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Population: 7,503

Nearby Towns: Attleborough, Bungay, Thetford

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Updated Man dies after train hits car on level crossing

Sunday, September 30, 2018

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Two Greater Anglia trains have been cancelled this morning.

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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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