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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 26/07/20109

Written by on 27 July, 2019

MORE HEAT BUT TEMPERATURES WILL DIP SOON

The mini-heatwave is set to continue in the Waveney Valley until tomorrow, but with temperatures only reaching the high 20s today.

Forecasters say there’s a very good chance of more thunderstorms locally, especially tomorrow morning, with rain or showers expected overnight.  They’ve issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and possible flooding over the weekend.

Yesterday brought a new record for the hottest day on record in Norfolk, going over 35 degrees at Marham.  This beat the previous highest-ever figure for July in the county of over 34 degrees, recorded at Tibenham last year.

Suffolk’s record temperature was also set yesterday, at Brooms Barn near Bury St Edmunds.

Greater Anglia ran a much reduced train service because of the heat yesterday, with hundreds of trains cancelled.

Trains are being affected again today and passengers are asked to check which services may be cancelled or delayed.

Yesterday’s heat also caused a section of the A11 to be closed between Spooner Row and Mulbarto, when the surface rose after melting in the heat.

DECISION ON MERE APARTMENTS PUT BACK AGAIN

Plans to build an apartment block on land, overlooking the Mere in Diss, are still on hold.

A final decision is now likely to be made by South Norfolk planning councillors at their next meeting next month.  Developers want to build three apartments on land off St Nicholas Street, close to the Mere Community Wildlife garden.

Heritage groups are opposed to the development, but South Norfolk planning officers believe the wildlife garden will not be adversely affected.

DATE SET FOR TOWN’S NEW PLAYGROUND OPENING

It’s hoped that a new children’s playground in Diss will be completed by the end of October.

A public vote was held to decide between two designs for the play area in the town’s Park and the town council have now approved the decision.  New and replacement equipment including swings, slides and a climbing wall, will be brought in for the upgrade, costing around £100,000..

The money has come from developers, as part of housing or infrastructure schemes.

TOWN NAME THEIR PRICE FOR JUDGE

Ipswich Town have told Queens Park Rangers to pay £750,000, if the Championship club wants to sign midfielder Alan Judge. Town hope to keep Judge, but the player is said to be keen on the move.

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