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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/12/2018

Written by on 16 December, 2018

WORK TO FINALLY START ON NEW TOWN CENTRE PUB PROJECT

It looks likely that work on a planned new Wetherspoons pub and restaurant in Diss will finally begin in the spring.

The company is now looking at starting work on the two-storey building in Kings Head Yard, near the Mere, in March.  The project, costing £2.7m, was due to be completed by the end of this year, but has been delayed by the pub chain reviewing the costs involved.

CRISIS PLAN IN PLACE FOR WINTER NHS SERVICES

A plan has been drawn up to combat a future crisis in the health service locally this winter.

The Norfolk and Waveney NHS is looking to try to avoid any major problems, despite an expected heavy demand on the service.  Among the measures being brought in are: an increase in doctors’ appointments, more private ambulances and a commitment to move patients out of hospital quickly.

NUMBER OF STATION PASSENGERS ON THE RISE

The number of passengers using Diss railway station has increased by about 7 per cent in the last five years.

Just under 690,000 people used the station in 2017/18……about 44,000 more than five years ago.  Diss is the fourth most-used station in the county.

DELAY ON COUNCIL LEADER DECISION

Diss town councillors have delayed a decision on choosing a new council leader until their next meeting in January.

It’s likely now that a deputy Mayor will be selected on a temporary basis until May, when a new Mayor is due to be elected.

TOWN TRYING TO END THE LOSING RUN

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is still looking for his first win with the club. It’s hoped the Blues can end a run of four defeats, when they face lowly Wigan at Portman Road tomorrow.

Norwich City are at mid-table Bristol City tomorrow evening, as they look to hold on to their position at the top of the table.

Harleston face another away trip tomorrow when they travel to well-placed Lakenheath, while Diss Town are at home to Cornard, who are just a couple of places above them in the league.

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