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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 17/04/2019

Written by on 18 April, 2019

FOODBANK CONCERNS OVER THE INCREASE IN NEED FOR EMERGENCY MEALS

Waveney Foodbank says that it’s really worried about a big increase in the need for emergency food supplies in its area.

Shocking new figures show that 60,000 emergency meals were given out by the foodbank in the Waveney Valley in the past year.  It says that an average of ten people a day were referred to them for help.

The group, which is based at Eye, covers a wide area on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, including Diss, Harleston, Bungay, Beccles and Old & New Buckenham.

DRIVER DIES AFTER COLLISION WITH TREE

A young driver has been killed in a road crash near Scole.

The man, in his 20s, died when his car collided with a tree in Syleham Hall Lane at Syleham
last night.  Only one vehicle was involved and police are appealing for witnesses.

ELDERLY MAN NOW ON MURDER CHARGE

An 81 year old South Norfolk man has now been charged with the murder of his wife.

Michael Hubbard, of Churchill Place in Brooke, is due to appear before magistrates on May 15th.  He’s currently detained under the Mental Health Act at a secure unit in Norwich.  His wife, Hilda was found at their home with fatal stab wounds in September.

DOCUMENTARY ON DEATHS IS TELEVISED

A documentary film about the deaths of an elderly couple at Weybread has been televised on Channel 5.

The programme showed the effects that the murders nearly three years ago have had on people living in the small Suffolk village.

75 year old Peter Stuart was found in woodland near his home in Mill Lane, but the body of his wife, Sylvia has never been found.  A Tilbury man, Ali Quazimaj is serving a minimum of 35 years for the murders.

POLICE CAMPAIGN TO STOP TEXTING AND PHONING WHILE DRIVING

Police have started a campaign targeting motorists who phone and text while driving.

The week-long initiative in Norfolk will run until Sunday.  Extra patrols will use cameras in marked and unmarked cars and on motorcycles to obtain evidence.

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