LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 21/01/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 21 January, 2019
PUBLIC MEETING CALLED OVER PARISH FIELDS PLAN
A special open meeting will take place tonight in Diss over concerns about the future of the Parish Fields area of the town.
The meeting will discuss a controversial proposal by developers to build over 20 retirement bungalows on the green-field site, near the town centre. Local conservationist Tim Holt-Wilson says the idea of the meeting is to give local people a chance to review the best ways forward.
The meeting takes place this evening at the United Reformed Church in Mere Street.
MISSING MAN IS FOUND NEAR HIS HOME
A Bressingham man, being sought by police after going missing at the weekend, has now been found.
Police say that 32-year old Nicholas Bush was found safe in the Bressingham area this morning. He was reported missing from his home in Kenninghall Road from late Saturday night and there was concern for his welfare.
MAN BADLY HURT IN COLLISION WITH SCOOTER
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 20s was badly hurt in a collision with a scooter in Diss town centre.
The accident happened in Victoria Road near Rose Lane during Friday evening’s rush-hour. Police say that the man suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit by the scooter.
They ask for anyone who saw the collision, or has dash-cam footage, to contact South Norfolk police on 101.
WARNING ABOUT MORE FAKE BANK NOTES
There’s a new warning about fake bank notes in South Norfolk.
It comes after an attempt was made to pass counterfeit Scottish £50 notes at shops in Harleston earlier today. Fake notes last surfaced in this area around the Christmas period.
EYE MAN FACING JAIL TERM
A man from Eye has appeared in court to admit five charges, including possessing images of pornography.
Michael Banham,aged 33, from Century Road, has been released on unconditional bail, but is facing a jail term.
He was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register to await sentence later by a judge at Crown Court.
CITY GET BACK CLOSED TO THE TOP BUT TOWN LOSE AWAY
Norwich City are back in the top two of the Championship and they’re now just one point behind leaders, Leeds United. City’s 3-1 home win over Birmingham City was their first victory in five matches, as Leeds suffered defeat at Stoke.
Ipswich Town stay rooted to the bottom of the table, going down 2-0 at Blackburn. Manager Paul Lambert is expected to add further signings to the squad this week, in a bid to avoid relegation.
GOALS GALORE FOR HARLESTON AND DISS
There were big league wins for both Diss Town and Harleston Town at the weekend.
Harleston kept their four-point lead at the top of the table with an 8-0 away win at Leiston Reserves, Nathan Stone scoring a hat-trick. Chairman Adam Mullin and secretary Craig Trudgill were in charge of the team, with a new team boss due to be appointed shortly.
Diss Town hit five goals past visitors, Haverhill Borough in their first home match under new manager Jon Abbott. Keiron Hagen got four of the goals in a 5-nil win. Town are now pulling away from the relegation zone, after three wins in a row.
In rugby…Diss first team found current league leaders, Rochford Hundred too strong, as they went down 60 points to five at hom