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The Duchess of Cambridge has praised East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) as a "truly heart-warming example to us all" in a letter of support.

The June full moon is almost upon us, but why is it called the strawberry moon and when will it arrive?

Norfolk is being warned to brace itself for thunderstorms, torrential rain, hail and lightning which could hit the county in the coming days.

Actress Joanna Lumley and Lebanon hostage Terry Waite have paid tribute to a Suffolk writer for laying bare the horrors of the Second World War with powerful, untold testimonies from soldiers who served in it.

A Norfolk couple who watched on helplessly as their Grade II listed thatched cottage went up in flames are now living in the charred aftermath of the blaze.

A mother has been left scared to drive after rocks thrown from oncoming cars damaged more than 50 vehicles - including one carrying her newborn baby.

Norfolk police has been carrying out patrols on the Norfolk and Suffolk border following the recent spate of objects being thrown at cars.

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Diss Sport

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Great British Cycling Festival comes to Norfolk this June, offering fun, free activities and everyone is invited to share in the action of this exciting spectacle.

Harleston Town have appointed Nicky Howell and Nathan Stone as joint managers after the club were unsuccessful in their appeal against relegation to the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

There were contrasting finishes in the Diss Cycling Club's road races at North Lopham, with the men's race won by Matt Day after a long solo break, while the women's race saw Becky Ridge prevail in the tightest of sprints.

It is one of the world's fastest growing sports, tipped as a future Olympic event, and now a Norfolk sports club has looked to be first to take advantage of the boom in padel tennis.

Harleston Magpies Under-12s girls came agonisingly close to winning the National Championship at Nottingham, losing 1-0 to Sevenoaks in the final.

Diss Events

The Christmas panto season may seem a long way off but plans are already taking shape for the Diss show with talented local youngsters getting the chance to star.

For such a little instrument, the humble ukulele seems to be making an awful lot of noise these days. And this weekend it's the star of the Diss Ukulele Day.

A local theatre group has dedicated its latest production to the memory of one of its long standing members who has died suddenly.

Diss will become the land that time forgot when the annual carnival takes place this weekend, turning back the clocks to a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

A Lego-mad dad is looking to build a show dedicated to the humble coloured bricks that will draw both youngsters and passionate adult enthusiasts.

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