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A Norfolk village shop that stocks a range of tipples that puts many supermarkets to shame has been named the best off licence in the country.

It was at the heart of the Harleston community for 30 years, and now a petition to save the former Apollo Club from the bulldozers and re-open it as a community church has attracted hundreds of signatures.


People are being urged to report illegal fishing on Norfolk’s rivers during a crackdown as part of the angling close season.

Environment Agency

An annual event that celebrates everything about South Norfolk is set to receive a £12,000 funding boost from the Arts Council.

Keith Kiddie

Walkers will undertake a 36-mile trek from Diss to Norwich as part of a fundraising effort by a woman who has fought back from cancer.

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

A conservatory firm has collapsed leaving hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt.

Work to repair the pavement in a South Norfolk village will see the road closed and traffic diverted.

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Diss Sport

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Charlie Webb

The derby between Debenham Leisure Centre and Diss Town ended in a 1-1 draw, although the only real winner on the day was the wind which had a major effect on the play.

After a gap of 15 years, the region will again be represented on the British Touring Car Championship grid with the announcement of EXCELR8 Motorsport’s entry after its purchase of the MG6 cars and race licences.


Harleston Magpies took the derby honours in the East League Premier Division when they beat Norwich City 3-1 at The Nest.


The NR F1 Podcast – taking Norfolk’s Formula 1 legacy and turning it into chatter – previews the 2019 season and Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Martin Brundle

Diss Town were beaten by the team directly above them in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One North table, despite leading at half-time.

Harleston Town

Diss Events

A classic of American theatre is set to be toured to theatre and villages halls by an acclaimed local theatre company.

University of East Anglia

Works by some of the finest East Anglia ceramicists, along with studio master potters, feature in the first exhibition dedicated solely to ceramics at Diss Corn Hall.


Make sure to pack your marmalade sandwiches as Paddington train rides are coming to Norfolk this summer.

From the news strippers which were needed in Watton, to the headline which told the world about the parrot that “meows like a cat”, headlines from the Eastern Daily Press and its sister titles can reveal the more quirky aspects of Norfolk life.

Three best friends from Norfolk who are members of a motocross freestyle group are the subject of a new TV show.

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