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MAJOR CYCLE EVENT COULD BE AT RISK Another major event in Diss could be at risk of being cancelled. The award-winning Diss Cyclathon is in danger of not taking place next year, unless new organisers are found.  The current organising group has decided to step down, after building the event into a major attraction in […]

INQUEST HEARS ABOUT DEATH OF A MAN IN TOWN CHURCHYARD An inquest has opened on a man whose body was found in a Diss churchyard. 47 year old Robert Worthington was found lying in the grounds of St Mary’s church in Diss town centre in late April.  He was found to have suffered a head injury, […]

POLICE INVESTIGATE AFTER  SAVAGE ATTACK ON A HORSE Police are investigating the death of a horse, after a savage attack on the animal near Harleston. An 18-year-old mare has had to be put down after it was brutally slashed, causing a large wound on the head and shoulder.  The horse was outside of its paddock in […]

LOCAL MPS PLAN TO STAND FOR RE-ELECTION It’s believed that all of the MPs in Waveney Valley constituences will stand for re-election in next month’s general election. All MPs from Norfolk and Waveney last night voted in favour of holding polling day on Thursday, December 12th.  The two MPs who’ve announced they are standing down […]

TALKS PLANNED ABOUT SPEED LIMIT CAMPAIGN A campaign for a lower speed limit on a winding main road near Diss is to be discussed with highways officials. There’s a call for a reduction of the current 60 miles an hour limit on the Shelfanger Road section of the B1077.  It follows a fatal accident about a […]

TRAIN STATION SITE TO BE USED FOR NEW HOMES The site of Harleston’s old railway station looks set to be used for homes. Plans have been submitted to build 40 new homes on the disused three-acre site on Station Hill.  It’s proposed to retain and enhance the Grade-2 listed 160-year-old former station building, as part of […]

POWER RESTORED AFTER A DAY OF CUTS There’s been a power cut for some homes and businesses on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. A fault with overhead cables meant a loss of electricity to a number of areas from early this morning.  They included parts of Eye, Scole, Dickleburgh, Pulham Market, Hoxne and Fressingfield. UK Power had engineers […]

SURVEY ON TRAFFIC IN TOWN’S NARROW STREETS A traffic survey is to be carried out on roads in the centre of Eye. The survey will look at the problems caused by an increase in heavy goods vehicles in the narrow streets of the town centre, as well as air quality.  Lorries and other large vehicles are […]

WARNING AFTER SCAM PHONE CALL CONS ELDERLY MAN  An 80 year old man in the Harleston area has been conned out of thousands of pounds in a telephone scam. Police have issued a warning after the incident last week, when the victim received a call from a man, claiming to be from the National Crime […]

MORE VEHICLE BREAK-INS REPORTED IN THE AREA A spate of break-ins, involving vehicles, is continuing in and around the South Norfolk area. Police say that the latest reports of thefts followed incidents at Kenninghall and Banham at the weekend.  The series of break-ins on vans and cars has been continuing for several weeks now and police […]