LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 20/06/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 21 June, 2019
NORFOLK SERVICE COMES UNDER FIRE
There’s been strong criticism of the fire service in Norfolk.
Government inspectors have reported that the county’s service is ‘not good enough’ and needs to make improvements. The service has been inspected for the first time, raising concern in several areas, including a backlog in fire-risk checks in homes and a culture of bullying among some staff.
The response to fires has been rated as good, but the report says improvements are needed in preventing fires and protecting the public.
MAN SENT TO CROWN COURT AFTER ADMITTING PUTTING DRIVERS IN DANGER
A South Norfolk man has been sent to Crown Court in Norwich, after admitting causing a danger to road users.
He’ll appear on July 17th on charges after a series of recent incidents involving damage to cars on main roads near the Norfolk-Suffolk border. 25 year old Aaron Hurley, from Langley, has admitted three counts of being a danger to road users and three of causing criminal damage.
The charges relate to incidents on the A140 at Pulham Market, the A143 at Stockton and the A47 Acle Straight, when objects were thrown at moving vehicles. He’s denied a fourth charges of criminal damage and causing danger, relating to an incident on the A143 at Thorpe Abbots.
WARNING OVER COMPUTER REPAIR SCAMS
People in Norfolk are being warned about scams involving offers to repair possible computer problems.
Which consumer magazine says that Norfolk is the worst place in the country for fraud involving computer repairs. The county has nearly double the number of reports of calls from scammers, compared to the national average.
The scam calls suggest computers need repairing, in order to get hold of credit card details and other personal data.
TWO SET TO LEAVE PORTMAN ROAD
Two Ipswich Town players look set to leave the club.
Goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has been lined up by Championship club Millwall, with a fee agreed between the clubs, and striker Ellis Harrison is leaving for rival League One club, Portsmouth.