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Date set for Diss Annual Town Meeting

Diss will hold its Annual Town Meeting starting at 6pm on Wednesday, May 11, with all residents welcome to attend.

Sun, sea and cheaper roaming charges from Saturday

If you’re heading to the continent for a short break this bank holiday weekend - good news! From Saturday 30 April EU regulations mean it will cost you less to use your smartphone outside the UK.

Pet fraud warning over fake puppies and kittens for sale

A national fraud agency is warning animal lovers after a spate of fake pets for sale online.

Travis Perkins fined £2 million after death of customer

A leading builders’ retailer has been fined £2 million following the death of a customer in an “accident waiting to happen”.

Mid Suffolk appoints new leader

Mid Suffolk District Council has appointed its new leader.

ROUND-UP: London Marathon runners hail ‘incredible’ experience

As the almost 40,000-strong field of runners set off on the London Marathon, each one had their own story behind why they were taking on this most gruelling challenge.

Final care home of £60 million project is officially opened

Residents and staff at a Bury St Edmunds care home were joined by the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk today in celebrating its official opening.

Work begins on major Long Stratton business and housing development

A disused site in Long Stratton is set to be rejuvenated with a major commercial and residential development, after building works commenced earlier this month.

Hoxne pupils embrace healthy living at Diss Morrisons

Teachers at a north Suffolk school are confident pupils will choose healthy foods over sweets, after a supermarket visit broadened their knowledge of healthy living.

A teenager when first child was stillborn, Dickleburgh mum launches charity fundraiser

As a teenager expecting her first child, Hannah Day spent the last month of her pregnancy planning her unborn baby’s funeral.

Framlingham man “closes chapter” after return to Sierra Leone

A wheelchair user from Framlingham said a chapter has closed on part of his life after successfully heading out to Sierra Leone nearly 30 years after his first visit.

Brome recycling centre to reopen and boost for Morningthorpe facility

Brome Community Recycling Centre will reopen on Monday following successful negotiations, Mid Suffolk District Council has confirmed.

‘No new talks planned on East Anglian devolution deal’, minister warns

Negotiations on devolution proposals for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire will not be re-opened, despite widespread concern about them, according to a government minister.

Peterborough pensioner wanted in connection with Norfolk thefts

A Peterborough pensioner is wanted in connection with two thefts.

Headway gets £20K grant to help Suffolk and Norfolk brain injury survivors back to work

A new project from the charity Headway Suffolk that aims to get brain injury survivors back to work this summer has been awarded funding by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.

Wanted man arrested in Diss

Police arrested a wanted man in his late teens in Diss on Friday night.

Wortham homeowner warns residents to be vigilant after chicken thefts

A Wortham homeowner is warning people to be vigilant after claiming two of their chickens were stolen this week.

Villagers called upon to ‘Speak Out for Stradbroke’

Stradbroke residents are being called upon to have their say after a neighbourhood plan questionnaire was delivered to every home in the village.

Parish council, MP and county councillor express disappointment at Hopton surgery closure

A parish council, county councillor and local MP have expressed their disappointment at the announcement the GP surgery in Hopton will close in January.

Asda singled out for ‘ripping off shoppers’ with misleading ‘was/now’ prices

ASDA has agreed to change its price promotions such as multi-buy deals after the competition watchdog singled it out during an investigation into supermarket pricing tactics.

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