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DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR EYE MOVES FORWARD A draft neighbourhood plan for the development of Eye has moved a step forward. The plan, put together by Eye town council, has now been sent to Mid-Suffolk councillors for review.  Feedback from the public is also being requested during a six-week consultation period, which is now underway. It […]

FASTER TRAINS WILL STOP AT DISS IN FUTURE Diss is in line to be one of the stops for new, faster train services between Norwich and London. Greater Anglia are planning to speed up all journeys on the line during the next 18 months, when its new fleet of modern trains go into operation.  A new […]

STUDY TO REVIEW PLANS FOR NEW ACCESS TO DISS RAIL STATION A feasibility study is to look into plans to improve road access to Diss railway station. Town councillors are unsure about a proposal that a new link road between the station and nearby Nelson Road should be one-way only.  They say that this may not […]

MAN ARRESTED OVER SUSPECTED ASSAULT A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault, after an incident near Rickinghall earlier this week. The 54 year-old man was detained by police in Bury St Edmunds, where he remains in the town’s investigation unit. The injured man. aged in his 30s, was found with head injuries at […]

POLICE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE ASSAULT ON MAN AT RICKINGHALL Police are investigating after an injured man was found at the side of a road near Rickinghall. A woman driver stopped to help the 30-year-old man on a road between Rickinghall and Finningham early this morning.  He is now said to be in a stable condition in hospital, […]

MURDER HEARING PUT BACK FOR A MONTH The case of an 81 year-old South Norfolk man charged with murder has been adjourned until next month. Michael Hubbard had been due to appear in court this morning, accused of killing his wife, Hilda at their home in Brooke last September.  A post-mortem showed that she had died […]

TAGS MAY BE BROUGHT IN TO TRACK OFFENDERS Electronic tags could soon be introduced in Norfolk to track offenders while they’re out on curfew.  It’s part of a national scheme to reduce the number of short-term prison sentences and cut costs. The scheme is due to start in the county from the end of the month, […]

POULTRY FARMS PROJECT SPARKS PROTESTS A plan to set up two big poultry farms near Eye has produced nearly 100 complaints. The protests have mainly come from villagers living near the two proposed sites at Horham and Southolt, including the parish councils.  The Hoxne company, E-pigs is applying to put up 12 chicken sheds to house […]

TESTS CONTINUING AFTER DEATH IN TOWN CENTRE An investigation is continuing into the death of a man in Diss town centre. Police say more tests are being carried out after a post mortem proved inconclusive.  The results could take some weeks. The man, aged in his 40s, was found by workers cutting grass in the […]

MAN GETS NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR STARTING MAJOR TOWN CENTRE FIRE A South Norfolk man has been jailed for nine years, after starting a major fire that caused damage estimated at nearly £2 million. The judge said that 32 year old Stephen Wilson, of Loddon, had started the blaze out of ‘sheer spite and […]