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COUNCIL TURNS DOWN PUB OWNER’S PURCHASE ORDER South Norfolk council has rejected a purchase order served on it by the owner of an historic former pub in Pulham St Mary. The Kings Head, a Grade 2 listed building, has been boarded up since closing in 2007 and the owner, Graham Scott says he is now […]

POWER CUT TO HUNDREDS OF HOMES Hundreds of homes in the Eye and Scole area have been left without electricity, after a power cut earlier today. It’s thought that a faulty overhead cable caused the loss of power to 660 homes and businesses in Eye, Dickleburgh, Scole and Fressingfield.  Electricity was quickly restored to some homes, […]

ENGINEER SUES OVER COMPENSATION FOR WORKS ACCIDENT A Palgrave man is suing a packaging company over compensation for injuries received in an accident at work. 65 year old Paul Massingham, an engineer, suffered severe injuries to a hand and arm, while investigating a conveyor belt at the Smurfit-Kappa factory in Norwich.   The firm has accepted […]

MAN IN COURT AFTER CANNABIS FARM RAID A man has appeared in court, after a large cannabis factory was found by police at Ditchingham. 49 year-old Hue Lien Nguyen, of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody, charged with production of cannabis.  He opted not to enter a plea and the case has been adjourned […]

POLICE MAKE LARGE CANNABIS PLANTS FIND IN VILLAGE More than 700 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of over half a million pounds, have been seized by police at Ditchingham. Police raided an industrial unit in the village yesterday afternoon and discovered the plants and growing equipment, after being let into the building. 41 […]

CADETS COME OUT AGAINST HOMES ON PARADE GROUND LAND There have been strong objections to plans from supporters of Harleston’s Army Cadets force to build homes on a site in the town centre. They say that the proposal for 40 new homes on the former railway station site will cut right through the force’s parade […]

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 […]