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Population: 7,503

Nearby Towns: Attleborough, Bungay, Thetford

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Rare vampire book sold for £3,800

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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