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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 12/10/2018

Written by on 21 October, 2018

TWO MEN NAMED AFTER POULTRY FIRM DEATHS

Two men who died in an incident near the Banham Poultry site at Attleborough have now been identified.

The men were both working for a pest control company alongside the plant last week, when they were found dead.  They’ve been named as Jon Collins from Watton and Neil Moon, from Spalding.

Post mortems have now been carried out by the Home Office and are awaiting further investigations.  The two are thought to have died from a suspected gas or chemical leak.

MYSTERY ILLNESS AFFECTS HARE POPULATION

Researchers are investigating a mystery illess that is affecting brown hares around the Waveney Valley.

A number of sick and dead hares have been reported around Diss, Bungay and also Thetford.  Early tests by animal health experts have failed to detect the cause of the problem.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust say they are very concerned about the deaths, because of the importance of hares to the countryside in this region.

BIG YEAR FOR PALGRAVE CIDER COMPANY

A local cider-making company is celebrating a bumper year.

The Harleston Cider Company, based at Palgrave, is enjoying an unusually good harvest.  This year’s hot and sunny weather in the summer has helped to produce sweeter and juicier apples, with extra complexity when pressed for cider.

The company says that this has given the best tasting cider in the last ten years.

BOOST FOR LOCAL CHARITY

Diss Young Farmers have raised over £9,000 for charity in the last year.

The funds have come from several events which the club has organised over the last 12 months.  The money has been presented to the M.P.S. Society, which supports people with rare diseases.

BIG LOCAL DERBY MATCH SET FOR TOMORROW

Football…and Diss Town and Harleston Town are preparing for their big game tomorrow.  The match at Brewers Green Lane will mark the first time that the two teams have ever met.

It comes with newly-promoted Harleston, having made a great start to the season, currently lying at the top of the Thurlow Nunn premier division table.  Diss will be looking, though, to make a good impression and continue their recent good home form.

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