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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/8/2018

Written by on 14 August, 2018

MEETING TO REVIEW THE GIG IN THE PARK
A meeting is planned to review the future of a major event, which took place for the first time in Diss last month.
Organisers of the Gig In the Park will meet a town council team to discuss concerns about the music festival.
Diss town clerk, Sarah Richards says it’s felt that the event had a positive impact for the majority overall, but acknowledges concerns over sound levels, finish times; and access to the town’s park.
She says that the organisers are ready to co-operate in considering several possible options. They include measures to reduce the sound impact in the area;  reviewing end times, especially on the Sunday night;  more consultation locally;  and re-scheduling the festival away from other big events in the town.
FIELD FIRE CLOSES MAIN ROAD
A fire in a field has closed the main road between Stradbroke and Hoxne around lunchtime.
Crews from Norfolk and Suffolk were called out to the fire in the field off the B1118.  Stubble was set alight after straw on a trailer caught fire and spread to the field.
And the A140 has been partly closed after a lorry and trailer overturned on a busy roundabout.
The incident happened this morning near Dickleburgh and Thelveton. There were some delays for traffic caused by the trailer, carrying flooring, lying across part of the roadway.
POLICE SEEK MEN AFTER AN APPROACH TO WOMAN CYCLIST
Police are seeking three men who asked a woman cyclist to get into their vehicle on a quiet country lane.
The woman was approached in Becks Green Lane, at the Hogg Lane junction, in Ilketshall St Lawrence on Sunday evening. Police say that one of the men got out and chased after the cyclist when she started to leave.
Police were later unable to trace the vehicle involved, a red van, and they are appealing for witnesses to come forward. The men are described as white, with local accents, short hair and no facial hair.
HEN PROBLEM COMES HOME TO ROOST
People living near Diss railway station are facing problems with a band of around 200 hens and chickens roaming through their housing estate.
The birds, including several roosters, are living wild in an area around Station Road and Ensign Way, wandering across roads and into gardens..
It’s thought that a few birds were left behind by people who moved away. Current residents are hoping that a farmer or landowner may now offer to take them away and look after them.
One resident, Keith Morris has told the Diss Mercury that they all love the birds, but the situation is now “getting out of hand”.
RECORD MONTH FOR AIRPORT
Stansted airport had a record-breaking month in July with over 2.7 million passengers.

This showed an increase of about seven-and-a-half per cent on July 2017….despite airline industrial action as well as weather and air traffic control problems.

Spain, France and Germany were the destinations showing the biggest increase in passengers flying.

CUP ACTION SET FOR TONIGHT

Football…and both Norwich and Ipswich are in action tonight in the Carabao Cup.

City are likely to make several changes for the home tie against Stevenage, but they’ll be without new signing, Emil Buendia, who’s back in Spain for the birth of his son.

Ipswich Town will be without Gwion Edwards for their match against Exeter. Manager Paul Hurst says he’s looking to put out a strong team, with Rowe and Baker look set to return to the side.

 
 

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