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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 16/4/2018

Written by on 16 April, 2018

SOUTH NORFOLK TOPS IN COUNTY FOR THOSE WHO EXERCISE

South Norfolk has the lowest percentage of people officially classed as ‘inactive’ in Norfolk.

A new survey has shown that just over 20 percent of people over 16 years old manage less than a half-hour of exercise a week.

That compares to a national average of nearly 26 percent while Great Yarmouth is the worst in the county at 36 percent.

The recommended amount of moderate exercise weekly of two and a half hours is achieved by nearly 64 percent of people in South Norfolk slightly less than in Norwich and Broadland.

Walking remains the most popular form of exercise whilst fewer people are cycling and swimming.

The biggest drop in interest was for interval training sessions.

MORE DIESEL VEHICLES ON AREA ROADS

There were more diesel cars and vans on the roads of Norfolk and Suffolk last year than in 2016.

In Norfolk, diesels made up 41 percent of all cars registered, a total of nearly 194 thousand.

Over 33 thousand of those cars were in South Norfolk, an increase of 9,000.

In Suffolk, there were 166,000 diesel cars, nearly 40 percent of all cars.

The number of diesel vans in both counties also showed an increase.

TEMPERATURES SET TO SOAR

Norfolk and Suffolk look set to be among the hottest spots in Europe over the next few days.

It’ll start tomorrow with a top temperature of 19 degrees and then climb into the twenties with Thursday set to be the warmest day with a high expected of 23 degrees.

That is likely to be warmer than many holiday spots around the Mediterranean.

And there’s a warning to look out for the UV levels which are expected to be similar to early September.

COUNTY COUNCIL MEETINGS COULD BE STREAMED ONLINE

Meetings of Norfolk county council could soon go out live on the internet.

Councillors will discuss a suggestion later today to improve public access with web-streaming of meetings as they happen starting from May.

It’s also planned to make sound recordings of committee meetings available to the public on request.

NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK POLICE TARGETING SPEEDERS

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk will be targeting speeding drivers this week as part of an enforcement campaign.

The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network, is now underway and will run until Sunday the 22nd.

There will be an increased amount of checks and enforcement across the two counties.

BRESSINGHAM WOMAN CHARITY SKY-DIVE

A 60 year old Bressingham woman is taking to the sky to raise money for charity.

The manager of the EACH charity shop in Diss…Davina Scales is planning to sky-dive to boost funds for the children’s hospices charity.

She’s worked at the charity’s shop for two years and she’s told the Diss Express that even though she’s a bit of a thrill-seeker…she’s never done anything like it before and is a bit nervous.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…and late disappointment for Ipswich when they failed to get a win in their first game under caretaker manager Bryan Klug.

They lost 2-1 at Nottingham Forest, after conceding an 89th minute penalty and a deciding goal five minutes into stoppage time.

Norwich were beaten 2-0 at home by Cardiff City, who climbed back into second place in the table with the win.

City kept it goalless until the 86th minute before letting in a goal in stoppage time.

Diss Town’s improved form continued with a 2-1 home win against Norwich United reserves.

Two goals in the first 15 minutes set Town up for the victory with the visitors only pulling a goal back in added time.

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