LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/6/2018
Written by Mike Stewart on 28 June, 2018
HOPES HIGH FOR THIS YEAR’S NORFOLK SHOW
Organisers of the Royal Norfolk Show are expecting a bumper attendance at this year’s event…with the fine weather continuing for the two days.
They’re hopeful that the crowd figures will easily pass the 80,000 mark……after the rain that dampened the show
in the previous two years.
The event is regarded as the biggest agricultural show in the country…with 3,000 animals appearing at the showground this year.
Action in the main ring will continue late into the evening for the first time to attract more people after work.
FEWER FATAL ACCIDENTS ON SUFFOLK ROADS
There’s been a fall of nearly 20 per cent in the number of fatal and serious-injury road collisions in Suffolk over the past year, despite increasing traffic levels.
The number of speeding offences in the county also fell – by around 30 per cent – and there were fewer seat-belt and mobile phone offences by drivers.
One increase, though, was in the amount of drug-driving, which increased by 27 per cent…but drink driving fell slightly.
TRANSPORT CUTS FOR REVIEW SOON
Plans to cut free school transport in Suffolk will come up for review on Monday week.
The county’s Scrutiny committee will look at how the decision to bring in the cost-saving measures was reached.
The committee will meet on July 9th after opposition councillors came together to question the decision by the council’s ruling Conservative group.
FIREMEN TACKLE SHELFANGER BLAZE
Crews from three local fire stations have been called out to a blaze in a house garage at Shelfanger.
The fire broke out yesterday afternoon in Winfarthing Road…and at one time, it was feared the flames would spread to a thatched house nearby. No one was hurt.
LEITNER SIGNS ON FOR FOUR YEARS
Football…and Norwich City have signed midfielder Moritz Leitner on a four-year deal.
He spent last season at Carrow Road on loan from German club, Augsburg.