LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 30/10/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 4 November, 2019
LOCAL MPS PLAN TO STAND FOR RE-ELECTION
It’s believed that all of the MPs in Waveney Valley constituences will stand for re-election in next month’s general election.
All MPs from Norfolk and Waveney last night voted in favour of holding polling day on Thursday, December 12th. The two MPs who’ve announced they are standing down are both from other parts of Norfolk. Norman Lamb and Keith Simpson have decided to retire.
FUNDING SHORTAGE MAY CAUSE TRIPS TO BE CANCELLED
Disadvantaged youngsters in Norfolk look likely to miss out on life-changing trips abroad, after Brexit.
The Norfolk Youth Projects charity is warning that the annual cultural trips will have to stop from next year, because funding would end. The group’s schemes have been mainly paid for by a European-funded programme.
It’s organised about 80 cultural exchanges across Europe for around a thousand young people in the county for the last 16 years.
COUPLE COMPLETE FUNDRAISING RICKSHAW TRIP
A couple from Diss have completed a special fund-raising journey in a rickshaw around Sri Lanka.
Julia and Christian Fairbrother travelled around the Indian Ocean island in the tuk-tuk to raise £3,000 for the Brain Tumour Research charity. They took up the challenge in memory of Julie’s sister, Susy Long, who died from a brain tumour about nine years ago.
They were also joined by Sam Mason and Rob Waddington, from Botesdale, as one of 38 teams from various countries to take on the journey of nearly 500 miles.
NO TRICKS….. JUST TREATS AT LOCAL CHIPPIE
There’ll be Hallow’een treats in store again at a Diss fish and chip shop tomorrow evening.
Bailey’s, in Shelfanger Road, will be handing out free sausage and chips to any adults and children, who turn up there in special costume. It’s the fourth year running that the shop has provided a community treat at Hallow’een.