LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 01/05/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 1 May, 2019
POST-MORTEM FAILS TO FIND REASON FOR DEATH OF MAN AT DISS
A post mortem has been carried out following the death of a man in Diss town centre.
The body of the man was found in the grounds of St Mary’s parish church yesterday morning. Police say that the man in his 40s had suffered a head injury.
However, a post-mortem carried out this morning has proved inconclusive . Further tests are now due to take place. Police say that no third party involvement is suspected at this stage, although the death is still unexplained.
Church Street has now re-opened, after being closed off since the discovery of the body. However, the police investigations are continuing and remain focussed in that area.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
APOLLO CLUB BUILDING LOOKS SET FOR DEMOLITION
It looks like the end is in sight for the former Apollo Club building in Harleston.
Demolition signs and barriers have gone up on the site of the building in Mendham Lane. The owners of the site have said they will knock down the building, despite an offer to buy it as a community hub.
A petition with about 1,000 names, calling for the former club to be saved, has been sent to South Norfolk’s MP Richard Bacon and the district council.
VOTING IN LOCAL ELECTIONS GETS UNDERWAY IN THE MORNING
Voting will get underway tomorrow morning in the latest district and parish council elections in Norfolk and Suffolk.
No change in control is likely in the district elections in Norfolk. Most are Conservative-controlled, including South Norfolk which has been a Tory stronghold since 2007.
No changes are expected either in Mid-Suffolk, where many wards are being contested by just two candidates, with no Labour involvement.
The polling stations will open at 7am and close at 10pm tomorrow night, with counting taking place
in most places on Friday morning.
NO REPEAT OF EASTER FOR THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
There’ll be no repeat of the sunny and warm Easter break over the approaching bank holiday weekend.
Instead, the weather will be cool, breezy, mainly cloudy, and wet on occasions.
THE TAX-MAN SURPRISES IPSWICH OVER BILL ALREADY PAID
Ipswich Town says it’s surprised that the tax authorities started High Court action against the club over a bill that was paid weeks ago.
A judge has dismissed the case after hearing the debt had been paid in full and the club is now asking why the matter had been listed.