LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 25/07/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 27 July, 2019
CHURCHYARD DEATH REMAINS A MYSTERY
The death of a man in a Diss churchyard is still a mystery, nearly three months after his body was found.
The man, said to be in his 40s, was found by workers in the graveyard at St Mary’s Church in Diss Town centre at the end of April. A police investigation is still continuing, although any third-party involvement has been ruled out at this stage.
Detectives are still waiting for the results of toxicology tests, after an initial post mortem was inconclusive. Police have yet to name the dead man.
HEATWAVE TO CONTINUE AS WAVENEY VALLEY SWELTERS
The mini-heatwave is set to continue in the Waveney Valley until Saturday, with temperatures continuing to get well into the thirties.
Forecasters are also saying there’s now a good chance of thunderstorms locally, especially on Friday night and throughout most of Saturday .
TRAIN SERVICES HIT BY THE HEAT
Greater Anglia have been running a reduced train service today, because of the heat. Hundreds of trains have been cancelled over the company’s area.
Trains are running at a slower speed of up to 60 miles an hour to reduce pressure on the rails. That’s expected to continue tomorrow. Passengers are asked to check which services are being affected…..or to cancel their journey.
PULHAM CHURCH HOLDS A PRESTIGE EVENT
A South Norfolk church has been the venue for a prestige classical music event.
Pulham St Mary’s The Virgin Church hosted a concert over two nights, featuring the English Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of the Kings Consort.
Money raised from the sold-out event, organised as part of the national Music in Country Churches initiative, will go towards church funds.
SCAM WARNING OVER TV LICENCES
A scam warning has been issued by Norfolk Trading Standards.
It follows reports of fake emails claiming to be from TV Licensing. The email asks people to set up a new direct debit, so that their licence is automatically renewed.