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ELECTION 2017: Conservatives look to boost already big majorities in South West Norfolk, Bury St Edmunds, and West Suffolk

Arguably three of the safest Conservative seats fall in the Diss Express patch – Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, and South West Norfolk.

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Norfolk Meat Traders


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Banham abattoir under investigation over slaughter of horses

A south Norfolk abattoir is being investigated by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) over the killing of horses.

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Check you are registered to vote in June’s General Election

With three weeks to go to the General Election are you sure your are registered to vote?

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European Union

READER LETTER: Immigration benefits our culture – and Brexit won’t halt it

I feel I must congratulate SM Mills (Letters May 6) for their unusual candour in expressing a view that, while unspoken, I fear underlies many people’s pro Brexit vote, namely immigration and also for admitting that there will be an economic price to pay.

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South Norfolk PPC Richard Bacon

UKIP won’t field candidate in South Norfolk – and urges supporters to vote for ‘Eurosceptic’ Richard Bacon

UKIP says they will not field a candidate in South Norfolk in June’s General Election – and have urged supporters to vote for ‘Eurosceptic’ Conservative PPC Richard Bacon.

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Prospective parliamentary candidate for South Norfolk, Richard Bacon.

COLUMN – BACON’S BITS: ‘Post Office move would harm Diss Heritage Triangle project’

Just before Parliament dissolved, I took part in business a backbench business debate on post office closures and raised the specific issue of Diss Post Office directly with the Minister for postal services, Margot James.

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Richard Bacon, former MP and current Conservative parliamentary candidate for South Norfolk, addresses Diss residents at a public meeting about the future of the town's Crown Post Office. Photo credit: John Bulloch.

Diss urged to use ‘people power’ and threaten boycotts to stop Post Office closure

Diss residents have been urged to employ ‘people power’ and threaten to boycott businesses to prevent controversial Post Office franchising proposals from moving forward.

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Diss Post Office

Public meeting about future of Diss Post Office takes place tonight

A public meeting to discuss the future of the Diss Post Office will take place at the Diss Youth and Community Centre tonight from 6pm to 8pm.

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Conservative district councillor for the Eye ward, Michael Burke. Submitted photo.

Conservative district councillor candidate victorious in Eye Ward by-election

Conservative candidate Michael Burke has won a by-election to become a district councillor in the Eye Ward.

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#LE2017 results LIVE as they come in

LIVE ELECTION RESULTS: Norfolk and Suffolk chooses county councillors

Votes are being tallied across Norfolk and Suffolk today, after residents cast their ballots to decide who will represent them at their respective county councils.

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Eye, Suffolk. Mid Suffolk District Council has purchased the former Paddock House care home site. A number of residents gather on Saturday, as they are fearful there will not be any consultation with the council. 

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Eye residents want to ensure town has its say on future of redundant Paddock House site

A group of Eye residents have been canvassing opinion on what should happen at the site of a redundant care home in the town.

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Jenny Chamberlin

County councillor for Diss and Roydon standing down after 12 years

A county councillor who said she was inspired by Margaret Thatcher to get into politics is to stand down after serving Diss and Roydon for 12 years.

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21-year-old student Tom Howard, of Harleston, is pushing for Redenhall with Harleston Town Council to better represent the views of young people


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Harleston council rejects accusation that it denied vacant seat to student due to his age

A Harleston student is pushing for better representation of young people among local councils in Norfolk after his bid to fill a council vacancy in Harleston was rejected.

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Diss Post Office

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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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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Diss, Norfolk. Diss On View at the Park Hotel - opened by Richard Bacon MP with Ed Nottingham and Mike Bardwell

SNAP ELECTION: South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says election is about more than just Brexit

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says he believes the snap General Election in June will strengthen the Government’s negotiating position with the EU – but he added the election was about more than just Brexit.

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Elizabeth Truss

Truss to seek re-election for South West Norfolk

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has today confirmed she will seek re-election for the constituency.

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South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss

SNAP ELECTION: South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss backs early election call

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss has backed the Prime Minister’s call for an early general election in June.

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Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill.

SNAP ELECTION: Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill says election is ‘a surprise, but the right decision’

Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket MP Jo Churchill has described the Prime Minster’s call for a snap General Election this summer as “a surprise, but the right decision” to ensure stability.

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Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter

SNAP ELECTION: Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter believes bigger majority would help deliver Brexit

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter says he is pleased with the plan to hold a snap General Election this June, stating the Government’s current small majority would make it “almost impossible” to deliver on Brexit.

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