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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 15/8/2018

Written by on 15 August, 2018

INQUEST ON HARDWICK MOTORCYCLE RACER

An inquest has opened on a Hardwick man, who died while taking part in a motorcycle race in Belgium.

52 year old Clive Ling, a former sheet-metal worker, was said to have suffered multiple injuries in a collision at the Chimay circuit in July.

The inquest heard that Mr Ling’s wife, Donna was at the track when the accident happened.

THREE FINED FOR ANIMAL WELFARE CRUELTY

Three men have been in court after being filmed committing a series of animal welfare offences at an abbatoir in Banham.

The court heard that the offences were secretly filmed by a Norfolk animal sanctuary in early 2016 at Simply Halal on Moor Farm.

The district judge told the men that he was surprised that he was only able to fine them for the offences.

Company owner Roger Carr from Bedfordshire was fined £400; slaughterman Akhtar Mahmood, from East Ham, was fined £600; and another worker, William Lanham, of Wymondham, was also fined £600.

A spokesman for the Hillside animal sanctuary, which carried out the filming, says that it’s shocked by the ‘leniency’ of the sentences given to the men.

NOT ENOUGH NEW HOMES BUILT IN NORFOLK

New figures show that not enough homes have been built in Norfolk in recent years.

The figures indicate that last year was the only year since 2001 that the county has managed to hit the government’s house-building target.

The average over the full period is about 10 per cent down on the target figure of 4,100 new homes a year.

VILLAGERS FIGHT AGAINST CARAVAN SITE

A meeting of villagers in Wreningham has come out strongly against plans for a caravan site in the area.

Over a hundred villagers attended the meeting against a plan to site caravans on a meadow next to the village hall.

They’ve agreed to consider paying for legal advice and to ‘call in’ the proposal with South Norfolk planners.

CITY GO THROUGH BUT PENALTIES PUT OUT TOWN

Football….and Norwich City are through to the next round of the Carabao Cup.

It took two goals in the last ten minutes to settle the issue against Stevenage at Carrow Road, the Canaries eventually winning 3-1.

Ipswich had to go to penalties under the new rules of the competition, with the 90 minutes of the game at Exeter ending at 1-1.

Town then missed two of their spot-kicks before going out of the competition 4-2 on penalties.

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