Search

Latest Diss News

Attleborough
Colchester Print Group

An employee-owned commercial print business which had been trading in Norfolk for 40 years has closed, leading to the loss of 35 jobs.

Suffolk based Alpaca breeders David Cooper and Pauline Sandell took three of their Alpacas to Gatwick Airport to help British Airways promote their new route to Lima in Peru.

They can trace their ancestry back to deepest, darkest Peru.

So when British Airways wanted to promote a new flight from Britain to the South American country’s capital, Lima, these alpacas seemed the ideal candidates to help.

United Kingdom
The King's Head Inn

An on-going campaign to re-open a Norfolk village pub could end successfully by the end of this month.

Inn
Bella Chirodian from New Buckenham will be asking for donations instead of presents on her 50th birthday next month to raise money for a family in Zimbabwe.

For her 50th birthday Bella Chirodian from New Buckenham has asked her family and friends to not buy her any parents.

Defibrillators are being installed in Diss by the Rotarians. This one is outside Adkins Opticians and pictured are members of the Rotarians, First Responders, Ambulance Service and the Town Council.

A vital piece of lifesaving equipment has been installed in various places around Diss thanks to the Rotary Club of Diss and District.

Julian Mason
Ballots being counted at Suffolk Police Headquarters for PCC elections. 
Tim Passmore was the winner.

The Conservative’s Tim Passmore secured his second term as Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, it was confirmed this afternoon.

A fire has been tackled in Pulham St Mary

Firefighters and a farmer have tackled a deliberately started blaze that involved 20 tonnes of straw and a hedge on fire in Pulham St Mary, near Diss.

Crime

Ballots being counted at Suffolk Police Headquarters for PCC elections. 
Tim Passmore was the winner.

The Conservative’s Tim Passmore secured his second term as Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, it was confirmed this afternoon.

A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher

A man from Dickleburgh, near Diss, has been charged with drink driving after his black Audi crashed into a house.

Diss
The Greyhound pub

A man in his late teens who was wanted by police was arrested in Diss on Friday night.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A man from Palgrave, near Diss, has admitted to sexually assaulting a woman in Diss .

Norwich Crown Court
Norfolk Police

Six people are vying to be the next police and crime commissioner for Norfolk and will be pitched against each other in the last full week of campaigning, before elections on Thursday May 5.

Norfolk police

Health

Monday, March 28, 2016
Emma Blizard a Diss motorcyclist who suffered serious injuries in a crash in Stanton.

A motorcyclist who suffered serious injuries in a horrific accident is taking part in a charity cycle ride to thank hospital colleagues who treated her.

The Merge Bar and Restaurant, Dereham Road, Norwich, was one of the establishments which received the lowest possible score in the food hygiene ratings. Picture: Denise Bradley

Explore our interactive map to find out the latest food hygiene ratings for Norfolk’s restaurants, cafés and takeaways which have been inspected in the last six months.

Most Read This Week

Education

Thursday, April 21, 2016
John Wilson
Dr Roger Harris has become the headteacher at  Long Stratton High School

Long Stratton High School’s new headteacher has said his number one priority is to improve exam results.

Winners, left to right, back row: Harriet Bradnock, Jessica Read, Cllr James Joyce, Wendy Thomson (managing director of Norfolk County Council) Cameron Leitch, Greta Saripova. Left to right, front row: Charlotte Snell, Harvey Luker, Fleur Curson, Thomas Dewin

Nine young leaders are starting their first week as members of the youth parliament after winning elections which saw a record turn out.

Emily Fox, one Norfolk's current members of the youth parliament, took part in a debate in the House of Commons.

Thousands of young people are taking to their mobile phones to vote for their representatives in the Youth Parliament, with 26 candidates standing in nine constituencies.

United Kingdom
Old Buckenham Primary School has been judged

Pupils are celebrating after their school went from being judged “inadequate” to “good” across the board in just 12 months.

Click on our interactive map below to see inspection grades for individual schools. Picture: Google Maps

Ofsted inspection results for schools in Norfolk are improving faster than the national average, and neighbouring counties, according to the latest data released by the organisation.

United Kingdom

Business

Attleborough
Colchester Print Group

An employee-owned commercial print business which had been trading in Norfolk for 40 years has closed, leading to the loss of 35 jobs.

CVS in Diss. Chief executive is Simon Innes.

Veterinary giant CVS Group is eyeing expansion into Europe as it builds on the most acquisitive year in its history.

Ireland
Stephen Fenby, MD of Midwich at Diss, distributers for audio visual products. Picture: Denise Bradley

Audio-visual specialists Midwich Group, based in Diss, is expecting to raise £75.2m by floating on AIM.

BBC
Stephen Fenby, MD of Midwich at Diss, distributers for audio visual products. Picture: Denise Bradley

A major technology distributor with employs more than 400 people at its Diss base is taking a step into public ownership by floating on AIM.

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton - On the production line. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Pork producer Cranswick has flown further into the poultry market with the acquisition of north Suffolk-based Crown Chicken in a £40m deal.

United Kingdom

Most Read

Colchester Print Group

An employee-owned commercial print business which had been trading in Norfolk for 40 years has closed, leading to the loss of 35 jobs.

Read more
Attleborough
Defibrillators are being installed in Diss by the Rotarians. This one is outside Adkins Opticians and pictured are members of the Rotarians, First Responders, Ambulance Service and the Town Council.

A vital piece of lifesaving equipment has been installed in various places around Diss thanks to the Rotary Club of Diss and District.

Read more
Julian Mason
Suffolk based Alpaca breeders David Cooper and Pauline Sandell took three of their Alpacas to Gatwick Airport to help British Airways promote their new route to Lima in Peru.

They can trace their ancestry back to deepest, darkest Peru.

So when British Airways wanted to promote a new flight from Britain to the South American country’s capital, Lima, these alpacas seemed the ideal candidates to help.

Read more
United Kingdom
Bella Chirodian from New Buckenham will be asking for donations instead of presents on her 50th birthday next month to raise money for a family in Zimbabwe.

For her 50th birthday Bella Chirodian from New Buckenham has asked her family and friends to not buy her any parents.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:21
A fire has been tackled in Pulham St Mary

Firefighters and a farmer have tackled a deliberately started blaze that involved 20 tonnes of straw and a hedge on fire in Pulham St Mary, near Diss.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 10°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up