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.

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

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

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.

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.

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.

Scenes from The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich 2017 (Day 1 Wednesday)
Environment Secretary Michael Gove (right) during his visit to the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday, he is seen her with Rob Alston (left) (Vice Chairman)

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.

MP for South Norfolk, Richard Bacon

COLUMN: Richard Bacon MP - ‘Deep honour to serve South Norfolk once again’

I am delighted to be penning this month’s column as the re-elected Member of Parliament for South Norfolk.

Greggs in Diss

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Customer claims maggot eggs were on sealed roll bought from Greggs in Diss

A Greggs spokesperson has reassured customers their products at the Diss store are safe after apparent maggot eggs were found on a sealed roll.

Fressingfield will hold an open gardens event this weekend.

Fressingfield awaits date for development decisions

Villagers fighting proposals for more than 120 new homes face a summer of uncertainty until a date is set for deciding on two planning applications.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon.

GENERAL ELECTION: Conservative Richard Bacon retains South Norfolk seat — but Tory losses lead to hung parliament

Conservative Richard Bacon secured an easy defence of his seat in South Norfolk in the 2017 General Election — but his victory was overshadowed by his party’s shock losses nationally that left the UK with a hung parliament.

Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West  Suffolk

Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West Suffolk with increased majority

Conservative Matthew Hancock has been re-elected as MP for the West Suffolk constituency which includes Newmarket and Mildenhall.

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Elections 2017

Voters go to the polls for today’s General Election

People across the Diss Express region are casting their votes today in the 2017 General Election.

COMMUNITY COHESION: Seven parishes are working together to influence future planning in and around Diss. Photo: Jonathan Beer.

Communities in and around Diss working together to shape future planning

Seven parishes around Diss have agreed to work together to have their say on future development in the local area.

Diss Post Office

READER LETTER: Proposed Diss Post Office closure proof of how important your vote is

We were very interested to read Tracy Scoggins letter (May 25),

Richard Bacon, Conservative PPC, South Norfolk. Submitted photo.

ELECTION 2017: In their own words - the candidates for South Norfolk

The Diss Express has offered each prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) in South Norfolk 200 words to tell our readers what they would do for their constituencies should they be successful after votes are counted on Thursday, June 8.

Dr Dan Poulter

ELECTION 2017: In their own words - the candidates for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

The General Election is less than two weeks away.

Fressingfield, Suffolk. Fressingfield is facing development of over 100 homes in the village. 


Fears ‘pretty’ Fressingfield ‘could be changed forever’ with overdevelopment

The parish council and residents of Fressingfield have expressed their concern over 123 homes potentially being built in their community.

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