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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 20/12/2018

Written by on 21 December, 2018

VAN CRASHES INTO HISTORIC VILLAGE PUB

An historic pub in Finningham has been badly damaged, after a van crashed into the listed building.

The accident happened this morning when a transit van went into a side of the White Horse, in Station Road.  Police had been called to the area, after reports of a collision between a van and a car near the pub.

No-one was hurt, but part of the 500-year-old building has been left in pieces, with a large hole.  Police are appealing for witnesses.

DRIVERS ESCAPE MAJOR INJURY AT ACCIDENT BLACK-SPOT

Police say that it was lucky that two motorists received only minor injuries in a collision at an accident black-spot on the A140.

Emergency services were called to the incident involving two vehicles at the Hempnall crossroads, yesterday evening. The busy junction is a crossing point over the main road for traffic travelling to Tasburgh on the B1135 and Hempnall on the B1527.

It’s hoped a new roundabout will be installed on the junction sometime next year, after the £4 million scheme is approved.

UNIVERSAL CREDIT TRIAL LAUNCHED BY LOCAL CITIZENS ADVICE

A project to support claimants of Universal Credit is being trialled in this area by Diss and Thetford Citizens Advice.

The service is the only one in the region to receive funding to run the pilot project from January to April next year. It will offer help to new and existing claimants, with the funds used to provide new computer equipment and help train staff.

PLAN TO OPEN FORMER DELI SHOP AS VEGAN CAFE

A former delicatessen shop in Harleston could soon be re-opened.

A plan has been sent in for approval to use the building in the Thoroughfare, as a cafe specialising in vegan food.  The Grade-2 listed building was previously occupied by Cook & Co.

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