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Residents of a south Norfolk market town are gearing up to unlatch their gates as part of Harleston Open Gardens.

The Thatcher's Needle on Park Road in Diss. Picture: Kate Royall

Plans for four retail units on land off a busy Diss road have been submitted.

South Norfolk Council

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash in Newton Flotman.

Jon Clemo, chief executive of the Norfolk Rural Community Council. Photo: Bill Smith

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

Eaton
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.

Diss
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.

Crime

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A motocross bike has been stolen from a house in Forncett St Peter.

Luke Wall.

A Norwich man jailed for a string of distraction burglaries is being sought by police after he breached the terms of his release from prison.

Norwich
Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

An elderly couple in Barningham, near Thetford, have been left extremely distressed after they were targeted by distraction burglars who stole cash and jewellery.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

A minibus and a van have been stolen in burglaries in Burston, near Diss.

Ford
Police are appealing for information

Tools have been stolen from a white Ford Transit van while it was parked at West Way in Tacolneston.

Ford

Health

Friday, June 26, 2015

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

Tom Gillingwater 28 - Simon Dazeley 46, Daniel Whitby 31, Kyle Kenneally 18, Steve Cox 55, Chris Witmore 37, Dermot Chapman 53, Mark Porter 34,  Jake Wright 24, Ross Lomax 24 pose for the calender.

A group of men from across Norfolk and Suffolk have bared all for a male cancer charity.

Harleston
Marcus Dunn, 7, of Wicklewood, recovering from acute leukaemia, getting ready to go back to school for a few hours. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The mother of a little boy who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia just before Christmas has told how she has been “overwhelmed” by the support of family, friends and even strangers through the darkest days of his illness.

Norwich
Diss Leisure Centre
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

The results of a £150,000 makeover will be unveiled on Monday when Diss Leisure Centre opens its doors to the public.

Diss
Around 80 toddlers are admitted to accident and emergency units in hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney each month

Around 80 toddlers are admitted to accident and emergency units at hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney with injuries each month, new figures have revealed.

Norfolk County Council

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Education

Mon, 10:58
Long Stratton

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

the eye grammar school reunion

This picture shows nearly 200 people sharing fond memories of classroom fun and lessons from the 1930s to the 1960s as they enjoyed a school reunion.

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Tim Lewis with his children Naomi and Josh with children from Mendham Primary School using newly opened children's  education centre on their Shotley farm

A new farmland education centre has opened to teach people of all ages where their food comes from.

Ford
Children from Scole Pre School celebrate their new play area.

Pre-school children in Scole, near Diss have been enjoying a new play area designed specifically for fun 
and learning.

Frankie Philips with his design and members of schol staff

A pupil at Harleston Primary School has won £200 for his school in a national competition by demonstrating his knowledge of the importance of getting your five a day.

Harleston

Business

08:00
South Norfolk Council

Plans for four retail units on land off a busy Diss road have been submitted.

Jon Clemo, chief executive of the Norfolk Rural Community Council. Photo: Bill Smith

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

Eaton
2 Sisters in Eye.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A chicken processing plant in Suffolk is to change hands next month with a halal meat operation taking over the site.

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Alistair Duffield, chairman and managing director of Duffields at Saxlingham Thorpe. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

To succeed in a turbulent marketplace, even a business steeped in tradition cannot afford to rely solely on its hard-won reputation – it must adapt, evolve and overcome. And nowhere is that more true than at agricultural animal feed supplier Duffields.

Norwich
Members of the Diss Business Forum

The Diss Business Forum has launched an membership incentives scheme aimed at encouraging more local companies to do business together.

Diss

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The Thatcher's Needle on Park Road in Diss. Picture: Kate Royall

Plans for four retail units on land off a busy Diss road have been submitted.

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South Norfolk Council
08:04

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash in Newton Flotman.

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10:41
Gardens in Harleston will be open to the public.

Residents of a south Norfolk market town are gearing up to unlatch their gates as part of Harleston Open Gardens.

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Yesterday, 15:06
Jon Clemo, chief executive of the Norfolk Rural Community Council. Photo: Bill Smith

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

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Eaton
Yesterday, 09:20
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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