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Population: 7,503

Nearby Towns: Attleborough, Bungay, Thetford

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Updated: Person dies after being hit by train in Norwich

Monday, February 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Can you spot the fuzz in this fuzzy snap?

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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.

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

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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.

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Video: Weird Norfolk: The legend of the mistletoe bride

Friday, December 22, 2017

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Video: Police use ANPR cameras in three Norfolk towns

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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Commuter train cancelled

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A commuter train has been cancelled this morning.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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DissFest launches for 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

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.

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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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Rail passengers are facing disruption on the Norwich to London train line this morning.

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Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile information service will provide free, confidential support to anyone with a concern or a question in Norfolk next week.

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Two brothers have expressed their disappointment after the actions of their family accountant from Weybread cost them hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Man urinates in police van

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A man has been charged with criminal damage after relieving himself inside a police van.

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A pair of independent traders in Diss were one step ahead when they foresaw the challenges roadworks in the Heritage Triangle might bring and set up a Facebook page.

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A 10-hour round trip from Norfolk to the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse qualifier in Somerset paid off for Diss-based Oliver Hood.

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