LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 25/10/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 25 October, 2019
POWER RESTORED AFTER A DAY OF CUTS
There’s been a power cut for some homes and businesses on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.
A fault with overhead cables meant a loss of electricity to a number of areas from early this morning. They included parts of Eye, Scole, Dickleburgh, Pulham Market, Hoxne and Fressingfield.
UK Power had engineers working on the problem and power was restored to all areas just after four o clock this afternoon.
MOTEL PLAN NEXT TO SERVICE AREA AT STUSTON
Another development is planned near the recently-opened service station area on the A140 at Stuston.
Plans have been submitted to build a motel on land off Old Bury Road, close to the roundabout junction with the A143. The proposal comes from a local company, which runs a nearby golf driving-range. It’s intended to demolish three existing holiday cabins on the land for a two-storey motel.
Meanwhile, there’s no sign of any progress regarding the planned McDonalds restaurant on the service area, although the company says it remains committed to the project.
HAYS RE-OPENS TOWN TRAVEL AGENCY
The former Thomas Cook travel agency in Diss is back in business.
The branch in Mere Street has re-opened after the takeover of the Thomas Cook group by another UK-based firm, Hays Travel, a few weeks ago. A Hays Travel spokesman says that staff at the Diss branch had been given their jobs back.
CRASH BLOCKS MAIN ROAD FOR HOURS
The main road between Diss and Attleborough has been closed for several hours, after a collision between two cars.
The crash took place yesterday afternoon on the B1077 near Winfarthing. It’s said to have happened in the Short Green area near Mile Road, where the road splits in two.
TRAIN SERVICES RUNNING AGAIN AFTER DAY OF DISRUPTION
Train services through Diss have been getting back to normal, after a day of severe disruption.
Services yesterday were cancelled completely between Norwich and London in the morning, because of damage to overhead electric wires near Colchester. Hourly services were resumed in the afternoon, but some disruption continued until late in the evening, while work continued to repair all of the damage.
TOWN LOOKING TO RETURN TO TOP SPOT
Football…and Ipswich Town will be looking to get back to winning ways tomorrow after two successive losses. They’re at bottom three club Southend United, who conceded seven goals in their midweek match and will have new manager Sol Campbell in charge for the first time.
Norwich City meet Manchester United at Carrow Road in the Premiership on Sunday afternoon. A minute’s silence will be held at the game for former club captain, Duncan Forbes, who died this week at the age of 78.
DISS HOPE FOR RETURN TO WINNING WAYS
Diss Town travel to mid-table March Town in search of points, after last weekend’s heavy home defeat. They’ve dropped to fourth in the Thurlow Nunn first division north, after a disappointing run recently.
In the Anglian Combination Premier, Harleston are at home against bottom club St Andrews, who have yet to win this season. A victory may put Harleston back on top of the division. Scole United are also at home…with well-placed Long Stratton the visitors.
In rugby, Diss firsts will look to climb up the table from fourth, with a visit to Romford, currently in ninth place. Diss Saracens are also away. They’re at leaders Norwich Union in a meeting between the two top teams in Eastern Counties North 1.