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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 03/09/2019

Written by on 4 September, 2019

POLICE ARREST TWO MEN AFTER VANDALISM ON DISS STREET

A police investigation is underway, after a series of cars were vandalised on a Diss street at the weekend.

Two men, aged 29 and 22, were arrested after the incident in Pursehouse Way on Saturday night.  People living there say they were shocked by the vandalism, finding windscreens and wing mirrors smashed on about 11 vehicles that had been parked there.

The two men were detained on suspicion of causing criminal damage, but have since been released, while enquiries continue into the matter. Police will provide an increased presence in the area for the time being.

MORE LONG DELAYS EXPECTED ON MAIN ROAD THIS WEEKEND

Drivers are facing another weekend of long delays on the A140 main road at the end of this week.

Work will be continuing on completing a new £4 million roundabout project on the Hempnall crossroads near Tasburgh.  There was major disruption when the main road was closed last weekend, although it  re-opened, earlier than planned, on Sunday night.

Part of the roundabout is now in operation, but the road will be closed again from 8 o clock this coming Friday evening

FREE DENTAL TREATMENTS FALL IN SOUTH NORFOLK

The amount of free dental treatment on the NHS has fallen sharply in South Norfolk.

New figures show that the number of free treatments in the area has almost halved in the last five years.  The free treatments are provided to people on low income, students, pregnant women and the elderly.

A total of 16,300 courses of treatment were given to patients exempt from any charges in 2018-19.

LONG-STANDING CHARITY FINALLY CLOSES

A charity based near Eye has finally closed its doors.

The Mid Suffolk HOPS group has moved out of its base for the last 20 years, at the former Kerrison school at Thorndon.  But it has been unable to find a new home despite a three-year search.

The group has provided help to children with disabilities or special educational needs for 40 years, as well as offering respite for carers.

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