LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/6/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 17 June, 2018
THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR DISS ANNUAL CARNIVAL
Organisers say that this year’s Diss Carnival proved a big success.
An estimated six thousand people lined the streets for the annual parade……and then joined in the carnival fun at the town’s park.
The procession featured many floats reflecting the theme for this year’s event of Water Wonderland.
The parade started from Diss High School on its way to the park where more than 50 stalls and a wide range of entertainment also attracted the crowds.
TRIBUTES PAID TO COUNTY COUNCIL LEADER
Tributes have been made to former Norfolk county council leader, Cliff Jordan.
The 65 year old died in hospital on Saturday, just a few weeks after resigning from his post at County Hall because of ill health.
Norfolk born Mr Jordan had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
He had been a county councillor for 17 years.
MAJOR TRACK FAULT BADLY DISRUPTS TRAIN SERVICES
Train services between London and Diss, Ipswich and Norwich have been badly affected today.
The continuing problem from yesterday has been caused by a set of points being out of use, due to a track defect between Stratford and Liverpool Street station.
This has resulted in fewer platforms at Liverpool Street being available for use.
Many trains have been starting or terminating at Colchester or Stratford, instead of using the London station, and some were cancelled.
Greater Anglia says that work is underway on the fault, but services should be affected until later this evening at least.
SHOP WINDOWS SMASHED IN AT DISS
A number of shop windows in Diss have been smashed in at the weekend.
Police say that a man in his 20s was arrested and taken into custody over the damage.
They also found he was in possession of a class A drug.
CALL FOR ACTION AGAINST TICKET TOUTS
South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has called for action to stop ticket touts from ripping off the public.
He says proper consumer protection is needed to prevent touts buying up tickets to concerts and events…and then selling them on at much higher prices.
He’s told the Commons that people have little chance to gain any redress from ticket touts.