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Ambulance flying squads aim to keep 999 crews moving
Five specialist teams have been set up by East of England Ambulance Trust to go to hospital emergency departments who keep 999 crews waiting.

West Suffolk Hospital in national project to boost NHS volunteering
West Suffolk Hospital is one of 12 NHS trusts helping to create a national ‘best practise model’ for volunteers in hospitals.

Consultation starts on Mid Suffolk and Babergh merger
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils yesterday launched a public consultation on the future of the two authorities.

Norfolk county councillors back controversial 10% allowance hike
Taxes may be going up and services cut, but Norfolk county councillors have voted to give themselves a pay rise of more than 10 per cent.

READER LETTER: The answer to Vinces Road traffic issue is simple
I wonder if a councillor or a local planner could explain to me how installing a left turn lane at the Victoria Road/Vinces Road junction will solve the problem (Plan: Let us know what you think, Diss Express, November 24).

Police offering advice as nights draw in
Norfolk Police has issued a range of crime prevention advice as winter nights draw in.

Top dogs – Banham Zoo duo make the grade for prestigious award prize
A pair of zoo keepers from Banham Zoo are celebrating being top dogs.

School transport consultation launches today
A public consultation has been launched today into the controversial plans to transform school transport services in Suffolk.

Emergency services extinguish vehicle fire on A11 in Attleborough
Norfolk police and fire crews united to recover a vehicle on fire on the A11 in Attleborough this morning,

National furniture company founded in Mellis to axe 112 jobs in ‘wind down’
A national furniture company, originating in Mellis nearly 40 years ago, has announced it will lose more 112 jobs as part of an ‘orderly wind down’ after going into administration.

Redgrave community lends a hand to restore Cross Keys pub after successful purchase
Following the successful purchase of the Cross Keys in Redgrave last month, local residents and supporters have lost no time in setting to work on the refurbishment of the pub.

UPDATED: Woman dies in Wattisfield collision
A woman who was arrested following a fatal road traffic collision in Wattisfield has been released from police custody pending further enquires.

Norwich to London line set for a 10-day closure over the festive period
Rail passengers on the Norwich to London line – which passes through the Diss Express area – are being urged to check their journeys this Christmas with more works planned.

Co-op seeking solutions after numbers of stores targeted across East Anglia
The Central England Co-operative says it is working with police and other firms to come up with solutions after a number of their stores were targeted by ram raiders.

PICTURES: Students turn waiters and waitresses as Archbishop Sancroft High School spreads Christmas cheer to the community
Archbishop Sancroft High School students turned to servers and singers on Wednesday as they opened their doors to the community.

Prolific burglar arrested in Diss jailed for eight years
A prolific burglar who committed a string of crimes including in Diss has been jailed for eight years.

Roydon mobilises community spirit with latest effort – to provide village with life-saving equipment
Roydon villagers are hoping to put their community spirit to good use once more – and raise funds for vital lifesaving equipment.

Scole sparkles as George’s lights return
It’s not Christmas in Scole unless George Brown – 92 years young – pops up his lights to make the village sparkle that extra bit brighter.

Chance to have your say as South Norfolk public police meeting comes to Diss
South Norfolk residents will have the chance to have their say and voice their concerns when a public police meeting comes to Diss in January.

READER LETTER: No deal is better than a bad deal – we need to show some Brexit backbone
I must express my anger at learning of the Government’s apparent intention to effectively double the exit fee to be paid to the EU in order to hopefully improve the Brexit deal.

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