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Yesterday, 16:14
Keith Kiddie

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

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.

Councils across the region are hoping their high street woes will be relieved by getting a share of a government fund for revitalising town centres – but competition is stiff for a slice of the £675m.

Are you running the London Marathon this year? Have you got a story worth telling?

A provisional date has been set for an inquest into the death of popular cafe owner from Debenham, who died following a crash on the A1120 at Ashfield.

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Diss Sport

Tue, 18:18
Jack Tipple

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.

Jack Tipple

Diss Events

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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Dick Whittington, a pantomime with a hint of truth is this year’s production by Onward Players an integrated theatre group based in Harleston.

Archbishop Sancroft High School

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