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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 02/12/2019

Written by on 5 December, 2019

THOUSANDS REGISTER TO VOTE IN NORFOLK

It’s been revealed that 25,000 people across Norfolk have registered to vote in next week’s general election.

The highest number of potential new voters was in Norwich, with 9,000 applications.  South Norfolk was in second place with 4,562 new registrations.  The Diss Mercury reports that there was a surge in applications in the run-up to the deadline last week in Norfolk, with a total of 26,218 applying to vote.

TRAIN FARES SET TO GO UP IN THE NEW YEAR

Train passengers in Norfolk and Suffolk are facing an increase in fares for journeys in the New Year.

Greater Anglia has announced that tickets will go up by just over two and a half per cent from January 2nd.  The rise is just slightly below the average national increase for rail providers.

‘HIDDEN’ BUILDINGS AT AIRFIELD TO BE OPENED TO PUBLIC

Wartime buildings at Old Buckenham airfield are being opened to the public for the first time.

Plans have been approved for visitors to the airfield to be given access to previously unseen areas.  Special supervised tours are being aimed mainly at American veteran airmen, who served at the airfield during the Second World War.

It’s part of a plan to open a Memorial Park in the north of the airfield….. for the 453rd bombardment group of the U.S. 8th Air Force.

DELAYS LIKELY DUE TO WORK ON MAIN ROAD

Motorists are facing possible delays on the A140 over the coming week.

The delays are likely, with work taking place on the main road at Long Stratton in the next few days.  Temporary traffic lights will operate between Star Lane and Orchard End from tomorrow until Friday for BT to carry out work.

Anglian Water will also be working on the A140, near Lime Tree Avenue, from tomorrow to Thursday.

FARM CAFE GOES ON SALE

A farm cafe has been put up for sale at Harleston.

The Broken Egg cafe was opened about three years ago at Hill Farm, on Redenhall Road.  It was seen as an extension to the business as a free-range chicken farm, selling eggs and local produce.

CANARIES HAVE TO SETTLE FOR POINTS AGAINST ARSENAL

Norwich City were held to a 2-2 draw at home to managerless Arsenal yesterday.  City were unfortunate not to claim all the points, with goals from Pukki and Cantwell. They drop a place in the Premiership table, to next-to-bottom.

BLUES FACE A CUP REPLAY

An injury-time equaliser denied Ipswich Town a place in the third round of the F.A. Cup at Coventry.  Will Keane had put Town ahead, but the home side made it 1-1 late on to force a replay at Portman Road later this month.

HARLESTON GO INTO THE LAST EIGHT

Harleston Town have moved into the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup, after overcoming tough opposition at home.  They beat Thurlow Nunn first division north side, Fakenham 2-0 with a Nathan Chase opener and a late own goal sealing the win.

Scole United’s Anglian Combination premier division home match with Wroxham reserves was postponed, as was Diss rugby club first team’s home game against Southwold in the Norfolk Intermediate Cup.


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