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EXTRA PATROLS BY POLICE AFTER FIGHTING INCIDENT Police have been carrying out extra foot patrols around Diss town centre, following this week’s fighting involving a group of youths. Officers have been patrolling in the Mere Street area, where the disturbance took place, and keeping an eye on the nearby Morrison’s car park.  A section 34 order, […]

BOYS ARRESTED AFTER TOWN CENTRE FIGHTING INCIDENT Three teenage boys have been taken in for questioning, after a disturbance in Diss town centre. The three were arrested by police yesterday evening, following reports to them that a number of youths were fighting in Mere Street.  Officers were called out by people working in nearby businesses and […]

SOUTH NORFOLK’S STRATEGY PLAN TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT South Norfolk council is working on setting up an environmental strategy for the future. It’s working with Broadland council on a joint approach to protect the natural environment in the two areas.  The move was announced after climate change protestors attended a meeting of the council, a week […]

PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE DISS AREA MAY BE REVISED A move is underway to revise plans for the development of the Diss area. The Diss and district neighbourhood steering group is meeting today to review and refine its aims for the future.  The group is now looking at making housing and business as the priorities […]

FARMER DIES AFTER FALL INTO SILO NEAR EYE An inquiry is underway after an elderly man died in a farm accident at Thorndon. The 79 year old man fell into a grain silo on the farm at Rishangles Lodge in Hestley Green yesterday evening.  Police, fire and ambulance services, including specialist teams, were called out to […]

ONE IN TEN HOMES IN NORFOLK IN FUEL POVERTY More than one in ten households in Norfolk are estimated to be living in fuel poverty. The situation is due to a combination of low income, poor insulation and rising fuel costs making heating expensive.   Fuel Poverty Awareness Day takes place tomorrow to highlight the health […]

CUTS COULD HIT SUFFOLK BUS SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS  Fears have been raised that possible cuts to bus services in Suffolk could badly affect people living in rural areas of the county. There’s most concern for elderly and disabled people, as some communities could be left with no service.  The county council will consider savings tomorrow […]

COUNTY BRINGS IN A THREE PER CENT RISE IN COUNCIL TAX  Norfolk county council has decided to put up its share of council tax for next year by 3 per cent. The increase will add about another £40 to the average bill in the county. The council’s budget has been set at just over £409 million, […]

CLIMATE PROTEST HALTS COUNCIL’S BUDGET DECISION A protest by climate-change demonstrators has halted today’s Norfolk county council budget meeting. The meeting was delayed for nearly five hours until protestors were removed from the council chamber. It’s understood police made four arrests. Councillors are expected to approve a 3 per cent increase in next year’s council […]

VOLUNTEERS SPOT DRIVERS SPEEDING More than 230 drivers have been caught speeding in South Norfolk last month.  They were detected by Community Speed watch volunteers in the area. There are 17 groups in town and villages around South Norfolk. Meanwhile, a driver stopped by police has been found to be nearly three times over the drink-drive […]