LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 12/6/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 17 June, 2018
TRACK FAULT MAY TAKE MONTHS TO REPAIR
It may take months before a fault on the track affecting train services to London from Diss, Norwich and Ipswich can be properly repaired.
An essential part for the repairs on a set of points near Liverpool Street station is on order from manufacturers in France….and Greater Anglia have now asked for its original delivery date in October to be brought forward.
Meanwhile, a temporary repair is being worked on by Network Rail.
Greater Anglia say that the points failure is significant and this has resulted in fewer platforms at Liverpool Street being available for use….causing delays and disruption to services. They are likely to continue for several more days.
MAJOR FIRE IN FLATS AT HALESWORTH
Fire fighters have been called out to a blaze in flats at Halesworth.
The fire broke out in a flat above a newsagent’s shop in Chediston Street early yesterday evening and then spread to other buildings.
It’s believed that nobody was in the flat at the time….and no one was hurt in the incident.
Fire engines from five stations in Suffolk were called out to deal with the incident…..and stayed until late into the night.
Flames were seen coming out of the roof of the buildings and columns of billowing smoke seen around the town centre.
LEISURE CENTRE TO CLOSE FOR UPDATE WORK
A South Norfolk leisure centre is to close next week for essential improvement work.
Upgrading and maintenance work will mean Diss leisure centre closing its doors from next Monday for three days.
The learner pool will stay closed longer….until June 29th, but may re-open earlier if work on the filtration system is completed sooner than expected.
South Norfolk council says members can use its two other centres while Diss is closed.
TWO CANARIES LOOK SET TO LEAVE
Football…and two Norwich City players could soon be leaving the club.
Winger Josh Murphy looks set to move to Premiership new boys Cardiff City in a deal worth about £10 million .
And James Maddison could follow soon as well.
Everton and Leicester are both reported to be keen on the midfielder, at an asking price of over £20 million.