County Council tax share at maximum to pay for social care

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

Harleston, Norfolk. Brothers Gary and Shaun Hynd, have opened G&S Auto Services in Harleston 


Brothers team up to launch new Harleston business

Two brothers who have both travelled the world as military engineers have teamed up to open a new auto repair service.

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green   PICTURE: Mecha Morton

More tax rises proposed to protect frontline services

Three more organisations moved a step closer to setting their council tax share this week.

Diss, Norfolk. Mere Street


Diss traders hope new group will boost footfall

A new traders’ group is in the early stages of formation to help promote business on a town centre street.

County Hall Norwich

Union boss condemns Norfolk County Council allowance hike

Union leaders have condemned Norfolk county councillors’ refusal to overturn plans to increase their allowances by more than 10 per cent.

Thatchers Needle - Diss

Pub chain lodges plan for new hotel and retail units for Diss

A national pub chain has lodged plans to build a 27-bedroom hotel in Diss.

Group managing director, Stephen Fenby. Submitted picture.

Midwich sees in new year with a re-shuffle at the top

It was not only the Government that was having a reshuffle on Monday as one of Diss’s largest employers announced some switches of its own.

Aspall Cyder is now part of Molson Coors

Transatlantic brewer takes over Aspall Cyder

The 290-year-old family-run Aspall Cyder company has been taken over by the trans-Atlantic brewing giant Molson-Coors.

Simonds Coaches is hoping to recruit more drivers, and talk of an industry shortage.

Pictured: Carl Lummis

Looking for a job that could really take you places? Simonds offering potential drivers the chance to get behind the wheel

Are you looking for a career which could really take you places?

Ed Sheeran. Photo: SWNS

Diss venue denies superstar Ed Sheeran will be performing a New Year’s Eve set after barrage of phone calls

A Diss sports club has denied Framlingham-raised superstar Ed Sheeran will be performing a set at their New Year’s Eve party following a barrage of phone calls from his fans.

Police news.

Driver caught in Dickleburgh was three times over the limit

A drink driver who was three times over the limit was caught by police just days before Christmas.

Jo Garden, MENTAs Senior Business Adviser,

Menta Start Right workshops will continue through 2018

MENTA is offering free business-skill workshops to enterprising start-ups in Suffolk or Norfolk.

Suffolk County Council will keep 100 per cent of the county's business rates in 2018/19

Suffolk to pilot scheme for councils to keep business rates

Suffolk will be one of 10 pilot areas to test local authorities keeping all of the business rates gathered.


TRAFFIC INFORMATION: Works will see Diss road closed for eight weeks in January

Frenze Hall Lane in Diss will be subject to roadworks for eight weeks from next month – resulting in a temporary road closure.

MDEP-09-12-2017-021 Christina and Amy Lewis help with the planting

PICTURES: Community out in force as social enterprise branches out in Roydon

The words ‘Roydon’ and ‘community’ have been appearing in the same sentence fairly regularly in the Diss Express in recent weeks.

A car has crashed into the Garboldisham Fox Inn, causing some damage. 

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

‘There was a huge bang and a crash’ recalls Garboldisham Fox committee director after car hits historic pub

Drinkers at a Norfolk pub celebrating a year since its opening are counting their lucky stars after a car smashed into the building.

There will be a ten-day closure on the Norwich to London line over Christmas. Photo: Network Rail.

Norwich to London line set for a 10-day closure over the festive period

Rail passengers on the Norwich to London line – which passes through the Diss Express area – are being urged to check their journeys this Christmas with more works planned.

Attlleborough Academy students were given a live and interactive lesson on the importance of road safety. Pictured is presenter and accident victim Thomas Semmons, Attleborough Sixth Form volunteer Elliott Lascelles and two members of the emrecency services from #Impact.

‘Moving’ lesson on road safety for Attleborough Academy Sixth Form students

Students at a Norfolk sixth form were “deeply moved” after being given a live and interactive lesson on the importance of road safety.

Stephen Fenby, managing director, Midwich Group. Submitted photo.

Latest purchase from Diss’s Midwich is a ‘sound’ acquisition

Midwich, one of Diss’s largest employers, has continued its run of purchases after acquiring Sound Technology.

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