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THOUSANDS SIGN PETITION TO SAVE HOSPITAL Over 3,000 people have now signed a petition, calling for All Hallows hospital in Ditchingham to be saved. The petition was only launched yesterday with a target of 5,000 signatures.  The 30-bed hospital, and a nursing home at Bungay, look set to close, unless a new trust can be found […]

ALL HALLOWS HOSPITAL SET TO CLOSE UNLESS NEW TRUST TAKES OVER A hospital in Ditchingham looks set to close, unless a new trust can be found to take it over. The 30-bed hospital is run by a charity, the All Hallows healthcare trust, which says it is no longer able to pay its way.  All services […]

HERITAGE PROJECT SET TO BE SIGNED OFF AFTER FIVE YEARS OF WORK The £3 million Heritage Triangle project in Diss is expected to be finally signed off at tonight’s meeting of the town council. It’s due to reach completion at the end of this month, about five years after being officially launched to revive an […]

POLICE ARREST A MAN OVER A BREAK-IN AND DAMAGE AT EYE TOWN HALL Police say they’ve carried out an arrest in connection with a break-in at Eye Town Hall nearly a year ago. A 47 year old man has been arrested in Cumbria on suspicion of burglary.  He’s been questioned and has now been released under […]

ANOTHER ANGLO SAXON PENDANT GETS TREASURE STATUS A second valuable Anglo-Saxon gold pendant, found on farmland near Diss, has now been declared as treasure. The pendant was found in 2017 close to the site in Winfarthing, where a similar pendant was discovered three years earlier.  The first pendant has since been valued at £145,000 and was […]

PETITION TO SAVE APOLLO AS A COMMUNITY HUB A petition has been launched to save the former Apollo Club in Harleston as a community hub. It’s been started by the town’s Hope Church, which has made an offer, at the asking price, to buy the building in Mendham Lane.  The church group has also applied to […]

PLANS FOR A HUNDRED NEW HOMES IN EYE TURNED DOWN Plans to build over 120 homes on land at Eye have finally been turned down, following objections from local people. Mid Suffolk development control councillors have rejected the application for land between Tuffs Road and Maple Way for a second time.  They’ve cited access problems, because […]

DRAFT PLAN FOR EYE GETS THE THUMBS-UP FROM TOWN COUNCIL Eye town council has given approval to a draft neighbourhood plan for the future development of the area. The draft has been prepared by the council, after consulting local people on a vision for the future of the town.  It will now go to Mid Suffolk […]

COUNCILLORS TO DECIDE ON A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF EYE Town councillors in Eye meet tonight to approve a draft neighbourhood plan for the area. The plan’s been drawn up by the council, after consulting local people on a vision for the future of the town.  It’s intended to ensure that people in Eye have […]

POLICE CHIEFS IN TOWN TO HEAR VIEWS ON LOCAL CRIME Norfolk’s Chief Constable and the county’s police and crime commissioner are in  Diss tonight to answer questions from local people. The two will be hosting the meeting at the Corn Hall to hear views and concerns about crime and policing in the area. It’s one in […]