Author: Mike Stewart

SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL FACING BUDGET OVERSPEND Council services in Suffolk are set to face further cutbacks. The county council says it will have to cut spending, or face a possible financial crisis in the future. All areas will now be reviewed for savings, with new figures showing that spending is more than £8 million over budget […]

SHOCK FOR PEOPLE ON NEW HOUSING ESTATE People living on a new housing estate at Framlingham have been shocked to hear that their new homes don’t yet have full planning permission. They’ve all received letters from the local council to say that there are still problems with the Mount Pleasant development. It’s understood that final […]

AMBULANCE SERVICE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE IN NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK Ambulance chiefs say they now expect to see an improvement in the service’s performance in Norfolk and Suffolk in the future. The Ambulance trust’s chairwoman Sarah Boulton says they’re looking to provide a better service, particularly in the least densely populated areas of the region, over […]

POLICE INVESTIGATE ‘UNEXPLAINED’ DEATH OF A DISS WOMAN AT HOME A police investigation is underway into the sudden death of a woman at a house in Diss at the weekend. The woman’s body was found when officers went to the one-bedroom property in Whytehead Gardens on Saturday, after concern from neighbours.  Crime scene officers have […]

SUB-SOIL MAY BE THE CAUSE OF PAVEMENT CRACKING There’s hope that new repair work will sort out the problem of cracking in pavements, installed as part of the Diss Heritage Triangle improvements. Contractors will start the latest remedial work in the Market Hill area on September 10th….the fourth time that the paving has been laid. Previous […]

MIXED SUCCESS FOR STOP-SMOKING CAMPAIGN Latest figures show that the NHS campaign to help people to stop smoking is having mixed success in Norfolk. More than half of the 5,600 smokers, signing up for the service in the last year, said that they were still smoking a month later. The 47 per cent of smokers […]

SURVEY SHOWS THE EXTENT OF SELF-HARM BY GIRLS A new survey has shown that over a fifth of 14-year-old girls in this region said they had self-harmed in the last year. A Children’s Society report says that one in six of more than 11 thousand children questioned in the east of England had self-harmed at […]

DATE SET FOR HERITAGE TRIANGLE REPAIR WORK Repairs to new paving, installed as part of the Heritage Triangle improvements, will start in about two weeks’ time. The remedial work to cracks in the pavement is expected to start on September 10th and last for two weeks. Market Hill will be closed to traffic during this time, […]

THE BIG CHICKEN ROUND-UP IS UNDERWAY ‘The big roundup’ is underway on a Diss housing estate where over 200 hens and chickens have been roaming wild. An action group of people on the Ensign Way estate have been carrying out the round-up. They were joined by a number of helpers, some from other parts of […]

REPAIRS NEEDED FOR HERITAGE TRIANGLE PAVING Work carried out as part of the multi-million-pound Heritage Triangle improvements in Diss is now in need of urgent repairs. Paving is already showing signs of cracking, only about a year after being completed. Work to replace the paving will start next month and last for about two weeks. […]


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