Author: Mike Stewart

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POWER PROBLEM CLOSES MAIN ROAD The A140 main road has re-opened south of Diss, after UK Power engineers completed repairs to a fault in overhead power lines. The power cut affected homes and businesses in the Mendelsham, Wetheringsett and Earl Stonham area for about four hours.  A one-mile section of the road had to be closed […]

WORK MAY FINALLY START SOON AT PUB SITE Initial groundworks are now finally set to get underway shortly on the site of a planned new Wetherspoons pub and restaurant in Diss. A licence to sell alcohol at the pub is due to be granted by South Norfolk council tomorrow, after no objection was received.  It’s understood […]

POST OFFICE CLOSURE FOR A WEEK The main post office building in Diss is to stay closed until early next week. Builders have been called in to repair loose roof tiles above the entrance, damaged by the recent strong winds.  The post office in Market Place has been cordoned off for safety reasons. Alternative main post […]

DEAD MAN WAS FORMER PARAMEDIC An inquest has heard that a man, found dead in a churchyard in Diss town centre, was a former paramedic and Royal Navy helicopter engineer. The body of 47 year-old Robert Worthington was discovered by workmen at St Mary’s Church last April.  He’d become unemployed and a rough sleeper, because of […]

TOWN POST OFFICE CLOSED The main post office in Diss has been closed because of damage caused by yesterday’s storms. The building was regarded as too dangerous to open to the public, because of loose roof tiles above the entrance.  The post office on Market Place has been cordoned off for safety reasons. RECOVERY AFTER STRONG […]

BEALES STORE SET TO STAY OPEN It looks like the Beales department store in Diss has been saved from closure – for the time being, at least. The Market Place store is not included in a list of 12 outlets, which will close in a few weeks after current stock is sold off. The company’s […]

MORE PARENTS FINED FOR SCHOOL ABSENCES The number of parents in Norfolk, fined for taking their children away from school during term time, is higher than ever. The rise of over 60 per cent in penalty notices, for unauthorised school absences, is the second highest in the country.  The total went up in Norfolk during 2018-19 […]

MOVES TO TACKLE ROAD CONGESTION A new transport strategy to improve traffic congestion in Diss has just been unveiled. The plan has been drawn up by Norfolk county council officers after two years of work, including traffic surveys at the main trouble-spots.  More than 20 different schemes have been shortlisted to help ease bottlenecks and provide […]

DEVELOPMENT PLANS REVISED AFTER TALKS Controversial plans to build 40 new homes, near the old Railway station in Harleston, have been revised by developers, after talks with the town’s thriving army cadet force. It’s feared that the development could threaten the future of the cadets, which has its base and parade ground on part of […]

WARNING OVER SCAM PHONE CALL Police have put out a warning after an elderly woman in Roydon was almost conned out of thousands of pounds by a telephone scammer. The incident happened a week ago when the woman, aged in her 80’s, received a call from a man, claiming to be a police officer.  The caller […]

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