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OBJECTIONS TO PLAN FOR NEW HOUSING NEAR CARE HOME  Over 50 objections have been made to a plan to build new homes, near a care home at Diss. An application from developers is seeking outline planning permission for over 90 homes on open fields, near Walcot Lane.  The development would be built next to a nursing […]

ROUNDABOUT PROJECT TO BLOCK MAIN ROAD THIS WEEKEND Motorists are being warned that the A140 main road between Diss and Norwich will be closed to traffic for all of this weekend. The closure is near Tasburgh, where work is continuing on a major project to build a roundabout at the Hempnall crossroads.  The road closure starts […]

DISS TO MISS THE GIG FOR ANOTHER YEAR There will be no return to Diss for ‘Gig in the Park’ next year. Organiser Geoff Dixon has welcomed a decision by the town council to reduce hire fees for the park, but says the event won’t be held in the town in 2020.  He says that they’ve […]

CHILDREN’S CENTRE DECISION SET TO BE CONFIRMED A decision to save the children’s centre in Diss is expected to be rubber-stamped next week. Norfolk county councillors are set to approve a deal to transfer the lease of the centre, based at the town’s infant and nursery school.  The council has agreed that the Action for […]

ARREST FOLLOWS STATION CAR PARK COLLISION A woman in her 60s has been arrested, after a collision in the car park at Diss train station. The incident happened yesterday morning on Station Road, at the entrance to the parking area.  The rider of a motorcycle was taken to hospital with serious injuries, after the collision with […]

CYCLIST DIES AFTER COLLISION WITH TRACTOR A cyclist has died in hospital after a road collision at Redgrave. The 67 year old man was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries suffered in the collision with a tractor and trailer.  He’s been named as Leonard Bates from the Ingham area, near Bury St Edmunds. […]

ONE PERSON HURT IN ROAD COLLISION AT REDGRAVE Emergency services, including the air ambulance, have been called out to a road collision at Redgrave. The incident happened this morning in Fen Street at the junction with the B1113 main road.  Police say one person has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.  The road remained closed […]

NEW JOBS SET FOR EYE WITH WAREHOUSE PROJECT There’s a major jobs boost for Eye. Up to 50 jobs will be on offer when a new warehouse and manufacturing plant is opened in the town later this year.  It’s planned by glass and plastics food packaging company, Aegg, as part of a £6 million project. The […]

WOMAN SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES IN FOUR-CAR CRASH An inquest has been held on a Bressingham woman who died in a four-car collision last year. 77 year-old photographer Elizabeth Handy died from severe multiple injuries in the crash on the A1066 at Garboldisham.  Mrs Handy, of Low Road, was asleep in the car, with her 88 year […]

SUFFOLK BREWERY AND PUB BUSINESS IN MAJOR SELL-OFF One of Suffolk’s biggest businesses looks set to be sold. The Greene-King brewery concern is expected to change hands in a deal worth about £2.7 billion.  The company’s directors have unanimously recommended acceptance of the offer from the Hong Kong multi-national, CK Asset Holdings, which is owned by […]