LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 12 November, 2019
BLAZE SWEEPS THROUGH HOUSE AND BARN
An investigation is underway after a fire destroyed a house near Talconeston.
The blaze at High Park Farm broke out yesterday evening, also sweeping through an adjoining converted barn and workshop. Over 30 fire crew tackled the flames before bringing the fire under control after four hours.
It’s said to have caused significant damage to the buildings, as well as burning overhead power lines. Work to replace the lines to four nearby properties is expected to take two days.
MP TAKES UP CALL TO SAVE HOSPITAL BEDS AT HARTISMERE
A campaign to save NHS community care beds in Eye has won the support of the local MP.
Central Suffolk MP Dan Poulter has taken up concerns about the loss of the ten beds with the area’s clinical commissioning group. The campaign is being led by the Hartismere hospital league of friends, who are holding a special meeting to raise community support later this month.
COUNCILLOR STEPS UP FOR ELECTION VOTE
The opposition leader of South Norfolk council is set to be a Liberal Democrat candidate in the upcoming general election.
Chris Brown is expected to be adopted later today to stand against the Conservatives’ Richard Bacon, who has been South Norfolk MP for 18 years. Ben Price has been named as candidate for the Green party in South Norfolk.
ANGER AFTER ROUNDABOUT IS DAMAGED
There’s anger in Ditchingham after damage was caused to a roundabout on a main road through the village.
It’s thought that a 4 by 4 or other large vehicle drove over the roundabout on the A143 causing deep ruts in the turf. The damage will have to be repaired from parish council funds.
The island was known for years as the chicken roundabout, because of a large family of chickens which lived there until six years ago.
BLUES FACE A FIRST ROUND REPLAY
Ipswich Town face a replay after only managing a 1-all home draw in their F.A Cup first round tie against Lincoln City. An equaliser ten minutes from time saved the game for a Town team showing a surprising ten changes. The replay will take place on Wednesday the 20th.
Norwich City are on the bottom of the Premiership, after a disappointing 2-0 home loss to fellow strugglers Watford. City are now winless since their last victory in September.
DISS CRASH TO HEAVY AWAY DEFEAT, BUT HARLESTON STAY TOP
Diss Town struggled against another well-placed team, Norwich C.B.S, losing 4-1. The Tangerines have now dropped to seventh in the Thurlow Nunn first division north. Ryan Fuller got their consolation goal.
There was another win for Harleston Town in the Anglian Combination Premier, as they held on to the top spot with a 4-3 victory at Hellesdon. Goals came from Nathan Stone and Scott Roberts. Scole United made progress in the Mummery Cup with a convincing 4-1 home win against UEA.
Rugby……Diss comfortably won their home match against South Woodham Ferrers 31 points to 15. They’re now in second place in the London North 2 table behind leaders Norwich.