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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/3/2018

Written by on 27 March, 2018

GANG ROBS STRADBROKE CONVENIENCE STORE

Police are searching for a gang of masked robbers who smashed their way into a convenience store in Stradbroke.

The gang of about four raiders used pick-axes and crowbars to force their way into the Spar shop in Waterloo Road last night.

They then loaded up a car before escaping with a large quantity of cigarettes and alcohol.

It’s understood the gang left a trail of damage in the store….and a woman living above the shop had bottles and drinks thrown at her when she started shouting at them, as well as two people in a car who tried to intervene.

PREHISTORIC ITEMS FOUND IN STOWMARKET DIG

Researchers on a university dig in Stowmarket have found items from the prehistoric age.

The archeological dig, organised by University College London, is underway near Chilton playing fields.
Medieval archaeology has also been found on the site Which is taking place under planning conditions for a new housing development.

MAN FOUND UNCONSCIOUS IN FIELD

A man has been found in a field at Scole with serious knife wounds.

The man thought to be in his 50s was taken to hospital in Norwich…after he was found lying unconscious in the field near the A140.

After early investigations, police said there were no suspicious circumstances involved.

10K RUN ORGANISED IN OLD BUCKENHAM

A new 10 kilometre run is being organised in Old Buckenham next month to raise funds for the village’s All Saints Church.

The money will go towards a campaign to raise about £100,000 to replace the thatched roof on the Grade-1 listed building.

The Old Buckenham 2000 Trust is organising the run on Sunday, April 22…..and up to 300 runners are expected to take part.

LOCAL KIDS CAMPS TO OPEN FOR EASTER HOLIDAY FUN

South Norfolk’s Kids Camps will be opening their doors for the Easter holiday for two weeks of fun shortly.

Kids Camp gets young people involved in a range of activities and new challenges to keep them entertained over the holidays.

Activities like roller skating, swimming, arts and crafts, trampolining, football means there’s something for everyone. Throughout the day, there will often be two activities running at the same time……so there’s a choice.

All of the activities are age appropriate for children aged 5 to 15 and designed and instructed by trained staff.

Kids Camp is available at both Wymondham and Long Stratton Leisure Centres.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…Norwich City have closed a bond offer to help an expansion of the club’s academy.
The scheme had reached the maximum £5 million threshold.

Ipswich Town chairman Marcus Evans says that a decision on the future of manager Mick McCarthy will be made next month.

He says he continues to have a good relationship with the manager whose position will be clarified by the end of April.

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