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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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John Taylor, author of I Will Find You.

Five-star tale author to sign books in Diss this weekend

A Cambridge author will visit Diss in December to sign copies of his latest book – which has garnered rave reviews on Amazon.

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Commodore Matt Harrison OBE Royal Navy, Lee Storer (MD AD), Toni-Anne Storer (Operations Manager) Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire James Buxton and Colonel Tom Redgate 7th Infantry Brigade. Photo: Tan Enness.

Attleborough firm ‘proud’ to receive prestigious award from the Ministry of Defence

The managing director of an Attleborough firm says he was proud after they received an Armed Forces Covenant Silver Employer Recognition Scheme award from the Ministry of Defence.

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Counting the cost of parking: How did your council fare?

The subject of car parking is nothing new for residents in the Diss Express area – but new figures have revealed that councils are paying the price to provide parking.

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Broadband boost for South Norfolk homes

A Norwich-based company has been chosen to help homes and businesses in South Norfolk not covered by the Better Broadband for Norfolk Scheme.

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Crown Chicken Kenninghall are expanding their site with �13M investment.

Nearly 400 jobs could be created as Cranswick reveals plans for £54 million chicken processing plant in Eye

Hundreds of new jobs are set to be created in the Diss Express area after plans for a new £54 million chicken processing plant in Eye were unveiled.

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