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HIGH COURT CLAIM AFTER ROAD ACCIDENT INJURIES A High Court compensation claim has been launched by a Bungay woman, after her son was severely injured in a car accident. Greg Jacques suffered life-changing head and other injuries when a car, driven by his girlfriend from Diss, collided with a tree.  A writ issued by his mother, […]

POLICE REACT AFTER HARE-COURSING REPORTS South Norfolk police have been taking part in a search around the Gissing area, after reports of hare-coursing. A team of officers was deployed, along with a drone, to hunt for the suspects, who, it is believed, then left the area.  Police say they have confirmed descriptions and are following the […]

BANHAM POULTRY WAS SOLD WITH DEBTS OF £40 MILLION One of Norfolk’s biggest employers, Banham Poultry had debts of £40 million when it was sold on. The firm was bought by the Derbyshire company, Chesterfield Poultry in a pre-pack administration deal last month.  The deal has saved more than a thousand jobs at Banham and Attleborough, […]

DICKLEBURGH MAN MAY HAVE TAKEN HIS LIFE ON AN “IMPULSE” An inquest has heard that a Dickleburgh man “seemed to have acted impulsively”, when he took his own life last June. 28 year old Joshua Lawson, of Norwich Road, was found by police hanging from a tree at All Saint’s Church, near his home. His partner […]

HARLESTON SITES INCLUDED IN DEVELOPMENT PLAN LIST  Several new sites in South Norfolk have been listed in a plan for the future development of the Greater Norwich area. One of the the largest developments is proposed for Harleston with 350 homes prposed at Briar Farm, along with another 600-plus at six other sites.  Dickleburgh, Ditchingham and […]

NEW LIBRARY EXPECTED TO OPEN EARLY NEXT YEAR The new town library in Eye will be open early next year. Builders have now completed the main work on re-developing former offices and a workshop in Cross Street.  Plans to fit out the modern interior will now go ahead in time for an opening in the new […]

GARAGE OWNER CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT BURGLARY A jury has found a South Norfolk garage owner guilty of conspiring to commit burglary. The judge at Norwich crown court has told 45 year old Simon Oakley that he now faces going to prison.  Oakley, who owns Stratton Quickfit at Long Stratton, has been granted bail to […]

DISS FLORAL PROJECT LOOKS GOOD TO GO A scheme to decorate town centre streets in Diss with flowers and plants now looks set to go ahead. About £3,500 in funds has been donated so far to pay for around a dozen wooden planters.  It’s hoped that the ‘Floral Diss’ project, started by former town carnival organiser […]

POLICE SAY DEATH WAS ‘NOT SUSPICIOUS’ Police have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances involved, after a body was found in a South Norfolk village. The body was found last Friday, on playing fields near the village hall in Bunwell.  The man is said to have been around 40 or 50 years old, but it’s […]

COUNTY BORROWS TO BUILD NEW SPECIAL SCHOOLS Four new schools are to be built in Norfolk for children with disabilities and special educational needs. Norfolk policy councillors have agreed to borrow £120 million to pay for the schools and to improve support for children in mainstream schools.  It’s believed the new schools will save around £13 […]