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More than 140 ‘stunning’ new exhibits to be opened by BBC star Ian Lavender at Diss Museum

Residents from the local area are being invited to the official exhibition opening at Diss Museum, which is being hosted by BBC star Ian Lavender.

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Perri Kiely and Jordan Banjo from Diversity hold a dance workshop with the LK School of Dance in Eye.
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EXCLUSIVE/PICTURES: ‘Something they will never forget’ as Diversity visit Eye to boost some of region’s best dancers

Street dancers from around the Diss Express area had “the experience of a lifetime” after members of superstar dance troupe Diversity visited Eye at the weekend.

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Tree detail from Snowdonia by photographer Lee Acaster, of Wortham. This shot earned him the crown of Interntational Garden Photographer of the year. Picture: Lee Acaster.

Wortham photographer wins international recognition with stunning Snowdonia shot

A Wortham man who took up photography as a hobby just six years ago has won further international recognition in a prestigious competition.

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Diss Corn Hall interior renovations - Main Hall. Photo credit: Harry Moore.

Diss Corn Hall striving for ‘wow factor’, as renovations enter home stretch

As the Diss Corn Hall enters the home stretch of its huge two-year refurbishment project, its director says visitors will experience a “wow factor” when it finally re-opens in early May.

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REVIEW: Russian State Ballet of Siberia, La Fille Mal Gardee

REVIEW: Russian State Ballet of Siberia, La Fille Mal Gardee

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia brought three shows to Norwich last week, including this light-hearted romance which roughly translates as The Wayward Daughter.

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Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts - Festival Concert

Pictured: Kacey Spearman, Classical Ballet Solo

Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

The Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts programme is now available.

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Diss, Norfolk Diss' Heritage Triangle Area in Diss. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Diss Corn Hall’s grand re-opening set for May after major renovations

The new era of Diss’ primary entertainment centre will kick off in early May, completing phase one of the town’s £3.2 million Heritage Triangle regeneration.

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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VIDEO: Crowds flock to Hunstanton Christmas Day swim

It may have been an exceptionally mild Christmas Day, but the sea was as chilly as ever for Hunstanton’s festive swim this morning.

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The Top TV of 2016

Top 40 highest rated TV shows of 2016

As Gogglebox would say, we’ve watched some great TV over the course of 2016.

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Dick Van Dyke in the original Mary Poppins film (Photo: YouTube)

Dick Van Dyke to star in Mary Poppins sequel at 91

Dick Van Dyke will dust off his sweeping brush after confirming he will appear in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

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Fressingfield, Suffolk. St Peter & St Paul Church has received a �50,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to restore its historic Father Willis organ in the church. Pictured is Jenny Whitehurst and members of the fundraising and development team behind the restoration of the organ.

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Fressingfield’s iconic Victorian organ handed lifeline by £50k grant

An historic fixture of a north Suffolk church which has stood in the village for nearly eight decades has gained a vital lifeline, thanks to a funding boost for urgent restoration works.

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Everyone’s a winner as Gainsborough’s House museum and gallery says thank you for Lottery grant

Missed out on the Lottery jackpot again this week? Don’t bin your ticket just yet, because it’s your passport into the world of one of Britain’s most famous artists.

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Harleston, Norfolk. Christmas Lights Switch-On in Harleston, pictured from left David Charles, Carol Wiles MBE and Glen Philpott. 

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PICTURES: Harleston lights up town centre to kick off Christmas season

There was no doubting that Christmas had truly arrived in Harleston on Saturday, as well over a thousand people filled the streets for the annual festive lights switch-on.

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Have your say on proposed changes to Eye Library’s opening hours

A consultation has begun on proposed changes to opening times at Eye Library.

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Robert Nelmes, an artist of Roydon, won the Best Freestyle Painting�" Award at Paintout Norwich ANL-161130-145235009

Painter’s relocation to Roydon inspires national art competition win

After 30 years living in Edinburgh painting the landscapes of Scotland, Robert Nelmes decided that, to pursue his ambitions as an artist, he needed a change of scene — and that change was Roydon.

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PREVIEW: Harleston is ready to light up for Christmas

Harleston will continue its annual festive tradition of lighting up the townscape in Christmas colours tomorrow, following a full day of family activities around the town.

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"Oh Margaret, youre such a Polecat and as for you Susan, you Ninnycock, Ill see you later"

REVEALED: Academic uncovers the best long-lost British swear words

A language historian has revealed the best long-lost swear words from Britain - including nippy, tarse and wittol.

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Presenter and property expert Lucy Alexander/ Raise the Roof Productions

Casting call for new TV show which helps you find your dream home

Led by property expert, Lucy Alexander (of Homes Under the Hammer fame), indecisive house hunters will be given the chance to find the right property for them.

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Framlingham Christmas Lights.

Framlingham businesses win community funds to light up town for Christmas

The Framlingham Business Association will refresh its tradition of lighting up the town for Christmas, thanks to a key funding boost from a regional housebuilder.

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