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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 3/12/2018

Written by on 6 December, 2018

CHARGING POINTS TO GO INTO SOUTH NORFOLK CAR PARKS

Car parks in South Norfolk are to get electric car-charging points.

They will be the first car-charging stations installed by a Swedish energy company, which is planning to build a network across the UK.  It’s planned to insiall 20 stations in five car parks, owned by South Norfolk council, using totally renewable energy from wind farms.

It’s hoped that the move will encourage more local drivers to consider buying electric vehicles in future.

DRINK-DRIVE CAMPAIGN GETS UNDERWAY FOR CHRISTMAS

A number of motorists have been arrested by police as the Christmas drink-drive campaign got underway in Norfolk and Suffolk at the weekend.

Extra police patrols and roadside checks are being carried out around the two counties until the end of December.Among the nine arrests on the first day of testing, one driver in Norfolk was found to be nearly five times over the limit and another three times above.  Another driver was found to be under the influence of cocaine.

MAN ARRESTED OVER THEFT OF TOOLS

A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal valuable toolsfrom vehicles.

Police say the man is under investigation after being arrested last week.  The attempted thefts are said to have taken place in Dickleburgh and Pulham Market from unattended vehicles.

The arrest comes about a week after a number of expensive tools were stolen from a business in Bressingham.

HUNDREDS ATTEND HARLESTON’S BIG SWITCH-ON

Hundreds of people turned up to see the Christmas lights switched on in Harleston on Saturday.

A Christmas Market beforehand also pulled in the crowds, before the lights ceremony was carried out by entertainer Ben Langley from Shimpling.  Ben, who made his name on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year, was assisted on stage by a certain Parky Bear….

CANARIES WIN AGAIN AND STAY TOP OPF THE TABLE

Norwich City are still top of the Championship – with a one-point lead over second-placed Leeds United.

They got back to winning ways at Carrow Road with a 3-1 victory, after conceding early on.
All the City goals came in the second half, including Teemu Pukki’s 11th of the season so far.

Ipswich remain anchored to the bottom of the table, six points behind Millwall who have a game in hand.  Town lost 2-0 at in-form Nottingham Forest and travel to Stoke on Saturday for another tough game.

ANOTHER WIN FOR HARLESTON BUT DISS SUFFER A HOME LOSS

Diss Town went down to a 3-2 home defeat against well-placed Fakenham Town. Harleston hammered lowly Kings Lynn reserves 6-1 to keep their lead at the top of the table.

Diss rugby club suffered a heavy defeat away to Sudbury, losing 52 points to 3.

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