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The Diss Arts festival has announced its line-up which plans to showcase local and national talent in the heart of the town.

One of the photographs that failed to auction

Photographs of the Queen and Royal Family in the 1930s found in a Norfolk home failed to be auctioned off in Diss yesterday.

Sharon Loome and Helen Nauls of Mere Moments

They are essential in making market towns in south Norfolk a pleasant and worthwhile experience for visitors and residents eager to spend their money.

Motorbike theft appeal in Harleston

Norfolk Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Harleston.

Armed police are this morning at a disturbance in Kings Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Thieves have stolen the registration plates of a car in East Harling.

Eastgate House, Thorpe Road, Norwich, where Norfolk Coroner's Court is situated in the ground floor. Picture: Denise Bradley

A man who died after crashing into a tree, was nearly three times over the drink-drive limit, an inquest has heard.

Public exhibition at Hempnall Village Hall when visitors could see plans for proposed wind turbines in the village; Villagers Geoff Moulton, foreground, Rob Johnson and Trevor Shurmer, right, with SHOWT banners outside the village hall.

Plans for a controversial wind farm in south Norfolk have been dropped much to the delight of campaigners.

Crime

Wed, 12:36

A man who died after crashing into a tree, was nearly three times over the drink-drive limit, an inquest has heard.

The police car which crashed at the bottom of Grapes Hill.

Norfolk Police has seen more than 30 of the force’s cars written off in the last five years - including one in a head-on collision with a bus.

Motorists in Norfolk and Suffolk have been warned to be aware of a potential roadside scam involving men claiming to have broken down.

An attempted murder probe has been launched

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident in Elmswell, near Bury St Edmunds this morning.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police are appealing for witnesses after a spate of burglaries at Carphone Warehouse branches in the region.

Health

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A north Suffolk health site is set to offer residents of Diss and the surrounding area a range of community health services,

Wymondham Leisure Centre

A major council investment of more than £4m will be poured into south Norfolk leisure centres in a bid to transform them into community hubs.

ERS Medical took over the patient transport contract in October.

Patients have waited for more than four hours for hospital transport following the awarding of a health contract to a private provider.

Gabrielle Pagan project co-ordinator and Jo Mountjoy-Dixondementia lead at Age UK Norfolk outside the Dove dementia Café held at the Diss United Reform Church.

The opening of a new café in Diss has propelled the town forward as a dementia-friendly community.

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Education

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Most academy groups provide services to their schools, such a finance, legal and school improvement, usually funded by ‘top slicing’ part of each school’s government grant.

Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Eleven schools across our region could be at risk of government intervention after falling below a key target in the latest GCSE league tables.

Hazel Hallett at her new shop Party & Prom in Long Stratton

It is a tradition more associated with American schools, but now Norfolk schools are catching prom fever.

Children at work in the classroom.

A headteacher of a primary school in Long Stratton has spoken of her disappointment after an Ofsted inspection said the school “requires improvement” – and has demanded a re-inspection.

Business

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Three top family regional attractions have launched a recruitment drive for hundreds of seasonal posts.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The former Diss Co-Op, which closed down on Saturday

The Co-Operative store in Diss is set to close within weeks, leaving the site empty for at least six months until a new Aldi store moves in.

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Yesterday, 11:39
Sharon Loome and Helen Nauls of Mere Moments

They are essential in making market towns in south Norfolk a pleasant and worthwhile experience for visitors and residents eager to spend their money.

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Wed, 21:40
Emergency at the scene of the accident on the A149 near Catfield involving two HGVs and a pick-up truck.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A man has died after the pick-up truck he was driving crashed into two lorries on the A149 near Catfield.

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The Diss Arts festival has announced its line-up which plans to showcase local and national talent in the heart of the town.

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Yesterday, 17:09
One of the photographs that failed to auction

Photographs of the Queen and Royal Family in the 1930s found in a Norfolk home failed to be auctioned off in Diss yesterday.

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