LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 13/4/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 13 April, 2018
RAIL COMMUTER COMPENSATED FOR DELAYS
A commuter from Halesworth has received compensation after taking court action over constant delays to train services.
43 year old Seph Pochin had successfully sued Greater Anglia over what he called “appalling” delays and the train company has now paid up after he threatened to send in bailiffs to seize GA property.
He’s now received a cheque for £460 in payment of his claim plus costs and he says other commuters should use consumer law to force a better service.
Greater Anglia say they’re disappointed at Mr Pochin’s action as about 90 percent of their trains run on time.
TWENTY PERCENT OF ATTEMPTED MOBILE CALLS COULD FAIL
A survey has shown that about one in five attempts to make a mobile phone call in Norfolk could fail.
An independent survey carried out around the county found that phone signals for voice calls were a main problem.
Attempts to browse the web or stream video using mobile data had a similar success rate but it was worse using 3G.
It’s now planned to use the information to persuade mobile providers to improve coverage in the county and to sort out dead-spots.
POLICE TARGETING SPEEDERS
Police in Norfolk and Suffolk will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a week-long enforcement campaign.
The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network, begins on Monday and will run until Sunday the 22nd.
There will be an increased amount of checks and enforcement across the two counties.
BIG HOPES FOR DISS CYCLATHON
Organisers of the Diss Cyclathon are hoping to make this year’s cycling festival the biggest and best so far.
They’re calling on cyclists all over the area to take part in the event on Sunday, June 24th.
It’s hoped to raise even more funds this time for charity than in its first two years
A total of £20,000 so far has been provided to the East Anglian air ambulance and local cycling clubs and community events.
The Nine-town sportive race around market towns in Norfolk and Suffolk will again be held….with a one-off, hand-built bike as one of the prizes, specially made by Diss cycling firm, Madgetts Cycles.
Football…Norwich City are at home tomorrow against Cardiff City…who are still in with a chance of automatic promotion to the Premiership.
Ipswich Town travel for their first game under caretaker manager Bryan Klug, who will be hoping they do well as opponents Nottingham Forest have failed to score in their last six games.
Diss Town hope to continue their recent improved form with a trip to Norwich United Reserves.