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Bridgham solar farm decision deferred and “expected” to be heard on December 22

The fate of a 135,000, 174-acre solar farm proposed for Bridgham is “expected” to be decided on December 22, according to a spokesperson for Breckland Council.

Vehicle stolen in Harleston this morning

A car was stolen in Harleston earlier today while left with the engine running, prompting a police call for motorists to stay vigilant when defrosting their windscreens.

Help fill Santa’s sack in Diss in aid of hospice

The Co-operative Travel of Market Place in Diss has launched its tenth annual Christmas Toys Appeal in a bid to bring festive cheer to disadvantaged youngsters in the local community.

LETTER - ‘Start of a new age’

With reference to Rosemary Brumfield’s letter concerning Ellie Lamb, the travelling Gypsy, one time of Thrandeston, I had seen her as a young lad and spoke with her on one occasion.

Stradbroke and District RBL plans Christmas Gift Concert

The Stradbroke and District Branch of the Royal British Legion has planned a Christmas Gift Concert, at Stradbroke High School on Saturday, December 6 at 6.30pm.

COLUMN: Howard’s Health - ‘Chocolate and blue cheese? No problem’

We’ve all been there: hunger striking at 11am, 4pm or not long before dinner, a sudden craving for a quick, sweet energy boost.

Thelnetham windmill back milling flour once again

The millstones at a north Suffolk windmill are once again grinding wheat into flour powered only by the wind.

Fire services battle south Norfolk flooding incidents after weekend rain

Numerous instances of flooding required the intervention of emergency services on Sunday, after extended periods of heavy rainfall.

Roydon Primary School adopts new technologies

The days of the old blackboard, pieces of chalk and board rubber seem like a generation ago when to you step into a classroom at Roydon Primary School.

Date set for Harleston Christmas lights switch-on

Harleston is set to have some extra festive sparkle with the return of a charity Christmas lights display.

LETTER - ‘Support our cat charities’

I applaud the Diss Express for its Cat of the Week column, featuring delightful animals that simply want affection, a full tum and a comfortable home.

More train woe for Norfolk commuters as broken down train disrupts Norwich to London line

A broken down freight train in Chelmsford has disrupted the Norwich to London line, which runs through Diss, this morning.

Finance manager who fled and changed name after stealing more than £141,000 from Eye company jailed

A trusted finance manager who went on the run and changed his name after stealing £141,000 from a family-owned company in Eye has been jailed.

Community urged to help fund Bank Arts Centre in Eye

The future of a community arts centre in Eye will be secured following the award of a national grant – but more than £22,000 must now be found to “clinch” the deal.

Diss Tesco store to hold festive food tasting sessions

A Diss supermarket says it hopes to inspire the festive mood of shoppers as it gears up to host special tasting sessions later this month.

Wetheringsett firm catering for ‘super obese’

There is an increasing caseload of morbidly obese pregnant women for health services around the world to deal with, but a shortfall in specialist equipment to cater for their needs.

Diss parking scheme ‘not easy to put in place’, says county council

A Diss housing estate’s parking issues look set to continue after a council spokesperson said the high level of public support needed and residents’ reluctance to pay an annual charge means parking schemes are not “straightforward to put in place.”

OBITUARY: Hazel May Lond

A celebration service was held for Hazel Woods on Wednesday, November 5 at St Mary’s church in Wortham, who died aged 71.

LETTER - ‘Chabby Wilby is a proud man’

While I thoroughly sympathise with the sentiments expressed in Simon Thompson’s letter last week, I feel I must write to put his and the general public’s minds at rest.

Pulham St Mary pub owner confident demolition plan will succeed

The owner of a Grade II-listed pub has told the Diss Express his planned demolition of the building “will happen”.


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