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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/09/2019

Written by on 29 September, 2019

FIRE CREWS BATTLE FARM BLAZE

An inquiry has started into a major fire at a farm in Bressingham.

The fire broke out at a large storage building, containing 2,000 tonnes of straw, in Kenninghall Road last night.  A total of eight firecrews and a water carrier were called out to stop the blaze spreading to a nearby piggery.

They remained at the scene overnight and into the morning, before the operation was scaled down.

ANGLIAN WATER HAS NO RESTRICTION PLANS 

Anglian Water has confirmed that it has no plans to bring in any restrictions on supplies.

It’s ruled out a hosepipe ban in coming months, despite lower than average rainfall across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex in recent years.  The levels of groundwater are said to be at their lowest point for thirty years, despite wet weather in the last week or so.

Anglian Water say that average rainfall, at least, is needed this coming winter to top up supplies and prevent possible restrictions next spring or summer.

GARDEN WASTE CHARGES HIGH IN MID SUFFOLK

New figures show that the charge for having domestic garden waste collected in Mid Suffolk is well above the national average.

The council charges £50 for a brown-bin collection, compared to the UK average of £31 a year.  Although the fee is one of the highest in Suffolk, the council says it works to provide a good value service in a large rural area.

CITY FACE AWAY CHALLENGE

Norwich City are away again tomorrow as they look for points to pull away from the bottom three of the Premiership.  Injury problems continue for the Canaries with skipper Alex Tettey and goalkeeper Tim Krul out of action for the game at Crystal Palace.

Ipswich Town are at home as they take on Tranmere Rovers, looking to extend their unbeaten run of ten matches and keep hold of the League One top spot.

TOWN GO FOR TOP SPOT

Diss Town will hope to bounce back after their midweek cup loss. They’re at seventh-placed Needham Market Reserves as they chase the top place in the Thurlow Nunn first division north.

Both Harleston Town and Scole United are in Cup action. Harleston are away at Thetford Rovers and Scole at home to Acle in Mummery Cup first round ties.

In rugby, Diss first team is at home against Saffron Walden, after two wins in two games so far this season.

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