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MPS CALL FOR ACTION ON MENTAL HEALTH TRUST’S FAILINGS Local MPs have joined a call for urgent action to sort out Norfolk and Suffolk’s failing mental-health care. South Norfolk’s Richard Bacon, Central Suffolk’s Dan Poulter, and George Freeman, of Mid Norfolk, are among a cross-party group of seven MPs from the two counties to demand […]

DISS DRIVERS FACING YET MORE DELAYS Motorists in the Diss area are facing more traffic misery. Various roadworks especially on and near the A140 are causing long delays, with most of the work due to continue for several more days, at least.  Holdups of around 40 minutes were reported in this morning’s rush-hour, especially on the […]

EMERGENCY PLAN SET UP FOR TRAINS IN EXTREME WEATHER A special emergency plan has been drawn up to help train services in Norfolk and Suffolk deal with severe weather. The plan follows last year’s long spell of extreme winter weather caused by ‘the beast from the east.’  It’s been produced by Greater Anglia with Network […]

PUBLIC MEETING CALLED OVER PARISH FIELDS PLAN A special open meeting will take place tonight in Diss over concerns about the future of the Parish Fields area of the town. The meeting will discuss a controversial proposal by developers to build over 20 retirement bungalows on the green-field site, near the town centre.  Local conservationist Tim […]

WARNING OVER BOGUS POLICE OFFICER IN DISS AREA A warning’s been issued about a fake police officer, who’s operating in the Diss area. The bogus policeman has already stolen from an elderly woman at Palgrave.  Now South Norfolk police are urging people to be on their guard and ask for identification if an officer comes to […]

POLICE LAUNCH INQUIRY AFTER CROW-BAR ATTACK IN VILLAGE A police inquiry is underway into a vicious robbery carried out by two masked men at Hepworth. They’re appealing for witnesses of the incident earlier this week at a property near Clay Lane and Summer Road in the village.  The two robbers took cash, a mobile phone and […]

HOPES THAT DISS CHILDREN’S CENTRE WILL BE KEPT OPEN  Diss county councillor Keith Kiddie says he’s hopeful that the town’s children’s centre will stay open. He says he’s delighted that the Diss centre is now included on a new council list of 15 centres to be retained, as it is both relatively new and well-used.  The […]

MAN DETAINED AFTER CAR-JACKING INCIDENT IN BRESSINGHAM A man has been charged with several offences, following a car-jacking at Bressingham. The charges relate to an incident in December 2017, when police were called out to the A1066, near School Road, after reports of a collision and subsequent attempted robbery. 55 year old Edward Wilkinson-Allcock, of no […]

COUNCIL ‘SURPRISED’ AT DECISION TO SCRAP MUSIC EVENT Diss town council says a decision to cancel staging a major music festival in the town this summer is “very surprising”. The council, in a statement, says it’s disappointed that the organiser of Gig In The Park has changed his mind about holding the event again.  It says […]

NO GIG IN THE PARK NOW THIS SUMMER The organiser of last year’s Gig In The Park in Diss has confirmed that the event won’t now take place again this year. Organiser Geoff Dixon says he has been unable to reach agreement over fees for the use of the town’s Park.  Diss council was asking for […]