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A councillor has expressed dismay at the planned closure of a Long Stratton bank and is urging bosses to rethink their decision.

Mike and Lesley Bowen have collected hundreds of pairs of shoes for their 'Try Walking In My Shoes' shoe sale. raising money for St Nicholas Hospice Care. The shoes are being stored by Coleman Removals in Diss who are also sponsoring the event. Philip Coleman (Middle), a Partner at Coleman Removals is pictured with Mike (L) and Lesley (R)

A thousand pairs of boots, sandals, flip-flops, platforms and brogues in all sizes, colours and shapes will be on sale in Diss Methodist Church on Saturday in aid of Bury St Edmunds-based St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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Children from St Mary's School in Long Stratton try out their new trampoline donated by the local Lions branch.

Well-behaved pupils at a Norfolk primary have an extra bounce in their lunchtime steps thanks to an unusual addition to their play area.

Long Stratton
Armed Forces Day in Diss, 2015
1070 Diss Squadron Air Training Corp.
L-r  back: Cadet Max Wheeler, Cadet Leo Cairns, Flt Lt Mike Spraggons
Seated: Cadet James Bevan.

The market place in Diss was turned into a tribute to the nation’s armed service personnel past and present.

Police are investigating three burglaries

Police are linking three burglaries that happened in Diss and Tibenham between Wednesday and Thursday.

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Richard Gooderham, 72, has gone missing fromt his home in the village of Redgrave, near Diss. 
There are concerns for his welfare as he has Alzheimer’s disease.

A man who was reported missing from his Suffolk home has been found safe and well.

Banham Community Centre - Frank Foster-Wright and Geraldine Sayers Cowper with member of the community and fayre organisers

Lifesaving equipment has been installed in the heart of a south Norfolk village.

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Diss Sport

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Norfolk Cricket League

Norfolk League Division One leaders Happisburgh chased down 200 to overcome bottom side East Harling, writes Tim Porter.

New Zealand's Atunaisa Moli, center, is tackled by England's Charlie Ewels, left, and Will Owen during the Rugby Junior World Championship final match at Cremona's Zini stadium, Italy, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

England’s hold on the World Rugby Under-20 Championship title came to an end, with former Diss Rugby Club junior Will Owen among the players beaten by New Zealand.

Jon Callard
England's Joe Marchant (left) and Will Owen in action against France during the 2015 RBS Six Nations U20 match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Former Diss Rugby Club junior Will Owen is set to start for England in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship final in Italy this evening.

Jon Callard
Cricket

So far this season, the Norfolk Cricket League – sponsored by Stadia – has seen an incredibly high percentage of games played, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout

Football round-up

Friday, June 12, 2015
DOUBLE: League and Cup winners Attleborough U12s, with managers Paul Allen and Rob McGeachy.

Hethersett Athletic is already preparing for the 2015/2016 season when it will be running 12 teams from Under-8s to adult. For the first time the club will have two Saturday men’s sides thanks to an amalgamation with the former Marlborough Old Boys club. Teams for the season will be Under-8s (two sides), Under-9s, Under-10s, Under-11s, Under-13s, Under-14s, Under-16s, two men’s Saturday and two men’s Sunday sides.

Diss Events

What the Butler Saw at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Leah Giorno

Joe Orton’s hilarious farce What the Butler Saw comes to the Maddermarket Theatre, plus comedy, music a family show and acclaimed cellist Richard Tunnicliffe. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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Cromer Pier Summer Show 2015

Glitz and variety return to the seaside with the Cromer Pier Show, comedy, a chiller in the theatre and music from Trevor Nelson and a former member of Kraftwerk. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Entertainment

The Plantation Garden

A pop-up cinema is set to spring up in the Plantation Garden in Norwich next month.

Norwich
Lord Mayor's Celebration fireworks 2014.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

With the Lord Mayor’s celebrations just days away, reporter Kieran Lynch gives you 15 things which you should not miss this weekend.

BBC
Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies?!

Acclaimed Luisa Omielan ponders sex, love and body issues in her latest show, theatre at Southwold Arts Festival, classical steel guitar, jazz, a family show and where to spot art stars of the future, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

United Kingdom
Norwich Sound and Vision 2015. Palace.

Music and media festival Norwich Sound and Vision is set to return to the city for a sixth year with a packed programme of entertainment and debate.

Norwich
91-year-old Mary Jenkins is collecting the GoGoDragons! stickers.

Norwich’s colourful clan of GoGoDragons! has captivated people of all ages, but at 91 years of age could Mary Jenkins be the oldest person collecting our GoGoDragons! stickers?

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Superstock 1000 championship leader Josh Elliot will hope to build on his Snetterton victory at Knockhill this weekend, aboard his Bowthorpe-based Morello Racing Kawasaki. Photo by Barry Clay

Norfolk’s British Superbike series contingent makes the trek north to Knockhill circuit this weekend – minus one member.

Sam Gaughran, left, has left Lowestoft Town. Picture: RICHARD LAND/FOCUS IMAGES

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher insists he’s working overtime to bring defensive reinforcements into Crown Meadow.

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Cringleford's Joe Skipper (right) takes bronze at the 2015 World Long Distance Triathlon Championship in Sweden.

He’s the Norwich triathlete who became number three in the world – but Joe Skipper’s sights are already set on yet more success before the summer is done.

Norwich
Norfolk Alliance Division One - Acle v Lowestoft. Acle celebrate the wicket of Nathan Garrod.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

An eighth wicket stand of 94 between Jason Reynolds and Michael Eccles proved to be the key to a narrow victory that took Swardeston 25 points clear at the top of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Norwich
Ravine Rip Up hill cycle race on the promenade at Gorleston.

Picture: James Bass

Cyclists put their pedal power to the max when they took part in a speedy uphill dash in Gorleston - marking the first of what is hoped to become an annual event.

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