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A Norfolk war veteran and double amputee is set to take part in a 72-mile walking challenge in a bid to raise money for cancer charities.

A man has been charged with assault after three people were spat at in the centre of a Norfolk town.

A chip van which has been in a Norfolk town since 1921 has been turning heads and “tickling” the community after its owners came up with an ingenious way to serve customers while socially distancing.

Alcohol may have impaired the ability of a cyclist who died in a crash to ride safely, an inquest has heard.

It’s Independent Bookshop Week from June 20-27 and bookshops are reopening to browsers and buyers after months of keeping us reading with online and phone orders

A struggling entertainment venue has received almost £35,000 in emergency funding to help ensure its survival.

Shoppers and business owners in Diss were in high spirits as non-essential shops opened for the first time since lockdown began.

An auction house is set to hold its first on-site sale since coronavirus lockdown restrictions were introduced in March.

A theatre boss has detailed the challenges of the coronavirus crisis and revealed plans for life after lockdown.

It’s not just all about PE with Joe Wicks; in Norfolk a champion boxer and a consultant surgeon have joined forces to provide home workouts.

A letter written by Norfolk’s Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is expected to sell for up to £3,500 at auction.

An auction house forced to cancel its first every auction due to the coronavirus has announced its return.

Tributes have been paid to a “warmed-hearted, loving” 31-year-old who died after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

A 78-year-old cyclist has been inspired by Captain Tom Moore to take on the 2.6 Challenge for a hospice close to his heart.

A knife-wielding robber burst into a high street shop and demanded cash and cigarettes.

More than £20,000 has been generated for a town’s economy during the lockdown by a business group that promotes local companies.

A town’s cemetery, boardwalk and gardens have been closed to maintain social distancing in keeping with coronavirus guidelines.

One of Norfolk’s oldest auction houses has cancelled auctions for the first time in more than 150 years due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Two of the region’s main zoos are appealing for help to feed their animals and pay staff after their income dried up because of coronavirus.

A student is hoping to bring issues affecting young people to the forefront as she stands for parliament.

A popular carnival and funday has been called off due to uncertainty over the coronovirus outbreak.

Communities are coming together to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following an early hours burglary.

A coffee shop has re-opened in a town’s high street following a £96,000 refurbishment.

The tick tock of a familar clock has returned to a village pub which was saved by a community group.

A man has been jailed for eight weeks after being caught red-handed by police attempting to force open a safe at a coffee shop.

A stalwart of a renowned Norfolk plant nursery business and respected horticulturist who has a variety of flower named after him has died.

Wetherspoons is set to be granted a licence for its newest Norfolk pub after no-one lodged an objection.

A main post office is to be closed until next week after storm damage left the roof unstable.

An inquest is due to take place into the death of a man who was discovered in a Norfolk church yard.

The risk to customers of being hit by falling roof tiles following the Storm Ciara has seen the closure of a post office.

Measures to ease congestion at the town’s busiest junctions, pedestrian crossings and a major expansion of cycle paths are included in a new transport strategy for Diss.

A dental practice in a town with no places for new NHS patients is seeking to expand its facilities in a bid to address growing demand.

A woman in her 80s was almost conned out of thousands of pounds by a telephone scammer pretending to be a police officer.

Efforts to rid a housing estate of its flock of feral chickens has prompted national headlines including being featured on This Morning.

Work to repair drains that will see motorists facing disruption and temporary traffic lights along the busiest road in Diss has been delayed.

A local historian who has spent decades amassing a collection of Diss memorabilia has raised £2,520 for the Big C with his latest nostalgic calendar.

An Indian restaurant that suffered a cockroach infestation that posed a risk to public health has closed with its owner seeking new investors in a bid to completely revamp the dilapidated building.

A man has been jailed for using covert cameras to film women and young children getting changed at a leisure centre.

A rare first edition of the first vampire story published in English, 80 years before Dracula, has been sold at a Norfolk auction for £3,800.

Animal lovers have been warned they face being fined if they continue to feed a flock of feral chickens that live on a housing estate.

Motorists are face weekend delays travelling along the busiest road in Diss with temporary traffic lights for roadworks.

A brewery has applied to create an open air theatre following the success of its annual beer and Shakespeare festival.

Two men arrested after the theft of a large quantity of cash from a pensioner have spoken of their shock at being linked to the crime.

Shoppers have reacted with sadness to department store chain Beales going into administration putting the future of its Diss store at risk of permanent closure.

A choir that boasts 350 members who sing for their wellbeing has hit the high notes to help others by raising £13,652 for cancer research.

Department store chain Beales has collapsed into administration - putting the jobs of more than 1,000 people at risk.

Cameras are to be allowed to capture courtroom drama over a century after they were banned following a trial involving a notorious murderer and a woman from Norfolk.

Plans for a storage container park twice refused by planners over traffic safety concerns has been resubmitted.

A motorcyclist who died in crash with a car on the A140 has been named.

Motorists have been issued with warnings after a crackdown at a town centre junction close to where an accident left a woman with serious injuries.

Hundreds of homes and businesses have been left without power amid high winds that have disrupted supplies.

Hi-tech safety enforcement cameras that can identify vehicles jumping red lights are set to be installed at a level crossing where drivers have been killed and seriously injured.

Police investigations are on-going into a town centre crash that left a woman in her 70s with serious leg injuries.

A native American road movie made by a British filmmaker is being shown at a special screening in Norfolk.

Two men arrested in connection with a theft from a man in his 90s have been told that police will not be taking any further action against them.

Norfolk beauty blogger Samantha Last, who revealed she had weeks to live in an emotional final video, has died just 10 days after turning 50.

Emergency services attended the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A140 at Dickleburgh.

The future of a post office at the heart of a Norfolk market town that has remained uncertain for three years appears to have been secured after a new operator has been found to run it on a franchise basis.

Developers seeking to build housing on the site of a former plant nursery are still facing local opposition despite scaling back the plans from 20 homes to just five.

What a difference a decade makes. As we enter the 2020s, winding the clock back 10 years reveals just how much Diss has changed.

Police have issued an order banning three people from entering Norfolk over suspected hare coursing.

A historic flint wall that collapsed into a park during protracted talks over its ownership is to be rebuilt but to a different design.

A formerly 32-stone councillor who once ate a sausage roll, steak slice and four chocolate bars for breakfast has halved his body weight in just 12 months.

People rough sleeping in cars, tents and outbuildings in rural areas of Norfolk are being offered extra help this winter.

Plans have been submitted to convert disused former agricultural buildings into a swimming pool and fitness studio for use by the “wider community”.

Wetherspoons has submitted a licensing application for its newest Norfolk pub.

An award winning cycling event that has raised more than £40,000 for charity has been saved after a new organiser was found.

A department store chain with sites across the county has put itself up for sale as it attempts to battle tough high street conditions.

Police have released a CCTV image of two men suspected of being behind the theft of cash from a man aged in his 90s.

The chance to bag a prize-winning fresh bird for the Christmas dinner table is set to bring hundreds of bidders to traditional festive poultry auctions across Norfolk.

While wet weather frustrates efforts to plant new crops, a Norfolk farm has taken advantage of the hiatus to test the best way to prevent soil compaction from heavy machines on fragile soils.

Thousands lined the streets as a town was transported back to pre-Diss-toric times.

Village honours clergyman who wrote about a woman spending 12 years in bed and the teacher who couldn’t read or write

A two-month exhibition by some of the most talented plant and flower artists in Norfolk and Suffolk is being held in Diss during May and June at the historic Corn Hall now back to playing a leading role in the life of the town.

It was at the heart of the Harleston community for 30 years, and now a petition to save the former Apollo Club from the bulldozers and re-open it as a community church has attracted hundreds of signatures.

Walkers will undertake a 36-mile trek from Diss to Norwich as part of a fundraising effort by a woman who has fought back from cancer.

Works by some of the finest East Anglia ceramicists, along with studio master potters, feature in the first exhibition dedicated solely to ceramics at Diss Corn Hall.

Police are appealing for help in their hunt for a woman who is wanted for recall to prison.

An East Anglian audio visual distributor has reported a record set of profits, allowing it to pay out £3m in dividends to its managing director.

A day centre for the elderly that has been shut for almost a year could reopen this summer.

Norfolk commuters will hope new trains being rolled out on the regional network keep time with the same precision as Swiss-made watches, as Greater Anglia tests the first of its new long electric trains made in the Alpine country.

The Mud, Sweat and Gears summer mountain bike race series got under way with a complete absence of mud and a surfeit of sweat and gears on the steep bluffs of the Olympic Legacy course at Hadleigh Park.

Trains running between Norwich and Diss were running at a reduced speed on all lines today.

History enthusiasts have expressed frustration at the copyright status of a large collection of Victorian photographs which they believe should be fully accessible.

A shop worker has described the terrifying moment a young man was attacked in front of her.

Some train services between Norwich and Diss have been cancelled because of a broken rail - with replacement buses ordered.

Measures have been taken to brighten a new pedestrian crossing on the busiest road in Diss after fears it was unsafe because it was too dark.

A volunteer run community radio station that has been broadcasting about life in south Norfolk and north Suffolk for 18 months is seeking to extend its range.

Sheringham Railway Station will shut for over a month so a new platform can be installed.

Sales of expensive houses dropped significantly in south Norfolk towns last year, new data has revealed.

A pair of Norwich City fans have chosen the eve of East Anglian derby weekend to release an updated version of their rap serenade of Canaries boss Daniel Farke.

A growing East Anglian audio-visual firm has taken a majority stake in an Italian distributor.

A car stolen was recovered by South Norfolk police just 10 minutes after it was taken.

Midwich, a specialist audio visual distributor, has posted a trading update reporting growth across all of the group’s divisions.

Fans of panto star Ben Langley will still get to see him in Norfolk this year as tickets on sale for his solo show.

Testing of Greater Anglia’s new trains is set to take place in daylight on more routes in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex from later this month.

She was a key figure in one of the most notorious crimes in British history, with a past rooted in a quiet Norfolk town.

Concerns that a new pedestrian crossing on the busiest road in Diss is too dark are set to be investigated by highways engineers just two months after it was installed.

Trains between Diss and Norwich are being disrupted as plastic sheeting has made contact with overhead wires at the station.

Households in Diss will have to fork out more for their council tax this year after the town council agreed to increase its share of the bill after taking over responsibility for street lights and public toilets.

The go-ahead has been given to changes that could see a toilet block turned into shops, a cafe or food takeaway despite concerns it could leave Long Stratton with a single unisex loo.

Overnight test runs between Norwich, Diss and Great Yarmouth are set to be carried out by two of Greater Anglia’s new trains.

An arresting sight has drawn bird spotting enthusiasts and nature lovers to a Norfolk police station.

The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest on record, bringing a sweltering spell and a real buzz to the region.

The owner of a restaurant that was forced to close after a “severe” cockroach infestation that posed a risk to public health has pleaded with customers to give them another chance after it re-opened.

Trains between Norwich and Diss have been cancelled, leaving many football fans stranded as they try to make their way to Carrow Road.

A Norfolk town has experienced the third largest house price increase of towns across country in the past year, according to a new report.

Diss is set to be seeking a new mayor as well as resolving the issue of the role council leader.

Rock band Mud may have been feeling lonely at Christmas but to prevent the same happening to people in Norfolk, dozens of organisations are opening their doors to ensure no-one spends the festive season alone.

A proposed hotel and retail units site is again being opposed by a town council due to its potential to harm to nearby businesses.

The chance to buy a prize-winning bird for the Christmas table will bring hundreds of bidders to traditional poultry auctions across Norfolk next week.

Greater Anglia’s first new “bimode” diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region’s rail network for the first time.

Midwich, a Diss-based global distributor of specialist
audio visual products, has purchased Australian brand Blonde Robot.

Buses will replace trains on transport routes across Norfolk today (Sunday).

The British Dental Association has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to tackle a crisis in access to dental services that is forcing new patients in Norfolk to travel over 60 miles.

It has been broadcasting about life in South Norfolk and has become part of the local community, now Park Radio is marking 12 months on air.

The organiser of a town music festival has pledged to learn from this year’s mistakes.

Talented young musicians from South Norfolk are set to perform alongside the prestigious Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth.

For children with learning and physical difficulties, and their parents, a group like Musical Keys can help in many ways.

Have your cake and eat it at home as you can now get afternoon tea delivered in Norfolk and you don’t even need to do the washing up.

Generous farmers dug deep over the summer and donated £2,000 to a hospice in return for a free check on the moisture in their crops provided by a Diss firm.

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations this morning due to poor rail conditions.

A village will be left without dental care at the end of next month, with no nearby practices accepting new patients.

Diss-based artists Gary and Jo Hincks are set to show their playful side with an exhibition featuring artworks inspired by Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Norwich Castle collections.

Train services between Ipswich and Norwich were disrupted in the summer after a train hit engineering equipment left on the line by team employed by Network Rail, it has emerged.

In 1978 a small company with one truck took a job to transport Bob Marley to Ibiza. Forty years on the iconic black and gold lettered trucks of Transam Trucking can now be seen at gigs and festivals across Europe.

A level crossing was the scene of tragedy as a London to Norwich train crashed into a car, leaving the male driver dead.

A popular garage is closing after serving its community for nearly 40 years.

A range of Norfolk beers is appearing on the shelves in Tesco.

People on the high street of a Norfolk town got an amazing up close view of nature in the raw in the aftermath of a sparrowhawk swooping on a white pigeon.

Police are investigating the sudden death of a woman in her 60s in South Norfolk.

Hundreds of trade unionists marched through a Norfolk village to commemorate the longest strike in history.

Clear the air talks have been held after walkers were left unhappy by major works to improve access on a stretch of the Boudicca Way.

Lights in the sky, alien space craft, military cover-ups in the woods, they are the stuff of science fiction and conspiracy theories.

Train journeys between Norwich and London are suffering delays after an accident saw a level crossing damaged prompting speed reductions

An East Anglian audio visual retailer is expecting full-year results to come in ahead of expectations after an “encouraging” first half of the year.

A Great Yarmouth mechanic has reached the milestone of 40 years service with the same Norfolk dealership.

A thief posed as a customer looking for the perfect engagement ring before stealing the whole tray worth £25,000 from a Diss jewellers and making his getaway on a mountain bike, a court was told.

A cleaning company and a distribution centre are among the employers in the East of England who have failed to pay the national minimum wage.

Townsfolk will have a new sport to play if planning permission to build new courts and improve a sports ground are approved.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Few companies on the Top 100 list have had as eventful a year as Midwich.

The East Anglian facilities of a national meat processing company will be “pivotal” in its continued expansion, according to its chief executive.

A 1,000-year-old boat, discovered beside the River Chet at Loddon, has inspired a garden design at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Marion Welham went to meet the designer, Norfolk sculptor and boat-builder Gary Breeze.

Three drivers were booked for driving through the pedestrianised town centre in Diss.

There were delays to a number of Norwich train services this morning due to a variety of issues on the line.

Directors of a car sales group which saw a 13% jump in profits in 2016 are remaining cautious of forces which could affect the automotive industry.

Rail passengers are facing delays on the Norwich to London train line.

Now that the dust has settled on John Ruddy’s exit from Carrow Road, attention will inevitably turn to the future of Declan Rudd.

A student fulfilled his dream of volunteering to help children in South America thanks to a grant from a Diss-based charity.

Rail passengers travelling to and from Norwich can expect delays this evening due to problems with overhead wires.

A motorist who performed a U-turn and then rammed head-on into another car on the A140 will face no further action after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) reviewed the case.

A person has died after they were hit by a train on the route between Norwich and London Liverpool Street.

The wait is nearly over for those eagerly anticipating the reopening of one of Diss’ most historic venues as a regeneration project nears its completion.

It is not every day the work pupils do in the classroom ends up helping professional scientists armed with a giant X-ray microscope the size of Wembley Stadium but that is exactly what sixth-from pupils in South Norfolk have been doing.

Innovative and ambitious firms in the East of England have been given the royal seal of approval to secure national business awards.

The Norfolk Alliance season could hardly have got off to a more exciting start, with the opening Premier Division fixture ending in a tie.

Innovative and ambitious firms in the East of England have been given the royal seal of approval to secure national business awards.

A train between Norwich and Diss has been delayed due to a ‘trespass incident’.

Motor dealership takeover

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Desira Group has explained why taking over the Lowestoft site of M R King and Sons was a natural fit to grow the family business.

The value of grazing land in the Broads has increased “considerably” during the last year, said rural business agents after their annual marsh lettings.

Veterinary group CVS saw revenue and profits rise in its interim results as its chairman pointed to a “strong financial base” for further growth.

Liverpool indie rockers are touring new album Different Creatures, while the enduring voice of British folk plays in Norwich and Diss. Plus Jesca Hoop, Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains and more.

Audio-visual distributor Midwich has delivered on the promise of its chief executive to pursue growth through acquisition after snapping up a European supplier.

Two English teachers from Norfolk have decided to address the problem of language gaps between pupils from differing economic backgrounds by developing a ground breaking classroom resource.

An opticians has its sights set high after being shortlisted for two awards in a national competition.

A theatre company is to visit Norfolk with its comic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice to mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.

Around 80 primary schools will compete against one another to win a fully-installed interactive technology suite worth over £6,750.

In an isolated workshop on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, an award-winning business has been producing bespoke hand-made pens and delighting writers since 2013.

Many people are so keen to trace their family history that they are prepared to go the extra mile.

A children’s author and storyteller will pay an exclusive visit to Diss as part of special book tour.

Police are warning traders to beware of forged bank notes which have turned up in the South Norfolk town.

All railway lines between Diss and Norwich were blocked this morning, after a person was hit by a train.

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

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.

Considering a career in marketing and events? Lexham Insurance may have the perfect opportunity for you.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

A community arts festival will be taking over Diss for three days and will bring music, comedy and theatre to the town.

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

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.

Taking a business on to the stock market is a brave step for any managing director. But Midwich made the leap in May, in the run-up to the EU vote. SABAH MEDDINGS reports.

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

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

Excitement ahead of the new season has shot up at North Walsham after former Northampton Saints fly-half James Brooks was unveiled as the Vikings’ new head of rugby.

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

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Big crowds are expected to enjoy a feast of rugby when the inaugural Woodforde’s Big Rugby Day is held at Crusaders RUFC tomorrow.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

He was a composer who helped to bring to life the most evil and recognisable aliens in British television history.

A crash involving three cars has partially blocked the A140 in both directions in the Yaxley area, near Diss.

Norwich United will be hoping it’s business as usual when they welcome Godmanchester Rovers.

Accountancy trainee Georgina Lemmon has claimed the top prize for her Corporate Reporting Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exam.

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

A man who had been banned from travelling by train has been jailed after he admitted committing sexual offences on two separate rail journeys in Norfolk on the same day.

As a father of three children Damien Matthews knew he had to act after he was shocked by the photograph of a dead Syrian child being washed up on a Turkish beach.

A male driver suffered minor injuries after the car he was driving crashed in Diss in the early hours of this morning.

A woman has lost the chance of starting a new job as a carer after she admitted drink-driving.

Groups and organisations from across Norfolk have been applying in their numbers for a chance to win funds from the EDP’s Community Chest to help boost their facilities or set up new activities.

It is an exclusive society with a star-studded list of former members that includes the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Peter Sellers.

A woman was rescued by firefighters when a fire broke out in a kitchen in Harleston on Saturday night.

Robbie Harris is desperate for Fakenham Town to hand him the perfect parting gift.

Home owner disturbs burglars in Diss

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men broke into a house on Frenze Road, in Diss.

Dereham Town have secured one victory already today as they prepare to reignite their Ryman League North play-off push.

While the blistering heat of summer has seemed a very distant memory over the past few weeks, we have dug-out these wonderful old photos of some of Norfolk’s swimming pools.

It is famed for being the longest- running strike in British history.

And now the story of the Burston School Strike, fuelled by the sacking of two loved teachers, will be told on the big screen.

Fakenham Town have the chance to steal a march on one of their main relegation rivals this afternoon.

There are delays today for rail passengers travelling on the Norwich to London line.

Damian Hilton has a New Year’s resolution which will terrify his managerial rivals – making Norwich United even better!

Frontier Agriculture has submitted plans to construct 90 homes on its site off Sandy Lane in Diss.

Pawel Guziejko has been offered a route back into management by Downham Town.

The smell of fresh paint still hangs in the air at the Two Brewers pub in Diss but having reopened just two weeks ago, it is already proving a hit with people in the town.

The bragging rights were shared as Gorleston and Kirkley & Pakefield played out a 1-1 draw.

A mobile phone company has blamed a hardware fault for the lack of signal which continues to blight customers in north Suffolk.

Organisers of a discount shopping voucher scheme in four Norfolk market towns to boost shops and traders say hundreds of people have already taken advantage of offers from businesses in Diss, Wymondham, Harleston and Loddon.

A major project to restore and improve Diss Corn Hall will see construction contractors take over the site in mid-January to carry out the work.

Trains between Norwich and London Liverpool Street will be disrupted this week.

On Sunday rail passengers will need to use a bus replacement service for some train journeys.

A planning application to build more than 140 homes in Diss has met opposition in the shape of concerned town councillors.

Two unbeaten records will be put on the line when the Premier Division champions visit one of their main title rivals.

Police in south Norfolk are urging shoppers to be vigilant, after a distraction theft at a Diss supermarket earlier this month.

The festive season began in style for thousands of people when Christmas lights were switched on in towns across the region.

A community clean-up day has been held in Diss with people of all ages helping to remove rubbish from the town’s streets.

A driver was helped out of their car by members of the public after it crashed into a water-filled ditch in south Norfolk.

A new business which opens in Diss this week will offer customers the chance to get creative with tailored courses in upholstery.

Diss is gearing up to welcome in the festive season with its annual St Nicholas Christmas Fayre and lights switch-on.

Shoppers in Diss, Wymondham. Loddon and Harleston can save themselves some money over the festive period thanks to an innovative voucher scheme launched by South Norfolk Council.

The third of five scheduled matches involving our area’s semi-professional clubs this evening has been called off.

Norwich United will make a second attempt at staging their FA Vase clash against Hullbridge Sports this evening.

Police in Diss are hunting for a thief who stole money from a parking meter by drilling into it.

A charity shop in Diss is appealing for more volunteers so it can open five days a week.

A man who died at Besthorpe Motocross Track suffered multiple rib fractures after coming off his bike, an inquest heard today.

How our region remembered Armistice Day

Rampant Matt Blake went nap as he closed in on a stunning century of Norwich United goals.

It’s an old-fashioned threshing technique which has never been bettered - and also happens to look and sound fantastic.

Veterinary group CVS has expanded its network of surgeries through the acquisition of a smaller rival.

They are four market towns that have kept their character over the years as they continue to draw in visitors and expand.

A sensational second-half fightback lifted Fakenham Town off the bottom of the Premier Division table.

It might be about 30 miles from the sea, but the latest stage of a great maritime adventure is being organised from a home at Wortham, near Diss.

A scheme to knock down a 17th century pub building in a Norfolk village and turn it into 18 homes has been thrown out by planning officers.

A young farmers club is celebrating after raising more than £8,000 for charity during the course of the last year.

Two masked burglars were forced to flee the scene of a break-in after a neighbour caught them in the act last night.

Diss maintained their winning start to the season with yet another emphatic performance away from home.

King’s Lynn Town will try to pick themselves up from their FA Cup heartbreak at Barton Rovers this evening.

A man in his 50s who died at a motocross track in Besthorpe has been named locally as Mark Davis.

Champions Norwich United recorded their biggest win of the season to extend their lead at the top of the Premier Division.

A man has died after a crash at a motocross circuit in Besthorpe.

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler believes the pressures of modern life is making it even harder to manage a non-league side.

Life in one of the most beautiful parts of the country offers plenty to be happy about.

Two people have been injured and a cross roads was closed for almost two hours after a collision between two cars in Old Buckenham.

Great Yarmouth Town will have to do it the hard way again if they want to prolong their dreams of reaching Wembley.

A wonder strike from Tom Daniels sparked wild scenes as Great Yarmouth Town avoided an FA Vase replay by the skin of their teeth.

Norwich and Diss are neck and neck at the top of the table after impressive weekend victories.

End to end action doesn’t do justice to this game.

Diss Town’s history is steeped in FA Vase tradition – but that will matter not a jot to the side they take on this afternoon.

Nadia Dervish, 48, and her partner Michael Kenevan, 45, also persuaded Peggy Byford, who was in her 90s and suffering from dementia, to change her will in their favour.

An elderly woman was tricked out of more than £280,000 by a couple who used the money to buy a motor home, which they took on foreign holidays, a Mini and double-glazing.

A couple stole more than £282,000 from an elderly woman they befriended and used the cash to buy a motor home, a Mini and to pay off their mortgage, a court heard.

A giant backwards clock has been lowered into place in Diss after being transported to the town by police escort.