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THOUSANDS REGISTER TO VOTE IN NORFOLK It’s been revealed that 25,000 people across Norfolk have registered to vote in next week’s general election. The highest number of potential new voters was in Norwich, with 9,000 applications.  South Norfolk was in second place with 4,562 new registrations.  The Diss Mercury reports that there was a surge in applications […]

COUNCIL TO DISCUSS CLOSURE OF VILLAGE POST OFFICE Hoxne parish council is to discuss the future of the village’s post office at its meeting next month. It’s been announced that the post office is set to close down at the end of December.  The business in Low Road was only re-opened under the current owners about […]

PLANS FOR MOTEL NEAR DISS TURNED DOWN A planned roadside motel near the A140 outside Diss has been rejected. The two-storey motel was proposed on a site near the service station recently opened at the junction with the A143 at Stuston.  Mid Suffolk planners have turned down the project, because of road safety concerns and […]

DEATH UNEXPLAINED OF MAN FOUND IN THE RIVER Police say the death of a man, whose body was found in the River Waveney near Diss, is unexplained. The body of the man, said to be in his 30s, was reported to be in the river between Wortham and Roydon early yesterday afternoon.  Emergency services were […]

POLICE PROBE BODY FOUND IN RIVER Police have launched an inquiry after a body was found in the River Waveney near Diss. The body was reported in the river between Wortham and Roydon earlier this afternoon.  Emergency services have been on the scene at Wortham Ling, an area of open heathland. CANNABIS FACTORY DISCOVERED AFTER FIRE […]

BUSINESS DECIDES TO OPEN UP AGAIN IN TOWN CENTRE A business in Diss town centre is to re-open – in an unexpected about-turn move. Owners of the Be-Active mobility shop have decided to open up again early next year, just two months after closing down.  The shop on Mere Street only closed in September after 11 […]

HOPE FOR THE LAST HOSPITAL BEDS TO BE RETAINED It looks like the few remaining NHS hospital beds in Eye will be retained in the future. An assurance has come from the local NHS foundation trust, after a public meeting called by the Hartismere Hospital League of Friends.  League members have been concerned about the […]

FIRE CREWS FROM TWO COUNTIES TACKLE LARGE BLAZE A large fire has broken out in a unit on the airfield industrial estate at Eye. Around a dozen fire crews are said to have gone to the blaze in Liberator Way.  It broke out earlier this afternoon on the first floor of the building.  Crews from both […]

SURVEY SHOWS LOW MORALE IN COUNTY’S POLICE FORCE A new survey shows that half of the police officers serving in Norfolk say that they suffer from low morale. Around 75 per cent also complain that they are unhappy with their current pay, with many saying they are worse off than they were five years ago.  Some […]

MAN HAD STONES IN A BAG TO THROW AT PASSING CARS A South Norfolk man, who threw rocks at cars in about 100 separate incidents, was found by police to have a large bag of stones in his car. A court’s heard that he committed the two-week spree of offences while driving around roads on […]