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Yesterday, 18:17
Suffolk County Council

Construction could begin next year on three new roundabouts within a 15 mile stretch of the A140 after plans were submitted for a second scheme on the main Norwich to Ipswich road.

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) have bared all for a naked calendar to raise more than £600 for the East Norfolk Ambulance Fund.

The region’s train operator is to scrap most of its first class trains to make room for more standard seating.


An operation targeting festive thieves has been launched in Diss.

Jim Squires

The deadline to nominate a South Norfolk business for an awards ceremony at Dunston Hall is closing in.

Michael Edney

An Anglo-Saxon gold treasure unearthed by a student while metal-detecting in Norfolk has been named the UK’s museum acquisition of the year in a national poll.

Norfolk County Council

A new Wetherspoons branch opening around September is expecting to recruit up to 60 staff.

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Diss Sport

Yesterday, 13:51

Jason Cook has resigned as manager of Diss Town with the club languishing near the foot of Thurlow Nunn League Division One North.

Harleston Magpies got back to winning ways in East League Premier A when they beat West Herts 5-2 at Weybread.


North Walsham ran in 11 tries to record a comprehensive derby win in miserable conditions at Scottow.


The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a breeding ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2018 Formula 1 season.

Stuart Webber

Diss turned in a disappointing display to go down to their fellow strugglers at Mackenders.

John Bergin

Diss Events

The cast of this year’s pantomime in Diss, Dick Whittington, have said how excited they are for the show’s opening on Wednesday.


Butterflies come into being through a remarkable transformation from caterpillars. That sense of emerging into a new life is something that Norfolk taxidermist, entomologist and artist Jenna Lingwood can identify with and butterflies were her starting point.

United Kingdom

He must be very busy what with checking who has been good, overseeing his team of elves and ensuring his reindeer will be ready for the big day, but Father Christmas is still finding time to visit Diss.

Santa’s sleigh has made its return this Christmas in Harleston to raise both good cheer and money for local good causes.

Archbishop Sancroft High School

They may not have had the multi-million pound budget of the likes of John Lewis but one Norfolk business has not let that stop them producing their own quirky Christmas film just as memorable as anything the national chains can do.


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