LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/01/2020
Written by Mike Stewart on 27 January, 2020
NEW EYE PLANT IN OPERATION
Production has started at a new £75 million poultry plant at Eye.
About 300 new staff have been taken on by Cranswick at the green-field site, which offers further room for future expansion. Another 500 workers have moved over from the company’s Weybread plant, which is set to be demolished.
CONCERN OVER PRE-SCHOOL FUNDS
A letter’s been sent to Norfolk’s MPs and county councillors over fears that government funds, meant for pre-school costs, are being diverted.
The letter from over 40 childcare workers and nursery teachers raises concerns that the money is being used to fill gaps in the county’s special needs budget. They say that an underspend of £6 million in the last two years suggests a lack of planning and poor budgeting.
THOUSANDS OF HISTORICAL PHOTOS ON OFFER
A digital archive of hundreds of aerial photographs taken over Norfolk are being made available to history groups in the county – for free.
Photographer Mike Page has decided to open his library of over 200,000 images taken since the 1960s for use by groups, from local planning to history projects.
CANARIES GO THROUGH AS TOWN CLIMB TO THE TOP
Norwich City are through to the fifth round of the F.A. Cup, after a 2-1 away win at fellow Premiership strugglers, Burnley. It’s the first time the Canaries have gone so far in the competition since 2011-12 and they’ll find out their next opponents when the draw’s made tonight.
Ipswich have gone back to the top of League One with a 1-nil home win against mid-table Lincoln. Town are now one point ahead of second-placed Rotherham, with the two teams meeting in a top-of-the-table clash, tomorrow night.
HOME DEFEAT FOR DISS
Diss Town’s disappointing form continued with a 4-2 home defeat against mid-table Leiston Reserves. Diss now drop to ninth in the Thurlow Nunn first division north.
Harleston Town were knocked out of the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup by higher league Wroxham. They lost 3-1 at Wilderness Lane, despite taking an early lead.
Scole United dropped to 12th in the table after losing 2-nil away against Wroxham Reserves.
FIRSTS SUFFER LAST-KICK LOSS
Diss Rugby Club’s first team lost their local derby at home to Wymondham, with the last kick of the game. The visitors completed the double over them by 20 points to 19.