LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 16/09/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 16 September, 2019
CYCLIST DIES IN COLLISION WITH VAN
A police investigation is underway, after a cyclist died in a collision with a van at Shelfanger.
The cyclist, a man in his 40s, died at the scene on the B1077 on Friday night. The road was closed for nearly six hours, as emergency services, including the air ambulance, dealt with the incident.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
DELAYED WORK ON MERE PUB LOOKS READY TO START
It’s understood that work on building a planned new Wetherspoon’s pub by the Mere in Diss may start soon.
Details of the long-term lease for the land in KIngs Head Yard are said to be almost complete. A start on the £2.7 million project was originally due to take place in March, but it’s now hoped work will get underway next month.
DICKLEBURGH MAN SENT TO CROWN COURT ON SHOTGUN CHARGES
A Dickleburgh man has been sent for trial at Norwich Crown Court next month on serious firearms offences.
56 year old Paul Berryman is charged with possessing a shotgun, a prohibited weapon, and of possessing a single-barrel shotgun without a certificate. The charges followed a visit by police to a property in Ipswich Road, Dickleburgh last November.
He’s been granted unconditional bail by magistrates until October 11th.
HERITAGE FAYRE NOTCHES UP A FIFTH YEAR
About a hundred vintage cars and fifty motorcycles were on show in Diss town centre yesterday, for the town’s annual Heritage Transport Fayre.
The vehicles took part in the event’s fifth year, which was moved to September to co-incide with National Heritage open days week. The event was held on streets in the town centre and the Heritage Triangle, with pride of place going to a Leyland fire engine from 1935, owned by Bressingham steam museum.
OBJECTIONS RAISED TO PLANS FOR NEW HOMES IN VILLAGE
Villagers are objecting to plans to build a dozen new homes at Fressingfield.
A total of 16 objections have been made against the development in a cul-de-sac off School Lane, for safety and environmental reasons. However, the local parish council has not objected to the proposal.
CANARIES’ STUNNING HOME WIN BUT TOWN ARE HELD AT HOME
Norwich City have moved into mid-table in the Premiership, with a stunning 3-2 home win over current champions Manchester City. The Canaries are now in 12th place after this, their second win of the season. Manager Daniel Farke called it “a special day”.
Ipswich Town stay in second place in League One, after being held to a goal-less draw at home to Doncaster Rovers. Town remain unbeaten and are one point behind leaders Coventry with a game in hand.
DISS MAKE IT SIX WINS IN A ROW
Diss Town continued their chase for top spot in the Thurlow Nunn first division north. They made it six wins in a row, beating visitors Fakenham Town 3-2, with goals from Betts, Lucraft and Hagan.
Harleston Town stay in second place in the Anglian Combination Premier, with a solid 3-1 away win at mid-table side, Acle. Scole United lost 2-nil at Mattishall, who moved into fourth spot.
In rugby, Diss firsts started the season brightly under new coaches, with a convincing home win against Wanstead 31 points to 3. The seconds were also among the points, beating Watton 55-10.