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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 22/2/2018

Written by on 22 February, 2018

MAJOR EXPANSION AND PLANS FOR BYPASS WELCOMED

People in Long Stratton have been welcoming plans to build a by-pass around the village.

The Diss Mercury reports that the news of the proposed by-pass along with new homes and land for businesses has been greeted mainly with a feeling of relief.

Villagers have been pushing for a by-pass for many years but without success, as traffic on the A140 main road through the village became steadily busier.

South Norfolk council leader, John Fuller says he believes that the village is close to getting a proper by-pass, not just a simple link road.

The project from Norfolk-based developers now faces planning approval.

WARNING OVER COUNTERFEIT NOTES

Police have issued a warning about fake £50 notes in South Norfolk.

They say that a number of attempts have been made to pass the fake Scottish bank notes in the last few days.

They’re warning local shops and businesses to be on their guard.

MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES

The trial of a former soldier, accused of stabbing to death an elderly grandfather from Banham, has been continuing at Nottingham crown court.

The court’s heard that the former soldier from Norwich seemed to suffer mental problems, after a serious assault while in the Army and that 24 year old Alexander Palmer had told medical professionals about hearing voice telling him to harm or kill people.

Palmer has denied murdering 83 year old Peter Wrighton although he admits being in the area where the dead man was walking his dog at East Harling last August.

STEAM LOCOMOTIVE MAKES FINAL APPEARANCE ON THE MAINLINE

There’s a final chance to see “Oliver Cromwell” steaming through the area later this evening.

The Britannia Pacific steam loco built in the early 1950s is making a final journey along the London to Norwich main line where it pulled express services years ago.

It’s due to leave Norwich for a last run to Liverpool Street passing Diss station at about 7.30.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…and a new injury problem for Ipswich Town. Midfielder David McGoldrick is out for the rest of the season with tendon trouble.

A goal from Nelson Oliveira saw Norwich City come away from championship leaders Wolves with a well-earned point. City scored in the last minute to secure a 2-2 draw.

Disappointment for Ipswich Town who went down to a 1-0 home defeat against Cardiff City, who are now second in the table.

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