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NO DECISION ON OPENING THE SKATE PARK YET The skateboard park in Eye is to remain closed. An initial clean-up operation was carried out at the weekend, but it’s now been decided that more work is needed to bring it up to standard.  It’s hoped to complete the cleaning this coming Saturday, so the skate park […]

COUNTY LOOKS SET TO PUT UP ITS SHARE OF COUNCIL TAX  Norfolk county council looks set to increase its share of council tax next year by nearly four per cent. Council leaders are proposing the rise, as well as considering making further cuts in budgets.  Cuts of nearly £16 million are now being planned, on top […]

FIRE CREWS BATTLE FARM BLAZE An inquiry has started into a major fire at a farm in Bressingham. The fire broke out at a large storage building, containing 2,000 tonnes of straw, in Kenninghall Road last night.  A total of eight firecrews and a water carrier were called out to stop the blaze spreading to a […]

OLD THATCHED PUB GOES ON THE MARKET Another historic local pub is up for sale. The Kings Head in North Lopham has been put on the market for just under £400,000, after owners Angie and George Estcourt decided to retire.  The couple ran the Cross Keys in nearby Redgrave before moving to North Lopham. The thatched […]

SAVE THE POOL FUND GETS UNDERWAY A move is underway to save the swimming pool at Eye primary school. A fund-raising campaign is looking to raise £10,000 to get the pool back in working order.  The first stage of the ‘Save Eye Pool’ plan is to replace the old heater, which needs to be decommissioned. A […]

SKATE PARK TO STAY CLOSED FOR CLEAN-UP A clear-up operation is to be carried out at the skateboard park in Eye this weekend. A special meeting of town councillors has decided to keep the skate park closed for the time being, after complaints of anti-social behaviour there.  Graffiti will be removed and the site in Magdalen […]

DISS TRAVEL SHOP TO STAY CLOSED The Thomas Cook shop in Diss has closed for business, after the parent travel group ceased trading. Staff at the Thomas Cook branch in Market Place are among 9,000 people in the country set to lose their jobs with the company.  Local holidaymakers, who’ve booked with the firm, have been […]

NEARLY A FIFTH OF ADULTS GIVEN ANTI-DEPRESSANTS IN SOUTH NORFOLK Nearly a fifth of people in South Norfolk were given a prescription for anti-depressants in the year to March 2018. Figures for 2017-18 show that just over 34,200 people, or 18 per cent of adults in the area, were prescribed drugs for depression, over-anxiety or […]

ACCIDENT CLOSES BUSY MAIN ROAD FOR HOURS A serious accident has closed the A140 main road near Long Stratton for around four hours. The accident, involving a pedestrian and a car, happened late this morning at the junction of the main road with Hill Farm Road, at the entrance to Churchfields.  The road was closed as […]

SCHOOL EXPANSION SET FOR GRAND OPENING A major project at a Roydon school is set to be officially opened later this week. Completion of the expansion to the village’s primary school, costing about £5.75 million, will be marked on Friday.  The project will nearly double the size of the school, enabling it to cope with over […]