LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 28/02/2020
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 28 February, 2020
POWER CUT HITS HOMES
Nearly 900 homes and businesses in the Eye area have been hit by a power cut.
The loss of electricity lasted for over four hours yesterday afternoon. Engineers were called out to deal with the problem, caused by a fault in an overhead power line. Properties around Debenham and Mendelsham were also affected.
MAIN ROAD OPENS AFTER FOUR-HOUR CLOSURE
An accident blocked the A140 main road for about three hours yesterday afternoon at Brome.
The collision between a car and a van happened near to the junction with the B1118. Several people were hurt in the incident, but no one seriously.
There were delays for traffic on both sides of the road, with a diversion set up as emergency services dealt with the incident.
MORE STORMS ON THE WAY
It looks like yet another weekend of stormy weather is on the way for Norfolk and Suffolk.
The strong winds are expected to start early tomorrow morning…reaching up to 45 miles an hour at times, and continuing until Sunday late morning.
NEW TRAINS DEADLINE CLOSE
Greater Anglia is facing a race against time to get its new Inter-City trains operating by a government deadline.
Currently, only two of 10 new trains are running on the Norwich to London line, with others still undergoing testing before going into service.
The deadline of March 31st has been set for its current carriages to be withdrawn, as they don’t meet disability regulations.
VILLAGES SIGN UP FOR FAST BROADBAND
A number of South Norfolk villages around Diss have been included in a list to receive superfast broadland.
They’ve signed up for a full-fibre network provided by the County Broadband company, under a Government initiative to bring faster internet speeds to rural areas.
Among the 14 villages are: Bressingham, Needham, Starston, Shelfanger, Pulham Market, Pulham St Mary and Winfarthing.
CITY TAKE ON HIGH-FLIERS
Norwich City are in action tonight at Carrow Road ….and they face a hard task against third-placed Leicester City. Ipswich Town travel to mid-table Blackpool tomorrow, with the hope of climbing back into the top six after a recent slide down the League One table.
TOWN LOOK FOR NEEDED HOME WIN
Diss Town are at home against Needham Market reserves, who held Mulbarton, the Thurlow Nunn first division north leaders, to a draw last week.
In the Anglian Combination, Harleston will bid to get back into the top two in the premier division in their game at fifth-placed Long Stratton. Scole United are at home to third-from-bottom Hellesdon.
DISS HOPE TO GET BACK INTO ACTION
Diss rugby club’s first team returns to action at home against Stowmarket after their last two games were postponed. They look for a win to close the gap on their nearest rivals, who sit 5th in London 2 North East.