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MAN ARRESTED AFTER POLICE SEARCH OF SYLEHAM Police say a man from Essex has been arrested, after a ram raid on a Co-op store in Debenham overnight. The 30 year-old from Colchester was detained after a major search of the Syleham area, when a stolen transit van and car, used in the robbery, were found […]

BLAZE SWEEPS THROUGH HOUSE AND BARN An investigation is underway after a fire destroyed a house near Talconeston. The blaze at High Park Farm broke out yesterday evening, also sweeping through an adjoining converted barn and workshop.  Over 30 fire crew tackled the flames before bringing the fire under control after four hours. It’s said to […]

FIGHT TO SAVE HOSPITAL BEDS IN EYE A special meeting will take place in Eye later this month over the possible closure of the town’s NHS hospital beds. The meeting’s being organised by Hartismere Hospital League of Friends, which is keen to ensure that the ten beds at Hartismere Place are retained.  The group has already […]

NEW HOMES PLAN ON FORMER STATION SITE UP FOR DISCUSSION Plans to build homes on the old railway station site at Harleston are facing some opposition. A number of objections have been received about the development of 40 homes, including from the recently-formed Action for Harleston group.  The group was represented at a meeting of […]

INQUEST DELAYED FOR POLICE INQUIRY AFTER FATAL ROAD CRASH An inquest has heard that a police investigation is taking place involving possible criminal proceedings after a fatal road crash, near Harleston. It follows the death of 54 year old motor-cyclist Steven Mouncer, who was killed in a collision with a car at Needham last October.  Area […]

POLICE WARNING TO MOTORISTS AFTER ACCIDENTS Police have reported a series of accidents overnight and early this morning on local roads. They say that last night brought a busy time for the emergency services with several accidents.  Drivers were urged to slow down in the darkness, due to mud and wet leaves on road surfaces. […]

MAJOR CYCLE EVENT COULD BE AT RISK Another major event in Diss could be at risk of being cancelled. The award-winning Diss Cyclathon is in danger of not taking place next year, unless new organisers are found.  The current organising group has decided to step down, after building the event into a major attraction in […]

INQUEST HEARS ABOUT DEATH OF A MAN IN TOWN CHURCHYARD An inquest has opened on a man whose body was found in a Diss churchyard. 47 year old Robert Worthington was found lying in the grounds of St Mary’s church in Diss town centre in late April.  He was found to have suffered a head injury, […]

POLICE INVESTIGATE AFTER  SAVAGE ATTACK ON A HORSE Police are investigating the death of a horse, after a savage attack on the animal near Harleston. An 18-year-old mare has had to be put down after it was brutally slashed, causing a large wound on the head and shoulder.  The horse was outside of its paddock in […]

LOCAL MPS PLAN TO STAND FOR RE-ELECTION It’s believed that all of the MPs in Waveney Valley constituences will stand for re-election in next month’s general election. All MPs from Norfolk and Waveney last night voted in favour of holding polling day on Thursday, December 12th.  The two MPs who’ve announced they are standing down […]