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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 25/4/2018

Written by on 25 April, 2018

NO PLANS FOR DISS BYPASS

A meeting in Diss has heard that there are no plans to build a by-pass for the town.

County Council executive director, Tom McCabe has told a “meet the people” forum in the Corn Hall that a by-pass is not on the agenda for any time soon.

However, he agreed that a bypass planned for Long Stratton was the only way to alleviate traffic problems there.

South Norfolk’s infrastructure and a perceived increase in traffic were the main topics at the meeting, including complaints about the size of heavy good vehicles going through Diss on the A1066.

LEADERSHIP CONTEST FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

A contest for the leadership of Suffolk county council looks set to take place shortly.

Senior conservative councillor Matthew Hicks has challenged his group leader, Colin Noble, who’s been in the position for three years.

It follows a recent move by the controlling Conservative group to propose setting up just one local authority for all services in Suffolk.

Mr Hicks says it’s a move which has damaged relations with other colleagues across the county.The vote will take place at a meeting next month.

SUFFOLK TO FEATURE IN NEW BEATLES FILM

A new film about the Beatles will be shot in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk.The film, provisionally called “All You Need Is Love” will be directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis.

Locations will include Halesworth, Lowestoft and Acle in Norfolk, as well as Liverpool and London.

The film, a musical comedy, is about a busker who believes he is the only person who can remember the Fab Four.

Ed Sheeran has apparently been asked to write some of the music.

THOUSANDS OF POTHOLES FILLED

More than six thousand pot-holes have been repaired on Suffolk’s roads since the start of the year, and the county council says it is looking to deal with nearly one thousand more holes, which have been reported.

Extra road teams have been brought in to deal with the situation with the council having received double the number of complaints, compared to the previous winter.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…..and with three away matches left to complete their season Diss Town started off the run well with a 3-2 win at Holland F.C.

Town went into a three-goal lead in the first half, before a fightback by the home side but Diss held on to avenge a defeat by Holland a few weeks ago.

Wigan’s Paul Cook has become the new bookies’ favourite for the manager’s job at Ipswich Town.

Cook has led Wigan to promotion from Division One this season.

Meanwhile, Birmingham City are said to be looking to sign Wes Hoolahan when he leaves Norwich City at the end of the season.

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