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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 06/12/2019

Written by on 7 December, 2019

ENGINEER SUES OVER COMPENSATION FOR WORKS ACCIDENT

A Palgrave man is suing a packaging company over compensation for injuries received in an accident at work.

65 year old Paul Massingham, an engineer, suffered severe injuries to a hand and arm, while investigating a conveyor belt at the Smurfit-Kappa factory in Norwich.   The firm has accepted liability for the accident in November 2016, but has failed to agree the amount of compensation with him.

Mr Massingham, of Ling Road, underwent several operations, including skin grafts, and has now issued a High Court writ against the company.

NEW MOVE TO BUILD ON BURIAL SITE

Another attempt is being made to build a home on former burial grounds in Diss.

A revised proposal for a bungalow on land in Croft Lane have now been submitted to South Norfolk council, after several issues were previously raised by planners.  The land was bought five years ago from Diss Baptist church. The land owners have undertaken not to disturb any bodies buried on the site and an archeological survey of the land has been carried out.

PUB CHAIN PLANS TO EXPAND IN NORFOLK

A new pub chain in Norfolk is planning to take over more venues around the county.

Norfolk Table has already taken on three pubs in the county, including the White Horse in Diss, since being started 18 months ago.

The pub management business has two more venues due to be opened shortly, with deals due to close on another five next year, and plans to add another 30 in Norfolk and Suffolk.

CORN HALL BID TO RAISE FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY WORK

Organisers at the Corn Hall in Diss are bidding to raise funds to help less fortunate people in the community.

The venue is hoping to boost its community work next year, by increasing its outreach programmes for young and elderly people, families, and the disadvantaged.  The target is £10,000 with half of that total already pledged. The charity hopes to raise the rest from online donations, with a match-funding venture doubling any funds given by next Tuesday.

TOWN FACE TOUGH CHALLENGE AT COVENTRY

Ipswich Town are back at Coventry for a League One fixture tomorrow. The two teams drew last weekend in an F.A.Cup tie and also face a replay shortly.  The Blues will be looking to maintain their challenge for the top spot against the home side, currently in fifth place.

Norwich City will hope for Premiership points on Sunday, when they meet another side that won promotion last season, Sheffield United, at Carrow Road.

DISS BID FOR TOP FIVE SPOT

Diss Town are at home against Great Yarmouth, currently below mid table in the Thurlow Nunn first division north.  A victory could put the Tangerines back in the top five.

HARLESTON AIMING TO REGAIN THE TOP SPOT

Harleston Town could go top of the Anglian combination premier with a win against lowly Bradenham.

Town are on the same number of points as leaders Waveney, who face a difficult match at Mattishall, the other top three side.  Scole United will need to be on form as they travel to fourth-placed Norwich C.E.Y.M.S.

In rugby, a big game tomorrow for Diss, as they meet second-placed Southwold in a home league match. Saracens are also at home, against North Walsham seconds.


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