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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 30/4/2018

Written by on 30 April, 2018

CRIMES OF DOMESTIC ABUSE SOAR IN SUFFOLK

The number of domestic abuse crimes has shot up in Suffolk.

Just over 6,000 incidents were logged by the county’s police during the year to the end of March.

The number of reports shows an increase of about 27 percent against a three-year average.

Police say less than a fifth of the cases were solved and that victims failed to support any police investigation in more than half of the incidents.

MORE THAN 1000 NEW HOMES BUILT IN SOUTH NORFOLK LAST YEAR

South Norfolk Council says that its policy of offering people a choice of housing options has resulted in hundreds of families getting the keys to their first home.

During the last year, the council handed over more than 11 hundred new houses or an average of three a day to families.

More than 600 were affordable homes and over 330 were delivered through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

South Norfolk Cabinet Member Yvonne Bendle says that the Council is meeting a genuine local need and giving young people and their families a better start in life by building new homes.

NEW RESTAURANT AND BAR FOR DISS

Diss is set to get another restaurant and bar shortly in the town centre.

Work is nearing completion on transforming the building in Nicholas Street into the restaurant and bar, to be called Number 11.

The venture is the idea of Paul Leeves and his business partner Kathryn Duffee, who previously worked at the Swan Inn in Hoxne.

They plan to offer classic British and Mediterranean food at the restaurant. Over ten new jobs are likely to be created.

CHARITY EVENT RETURNS TO BURSTON ON SUNDAY

Beers, Bikes and Bands will be returning to the Crown at Burston next Sunday 6th May.

It will be the second year of the event at the pub, which raised more than £4,000 for charity last year.

The event is seen as partly bike rally, beer festival and auction together with live music and a barbecue.

BOAT DISCOVERED ON THE A11

Norfolk Police made a surprising discovery on the A11 near Snetterton at the weekend.

Someone had left a small boat parked on the side of the carriageway.

It’s been taken away to safety maybe just in case it’s needed in today’s expected very wet weather!

LOCAL SPORT

Football…and both Norwich and Ipswich are locked into ending the season in a mid-table position.

City marked Wes Hoolahan’s emotional final appearance at Carrow Road with a 2-1 win against Leeds United.

Town scored four late goals, including two in stoppage time, for a 4-nil away win against struggling Reading caretaker manager Bryan Klug’s first victory.

Diss Town have made it four victories in the last six games…. with a 3-1 away win at March Town United….

Their last game of the season is tomorrow at Debenham L.C.

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