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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 19/3/2018

Written by on 19 March, 2018

BURGLARIES IN EYE AND GARBOLDISHAM

Suffolk police are looking for burglars who have stolen a safe from a bowls club in Eye.

They say that the Borough of Eye club in Brome Avenue was broken into between Friday afternoon and Saturday early morning; no other items were taken.

And police are appealing for information after a burglary in Garboldisham.

The break-in happened sometime between Saturday 10 March and Friday 16 March at a property in The Street through a window.

An untidy search took place, but it is not thought anything has been stolen.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area.

They’re asked to contact Thetford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

MORE OFFICERS MAY GET TASERS

Norfolk police are looking at making more use of tasers by officers.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey may issue tasers to more officers, following an increase
in violence and assaults on police.

He’s hoping that the move will act as a deterrent to these crimes.

FUTURE OF POST OFFICE MAY BE RAISED IN PARLIAMENT

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says he may raise the future of Diss crown post office in Parliament.

He’s told Park Radio that he has been asking Royal Mail for information about the post office for months, but without success and further pressure is now required to find out more on whether it will change into a franchise operation.

He says the post office is always busy and should be possible to run successfully in its current form.

VICTORIA ROAD PAVEMENTS TO BE RENEWED

Work is to start shortly on one of the busiest streets in Diss.

The work to re-surface the pavements on the A1066 Victoria Road between Prince Regent Way and Stuston Road will start on Monday, April 3. It’ll take around seven weeks to complete at a cost of £85,000.

It’s hoped to minimise disruption to traffic with some work taking place in the evening to avoid peak traffic.

MILDER WEATHER FROM TOMORROW

It looks like winter is finally on its way out.

Although temperatures will be just above freezing for most of today, they’re expected to return to nearer normal for the time of year from tomorrow.

Norfolk and Suffolk escaped most of the bad wintry weather at the weekend in the latest cold snap with no major problems reported in the area.

BUNGAY MAKES ‘BEST PLACES TO LIVE’ LIST

Bungay has been named as one of the best places to live in East Anglia.

It was one of 12 places in the region to appear on the Sunday Times’ list of Best Places to Live for 2018.

Three other Suffolk places are on the list including Woodbridge…and two in Norfolk including Wymondham.

The regional winner was Chelmsford.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…..and Norwich City climbed into 13th place in the championship with a 3-2 home win against Reading at the weekend. They scored three goals in the first half-hour but then had to hold on for the points.

Ipswich Town lost 1-0 with manager Mick McCarthy unhappy that a late goal cost them the game at Bristol City.

Diss Town’s game against Leiston reserves was postponed, due to weather conditions.

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