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WOMAN DIES AND SEVEN HURT IN TWO-CAR COLLISION   An appeal has gone out for witnesses of a fatal road accident at Brockdish. A woman, aged in her 70s, died at the scene of the collision on the A143.   Seven people were also injured in the incident involving two cars yesterday afternoon. The main road was […]

GIG MAY BE BACK….BUT NOT IN THE PARK It looks like a major event won’t be returning to Diss Park after all. The organiser of Gig In The Park, Geoff Dixon says that the music event may be held again……but not at the town centre park.  Mr Dixon has said the Diss Express that the Gig […]

NEW APARTMENTS WOULD ‘SCAR’ THE MERE LANDSCAPE There’s been strong criticism of controversial plans to build three modern apartments overlooking the Mere in Diss. The plans have been approved by South Norfolk planning councillors this week, despite a warning from council chairman Graham Minshull, that the proposal will ‘inevitably scar the town for the future’.  Mr […]

GO-AHEAD FOR NEW APARTMENTS OVERLOOKING THE MERE Controversial plans to build modern apartments, overlooking the Mere in Diss, are to go ahead. South Norfolk planning councillors have finally given agreed to the development of three-storey flats, at the back of St Nicholas Street in the town centre.  Council officers had previously approved the proposal, but the […]

WITNESSES SOUGHT AFTER TOWN CENTRE ASSAULT Police are appealing for witnesses after a 71 year old man was the victim of an assault in Diss town centre. The incident happened while retired lorry driver Geoff Calver was walking along Chapel Street on the morning of September 20th.   He’s told the Diss Mercury that an unknown […]

POLICE WARNING AS THEFTS CONTINUE Another break-in incident has been reported, following a warning from police about recent thefts in South Norfolk. This time, a quad bike has been stolen, along with farming machinery, a chainsaw, tools and a battery.  They were taken from an outbuilding, at a property in New Buckenham Road at Banham, between […]

WARNING AFTER VAN THEFTS IN SOUTH NORFOLK South Norfolk police have issued a warning, after a series of thefts from vans and cars. A total of ten incidents have been reported in the area, including at Diss, Roydon, Bressingham, Dickleburgh and Kenninghall.  The incidents took place between last Saturday and Wednesday, with tools and equipment being […]

SORTING OFFICE WALK-OUT HITS POSTAL SERVICES Postal workers have come out on strike at the Sorting Office in Diss. The workers started unofficial industrial action early this morning at the office in Chapel Street.  Talks have started between Royal Mail management and union officials over the action, caused by a health and safety issue. The […]

TOWN’S LAST BANK IS TO STAY OPEN The last bank in Harleston has been saved from closure. Barclays has decided to keep its branch in Market Place open, after originally earmarking it to close.  It’s one of a number of branches in the region, which Barclays has decided will remain open for the next two years, […]

DISS MAN ARRESTED AFTER SERIES OF FARMLAND FIRES A man has been arrested, after a series of fires on farmland in South Norfolk recently. The man, who’s said to come from the Diss area, was detained on suspicion of criminal damage, causing arson without endangering life. Police say that he’s been released, pending further enquiries into […]