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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/06/2019

Written by on 14 June, 2019

MAN RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER ARREST OVER ATTACKS ON CARS
A man has been released on bail, after being arrested in connection with a series of incidents of criminal damage to cars on roads in the Waveney Valley.

The man, in his 20s and from the Loddon area, was arrested and taken in for questioning earlier this week.  He’s been bailed until July 9th on suspicion of criminal damage, pending further enquiries.

More than 50 potentially dangerous incidents have taken place over the last three weeks at various villages and towns on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.  Cars have been hit by rocks, stones and other objects while travelling on and around the A143, the A146 and the B1062.

NEW LEISURE CENTRE MAY TAKE UP TO FIVE YEARS

It could be up to five years before a start is made on building a new leisure centre in Diss.

South Norfolk chairman Graham Minshull has told the town council that an officer has now been appointed to oversee the project.  He’s said that plans for the centre are progressing, but a suitable site needs to be confirmed, as the current location in Victoria Road is considered likely to be too small.

MAN HELD AFTER BURGLARY IN GISLINGHAM

A 26 year old man has been questioned by police about a burglary at Gislingham and other robbery offences.

The man from Ipswich has been released pending investigation.  The burglary at Gislingham happened in Howards Close on May 27th, when two vehicles were stolen.

LOCAL BREWERY BREWS ITS FINAL ALES

A South Norfolk brewery has closed, after more than 25 years.

Buffy’s brewery was one of the first micro-breweries in Norfolk, but has now produced its final batch of ales.  The brewery is based at Tivetshall St Mary and has blamed a surfeit of micro-brewers for making the market uncompetitive.

TOWN CENTRE SHOP IS TO SHUT DOWN

A Diss town centre business is closing its doors for the final time tomorrow.

The shop, Lizzie 2 Shoes on St Nicholas Street in the Heritage Triangle area, is closing down after two years.  Owner of the shop, Lizzie Stimson has blamed the closure on a lack of customers and on-line shopping.

WELLNESS CENTRE PLAN FOR FORMER BANK

A former bank in Eye town centre may be turned into a wellness centre for young women.

The Blossom charity is applying to convert the former Barclays Bank building in Broad Street. It has plans for two exercise studios and coaching and treatment rooms, after outgrowing its current base in the town in Castle Street.

The charity works with teenagers to improve their confidence and well-being.

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