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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 30/08/2019

Written by on 1 September, 2019

ROUNDABOUT PROJECT TO BLOCK MAIN ROAD THIS WEEKEND

Motorists are being warned that the A140 main road between Diss and Norwich will be closed to traffic for all of this weekend.

The closure is near Tasburgh, where work is continuing on a major project to build a roundabout at the Hempnall crossroads.  The road closure starts at 8 o’clock this evening and will last until 6AM on Monday morning.  Main diversions will use the A143 and A146, with alternative routes for local drivers.

The A140 will also be closed for all of the following weekend for the work to be completed, when it’s expected that the Bungay Road will be re-opened at this point after several months.

MP SUPPORTS PRIME MINISTER’S MOVE AS PETITION GROWS

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says that he welcomes the Prime Minister’s move to suspend Parliament.

Meanwhile, about 20,000 people in Norfolk have so far signed the petition against the prorogation.  The total includes about 3,000 in the South Norfolk constituency and over 2,000 in Central Suffolk.

By this afternoon, more than 1.6 million people had signed nationally since yesterday.

MAYOR TO TAKE PART IN CIVIC SERVICE

The civic service of the Mayor of Diss is set to take place at the weekend.

The Mayor, Councillor Sonia Browne will be taking a part in the event herself, with solo and duet performances and readings.  About 100 people, including dignitaries, family and friends, have been invited to attend the service at St Mary’s church on Sunday afternoon. The public are also welcome.

THE NAME’S THE THING…..

The most popular names chosen for babies born in South Norfolk last year have been revealed.

Henry and Harry were the most popular for boys with 14 each……out of 645 births. William and Arthur were close behind.  Of the 604 girls born, Isla and Isabella were the favourite names, followed by Mia and Olivia.

CANARIES IN THE CAPITAL FOR LATEST PREMIERSHIP TEST

Norwich City travel to London for their Premier League clash with West Ham United tomorrow afternoon.  City will be hoping to tighten up defensively, while the home side have yet to keep a clean sheet in the league as well.

Top-of-the-table Ipswich Town are still unbeaten in League One and face ninth-placed Shrewsbury at Portman Road tomorrow.

Locally, Diss Town are in cup action at Brewers Green Road, as they take on Huntingdon Town in the first round of the F.A.Vase.  In the Anglian Combination, Harleston could climb into the top spot with a win at home to Norwich C.E.Y.M.S, as current leaders, Mattishall are without a game.  Scole United look for points as they travel to Acle.

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