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School bus petition signed by three times more people than have filled in county’s consultation

A petition against Suffolk’s school transport changes has been signed by more than 6,470 people yet only 2,099 have taken part in the county council’s consultation on it.

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Police are hunting a man who mugged an elderly woman in a Haverhill street

Norfolk Police targeting drivers using their mobile phones

Police in Norfolk are targeting drivers using their mobile phones behind the wheel as part of a week-long campaign.

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Road closed in Hempnall after incident with a lorry and tractor

The B1527 road in Hempnall has been closed by police after a collision between a lorry and a tractor.

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Father Philip Gray with the figurines of the Three Wise Men which were damaged

Mendlesham priest touched by help offers after Three Wise Men vandalised

A clergyman says he has been touched by offers of support after figures of the Three Wise Men were vandalised at his church.

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Roydon campaigners launch fundraiser for defibrillator in village

A Facebook group originally set up to try to stop a South Norfolk village from becoming smaller has now broken the halfway point in another community quest – raising money for a piece of life-saving equipment.

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Hartismere High School student says bus cuts would be ‘catastrophic’

A student has called Suffolk County Council’s plans to cut its spending on free school bus passes as ‘catastrophically damaging’ for her fellow pupils.

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The Martin family: Helen , Katie, James, Henry, Vasco the dog and Sarah. The family found the payload in a field near their home in the Lophams. Submitted picture.

Students prove pigs can fly as payload search ends in South Lopham

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a pig-shaped balloon plus payload ... off course and hurtling towards a field in Norfolk.

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Traders call for calm in the Diss Heritage Triangle

Diss Shopkeepers urge calm in town centre

Shopkeepers in Diss have issued a message to residents: keep calm and shop on.

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Diss, Norfolk. Traffic Congestion on Vinces Road.

Norfolk County Council allocates £1 million for road improvements in Diss

Norfolk County Council has allocated £1 million for road improvements in Diss.

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Diss Town Council decides council tax precept

Diss and Harleston decide council tax precept for coming year

Two town councils have decided their council tax precepts for 2018/19 – but still have until April to change their minds.

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MDEP-17-01-2018-004 Local artist Gill Starkie  painted images with words to raise money for EACH

Forncett St Mary artist prepares to raise thousands for Each with artwork

The stroke of a pen and a swish of a paintbrush will be doing much more than creating artwork – as an artist is aiming to raise thousands for a good cause.

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Muntjac deer stuck in railings rescued by fire crew in Diss

A fire crew from Diss got a bit closer to nature this morning after rescuing a muntjac deer which was stuck in railings.

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Diss Town Council decides council tax precept

Could you be Diss’ next town councillor? Two vacancies available at Diss Town Council

Have you ever wanted to be a part of Diss Town Council?

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Drink driver arrested in Dickleburgh disqualified from driving after blowing three times the limit

A drink driver who was three times over the limit has been disqualified from driving.

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A pothole awaiting 'reactive repair' near West Row

Suffolk County Council moves to fill holes in its roads and budget

Suffolk County Council plans to borrow £21 million to resurface and repair the county’s roads over three years.

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Police and crime commissioner ‘should oversee Norfolk’s fire service too’, new report suggests

The office of Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) should oversee the county’s fire service too, a new report has suggested.

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More than 200 arrested through Christmas drink and drug driving campaign in Norfolk and Suffolk

Police have revealed more than 200 people were arrested during the Norfolk and Suffolk Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, with more than 2,700 people breathalysed.

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As Diss Town Council prepares to decide final precept, how do towns across the area compare?

As Diss Town councillors prepare to decide on a potential 15.3 per cent rise in their part of the council tax bill, the Diss Express has looked at other town councils – both on and off patch – to see how much their residents are paying.

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Man charged in connection with robbery and having an offensive weapon in Harleston

A man has been charged in connection with a robbery in Harleston which happened last year.

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COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES: Councillors defend decision to increase allowances

Councillors have defended a decision to push ahead with a 10 per cent hike in their allowances – despite a last-minute bid by opposition members to reverse the proposal.

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