LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 9/7/2018

Written by on 9 July, 2018

TRAFFIC CONGESTION CITED AS THREAT TO DISS BUSINESS FUTURE

A new warning’s been given that traffic congestion in Diss is threatening the town’s future as a business centre.

The boss of one of the town’s largest employees, C.V.S says that businesses may move from Diss unless the problems are sorted out.

Chief executive Simon Innes says a new traffic survey, being carried out by the county council, is just a waste of time and money.

He says businesses have no confidence that the current “horrendous” congestion will be properly dealt with quickly.

PUBLIC URGED TO CALL 999 TO REPORT WILDFIRES

People are being urged to call out the fire service if they see a wildfire in the open countryside.

The fire service say a 999 call should be made, even if it’s only a small blaze as an early intervention is important.

The advice comes after a fire in grassland near Roydon this morning, when fire crews spent over an hour dampening down the outbreak.

The incident in the Freezen Hill area is one of over a hundred countryside fires dealt with by the service during July so far, as the hot and dry weather continues.

AMBULANCE SERVICE RECEIVES £6.5 MILLION CASH INJECTION

An unexpected £6.5 million cash boost has been given to the East of England ambulance service.

The Department of Health has agreed to the funds to help push through improvements in services and facilities, as part of marking the 70th birthday of the NHS.

It’s hoped the money will speed up plans to update ambulance hubs……and save crews’ time, so that they are more available to respond to patients.

FORMER HARLESTON CLUB FACES DEMOLITION

It looks like the end of the line for a former Harleston club and function hall.

The Apollo Club building in Mendham Lane is facing demolition, if planners approve the application.

The club closed about 18 months ago when it was decided that the business was no longer sustainable.

It had hosted weddings and other celebrations and private parties, as well as snooker and darts tournaments, for around 30 years.

The building’s contents were sold off last year.

NORFOLK POLICE THANK FANS FOLLOWING ENGLAND’S WIN 

Norfolk Police have thanked football fans in the county for showing “great spirit” during the World Cup quarter-final match against Sweden at the weekend.

No arrests were made by officers in connection with the game and no people were given directions-to-leave notices.

Police say that the spirit shown by local fans had resulted in minimal disorder.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…and Norwich City are said to be set for talks with striker Jordan Rhodes about a season-long loan at Carrow Road.

The former Ipswich Town striker is currently with Middlesborough, who have agreed loan terms with City.

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