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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 07/10/2019

Written by on 9 October, 2019

HEAVY RAIN STRETCHES EMERGENCY SERVICES

Norfolk fire service say they were inundated with emergency calls yesterday, following heavy rain throughout the day.

Around two inches of rain fell during the morning and then later in the afternoon, causing widespread flooding around the county.  At one time, the fire service said it was dealing with over 100 calls, due to flooding or water-related issues.  The rain also caused difficult driving conditions and delays to public transport.

In Suffolk, a large volume of telephone calls were said to have been received by emergency services about flooding problems.

POLICE PROBE PITCH VANDALISM AT EYE

Police are investigating another incident of vandalism in Eye.

They were called in after damage was caused to a football pitch at the town’s Community Centre.  A group of youngsters was caught on CCTV using a scooter to cut up the turf, which was then kicked out by other boys.

There’s said to have been damage to the pitches over the last two weeks, while anti-social behaviour and vandalism recently caused the closure of the skate park in Eye.

PURCHASE NOTICE ISSUED ON VILLAGE’S FORMER PUB

The owner of a former public house in South Norfolk is calling on the local council to buy the building from him.

Landlord Graham Scott has issued an official purchase order on South Norfolk council over the Kings Head pub in Pulham St Mary.  He’s made the move because of what he calls a planning stalemate over the historic 16th century building, which closed as a pub 12 years ago.

Mr Scott has been refused permission to demolish parts or all of the now boarded-up pub in recent years and he says he is now facing major financial problems.  South Norfolk council says it will consider the purchase order.

CANARIES CRASH AT HIT WHILE BLUES WIN AGAIN

Injury-hit Norwich City have dropped into the bottom three of the Premiership, after suffering a heavy defeat against fellow strugglers, Aston Villa at Carrow Road.  The Canaries crashed to a 5-1 home defeat…and goalkeeper Michael McGovern also managed to save a penalty.

Ipswich Town extended their lead at the top of League One with a 1-0 win at third-placed Fleetwood.  A Kayden Jackson goal made sure the Blues also maintained their unbeaten league run.

TOWN TASTE DEFEAT IN TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH

Diss Town lost their top-of-the-table game at Downham, in the Thurlow Nunn first division north.  The leaders won 2-1, but Diss claimed one goal was clearly offside. Town now drop to third.

In the Anglian Combination, Harleston climbed into second-place with a 4-3 home win in a high-scoring local derby match against mid-table Long Stratton.  Pearce won the game for Harleston with a second-half header, after three goals apiece in the first half. Home keeper Ling then saved a late Long Stratton penalty.  Scole United were held to a 2-2 home draw by top three side, Mattishall.

In rugby…Diss lost their derby game at Wymondham 40 points to 29, but still hold on to second place in the London 2 North table.


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