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WARNING AFTER CARS DAMAGED AND BROKEN INTO AROUND SOUTH NORFOLK Police in South Norfolk have issued a warning to motorists, after a series of incidents in the area. A total of 14 vehicles have been targeted so far in the incidents, involving criminal damage and theft.  The offences have taken place in various places locally, including […]

WARNING FROM FOODBANK AS SUPPLIES DWINDLE There’s a warning from Waveney Foodbank that it could soon run out of food supplies. The foodbank, which covers towns and villages in South Norfolk and on the Suffolk border, has made an emergency appeal for food donations.  It says that an increasing number of referrals for help with food […]

RADIO STATION GETS AWARD AS 2019 COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS ARE NAMED Park Radio has been given a special award for its contribution to the community. The station received special recognition for its contribution to the local community in the Diss, Eye and Harleston area at the South Norfolk Community Awards last night.  The award came just […]

NEW MEMBERS STILL SOUGHT FOR TWO COUNCILS A search is continuing to find new recruits for two town councils in the Waveney Valley. Councillors are being sought to boost membership of the authorities in Diss and in Eye.  At Diss, the council is down to half of the usual number with just seven councillors, but there […]

POWER SUPPLY PROBLEM FOR NEW SERVICE AREA There’s growing doubt about the future of the recently-opened service area on the A140 at Stuston. It’s understood that there’s a major problem with the power supply to the controversial site, at the junction with the A143.  A BP petrol station and Marks and Spencer food store have both […]

PLAN PROPOSED TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN TOWN CENTRE An initial plan of action is underway to try to ease major traffic congestion on the busy A1066 main road through Diss town centre. Norfolk county council has put in an application to build a larger roundabout in Victoria Road, near the Shell garage, as well […]

BIG INCREASE IN RACE-HATE CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN New figures show that race hate-crimes recorded against children have shot up in Norfolk. The figures saw an increase of around 300 per cent over a three-year period to 2017-18.  There was an increase from just 17 offences in 2015-16 to 71 during 2017-18.  The rise was the biggest […]

POLICE PROBE ABANDONED VAN IN FIELD NEAR EYE Police have launched an investigation, after a transit van was found abandoned near Eye, with valuable equipment on board. The van was discovered after a tip-off last week, hidden behind a hedgerow in a field at Brockford Green, close to the A140.  The vehicle was found to contain […]

PARISHES COME OUT AGAINST SERVICE AREA SIGNS Three parish councils are objecting to a new proposal by McDonalds for their signs at the recently-opened service area at Stuston. They’ve protested to Mid Suffolk council over the restaurant chain’s change in location for three illuminated signs, attached to a 12-metre post at the side of the […]

WRANGLE OVER SIGNS HOLDS UP RESTAURANT PLANS It’s reported that a McDonald’s restaurant planned for a new service area at Stuston may be in doubt, because of a battle over signs. It seems that there are problems over the company’s plans for three illuminated signs, attached to a 12-metre post on the service area, at […]