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Harleston election deadline this Friday

The deadline for nominations to stand for election as a Redenhall with Harleston Town Councillor is 4pm on Friday.

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Tom Howard, of Harleston. PICTURE: Mecha Morton

‘My appointment is signal for change’ says councillor elected to Redenhall with Harleston authority at second attempt

A 21-year-old man, who failed to be co-opted on to his local council earlier this year, has been elected to it unopposed.

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MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter.

COLUMN: Dr Dan Poulter - ‘It’s the start of a new educational journey’

For many of us, the school summer holidays have now drawn to a close, but hopefully not before taking the chance to enjoy endless days of summer fun and sunshine away from the daily routine of the school day.

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MP for South Norfolk, Richard Bacon.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon ‘appalled’ at assault on female Conservative worker

MP for South Norfolk Richard Bacon says he is ‘appalled’ after a female Conservative party worker was assault at the constituency office in Diss last week.

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Harleston, Norfolk. Views of Harleston - Harleston Town Sign on the Market Place

Harleston could face double by-election

A second vacant position at Redenhall with Harleston Town Council has been ‘locked’ into by-election rules.

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Land at Back Hills, Botesdale



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Botesdale to expand with 40 new homes despite resident’s concerns

Botesdale is set to increase in size after planning permission was given the go ahead for 40 new homes – despite the concerns of existing residents.

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Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council Offices in Long Stratton

Second stage of South Norfolk Council’s boundary review gets underway tomorrow

The second stage of South Norfolk Council’s boundary review gets underway this week.

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MP for South Norfolk, Richard Bacon.

COLUMN: Richard Bacon MP - ‘Neighbourhood plan could hold key to solving Diss’ infrastructure issues’

It will come as no surprise to readers that Diss has long-standing problems with road infrastructure that need addressing.

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BURSTING AT THE SEAMS: Dr Dan Poulter MP believes Palgrave needs a bigger primary school.

Suffolk MP says Palgrave needs a bigger school to replace current building ‘bursting at the seams’

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Dr Dan Poulter is supporting a bid for a new school in Palgrave – claiming the village’s current facility is “bursting at the seams”.

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VILLAGE SIGNS - HARLESTON

Harleston braced for first town council election in decades

A South Norfolk town council is facing its first election in more than three decades.

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MDEP-16-11-2016-028 Broad Street Car Park Harleston

Date set for parish poll on the future of Harleston’s car parks

A parish poll on the future of Harleston’s car parking will occur within weeks.

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Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter has called on authorities to bring to an end the 'HGV' misery in Wetheringsett. Submitted photo.

Suffolk MP calls on authorities to bring HGV ‘misery’ in Wetheringsett to an end

A Suffolk MP has told authorities “urgent action” is needed to end HGV misery in Town Lane, Wetheringsett.

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Polio survivor and former Diss Express journalist, Giles Large.

Polio survivor and former Diss Express journalist welcomes £100m cash boost to eradicate disease for good

An Earl Soham resident and former Diss Express journalist who survived polio has welcomed the government’s latest push to eradicate the disease for good.

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CONFIRMED: Shadow chancellor John McDonnell will attend this year's rally.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell confirmed as guest speaker at Burston Strike School Rally

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell will be among the guests when the longest-running strike in history is commemorated in Burston in September.

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General View of the heritage triangle St Nicholas Street and Market Hill where work has nearly finished



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Pedestrians the priority as Diss Heritage Triangle streetscape works come to a close

Work to improve the historic heart of Diss is coming to a close.

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South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss gets a ticking off from the Speaker after ‘disingenuous’ remark in the House of Commons

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss got a ticking off from the speaker of the House of Commons during a debate on the public pay cap on Wednesday.

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Councillors resign in Mellis

Mid Suffolk district councillors step in as six Mellis parish councillors resign

A Suffolk village has been left without a parish council after all six councillors resigned in a show of protest.

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IN THE COLD: June Vincent  has told of her frustration after being left without heating for the best part of a month.

Metfield pensioner, 90, left without heating for a month

A Metfield pensioner has told of her ‘frustration’ after her boiler broke – leaving her without heating for the best part of a month.

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Dr Dan Poulter meets with, Stephen Britt (Anchor Storage), Ben Moulton (Anglia Freight), Robert Bartrum (Bartrum Road Services) and Jim Mann (Permastore) at the A140 at Brome.

Suffolk County Council lodges bid for £5.3m improvement scheme for A140 at Eye

Plans to improve the A140 junction at Eye have moved a step closer after a funding bid for improvement works was submitted to the Department for Transport by Suffolk County Council.

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Sue Flagg loading a van of supplies for refugees after the last fundraising event.

Hoxne charities to host pop-up Greek taverna for refugees

A Hoxne-based charity is holding an event to raise funds for a van to deliver essentials to Syrian refugees stranded in Greece.

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