LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/01/2020
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 15 January, 2020
STRONG WINDS BRING POWER CUTS
Hundreds of homes and businesses have been left without electricity, as storms swept across the Waveney Valley last night.
Engineers were called out to restore supplies knocked out by the high winds. The worst-hit area was in South Norfolk around Diss, with around 600 properties affected from late yesterday afternoon.
Roydon, Garboldisham, Winfarthing, Shelfanger, Old Buckenham and Banham were among villages to lose power, with supplies in some parts being restored after a time .
Later, there were power cuts in Dickleburgh, Burston and also in Mid Suffolk, around Eye and Brome, with supplies mostly restored during the evening.
COUNTY SET TO BRING IN COUNCIL TAX INCREASE
Norfolk county council looks set to increase its council tax allocation next year by almost four per cent.
The council is being recommended to approve the rise from April to help pay for higher spending on adult social care and children’s services.
BEAUTY BLOGGER DIES SOON AFTER BIRTHDAY
A Diss mother has died after revealing last year that she had months to live on her popular video beauty blog.
Samantha Last has died shortly after her 50th birthday, despite emergency surgery on a brain tumour.
POLICE LOOK AT SECOND ACCIDENT AT SAME TOWN CENTRE SPOT
Police are investigating after an elderly woman received serious leg injuries in a road accident in Diss.
The woman in her 70s was hit by a car in Mere Street, near the junction with Chapel Street, close to where another elderly pedestrian was killed in a collision with a van last year.
TOWN GET CLOSER TO TOP TWO
Ipswich Town kept up their League One promotion bid with a useful away point against another top six team, Oxford United last night. The Blues held on for a goalless draw, leaving them now two points behind the top two.