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Kevin Hurst is a trainee reporter on the Bury Free Press and Suffolk News and has been with the company for more than five years.

Pupils praised for guide dog fund-raising efforts

12 March 2022
Pupils praised for guide dog fund-raising efforts

Pupils praised for guide dog fund-raising efforts

12 March 2022

The primary school pupils have managed to raise more than £2,000 for the Guide Dogs Association


Toolbox taken during barn burglary

09 March 2022
Toolbox taken during barn burglary

Toolbox taken during barn burglary

09 March 2022

Police are appealing for information on the break in.


Pubs come together for mental health training

09 March 2022
Pubs come together for mental health training

Pubs come together for mental health training

09 March 2022

"Pubs have big role in mental health"


Exhibition hopes for 'chat' about controversial issues

08 March 2022
Exhibition hopes for 'chat' about controversial issues

Exhibition hopes for 'chat' about controversial issues

08 March 2022

The exhibition is open to the public until March 26.


World War Two aircraft crashes near town to be commemorated

07 March 2022
World War Two aircraft crashes near town to be commemorated

World War Two aircraft crashes near town to be commemorated

07 March 2022

The town's Royal British Legion will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the two fatal crashes that happened on the same day.


Railway museum giving top award for 'Shreddie' restoration

07 March 2022
Railway museum giving top award for 'Shreddie' restoration

Railway museum giving top award for 'Shreddie' restoration

07 March 2022

"I'm sure that our team's success is an inspiration to many other small heritage railway projects around the country."


World Book Day picture gallery: costumes celebrating fictional favourites

06 March 2022
World Book Day picture gallery: costumes celebrating fictional favourites

World Book Day picture gallery: costumes celebrating fictional favourites

06 March 2022

Across the Diss Express area, we were sent in pictures of people donning costumes for World Book Day.


Sanctuary hopes to find a home for mother Mildred

06 March 2022
Sanctuary hopes to find a home for mother Mildred

Sanctuary hopes to find a home for mother Mildred

06 March 2022

A pony, which has been a foster mum to many others at a horse sanctuary, is now hoping to find a home of her very own.


Will gets career back on track with town record shop opening

05 March 2022
Will gets career back on track with town record shop opening

Will gets career back on track with town record shop opening

05 March 2022

The former gardener has made the jump after rediscovering one of his first loves during lockdown.


Former Diss police officer who put ‘town to bed’ fondly remembered

05 March 2022
Former Diss police officer who put ‘town to bed’ fondly remembered

Former Diss police officer who put ‘town to bed’ fondly remembered

05 March 2022

He was heavily involved in the town, helping with the annual carnival and was well known in sporting circles.


Men sentenced to a total of 38 years for drugs and firearms offences

04 March 2022
Men sentenced to a total of 38 years for drugs and firearms offences

Men sentenced to a total of 38 years for drugs and firearms offences

04 March 2022

The court heard the pair had travelled around the country and coordinated the purchase, supply and distribution of class A and class B drugs.


Trio of boys arrested in connection with criminal damage at village church

03 March 2022
Trio of boys arrested in connection with criminal damage at village church

Trio of boys arrested in connection with criminal damage at village church

03 March 2022

The boys were arrested and interviewed by police today.


Police hunt for wanted man with South Norfolk connections

03 March 2022
Police hunt for wanted man with South Norfolk connections

Police hunt for wanted man with South Norfolk connections

03 March 2022

Norfolk Police are trying to trace a man who is wanted for assault, criminal damage and breaching bail conditions.


Farmer issues reward for information on straw barn fire

03 March 2022
Farmer issues reward for information on straw barn fire

Farmer issues reward for information on straw barn fire

03 March 2022

Fire crews from Diss, East Harling, Harleston, Hethersett, Long Stratton, Watton and Wymondham were to the farm, at around 4am.


Diss man among pair jailed for conspiring to supply crack cocaine

02 March 2022
Diss man among pair jailed for conspiring to supply crack cocaine

Diss man among pair jailed for conspiring to supply crack cocaine

02 March 2022

One of the cars searched by police found crack cocaine with an estimated street value of between £100,000 and £350,000.


Manchester City FC keeper from Diss who went on to play a small part in FA Cup folklore

01 March 2022
Manchester City FC keeper from Diss who went on to play a small part in FA Cup folklore

Manchester City FC keeper from Diss who went on to play a small part in FA Cup folklore

01 March 2022

February 24 marked 100 years since the birth of a Diss goalkeeper, who would go on to play a little-known part in FA Cup history.


Award-winning sugarcrafter set to close the door on Diss Sweetie Shop

25 February 2022
Award-winning sugarcrafter set to close the door on Diss Sweetie Shop

Award-winning sugarcrafter set to close the door on Diss Sweetie Shop

25 February 2022

It will be The Sweetie Shop's last day of trading tomorrow.


Driver arrested following A143 crash with motorbike

17 February 2022
Driver arrested following A143 crash with motorbike

Driver arrested following A143 crash with motorbike

17 February 2022

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist sustained life-changing injuries following a serious collision this morning.


CCTV footage released after shop robber armed with knife given 10 year sentence

07 February 2022
CCTV footage released after shop robber armed with knife given 10 year sentence

CCTV footage released after shop robber armed with knife given 10 year sentence

07 February 2022

A man who tried to rob two convenience shops with a knife has been given a 10 year sentence.


Robin puts his lockdown passion into full focus with first exhibition

07 February 2022
Robin puts his lockdown passion into full focus with first exhibition

Robin puts his lockdown passion into full focus with first exhibition

07 February 2022

The youngster was so taken by wildlife photography that he quickly moved on to a professional camera – with some spectacular results.


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