LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 21/10/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 22 October, 2019
WOMAN DIES AND SEVEN HURT IN TWO-CAR COLLISION
An appeal has gone out for witnesses of a fatal road accident at Brockdish.
A woman, aged in her 70s, died at the scene of the collision on the A143. Seven people were also injured in the incident involving two cars yesterday afternoon. The main road was closed for about five hours between Brockdish and Thorpe Abbots.
And the A140 was closed for over an hour after a head-on collision between two cars near Eye. Three people were taken to hospital following the crash at Thornham Parva early this morning. Their injuries are not thought to be serious.
NEW GROUP CALLS FOR MORE SAY ON HARLESTON’S FUTURE
An action group has been formed in Harleston to push for more say on issues in the town.
The group, Action for Harleston, now has nearly 600 members, after being set up recently by former town council chairman Barry Woods. It’s hoped to provide a platform for discussion and to offer ideas and suggestions, as the town expands in future, especially regarding infrastructure.
Mr Woods says he decided to form the group after the loss as a community asset of the Apollo Club and its subsequent demolition.
PUB REGAINS FOOD HYGIENE RATING
A South Norfolk pub has regained a top rating for its food hygiene, a few months after being downgraded.
The Horseshoes at Billingford was told to make major improvements, after an inspection by council officials in June. A recent inspection last month gave five stars to the pub, situated on the A143.
TEENAGER IN COURT FOR ‘DRUNKEN’ ASSAULT
A teenage girl from Pulham Market has been in court for assaulting a worker in a nightclub.
19 year old Jade Allison has admitted carrying out the ‘totally unprovoked attack’, last month. Allison, of Colegate End Road, was also verbally aggressive to police, after being asked to leave the Norwich bar because she was drunk. She was fined £50, with costs and compensation of £140.
CITY BATTLE TO FIRST DRAW OF THE SEASON
Norwich City stay in the bottom three of the Premiership, but picked up a valuable point at Bournemouth. With several players back from injury, the Canaries held on for a goalless draw….and their first clean sheet of the season.
Ipswich Town lost their unbeaten record in League One, going down yesterday at struggling Accrington 2-0. The Blues hold on to the top spot and are now one point ahead of Wycombe, with a game in hand.
TOWN CRASH TO HOME DEFEAT
Disappointment for Diss Town as they crashed to a 3-0 home defeat against a strong Lakenheath side, one position above them in the table. The visitors had beaten the current division leaders Downham on their own ground a few days earlier and were two-up at the break against the Tangerines. Town have picked up just one point from their last four matches, but stay fourth.
In the Anglian Combination premier, Harleston Town pulled off a 2-1 win in a tough away game at Mattishall. The win keeps Town in second spot. Scole United struggled at Waveney, one of the other sides near the top of the table, losing 4-1.
DISS HOLD LEADERS TO A DRAW
The top two teams clashed in the London 2 North league, with Diss battling to a 17 -17 points draw at home against Norwich. It was the first time the visitors had failed to win this season. Diss drop to fourth.