LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 25/9/2018
Written by Mike Stewart on 26 September, 2018
MAN DETAINED AFTER ARREST FOR SUSPECTED MURDER
An elderly man arrested after a fatal stabbing incident in a South Norfolk village has now been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Detectives had questioned the man, who’s in his 80s, following his arrest on suspicion of murder on Sunday morning. Police had found the dead body of a woman, understood to be his wife, at a house in Churchill Place at Brooke.
It’s understood that police had to fire rubber bullets at the man when they arrived at the scene. He later received hospital treatment before being taken in for questioning.
AMBULANCE STAFF LAUNCH PETITION
A public petition has been started by front-line staff at the regional ambulance service.
The workers say that they’ve lost confidence in the ambulance trust’s management to get the service through the coming winter. They are also concerned about proposed changes to rotas, which they say will be harmful.
They plan to send the petition to two MPs in the region, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Health Minister Stephen Barclay.
COUNCIL EXPECTS BIG SAVINGS FROM WASTE FEES
It’s now estimated that controversial fees for dumping D-I-Y waste at Norfolk’s recycling centres will mean savings of around £500,000 a year for the county council.
The council says that an original estimate of savings from the fees, which were introduced in April, was only a conservative figure. It seems likely that the authority will continue with the fees, despite calls for them to be dropped.
ANOTHER COLLISION AT CROSSROADS
There’s been another accident at the Gasthorpe junction of the main Diss to Thetford road.
Two cars were in collision at the junction on the A1066 yesterday afternoon. One man was later taken to hospital with chest injuries.
There have been several accidents on the road there in recent years.
OPTICIANS MOVE TO NEW TOWN CENTRE PREMISES
About £250,000 has been spent on renovating a building in Diss town centre as a new opticians’ clinic.
Dipple & Conway have moved into new premises in Market Place, formerly used as a butchers’ shop. The firm says the new clinic will give them extra space and options for more appointments and services, needed due to increasing demand.
CITY BACK IN CUP ACTION TONIGHT
Football..and Norwich City are in action tonight as they bid to reach the last 16 in the E.F.L. Cup.
City are at Wycombe for their third round tie….and are likely to make changes from the weekend.