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MAN JAILED FOR COMPUTER SEX OFFENCES A man from Eye has been jailed, following a nationwide police investigation into sex offences involving computers. 38 year old Tony Spencer, of Victoria Hill, has been given a 32-month sentence, having admitted nine counts of voyeurism, five of taking indecent photos of children, and 12 hacking offences.  He was […]

VIEWS SOUGHT ON NEW BUILD HOMES A public consultation is underway into plans for new homes to be built around South Norfolk in the next 20 years. People are being urged to give their views on the draft version of the Greater Norwich Local Plan, detailing growth in the city and the Broadland and South […]

INQUIRY INTO TRAIN PROBLEMS Greater Anglia says it’s carrying out a full investigation into major problems with the company’s new trains. It follows delays and cancellations to services on the main line between Diss and London yesterday, when one of the new trains lost complete power, leaving passengers waiting for around five hours. The inquiry […]

JOURNEYS DISRUPTED AFTER NEW TRAIN BREAKDOWN Services on the main railway line between Diss and London have been delayed or cancelled since early this morning, after one of Greater Anglia’s new inter-city trains broke down. The train, travelling to Liverpool Street station, suffered a loss of power on the outskirts of London, resulting in passengers […]

NEW EYE PLANT IN OPERATION Production has started at a new £75 million poultry plant at Eye. About 300 new staff have been taken on by Cranswick at the green-field site, which offers further room for future expansion.  Another 500 workers have moved over from the company’s Weybread plant, which is set to be demolished. CONCERN […]

JAIL FOR DANGEROUS GUNS CRIME A man from Pulham St Mary has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years, after admitting a series of charges involving the supply of dangerous weapons. 30 year old Kevin Lee and his brother were involved in a professional operation to sell illegal lethal weapons, for likely use in serious crime.  The court […]

NO LIBRARY CLOSURES PLANNED There are no plans to close any of the libraries in Norfolk in future, with county councillors set to agree to a new long-term strategy for the service. The county council is due to approve keeping all 47 libraries open, but a review is proposed of current sites to ensure the […]

MAJOR FIRE IN COTTAGE Fire crews have been tackling a major incident at a thatched cottage in Barningham. Most of the building in Pound Lane has been damaged after fire broke out in the roof, which then collapsed. Two people in the cottage escaped unhurt. DRUG TESTS FOR SUSPECTS Police in Norfolk may carry out […]

HEARING OPENS ON HOMES PLAN An appeal hearing has got underway into plans to build over 120 homes on the outskirts of Eye. The three-day hearing follows a decision by Mid Suffolk council to reject the plans for the development on land between Maple Way and Tuffs Road. A final decision will now be made […]

STORE AT RISK The Beales’ department store in Diss has come a step nearer to closing down, after the national chain went into administration this morning. The Diss store, along with the company’s other 21 shops around the country, is continuing to trade, but ‘closing-down sale’ notices are expected to appear later this week. The […]