LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 06/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 7 November, 2019
INQUEST DELAYED FOR POLICE INQUIRY AFTER FATAL ROAD CRASH
An inquest has heard that a police investigation is taking place involving possible criminal proceedings after a fatal road crash, near Harleston.
It follows the death of 54 year old motor-cyclist Steven Mouncer, who was killed in a collision with a car at Needham last October. Area coroner Yvonne Blake adjourned the inquest until February for review, after saying that the hearing could not continue, if a prosecution was likely.
Bikers provided an escort at Mr Mouncer’s funeral in Harleston and also rode, in support of the family, to Waveney Memorial Park.
COUNTY’S PATRON SAINT ADDED TO VILLAGE CHURCH NAME
A church in Hoxne is being given a new name to commemorate a legendary figure in the county.
The name of St Edmund, patron saint of Suffolk, is being added to the title of the village church, during a series of celebrations to mark his life. The former king of East Anglia is thought to have died in Hoxne, after a battle against the Vikings.
The name change to “St Peter and St Paul, with St Edmund” will officially happen on November 20th to mark his death exactly 1,150 years ago.
SURVEY TO CHECK STATE OF FOOTPATHS AROUND EYE
A survey is taking place of the condition of footpaths around the Eye area.
It’s being carried out over the next few months by the Eye Outdoors group, with the support of landowners and Suffolk county council. The aim is to check that the paths remain accessible, sign-posted and upgraded, where necessary.
People in the Eye area are also being asked to join in and a training session is planned for next week for anyone interested in taking part.
MOTHER MAKES EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE TO DAUGHTER
A mother has paid tribute to a sixth-form student at Diss High School who took her own life.
An inquest heard that 17 year old Grace Clare was found dead at her home in Moorlands Cross Road in Banham last April. Her mother, Kath Bates paid an emotional tribute to her daughter, describing her as passionate, independent and loyal.
The inquest heard that Grace had a history of mental health problems from an early age and had struggled after taking up sixth-form studies.
CANARIES ANNOUNCE A LOSS AS THE BLUES GO BACK TO THE TOP
Norwich City football club’s latest annual report shows that it made a loss of £38 million in the year to the end of June, after Premiership payments ran out. However, City say they expect to make a profit of around £20 million at the end of the current season.
Meanwhile, Ipswich Town have gone back to the top of League One, with a 1-0 away win at Rochdale last night. The Blues are now equal with Wycombe on points, but have a better goal difference and a game in hand.