LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/01/2020
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 29 January, 2020
INQUIRY INTO TRAIN PROBLEMS
Greater Anglia says it’s carrying out a full investigation into major problems with the company’s new trains.
It follows delays and cancellations to services on the main line between Diss and London yesterday, when one of the new trains lost complete power, leaving passengers waiting for around five hours.
The inquiry will also look into a series of issues with the new trains introduced recently on its rural lines. A team of engineers from the Swiss manufacturers are being sent to help.
FINES FOR FEEDING CHICKENS
People living on a housing estate in Diss are being warned to stop feeding chickens living wild in the area.
South Norfolk council has put up notices around the Ensign Way area telling residents that they could face a fine. The council says there are too many birds causing a nuisance and complaints about constant noise.
CASH AID FOR ROUGH SLEEPING
Norfolk is to receive nearly £1.5 million in funds to help tackle the problem of rough sleeping in the county.
It’s part of a government package to fight homelessness by providing extra shelter and support. Most of Norfolk’s funding will go to Norwich, with South Norfolk sharing £156,000 with Broadland council.
TOWN DROP OFF THE TOP
Ipswich Town are off the top of the League One table again. They went down by the only goal of the game at Rotherham, who deserved to move above them, on the night, into top spot. The Blues are now back in third place, as Wycombe also won yesterday to go second. Meanwhile, Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bart Bialkowski looks set to make his current loan at Millwall a permanent move.
Norwich City have signed young midfielder Melvin Sitti from French club Sochaux, where he’ll now remain on loan until the end of the season.