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Police seized a tipper truck full of scrap when they found it wasn’t insured.

Thousands of people lined the sun-kissed streets of Diss today for the town’s annual carnival.

Two Greater Anglia trains have been cancelled this morning.

A generous couple made a special delivery by motorcycle convoy to express their gratitude for the care staff at a Norfolk hospital gave to their daughter.

A town councillor has stepped down just six weeks after the authority filled its vacant spots on the council.

An Afghanistan veteran who has overcome adversity to raise thousands of pounds for charity has been honoured with the highest civic honours a town council can bestow.

Residents of a Norfolk market town were honoured for their contributions to the community at the town’s annual meeting.

A new pub and restaurant is soon to open in heart of a historic South Norfolk market town.

Police are warning people across Norfolk to be on guard after reports of generators, chainsaws and pressure washers being sold from vans.

An inspirational veteran and double amputee is set to be honoured with the highest civic honours a town council can bestow upon an individual.

Commuters travelling by train between Norwich and London faced serious delays today due to signalling problems.

A Norfolk audio-visual and lighting equipment distributor is looking to the west for growth opportunities.

A regional accountancy firm has bolstered its presence in Suffolk through a merger with another practice.

Here’s a look at some of the things you’ll only know if you live in Diss or grew up in the town...

An offshore wind farm in Norfolk has awarded the first clutch of grants from a scheme designed to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

The art of crafts is being celebrated during Makers’ Month at Norwich’s The Forum. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at 10 highlights from the festival.

Some of north Norfolk’s most vulnerable members of society have gathered in Cromer to put their questions to their MP.

A collapsed estate agent franchise had debts of more 
than half a million pounds 
when it went under, documents reveal.

Adults with learning disabilities in Cromer can put their questions on national and local budget cuts to MP Norman Lamb at a special event.

More than 200 nimble-fingered sewing fans from all over the county helped make dresses, skirts and handbags for needy Ugandan girls, as part of a project run by Sheringham’s Lighthouse Community Church to support a school in the troubled country.

Motorists are being warned to only travel if absolutely necessary tonight with gusting winds creating snow drifts and impassable roads, particularly in rural areas.

There was disruption on the train line between London Liverpool Street and Norwich this afternoon due to a 9ft snowdrift.

Trains have been cancelled, flights delayed and roads blocked as snow sweeps the region.

Rail customers travelling between Diss and Norwich should expect delays on the line.

The collapse of the East Anglian franchise of an estate agency has led to the loss of 21 jobs, administrators have confirmed.

An East Anglian estate agency franchise has collapsed into insolvency with the immediate closure of eight branches.

Veterinary business CVS Group saw turnover soar in the latter half of 2017 after investing £30m in practices.

It is was project which saw more than £3m invested into the heart of a South Norfolk market town.

International Random Acts of Kindness Day is on Saturday, February 17, here’s how to find the kind in East Anglia

Police have confirmed a person has died after being hit by a train in Norwich.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals who were jailed in Norfolk courts in January.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time

A councillor has resigned after a town decided to levy a 13.6pc increase in council tax against its residents this week.

Diss-based audio-visual equipment distributor Midwich is approaching the half-billion pound turnover mark after giving a improved trading update.

A man has been jailed after he pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods in relation to a string of burglaries in Norwich and Diss.

Can you spot the fuzz in this fuzzy snap?

Roads in a cluster of rural villages could be made more dangerous if more than 100 new homes are built in the area, residents have warned.

A South Norfolk radio station is launching a new show to champion the new music from local artists.

He has been the “solid rock” of the community for many years who has overseen a number of important changes, including helping to bring back his town’s Christmas lights.

Was Brockdish Hall the backdrop for a tragic tale which saw a Christmas bride entombed in a chest for 50 long and lonely years?

Holt Rugby Club will be maintaining a proud tradition when they stage their annual Boxing Day match at Bridge Road.

A business support organisation is bringing back a popular range of skills workshops for start-ups in Suffolk and Norfolk.

The chance to take home the finest and freshest centrepiece for Christmas dinner will bring hundreds of bidders to traditional poultry auctions across Norfolk this week.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car was in collision with a pub.

An audio-visual trade specialist in Norfolk is hitting the right notes after acquiring a £21m audio and lighting products distributor.

First snow comes and goes

Thursday, November 30, 2017

East Anglia has welcomed the first snowfall since last winter, but it is not expected to stick around.

Black Friday 2017 passed me by completely but apparently Britain’s online retailers won the battle for sales in the US-inspired event, with overall spending up on 2016 despite a drop in the number of shoppers visiting stores, writes Sheena Grant.

The country’s biggest vet services group, based in Diss, has warned customers they face higher prices as it struggles to recruit at its growing network of surgeries.

A new £54m chicken processing plant on the Norfolk/Suffolk border could create up to 400 jobs for the region.

Obituary: Trevor Heaton pays tribute to the remarkable Jeanne Le Surf, stalwart of Norfolk walkers for decades.

Police in South Norfolk are scanning the roads using the latest technology.

Youngsters from four Norfolk clubs have had the chance to play at the home of Aviva Premiership giants Leicester Tigers.

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious chest injuries after colliding with a car.

An East Anglian technology firm has been presented with its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

A mother has hit out at police for not investigating her son’s death 13 years ago, as she is still searching for answers surrounding the tragedy.

Services to and from Norwich Railway Station have been disrupted this morning due to a fault a signalling system.

A staggered junction with a poor accident record will be turned into a roundabout on a major road south of Norwich.

These are the 13 criminals Norfolk Constabulary is currently appealing for help to trace in the county with crimes ranging from sexual assault to attempted murder.

Police are appealing for assistance from members of the public to trace a man who is wanted.

Commuter train cancelled

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A commuter train has been cancelled this morning.

Nobody could’ve predicted the events of 2016. Who knows what’s still to come. Comedian and activist Mark Thomas aims to find out and maybe make a few quid on the side with his latest show.

Two sports enthusiasts are helping children across Norfolk to get active after taking over a sports club franchise.

A veterinary practice group headquartered in Diss has recorded an “outstanding performance” after profits rose by more than 50%.

Staff from a bookies saved the life of a pensioner punter from Norfolk who collapsed in a diabetic coma and was alone at home for four days.

Growing veterinary group CVS has snapped up another chain of practices in the south-west.

An audio visual distributor has seen double digit growth as it increased turnover off the back of acquisitions.

Officers from South Norfolk police are en route to the British Virgin Islands to help with the recovery in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

A catering and events hire company is hoping to reach the “magic million” turnover mark in the next two years – with help from its trade customers.

After plans are revealed for a new waterfront pub alongside Diss Mere, we thought we’d have a look back through our photo archives.

The new owner of a grade one-listed inn near Diss has pledged to give it the “love, care and attention” it needs with a thorough refurbishment.

Today was a big day for students all over the country as they raced to their schools to pick up the envelope that told them just how well they had done in their A-level exams.

Diss-based showing rider and producer Allister Hood has won a prestigious showing championship title at Hickstead’s Longines Royal International Horse Show.

A new autism support group aimed at young people is being launched in South Norfolk.

A veterinary group has seen turnover grow thanks to acquisitions and a strong performance from its online animal medicine division.

A £3.4m ambitious project to show off a market town’s heritage has hit problems with tiles that have been laid having to be relaid.

Families are being offered to chance to win an annual pass to one of Norfolk’s most popular tourist attractions.

Food producer Cranswick says it has made a “positive start” to the financial year.

Train services in Norfolk are being delayed due to multiple signalling problems around Norfolk.

An athletic mum has found the perfect solution for exercising with a child in tow.

A 36-year-old man has been charged with drug offences.

With less than three weeks to go until a community festival takes to the streets of a South Norfolk town, young volunteers have been busy launching the event.

It was an early start for cyclists this morning as they met for the Diss Cyclathon that began at an eye-rubbing 8am.

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