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DISS POST OFFICE TO STAY OPEN Diss Post Office looks set to remain open, after being listed for possible closure last year. The crown post office branch looks set to continue in its current set-up for the time being, with Post Office management now confirming that it currently has ‘no detailed plans’ for the future […]

TOWN COUNCILLORS AND COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICERS DISCUSS MERE TOILETS Diss town councillors have met South Norfolk council officers to discuss the future of the public toilets near the Mere. The meeting to discuss a way forward follows the signing of a petition of about 2 thousand names calling on the Mere’s Mouth toilets to be […]

POLICE OFFICER ASSAULTED AT DISS A man has been arrested after assaulting a police officer at Diss. Police say the incident happened yesterday afternoon when a stolen car was involved in a collision in Shelfanger Road. A police helicopter and dogs unit were brought in to help search for the driver, who ran off. A […]

TRAFFIC CONGESTION RELIEF A PRIORITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES Local businesses have called for action to ease traffic congestion in Diss. Business leaders have told a meeting to discuss the district’s neighbourhood plan that urgent action on the problem is a priority. Local council officials and MP Richard Bacon heard that it was felt the town […]

DRIVER CLEARED IN HIT-AND-RUN DEATH A driver from Halesworth has been cleared of killing a man in a hit-and-run accident at Bungay. 50 year old Andrew Saunders, of Swan Close, was accused of causing death by careless driving after the incident two years ago. The court heard that 42 year old Shane Lay from Broome […]

TOILET BLOCK PETITION SURPASSES TWO THOUSAND SIGNATURES The number of signatures on a petition to save the Mere’s Mouth toilets in Diss has risen to more than two thousand. The petition has been started by a local shop owner, because of a lack of public toilet facilities in the town centre near the Mere. The […]

CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE THE WAVENEY VALLEY A major new project has been launched to promote the Waveney Valley. The campaign is the idea of South Norfolk, Mid Suffolk and Waveney Councils with the aim of boosting tourism and business in the area. The Waveney Valley Leader project will focus on seven local market towns including […]

FATAL SKY-DIVE AT BECCLES A Suffolk man has died while sky-diving at Beccles airfield. The incident happened on Saturday when sky-diving instructor, James Brooke was killed when he crashed into the ground while attempting a high-performance landing. Mr Brooke worked as a special needs teacher in Bury St Edmunds. FEWER FIRES IN SUFFOLK – GREATER […]

MULTI-MILLION POUND INVESTMENT IN SUFFOLK CIDER COMPANY The new owners of Suffolk cider company Aspall have announced plans to invest up to £10 million into the firm. The U.K. head of the Molson-Coors brewing concern has been in Suffolk to confirm full commitment to the Aspall plant near Debenham. It’s now planned to upgrade facilities […]

STORE TO CLOSE AFTER 275 YEARS SERVING HARLESTON A long-established family store in Harleston is to close down later this year. The business, G. Denny and Sons plans to close its ironmongers’ shop in The Thoroughfare this summer. It’s been connected with the town for more than 275 years. The business will now be phased […]


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