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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/8/2018

Written by on 27 August, 2018

THE BIG CHICKEN ROUND-UP IS UNDERWAY

‘The big roundup’ is underway on a Diss housing estate where over 200 hens and chickens have been roaming wild.

An action group of people on the Ensign Way estate have been carrying out the round-up. They were joined by a number of helpers, some from other parts of the country who had heard about the problem.

The roundup started last week with volunteers clearing undergrowth. More birds were caught yesterday morning and will now be put into care, until new homes are found for them.

The round-up looks like continuing for some time yet, though, as the hens proved fairly elusive to catch.  At least, the locals can start hoping that a rooster call at the crack of dawn may not be heard for much longer…..

HALL RE-BUILD PLANS GET THE GO-AHEAD

Planners have approved a project to re-build part of a Grade-2 listed mansion at Roydon.

Plans had been submitted by new owners of Roydon Hall, to restore the east wing of the building, which was hit by a bomb during World War 2.

The building on Hall Lane dates back to the late 18th century….and was bought last year for £1.7 million.

EAST END FAVOURITES COME TO DISS

Traditional pie and mash will be firmly on the menu when a new shop opens in Diss next month.

The shop will offer favourite foods from London’s East End …….including cockney classics like jellied eels.

It’s the idea of husband and wife, Jon and Maria Munford, who have both worked as chefs and will bake the pies on site.

They’re currently working on transforming the former Fairchild Tea-rooms in St Nicholas’ Street….and plan to open for business on September 28th.

BAD WEEKEND FOR TOWN AND CITY

Football….Ipswich Town are still looking for their opening win of the season, after going down 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday.

Defender Toto Nsiala had equalised for Town, but was later sent off. Manager Paul Hurst says he may now appeal the decision. The defeat sent Ipswich to the bottom of the table.

It wasn’t much better for Norwich City who crashed to a 3-0 home defeat. After an opening win in midweek, City found the Championship leaders, Leeds in good form and too strong for them on the day. City now lie in 17th spot in the table.

DISS TOWN HIT FIVE AS HOME FORM CONTINUES

Diss Town made it three wins out of three games at home, as they hammered visitors Felixstowe Reserves 5-0.

Town have now scored a total of 11 goals in the three opening matches on their own ground…making up for a recent heavy away defeat.

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