LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 26/9/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 27 September, 2018
MEMORIAL STATUE STILL WITHOUT A HOME
A permanent home in Diss is still being sought for a statue to commemorate the end of the First World War.
The life-size silhouette statue of a soldier is one of 100 made as part of a national project. It’s been bought for the town by Diss Waveney Rotary Club.
The statue will be used as a centrepiece at local Remembrance centenary events in November, but there’s no agreement yet on a permanent location. The Rotary Club says that talks are still continuing about various options for a suitable site in the town.
PLAN TO STOP BANK AND POST OFFICE CLOSURES
Labour is looking to bring a stop to more banks and post offices being closed in rural areas of East Anglia.
Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey says the party is planning to bring in new powers to stop banks closing more branches. She says Labour is concerned at the erosion of banking facilities in rural areas, especially in this region.
They’re also considering a similar plan to halt the closure of post offices in small towns and villages, by stopping the privatisation or franchising out of crown post offices.
NEW BOSS FOR SUFFOLK BREWERY
The Suffolk-based St Peter’s brewery has a new boss, as it looks to expand both its production and range of beers.
The brewery, based near South Elmham, has appointed John Hadingham as its new managing-director. He joins from Aspall Cyder in Debenham where he was responsible for sales and branding.
NEW ROAD OPEN TO BYPASS TOWN CENTRE
A new relief road has finally opened in a Waveney Valley market town.
The new Southern Relief Road bypasses the centre of Beccles, connecting the A145 London Road with Ellough Road. The £7 million project followed a 20-year campaign to keep heavy traffic and lorries out of the town centre.
CITY MAKE THE LAST 16
Norwich City are through to the fourth round of the E.F.L. Cup.
The Canaries reached the last 16 after a thrilling 4-3 win at Wycombe, thanks to a Jordan Rhodes hat-trick. It was his first since 2014. The fourth round draw takes place on Saturday evening and will be shown on the EFL Show.