LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 04/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 5 November, 2019
MAJOR CYCLE EVENT COULD BE AT RISK
Another major event in Diss could be at risk of being cancelled.
The award-winning Diss Cyclathon is in danger of not taking place next year, unless new organisers are found. The current organising group has decided to step down, after building the event into a major attraction in the area.
Over a thousand cyclists now take part in the Cyclathon each year and the event has raised over £40,000 for charity since being launched in 2016. Last year, it was given the award for the country’s best cycling event by Cycling UK.
MAN ARRESTED FOR SERIOUS ATTACK ON HORSE
A man has been arrested in connection with a vicious attack on a horse near Harleston
The 34 year old man, said to come from the Norwich area, was arrested and taken in for questioning at the weekend. He has since been released, pending further investigation.
The attack happened last Tuesday afternoon, when the 18-year-old mare was outside of its paddock at Mendham. The horse had to be put down after receiving significant wounds to the neck and shoulder.
PARENTS WANT TO SAVE THEIR VILLAGE SCHOOL
Parents at Tivetshall are hoping to save the primary school in the village.
A consultation is underway into a proposal to merge the school with nearby Burston primary. The two schools are said to be among the smallest in Norfolk and the number of pupils at the schools has fallen below 50 per cent. However, parents say the school should be given a chance and its closure would narrow choice for families.
CANARIES REMAIN NEAR THE BOTTOM
Norwich City stay one place off the bottom of the Premiership, after their 2-0 defeat at Brighton. They’ve now lost five of their last six games, after the win against Manchester City. Ipswich Town, with no game at the weekend, dropped to second in League One. They’re now three points behind leaders Wycombe, but with two games in hand.
TOWN GET BACK ON THE WINNING TRAIL
Diss Town have got back to winning ways, picking up their first victory in six games.They beat mid-table Sheringham 3-1 and now lie sixth in the Thurlow Nunn first division north.
In the Anglian Combination Premier, Harleston held on to the top spot with a battling 3-2 away win at fourth-placed Mundford.Scole United moved up the table to seventh with a 2-nil away win against bottom side St Andrews.