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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 21/11/2018

Written by on 21 November, 2018

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOP-LIFTING IN DISS TOWN CENTRE

Police have arrested a woman following the theft of goods, worth £2,000, in Diss town centre.

The woman, from Great Yarmouth, was arrested in connection with shoplifting offences at two stores in Mere Street on November 8th.  Products, worth £1,200, were taken from Boots, while medication, worth £800, was stolen from the nearby Holland & Barrett shop.

The woman, in her 30s, has been released, pending further investigation.

NHS TRUST CHAIRMAN DECIDES TO LEAVE EARLY

The chairman of the troubled Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is leaving the post earlier than expected.

Gary Page has decided that it would be in the trust’s best interests to leave before his intended departure next year.  The trust was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission last year. A new report is expected to be released soon.

NEW FIVE-A-SIDE SOCCER PITCH TO OPEN SOON

A new artificial-grass five-a-side football pitch is set to be opened in Diss shortly.

The pitch, costing £35,000, will be ready for use at Heywood health and fitness club in Walcot Road early next month.

The club plans to set up a five-a-side league locally and the pitch will also be available for use to local teams.

DOGS AND BIRDS TAKEN IN STRANGE BURGLARIES

Police are appealing for witnesses after two unusual burglaries at the same location, near Thrandeston.

Two old milk churns and two steel water jugs were removed from the property near the A143 on Sunday, along with two canaries from an aviary.
Then, two whippet-greyhound cross-breed dogs, one a puppy, were taken from the same address on the following day.

Two more birds were stolen from the aviary and also some jewellery and Imari Crown Derby pottery from inside the building.  Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

WORK TO START TO IMPROVE DRAINAGE AT SCOLE

Drainage improvement works, costing over £10,000, are to take place in Scole, starting early next week.

It’s expected that the work, in Low Road, will take about two weeks to complete.  Vehicle access will be restricted at times, with new piping being installed across the road to improve the flow of water in the area.

 

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