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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 16/05/2019

Written by on 18 May, 2019

POLICE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE ASSAULT ON MAN AT RICKINGHALL

Police are investigating after an injured man was found at the side of a road near Rickinghall.

A woman driver stopped to help the 30-year-old man on a road between Rickinghall and Finningham early this morning.  He is now said to be in a stable condition in hospital, after receiving head injuries which suggest he was assaulted.

Police say they want to speak to any witnesses, including the woman driver who gave the injured man a lift to his friend’s address in Rickinghall.

NORFOLK HOSPITAL STILL NEEDS TO IMPROVE

The Norfolk and Norwich hospital is to remain in special measures.

The hospital is no longer regarded as being inadequate, but it still needs to show more improvements.  A five-year action plan will continue, with the hospital receiving support from the Care Quality Commission.

NO MOVE YET OVER NEW PUB & RESTAURANT IN TOWN CENTRE

Plans to open a new Wetherspoons pub near the Mere in Diss have been delayed.

There is no date yet for building work to start on the two-storey bar and restaurant in Kings Head Yard.  The original start date on the £2.7 million project was in March, but the company has not yet exchanged on the purchase.

A Wetherspoon’s spokesman has said that they’re still committed to investing in the town and developing a pub on the site.

ANOTHER ACCIDENT AT A140 BLACK-SPOT

Another road collision has happened at an accident black-spot on the A140.

The main road had to be closed on both sides, after a collision between two cars near the Brome Grange hotel.  It’s understood that no-one received serious injuries in the incident, but there were lengthy delays for traffic until the vehicles were removed.

Work on a new roundabout is due to start later this year to improve safety at the junction of the A140 and B1077 at Brome.

BUSY SHORT-CUT ROAD IS TO CLOSE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS

A busy main road at Diss is to be closed for a month.  The closure starts next month so that maintenance work can be carried out on the bridge over the River Waveney, at Stuston.

It means the B1077, which connects Diss with the A143, will not be available for use by drivers. Cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to use the road.  Diversions will be set up during the work, which is due to start on June 10 and last until July 12.

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