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LO CAL NEWS UPDATE 13/12/2018

Written by on 16 December, 2018

TWO ARRESTS ON SAME NIGHT FOR SERIOUS DRIVING OFFENCES

Two men have been charged with serious motoring offences, after incidents at Palgrave on the same night.

A 25 year old man, from Willbye Avenue in Diss, has been charged with dangerous driving, drink driving and driving without a licence and insurance.  He was taken in for questioning, after a car sped off from police in Upper Rose Lane on December 8th.

A 35 year old man, of Mellis Road in Yaxley, faces charges of failing to stop, failing to provide a breath test and of obstructing police, after fleeing from the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Denmark Bridge.

They’ll both appear in court on January 8th.

NEW MOVE TO GET HOTEL AND SHOPS PLAN APPROVED

A new attempt is being made to push through plans for a controversial 27-bedroom hotel in Diss town centre.

The Marstons brewery chain has put in a new proposal to address concerns about the hotel and four adjoining shops. They’re to be built near the Thatcher’s Needle pub in Park Road.  The company is now suggesting a limit on the size of the retail units and the goods they can sell.

They’ve started a new consultation about the project, following strong objections that have put planning permission on hold for a year so far.

MAN DETAINED AFTER INCIDENT NEAR VILLAGE SCHOOL

A man in his 30s has been detained for assessment, after an incident near the primary school at Tivetshall St Margaret.

Specialist police officers were called to School Road in the village on Tuesday night, due to concern for a man in a distressed state, who had locked himself in a property.

A cordon was put around the area by police, as trained negotiators remained overnight and most of yesterday.

INQUEST ADJOURNED ON WOMAN WHO DIED IN CAR CRASH

An inquest has been adjourned on a Bressingham woman, who died in a car crash near her home.

77 year old Elizabeth Hardy, a well-known photographer from Low Road, died in the four-vehicle accident on the A1066 at Garboldisham in March.

DISSFEST GROUP HOPES WORK WILL CONTINUE

The group that’s run the Dissfest community arts festival says it hopes that some of its work will be able to continue ‘in various guises’.

The Unit 23 enterprise is being forced to close next week, because of a shortage of grant funding.  It’s likely to mean the end of Dissfest, which has taken place four times, attracting over 5,500 people and 470 performers.

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