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Diss free parking announced for lead up to Christmas

A free parking initiative in Diss planned for the weekends leading up to Christmas promises to increase shopper footfall and allow local businesses to reap the benefits.


Feline Care were called in to take in Pops as he was found by the police, confused and worried, with his owner who had died suddenly.

Air ambulance called to collapsed woman in Forncett St Peter

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called to a woman who had collapsed in Forncett St Peter on Monday.

Advice on how to stay safe at Halloween and bonfire night to be offered in Harleston

Police are to offer residents in Harleston advice on how to stay safe at Halloween and bonfire night.

Framlingham’s Ed Sheeran has album nominated for People’s Choice Awards

Framlingham singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has his latest album ‘X’ nominated in the prestigious People’s Choice Awards in America.

Hartismere School’s Harvest Fair - with a twist

Last Friday pupils from Haristmere School, Eye, held a Harvest Fair - with a twist.

About 100 jobs lost as major Diss employer shuts down

The closure of a long-established Diss business has led to job losses which the Diss Express understands to total about 100.

Appeal for information about a travelling Gipsy

A Gipsy woman who travelled around the north Suffolk and south Norfolk area during the 1930s and 40s is the subject of a Diss Express reader’s appeal.

Richard Bacon calls for local views on Diss A1066 traffic bottleneck

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon is calling on Diss residents, businesses and visitors to give him their views on the town’s most notorious traffic blackspot.

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss ‘committed to food production’ in wake of solar subsidy cut

South West Norfolk MP and Environment Secretary Liz Truss says she does not want to see the productive potential of farmland “wasted” and its appearance “blighted” by solar farms after it was confirmed a taxpayer subsidy to farmers and landowners for the schemes would be cut.

More than £1 million worth of damage caused in Winfarthing arson

A blaze which caused more than £1 million worth of damage to barns in Winfarthing is being treated as arson by police.

Mendlesham memorial service takes on extra special poignancy

This year’s Remembrance service in Mendlesham will take on extra special meaning with the dedication of a new memorial, four years after part of the previous one was stolen.

Injury by dangerous dog in Syleham leads to woman’s court summons

A woman is to appear in court after a person was injured by a dangerous dog in Syleham.

Harleston hedgehog found in goalpost proves to be lucky omen

Harleston Town Football Club may well have found a new mascot after a hedgehog was found in their goalposts following their last match.

LETTER - ‘Diss: past, present and future’

In my young days, 1930s/40s, we had two doctors practices in Diss, both run from private houses, Dr Vincent in Mount Street and Dr Peace and Dr Robinson in Victoria Road.

Weather warning for Norfolk and Suffolk as storm approaches UK

The Met Office has issued a weather warning to the entirety of Norfolk and Suffolk this morning as a result of the knock-on effects from Hurricane Gonzalo.

COLUMN: Helen Kennett - ‘Sometimes I wonder how people coped when war came’

About five months ago I was given the opportunity to share my research into Diss in the First World War.

Rail delays in Diss as vehicle strikes bridge

Trains were left delayed this morning after a vehicle struck a railway bridge in Victoria Road, Diss.

Opera and musical fusion in Harleston

A large crowd was treated to a unique fusion of opera and musical theatre during Bizet to Broadway’s recent performance at Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston.

FEATURE: A striking story about a village’s First World War fallen troops

One day in 1917, 97 years ago, a man paid an unexpected visit to the small church of St Mary in Burston.


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