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TALKS PLANNED ABOUT SPEED LIMIT CAMPAIGN A campaign for a lower speed limit on a winding main road near Diss is to be discussed with highways officials. There’s a call for a reduction of the current 60 miles an hour limit on the Shelfanger Road section of the B1077.  It follows a fatal accident about a […]

TRAIN STATION SITE TO BE USED FOR NEW HOMES The site of Harleston’s old railway station looks set to be used for homes. Plans have been submitted to build 40 new homes on the disused three-acre site on Station Hill.  It’s proposed to retain and enhance the Grade-2 listed 160-year-old former station building, as part of […]

POWER RESTORED AFTER A DAY OF CUTS There’s been a power cut for some homes and businesses on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. A fault with overhead cables meant a loss of electricity to a number of areas from early this morning.  They included parts of Eye, Scole, Dickleburgh, Pulham Market, Hoxne and Fressingfield. UK Power had engineers […]

SURVEY ON TRAFFIC IN TOWN’S NARROW STREETS A traffic survey is to be carried out on roads in the centre of Eye. The survey will look at the problems caused by an increase in heavy goods vehicles in the narrow streets of the town centre, as well as air quality.  Lorries and other large vehicles are […]

WARNING AFTER SCAM PHONE CALL CONS ELDERLY MAN  An 80 year old man in the Harleston area has been conned out of thousands of pounds in a telephone scam. Police have issued a warning after the incident last week, when the victim received a call from a man, claiming to be from the National Crime […]

MORE VEHICLE BREAK-INS REPORTED IN THE AREA A spate of break-ins, involving vehicles, is continuing in and around the South Norfolk area. Police say that the latest reports of thefts followed incidents at Kenninghall and Banham at the weekend.  The series of break-ins on vans and cars has been continuing for several weeks now and police […]

WOMAN DIES AND SEVEN HURT IN TWO-CAR COLLISION   An appeal has gone out for witnesses of a fatal road accident at Brockdish. A woman, aged in her 70s, died at the scene of the collision on the A143.   Seven people were also injured in the incident involving two cars yesterday afternoon. The main road was […]

GIG MAY BE BACK….BUT NOT IN THE PARK It looks like a major event won’t be returning to Diss Park after all. The organiser of Gig In The Park, Geoff Dixon says that the music event may be held again……but not at the town centre park.  Mr Dixon has said the Diss Express that the Gig […]

NEW APARTMENTS WOULD ‘SCAR’ THE MERE LANDSCAPE There’s been strong criticism of controversial plans to build three modern apartments overlooking the Mere in Diss. The plans have been approved by South Norfolk planning councillors this week, despite a warning from council chairman Graham Minshull, that the proposal will ‘inevitably scar the town for the future’.  Mr […]

GO-AHEAD FOR NEW APARTMENTS OVERLOOKING THE MERE Controversial plans to build modern apartments, overlooking the Mere in Diss, are to go ahead. South Norfolk planning councillors have finally given agreed to the development of three-storey flats, at the back of St Nicholas Street in the town centre.  Council officers had previously approved the proposal, but the […]