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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 16/04/2019

Written by on 18 April, 2019

TV PROGRAMME ON DOUBLE MURDER IS SET TO AIR TONIGHT

A television documentary about the murder of an elderly couple at Weybread is due to be shown tonight.

A Tilbury man, Ali Quazimaj is serving a minimum of 35 years for the murder of Peter and Sylvia Stuart.  45 year old Quazimaj was last week refused leave to appeal against his conviction in 2017.

75 year old Peter Stuart was found in woodland near his home in Mill Lane, after being stabbed nine times. His wife’s body has never been found.

The murdered couple’s family have not taken part in the Channel 5 production, which will also look at how the killings have affected the small Suffolk village.

TRANSPORT FAYRE SET TO RETURN AGAIN

A major event in Diss has been confirmed again for this year.  The Heritage Transport Fayre will take place in the town for the fifth year on September 15th.

Vintage and classic cars will be on show in the streets of the Heritage Triangle. Owners will be asked to wear period costume with a special prize for the best outfit.  There’ll also be a bike display, music and food.

INSPECTOR WILL MAKE FINAL DECISION ON NEW HOME BY THE RIVER

A final decision on plans to build a modern home in the Diss conservation area will now be taken by a planning inspector.

South Norfolk planners have twice rejected the proposal for a raised home, to be built on stilts near the River Waveney.  The plans for the two-bedroom house in Riverside have now been referred on appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

Council planners say that the modern house would have a detrimental effect on the character of the area, especially listed buildings in nearby Fair Green.

APOLLO CLUB PETITION IS CLOSE TO A THOUSAND

An online petition, calling on the former Apollo club at Harleston to be saved from demolition, is close to its aim of a thousand names.

Over 900 people have signed the petition, which is to be sent to South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon.  Organisers want to buy the building and turn it into a community hub.

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