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NO MOVE ON TOWN’S MAIN POST OFFICE  The future of the crown post office in Diss is still unsure. National managers at the Post Office have said that they’re looking to close the outlet in Market Place, but it’s been unable to find a company to take on the franchise. The most likely contenders, W […]

TOWN CENTRE STORE TO CLOSE IN DISS A national chain of newsagents’ shops has decided to close its business in Diss. McColls has decided not to renew the lease on its town centre convenience store in Mere Street.  A closing date has still to be confirmed for the store, which is one of a few in […]

MID SUFFOLK COUNCIL PUTS ASIDE LOCAL OBJECTIONS  Mid Suffolk planning councillors have gone against local objections and approved a big McDonalds sign on the A140 near Scole. Planning approval has now been given for the 12-metre-high totem sign at a different location than first proposed, on the recently-opened service area at Stuston.  Three local parish authorities […]

DECISION OVER MERE APARTMENTS PLAN IS ON HOLD A decision over a plan to build three modern apartments overlooking the Mere in Diss has been put on hold. South Norfolk planning councillors have agreed to visit the site near St Nicholas Street during the next two weeks, before deciding on the application.  Council officers are recommending […]

NORFOLK POLICE CHIEF CALLS FOR MORE ACTION ON CHILD ABUSE Norfolk’s Chief Constable has warned that the big tech companies must take more action against online sexual abuse. Simon Bailey, who is the national police lead on child protection, says that children will never be safe online, without real action against grooming and abuse. Over […]

CONCERN AT DECISION TO CUT FIRE ENGINE AT DISS  There’s concern at a decision to replace one of four traditional fire engines at Diss with a 4-by-4 vehicle. It’s part of a cost-cutting move being brought in by the Norfolk brigade at fire stations across the county.  Diss town council is now taking a look at […]

PARISH COUNCIL ASKS FOR VIEWS ON VILLAGE CHANGES A parish council in South Norfolk is calling on people living in the area to give their views on future development there. East Harling parish council wants villagers to give opinions on housing, infrastructure and transport locally.  It’s holding an open day tomorrow in the Old School […]

NORFOLK SERVICE COMES UNDER FIRE There’s been strong criticism of the fire service in Norfolk. Government inspectors have reported that the county’s service is ‘not good enough’ and needs to make improvements.  The service has been inspected for the first time, raising concern in several areas, including a backlog in fire-risk checks in homes and a […]

MAN NOW CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL DAMAGE OF CARS AND CAUSING DANGER A South Norfolk man has now been charged by police, after being arrested following over 50 recent incidents of criminal damage to cars. 25 year old Aaron Hurley, from Langley, is currently facing four charges of causing criminal damage and four counts of causing […]

MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AGAIN AFTER MAIN ROAD INCIDENTS A man released on bail, after being arrested in connection with over 50 incidents of criminal damage to cars, has now been taken into custody again. The man, in his 20s from the Loddon area, has been re-arrested as police continue inquiries into the incidents on […]