LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 21/08/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 21 August, 2019
WOMAN SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES IN FOUR-CAR CRASH
An inquest has been held on a Bressingham woman who died in a four-car collision last year.
77 year-old photographer Elizabeth Handy died from severe multiple injuries in the crash on the A1066 at Garboldisham. Mrs Handy, of Low Road, was asleep in the car, with her 88 year old husband Charles driving, when it collided into another car, at the Smallworth Lane junction. It then hit an oncoming car on the other side of the road.
The inquest heard that the reason for the crash remained unclear, although Mr Handy may have had a period of inattention or distraction, or it may have been sleep-related.
SUMMER TO RETURN FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY
It looks like we are heading back to real summer weather….just in time for the August Bank Holiday weekend.
It should be sunshine most of the way from Friday…with temperatures expected to climb up to the mid 20s, especially on Sunday and Monday. No rain is forecast….and there’ll just be a gentle breeze.
PARK GIG 2020 IS STILL ON THE CARDS
It’s not clear yet whether Gig in the Park will take place in Diss next year.
Town councillors have agreed to reduce the cost of hiring the town’s park for commercial events, with the aim of encouraging more use. The move came after the organisers of last year’s Gig decided against arranging the event again, because of high charges for the venue.
Event organiser Geoff Dixon says he will be happy to hear from the council now, but also wants an assurance that the event can be held for a number of years.
TOWN STAY UNBEATEN WITH ANOTHER WIN
Ipswich Town remain unbeaten in League One, after a 2-1 win against AFC Wimbledon at Portman Road last night. Two late goals, including the winner in injury time from Kayden Jackson, swung the match, after the visitors had taken the lead in the first half. More than 19,000 were at the game.
DISS CLIMB INTO TOP THREE WITH SECOND HOME WIN
A first-minute goal by newcomer Owen Betts was enough to give Diss Town another home win as they held on to beat Framlingham 1-0. The Tangerines have moved up to third in the Thurlow Nunn first division north.
Harleston Town won the local derby against Scole United in the Anglian Combination by two goals to nil. They’re now third in the Premier division.