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Pulham Primary School are having a new extension built. Pictured is the area the new classroom will be built.

A south Norfolk primary school has been granted planning permission to build a new reception class area.

A £5 deduction for a security key fob has pushed a Norwich firm onto the government’s “name and shame” list of national minimum wage offenders.

Norwich
Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Police have arrested two men after the Co-operative store in Market Place, Harleston was broken into at around 4am this morning.

Dennis Cross from Diss has spent most of his life collecting postcards depicting scenes from the town and surrounding villages.

He’s been collecting postcards since 1973 and cannot put a number on how many he has. But Dennis Cross is not thinking of bringing a halt to his collecting yet.

Needham
A team of ladies from the Diss area are taking part in the Ride The Night cycle around London to raise money for cancer charities.

A group of women from the Diss area are gearing up for a pedal-powered fundraiser that will see them cycle through the streets of London at night.

London
Heather Babb, with Diss and District Rotary Club president Dick Mitchell

The president elect of the Diss and District Rotary Club is preparing to fly to India to help immunise children and babies against polio.

Rotary Club
Staff and customers at Mere Moments in Diss, celebrate last years overall prize award.

The search is on to find the best independent retailer in south Norfolk with people in Diss, Harleston and Wymondham asked to vote for their favourite shops.

Martin Wilby

Crime

Yesterday, 09:47
Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Police have arrested two men after the Co-operative store in Market Place, Harleston was broken into at around 4am this morning.

Diss drink driver loses chance of new job

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Picture: James Bass

A woman has lost the chance of starting a new job as a carer after she admitted drink-driving.

Diss
Norfolk Police are appealing for witnesses

A man suffered facial injuries after he was attacked by a gang of males in Forncett St Peter, near Long Stratton.

Norfolk Constabulary. Picture: James Bass

An advertising banner has been stole from outside the post office, in Market Place, Diss.

Home owner disturbs burglars in Diss

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Police appeal for witnesses after a burglary in Diss. Photo: Steve Adams

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men broke into a house on Frenze Road, in Diss.

Diss

Health

Mon, 07:00
Norfolk County Council
A Wellbeing Festival for mental health across south Norfolk is held at the Connaught Hall in Attleborough, hosted by the ABCD Project which is run by SOuth Norfolk CCG it brings together all the services available to people.

Resources to help people across south Norfolk nurture their wellbeing have been drawn together at a community festival.

Mental Health Campaign. 

Matthew Thornton leading the group  The Way Out Society  Charing Cross Centre, Norwich for people who suffer from anxiety. Photo : Steve Adams

Being able to go out with friends for a meal and drinks is something most people don’t think twice about.

But for those who suffer with anxiety, it can be a major problem – having to make sure they know where the exits are, finding it hard to eat in front of people and having nervous thoughts.

Norwich
Cataracts, pictured, can affect anyone in both eyes, but experts and campaigners are surprised and worried about a change of process by South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

Patients who develop a common sight problem face having surgery on one eye but not the other as health bosses tighten up the rules for certain types of surgery.

NHS
Elderly people are being told to keep warm this winter - but many can't afford to.

Official figures show a surge in winter deaths among the elderly last year.

Norfolk Community Foundation
Hearing aids on the NHS could be restricted to some patients in South Norfolk.

The chief executive of a Norfolk support group is warning that elderly people with hearing problems will be left isolated if health bosses push ahead with cuts to audiology services in a bid to save much-needed cash.

NHS

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Education

Friday, January 29, 2016
Martin Wilby
Brockdish School faces an uncertain future.

All avenues to save Norfolk’s smallest primary school from closure have been exhausted, councillors have been told.

Merryfields Playschool in Diss has received a good rating in their OFSTED report.

A Diss playschool is celebrating after inspectors gave it the seal of approval and said it was a stimulating place for children to attend.

Diss
Launch of the new Harleston schools trust at Archbishop Sancroft High School with the Bishop of Thetford.
The Bishop of Thetford with representatives of the schools that make up the trust from Archbishop Sancroft, Alburgh with Denton, Brockdish and Pulham Primary schools

Five schools in the Harleston area are celebrating after the creation of a trust that is said will enrich the experiences of their pupils.

Archbishop Sancroft High School
Long Stratton High School.

Staff at a high school are being consulted about holding a ballot on industrial action, following a row with governors.

John Wilson
Brockdish School faces an uncertain future.

A public meeting is to held about closing a Norfolk primary school which only has 12 pupils attending lessons.

Norfolk County Council

Business

Wed, 07:00
America
Some of the classic cars being worked on in the workshops. Signwriter Paul Banham working on paintwork.

In a concrete-clad building on a former Second World War air base, historic Formula One racing cars continue to be restored in the original Lotus workshops set up by Colin Chapman in Hethel.

The A11 looking towards Norwich from the Elveden bridge.

MPs and business leaders have hailed the “once-in-a-generation” chance to turn the dualled A11 into a technology corridor, bringing a half-billion pound boost and thousands of jobs to the region.

Elizabeth Truss
Clive Chapman of Classic Team Lotus which is based in the original workshops at Hethel, surrounded by the history of Lotus' racing heyday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An iconic sports car brand will accelerate its growth plans after councillors gave the green light to a workshop expansion.

The Diiss Business Forum Christmas lunch with David Young as guest speaker

An inaugural lunch to help connect businesses in Diss and celebrate Christmas at the same time has been hailed as a success.

Salvation Army
The new team at the Manor House in Wortham

A village pub has re-opened under a new name following a £150,000 investment.

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Yesterday, 09:47
Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Police have arrested two men after the Co-operative store in Market Place, Harleston was broken into at around 4am this morning.

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Wed, 07:00
Some of the classic cars being worked on in the workshops. Signwriter Paul Banham working on paintwork.

In a concrete-clad building on a former Second World War air base, historic Formula One racing cars continue to be restored in the original Lotus workshops set up by Colin Chapman in Hethel.

Read more
America
Yesterday, 11:53

A £5 deduction for a security key fob has pushed a Norwich firm onto the government’s “name and shame” list of national minimum wage offenders.

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Norwich
Pulham Primary School are having a new extension built. Pictured is the area the new classroom will be built.

A south Norfolk primary school has been granted planning permission to build a new reception class area.

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Archbishop Sancroft High School
Yesterday, 18:07
Artist Susan Gunn at her new show at Mandells Gallery in Norwich.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Finding beauty in cracks and flaws is a key inspiration for artist Susan Gunn, and a new Norwich exhibition showcases some of the highlights of her striking works from the past decade.

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