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IVF TREATMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN SOUTH NORFOLK Fertility treatment for couples is to be made available again in South Norfolk on the NHS. The service is being restored from April 1st, about two years after local health chiefs cut funding for I.V.F. treatment.  South Norfolk will then be similar to the rest of the […]

SOUTH NORFOLK & WAVENEY GET THUMBS-DOWN FOR YOUNG PEOPLE South Norfolk has been named as one of the worst places for young people to live in the country. It’s one of several parts of rural Norfolk to get low marks in a national survey carried out for the BBC.  South Norfolk gets just three out of […]

THE COST OF POLICING SET TO GO UP IN NORFOLK The cost of policing in Norfolk is going up, with council tax payers facing an increase of ten per cent. It’s the maximum allowed before holding a local referendum and will add an average £24 on to council tax bills for the year. Chief constable […]

HUNDREDS SIGN PETITION FOR MORE LONG-STAY PARKING More than 400 people have signed a petition complaining at the lack of long-stay car parking in Diss town centre. The petition’s been started by local traders and now town councillors plan to take up the matter with South Norfolk council,  It’s hoped the district council will consider bringing […]

TALKS PLANNED ON CLOSING FULL LENGTH OF TOWN CENTRE STREET A proposal to fully pedestrianise a busy town centre street in Diss is on hold for the time being. Town councillors are considering closing the full length of Mere Street to traffic.  They’ll now discuss the idea with Norfolk county highways department. It’s suggested that a […]

HOTEL PLAN FAILS TO GET PLANNING APPROVAL AGAIN Plans to build a new hotel in Diss town centre have again failed to get off the ground. South Norfolk planning councillors have unanimously decided to reject the latest application from the Marston’s brewery group.  The company applied to build a 27-bed hotel with three shops on a […]

HOTEL PLAN FOR DISS TURNED DOWN AGAIN South Norfolk planners have again rejected plans to build a hotel and shops in Diss town centre. Councillors have decided to throw out the application from the Marston’s brewery group, which has wanted for some years to build a hotel on a site in Park Road, near its Thatcher’s Needle […]

LANDOWNER DEFENDS HIS PLAN TO SELL OFF GREEN-FIELD SITE The owner of a green-field site near Diss town centre has defended his decision to consider selling off the land for a controversial development. Developers are looking at building 24 retirement bungalows on part of the site…with the rest of nthe land being gifted to the […]

TWO GO TO CROWN COURT FOR BURGLARY SPREE Two men have been sent for trial at Crown Court, in connection with a series of burglaries last year around Norfolk and Suffolk. The two men, from the Norwich area, are charged with carrying out many of the 20 burglaries in South Norfolk, including Harleston, Tasburgh and […]

HOTEL PLAN FOR DISS LOOKS SET TO BE TURNED DOWN  A plan to build a new hotel and shops in Diss town centre may have failed – yet again. An application for the proposal, next to the Thatcher’s Needle pub in Park Road, will be discussed by South Norfolk planning councillors next week. But council officers […]