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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 4/12/2018

Written by on 6 December, 2018

ONLINE PRESCRIPTION SERVICE PROVES POPULAR

Nearly a quarter of a million people in Norfolk are now using an online service to order repeat NHS prescriptions.

The service is proving a big success in the county, with the number of people registered to use it increasing by over 40 per cent in the last two years.  There are around 243,000 users of the service, with about 2,000 requests for prescriptions every day.

The number of surgery appointments booked or changed on-line has also risen sharply recently.

FLORAL DISS PROJECT MOVES AHEAD IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

The Floral Diss project has got underway – in time for Christmas.

The first five wooden planters, with flowers and shrubs, have been put in place in Mere Street.  Another five planters are due to be installed in the town centre in the spring.

The project is the idea of former Diss carnival organiser Doreen Collins….who has raised £4,000 so far to get the scheme started, with the aim of brightening up the town.

LOCAL ARTISTS GO ON SHOW AT THE CORN HALL

Work by numerous local artists is to go on show in Diss over the Christmas period.

The works of art by about 20 artists will be available to view for free at the Corn Hall, starting from this weekend until mid-January.  The opening of the show coincides with the St Nicholas Winter Fayre in the Heritage Triangle on Sunday.  The works….including ceramics, paintings and prints……will be available to buy.

CUP DRAW MEANS LEAGUE ONE OPPOSITION

Football….Norwich and Ipswich will both face League One opposition in the third round of the F. A. Cup.

In last night’s draw, Norwich were drawn at home to Portsmouth, the division’s leaders with only one defeat this season.  Ipswich will have to travel for their tie at mid-table Accrington Stanley.

The games will be played between January 4th and 7th.

 

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