LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/12/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 13 December, 2019
MAN DIES IN HORROR CRASH AS MAIN ROAD IS CLOSED FOR THE DAY
A man has died in a serious crash, involving three vehicles, on the A140 south of Diss.
Others are said to have been injured in the accident between a van, a car, and a lorry, which jack-knifed across the road. The man who died was the driver of the van and his family have been informed.
The main road has been closed for most of the day, following the incident near the Magpie Inn at Little Stonham early this morning. With both sides of the A140 closed, diversions have resulted in long delays, with heavy traffic skirting around the area near Mendlesham.
Police have been urging drivers to avoid the area completely and large vehicles not to use the diversions on narrow roads.
Electricity to Little Stonham also had to be switched off by UK Power engineers for several hours to allow the lorry to be recovered.
AVIAN FLU CONFIRMED AT POULTRY FARM
An outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed at a commercial poultry farm near Eye.
Public Health England has said that a kilometre restriction zone has been set up around Homefield Farm at Athelington. An emergency closure has been put in place along Southolt Road, from Water Lane to Worlingworth Road.
The closure is due to remain in place until about now, but will return tomorrow morning from 7.30 until 5.30 in the evening. Work investigating the outbreak is now underway and around 27 thousand chickens will have to be culled to prevent the disease spreading further.
CATERING TO BE CUT ON EARLY TRAINS
There’s a blow for passengers on some early morning train journeys from Diss to London and Norwich from the New Year.
Greater Anglia has decided to drop some catering services on several journeys up to 8 o’clock in the morning, Monday to Friday, from January. A few additional trains on Saturday morning will also be hit, and all catering on Sundays is being removed. The train company says the services have not proved viable to maintain.
BLUES BEATEN AT HOME IN CUP REPLAY
Ipswich Town have been knocked out of the F.A.Cup. They lost last night’s second round replay at Portman Road against Coventry 2-1. The visitors had taken a two-goal lead before the break, but Town were unable to draw level despite Luke Garbutt getting a goal back late on