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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 30/10/2018

Written by on 31 October, 2018

POLICE SAY DEATH WAS ‘NOT SUSPICIOUS’

Police have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances involved, after a body was found in a South Norfolk village.

The body was found last Friday, on playing fields near the village hall in Bunwell.  The man is said to have been around 40 or 50 years old, but it’s not known if he was local to the area.  Police say a report is being prepared, but no further details are being released.

INQUEST DATE SET FOR CRASH VICTIM

The date’s been set for an inquest on a Bressingham woman, who died in a four-car collision earlier this year.

77 year old Elizabeth Handy, of Low Road, was killed in the accident on the A1066 Diss to Thetford road, at Garboldisham in March.  The inquest into the death of Mrs Handy, who was a well-known photographer, will take place in Norwich on December 11th.

CAR TURNS OVER NEAR DISS

A car has turned over in a road accident near Diss this morning.

The incident happened on Shelfanger Road and a man driving the car is not thought to be seriously hurt.

STRUGGLE CONTINUES TO FIND A SITE FOR FIRST WORLD WAR SILHOUETTE

A search is continuing to find a site in Diss for a sculpture commemorating those who died in the First World War.

The sculpture, a silhouette of a soldier, has been bought by Diss Waveney Rotary Club to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict.  But the club’s attempts to find a permanent home for the sculpture have failed so far.

An appeal’s now gone out to the public for suggestions, after talks about making use of land near Morrison’s roundabout broke down.

ROOF FIRE AT RESTAURANT CLOSES BUSY ROAD

A road in Diss has been closed for about an hour..after a small fire in a town centre restaurant.

Fire crews were called out after smoke was reported in the roof area of Weaver’s restaurant in Market Hill.

APPEAL FOR RETURN OF GRAVE ARTEFACT

A man from Eye has made an emotional appeal after a theft from his father’s grave.  A small, coloured, metal pheasant was stolen from the grave at Eye cemetery.

Stephen Smith, a retired paramedic, made a plea on social media for the return of the pheasant, which had been bought by his niece.  It had remained at the grave for over a year, but was missing on a recent visit.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

CANARIES BID TO REACH THE LAST EIGHT

Norwich City will try to reach the quarter-finals of the E.F.L. Cup tonight.  They travel south to meet in-form Premiership club, Bournemouth in a fourth round tie.

And Paul Lambert held his first press conference as Ipswich Town manager this morning.  He says that he’s currently judging the playing staff, but expects funds will be available to strengthen in January, if needed.

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