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Joe Hadden is a reporter for both the Diss Express and Suffolk News, covering parts of Norfolk and Suffolk for his role.

Residents condemn National Grid pylon plans at Parish Council meeting

26 May 2022
Residents condemn National Grid pylon plans at Parish Council meeting

Residents condemn National Grid pylon plans at Parish Council meeting

26 May 2022

Residents and councillors slammed the 'breathtaking arrogance' of National Grid’s consultation process


Apple tree planted to mark pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower

26 May 2022
Apple tree planted to mark pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower

Apple tree planted to mark pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower

26 May 2022

A special ‘Pilgrim 400’ apple tree has been planted to mark the opening of a new jubilee woodland


More than 100 competitors turn up at fitness centre for triathlon

25 May 2022
More than 100 competitors turn up at fitness centre for triathlon

More than 100 competitors turn up at fitness centre for triathlon

25 May 2022

More than 60 people took part in a 160-metre swim, followed by a 17-kilometre cycle and finishing with a gruelling three-kilometre run


Giftware store finds itself a permanent home after two years operating out of a horse box

24 May 2022
Giftware store finds itself a permanent home after two years operating out of a horse box

Giftware store finds itself a permanent home after two years operating out of a horse box

24 May 2022

A south Norfolk-based oil rig manager’s hobby for buying and selling giftware products continues to grow into a viable business


Businesses across town band together to make hamper auction for mental health charity

23 May 2022
Businesses across town band together to make hamper auction for mental health charity

Businesses across town band together to make hamper auction for mental health charity

23 May 2022

High street shops have pulled together to produce a charity hamper, which will be raffled off this summer


Plant sale in Eye raises £1,500 for Cancer Research UK

22 May 2022
Plant sale in Eye raises £1,500 for Cancer Research UK

Plant sale in Eye raises £1,500 for Cancer Research UK

22 May 2022

The 22nd incarnation of the event saw hostas, perennials and other garden plants on sale to raise money for Cancer Research


Shock as painting hung up at family home for 60 years worth up to £50,000

21 May 2022
Shock as painting hung up at family home for 60 years worth up to £50,000

Shock as painting hung up at family home for 60 years worth up to £50,000

21 May 2022

The painting, by 19th century French painter Jean Victor Louis Faure, had hung up at an unsuspecting family's home for almost six decades


Villagers express horror after Ukraine flags are spray painted in Nazi graffiti

20 May 2022
Villagers express horror after Ukraine flags are spray painted in Nazi graffiti

Villagers express horror after Ukraine flags are spray painted in Nazi graffiti

20 May 2022

Council officials have branded the vandalism as "absolutely unacceptable"


Association management firm celebrates 15 years in business

19 May 2022
Association management firm celebrates 15 years in business

Association management firm celebrates 15 years in business

19 May 2022

From organising award ceremonies to beating the Government in a High Court battle, the firm has taken on some mammoth tasks in its 15 years


Supper Club launches latest event to celebrate Middle Eastern cuisine

17 May 2022
Supper Club launches latest event to celebrate Middle Eastern cuisine

Supper Club launches latest event to celebrate Middle Eastern cuisine

17 May 2022

A village coffee house has been transformed into an Arabian banquet


Police appeal for information after Nazi symbols spray painted on Ukranian flags

16 May 2022
Police appeal for information after Nazi symbols spray painted on Ukranian flags

Police appeal for information after Nazi symbols spray painted on Ukranian flags

16 May 2022

Officers believe that three reports involving Nazi symbols being spray painted on Ukrainian flags and a property over the last few days are linked


Generous donation from charity sees defibrillator installed at high school

16 May 2022
Generous donation from charity sees defibrillator installed at high school

Generous donation from charity sees defibrillator installed at high school

16 May 2022

A national charity has provided the defibrillator to offer potentially lifesaving help for students


Specialist school reverses fortunes after glowing Ofsted report

15 May 2022
Specialist school reverses fortunes after glowing Ofsted report

Specialist school reverses fortunes after glowing Ofsted report

15 May 2022

The school, for children with autism, has impressed inspectors two years after receiving an 'inadequate' rating


Council commission flocking birds sculpture to go up in town centre

14 May 2022
Council commission flocking birds sculpture to go up in town centre

Council commission flocking birds sculpture to go up in town centre

14 May 2022

The sculpture, named Flock, has been designed by London-based art collective toyStudio


Tributes paid to 'one of life's characters' Roger Browne following death last month

13 May 2022
Tributes paid to 'one of life's characters' Roger Browne following death last month

Tributes paid to 'one of life's characters' Roger Browne following death last month

13 May 2022

Friends have shared their memories of the 78-year-old, who once booked none other than The Beatles to perform at the Corn Hall in Diss


Dad takes on 400-mile bike ride to raise funds for children’s hospice that cared for his son

12 May 2022
Dad takes on 400-mile bike ride to raise funds for children’s hospice that cared for his son

Dad takes on 400-mile bike ride to raise funds for children’s hospice that cared for his son

12 May 2022

Ian Doe is preparing for an epic 400-mile bike ride to raise funds for the children’s hospice that cared for his son


Town’s only authentic Indian deli offers an up-close experience

10 May 2022
Town’s only authentic Indian deli offers an up-close experience

Town’s only authentic Indian deli offers an up-close experience

10 May 2022

A year since opening his delicatessen, Philip Mitchell has learned that the appetite for traditional, slow-cooked Indian cuisine is bigger than ever


Owner of new funeral parlour on a mission to reframe the conversation about death

09 May 2022
Owner of new funeral parlour on a mission to reframe the conversation about death

Owner of new funeral parlour on a mission to reframe the conversation about death

09 May 2022

A father-of-two is looking to break down some of the taboos about death as he opens up his own funeral parlour


Hedgehogs are ‘dying in droves’ across south Norfolk, warns sanctuary owner

08 May 2022
Hedgehogs are ‘dying in droves’ across south Norfolk, warns sanctuary owner

Hedgehogs are ‘dying in droves’ across south Norfolk, warns sanctuary owner

08 May 2022

Rural areas of eastern England have seen the largest decline in hedgehog populations in the past two decades


Town councillor decries 'heartbeaking' vandalism plaguing town

07 May 2022
Town councillor decries 'heartbeaking' vandalism plaguing town

Town councillor decries 'heartbeaking' vandalism plaguing town

07 May 2022

The local town council has been forced to fork out £223 to replace a swing set after it was destroyed by vandals last month


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