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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 16/12/2019

Written by on 16 December, 2019

CYCLIST IS CRITICALLY INJURED IN ROAD ACCIDENT

A man is in hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries in a road accident at Garboldisham.

The man, in his 70s, is said to be in a critical condition, after being airlifted to hospital at Addenbrookes. He was involved in a collision with a lorry, while riding his bicycle on the
B1114, at the junction with Kenninghall Road and East Harling Road.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision last Friday.

SPEED CHECKS ON ROAD AFTER FATAL COLLISION

Speed checks have been carried out on a stretch of winding road near Diss, where a cyclist died recently.

The checks have been underway on the B1077 to Attleborough, with several motorists caught exceeding a 30 miles an hour speed limit at Winfarthing and on Shelfanger Road.  Local councillors have called for the limit to be reduced on parts of the main road from 60 to 30 mph, following the death of Banham cyclist Kenneth Cobourne in September.

An inquest review on the accident, when his cycle was in collision with a van, has been adjourned until March, with inquiries continuing into the incident.

INQUIRY INTO CAR VANDALISM

Police are investigating a series of attacks on cars at Diss and Harleston.

South Norfolk police say that they’re aware of cars being vandalised in the two towns, and across the border into Suffolk, on Saturday night.  A number of car windows are reported to have been smashed in, including one attack in Fair Green in Diss.  Anyone affected, or who has information, is asked to call police on 101.

TIMETABLE LAUNCH FOR TRAINS 

A new timetable has been introduced for trains from Diss on the Norwich to London line.

It’s part of a major timetable change on the country’s railways, which was launched yesterday.  Passengers are asked to check for any new times to services.

TRIBUTES TO MAN WHO BUILT PLANT BUSINESS

Tributes have been paid to a man who built his plant nursery at Wortham into a successful international business.

David Howard has died fifty years after launching the business, Howard Nurseries, in Bury Road.  The company grows around two million plants a year and has included the Royal Family among its customers.

It has also been involved in numerous award-winning entries for show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show.

CITY TAKE A POINT AS THE BLUES SLIP UP AGAIN

Norwich City put in a fine performance to take a valuable point from a tough Premiership game at second-placed Leicester.  Teemu Pukki scored a first-half goal for City in the 1-1 draw that sees them
still second from bottom in the table.

Disappointment for Ipswich Town as they lost a successive home game, this time in the league against fourth-placed Bristol Rovers.  James Norwood scored for the Blues, who failed to equalisde despite the visitors going down to ten men late on. Town stay in second place.

TOWN MOVE UP TO FOURTH WITH AWAY WIN

Diss Town climbed into fourth place in the Thurlow Nunn premier division North, with a convincing 3-nil away win at Felixstowe and Walton reserves.  Ryan Fuller scored two of the goals with a third from Matt Cook, all in the first half, before Town defender Tom Matthews was sent off.

Scole United forced a good 2-2 draw at Acle in the Anglian Combination Premier. Goals came from Lawrence Brown and Ben Norton-Hugman.

DISS STRUGGLE TO AWAY DEFEAT 

Diss found third-placed Ipswich too strong for them on their own ground, going down to a heavy 46 points to 10 defeat. Diss drop to fifth in the table.  Diss Saracens also struggled, suffering a 34-17 loss at home to league leaders Norwich Union.


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