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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 09/08/2019

Written by on 9 August, 2019

MOVE TO REDUCE HEAVY LORRIES GOING INTO TOWN CENTRE

A campaign is underway to keep heavy lorries out of Eye town centre.

Eye’s Mayor Jane Hudson has now joined in the move to limit the increasing number of large vehicles on the streets of the town.  A special site, called Trucks Out Of Town, has been set up on Facebook, with campaigners calling for a possible weight limit for lorries in the centre.  The group is also asking Suffolk county council to look at upgrading some roads in the town.

HOMES OVER THE MERE DECISION LIKELY SOON

A final decision on plans for an apartment block overlooking the Mere in Diss is set to be made later this month.

South Norfolk councillors will decide whether to support a recommendation by officers to approve the building.  However, there’s been strong criticism of the plan for a block of three apartments, so close to the town’s wildlife garden.

The town council and Heritage Triangle Trust both feel that the development would be out of character in a conservation area.

WARNING ABOUT VERY STRONG WINDS ALL DAY

A yellow weather warning has been issued for tomorrow in East Anglia, including the Waveney Valley.

Strong winds are expected to blow across the area for most of the day on Saturday, increasing up to 55 miles an hour in the afternoon.

BARRIER FAULT CAUSES TRAIN DELAYS

A fault on a level crossing near Diss has delayed Norwich to London trains this morning.

The fault affected the barriers on the crossing at Tivetshall, forcing trains to travel at a reduced speed.

CANARIES BACK IN THE TOP FLIGHT BUT FACE A TOUGH ONE

Norwich City start their new season back in the Premiership this evening – with a visit to Anfield to play European champions, Liverpool.  It’s a tough start for the Canaries on their return to the top flight and they face it with several players out injured, including defenders Klose and Zimmermann. It’s likely they could give debuts to some of their new signings.

Ipswich Town start their home programme tomorrow in League One, and a big crowd is expected back at Portman Road for the visit of Sunderland, last season’s losing play-off finalists.

Diss Town take a break this weekend, after starting their season with a win and one defeat in the past week.  Meanwhile, Harleston and Scole start their Anglian Combination fixtures on Tuesday evening, both with home games.

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