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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 31/7/2018

Written by on 31 July, 2018

HAULAGE FIRM GOES INTO ADMINISTRATION

A Norfolk haulage firm, based at East Harling, has gone into administration.

A buyer is now being sought for the company, Harveyson Haulage, which provides septic tanks services across the county.

The move follows a winding up petition from tax authorities due to past trading difficulties.

However, the firm is still trading and is seen as a going concern, with no redundancies planned.

FATHER OF MISSING AIRMAN SAYS BODY WON’T BE FOUND

The father of missing Suffolk airman Corrie McKeague has said he’s now convinced about how his son died.

He says he’s accepted the theory that his son climbed into a waste bin on a night-out in Bury St Edmunds and was transported to a landfill site.

He now regards his son as “no longer being missing”, but accepts that his body won’t be found.

CONSERVATIONISTS HOPE TO BOOST GREY PARTRIDGE NUMBERS

Around a hundred birds on the endangered list are about to be released into the countryside in South Norfolk.

The grey partridge have been reared from chicks by the Earsham Wetland Centre, as part of a conservation project.

Many will now be released on the centre’s site at Dickleburgh Moor where it’s setting up a nature reserve.

Grey partridge were once a common sight in the countryside, but went into a steep decline in recent years.

PLANS TO EXPAND TOWN WITH 4,000 HOMES

Plans for a major building development could mean a Norfolk town doubling in size.

An application has now been formally submitted to build 4,000 new homes in Attleborough.

The town has been earmarked for significant growth and the application also includes new shops, schools and a link road between Buckenham Road and London Road.

LOCAL HISTORIAN DIES

An historian and author from Winfarthing, who specialised in rural England, has died.

70 year old Alun Howkins was honorary professor in the school of history at the UEA in Norwich.

He moved to Norfolk in 2010 after many years as professor emeritus in social history at the University of Sussex.

He had written various books on the re-shaping and the death of rural England, as well as a study on rural radicalism among workers in Norfolk.

His TV work included the series, Fruitful Earth, which he wrote and edited.

He recently gave a talk at Diss Corn Hall on the building’s history to mark its re-opening.

LOCAL SPORT

Football……Ipswich Town are said to be close to adding a new player to the squad.

He’s St Lucian central defender, Janoi Donacien.

He was a regular in the Accrington team promoted from League two last season.

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