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Diss and district survey reveals what public want most

The chairman of a Diss and district neighbourhood planning group says he has been encouraged by the response to a recent consultation on the future of the district.

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Dr Dan Poulter MP

Suffolk MP Daniel Poulter cleared in misconduct probe

Suffolk MP Daniel Poulter has been cleared over allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards female colleagues.

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Nicola Beach, who will be joining Suffolk County Council as Chief Executive in the summer of 2018

County’s new chief executive

Suffolk County Council has appointed a new chief executive, following a unanimous recommendation by the its Staff Appointments Committee.

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Deborah Sarson, Diss town clerk, Paul Curson, chair of Roydon Parish Council, Mike Bootman, chair of the steering group,  Corinne Moore, Scole Parish Councillor and Graham Moore, chair of Scole Parish Council. Picture: Chris Morris

Residents in Diss and neighbouring parishes urged to have their say

People in Diss and the surrounding parishes are being urged to give their views on how the district should develop.

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Council plan to invest in Norfolk's future.

Norfolk County Council rejects ‘scaremongering’ finance report

Norfolk County Council is facing a cash crisis and its leadership has no idea how to tackle it, its main opposition leader has claimed.

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Finlay McPherson,14, standing as a youth politician

Hartismere High School pupil aims for Westminster

A budding politician is launching his campaign to join the UK Youth Parliament.

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Minister vows to keep up pace of broadband upgrades

Minister vows to keep up pace of broadband upgrades

The minister responsible for broadband has told a meeting of Norfolk councillors work will carry on until everyone can be properly connected.

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Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council offices

South Norfolk and Babergh Councils vote to raise tax share

Two more councils have decided their share of the council tax bill.

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Suffolk's last chief executive Deborah Cadman

Hopes for new Suffolk County Council chief executive by Easter

Suffolk County Council hopes to be able to appoint a new chief executive by Easter – more than six month after its last one, Deborah Cadman, left to run the new West Midlands Authority.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk’s cabinet backs 4.99 per cent tax rise

A council tax rise of 4.99 per cent and budgets cuts of £27 million were approved by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet yesterday.

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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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Eye Town Hall

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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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.

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Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP, Dr Dan Poulter.

COLUMN: Dr Dan Poulter MP – ‘I want to pay tribute to our dedicated public sector workforce’

As I sit to write this week’s column, it seems hard to believe that Christmas is already behind us and the new year is looming on the horizon.

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West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock made culture secretary

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

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Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP, Dr Dan Poulter.

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP makes ‘vigorous’ return to Parliament after period of ill health

MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has returned to Parliament after a period of ill health.

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County Hall Norwich

BREAKING NEWS: Norfolk County Council to consider further tax hike

Norfolk County Council is to consider raising council tax by more than it originally planned, it has announced this afternoon.

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Diss scenes. The Mere and park.

Diss Town Council to meet tonight to decide whether to increase its precept by 15.3 per cent

Diss Town Council will meet tonight to decide whether to increase the tax bill for the town’s residents by 15.3 per cent.

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Eye, Suffolk. Paddock House on Wellington Street. ''Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Council has a plan for ‘Padlock House’

It is referred to by some in Eye as ‘Padlock House’.

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Parking in Diss - Morrisons

Diss Town Council and Heritage Triangle Trust object to retail units plan at Morrisons

Diss Town Council and the Heritage Triangle Trust have both objected to a proposal to build four mixed-use retail units in the Morrisons car park.

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