LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 05/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 5 November, 2019
POLICE WARNING TO MOTORISTS AFTER ACCIDENTS
Police have reported a series of accidents overnight and early this morning on local roads.
They say that last night brought a busy time for the emergency services with several accidents. Drivers were urged to slow down in the darkness, due to mud and wet leaves on road surfaces.
It was a similar message this morning with some motorists reported to be driving without proper lighting in thick fog around the Waveney Valley.
DIG MAY BE CARRIED OUT ON THE GREEN
A full archaeological dig may be carried out on Fair Green in Diss, as part of an investigation into the history of the site. Local people are also being asked to come forward with information about the green.
A survey carried out earlier this year found evidence of a militia camp, dating from Elizabethan times, and a cock-fighting pit. Radar equipment, used to penetrate the ground, also found likely evidence supporting a story of the burial of an elephant there. The animal is said to have died while visiting with a touring circus in the 1940s.
HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL TOOK HER OWN LIFE
An inquest has heard that a sixth-form student at Diss High School took her own life.
17 year old Grace Clare was found dead at her home in Moorlands Cross Road in Banham last April. The inquest was told that Grace had become more introverted two months before she died.
Although described as fiercely independent, she had a history of mental illness and was receiving medical treatment.
SEARCH FOR ORGANISERS FOR CYCLE EVENT
A search is underway to find new organisers for a major event in Diss.
There are fears that the Diss Cyclathon will have to be cancelled next year, unless a new organising team comes forward.
The group that started the event in 2016 has decided to step down in the hope that other volunteers will take over the job. The Cyclathon attracts over a thousand cyclists and has raised over £40,000 for charity so far.
TOWN TRYING FOR TOP SPOT AGAIN
Ipswich Town will hope to go back to the top of League One tonight. They travel north to meet mid-table Rochdale. The Blues are three points behind leaders Wycombe, but have a better goal difference.