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Population: 7,503

Nearby Towns: Attleborough, Bungay, Thetford

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Midwich on-track for £570m revenue mark

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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