LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/7/2018

Written by on 12 July, 2018

POLICE HOPING FOOTBALL FANS CELEBRATE RESPONSIBLY

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk say they’re hoping for a repeat tonight of the weekend’s good behaviour by football fans.

England’s World Cup semi-final match kicks off at 7o’clock with police urging fans to enjoy the match but behave appropriately.

There were no soccer-related arrests at the weekend in Norfolk where specific policing arrangements have been put in place for big games.

In Suffolk, posters have been made available for pubs and bars and there will be an increased police presence in town centres there, as well.

Police say they will prosecute any reported anti-social behaviour and urge motorists to avoid drink driving.

HERITAGE CENTRE OPENS AT BROCKDISH

A group of volunteers is celebrating the opening of Waveney Heritage Centre at Brockdish.

The centre has been based in the village’s former primary school which closed after 200 years in 2016, because of falling pupil numbers.

The organisers say the non-profit enterprise will be for community and education use, especially to research and celebrate the Waveney Valley area’s history and heritage.

A grant of £9,500 was recently received from the Heritage Lottery by the centre for a project focusing on Brockdish and nearby Needham.

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH RECORDS HUNDREDS BREAKING SPEED LIMITS

More than 200 drivers were spotted breaking the speed limit in South Norfolk last month.

A total of 222 offences were detected by Community Speed Watch volunteers during June in towns and villages around South Norfolk.

The project is now in its 11th year and supports local people to help tackle the problem of speeding, with equipment for speed checks in 30 and 40 miles an hour zones.

Motorists caught driving too fast are sent a letter by police offering speed awareness advice.

ARREST UNDER BED AFTER DRIVING OFFENCES

Diss Police have arrested a man for several driving offences after finding him hiding under a bed.

The 27 year old man was arrested following an incident in the town centre, when a car failed to stop for police at the weekend.

He’s been charged with dangerous driving, having no insurance and failing to stop and will appear in court later this month.

NEW AUCTION ROOM IN DISS

A new specially-commissioned auction room has been opened in Diss.

The Waveney Room is the first stage of a major building project at the T W Gaze site in Roydon Road.

A new cafe, reception area and offices will be completed later in the year.

The auction room was launched by a special sale of modern items with a top price of £10,800 being paid by an on-line bidder for a small stoneware bowl, by leading potter Hans Coper.

LOCAL SPORT

Football….and Norwich City have made Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes their sixth new signing.

The former Ipswich player has joined City on loan for the season.

Meanwhile, Ipswich have rejected a bid of £2.75 million from Birmingham for goalkeeper Bart Bialkowski

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