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Charity recognised by the Queen for its work supporting people during lockdown

Charity recognised by the Queen for its work supporting people during lockdown

Charity recognised by the Queen for its work supporting people during lockdown

Hour Community has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.


Hugging to return and further easing of restrictions confirmed from May 17

Hugging to return and further easing of restrictions confirmed from May 17

Hugging to return and further easing of restrictions confirmed from May 17

The PM has confirmed the third stage of the lockdown roadmap is going ahead from Monday allowing people to meet in larger groups, mix indoors and hug.


Infrastructure will be crucial to our recovery, says MP

Infrastructure will be crucial to our recovery, says MP

Infrastructure will be crucial to our recovery, says MP

“We need to build back better, and that’s going to involve investment in infrastructure, broadband and housing," Richard Bacon has claimed.


Tributes paid to Laura Turner-Hewitt, a year on from her death to coronavirus

Tributes paid to Laura Turner-Hewitt, a year on from her death to coronavirus

Tributes paid to Laura Turner-Hewitt, a year on from her death to coronavirus

At the time of her death, Miss Turner-Hewitt was believed to be one of the youngest people in East Anglia to die from the virus.


Covid rates in Diss continue to plummet

Covid rates in Diss continue to plummet

Covid rates in Diss continue to plummet

Coronavirus transmission has dropped to such a point that authorities are no longer sharing data on cases in much of the Diss Express area.


Pubs' concern over weather as they prepare for reopening

Pubs' concern over weather as they prepare for reopening

Pubs' concern over weather as they prepare for reopening

Pubs are installing a number of new outdoor offerings in preparation for Monday, but remain concerned over how the weather will affect their business.


Ceramics artist teaching the importance of smiling during lockdown with fundraising campaign

Ceramics artist teaching the importance of smiling during lockdown with fundraising campaign

Ceramics artist teaching the importance of smiling during lockdown with fundraising campaign

Heather Richards has been selling ceramics with a 'smiling eyes' design on them to stress the importance of smiling during the pandemic.


Hairdressers, shops and gyms in Suffolk can reopen on April 12, says PM

Hairdressers, shops and gyms in Suffolk can reopen on April 12, says PM

Hairdressers, shops and gyms in Suffolk can reopen on April 12, says PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says hairdressers, gyms, shops and beer gardens will be allowed to reopen in just seven days.


Diss vaccination centre announced

Diss vaccination centre announced

Diss vaccination centre announced

After a long wait, residents in Diss have been given a date for when a vaccination centre will open in the town.


Council leaders pay tribute to pandemic victims

Council leaders pay tribute to pandemic victims

Council leaders pay tribute to pandemic victims

Tributes were paid this week to the thousands of people to have died during the coronavirus pandemic – including almost 450 in the Diss Express area.


Teachers, parents and pupils across Diss welcome schools’ reopening

Teachers, parents and pupils across Diss welcome schools’ reopening

Teachers, parents and pupils across Diss welcome schools’ reopening

Teachers in the Diss Express area have praised the “calm and joyful” return of children to classrooms after months of home-schooling.


Government's lockdown roadmap divides opinion amongst Diss businesses

Government's lockdown roadmap divides opinion amongst Diss businesses

Government's lockdown roadmap divides opinion amongst Diss businesses

Business owners from different sectors in Diss are split on the Government’s proposed plan to ease lockdown measures.


51 positive results as surge testing ends

51 positive results as surge testing ends

51 positive results as surge testing ends

Almost 7,500 samples were collected during surge testing in Diss and Roydon, returning 51 positive results.


Town mayor goes beyond the call of duty to help out residents

Town mayor goes beyond the call of duty to help out residents

Town mayor goes beyond the call of duty to help out residents

Residents with no other means of getting to their vaccination appointments have found an unlikely saviour in their town mayor.


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