LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 10/10/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 11 October, 2018
POWER PROBLEM CLOSES TOWN CENTRE ROAD
Emergency road works have closed a busy road in the Heritage Triangle area of Diss.
UK Power engineers are working to find faults in an underground cable in St Nicholas Street. The faults caused power cuts in the area last night….but power was restored to 25 customers affected by this afternoon.
Work is also underway in Mere Street, but only St Nicholas Street has been closed to traffic at this stage. UK Power say they hope to complete the work as quickly as possible, but have a permit until next Tuesday.
BOARDWALK OPEN AGAIN
The boardwalk at the Mere in Diss is open again.
A large tree that was overhanging the boardwalk has now been removed by a tree surgeon. The tourist attraction had been closed for about two weeks for safety reasons.
FIRE CREWS FREE DRIVER
A collision between two vehicles has closed a road near Pulham St Mary for several hours.
One of the drivers had to be freed from his vehicle by fire crews, but there were no serious injuries. The collision happened yesterday evening on the B1143 between Starston and Pulham St Mary.
POLICE TRACK GANG ACROSS NORFOLK
Norfolk and Suffolk police have combined to catch a gang of five men who fled across country after a burglary in Great Yarmouth.
They were tracked by police for 50 miles overnight from the coast to the A14 in Suffolk, before being arrested.
CASE ADJOURNED FOR EYE MAN ON ARSON CHARGE
A man from Eye, charged with arson, has had his case adjourned for psychiatric reports.
28 year old Matthew Eaves, of Hutton Court, was arrested in August, after fire broke out at the block of flats where he lives.
WWII FILM MAY BE SHOWN LOCALLY IN FORMER AIR BASES
A film, that was partly shot in the Waveney Valley, has had its world premiere.
The film called “Magpie” is about American airmen based in this country during the last World War. The first screening took place at RAF Duxford, but now it’s hoped to show the film at special shows in this area.
Discussions are underway to screen the production at the 100th Bomb Group base at Thorpe Abbots and the 95th Bomb Group at Horham, near Eye, where filming took place.
SWIMMING EVENT RAISES THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY
This year’s annual Swim-a-thon in Stradbroke raised more than £7,000 for charity.
It’s been named as one of the best events of its type nationally. Over 200 swimmers took part this year in May with funds going to Cancer research UK and Marie Curie.