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Saturday's local football round-up

AFC Sudbury remain unbeaten in six, following their 1-0 home win over league leaders AFC Hornchurch in the Bostik North Division.
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Left to right, Rev Canon Stephen Wright, Ricky, Sarah Dye, and Jan Sheldon. Submitted picture.

Old Buckenham villagers raise more than £32k for homeless charity

Villagers in Old Buckenham have banded together to raise a whopping £32,500 for a homeless charity.

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Bookings manager, Roger Tarkington, and Melvyn Standard of MJ Standard Electricals
PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Work begins on Stradroke community centre £40,000 revamp

Work is under way on a £40,000 revamp of a popular community centre.

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POINTS HAUL: Jason Cook (left) hopes his side can start to pick up points

Tangerines boosted by triple signing

With the deadline for signing new players in the Thurlow Nunn League this season now less than two weeks away, Jason Cook has bolstered his Diss Town squad with three new arrivals, writes Alex Moss.

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ANOTHER WIN: Already-promoted Harleston Magpies Mens II celebrate scoring a goal during Saturdays 6-1 win against Bury St Edmunds (Picture: Gary Donnison)

Magpies hit Chelmsford for six in heavy home win

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BACK ON TRACK: Diss RFC and head coach Dave Smith host North Walsham on Saturday, hoping for better result than the first time they met this season (Picture: Gary Donnison)

Diss look to get back on track at home to the Vikings

Dave Smith’s Diss RFC side will be looking to deliver some much-needed cheer to their home fans when they host North Walsham in a tasty Norfolk derby on Saturday (2.30pm).

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Council plan to invest in Norfolks future.

County Council tax share at maximum to pay for social care

Norfolk County Council has approved a £388 million budget for 2018/19.

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Greater Anglia train

Billions set to improve region’s rail services

Travel times are set to be cut, with more than 1,000 new carriages in line to be added to the rail line between Norwich and London.

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DISS SIGN, Mere Street

Your chance to nominate a South Norfolk community hero

The search is on for South Norfolk Council’s community heroes.

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Ipswich Town columnist Dave Gooderham

Long-suffering fans deserve a derby win

If I could choose two words to describe Ipswich Town fans right now, it would be ‘long suffering’.

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Norwich City columnist Ed Seaman

No better time for Nelson to find form

Not for the first time this season, Nelson Oliveira has found himself the main talking point in the build-up to the East Anglian derby.

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MISSED CHANCES: AFC Sudbury Reserves go close once again, but could not find a way past goalkeeper Stephen Fenner in the Debenham goal, even when they did breach the Hornets back line

Debenham make Sudbury pay for wasteful finishing

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TOUGH CONDITIONS: The conditions played a part in the game as it turned into a mudbath (Pictures: Gary Donnison)

Late penalty denies Diss a place in final

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Happy Palace restaurant in St Nicholas Street has put up lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year




PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Display of lanterns delights Diss shoppers

Shoppers in Diss have been delighted by a set of Chinese lanterns across St Nicholas Street.

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Lorca Delgardo, 13, from Eye, raising money to pay for his school trip.

Generous shoppers in Diss help flautist pay for school trip

Generous shoppers in Diss have been helping a young flautist pay for a school trip.

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Paul Moore, originally from Diss

Family and friends organise search party to help find missing man

The family and friends of a missing Paul Moore are appealing for help to find him – and have offered a £20,000 reward for information leading to his safe return.

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PROMOTION PUSH: Mel Aldis Framlingham Town side have won all four of their games played so far in 2018 and hold a seven-match winning run in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division

Fram boss hopes to keep rivals’ strike force quiet

Mel Aldis hopes Framlingham Town can keep Swaffham Town’s prolific strikeforce under wraps when the two promotion-chasing sides meet at Badingham Road tomorrow (3pm).

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Diss, Norfolk. Diss Heritage Triangle. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

Diss’ Heritage Triangle in the running for national planning award

The Heritage Triangle in Diss has been shortlisted for a national planning award.

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VILLAGE SIGN - DICKLEBURGH

Council confirms £40k of roadworks to get under way in East Harling and Dickleburgh

Almost £40,000 of roadworks will take place in Norfolk over the coming weeks.

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Attleborough, Norfolk. The Breckland Lodge restaurant which was destroyed by fire on Tuesday 6th Feb. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

Breckland Lodge set to bounce back after accidental fire

Directors of the family-run Breckland Loge have vowed to rebuild the fire-damaged business.

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