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POLICE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE ASSAULT ON MAN AT RICKINGHALL Police are investigating after an injured man was found at the side of a road near Rickinghall. A woman driver stopped to help the 30-year-old man on a road between Rickinghall and Finningham early this morning.  He is now said to be in a stable condition in hospital, […]

MURDER HEARING PUT BACK FOR A MONTH The case of an 81 year-old South Norfolk man charged with murder has been adjourned until next month. Michael Hubbard had been due to appear in court this morning, accused of killing his wife, Hilda at their home in Brooke last September.  A post-mortem showed that she had died […]

TAGS MAY BE BROUGHT IN TO TRACK OFFENDERS Electronic tags could soon be introduced in Norfolk to track offenders while they’re out on curfew.  It’s part of a national scheme to reduce the number of short-term prison sentences and cut costs. The scheme is due to start in the county from the end of the month, […]

POULTRY FARMS PROJECT SPARKS PROTESTS A plan to set up two big poultry farms near Eye has produced nearly 100 complaints. The protests have mainly come from villagers living near the two proposed sites at Horham and Southolt, including the parish councils.  The Hoxne company, E-pigs is applying to put up 12 chicken sheds to house […]

TESTS CONTINUING AFTER DEATH IN TOWN CENTRE An investigation is continuing into the death of a man in Diss town centre. Police say more tests are being carried out after a post mortem proved inconclusive.  The results could take some weeks. The man, aged in his 40s, was found by workers cutting grass in the […]

MAN GETS NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR STARTING MAJOR TOWN CENTRE FIRE A South Norfolk man has been jailed for nine years, after starting a major fire that caused damage estimated at nearly £2 million. The judge said that 32 year old Stephen Wilson, of Loddon, had started the blaze out of ‘sheer spite and […]

TALKS CONTINUING, BUT HOSPITAL IS NOW SET TO CLOSE The All Hallows trust has now confirmed that its hospital at Ditchingham will close shortly, after the few remaining patients there are moved elsewhere. However, talks are continuing to try to secure the future of the site in the long term, after the trust announced it […]

TRAVELLERS’ GROUP MOVE ON FROM PARK AT DISS A group of travellers has moved off Diss park, after being threatened with legal action. They’d been given notice to leave by Diss Town Council, after setting up close to a children’s play area and toilets.  The travellers had moved on to the park with several trailers and […]

TORIES HOLD ON AT SOUTH NORFOLK, BUT TAKE A HIT IN MID SUFFOLK Conservatives have managed to hold on to control of South Norfolk council, after counting which got underway this morning in the local elections. But the national trend against the two major parties has played its part in Mid Suffolk, where the Tories […]

LOCAL ELECTIONS: VOTING GETS UNDERWAY Voting is underway in the latest district and parish council elections in Norfolk and Suffolk. The polling stations will close later this evening, but counting won’t start in most places until tomorrow morning. No change in control is likely in the district elections in Norfolk. Most are Conservative-controlled, including South […]