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FALCON TAKES OFF FOR CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN A campaign to clean up town centre streets in Diss has finally got off the ground. The new scheme got underway when a trained falcon took to the air in Mere Street with the aim of frightening pigeons away from the area.  It’s part of a town council move […]

CYCLIST DIES IN COLLISION WITH VAN A police investigation is underway, after a cyclist died in a collision with a van at Shelfanger. The cyclist, a man in his 40s, died at the scene on the B1077 on Friday night.  The road was closed for nearly six hours, as emergency services, including the air ambulance, dealt […]

AERIAL CAMPAIGN TO TAKE FLIGHT SOON It looks like a clean-up campaign in Diss is about to get off the ground. It’s understood that a date has been set to start a move to frighten pigeons away from the town centre.  Trained birds of prey will take to the air from the middle of this month […]

CLIMATE CHANGE WARNING TO COUNCIL A warning has gone out to Mid Suffolk Council about stepping up its plans to tackle climate change. Lawyers from the Client Earth charity have told the council that it risks violating its legal obligations.  They’ve asked Mid Suffolk to draw up a detailed plan in the next two months to […]

LOCAL TORY MPS VOTE WITH THE GOVERNMENT ON NO-DEAL None of Norfolk and Waveney’s Conservative MPs have rebelled against the Government in last night’s crunch Commons vote. The vote on a Brexit no-deal saw the local MPs, including South Norfolk’s Richard Bacon, Central Suffolk’s Dan Poulter and Mid Norfolk’s George Freeman, all support the Prime […]

POLICE ARREST TWO MEN AFTER VANDALISM ON DISS STREET A police investigation is underway, after a series of cars were vandalised on a Diss street at the weekend. Two men, aged 29 and 22, were arrested after the incident in Pursehouse Way on Saturday night.  People living there say they were shocked by the vandalism, finding […]

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 […]