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DRIVERS CAUGHT IN CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN More than 700 people were tested in Norfolk during the Christmas drink-and-drug driving campaign, with 214 drivers failing. The month-long campaign saw additional patrols and roadside checks carried out.  Over 670 drivers were stopped in Suffolk…with 170 being arrested. MORE TRAIN USE AT DISS Diss was the third busiest railway station […]

CRACKDOWN AT ACCIDENT JUNCTION Police in Diss have started a crackdown on drivers at a town centre road junction. The move follows recent accidents involving pedestrians at the junction of Mere Street and Chapel Street. Several motorists have been issued with enforcement notices for failing to follow traffic signs there. MP’S CALL ON BUSINESS RATES […]

POWER CUTS Hundreds of homes and businesses have been left without electricity, as storms swept across the Waveney Valley last night. Engineers were called out to restore supplies knocked out by the high winds. The worst-hit area was in South Norfolk around Diss, with around 600 properties affected from late yesterday afternoon. Roydon, Garboldisham, Winfarthing, […]

STRONG WINDS BRING POWER CUTS Hundreds of homes and businesses have been left without electricity, as storms swept across the Waveney Valley last night. Engineers were called out to restore supplies knocked out by the high winds. The worst-hit area was in South Norfolk around Diss, with around 600 properties affected from late yesterday afternoon. […]

BIKE RIDER DIES IN A140 COLLISION Police are appealing for witnesses after a motor-cyclist died in a collision with a car on the A140 at Dickleburgh. The bike rider, a man in his 50s, died at the scene of the accident on Friday afternoon. PEDESTRIAN HURT IN TOWN CENTRE ACCIDENT A pedestrian was airlifted to […]

NEW PLAY AREA ATTACKED BY VANDALS Police are investigating after vandals attacked the newly re-vamped children’s play area at Diss Park. The playground has been damaged with broken glass, smashed fence panels and fires being lit on equipment.  The area was re-opened a month ago after weeks of renovation work costing over £100,000. Final installations will […]

CYCLATHON EVENT LOOKS SET TO SURVIVE The future of a top annual event in Diss looks secure. The Norfolk-based social enterprise, Pedal Revolution has agreed to step in to organise the popular Diss Cyclathon.  There were fears that the award-winning cycling event would fold, when the original organisers announced they were stepping down, a few months […]

MAN ON BAIL AFTER ROBBERY OF NINETY-YEAR-OLD A man in his 20s has been released on police bail, after being questioned over a robbery in Diss town centre. He’d been taken into custody, after police released a CCTV image of two menin connection with an incident involving an elderly man last week.  The man, in his […]

CYCLIST DIES IN HOSPITAL AFTER COLLISION A cyclist has died in hospital, after being severely injured in a road accident at Garboldisham. The man, in his 70s, was said to be in a critical condition, after being airflifted to Addenbrookes following a collision with a lorry.  The accident happened on the B1114, at the junction with […]

ARREST MADE AFTER ELDERLY MAN IS ROBBED  A man in his 20s has been arrested, in connection with a robbery in Diss town centre. He was taken into custody for questioning, after police started a search for two men involved in stealing money from a man, aged in his 90s.  They released a CCTV image of […]