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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 18/01/2019

Written by on 18 January, 2019

WARNING OVER BOGUS POLICE OFFICER IN DISS AREA

A warning’s been issued about a fake police officer, who’s operating in the Diss area.

The bogus policeman has already stolen from an elderly woman at Palgrave.  Now South Norfolk police are urging people to be on their guard and ask for identification if an officer comes to their home.

A phone call can also be made to 101 to confirm identity.

CAB MAY BE FORCED TO CLOSE IN EYE IF GRANTS GO

There’s concern in Eye that the town’s Citizen’s Advice office may be forced to close down.

The future of the C.A.B in Suffolk is in doubt, because of county council plans to cut the grants which partly-fund the service.  The council is currently proposing to reduce its grant by 50 per cent in the coming year, before ending  it completely in 2020.

People in the town will be forced to go to the already busy Diss office for advice, if the Eye service closes.

HOPE FOR THE GIG IN THE PARK IN 2020

There’s new hope that the Gig In The Park music festival will be held again next year  in Diss.

Event organiser Geoff Dixon says that the festival could take place in 2020, providing fees can be agreed with the town council for the use of the park.  He also wants assurance that the event can be held in following years.

Mr Dixon has also confirmed that the WoW festival in Burston won’t take place this summer.

MAN ON HARE-COURSING CHARGE

A man has been arrested for suspected hare-coursing at Winfarthing.

The man was detained yesterday, after police received reports of men with dogs on farm-land near the village.  Investigations are continuing and the man’s lurcher dog has been seized.

GET FIT WITH WALKING AND FOOTBALL !

A new walking-football competition is being set up in the Diss area.

The new league, which is open to both men and women aged over 18, will get underway in a few weeks, at Diss Town’s all-weather pitch on Monday evenings.

It’s being organised by football coach Steven Hicklin. He says it’s a good idea for people to get fit and have fun at the same time, without any real experience of playing soccer being needed.

CITY LOOKING AT THE TOP TWO SPOTS AGAIN

Norwich City hope to climb back into the top two in the Championship tonight, when they meet Birmingham City at Carrow Road.  City have new injury problems, with both midfielder Alex Tettey and defender Tim Klose out of action.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has confirmed that he wants to stay on at Portman Road, even if the club is relegated this season.  Town travel to Blackburn Rovers tomorrow in the hope of more points to climb off the bottom spot.

TOWN HAVE THE CHAIRMAN IN CHARGE!

Harleston Town are back in action as they look to hold on to the top spot in the table. They travel to Leiston Reserves, with chairman Adam Mullin and former manager, Craig Trudgill, now club secretary, in charge until a new team boss is appointed shortly.

Diss Town play their first home match under new manager Jon Abbott and assistant Lewis Plowman.  They hope to make it three wins in a row, when they take on Haverhill Borough, the team immediately above them.

In rugby…Diss first team are facing a tough one tomorrow, when they’re at home to current league leaders Rochford Hundred. Start is at 2pm.

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