alburgh with Denton Primary School raises over £1,300 in Race for Life

Staff, parents and pupils in Alburgh with Denton Primary School have raised over £1,300 for Cancer Research UK.

Debenham is set to host its own flower festival.

Flower festival for St Mary Magdalene Church in Debenham

Flowers are in bloom for St Mary Magdalene Church and Debenham WI as they will host a country garden.

The Cross Keys Steering Committee is working to raise money to purchase The Cross Keys pub in Redgrave on behalf of the community.

READER LETTER: We fully support community purchase of The Cross Keys in Redgrave

We live in Botesdale and we fully support the Redgrave community purchase of the pub.

MDEP-25-06-2017-047 Diss Cyclathon 25th June 2017. Large Cyclist group shot

PICTURES: As many as 1,000 riders take part in second successful Diss Cyclathon

Ed Sheeran will not visit Suffolk on his 2017 tour. Photo: SWNS

Ed Sheeran not visiting Suffolk as tour dates announced - yet

Framlingham-raised Ed Sheeran has not included Suffolk on his 2018 tour dates.

A highland cow was among those which brought trains to a halt.

Cows from Jimmy’s Farm delay trains through Stowmarket and Diss

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich and Norwich were halted this morning after cattle from Jimmy’s Farm strayed onto the line.

South Norfolk Engagement Officer Jim Squires

South Norfolk Engagement Officer pleased with ‘better than expected’ response to county’s first online surgery

South Norfolk Engagement Officer Jim Squires says he was pleased at the better than expected response to an online surgery – the first of its kind run in the county.

Grenfell Tower. Credit: Henry Nicholls /

READER LETTER: Empty properties should be used to help those displaced by Grenfell Tower tragedy

The leaders of the Labour Party have urged that empty properties in Kensington are requisitioned to help those dispossessed by the tower fire.

Wilby Primary School performs Jack and the beanstalk

Wilby Primary School performs Jack and the beanstalk

Wilby Primary School entertained parents, carers and members of the community with their performance of Jack and the beanstalk on June 22.

Cat of the Week - Gizmo.


Gizmo is a friendly, handsome, affectionate, lap cat who loves everyone he meets.

Pink tractors brighen roads in Thorpe Abbotts

Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run returns as fundraising reaches over £500,000

Roads are set to be brightened up by the sight of pink tractors this weekend as the 14th annual Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run makes its return.

The Cross Keys Steering Committee is working to raise money to purchase The Cross Keys pub in Redgrave on behalf of the community.

Bursary to ‘kick start’ Redgrave pub project

A campaign launched to purchase a Redgrave pub now has the funds to ‘kick start’ the project after it was awarded a bursary worth £2,500.

Residents Staff and guests of Hartismere Place care home enjoy the sunshine at the Care uk open day Residents Ivan and Alfie with Guest Emma Tillson and staff member Loraine precey

Summer fete for Eye care home open day

Hartismere Place care home in Eye opened its doors for a summer garden party to celebrate Care Home Open Day on June 17.

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