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DISS TRAVEL SHOP TO STAY CLOSED The Thomas Cook shop in Diss has closed for business, after the parent travel group ceased trading. Staff at the Thomas Cook branch in Market Place are among 9,000 people in the country set to lose their jobs with the company.  Local holidaymakers, who’ve booked with the firm, have been […]

NEARLY A FIFTH OF ADULTS GIVEN ANTI-DEPRESSANTS IN SOUTH NORFOLK Nearly a fifth of people in South Norfolk were given a prescription for anti-depressants in the year to March 2018. Figures for 2017-18 show that just over 34,200 people, or 18 per cent of adults in the area, were prescribed drugs for depression, over-anxiety or […]

ACCIDENT CLOSES BUSY MAIN ROAD FOR HOURS A serious accident has closed the A140 main road near Long Stratton for around four hours. The accident, involving a pedestrian and a car, happened late this morning at the junction of the main road with Hill Farm Road, at the entrance to Churchfields.  The road was closed as […]

SCHOOL EXPANSION SET FOR GRAND OPENING A major project at a Roydon school is set to be officially opened later this week. Completion of the expansion to the village’s primary school, costing about £5.75 million, will be marked on Friday.  The project will nearly double the size of the school, enabling it to cope with over […]

FALCON TAKES OFF FOR CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN A campaign to clean up town centre streets in Diss has finally got off the ground. The new scheme got underway when a trained falcon took to the air in Mere Street with the aim of frightening pigeons away from the area.  It’s part of a town council move […]

CYCLIST DIES IN COLLISION WITH VAN A police investigation is underway, after a cyclist died in a collision with a van at Shelfanger. The cyclist, a man in his 40s, died at the scene on the B1077 on Friday night.  The road was closed for nearly six hours, as emergency services, including the air ambulance, dealt […]

AERIAL CAMPAIGN TO TAKE FLIGHT SOON It looks like a clean-up campaign in Diss is about to get off the ground. It’s understood that a date has been set to start a move to frighten pigeons away from the town centre.  Trained birds of prey will take to the air from the middle of this month […]

CLIMATE CHANGE WARNING TO COUNCIL A warning has gone out to Mid Suffolk Council about stepping up its plans to tackle climate change. Lawyers from the Client Earth charity have told the council that it risks violating its legal obligations.  They’ve asked Mid Suffolk to draw up a detailed plan in the next two months to […]

LOCAL TORY MPS VOTE WITH THE GOVERNMENT ON NO-DEAL None of Norfolk and Waveney’s Conservative MPs have rebelled against the Government in last night’s crunch Commons vote. The vote on a Brexit no-deal saw the local MPs, including South Norfolk’s Richard Bacon, Central Suffolk’s Dan Poulter and Mid Norfolk’s George Freeman, all support the Prime […]

POLICE ARREST TWO MEN AFTER VANDALISM ON DISS STREET A police investigation is underway, after a series of cars were vandalised on a Diss street at the weekend. Two men, aged 29 and 22, were arrested after the incident in Pursehouse Way on Saturday night.  People living there say they were shocked by the vandalism, finding […]