LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 22/5/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 22 May, 2018
NEW FACTORY FOR EYE GETS THE GO-AHEAD
A major new factory is set to be built at Eye after being given the go-ahead by planners.
The Cranswick meat processing company hopes that work will start in June on building a new £54 million poultry plant in the town.
The company says it will be the most advanced plant of its type in western Europe and it will be its biggest investment on one site.
It’s hoped that a further 400 jobs will be created, in addition to the 2,000 already in the region, including Watton, Weybread and at Kenninghall, where upgrades are also planned.
Cranswick has just reported strong trading figures for the past year with profits before tax rising by over 20 percent to £92 million.
SEVERAL POLICE OFFICERS ASSAULTED AT THE WEEKEND
Norfolk’s Chief Constable says that seven police officers were assaulted in the county over a 24 hour period at the weekend.
It’s understood that there a total of 10 officers suffered assaults over a three-day period including the weekend in Norfolk.
Chief Constable Simon Bailey says the figure is completely unacceptable.
One policeman was knocked unconscious, but is now recovering.
The local police federation has called for longer prison sentences for attacks on police and more availability of Taser equipment.
MP CRITICIZES AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES
Central Suffolk MP Dan Poulter has said that patients in the county should not have to wait longer for an ambulance than elsewhere in the region.
His comments come after figures for Suffolk show that East of England ambulances failed to hit new targets in every month since being set in October….despite measures to reduce delays being brought in.
Under the new system, ambulances are required to respond to calls, where life is under threat, to within an average of seven minutes.
Football…and it’s understood that Ipswich Town are likely to announce their new manager next week.
The club’s owner Marcus Evans has whittled down a short-list to just two for the job: Jack Ross of Scottish club, St Mirren and Paul Hurst, of Shrewsbury.