LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 31/5/2018

Written by on 31 May, 2018

DRIVER CLEARED IN HIT-AND-RUN DEATH

A driver from Halesworth has been cleared of killing a man in a hit-and-run accident at Bungay.

50 year old Andrew Saunders, of Swan Close, was accused of causing death by careless driving after the incident two years ago.

The court heard that 42 year old Shane Lay from Broome near Bungay had been drinking heavily and had fallen into the road while walking his dog late at night when he was hit by a car.

Mr Saunders, who denied the charge, had told police that he thought he had hit a rabbit while driving to work.

THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR THE SUFFOLK SHOW

Thousands of people have again turned out at the Suffolk Showground for the second day of the county’s biggest annual event.

Organisers say that around 40 thousand attended the first day, with hopes high for another large attendance today.

TWO THOUSAND TAKE PART IN LITTER PICK-UP

A major litter clear-up operation has recently been completed in South Norfolk.

More than 2,000 people took part in collecting thousands of bags of recycling and rubbish in the biggest litter pick-up in the area yet.

Meanwhile, a call has gone out for motorists and local people to keep an eye out for someone throwing newspapers out of a vehicle on to the A140, mostly in the Newton Flotman area.

Any evidence sent to the council will be used to prosecute the offender.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…and Paul Hurst has been confirmed as the new manager of Ipswich Town.

The Shrewsbury team boss has agreed to join Ipswich on a three year deal in talks at Portman Road…..after the clubs had agreed a compensation package.

Owner Marcus Evans says that Hurst voted the League One manager of the year this season was always his number one choice to replace Mick McCarthy.

He was chosen from a shortlist of eight for the job.

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