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Morrisons in Diss hands over donation to Community First Responders

Christmas came early for the Diss Community First Responders as Morrisons supermarket selected them to receive a generous donation.

Rotarians defied the weather on Sunday for the St Nicholas Fair in Diss  to make the town that extra bit festive ahead of Christmas.

‘Splendid’ sleigh spreads Christmas cheer in Diss

Rotarians defied the weather on Sunday for the St Nicholas Fair in Diss – to make the town that extra bit festive ahead of Christmas.

The High Sheriff of Suffolk Geoffrey Probert (centre) visits directors and volunteers at The Bank, Eye. Photo: Zach Ward.

High praise from Suffolk High Sheriff as The Bank, Eye, looks ahead to 2018 after reopening

Suffolk’s High Sheriff arrived at The Bank in Eye to deliver some high praise on Tuesday – as the community resource looks ahead to 2018 after reopening.

MDEP-09-12-2017-003 Maths Teacher Helen Ball with her new A Level Maths Books

Career change leads Stradbroke maths teacher to textbook success

A Suffolk teacher is making an impact on young people’s education after changing her career.

Roadworks set for Diss in January

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.

Volunteers braved the cold weather for B4RN East Anglia's 'Day of Spades'. The volunteer-run group will bring hyperfast broadband to Scole. Picture: Ralph Cochrane / Creative Grid.

B4RN East Anglia volunteers brave the snow as Scole is set for hyperfast broadband

A volunteer-funded venture to bring hyperfast broadband to the Diss Express area has been busy digging towards the next step – with members braving snowy weather.

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.

MDEP-09-12-2017-005 Cengiz Bolat (Centre) with his staff and awards at Baileys Fish & Chips

A night to remember for Bailey’s Fish and Chips and South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band at awards evening

Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.

COLUMN: Dr Dan Poulter MP – ‘We must do our best to support our Suffolk economy’

Returning home to Suffolk after a demanding schedule in Westminster remains one of my favourite parts of the week.

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.

Police news.

Latest crime figures for the Diss Express area revealed

The latest crime figures for the Diss Express area have been revealed by Norfolk Constabulary.

The Big C Charity is due to open a new shop in Victoria Road, Diss

Pictured: Tracey Mayhew (Assistant Shop Manager at Wyndham) and Julie Hurst - Manager

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Norfolk’s cancer charity Big C to open new shop in Diss

Norfolk’s cancer charity, Big C, is set to open a new shop in Diss in January.

Cat of the Week - Can you find Pixi a home for the new year? Submitted picture.

CAT OF THE WEEK: Can you fulfil Pixi’s Christmas wish?

Pixi’s Christmas wish is to have a home for the New Year so he has an exciting new life to look forward to.

Daisy, a four-year-old Golden Labrador, was stolen from her home in Old Buckenham. Submitted picture.

Have you seen Daisy? Hunt continues for stolen dog from Old Buckenham

The search continues for a dog stolen from her home in Old Buckenham last month.

Alison Thomas, deputy leader, Norfolk County Council

COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES: Deputy leader says increase is under budget

The deputy leader of Norfolk County Council has defended the increase in councillor’s allowances – saying money will not be taken from anywhere else in the authority to cover the cost.

Stephen Askew. Photo: Bill Smith.

COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES: ‘I don’t want to take an increase’ – councillor for Guiltcross will not take extra allowance

A Norfolk County Councillor in the Diss Express area will not take his extra allowance – despite the authority passing a pay rise of more than 10 per cent for its members this week.

Fire news.

Fire crews extinguish house fire in Harleston

Two fire crews tackled a fire at a house in Kerridge Way, Harleston, yesterday.


Gissing village hall to be demolished making way for new residential property

A south Norfolk village is to bid farewell to its village hall after both the district council and parish council agreed it would prove too costly to maintain.

READER LETTER: Shop has lost a sale over 2p

READER LETTER: Shop has lost a sale over 2p

I had to go into Diss Garden Centre to buy some wire on Sunday. The total came to £4.98 and, at the check out, I was told that it had to be over £5 to accept debit cards.

Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSIT) have gone live across the East of England Ambulance Service

Ambulance flying squads aim to keep 999 crews moving

Five specialist teams have been set up by East of England Ambulance Trust to go to hospital emergency departments who keep 999 crews waiting.

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