LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 18/4/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 18 April, 2018
MOTHER AND CHILDREN ESCAPE INJURY IN DISS CRASH
A mother and two young children have all escaped unhurt, after their car turned over on to its side on a busy main road in Diss this morning.
The woman from Harleston was taking her children to school in Diss, when the car hit the kerb and railings in Victoria Road.
The road was partly closed for a time after the accident, near Diss leisure centre. Traffic lights were also damaged.
APPEAL FOR WITNESSES FOLLOWNG ACCIDENT NEAR DITCHINGHAM
Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses to an accident near Ditchingham.
A driver was seriously hurt in the crash on the A143 yesterday when his car collided with a tree.
MAJOR DECISIONS EXPECTED AT DISS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Diss town council face several major decisions at their meeting tonight.
Councillors will discuss whether to take on responsibility for most of the town’s street lamps from South Norfolk council and they’ll hear a report from a working group on the future of the public toilets near the Mere, which the district council is no longer willing to maintain.
They’ll will also hear more on proposals for the council’s current structure and nominations for the town’s Honoured Citizen awards.
NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR RENT HIGHEST IN DECADES
The number of affordable homes, available for families and young people to rent in South Norfolk, is the highest since the 1980s
In the last three years, the council has provided over 1,400 affordable houses, more than any local authority in Norfolk or Suffolk.
The council also hopes to provide another 1,500 over the next three years.
UNION TO HOLD TRAIN STRIKE IN MAY
RMT workers on Greater Anglia are to hold another 24-hour strike.
It’s set for Saturday, May the 5th as part of a long-running dispute over the role of train guards.
WARMER IN THE WAVENEY VALLEY THAN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Temperatures in Norfolk and Suffolk are expected to stay above 23 degrees for the rest of the week until Sunday.
The highest temperature is expected tomorrow when it’ll hit 26 degrees; that’s warmer than the Mediterranean and even the Canaries.
THREE ARRESTS FOLLOWING RAM RAID
Three arrests have been made following another ram raid on a local village store.
The three were taken in for questioning following the attempted robbery at the Co-op store in Isleham, near Mildenhall, early yesterday.
It was the latest in a series of ram raids on stores around Suffolk, including Rickinghall, and neighbouring counties.
The three were arrested after a search, which included a police helicopter.
CASTLE RECEIVES TOURISM BOOST THANKS TO ED SHEERAN SONG
Singer Ed Sheeran’s hit, Castle on The Hill, seems to have brought a boost for Framlingham castle….in the Suffolk town where he grew up.
The number of visitors to the medieval castle has increased about 15 per cent since the track’s release to about 10,000, many of them younger people under the age of 40.
The video of the 2017 hit featuring the castle has notched over 300 million views on the internet.
Football……and disappointment for Diss Town in their latest match against Leiston Town reserves.
They won comfortably against the same side last week but this time, lost 1-0 to a second half goal caused by a defensive error.