LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 28/01/2020
Written by Mike Stewart on 29 January, 2020
JOURNEYS DISRUPTED AFTER NEW TRAIN BREAKDOWN
Services on the main railway line between Diss and London have been delayed or cancelled since early this morning, after one of Greater Anglia’s new inter-city trains broke down.
The train, travelling to Liverpool Street station, suffered a loss of power on the outskirts of London, resulting in passengers being stranded in the carriages for around five hours.
They were eventually taken off by ladder on to another waiting train nearby, after efforts to restore power to the broken-down engine failed. The service on the line is still being disrupted.
OPEN-AIR THEATRE PLANNED
Plans are underway to open an outdoor theatre near Diss.
The Starwing Brewery at Redgrave wants to stage up to 18 events a year, after the success of its annual beer and Shakespeare festival. It’s applying to build a wooden stage with a grass bank for seating at its Hall Farm base.
POISON SWEETS INQUIRY CONTINUES
A police inquiry is continuing into who left poisonous sweets on grassland at Thorndon recently.
Several dogs had to receive treatment at a local vets clinic, after eating the tainted chocolate marshmallows on ground near to Clint Lane.
Meanwhile, an anonymous letter has been sent to the Diss Express, claiming responsibility and apologising for the incident. £200 in notes was also enclosed to pay for the treatment.
TOP TWO CLASH FOR TOWN
There’s a top of the table clash tonight in League One for Ipswich Town. The Blues are leading the division by one point, but travel to second-placed Rotherham.