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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 02/09/2019

Written by on 4 September, 2019

OBJECTIONS TO PLAN FOR NEW HOUSING NEAR CARE HOME 

Over 50 objections have been made to a plan to build new homes, near a care home at Diss.

An application from developers is seeking outline planning permission for over 90 homes on open fields, near Walcot Lane.  The development would be built next to a nursing home for the elderly and terminally ill.

Diss town councillors have now also voiced concern about the project, because of the location and a lack of proper infrastructure to cope with more new housing there.

HARLESTON POLICE TEAM SECURES TEST CASE CONVICTION

A specialist police team, based in Harleston, has secured a conviction in a major test case.

The Norfolk and Suffolk joint cyber crime unit is made up of 16 detectives and analysts, working out of the town’s police station.  The team secured the conviction of an unemployed teenage hacker from Norwich, Elliot Gunton, in the first inquiry in the region into money laundering in crypto-currency.

The hacker, now 19, has been jailed for 20 months, after amassing crypto-currency, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The currency has since been recovered.

HUNDREDS GATHER IN VILLAGE FOR STRIKE RALLY

Hundreds of union members and protestors have gathered in Burston for the village’s annual commemoration of the longest strike action in history.

They’ve been taking part in the Burston School Strike Rally to mark the dispute.  It involved teachers and pupils at the village school about a hundred years ago.

The three-day event this year attracted local people and participants from around the country.

VILLAGE STORE IS ONE OF THE BEST !

A village store in Garboldisham has been given a national accolade.

The village’s store and post office has been selected as one of the best in Britain by Country Life magazine.  The store, which has been run by Robbie and Kelly Starling for the last five years, is included in the Top 20 village shops in the country.

FIRE CREWS TACKLE FIELD FIRE AT BOTESDALE

Fire fighters have tackled a blaze in a field near Botesdale.

The crews were called to the area off Common Road yesterday afternoon.  It affected stubble on ten acres of land, close to Botesdale Green.  Some of the crews stayed on the scene to dampen hot spots after the fire was controlled.

TOWN KEEP UP THEIR UNBEATEN RUN TO STAY TOP

Ipswich Town kept their place at the top of League One with a comfortable 3-0 win against Shrewsbury Town at Portman Road.  The Blues remain unbeaten after six games, two points ahead of second-placed Lincoln.

In the Premiership, Norwich City’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham leaves them in the bottom three.  It was their third defeat in four league games and they’ve now conceded more goals than any other team in the division.

DISS SUFFER CUP EXIT AGAIN

Diss Town were knocked out of the F.A.Vase at the first round stage for the third year running.  They lost 3-1 at home to Huntingdon Town, after going three behind before Charlie Webb got a consolation goal near the break. They then failed to take other chances in the second-half.

In the Anglian Combination, Harleston failed to climb into the top spot, losing 2-1 at home to Norwich C.E.Y.M.S.  Nathan Stone scored a late penalty, but it was not enough to save the game.  Scole United got back to winning ways with a 4-1 home victory against Acle, moving up into midfield.

 

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