LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 19/10/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 21 October, 2018
POLICE INVESTIGATE FIRE AT TOWN CENTRE HOUSE
An investigation is underway after fire broke out in the roof space of a house in Diss.
A man was taken to hospital after being found in pain outside the house in Cuthbert Maltings near Victoria Road. More than 25 fire fighters were called out last night to tackle the flames and prevent the fire spreading to adjoining buildings.
Police say it appears that a cannabis factory was being operated inside the building, but no arrests have been made yet.
THREE WAIT FOR NEW COURT DATE ON TICKET CHARGES
Three people from Dickleburgh are awaiting the date of a new court hearing into charges of breaching consumer law and money laundering.
The three, Marie Chenery-Woods, Mark Woods, and Lynda Chenery, appeared in court earlier this month, when no pleas were taken. They were arrested last year, during an investigation by National Trading Standards into the business of T.Q. Tickets Limited, which trades as Ticket Queen, with a registered office at Hopper Way in Diss.
The three face similar charges to six other people, from two separate companies, relating to the re-sale of tickets for events and gigs, or ticket touting.
COUNCIL REVIVES PLANS FOR THE CEMETERY
Diss town council have revived plans to build a store and toilets at the town’s cemetery.
The council is looking to put up a shipping-container cabin and toilets for maintenance workers, in a corner of the cemetery near Heywood Road. It’s planned to screen the area with trees and shrubs. Rubbish bins, currently placed outside the cemetery chapel, would be re-located.
The previous time that the council put in an application eight years ago, it was eventually withdrawn, after a number of objections and a petition signed by people living nearby.
DISS ROAD SET FOR ANOTHER CLOSURE
A busy road in Diss is set to be closed to traffic…again.
BT engineers are due to start work there on Monday morning for three days. The road has already been closed for a number of weeks this year for various works.
20-YEAR CELEBRATION AT CHARITY SHOP
There’s a celebration going on at a charity shop in Diss town centre.
The EACH shop in Chapel Street is marking 20 years in the town…. with a special sale, cake stall and tombola. The event started earlier today and will continue tomorrow.
TOWN LOOKING TO CLIMB OUT OF THE BOTTOM THREE
Football…and Ipswich Town will be hoping to pick up maximum points against QPR tomorrow at Portman Road and climb out of the bottom three. Skipper Luke Chambers is doubtful with an illness.
Norwich City are in action tomorrow at Nottingham Forest, who recently climbed into the top six with a good run of form. City striker Teemu Pukki is out of action with a hamstring injury.
DISS HOPE TO BOUNCE BACK AFTER ‘DERBY’ LOSS
Diss Town will be looking to make up for their home loss against Harleston last weekend, when they travel to Wisbech St Mary. League leaders Harleston are at home to mid-table Kings Lynn Town reserves.