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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 15/01/2019

Written by on 15 January, 2019

MAN DETAINED AFTER CAR-JACKING INCIDENT IN BRESSINGHAM

A man has been charged with several offences, following a car-jacking at Bressingham.

The charges relate to an incident in December 2017, when police were called out to the A1066, near School Road, after reports of a collision and subsequent attempted robbery.

55 year old Edward Wilkinson-Allcock, of no fixed address, was detained in Thetford yesterday and has been remanded in custody.

He’s charged with attempted robbery, driving a car while disqualified, and driving without insurance at Bressingham on December 7th in 2017.  He’s also been charged with possession of cannabis in Thetford yesterday.

DISS CHILDREN’S CENTRE MAY STAY OPEN, BUT NOT HARLESTON 

It looks likely that the County Council children’s centre in Diss has been saved, but the centre in Harleston is still set to close.

Protests from people around Norfolk have brought a re-think by councillors, who have been keen to close most of the county’s 53 children’s centres.  The Diss centre in Fitzwalter Road is one of an extra eight now selected for retention, but the Harleston centre in School Lane is still facing closure. Long Stratton is the other centre in South Norfolk included on the council’s retained list.

A public consultation on the council’s cost-saving measure last year produced around 1,600 responses. Now, a total of 15 centres are expected to remain open.

MORE DELAYS LIKELY ON TOWN’S BUSY MAIN ROAD

Motorists using the busy main through road in Diss are facing yet another period of roadworks – and certain delays.

Anglian Water have begun working in Victoria Road to re-line an existing sewer, which will take around two weeks to complete.  Temporary traffic lights have been installed and there is no left-turn into Vinces Road.

MAN HURT IN MULTI-VEHICLE COLLISION NEAR GOLF CLUB

A man has been injured in a road collision involving four cars and a bus at Stuston.

The man, in his 50’s, had to be freed from his vehicle, after the incident on the B1077 near Diss golf club last night. The road was closed for around five hours.

LOCAL MPS READY FOR THE ‘MEANINGFUL’ VOTE

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has said he will vote against the government this evening on the Brexit deal. He says that Mrs. May’s deal ‘will not deliver’ Brexit.

However, Central Suffolk MP Dan Poulter is expected to support the deal, as will Mid Norfolk’s George Freeman, who says he fears a ‘no-deal’ situation otherwise.

NUMBER SIX ON BOARD AT PORTMAN ROAD

Ipswich Town have made their sixth signing of the transfer window.  Brentford’s experienced midfielder Alan Judge has joined until the end of the season, for an undisclosed fee, with the option of an extra year.

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