LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 15/01/2020
Written by Mike Stewart on 17 January, 2020
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.
CAMERAS ON CROSSING
Cameras may be installed as a safety measure at a railway level crossing near Diss station, after a series of accidents there.
It’s hoped that the cameras will deter motorists from ignoring warning lights at the crossing, on the main Norwich to London main line at Mellis.
The Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust is to remain in special measures, but inspectors say that care is starting to show signs of improvement.
It’s been dubbed the worst performing mental health trust in England.
TOWN’S GAME IN DOUBT
Ipswich Town’s next game at Tranmere on Saturday is in serious doubt, because of the state of the pitch.
Town maintained their League One promotion push with a goalless draw at 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.