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Joe Hadden is a reporter for both the Diss Express and Suffolk News, covering parts of Norfolk and Suffolk for his role.

Bracelet belonging to American airman returned to family after 80 years

06 June 2022
Bracelet belonging to American airman returned to family after 80 years

Bracelet belonging to American airman returned to family after 80 years

06 June 2022

A bracelet belonging to Richard Francis, which was found by a metal detectorist last year, has returned stateside courtesy of Air Force One


Primary school pupils given top honour of carrying Festival of Suffolk torch

27 May 2022
Primary school pupils given top honour of carrying Festival of Suffolk torch

Primary school pupils given top honour of carrying Festival of Suffolk torch

27 May 2022

Pupils carried the torch as it made its 588-mile journey across towns and villages in Suffolk to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


Councillor offers alternate proposals for controversial pylon project

19 May 2022
Councillor offers alternate proposals for controversial pylon project

Councillor offers alternate proposals for controversial pylon project

19 May 2022

The controversial plans will see 50-metre-high pylons built along the A140


Councillor criticises NHS for lack of mental health support following suicide attempt

16 May 2022
Councillor criticises NHS for lack of mental health support following suicide attempt

Councillor criticises NHS for lack of mental health support following suicide attempt

16 May 2022

Stuart Warren has criticised the trust for allegedly not offering him any mental health support after he attempted to take his own life


Residents to cycle to Buckingham Palace to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

26 April 2022
Residents to cycle to Buckingham Palace to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Residents to cycle to Buckingham Palace to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

26 April 2022

Five residents are preparing to cycle more than 100 miles from Suffolk to Buckingham Palace to raise money to save their village’s medieval Church


Council bans HGVs passing through town centre

02 April 2022
Council bans HGVs passing through town centre

Council bans HGVs passing through town centre

02 April 2022

Campaigners have welcomed the commitment to ban lorries from passing through busy market streets after years of campaigning by residents


Student running 27 miles in as many days to raise money for mental health charity

14 March 2022
Student running 27 miles in as many days to raise money for mental health charity

Student running 27 miles in as many days to raise money for mental health charity

14 March 2022

Takara Allum has raised more than £480 so far after taking on the 27/27 challenge for the second year running


Village bids farewell to much-loved postie of over 20 years

23 February 2022
Village bids farewell to much-loved postie of over 20 years

Village bids farewell to much-loved postie of over 20 years

23 February 2022

Dozens of villagers came out to give a send-off to Peter Knights over the weekend to thank him for more than two decades of service.


Plans for electric charging station, drive-through restaurant and lorry park in town

08 February 2022
Plans for electric charging station, drive-through restaurant and lorry park in town

Plans for electric charging station, drive-through restaurant and lorry park in town

08 February 2022

Plans have been submitted to build an electric charging station in Eye, complete with a 24-bay lorry park and a lagoon

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Travel agent describes 'bursting into tears' after making first booking since the pandemic started

04 February 2022
Travel agent describes 'bursting into tears' after making first booking since the pandemic started

Travel agent describes 'bursting into tears' after making first booking since the pandemic started

04 February 2022

A Suffolk travel agent has said the lack of government support left her industry 'scrambling to survive'.


Suffolk village's go-to hairdresser for half-a-century puts down her snippers

28 January 2022
Suffolk village's go-to hairdresser for half-a-century puts down her snippers

Suffolk village's go-to hairdresser for half-a-century puts down her snippers

28 January 2022

The owner of a Suffolk hairdressers said it had been an 'emotional week' as she prepares put down her snippers after half a century on the job.


One of the last surviving D-Day veterans dies aged 97

07 January 2022
One of the last surviving D-Day veterans dies aged 97

One of the last surviving D-Day veterans dies aged 97

07 January 2022

Alan King was one of the last surviving soldiers of the Normandy landings, and was officially awarded the Legion D’Honneur back in 2015


Police at scene after overturned lorry causes oil spill

29 December 2021
Police at scene after overturned lorry causes oil spill

Police at scene after overturned lorry causes oil spill

29 December 2021

Police have urged motorists to use alternative routes were possible


Ed Sheeran and Ladbaby roll up their sleeves to help out at Suffolk foodbank

21 December 2021
Ed Sheeran and Ladbaby roll up their sleeves to help out at Suffolk foodbank

Ed Sheeran and Ladbaby roll up their sleeves to help out at Suffolk foodbank

21 December 2021

A Suffolk foodbank was paid a visit by none other than pop megastar Ed Sheeran and Youtuber Ladbaby to help pack food boxes for families in need.


Podcast: Teen metal detectorist's rare find and biochemist wins place in national good beer guide

22 November 2021
Podcast: Teen metal detectorist's rare find and biochemist wins place in national good beer guide

Podcast: Teen metal detectorist's rare find and biochemist wins place in national good beer guide

22 November 2021

In the podcast, a 13-year-old metal detectorist discovers a rare hoard and a biochemist's brewery is included in the national good beer guide 2022.


Campaigners accuse MP of misinformation after sewage claims

17 November 2021
Campaigners accuse MP of misinformation after sewage claims

Campaigners accuse MP of misinformation after sewage claims

17 November 2021

Dan Poulter MP had claimed there were 'no concerns over water quality' in Suffolk's rivers


Shock bracelet discovery shines new light on story of American WWII soldier

10 November 2021
Shock bracelet discovery shines new light on story of American WWII soldier

Shock bracelet discovery shines new light on story of American WWII soldier

10 November 2021

The United States Air Force will be flying a bracelet across the pond after a shock discovery by a Suffolk metal detectorist


Podcast: Man dies in A14 crash, road repairs after three vehicles damaged and goalkeeper accepts no racist comments were made against him

08 November 2021
Podcast: Man dies in A14 crash, road repairs after three vehicles damaged and goalkeeper accepts no racist comments were made against him

Podcast: Man dies in A14 crash, road repairs after three vehicles damaged and goalkeeper accepts no racist comments were made against him

08 November 2021

In today's podcast a man in his 70s has died in a crash and a road was closed for repairs after three vehicles were damaged.


Contents of mysterious 60-foot-high shipping container mountain revealed

07 November 2021
Contents of mysterious 60-foot-high shipping container mountain revealed

Contents of mysterious 60-foot-high shipping container mountain revealed

07 November 2021

Last week hundreds of steel containers were spotted on a Suffolk airfield site, leaving residents scratching their heads over what could be in them


Single mum, 25, plugging the gap in the HGV driver shortage

04 November 2021
Single mum, 25, plugging the gap in the HGV driver shortage

Single mum, 25, plugging the gap in the HGV driver shortage

04 November 2021

A 25-year-old stay-at-home mum may not sound like your typical HGV driver, but it is a match made in heaven for Yasmin Jobsz