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A south Norfolk pub has reopened its doors to customers after seven years – with further improvements in the pipeline from its owner.

Eye Town Hall. 
Photo: Denise Bradley

The first Eye Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, September 19 in the north Suffolk town.

Eye
J D Wetherspoon wants to open a pub in Diss

A planning application by pub chain J D Wetherspoon to build a pub by the Mere has received the backing of town councillors. Diss Town Council’s planning committee has approved of the application for the new pub at King’s Head Yard, which has been submitted to South Norfolk Council.

South Norfolk Council
Aiden Bloss at home in Stradbroke with mum Emma and sister Libby.

Starting high school may be seen as a routine event, but for one Suffolk boy it is an impressive milestone in a life that could have been very different.

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn at Open, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Labour party leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn is set to appear at commemorations to mark the longest running strike in British history.

Great Yarmouth
New Buckenham fete in the village hall. . Photo : Steve Adams

Hundreds of residents of a Norfolk village did not let the bad weather ruin their annual day of fun activities and picking up bargains.

Jonny Cox and Amy O'Donnell who travelled from Oxford for the fete

A motley crew of pirates gathered together in the south Norfolk village of Gissing at the weekend.

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Diss Sport

Premier Division

Walsham le Willows may feel the pent up frustration of league leaders Norwich United at Plantation Park this afternoon.

Jason Armes scores the third goal for Diss. Photo: JOHN HUTTON

Diss Town 3 Needham Market Res 1

Ben Lewis

Roger aiming to drive Diss to success

Friday, August 28, 2015
Paul Marjoram, dealer principal at A W & D Hammond Ford, handing over the sponsored car to Roger Coombs, head coach at Diss Rugby Club.

With the new season about to start the players of Diss Rugby Club are raring to go after narrowly missing out on promotion last season, when they were pipped in the play-off final in the last five minutes.

Diss Rugby Club
Sam Page heads home to put Diss Town 2-1 up against March Town.

Stowmarket 1 Diss Town 4

Ben Lewis

In a thrilling climax to the Division One title race Snettisham hosted leaders Hockwold with a 12-point deficit to make up.

Diss Events

GoGoDragons! Duelling Dragons unveiled at Riverside, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

From inspiring artists and teachers to vibrant venues putting on a fabulous variety of entertainment – a great array of stars of the Norfolk arts scene have been nominated for our EDP People’s Choice Awards.

Norfolk Entertainment

Myleene Klass Norfolk 3

Celebrity Myleene Klass has returned to her home county in an emotional BBC documentary about the Norwich Blitz.

Norwich
Why not pay a visit to Holkham Hall this weekend? Picture: Ian Burt

Find the best things to do in Norfolk this weekend with our guide to what’s on.

Norwich
GY Food Festival

Anticipation is building for the fourth annual Great Yarmouth Food Festival which was officially launched this week.

GoGoDragons! 2015. Simon Bobby and Anita Vigrass with their neice and nephew Molly, 10, and Jack Largent, 12, with Webby at Websters Estate Agents on Unthank Road.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich’s GoGoDragons! are to fly off from our city’s streets this weekend following a summer that has seen thousands of people flock to the city to seek out the 84 fiery beasts.

Norwich
Fletcher Thomson and Josh Lee. Picture: Clare Burgess/City College Norwich

Budding singers with dreams of performing to sell-out crowds have been auditioning for their big break, as Britain’s Got Talent scouts visited the city.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Sport

Sam Nunn has joined Lowestoft Town.

Lowestoft Town’s search for a new defender has finally borne fruit after Sam Nunn signed a two-year deal with the Blues from Needham Market for an undisclosed fee.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Stamford at The Walks - Lynn Manager Gary Stechell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Gary Stechell is hoping to see his side take out their recent frustrations on high-flying Poole Town this afternoon.

Swardeston CC celebrate winning the 2014 EAPL title.

A place in the history books awaits for Swardeston, as they attempt to wrap up their fourth consecutive East Anglian Premier League title today.

Costessey Sports Club cricket club secretary Graham Taylor.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A Norfolk cricket ground faces closure as it emerged its survival would cost a town council more than £1,000 per match.

Tim Porter
Stars guest Jacob Thorsell. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars suffered their first home defeat of the campaign last night to leave their Elite League play-off hopes hanging in the balance.

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