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CONSULTATION TO BE HELD ON GREEN-FIELD BUILD PLANS A full public consultation is to take place on controversial plans to build homes on green-field land, near Diss town centre. The consultation will be held within the next three months on the proposed development of 24 retirement homes on the Parish Fields site.  It follows a meeting […]

CONSERVATIONIST ATTACKS PLANS TO BUILD ON TOWN CENTRE ‘GREEN’ SITE A leading conservationist has hit out at plans to build on green-field land near Diss town centre. He’s urging local people to speak out about the proposed development on the Parish Fields site, when it comes up for discussion at tonight’s town council meeting. Tim […]

EXTRA COSTS MAY MEAN LARGE COUNCIL TAX INCREASE IN DISS Diss town council is looking at a suggested large increase in its council tax for next year. Councillors will tomorrow discuss a proposed rise of nearly 9 per cent to bring in an extra £49,000. It’s needed to cover costs of nearly £550,000, which will require […]

DEVELOPER SAYS BUNGALOWS PLAN ON GREEN-FIELD SITE WILL BRING BENEFITS   The company behind a controversial plan to build retirement bungalows on green-field land at Diss says it will provide significant public benefits. The Essex-based property developer says the benefits of the proposal for undeveloped land near the town centre will outweigh any drawbacks and provide […]

BUNGALOW PLAN ON GREEN FIELD LAND TO BE DISCUSSED A controversial plan to build up to 24 retirement bungalows on designated green-field land at Diss will be discussed by town councillors next week. The plan from an Essex property developer is proposed for 3.5 acres of land near the town centre. It’s on the so-called […]

POLICE RECOVER HUNDREDS OF ITEMS STOLEN BY CRIMINAL GANG Police say they’ve recovered valuable property stolen by a major criminal gang that carried out hundreds of burglaries around East Anglia. Almost 100 robberies, half of the total crimes, were carried out in Norfolk during 2017. They included raids at Fritton, Hempnall, Harleston, East Harling and […]

OVER 100 ARRESTED IN CHRISTMAS DRINK AND DRUG CAMPAIGN More than 100 motorists have been arrested in Norfolk so far during the county’s latest drink and drug drive campaign. Norfolk police launched the campaign at the start of the month with extra patrols and roadside checks, until the New Year.  At the halfway point, 103 arrests had […]

STABBING ATTACK VICTIM LIVED IN DISS The victim of a stabbing incident in Ipswich at the weekend is believed to have been living in Diss. 32-year-old Daniel Saunders was stabbed to death in broad daylight on Sunday, in what police say was a targeted attack. A total of seven people are now in custody, following […]

VAN CRASHES INTO HISTORIC VILLAGE PUB An historic pub in Finningham has been badly damaged, after a van crashed into the listed building. The accident happened this morning when a transit van went into a side of the White Horse, in Station Road.  Police had been called to the area, after reports of a collision between […]

EXTRA OFFICERS TO IMPROVE POLICING BUT IT WILL MEAN COUNCIL TAX RISE Norfolk’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey says he’s now able to put extra officers into communities to improve policing around the county. It’s the result of his decision to scrap community support officers and re-invest in more warranted officers.  He says the force is now […]