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EXTRA POLICE ON PATROL Extra police patrols will be out in force around Norfolk and Suffolk over the Hallow’een period.  Police say that they will be on the look-out for irresponsible or unsafe behaviour. They’ve warned against the setting-off of fireworks in public places as Bonfire Night approaches…..and the throwing of eggs will be treated as […]

MAJOR NEW FACTORY IS ON LINE FOR COMPLETION A major new factory project at Eye is on line to be completed in October next year.  Building work is now well underway at the new Cranswick poultry facility, costing £60 million. The factory will provide a total of about 700 jobs…with an expected 300 new appointments.  Cranswick say […]

INQUEST OPENS ON MAN IN COLLISION ON RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSING An inquest has opened on a man who was killed when his car was hit by a train on a level crossing at Palgrave. 54 year old Michael Howsen, from Fressingfield, died when his car was struck at the crossing on the Norwich to London […]

GARAGE OWNER DENIES SUPPLYING FALSE NUMBER-PLATES A South Norfolk garage owner has denied that he knowingly supplied false car number-plates to a criminal gang. 45 year old Simon Oakley is one of four men now on trial on charges connected to a gang that carried out over 200 burglaries in the region last year.  Oakley, of Alburgh […]

POLICE CONFIRM CANNABIS FIND AFTER HOUSE FIRE An investigation is underway after fire broke out in the roof space of a house in Diss. Police have confirmed that a cannabis factory was being operated inside the building, but no arrests have been made yet.  A man was taken to hospital after being found outside the house […]

POLICE INVESTIGATE FIRE AT TOWN CENTRE HOUSE An investigation is underway after fire broke out in the roof space of a house in Diss. A man was taken to hospital after being found in pain outside the house in Cuthbert Maltings near Victoria Road.  More than 25 fire fighters were called out last night to tackle […]

PLANNERS REJECT BUILDING NEAR DICKLEBURGH MOOR An application to build on land near the Dickleburgh Moor nature area has been turned down. South Norfolk planners have rejected plans to build an eco-home on Norwich Road in Dickleburgh.  They say that the plans are out of keeping with the open character of the landscape. They add that […]

PROFITS HIT BY COSTS AT NORFOLK’S BIGGEST FIRMS A major report on the state of Norfolk’s biggest businesses says that profits have been reduced by rising costs. A survey of the 100 top companies in the county has seen turnover, investment and staffing all increase over the past year.  However, a pressure on margins has meant […]

POLICE IN DRAMATIC CAR CHASE ACROSS SOUTH NORFOLK Police have asked for anyone with information to contact them about a dramatic incident, involving a car chase across South Norfolk roads. Police cars pursued a vehicle with false number plates, after it failed to stop on the outskirts of Norwich.  The chase came to an end just […]

DRIVERS MAINLY TO BLAME FOR ROAD ACCIDENTS Bad driving is said to be a major cause for accidents on local roads last year. Latest figures show that drivers or riders failing to look properly was again the main reason for accidents where at least one person was hurt.  This caused 568 accidents in Norfolk and 481 […]