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POLICE WARNING OVER ELECTRICAL ITEMS A warning’s gone out from police following reports of electrical items being sold from vans in Norfolk and Suffolk. The incidents have taken place in various locations including Diss and police say the sellers could move on to new places. The reports include cold calls on homes and approaches to […]

CRITICISM OVER ‘NORWICH IN 90’ CLAIM There’s been criticism of a national newspaper report that plans for faster train services between London and Norwich may not happen. The report that the ‘Norwich in 90’ campaign may not succeed because of difficulties between Greater Anglia and Network Rail has been denied by the rail company. Abellio […]

MERE TOILET BLOCK TO CLOSE One of the main tourist attractions in Diss is to lose its public toilets. The toilet block next to the Mere is set to be knocked down after Diss town councillors decided against taking over responsibility for the building. However, the council is set to ask current owners, South Norfolk […]

TOWN COUNCIL TO TAKE OVER STREET LIGHTING Diss town council has agreed to take on responsibility for many of the street lamps in the town. Councillors have decided to take over ownership and maintenance of the lighting from South Norfolk Council. And they say they want to save some of the lamps which the district […]

MOTHER AND CHILDREN ESCAPE INJURY IN DISS CRASH A mother and two young children have all escaped unhurt, after their car turned over on to its side on a busy main road in Diss this morning. The woman from Harleston was taking her children to school in Diss, when the car hit the kerb and […]

SOUTH NORFOLK AND BROADLAND SHARED SERVICES PROPOSALS DUE THIS SUMMER South Norfolk councillors have agreed to continue looking at a plan for closer working with Broadland council. The decision followed a preliminary review of a feasibility study into the proposal for some shared services. Work will now continue on final proposals to go to both […]

SOUTH NORFOLK TOPS IN COUNTY FOR THOSE WHO EXERCISE South Norfolk has the lowest percentage of people officially classed as ‘inactive’ in Norfolk. A new survey has shown that just over 20 percent of people over 16 years old manage less than a half-hour of exercise a week. That compares to a national average of […]

RAIL COMMUTER COMPENSATED FOR DELAYS A commuter from Halesworth has received compensation after taking court action over constant delays to train services. 43 year old Seph Pochin had successfully sued Greater Anglia over what he called “appalling” delays and the train company has now paid up after he threatened to send in bailiffs to seize […]

KNIFE CRIME TREBLES Knife crime in Norfolk has gone up three-fold since 2013. New figures show that police in the county recorded nearly 270 crimes between October 2016 and September last year; that’s a huge increase of over 180 per cent on the same period in 2012-13. 350 arrests were made in the past year […]

THOUSANDS USING A&E FOR TRIVIAL COMPLAINTS New information shows that thousands of people are turning up at Norfolk’s hospital emergency units with potentially trivial complaints. The complaints, which could have been treated elsewhere, included a thousand with a fever, 450 people with a headache, nearly 200 with a sore throat, and 60 requesting a prescription. […]

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