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Gislingham villagers form group in bid to stop 40 homes plan

Concerned Gislingham residents with fears over an outline planning application for 40 homes have formed a group in a bid to stop the plans being given the green light.

MEMORY LANE: A ‘golden’ occasion at the Wortham RBL

These photos are from a Wortham Royal British Legion (RBL) Branch meeting, held at the Dolphin Inn, on October 5, 1981.

Diss Citizens Advice Bureau boosted by Pension Wise service

The Diss, Thetford and District branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau is the only one chosen in Norfolk and Suffolk to offer a new advice service in the wake of changes to how people can access their pension pots.

Norfolk residents call for crackdown on neglect of horses

Residents in the Diss area are urging for a greater crackdown on the inadequate care of horses and ponies after another animal was found abandoned in a poor condition.

Bright and beautiful Pulham Market fair

After almost three years of planning the Upper Waveney Women’s Institute Exhibition of Produce and Craft 2015 took place in Pulham Market Memorial Hall on March 31 and April 1.

Residents express concern over Bressingham bio-digester proposal

A proposal to construct an renewable energy facility in Bressingham that would turn farm waste into bio-gas has been met with concerns from villagers over its potential impacts on the area.

MEMORY LANE: Revealing a longer history of the 1070 Diss Squadron Air Training Corps

Leslie Burrows of Roydon contacted the Diss Express to correct and shed more light on the photo we ran of the 1070 (Diss) Squadron Air Training Corps last month.

Bereavement sessions return to Diss and Attleborough

Bereavement sessions aimed at helping people cope with the loss of a loved one will return to Diss and Attleborough next month.

FEATURE: Could 2015 be the year for Redgrave-rockers Walkway?

From playing at a barbecue to 65 people in their back garden in 2006, to supporting Status Quo at Holkham Hall in front of more than 8,000 last summer, the rise of Redgrave rockers Walkway has been meteoric – and they’re not finished yet.

Stradbroke Parish Council votes in favour of 54-homes plan

Stradbroke Parish Council has supported plans for 54 new homes in the village.

Damage to wall at Eye castle prompts police appeal

Damage to walls at Eye Castle has prompted police to appeal for information.

Parliamentary candidates confirmed for Diss Express constituencies

The build-up to the 2015 General Election is in full swing following the announcement of the prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) across the Diss Express area.

Motorist escapes injury after 4x4 ends up on roof in Diss

A motorist escaped injury after his 4x4 rolled onto its roof in Diss last night.

Diss Town Council strongly opposes 100 homes plan for Frontier Agriculture site

Diss Town Council says it is strongly opposed to the idea of a potential 100-home development at one of the town’s major industrial sites, on the grounds the town infrastructure could not sustain it.

Rickinghall Inferior Church’s funding bid fails

A bid to obtain a £67,000 government grant to go towards the repairs of the roof at Rickinghall Inferior Church has proved unsuccessful.

CAT OF THE WEEK: Marnie

Marnie is featured as this week’s Cat of the Week.

Happy birthday Quackers Club!

TODAY: Ruby-Rose Batram, 3, of Rectory Road, Dickleburgh. TOMORROW: Willow Bennet, 11, of Shelfanger Road, Diss.

Eye weight-loss expert recognised for service

A weight-loss expert from Eye has been recognised for the work she carries out in helping others lose weight at a local group each week.

Diss guides win Easter contest

The window display of a estate agents in Market Hill, Diss, was decked out in Easter-themed pictures as part of a contest involving the local girl guides group.

Remember to register for right to vote in General Election

Residents of south Norfolk aged 18 and above who are not currently registered to vote are being encouraged to get online within the next three days to ensure they will be able to participate in the General Election next month.

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