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Population: 7,503

Nearby Towns: Attleborough, Bungay, Thetford

Trains between Norwich and Diss were severly affected by Storm Doris as high winds swept across the region.

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A south Norfolk family food firm is set to go into liquidation after failing to keep pace with a mounting order book in a “disastrous” 2016.

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A director at Diss-based chartered surveyors and auctioneers, TW Gaze, has earned a rare accolade.

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Six months after a devastating fire threatened to put it out of business, an agricultural firm has risen from the ashes with a new image and new product range.

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Three wartime mines were found on a Danish offshore wind farm site with a Norfolk’s firm pioneering map.

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Plans to shut a busy post office in the market town of Diss have sparked an online petition.

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Audio-visual trade specialist Midwich has upgraded its revenues and profit expectations in 2016 after a strong second half to the year.

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A family has been left devastated after two of its dogs went missing.

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Anxious residents in two towns concerned about the loss of their post offices will now await a six week consultation process to discuss the future of the branches.

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A woman had to be rescued from her car after it flipped over onto its roof on a street in Diss.

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A district councillor who made “lurid” comments about a parish clerk over a football is being made to apologise to her by his council.

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Updated: Travel chaos for passengers on Norwich to London line

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Norwich to London line has reopened after a broken down freight train caused severe delays for passengers throughout this morning.

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For residents of a Norfolk village, their Friday night trip to the pub was a particularly special occasion.

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Lawyer’s divorce mission

Friday, November 25, 2016

A family lawyer at Steeles Law Solicitors based in Diss will be heading to Parliament together with 150 other family lawyers from all over the country to campaign for fault free divorce.

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Morrisons stores across Norfolk and Waveney have appointed specific people to help customers during what the supermarket believes will be the ‘heaviest’ shopping week of the year.

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A well-known chartered surveyors and auctioneers is hoping to expand its business after submitting plans to develop one of its buildings.

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Clearly for family-run Dipple and Conway Opticians, a century of successful business is as simple as piece of cake.

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Directors of a community arts centre have been left reeling after thieves stole a day’s takings.

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She has a passion for helping young people understand science, and her work has been viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube. Now, ahead of her talk at the Norwich Science Festival, Maddie Moate talks to MARTIN GEORGE.

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A man who admitted to growing cannabis plants inside a greenhouse in south Norfolk has been given a formal warning.

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A preschool which has been serving small villages in its area for 50 years invited the community to celebrate its birthday.

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Flotation on the AIM market will give audio-visual distributor Midwich the firepower to continue its global growth strategy, according to its managing director.

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A specialist audio visual distributor has moved into the broadcast and video market with two acquisitions.

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Train services between Norwich and Diss are returning to normal following a signalling failure earlier in the day.

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With Team GB winning their first medals of Rio 2016 everyone is getting in the Olympic spirit and over the next week we will let you know where you can take part in Olympic sports right here in Norfolk.

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It was a motoring fan’s dream – seeing perfectly polished Austins, Triumphs, Morgans and more glinting in the sun.

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A furniture store is offering a reward to anyone who can help recover two beloved bay trees which were stolen from outside its premises.

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She lived for just two precious years but little Maddison Turner brought so much joy to her family’s lives.

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Veterinary giant CVS Group has added 67 surgeries to its growing portfolio of practices, in what has been the most acquisitive year in its history.

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Trade technology company Midwich has continued its expansion by taking on 30 new staff across the business.

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Two burglars have been caught on CCTV breaking into an out building in Shelfanger, near Diss.

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Problems with a level-crossing have caused some disruption to traffic and trains this morning.

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A man from Forncett St Peter, near Long Stratton, has been given a suspended prison sentence and 10-year ban from keeping horses after three underweight horses were rescued.

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Floods have greatly affected trains travelling between the region and London, with several trains cancelled already this morning.

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Hundreds of cyclists, young and old, fastened their helmets for an inaugural sports event this weekend.

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Opinion: Ten reasons to move to West Norfolk

Friday, June 17, 2016

Rural villages, rolling countryside and rich history are just a few of the things that make West Norfolk an ideal place to take up residence.

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Next month a group of work colleges will aim to climb three mountains across Britain to raise money for charity.

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Staff at Diss-based business Midwich have brought the Euros to Norfolk by decorating their office to represent all 24 countries.

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Large crowd enjoys Diss carnival

Monday, June 13, 2016

A traditional summer event has helped to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday as large crowds gathered in Diss to celebrate a colourful and fun-filled carnival.

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The bravery of the victims of a man who entered their homes, subjecting one of them to a “terrifying” sexual assault, has been commended by police.

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A man who broke into a young mother’s house and committed a “terrifying” sexual assault has been sentenced to life in prison.

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An arts festival is returning to Diss for the second year running and organisers are promising three days of interesting and exciting entertainment.

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A peak-time London to Norwich train service has been cancelled after a fire between Liverpool Street and Stratford.

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The parents of a young Norfolk man who suffers from mental health problems have spoken of their frustration at what they see as the continued failures of a system which is supposed to be helping their son.

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A woman in her 80s confronted and scared off three burglars in her home in High Street in Thelnetham near Diss.

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Police are hunting for Daniel Barrett, 28, who is wanted on recall to prison.

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An on-going campaign to re-open a Norfolk village pub could end successfully by the end of this month.

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A vital piece of lifesaving equipment has been installed in various places around Diss thanks to the Rotary Club of Diss and District.

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Veterinary giant CVS Group is eyeing expansion into Europe as it builds on the most acquisitive year in its history.

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Trains between Norwich and London Liverpool Street will be disrupted this week as engineering work is carried out on the line between Manningtree and Colchester.

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Audio-visual specialists Midwich Group, based in Diss, is expecting to raise £75.2m by floating on AIM.

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An investigation has taken place into how a 15th century thatched farmhouse caught fire in Oakley, near Diss yesterday.

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A couple have described the moment they watched a blaze destroy their historic thatched cottage home of nearly 40 years today.

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A contentious housing bid to build 142 homes in Diss has been rejected by a planning committee much to the delight of campaigners.

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If you’ve read either of my previous two columns about my time in Norfolk then you’ll know that my relationship with your little part of the world has had its ups and downs.

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Bin collections across south Norfolk are to be scrapped on Mondays, as part of an overhaul of the way rubbish is disposed of.

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The results of the South Norfolk Independent Retailer Awards have been announced for Diss, Wymondham, Harleston and Loddon.

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Ambitious veterinary practice firm CVS Group saw first-half revenues reach £100m for the first time thanks to scores of acquisitions.

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A man arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Diss on Saturday night has been bailed by police.

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An Eastern Daily Press sign dating back to the 1920s has been found during an archeological dig in Diss.

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Two former soldiers have received belated thanks from the French government for their heroic efforts during the Second World War.

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Emergency services are on the scene of a road traffic collision in Garboldisham.

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A major refurbishment is about to get underway at a village post office.

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Rich in history, Norfolk is home to many places and people that have helped to shape Britain and places further afield. Here are nine of our favourites.

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A man has died after he collapsed in the Morrisons store in Diss and had a cardiac arrest.

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Detectives believe a couple who were assaulted in their Long Stratton home on Saturday night were targeted for their business takings.

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Three suspects are being sought by police after cash was stolen in a robbery in which the occupants were threatened.

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A village footpath will soon be lined with trees to commemorate the area’s fallen soldiers.

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He has been the most-talked about stork in the Fens since arriving at the weekend. But now the remarkable life story of the white stork spotted near the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s centre at Welney has emerged after experts pieced together information through the bird’s rings.

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The town mayor of Diss is inviting people to help raise money for two organisations at his charity dinner.

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