LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 24/10/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 29 October, 2018
INQUEST OPENS ON MAN IN COLLISION ON RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSING
An inquest has opened on a man who was killed when his car was hit by a train on a level crossing at Palgrave.
54 year old Michael Howsen, from Fressingfield, died when his car was struck at the crossing on the Norwich to London main-line last month. The train came to a stop a mile further along the track, with the car stuck under the front of the train.
Mr Howsen, from Chapel Close, suffered multiple fractures. The inquest has been adjourned for a case review and further work to be completed.
MP SAYS HIS HOSPITAL WORK IS A HELP
Suffolk MP Dan Poulter has responded to criticism about his decision to continue working as a doctor.
He says that his work as a hospital doctor in London for about 25 hours a week strengthens, rather than hinders, his work in Parliament. The Central Suffolk MP has been criticised for not focusing more time on his political duties, but he says his workload does not affect his job as an MP.
ANOTHER TOWN SHOP IS TO CLOSE
Another shop in Diss town centre is set to close.
Diss-guise, a fancy dress business, will stop trading at the end of the week, after three years in Wills Yard. Owner Adam Richards says the shop lease is due for renewal and he’s decided to close, as the business had failed to take off.
PASSENGERS FACE DELAYS BECAUSE OF RAIL PROBLEMS
Train passengers have been facing delays during the day caused by poor rail conditions, according to Greater Anglia. There were delays of around 20 minutes on the Norwich to London line because of slippery rails between Norwich and Diss.
PLAYER SALES HELP TO KEEP CITY AFLOAT
Football……Norwich City shareholders have been told that the sale of players during the summer was needed to keep the club afloat.
The club’s annual meeting has heard that the sales resulted in a profit for the year of over £14 million, after a loss in the previous year, but the club warned that income had dropped sharply and that ‘parachute’ payments will come to a stop at the end of the year.
TOWN TRAVEL FOR A TOUGH TASK
Ipswich Town face a hard job tonight as they go to Leeds United, in search of points to lift them off the bottom of the Championship. Town have no new injury problems, but manager Paul Hurst could make changes.