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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 17/8/2018

Written by on 17 August, 2018

ARSON CHARGE AFTER FIRE AT EYE FLATS

A man from Eye has been in court on a charge of arson, after an incident in the town earlier this week.

28 year old Matthew Eaves , of Hutton Court, has been remanded in custody until September 11th.

Eaves was arrested after police went to a block of flats in Hutton Court on Monday, following reports of a fire. Only minor damage is reported to have been caused to the building involved.

DISS ROAD TO CLOSE FOR DAYS

A busy road in Diss is being closed to motorists for most of next week.

Frenze Hall Road will be closed for four days from Monday, while workmen connect water mains to a nearby housing development. New pipes are being laid and maintenance work carried out.

A diversion will be in operation.

NO 4G MOBILE SERVICE FOR MUCH OF SOUTH NORFOLK

Well over half of the homes and businesses in South Norfolk don’t have the latest mobile phone coverage.

New figures from Ofcom show that South Norfolk is still one of the worst affected areas in the county, just behind North Norfolk.

The four main mobile operators are still struggling to deliver a comprehensive 4G coverage to 64 per cent of homes and businesses in South Norfolk, despite some improvement last year.

TRIBUTES FOR HARDWICK MOTORCYCLE RACER

Tributes have been paid to a classic motorcycle racer from Hardwick, who died during a race in Belgium.

52 year old Clive Ling, a father of two, died when he came off his bike at the Chimay circuit. He was a regular front-runner in the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club.

Mr Ling had lived in the village near Long Stratton for most of his life and was a parish councillor.

He worked for 30 years at an Attleborough company, restoring and repairing race cars and motorcycles.

TOWN AND CITY FACE TOUGH GAMES TOMORROW

Ipswich Town face a tough game tomorrow as they look to kick-start their season at home to Aston Villa, one of the promotion favourites this season.

Edwards should return after missing the Cup game in midweek. But Town haven’t won at home against Villa since 1984.

Norwich City also face a difficult test tomorrow, away to Sheffield United. Krul and Rhodes are expected to be recalled and Jamal Lewis is fit again.

Diss Town are away at Fakenham Town, after their second home win of the season in midweek.

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