LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 15/11/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 17 November, 2019
FIREARM CASE ADJOURNED FOR STRESS REPORTS
A court has heard that a Dickleburgh man, charged with possessing a banned firearm, is currently being assessed by the veteran’s charity, Combat Stress.
The court’s also been told that 56 year old Paul Berryman has been diagnosed as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Sentencing of Berryman, of Ipswich Road, has been now adjourned until mid-December to await further reports.
Berryman has admitted the charge, after police visited a house in Dickleburgh last November and seized a prohibited weapon.
ELECTION CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL VOTING CONFIRMED
Candidates have now been confirmed for local constituencies in the upcoming general election next month.
Conservative Richard Bacon will be hoping to retain the South Norfolk seat that he’s held since 2001. He faces a challenge from four other candidates: Beth Jones for Labour, Chris Brown for the Liberal-Democrats and Ben Price for the Green Party.
There’s a similar line-up in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, where Dan Poulter has held the seat for the Conservatives since 2010. Emma Bonner-Morgan is standing for Labour, Daniel Pratt for the Greens, while the Liberal-Democrats have James Sandbach.
In Mid Suffolk, another Conservative, George Freeman also faces a four-way battle. But there’s an Independent standing here, along with Labour and a Liberal-Democrat candidate.
TELEVISION SHOW TO FEATURE STORY OF AIRMEN IN WW2
Plans are underway for a major television series featuring the history of American wartime airmen, based in the Waveney Valley.
The multi-million pound series is being made for the HBO network in the States. It will be based on stories about the 100th Bomb group, who came to Norfolk in 1943 and were stationed at Thorpe Abbots.
Scripts for the series are expected to be completed by the end of the year with a production company, run by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, involved in the project.
HARLESTON HOPE TO KEEP THEIR LEAD AT THE TOP
Harleston Town will look to consolidate their position at the top of the table in the Anglian Combination Premier division. They’re at home to Acle, currently lying in seventh place.
Scole United travel to Bradenham with an opportunity to climb mid-table against a team currently fourth from bottom.
There are no games for Norwich City and Ipswich Town this weekend and Diss Town also have no fixture. The Tangerines have an important Cup battle against league leaders Mulbarton coming up at Brewers Green Lane on Tuesday.
In rugby, second-placed Diss hope to maintain their good start to the season. They’re away to Stowmarket, currently three places below them in the London North 2 table. Diss Saracens also have a local ‘derby’ match, at home to Wymondham seconds.