LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 22/10/2018
Written by Mike Stewart on 23 October, 2018
POLICE CONFIRM CANNABIS FIND AFTER HOUSE FIRE
An investigation is underway after fire broke out in the roof space of a house in Diss.
Police have confirmed that a cannabis factory was being operated inside the building, but no arrests have been made yet. A man was taken to hospital after being found outside the house in Cuthbert Maltings near Victoria Road late last week.
SOUTH NORFOLK KEEPS THE MOST ACTIVE
South Norfolk is said to be the most active district in the county.
A Sport England survey has found that about 65 per cent of adults have met guidelines of at least 150 minutes of moderately intensive exercise a week. South Norfolk council says that the the health and well-being of residents, especially young people, is a priority.
This had been shown in the recent investment of several million pounds in leisure centres at Long Stratton and Wymondham.
CRIME FIGURES GO UP IN NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK
Latest figures show that the amount of crime in Norfolk and Suffolk has increased by about nine per cent.
The figures for the year to June show a rise in Norfolk of 8.8 per cent for a total of over 4,500 more offences year-on-year. However, the rise in both the two counties is below the national average of 10.3 per cent and Norfolk has the lowest crime rate in the region, returning to being the 10th safest county nationally. Suffolk is the 15th safest county in the country.
NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPICE IS WELL ON THE WAY
Work is well underway on building a new children’s hospice in Norfolk.
South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon and Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman visited the site at Framingham Earl last week to check on progress. The hospice, costing around £10 million, is being built by EACH to replace the now-outdated hospice at Quidenham. The charity still needs to raise more than £1 million to complete the project.
DISS ROAD SET FOR ANOTHER CLOSURE
A busy road in Diss is set to be closed to traffic…again.
BT engineers are due to start work in Frenze Hall Lane this morning for three days. The road has already been closed for a number of weeks this year for various works.
CITY CLIMB INTO THE TOP SIX, BUT TOWN GO BOTTOM
Football….and Norwich City are in the play-off places, after a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest. Two goals from defender Timm Klose got all three points, with City having to fight back after conceding early on.
A disappointing performance from Ipswich Town saw them drop of the bottom of the table. They slumped to a 2-nil home defeat against Q.P.R, failing to follow up their recent first win of the season.
DISS AND HARLESTON BOTH FIGHT BACK TO WIN
Diss Town scored three goals in six minutes late in their game at Wisbech St Mary to claim their first away league win of the season. The 5-2 victory came after they’d gone a goal down early in the first half.
Harleston Town came back from two goals down to win their home game against Kings Lynn Reserves and maintain their lead at the top of the table.