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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 12/11/2018

Written by on 13 November, 2018

THOUSANDS MARK THE REMEMBRANCE CENTENARY

Several thousands of people in towns and villages around South Norfolk and Mid Suffolk have taken part in Remembrance events to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

A number of commemoration events were held across the area, over the weekend. They included parades and services in Diss, Roydon, Old Buckenham airfield, the Norfolk Tank Museum at Forncett St Peter, Long Stratton and at Harleston, where the war memorial was specially refurbished, paid for by community groups.

The lighting of a beacon was the culmination of a day of events at Dickleburgh, with other nearby villages such as Thelveton and Starston joining in.

SERVICE AREA WORK STARTS BEFORE FINAL OK

It’s been revealed that work has started on a new service station area on the A140 near Scole, before receiving final permission.

Although planning approval was confirmed in the summer, the developers still had to meet several additional conditions, including concerning drainage, footpaths and flooding.

A Mid Suffolk council spokesman has said that the developers have submitted details about dealing with the extra conditions, but these have still to be cleared by planners.  The developers face extra costs if all the conditions aren’t met for the project on the busy roundabout with the A143.

POLICE VAN ABANDONED AFTER JOY-RIDE

A stolen police van has been found abandoned in Bungay, after being taken from a police station 20 miles away.

The van was taken from outside Lowestoft police station and is said to have been driven erratically on a joyride, before being located in Bungay.  A 27 year old Lowestoft man has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving and other offences.

CITY STAY TOP WITH AMAZING LATE COMEBACK

Norwich City held on to their place at the top of the Championship, after a seven-goal thriller against struggling Millwall at Carrow Road.  The Canaries won 4-3 with two injury-time goals for their fifth straight win.

Ipswich Town stayed bottom of the table, but held on for a 2-2 draw at Reading, after twice taking the lead. Town are now five points behind the team immediately above them, Bolton.

DEFEATS FOR HARLESTON AND DISS

Football….Harleston Town suffered only their second league defeat of the season. They were lost 4-3 at Swaffham…the same side that beat them in the opening game of the season.

Diss Town suffered another disappointing home defeat, losing by the only game of the game against mid-table Downham Town.

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