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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/05/2019

Written by on 30 May, 2019

POLICE PROBE ABANDONED VAN IN FIELD NEAR EYE

Police have launched an investigation, after a transit van was found abandoned near Eye, with valuable equipment on board.

The van was discovered after a tip-off last week, hidden behind a hedgerow in a field at Brockford Green, close to the A140.  The vehicle was found to contain a large amount of power tools, chain saws, mowers and other equipment, as well as some cannabis plants.

The haul is believed to have been stolen in a series of burglaries recently.  Two men were reported acting suspiciously in the van at the time, but no arrests have been made.

TOWN’S MONTHLY MARKET CLOSES FOR GOOD

Diss town council has confirmed that the monthly farmers’ market in the town won’t take place in future.

The market has been cancelled because of a fall in both the number of stalls and in customers.  The council says that it had noticed a loss of interest in the market recently and, after talking to stallholders, they had decided to pull out.

However, the possibility of reviving a regular continental-style market is now being considered, similar to those that already visit a few other South Norfolk towns.

CONCERN OVER LOW RATE OF RAINFALL 

There’s growing concern about the continuing lack of rainfall in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Environmental Agency says that the overall amount of rain in the last 12 months is one of the lowest for over a hundred years.  The agency says that it is considering measures that may have to be brought in, if there’s no significant rain between now and the end of next winter.

TEMPERATURES TO SHOOT UP FOR THE WEEKEND

The summer of 2019 looks set to start soon ….with temperatures going up into the mid 20s in Norfolk and Suffolk.

It means that the Waveney Valley will be warmer than some Mediterranean holiday areas over this weekend.  The temperature will go into the low twenties tomorrow and Friday…..and then up to 24 or 25 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Getting cooler after that, though.

CITY MIDFIELDER SIGNS ON FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS

Norwich City have signed up Marco Stiepermann to a new three-year contract.  The 28 year old midfielder joined the Canaries two years ago.

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