LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 09/11/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 11 November, 2018
HIGH COURT CLAIM AFTER ROAD ACCIDENT INJURIES
A High Court compensation claim has been launched by a Bungay woman, after her son was severely injured in a car accident.
Greg Jacques suffered life-changing head and other injuries when a car, driven by his girlfriend from Diss, collided with a tree. A writ issued by his mother, Amanda Jacques claims the car was out of control, when it crashed near a bend at Great Ellingham in March last year.
It says 26 year old Amanda Bennett had driven negligently, with levels of cannabis and ketamine in her blood. Mr Jacques is said to require around-the-clock medical support and care, which could continue for the rest of his life.
HUGE HORSE ETCHED INTO FIELD NEAR EYE
A giant piece of land art has been created in a field near Eye to mark the First World War centenary this weekend.
The image of a horse, more than 200 metres across, has been etched into a field on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. It’s the work of two people from the town, Stefan Fulcher and Carlo Roberts, who has a background in community art.
They’ve drawn other images in recent years on nearby fields, including a remembrance poppy and a B-17 bomber. The image of the horse is to mark the role that they and other animals played in the conflict..
A THOUSAND REPLIES ON CLOSURE CONSULTATION
More than a thousand people have sent in their views on a plan to close most of Norfolk’s children’s centres…with the deadline at the weekend.
A public consultation on the controversial proposal to close 46 of the centres, including Diss and Harleston, is due to end on Sunday. Long Stratton is one of only seven centres to remain open, with the county council saying it intends to bring children’s services out into the community more.
The move was described as “disastrous” by Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, on a visit to Norfolk recently.
GREEN ENERGY SCHEME MAY END SOON
Nearly 4,500 homes in South Norfolk have taken part in a green energy scheme, which may close soon.
Government plans could now see the end of the ‘feed-in’ tariff scheme next March. The scheme benefits those who opt in by generating their own green-power, such as the use of solar panels.
A total of 15,000 households around Norfolk have joined the scheme since 2010.
CANARIES LOOK TO KEEP THE TOP SPOT
Norwich City hope to keep their place at the top of the Championship on Saturday, when they meet struggling Millwall at Carrow Road.
Ipswich Town go to Reading in the hope of points to climb away from the other end of the table, following last last week’s home draw.
Locally, Diss Town are at home to midtable Downham Town, while leaders Harleston are away at fourth-placed Swaffham, the only side to have beaten Town in the league this season.