LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 07/11/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 7 November, 2019
NEW HOMES PLAN ON FORMER STATION SITE UP FOR DISCUSSION
Plans to build homes on the old railway station site at Harleston are facing some opposition.
A number of objections have been received about the development of 40 homes, including from the recently-formed Action for Harleston group. The group was represented at a meeting of the local parish council last night, when the project, to be built on disused land off Station Hill, came up for discussion.
South Norfolk planning councillors are due to make a decision about the planned development on the three-acre site later this year. The site has been unused for the last five years, after a construction company decided to close its distribution yard there.
ANGER AFTER VANDALS HIT POPPY DISPLAY
There’s anger after a Remembrance Day poppy display in Diss was vandalised, just days after being set up.
The poppy display was organised by Diss and district branch of the Royal British Legion, in time for this year’s commemoration at the weekend. It’s now hoped to replace the damaged poppies in the display at St Mary’s churchyard in the town centre.
The wooden and acrylic poppies were hand-painted by primary school pupils at Diss and Roydon. Some included personal tributes to people who lost their lives in the First World War.
DISRUPTION AFTER A PERSON IS HIT BY TRAIN
Some train services through Diss will be delayed or cancelled until later this evening.
The Norwich to London line has been affected throughout most of the day, after a person was hit by a train at Colchester this morning. Services are expected to be fully back to normal by eight o clock tonight.
COUPLE ON TV OVER PARA-NORMAL EVENTS
A Tivetshall couple are on national television tonight, as they seek help for strange goings-on in their home.
Three paranormal experts will be on hand to provide advice and support in an episode of Really TV’s ‘Help! My House is Haunted’ show.