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Trees are root of the problem for Hoxne Vodafone customers

A Hoxne mother has been forced to travel between five to ten miles to receive phone signal as tree growth has affected the Vodafone mast in the village.

Chance to see International Space Station over East of England tonight

The International Space Station (ISS) will glide across ​the East of England night skies ​this week​.

Roadworks to start in Great Moulton

Roadworks to improve High Green and Frith Way in Great Moulton are due to start on Thursday.

Woman suffers allergic reaction after sting in Starston

A woman has been hospitalised after an allergic reaction to a wasp sting in Starston this morning.

Man taken to hospital after medical incident in Fressingfield

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called to Fressingfield last Thursday after a man in his 60s suffered a medical incident.

Jewellery, cash and tablet stolen in Great Moulton burglary

A large quantity of jewellery, cash and a Samsung Galaxy tablet were stolen in a Great Moulton burglary last Wednesday.

Record first day crowds at Old Buckenham Air Show

A burst water main couldn’t dampen spirits as record crowds flocked to the Old Buckenham Air Show yesterday.

Motorbike set alight in Bungay incident

A motorbike was deliberately set alight in Bungay during the early hours of this morning, fire service chiefs say.

Fuelling days past in Diss

We welcome back Memory Lane this week with a look at the days of the R. Coller and Sons coal yard sited alongside Diss station.
Diss historian Dennis Cross has supplied these two charming photos of those days, one from about 1920 and the other from May 24, 1950.

LETTER - ‘Stop the speeding on Stanley Road in Diss’

For the past five years, we have been lobbying the local council to do something about the speeding traffic along Stanley Road in Diss.

From patient to doctor: Diss graduate Abigail’s inspiring story

For any student, graduating from university is one of life’s milestones, but for Abigail Hensley, it means more than most.

Power cable brought down during Ashwellthorpe fire

Electricity engineers had to be called this afternoon after a power cable was brought down during a fire in a corn field.

Extra £5.3 million to be spent on Norfolk broadband connections

An extra £5.3 million investment should “virtually eliminate” broadband inequality in Norfolk, officials have claimed.

Diss war veteran receives medal for role in Arctic Convoys

Second World War veteran Jacob Bowhill has spoken of his immense pride in being honoured by the Russian government for his services on the Arctic Convoys.

COLUMN: Cat of the Week - Phoebe

Phoebe is a pretty and sweet natured long-haired tortoiseshell cat, aged approximately seven years old.

LETTER - ‘Heartfelt thanks to good samaritan’

I wish to thank a good samaritan who came to my family’s aid during a shopping trip to Diss on July 6.

COLUMN: The Eating Tree - ‘Help make fruit friands a lasting cake trend’

The friand is a very dainty, delicate little cake, originally from France but now very popular in Australia and New Zealand and I have a sneaking suspicion that they will soon be widely eaten here, too.

Why East of England is a great place to retire to

The East of England is the one of best areas to retire to, according to a new report.

Eye gas power station approval was for ‘good of the nation’

Politicians, councillors and community groups all voiced opposition to plans for a £200 million power station for Eye, but ultimately they were unable to stop its approval.

Young Starston singer a star of the future after national contest win

Singing sensation Breeze Redwine has been crowned winner of her age category at national competition, TeenStar.

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