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Suffolk County Council moves to fill holes in its roads and budget
Suffolk County Council plans to borrow £21 million to resurface and repair the county’s roads over three years.

Met Office warns winds could hit 80mph in East Anglia
Gusts of up to 80mph could hit East Anglia as the Met Office warns of strong winds sweeping the country on Wednesday night.

Could you be Diss’ next town councillor? Two vacancies available at Diss Town Council
Have you ever wanted to be a part of Diss Town Council?

Drink driver arrested in Dickleburgh disqualified from driving after blowing three times the limit
A drink driver who was three times over the limit has been disqualified from driving.

Police and crime commissioner ‘should oversee Norfolk’s fire service too’, new report suggests
The office of Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) should oversee the county’s fire service too, a new report has suggested.

As Diss Town Council prepares to decide final precept, how do towns across the area compare?
As Diss Town councillors prepare to decide on a potential 15.3 per cent rise in their part of the council tax bill, the Diss Express has looked at other town councils – both on and off patch – to see how much their residents are paying.

Union boss condemns Norfolk County Council allowance hike
Union leaders have condemned Norfolk county councillors’ refusal to overturn plans to increase their allowances by more than 10 per cent.

Rail prices might be going up – but swan nabs a free ride after blocking the line between Norwich and Diss
A swan on the track between Norwich and Diss had rail passengers in a flap after it caused delays on Tuesday.

Harleston’s message of peace goes into orbit with helium balloon
A message of peace from Harleston made its way into orbit on January 8.

Man charged in connection with robbery and having an offensive weapon in Harleston
A man has been charged in connection with a robbery in Harleston which happened last year.

COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES: Councillors defend decision to increase allowances
Councillors have defended a decision to push ahead with a 10 per cent hike in their allowances – despite a last-minute bid by opposition members to reverse the proposal.

More than 200 arrested through Christmas drink and drug driving campaign in Norfolk and Suffolk
Police have revealed more than 200 people were arrested during the Norfolk and Suffolk Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, with more than 2,700 people breathalysed.

No decisions made on public toilets in Diss after survey finds them ‘beyond repair’
Diss Town Council have said there has been no decisions made in regards to the public toilets at the Mere’s Mouth in Diss after a report deemed the building’s foundations are ‘beyond repair’.

COLUMN: Dr Dan Poulter MP – ‘I want to pay tribute to our dedicated public sector workforce’
As I sit to write this week’s column, it seems hard to believe that Christmas is already behind us and the new year is looming on the horizon.

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock made culture secretary
West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

Pub chain lodges plan for new hotel and retail units for Diss
A national pub chain has lodged plans to build a 27-bedroom hotel in Diss.

Van broken into in Wortham
Police are appealing for information after thieves gained entry into a van in Wortham.

Midwich sees in new year with a re-shuffle at the top
It was not only the Government that was having a reshuffle on Monday as one of Diss’s largest employers announced some switches of its own.

READER LETTER: England may cease to exist
I voted for Brexit for one reason; if we are forced to accept mass immigration by the EU, England, as we know it, will cease to exist.

Jewellery and rings stolen in Banham burglary
Jewellery has been stolen during a burglary in Banham – prompting Norfolk Police to appeal for information and witnesses.

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