LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 04/10/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 6 October, 2019
SECOND BARN FIRE BREAKS OUT IN VILLAGE
An investigation is underway after a second major barn fire at Bressingham in under a week.
Fire crews spent battled a large blaze that broke out in a farm building on Common Road yesterday afternoon. A total of eight appliances were called out from around South Norfolk and from Thetford.
The latest incident comes just six days after another fire in the village. It swept through a storage building, containing 2,000 tonnes of straw, in Kenninghall Road.
WEATHER WARNING FOR THE WEEKEND
A Yellow weather warning has been issued for the Waveney Valley area at the weekend.
The warning of heavy rain covers all of Norfolk and Suffolk for early on Sunday morning and later in the afternoon for several hours. The Met Office is warning of possible flooding and disruption to road and rail traffic.
VILLAGERS SPEAK OUT ON EXPANSION PLANS
Villagers are objecting to plans for more building expansion at East Harling.
An application has been submitted to build another 100 homes on a site in Kenninghall Road. It’s planned to put them next to two recent housing developments of 60 homes.
Objectors say the plans will be intrusive on the village and will cause extra traffic and increasing demands for school places.
BRESSINGHAM CHARITY BAND NIGHT RETURNS
An annual music festival is to take place near Diss tomorrow, with the aim of raising funds for children’s charities.
Bressingham Band Night will be held for the eighth year at the Steam Museum, with organisers hoping to beat last year’s total of money raised of over £6,000. This year, funds will go to Nature and Nurture Therapeutic, which helps young people suffering from trauma or other life issues.
CITY HAVE INJURY WORRIES AS TOWN FACE A TOUGH TEST
Norwich City will hope to get back to winning ways when they meet fellow Premiership strugglers Aston Villa at Carrow Road. The Canaries look set to bring third-choice goalkeeper Michael McGovern
into the team, as their injury problems continue.
There’s a big game for Ipswich Town tomorrow, as the League One leaders take their unbeaten record so far this season to third-placed Fleetwood.
DISS TOWN IN TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH
There’s a tough match for Diss Town tomorrow. They’re at Downham Town, currently top of the Thurlow Nunn first division north. The Tangerines, in second place, are five points behind Downham, but have played two fewer games.
In the Anglian Combination, third-placed Harleston are at home to mid-table Long Stratton, while Scole United entertain Mattishall, who lie second with only one defeat this season.
In rugby, Diss travel for a local derby against Wymondham. Both are in the top five of the London 2 North East table. Diss Saracens are at home against Norwich Medics.