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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 04/09/2019

Written by on 6 September, 2019

LOCAL TORY MPS VOTE WITH THE GOVERNMENT ON NO-DEAL

None of Norfolk and Waveney’s Conservative MPs have rebelled against the Government in last night’s crunch Commons vote.

The vote on a Brexit no-deal saw the local MPs, including South Norfolk’s Richard Bacon, Central Suffolk’s Dan Poulter and Mid Norfolk’s George Freeman, all support the Prime Minister.

POLICE PATROL STREET OF VANDALISM

Police are providing an increased presence at the scene of a spree of vandalism in Diss at the weekend.

They say they want to reassure local people, after a series of cars were damaged in Pursehouse Way on Saturday night.

Two men, aged 29 and 22, were arrested after the incident, when windscreens and wing mirrors were smashed on about eleven vehicles.

DRIVERS FACING MORE LONG DELAYS AS WORK CONTINUES

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 this coming Friday evening

COUNCIL HOPES TO REDUCE NUMBER OF MISSED BINS

More than 50,000 rubbish bins have not been collected in Suffolk since 2015.

Refuse collectors missed over 47,000 bins in the four years up to last December….with another 5,000 in the last six months.  More than 10,000 bins have been missed in Mid Suffolk and Babergh during that time.

The councils hope the numbers will be reduced by new collection routes to cope with an increased amount of homes covered.

MOBILITY SHOP IN DISS CLOSES ITS DOORS

Another business in Diss town centre has stopped trading.

The Be-Active mobility company has closed its store in Mere Street.  The family-run business provides equipment for people with mobility issues.  It’s still operating two other shops in Norfolk and one in North Suffolk.

TOWN JUST COULDN’T GO ONE BETTER….

A goal bonanza last night for Diss Town Reserves, as they ran out winners by an amazing 15-nil scoreline.

It was Thetford Reserves on the receiving end, as the Diss team went through to the next round of the Thurlow Nunn reserves league cup. Three Diss players scored hat-tricks and the Tangerines also missed a series of other chances to add to the score.

Bit of a disappointment though that they couldn’t add one more to the scoreline, as the previous time these teams met, Diss scored 15 goals as well.

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