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KERBSIDE RECYCLING IN NORFOLK HITS MILESTONE More than a million tonnes of waste has now been officially re-cycled from homes in Norfolk. The recycling figure from kerbside collections has been reached, since the county’s Materials Recycling Centre was opened near Norwich in 2004. Norfolk already has a recycling rate above the national average and the […]

HERITAGE TRIANGLE ROAD CLOSURES FINAL STRAW FOR DISS BUSINESS A former shop owner in Diss has been speaking about her decision to close the business recently. Kirsty Howard says that traders in the Heritage Triangle deserve more support. She says that she closed her Gluten Free store in Cobbs Yard after failing to make up […]

HOUSE-TO-HOUSE ENQUIRIES IN TEEN SEX ASSAULT CASE Police are carrying out house-to-house enquiries following a sexual assault on a teenage boy in Bungay. They’re also checking CCTV and forensic evidence, following the assault in Castle Lane on Saturday night at about 9.30pm. The attacker is said to have been wearing a black-hooded top, trousers and […]

YELLOW WARNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS There’s a weather warning from the Met Office for Norfolk and Suffolk for later today. Thunderstorms or thundery showers are said to be on the way for this evening and overnight. However, it’s not certain how much rain will reach this area or how heavy the showers will be with a […]

SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS IN SUFFOLK UP 50% OVER FIVE YEARS The number of exclusions at schools in Suffolk is continuing to increase. Latest figures show that more than 4,650 fixed period and permanent exclusions were handed out during the year 2016-17 at a rate of 4.6 per 100 children. That shows a rise of over 50 […]

DISS TOWN CENTRE SHOP CLOSES DOWN Another shop in Diss town centre has closed. The latest is Fairchild’s tea rooms in St Nicholas Street. The reason for the decision to close the business is not clear. The vintage-style tea shop had been open for just over four years and was known for having a wide […]

DISS TOY SHOP TO CLOSE DOWN A high street shop in Diss to set to close down later this year. Toybox Toys is to close its doors in September, after being in business in the town for over 20 years. Owner Roy Minshull says he has taken the decision with the lease on the shop […]

AREA PUB CLOSURES CONTINUE Nearly 150 pubs have closed down in Norfolk in the last few years. New figures show that there are now 660 pubs and bars around the county, compared to 805 in 2010. Nearly a third of the closures happened in the 12 months between 2016 and 2017. South Norfolk now has […]

HAULAGE FIRM GOES INTO ADMINISTRATION A Norfolk haulage firm, based at East Harling, has gone into administration. A buyer is now being sought for the company, Harveyson Haulage, which provides septic tanks services across the county. The move follows a winding up petition from tax authorities due to past trading difficulties. However, the firm is […]

PLANS TO REBUILD ROYDON HALL Plans have gone in to rebuild part of an 18th-century listed building at Roydon, damaged by a bomb during the Second World war. The new owners of Roydon Hall are looking to rebuild the east corner of the red brick mansion, after buying the building in Hall Lane for £1.7 […]