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HEAVY RAIN STRETCHES EMERGENCY SERVICES Norfolk fire service say they were inundated with emergency calls yesterday, following heavy rain throughout the day. Around two inches of rain fell during the morning and then later in the afternoon, causing widespread flooding around the county.  At one time, the fire service said it was dealing with over 100 […]

SECOND BARN FIRE BREAKS OUT IN VILLAGE An investigation is underway after a second major barn fire at Bressingham in under a week. Fire crews spent battled a large blaze that broke out in a farm building on Common Road yesterday afternoon.  A total of eight appliances were called out from around South Norfolk and from […]

FIREFIGHTERS TACKLE BIG BARN FIRE Fire crews have been battling a large barn fire near Bressingham. The blaze broke out in the building on Common Road earlier this afternoon.  A total of eight appliances have been called out, from around South Norfolk and from Thetford, along with a water carrier. The building is on a long […]

CHANGE IN HEALTH STRATEGY WITH THOUSANDS OVERWEIGHT New figures show that around 400,000 people in Norfolk are overweight or obese. It’s also been revealed that one in six adults in the county are still smokers.  The figures come as the county council looks to bring in a new health strategy locally, despite having to cut spending […]

NO DECISION ON OPENING THE SKATE PARK YET The skateboard park in Eye is to remain closed. An initial clean-up operation was carried out at the weekend, but it’s now been decided that more work is needed to bring it up to standard.  It’s hoped to complete the cleaning this coming Saturday, so the skate park […]

COUNTY LOOKS SET TO PUT UP ITS SHARE OF COUNCIL TAX  Norfolk county council looks set to increase its share of council tax next year by nearly four per cent. Council leaders are proposing the rise, as well as considering making further cuts in budgets.  Cuts of nearly £16 million are now being planned, on top […]

FIRE CREWS BATTLE FARM BLAZE An inquiry has started into a major fire at a farm in Bressingham. The fire broke out at a large storage building, containing 2,000 tonnes of straw, in Kenninghall Road last night.  A total of eight firecrews and a water carrier were called out to stop the blaze spreading to a […]

OLD THATCHED PUB GOES ON THE MARKET Another historic local pub is up for sale. The Kings Head in North Lopham has been put on the market for just under £400,000, after owners Angie and George Estcourt decided to retire.  The couple ran the Cross Keys in nearby Redgrave before moving to North Lopham. The thatched […]

SAVE THE POOL FUND GETS UNDERWAY A move is underway to save the swimming pool at Eye primary school. A fund-raising campaign is looking to raise £10,000 to get the pool back in working order.  The first stage of the ‘Save Eye Pool’ plan is to replace the old heater, which needs to be decommissioned. A […]

SKATE PARK TO STAY CLOSED FOR CLEAN-UP A clear-up operation is to be carried out at the skateboard park in Eye this weekend. A special meeting of town councillors has decided to keep the skate park closed for the time being, after complaints of anti-social behaviour there.  Graffiti will be removed and the site in Magdalen […]