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A THIRD OF RESTAURANTS WARNED ABOUT HYGIENE A third of restaurants and other food handling businesses in Norfolk have been warned recently about their standards of hygiene. One in three eateries in South Norfolk and in Waveney are included in the poor hygiene ratings, for the year up to April.  About 1,100 businesses were inspected in […]

WARNING OVER COLD-CALLS TO LOCAL BUSINESSES Local businesses are being warned to be alert, following a series of scam cold-calls. The warning comes after a Harleston company received a phone call last week, asking for sponsorship for a campaign in schools to talk about safety issues.  The man claimed to be from Suffolk police and […]

MEMORIAL STATUE STILL WITHOUT A HOME A permanent home in Diss is still being sought for a statue to commemorate the end of the First World War. The life-size silhouette statue of a soldier is one of 100 made as part of a national project. It’s been bought for the town by Diss Waveney Rotary […]

MAN DETAINED AFTER ARREST FOR SUSPECTED MURDER An elderly man arrested after a fatal stabbing incident in a South Norfolk village has now been detained under the Mental Health Act. Detectives had questioned the man, who’s in his 80s, following his arrest on suspicion of murder on Sunday morning. Police had found the dead body […]

ELDERLY MAN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF MURDER A man in his 80s has been arrested in a South Norfolk village on suspicion of murder. The arrest followed an incident when a woman was found stabbed to death in Churchill Place at Brooke on Sunday morning. The man is now being questioned by detectives, and a police […]

DELAY FOR PLANNED NEW BAR AND RESTAURANT IN TOWN CENTRE Work on a planned new bar and restaurant, next to the Mere in Diss, is now unlikely to start until next year. Wetherspoons had hoped to open the new pub during 2018, but the company says it is still finalising the costs of the project. Several […]

SHOCK FOR PEOPLE ON NEW HOUSING ESTATE People living on a new housing estate at Framlingham have been shocked to hear that their new homes don’t yet have full planning permission. They’ve all received letters from the local council to say that there are still problems with the Mount Pleasant development. It’s understood that final […]

AMBULANCE SERVICE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE IN NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK Ambulance chiefs say they now expect to see an improvement in the service’s performance in Norfolk and Suffolk in the future. The Ambulance trust’s chairwoman Sarah Boulton says they’re looking to provide a better service, particularly in the least densely populated areas of the region, over […]

SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL FACING BUDGET OVERSPEND Council services in Suffolk are set to face further cutbacks. The county council says it will have to cut spending, or face a possible financial crisis in the future. All areas will now be reviewed for savings, with new figures showing that spending is more than £8 million over budget […]

POLICE INVESTIGATE ‘UNEXPLAINED’ DEATH OF A DISS WOMAN AT HOME A police investigation is underway into the sudden death of a woman at a house in Diss at the weekend. The woman’s body was found when officers went to the one-bedroom property in Whytehead Gardens on Saturday, after concern from neighbours.  Crime scene officers have […]