LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 08/11/2018

Written by on 8 November, 2018

POLICE REACT AFTER HARE-COURSING REPORTS

South Norfolk police have been taking part in a search around the Gissing area, after reports of hare-coursing.

A team of officers was deployed, along with a drone, to hunt for the suspects, who, it is believed, then left the area.  Police say they have confirmed descriptions and are following the matter up.

Norfolk police warned, a few months ago that they will take strong action against illegal hare-coursing in the county.

HOMES GET THE GO-AHEAD DESPITE OPPOSITION

Planners have approved a development of over 20 homes at Dickleburgh, despite local objections.

The development, on land off Norwich Road, will include seven affordable homes and also eight accessible homes, which could be arranged as a community for older people.  It will also include two retail units and new open public space.

Dickleburgh parish council, and some local people nearby, had objected to the proposal, with concerns over traffic problems and sewerage flooding in the area.

MAN FACES JAIL ON PORN CHARGES

A man from Eye is facing prison, after admitting being in possession of child pornography.

33 year old Michael Banham, of Century Road, has pleaded guilty in court to having prohibited images, some extreme, involving children and also animals.

He’s been remanded on unconditional bail to await sentence on several charges…and will have to sign the sex offenders’ register.

MEMORIAL GARDEN FOR WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY

A First World War memorial garden has been created to mark the centenary commemorations in Diss this weekend.

The garden is on a temporary site near the Morrison’s roundabout in the town centre. Around 600 wooden poppies are included in the garden display, along with a replica World War One memorial cross and metal silhouettes of soldiers.

WINFARTHING PENDANT GOES ON SHOW IN LONDON 

A unique Anglo-Saxon pendant, discovered in Winfarthing, has gone on show at a major national exhibition.

The pendant, said to be more than 1,000 years old, was found in an ancient grave on farmland in 2014.  It’s now featuring in a new exhibition at the British Museum in London until mid February.

It will be on display alongside treasures such as the Domesday Book and the Alfred Jewel.  The pendant has been valued at over £145,000.

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