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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 26/08/2019

Written by on 26 August, 2019

CYCLIST DIES AFTER COLLISION WITH TRACTOR

A cyclist has died in hospital after a road collision at Redgrave.

The 67 year old man was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries suffered in the collision with a tractor and trailer.  He’s been named as Leonard Bates from the Ingham area, near Bury St Edmunds.

The incident happened in Fen Street near the B11-13 main road on Friday morning. Police are appealing for witnesses.

IT’S GONNA BE HOT, HOT, HOT…..

It’s set to be one of the hottest August Bank Holiday weekends on record….and the sunshine is expected to continue for a few more days in the Waveney Valley.

Temperatures are forecast to reach the low 30s again today, but will drop back slightly to the top 20s tomorrow and Wednesday.  It should stay dry with sunny intervals and more normal temperatures for the time of year, in the low 20s, for the next week or so after the hot spell.

CARERS CAN MAKE THEIR LIVES EASIER WITH FUNDS AID

Carers in Norfolk are being urged to apply for grants to make their lives easier.

The Norfolk Millenium Trust for Carers says it has funds available to improve the stresses and strains of looking after loved ones.  The grants are available for practical help including laptops, washing machines, leisure activities, short-breaks and even wheelchair power packs.

CANARIES IN HOME DEFEAT BUT TOWN HIT FIVE

Norwich City are finding it tough back in the Premiership, going down to a 3-2 home defeat against Chelsea. After three games, City lie just above the bottom three.  Ipswich climbed to the top of League One on goal average. An emphatic 5-0 away win at struggling Bolton Wanderers kept up their unbeaten start to the season.

Locally, Harleston continued a winning run at mid-table Blofield, winning 4-1. They’re in second spot behind Mattishall on goal average.  At the other end of the table, Scole United slumped to a 4-0 home defeat against well-placed Caister.

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