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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 22/02/2019

Written by on 22 February, 2019

BOYS RELEASED BUT REMAIN UNDER INVESTIGATION

Three teenage boys, arrested after a disturbance in Diss town centre earlier this week, have been released by police.

The boys, two aged 15 and one aged 16, were taken in for questioning after the incident in Mere Street on Tuesday evening.  Police say the boys are still under investigation and have been released pending further enquiries.

The arrests followed reports to police of fighting between youths in Mere Street. An 18 year-old received minor injuries in the incident.

MID SUFFOLK PUTS UP ITS COUNCIL TAX BILL
Mid Suffolk council is putting up its share of council tax next year by two per cent.  It will mean an extra £6 a year going on to average council tax bills in the area, from April.

The council has also agreed to continue with controversial plans to put £25 million into further property investments, despite criticism.  Mid Suffolk has already contributed a similar amount in a joint investment project with Babergh council, with the aim of bringing in extra income.

INQUEST DELAYED AS POLICE INQUIRY CONTINUES

An inquest on South Norfolk photographer Elizabeth Handy, who died in a road accident, has been delayed again.

The inquest on 77 year old Elizabeth Handy, from Bressingham, has now been put back until May, because a police investigation into her death is still continuing.  A grandmother of four, she died in a four-car collision on the A1066 at Garboldisham in March last year.

NEW LEADER STEPS UP FOR TOWN COUNCIL
Diss town council has a new leader.

Former Mayor, Simon Olander is to take on the role, after the resignation of Julian Mason late last year. He’s acted as deputy leader in recent weeks.

THE BEAST IS REPLACED BY THE BEST

Nearly a year after the ‘beast from the East’ caused havoc across Norfolk and Suffolk, forecasters are predicting very different weather for the next two weeks.

It’s expected to stay mild for the time of year, with temperatures in double figures over the weekend and well into next week, before turning only slightly cooler in early March.

CANARIES LOOK TO STAY FLYING HIGH AS BRISTOL PAY A VISIT

Norwich City will be bidding to extend their two-point lead at the top of the Championship when they meet playoff contenders Bristol City at Carrow Road tomorrow.  City are likely to have Leitner, Klose and Vrancic available again after injury, while the visitors are unbeaten in the league this year, after seven straight wins.

Ipswich Town travel to fellow strugglers Wigan in the hope of getting closer to the other teams in the danger zone, after two home draws. Manager Paul Lambert will be in the stands for the game, his first under a touchline ban.

HARLESTON GET THE FLOODLIGHTS THUMBS-UP

Harleston Town look set to install floodlights at their Wilderness Lane ground.  The club’s application for lights has now been given planning permission by South Norfolk council.

Town are in cup action tomorrow. They’re at home to Leiston Reserves in the quarter-finals of the Thurlow Nunn first division knockout cup competition.

In the league, Diss Town are at home and look to re-find their recent form after last week’s away loss. They meet mid-table AFC Sudbury reserves.

No match for Diss rugby firsts this weekend, due to the internationals.

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