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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/02/2019

Written by on 28 February, 2019

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO HIGHLIGHT DOMESTIC ABUSE

A campaign has been launched in Norfolk to draw attention to the problem of domestic abuse.

It’s aimed at highlighting how anyone can be affected by domestic abuse…with the call that “things need to change”.  The campaign is organised by the Norfolk Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence board, which has released six videos portraying victims speaking to their abusers.

BIG LITTER PICK GOING FOR RECORD COLLECTION AGAIN

Organisers of South Norfolk’s Big Litter Pick 2019 are looking to repeat last year’s best-ever performance.

A record number of litter picks took place last year, with over 900 collectors filling nearly 2,000 bags of rubbish and recycling to help keep the area tidy. Local schools and community groups are invited to get involved in this year’s collection, which runs until the end of May.

Every school and community group that takes part will receive a £20 voucher ……and has the chance to win £200 to spend in their community.

POLICE INQUIRY AFTER ROAD ACCIDENT

An investigation is underway into a road accident near Eye earlier this week.

A woman was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after a collision between a truck and a car on the B1077 near Cranley Green Road.  Two men were also taken to hospital.

PLANS FOR NEW HOMES ON CHICKEN FACTORY SITE MAY BE REJECTED

Plans to build over 100 new homes on a site at Weybread look set to be turned down.

Mid Suffolk planners are advising that the plans are unsustainable and would adversely affect the area, because of a lack of suitable infrastructure. Crown Chicken wants to build the homes on the site of the company’s factory at Crown Farm.

It’s already been given permission to move the factory to its site at Eye airfield, with no loss of jobs.

TIME CAPSULE TO BE LEFT IN THE GROUND AT EYE CASTLE

An unusual ceremony is to take place tomorrow afternoon at Eye.  A time capsule is to be buried in the grounds of Eye Castle, in celebration of a new archive centre for Suffolk.

Organisers say the capsule will be filled with unique treasures for future generations to find. The new centre, called The Hold, is due to open early next year on the University of Suffolk campus.

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