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POWER CUT HITS HOMES Nearly 900 homes and businesses in the Eye area have been hit by a power cut. The loss of electricity lasted for over four hours yesterday afternoon.  Engineers were called out to deal with the problem, caused by a fault in an overhead power line.  Properties around Debenham and Mendelsham were also affected. […]

COLLISION BLOCKS MAIN ROAD An accident has blocked the A140 main road at Brome this afternoon. A number of people are said to have been hurt in the crash, involving a car and a van.  The accident happened close to the junction with the B1118, with a diversion set up as emergency services dealt with the […]

VILLAGES SIGN UP FOR FAST INTERNET A number of South Norfolk villages around Diss have been included in a list to receive superfast broadland. They’ve signed up for a full-fibre network provided by the County Broadband company under a Government initiative to bring imropoved internet speeds to rural areas. Among the 14 villages are: Bressingham, […]

MAYFLOWER FAMILIES INVITED Descendants of a Harleston family are returning to the town to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower pilgrimage to America. They’ve been invited to visit Harleston for a special tour and join in the celebrations of the town’s Mayflower 400 festival.  Four members of the Fuller family were among pilgrims who sailed […]

ROAD SAFETY FUNDS BOOST About £900,000 is being made available to improve road safety in towns and villages around Norfolk. The county council’s parish-partnership scheme invites communities to bid for funds for safety improvements.  Among the work approved for this year is speed awareness signs in Gissing; village gateways in Tivetshall and a new footpath in […]

MERE TOILETS SAGA COULD END SOON A major refurbishment of the public toilets near the Mere in Diss could finally be close. Work on the project could start shortly, after South Norfolk council put the job out to tender.  Diss town council is now expected to take over the maintenance and cleaning of the building within […]

NO INCREASE ON TOWN’S COUNCIL TAX SHARE Diss town council has agreed not to raise its share of council tax for next year. Councillors have approved a zero increase from April, after hearing that its costs for the year will be covered by the current average payment of £203 for band D payers.  The council will […]

CLOSURE LOOKS NEAR FOR TOWN CENTRE STORE The Beales department store in Diss now looks set to shut down. A decision has now been made to prepare for the closure of all of the company’s 23 stores, also including the store in Beccles.  Administrators have so far failed to find a buyer for the Beales […]

CYCLATHON IS CALLED OFF The Diss Cyclathon will now not be taking place this year. The nationally-recognised cycle event around the Diss area was due to be held again in the summer, but has now had to be cancelled.  The decision comes after plans fell through for new organisers to take over the event from this […]

FEWER PROBLEMS IN ANOTHER STORMY WEEKEND The Waveney Valley has survived another weekend of stormy weather. Storm Dennis has brought winds gusting up to 50 miles an hour, but the area has escaped the wide disruption of a week ago.  There were much fewer power cuts this time in Norfolk and Suffolk, although several hundred properties […]