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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 10/05/2019

Written by on 13 May, 2019

TESTS CONTINUING AFTER DEATH IN TOWN CENTRE

An investigation is continuing into the death of a man in Diss town centre.

Police say more tests are being carried out after a post mortem proved inconclusive.  The results could take some weeks.

The man, aged in his 40s, was found by workers cutting grass in the grounds of St Mary’s church, nearly two weeks ago.  He’d suffered a head injury, but police say they have ruled out third party involvement at this stage.

WILDLIFE TRUST’S CALL OVER CONSERVATION IN NORFOLK

Norfolk’s wildlife trust says that it’s now time to boost conservation work in the county.

The trust believes that action at local level can make a big difference.  The county’s landowners are being asked to help set up pathways for wildlife using hedgerows and rivers so that creatures can travel between nature havens.

The trust says that subsidies would allow farmers to give some land back to nature and bring in less use of pesticides and cropped hedges.  There are more than 2,300 species in the county which are deemed rare, threatened or protected, out of 16,000 recorded .

LORRY PROBLEM CAUSES DIVERSION AND DELAYS

Traffic on the A140 has had to be diverted off the main road and through Dickleburgh this morning.

The road was closed by police causing lengthy delays, when a load of breeze blocks on a heavy goods vehicle became unstable.  The load shifted on the trailer as the lorry was on the roundabout between Dickleburgh and Thelveton.  The blocks had to be moved on to another vehicle, before the road re-opened.

BUS SUBSIDY CUTS SHOULD GO, SAYS LABOUR

A call’s gone out for an end to cuts in subsidies for bus services across Suffolk.

The call’s come from the county council’s Labour group highways spokesman, Jack Owen…… after new figures showed that subsidies have fallen by nearly 60 per cent over the last ten years.  He says that it’s not surprising that the number of bus passengers in the county has also fallen considerably in recent years, with services being reduced.

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