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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 15/05/2019

Written by on 16 May, 2019

MURDER HEARING PUT BACK FOR A MONTH

The case of an 81 year-old South Norfolk man charged with murder has been adjourned until next month.

Michael Hubbard had been due to appear in court this morning, accused of killing his wife, Hilda at their home in Brooke last September.  A post-mortem showed that she had died from multiple stab wounds.

Hubbard was arrested by police after the incident and later detained under the Mental Health Act.

DELAYS FOR CONTROVERSIAL SERVICE AREA

Work on a new service area on the A140 at Scole is said to be progressing slowly.  Building has been underway for months on the site next to the A143 roundabout.

A spokesman for McDonald’s says they remain committed to the project and look forward to opening there as soon as possible.

The development, which will also include a BP Petrol station, has proved controversial.  Mid Suffolk council granted planning approval, despite concern from some local people and Scole parish council.

CHAIN-SAWS STOLEN IN WORTHAM BURGLARIES

Police are appealing for information after two burglaries in Wortham.

A garden shed was broken into on Bury Road on Monday night and equipment stolen, including three large chain- saws.  Two cans of petrol were also stolen from a garage in another break-in on the same road.

GRANT FUNDS GIVE A BOOST TO RURAL ISOLATION CHARITY

Grant funding has allowed a Harleston-based charity to step up its campaign to tackle rural isolation.

A third vehicle has been bought by the Rural Coffee Caravan charity to visit local villages with the aim of combatting loneliness. Three more staff have also been taken on, thanks to a grant of £87,000, which will mean the charity can visit more villages in future, mainly in Suffolk.

The caravan project has been operating for over 15 years, providing mobile support and information to the most isolated communities.

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