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MAN RELEASED AFTER ARREST OVER ATTACK IN DISS PARK Police have released a man who’s been questioned about an attack on a homeless person in Diss at the weekend. The man was taken into custody on suspicion of assault, causing grievous bodily harm.  It follows reports that a 32 year old man, who’s been camping on […]

MORE EMPTY OFFICES TO BE CONVERTED It looks like more empty former office space in Diss town centre is to be turned into homes. A planning application has gone in for two more apartments at Navire House; this time on the middle floor of the three-storey building.  Permission has already recently been given to convert the […]

SHOP OWNER INVESTIGATED OVER  TOBACCO CLAIMS The owner of two stores in Diss is being investigated by Norfolk trading standards. The investigation concerns the alleged storage of smuggled tobacco and its sale to children at the Victoria Store in Diss.  The owner, Andrei Vivelivici has voluntarily surrendered his premises licence, following a request by Trading Standards […]

SHOLA CONCERT PLANNED TO HELP TOWN’S SWIMMING POOL A special fund-raising concert is planned for Eye next month to help save the town’s swimming pool. The pool is currently out of use and is awaiting repairs, but it’s hoped to launch an official campaign later this year to raise £10,000 for the work involved.  Now singer […]

CONCERN OVER NEW HOUSES NEAR NURSING HOME There’s controversy over plans to build a housing development close to a nursing home at Diss. A number of objections have been made to the development of over 90 homes on land near Walcot Rise.  There’s criticism that the homes will mean an increase in traffic and noise for […]

BUSY WEEKEND AS STORMS BRING DOWN TREES Strong winds resulted in well over hundred calls to emergency services in Norfolk and Suffolk over the weekend. Many of the calls were to clear fallen trees that were blocking roads around the two counties, as the winds exceeded 50 miles an hour.  Norfolk county council highways department dealt […]

MOVE TO REDUCE HEAVY LORRIES GOING INTO TOWN CENTRE A campaign is underway to keep heavy lorries out of Eye town centre. Eye’s Mayor Jane Hudson has now joined in the move to limit the increasing number of large vehicles on the streets of the town.  A special site, called Trucks Out Of Town, has been […]

HOPES THAT BIRD CLEAR-OUT COULD HAPPEN SOON A move to clear pigeons from part of Diss town centre could well start in a few weeks. It’s part of an initiative to keep streets near the Mere cleaner, by reducing the amount of bird mess on pavements.  More than 25 businesses have now agreed to pay a […]

FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH FARM HOUSE A fire has badly damaged a house on a farm at Finningham. The blaze broke out in the large wooden building on Gislingham Road yesterday evening.  A total of 15 fire crews tackled the flames, which are thought to have gone through the roof and spread throughout the house. The cause […]

BIG CASH BOOST FOR LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES Health services in Norfolk and Suffolk are getting a cash boost of £135 million. The extra cash is part of the Government’s injection of funds nationally into the NHS, totalling £1.8 billion.  Just over half of the local funds will help establish a major diagnostic assessment centre at the […]