LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 5/10/2018
Written by Mike Stewart on 5 October, 2018
DEAL SECURES HUNDREDS OF JOBS AT BANHAM POULTRY
About a thousand jobs at one of Norfolk’s biggest employers look to have been saved.
Banham Poultry has been bought by the Derbyshire-based chicken firm, Chesterfield Poultry. The new owners have agreed to keep the company’s sites in Banham and Attleborough and to invest in the business.
The deal on Friday afternoon followed three days of intense discussions.
JOINT INQUIRY CONTINUING AFTER DEATHS
An investigation is continuing into the deaths of two men at the Banham Poultry plant in Attleborough.
The inquiry’s being jointly carried out by police and the Health and Safety Executive into whether a refrigeration gas leak caused the deaths early yesterday.
A police cordon remains in place at the scene of the incident. A post mortem will be held in due course.
ON-STREET PARKING SURVEY SET FOR DISS
People in Diss are to be asked for their views about on-street parking in the town.
Diss is one of three local authorities to take up an offer of financial support from South Norfolk Council for a survey on parking problems. It’s hoped the consultation will result in a decision on long-term measures to reduce difficulties faced by people trying to park near their homes.
Suggested options include parking permits for residents, yellow lines, parking meters and limited-time parking bays.
CAR TURNS ON ITS SIDE AFTER COLLISION
A child has been taken to hospital after a two-car collision on the Diss to Attleborough road.
The accident happened this morning on the B1077 near Old Buckenham
crossroads. One of the vehicles turned over on its side after the collision, causing the road to be closed for about two hours.
REVIEW OF AMBULANCE ROTA CHANGES
Another look is to be taken at planned rota changes for ambulance staff in the region.
The East of England ambulance trust has agreed to review the proposed changes, after staff raised concerns about them.
WITNESSES WANTED AFTER A140 CRASH
Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died while driving on the A140.
The 17 year old girl died when her car left the road and collided with a tree on Wednesday evening. The accident happened near the Quaker Lane junction at Tasburgh, close to the Hempnall crossing.
JOINT M.D. IS CONFIRMED BY COUNCILS
The first joint managing director of South Norfolk and Broadland councils has been confirmed.
A meeting of both councils last night approved the appointment of Norfolk-born Trevor Holden. He will take up his post in the New Year. A joint officer team will be appointed to run the two authorities, but councillors will remain separate in each area.
FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR IPSWICH TOWN’S BEATTIE
The funeral of Ipswich Town icon Kevin Beattie has been arranged for Friday, October 26th. The procession will go past the Portman Road football stadium and the statue of former manager Sir Bobby Robson.
This weekend, Town continue in search of their first win of the season, away at Swansea City. Norwich City hope to stay in the top six when they meet Stoke City at Carrow Road.
Diss Town are at home for a Norfolk Senior Cup second round tie against Hindringham. Kickoff is at 2.30
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