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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 23/8/2018

Written by on 24 August, 2018

SOUTH NORFOLK HOUSE PRICES SHOOT UP

Latest figures show that house prices in South Norfolk shot up by four-and-a-half per cent in June…..higher than elsewhere in the county.

The increase means that homes in the area have gone up in value by an overall 10 per cent over the previous 12 months.

Homes in Norfolk as a whole have risen by about 5 per cent over the year….while in Suffolk, the increase is 4 per cent. The average price of a property in Norfolk is now nearly £225,000 and the Suffolk price is above the national average, at about £242,000.

EYE MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND CAR THEFT

A 37 year old man from Eye has been charged with burglary and stealing a car from a house in Diss.

The man, Ian Dunn,of Hutton Court, has been remanded in custody until September 20th.

Dunn is alleged to have burgled the house in Willbye Avenue, Diss sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday this week . He is said to have taken car keys and driven off in a Ford Fiesta, which was later found in a damaged condition, over ten miles away at Hepworth.

He’s also charged with driving without insurance, driving while disqualified, and failure to provide a specimen.

GRADES GO UP AT  LOCAL SCHOOLS

Students around Norfolk and Suffolk have been receiving their G.C.S.E exam results today, along with others around the country.

There’s been good news for many students…with local schools achieving more pass grades, despite this year’s exams said to have been at a tougher standard. Diss High School, Archbishop Sancroft and Hartismere all had improved grades compared to last year.

SAUSAGES PUT TO THE TEST ON SUNDAY

‘Bangers’ will be out in force on Sunday when the annual Waveney Valley sausage competition takes place.

The event is taking place at the Burston Crown, with about a dozen artisan butchers set to put their sausages up for scrutiny. The ‘sausage of the year’ event is part of a family fun-day being held at the Burston pub to raise money for mental health charities in Norfolk.

RUGBY PLAN PLAN 60TH YEAR REUNION LUNCH

Diss rugby club is calling on former players and staff to get in touch for its 60th anniversary next month.

The club is planning to hold a special reunion lunch party on September 22 to mark the occasion. Now based in Roydon, the club was set up by a small band of enthusiasts back in 1958, using shirts for the first game loaned by the opposing side.

CITY PUT PRESTON IN THE ‘PINK’

Football….and it looks like Norwich City’s idea to paint the away team’s dressing-room all in pink has proved a good idea. City won their first game of the season last night at Carrow Road….beating Preston 2-0. The goals from Pukki and Tettey both came in the last ten minutes of the match.

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