LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 25/02/2020
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 26 February, 2020
MAYFLOWER FAMILIES INVITED
Descendants of a Harleston family are returning to the town to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower pilgrimage to America.
They’ve been invited to visit Harleston for a special tour and join in the celebrations of the town’s Mayflower 400 festival. Four members of the Fuller family were among pilgrims who sailed over the Atlantic to the new world in 1620.
HOMES PLAN REJECTED
A plan to build a small housing development in a South Norfolk village has been turned down because it’s thought it would hurt the character of the area.
Developers wanted to build up to four homes on a site near the Street at Woodton, with a private drive off the road. But a council report says the development would look out of place with existing housing in the village.
DRIVER CAUGHT SWERVING ACROSS THE ROAD
A motorist has been in court for driving erratically on the A143 between Diss and Bury St Edmunds on New Year’s Day.
31 year old Andrius Bartninkas, from Ipswich, admitted being more than four times over the legal limit. He was seen by police swerving across the road and occasionally almost coming to a standstill.
He’s been banned from driving for four years and given a three-month suspended sentence, along with costs of over £220. He received another suspended sentence for driving while disqualified.
BLUES DECIDE NOT TO APPEAL
Ipswich Town won’t be appealing against Kayden Jackson’s sending-off in Saturday’s League One game against Oxford. The striker will now miss three matches.