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Teams wanted for Causeway Bowls Club Open Drive

The Causeway Bowls Club in Diss is hosting their Open Drive on Saturday, with spaces still available for teams to enter.

Horse and rider stuck in the mud in East Harling

Emergency services were deployed to East Harling early yesterday afternoon following reports of a horse becoming stuck in thick mud.

Crews from Norfolk and Suffolk tackle field fires in Braiseworth

Fire crews from Norfolk and Suffolk were called to a field fire in Braiseworth on Saturday.

Funding cuts force ‘dial-a-ride’ bus in Norfolk and Suffolk to adapt

A trustee of a highly valued community bus initiative has warned of funding cuts and the need to find other sources of cash and support if the service is to have a successful, sustainable future.

CAT OF THE WEEK: Pretty Bella needs a home

Bella is a pretty five-year-old tortoiseshell female.

COLUMN: MP Dr Dan Poulter - ‘Be thankful, not frustrated, at harvest time’

Harvest, a time to celebrate agricultural life and its profits

Saffron Housing promises fixes for ‘unsafe’ Diss green

Tenancy provider Saffron Housing Trust confirmed it would be making amendments to a well-used green in Diss from next week and admitted that it should have addressed safety issues surrounding the area much sooner.

Days of Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks recreated on Diss Corn Hall stage

It was somewhat of a tradition in Britain at 4pm on Saturdays to tune into the World of Sport and watch the wrestling.

OBITUARY: Bernard Edwin Grugeon Hall

A large congregation were present for the funeral service for Bernard Edwin Grugeon Hall, known as Eddie, aged 93 years, to celebrate his life which was held at St Mary’s Church, Wortham on Friday, August 8.

READER LETTER: ‘Public sector workers do not have it so easy’

While I understand that K. Mortimer was annoyed by recent public sector strikes, I consider some of the comments both unfair and inaccurate.

READER LETTER: ‘Saffron Housing’s fireplace policy makes me dread winter’

I was glad to see your front page story about Saffron Housing’s policy of removing woodburners and open fires and block up fireplaces (Home is where the hearth is, August 8).

READER LETTER: ‘Mervyn Lambert had ample opportunity to buy Bressingham Chequers’

How arrogant of Mervyn Lambert to assume that Mr and Mrs Knox-Johnston would be interested in an offer to buy the Chequers Inn (Let me buy pub, Diss Express, August 22) so recently after they had purchased it.

READER LETTER: ‘People can’t expect a small market town like Diss to have big city services’

Oh dear, K Mortimer (Letters, August 15) does seem to have a burr in his/her breeches about working for a living. It smacks of sour grapes to me.

CATS OF THE WEEK: Can you help this perfect pair?

These friendly four-year-old girls, Buttons and Spot, were given up due to a relationship breakdown as neither partner wanted them, even though they are affectionate, playful and sweet-natured. They are used to living with children but would prefer to be your only pussycats if possible, and they have never lived with dogs before.

READER LETTER: To save lives we need professionals setting speed limits, not the public

I was disappointed to read that Richard Bacon is calling for measures which would result in more deaths on Norfolk roads (Richard Bacon says local people need greater say over speed limits, August 15), in which he was said to favour allowing small numbers of noisy individuals to be allowed to influence the setting of speed limits.

Short stay traveller sites plan withdrawn by Suffolk County Council

A consultation into the creation of three official Gypsy and traveller sites across Suffolk has been scrapped by Suffolk County Council.

Restaurant and rooms at The Oaksmere herald a hotel revival

After half a year’s renovation, The Oaksmere in Brome has opened its doors to diners.

READER LETTER: Weatherspoons and Marstons would never have been interested in Bressingham’s Chequers pub

In your article (Let me buy pub, August 22) the owner, Mr Knox-Johnston, somewhat disingenuously suggested that Marstons and Wetherspoons could have purchased the Chequers for significantly less than new builds in Diss. Had he bothered to spend three minutes online, he would have discovered that the minimum requirement for both companies, to be 6,250 sq ft.

Success for natural world art exhibition at Redgrave and Lopham Fun

Over £1,200 of artwork was sold at an exhibition held at Redgrave and Lopham Fen last weekend.

Denton duo raise £3,000 for MS after starting cycle ride across Europe

A pair of budding fundraisers from Denton have set off on an enormous five-day cycle trek through continental Europe, the culmination of a series of events that have raised over £3,000 to fight multiple sclerosis.

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