LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/3/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 29 March, 2018
IPSWICH TOWN MANAGER LEAVING THE CLUB
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that he is leaving the football club at the end of the season.
The announcement’s come following discussions between the manager and the club’s owner, Marcus Evans, who says it was time for both parties to look at different options.
McCarthy has said that he’s proud of what has been achieved during his six years at Portman Road….but his time at the club had run its course.
He’s also described those fans who have protested against him this season as “numb-skulls” for unsettling the players.
NEW RETAIL UNITS TURNED DOWN
Plans for new retail units on a supermarket car park in Diss have been turned down.
South Norfolk councillors rejected the proposal from Morrisons for four small shops, a car wash and tyre service area, on land next to its store in Victoria Road.
They decided that the plan was a poor layout and would take away too many of the car park’s spaces, one of the conditions of the store’s original planning consent.
There was strong opposition at the meeting to the proposal from several groups, including Diss town council, the Neighbourhood Plan steering group and the Heritage Triangle Trust.
AREA LEISURE CENTRE TO SHUT FOR TWO DAYS NEXT MONTH
Long Stratton leisure centre is to close for two days next month before work starts on a £2million renovation project.
The centre will not be in use on April the 9th and 10th to prepare for the improvement work at the centre continuing until next January.
Members will be able to use the Diss and Wymondham centres for no extra cosst on those two days.
MORE SNOW POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK
There’s a new warning about possible snow in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk next week on Monday and Tuesday.
However, it seems at this stage that we will avoid the wintry weather in this area.
EASTER ENGINEERING WORKS ON THE GREAT EASTERN MAINLINE
Train passengers using the Norwich to London line this weekend will face possible delays to journeys.
Greater Anglia is carrying out upgrading work over the Easter holiday.
Buses will be in use between Ingatestone and Newbury Park over the four days and passengers will have to use Underground services in and out of the capital.
CHELMSFORD MAN CHARGED WITH STRADBROKE BURGLARY
A Chelmsford man has been charged in connection with this week’s burglary at the Spar convenience shop in Stradbroke.
18 year old James Hamilton was also arrested in connection with a burglary at a shop in Essex.
He’s been remanded in custody on charges of aggravated burglary in the two incidents and also possession of an offensive weapon, an axe, at the break-in in Stradbroke.
A masked gang of four smashed their way into the village shop with sledgehammers and axes.
Police enquiries are continuing.
NO FURTHER ACTION AGAINST TRIO OVER BARNINGHAM ROBBERY
Police say that no further action will be taken against three people taken in for questioning, after a robbery at a Spar convenience store in Barningham last week.
They included a 25 year old man and a 22 year old woman from Diss.
TEENAGERS DEATHS TO BE COMMEMORATED
The deaths of three teenagers in a car crash at Pulham Market are to be commemorated, one year after the tragic event.
The first anniversary of the accident will be marked with a road run, starting from Diss town centre on Sunday week, April the 8th.
About 300 people are expected to take part and vehicles will set off in convoy along the A143 to Great Yarmouth, escorted by police.
The three teenagers, aged 16,17 and 18, died when their car came off the road and hit a tree.