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ARSON CHARGE AFTER FIRE AT EYE FLATS A man from Eye has been in court on a charge of arson, after an incident in the town earlier this week. 28 year old Matthew Eaves , of Hutton Court, has been remanded in custody until September 11th. Eaves was arrested after police went to a block […]

COUNCIL BUYS LAND TO BUILD NEW BUSINESS PARK About 100 acres of land near Stowmarket has been bought by Mid Suffolk council for development. The council plans to build a major business and logistics centre, with links to the port at Felixstowe.┬áIt intends to set up the Gateway 14 business park, next to the A14, […]

INQUEST ON HARDWICK MOTORCYCLE RACER An inquest has opened on a Hardwick man, who died while taking part in a motorcycle race in Belgium. 52 year old Clive Ling, a former sheet-metal worker, was said to have suffered multiple injuries in a collision at the Chimay circuit in July. The inquest heard that Mr Ling’s […]

MEETING TO REVIEW THE GIG IN THE PARK A meeting is planned to review the future of a major event, which took place for the first time in Diss last month. Organisers of the Gig In the Park will meet a town council team to discuss concerns about the music festival. Diss town clerk, Sarah […]

FOODBANK RUNNING SHORT OF SUPPLIES Waveney Foodbank has made an urgent appeal for help. The foodbank, based at the Brome industrial estate near Eye, is anxious to boost its supply of foodstuffs. It’s been struggling to cope with recent demand at its local centres, including Diss, Harleston and Long Stratton, with its supplies of food […]

KERBSIDE RECYCLING IN NORFOLK HITS MILESTONE More than a million tonnes of waste has now been officially re-cycled from homes in Norfolk. The recycling figure from kerbside collections has been reached, since the county’s Materials Recycling Centre was opened near Norwich in 2004. Norfolk already has a recycling rate above the national average and the […]

HERITAGE TRIANGLE ROAD CLOSURES FINAL STRAW FOR DISS BUSINESS A former shop owner in Diss has been speaking about her decision to close the business recently. Kirsty Howard says that traders in the Heritage Triangle deserve more support. She says that she closed her Gluten Free store in Cobbs Yard after failing to make up […]

HOUSE-TO-HOUSE ENQUIRIES IN TEEN SEX ASSAULT CASE Police are carrying out house-to-house enquiries following a sexual assault on a teenage boy in Bungay. They’re also checking CCTV and forensic evidence, following the assault in Castle Lane on Saturday night at about 9.30pm. The attacker is said to have been wearing a black-hooded top, trousers and […]

YELLOW WARNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS There’s a weather warning from the Met Office for Norfolk and Suffolk for later today. Thunderstorms or thundery showers are said to be on the way for this evening and overnight. However, it’s not certain how much rain will reach this area or how heavy the showers will be with a […]

SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS IN SUFFOLK UP 50% OVER FIVE YEARS The number of exclusions at schools in Suffolk is continuing to increase. Latest figures show that more than 4,650 fixed period and permanent exclusions were handed out during the year 2016-17 at a rate of 4.6 per 100 children. That shows a rise of over 50 […]

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