LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 01/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 4 November, 2019
INQUEST HEARS ABOUT DEATH OF A MAN IN TOWN CHURCHYARD
An inquest has opened on a man whose body was found in a Diss churchyard.
47 year old Robert Worthington was found lying in the grounds of St Mary’s church in Diss town centre in late April. He was found to have suffered a head injury, but police have said that they don’t suspect any third party involvement.
The inquest heard that Mr Worthington , from Wymondham died of hypothermia and acute alcohol intoxication. A full inquest will take place in February.
DETAILS RELEASED OF NHS PLANS FOR WINTER PRESSURE
NHS chiefs in Norfolk have released details of their plans to deal with extra demands on the county’s health service this winter.
A special fund of £2 million has been set up to help local services cope with increased demand and avoid the crisis of last winter. Another £4 million has been allocated to boost adult social services, while extra beds and staff are being made available to support the region’s mental health trust.
WOMAN DIED FROM MULTIPLE INJURIES IN ROAD CRASH
An inquest has opened on a 75 year-old woman who died in a road crash at Brockdish.
Dawn Waterman, from Essex, suffered multiple injuries in the two-car collision on the A143 last month. An investigation into the accident is currently underway and the inquest has been adjourned until February for a review.
REPAIRS PLANNED FOR LANDMARK WINDMILL
Essential work to restore the landmark windmill at Old Buckenham may start next year.
The 200-year-old Grade 2 listed mill is said to be in a critical condition and was recently put on Historic England’s list of at-risk buildings. It’s hoped that the work will allow the windmill to be re-opened to the public.
HAIRDRESSER CALLS IT QUITS AFTER 50 YEARS
A hairdresser in Harleston is to hang up his scissors for the last time this evening.
Robert Mack is leaving the salon that he started 43 years ago for the last time. He’s retiring after a total of 51 years in the trade, after learning the job in Norwich. A staff member in the salon is taking over the business in Station Road.
CITY BID TO CLIMB OUT OF BOTTOM THREE
Norwich City will be trying to move out of the Premiership’s bottom three this afternoon. The Canaries play at mid-table Brighton who are currently five points ahead of them. Ipswich Town have no game this afternoon and could drop off the top spot in League One with other teams in action.
TOWN LOOK TO END WIN-LESS RUN
Diss Town have a chance to move up the Thurlow Nunn first division north table, after a winless run. They play at home against Sheringham, who are just two points behind them. In the Anglian Combination Premier, leaders Harleston are at Mundford who lie fourth and just two points behind Town. Scole United will hope to pick up points against bottom side St Andrews, who are yet to record a win this season.