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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 28/11/2018

Written by on 28 November, 2018

THIEVES STEAL EXPENSIVE TOOLS

Police are searching for thieves, who have stolen a load of expensive tools from a business at Bressingham.

The tools are said to be worth several thousand pounds and were taken by burglars who forced their way into a property in the village early yesterday.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information, to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers.

COST FACTOR IN RETURN OF GIG IN THE PARK

Next year’s Gig In The Park may be at risk because of the costs involved.

The event organisers have been told by Diss town council that they will have to pay a fee next year for the use of the town’s Park.  The event failed to make a profit in its first year, with bad weather resulting in a five-figure loss.

The council had hoped for a contribution from gate receipts this summer and are now looking for a payment upfront for next year.  The council and organisers also have to confirm various other arrangements, including plans to reduce noise from the stages.

POULTRY FIRM SHOW SLIGHT INCREASE IN PROFITS

One of the Waveney Valley’s largest employers has reported a slight increase in profits.

Meat producers Cranswick say revenue has remained almost flat at £719 million, with profit up by just 1 per cent.  The company is currently building a new £60 million poultry processing plant at Eye and says the figures were expected in the tougher market conditions.

QUARTER OF PUBS HAVE CLOSED DOWN

A new report says that nearly a quarter of the pubs in Norfolk and Waveney have shut down since 2001.

And the figures show that it’s been tougher for smaller pubs, with over 40 per cent closed.  Norfolk and Waveney now have a total of 660 pubs…down from 860. In South Norfolk, 20 pubs have closed in the last 17 years.

TOWN CENTRE WORKS CLOSE ROAD AGAIN

Vital electrical work has meant another road closure in Diss town centre.

Market Place will be closed to traffic for the next two days, but will re-open in time for the Friday Market.  The road is closed near St Mary’s church, with a diversion for traffic coming from St Nicholas’ Street.

HIGH-FLYING CANARIES HELD AT HULL

Norwich City’s free-scoring run came to an end last night, when they were held to a goalless draw at lowly Hull City.

The result meant City failed to make it seven wins in a row and they now have a lead of only one point over second-placed Leeds at the top of the table.

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